The theme is “Bountiful Borders”. This idea came about due to all of the discussion related to the World Launch of the Lucky 8 punches from WRMK. The discussion of the WRMK punch started discussion of the Elegant Edges cartridge from Cricut and many other border creating options on the market. MommyX2 and I thought we should put all of our excitement toward a blog hop. Any punch you would want to use in repeat would work. Even using the Instant Setter Tool by Making Memories (https://www.cropchocolate.com/past_scrapbook_deals?pid=82) tool would work if you would want to punch that many times (though I have seen some wonderful projects just using a screw punch).
There are (2) requirements:
Create any project, e.g., layout, card, home decor, etc. Use a tool,
electronic or manual, to create a decorative edge on at least one side
of the project.
2) Since we've met each other through Crop Chocolate 50% of the
product used on your project should have been purchased from CC. In your
blog post please list the products from CC.
For those that
participated the last time, this blog hop will be very similar to the
1st Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop coordinated by Scrappy Canuck in
July 2011. In fact, you might recognize some of this information as she
graciously gave me permission to use what she wrote then.
Some of you have blogs that are not entirely scrapbook related, and
that’s totally fine too! This is an unofficial hop so we have
flexibility in what we post. It can also
be chance for you to get some viewers to your site, and for the CC
community to get to know each other a bit better! Have good clean fun
with your post, and don’t forget to mention CC!
For those of you
who have not participated in a blog hop before, there are a couple of
things that you will need to include. The first is a title or message at
the beginning of your post that indicates you are part of the blog hop,
and a welcome message of some sort. This doesn’t need to be fancy – it
just lets a hopper know that they are at the right spot. It also informs
someone who might happen to pass by your blog that there is a hop going
on that they might want to join! The second thing we would like you to
include is a link to the first blog so anyone finding the hop “in the
middle” knows where the start is. The third thing you need to include is
a link to the next blog on the hop. Once we have all the information
from each of you, we will send you
a message with the links that you need to include.
For those of
you who have never posted a link on your blog, send us a PM or post the
question in Box of Chocolates and we can give you some generic
information on how to post links when we send out that information.
Other than that, the content of your blog post is totally up to you. It
does need to be posted by the date and time you are assigned (a message
will be mailed to all participants at least one week in advance with the
If you end up not being able to post, please let us know ASAP so we
can get others to change their links…remember that because this is a
chain, if you don’t post your link, the hop stops there!
If you would like to participate in the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, please send an email to centralnyscrapper (at) ymail (dot) com with Blog Hop
in the subject line by 6pm
MST on Wednesday, March 14. Please send us the link to your blog and we
will go ahead and get the lists ready. Your spot on the hop will be
randomly assigned (your name will be pulled from a hat). If you could
also please let us know how you would like to refer to yourself that
would be great (first name, blog name, CC username, etc.).
If you do not have your own blog yet, but would still like to
participate, send us a note and we will match you up with someone who
will post your project on their blog.
We are working on getting
prizes (awarded randomly) for those that participate in the hop. Prize
details are still being finalized and will be posted at a later date.
There is the possibility that the hop could run two or more days
depending on interest. Since several people are unable to participate
from their work locations due to job duties or firewall issues, the hop
will start on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8am MST. To be eligible to win
prizes, you must comment on each blog post. Everyone will have
until 8am MST on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. Winners will be
selected by random.org.
We hope you'll want to be a stop on the blog hop.