Saturday, March 24, 2012

guest blogger Haf2scrap/Lucy - 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

Welcome to this stop on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. The hop started yesterday, Friday, March 23 at 8am MDT at the blog of mommyx2, Crafty Love 4 My Twins. If you are just learning of the hop and would like to hop along with us, please start there. You should have arrived here from Scrappy Canuck's blog. Today we have a guest blogger, Haf2scrap/Lucy. Here's what Lucy has to share with us:

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I hope that you are getting lots of inspiration from our Bountiful Borders Blog Hop!


Here is a better look at the rosette.


And my borders.




I decided to go with an Echo Park collection, since they were so generous to offer prizes for our blog hop. I chose the Times and Seasons collection (purchased from CropChocolate.com or CC), because it seemed to go with the colors in my pictures. I used the Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges to cut out the border behind the word "summer" and also for the water borders along the bottom of the page. I used the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge to cut the pieces I used to make the rosette.

Other CC products used: Echo Park card stock-Dark blue/light blue and Green/Green, glazed brads by Basic Grey, Lush Green Ribbon by My Minds Eye, Ranger Distress ink-Iced spruce, Ribbon slide by Making Memories (from Hot chocolate) and "Summer" shimmer chipboard by Making Memories (also from hot chocolate).

Non CC products used: other card stock, wine glass stickers by EK Success, Epiphany Crafts Scalloped circle button maker.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog. Also, I will be giving away blog candy to one winner; they will be selected randomly from those that comment on this post. If you are a regular CC shopper, please include your CC name. If I cannot contact the winner via CC Private Message, the winner will be posted here on Wednesday, March 28.
Have fun!
Haf2scrap/Lucy
(Thanks to centralnyscrapper!)

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Another guest blogger for the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, Kathy (clayton528), shared a project on this blog yesterday. If you did not start the hop on Friday, please be sure to scroll down to comment on her post too.
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There is one more stop on the hop. From here please go to centralNYscrapper's blog. Thanks for hopping with us.

55 comments:

  1. Great LO. I like how you used the borders to create a wave effect. - blue

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  2. Oh and by the way, I "ran into" a great deal, so now I am going to give blog candy to 2 lucky blog hop commenters!

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  3. Beautiful layout love the border combo you used. Colors are perfect thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love this collection, and it looks amazing on your layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I thought at first this was the infamous celery ribbon on your LO, but I see it's Lush. Great work. TFS. Scrap happy on CC

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  6. Great job on your layout. I've been debating on the Elegant Edges cart and after seeing how you used it, I'm going to break down and get it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Kathy (clayton528 on CC)

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  7. Great layout...love the color of the toes! :)

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  8. Love the layout! I have the elegant edges and hadn't used it yet! Shame on me!

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  9. Great LO and is that celery ribbon I see?? Looks beautiful!

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    1. Actually, it's Lush ribbon. The celery was too pale. But I did use a ribbon slide from the Celery pack!

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  10. I really like the border you chose!!! I'll have to pull out my EE cart and try it!

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  11. I love how your border turned out. It looks like waves. Great job! I am having so much fun on this hop, it's been very inpiring to me :)

    CC Name = Kiki Kuku

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  12. I really loved how you used the border, also the way that you used the ribbon. Very nice colors.
    cc Name: Pollyzas

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  13. Nice layout. Your rosette is too cute. I have to say the pictures used were great. I love the angle used to take the shot of the ocean.

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  14. Beautiful colors, and I love the rosette!

    Deanna (aka BettyScrappinStewart)

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  15. Brilliant LO! I love the pictures and the colors in the DP collection.

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  16. Nice job, this layout makes ya' wanna just pull up a seat and watch the ocean! Thanks for sharing.
    (Ette on CC)

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  18. Beautiful Job, I'm glad you decided to participate in the blog hop. RnoAngel0712

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  19. luv the multiple brackets...great LO!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  20. great LO, love the EP paper TFS

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  21. This is so lovely, it is really effective in conveying that peaceful summer feeling. So glad you shared !
    4myk9s

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  22. This is a great layout, I love seeing multiple pictures and all the elements you used. cc name is Corrie

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  23. Love the colors on this LO!!! And the borders at the bottom (how you offset them really helps them stand out)!!! bethd488

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  24. My eye is instantly drawn to the wine. Great colors you chose for the paper on this layout. (too much paper!)

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  25. Very nice job, Lucy! I agree-I think the colors from these papers go perfectly with your photos! Thanks for sharing. ~RachelV

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  26. What a fun layout!! Thank you so much for sharing and participating!!!! I love the rosette and I LOVE the celery ribbon and slide!!!! :)

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    1. Love the colors. I love the borders created using the Cricut cart - guess I'll add that to my wish list!

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  27. Nice color choice - I wouldn't have thought of using this collection for a summer layout but it works great.

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  28. Love the colors. I love the borders created using the Cricut cart - guess I'll add that to my wish list!

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  29. Lovely layout. I love so many of the collections that EP comes out with and Times & Seasons is no exception. I wouldn't have thought to use it for a Summer layout, but this came out perfect! Love the rosette, too...in fact I think the first time I broke out this collection, my layout had somewhere between 3 and 5 of them! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Cool! Love how the striped paper mimics the fence.

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  31. Fun LO, Lucy! The striped paper really does make it feel summery! Looks like a great trip! :)

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  32. Lucy, I love the border for the water LO. I need to remember to use it when I do my cruise photos. It is a really great LO. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  33. thanks for the chance for some blog candy

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  34. btw, arrived from Corrie's blog.

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    1. Got my blog candy! Thank you very much - its some awesome stuff! Lol and it was the most difficult box I ever had to open in that it was wrapped so securely.

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  35. I really like the borders that you used, I am going to have to go pull out that cartridge again....I would never have thought to use this selection of paper, but it works so well.

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  36. I love that you used christmas papers for a summer layout - great use

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  37. I love this collection...I think it is so versatile. I like how your borders accent the waves of the water. Great photo too, really captures the moment described in your journaling. Very nice layoutand nice work!

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  38. I love your layout! Great colors and the {brackets}, love them.

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  39. Great job Lucy! You "fooled" some of us with your ribbon - it does look a lot like the celery ribbon!!
    I came over from CC to hop the blog!
    Thanks!!
    Juliet (aka Joyce)

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  40. This is such a fun layout Lucy. GREAT pictures.

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  41. The pictures are awesome! And the colors you picked for this were perfect. Great job!

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  42. VERY nice layout! The layout makes me want to get away!

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  43. love the subject of your LO. and still more great uses for the Elegant Edges cart. it is my favorite cart by far!

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  44. Thanks for all of the great comments. I was quite nervous about putting something on a bloghop, with such awesome crafters on CC. But everyone was very positive and encouraging. Poctures were taken on the east side of Michigan on our way to Mackinaw Island. That is Lake Huron and it was as peaceful as it looks-that's why I picked those pics. It was a very nice vacation :-)
    Thanks for hopping!
    Lucy

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  45. this is one of my favorite paper collections! Great job with the border challenge!

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  46. Great LO,Lucy! Love the colors you used for a summer layout-so unexpected, but it all works so well together. Nice use of the edges cart., and the two pictures tie it all together so well!

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  47. It makes me want to bury my toes in the sand! Lovely Layout!
    (JennyB on CC)

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