Wednesday, March 2, 2011

TPV Challenge #23 & A Blog Hop!!

Updated 3/8/11 - Wow, The Paper Variety's first blog hop was a huge success!! I hope you all had lots of fun hopping around trying to win goodies. ;) Thank you all SO much for your amazing comments about my sketch mini! I'm really happy everyone liked it so much. I'm also super excited to have so many new followers!

Now onto the giveaway...I went to random.org and the lucky winner of the super cute stamp set is...

Ann, who said...
"April, I love the sketch book idea. Much better than the big stack of papers I have laying all over my work space. Good idea. Ann O"

Congrats Ann!!! Please email me at scrapperforever08@yahoo.com with your address. :)
I hope you enjoy your stamps!

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Good morning and welcome to The Paper Variety's very first blog hop!! We are all SO excited to have you do our hop, be inspired, and try to win some goodies along the way. ;)

You should be coming from Jan's blog, so if you didn't, please make sure to go back to The Paper Variety and start from the beginning. You definitely don't want to miss a single blog!

The theme of our hop is a color challenge, which I am SUPER excited about because it's all about GREEN...



I love the color green and am always excited to find ways to use it in my scrapping, so I was more than happy about this challenge. I've wanted to make a sketch book for a while now, full of some of my favorite sketches that I've found online, and this gave me the perfect excuse to get it done...








Supplies: October Afternoon Paper - Fly A Kite; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Espresso; Cuttlebug; Papertrey Ink Butterfly Die; Crop-A-Dile; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers - Chloe's Closet; Basic Grey Button; Twine

Is that awesome or what?? :) I love how it turned out and I've already put it to great use. Plus there's room to add more sketches, which is fabulous!

Sooooo, a blog hop is always more fun when there's CANDY involved right?? ;) Well, we've got lots! There's a chance for you to win at each blog and there's also a chance to win a grand prize sponsored by Your Scrapbook Stash ...



In order to win the grand prize, you have to do some creating for us. Using our theme, just create a project of your own using at least 50% GREEN! Once you do, link it up over at The Paper Variety by noon on Tuesday, 3/8, and you'll be in the running. Pretty easy right? I can't wait to see all the amazing entries I know we'll have!

I'm also giving away some candy which is an awesome Autumn Leaves "Snap Frame Alpha" stamp set!



All you have to do for your chance to win my candy is leave me a comment...no creating needed! Also, if you happen to like what you see on my blog and would like to become a follower, that would be awesome too, but it's not required for your chance to win. ;) I'll choose a winner next Tuesday...

So, now it's time for you to continue on in the hop. The next place you'll be visiting is Mindy's blog, where I'm sure you'll be inspired because she does amazing work. Thanks so much for joining in our hop today...I hope you have fun!

80 comments:

Suzy said...

Love your project ideas April! I need a sketch book ;) Thanks for being apart of TPV :)

Sonia said...

Hi April
Fabulous idea creation... love it! Love the butterfly detail. :-)
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Gail L said...

Gasp! This is such a great idea - thanks for sharing! Thanks also for the comments on my blog! So glad I found yours . . .

Born2Beach said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

stephanniemarshall@hotmail.com

artfuldelight said...

LOVE your sketch album idea. The cover is so pretty, as always I love the butterflies you add to your projects. :-)

Debbie said...

Awesome idea, love how it turned out.

debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

Kristin said...

Great sketch book. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

XXOO AMY said...

that's a much better idea than the pile of sketches I have on my scraproom floor! brilliant!

Kim said...

April, I LOVE your notebook idea!! I just have mine in a pocket folder! Your is so pretty you don't even have to put it away:)
follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Joni Parker said...

Oh...this is a great idea. My fave sketches are all over my scrap table and sometimes just end up "lost". I'm sooo stealing this idea!! Thanks for the inspo!! (love that Colossians verse at the top of your blog too!)

creativekokes said...

I think I am going to have to make one of these-great idea and cute too!!

curlyqmosaics said...

Such a fabulous "sketch" book! I love the idea, and it is so cute to look at too! I am your newest fan/follower!

dlwidder said...

What a great idea ! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration! :-D

patti west said...

hi April! Love your very pretty sketchbook! Super great idea!! :) That's an awesome set of stamps for some lucky winner too! :) :)

ann said...

April, I love the sketch book idea. Much better than the big stack of papers I have laying all over my work space. Good idea. Ann O.

Star said...

Beautiful project! I keep my sketches in a very boring 3 ring binder. after seeing this I think it's time to dress it up and make it pretty. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

stars paper passion at gmail dot com

starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

great idea tfs.

Jamie said...

what a great sketch book. turned out beautiful thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

iluvmybugs said...

What a fun sketch book...TFS!!!
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KellyG said...

Great idea! Love how it turned out!

Sue said...

Love this idea....thanks

silvia said...

LOVE the sketchbook!!!

wendipooh13 said...

that is such a clever idea!!! LOve it

Tanya said...

Such a GREAT idea!! LOVE how it turned out!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

madebyKarla said...

Hi, love your project, especially the green, brown combo.

http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

Clever idea. It turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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mustangkayla said...

WAY cool! Way way way cool! Love this!

Heather said...

I love the idea of having your favorite sketches all in one easy to locate place. Great idea!

MARILYN said...

Great Idea!! love the sketch book!
HUGS!!

karensk said...

Nice sketch book looks great.
I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

♥Silvana♥ said...

Great idea!!! thanks =) for sharing
Become a follower

Anita said...

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. Anita

Paula Bee said...

This is a fantastic idea...I love it!

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com
http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

April, what a genius idea! i am going to be lifting this idea for sure!

Ash said...

Hi April,

Love your creation!! Great Job!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I am a new follower.

Hugz,
Ash
ashley(dot)dziak(at)gmail(dot)com

http://cricut-crazed-lady.blogspot.com/

shtale said...

Great Project! Thanks for a chance to win :)
scrapbookingcraze.blogspot.com
chantalsp166@live.ca

Tamara DeCoito said...

great idea love your project

Barbara said...

April, what a great idea. I think I'll be making one of these myself. I'm using more and more sketchs lately

Sandi said...

Your sketch book is awesome April....what a great idea. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy!

Suzy said...

Great idea for a sketch book April! your project inspired me to start organizing sketches I have and make one sketch book like yours! Thanks :D

Dawn P. said...

So cute. Always love the little books you make. Also saw your scripture book. Very cute. Thanks for offering this candy.

mindy gallagher said...

Amy this is such a fab idea... i need to go buy ink for my printer now. lol!!! And OA, I love OA :D

Jessica said...

So cute, and what a great idea!

Sherry said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Found you thru the Paper Variety blog hop. Looking forward to see your projects. Sherry G

BunnyFreak said...

Love the sketch book.
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Katherine said...

what a great idea! I love the button butterfly too! :)

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous idea April! I really love this - you can set it up on your desk/table and just pick which sketch you want - hands free - love it! I am a new follower of your amazing blog - loving what I have seen so far.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

evelyn said...

wonderful idea! loving the "hop"

Grammy Gayle said...

Luv your sketch book idea! What a fun way to HOP into March with your blog!

Leila Botting said...

What a great idea to keep organised. Definitely something I will consider doing.

leilabotting at hotmail dot com

Yara said...

Love your sketchbook! So handy and beautiful! Very happy to share with you at TPV!

Chris said...

What a great little book! The concept is brilliant and so convenient! I think I may have to make one for myself! I like what you did quite a bit!

Janet said...

Great idea never thought about doing that . your project is fabulouse.I love the paper you used.. Am a new follower.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

paperpapier said...

What a great idea about compiling favourite sketches in a beautifully handmade mini-album!! I want to do that too! Thank you for the great inspiration. I love your circle mini-album too, just awesome.
happy crafting.
Heaney

Z said...

really like your favorite sketches but I LOVE your favorite scriptures! very cool!

shersl84bed said...

What a great idea. I bet that saves you a lot of time when thinking of a layout for your photos. I might give this one a try.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Tere said...

It is so beautiful, what a great idea!!!!
thanks for the chance of winning!

jessica said...

What a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
I might have to borrow this :)
your newest follower
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

colesmama2003 said...

That is super cool!

Sherri said...

very cool way to keep your stash collection!

Melissa said...

Oh I absolutely love this idea! Yours turned out beautifully! I'm a new follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Audrey Yeager said...

What a fantastic idea for a project! And love the LYB collection!

Wendy Crowe said...

Love the brown and green mix for the cover! Great idea for keeping sketches together! I may "borrow" this! Thanks for sharing!

~jan said...

I love this idea and might be lifting it in the near future! :) I adore that butterfly with the button and twine bow!

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

Awesome work with the sketch! I´m now your follower!

Kristie said...

This is awesome!!! What a fantastic idea, April!! I love the paper you used too and of course, the butterfly!

LisaM said...

Love your sketch book! I became a follower. Thanks for sharing your project and the chance to win.

Ashley said...

OMG, April! I LOOOOOVE this sketch book!!! Can I PLEEEEASE have instructions on how to make one?!? Thanks for the chance to win!

Ola said...

This is a wonderful idea... and extremely gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing & I'm a new follower!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Lisa W said...

I love the idea of a sketch book. I just scribble the ones I like onto scrap paper.

Susan said...

love the sketch book - I keep mine in a 3-ring binder but it is sooo boring compared to this. I think I have some work to do :)

Kim said...

AWESOME Idea, April and IT ROCKS!! LOVE IT!! I am already a follower! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Janet Z said...

What a great project!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a great idea - I could definitely do with a sketch holder. I'm a follower

Anniebee said...

This really IS an awesome idea! I'll bet a lot of people make one after they see yours. I'm a new follower and will be back to see more of your work after the hop. Thanks!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Ange said...

Love the sketch book. Great idea!!

Brenna said...

that is a great idea!! and beautifully done at that!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

KimR said...

Great idea! I have mine in a 3 ring binder--that is 3 inches thick! I think I have trouble picking just my faves! LOL

Sue said...

How beautiful April. That's an awesome idea. A pretty way to find inspiration.

Michelle said...

What a GREAT idea!!!!