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 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 with your address. :)
I hope you enjoy your stamps!


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 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!