Monday, June 11, 2012

SNC Furever Friends Blog Hop!!

Good morning! Welcome to the "Furever Friends" blog hop :)

If you've arrived from Kristie's Blog then you're in the right place! If you're just stopping by and would like to do our hop, you can visit Suzanne's Blog to start from the beginning. Everyone is sharing projects and offering up goodies! Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way...

Suzanne - Scrap With Suzy
Kim - Me Ma Kim's Place
Sandi - Slightly Off Center
Kristie - Scrap, Color, Read and Repeat
April - Scrapper Forever (You're here!)
Sue - The Scrappings Of Sue
Abby - Midwest Memories

You don't want to miss the "furry" projects we have for you, as well as chances to win some awesome blog candy! There are 7 of us in the hop who are all members of a Yahoo group Scrappin N Chattin. SNC is an email forum where we share our love for scrapbooking, as well as our everyday lives with each other. We like to talk ALOT (I mean we are a group of women, lol!), but please don't be intimidated by the amount of emails that come through our message boards because we have tons of fun! There are a lot of fun activities, challenges, and prizes each month to jumpstart your creativity and keep your scrappin' goals. As you go through the hop, you'll learn more about each of those activities.

I'd like to tell you about our 24 hour challenge, which I host each month. It's a challenge based around using a favorite collection with a sketch and creating a layout in just 24 hours. The fun part is that the collection and sketch you use is a surprise! Each person that plays chooses 3 collections that they'd like to work with and posts them into our database. I then post a message listing those collections along with 3 sketches that I've chosen for that month, along with a list of players which will choose a collection and a sketch for another player. If you get your layout done in the next 24 hours, you get entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fun right? All of the ladies in the group that play each month really seem to enjoy playing along in the challenge. :)

If you like the sound of our group and would like to check out what we're all about, you can visit our homepage here and have a look around. If you decide you'd like to join, we'd be absolutely thrilled! We love meeting new people. :) We also love blog hopping and and sharing inspiration, and for today's hop, we each created a "furry" project. Since we don't have any pets in our house (YET!), I used this super cute picture of my daughter Madison carrying around some of her stuffed animals, which she always has in hand...

Supplies: Basic Grey PB&J Paper - Daisy Mae, Raspberry Jam, Whole Wheat; Tim Holts Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Bring On The Love; EK Success PSN L Butterfly Punch; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Studio G Brads; Just The Way You Are Font

She wants a puppy SO bad but we can't have pets where we currently live. We've promised to get one when we get a house with a nice yard though, so thankfully until then she has plenty of stuffed babies to keep her company! ;)

Oh, and this wouldn't be a great blog hop without CANDY! Here's what you can win just for leaving a comment on my blog post (open to US only because of shipping costs)...

I just love candy don't you?? ;) All of the blog candy winners will be announced on Thursday so be sure to get your comments in before then! Also, be sure to leave me an email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner here. Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope you visit again soon! Your next stop on the hop is Sue...


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Artful Delight - Sketch
Punky Sprouts - Photo Inspiration
Scrap The Girls - Use An Outside Picture
Basic Grey - Flickr Friends - Chevrons