Thursday, June 28, 2012

"For Those Who are Left Behind" Blog Hop

Welcome!!!  This weekend my absolute favorite online scrapbook store, Crop Chocolate, is having an onsite crop retreat called The Spring Thing.  However, since they are located in Utah, and I'm in central NY, there was no way I could afford to go, sniff, sniff.  I will miss the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful scrappers and crafters in person, but maybe they will have another one next year.

So while the lucky ones are in Utah, some of us who couldn't make it decided to have a blog hop so that we could get our scrappy on also.  Each stop along this blog hop will have a challenge for you to work on.  Some of them will have blog candy for you to try to win.  So hopefully you came from Michelle's blog, if not you should really start at the beginning, which is Kathy's blog.

My challenge for you today, since it is also almost July 4th, is to create a project using the American Flag as your inspiration.  For example, use the colors (red, white and blue), use the 50 stars, use the 13 stripes, use a repeating patterned paper (or create your own with stamps), or any combination of these.  The project can be a card, a layout, home decor, altered art, anything you want.

The project, however, must include at least 50% products bought at CC.

Good luck and have fun. 

Here is the project that I have started for this challenge (I have not finished it yet - there are only 35 stars on it so far and nothing is attached yet).  It is from the July 4th when my DS was 1.

Please link your project(s) (whether from your blog, a post on FB, or an uploaded photo on CC) by commenting on this post and including the URL for your project.

All projects are due by 11am EST Thursday, July 5.  Deadline has been extended until 11 AM EST Friday, July 5.  Projects may be combined for up to 3 different challenges within the hop, but you must post on each blog.

To one lucky participant, drawn at random, I will be sending some blog candy (that has yet to be picked out).  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 9.

Other prizes are also being donated by CC ($10 crop credit, EP Homemade mini theme kit, Doodlebug Blue Jeans paper and distress inks).  You must upload at least one project to any blog along the hop to be eligible for these prizes.  Winners will be announced on Monday, July 9 on CC.

Now on to your next stop and challenge at Laura's blog. 

And in case you have gotten lost or missed someone's blog, here is the list for the hop:

clayton528 –
Scrappy Canuck –
Karey2005 –
by belle -
bethd488 -
scrapaddict-laura -
mom2tayandbay –
raebae –
NinaN -
Christina -
Haf2scrap – (guest of centralnyscrapper)
NanCDru-Char -


    Beth, Great LO, love the stars!! I am linking my project from my blog that I just did for the CC challenge this week.

  2. Awww....what a sweet LO! A fun challenge too....can't wait to start!

  3. coolio! I just happen to have the EP July 4th mini kit! Perfect

  4. Here is my project!

  5. Here is my card's in this post hopefully clearly marked....let me know if you can't find it!

  6. Here's my entry -- it's very patriotic.

    scrap happy on CC

  7. Here's my entry!

  8. Hi--Here's my entry:

    I kept it very simple---

  9. Here's mine! :)

  10. Here is my post. P.S. I'm going to use it for another one too, but I had fun making it. Thanks!

  11. Here's my post

    Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration :) Fun!

  12. Here's mine:

    Thanks for the challenge, it was fun!

  13. Hi, Beth! I'm a follower now and thanks for the challenge! It would have taken me longer to break out FP's "Family" collection, but I'm glad I didn't have to wait. Here's my link:

  14. Beth, Thanks for being a stop on this hop. It's been fun. My project is posted at

  15. Thanks for the fun challenge!

    Here is my project

  16. New follower here - thanks for the challenge! My project is not-at-all patriotic, but it was American flag inspired (stars and stripes)!

  17. Great Layout!! I was inspired by the red white and blue and also included flags and stripes on my layout! my project for you is the 5th one down. Thank you for posting a great challenge and the chance for some blog candy :). I am now a follower.

  18. Got mine in, whew! Thanks for the great challenge. I had such fun participating.

  19. Your project looks great ! I ran out of time, so I have to skip this one :(

  20. Your challenge is great. Here's the link to mine: