Thursday, June 28, 2012

"For Those Who are Left Behind" Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to CropChocolate's Unofficial "For Those Who are Left Behind" Blog Hop.  This weekend CropChocolate is holding a "Spring Fling" crop in Utah.  I am so excited for all those crafty gals who get to go and get their crafty on . . . plus getting to meet all the awesome people behind CropChocolate . . . I'm trying hard not to be too envious. :)

For those of us who are left behind, we decided that we wanted to have some fun too!  So we came up with the "For Those Who are Left Behind" challenge blog hop.  Here's how it works . . . each blogger has come up with a challenge and posted it on their blog for you to do.  (The list of blogs will be following.)  

Once you get a challenge done, you go back to that blog and submit your project by providing a link/post of a picture of your project per the instructions of that particular blogger.  Some bloggers are using Mr. Linky, some are having you email pictures, and some are having you put your link in their comments . . .  Please be sure to pay attention to which way each blogger wants because there are prizes for posting/linking your projects.   Deadline for posting your projects is 9am MST Thursday July 5th.  ***NOTE:  Due to there being power outages in some areas and a US holiday right before the deadline, the deadline has been extended to 9am MST Friday July 6th to be eligible for the main blog hop prizes.  Each individual blogger has the choice of extending the deadline for their own blog candy. Thanks!***

Two (2) more things about your projects, your projects should be NEW projects that haven't been used in other CC challenges before.  And you may combine up to 3 challenges on one (1) project, but you must post it on each individual blog.  

Prizes? you ask . . . well, for participating and/or hosting in this blog hop, you will be eligible for $10 CropCredit on CropChocolate, "Homemade" mini theme paper by EP, "Blue Jean" paper potpourri by Doodlebug, and some distress inks.  How's that for incentive?  :)  Winners will be announce at 9am MST Monday July 9th.  I will post them here and on the CC message board.

Some of the bloggers on the hop have mentioned that they plan to offer blog candy.  Be sure to look for those and follow the instructions they would like you to do to be eligible for those prizes.  

I would like to take time right now to thank everyone who helped put together this blog hop.  It was short notice, but we did it.  I am in awe of every single one of you.  I would also like to thank all the bloggers who took time to come up with a challenge.  Because of all your hard work, I will be randomly selecting a participating blog to win a surprise blog candy from me.  All you need to do, in addition to posting your project, is to participate in the actual hop by at least commenting on each blog and I will then select one random winner from the list of blogs to win my surprise blog candy.

And here we go . . .  for my challenge, I wanted to do something that reminded me of "spring".  So I decided to do a layout of what we did over Spring Break last year.  So my challenge for you is to do a project (using at least 50% CC products) that reminds you of Spring or what you would do on a Spring Break.  Pretty simple?

Here's what I came up with for my project:

CC Products:
"Beach Babe" paper by Fancy Pants (from the Fancy Pants paper grab bags)
"Beach Babe" chipboard stickers (large heart)
Walnut Stain distress ink
Snake Tape

Non CC Products:
"Beach Babe" rub-ons by Fancy Pants
"Beach Babe" chipboard banners by Fancy Pants (small heart and star)

Here's a close-up
and another

Once you have completed this challenge, come back and using Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post, submit your project.  I will also be giving away my own blog candy . . . a set of the Summer Edition Distress Inks.  To be eligible, submit your project, become a follower and leave a comment that you have done so or already are.  I will be drawing a name Monday July 9th and posting here and on the CC message board.

Once more, remember to have your projects posted by 9am MST Thursday July 5th in order to be eligible for the big prizes and for my blog candy.  ***Deadline has been extended to 9am MST Friday July 6th***

Now that you have hopped here, you can go onto Scrappy Canuck . . . addresses are as follows.

(1)    clayton528  -- you are here
(2)    Scrappy Canuck – -- go here next
(3)    Karey2005 –
(6)    scrapaddict-laura -
(7)    mom2tayandbay - 
(11)  Haf2scrap – (guest of centralnyscrapper)
(12)  NanCDru – Char -

To submit your project, please use the following:

Happy Crafting!!! Kathy



Love it Kathy!

by belle

Great LO Kathy!!! Love the colors! Thanks so much for all the work you did to put this together!! I, of course, am already a follower. Wish I had a chance to do a project but I am flying out to LA tomorrow where I will not have ANY scrappy supplies. :(


Wow - awesome layout!! I haven't even started the hop yet but SUMMER TH distress inks!!! WOW that is generous!!! :)


Love that LO, Kathy! Great work!

Laura/blueyedmama on CC

wendie mitchell

Just became a follower! Love your blog!

Laura {aka scrapaddict}

Kathy...AWESOME LO....and awesome blog candy too!! Thanks SO much for putting this's so fun!!


Thanks for doing this for all us "left behind-ers"!


My project is submitted, and I'm a follower! Love your blog; love the challenge! Thank YOU so much for making this hop become a reality!! You're Madame Awesomeness.

Julie Odil

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for organizing this. Wish I would have been around to get in on the hop, but I've something to submit, anyway! Pinwheels make me think of spring, how about you?
scrap happy on CC


Love this! I posted my entry--woohoo!! For me spring April showers---and puddle jumping!! lol
FYI--My daughter's name being April had nothing to do with the title! LOL
Thanks Kathy--this is really great!

Laura/blueyedmama on CC


Hope my link worked!


My DD Emma McAdams wanted to get in on the fun too.

Amber R. :)

fun challenge! :)


thanks so much!! I'm following you and hoping to get crafty today!!

Laura {aka scrapaddict}

I'm all linked up! Did a LO of our Spring Break trip to St. Louis! Thanks for the awesome challenge!

Brit K. Designs

Thanks for the challenge, I'm linked up! :-)

Once Upon A Delight

Hey Kat - this is Becky from Once Upon A Delight. Thanks for your nice comments and I too am now a follower of your blog. I love your scrapbook page, the colors and embellishments just set the mood for the fun summer pictures. Great Work. I can see you are going to be a great inspiration.


Hi, Kathy! I'm now a follower but for some reason, it won't let me link up! Okay, it's probably me, but at any rate, it's not happening. So, here's my link here: Thanks for the challenge!


Hi Kathy ! Thanks for doing this Blog hop. It's fun!! My project is a card done in colours that remind me of Spring (purples)and a butterfly. I'm a follower of your blog.


Hi Kathy. I hope to get a project done for your challenge still. Thanks!


Great hop Kathy and participating bloggers/crafters. I hope to get more projects done, but time is starting to run short.


Thanks so much for helping put together this hop! I haven't gotten to all of the challenges but it's been fun nonetheless. Oh, and I'm now following your blog!


Thank you for promoting this and organizing. I did more projects for this in 2 days than I have done in years put together :)!! I posted on Mr. Linky, am following your blog and just in case my project is here:
my project for you is the first one. I love your beach babe layout.


Thanks so much for organizing this. It was so much fun!!! My entry is the first project in my post that I linked here.


Kathy, Thanks for organizing this hop. It's been fun.


This was a fun hop and thankfully I had enough time to do something for almost all the challenges! Thanks.


Finally had some time to get crafty! I just sent you my card for the springtime challenge....i used......EP SPRINGTIME! LOL Thanks for the challenge!!


Hi Kathy!
I finally got your challenge done! This reminds me of spring because it is EP Sprintime paper and because we were by Lake Michigan.

I am all linked up!

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