Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Treat Yourself" to a great Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another GREAT blog hop.

My name is Jeanette Graves and you should have gotten here from Meredith's blog. If not click here to go back and collect her letter. If you want to start at the beginning click here and check out Brooke's blog.  You will not be disappointed.
When you reach our fearless leader Lora at the end of the hop you should have 17 letters. I'll explain more later about the letters.

Now there is an awesome crop going on over at CardSwaps this week. Challenges and games will be posted August 8th~11th.
You have until 11:59PM EST August 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. Now if you are new don't worry. There are many wonderful people to help along the way. Lora's blog will take you to the crop, so I hope you join us.

The theme for this blog hop goes with the crop "Treat Yourself". They left the type of project up to the hostesses of the blog hop, as long as it somehow conveyed a way the hostess "treats" herself. They also asked us to share something about a way we unwind or our favorite way to treat ourselves.

I LOVE COFFEE! I know shocking but my favorite way to treat myself is with Tim Hortons coffee. I even had to stop and get coffee on the way to my wedding! Now getting coffee out is expensive so it really is a treat when I get a cup.

 Now for my card. Here is what I used to make this cute card. From Stampin Up I used the "Morning Cup" stamp set, Watercolor Pencils to color image {not real well I might add} and Corduroy Brad. I made the background paper with a technique I love using "Shaving Cream".  The ribbon I got from the stash from a swap on CardMaker.

I had alot of fun making this card. I hope you enjoy it.

Now for the letters I talked about earlier. 
Unscramble It game for hoppers... You will be unscrambling a word once you collect a letter at each blog you visit. Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess (LORA) in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog in the hop WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on August 15, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! Fun, right?? The winner will be posted in the forum on the game thread for Time To Shine Unscramble It! So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters.

Your hints are... it’s a phrase, it has three words, and it’s a way to keep balance in one's life.
My letter is... O
Now, be sure to hop on over to the forum with all your letters and unscramble the phrase. Check out the challenges and play some games. It's a lot of fun!!!
The list of hoppers, in case you got lost somewhere on the hop are.

               Jeanette ~ You Are Here