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

28 comments:

  1. Really cute card Jeanette. Stopping for coffee in your wedding dress??? What a hoot!

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    1. Thanks Marlene. The limo driving couldn't stop laughing. When I told him where to go he said "Please tell me I don't have to go through the drive thru!"

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  2. Love it!!! Not the coffee, I don't drink that...but the stop on the way to the wedding, fantastic! I'd love to hear what the reaction of the people there was! I totally agree with the sentiment of your card...I definitely use caffeine to push the day along!

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    1. The people in line couldn't stop staring. The young lady who waited on us was like are you not going to get married? I think she thought I was a run away bride!

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  3. The card is delightful...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. Unique card. The shaving cream background technique...super!Like the design and am so happy to know that caffeine is a vitamin. Can't wait to tell my doctor!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. The shaving cream technique is awesome, I use it all the time. And yes I am also calling my doctor!

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  5. wow very pretty card
    well would like to have a very good coffee
    with you just love coffee
    thank for showing

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    1. Thanks anytime your in Rochester, Ny we can!

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  6. Great card...love the saying...know a lotta people who live by it!

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  7. That is hilarious, Jeanette! How funny that you would stop for coffee on the way to your wedding. Love your adorable card. I love seeing what fun technique you are using as it is changing constantly.

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    1. Thanks I go to a technique class once a month. We learn 2 new techniques. Some I will NEVER do again, others {like shaving cream} I use all the time.

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  8. Cute card Jeanette and a funny story! They should use your story for advertising!

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    1. Thanks I have actually sent it in with the pictures. Nothing yet! LOL

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  9. what a cute card. I have got to learn the shaving cream tech. I dont think I have ever heard of it.
    Linda aka gostlady6

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    1. It is really easy to do.

      Items Needed:
      ~ Paper Plate
      ~ White Foam Shaving Cream
      ~ ReInkers {No More than 3 colors}
      ~ Something to swirl {plastic knife works good}
      ~ Paper
      ~ Paper Towel

      Put foam on plate, drip a couple drops of ink around. Swirl with knife. Put paper on and tap lightly to get it all over. Remove and wipe with paper towel and let dry. I cut several pieces of paper to have on hand later. THAT'S IT

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  10. Cute card sounds like a fun technique.

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    1. Thanks, it really is very easy. The colors always go with the card I'm making.

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  11. Jeanette! I love that you went for coffee in your wedding dress!!!
    Great card...and I think your coloring is just fine.

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    1. I know, it was really fun. Thanks for the comment on the coloring. I really just don't my own work.

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  12. i love the wedding photo! gotta have some. fun card. sometimes it's the journey not the result. i enjoyed your story.

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    1. Thanks Christi, it is something I look forward to telling my kids! {When I have them! lol}

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  13. Love your card!! And we love our Timmys! My husband misses it so much when he's away for a week and can't find one. Love the shaving cream idea. Very cool. Will def. have to try that out.

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    1. Thanks so much. I actually downloaded an app for my ipad to find the closest Timmy's!

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