Thursday, June 28, 2012

Feeling Left Behind? Then Join the Hop!

We are hoppin' this weekend in honor of those left behind
from the Crop Chocolate Spring Fling!  This hop starts
officially at 10am (MST) on Thursday June 28th, and all
projects are due to Mr. Linky by Thursday July 5th at
9am (MST).  You can use the same project for up to
THREE of the challenges!  Lots of fun prizes, I've got
candy (see later in my post) and so do lots of the others!
Crop Chocolate is also donating some fun stuff too.....

Some things up for grabs:
$10 Crop Credit, "Homemade" EP mini Theme paper,
"Blue Jeans" paper pack by Doodlebug and some Distress Inks.

So now let's get down to business!  You should have hopped
here from Beth's Blog HERE....just in case here is the blog hop
order if you just popped in:
Scrappy Canuck
by belle
scrapaddict-laura ----Yep, You're Here!
Haf2scrap (guest of centralnyscrapper)  You are here

And now, my challenge....

Create a card using a journal box and bling of any kind....
glittery brads, rhinestones, pearls, stickles, glitter....
all apply! 

If you are curious as to what I mean by "journal box"
it's what you write your journaling on a scrapbook page
normally....Echo Park collections have AWESOME
options--but you can use any (Fancy Pants, MM, etc).
Here is a pic of the journal boxes included in the EP
So Happy Together kit as an example:

 Do remember, that at least 50% of the product used
 must be from Crop Chocolate! 

 Here is my example:

This is the Echo Park So Happy Together collection, the flowers
are fussy cut and all have bling centers (from the MM Paper Reverie
collection you can WIN) and some Recollections bling swirls.  The
inking and stamping was done with Black Soot Distress Ink.  The
journal the rectangle in the center of the card framed in
black....makes a beautiful simple card, huh??

So now it's YOUR turn......

when you complete this challenge, please link into the Mr. Linky
below (by Thursday July 5th 9am MST).  I will have an awesome prize
by random draw for one of the participants in my challenge.

I will ALSO have a prize for someone that leaves a comment on my
blog on this post during the hop (please make sure you are a follower!). 

So next up....hop on over to Darlene's Blog (aka mom2tayandbay)!

Play along! Link closes Thursday July 5th at 9am MST!


  1. Laura-can't wait to see your project! I am already a follower.

  2. Cool! What is a "journal box"?

  3. Just found your site as I was "hopping" around. I am a new follower. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  4. Good challenge!

    I've never heard it called a journal box before. I always called it a journal card.

  5. Awesome. never thought to use them on cards!

  6. You're the bomb, Laura. Love this card. It is so cherry!

  7. Linked up with you. I used a journal box on my patriotic card.

  8. I've submitted mine--meets all requirements! woohoo!Linked up--hope it works


  9. Thanks for linking girls! Love the cards!!

  10. All linked up. Thanks for the challenge. The blog hop has been super fun! I love your card!! :)

  11. Laura-I love your card! Thanks for the challenge :) I am all linked!

    1. Also, I am a follower! You have a very decorated blog (lots of companies). You are one busy gal!

  12. Just added by card. I loved the challenge. Thanks for the fun!

  13. All linked up! I had fun with this challenge, thanks! Your project is adorable, & I'm definitely gonna have to get that EP collection now! Thanks for the fun!

  14. I'm linked up! Love that EP card you made - I haven't even opened my package yet, looks like I should! Thanks for the challenge and yes, I'm a follower now! :)

  15. I still have hopes of getting your challenge completed. I have to say it is the one that has me thinking the most. I don't usually use those journaling blocks.

  16. Another new follower here. I don't usually do cards but I hope to give it a shot (if I don't fall asleep too soon). Thanks for the challenge!

  17. Wow Laura - ALL of your projects are awesome. That is so great that you finished 12 projects for the hop too - they are all beautiful!! I am following your blog now! and I put my project in Mr. Linky but you can find it here too my journal box is on the 4th project down (although I used them on a couple of my projects, that would qualify). Thanks for the chance at the blog candy (whooo hooo Tim Holtz and I love those mm brads too!) :)

    1. I forgot to add to my description that my bling is on the flOwers and they are little sequins from the mm gem box

  18. I love your card! What a gorgeous example of how to use a journal box. Hope to get one done for your challenge, like all CCers, I have tons of journal boxes !
    PS. I'm a follower !

  19. Very cool challenge!! Something I don't usually think of doing, but will be a great thing to remember to use some of those left over journal boxes. I am now a follower. My entry for your challenge is the third project in the post I linked. Thanks

  20. Finally had a moment to craft! YAY! I just sent you my card for the journal block challenge! Thanks!