Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the "Thankful" Bloghop! This is the time of the year we really reflect on what we have to be thankful for. I am thankful for my husband and two beautiful daughters, God, my family, my friends, my job and co-workers, my church family, and many, MANY more things. I am also thankful to everyone who is taking time out of their busy schedule to check out the projects in this bloghop!

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  If you comment on everyone's bloghop post you will be entered to win the goodies.  Michelle, our host, has created a prize package that is a mix of paper, stickers, mists, stencils, stickers, and more!

Here is a picture of the candy I'm going to offer.  I'm working on the list and write up.

You should have come from Diana - If not, please start at the beginning of the hop with Melanie at

For this blog hop, I created a two-page "Thanks" layout.  I have temporarily attached the mats to the page so I can move them around if needed.  I have been trying to use what supplies I already have without spending money.  I am "thankful" I was able to complete a LO without shopping.

close up of "thanks"
Supplies used:
DCWV Cardstock (I'm pretty sure the mats are the same brand; those came from my scraps folder)
ribbon (I've had this for a while; it came from the dollar section at Target)
patterned paper
square brads
CTMH stamp - "Whimsy Lowercase"
CTMH ink - Chocolate and Black
Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Creamy Brown
Cricut - Speaking of Fall cartridge - leaf tag (shift key)

I have blog candy to show my THANKFULNESS for everyone who visited my blog.  To be eligible, you must become a follower of my page and leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.  The lucky recipient will be chosen by and I will post the name Thursday, Nov. 15.

Thank you for visiting today.  Up next is the very talented Haidee at

Here is the line-up in case you get lost.
Day 1, Saturday, Nov. 10
1. Melanie Rozwood
2. Miranda Enclade


  1. I love this layout! So adorable!

  2. Great layout, love how the title is stamped on leaves!

  3. First of all, i love blog hops because i like to find new friends and blogs to thank you for being a part of this hop. i am your newest follower! (and that was before i found out you were offering blog candy!) i love your layouts. i try to not have to shop for projects either, but i can't walk into a craft shop without leaving with something!

  4. cute layout!!


  5. love your layout!!! what a cute blog candy! Just signed up as your newest follower!! Would love to have you visit/follow me at


  6. I love how you stamped your titled on the leaves! Very cute idea....I'm going to have to do that. Thanks for the inspiration! Live for Scrappin

  7. wonderful layout! nice to be in this hop with you!!

  8. Great layout. Just adorable. Love not spending money and using what you have.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annaldowdy at gmail dot com

  9. Those pages are cute. I like the brads holding the leaves. Thanks for being part of the hop.

  10. Fabulous LO, great papers and love the leaves. New follower too:-)

  11. I love the leaves with the lettering... very cool. I am a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Super cute projects and I am a new follower:) Come visit my blog sometime:)

  13. Like what you did with what you have. I'm doing that too. TFS. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. So cute, love it!


  15. Melissa!!
    Youa re too cute n precious!! I love it that you were thankful that you could do your lovely layout without going shopping;) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  16. This is such a nice layout. Thanks for sharing. I am also a new follower, thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Beautiful layout themed on giving thanks!

  18. Great layout. love the leaves.


  19. nice idea for the layout. thanks for sharing nice to hop .
    kavitha vadhri

  20. Great LO!
    Miranda :)

  21. great layout tfs

  22. Started here first and so glad I did. What a great layout from just your stash. Way to go. Now to check out the other stops.