Tuesday, March 1, 2011

{it's a blog hop @the paper variety!!!}

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the first PAPER VARIETY blog hop!

The creative designers at The Paper Variety will showcase their personal blogs this week. We have delicious BLOG CANDY too!!!! So much fun!!!! :) :)

If you are coming from Marilyn
you are in the right place! If not, head back to THE PAPER VARIETY to get started from the beginning and see a list of all the links if you get lost along the way. You don't want to miss a thing!
Our challenge this week is a COLOR challenge in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday.

You could win this grand prize from Your Scrapbook Stash!!!

In order to win this GRAND PRIZE you need to submit your own GREEN project to The Paper Variety by Tuesday, March 8, at NOON. If you submit before Sunday evening, you have a chance to have your blog featured on TPV!

Here's a little bit of green from me ~ a lay-out about the cypress tree. A wonderfully unique tree, only grown in the wild in two places in the entire world...and they're both on our California coastline. Pretty amazing, right? I think so!! :)

I used a Prima mask and some olive green glimmer mist to get my leafy effect. The pp is from the Twig collection by LYB.
I'm excited to be part of my first blog hop!!! I hope that you will become a follower of mine for a chance to win some green blog candy from me. :) :) :) I'll send you green prima flowers, green bling, green twine, green paint, green handmade felt flowers, green buttons, and a small green notebook to alter. {Go ahead and click my prize image for a scrump-dilly-icious view.}

And because it's my first blog hop.....I also want to send this along to be loved by another paper crafter. I've enjoyed this Elizabeth Kartchner book for a year now. :)

All you need to do to enter into the drawing for my blog candy is
leave a comment on this post and follow me...and you are in!!!

Now, you're going to want to hop on over to our sweet Suzy to see her green!!! :)

Hope you'll get a chance to play with us this week at The Paper Variety!!
Thanks for coming by my blog today! :) :)

hugs, patti

82 comments:

Olga Clemencia said...

great.congratulations!!!!!

Suzy said...

I love the trim you used on this page! Thanks for being a part of TPV! :) And what a sweet blog candy too! Love it!

Sonia said...

Hi Patti
Great nature layout!, Great pictures!
Love the butterflies details.:-)
Great Candy! ;-)
I'm your follower.
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Born2Beach said...

Great layout and pictures. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

stephanniemarshall@hotmail.com

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful LO, love the masking you did. :-)

Debbie said...

Great layout, glad I joined the hopping!

debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

Kim said...

What a Great LO! Love the trees!
follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

curlyqmosaics said...

Are you kidding me? I have been wanting this Elizabeth Kartchner book for a long time now! And your green goodies....all I can say is WOW!!!! Thanks for the chance girl, you are too generous!

Before I go through the blog hop, let me just say your layout is fantastic....thanks for always inspiring us with your creative flair!

creativekokes said...

those trees are incredible! love the masking and that green trim!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome! I love it! Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

Amazing. Your layout enhances the stunning photos!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Joni Parker said...

The misting/masking is gorgeous!! Love your bakers twine wrap over the trim...also gorgeous!! Didn't know that about Cypress trees... thanks for the inspo and knowledge!!

dlwidder said...

Great project! I love the masking and misting on your layout! TFS!

Star said...

Great LO! The trees in the pictures are sooo beautiful! Tfs and have a great day. :)

stars paper passion at gmail dot com

starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

ann said...

That is a wonderful layout. Love the trees. California is a beautiful place. Ann O.

Rhonda Emery said...

who wouldnt love this the beautiful colors of the trees green instead of brown like around here. love the layout.

eila.sandberg said...

Wowzer! those trees are really awesome and you have captured them beautifully in your photos! love the scalopped border with the trim of twine and lace. Beautiful serene page, just love it!

Maquel said...

I'm a new follower!! Love that LO! your pictures are beautiful and go so well with the LO! I just love it!

mderosby at gmail dot com
papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

love your layout.. so pretty. Im a new follower. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Great layout, those are beautiful scenery shots! Very pretty. TFS :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful layout...great pics and details! TFS
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

KellyG said...

Awesome layout, love how you used the mask! Great photos! Great blog candy! I am a follower!

Sue said...

Love the pics and that masking is fantanstic!!!!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your page!!!! and I love Monteray too, it's sooo pretty!!!! way to go girlie!!!!

Tanya said...

GREAT LO!!! The photos of those trees are AMAZING!! You did a great job showcasing them!! The masking and detail are totally awesome!! I LOVE your blog!! Feel free to visit me when you get time ;)

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Vicki said...

Lovely layout. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

mustangkayla said...

Sheesh chica....YOU ROCK! Look at that misting...the design, the butterfly under the title...the...the...EVERYTHING! Faboo work! Faboo blog candy too! :-)

joni said...

So pretty! Love this layout..the lace, the misting, all the cool lil details!!! And I love those beautiful photos!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Your gorgeous layout took me back in time to a trip my hubby and I took along the CA coastline before we were married. We saw that tree - thank you for that.

MARILYN said...

Wow, those photos are fantastic and love those trees and your page, too!! Pretty Nature page!!
HUGS!!!

Rbarakat said...

Patti that lo is beautiful!!!!congrats on your first blog hop!looks like it's going well!

karensk said...

Nice layout and love the lace looks great.
I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Paula Bee said...

Beautiful layout! The pictures are amazing and wonderfully spotlighted!

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com
http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Gorgeous and a great thing to document the "little" things that make us so happy in life.

Ash said...

Hi Patti,

Love your creation!! Great Job!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I am a new follower.

Hugz,
Ash
ashley(dot)dziak(at)gmail(dot)com

http://cricut-crazed-lady.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

What beautiful layouts!! Thanks for sharing! Anita (your newest follower)

shtale said...

Great Layout! Thanks for a chance to win :) its an awsome blogcandy!
scrapbookingcraze.blogspot.com
chantalsp166@live.ca

Kelly Massman said...

Your layout is just fabulous!!! Everything about it is just perfect! Thanks for a chance to win the goodies--I love green (it's my favorite color) so the embellies etc. would be so much fun for me!!!!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom
I'm following!

Barbara said...

The long cypress is such a beautiful tree, and so perfect for the green challenge

Sandi said...

The page you created is so lovely and serene. I really love it.... Thanks for the chance at all the goodies...I am a new follower of your beautiful blog.

Suzy said...

Lovely page Patti! love how you misting with the prima mask! your page details always amaze me!:) and I'm totally drooling your sweet blog candy! *wink*

mindy gallagher said...

Patti :D Your page is so pretty & calming, I want to go there!! LOL! I do love it though. Thanks for all your sweet comments, I think you rock!

Jessica said...

Your layout and the cypress in the pictures are amazing!

BunnyFreak said...

Majestic tree. username at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Found you thru the Paper Variety blog hop. Looking forward to see your projects. Sherry G

Katherine said...

Love the masking effect! Those trees are just spectacular, aren't they?

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Patti - this layout is gorgeous! i love the green of that Cypress - great pics. Interesting fact about the Cypress, did not know that :) I am a new follower.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

LisaM said...

Beautiful page Patti! Love those butterflies and the trim!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

i new followers meravigliosa la tua card saluti dall'italia rosa.kreattiva
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
blog creativo http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

evelyn said...

wonderful! super blog hop!

Grammy Gayle said...

What a beautiful and elegant layout! Like your style - very creative and inspirational! Looking forward to following your blog!

Yara said...

Love your layout! Like the design and all the little details that are part of your style that I admire. Love your prize too! I am very happy to meet and share at The Paper Variety!

Chris said...

Your LO design compliments your photos perfectly! I love all the details you included. That trim is perfect, too! Love it!

Janet said...

Nicely done layout, Love your embelishments and paper choice. Am a new follower.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

paperpapier said...

beautiful green layout!

Z said...

amazing masking!! love the fibers too! am a follower now too!

shersl84bed said...

Great layout. Amazing trees.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

finelyworking said...

Beautiful pictures. Like the lace trim and bakers twine. Great blog candy. Love the bling and would love to have some bakers twine. The green yarn flowers are very pretty. I became a follower.
finelyworking@aol.com

Mel said...

Hehe I am in need of some green!!! So much so that just this morning I changed my whole blog look and added in a bunch of green...and then I pop over here and surprise more GREEN!! Loving that! Hope you have a great weekend Patti!!

P.S> fantastic LO!

jessica said...

your layout is beautiful!! Thanks so sharing!
Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy as well!
your newest follower
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

Love how you did your mask, beautiful!

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

Such a lovely page you made! The masking is great!! Love this blog hop!

Krystle said...

I love your misting -- beautiful job!

colesmama2003 said...

great misting and masking! I am now a follower! Nice to "meet" you!

Melissa said...

So very pretty! I'm a new follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Wow, that's a great page Patti - all of the elements are perfect support for those beautiful photos (and no, I didn't know that about cypress trees! thanks for sharing!)
Happy first blog hop (I'm in my first one at the moment, too! It's a hoppy sort of weekend!)

Audrey Yeager said...

Hope you are staying warm in upstate NY! Your page is just beautiful! I love the masking that you did!

Wendy Crowe said...

Beautiful work with the masking! Mine never looks that nice! Great job! Thanks for sharing! I"m a new follower too!

Sherri said...

great job patti! such colorful green trees.

~jan said...

What a terrific layout, Patti! Yor misting is fabulous and your title work is great! Love the layering of the twine and trim!

Kristie said...

Well now, I'm not sure how I wasn't following you before but I am now!!

I love your page - great pics of the tree! I love nature :)

Ashley said...

I love what you did with this layout! I'm a follower now! I have the first of the "52 Scrapbooking Challenges" books and LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Ola said...

I agree these are amazing trees, and your layout is beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!

I'm also a new follower!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Lisa W said...

Your layout is absolutely stunning! I love using Glimmermist as well, it creates such great effecs.

Susan said...

I really like seeing pages that are about our world around us - not just events or family pics. This is a neat subject and you did a great job.

Janet Z said...

The masking is fabulous! I'm a new follower.

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful page - awesome masking. I'm a follower

Anniebee said...

I'm just discovering your blog on this hop and I love what I have seen so far. This layout is very cool. The masking technique adds a lot of interest. I'll be back to have a better look around after the hop. I'm following you now.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Ange said...

Gorgeous lo! Beautiful photos!!

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful layout!! I love all the green embellishments...I especially love the green lace...that really stuck out for me for some reason!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

KimR said...

I love your LO! The green lace on the scallops looks great! I am a follower!

Sue said...

I really love your layout. Everything works perfectly together. Great detail. I have become a follower.