Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paper Variety Blog Hop!!


Hi everyone!!!
Welcome to The Paper Variety's one year anniversary celebration! Yes! It's been a whole year!! This week it's all about our "favorite things"! We all have those, right??!
TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our favorite things and awarding 5 great prizes to 5 lucky random winners.  We hope you'll play along with us each day!!

We begin today with a fun blog hop and our 1st challenge which is sponsored by My Favorite Things stamps. If you've reached me from Nicole's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to go back to The Paper Variety so you can begin in the right spot. Be sure to visit all 12 designers on this hop to be inspired by all their lovely creations using MFT stamps and also many of us have blog candy for you, too! 

First Challenge!
The first of 5 challenges is to create a paper project including stamps - clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, sentiment stamps. My Favorite Things stamps is awarding a random challenge winner with a $25 gift voucher to their store! How awesome is that????!!!!

You'll have until Tuesday noon to enter your project here for a chance at the voucher prize.

My Favorite Things also generously provided the entire TPV DT with stamps to use on our projects. Thank you, MFT!! This was my first digital stamp, and it was so easy to download and get started with!

Card Info
I made a Christmas Card! Can't start soon enough right???!! I used a digital stamp, my first ever, and colored it using simple pencils and some markers.  I added some ribbon, bling, rub on sentiment and voila!

Blog Candy Giveaway
Before you go on to the next hop stop, I have some blog candy to giveaway!

Blog Candy Description and Eligibility!
There are 2 sheets of SRM stickers, 2 yards of American Craft Lace, and some misc.lace, with some doodle twine! Got those last week at Archiver's and the beige lace if off my stash...  

All you have to do to be eligible is become a follower and tell me what your favorite activity of the summer was! If you are already a follower, just say so and tell me what your favorite summer activity was! Easy peasy!!!  ;-)

You don't need to enter a project at TPV to win my blog candy. Although I do hope you decide to join the challenge, you could win a $25 My Favorite Things stamps gift certificate!

Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday at TPV inspiring you to use your favorite things! So come back any time to check out more info! 
There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page so don't miss that!  ;-)

Now hop on over to Pam's blog to see her beautiful project created with MFT stamps!;-)

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Jamilie <---- YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Pam
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Happy Hopping!!!

57 comments:

  1. I am already a follower of your delightful blog. My favorite activity this summer was traveling to Denver to visit my son and his wife where they spoiled me rotten!

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  2. Cute stamp!! I made a Christmas card the other day with a super cute stamp as well!!

    It's just been winter here in Aus... I thoroughly enjoyed curling up in my warm bed quite honestly!! But I'm looking forward to lazy summer days where I can just lay in the sunshine and relax! And the beach!! :)

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  3. This is too cute!! I llove this cute couple!! Owls are my favorites to make on cards. These are adorable:) The paper and the ribbon are perfect!! Thanks for a chance to win~I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by my blog and visit me too!
    My favorite activity in the summer is~going to the lake skiing,tubing and camping. Can't get enough of it!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  4. It's never too early to start on Christmas cards. I should really get started on mine. I love these little owls! Too cute!!

    We had a great summer in our pool, and we made it to the beach quite a few times too. I love watching the kids making sandcastles and burying each other. :)

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  5. A lovely Christmas card! I always like to start early myself so there is one less thing to do when the holiday chaos hits right? I like how colorful your card is. My favorite activity this summer? Hmmm... we are military and had to move to a new house (never fun) but FINALLY having my craft room set up again after being in boxes all over the place was DEFINITELY the high point for me! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy birthday TPV!

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  6. My favorite activity this summer was gardening! I had so much fun making things grow!!

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  7. beautiful card! never too early to start your christmas cards!
    My favorite activity this summer was tending my garden! nothing like fresh from the garden!!
    TFS and for the chance to win :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  8. I'm a new follower. Like your Owl Christmas card. My daughter (who is a sophomore in college studying Art Animation) likes Owls. Fav Summer thing was being in our pool. Had over 30+ days of 100+ temps here in Central TX but finally cooler temps now and it is starting to feel almost like Fall which is just around the corner. Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  9. Great card!!!! I ADORE your owls!!
    I am a follower and my favorite summer activity is attending outdoor festivals. :)
    Boo Hoo~ it's felt like fall in Chicago the last few days.
    silvia
    www.sillyscrap.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute card!! Love the owls :D I'm a follwer and I'd have to say my favorite summer activity is sending my daughter back to school :D it was WAY to hot this summer! We go all out for spring break!

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  11. cute card!!
    my favourite summer activity is spending time with my kids outdoors!!

    I tried to become a follower but the follower list doesn't show up on my screen I will try later sometimes blogger has problems with it

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  12. Cute xmas card! You did great with the stamp!!
    Became a follower and my fav activity of the summer was SOFTBALL!

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  13. Cute cute card! How did your blog get removed from my google reader? I've missed a TON of your posts! I just figured you were busy with your mom being here! :-0 I need to get that fixed! As for your blog giveaway! YUM!!! I have both twine and SRM stickers on my NEED (not wish...need...haha!) list!

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  14. Love your card, the stamps is so cute!! My favorite summer activity is going to beach with my kids, they love sand!!

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  15. My favorite activity this summer was visiting my friends at their lake house.. it was so beautiful there!

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  16. Hi Jamilie;
    your card is sooo nice. Christmas owls..wow! Great idea.

    Hm... my favorite activity of the summer? Going to the Best Fleamarket here in Berlin!

    Hugs Tini
    (I'm a new follower now)

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  17. I just found your challenge site and boy am I glad I did - your card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  18. cute card!!! and way to get started on those Christmas cards! :)

    my favorite summer activity was going home for 4th of July-we had a great time!

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  20. I love the bright colors with the Christmas theme!

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  21. Your card is sweet!
    My favorite summer memory: going on a trip with my twin sister to PHoenix!

    thanks--very sweet giveaway!! I'm a follower!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  22. My favorite summer activity this summer? Hmmmm....barbecuing with friends and dancing under the stars (Chicago has a summer long series where you dance outside). too fun. can't believe summer is over.

    P.S. Digital cards are new to me too. I just became a DT member for Card Cupids and many of our sponsors are digital stamp makers. I'm forcing myself to get comfortable. They're quite fun! Great job on your first usage!

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  23. I can't figure out how to become a follower, but I signed up to follow you on email.

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  24. Beatiful Stamps! and great job whit your card! my favor activiti to all the year is scrap!!!

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  25. what a great card!!! i love it :)

    my favorite summer activity had to have been the sea trek walk hubby and i did in aruba-we actually walked the ocean floor! definitely cool :)

    have a great day!

    sarabeth

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  26. Love your card! love the cute owls,I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  27. That card is crazy cute, Jamilie! Happy Blogaversary!

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  28. Oh my gosh! Those penguins are sooo cute!! My fav summer activity would have to be the local water park! So much fun!! I'm a new follower BTW!!

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  29. Oh I just LOOOVE this. So cute!!! I'm a new follower and I absolutely love your style :)

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  30. I love the owl card. that is great for christmas. My favorite thing this summer was a trip to Oregon with the kids and they got to got white water rafting with my hubby. I was not able to go rafting, but the looks on there faces, and stories they told me when they got back to camp was all worth it.


    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  31. What a cute card! The owls are so adorable. I am a new follower. My favorite thing to do this summer was working in my garden and watching everything grow.

    happyscrapin@blogspot.com
    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  32. I love your owl card! Owls are the best!! My favorite thing about this summer was a trip to the Olympic Game Farm!! Animals galore!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  33. Super cute card, love those owls!

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  34. Hi Jamilie :) I'm in Australia so my last summer was back in January - my favourite thing was taking my daughter to the New Year fireworks.
    Love your cute owl card xx

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  35. Hiya, This blog hop is so much fun, much more exciting than the work I should be doing !!. My favorite thing this summer was to go a little train up to the Jungfrau in Switzerland. It was 41 degrees at the bottom and white snowy landscape at the top ! Amazing ! Thank you for the great giveaway !!

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  36. Those owls are adorable!!! My fave summer thing was visiting the water park with the kids :)

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  37. I love owls! and I love owls for Christmas! :) great job Jamilie. lucky to have you on the TPV team

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  38. Hello!
    You're so early for xmas, i should do the same!
    Love the cute owls and all the color and details on the card :D
    regarding your question, well, since i live just on the other side of the world, Chile Shout America, it is actually winter here so no summer activitis for me, bohoo! Anyways, spring is around the corner and can't wait to have warmer days and going to the beach, beach is definitively my fav summer activity ever :D
    Greetings from the south!

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  39. What great blog candy!!! I'm a follower now, my fav summer activity is getting out on the boat with the kids and friends swimming and BBQing.

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  40. Love the owls on your card! The color are awesome! My favorite summer activity was going to Atlanta and visiting you guys! xoxo

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  41. Your card is adorable! I became a follower. My favorite activity was going to the beach with my nephew.

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  42. Im a new follower! My fav. thing was playing at the beach with the kids
    kacee

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  43. Great card! I had lots of fun with my son outside this summer! Going to the beach while on vacation was probably the best thing about the summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. great card xx im a follower and my best part of the summer was going to the zoo and seeing my little boy enjoying watching the 'am-me-mals' xxx

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  45. Your little owls are too cute! I'm already a follower and my favorite summer activity is actually having time to do crafting!!! I'm a kindergarten teacher so I have the summers off.
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  46. Such a cute card! I am now a follower! My favorite summer activity was the indoor pool in my mom and dad's hometown. It was over 100 degrees here and it was just too hot to be outside! Another favorite activity was Moody Gardens Water Park! Love the lazy river!

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  47. What a cute card! This summer I loved lounging by the pool.

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  48. Your card is very cute. I became a follower. My favorite Summer thing was a recent vacation down the shore. The hotel had two ping pong tables outdoors on the deck. We played a lot of ping pong besides other fun beachy stuff. LOVE your Blog candy. Can't ever have enough lace and the twine was making me drool. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    finelyworking@aol.com

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  49. Super cute card. My favorite summer activity is going to the National Cherry Festival - car show, air show, arts and crafts show, pow wow, parade, music and food vendors.

    I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  50. What a cute Christmas card! I LOVE the image you chose! I'm your newest follower, and I actually have two favorite summer activities. The first was our yearly family vacation to Las Vegas, and the second was taking my oldest son to Hollywood & Beverly Hills for the first time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Great card Jamilie. I think we should have Christmas all year round.... at least Christmas projects. The owls are wonderful and the papers and ribbon you used are perfect.

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  52. This is very cute! love your project.. very inspiring.. off to the next person on the hop :) hugs
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  53. Great card Jamilie, love the bright colours :)

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  54. what a couple of cuties on your card - love the bright colors too!
    I became a follower of your blog.
    My favorite thing that happened this summer was when my husband and I took our grandbabies to the park to play. It was so nice for him to come along and the kids seemed to really enjoy that he joined us.
    I am having fun playing along with TPV's blogaversary - thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful prize!

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  55. I am a follower now, but it is putting me as annoymous and this is Karen aka Soccerboyzmom.
    My favorite part of summer was not having to set my alarm or follow a schedule. I could only do this because I was not working and took the summer off for the first time in Many, Many years.

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  56. Such a cute card! Love the stamp you chose to work with! Off to become a follower :-)

    My favorite activity of the summer was hanging out with my girls at the pool!

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  57. I'm so with you: it is never too early to get started on Christmas cards! Love yours. Those owls are really cute and I love your colors.

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