Welcome to the Hoppy New Year Blog Hop beginning today over at Let's Scrap! We have tons of fun, inspiration, challenges, and prizes planned!! And the best part is, we're hopping for an entire month!! That's right, the blog hop begins today and goes through Feb.14th, so you'll have plenty of time to work on the challenges!
You should have joined me from Roulien's incredible blog but if you didn't you can find a list at the end of this post to help you find your way. Each stop on the hop will offer you a different resolution, or challenge. Become a follower of each Design Team Member's blog and as you complete each challenge, upload your finished project to the Let's Scrap gallery. Return to each blog and make sure to leave a comment letting us know that you have completed the challenge and uploaded it to Let's Scrap. Make sure you tag each of your projects with the appropriate tag (you will find those instructions on each of our blogs-ie: resolution#1, resolution#2 etc.).
Each Design Team member will randomly select a winner of a small prize for participating. For the ULTIMATE challenge, and for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Cosmo Cricket, complete the challenges you will find on EACH and EVERY stop on the blog hop. Make sure to tag your uploads properly so you are sure to be entered into the random drawing.
You can start anywhere along the way within this great group of blogs and each one will link from one site to the next where you will find all of the great challenges! And the best part is you have four weeks to upload your challenge entries. Even if you don't win the grand prize, if you choose to complete all the challenges available, you will have 15 completed projects!
So, you are at Resolution#7 on the Hoppy New Year Blog Hop. And this is my banner challenge for you here on Scrappy Days:
1~Use a Let's Scrap Sketch
2~Put a banner somewhere on your layout
That's it!! Make sure and upload your layout to Let's Scrap and tag it Resolution#7. Also become a follower of my blog and leave a comment letting me know that you completed Resolution#7. Don't forget to play along with all of the fun "resolutions" along the way! And GOOD LUCK in all the drawings;)
For my example I did a layout about my "word" for the year: FOCUS.
Back at the end of December I had started making some New Year's Resolutions...you know, all the typical resolutions...save money, exercise, spend more time with those that I love, lose weight. You know...those resolutions that you fail to keep, the ones that cause you to feel guilty and the ones that you forget all about by March? I decided to skip that process and to just go with a single word, one little word, to concentrate on for the year. Ali Edwards talks a lot about this idea on her blog. I read over my resolutions and the word FOCUS came to me right away. That is what I need to do. I need to focus on what is really and truly important TO ME. So I wrote myself a letter and turned it into a layout.
I used lots of Girls' Paperie goodies. I made the banner using some banner dies, Prima letters inked to pink and jute. This photo. Not the best of me certainly but it is the very first photo taken of me in 2011. It is about 12:15, just after we walked home from the New Year's Eve party we attended across the street. DS1 took the photo and I am not in focus. I love that. Perfect for my whole focus focus;). I had chosen the word focus long before this photo was even taken. I have never been so tickled to have a photo NOT be in focus;). I think I'll have him take another photo of me on the last day of this year...hopefully I'll be in focus by then!
For each of you who completes my challenge, tags it resolution#7 and loads it into the gallery at Let's Scrap you will be entered into a random drawing for this fun little Amy Butler for K and Company Mini Book kit:
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
The next stop on the blog hop is Bev.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop:
Resolution #1: Betty Anne
Resolution #2: Kristin
Resolution #3: Beth
Resolution #4: Cori
Resolution #5: Carolina
Resolution #6: Roulien
Resolution #7: Kristie ~You are here
Resolution #8: Bev
Resolution #9: Mandy
Resolution #10: Megan
Resolution #11: Wendy
Resolution #12: Debby
Resolution #13: Dawn
Resolution #14: Tracy
Resolution #15: Amy
Also!!! Please join me at Kitchen Keepsake for our "My Life in Food Crop" that begins today. We have lots of fun games, tutorials and challenges for you.
My recipe challenge is as easy as 1-2-3! I also have a game of bingo going on:
Prizes are involved so come on over and get all the details~