January 14, 2011

~Hoppy New Year BLOG HOP~



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!
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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~

70 comments:

Jessica on January 14, 2011 at 8:19 AM said...

Just beautiful!!!! I love the banner title and the flowers. Absolutely fabulous. I also just became a follower.

Mandy Malarczuk on January 14, 2011 at 9:08 AM said...

Your layout is beautiful, and I love that you have chosen a word for your resolution. BTW, your blog is awesome! I am a follower now!

bakscrap on January 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM said...

I am already a follower of your great blog. Fun challenge. sounds easy enough.

Nicolle on January 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM said...

What a beautiful LO...and I love the easy challenge..its going to be fun..:) I am a follower..:)

Betty Anne on January 14, 2011 at 10:28 AM said...

Love you layout Kristie and you word for the year. I picked happiness for mine. Loving that yummy candy too.

XXOO AMY on January 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM said...

great! I love banners! very soft and pretty layout!

Caro on January 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM said...

Banners, yummy!

Kathy on January 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM said...

I so love this layout, Kristie! It's already in my faves over at LS!! I have been a follower, and I am now going over to see what's cooking on your other sites! Although if there is a recipe, I hope it's low-cal for me!!! Happy hopping, my friend!

pattyo on January 14, 2011 at 5:47 PM said...

Beautiful LO! Love the banner!

Luv2ScrapMawma on January 14, 2011 at 6:48 PM said...

Beautiful LO!!and Great Challenge!!

Tracey Manderson on January 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM said...

Just beautiful Kristie! love your layout!

Jacqui M on January 14, 2011 at 9:11 PM said...

Love your LO and your scrappin' style, bookmarked to come back later :O) I've seen lots of banner recently, but never put one on a layout, looking forward to it!

Granny on January 14, 2011 at 9:36 PM said...

I really like using banners. This will be a great challenge. I also became a follower of your site.

bakscrap on January 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM said...

Kristie, I joined your Kitchen Creation site earlier. Is this site taking the place of Cookbookin? I was suprised to see Cheri's sketch there? One of these days I will start working on my cookbook project.

KimR on January 14, 2011 at 10:24 PM said...

Great LO! That word is perfect! I was trying to come up with a word that would work and this would have been perfect! I am already a follower.

scrapqueen141 on January 15, 2011 at 2:54 AM said...

Ok, I love love love your LO! Definitely want to try this one!!!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk on January 15, 2011 at 8:53 AM said...

Another awesome challenge.. I really like your layout.. i can so relate to that.. I am sure I have adult ADHD.. LOL ! I cannot focus on more than 1 thing at a time.. hee hee..
Thanks for the inspiration.. will get hopping and scrapping from next week..

sharoncoetzer on January 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM said...

Can't wait to get cracking on these lovely challenges. Hope I can keep up with everyone.

Rachelle on January 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM said...

I've never done a blog hop before, but i'm going to play along and have some fun. What a lovely Layout, love the colors!
I am now a follower!

La Vikinga on January 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM said...

Hello;

I'm new on your blog and have NEVER EVER done anything with a banner - so if I manage to do it; it will be my first and i feel nervous and wish I could have a tutorial as on how to cut the little flags in the exact same shape...

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Mary on January 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM said...

Beautiful layout!!

Sue on January 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM said...

that ia lovely Layout. Great challenge.

Diana on January 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the challenge, need to go over to Kitchen K. and visit.
Great RAK.

Marjo on January 16, 2011 at 1:22 AM said...

Wonderful LO! Great challenge Kristie!

Roulien on January 16, 2011 at 2:13 AM said...

I LOVE your layout, Kristie!! I'm saving it to my favorites for future use, thanks for the inspiration!! Great challenge for the blog hop!!

sunsetdenise on January 16, 2011 at 12:28 PM said...

Love the challenge banners are so fun, off to get started on it!

Iris on January 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM said...

I like the idea of banners so this is a great challenge. Your LO is great and I like your idea of picking the word focus and writing about what you need to do.

tallulah1 on January 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM said...

Awesome LO ! Cool challenge - I tend to not use banners as I have to make my own - UNLESS there is a challenge ! lol Gonna check out Kitchen Keepsake as well !

Meredith on January 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM said...

Like the layout. Haven't used a banner in a layout, so looking forward to this challenge!

mommy2alex on January 16, 2011 at 7:35 PM said...

Great resolution/challenge!
I love banners and cannot wait to get started! :)

ShellBell on January 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM said...

That is a beautiful layout. I've never done a layout with a banner, so now's the perfect time to try that out.
Hope I get to participate in all of the hopping funness!

VanillaCarmel on January 17, 2011 at 5:23 AM said...

I AM FOLLOWING!
I love love love that page, the pretty soft colors and the banner..great work

Jean on January 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM said...

Just posted my layout at Let's Scrap. Thanks for the challenge.

Sherri on January 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM said...

very pretty layout. love the soft colors!

KellyG on January 17, 2011 at 7:48 PM said...

LOVE your layout so pretty! I am a follower!

Bev on January 19, 2011 at 7:11 AM said...

Hi Kristie, Thanks for an awesome challenge. I enjoyed it. I love your LO. My LO is uploaded in the gallery. Have a great Day. Regards
Bev

Kelly on January 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM said...

Thankyou so much for your 'resolution' for this hop....sounds like fun...I love your example and your resolution for the year to focus! How easy it is for us to get off track all the time...lol

Anna on January 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM said...

Have always been fascinated by the little banners added to pages. You getting me to finally attempt doing one :-)

~Kate on January 20, 2011 at 5:49 AM said...

This was a fun layout to design - I'd never actually used a banner on a scrapbook page before, and it was a little finicky, but I think it looks good on the page.

Scrappin' Annie on January 21, 2011 at 1:06 AM said...

I don't think I would have used a banner on one of my pages if it wasn't for your Let's Scrap challenge. I am pleased with the result. So thank you. I may try more!

Gina on January 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM said...

Thanks for the great challenge. I love how the banner is just the perfect accent sometimes.

Ukka on January 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM said...

You picked wonderful colours of the papers you have used. Your embellishments are perfect!

Becca on January 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM said...

Your blog is full of lovely ideas, I have really enjoyed scrolling through it. I really enjoyed doing your resolution, it was fun trying to find a different way of using a banner in my LO.

Stacy on January 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM said...

I really love this layout Kristie!! I love your word. Let me know if it works... I want to see the picture your ds takes at the end of the year.

Kavita on January 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM said...

I went through your blog and saw the wonderful tutorial on punched flowers. Got to try this one on one of the challenges (maybe yours.....). Great ideas on your blog - thanks.

drue on January 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM said...

Love the scalloped edges on your page and how you used the different letters for focus. Beautiful colors too!

Juanitavn on February 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM said...

i loved your resolution, i loaded my lo on the lets scrap site last night. thanks for the great ideas!

Megan on February 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM said...

I love your layout and had fun doing your challenge! :)

Anna on February 2, 2011 at 12:32 AM said...

I have looked at banners and wanted to try one for myself for ages. Just the motivation I needed. Love how scrappers attach them to the layout ... inspiring. Had a lot of fun completing this one :-) http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/skipper-1?context=user

stampinglyn on February 2, 2011 at 6:19 PM said...

Have completed your Resolution #7 and have posted it on Let's Scrap. I have also signed on to follow your blog. The challenge was great. Hugs, Lyn

Elisabetta e Noemi on February 3, 2011 at 8:07 AM said...

here os my page

http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/banner-1?context=user

Beth on February 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM said...

Great layout, just beautiful! Can't wait to try adding the banner to my blog hop page.

Diana on February 5, 2011 at 3:54 PM said...

Kristie your LO is Gorgeous. Great Challenge.

Sherri on February 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM said...

Pretty layout. I got one done using the 7-7-10 sketch from Let's scrap. Used tags and turned them into my banner.

http://sherripriest.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-scrap-resolution-7.html

RachelC on February 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM said...

I'm a follower already, and have my layout over at Let's Scrap. Thanks for the challenge! As always, your layout is beautiful!!

Tracy on February 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM said...

I'm not a follower, here is the LO I did for your challenge.

http://api.ning.com/files/V9vBd1Z9tMcjcttUhOm0T3xbpFoEiy3Z584uTA9ZrnebcSB1btNMPmHfvOMOPRQBxvROUPMITnXVGF0QzP0G*7mOjE7a3rlG/DSC00445.JPG?width=737&height=365

dawn on February 7, 2011 at 8:24 PM said...

I had so much fun with this challenge!!!!!

http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/such-a-handsome-young-stud?commentId=2186252%3AComment%3A265491&xg_source=msg_com_photo

Sharon on February 8, 2011 at 5:06 AM said...

Hi Kristie, found your blog today through the Let's Scrap blog hop page. I am to late to join in the fun this time but I love your work and the banner page is great. Today I looked at your tutorial for Pinwheels so decided to give them a go. I have uploaded the page on my blog and have linked it back to your site as requested. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rita on February 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM said...

I'm a follower already... and my Lo is in gallery... thanks!

Cathy on February 9, 2011 at 2:29 AM said...

I am already a follower.... I've done your challenge and will be posting it shortly on my blog... http://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com

suscu on February 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM said...

I follow already and have uploaded my take on this resolution in the gallery.

Tammy on February 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM said...

Got this resolution done! Thanks for the challenge!

Anna on February 11, 2011 at 4:26 AM said...

Had fun creating my first banner, but now I am on a roll :-)
http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/skipper-1?context=user

Christine Real on February 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM said...

I am following you AND I just finished your challenge! Whoo Hoo! http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/resolution7-4?context=user

Shelly on February 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM said...

I'm your newest follower ;) Just completed your resolution #7. This was a fun one-love adding banners-I need to do it more!

sharoncoetzer on February 12, 2011 at 5:51 AM said...

My page is finally finished. Thanks for this.

Kathy on February 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM said...

Hey, Kristie! I've uploaded my two-page layout for your challenge. Thanks so much. I am already a follower here!

Jenni on February 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM said...

For some reason end of last month it would not let me leave you a comment when I joined let's Scrap. I wanted to let you know much I loved this layout. I love the color combination you used with the pastels.

Kim on February 14, 2011 at 6:28 PM said...

Thanks for the challenge. I did this page at a crop and got so many compliments - I had never used a banner before, but the end result made me so happy! Thanks for the inspiration.

Teresa Davis on February 14, 2011 at 10:06 PM said...

Hey Kristie, thank you for the banner challenge! I really like what you have done on your example page...your colors are so soft and pretty! I have just uploaded my take on Let's Scrap!

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