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Let the hopping begin…..

Please scroll down for more posts ~ this Let’s Scrap Blog Hop post will stay at the top for all of February.
Hi there and welcome to your next stop in the

If you hopped over from WilnaCremer‘s blog then you’re in the right place!  If you didn’t come from Wilna’s blog, make sure you stop by Mindi Brown‘s blog who has the hop order to help you find your way.

I’m very excited to be hostessing on the huge Let’s Scrap Blog Hop!  I’ve really enjoyed the Let’s Scrap challenges and their member gallery is filled with talent!  When I’m in need some inspiration or am looking for a sketch, they’re the place I turn.

Here is the sketch I’m showcasing for the hop.  It’s sketch 3-16-11 in the Let’s Scrap card sketch gallery.

Here is my Valentine’s Card created from the sketch.


To create the curled edges I brushed a small amount of water along the edge of the polka dot paper (My Minds Eye Love Me) and gently curled the paper with my fingers.  I love using this technique to give my project a vintage feel.  I also used natural burlap string (in my Etsy Shop) to add some texture without adding too much bulk. 

Now for the really fun part!  Here is the RAK (randow act of kindness), or Blog Booty, I’m offering!

American Crafts lower case alpha run-ons, Cosmo Cricket Spinner Wheel & Tiny Types, Basic Grey Alphas (from Green at Heart) and an acrylic alpha from Kleer Kutz.

Here is how easy it is to enter for my random draw:
          *Be, or become, a member of Let’s Scrap which you can do by clicking HERE . It is

            free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!
          *Become a follower of my blog
           *Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite new scrapbooking paper/product
            from the Winter CHA 2012 reveals.

And if you would like a second chance in the draw, make a card {or layout} from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let’s Scrap, then come back to my blog and leave a second comment linking back to your gallery post. Please tag your card or layout in the Let’s Scrap gallery as such:  3-16-11, LEAP13Please note there is one space between the comma and L and that LEAP is all capitals. 

All of the blogs (there’s 50 of them!) have a different card sketch to follow and you have the whole month of February to follow along and create your projects.  Get ready to create a bunch of projects this month.  Just think, you could make all your birthday, anniversary, congrats, best wishes, etc, cards for the whole year by creating along with this awesome blog hop!

The hop ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you would be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let’s Scrap.  All members of Let’s Scrap, hosts, DT’s and administrators are eligible to win. Winners will be announced on March 3, 2012. They will first be posted here on Let’s Scrap and then on each individual blog. If you are a winner (fingers crossed) you will need to contact the host by March 19, 2012 so they can get your prize shipped out to you. Please keep in mind, since this is worldwide, shipping times can vary, and may take a while to arrive. If the host does not hear from you in that amount of time, they will draw a new winner.

Thanks for visiting my scrappy blog!  Don’t forget to become a follower and leave me your comment about your fav new WINTER CHA 2012 reveal!!  I’d love to send my Blog Booty to YOU!! 

Your next stop will be the talented Katy Drogos, so hop on over to her blog & keep playing along this month.  If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, go to Mindi Brown’s blog which is the beginning of the hop. You don’t want to miss any of the fun!

Happy Scrappin & Hopping this month!

86 thoughts on “Let the hopping begin…..

  1. This card is beautiful Jody. Some lucky person will get this soon.

  2. Nice shades!

    I love Amy Tangerine ribbons spools!

  3. mmm, I had to google what winter CHA was, as I’m a few thousand miles away from you, and haven’t a clue what this is!! But if its a craft show, then anything to do with the new COPIC pens will excite me.

    1. Yes Margaret, is the Craft & Hobby Assocation Tradeshow! Its where our favorite vendors reveal all their new crafting goodies! Check out Papercrafter’s Corner @ There’s a bunch of new releases shown here! Get ready to drool 🙂

  4. I just love this sketch, Jody, and am definitely going to create a card for a second chance at your RAK!! Sweet! The card you created is just as sweet. I love that you used burlap twine on it as opposed to ribbon or Baker’s Twine. Definitely adds texture! I am a DCWV hound, so love all the new pads showcased at CHA!

  5. I love that burlap string, so cool!! To be honest, I have purposely NOT paying attention to CHA! I seem to want everything I see otherwise!
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Very nice card! I love sketch. And that burlap string!I’m a member and a follower too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I love your take on the sketch…so original! I love the new G45 papers introduced at CHA 2012! (Can’t wait to get my hands on those!)

  8. Your sample card is adorable! Love those colours! Thanks for your part hosting in this HUGE hop, I truly appreciate all your time and effort.
    I havent had any time to see anything from CHA yet, but I do know it will be hard to choose only one anyways 😉 I love G45 and Echo Park products, so that would probably be my choice!

  9. Love your card, I love Bo Bunny products and Tim Holtz that would be my choice!
    Have fun!

  10. So excited that the blog has finally started, being in Australia, I am like 15 hours ahead of you girls and have been waiting an extra day.. now I wake up this morning bright and early and can FINALLY start playing with.. yipeee… thank you for all the hard work.. you girls are doing a great job ! I just love your example card (that is fantastic.. a mini layout on a card.. wow)… and Debby has been doing a great job on the card sketches.. wow, how busy is she !!!

    Have been a member of Let’s Scrap forever and am a member of your blog (which is awesome) ! (lol) AND will be making a card soon and will post link here.

    I have been viewing a few of the new ranges and they are all lovely.. how do you possibly choose.. CHA rocks as they bring out such fun ranges to start your year..LOL.. Love Simple Stories and Bo Bunny lines for sure !

    Hugs, Michelle van Wyk

  11. Thank you so much for hosting the Let’s Scrap blog hop. I love how you did the distressing on your card. My favorite new product is Graphic 45’s Little Darlings line, it would be perfect for the heritage pages I am doing for my parents and siblings births.

    1. I’ll have to check out that line… I haven’t done any heritage pages, but would love to do some of my grandparents and great grandparents sometime.

  12. Gorgeous card, love all the details – it’s getting harder to choose which card to have a go of first! I love anything that Basic Grey produces.

  13. This is a awesome card!! I love the technique you did! Great colors on the card too! I just joined a day or two ago and look forward to following your blog!

  14. Beautiful card love the paper you used.

  15. love, love, love the distressed look of your card! i am a new follower and a LS member. my favorite cha reveal was the tim holtz distress markers. i have been wanting a distress ink to write with for awhile. however i am on a no-spending challenge…don’t know if i can hold out!

    1. Hi there Anne ~ I didn’t see the TH distress markes! How did I miss that?! I gotta check those out! Thanks for following me now!

  16. Love this card! I’ve been having fun playing with your rolled edge technqiue. You know I LOVE the new Simple Stories coming out. Can’t wait to get some of those stamps!

  17. I am a new follower and a long time member of Let’s Scrap. I am not sure I know what the new CHA reveals are, but I do like the new BoBunny “on the go” collection. Thanks for hosting a stop on the hop. Beth

  18. Hi Jody. This is my first time visit here. I have become a Follower and of course I am already a member of Lets Scrap. I love your creation and your take on the sketch for the blog hop is gorgeous. And of course the candy is oh so yummy. Simple Stories, must be my favourite. Would love to see you as a Follower over at

    1. Desire, Love your blog! I’m a follower now 🙂 I’m a Simple Stories fan too!! I’m a Memory Works Consultant and we (the company) created that line!! I’m sure you’ve seen the new releases by now~they’re awesome!! is the website if you’re interested.

  19. I am a follower now and have been a member of Let’s Scrap for a long time. I don’t know what CHA reveals are…… (sorry).

    1. CHA is the Craft & Hobby Association Tradeshow. It happens twice a year~Winter in CA and Summer in Chicago, IL. Check out this link to see some of the new products coming out this year!

  20. Beautiful card…I love both of those lines of PP =) I’ve been a member of LS, and I joined your blog =) Thanks for being a fellow host to the hop! It’s hard to narrow down my fave new releases, but I’m drooling over all the new Prima lines =)

    1. oooo Prima! How can you not drool :=D

  21. Hi ladies! I just wanted to give a big shout out to everyone stopping by on this awesome blog leap, LOL! Have fun & thanks for stopping by and joining my blog!
    Hugs to all!

  22. Hi Jody – thanks for the great hop and I love your card example. That quote is so precious. I have just started following you but look forward to seeing much more of you work. CHA – I am a great fan of Basic Grey…

  23. love your card. the saying is awesome. I like anythng new basic grey althought I haven’t even looked at all the new releases yet

    1. Check out the Paper Crafter’s Corner, they have a bunch of new releases on their site. Or check out Basic Grey’s blog :-).
      I’m excited to see what new lines Memory Works will have in the catalog this Spring!

  24. Hi Jody! Yours is the 2nd sketch I made into a card…and here it is:

    1. Eniko ~ you’re card is FAB!! Great job girly

  25. Hi Jody! I love the look of your blog – the banner is very cool and creative! It is so nice to follow a fellow scrapper and blog host here! I love your take on your sketch! Your distressing and your colors look amazing! I am very happy to have gotten to “meet” you here!!

  26. Lovely card! I love the new Graphic 45 ranges at CHA!

  27. wonderful card. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to following it. I am already a member at LS. I love the new Bo Bunny lines.

  28. Hi Jody,
    Great sketch, you can see my card in the gallery
    Hope I did that correctly!

  29. Hi Jody – my card will be up in a couple of days. Thanks for hosting. I just started my blog a couple of days ago….I love Let’s Scrap.…Come join me as well.

  30. Oh it’s me again….I forgot to mention that my favorite CHA item is the Graphic 45 paper….WOW they did a fantastic job and Oh…just FYI…they are looking for DT members…check it out.

  31. I love the shabby chic/vintage feel of your card, and the colour palette is so girly!! What a great interpretation of the sketch! I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!
    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    South Africa

  32. I love your card! I love the colors and all the distressing and everything! I loved a lot from CHA but will say the new Spellbinders items will be what I will be checking out at the Expo next month. I am about finished with my card for your sketch so will be back to give you a link. Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration. God bless and hugs

  33. I am now a follower of your blog!! Awesome card…love the distressing! The things I love from CHA are the new spellbinders Classic Decorative Inserts!

  34. Got my card finished and it is at Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. I have to say that everyone’s cards are awesome!! Thanks for playing along everyone!

  36. Hi Jody. Many thanks for the lovely versatile sketch. I have posted it on Lets Scrap:
    There are more details on my blog about it as well as the free digi image:

  37. I used the card sketch to make a layout. posted it in let’s scrap gallery. here it is.

  38. Already left you love on the LS blog for this awesome card! I love every little bit of it! I am a long-time member of LS, and have joined your blog too.
    The biggest piece of news from CHA for me is that I need to get a job if I want to buy all the awesome stuff coming out! I especially love the creative new Spellbinders die/stamp sets! And all the paper collections with their wonderful embellies!
    Thanks for being a hop host! I’ll be back with my card for your hop!

  39. Lovely interpretation of the sketch. Love the details, colors and layers. Beautiful work!

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  41. I want a second chance! Here’s the link to my card in the LS gallery:

  42. Coming back to leave the link to my card. Again, thanks for hosting.

  43. Hi Jody, as I don’t actually live in the US – I am not really familiar with the CHA new product reveals – and they always take a good year or so to get to Durban , South Africa, where I live.
    However I did make a card with your sketch and you can find it here :
    I hope you like it.
    Jen Leeflang
    South Africa

  44. Beautiful card! I am now a follower and a member of LS. I have also chosen you for the liebsterblog award. check it out here

  45. Hi Jody, Thank you for hosting one of the blog hop stops! I’m the new kid on your Blog 😉 I am a member of LS. I just love your creation you made from the sketch. I live in Namibia and I do not follow all the CHA news. I love Tim Holtz Products though and I believe he is there too. Actually most new stuff will reach us only in a couple of month’s time IF it is ordered by our wholesalers.

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  47. Hi, Jody, back to link to my card for a second chance to win your sweet blog candy!!

  48. Beautiful card, Jodi! Love the distressed look to it!
    My new favs would definately have to be the BoBunny lines.
    I am a follower of your lovely blog and a LS member 🙂

  49. Good morning from Canada’s beautiful east coast, not today though we are going to get lots of snow. I am a follower of your blog and a DT member at Let’s Scrap. Thanks for being a fellow blog hop host, love your sample card. I am hopping over to LS to post my take on your host sketch.

  50. Lots of fun creating a card with this sketch.. here is my layout at the LS gallery: Thanks for being a hostess on this Leap.. so much fun.

  51. Hi! Joined your blog today & getting ready to make my card.

  52. Wow, what a beautiful card!!!!!! I must confess I have not seen any CHA releases, I am a strange scrapper indeed!

  53. Back again to leave a link to my card!
    Thanks for the chances to win!!

  54. Jody, I am a follower of your blog and a member at Let’s Scrap.
    Herewith the link to my take on the sketch from your blog:

    Thank you, Elizna

  55. Hi Jody. I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for hosting.

  56. Back again Jody with my card that is posted on the Let’s Scrap gallery.

  57. Hi Jody Thank you for the great hop – here is the link for my card in the LS gallery

  58. Hi Jody…already a member at LS and have just joined your inspiring blog..your work is stunning.Thanks for sharing.
    I have not seen any new CHA products…tucked away here in Mauritius..but will certainly keep a look out.

  59. Hi..back again with the link to my card at LS.Your card is beautiful and i really enjoyed doing the sketch. Thanks.

  60. Hi I am back for a second chance to win your lovely giveaway. Here’s the link to my card in the gallery.

    Have fun

  61. Hello! Here’s my card in the LS gallery. Have a good day and thanks for hosting!

  62. I really love the Follow Your Heart line by Rhonna Farrer. Thank you for being a host for the hop! Love your site!

    Laura Alberts

  63. Hi Judy, I love your card example…I must use your tip about getting t he paper wet on the edge. Thank you for being a host on the hop.
    Teresa Davis

  64. Judy, here is my link to my card example at LS…thanks again for hosting the LEAP hop!

    Teresa Davis

  65. Hi Judy 🙂 I was here yesterday, so eager sketching your sketch and hop on that I forgot to join, sorry. Today I follow you and yes, also a member of LS. Sorry can’t comment about CHA; I live in Malaysia so I can only wish to be there. Sounds like fun! Love your take on the sketch, awesome. Have a nice day!

  66. Hi, I am a new follower of your blog, long time follower of Let’s Scrap. I love the Websters Nautical Paper, just gorgeous! I love your card too!


  67. Gorgeous card Jody. I am a fellow host, follower, and LS member

    I am really having a hard time figuring out what my ultimate fave from CHA was… maybe the Ranger pens? Also loving the new Fancy Pants and MME for sure!

  68. Hi Jody, I’m back for the second chance to win the LEAP Candy you offer 😉
    You can view my card here:\

    TY for the lovely sketch you chose!

  69. I am now a follower. I haven’t really followed the CHA releases but the few bit I’ve seen here and there look intriguing.

    My card is done and you can see it here –

  70. hi Jody I am now a follower of your blog and I am Sue Wheeler on LS. I am not following the new releases as I am busy using my stash!

  71. I am a follower now and have been a member of Let’s Scrap for a long time.

  72. Hi Jody 🙂
    I’m back with my link.
    So glad to be back again 🙂 Thanks again for hosting!

  73. Hi Jody,
    I am a member of LS and a follower now too. It sounds like you are a very busy woman. I do not know what the new releases are for CHA, but I always love new papers, pretty much all of them! LOL Thanks!

  74. A lovely valentine card to receive. yours new follower and a member of LS.

  75. Whoooop-whoooop! Thank you soooo much Jody for the awesome RAK I won in the Let’s Scrap Leap around the World Blog Hop! I’m sooo thrilled and excited :-)) I will leave you a message over @ Let’s Scrap regarding my address details. Thanks sop Much for all the FUN 🙂
    Hugs all the way from Namibia

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