Monday, August 31, 2009

My Very First Blog Hop!!

Happy Monday Everyone!
This is the very first time I've been a part of a blog hop (apart from a hopper of course! LOL) and this one is extra special as it celebrates the fact that My Grafico is up and running again and we are getting back into the swing of the weeKly challenges!

Here are all of the details - you don't want to miss a thing!

If you came to me from Crystal's Blog then you've hopped your way through and now what you're doing. If not then to start, you need to go to back to Martha's blog so you don't miss anyone on the list. Then follow the hop and be on the look-out for a LETTER to be highlighted on each blog you hop to! You will want to leave a comment on each blog along the way to win an image from the Candy Shoppe set (see below) AND you want to collect the letters to create a phrase. Once you know what the phrase is, you want to email your guess to by 10:00 pm (PST) tonight and you might just be the winner of this super cute Candy Shoppe set!

Of course as well as the hopping I have a new card for you and as I was in the celebratory mood I couldn't resist adding a few challenges to my finished card!

First the challenge for the team (and anyone else who wants to play)atMy Grafico is to use a sweet image and the colors red, pinK, and green.
Pile It On was going Round In Circles and so I thought this fit well :)
ABC Challenge were on letter C and that was a Circle theme too!
Whimsy Stamps wanted some texture and with the embossing, the glittered papers and different levels to the card I think I did that :)
Dutch Dare gave me the sketch, Allsorts wanted us to forget Rubber! and finally Creative Inspirations were looking for Friendship cards.

I'm sorry for the colors, they are really off on this, it was darK when I took it!
They are not as "neon" looking as this in real life.
I used the Gumball image from the set and one lucKy person will be getting the same image, just comment on the post today for a chance to win! I colored the image with Copic's, cut it out and matted it on an Octaganal Nestie. The dp is from DCWV, The Sweet StacK and I carried on the circle theme with the embossing on the green border.
I added for circles to a circle tag with Polka Dot brads! Finally I printed out the sentiment.
The inside is just more dp and a matching message mat.
Don't you want to just blow a bubble right now?

Remember I will be giving away the Gumball image to a random person chosen from everyone who leaves me a comment on this post today. And did you find my featured letter? Keep collecting letters to create a phrase and email to the address above by 10:00 pm PST TONIGHT to win this entire set:

I'm the last one on the list so I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my team mates creations and that you've had a little fun along the way.
Remember you can always go back to Martha's blog to see if you've missed anyone along the way.

There will be more prizes all week long so you want to visit the My Grafico Challenge blog every day for chances to win:
TUESDAY: sign up at the challenge blog to become a Follower and you could win a Superheroes set.
WEDNESDAY: They'll be more samples for you on the teams blogs and also you can join in and create a sweet card, you might just win a Back to School set of digital stamps.
THURSDAY: Leave a comment at the Challenge blog and you might win the Halloween Ghoulies set
FRIDAY: Last but not least, everyone who has joined the Followers list or left a comment at the Challenge blog has a chance to win the Trick or Treat set

Of course if you aren't a winner all the sets can be purchased at My Grafico so you can play at the super low digi prices! (and instant gratification too!!)

All kinds of fun planned so be sure to check back often! I will post reminderes through out the week of each day's activities so you have lots of chances to win!

Thanks for joining me and I really hope you've loved all the wonderful creations along the way.
BTW, one final clue to the letter?'s the start of my name! LOL
And for a bonus prize just from me, join as a follower of this blog this week and you'll be in with a chance of a special something too!
I'll reveal the prize in a day or so.
Have fun!


Katie said...

I'm a Katie too. I love your blog. You are very talented!

brenda said...

Hi Katie

What a really fun and colurful card, love your DP with it's cherries.

Thanks for joining ua at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sandra said...

Hi Katie, cute the verse!!

Hugs Sandy

bonnie said...

This is such fun!! Thank you! Bonnie x

Lisa said...

This was so much fun! Thank you!

Jules said...

Hi Katie

What a great "fun" card. Love the sentiment much!

Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

JayLynn said...

Very pretty pp, love the embossing!

Linda . J said...

Such a beautiful card Katie, and in such fab colours! love the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

aardvarkpest said...

Great colourful fun card.


dj1952 said...

The gum ball machine is too cool. Thanks for the generosity of all of you.


Studio Lailani said...

Fun it!!


Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

MrsMomma said...

Great card!

Cat said...

Such a cute card!

Haley D. said...


Julie said...

Cute card

ljurecek said...

Wow! You combined a lot of challenges here. Love the sentiment you used, by the way!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I think I need a gum ball machine now!

by. Amy Schultz said...

perfect image for a round challenge! great card!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Rachel B said...

I love your tag. What a cute card!

Kas said...

definitely enjoy the sweet life!

Lisa said...

Hi Katie, Such a fun card and I love the sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card
thank you for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Your card is wonderful! Thanks for a great Hop!!

scotspanda said...

fabulous card, love that gumball machine :o)

thankyou for taking up my challenge this week on Allsorts


Amanda xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, great card katie! Love the fun images and papers, great texture too. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

Maureen said...

So cute! Love that paper and the gumball machine and all the circles!

Pile It On DT

Vickilyn said...

Very cute!!

Thanks for playing with us (and joining us!)at Pile It On!!