Monday, August 8, 2011

The GRAND Want2Scrap™ & Graphic 45 Blog HOP!




WHAT a wonderful collaboration, and SUPER exciting blog hop is in store for you, THIS week!



On behalf of the sparkliest place to get your craft on, Want2Scrap™,
I am BEYOND honored to be sending you off on the wild ride to FUN and
FABULOUS prizes, along with Graphic 45's Laura Denison and Tara Orr!
Let me share with you the "official welcome!"

Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ Designers have teamed up to bring you an amazing week long Blog Hop August 8th -12th filled with fabulous designs that are sure to inspire all!! Each day we will be sharing a link list with you for the featured designers and we will have a master link list just in case you happen to miss one of the days.
What would a blog hop be without prizes? Yes, we will also be giving away prizes!! Both Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ will be giving away a $25.00 prize on two of the blogs and on each company's Facebook page. The prizes will be hidden on two of the blogs (one for each company) so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning. For Facebook, we will be picking a winner from all of the comments made during the week long Blog Hop.




If you are new to Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ here is a little information about both of the companies.

Graphic 45
is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. They offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let their products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

Anytime you're in the mood for some super crafty ideas and inspiration,
let me share that these BLOGS have ALL of that and THEN some!
I'm so excited that we're all getting together this week to take it all
up a notch or two - HIGHER! Yee Haw! I can't wait to check it out!


Meanwhile, back to TODAY! You're here at MY comfy, crafty spot, MamacowCreations!
In order to play along for the BIG prizes and lovely loot, make sure you leave some love
for these amazing gals, as well:

G45: Laura Denison - www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com
Tara Orr - http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Here's how the week will lay out in its entirety:

Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop
August 8th-12th

Monday, August 8th:
W2S: Elise Durenberger- http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/
G45: Laura Denison - www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com
Tara Orr - http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 9th:
W2S: Dana Gustafson - http://paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Mimi Leinbach - http://mycharmingblog-scrappermimi.blogspot.com/
G45: Nicole Eccles - www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza - www.janetregenza.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 10th:
W2S: Heidi Blankenship - http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/
G45: Jack & Cat Curio - jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com
Sherry Cheever - http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Yuka Hino - http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 11th:
W2S: Terre Fry - http://terresscraptherapy.blogspot.com/
G45: Gloria Stengel - www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Nancy Wethington - http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Melanie Forbes - www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com

Friday, August 12th:
W2S: Karen Taylor - http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/
Lori Craig - http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Lynette Carroll - http://www.lynettecarrolldesigns.typepad.com/
Robin Shakoor - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com

Soooooooo, now that you have a lay of the land, I'd LOVE to share a
sparkly little gem I cooked up, in honor of the occasion.... The HOP!
The FUN, the marriage of one of the MOST delicious paper companies
in all the land and the BEST source for bling and GREAT platforms to
show OFF your crafty best! That's RIGHT: Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap...





They MADE me do this! {They DID!} I mean, how could I help myself...?
PAPER this FUN, this beautiful, THIS tempting!!! AND just the right,
complimentary, Nestabling™, Babybling™ and plenty of extras... I just
HAD to go, where I went - I mean, c'mon: LOOK AT THE CHARACTERS!



You can't NOT love them!!!



In fact, I love them SO much, I blinged up this tiny {but MIGHTY!} Nestaboard™ shape,
with baby bling AND leftover bits from my partially used, Nestabling™ circles - THERE'S
always things to do with LEFTOVER bling - trust ME! Are you FEELING the love yet?



In case you haven't guessed, I'm thinking of THE MAN, in my life - THIS goes out to him!
{So, I guess... SHE'S me! hee hee - Aren't we fetching in our poolside pleasantries!}

I LOVE GRAPHIC 45 PAPER! What a perfect festival to get crafty AND blingy!



I, SERIOUSLY, get absolutely LOST in these characters! I feel like I could write their
story - or AT least, SCRAP it! SUCH a fine pairing - indeed! But don't linger too long...!
~Although, at LEAST long enough to leave me some LOVE {'Cause doesn't the WHOLE
blog world run better with LOVE?}, but then move your lovely self along to Laura & Tara!

I've prattled on long enough! {Doh!} I DO, soooooooo appreciate you playing along with
us and visiting my fine and fun crafty place! THANK YOU, again! I hope you WIN!!!!!

Yeeee Haw!




Want2Scrap™ Products Used:

Nestabling™ Rhinestone Heart Circles BrownRhinestone
Nestabling™ Rhinestone Classic Diamonds Silver
Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle, Small Turquoise Rhinestone
100 Count - Baby Bling Silver Rhinestones 2.5mm
Nestaboard™ Labels One

Graphic 45 Products Used: On the Boardwalk Paper

Cross Promotional Product:
All Purpose Green Glue by Eco Green

Additional Products:

Stamps - Practicing Creativity Designs
C/S - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!, Versafine
Page Pebbles - Making Memories

Ribbon - Stampin' Up!

173 comments:

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Love your creations! Thanks for sharing!

Haasiendamom said...

What fun paper and beautiful bling. Love it!

Kavita said...

Super talented! Thanks.

Linda said...

What a fun blog! Love your project!

Juli Redwine said...

I love the playfulness in your designs. Great use of Graphic 45!

Sharon Sutton said...

First off your blog name is just adorable! I love your take on the Graphic 45 images, your use of bling is scrap lift worthy. The cow motif makes me smile, enjoyed talking a look.

Kim said...

LOVE your blog! Your card is so cute..and I agree those characters are the bomb!

leighann said...

I am loving your blog and your combo of the nestabling and G-45! So beautiful! Thank you

StampDancer said...

This is such a fabulous project! And I can't help love the Graphic45 papers you've used - they are Da Bomb! All the bling and Nestaboard are a super plus too!

wilson.marie65 said...

Awesome card. Love the bling, oh wait, I love everything about it...thank you for sharing..great project.

bethann d said...

fun fun fun. so glad i found your blog , that's only one of the things i love about hops, new blogs. Graphic 45 and Want 2 Scrap togheter... pricelesss

BeeBoo said...

Love the bling!!! TFS!

Tara Orr said...

gorgeous work - the colours are so vibrant and fun - perfect for the summer!

Mary said...

Hi Elise, I falling in love with hops; great way to meet new designers.

angelic said...

Love graphic 45 card you made and all the bling you added. Thanks for sharing.

Aissa19 said...

Very pretty morning, Awesome products

Trudi said...

Your card is fabulous!! Love your whole site, I will be back to be inspired! Thank you for sharing.

Diana Caho said...

I love the whole G45 in general. Love your site as well. How stinking CUTE! TFS

Judy Webb said...

Loving this blog hop and all the great ideas.

Pam Young said...

I love the papers and bling!! Your card is fabulous!!!!

Rosemary said...

absolutely fabulous, my crafty friend!!! love all the blingy goodness!

Judy Webb said...

Yes, fabulous by you and all the others. Love the hop

Sherrie Suttles said...

The card is great. Love love love all the bling!

Jennifer Palmer said...

What a great card! I love all the bling and G45 paper is awesome!

Anny90 said...

great work!! the card is awesome!

cat lacigale said...

fabulous !

Gloria Stengel said...

Fabbie card! I love those beach dudes and babes, too! What a fun ride to play with W2S and G45 at the same time!! woot woot!

Chris Dring said...

Love the card you created! So very whimsical!!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Fabulous creation! Incredible blog! Love your style!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great masculine project -- much needed!
Jan B.

Noreen said...

So much vintage fun! Nice layout.

fairkat said...

what a fun card! bet he'll be really tickled!

Jan Garber said...

How fun! This really "MOO"tivates me to get out my G45 papers and start cutting! LOL!

Hava Cohen said...

I really love your project! That's a real inspiration for men cards and albums. Thanks

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

What an amazing projects. Thos papers are just stunning. The Nestibling gives this projects the extra "Wow" factor.

Jodee said...

Very cool! Great use of the bling!

Marge said...

Great papers + great bling = a match made in heaven and a GREAT project!!!

Nadia said...

This is a blast! Very cool...

Terre said...

Elise my friend yo be the Bling Queen...love it and yes I agree the G45 paper is one of my all time fav's. Nicely done girl.

Scrapycandy said...

A fun blog and I love the bling on your project. I really need to do more bling! Thanks!

quiltindiva said...

Really love what you did with the papers. Love Graphic 45

CottageRose said...

Love your project! Graphic 45 papers are the best, but I'm not very creative. I love seeing what you talented designers come up with!!
Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

Mona E said...

Your creation really sets me in a good mood. So colourful and full of GORGEOUS!!! lovely bling!!! I actually became your follower #200!! Such fun! So happy to have found your blog and so much fab inspiration. Looove those G45 papers. I have to admit that i have never heard of Want2Scrap before, but i am so happy to get to know them. This is gonna become a great week and i am waiting in awe for the next creations. Have a great week, hun! Hugs...Mona

Sara said...

What a great card! Always looking for "man" ideas...you carried this one out beautifully.

girlia said...

Love the blog hop and the awesome/amazing projects.

wiglo@sbcglobal.net

Tanya said...

Fabulous! I had not seen that paper before, how fun! And loving the bling :D

sleigh said...

Great blog hop today... looking forward to each day this week! Wonderful projects seen today as well :)

connie said...

What a great card! love how you used the bling and the paper.

Debbie said...

this is a great start to the week thanks for the inspiration and i love how you interrupted the paper
upnurse at aol dot co m

Suzanne Morse said...

Great creation looks like so much fun to create

Yvonne said...

What a fun project.

Cindymc@charter.net said...

What an udderly inspired idea. Thanks from the men in our lives!

Tambo said...

I love this. It is so interesting how each person interprets a piece of paper. I love Graphic 45 paper. There is so much in just one piece. I sit and stare at it for hours. Love the bling you added too! tfs Tami
www.tamboscreations.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

What a great man-card. You did a great job with this one.

wendy said...

What a fun project. Love the paper. I'm just starting to use Spellbinders dies. I'm thrilled that Want2Scrap makes Nestabling!

Rosa said...

très beau projet

Irit Shalom said...

Totally lovely project! Great hop too!

Anonymous said...

Love this hop and love your blog. Fantastic DT to be on- you are lucky girl!
Adi
adiabada0212@hotmail.com

Lexi said...

Love your project!

Lizscraps said...

you blog is very bubbly and full of deliciousness like the bubbles at the top of a cold glass of chocolate milk! very cute project and gotta love the bling! TFS

lee said...

you're layout is gorgeous and your commentary had me laughing out loud... thanks for sharing! I think this is going to be an incredible week.

Elin said...

This card is amazing! Love that paper! Sure is perfect to a man :)
Hugs

Joyce said...

Love the paper-love the design-great card.

Lesley Bliss said...

What a great card, the layout is perfect and of course using Graphic45 papers makes the card so interesting.

Luv 2 Create said...

Luv, luv, luv your card. Fabulous combo of Graphic 45 papers and Want2Scrap bling. These two companies are made for each other!!!!
Marcie

Janie said...

You've done a super job of making something for a man. Not an easy thing to do.

Mindy said...

What an adorable idea! Yes, sometimes we ladies just need to "man up" to get things done, right? Just not TOO manly to add glitter...
Nice job!

Anonymous said...

I would have never thought to make a "MAN" card from that Boardwalk paper. But it is a great idea. Love, love it. Even the bling looks manly, like a bill board. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

Lana said...

What a great idea & I love all the bling you used to make this soooo intersting and inspiring !!!
Hugs

Laura said...

love the vintage look to your card! you did a great job of mixing the two companies products. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I really liked the bling with these papers. It made me think of old movie theatre and State Fair lights giving these a very nostalgic Carnival touch.

Really nice use of wonderful materials! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina said...

Wow, fantastic card, so gorgeous! Love how it "tells a story". The bling realy adds to it.

jjocarlson said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing

Joyce
jjocarlson@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

Great card! Love our Bling!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great card! Simply beautiful...G45 & all that fab bling!
Pam
panutting at gmail dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so much fun!!! Love the bling!

michsmith1973 said...

What a great tag team these two companies are teaming up together. Your project is awesome and thanks for sharing:) Michelle Smith

Hel said...

Since Graphic 45 is my number 1, favorite paper of all time.....I love every project using it.
Thanks for the creativity.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Elise, Fantastic Job on your card!! I love it and I LOVE the sentiment!! Making cards for men can be a challenge sometimes but you totally Rocked this card!!! I love how you used the Want2Scap and Graphic 45 products!!! Hugs

csparky61 said...

Ahhhh, so cool and so masculine, not something you find a great deal of. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

~Melissa~ said...

What an awesome masculine card!! You did a great job!!

CherryTrinn said...

Great card definitely gives me a new way of thinking about male cards!

Jean said...

Just awesome!!

Dana said...

What Summery fun and I just love all the bling.

Tanya Hanson said...

What a great masculine card. Love Graphic 45 and how you incorporated it.

Scossie Jane said...

WOW - what a perfect blend of two companies products, the G45 Boardwalk paper and Want2Scrap bling. Loving your commentary too, you are too funny... Hugs x

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

SO cute!!! What a great way to use up the bling!!!Thank you, Thank you!!

Larissa Heskett said...

UDDERLY LOVING your creation!! =) What a CUTE BLOG you have!! Being a FARM Girl myself (from Nebraska) I find it Super Sweet!!
THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Victoria said...

Great way to honor one's man! Thanks for the great idea and use of papers.

sharon g said...

I've seen that Graphics 45 paper before. At least one of the men is a HUNK big time!!

Stacey Wilson said...

Love this project, it's so fun and cute! Great work!

EstherT said...

I love your card! I love looking at Graphic 45 paper, but I'm never quite sure how to use it! LOL Your example gives some inspiration, for sure.

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

kaz said...

Yes it does take you back to a simpler time well done

Sunny Skye Creations said...

LOVE your card!! Those beach bums sure are great for scrapping! So fun to join up G45 and Want 2 Scrap!! Fantastic!

Robin said...

What vibrant colors & love the characters. great card & great to see something masculine.

Jona Panesa said...

fabulous project!!!

Leah Crowe said...

I just adore your card.. you really made the characters SHINE. moooovalous dahling!!!

Sherri Caramico said...

LUV the colors, the BLING and the Nostalgia - great combo!

emharp said...

Love your blog. You are having so much fun!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Great project ... will be doing something like this it's so inspiring ....

Fran Brunke said...

Wow - it's like a brand new world in here. Did the sun just come out? No, wait...it's the fun-shine attitude. Love the card and the bling too!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, love how you used all that bling on a masculine project! Fab!!!

-Carisa

http://ladyguineveresinkyfaeries.blogspot.com/

POSH said...

and who said manly cards and bling were mutually exclusive??? I LOVE your cards...the colors are so vibrant!! Great job...

María Castillo said...

Stunning card, love the bling!!

Dana Gustafson said...

You are so cute! Loving this card!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What fun paper and love how you used the bling on it.

Cheryl Leong said...

Yummy project you made.... Keep up the good work

Doris Widder said...

Gorgeous card! TFS!

Lorraine said...

What a great idea - love the hop and your card is just beautiful!

Tolegranny said...

I just love blog hops because I always find great new blogs to visit and follow. I love your 'Man' card.

Torill said...

FAB! The look of this card is so great! Love the colors you have used! <3 <3 <3

Dawn B. said...

I am a true bling lover, so this paired with graphic 45 are a match made in heaven! Love it!

Romy said...

This is such an amazing card! What a great mix of products you used:)

Anne said...

Fabulous card and combination of perfect papers and beautiful bling. Gorgeous! xxx

TYJ419 said...

Love your card!! The paper collection is beautiful. TFS

stampyra said...

great project! I love how you combined the two companies products together. JIL

Sandra said...

I like your project. Gret use of the papers.

Chocolate Mousie said...

I think Graphic45 is the best for wall hangings as they're more art than just scrap paper. I find it really hard to cut them up due to the fact that they're so pretty and detailed. :)

Rhea said...

Great composition! I agree the characters are lovely. Thanks for inspiring!

Andrene said...

Great project. Love all the bling!!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore your card creation!

Barbara said...

Love the masculine theme.

Anonymous said...

Love the paper, bling and sentiments. I just told a guy yesterday that he was the Man, so I smiled when I saw your card!

Janet L.
Leachm8@aol.com

Monique Barr said...

I am so in love with this project. I have this paper also, I did not know what to do with it. That's right bling it out. Great job

lynneatw said...

I love your project. You are so talented.

Cindy J said...

Fun project!! Gotta love all that bling!

Margie said...

Gorgeous card! Love your use of bling!

Maline said...

Ah franchement qui peut résister aux sublimes papiers Graphic45?! Ton projet est très sympa. Amitié

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I love your blog hop. Your are recharging my creative side of my brain. Bling goes such a long way. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have learned that cutting beatiful paper is ok, and it makes a lot more pretty papers. Sorry forgot to sign my name to the first post. Love you name. We just got done with our county fair.

Margaret x2

Carol said...

Hello Elise, I love your card is simply beautiful, especially because it is more masculine than feminine and me that gives me good ideas, I never find inspiration for gifts for my husband and nephews, thanks for sharing.
Many kisses from the island of Menorca, Spain

Ratty Hugs said...

perfect Guy card.
~C8>

Anonymous said...

Very fun card! Love the paper and all the bling!
Bozena

genagirl said...

I have every line of G45 paper but I always hate to cut them up! It takes me ages to do it but then I love whatever I've made just as much as the pristine sheet of paper so it's OK.

Nan G said...

What funky blog name! Love your creation and the new nestabling long!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great man card!!!!

madoke said...

Love your project, thank you for sharing it.

Peggy said...

Great project! Love the combination of bling and paper.
God bless,
PeggyS

Bonnie Heggemann said...

How can you not love Gra[phic 45 papers. Love the bling. Thanks for taking part in this great blog hop.

stephanie said...

Awesome card,love the bling.

Becky Dunham said...

I just love to visit your blog Elise! The projects are always fabulous, but you yourself are just so much fun that even if there were no projects, it would still be a joy :) But i do love this project and I agree, those images are just begging to be put in a story! Hugs!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

Fabulous card, Love the paper TFS

Peggy Packer said...

Love the colors!! Great project!!

Pughugger said...

I love your sense of humor. Too funny!

Georgee said...

Love your blog!! Great humor! Great Blog name. Great project!! Have a wonderful day!

Lee-Anne said...

Love what you did with this collection. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Cute card. Lots of fun. Thank you for the creative ideas!

Julie Wright said...

I love the tones in Graphic 45 paper. It really DOES make you have to create. Nice work on your MAN card!

McStamper said...

What a great card.

midnightscrapper said...

Just Stunning! love it love it love it!!!!! what a great first stop, you have set the bar high!

Bast said...

Absolutely adorable! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Elise, your card is beautiful. Love all the texture to the card. I need to make one of these!
ava

Christina V. said...

Lovely card focusing on "traditional", should I say, values! Perfect papers and blings!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! Every inch of it is so interesting.

snowbear said...

A great card... always looking for cards for the men.. this one is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Graphic45 papers are in a category all their own!Really amazing! The man-card is awesome, and who doesn't love bling?

JamieH

Meg said...

Nice bling going on. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Robitaille said...

wow! Fantastic job here with the characters and the bling!! Amazing...

Caroline said...

Super nice card... love the layout, the bling, and the papers!!... so fun!!

Shona said...

Your project does tell a story. Love it and love your Blog!!

marksgran said...

Love your project, great fun!

Carol L said...

This has everything I love! Newsprint, bling, ribbon, great images and a whole lot of love poured into creating it! Fabulous!!

Heidi said...

FUN!!!!!?

Christa Uttley said...

Wow Fun or what!? Thanks a bunch for sharing and for revealing the whole week at a glance! Super useful!

Nicole said...

Cute vintage card!

Nicolle74 said...

Very cool card!!..:)

Nancy D. said...

Loved your project!

Nancy D. said...

loved your project!

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful, love the papers!

ScrapGirlfriend said...

I love your work! Excellent layout & design!

NANCY P said...

I love the paper, too. And who says men can't enjoy a little bling.

MORMOR said...

Love your work and your blog is truly fun. Keep up the good times.