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 -
Tara Orr -

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-
G45: Laura Denison -
Tara Orr -

Tuesday, August 9th:
W2S: Dana Gustafson -
Mimi Leinbach -
G45: Nicole Eccles -
Jane Tregenza -

Wednesday, August 10th:
W2S: Heidi Blankenship -
G45: Jack & Cat Curio -
Sherry Cheever -
Yuka Hino -

Thursday, August 11th:
W2S: Terre Fry -
G45: Gloria Stengel -
Nancy Wethington -
Melanie Forbes -

Friday, August 12th:
W2S: Karen Taylor -
Lori Craig -
Lynette Carroll -
Robin Shakoor -

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!