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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scrappin'-n-Chattin' Blog Hop

HOWDY ALL!

Welcome to the Scrappin-n-Chattin Blog Hop! Scrappin-n-Chattin (link is in my sidebar) is a wonderful scrapbooking community on Yahoo! where friendly scrappers meet to share their creations. S-n-C also has several activities and challenges to keep it's members doing what they love the most - Scrapbooking! We invite you to visit S-n-C as we welcome all scrappers- beginners and pros! Abby is the "Mom" of the group and is just AWESOME at keeping us motivated!

I hope you're enjoying our hop so far! If you reached my blog from Vicki's, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is "HERE". You'll need to follow the hop list in order as I have a secret word for you! You'll learn more about that at the starting point so be sure to read all the details. :)

We have a fabulous grand prize! One lucky winner will receive 2 new Cosmo Cricket collection kits (Togetherness & Mitten Weather) including Ready Set Chipboard. As well as a new Cosmo Cricket (Matilda) 6x6 paper pad!

Here is the order if you get lost along the way
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1. Abby (Start Here!)
2. Theresa
3. Sue
4. Laura
5. Vicki
6. Kim (You are HERE!)
7. Suzanne


BUT WAIT! Don't go yet!! I need to give you my blog's secret word! And also, I'd love to share my creation with you and offer my own giveaway!! :)

For my project, I made a paper piecing of a Santa, and then used it on a card, as we are having a Challenge for the month of August to make a Christmas card a day:

To start my paper piecing, I always flip my pattern pieces over and trace them so that my pencil marks are always on the back and don't show on my completed project.
Once I have all the pieces cut out, I chalk them and then start the process of putting them together. I started with Santa's face and added the red part of the hat, then the beard. I then glued my nose to the mustache and placed it on the beard to figure out where I wanted my eyes and eyebrows, so the placement is right. Once I marked Santa's eyes, I gave his cheeks a little glow with some chalk, then I glued the nose/mustache on, and the ball for his hat.

For the "Be Jolly" I printed it out and then light boxed it onto the Santa's beard (the sentiment is also on the pattern. The holly is a stamp Junkitz Clear Stampz Holidays set.

I also have the pattern to share with you, if you would like to make your own! You can find a .pdf file of it HERE!

I have some BLOG CANDY to give away! I have Basic Grey's Kioshi 6 x 6 paper pad and the Kioshi Pops Layered stickers:



For a chance to WIN you will need to become a follower of my blog and post a comment that you have done so! ALSO, I will give you another chance to win if you become a memeber of the Scrappin'-n-Chattin' Yahoo group. Please make sure once you are a member, and post a "HOWDY" to the group, you come back and leave another comment so I will know.

I'll announce the winner on Monday Aug 16th, so be sure to come back and see who wins. Happy Hopping! THANKS so much for stopping by!

My secret word for you is "ALL"! Now, hop on over to Suzanne's Blog!

I want to apologize for the hold up in starting the hop. I had a tooth pulled yesterday and the pain meds made me sicker than a dog last night while I was trying to get this post ready! I thought I had it ready, but unfortunately I did something wrong. SO SORRY!! I hope you all have fun hopping along.

Have a GREAT Day,

Me Ma Kim

61 comments:

  1. I love that card. And thanks for the template. I am saving and hope to use it soon, maybe even for the EDCC. Great job.

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  2. Hi Kim - thank you for the Santa pattern! I absolutely LOVE your card. Love it!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  3. Awesome Christmas Cards Kim! Thanks for sharing some tips on paper piecing! I am new to that, have only done it twice. Now I feel like that is what I should be doing! I am following the blog hop, since Laura announced it on our Copic Musketeer Yahoo Group! I am new to blog hops so I hope I did this correctly! I became a follower and am leaving you some love! Happy Creating! Sara

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  4. Santa is so cute. I am liking the paper piecing and need to do it more :)

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  5. Love the card! What a great idea, using the light box to write your text. I am a follower. Thanks

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  6. Super cute Santa card! I am now a follower of your wonderful blog.

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  7. This looks awesome Kim!! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy too! I'm a follower. :)
    - April

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win. Cute card!

    aecopenhaver@gmail.com

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  9. That's a great looking card! I've never done paper piecing before ... doesnt sound too complicated, might have to give it a go and see.

    Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy!

    I'm a new follower thanks to this blog hop!

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  10. cute card and thanks for sharing the pattern !

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  11. Santa is so freakin cute!....I'm now a follower!!!!.... :)

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  12. Hey I a MEMA too... love to hear my grandson yelling out the in his little voice...

    I love your Santa card it nice and easy to do which is nice if you have to make alot of them to give out to family and friends
    Thank you for sharing
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  13. Your Santa looks great, I will be downloading that pattern, TFS! Happy to follow
    beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

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  14. Kim, love your Santa. My computer wouldn't let me download. I'll try later. Love your scraproom, too.

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  15. omg! love that Santa!!! such an adorable card.

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  16. This is the third try at posting this comment! I enjoyed viewing all your cards! that Santa is tooo cute! I am now a follower!

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  17. Great card, Kim and thanks for sharing the SVG file! I am a follower :), and well, you know I am on SNC ~LOL~

    Great job, and love the candy give-away, too. Those papers are awesome.

    Laura

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  18. Love your card...the paper pieced Santa is adorable.

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  19. Great Card I love it.TFS. I am a follower

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  20. Great card Kim and thanks for the link to the PDF, that is great to share. I was already a follower of your blog, us MO girls have to stick together :)
    Barbara

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  21. I sure do like this card. I can't wait until I start making some holiday cards...been busy with Back to School.

    Georgiana : )

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  22. I've become a follower. Santa is great.

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  23. Can't believe I wasn't already a follower but I am now! Love the chalking on your Santa.

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  24. I love your card, Kim! I'm now a follower as well! :)

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  25. I now follow you blog and I love the santa. Thanks

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  26. Love your Christmas card, Kim! I am a follower now of your blog. Also, I have been a member of SNC for a while. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. I just join the scrappin -n- chattin group under pattig161. still waiing on my confirmation email.

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  28. Love your Santa, you did a great job of paper piecing it. You would get along getwith my daughter, she does awesome paper piecing also.Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

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  29. Just joined the Scrappin-N-Chattin group. Thanks jennyplace2 is my name at the group

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  30. What a fantastic card! Love your paper pieced Santa! :)

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  31. I love your paper piecing!! I became a follower!

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  32. What an amazing blog hop. I became your follower, thanks for the chance to win this, specially for the amazing pdf file, Gotta print and download it soon, lol.
    Hugs, Irene

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  33. oh I love this jolly santa! Wonderful card Kim!! and thanks for sharing the links!

    I'm now following you!
    blessings!

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  34. Cute Card Momma!! I always love the stuff you come up with! and I have been following you since you got me hooked on blogs and made me create my own! Love ya

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  35. That card is fantabulous! LOVE the Santa! I became a follower and actually AM a member of SnC, just haven't been very active lately... hoping to follow more this winter! I just posted my "HOWDY" to the group!

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  36. Thanks for the adorable santa image...love pieced work and he's sooo cute! I'm now a new follower and would love you to visit my blog and become a follower as well. TFS!

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  37. Thanks Love Basic Grey... nice image of Santa...

    Let me hop to the next one..

    Ivette

    Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

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  38. Cute card! Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win!

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  39. Who doesn't love Santa! He is so adorable! I am now a follower and i really hope your pain is better! There is nothing worse than a tooth ache, let alone have it pulled! OUCH!
    Tfs
    Kim H

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  40. Love Santa! I copied the pdf file to use later! It's just too early to be thinking about Christmas cards - I can't make myself do it. You definitely have a head start! TFS your beautiful work!

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  41. Hope you are feeling better. I hate the dentist! Santa is so cute! Thanks for sharing your card!

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  42. Hi Kim, I'm a new follower, and I wanted to let you know that I love your Santa card :)

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  43. I love the card... so cute... I am glad to be a follower

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  44. I am now following your blog and thanks for the santa! He is so cute!

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  45. I really like the Santa card..thanks for the pattern. I followed your blog today too!

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  46. Hi again...joined the Yahoo group(firelass51)...thanks for letting us all know about it.

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  47. I love to paper piece and love that you shared the pattern. Great job and happy to be a new follower.

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  48. Just went and joined the Yahoo group also. Thanks for the heads up sweetie!

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  49. Your paper piecing is so cute!!! TFS!!!! Hope your tooth/head are feeling better soon!!!!!
    I've become a follower! I'm a fellow Missourian!!! Thanks for a chance to win a fantastic prize!

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  50. Wonderful card, I loved seeing all the Christmas cards you have posted so I became a follower! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I love the card. I am a new follower and just joined the yahoo group.

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  52. Hi...
    your blog is great... love all the projects... 1 xmas card a day for month of August is an AWESOME challenge... I just might have to try that... lol
    thanks, I am a follower now and awaiting confirmation of the yahoo group... can't wait!
    Carrie
    my2sons311 at verizon dot net

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  53. Hi Kim! I like your Santa. I love anything to do with Christmas. Have a blessed week!

    Lisa V.
    fitmom1@cox.net

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  54. Love your card. The santa is so adorable. I've become a follower. :)

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  55. Im officially a member of the Yahoo Group!!
    Can't wait to get reading!!
    thanks
    Carrie
    my2sons311 at verizon dot net

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  56. I became a follower! Love the card...absolutely adorable!

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  57. I joined the Scrappin n Chattin yahoo group as nrskrs! Can't say howdy yet...awaiting approval to join the group!

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