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:
1. Abby (Start Here!)
6. Kim (You are HERE!)
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,