Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrating Our Milestones Blog Hop {CLOSED}


Hello and welcome to day one of Celebrating Our Milestones Blog Hop.  This is my first time hosting a blog hop and I'm so glad to have you here.  The purpose of this blog hop is to return to my first love, scrapbooking.  Though I love creating cards, I first started with scrapbooking, but I haven't been doing much of it lately and I am way behind.  I have stacks of pictures piling up and I need use the stacks of supplies to keep my sponsor happy, aka the hubster.

One of my milestones was my dream vacation realized, a two week vacation to Europe.  My husband and I travelled to Europe in May of 2008, told you I was behind.  Below is a two page layout I created to start the Paris pages.  The first two previous pages are all my journaling, had lots to say.



Paper: K&Co., Colorbok, Recollections, DCWV
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Want2Scrap, Darice, Michael's dollar bin
Embellishments: BasicGrey brads, CK hat pins
Ribbon: from my stash
Die Cuts: Cricut,  French Manor & MM Slice Vintage Findings.  The top note label is one of Penny's SVGs; the scallop mat is from 09Kutsups font

Now for the giveaways.  If you are interested in my giveaways, you'll need to leave one comment on each of the blogs, I will be checking.  You don't have to be a follower, although I would love it if you did.  Please leave a way for me to contact you and for more chances to win, comeback tomorrow, some of us will have projects to share.  The winners will be choosen on Tuesday, February 1st and will until Friday, February 4th to contact me.
Giveaway #1
1- BasicGrey Sugar Rush page kit
2-BasicGrey Bling
1-BasicGrey Acrylic Stamp
1-BasicGrey Rubons with bling
1-BasicGrey Sugar Rush brads
1-Making Memories Love metal embellies
1-Hampton Art butterfly wood stamp
1-Cricut cartridge, Sweethearts

Giveaway # 2
1-Martha Stewart 8x8 post bound scrapbook
1-Recollections Floral Whimsy 8x8 scrapbook kit

Giveaway # 3
1-Martha Stewart Acrylic stamp set
1-Pack of 5x7 scrapbook paper
1-BasicGrey Acrylic stamp set
1-BasicGrey Bling pack

I am beyond happy to have these ten amazing, ubberly talented ladies join me in the hop.  I hope you will be inspired to scrapbook a page or two.  So let's get to it, blog hop for a wonderful crafting inspiration!  
Your first stop is the super talented Yoli, My Happy Place.
Here's the complete list of all blogs participating, in case there is a glitch along the way.

Yolie, http://www.justyolie.com/  ---- You are here

Remember to comeback tomorrow for day two of the blog hop.

98 comments:

GabyCreates.com said...

Love love love your two page lo and Paris (I have not yet visited--oh I was so close, yet so far!!)
Ok, Yolie, 3 giveaways??!!! --all I want to know is this, does my comment qualify??? lol Thanks for inviting me to be part of your first hosted hop!!! Gaby

Honeybearz Designs said...

Beautiful layouts. Just love them. I myself need to get back to doing layouts. I have a grandson who is 8mths old now and I really need to work on his scrapbook. Thanks for sharing

Cricut Critter said...

What great LOs! I am still waiting for my Italy vacation from my hubby.. thanks for the inspiration and the BLOG CANDY!!

Misty Olsen said...

Hi Yolie,

What a lovely layout. The pictures you took of Paris are pretty too. It is nice to see that your pictures finally found the right place to be displayed. Congrats on holding your first blog hop. I think you will be a big success.

Tori said...

LOVE your layout so awesome! I love paris and really want to go there!!! TFS

Tori xx

Sharon said...

What a wonderful milestone, Yolie! I love those beautiful pages you made. Don't worry about being behind. I like to think scrapbooking is my way of traveling back in time; that's why I still love to do baby pages of my own boys. Even though I have done many pages of their baby days, I still have loads of pictures left.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! So much work...but worth it. Your layouts turned out oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Lora said...

Beautiful Paris layout - can you believe I lived in Germany for 8 years and never made it to Paris?

Your giveaways are awesome - thanks for the chance to participate!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh Yolie... I love love your pages.... Thank you for letting me be a part of your first blog hop

Unknown said...

Love the LO's what great giveaways. I want to do the blog hop but for some reason my internet/computer won't let me see half og the blogs on the list, I have to get this worked out and hopefully before the hop is over. :(
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Yolie very nice layout!

Tanya said...

Such a GREAT lay out!! The colors are awesome!! Love your pics :) One day we might may it to Paris. :)

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

keshapooh said...

Woo la la Paris, Very nice layout. One Day I will get there.

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

what a great trip that you and your hubby took. I love your layout. I need to also complete more layouts. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Zulma said...

WOW! this is a great place to visit! Love all the d/p and the embellishments. Great LO's and yummy giveaways. Thanks for sharing, Zulma.

Kim said...

Yolie, How wonderful that you got to spend time in Paris!! Great Pages:)
I'm a current follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

well when you get back into scrapping you do it big, lovely pages, stunning layouts

Yoli said...

Such a pretty LO. Which die cut did you use for the Eiffel tower?

Amy said...

What a lucky girl you are Yolie! I would love to go to Europe, how wonderful to have a dream fulfilled! Your LO is quite lovely, Thanks for sharing. Now off to hop!

Jordy said...

Great job...looks like you had a good time!
jordanamschmidt at hotmail dot com

Desiree' Clary said...

Great pages and what a special milstone! Thanx for sharing! God bless!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Aww, Paris! I can dream, lol. Love the LOs!

Abby said...

Beautiful LO!!!! i love all the detail you put in it!!!

Karen said...

WOW!!! Your layout is gorgeous!!! : )

Linda said...

What a beautiful layout

http;//ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Herbie said...

OH Yolie I love your Paris layout..Thank you for allowing us to win such wonderful prizes. You know how to get ahold of me..

Sandy said...

Ahhhhhhhhh Paris! How I would love to go there!!! Your layouts are wonderful, and made me feel as though I was there.
Thanks girlfriend
Huggles
Sandy
sandypumphrey@comcast.net

Chris said...

Yolie I just loved Paris when I was there and your LO captured it beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...what GORGEOUS blog candy!!!!! But AMAZING AMAZING layouts!!! Love all your pretty detail!!!!

www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com said...

I love your page and the photo of you and your hubby! Thanks for the chances to win and for setting up such a great hop! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Your pages for Paris are AWESOME. what a fun time you must have had. AWESOME PAGE. TFS

Lovebug Creations said...

Well color me jealous! I'd love to go to Europe! That said....LOVE the layouts! Awesome pics....fab colors! Great job! Thanks for doing this hop!

kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Super Layouts! Great Blog!

TFS
Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Sonia said...

Hi Yolie
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
One day I will get there, I hope. I love the Eiffel Tower detail!
Thanks for the chance of win.

Good Luck!

Sony

Annette M said...

What a wonderful milestone...one of mine that I hope to realize someday. Just afraid, I won't want to come back :-)

Your LOs are gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration.

Just became a follower.

Please check out my blog (I'm a newbie) and follow if you'd like.


http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You have created some fantastic layouts. The Eiffel tower is spectacular!

Thanks too for the chance at some fabulous blog candy.

Judy Garrelts

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower! I love blog hops cause you get to see new blogs and all the great projects! Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop, I look forward to seeing everything that everyone has made!

TFS!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Great layouts!!
I've been in Paris but never got the chance visit the Eiffel Tower :( I was working as a baby sitter and I had no free time... But I did see the 14 Juillet fireworks!!! :) Amazing!!!
Thank you for sharing yur work.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Hubby surprised me with a cricut expression so im finding all these wonderful blogs to follow for inspiration.Thanks for the chance to win :)

mitch1066@gmail.com

Jean-Marie said...

I'm a new follower! Your layout is beautiful---papers, embellishments, EVERYTHING! Good luck on the first blog hop!.
Jean-Marie: jms822 at yahoo dot com
www.dragonflydestiny.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Amazing layout! Fabulous trip to Paris, a dream for me. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful candy.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful scrapbook pages. I can't imagine going anywhere overseas. I bet you guys had so much fun!! Just beautiful. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Trisha said...

Beautiful layout. Your trip must have been awesome. Don't we all have boxes of pictures to do layouts for? This hop should give me some inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

April said...

Yolie this is fabulous! Love the colors of everything. :)

Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of your hop!
- April

Unknown said...

Beautiful layout.

Anonymous said...

lovely layouts. I can't wait to see more!
--Doris

beth said...

Beautiful layout and fantastic giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

crazy for cricut said...

love your layout! tfs! Dina

AJoy said...

Very pretty! I wish I could have gone with you!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

Congrats on your milestone! Lovely layout of a wonderful trip. This is my first blog hop that I have participated in!!

Suzy said...

Great idea for a hop! Love your Paris layout. Scrapbooking my travels is one of my favorite subjects because looking through it takes you back ;) Thanks for hostessing and the chance to win!
~Suzanne
suzyq28024@gmail.com

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

First of all, I'm envious that you have first hand pics from Paris to use for the beautiful layout. My brother and his wife just got back and sent me pics for me to start a scrapbook....now I have yours to scraplift...how fantastic.

Marilyn said...

Very Lovely pages!! Great photos! I would like to visit Paris..someday!!
Congratulations on your first blog-hop!
HUGS!!!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love your LO. You have a wonderful page of your memories. I know you guys will enjoy it for years to come. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogstpo.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Bunnyfreak said...

Glad you got to go to Paris.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Ok...came back to say I visited all the sites and overwhelmed with all the talent, but left with wonderful future inspiration. Thanks so much...it was a lot of fun and I got to see blogs that I've never visited.

country grammie said...

love the Layouts! Wow! Hopefully I will get to go there some day!

dfhenson @ q dot com

Annel & Steve said...

WOW Yolie your pages are great what a nice place to have to scrapbook. ha ha thanks for a chance to win too.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

chignon said...

Okay, now I have the itch to do some traveling! Wonderful layouts :)

JeNn said...

LOVE THE DETAIL IN YOUR LAYOUT. VERY BEAUTIFUL! THANKS FOR SHARING. YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE GONE TO PARIS. THANKS FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE TO WIN & FOR SHARING YOUR TALENT.

ANDERSON.JENN4@GMAIL.COM

LesleyfromWI said...

Very pretty LO. We went to Germany 2 years ago and it was so exciting showing my hubby and kids where I grew up. I found your blog on the hop and am now a follower! Off to hop
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! love all the fun papers!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing. I'm already a follower.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Dawn, RI said...

Love your LOs...Glad your back into scrapping that was my milestone also... Its a long story but Im glad to be doing what was a big part of my life.Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

What a wonderful hop. So much talent among all of you, Thaks for letting me hop... Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Linda Dale said...

I love your scrapbook pages, your blog is wonderful. Thanks for being my newest followers, I am not your.

Pamela Lash said...

Love your layout and I bet that was a wonderful vacation. TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Robin Shakoor said...

Yolie,

Thank you so much for inviting me along. This has been a wonderful experience. Your layouts are beautiful! I love your photos.

AmyJRockstar said...

You sound exactly like me. I love scrapbooking, but somehow ended up card making and now that's all I have time to do! LOL I'd love to see the first two jounaling pages and how you did them. I always have trouble with that. Your giveaways are amazing! I'd be thrilled especially to win the one with the cartridge!
XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

What a gorgous LO. I am soooo behind in scraping and I think you've inspired me to get cracking this weekend.

paperbutterflies@sbcglobal.net

Ashley said...

I LOVE your Paris layout!! I was there in 2005 and wish I could go back. Thanks for hosting the blog hop! I live in Southern California, too!

~Ashley
http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Such a great hope. Love your layout. Paris what a dream.......

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Wonderful hope and beautiful layout. Paris what a dream......

Lynn said...

I did become a follower because I really liked what I saw. I really need to get back to my scrapbooking so I'll be back for ideas. Would love to win something!

Cathie Rigby said...

Love your beautiful layout-I want to visit Europe some day. This is a wonderful Blog Hop thanks for the inspiration. Cathie www.creativecutter.org

Unknown said...

What an awesome trip that must have been and your LO for it is fabulous!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Sue said...

Your pages are beautiful. How amazing to be able to realize your dream vacation. I'm off to enjoy your hop.

ssedlak15@gmail.com

Paula said...

Wow Yolie, what a beautiful layout AND a 2 week trip to Europe. Can't wait to see more pics from this trip!! Love this layout, I think it's very "french" looking, even down to the paper - awesome job!
Paula

Josie0602 said...

Wow...I would love to be able to scrap photos of Paris!! Love your layout!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Kim. said...

These two pages are beautiful, I love the die cut Eiffel Tower and the papers really match your theme well. Thanks for the chance to win, off to hop.
Kim xXx

Minta's Creations said...

Beautiful layouts! Love them!
Would love to visit Europe someday..
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful layout! I would LOVE to visit Paris! Fantastic giveaways - thanks for the chance to win!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Alicia B said...

Yolie, Your LO is beautiful as is all your artwork! I am thrilled you went on your dream vacation girl- you so deserve it! *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

Great Paris Layouts, I think crafters are always behind, to much going on in our head. lol
thanks for the hop.
travis5 at centurytel dot net

Gramjak said...

Awesome Eifel Tower lO, and using our French Manor cart is terrific! Really sparkles and makes us want to be there with you!

Thanks for this wonderful blog hop and the SuPER blog candy. WOW!

Unknown said...

great pages! how lucky are you to have been able to see such a great place!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower
Thanks for the hop and the great candy
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Oh WOW.. I love your LO, great way to show your amazing vacation photos.
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing creations!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

joni said...

Beautiful pages!!! Love them!!! We went to Paris in 03 and I have yet to scrap them all! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Such great giveaways!

Jblanton said...

love your scrapbooking- this is an awesome blog hop you are hosting- thanks for the chance to win!

ejxd95@gmail.com

ann said...

Your layouts of Paris our lovely. The blog hop is a fun thing to do. Love having the chance to win. Ann O. annmsann2001@yahoo.com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow, what a great layout! I don't know if you will read this, but is that a stickpin by the Eifel Tower? I have been wondering how those are used on a layout :) I am a new follower - though I already was...

rdunham at q dot com

Anna said...

What wonderful memories and layout. Just awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

stefeni said...

Great layouts. You're very lucky to have visited Paris! And great idea for a scrapbooking hop. I too have neglected the thing that got me crafting in the first place.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

SGilley said...

love your inspiration and ideas and will definetly do the entire blog hop...love the talent..thanks
sonyagilley@yahoo.com
http://thegardengate1.blogspot.com

LIZBETH said...

hola yolie que gusto estar aqui es tu blog, soy nuevo y queria agradecerte humildemente las visitas y los comentarios que dejas en mis blog...mil gracias.....tu trabajo es encantados ..

besos

365 Days of Cricut said...

I love your beautiful layout! Especially since its of Paris France woo-hoo!! Love it! I have always dreamed of going there. Thank you so much for inviting me on your first hop! I had so much fun making my project for it and it was a great theme!