Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paper Variety's One Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to The Paper Variety's one year anniversary celebration! This week it's all about our "favorite things"! TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our favorite things and awarding 5 great prizes to 5 lucky random winners. We hope you'll play along with us each day!!

We begin today with a fun blog hop and our 1st challenge which is sponsored by My Favorite Things stamps. If you've reached me from Sue's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to go back to The Paper Variety so you can begin in the right spot. Be sure to visit all 12 designers on this hop to be inspired by all their lovely creations using MFT stamps and also many of us have blog candy for you, too! .

Our first of 5 challenges is to create a paper project including stamps - clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, sentiment stamps. My Favorite Things stamps is awarding a random challenge winner with a $25 gift voucher to their store!

You'll have until Tuesday noon to enter your project here for a chance at the voucher prize.

My Favorite Things also generously provided the entire TPV DT with stamps to use on our projects. Thank you, MFT!

I used their beautiful beachy stamp set in the Inspired By series which you can see HERE.


I altered a journal for a friend who has been near and dear to me recently although we are separated by many miles.  I heat enbossed the image and sentiment with my brand new heat gun, Versamark ink and opaque embossing powder.  It was only the second time I ever heat embossed and I found it easy to do with striking results.  If I can do it anyone can do it.

 Before you go on to the next hop stop, I have some blog candy to giveaway!
I will pick a random commenter when the blog hop is over at midnight Sunday the 11th and will post the winner here on Monday September 12th.  Just leave a comment on this post and become a follower if you aren't already to be eligible....how easy is that?  And you could win this little prize package:


Included is a 6x6 Lost & Found paper pad by My Mind's Eye, a package of cute vintage-looking buttons and a $10 Michael's gift card.  You needn't enter a project at TPV to win my blog candy. My giveaway is just for fun. Although I do hope you decide to join the challenge, you could win a $25 My Favorite Things stamps gift certificate!

Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday at TPV inspiring you to use your favorite things! There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page  so don't miss that! Join in the fun! :)

Now hop on over to Abby's blog to see her beautiful project created with MFT stamps!

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61 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous! I love the tone of the blue, and the stamp is divine!! I'm sure your friend will love it!

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  2. Love the colors on this journal! Great work! I have to admit I am a little intimidated by heat embossing. Maybe one day I will try it out and love it. You did a great job with it!

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  3. love your journal and love the embossing and colors!! TFS and for the chance to win :)
    I'm a new follower!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  4. Great journal - I love the look of white on blue, so elegant. Isn't heat embossing great! So easy and adds so much to a card IMHO. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy birthday TPV!

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  5. Nice journal. Great job with heat embossing. Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  6. Your card is just priceless!!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!


    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute altered journal Sandi! Love the colors and the embossing looks awesome! I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by my blog and visit me too:) I look forward to seeing more from you:) Darling blog and great projects!!
    Thanks for a chance to win:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  8. Sandi your card is just stunning! Turned out great & don't be afraid of that heat gun!!! :D

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  9. Pretty journal!! I LOVE the heat embossing!!

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  10. very cool journal!! thanks for the candy

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  11. Your journal is stunningly gorgeous! Your friend will love it!

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  12. Wow a journal ... great idea! Love your choice of colors and the many ribbons on it. Great!

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  13. What a beautiful journal!! Love the embossing!

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  14. Your embossing is fantastic! I just found your challenge site and boy am I glad I did - your card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  15. love the journal Sandi-looks great!

    I am a new follower!

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  16. Love how you used the stamp!

    I'm a new follower!

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  17. I love your projects, awesome embossing!! I´m a new follower!

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  18. beautiful job on the altered journal!!

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  19. so pretty! Enjoy the heat embossing! I remember the first time I discovered it...it was ah-maz-ing! Something I just learned which might be fun for you is that you can you can do one layer of heat embossing (say in white). Then go back and versamark it again and another layer of embossing powder (after the first images are dry) and RE-HEAT! This way you get two different colored images but both embossed! A lot of work, but very cool result.

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  20. what a great journal-i love altering journals myself :)

    thanks for the chance to win-i'm a follower :)

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  21. I really love your proyects! This journal is amazing thanks for share!

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  22. Your journal is cool! I also love your blog title! thanks--very sweet giveaway!! I'm a new follower!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  23. Gorgeous journal Sandi, so cool. I am a new follower, thank you so much for the chance to win your delicious blog candy!!!

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  24. What a perfect theme for you-the beach! Happy Blogaversary!

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  25. What a great idea with the journal...LOVE IT!!!! I'm a new follower, can't wait to see many more projects by you :)

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  26. Wow! What a beautiful journal! Great job!! I'm a new follower! Happy B'Day TPV!!

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  27. Sandy, This is just gorgeous! Your friend should just love it. I so look forward to seeing what you do next. Your blog is a treat! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com

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  28. Great project, I love the book. i am now following you.


    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love journals. I have been slacking on my writing lately but I love them soo much!! This is a great project!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  30. WOW, what a beautiful journal! I love it! I am a new follower.

    happyscrapin@blogspot.com
    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  31. This is such a nice journal I love all the ribbons hanging off.

    DIANA L.
    http://www.dianamlarson.com/

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  32. Great project!!!! I'm a TPV's fan and now yours too!!!

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  33. Very nice! I love the embossing with this stamp. Gorgeous!

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  34. Perfect beachy colours, love your card! I'm linking across in the TPV hop and I'm a new follower :)

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  35. Sandi this is just beautiful!! What a sweet thing to do for your friend and I just know she will treasure it :)

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  36. WOW WOW WOW! love this altered journal and that stamp set is gorgeous (perfect for u!!). We are so lucky to have you on the TPV team xoxox

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  37. What a great idea! I never had embossed using the heat gun, I'm very willing to give it a try!
    Greetings from Chile :D

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  38. lovely card - and good job with the heat embossing. keep it up! the results are worth it!

    and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!
    kathleen mc x

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  39. Your journal is gorgeous! Your friend is so lucky!

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  40. What a great journal! I'm a new follower!!! Your blog candy is fantastic!!!

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  41. Hee!Hee! I love the title of your blog! Beautiful journal! I will have to look into those beachy stamps. I became a follower!

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  42. love the journal! Im a new follower! We are big beach people too! My family has a beach house we go every chance we get!
    kacee

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  43. Love the journal you altered! Great stamps! I became a follower!

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  44. I am a new follower,I love the cute jounral.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  45. im a new follower xxx your journal is fab xx love it xxx

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  46. You did a wonderful job on your journal... This blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  47. Your journal is beautiful. I know your friend will cherish it. Thanks for the chance to win such a great blog candy prize. How fun to get goodies plus pick something out at Michaels also.
    finelyworking@aol.com

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  48. The journal is gorgeous. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  49. I LOVE your altered journal, Sandi! The blue color is gorgeous, and the heat embossing turned out beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Sandi, I LOVE that journal! And good on you for trying a new technique. Turned out great! Thanks for the chance to win a bit of candy, too! :)

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  51. This journal turned out so beautiful. I love the feminine touch the ribbon gives along the spiral binding. Great job with the embossing. Just beautiful.

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  52. wow what a sweet creation.. I really like it alot.. :) hugs

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  53. I love your journal Sandi, such a lovely book and I love those MFT stamps :)

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  54. I love the CAS way you´ve done this journal !!!
    TFS
    and the chance to win your candy
    hugs hellerlittle

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  55. love...love....love the journal Sandi.

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  56. great take on the altered journal.
    Thank you for the chance to win your candy.
    hugs, Heaney
    paperpapier.blogspot.com

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  57. What a gorgeous journal! Love those stamps and how you embossed them with white! Stunning!

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