September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, The Paper Variety - Blog Hop! :)

Save the date!

Welcome to The Paper Variety's one year anniversary blog hop! I'm so excited it's finally here! Woot! :)

This week TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our "favorite things" and awarding 5 great prizes!  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.

I'm your last stop on this hop :) If you've reached me from Sandi's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to go back to The Paper Variety so you can start at the beginning. There are many projects to see and so much candy to win - you don't want to skip any blogs in the hop :)

Our first of 5 daily challenges is to create a paper project including stamps - clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, sentiment stamps, digistamps. 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 design team with stamps to use on our projects. Thank you, MFT! For my project, I made a card using their "Up, Up & Away" stamp set. MFT has so many beautiful stamp sets, clear and digi. You're sure to find many sets or singles to add to your collection ;)
Here is my card..
 I went a little crazy with the embossing and clouds lol but I like how the white pops off the blue cardstock :)

Before you go, I have some blog candy to giveaway! Yay! I put together a few items that I won't be using myself so they need to go to a good new home :)


(1 6x6 Cosmo Cricket Mini-Deck, 4 Cuttlebug embossing folders and 3 pkgs StudioG Halloween/Thanksgiving stamps)

For a chance to win my candy just leave a comment telling me who is your favorite online scrappy store. I'm always looking for new places to shop and I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn of a few from all of you :)

My giveaway is just for fun.. but I do hope you decide to join the stamps challenge, you could win a $25 My Favorite Things stamps gift certificate! Just create your paper project using stamps and enter it here. :)

Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday at TPV inspiring you to use your favorite things! All 5 of our challenges are due Tuesday at noon, so stay tuned to TPV all week :) There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page! You could win the new My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" collection- so don't miss that!

Thanks for celebrating with all of us! Now go make your stamped project
and join us at TPV this week for all the fun and prizes! :)

I'll be back tomorrow with TPV's 2nd challenge! :)
Abby

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73 comments:

  1. love your card!!! The embossing is excellent and really adds tons!
    I love The Digi Bistro~~ Cher creates the most adorable SVG's which are so much to work with!!
    TFS your project and for the chance to win :)
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  2. I really love what you did with the stamps for this card- they are so 3-dimensional and the balloons look like they are floating! I like the scrapbook.com online store! :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  3. My favourite online American store is Simon Says Stamp. I'm in Australia and they have great flat rate international postage depending on how much you spend. The service is great and they stock loads of stuff!

    I absolutely love your card!! Those hot air balloons look amazing!

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  4. What a great card!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  5. Your card is so much fun! I love how the clouds pop! Great job!
    My favorite online store right now is scrapbook.com or A Cherry on Top. But honestly, I go where the sales lead me. :)

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  6. This card is STUNNING! Seriously! I LOVE all the embossing, I don't think you went overboard at all! And white on blue is always such a classy look. My FAVORITE online scrappy store? Hmmm... I am more of a cardmaker than a scrapper, but if you mean PAPER and not stamps...ohmycrafts.com has specials all the time, and I have been VERY happy with the customer service at Custom Crops too. For nesties and punches and inks and stuff I highly recommend creativeplaystamps.com - they have free shipping with $50 purchases and send coupons to your email once a month too. Though I tend to pick up patterned paper pads from the same places I shop for stamps too: Gina K. Designs, MFT, Taylored Expressions, etc. Enjoy! :)

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  7. Like the card. Would like to know details as to what & how you did the white on the clouds & hot air balloons. I like Hot Air Balloons. Yesterday I did some heat embossing with Versamark ink of clouds on blue paper. My fav online store would be currently: Emma's Paperie who I was able to find & buy the Echo Park Bee's Knees paper. I also like PaperTrey Ink & scrapbook.com. Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  8. What a fabulous card creation!!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!! I'm a midwest mom AND grandma too! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!


    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  9. Great card!Love all the embossing!! Looks awesome:) I would love someday to take an air balloon ride. I am a new follower. I hope you stop by my blog and visit me too:) Look forward to seeing more creations from you. Thanks for a chance to win your awesome giveaway!!I like Papertrey ink and Scrapbook.com and Cricut Machine.com
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  10. Very cute card! I love it. I totally suck at cards! LOL! I'm so happy for you and suzanne, the two of you totally manage the blog flawlessly!! amazing :D

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  11. Fabulous card!! I LOVE the clouds!!
    I love to shop at http://www.backporchmemories.com/

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  12. my favourite online store is not really a store but its etsy: I can get lots of neat and original stuff and dusty attic chipboards

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  13. What a great card! As for favorite on-line store. Sheesh...I don't know! I really like Live 2 Scrapbook. I also really like Birds of a Feather Kit Co. kits!

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  14. Your card is AWESOME! Go crazy with the embossing because the look is fabulous!!!
    My fav online store is a kit co. hope that counts cuz those Halloween stamps are screaming my name. lol
    http://www.thescrappingspot.com/

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  15. WoW ... what a fantastic card!! Love the background; great idea.
    My fav online store is here in Germany and called Bettypepper. (http://www.bettypepper.com/)

    Hugs Tini

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  16. OMG LOVEEEE your embossing!! I usually don't stamp and when I do I emboss... fabulous job!!!
    ThePaperTrail is a great online scrappy store! ;-)

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  17. I love how the hot air balloons look like they are floating away! 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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  18. LOVE the embossing-fantastic card! I am actually on the hunt for a new favorite store. I do like : http://www.fortheluvofart.com/ and studiocalico.com

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  19. love your card its beautiful!! my fav online store would have to be ebay.. lol but if u dont count that then i also like.. cricutmachine.com and customcrops.com and I've been wanting to order something from shoppumpkinspice.com they look like they have some really great deals! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  20. I love all of the embossing on your card!

    Hmmm. I've ordered from several online places. I got great deals at Part Time Sally and Live 2 Scrapbook back in May for NSD. I buy digi stuff at JessicaSprague.com. And I've just recently started subscribing to kits at Birds of Feather Kit Co so I love shopping there, too :)

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  21. Hi Abby, great card!! Love your clouds and balloons! I do not buy often by Internet, but when I do it, I buy at the classic SB.com, because they have a huge variety of things!
    Thanks for the blog hop, I really enjoyed the journey through all the amazing projects!!

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  22. Your card is cool! I haven't shopped online for scrapbook supplies very much, but if I did it would probably be simonsaysstamp because they are so generous with prizes and their challenges! Thanks!

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  23. I love those hot air balloons! I'm really big into kits right now and I love the ones from Birds of a Feather!

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  24. I don't do a lot of on-line shopping simply because I'm blessed with a ton of craft stores here in the Chicagoland area. However, I adore the stamps on lawn fawn and rubber cafe.

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  25. what a great blog you have and i'm in love with your card-that embossing is perfect!!!!

    my favy online places to shop are Stamp by Step, Claudia and Co. and Etsy! You can always find a great deal going on at any of these :)

    Thanks for the chance to win and have a great day!

    Sarabeth

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  26. I really liked the card you did, you made very nice and really good online store I have no favorite, if I do things alone and go buy them, even that MFT is in one of them has super cute stamps, but what most I like are the dies

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  27. Super cute card I just love it!!! I have only now come across your challenge blog and I am addicted!! Thank you so so much!!
    Ohhh and my favorite online store at the moment would be
    http://annabellestamps.com/
    I just love their stamps right now and such fabulous service!!!

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  28. LOVE your card, Abby! That white just pops off the blue! Happy Blogaversary!!

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  29. I forgot to name my favorite store! I think you know it and love it already though-Precocious Paper! :)

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  30. omg awesome! my fav place to shop is customcrops.com, mypinkstamper.com and pumpkinspice!!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  31. This is just the most fantastic card!!! I just loooooove it!! I'm a follower now, can't wait to see many more projects :) :)

    As for my fav online scrappy store...it's actually going out of business I just found out :( But on the bright side everything is currently 30% off and dropping so it's still worth checking out :)

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  32. Wow Abby, what a great blog hop! Such cute stamps!! Happy B'day TPV!! My fav online store is
    http://www.stopandscrap.com/
    They always have all the new stuff and put the older stuff on clearance and wow, what deals! And best of all, shipping is $6.00!!! No matter what! And they can hold orders if you know you will be buying more so you save on shipping! I love that about them!! Check them out if you haven't already!

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  33. Very fun card! My favorite place to shop is http://stores.ebay.com/a2z-Scrapbooking-Supplies

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  34. I love the hot air balloons. so cute. a great place to shop is scrapbookexpress.com


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

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  35. Abby, ooooh I LOVE your card. I don't shop there but I hear good things about simonsaysstamp.com :-)

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  36. Your card is fabulous! I am a new follower!I can't wait to see your future projects!!

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

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  37. Gorgeous card! I love the embossing! Two of my favorite online stores are My Creative Time and Craft-e-corner.

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

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  38. This is such a creative card I love the balloons and the embossing is so fun !


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

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  39. Ps. You can count hid as one post. I have so many favs I really can not chose one over the other
    DIANA L.
    http://www.dianamlarson.com/

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  40. Wow!!! Your card is amazing!!! I love a few of online shops, but I usually purchase on the French ones. For purchases made in the USA unfortunately we italians have customs problem....sigh!!!

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  41. Are you kidding? The clouds are perfect! Love the balloons and the embossing! So pretty! I love to shop the sales so I check out lots of places like Apron Strings Kits, All my memories...and for stampin' up products I go to http://sweetpieces.stampinup.net because she has a great rewards program to earn free stamps while you shop!

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  42. Oh wow, I love your embossing detail, and what a great choice of stamps for your project.

    I love to shop at "boutique" stores with homemade embellishments etc - one of my favourites is http://purplepumpkincrafts.blogspot.com/ who holds a 'blog sale' once a month with her goodies :)

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  43. WOWOWOWOWOW!!!! Girl...you have seriously rocked this card! I love anything with a hot air balloon and those embossed clouds just about knocked my crocs off:)

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  44. Awesome card Abby. I love all that embossing. You are rocking the MFT stamp set. ;) So lucky to call you my friend xoxox

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  45. Hello! This card is just gorgeous, love the embossig, I'm definitively giving it a try!
    Regarding your question, I don't have a favorite shop, I should say my fav place to buy is ebay! Since I live in a country where scrapbooking is something almost unknown, evil ebay is my source of materials and tools :D
    Greetings from Chile!

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  46. There is nothing wrong with going a little crazy with the heat embossing - especially when you do it right like YOU DO!!!

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  48. what a lovely card. love those hot air balloons.

    now, fave online store - that's a difficult one, but i think Joanna Sheen would be a good one for you as she has free international S&H!!

    Kathleen Mc x

    (in case the link doesn't work again, www.joannasheen.com )

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  49. Awesome JOB! Love the card! I don't ever shop online since I live in Aruba, but love Archivers!

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  50. What a great card, love the hot air balloons! My fav online store is Jill at Memorable Seasons she has AWESOME sales all the time.

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  51. First--super cute blog header! Love it! Great card--love all of the clouds and embossing! I see several of my fav stores already mentioned. But one of the places I shop is Scrapbook Express..great place!

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  52. oh your header is cute! So adorable! Your card is cute too! I dont have a fav. online store. I try really hard not to buy online.
    kacee

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  53. LOVE that card! Love the clouds and hot air balloons! A great place to shop is Scrapbook Express, which I see others have mentioned also!

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  54. Love the card! I love to order from Oh My crafts.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  55. love the card xxx my fave place to shop at the mo is ebay - you can find some pretty unusal stuff there xxx

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  56. You did a super job on your project!!! My favorite online store is Oh My Crafts!!! PS: I love your music on your blog.
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  57. What a fun card. I like Simon Says Stamps.

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  58. Awesome job on the card as Usual. Fun question and what a way to find some new places to drool at. lol. Don't do online shopping but enjoy always finding out new places to check out. Great blog candy prize. The entire hop was so much fun. Great job to all
    finelyworking@aol.com

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  59. Love the card. Don't think you got too overboard. It really looks nice. My favorite online store is Eyelet Outlet. Great clearance section.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  60. LOVE your card! I don't think the embossing is too much at all. It works BEAUTIFULLY!!! My favorite online place to shop for scrappy stuff is Crafty Steals. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. Love, love, love that card, Abby! So cute. My favorite online scrapping store is Two Peas. Of course, that's the only online store I've ever used, so...that's probably why it's my favorite. ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. Wow. I don't think you overdid anything. Very special card. I love the sentiment and the balloons go along with it perfectly. Just beautiful.

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  63. Oh wow.. your creation is beautiful.. that shade of blue looks just like the sky on a nice summers day.. :) I love the white on it too :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.. I just became a new follower.. I just love your creations.. so inspiring.. :) umm fav place to shop online.. ummmm for me right now it's http://www.unitystampco.com
    HUGS
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  64. Great card Abby, love the colours you used for the balloons :)

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  65. TFS that wonderfull flying away card
    my shop here in germany ist http://www.bastelmuehle.de/
    and I buy stamps at stampsmith, B´n´W and also Simon says

    hugs hellerlittle

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  66. great card Abby. love all the embossed clouds!

    one of my favorite online shops is The Scrapbooking cottage. love the half price Friday deals.

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  67. I love your up up and away card - all that embossing is great!

    My fav online store is the deal-a-day site "flowers to flourishes" they always have an awesome deal and seem to carry just what I'm looking for!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize!

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  68. THis is so beautiful! I love how you embossed this in white and then added the color! THanks so much! Favorite place to shop is cricutmachine.com, hehehe! THanks!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  69. Fav scrappy store 2 peas always up to date
    Thanks for sharing

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  70. My favourite online crafty store is Oh My Craft for their reasonable shipping fee, fab on-going discount and they stock varieties of crafty items.
    Thank you for the chance to win your candy.
    hugs, Heaney
    paperpapier.blogspot.com

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  71. What a great card! Love those embossed clouds and balloons. And I love how you popped the focal image panel up above the clouds. I'm a total cardmaker so my favorite online store is PapertreyInk. Their cardstock is awesome and their stamps are all "must haves".

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