Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog :)

Today is the day!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Thank you so much for joining us today! For Jessica's Blogaversary we were to pick one of her creations as an inspiration. I knew immediately what my inpiration was....
This wishing well she made for her sister's wedding. I thought "what a wonderful and sweet person she must be to spend so much time creating something like this for her sister". And, I absolutely LOVE wishing wells! This was the first time I had ever visited her blog and I am soo glad that I did. I have found a very wonderful Blend!

Smash books are all the rage now and I never really thought I would like one, until I was trying to remember the other day where I saw something that I liked and couldn't remember where it was!! Then I saw that Ellen over at Card Monkey had made her own.  So this is my version of a smash book with some inspiration from Jessica,

I was playing around with my distressing inks on this one lol.

Aren't these paper gorgeous!! I love the way this turned out, every page has pockets for a tag or other items.  I had several more pics to show, but I am going to keep mine short and sweet, because there are several "candy" pics to show you, and I know we all like to see the candy haha. I am going to have some posts here on my blog with the rest of the book, and the details of it. If I feel really courageous, I will make a little video to show you the book.:)
Now  This is the line-up and all the deets for the candy.
 Stephanie of Whimsical Designs is our Grand Prize Sponsor

One Random Hopper will be selected to win
the entire New Release of Whimsical Designs Stamps
This is a fabulous stamp set with wonderful and unique images and sentiments. You are
sure to find a sentiment to fit every occasion!!!!

Jessica also has  Julie K of A Little Bit of Bling and 3 Girl JAM
as an additional Prize Sponsor
 One Random Hopper will be selected to win the entire Valentine's Day Bundle
This ribbon is just gorgeous! I love the colors of it.

Jessica is offering not 1, not 2, but . . . 3 Unity Stamp Goody Bags to 3 lucky Hoppers!!!

Each bag is filled with 16 random Unity Stamps

Jessica is also offering 2 Lucky Hoppers
1 set (5 per set) of  her Handmade Corsage Pins
for you to use in your own creations

 For a final prize to a lovely Hopper   Jessica will offer one
$10 Gift Certificate to be used at
Pink By Design
For my prize, I am offering the cricut tool kit. It is awesome and I use mine all the time!! Just leave me a comment and be a follower!! Happy hopping :)
? ? ? How about THOSE PRIZES ? ? ?
And, there is SURE to be more
awesome CANDY along the way!!!
1 . Jessica - Jessica's Craft Shaque
2. Candace - Scrappin' 2 Lil Princesses
3. Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa
4. Cindy - Tools of a Cropping Queen
5. Lisa - A Mermaid's Crafts
6. Beckie - Just B Creative Crazy
7. Julie - A Little Bit of Bling / 3 Girl JAM
8. Carri - Double Click Connections
9. Sonia - Cards, Crafts, and Kids Projects
10. Cindy - cre8ivecindy
11. Robin - The Cricut Scrapper (That's Me!!!)
12. Nataliya - Love Crafts Forever
13. Stephanie - Whimsical Designs

Now, for the Rules (pretty simple)

1. Hop along to each of the Hop Stops

2. Leave a comment and become a follower at EACH stop, if you aren't already

3. Stop back here and let Jessica  know what you thought about the entire Hop
and tell her which Project was your favorite

4. For an extra entry into the drawing for any of the prizes here, join in on the fun!!
Create a project by using one of Jessica's past creations as inspiration. Post about it on your blog, explaining which project inspired you, and leave  her another comment with the link to your project!
You will have until January 25th at Noon (EST) to finish the Hop and Link Your Projects.

5. For another chance to get some extra entries into the drawing for any of the prizes she is offering,
Just stop back to let her know how you did it...sidebar, blog post, FB share, etc.....(1 extra entry for each time you spread the news)


The winners will be chosen by Random and announced after Jessica has gathered all the comments and consulted with all of  her Blends!!!


Lisa said...

Your smash book is so gorgeous!! The cover looks almost exactly like Jessica's wishing well!! The papers are fabulous and I love the way you used the distress inks!! Awesome project!! I'm happy to be hopping with you today!! :)


Dr Sonia S V said...

Robin what a coincidence we were inspired by the same project..I love how you recreated the texture on the well.. I couldnt get ideas how to do it!


Joan said...

I love your book! Thanks so much for sharing!
I could not find a place to become a follower :-(

cindy said...

Love your squash book. They are all the craze right now. I like the weaving you did with the roof of the well. Very cool.

Cathy said...

New follower here. awesome job on the smash book. I have not had the pleasure of doing a smash book yet, I will come back for inspiration.

Amy said...

Great project- those paper are gorgeous!!! TFS!! I am a new follower :)Amy

Jessica said...

Robin, your smash book is amazing. I love how you used a wishing well on the front and a cute one, at that. I love the flowers and the little ribbon on the pail. The papers are wonderful and I can't wait to read more about how this project came to be.
I am honored to have you as part of the Hop today!
Blends Til the End!

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Robin!!!! You blow me away with your project. It's amazing my new Friend!! Love, love, love it.
Hugs Nataliya

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Such a fabulous take on the wishing well Robin. Have a nice day.

Cindy :) said...

ohhhhh what a fabulous idea Robin to make your own smashbook, I think I might try this idea too. I am getting quite the collection of cards from crafty people and I let them sit out for months and months, was thinking about hanging a string across the rm for them but think I will make these with all the deets on the cards I receive, Fabulous idea, will have to remember to mention in a post about it that I got the idea from you tx Robin, I love your project and that we can be inspired by the same projects but they are all so very different, awesome
your newest follower and blend ;O)

JulieK said...

Robin- this is awesome!! Your wishing well is absolutely beautiful! Great hopping with you!


Debc06 said...

Great wishing well smash book. Love your interpetation. TFS
I am a new follower.

Anne Fenton said...

I love your book...the wishing well is definately a great inspiration! I am now a new follower and looking forward to seeing more of you great projects..Hugz Anne

Beckie said...

Great album. Love those papers. We're gonna have to get together and craft sometime. Great to be on the hop with you!

Be blessed, Beckie

Riti said...

Hi Robin,
This is such an awesome Project ! Love all the details.
I'm a brand new Follower here.

Thanks for the chance to win that awesome Cricut Tool Kit.

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Tracy said...

I love your smash book! It is such a great idea to make your own book instead of buying one. I'm a new follower!


Luisa said...

Robin, Love your unique version of the smash notebook. I adore the front page. I did my own version too, but just altered the front of an spiral notebook. TFS.
Am a new follower.

jessica said...

Such an awesome job Robin!!! I love your book and all your distressing and added tocuhes!

JaniceA said...

Wow! Amazing Smash book, thank you for the inspiration!
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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Well (could not resist) this is a wonderful wishing well book. Especially like the realistic look of cover & the inside stamping. My daughter who is a sophomore in college studying Art Animation would like the artsy look of this. I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog. Wonderful giveaways. Please stop by my blog sometime.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz Terrazas said...

fantastic project..

Denise Bryant said...

Great book! Love the cover!

Maria :) said...

thats a really magical smash-book :) love the way you did the wishing well on it :) awesome

Edwina said...

I love your journal/smash book! It is so cute! I too love wishing wells. I saw that post also, and thought it was sweet of her. I can't believe we had the same thoughts. I love your wishing well. It is adorable. I love the roof and little bucket with the bow! The sentiment is perfect! Through curiousity we seek to learn more. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your book is lovely and those papers certainly are gorgeous.
I am following you now.

DIANA L. said...

What a great wishing well book it came out beautiful.
what a fun hop and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

SHartl said...

I couldn't believe Jessica's wishing well and you did such a good job of being inspired by it. Your smash book is adorable. I am a new follower!

Anita Kejriwal said...

This is awesome! Lovely project!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is a beautiful book! I love it all and the pages! Thank you so very much for sharing!
lisascreativeniche at

girlia said...

this wishing well book definitely turned out great. I love it. All ready a follower

Kim said...

Hi Robin, Love how you got your inspiration from the wishing well! Your card turned out great, Love it:)
newest follower:)

Karen L said...

What a cute inspired project! Your smash book is amazing, and that wishing well is lovely. The woven paper roof on the well and that textured 3-D brickwork is fabulous! I am a follower!

Candace said...

this is soooo pretty!!!! love it!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I love this! Great take on Jessica's project! Awesome papers! It has been fun hopping along with you!

Chriss America Real said...

I want to see the rest of the pictures! How can you leave us hanging like this? Wow! I will come back tomorrow to see if you have posted them yet. Great Project!

marg0006 said...

The journal turned out great. I like the silver inside.
Loving Scrapper 101

Teddie Seeley said...

Hello Robin,
I liked your book, you did a nice job.
I'm a new follower, and this has been fun.

megha said...

hi,i am your new follower.nice it. thanks

Davi said...

Super job on the wishing real looking! I really like your smash album ;)

Lindy said...

Really like your smash book. Haven't made one yet but this may be just the "boost" I need to try one.
I am a new follower

Antonella said...

Love your smash book! Your inspiration is wonderful! I am a new follower too! Hugs, antonella :-)

Bea said...

great project -I am getting such inspiration following this blog hop

Jen said...

Great interpretation of Jessica's project. Playing with your distress inks resulted in some fabulous this! What a great way to make your own smash on my list of 'things to do'! New follower too!

Shelly said...

What a neat project!! You are right, that paper is AWESOME!

Sherri said...

very cool. I am a new follower.

Margaret said...

Wow! That smash book is fabulous! I've been wanting to try one of those.

febe said...

Gorgeous work! I love the paper you used and the design is just amazing.

does mederma work

ShersL84bed said...

Awesome interpretation of Jessica's wishing well. I'm following your blog.

Smiles sher

cricutalltime said...

super cute.i love water wells the way your smash book is turning.tfs