Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Blog Hop & a Giveaway!

*** Drawing for Doodlebug Doily Prize is closed ***
Winner is:
 
It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love the Sweet 16 Birthday Card! I'm following your blog.(clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)
 
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 Welcome to my stop on the Top Ten Blog Hop! 
 
 
 I'm so excited that you stopped by!  If you have come here first, let me explain what's happening.  There are 24 designers in this hop, each of us posting our top ten favorite projects of 2014...tons of inspiration!  In addition, many of the designers have giveaways planned (including me, see below), AND there is a Grand Giveaway as well... a $75 gift certificate to Paper Issues!  For every Top Ten Blog Hop blog you comment on, you will receive one entry for the Paper Issues Gift Card...that's up, to 24 entries!  Make sure to stop by all the blogs to increase your chances of winning, you have until January 4th!
 
1)  Now for my projects, honestly I had a tough time picking just 10!  But here we go... (not in any particular order...) This first layout is of my daughter and her friends all dressed up for their Homecoming Dance.
 
  Creative Scrappers Sketch 263 Reveal featuring Elle's Studio Love You more collection.
 
2)   I created this card for Doodlebug Design...click on the link below the picture to get the free cut file.
 
 Doodlebug Design Sugar Shoppe Project featuring Doodlebug Design Sugar Shoppe
 
3)  These flowers were a labor of love...I created them using a cut file designed by Jamie Cripps.
 
 Paper Issues:  Mum's The Word  made from various Doodlebug Papers including Tiny Prints and Sprinkles Vellum.
 
4)  This layout features one of my sweet Fuzzbutts, Rosie.  I am a crazy cat lady, and I'm ok with that.
 
 
Creative Scrappers Sketch 268 featuring some Simple Stories Snap! Cat Collection
 
5)  Here is another project I created for Doodlebug.  That is me, a VERY long time ago camping with my family.  Click on the link to get the free cut file for the grid.
 
Doodlebug Design Happy Camper Layout featuring some Doodlebug Happy Camper Collection.
 
6)  The layout below features my daughter and her cousins...this is what happens when you leave your phone unattended!

Creative Sketches Book V3 using Echo Park's Creative Agenda line.
 
7)  These pictures are from 2002, when my daughter thought raking was fun....

 Paper Issues:  Woodn't You Know it's Fall created using Doodlebug Design's Friendly Forest.
 
8)  Another fun afternoon with my daughter and her cousins!  I'm so happy they love to spend time together!
 
 Paper Issues:  Die Cutting Saturday featuring Fancy Pants True Friend.
 
9) More cat pictures.... both my girls relaxing under the Christmas tree....

 Paper Issues & PageMaps Team Up using Santa Express from Doodelbug Design.
 
10) And finally, I love the little lopsided Doodlebug Snowmen....I used a cut file by Lori Whitlock to piece together this fun card!

Paper Issues Pinspire Me Monday using some Doodlebug Cardstock, Sprinkles Vellum & goodies from the Frosty Friends collection.
 
And now, for my giveaway, I'd like to give one lucky visitor three of each of the Doodlebug Doilies (24 Different colors/prints) !  That's 72 doilies in all!  First, follow my blog (links on right column).  Next, leave a comment letting me know that you followed and which project you liked best.  Don't forget to leave me an email as well so I can contact you if you win!  This giveaway is open worldwide, and I'll pick the winner on January 5th. This comment will also count for the grand giveaway! 
 

75 comments:

  1. Love every single one of these! I know we are kindred spirits because we both love our Doodlebug supplies so much we can't help, but turn to them for other projects! :)

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  2. I have to say my favorite is the prpm layout and the sweet 16 card. These are such special times in a girls life! I like all your choices though. That little doodlebug snowman card just steals your heart too!

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  3. These are all so great! You have such an eye for layout and design, making your layouts very fresh! I love them! My favorite is your Furr Ball layout! So cute and creative and playful!

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  4. Love.Every.Single.Project!!!!! Love how you use Doodlebug products!! I really like your Leaves layout!

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  5. I can see why you had such a hard time choosing your favorites, Kathy, because they're all fabulous! Happy New Year!

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  6. I love the variety of projects you have selected- each is wonderful in design and color! I especially like your mixture of patterned paper!

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  7. Wonderful projects! Those flowers look amazing and must have taken forever, and I just love that cute cat layout!

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  8. your furbabies are so adorable, love all your projects!

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  9. That sweet 16 card is so cute!

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  10. Those flowers in the pot are amazing!

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  11. So cute...love that Sweet 16 card!!

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  12. Kathy - I still absolutely LOVE the LO you did of the kitty using the SS SN@P Cat Set! I lifted it months ago for my puppy and it is still a favorite!! Also - that Sweet 16 birthday card - I LOVE it!!

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  13. I always love your work and I'm so glad to see the Simple Stories cat/CS sketch layout! From the minute I saw that layout I have loved it!

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  14. wonderful projects and amazing prize - love the cat page

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  15. Love all of your projects ... especially enjoyed the Leaves layout! Very nice!

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  16. I am a new follower. I really love all the amazing doodlebug that you used on your layouts...but I have to pick the selfie layout....it made me giggle!

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  17. Love the Sweet 16 card and the furl layout. So cute.

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  18. Just became a follower. Loved the leaves layout. Never would have considered those colors myself, but it's spectacular!

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  19. Now a follower of your lovely blog :) I love all your favs so not easy to pick a favourite but I adore cats so will pick that as my fav <3

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  20. Awesome projects Kathy!! Love how colorful they all are!! Happy 2015!

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  21. Amazing projects. I always love seeing what you make!!!

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  22. YOU'RE AWESOME! I love them all <3

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  23. I love them all, but that sweet sixteen card is just amazing! Oh, and I just became a follower. :)

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  24. I'm a follower. I love
    your Doodlebug snowman
    #10 project! All are so nice.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love the Sweet 16 Birthday Card! I'm following your blog.(clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  26. Wow! You are mega-talented! I think my favorite is the Doodlebug Camping page but those flowers are incredible and look VERY time consuming. I followed you every way I could and I am #172nd follower.

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    1. Ooops....I hit enter too soon. My email address is ampressley at cfl dot rr dot com Thanks for the chance at those awesome doilies.

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  27. Oh boy, I love those doilies!! I am a follower already and love your work!! My favorite project is the sweet 16 card - I am thinking maybe I might try to make one like it for my youngest daughter next July!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous style and uber amounts of creativity with us!!! Email is daisiesgirl at gmail dot com!!!

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  28. I love all your layouts, but the flowers just blow me away. Iam following using bloglovin. debsklu@sbcglobal.net

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  29. Such fun and colorful projects.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  30. I love all your projects especially the happy camper with the tic-tac-toe layout... I am following you on bloglovin.. and my email is savannascraps@bellsouth.net

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  31. Laughing so much at Not a Creature was Stirring...my kitty is under the tree right now, it's her favorite spot. What a wonderful take on a Christmas layout!

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  32. Love Sweet and Sassy but all are amazing inspiration!

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  33. I LOOOOVE the flower one! That looks like so much effort went into it! <3 you're so creative. :)
    I followed via Google
    thestillroad at gmail dot com

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  34. Love the projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. I love them all! But the furballs is my favorite.

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  36. So many lovely pages! I think selfies is my favourite!
    I'm now a follower.
    janetzeppa@hotmail.ca

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  37. You are such a rock star Kathy! These are all fantastic but I have to say I really love that set of flowers - the labor of love :)

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  38. Amazing and inspiring! You rock!

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  39. Your diverse talent really shows here. Your layouts, cards, and those flowers are so awesome! Wishing you a fabulous 2015!

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  40. You do such pretty work. I am in love with the flowers.

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  41. Oh my goodness, I love ALL your projects! I just started following your blog. The layout with the doily Christmas tree is AMAZING!

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  42. I'm a follower and I love your snowman in the frames! You are very creative! Happy 2015!

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  43. love all your projects, they are fun and colorful. My favorite is Leaves.
    I am a new follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. So many fun projects! Love the cat one. You have such a fun, happy style that I love!

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  45. I'm a cat lover, so my favorite has to be your cat layout featuring your fuzzboots Rosie! I love that page, great design and color and so much fun!

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  46. I love all of the bright colors you use! So fun! Love to look at your layouts, always some of my favorites!

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  47. I love them all but the homecoming and leaves layouts are my favorites. I followed you!

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  49. All of your layouts are beautiful and I can't pick just one favorite so I'll pick two! The Leaves layout and Sweet & Sassy are the ones I love the most! I am following on BlogLovin'! Oh, and your giveaway is so fun...I LOVE doilies!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  50. FOLLOWING! I love the #9 layout. steelefairytale6506 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Following and love your Grateful for Friends!

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  52. OMG... those paper flowers are adorable!!! I love them! The other projects are beautiful too!

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  53. WOW! What fun projects! So happy to find your blog :)

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  54. These are all such beautiful projects. I love your photos and your daughter looks like a beautiful soul! So happy to hop along with you!

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  55. I love the sassy girls and the sweet sixteen. the flowers are beautiful.
    The 3-D snowman is darling. So many great projects.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  56. Sweet and Sassy is my favorite because it just reminds me of own High School days with my group of friends! The bright and fun colors combined with the black and white photo is so effective! I'm a new follower!
    apedoak(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. Too cute! Leaves and Fur Ball are my two faves!

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  58. Wonderful projects- my favorite are the snowman card and the cat layout. rlovew1976@yahoo dot com

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  59. Kathy....these are all so cute, but I think my favorite is the Furball layout. I also really love the Sweet and Sassy layout with the banners. You do amazing work! Happy New Year!!

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  60. I loved checking out your faves from the year! I think I have to choose the hydrangea's since I love the way you layered them with the vellum and how you put them in a super sweet vase and can only imagine the time that went into assembling it all! TFS! I'm following with Google Friend Connect (and I also added your blog to my Feedly.)

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  61. oh my such fun layouts, the first has to be my favorite, what a fun picture!!!

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  62. I love Happy campers and the snowman card beautiful work

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  63. Beautiful work, all. You comment on #7 made me LOL!

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  64. Fun projects! Love the little framed snowman.

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  65. Like them all, but love the little framed snowman!

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