Welcome to my blog...

A place to share my love of scrapbooking, crafts, cupcakes, and shopping.....


Friday, September 16, 2011

50 States Blog Hop

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop! Most of us would love to travel but are having staycations this year. What better way to travel but through a blog hop. This hop was inspired by our host Shawnee's journey across the United States as she traveled with her family to their new home. The United States is truly beautiful with many wonderful places to visit and see.

If you've hopped along from South Dakota, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard or happened along from somewhere else, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start with the first state in the union, Delaware, because you won't want to miss out on any of the fun (or any of the blog candy!!)...

There is an AMAZING Grand Prize Package for one LUCKY hopper (winner chosen by Rafflecopter)!!  To be entered to win, please do the following:
So what's the Grand Prize???
Cricut Cartridge - Destinations, beautiful handmade flowers from Shannon at Creative Chaos Flowers, and a $20 Gift Certificate to Scraptastical Kreations.
Now on to my state and my project....
My State is Montana.  I love Montana.  I spent the summer during my teenage years in Montana at my great Uncle and Aunt's home.  It is so beautiful  I did a layout of our drive to Glacier National Park on the way to Yellowstone.  Glacier National Park is not far from Yellowstone.   Again, I used 50 States Cricut Cartridge for the State Bird and Flower.  I used Animal Kingdom for the Grizzly Bear, and Old West Cartridge for the title "Montana"  and the Sign for the Journaling.   I had paper of Mountains to I cut around the Mountain ridges.  The Trees were cut with Dreams Come True Cartridge.  I used pop dots on each layer of the flowers and one layer of the trees.  I also used black beads on the Bear's eyes and the bird's eyes.

I am offering some Blog Candy which is a small grab bag of some goodies including 2 bottles of stickles, small clear alphabet stamp, and a package of cardstock: 
Rules to be eligible for  my Blog Candy :
(1)  Leave a comment below on my blog
(2) Become a follower at "Craftin’ with Barbara”

            I will post the winner on Monday night.  So, check back to see if you are a winner.  Thanks to the Shawnee for hosting this hop.
Now you can hop to the NEXT STATE IN THE UNION!!  Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



ScrappinT said...

Your layout is very nice

Cathie w said...

great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


Lisa said...

I am already a follower! Love the 2 page layout you did!!!

Have a scrap- happy day,
Lisa G

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Montana layouts. Especially like the Bear. Have been to Yellowstone but not Glacier National Park.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

mjblahnik56 said...

I love your layout so beautiful. TFS


Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Barbara! Another amazing layout! Your layouts are so gorgeous - I could definitely take some lessons from you :) Mine are so boring. I have never been to Montana but judging from your photos, I need to go! Thanks for sharing this exquisite creation!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Wonderful layout!! I am a follower now:)

Rachelle said...

Your LO is Gorgeous-I love Montana too! We are not far from the beautiful state!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Absolutely beautiful layout!


Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Layout! I love it!!

Many Blessings,


Ashley Nicole said...

Love love love your LO. Thanks for sharing.

littlen said...

beautiful lo. very nicely done. tfs.

Lori Apgar said...

What a great layout!!! My husband's ancestors are from Montana. He visited Apgar Village on a business trip and wants to come back agan with the rest of us! I have not yet been to Montana!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Robin said...

Awesome project!


Colleen said...

Awesome LO! It really came out beautiful! :) Already a follower! :)

Crafting Misfit said...

Love your mountains. Montana is one of my favorite places in the world and I love what you have done.

It was fun to do this hop with you!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

ScrappingJUDY said...

LOVE IT..i love the Mts and bear...very cute


Carla said...

I love your lay out. It's adorable with the trees and bears. I'm a follower already. Thanks for sharing.

http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow! I am amazed by how many Cricut cartridges you used for this LO! It really paid off. I absolutely love it! I've never heard of the Dreams Come True cartridge. Is it a Disney one? I really will have to check it out cause those trees are just too cool. I've never been to Montana, but want to go. Especially after seeing this! :0) TFS

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com