Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Thanking We Will Go Blog Hop !!




So here’s my project for my first blog hop – “A Thanking We Will Go” hosted by Jess over at Kinderstamp-O.

When thinking about all I have to be thankful for, after my Lord, Jesus Christ, family and friends are always at the top of my list. I have a wonderful husband, awesome daughter and son, precious grandson, and an amazing mother! I am truly blessed!

Our family is especially blessed and thankful right now for our daughter Katie (aka Chick 2) who will be graduating from college on Dec 17th. I decided to make a little mosaic tribute board to show her how proud we are of her. She’s all about vintage so these colors are perfect. She has grown into a beautiful young woman with a servant’s heart for others. SURPRISE KATIE!

For the base of my project, I cut off the backing board sheet from a paper pack (great way to recycle) - then used Mod Podge to glue down each paper sheet and picture and then swiped a top coat of MP to give it that finished, almost leather-y look.

This project provided me lots of opportunities to practice Tim Holtz’ distressing techniques (which I love). Inked up my Argyle Cuttlebug folder and embossed various papers to add even more texture. Various ingredients include: chipboard shapes, s.e.i. embellishments, Prima flowers, Versamark stamp pad, clear embossing powder, distress inks, and Tim Holtz’ Tiny Attacher (love it).

This was a fairly easy project to complete – the challenge was picking coordinating papers and getting them cut to good sizes to fit the board. I could easily see picking out Christmas-y papers and making mosaics for family as gifts. Hope you like.

Here’s a sneak peak at my give-away that will put you in the holiday spirit! Just be sure and leave a comment and become a follower. It’s that easy! Make sure to leave info in your comment on how to contact you in case you’re a winner! Random.org will generate a winning number at noon on Monday 11/15 (CST).

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ve had a great time at the HOP!

In case you missed anyone, below are all the crafty sites to visit:
Jessica - http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Alex - http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
Cheryl - http://www.cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Iva - http://www.ivarai.com/
Jessica Baker - http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Kimberlee - http://www.kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Madison - http://www.www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Martha - http://www.dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Meighen - http://www.scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Nicki - http://www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Shelley - http://www.heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
Sigrid - http://www.lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Vickie - http://www.twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com/
Jessica - Kinderstamp-O - http://www.kinderstampo.com/p/thanking-we-will-go-blog-hop_12.html

75 comments:

  1. Beautiful project TFS

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  2. This is the coolest thing ever I love the folded out window. What a fun project. Have a great weekend
    Meighen :)

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  3. What a thoughtful gift for your daughter. Congratulations to her! Have a wonderful holiday season. TFS
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! I am sure you are very proud of her! This is a beautiful keepsake that you created for her.
    sheree.burress@gmail.com
    cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

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  6. this is really pretty, she's going to love it! I love how it does look like leather!
    liz :o)

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  7. Your project is so creative! I love all about it specially the leather look.. So happy to have you join us in the fun on this Hop.
    BTW I tried to become a follower but was not able to. Will try back later.
    Hugs,
    Linda K.

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  8. I really must congratulate you on your awesome project!!! Congrats also to your daughter ! I also have the cutest grandson who is 2 1/2 !!
    Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  9. Lovely project, just became a follower. Come and visit my blog at http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
    pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  10. Congratulations on your daughters graduation. Thank you for sharing the project and a nifty way to recycle paper.

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  11. Love what you did I love to recycle
    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  12. Love it sooo pretty and all the detail. TFS :)

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  13. This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  14. I became your 20th follower, yippy! Awesome idea.

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  15. very pretty and thanks for sharing
    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  16. Great job on your project. Just love it. Thanks for sharing. I'm now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com
    hugs,jen
    jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

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  17. How wonderful. Love the folded window. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  18. wonderful job tfs

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  19. That will be a wonderful gift for your daughter! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing this project - I am now a follower!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. What an adorable project! I just LOVE gingerbread men. lol He's too cute! I'm already a follower. TFS!

    Terrie Barroso
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  21. Your tribute board is so cute! Your daughter will love it.
    lfuchs1 @ wi. rr. com

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  22. Great job cyber sister. Love the fall colors. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  23. This is a really great project you put together. Love the folded window look.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  24. Oh My Goodness this is absolutely amazing! And to say it was so easy! You MUST be a VERY talented lady indeed! Your daughter is going to love all the wonderful colors and love in this!

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  25. Wonderful project! It is so pretty!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  26. Great project! I'm a new follower!
    http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

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  27. What a nice thing to do for your daughter . congrats to you too!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  28. Congrats on your first hop!! Great job and what a wonderful gift for your daughter.

    Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

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  29. Wonderful job!! Thanks for being part of this hop!!

    alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I LOVE vintage too..thanks for sharing!
    Diana B.
    crb_deb@bellsouth.net

    I'm a follower.

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  31. I'm a new follower. L-O-V-E your project and the story of your family. Thanks for participating in this hop and sharing your talents with us.

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  32. Your daughter will love your project! Reminds me of a patchwork quilt :D Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  33. Very nice!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  34. I love what you did!
    Great detail and work.
    Thank you.
    I'm a new follower.

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com
    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  35. Such a great keepsake, congratulations to your daughter on her graduation.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  36. Great project, I love it! TFS
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  37. I have never seen anything like that! Its great! Thanks for sharing! Happy holidays! Dina

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  38. Beautiful project! How fun that you get to craft with your daughter! Thanks for sharing!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  39. I loved the "leather" look of your board, very nice!! I became a New Follower!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  40. What a great gift for your daughter, I'm sure this will be something that she will cherish! TFS, I'm now a follower.

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  41. Beautiful projects! The colors are amazing! Thank you most for sharing your faith through your blog! May God bless you as mush as you have blessed others! I am so happy to be a new follower! Cannot wait to see more from you! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  42. Oh Wow!!! Your daughter is blessed to have a mom like you!!! Thanks for sharing and caring and giving me some new founded inspiration. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!
    Jan
    memories-forever-after@hotmail.com

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  43. Your blog is GORGEOUS! What a touching and thoughtful gift! You are right, it would also make a great Christmas project! I so enjoyed visitng! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  44. Great project! TFS!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Beautiful project. I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled to receive it.
    Hugs,
    Kristina
    Your Memories Here

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  46. New follower here..your project for your daughter is just lovely. I'm sure that she will be very touched. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and for being part of the blog hop.

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  47. what a beautiful project your daughter is going to just love it thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  48. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and being a part of the blog hop!
    cporter519 @ yahoo dot com

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  49. Very nice!

    Cricut Chick
    www.cricutchick.com
    cricutchick@rocketmail.com

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  50. that was beautiful
    TFS,
    Liset
    hailemnat at gmail dot com

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  51. very cute!!! I love it!!!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com

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  52. Beautiful project! And such a great idea too.
    Shelley
    shelldian at hotmail dot com

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  53. Awesome project. Congrats on your DD's graduation.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  54. Very cute TFS
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Great project. Coordinating colors is the hardest thing for me to do. You did great!!!!! TFS and being part of the hop.

    Cyndi
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  56. Wow that is one awesome project, love all the little window... who wouldn't love it..
    TFS!!
    pjnscrapbookingatpldidotnet

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  57. Hi Vickie~
    I am a new follower.. Congrats on your daughter, I know you guys must be proud of her!
    Love the board you made, very sweet and love the detail you put into it.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  58. Very pretty!! TFS
    Bette
    scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net

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  59. Beautiful project - thanks so much!

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  60. Love this it is beautiful!

    cdaily28@msn.com

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  61. Absolutley love this project. It is so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cristal
    www.busycreating dot com

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  62. Thank you for sharing your project - lovely. Happy Thanksgiving. I can be reached at Halloranpx@aol.com Thank you so very much

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  63. Enjoyed reading your profile info & how great it is that you & your daughter share a passion! I love the look of your tribute board...the distressed look & the warm colors :) Thanks for sharing AND I am DEFINITELY following the blog :)

    wilder4ga at comcast dot net

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  64. I wish so much my mom would even pretend to enjoy crafting! you are very lucky to have this crafting bond with your daughter! Enjoy every min. of it! your blog design is beautiful!
    Dandylicioushair@gmail.com

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  65. real nice

    thanks for the chance..

    felkatz at gmail dot com

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  66. great project and thank you for the chance to win... Im a follower
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  67. What a wonderful idea for your daughter. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project!

    shell_028 at yahoo dot com

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  68. This is such a pretty and special gift. Congrats on your daughter's coming graduation. Love the colors and papers you used as well. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

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  69. What a wonderful gift for your daughter. It is beautiful and you can see all the work you put into it.
    kidshomelove@yahoo.com

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  70. Vicki, love your project. Gives me an idea of something to do for my son--he graduates from Tarleton on the 18th.

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  72. What a wonderful gift idea for your daughter. Congrats also to your daughter! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

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  73. Mom,

    God has blessed me by having you as my mom! This board is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see it in person! I love you so much! Hope we can do some crafting over the Thanksgiving Break!

    Love you!!!

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