Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bountiful Borders - Welcome to the 2nd "Un-Official" Crop Chocolate Blog Hop!

I’m glad to see all of my Crop Chocolate friends joining in the hopping fun.  Remember to leave a comment on the my blog and all of the other blogs you visit to be eligible for blog candy, the blog candy will be awarded by random draw to a blog hopper who visits each blog and leaves a comment.

Everyone will have until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. We have two confirmed giveaways. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co). To be eligible to win on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. The winners will be selected via random.org and announced on centralnyscrapper's blog  on Wednesday, March 28. 

If you're coming here from Christina's blog, thanks for stopping by, if you stumbled upon my blog, welcome, I hope you enjoy your visit and continue to hop along.  Mommyx2's blog is where today’s hop begins, so make sure to stop by, if you haven’t already. Continue reading to find the next blog hop stop.
The theme of this blog hop is "Bountiful Borders" with 2 requirements 
1. Create any project, using a tool, electronic or manual, to create a decorative edge on at least one side of the project.
2. 50% of the product used on your project or in my case projects needed to be purchased from Crop Chocolate.

So I decided to use my Silhouette SD to create some projects.

My first project was using the ATC's from the Winter ATC Swap on Crop Chocolate.

Here is the piece without the frame, the background paper is Fancy Pants - Winterland, the wave border was cut from a corresponding piece of Winterland paper. I inked the edges of the border pieces with TH Aged Mahagony ink.

The border from the Silhouette store is the 4-piece Wave border, it runs along the right side and bottom of the frame.

Here is the framed piece.

I really like how it turned out, but most importantly, I wanted to show this piece to spotlight the wonderful ATC's that I received during this swap.

I also made a couple of cards using borders from the Silhouette store.

This first card is using Trinity's Sincerely Collection. I attempted to make a Cala Lily using the paper - the leaf border was cut with my Silhouette. I'm still thinking it needs something, so I may add some Mystic Green Stickle to the leaves.

Here it is with the added Stickles.

The last card is another simple card using a duplicate border cut - one in blue and one in pink, using one of my favorite lines Echo Park's Springtime, the brads are from MME's Lush line and the flowers are from my stash.

This needed something as well - so out came the Stickles, this time Baby Blue and Icicle.

I think it adds just enough sparkle.

The next few weeks will be very busy with decorations to be made for upcoming birthday parties, a gender party and a long weekend to Monterey, CA. I'm also doing a bunch of the swaps at Crop Chocolate, the Birthday/Mother's Day Card Swap, the Anything Goes ATC Swap and the Puzzle Swap, I like to keep busy.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs you visit to be entered to win some sweet "Blog Candy"
The next blog on the hop is pollyzas, make sure you stop by and say Hi. 

Before you go, I just wanted to post a picture of one of my fur-babies.  This is Pippi Longstocking, she's the most cooperative when it comes to sitting for the photographer (mom) of the 3.

Keep Dreamin'

Lisa (RnoAngel0712 on CC)