Saturday, October 1, 2011


Welcome to the Paper Wishes BLOG HOP -   we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day!   Some card making day trivia for you:
Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board as there are tons of things going on there today, all sponsored by Paper Wishes, with loads and loads of great prize packages!  You don’t want to miss a chance to win!
This blog hop gives you TWO ways to win!!!
First – leave a comment on ALL THE BLOGS and a random drawing will be done to choose the winner, who will get a prize package from Paper Wishes.
Second – play H.O.T.P. (Hot Off The Press) bingo with us. 
·         Visit each blogger on the blog hop to find their bingo square.  (Make a note of the blog name for each square too!)
·          Click on this link to find the official BINGO CARD. (If you aren’t a member of the Paper Wishes message board yet, you are not only missing loads of fun but you may need to register to access the bingo card!)
·         To win, you will need to make a bingo (4 squares in a row, horizontal, vertical or diagonal) by doing what it shows in each square.  There are some free squares; there are some where you just have to post something specific on the message board, and there are some that tell you to use something.  Where it tells you to USE something, that means to make a project (any kind of papercrafting project – a card, an ATC, a bookmark, a tag, etc.) with the item listed in that square.
·         When you have your BINGO ready, follow these directions: 
o   Go to the Paper Wishes Message Board and click on “post reply” on THIS THREAD.
o   In your reply tell us the four squares you are using for your bingo. 
o   Tell us the square number AND the name of the blog for any squares you are using that were mentioned on a blog.
o   Post the items for each square in your reply, including a picture of the project you made for any square with directions to USE something.
·         We will randomly select a winner from all the correct bingo entries!  Be sure that we have either your blog address or your email so that we know how to contact you if you are a winner!!! 
·         Your bingo must be posted to the Paper Wishes message board not later than midnight U.S. eastern time on Sunday, October 2 to be eligible for the prize drawing!


Here are all the participating blogs for this blog hop:

Sam   (you are here!)

Now before you go, I want to share with you a card I made from SCRAPS left over from my Paper Wishes Little Prints & Patterns paper pad; I just love this set and am definitely going to have to order another very soon!    I also used some of my Memory Thread from Paper Wishes, twisting the hot pink and turquoise together, with the little chipboard tag!  Since all our Card Making Day activities are cooking or food-themed this year I thought this would work - had the little cherry chipboard in my stash from heaven knows where...thanks for looking!

So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop, just see where you are on the list above and make sure you visit them all and leave some sweetness behind!


Cheryl said...

Sam, Thanks for all the work you've put into making today an extra fun day at PW. I look forward to participating in as many of the festivities as I can!

Sam said...

Have to post on my own blog to have a chance to win a prize so here I am, LOL!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't think about posting on my own blog! I'll have to go back!

Love the doily - I haven't started using those again - I saw the oval ones on PW and have thought about buying a pack....


rgcarr said...

Oh I like that card. Doilies are so elegant!

Precious Thoughts said...

I love those embellies, fab card Sam. Thanks for a great blog hop

Crafty Patti said...

Thanks so much for all your hard work in putting together this blog hop.
Your card is so sweet cherry sweet that is LOl. love the doilie and the pretty pink

Carol J said...

Nice card Sam. This has been fun - my first blog hop. Mostly going well, but a few I can't leave comments, but that is okay.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all your hard work for us on pw blog!

pennyd said...

Great card and I love your blog sidebars. You do an incredible amount of work for the MB and I want you to know I appreciate it very much!

Rhonda Lynn said...

Sam, very pretty card!!! I think that the doily, pp and cherries look so good and yummy together. TFS :) and Thanks for all your organization for this hop and all you do on the PW message board!

MsPat said...

love your card!!

Nyoka said...

Wonderful blog Sam... thanks for all your hard work on all the fun today... Sorry I couldn't make it!!

Becca Sadler said...

Cute fruit and doily themes for the card! Charming!