Thursday, April 30, 2009

Magistical Memories Blog Hop - Starts Friday with Girl Friday!


Happy National Scrapbooking Day, and welcome to Magistical Memories first ever Blog Hop!

To join in on the fun begin at the Magistical Memories Blog, leave a comment and your email address, and you will be entered in a drawing to win The Magistical Memories Blog Hop Grand Prize, get a second entry when you subscribe to follow the Magistical blog.

Want to know what the grand prize is? Magistical Memories is giving away to one lucky winner an 8GB iPod Nano*!!! (*You will be given a choice of your top 3 colors, and they will do their best to accommodate your request! The iPod will be engraved with Magistical Memories.)

I admit – I am totally drooling over the bright green Nano! I don’t even own one of these things…how un-with it am I? (LOL) From the Magistical Memories blog you will start hopping. Each Design Team member will have a link to the next blog to hop to. Leave a comment WITH your email address at each DT member’s blog – which enters you into the DT member’s own personal giveaway! This will also give you yet another chance to win the Blog Hop Grand Prize!

Are we done giving you chances? Nope!! There's a fourth way to enter - create a layout using chipboard, and upload it to the Magistical Memories Blog Hop gallery by midnight on May 3. Any chipboard – so while you are all cropping like crazy this weekend, be sure to use chipboard and enter it here!

Last, but not least - be sure to check out the Magistical Memories store – with new releases made available just in time for NSD!! The new eye candy can be found here!
Of course, to make room for the new designs there are still many chipboard shapes available at RETIREMENT sale discounts - the markdowns are HUGE folks! Get yours now!

That's not all! Free for the entire month of May with every $25.00 order or more – look at these flowers – aren’t they bloomin' fun!?


Is this a fabulous Blog Hop or what!? Well, now it is time to reveal my project using Magistical Memories chipboard. “Bubbles” uses one of my favorite new lines by Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday. The colors scream Springtime to me!

With all that is going on above I hesitate to show you detail photos, but I just love the gems, pearls, torn edges, sanded Ready-Set-Chip, and the sparkling monofilament thread – so here are some close-ups.


This is a hybrid layout – I added the journaling to my photo. As you can see, I utilized Photoshop and its layering features to desaturate the photo – it is not quite a black and white picture. I left the dress in 100% of its original color. The photo was taken Easter Sunday. Abby received some bubbles in her basket and could not wait to get outside to blow her first bubbles of the season.


To paint my chipboard scallop circle I used a new paint discovered at Michaels recently. Always trying to find something to use a coupon on, I often gravitate towards the paints and finishes to see what might be cool on chipboard. This time I came home with a 10 oz. jar of Decoart Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze in Renaissance Brown. There are a variety of colors - the jars are $6.99 at full price. It coats the chipboard so well – one coat coverage! I love the warmth of brown shimmer, and even took a fine paintbrush to add some strokes to the large flower.


Ready to hop? Or fly to the next blog? Visit my talented friend Laura
and check out her fabulous project!

Don't forget to comment below, including your email. ANYONE can win a $15 gift certificate to the Magistical Memories store. For those in the U.S. - I am RAK'ing fun Magistical Memories chipboard shapes and a Fiskars Fingertip Control Craft Kninfe - I love this tool for free-hand cutting designs from paper!

Thanks for hopping by, and enjoy your celebration of National Scrapbooking Day. Live to create, create to celebrate life!

111 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Whoops left that comment in the wrong spot! ;)
Laura
laura.elise.davis@gmail.com

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What an uber cute layout - love the shape, the papers (I have some too...yum) and of course loving the chipboard!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

marla said...

super cute layouts. What a fun prize. mghowell8 at msn dot com.

Kristen said...

Super sweet! A great layout and a gift certificate!! YAY! Count me in. Thanks!!

immom2anr at yahoo dot com

Em said...

This is cool!

emarie803@hotmail.com

Kimber said...

Aw...wish I lived in the USA, just long enough to win a chance at that Fiskars tool, I have seen it used on some demo's and think it is the cat's Meow!! Anyway, onto more realistic things, like how your LO,What I noticed first and foremost was your title. I usually go with the whole matchy-matchy look and never thought that something so quirky and different could look so stunning but then that is how it would probably look if I did that! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing it with us!
Kim L.
sarahsfavfan@yahoo.ca

RobinV said...

Love the quote and that paint looks really cool. I will have to check it out next time I am there.

robin.valera@yahoo.com

dannelle said...

hey rita,
blog hoppin :o) your layout is super cute!! thanks again for the chance to win an awesome prize!
have a great weekend!

dannelle
westendgrl2@yahoo.com

lemon said...

i love your bubbles lo and i will

hardie3@tiscali.co.uk

stinker said...

gorgeous LO! she does seem to be loving her bubbles :) thanks for the tip on the cool paint...will definitely keep my eyes open for it.

stinkerbum_88@yahoo.com

Amy Wilges said...

wowza, i'm soooooooo inspired by your layout creation! i'm heading to the store to see what i can put in my cart. hehe

have a creative day,

Amy Wilges
wilgeshouse@mchsi.com

M.Y. Creative Rose Garden said...

Great Blog......
Must "hop" back soon.....
Thanks.....
:0)


Maria
YARASAVICH@AOL.COM

tyumenqueen said...

great fun for a rainy day...your work is amazing. Thanks, vicki from oklahoma
vlnett@sbcglobal.net

Missy said...

Hi Rita! Thanks for sharing about the blog hop with me. You have an amazing blog (why am I not surprised??). I'll definitely be back. Off to check out the next one!

Missy
missy.brozek@gmail.com

Martha said...

Oh I love that bubbles layout. great job.

mavans@scottsboro.org

Gail said...

Very cute layout and such a great prize!

ScrapGoo said...

I LOVE your Bubbles LO! This is such a great contest... would love to win!

Jess: wonderjess@aol.com

Tabea said...

thanks for the awesome chance to win a such a big prize ...

info@sunshineartz.com

Jody said...

Love the bubble layout! Can't wait for the NSD crop at ACOT!

Jody
jodcold@hotmail.com

Treasa said...

This is a wonderful Blog Hop, the prizes are fantastic and I love how you posted directions on how you embellished your chipboard.

t.cimorose@verizon.net

connie said...

what a cute LO! Thanks for a chance to win.
connie@drsmanda.com

anet said...

great layout!! Thanks for this fun blog hop!
nyscrapaholic@aol.com

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

beautiful layout rita! :D and super fun blog hop!! whoop!! have a great day! :) smiles, m-

mary_p@sbcglobal.net

pattyb said...

Fabulous layout. I love that line too. This blog will be fun.

pmb1005@hotmail.com

Laura Fiore said...

Love your layout Rita...I could use those Cosmo Cricket papers over and over again! Have a fun weekend!

Vicky said...

your lo is awesome! btw I love your song on the blog :)

scrappyvicky@yahoo.com

danielle said...

thoes are some cute layouts. and great give away.

ladylovley37134@yahoo.com

jo said...

I love love love your layout!!

Shirley said...

awesome as always!

Pamela said...

LOVE your layout! You do awesome work! And such a fun prize and blog hop...thanks too for clarifying that the project can be done with any chipboard (that was one of my questions). Have a great weekend!

Pamela
pamelacy@msn.com

scrappychick said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your blog looks awesome!

Leslie
scrappychick2007@yahoo.com

Megan A. said...

wow - great project and great product!

megamay79@yahoo.com

*Monica* said...

Gorgeous layout! The Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday is my current favorite line. So cute =)

monica_blain@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

That is a gorgeous layout. I totally have to get some of that
Decoart Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze in Renaissance Brown and other colors. I love the shimmer & 1 coat coverage is always good.

Cupcake Scrapper said...

Love your style and work!!!!
Wish you all a great NSD!!!

Cathi Brumley

mommafor123@gmail.com

SusieScrapper said...

Awesome layout! I love blog hops and NSD, lots of fun and you gotta love chances to win great prizes!!

susiescrapper@gmail.com

Betty said...

Hi Rita!!!! i just love your work and i have missed seeing it!!! what a fun way to check out some of the girls i use to hangout with at the playground!!! have a great day...off to see where i am going next!!!

jkuoha said...

Thanks for the chance! My email is jkuoha at hotmail dot com.

NikkiH said...

Beautiful work! You used the Magistical Memories so well!

Nikki
nikki_hobbs78@hotmail.com

Toby said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! Beautiful blog!! Happy {i}NSD day!

I left an extra comment on another day too! Too much goodies and excitement for me today!!

tobyskaggs@hotmail.com

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fun activity, this blog hop. I can find new crafters to be inspired by. :)Love the way you play with the pictures colours relating them to the papers. The details on this post´s page are gorgeous and so is the main picture. SO sweet.

Here´s my address so we can stay in touch:
happysnappy@arnet.com.ar

Kelley said...

love everything that MagMemories does...i am in awe of such talent!

we.love.riley@gmail.com

bassetsnbrits said...

Awesome LO for the hop, you are so talented!!
kgsg5 @ sherbtel . net (no spaces of course)!

Anonymous said...

Rita,
How wonderful this lay out is!!!!! Your photography is fantasic also!!!
Way to go.
Donna Polley

Vanessa said...

im having so much fun blog hopping!

vmdelisio at yahoo dot com

fromtheowlsnest said...

i just love your layouts....so many art elements!! Thank you for the chance to win!! I love my fingertip blade too and if I win (smile), i would definetely pay it forward and RAK to someone else. Thanks, Sharon

paperdesignsbysharon@gmail.com

Bethank said...

Lovely layout very feminine but not to girly

amycatalogna said...

Fantastic layout! Thanks for the chance!
Amy
Fiskateer #5411

thecatalognas at yahoo dot com

krista said...

what a great blog hop! thanks :)

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the reminder about your site... this is my a first time on a blog hop! barbv (at) nvisia.com

fong33 said...

What a fun weekend this will be! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

Charisma3103 said...

Thyat's a gorgeous layout thanks for the opportunity to play along

boots3103@hotmail.com

Amy said...

what a awesome layout!! Love the detail!~
freeway@suddenlink.net

Erika M. said...

I saw this layout at acherryontop.com and left some love there - think it is fabulous!

Thanks for the chance to win - emich6124@aol.com

Vijaya Siddharth said...

This is simply awesome!
viji.lg@gmail.com

Lynn Anne said...

Hi Rita!! totally forgot you were with MM now! I love your project (as usual) - I think I have some of that decoart stuff, I never thought about using it on chipboard - love the colors I have, will need to try it! Thanks! admin@jewish-scrapbooking.com

awendybird said...

Beautiful layout! I'm feeling the mojo flowing back and can't wait to get home and create!

Jacquie Hart said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW this is awesome!!!! I can't wait to see who the winner is, I love that NSD is the weekend of my birthday every year that way I can never forget it--LOL

Jacquie
creations4uandm@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

loving the hybrid I cant wait to get more comfortable with my photoshop :)
melissa
northernmemories@yahoo.com

NancyP said...

Awesome layouts! Love that chipboard! And some awesome prizes with this Blog Hop!! THANKS!!!
NancyP

bmwgregor@yahoo.com

chenguna said...

Great blog hop and awesome giveaway. good luck to all.
Michelle M.
chenguna00@hotmail.com

scrapmomof5 said...

Love your work!

helenporter@sbcglobal.net

Scrappin_Katt said...

Super fun idea for NSD
Thanks for the chance for some great prizes. Thanks Kristi for directing me to the site
Kathy dugkatt@charter.net

just jennifer said...

love the bubbles layout!

Kim J. in Kingston said...

Fun blog hop. Happy NSD.
jones.menagerie@gmail.com

rmeyfe said...

Love how you did the text insde the brackets on the photo!! great little touch!!

Happy NSD!!!
Jen M
jenmcwhirt@gmail.com

Maria said...

love your layout done with the Girl Friday paper.
swiatkowski01@hotmail.com

Scrappy Princess said...

That LO is adorable! Please enter me in the blog hop give away.
shanrumbarger@gmail.com

Keely Yowler said...

LOVE those beautiful chipboard flowers!

Keelyyowler@aol.com

Kimmie said...

beautiful rita

Kimmie121671@gmail.com

Dria said...

wowo! i love your designs!

andyjay said...

Awesome layout! And thanks for the chance at a great prize!
andyjay62@verizon.net

Dawn said...

I love your layout and this is really fun.
dawnc@wi.rr.com

Scrappuccino said...

love the layout.
lfields624@comcast.net

Beth Warren said...

Love your project, you are so talented. I'd love to win (especially that grand prize - I'd give it to my mom for mother's day).

Shirley said...

Count me in! This is great fun!

Toni said...

Such a cute layout!! Fun prize!!

toni.mccoy@gmail.com

Vickilyn said...

Loving the blog hop and all the inspiration! Thanks for the opporunity!

Here's my email:
scrap-a-doodle@hotmail.com

:)

Rebecca W said...

Great layout- I love the hibrid information- I might have to try that.
rlovew1976@yahoo.com

KickNSassie said...

I absolutely love your layout and the way you photoshopped your pic to leave the color on her dress - amazing!
Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop - how fun! Happy NSD!

Jene
kicknsass@gmail.com

Mardi said...

Hey fellow fiskateer!
mardid56@yahoo.com

DawneC said...

Love your Bubbles LO Rita! It turned out fantastic!

dcarlisle@itsource.com

Gaye said...

Love your LO!

g.niango@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Hi Rita! Love your "bubbles" layout! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Awesome prize!

amypooz@cox.net

Scrappinscout said...

Great LO! I love it!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

What a fun day!! Love the music on your blog by the way.
we3braxtons@gmail.com

Scrappuccino said...

love your blog will be saving it to revisit later.

Ginger said...

I love the blog hop.

Ginger

Fireangelreborn2000@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Great LO's they are so inspiring!!!

Jen
jmacknick@charter.net

Teresa said...

Yep, you are right the colors are screaming SPRING! I gotta take a photo shop class and get more out of what it can do! ;-)
Teresa

DebbieLynn said...

Happy NSD!! Great layouts and prize!!
Debbie at mdlugg@gamil.com

Diana said...

What great ideas! Love the blog hop idea and contest....

Diana said...

I sent too fast! Email: dianasctt@yahoo.com

Cassie said...

this is beautiful!!

PinkPug,INK. said...

I really like your layout!

Thanks for the chance to win!

pinkpugink@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I really love your layout! Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!!

HBKHotie1@msn.com

Tonjelle said...

Love your site! Happy Hopping!
wicklessbrunette@gmail.com

Pearl said...

fabulous details on your layout , Rita !

lovely giveaway you're having too !

paperfections@yahoo.com

TraceyT said...

what a beautiful page!

traceylynnwatson(at)hotmail(dot)com

ellen s. said...

oh rita i just love you used the parenthesis on that photo! really gorgeous

mlmdesign said...

Aren't the Girl Friday papers wonderful!! I just finished a using them layout at a NSD crop yesterday. I love the idea of painting the flower - I need to go get some of that paint!

lisa.mlmdesign@gmail.com

Ondrea said...

I want to scrap like you when I grow up! Seriously, you do beautiful work!!

ondrea1973@yahoo.com

chrisg said...

Love your yellow boots LO Rita

Also enjoying this blog hop - and the opportunity to view so many talented people's LO's and techniques

Peggy said...

I love that Bubbles LO!!! Off to look at some more of your work.
But first things first ... I live in Belgium, so no RAK for me I guess, but do count me in for the blog hop!
xxx Peggy
peggy.schenkels@telenet.be

Anonymous said...

great lo and brill blog candy ,have fun,
Jo x
lojo7868@yahoo.co.uk

Carrie Postma said...

Hi Rita! :-)
carrie@papertrunk.com

Laura G said...

Oooh hopping is fun! seeing so much lovely work!laumacgod@yahoo.co.uk

ScrapNSister1 said...

awesome project and thanks so much for the blog hop info!

butterfly843 said...

Love the layout!!
butterfly843@aol.com

Juliana said...

Just finally getting around to everyone's blog! Love that new paint! You are always coming up with something clever!!!

Lori said...

I love the Girl Friday line, too. Great layout.

lascholz@scholzes.com