Friday, March 18, 2011

International Friends Blog Hop!

Good morning my name's Rayna and welcome to the International Friends blog hop!! We are all SO excited to have you do our hop, get some inspiration, and win some great goodies along the way! Our theme is about family, heritage, and our traditions. Each of these talented girls have wonderful stories and crafts to share with you!


You should be coming from Svetlana's blog, so if you didn't, please make sure to go back to Sweet Magnolia Rose and start from the beginning. You definitely don't want to miss a single blog!

Sweet Magnolia Rose
Turned Gypsy
Yuveria's Crafty Eden
Tamminnie's Designs
Pedacinhos di Pano
Diamond Grove
Miss Not So Good With Words
Lena's Crafts
Cre8tive Girls
Creative Characters

Welt meiner Handarbeit
Shelly's Card Blog
Cricut Confessions
to Craft Everything
Here is where you are >>>>> Purple Peeps Techniques

One of my favorite traditions is celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends. We all get together and spend the evening talking and catching up. We end the night listening to some great patriotic songs & watching the amazing fireworks show that the city provides. For my project, I made a layout that celebrates this fun holiday!

I used the Sew Easy stitch piercer and some blue floss to sew around the star. Then I used some ribbon and different fibers to make a firework. It was a fun layout to make!

A blog hop is always more fun when there's CANDY involved right?? :) Well, we've got tons of prizes! There's a chance for you to win at each blog and there's also a chance to win a grand prize at Sweet Magnolia Rose! All you have to do is create a family themed project and add it to the Linkz button on her page. Her contest ends April Fools Day to give everyone enough time to make a project to add. Best Wishes to everyone who enters!

I'm also giving away some candy which is a We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Stitch Piercer & some Sew Easy blue floss! I love this tool, and I actually used one just like it on my project :)

All you have to do for your chance to win is leave me a comment telling me your favorite family tradition. Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you in case you are the lucky winner! Also, if you happen to like what you see on my blog and would like to become a follower, that would be awesome too, but it's not required for your chance to win. :)

I'll announce the winner of the blog candy on Tuesday, March 22nd! Well, my blog just about wraps things up so be sure to go back to Misty's blog at Sweet Magnolia Rose and enter to win the awesome prizes she has for you there. Thanks for hopping with us today!

The Paper Variety- layout following the awesome, exclusive sketch by Jana Eubank
Inking it up Crazy - layout


Lisa said...

What a fun layout! My favorite family tradition happens on Thanksgiving. We always watch the Macy's parade. The minute we see Santa at the's officially Christmas time. We start decorating for Christmas right after Thanksgiving lunch. This is great, because if my hubby had his way, we'd be decorating in July. :o) Thanks for the chance to win!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Cre8tiveVet said...

Great layout! I am so glad all of us had the chance to do this hop together. I would love to win this tool and floss. Cre8tivegirls at Yahoo dot com visit my blog at

Chris Wooten said...

This is an awesome layout and this happens to be my favorite time of the year too.....July has such wonderful meaning to all Americans....I get choked up when I watch the fireworks each year and remember what it really means.....

Thank you for being part of this blog hop of talented women from around the world. See you soon


Svetlana said...

Great layout!! And wonderful giveaway!!! Please count me :)
Svetlana xx

kittirin said...

Super layout and beautiful giveaway!!!

Greetings from Germnay, Iryna ( kittirin)!

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

How neat!!! I have not really done much for the 4th of July :0( Since I was little. This year I am taking my family to Mountain View, AR for the 4th. Every year people come from all over to set up lawn chairs and play music and chair hop from group to group in down town Moutain View. I have only been once myself and can't wait to take them this year.

Melissa said...

What a great L/O, I love the star, it just jumps right out at ya! Nice Job! TFS

XXOO AMY said...

the "fireworks" is a great idea, beautiful job with the sketch! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

mindy gallagher said...

Nice work on the banner! super cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at TPV!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! We just complete one of our traditions, we made a leprechaun trap! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

shelly said...

you created a beautiful and fun layout. :)

Amber said...

This LO is awesome! I love your paper choices! You have such an eye for it! I always love the patterns you pair together! Great work on the firework! It's so cute! We run a 5K on the 4th. I've missed it a few times over the last few years because I've been too pregnant every other year to run it but I still go and watch! Then we have a picnic at the river lot and watch fireworks! It's always a fun day!

Suzy said...

Very patriotic layout! Thanks for linking The Paper Variety - it would be awesome if you could credit Jana's sketch challenge. Thanks!

Dhruv said...

loevley project !
loved the idea of layout
hopped every blog ! and now following you
mallika refered me here

Mallika said...

lovely layout !
amazng !
thanx fer chance

following u too

Angie said...

Of all of our family traditions, I LOVE going to the pumpkin farm every fall and picking out own pumpkins! IT's always so fun and then going home to decorate!
aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

~jan said...

Those "fireworks" are such a cool idea! Terrific layout-thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Arushi said...

lovely layout
mallika referred me here !
i would love to hop

now following you
i just love your candy idea

Debbi said...

What a wonderful project! I love 4th of July.
One of my favorite family traditions is that every time we travel anywhere we purchase a Christmas tree ornament. Then when we decorate the tree each Christmas, we remember lots of fun times together.
I have enjoyed 'meeting' you through this hop!

Bea said...

thanks for sharing - one of my families traditions is for my sons. my cousin and my brother and me all to spend christmas at my brothers house - it began when my dad was still alive and since his death in 1995 we have continued .

Cindylu2u said...

Your LO is awesome, love watching the fireworks with my family!!