20 August 2010

Scrapbookpal.com FIRST EVER BLOG HOP!!!!!!!

WOOHOOO! Go get your coffee/tea/soda and some breakfast/lunch etc. Sit back, relax and become inspired!!!

Today is the beginning of the FIRST EVER Scrapbookpal.com design team blog hop! Woohoo! You are part of history! Aren't you excited? I am! I love designing for them and LOVE LOVE LOVE their fair competitive prices, variety of product, awesome customer service and lighning fast shipping! Yay Scrapbookpal.com! Oh and all that AND they are giving away a YOU PICK ONE CRICUT CARTRIDGE (from in stock cartridges) if you win on this hop.

So if you just popped in here, go on back to the beginning HERE and follow along. If you are visiting me from my awesome DT sister Rowena you are in the right place!

Today for you I made some quick and easy. I used my awesome Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge from Scrapbookpal.com; white and pink vinyl, chesnut roan ink, Zig pens, rhinestones and Gelly Roll white pen. I also used my Cricut Expression and 12X12 mat.



Here is what I did:
1. Using the Cricut Expression, Wall Decor and my 12X12 mat I selected the leaf phrase on page 40 for my main design in white vinyl. I cut this expression at 1.5 inches.
2. Remove cut from mat and adhere to planner, adorn with rhinestones and add faux stitching with Zig pen.
3. Using pink vinyl, cricut expression, wall decor and 12X12 mat I selected the compass font on shift for the swirl. It was also cut at 1.5 inches. I then altered it to fit onto my planner by cutting and adhering to where I liked it.
4. Add white dots with Gelly roll pen.
5. Using same items I selected and cut my initials using the FONT key at .5 inches. I inked the edges in chesnut roan ink.
6. Freehand cut the pink banner; add white dots for depth, rhinestones and inked initials.

Easy peasy, you just altered your planner that you can carry with you all the time. You can change this up as you want since we did it in vinyl! YAY!

Now please go take a look at my other awesome DT sister AMY! I am sure she will WOW you as she always does.

If you get lost here is the whole list for the blog hop, please make sure to visit each blog to be entered into the YOU PICK ONE CRICUT CARTRIDGE giveaway! Happy hopping!

ScrapbookPal Blog (http://scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)
Jamie Cripps (http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/)
Rowena Valentine (http://www.creativegenealogyscrapbooking.com/)
Crystal Butler (http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/)<-----------YOU ARE HERE
Amy Crockett (http://www.scrappingmommy.com/)
Tammy White (http://theeventqueen.blogspot.com/)
Leah Cornelius(http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com/)
Tomi Ann Hill (http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/)
Cheryl Walker (http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/)
ScrapbookPal Blog (http://www.scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)

102 comments:

  1. Hi, I am here on the blog hop! However, I don't see a picture of your creation. It sounds like fun and I love your instructions to "get a soda, sit back, and get inspired!" You make me want to do just that with your enthusiasm! I will be back to check for a picture later. Thanks!!! On to the next blog...

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  2. How adorable.....I've never used vinyl before....will have to try it....tfs

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  3. I have been considering decorating the planner I just got, but don't know what to put on it. I'll have to whip out my Home Decor cart and explore my options :) You have made the project seem very simple!

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  4. What a great idea! And I love the little bit of bling...:D

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  5. Interesting idea. I don't know if I would do it because I'd hate to hurt someone for touching my planner. LOL! TFS.

    Christel
    www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  6. Crystal, this is great! And so is the candy for this bloghop! I'm going to have to bump wall decore and more up on my *gotta have it* list, thanks to you. The flowers are coming soon!! Hugs! Remember to Check out my blog at http://karelj.blogspot.com and vote for yourself!

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  7. How cute!! What a great way to use vinyl!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This so cute and what a great idea! I really love that phrase cut. TFS :)

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  9. So cute Crystal and I love the "Just Breathe" on the front. We should all recite that a few times a day!

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  10. Oh this is gorgoeus! Such a fabulous altered project
    thanks for a great blog hop
    love tasha xx

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  11. Crystal - what a fun and creative project - I love your work!

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  12. Great project, and a creative way to use vinyl! I have been wanting to play with vinyl so bad lately!

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  13. What a great way to use all my vinyl scraps! Thanks!

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  14. I'm still quite new to vinyl. I haven't tried it yet. I will have to now, as you made look very easy. Thanks for the tutorial

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  15. That is neat! I would of never thought it was a planner! Great job!

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  16. great job. I've been afraid to try vinyl but maybe I will now try

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  17. Thanks for the inspiration! What a neat idea!

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  18. very cute! What a great project.
    :)

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  19. This is a cute...lil project...thanks for sharing!!!!

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  20. nice that you can change it up for diff seasons or likes.

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  21. Great idea to dress up those plain planners!!

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  22. I also have never worked with the vinyle, but there is always a first time. Love the ideal. Thanks, now on to te next stop!

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  23. Super fun project Crystal, love how you used the wall decor and more cartridge on this :) Beautiful job hun!!!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  24. What a great idea for using vinyl!

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  25. way cute project. Great color scheme

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  26. I am going to have to try my hand at vinyl!

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  27. Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Really cute, what a great idea! TFS

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  29. Very nice, Crystal. Wonderful idea.

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  30. Hey Crystal! I love the blog! I can't believe how big miss Caitlyn is getting! Thanks for the invite to the hop. Have a great weekend.
    Jess

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  31. Great project! Love the swirl at the bottom!


    tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com

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  32. Love how you decorated your planner. All the creations on your blog are wonderful. TFS

    pwburns at nemr dot net

    Cardian Angel/Wanda

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  33. I love the idea of using vinyl on a notebook like that. Great inspiration. TFS!

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  34. Great inspiration. Great blog hop.

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  35. Congrats on the first BlogHop!
    I love making altered journals :-)

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  36. cute project. i have not worked with the vinyl yet.

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  37. Great project! Yet another cartridge on my wish list!

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  38. what a great idea! I'm gonna have to give this a try!

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  39. This is really cool!! great idea Thanks foe a chance

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  40. What a great idea and I just love using vinyl lately.

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  41. Hi Crystal, I haven't tried vinyl yet, but this would be a great starter project. Love how you blinged it up! Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Sharon

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  42. Thanks for sharing such a great project.

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  43. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  44. I love altering items, so much fun!
    ~Paula

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  45. Your planner looks fabulous, thanks for sharing this idea.

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  46. Loved your project, what a great idea. TFS

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  47. Love what you did to the planner. I've wanted to try vinyl.

    vwilson577 @ yahoo.com

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  48. Here on the blog hop. Like what you did to your planner.

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  49. Great project. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  50. Having fun visiting the sites on the blog hop!
    I loved your project with vinyl! It was so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I love your idea with the planner and vinyl, I haven't used vinyl yet but so love the look of it.
    JSharer417@aol.com

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  52. Very clever idea Crystal! I love how you can change it out since you used the vinyl. Love it!

    kyleandsandy@sbcglobal.net

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  53. I love the title, "Just breathe". We could all benefit from that!

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  54. I love that phrase. It is one of my favorite. Thanks for the idea and the chance to win.
    Sherry Mack
    tookienurse@comcast.net

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  55. Very clever! I hadn't thought of using vinyl on planners like this!

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  56. What an awesome blog hop! Can't wait to check out the rest of them!

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  57. Hi Crystal,
    Looks great,
    don't you just love to cut the vinyl in your Cricut!!!
    Hugs Anja

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  58. Hmmm....I haven't tried Vinyl yet....after seeing your project though I'll def have to add it to my "To Do" list. :) Love the idea of personalizing my planner a bit more. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Cute idea, thanks for sharing
    Brenda
    brenda_pearce@yahoo.com

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  60. I love altering things and this is a fabulous idea. TFS

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  62. Gosh, I make books all of the time and never thought of vinyl going to have to give that a try. Thanks

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  63. I love this journal! It has inspired me to create one too! Look at all the fabulous comments you've got on this!
    Fabby!!!!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  64. i have vinyl and havent used it yet but have been wanting to. ty for the idea, so very nice. xoxo
    cake35@comcast.net

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  65. Crystal...WOW...what a blog you have. Inspiration is all over it. Caitlyn is one lucky lil girl to have such an amazingly crafty Mother. LOVE IT ALL ....

    HUGs
    rhonda

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  66. Crystal....

    WONDERFUL BLOG ful of inspiration. I love your work...Caitlyn is a very lucky lil gal to have such a amazinly crafty Mother....I am now a follower too..

    HUGS
    rhonda

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  67. i really like the colors of this its different from anything i've seen

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  68. Love this blog hopping and love your angel card, its beautiful!

    sandy

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  69. very cute - never would have thought to use the vinyl on a notebook

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  70. very cute wouldn't have thought to use the vinyl on a notebook

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  71. I have a planner for work & use it daily.What Great Idea TFS.

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  72. This is cute!! Great job !Love your blog!!

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  73. This notebook is so cute!! Great job!!

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  74. This is a very cute idea. I love vinyl! May have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. how cute i love it. i love altered things. you did a great job

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  76. What an awesome opportunity - thanks for the inspiration from your blog and the chance to win!
    xoxo Jessica

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  77. Looks great Crystal! How do you find the time to craft, with an active little one? (Not to mention FB! LOL)

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  78. great idea, my grandchildren, 9 & 11, carry inexpensive palnners to school and I can now jazz them up to fit their personalities.

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  79. I made a similar one, thanks for the extra idea

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  80. Might have to use some vinyl on my teenage daughters binders for school. Thanks for the inspiration. Working on the blog hop.

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  81. Very nicely done. I love the word art you chose.

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  82. This blog hop is fun. Thanks for being a part of it!

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  83. I love Blog Hops! Now if I could just get off the computer and scrap!

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  84. Love the planner, what a great idea thanks for sharing. Your blog is great too.

    Thank You

    Cynthia K.

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  85. Very Cute book cover. Just Lovin' that title! very creative way to deco the book. Great Work!!! TFS
    Sweet Creations...
    http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  86. very cute .nice blog thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  87. Very nice project. Great idea.

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  88. I liked your blog. I love to do my photos together too. It tells a story. Nice job.

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  89. I am always amazed at the things people come up with. Great work!

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