Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sketches for You Spring blog hop

Spring has sprung! To celebrate spring and the Merry Month of May, we are having a blog hop until May 18th. there is also a plethora of challenges over at Sketches for All! If you have arrived here first, please stroll on over to Stacy's blog. She'll get you going on the right path. If you follow along the blog hop trail correctly, you will have the chance to find some secret words and a challenge. Find all of the words and you will be entered into the drawing for a chance to win a $10 Gift certificate from Scrappy Jo's. Find all of the words AND complete the challenge for a chance at first prize! How awesome is that!
As for me, I will also be hosting a challenge. You may find it by surprise, like a pair of roguish eyes... over at sketches for you in the group's forum. Hmmm....sounds like I left you a few hints about my "Spring is in the air" challenge. Now to throw you off just a bit...some people celebrate Bicycle week during the month of May. I have a little challenge going which is all about transportation. We've been heading around the world in 8O layouts, but this month we changed things up a bit. Rather than focus on a country for inspiration, we are focusing on how we get there. Speaking of how we get places, and the month of May...did you know  that this Friday( Friday the 13th) is National frog hopping day? Quirky huh? Kind of like this post! Well, in honour of such a hopping good day, I made this page:
page maps sketch
basic Grey paper
prima flowers with e line pearls
acrylic paint
Studio G stamps
Paper trunk stamps
SEI alphas
handmade alphas
hampton arts flock

Last year around this time, my son and I raised tadpoles. He was like a mother hen( or should I say frog?) in caring for the little guys. We released 30 of them! That's a lot of hopping!

   Which leads us back to the Blog hop, as it were. It's time to Hop on to Michelle! Happy hopping everyone! I'll see you over at Sketches for All!

P.S> please don't forget to email your words to:


  1. Awww..I love those pics and super cute LO! ..:)

  2. Too cute!!! Love your blog design, too! I'm already following!

  3. Cute LO ..pretty paper....I'm already a follower!

  4. Great lo! I love the papers and alphas you used! Those photos are adorable too! TFS

  5. Love it! Sweet photos and subject matter :)

  6. aww, what a cute story to go with a very cute layout.

  7. Hi hi hi - I like your LO and the little frogs!!!

  8. New follower. :)
    I like that you used flowers on a boy layout! too any people are scared to do it!

  9. Wow! You had a lot of luck with your tadpoles! I raised tadpoles with my class one year! Being able to see their little hearts beating was awesome! Only one lived long enough for me to bring him home when the school year ended. It broke my heart when he died...

  10. Cute layout! I am sure your son enjoyed that!