Wednesday, March 2, 2011

(the paper variety} blog hop!

Good morning! Welcome to the first PAPER VARIETY blog hop! We are so excited to announce this week's color challenge, generous prize and sponsor, share our projects with you and offer some BLOG CANDY for hopping today. We have some FABULOUS designers at TPV and want to showcase their personal blogs this week.
So, if you are coming from Amy's you are in the right place! If not, head back to THE PAPER VARIETY to get started from the beginning and see a list of all the links if you get lost along the way. You don't want to miss a thing! :)


Our challenge this week is a COLOR challenge in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday :)


Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Your Scrapbook Stash!



In order to win this GRAND PRIZE you need to submit your own GREEN project to The Paper Variety by Tuesday at NOON. If you submit before Sunday evening, you have a chance to have your blog featured on TPV! ;)


To get you inspired, I want to share with you my green layout:  Irish?



Here is a close-up of the ribbon heart that I used a basket weave technique to make:

Thanks so much for visiting today! It wouldn't be a hop without some BLOG CANDY :)


Please leave a comment below to win! You do not need to enter the challenge to win my blog candy. However, you ARE going to want to hop to the next design team member to see their GREEN!

Head on over to the talented April's blog and take a look at her gorgeous GREEN project!

We are looking forward to seeing YOUR green at THE PAPER VARIETY, too! Remember to link up before TUESDAY at noon for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! :)




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Have fun with the rest of the blog hop!



89 comments:

  1. Love that woven heart! Such a fun page. Your blog candy is so cute! So green! Thanks for being apart of TPV :)

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  2. Hi Jan
    Beautiful page with a fabulous heart detail, love it.
    I'm your follower.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  3. The woven heart is beautiful. Love it!

    stephanniemarshall@hotmail.com

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  4. Super cute LO, LOVE the woven heart. :-)

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  5. Love the LO, the heart is amazing.

    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  6. Love Love Love the layout! I'm Irish and Lucky! LoL

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  7. Great LO! Love the title:)
    follower
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  8. I LOVE your title...it's very clever!! Love the clean look and those cute b&w photos really stand out!! The heard & bakers twine wrap is a pefect touch!!

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  9. I love this LO! My favorite is the heart that you made... that is awesome!
    Thank you so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  10. Wow! I absolutely adore your layout! The title is too cute, the photos and the bracket border. TFS! I am a fan/follower!

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  11. That woven heart is just fabulous!!! I also like the title. TFS!

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  12. Love the lo! Love the boys! Love the ribbon heart! Your blog candy (especially those green flowers) is awesome too!! Yay for fun blog hops! :) :)

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  13. Your layout is great. That woven heart is wonderful. Thanks for the chace to win your great blog candy. Ann O.

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  14. Awesome LO! I love the ribbon heart!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  15. Great LO, Jan! that woven heart is AWESOME!
    I'm a new follower!!

    mderosby at gmail dot com
    papermaineiac.blogspot.com

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  16. Love your layout so fresh and clean. Its very nice. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  17. Great layout! That sentiment is so sweet and that heart looks amazing! TFS :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  18. Great layout and title...love the ribbon heart!!! I'm now a follower..TFS!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Great lo, love the black and white photos with the green! AWESOME woven heart! Love the green giveaway!

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  20. ahhhh what a great page of your lil guys!!!! i love it!!!! and the pops of green are perfect

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  21. LOVE IT!!! Your woven heart is amazing!! I have soo been wanting to try that.. but been procrastinating.:)

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  22. Love that ribbon heart! What a cute prize, thanks for the chance ;)
    http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

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  23. Great layout. Love the heart. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  24. Faboo design Jan! Love that heart and your title! :-) ROCKIN' ROCKIN' ROCKIN' candy!

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  25. Awesome LO!!! Love that you used b/w photos with the green and white...nice touch! And I LOVE that ribbon heart!!! So great! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  26. I love how clean this layout is and of course the woven heart is GREAT!

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  27. Great LO!! I like the tittle and the heart...great touch!! Love your candy ...all green...Cool!!!!
    Hugs!!!

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  28. Nice layout and love the ribbon heart,looks great.
    I became a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  29. OMG I love love what u did with that heart and the title is great

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  30. Jan that lo is adorable!Love it!

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  31. What a cool layout!! Nice job!! I'm your newest follower. Anita

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  32. I just love this layout! The ribbon heart is amazing and I love how everything just pops with those black and white photos!

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com
    http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com

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  33. Cool, cool ribbon heart. I once did a whole 12x12 wedding layout gift with woven ribbon. So much fun!

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  34. Hi Jan,

    Love your creation!! Great Job!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I am a new follower.

    Hugz,
    Ash
    ashley(dot)dziak(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://cricut-crazed-lady.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great Project! Thanks for a chance to win :)
    scrapbookingcraze.blogspot.com
    chantalsp166@live.ca

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  36. Love your layout--the ribbon heart is great!!! Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  37. Love the title and your photographs are wonderful...just an all around great layout. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

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  38. What a great title for your LO, and the heart is just beautiful

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  39. Love your layout Jan! and the title, and the woven hearts and those blog candy! Great page for your boys! :D

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  40. Jan your page is so clean & purdy, I just love it :D I hope you had a fantastic time in Florida :D

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  41. Your woven heart is beautiful!!

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  42. Love the title, and that woven heart is awesome!

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  43. I am a new follower of your blog. Found you thru the Paper Variety blog hop. Looking forward to see your projects. Sherry G

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  44. Love the ribbon heart.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  45. Hi Jan - beautiful layout! Those boys are lucky to have a mom who obviously put lots of love into her scrapbooking :) That ribbon heart is fabulous! I am a new follower.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  46. Love your woven heart Jan! Beautiful layout!

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  47. The woven heart is just beautiful!

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  48. love the LO ,,, the heart is wonderful!

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  49. The heart is a fabulous idea! Great embellie! Luck of the Irish to you!

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  50. I have never thought of weaving ribbon before what a great idea. I will have to try it sometime.

    leilabotting at hotmail dot com

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  51. Love, love your layout! Love the dark green color and the heart! What a great use of weaving technique. Love your prize too, that everything is green!

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  52. Wow! The LO is heavenly and the woven heart is a perfect embellishment for the photo/theme. The title says so much!

    Thank you for offering such yummy blog candy. Someone is going to be a very lucky gal! (I hope it's me, LOL)

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  53. Love the layout and that woven heart is fantastic. I just became anew follower.
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  54. beautiful, clean and crisp layout..! great idea to use the weaving heart technique.
    happy crafting!
    Heaney

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  55. AMAZING --love your heart what a beautiful page!

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  56. What a fun layout and great saying to go with it.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  57. Great layout. Love the heart. Thanks for the chance to win some fun candy.
    finelyworking@aol.com
    Dawn

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  58. LOVE the title!
    the B&W pictures look grat among the green!

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  59. I love the heart!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful layout!
    your newest follower
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  60. Love your title and your woven heart, very cute!!

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  61. I love the weaving -- great layout!

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  62. Great weaving technique! TFS!

    ♥ Rayna
    http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

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  63. that heart is super! I can't wait to follow along with your blog. I can tell you are very creative!

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  64. Great LO Jan! Love the woven heart!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  65. Jan, dear friend.. that layout is amazing.. great photo, fab weaved heart and the overall colour, style and design is beautiful.. love it

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  66. Jan that heart is so beautiful and I just LOVE your page!!!

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  67. the heart is so super. love the weaving.

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  68. Oh wow! The weaving on that heart is just perfect! You did a fabulous job! Great page!! THanks for sharing!

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  69. Hi Jan, Awesome layout of my beautiful nephews..They are so handsome...

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  70. Your layout is great. I love black and white pictures. The heart is so neat.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  71. Hi Jan!! Love your green project! I´m now your follower!!

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  72. This is such a neat layout Jan!! I love your weaved heart and that shaped paper.

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  73. I LOVE the basketweave heart!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy!

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  74. I love this layout... and the title is perfect! I also really love all that green in your blog candy!

    Thanks so much for sharing & I'm a new follower!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  75. What a great page Jan - love your title and that woven heart - your boys are so handsome! Off to the start of the hop now...it's a hoppy sort of week!

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  76. Great layout! I love the title you chose and the basketweave heart.

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  77. love the woven heart - nice page

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  78. WOW! That heart is AWESOME!! I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  79. Love the all green and white page!

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  80. what a wonderful page - so striking. I'm a follower

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  81. This page is really nice... I LOVE the title and the woven heart is awesome! And how cool is it that your blog candy is all green?! ;-) Thanks for sharing!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  82. Great lo! LOVE the ribbon heart!!

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  83. what a great layout, I love the title,and the ribbon heart is so beautiful! such attention to detail!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  84. Your LO totally rocks, the title, the heart, love it all!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  85. I love that woven heart!! Awesome! Great LO!

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  86. Great layout. That heart is awesome. I have become a follower.

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