Friday, May 13, 2011

Scrapdango Blog Hop


Welcome to the Dango Girls' Blog Hop. I'm so glad you hopped on over to my pad. We've got a lot of fun coming your way for the weekend and through the week. If you just happened to hop on over here and didn't know about this blog hop, then hop on over to the Scrapdango Blog where you should start this hopping good time. Okay, enough with all the hopping. Let's get down to scrappiness.!!!

We have a brand new DT over at Scrapdango, and this blog hop is a way to introduce everyone. You will learn a little about each of them, and they will each post a challenge. You have until next Friday the 20th at midnight EST to post comments on each blog and to complete the DT challenges. There will also be other ways to earn draws, and one lucky person is going to win a fantastic prize of one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits chock full of scrappy goodness. Here is the breakdown of how you can earn draws:

--1 draw by posting comments on each DT member's blog (must comment on all blogs to get the draw)
--1 draw for each challenge that you complete. Please provide a link to your challenge in a comment.
--1 draw for becoming or already being a Scrapdango Blog follower
--1 draw for becoming or already being a fan of Scrapdango on Facebook
--2 draws for correctly answering quiz questions on the DT members. The quiz can be found on the Scrapdango forum here.

Here is the order:

Scrapdango Blog
Heather's pad (get it...it's a hop :):):):):)
Laura's pad
Celeste's pad
Megan's pad
Ellen's pad----->you are here!
Vanessa's pad

Soooooo.......Here is my challenge for you!

I love love to stamp and I like to stamp on my layouts, too. Using white pigment ink is one of my favorite techniques and it looks so good on colored cardstock

SO....my Challenge to you is to stamp your own background on a layout on a non traditional color! Yes, you guessed it...your background cardstock or pp must not be (any shade of) white or kraft. You must use patterned paper (yes stamping on pp looks cool!), black, gray, or any other color.


heehee...I love this little guy. I cut him out with my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug die. That is the new Glitter Silk from CORE! It cuts beautifully.


Ran the cardstock stickers through the Cuttlebug, too.



And a close up of the stamping.



Okay...a little bit about me for the quiz ;)
I live in a very small town in Northeast PA about an hour from Hershey, PA...YES! Where they make the delicious chocolate. I was born in Allentown, PA and just love this state. There are so many great places that we can drive to in a weekend it will be hard to move from here.

I am very forgetful and quirky, LOL! So I do silly things like brush my teeth in the shower b/c I am always late.
I am married to a wonderful guy...we have two boys...owen and henry and we have two dogs, too....max (our big beefy lab) and chase (the quirky boxer). We travel a lot and love hanging out with our family and friends. We stay active and exercise together almost every day. I mean...if I played field hockey for 13+ years than I can at least get a run in every day.
I am so so excited to be part of this team. I love the community and of course, the kits!!!

You will be able to tell my favorite color from this layout!!! (It's the color of the Core'dinations Cardstock).




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24 comments:

Cheryl said...

love those doily stamps, what brand are they? Great challenge as well. Hope to be able to complete it.

Allison Cope said...

Stunning layout Ellen! I love those doily stamps! YUM! I am a stamp-tramp too! LOL!

Kim said...

how cool i sthat lottle monkey and fab idae to cuttlebug those scallops too!

Nicole said...

LOVING those stamps! This is big challenge for me-- thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Jaster said...

great technique!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the colors and loving the way you stamped!! And loving reading the facts about you...sooooooooo fun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tanya Tahir said...

love your layout, ellen! What a cool photo too :)

Andrea Amu said...

Neat layout! Of course I love the gray with the white doily stamping!

KellyG said...

Love your layout! Great idea!

{E} said...

Great idea! It's a bit out of my comfort zone but will give it a try. LOL

Laura said...

Great stamping! Really fantastic layout and challenge!

Ange said...

Love the stamping!

audrey said...

I also love the doily stamps....I will give this a try. TFS!

Patricia said...

Love your stamping and your layout is so nice!!

GinniG said...

What FUN info about you! LOVE your LO too! GREAT challenge! Off to see what I can do with it... :)

ashjoy said...

I knew your favorite color before you even posted. Ha!

Looks like a fung time! gReat page!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on your new DT gig! LOOOVE this layout--you do magic with gray :)

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

I love the way those stamped doilies look!

Sharpie said...

I love what you did with the checkered paper and the grey cardstock! They would have stumped me. The doilies are a great feminin (did I spell that right...?) touch.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous layout, Ellen! I love, love the colors and LOVE that white stamping. You have totally inspired me to break out my stamps more, girl! :)

Kim said...

Beautiful LO! You challenge prompted me to finally use those very doily stamps that I love!

theelfqueen said...

HEY! Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Great layout! I love the color combo!

HisahoSB said...

Fun layout! I ran out of time, but I will have to try that sometime. I am a terrible stamper, though!