Blends Join Hands Blog Hop!

Happy Blogaversary to My Stellar Friend Jessica!!!

Welcome to the "Blends Join Hands Blog Hop" to celebrate the 1-year Blogaversary of my friend Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque . I am so very honored to have been asked by Jessica to join in on this monumentus occassion.

She has lined up some OUSTANDING SPONSORS and PRIZES....

The super sweet Stephanie of Whimsical Designs is offering to 1 winner the ENTIRE SET of her newest stamp release!!!!!
3 Girl Jam

The ever craft and always generous Julie of 3GJ is offering to 1 winner a Whole Bundle of her Valentine's Day crinkle ribbon.

Hop Prize Rules 

(and who wouldn't for prizes like these...OMGOSH!)

1. Hop along to each of the Hop Stops.

2. Leave a comment and Become a follower at EACH stop, if you aren't already ;0)

3. Go back to Jessica's Craft Shaque after hopping and let her know what you thought about the entire Hop and which project was your favorite.

4. For 1 extra entry into the drawing,  join in on the fun!! Create a project by using one of Jessica's past creations as inspiration. Post about it on your blog, explaining which project inspired you, and leave Jessica another comment with the link to your project!  You will have until January 25th at Noon (EST) to finish the Hop and Link Your Projects.

5. For 1 extra entry into the drawing, SPREAD THE NEWS!!!  Just stop back to Jessica know how you did it...sidebar, blog post, FB share, etc.....(1 extra entry for each time you spread the news).

Now for my project....

Jessica asked us "Blends"....her super creative way of saying blogging friend...to find a project she had posted on her blog and use it for inspiration.

This banner is the one I have choosen.

I have made a baner in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day...

I used Minimonograms and cut the squares at 5". I used Cuttin' Up to cut the letters at 4". I used 2 different Sizzix embossing folders on the letters and the red squares. The pattern paper is some I JUST LOVE (no pun intended) from DCWV stack I got called "Love and Wedding". The lil rosettes are from Walmart.

I hope you are enjoying this hop. Jessica is a wonderful person, crafter, fellow blogger and friend. I am so very happy to have met and became such close friends with her.

Now hop on.....here's the line-up. Don't forget Jessica's rules and extra prize entries ;0)

1 . Jessica - Jessica's Craft Shaque http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

2. Candace - Scrappin' 2 Lil Princesses http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/

3. Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/

4. Cindy - Tools of a Cropping Queen http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/

5. Lisa - A Mermaid's Crafts http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/

6. Beckie - Just B Creative Crazy  http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/ ****YOU"RE HERE****

7. Julie - A Little Bit of Bling / 3 Girl JAM http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/  ****GO HERE NEXT****

8. Carri - Double Click Connections http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/

9. Sonia - Cards, Crafts, and Kids Projects http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/

10. Cindy - cre8ivecindy http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/

11. Robin - The Cricut Scrapper http://thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com/

12. Nataliya - Love Crafts Forever http://lovecraftsforever.blogspot.com/

13. Stephanie - Whimsical Designs http://www.whimsical-designs.com/

Glad you're still here...cause you know me and I ALWAYS have a lil candy around ;0)


The OUTSTANDING Nikki of Paper Piecings by Nikki has donated a $25 gift certifcate to her webstore. YAY!

So Here are My Rules...

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this posting.
3. Leave me a way to contact you.
4. Check back on January 25th and see who Mr. Random Number Generator choose as the lucky number.

Be Blessed, Beckie


Lisa said...

What a great interpretation of Jessica's project, Beckie!! I love your love banner!! The background paper is fabulous and the little flowers are so pretty!! I'm happy to be hopping with you today my friend!! :)


Unknown said...

What a great banner! I Just "Love" your "Love" letters.. the embossing really shows up and looks great with those beautiful papers.

Robin said...

Your banner is terrific! I love the papers and the embossing looks great. You did a wonderful job with this!! So glad I could be in this hop with you.



Crafterkhush said...

This is an amazing interpretation and inspiration of the original.. Love the papers and the rosettes... Thanks for sharing..


Joan said...

How cute! I love the paper and colors you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jessica Buffa said...

Beckie, your banner is DARLING, DARLING! Great font on the letters, wonderful embossing, awesome choice of papers...and SUPERB idea to use the little roses!
I am honored to have you as part of the Hop today!
Blends Til the End!

Cathy said...

I just love the banner, simple enough to make but beautiful. I have become a new follower,I will be back for more inspiration. Thanks for sharing today,
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Cindy Groh said...

Awww, super cute. Love it.

Amy said...

Awesome banner Beckie- I love those little rosettes you added!!! :)Amy

Cindy :) said...

great idea Beckie, love DCWV, your project is gorgeous! now you have your banner ready for the big day will you be making valentine's tooo? :)
ty for already being a follower of mine as I am already a follower of your, I get all your posts via email so I'm here almost as much as you are, LOL LOL so happy to be hoppng with you today, we have the same prize offered, and wonder why the banner decided it doesn't want to work shortly after installing it :(
Cindy http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Very very pretty banner. I love the roses :)

Candace said...

what a great project Beckie!!! I love your blog, so bright and cheery!!!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Beckie what a gorgeous sweet red and valentine project you have made. I loved Jessica's banner too!
Am already your old BLEND!


JulieK said...

Becky- I LOVE this banner!! You did an amazing job! Great hopping with you!


Jen N said...

I'm a follower & I LOVE your LOVE banner! jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Great project love your banner. I am a follower. TFS

Anne Fenton said...

What a great banner, love the way it turned out, great inspiration to follow.

Hugz Anne


Tracy said...

Great banner! I love that patterned paper!


Riti said...

What an absolutely Love-ly banner.
Love that font cuts from Cuttin'-UP


blog -http://alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.com/

email - ritibanka@gmail.com

p.s. - thanks for the chance to win. I'm a New Follower here !

Luisa said...

Love your banner Beckie. Awesome take on Jessica's.
Am following you now. You are soo creative!

jessica said...

OMG Beckie!! This is awesome!!! I love what you did with your banner!!!
TFS :) and thanks for the chance at a GREAT prize!!! Fingers crossed!!
Have a GREAT GREAT day!

JaniceA said...

Beautiful banner! I need to make one for my window!
modjjjash at yahoo dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Valentine banner. Especially like the mini rosettes & the embossing on the letters. I'm a new follower of your blog. Wonderful giveaways.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Rae Ann said...

Your banner came out great.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann O.

Liz Terrazas said...

Beckie, I think your Love banner is fantastic.. what did you use to hang it up?.. It's so precious...

I'm also a new follower...

Come visit me too please Liz @ kreateabilities.blogspot.com

Maria :) said...

i love the contrast of the red, black and white on your project. the little roses give you banner a perfect final touch :) awesome work

Edwina said...

Beckie, I love the heart paper and roses you used for your Love banner. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Denise Bryant said...

Cool banner! I love Valentine projects... I'm partial to the red/pink/white color combos!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful Valentines banner, Beckie. I am now a follower.

DIANA L. said...

great banner, love the colors !!!
The love really pops.
what a great hop and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

SHartl said...

I love banners and this Valentine one is such a cute one. I love the colors and scalloped edges! I am a follower

Anita Kejriwal said...

Thats wonderful. I too m making a banner for my craft room.

Kim said...

Oh Beckie, Your Love monograms turned out so great! I totally could see how you got your inspiration from Jessica's project! Love it:)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love it! hehehe, no pun intended! Thanks so much!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Karenladd said...

Loved your inspired banner! This is going to look so cute when you hang it up. I made my first banner last summer for my grand-daughter's 1st birthday..what fun! I am a follower

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your banner is so super sweet! Love the embossing! It has been fun hopping along with you!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Beckie! This is so cute! You are so talented girl!



marg0006 said...

I like how you made the letters individually.

Loving Scrapper101

Teddie Seeley said...

Hello Beckie,
I'm a new follower, and I must say I'm having fun following this hop.
I like you Love banner.

MEGHA said...


Mary J said...

Beckie, I just love your sweet banner! Love the embossing and the sweet flowers!

Lindy said...

Really like your Love Banner - you added so much texture and detail!
I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more

Antonella said...

Wow! Just "love" your banner... and the inspiration piece you selected :-) I'm a new follower.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Bea said...

fab banner - getting so many ideas from tis blog hop

Unknown said...

"love" your banner...and the little roses added are the perfect touch! Thanks for the inspiration and I'm a new follower.

Shelly said...

Beckie, This is so cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that paper and your embossing is fabulous! The HOP is great! I think I'm a follower already but blogger isn't cooperating, I'll keep checking back!

Yoshiras time to craft said...

very cute banner.i have never made a banner for any holidays.tfs

Sherri said...

I am already a follower. I love you love banner!! cute.

Margaret said...

Great job on your banner.

febe said...

Beautiful work on the design. Such lovely choice of colors.


ShersL84bed said...

I love banners. Great job. I'm following your blog.

Smiles Sher

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