Friday, January 14, 2011

Yeah, It's Let's Scrap Blog Hop Time

       I'm so happy that you have decided to join us for the Let's Scrap Happy New Year Blog Hop!  For those of you who are new to the site, Let's Scrap is a wonderful group of scrapbookers who encourage and motivate each other in our love for scrapping!   New sketches are posted every Wednesday, with sample layouts done by the Design Team to provide inspiration. Members have one week to complete and post their interpretation of the sketch, and one random winner is then selected to win that week's prize provided by many different sponsors.
In addition to the weekly sketch, one of the Design Team members posts a challenge every Friday, and there are often special monthly challenges, with chances to win a prize for each challenge entered.  Our forum contains tutorials, a place to "toot your horn", hosts a 'Question of the Week' and much, much more.   We believe we have one of the friendliest communities of scrappers on the web, and are so glad that you have decided to check us out during our blog hop!
And now, a little bit about this blog hop:
The Let’s Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop starts Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 and runs until 11:59 pm central time on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.  That’s right it runs for a whole month. Because it is the New Year we thought it would be fun to name the challenges Resolutions rather then Challenge #1, Challenge #2 etc.
There are 15 Design team, Contributing Design Team members and Administrators from Let’s Scrap hosting the blog hop. They will each have a Resolution (challenge) for you to do and a prize that you can win. Also one of the members of the group who doesn’t have a blog is posting a couple of great challenges in the Let’s Scrap Forum and there will be in depth rules and other important information posted in the forum also so make sure to check it all out.  
Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for each challenge you enter but if you complete and post an entry for EVERY challenge along the blog hop, by February 14, 2011 you're name will be entered into a random drawing for a wonderful prize supplied by Cosmo Cricket
On every blog in the hop you must become a follower and leave a little love (a comment) for the host.

Okay, are you ready to start the Let's Scrap ...hop?  Here is the first Resolution (challenge.)


Resolution #1

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, so my challenge to you is to pick one of your favorite layouts in the Let’s Scrap Photo Gallery and scraplift it.  It can be any layout posted in the gallery in 2009 or 2010.  When scraplifting someone else's layout, you don’t do your page exactly like theirs. Pick some design elements that you like, and use the Let’s Scrap Sketch they used to make the layout your own!

Many of the layouts in my favorites list are made by Kathy.  I really like her style and all the added little touches she does on her layouts.  When I saw her Dorney Park Spins & Twirls layout I loved it right away.  I loved how her it looked so bright and cheery and fun. It also used papers I had in my stash that I just couldn’t figure out what to do with. So I used the paper the same way she did but then added different little embellishments to make the layout my own.

Here’s the fantastic layout Kathy made with Let’s Scrap sketch 9-1-10

And here is the one I made 




Specific Resolution#1 Rules: 
1.  Be sure that the layout you choose to scraplift is based on a Let's Scrap sketch: the tag line will have either  the date of the sketch, like 2-12-10, or a number preceded by LS, like LS120, or a name, like letsscrap#4.  If there is nothing in the tag line, it is probably not a Let's Scrap Sketch!
2.  When you post your layout in the gallery, describe in the comment section why the layout is your favorite and what you scraplifted from it.
3.  Provide a link to the member's original layout in the comment section. To do this go to the layout you scraplifted, highlight the information in the URL bar (or you may call it location bar or address bar) Make sure you highlight all of it.  Then right click and hit copy.   Go to where you are doing your write up for your photo, click where you want it in the comment section. Right click and hit paste.  It should put the link to the other page in your comments. If you need help just send me a message in Let’s Scrap..
4.  You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge. For my challenge, I scraplifted a layout using the sketch 9-1-10.  So my tag would be:  Resolution#1, 9-1-10.   NO space between Resolution and #1, separated by a comma and then the sketch name/number with no space either.
5.  On Feb. 15th, I will randomly select one person who completed Resolution #1 to receive this great prize


Ok now its time to hop on over to the next stop – Kristin’s blog

71 Comments:

At January 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM , Blogger Becky Dunham said...

This looks like fun! I love both of these layouts!

 
At January 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Roulien said...

This is a great challenge, Betty!! There are so many wonderful layouts in the Let's Scrap gallery to choose from!! I'm off to go have a look at which one I want to lift!! You did a real awesome job with the organisation of this blog hog!!
Hugs!!

 
At January 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM , Blogger Tracey Manderson said...

Betty Anne you have done Kathy proud! Both your layouts are divine!:D

 
At January 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM , Blogger Mandy Malarczuk said...

Wow, gorgous layouts...and an amazing job putting the blog hop together!!!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

Great LO! I love all the bright colors.

 
At January 14, 2011 at 6:17 AM , Blogger Cheri said...

Love this!! Thanks for all your hard work putting together this HOP!! Let the fun begin!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 6:42 AM , Blogger JoyceA said...

Love, love, love your blog and the Hop. Your lay-outs are fantastic!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Debby said...

Great LO! I will definetely doing this one (well, I hope to get all done) No I just have to pick one to lift. That's probably the hardest..................

 
At January 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM , OpenID Nicolle said...

I love the colorful LO you chose to scraplift!!..Yours turned out amazing!!This blog hop is going to be fun and I look forward to using some past photos I have stashed!!... I have been with Lets Scrap for a bit and I love all the kind comments and inspiration!..You guys rock!! Off to hop and lift..:)♥

 
At January 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger XXOO AMY said...

This should be easy! There is so much great inspiration in the gallery! P.S. you have a very pretty blog! Thanks again for putting all this together!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Christine Real said...

I am a Betty Anne fan! You are one of the most helpful people on Lets Scrap and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help over the past year! Love ya!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

I am already a follower here, but I sure do like how you dressed up your blog for the hop. I am honored that you lifted one of my layouts, and yours looks wonderful! When I set up my blog, I am going to come to you for MY inspiration! You have done an amazing job coordinating this hop---kudos to you! We will all have fun this month!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Caro said...

I think the hardest part will be to choose only ONE layout to scraplift, there are so many wonderful ones!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Blogger carolyn said...

great idea for a challenge

 
At January 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Luv2ScrapMawma said...

Great Challenge and LO :))

 
At January 14, 2011 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Jacqui M said...

Thanks for setting up this blog hop. I've been on a scrapbooking hiatus...life got in the way :O( Now I'm ready to get back in the swing of things, this is a great way to do it. I've also always be intrigued by blog hops and it will be a great resolution to do one. Can't wait to see everyone's creativity in the forum. Happy Scrapping everyone! :O)

 
At January 14, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger digideb said...

I am already a follower and an admirer too! Great job putting this together - I really need a joyful distraction.

 
At January 14, 2011 at 6:12 PM , OpenID sunsetdenise said...

I absolutely love your blog! Love the scraplift you did so bright and cheery!!!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Granny said...

I am going to enjoy this hop. Great scraplift. Had fun looking through the photos to find the one I want to scraplift.

 
At January 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger KimR said...

Great LOs! I love how you lifted it and made it your own! This was one I admired in the gallery. I am already a follower!

 
At January 14, 2011 at 8:12 PM , OpenID Janeska said...

You ladies are great. I have been part of the Let's Scrap blog for a long time but I have never really done anything so this time I am going to try to complete all of the layouts. I just hope I can post things the right way and so one. lol GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 
At January 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM , Blogger scrapqueen141 said...

I love the LO's and I'm very excited about this blog hop! I love finding new takes and fresh ideas thru blogs. Thank you for all your hard work!

 
At January 15, 2011 at 3:25 AM , Blogger glenda said...

I've never done a blog hop before, but I'm going to give it a try. It looks like a lot of fun and everybody is so nice. I am off to look around and have fun.

 
At January 15, 2011 at 6:45 AM , Blogger sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

This will also be my first official blog hop and I am so happy to be here.. Thank you to the entire team for arranging such a great hop.. you girls rock.
Betty.. I just love your layout.. you did a great job of lifting this.. I am going to get started early next week on the challenges.. cannot wait !

 
At January 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger sandyh50 said...

Oh, these are both great! Love the bright colors.

 
At January 15, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Blogger sharoncoetzer said...

I am so looking forward to this wonderful challenge - love your resolution!

 
At January 15, 2011 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Rachelle said...

I've never done a blog hop before, but I'm going to play along and have same fun. Lovely Layout!
I am now a follower.

 
At January 15, 2011 at 9:35 AM , Blogger stampinglyn said...

Hi Betty Anne...
It was nice to chat with you today. I'm really looking forward to participating in the
blog hop. I really like your take on the layout. Excellent job.
Hugs,
Linda

 
At January 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

Great challenge, but for someone who normally does the same as the sketch it is diffucult to let that go... I'll try...

 
At January 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Sue said...

love the colourful LO! this sounds fun and I will try and get through all the challenges!

 
At January 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Blogger La Vikinga said...

Hi Betty!
I'm a follower already and thanks to you I discovered Let's Scrap, participated in a challenge and won (but it was by lottery...) so I'm doing what I can to participate this time as well!

I like the colours of your LO; the circle that lokks like a sun...

Charlotta / La Vikinga

 
At January 15, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Debby said...

Betty, I just finished your Resolution! Geeh, 14 more to go (oh no, 13, I already did mine, ha!)
Thanks for this challenge, scraplifting is always fun and I don;t do it enough..

 
At January 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Sabrina said...

Hi Betty Anne!! Wohoooo the Blog Hop sounds tough but DEFINITELY interesting!! I think you can count me in ;) I love your challenge and that 2-pages LO of yours is so fun and stunning! I wouldn't know how to make a fun page like that. Yours is amazing!! :)))

 
At January 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Diana said...

WOW!!! Both Kathy's and your lift are amazing. You definitely did a great job on the lift.
Going to try and do the challenge.

 
At January 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I love both LOs! I may have to do one of the resolutions in this blog hop, not sure about all of them.

 
At January 16, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Marjo said...

This takes time... It's so hard to choose from all those georgeous LOs. Love your challenge!

 
At January 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Tracy said...

I'm now a follower and off to look for a LO. I love doing lifts!

 
At January 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM , Blogger tallulah1 said...

Both layouts are terrific! I Love Lets Scrap - its the first sketch oriented site that has my name all over it !!! I get so much inspiration from the sketches and look forward to them every week, as well have all of them printed out. I think I use my "best pics" with a Lets Scrap sketch!! lol Your blog is so colorful - love it ! Now to surf the gallery!

 
At January 16, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger mommy2alex said...

Great Challenge! I love to scraplift and use sketches, so it combines my two fave elements! :)

 
At January 16, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Blogger ShellBell said...

Awesome take on your scraplift! And you have done an outstanding job of putting the hop together. I hope I can do all of the challenges. I have a lot going on right now, but it sure looks like tons of fun!

 
At January 17, 2011 at 3:13 AM , Blogger VanillaCarmel said...

I AM FOLLOWING!!!
And i love your colorful page. I have done this resolution and will post after work today!!
mandy

 
At January 17, 2011 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Cori said...

Woo hoo - Finished your resolution and uploaded it to Let's Scrap! Great challenge!! :)

 
At January 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Sherri said...

I'm amazed by how much your layouts are alike. Both are great. great layout to scraplift.

 
At January 18, 2011 at 2:13 AM , Blogger ana said...

Woo hoo - Finished your resolution and uploaded it to Let's Scrap!

 
At January 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM , Blogger ~Kate said...

I'm new to the site and I am trying to do the resolutions in order, so this was the first layout I did for Let's Scrap. What fun!

 
At January 19, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

Wow, I am just getting back into scrapping after having all my goodies in boxes for the last year :) I cannot think of a better way to get back into the swing of things.. then a BLOG HOP....woohoooo, anyways...lol love your blog and 'resolution'! Looking forward to fulfilling all my 'resolutions'...what fun! I love the page you lifted as well as the one you created....awesome work!!!!Cant wait to get mine done!

 
At January 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Kim said...

I made a resolution to get more done this year and this is a great way to start off! Plus I love scraplifting and sketches as they really help give me a push in the right direction! Thanks for the opportunity!

 
At January 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jenni said...

I really like how you added the arrows and play to your layout. Makes those picture pop. Great challenge!

 
At January 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger drue said...

Love this blog hopping! I think I will give it a try

 
At January 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger momto3yakimaniacs said...

fun challenge and your blog is beautiful!

 
At January 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM , Blogger Megan said...

I am really enjoying the blog hop, Betty! I'm now a follower of your blog!

 
At January 21, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Wow, both are gorgeous! What a fun hop.
Love,
Chelsea

 
At January 21, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Tori said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I love to see pages that are realistic and don't cost a bunch! Great Ideas!

 
At January 22, 2011 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Jean said...

I just posted my scraplift of a layout by Sarah C from last year's National Srapbookign day.

Thanks for all your hard work on this hop!

 
At January 22, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger I heart Scrapbooking said...

Looks like fun, and good inspiration to get some pages done!

 
At January 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Kavita said...

My first blog hop or even (believe it or not) my first comment in any blog. I can already see that this is going to be fun and inspirational towards creating layouts. Thanks to 'Let's Scrap' for putting something like this together - a great way to start the year.

 
At January 24, 2011 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Ukka said...

I love your beautiful pages, what a great character they are.I love the colours of the papers you have used and those fabulous flowers to finish it all off. Fantastic.

 
At January 28, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Susanna said...

Great challenge and beautiful LO's.

 
At January 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Becca said...

This was such a great challenge Betty, it was also a hard one as there are so many great LO's to choose from. I picked one of Dawn's LO's, I think she does amazing LO's & it was a pleasure to use her as inspiration. I am enjoying this blog hopping so much x

 
At February 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Scrappin' Annie said...

Well I have finally finished your challenge Betty Anne - it came just in time for me to scraplift one of Kathy Perry's pages that I was going to do anyway....

 
At February 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM , Blogger JoyceA said...

I completed and downloaded my challenge. Love your blog as well as your challenge.

 
At February 4, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Teresa Davis said...

Hey Betty Anne, this was such a fun challenge, but so hard to make a decision cause I had so many in my favorites that I wanted to scraplift. I love what Kathy did with your page...that layout of yours is in my favorites too. I just posted my lift of Roulien's Beautiful in the gallery at Let's Scrap. Thanks again for ALL your hard work to make this blog hop all the fun it has been. This is the 1st time I have ever participated in a blog hop!

 
At February 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

wow, this looks like great fun! My internet connection was off, but it is fixed now. *pfeeeewww!!!* only 10 days left, I do not know whether I will be able to do all of the 'hopping' :-(
Hugs

 
At February 4, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

oh, and I am a follower of your blog ;-)

 
At February 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Tracy said...

Here is the one I did for it

http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/one-happy-family/next?context=user

 
At February 9, 2011 at 12:12 AM , Blogger Cathy said...

I am now following you.... I have done this challenge and will be posting it on my blog shortly at http://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com

 
At February 10, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Sherri said...

I did you challenge! Only one left to finish.

http://sherripriest.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-scrap-resolution-1-6-and-13.html

 
At February 11, 2011 at 2:14 AM , Blogger Anna said...

I did it, and I loved it :-) permission to scraplift with giving the credit due.
http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/pregnancy-journey?context=user

 
At February 13, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

My layout for your fabulous challenge is uploaded to the LS gallery. Thanks so much for sponsoring this! I am already a follower of yours!

 
At February 14, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Rita said...

My LO is in gallery!
Thanks

 
At February 14, 2011 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Jodi said...

I have really enjoyed playing along with this blog hop. I may not finish all the resolutions, but I have ahd a great time with the ones I did finish. Thanks for all the inspiration!

 

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