Monday, June 28, 2010

PPC Summer-Kick Off Blog Hop Is HERE!!!

*** PLEASE NOTE *** This post will remain at the top. For new posts and challenges, please scroll down!

Happy first day of SUMMER and....welcome to the first Picture Perfect Creations Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of the first blog hop that PPC is hosting!! Our Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop is sure to fill you with summer-y inspirations to get you feeling creative! If you came from Jackie's blog, you are on the right track. If at any time, you get lost along your way, just hop on back to the PPC Challenge Blog and start from the beginning! Be sure to check out ALL the PPC Creators blog posts (links are listed below) and comment as some DT members are offering up their own prizes as well as the wonderful sponsored prizes we have for you over at PPC! Many, many ways to win! Yay!!! Ok...on with the juicy details of my creation....

I used the nice, simple sketch from Diva Coffee Break Designs to create my blog hop card....the colors Megan chose for this hop are DEFINITELY "summer" colors so I decided to use flowers from the wonderful Greenhouse Garden: is my "summer" creation using both challenges:

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi; Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze; Accessories: stamp-a-ma-jig, modern label punch, word window punch, sizzlits die cuts (flower), Razzleberry ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals, brads, pearls, cuttlebug folder, little leaves sizzlits, nesabilities

* Blog Hop Rules:

  • Become a follower on PPC.
  • Create a card, scrapbook page, altered art, etc using our featured Blog Hop Color Combo.
  • Directly post your link to inlinkz over at the PPC Blog.
  • Hop on over to the Design Team Members blogs and leave a post on each DT members Blog Hop Challenge post.
  • Head back to PPC and leave a final comment on our Blog Hop post telling us what you like about "summer."
  • All winners from each blog will be chosen at random.
  • There will be 4 winners from PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog!

Here is the order of the hop:

Lori (you are here!)
PPC Challenge Blog

Our wonderful sponsors for this blog hop are:

GlitterBabe's Art by Stef H. is offering 2 Digi-Images of your choice!
Pretty Pin Embellishments by Lisa G. is offering a 4-pack of beautiful Pin Embellishments!
2 Cute Rubber Stamps by Heidi is offering 1 Cling Cushion Rubber Stamp!
Sprinkles by Renee is offering a $15 Gift Voucher for her store!

I am also offering up a prize for our Blog Hop! Please leave a comment on this post and tell me where your *dream* tropical vacation would be. I will be offering one lucky winner a package of Stampin' Up! Patterns Pack III designer paper (available to hostesses only) and a spool of Stampin' Up! 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon! Now, off you go to Megan's blog to check out her awesome project! Good luck to everyone playing along this week! I cannot WAIT to see all the wonderful summer projects! The hop starts today at 10 a.m. EST and ends Sunday, June 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. EST.


  1. Hey Lori Fantastic card and grrrreat summer inspiration! I would love to go back to the Myan Rivera in Mexico..I think..LOL

  2. Hey Welcome Summer, love it, I would like to be somewhere sippin' a frosty drink...and not thinking bad stuff...all is great in the world...hugs! Cool card Lori...very cool card!

  3. LOVE this card! Fantastic colors and just lovely all-around! Next hot spot will hopefully be in Hawaii but the absolute dream vacation (not necessarily tropical) is to the lush mountains, greenery, and water of New Zealand. Yes, I dream of being one with the kiwis...

  4. Beautiful card....I think Hawaii would be nice....thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I really like the texture you put in your card. Nicely done.

  6. I love the flowers in these colors! beautiful!!!

    Ummm, I LIVE in Texas. Summer is hot and tropical enough here. I'd like to go to some place cooler for my vacation. LOL somewhere like Oregon or Washington State. Canada even. :O)

  7. I just love all the flowers - reminds me of summer!!! And a really great prize!

  8. Beautiful tropical card! I would love to visit Hawaii. my son and I would really love to see the volcanoes there.

  9. I love your stamped flowers and textured background! Great card!

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!

  11. Love your card! Layered flower is cute! I would love to go back to Maui!

  12. Great looking card. I love the how you used your colours. Hmmm, i'm not sure where my dream tropical vacation would be but I would probably pick Hawaii. You can't really go wrong there lol. Thanks =) Keep up the great work!

  13. Beautiful card - Love the stamps you used!

  14. I would love to go back to the Island of Capri. I was there on a HS trip oh so many yrs ago. It's beautiful & the blue grotto is amazing.

  15. Beautiful your lovely flowers!!
    I am now one of your followers.

  16. Thanks for joining the Diva's with this lovely card! I love your use of the sketch and the stamp set!


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