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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Summer kick off blog hop!

Welcome to the Summer Kick-Off Blog Hope. We've assembled a great line-up of Blogs for you this week, each with a variety of different ideas to share with you! Some of the blogs change content daily, so you'll want to check in throughout the week for your chance to win prizes! The Twinery has provided a giveaway for one person who visits each blog! Here's all you have to do to qualify: Visit each blog and then send me one email telling me a topic that is currently or has recently been featured on each site. Not hard and it gives you a chance to really check out these great blogs! To enter send the email to practicalscrappers@gmail.com

Well it was last minute, but I hopped my way into the summer kick off blog hop!  I'm the last stop on the hop so if you came from Frosted Designs you are in the right place.  If you just stopped by my blog today and would like to do the hop from the start, head to Practical Scrappers.
Well being it is a summer blog hop, and I have a TON of summer pictures from lots of years past, I figured a layout of swimming would fit right into this hop!  And being I now have the embossing kits for the Silhouette on pre-order in my store www.amychomas.com I figured why not do an embossed summer layout!  If you don't own a Silhouette, I also have an embossing kit for the Cricut.
For these cute fishies and titles I used some of the new Echo Park downloads in the Silhouette store.  I laid the metal sheets colored side down, and made sure to flip my titles in Studio.  This is what my file looked like that I embossed. 
Here is what they look like embossed, then sanded lightly.  I simply cut around the oval shapes with scissors.
Here are the finished layouts.  The paper is Echo Park.  The journaling circle was done with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder.

I'm part of 2 blog hops this weekend, so if you leave a comment after this post you will have a chance to win a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and 10  mini gel pens!  And check out yesterday's post for another chance to win! There are a few rules to follow! First, you don't need to be a follower, but why not?? I am often putting up new project ideas, tutorials and videos! Second, don't forget to leave me a way to contact you! Super important lol! And third, only one entry per person (I have to delete more then 1).    I will pick a winner at the end of the week.
Last, leave a comment after this post for the chance to win! It's that easy!

And also I've got a coupon code for my store for the blog hop! Use the code bloghop at checkout for www.amychomas.com to save 10% off the entire Chomas Creation's line including mini gel pen holders, mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holders, embossing kits and engraving tips all for the Cricut. We also have mini gel pen holders, mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holders for the Silhouette and the embossing kit on preorder for the Silhouette.

Here is the line up for the blog hop, make sure you've checked out each stop on the hop!





Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!

65 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun hop! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Nikki said...

Love those embossed stamps they look stunning :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! That is sooo cool!!! Thanks for the chance!

Creative Diva said...

Hi Amy! Love the projects. Already a happy follower.


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Already a follower. Love how the layout turned out.

Patries said...

I do to little embossing, this is very cool inspiration!

Tini said...

Oooohhh.. what an embossing! Great idea and wonderful work!
Hugs Tini

jessica said...

oooh! I just love your embossing! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the embossing on the layout!! I am already a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

BrendaB said...

I'm a follower now! I love thosse embossed embellishments you made - so cool!

brendabatcincidotrrdotcom

Janet Z said...

Awesome project!! Love how you used your Silhouette! I'm now a follower.
janetzeppa@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Cool technique--thanks for sharing.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

littlen said...

i'm already a follower. enjoy seeing all your creations. tfs.

Fot said...

Lovely project! I'm a new follower and cant wait to see whats next :-) thank-you for sharing
Deborah ~ustoleit@comcast.net
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Nicolle Kramer said...

I am a new follower. Those embossed stamps look awesome they came out super cool..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

annette said...

loving the blog hop ... love your embossing ... cheers
annette-momentintime.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Just have become a new follower. You have created some very amazing and beautiful projects!!!
Loving the look of the embossing and engraving.

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Love your little fishies!! I also love the fact that you are American made!! I am red white and blue all the way!! I already am a follower. Thanks for the great prizes. nlewis at dishmail dot net

Wendy Crowe said...

OH I love the embossing! Great idea! And the page really pops! I'm a new follower looking forward to new ideas! :)

Irit Shalom said...

Great page and fantastic hop! Will be here for the second part too

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

I love that. I can't wait to get my order now and try it myself now that my shopping ban due to my guest room decorating spree is over (although I cheated and ordered on May 31 instead of waiting until June 1st). Ooh, I wonder if it came yesterday while we were out on the lake. I have to go check!

Debc06 said...

Great tutorial. Already a follower loved the metal plate. TFS.

Debbie
Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Patti B said...

Great LO. The embossing is really neat and fit the page so well. Like to visit your blog for great inspiration.

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Catherine Schroeder said...

That is neat! I have embossed liked that before! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower! :D

Geri said...

great bloghop! I enjoyed reading your site and just learned you can emboss with the cricut!

Kim said...

Great Hop! I'm a follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapinblogspot.com

silvia said...

Fabulous page!!

Yara said...

Wonderful page! Love the embossing! Like this blog hop very much! Now, I am a follower!

bakscrap said...

I have not seen this type of embossing before, interesting! Just hopping through.

scrapperbecka said...

WOW That embossing is really cool.

ThemeWeaver said...

I love the embossing!! What a great idea. You really do have cool toys!!
Janet Cooney
sewwhat421(at)aol(dot)com

Kris said...

Love that metal and embossing! Cool! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow nice embossing! Wonderful LO! Look forward to checking this blog out more often!
Anitra
Sleepystamper@sbcglobal.net

Naomi said...

I love these !!! What a great addition to a cricut!!! I never heard of it before.. I am a new follower...and can't wait to come back!

http://scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com/

jerri255@eastlink.ca

Leanne said...

It's my first ever visit here, was directed by Papercraft Star.

RAP said...

I only recently started following your blog. I love the embossed ovals on the layout. You can reach me by clicking on my name and commenting on my blog.

Lisa aka Myran said...

I sure want a Silouette now, that embossed sign is fab!!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Too cute -- love the embossing!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

What a great hop and such wonderful blogs...Glad to see some familiar faces =)
And what a great end...thanks for having me! =)

Leah

Amy said...

OMGoodness!! That is AWESOME!! LOVE how that works!! Thanks for the chance to win something that's on my Wish List!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Erin R said...

love your stuff!! thanks for the fun goodies!!

erin.reed at comcast dot net

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Colleen B. said...

Im a follower and on facebook too. I love the metal embossing look. Thanks for the chance to win.
nursecb05@yahoo.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Amy, that is awesome! I'm a recent follower and can't wait to HOP on over to your SHOP!!! Thanks for the chance to win! I could really use these! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,So very cool!! project,love the embossing!!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love your projects. Your embossing is amazing. I'm already a follower.

Tami
Http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Love your embossed project, Amy. I have been a follower and already have some of your products. Great job and thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

hopping by...thanks for the chance to win.

PonyScrapper said...

love the sil embossing! thx for the chance to win:)

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Amy - I love this layout! You are totally amazing - that embossed metal looks stunning! I love your products although i have not had a break in my budget to buy some. they are just fascinating to me :) Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win. i believe i am already a follower of yours :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

AJoy said...

Love the layout!

april
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Sherri said...

those blue designs are really cool looking

jennyevans said...
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jennyevans said...

forgot to leave a way for you to get a hold of me!! Sorry!! Anyways, I am a new follower and am looking forward to some awesome tutorials!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jenny Evans
http://jennygevans-mylittlescrapcorner.blogspot.com/

KarenB said...

I'm a new visitor - your creations are lots of fun :)

kathlee said...

WoWzEr!! I love that embossing technique. i will have to look in your store & see what that is all about. That is truly beautiful! Can't wait to see more! TY for the opportunity to win!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love it...thanks for the great ideas!

Nelda said...

Great project. I have some metal sheets, this is a good way to use them. neldacnm at yahoo

toni said...

very cool!

Random Memories said...

Amy, I absolutely love the embossing here. I am becoming a follower now! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Tabitha said...

Loving that embossing metal. Where did you get those. Would love to do that. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Liliana W said...

what a fun hop:) I love your embossing projects!

thekolbes said...

ohh love this layout.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

love this layout!!
thanks for the chance to win!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Nice hop! I'm a new follower!