Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paper Variety One Year Anniversary Blog Hop (Giveaways galore!)

The day has finally arrived!  The Paper Variety has turned 1 and we are celebrating with a week's extravaganza of favorite things!  TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our favorite things and awarding 5 great prizes to 5 lucky random winners.  We hope you'll play along with us each day!!

We begin today with a fun blog hop and our 1st challenge which is sponsored by My Favorite Things stamps. If you followed the thread from The Paper Variety, then you have certainly just seen Hannah's wonderful creation and you're now in the right place.  If not, click HERE to start from the start :-P  Be sure to visit every blog to see what inspiration my fellow DT members have to share using MFT stamps and you might perhaps also find a bit of blog candy along the way!

Our first of 5 challenges is to create a paper project including stamps - clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, sentiment stamps. My Favorite Things stamps is awarding a random challenge winner with a $25 gift voucher to their store!
Like every week, you have until Tuesday noon EST (September 13th) to enter your project HERE for a chance to win the prize.

My Favorite Things has been so generous as to provide each one of us a stamp to use on our blog hop projects! Thank you MFT!!!  I chose the cute Tea for Two digital set because it came with 2 stamps, perfect for my 2 nieces for whom i made these adorable little gift bags.

After i colored in the stamps, i added a little bit of Stickles to make them sparkle.





Before you hop on over to the next blog, i have a little something for you - my very first blog candy since i started blogging last January!
Among other products, it includes two 6x6 paper pads from Best Creations, Ballet Princess & Gone Camping.

If you want a chance to win this package of goodies, all you have to do is answer this easy question in the comment section : What is your current favorite song?  I love discovering new music and perhaps i can extend my playlist with some of your faves!  My favorite song at the moment is Adele's Someone Like You.  If you've never heard it, take a listen... it's simply beauty-full!  Also, becoming a follower of my blog will give you a second chance to win! I will pick a random winner on the evening of Tuesday September 14th, same time as the TPV challenge winners of the week will be announced.

Please note that you don't have to enter a project at TPV to win my blog candy. My giveaway is just for fun. Although I do hope you decide to play along with us to celebrate TPV's first anniversary!  Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday inspiring you to use your favorite things! There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page so don't miss that! Join in the fun! :)

Now, without further ado, i invite you to hop on over to see what the very talented
Jamilie has created using MFT stamps!

65 comments:

  1. Those cards are absolutely adorable!! Love them to pieces!!

    I have a couple of fav songs at the moment but these two are the ones I love cranking the radio too in the car and singing at the top of my lungs (especially on the way home from a late shift!):

    Tonight, Tonight (Hot Chelle Rae)
    Jumpstart (These kids wear crowns)

    Oh, I love a bit of Adele too!!

    PS. I'm already a follower :)

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  2. These gift bags are absolutely adorable!! The images and coloring is just fantastic. I LOVE all the details and embellishments!! LOVE IT!!!! I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by my blog and visit me too:) Thanks for a chance to win!

    One of my favorite songs right now is Brad Paisly and Cari Underwoods~Remind me
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  3. Your bags are so cute!! I'm a fan of TPV and now I'm yours too.
    My favourite song of this moment? Mhmhm... Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H_Zoh7G5A&ob=av2e

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  4. OH my Gosh! Those gift bags are too adorable!! The colors are just too perfect and I love all the little bling!

    I have to agree with you about Adele...although that song makes me cry sometimes. So I amp it up a bit with Party Rockers!

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  5. You know, I think these two sweet little gift bags are the SWEETEST projects I have ever seen created with these images! Honest! They are so bright and colorful and I LOVE all the sparkly touches you added! Perfect! I love Adele's Rolling in the Deep so I will have to check this one out too. Lately, I am addicted to Cher's 'Strong Enough' - it was supposedly released like 10 years ago, but I don't recall ever hearing it - just a feel-good, pump-you-up-and-motivate-you kind of song, good treadmill music! Enjoy! (and thanks for the chance to win too!)

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  6. I love your cards, so, so cute! My favorite song right now is Michael Buble's "Crazy Love"

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  7. Love your cards!! the images are so super adorable and love the coloring and stickles you added! Well done!!
    I love all types of music~Adele being one of them. Her voice is just amazing!! One of my all time favorites is Tom Petty :)~ Anything Tom Petty!!
    TFS and for the chance to win!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  8. Im a new follower also!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  9. Like your Tea Cup cards. Especially like the pearl embellishing & coloring. I'm a Rock & Roll gal. My current fav songs are Adam Lambert's (saw him in concert at Winstar in OK last yr 2010) "Whataya Want From Me" and I enjoyed a new song sang by Michael Grimm (winner of America's Got Talent AGT last yr 2010, he is curently touring with Stevie Nicks) on AGT last night 9/6 (it is not on his 1st CD he put out that I have & like).
    Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  10. Absolutely ADORABLE card creations, Nicole!

    I am a HUGE Josh Groban fan and he could sing the phone book and make it sound beautiful!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!


    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  11. Very cute project!! I'd have to say my new favorite song is The Weepies, The World Spins Madly On!

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  12. Your gift bags are fabulous! Great job.
    Right now my favorite song is "Brand New Chick" by Anjulie. I just LOVE that song. When it comes on in the car I just gotta turn it up!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  13. my favourite song right now, well I don't have recent but I do love Sarah McHlaughlin Angel

    love your cute cards!!

    kerentamir.blogspot.com

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  14. Cute cards!! I LOVE the "bunny butt".
    My favorite current song is "Moves Like Jagger"

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  15. Cute cards!! Love all the extra details you added.
    My current fav song is Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzlNFcT2aOE&ob=av3e

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  16. First at all, I love your blog design, love that green! Your bags are simply the cutest, the colors are lovely!! My favorite song is in Spanish: "Te amo" by Alex Acha, a mexican singer!!

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  17. OMG - what for sweet cards! Love all of them, your choice of colors, the flowers, the images...very cute.

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  18. OMG those are all the cutest cards I've ever seen!! Love them all!
    My favorite song right now is Tonight by Enrique Iglesias!

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  19. I just adore these stamps! I just found your challenge site and boy am I glad I did - your card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  20. love your projects Nicole-the glitter just adds that special touch-great job!!! :)

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  21. Your cards are so pretty!!!
    Love to win that prize!
    My fav song right now is 'Moves Like Jagger' Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera

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  22. Your cards are adorable! I also love Adele--I belt it out with her whenever I hear it! I'm going to go with Rolling in the Deep! Thanks!

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  23. Such a cute project! Besides that adele song (I love her whole album), I'm also currently obsessed with Bruno Mars. I think his Lazy song is just too funny and his videos are so creative. Love it.

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  24. Oh my God! Adore your bags start to finish, I loved the stamps you used I really liked the way the colors and gave them my favorite bright but they put the tags and how to combine as many colors, your very good! And my favorite song right now is ... must be hard put to me, mmmm ... Different is by a Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana and I think you should hear this in English is the first record out in this language: D

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  25. I love your cute bags,great colors used,My favorite song now is "downhome" its a country song,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Also I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Wow such a cute project, I just love all that glitter!!!
    My favorite song at the moment is sparks fly by Taylor swift. Just love her music and such a lovely girl!

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  28. What adorable cards! Happy Blogaversary!

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  29. my fav song right now is.. words i couldn't say by leighton meester from the country strong soundtrack.. all of the songs from this movie are amazing!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  30. WOW! 1st of all your cards are soooo adorable!! Lovin those stamps! 2nd of all what a great prize!! 3rd of all I'm a new follower!!! Whooo hooo!! Happy B'day TPV!!! Lovin this hop!!
    And lastly I love country music and would have to say currently my fav song is "Knee Deep" by Zac Brown Band!

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  31. Flowers, pearls and bling...not sure I could love something more than this!!! LOL. As for my favorite song? It tends to change with my mood, but right now it's Just Can't Get Enough by the Black Eyed Peas. :) :) ....I'm now a follower and off to oogle your gorgeous layout below this one again :)

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  33. Ma chanson préféré est une vieille toune de scorpion qui s'appele Rock you like an hurrican. Valeur que les stamps là sont digital je te les aurais emprunte certain. Hé hé hé.

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  34. My current favorite song is Moves like Jagger by Maroon 5. I love it. Oh and your adorable cards, love the teacups and the name tags super cute.

    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love your cards and that mouse is too cute! My favorite song is Angel by Sarah McLaughlin, it holds alot of memories for me!

    happyscrapin@blogspot.com
    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  36. I love that you picked Adele! I have only been listening to that CD for the past two months! I love Set fire to the rain! I love the whole thing!! I love your blingin' cute card! Thanks for sharing!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  37. Love your cards and the mouse is too cute. My favorite song is In my life by John Lennon

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  38. Those are super cute digi stamps!! omg. Love their sweet faces. You did a great job coloring and putting bling in all the right places. So cute!! My favorite song right now is probably Be Ok by Ingrid Michaelson. It's so happy and light. It makes me want to toss all my cares away and just Be Ok today. :)

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  39. I love your creations and I bet your nieces go nuts over them too!!
    My favourite song at the moment is not a recent release, but I hear it all the time at my yoga class. It's "100 Thousand Angels" by Bliss :)

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  40. those cards are so stinking cute!!!!! I have a few digis saved but have not yet created with them...you make it look easy :)

    My fave song....Soulshine by Government Mule/Warren Haynes

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  41. These cards are adorable Nicole.. I'm so glad I stopped by to see the closeups. TPV is so lucky to hae you. xoxo

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  42. Hi there!
    Wow! i'm in awe of all the beautiful things you make, they are all so beautiful, so full of delicate details <3
    I never saw your blog before, but I'm definitiely coming bak :D
    Now, about your question, my favorite song these days is Love is Losing Game by Amy Winehouse.
    Gretings from Chile!

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  43. what a great couple of projects.

    and in answer to your question, i'm afraid i'm going to say the same as you. i just love the live version from the brits last year. haunting!

    kathleen mc x

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  44. Such cute cards!!! One of my fav songs is the dance party song from LMAFO.

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  45. Adorable cards! WOW! My current favorite song is one by Adele I don't know the name though..

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  46. my fav. song is faith by george michael. Love the projects all the bling glitter and flowers ! to cute!
    kacee

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  47. i too im loving adele- someone like you xxx im also a new follower and those stamps are just too cute xxx

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  48. Those bags are so cute and sweet!

    My fave song right now is God of this city by Chris Tomlin. The surrounding area is devestated by wildfires and this is a good uplifting song.

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  49. These are way too cute!!!! You did an awesome job. This blog hop is so so so much fun! My favorite song is "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5.

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  50. My favourite song at the moment is Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5. Your nieces are going to love these!

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  51. Such pretty cards. Love the colors. My favorite song is "Still the One" by the Orleans.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  52. I absolutely LOVE these gift bags!!! The girls are going to go crazy over them! Right now, my favorite song is "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Oh my. How absolutely adorable. Your nieces will love these gift bags. Just beautiful. My favorite song right now is I'm Home Again by Ilo Ferreira. It's so nice being on the team with you.

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  54. WOW.. this is so cute! I love the colors.. and those gift bags are adorable..
    Fav song: 3 little birds (oldie but a goodie)
    off to the next person on the hop :) hugs
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  55. Such sweet gift bags, love the pastel colours and those cute stamps :)

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  56. Those gift bags are too adorable!! The colors are just too perfect and I love all the little bling!

    My absolutly most loved song is "Brüder" from the German Band PUR
    and the most wonderfull melody for my soul is "Amazing grace"

    Hugs to U
    hellerlittle

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  57. these cards are adorable!

    i don't have a current favorite song, but my all time favorite is "Here and Now" by Luther Vandross
    (i walked down the isle to that song...ummm...21 years ago)

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  58. (awesome song) Dave Mathews Band - You and Me

    Lovin' your gift bags! They are so colorful and fun!

    I've become a follower and am having loads of fun playing along with TPV's blogaversary!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun prize!

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  59. So cute! Fav. song right now is... Bruno Mars : The Lazy song! Can't help but sing and dance along! I love the Adele song too, my mom just got me hooked to her new CD! Thanks so much for the chance at such wonderful yummies.
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail.com

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  60. What a beautiful cards, love that little mouse!! My favorite song is Rolling in the deep from Adele.

    http://itzel-principiantescrap.blogspot.com/

    See ya!!!

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  61. Your gift bags are the cutest!
    My favourite song at the moment is O Sole Mio by Pavarotti and Bryan Adam.
    Thank you for the chance to win your candy too and I am your new follower.
    hugs, Heaney
    paperpapier.blogspot.com

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  62. How cute are these images and your little bags! I specially like the bunny teacup. And your flowers are gorgeous! My favorite song is "Revelation Song" by Gateway Worship.

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