Friday, September 28, 2012

A New Chapter Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! It is great to have you here. We are so excited about a new chapter at SEM! We have recently added a few new design team members and we thought a blog hop would be the perfect way to introduce them. We have fabulous prizes and would love to see you all participate!

Each of the Design Team members  have created a project with the theme of starting a new chapter to show you on their blogs. Make sure that you hop along to each blog because you never know where there might be surprises somewhere along the way!

We would love to see you create a layout or mixed media project that represents a new chapter in your life. Whether you have already begun this journey or you are thinking about it, we want to know about it. Sometimes we are forced to start a new chapter for reasons that are beyond our control. Other times we have been anticipating it for a really long time. Perhaps you are only in the beginning stages of this new venture or maybe it's a life long dream and you have been held back by fear. Is your new chapter exciting or sad? Either way, others will be blessed when you share your story.
So go ahead and create this special project and link it up here before Friday October 5th, 11:59 PDT!

We can't forget our Scrap Twist!!!! 
Scrap Twist: Use book pages or book text on your creative!

We have a great Grand Prize!!!!
Plus many of our DT have fun RAKS for you along the hop!

Our hop grand prize has been provided by a wonderful sponsor... 
Art Freckles!  

Art Freckles was originally created as an online papercrafting kit company and community, but about a year and a half ago I completely switched gears and decided to focus my attention on my own passion for creating. Some of things you can find in my boutique are cards, bookmarks, coffee cozies, necklaces and bracelets, but the thing I enjoying making the most are the Art Bits papercrafting embellishments.  They are quirky and fun, and with the majority of them being self-adhesive, they are super easy to use.  There are a variety of themes from butterflies, to apples, to rabbits and calendar bits. They are the perfect page embellishment for scrapbooker's and cardmaker's, and non-papercrafters can use them as a fun way to jazz up an envelope or notebook!
I hope you all take a moment to visit Art Freckles, and see for yourself all the wonderful goodies awaiting your discovery!

Our grand prize winner will win a prize pack valued at 
$25 CAD

  In addition, Art Freckles is offering 15% discount to our blog hoppers on all purchases made between Sept. 28th and Oct. 5th.  The coupon code is 'SEMHOP'.  Please note however, that they are currently only shipping to Canada and the United States but have graciously offered to send international if the buyer is willing to pay the international shipping.

There are two ways to enter to win the Grand Prize.  

1. Comment on all the blogs that are part of the hop and then when
When you are done, come back here and tell us that you have commented on all the blogs!

2. Create a New Chapter project and link it up here on SEM.

So get ready, get set, start hopping! Have fun and we will see you back here at the end of the hop. 

The hop ends Monday October 1st  11:59pm PDT but you can continue to link up your projects until Friday October 5th 11:59pm PDT .

  Tracey G 

Winners will be announced on Saturday October 6th, 2012

  Make sure you also stop by our facebook page  for games, conversation and lots of fun! 

Please don't forget to come back Monday  for the October Challenge and a chance to win a prize from our monthly sponsor.


Miriam Prantner said...

I really enjoyed the hop. Einat and Elizabeth's posts aren't up yet, so I'll check back with them later.

PaulaJ said...

I have visited all the blogs and left comments everywhere except Elizabeth as she doesn't have a post up yet. Now to think about which chapter of my life to create a project about.

Lisa H said...

Hippity hop!! I'll check them all out later - just taking a peek right now. =)

Peneeeee said...

I hoped through as well but Elizabeth did not have a corresponding post. Thanks for the chance to win. Everything was great!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

great theme! you've def got me thinking...;)
thx for the generosity & Congrats on your New Chapter!

Marjolaine said...

Great hop, thanks ladies!

Helen Gullett said...

We started our new chapter of family life on 9/13/12 with the addition of our new baby. We are now family of 4. This is a great theme and encourage me to create something :D

Praise God for every miracle that happens in our life each day! I am so thankful for all of you, ladies!

Helen Gullett said...

I left comments on all blogs :D
Love all the creative layouts and creations from all the SEM team. I love you all!

Toni Herron said...

Wow... first thing I would like to say is HELLO to the new and returning DT members! I look forward to being inspired by your creations!
Secondly WOW!! WOW, WOW, WOW! Look at all of those amazing creations for the hop! Each so lovely in its own right! I took my time on each blog to leave some comment love. I also scrolled through and looked at their other projects, and "followed" the ones I was able to.
I am excited about making a LO for this theme, however will be away for a few days, but will be back just in time to hopefully link something up!
Thank you ladies for sharing such touch stories.. Toni.. xoxo

Connie said...

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! I loved the projects - especially the variety. You've got me thinking about adding one of my own to my creative to do list. (I did comment on all the blogs)

2Pennies (Jennifer) said...

I visited all the blogs and left comments! I found them to be inspiring, both in a spiritual sense and in a creative sense.

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a delightful, amazing, inspiring blog hop!! Such gorgeous artistry, and sweet spirits here on the DT!! Thanks so much!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Jessica said...

Such an inspiring blog hop! I loved each and every project and the stories were simply touching. Thanks so much to the new DT! I look forward to new inspirations and I'm off to join in the creative fun.

Lisa H said...

I checked out all the blogs! Such a lovely assortment of projects! =) Thanks for the inspiration ladies.

Susan said...

I really enjoyed the blogspot - a wonderful group of artists sharing some very creative projects.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

YES! Hopped and luved it!:)
great inspy and tons of creativity!

Actually created my very 1st Pinterest board so I could pin one of them!!

TY gals ~ & every cont'd success on your individual and TEAM efforts !!....

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