Thursday, May 2, 2013

Crop Chocolate National Scrapbook Day

As many of you have heard, one of my favorite places to shop has decided to close their retail doors.  *Sadface*  The good news is that Crop Chocolate's social doors are going to remain open, and the owner is trying to work with his customers to make things work in some way.  The online friends that I've met through Crop Chocolate mean so much to me, so I'm happy that it will continue in some way.

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, Crop Chocolate is hosting a whole series of challenges.  Check them out under the contest tabs at!  Here are the challenges I've completed so far:

NsdtictactoeChallenge #2:  Tic Tac Toe - Using the tic tac toe board, pick one line in any direction and include those three items on your project (card or layout). Please make sure you let us know which 3 you used!

I did the row down the middle - a stamp, patterned paper and a ribbon.  I'm also submitting this to 3 Girl Jam Challenge - Anything Goes!  The ribbon is one of their fabulous crinkly ribbons that I just LOVE!

Challenge #3:  Buttons and Bows - Create a project using at least one button AND at least one bow. As far as the rules: for the bow(s)…you can use ribbon, twine, paper, a stamped image or even a hand drawn bow. And since we are so easy ;) same goes for the button(s)… you can use an actual button, a stamped image, chipboard piece, paper or hand drawn image. The sky is the limit! Use your imagination, go crazy!! We are celebrating today!! Have fun and show us what you GOT!!

Challenge #4:  Bugs - Spring is upon us and many things are coming out of their winter sleep . . . . . bugs being one of them. So our challenge to you is to do a project out of your comfort zone and use bugs in/on it.

You can check out the instructions for this card on my Instructagram - here!

Challenge #5:  Make a card or layout using 2 kinds of glitter, gems, Stickles or some other bling.

Bling on the corner and all the hearts are Stickles!

Challenge #6: Create a project, card, scrapbook page or altered item that contains a window.

Challenge #8:  Use Karen's sketch to create something AMAZING! Only catch?? Aside from using the sketch, you must use something new, and you must use something from your scrap pile.

I will be giving away two prizes.  One is blog candy drawn from a name of someone who enters a project into Challenge #8. It includes some liquid pearls, some rub-ons, a CTMH stamp set, some ribbons and a TH embossing folder.  To be entered into the drawing for this candy, submit a project to Challenge #8 and follow my blog.

I will also be giving away a $15 Amazon gift card to a crafty contestant who follows my blog and enters a different project into each of the 8 challenges!

Craftily yours, 

Karen (karey2005)


  1. I am totally stoked to get crafting!!! Great blog candy, and I'm a follower!

  2. Beautiful cards Karen!!!

    I'm so glad you played along with our tic tac toe challenge!!

  3. I love all your cards. And, the instagram instructions were wonderful - I'll be trying this soon!

  4. Your entries are great!!! I already follow you, duh! I entered challenge eight and I will be attempting to enter all the challenges with a separate project for each. ;)

  5. Great projects Karen and awesome blog candy.

  6. Great prizes, great cards! I've got one done for your sketch. Is that #8? I have to edit pics this eve and get it posted. Not enough time to do them all :(

  7. Adorable cards! I love the butterfly one-it's so springy! Not sure I can do all of the challenges either. I was over mil sitting today-no crafting time for me. Maybe I can do a couple more this week after work, and for sure I will enter your sketch challenge. The answer to your question (from your comment on my bug challenge entry) is yes, I am working on an 8x8 album for each of my 2 younger daughters. I figured I might get them done before I would ever get their 12x12 albums done. I am a follower :)

  8. really cute creations! I finally finished all 8 challenges and created a different project for each :-)

  9. Such great cards!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ challenge blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge :)
    3GJ~ DT

  10. I did enter all challenges (but unfortunately did combine a few of them - just not enough time in my life). I did a Mother's day card for your sketch (which I loved by the way).

    I already follow you. And I loved all your projects.


  11. Karen thanks so much, I love your cards especially the butterfly one ( absolutely love butterflies) love all the colors.