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Bloggers the Fifth, Pass the Page Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to this years pass the page blog hop.  Pass the Page has become a bit of a tradition since our first Bloggers weekend away 6(?) years ago.  It’s Chinese Whispers for Scrapbookers.  Each person in the line receives a photo of a scrapbook page, takes whatever inspiration they wish and then sends a photo of their page to the next person in line.  The evolution as the page passes from scrapper to scrapper can be quite amazing.

This year I started with a spot of inspiration from a previous Bloggers’ weekend.  I was wearing this T-shirt and Lizzie said it would make a good scrapbook page.

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Well, Lizzie here you are – from T-shirt to Page:

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I wanted to keep the embroidered elements from my T-shirt, so I tried sewing with ribbon around the acetate circles and running stitch on the printed vellum.  Stitching through acetate was quite a challenge, even with holes pre-poked.

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There are a few new members this year and a couple of non-bloggers, so some stops you will have two pages.  If you get lost along the way please come back and you can pick up from the list below:

Julie https://jsquaredscrapspot.wordpress.com
Jacky http://scrappyjackylive.blogspot.co.uk
Alison http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.co.uk
Jemma http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Missus Wookie http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.co.uk
Lesley http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk

So now hop on over to Jacky to see where she went from here, I think you’ll be quite surprised………

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Pass the Page Blog Hop

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Hello there. I know I’ve been away and not blogged for a while. I hope there’s still someone there.

It’s been very busy round here. I’ve found time to scrap but not to blog. Truth be told I probably wouldn’t be here now but last weekend I went to Cirencester for a crafting weekend. It’s becoming a bit of an annual event with a few traditions – Ruth’s 12 (15) challenge, Lizzie’s book binding lesson and my Pass the Page game.  For those of you not familiar with the concept, it’s the scrapbnooker’s equivalent to Chinese Whispers. It starts with a page, photographed and sent to Scrapper 1, who scraplifts it and sends a photo to Scrapper 2 and so on. You only get to see the page before yours until the final reveal when you can see how it evolved along the chain.

I was so busy this year that I pulled out an old LO to kick things off. A photo from Puddle Duck’s first trip to London in 2012. Here it is:

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Looking at it now, I want to go back and put on another butterfly – too late now!  And here’s the full list of participants in the blog hop:

Julie

Kirsty

Jacky

Jo

Mrs Wookie

Fay

Alexa

Alison

Lizzie

Ruth

Jemma

First stop is K. Having actually seen all the LOs this time, I can say that they are all wonderful and you will see some surprising changes along the way.  Follow the hop and leave a comment at every stop before 1 October to be entered in a draw to win a Studio Calico roller date stamp.

Happy hopping and if you get lost along the way come back here to pick back up where you left off.

Birthday Blog Hop

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Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday Dear Bloggy, Happy Birthday to me!  I feel like that should be followed by the sound of a party popper and streamers flying all over the page, but alas, my computing skills are far from that level of sophistication!

Yes my blog is 2 years old today and to celebrate I would like to invite you to join me and a group of my crafty, bloggy friends in a scrapbooking extravaganza.  OK, a blog hop with a page each, but with a cunning twist.  Each page is a scraplift of the preceding page.  Now you may think that this would result in a succession of very similar pages (a bit like the display in the school classroom when the class is given  a famous painting to copy).  But it doesn’t.  Because you don’t all get the same page to copy – you get an interpretation of the page before, without having a direct reference to go back to.   In short, each page is unique and it can go in all sorts of directions.

Back at the beginning of March I created this page to pass to Alison:

DSC_0508I have various old photos in boxes and every so often I come across a box, have a sort through and think ‘I should scrap that’ and promptly do nothing about it.  This photo has been floating around in that category with that title for so long.  It’s one of my cute little baby sayings that The Grandma reminds me of occasionally – the sort of thing that we scrap about our kids and less about ourselves.  The photo is a bit of social history – look how offices have changed – piles of paper, no computers and a girly calendar!!!

I went for a bit of a stationery theme with paper, embellishment, border punch and stamp.  They had embraced new technology The Grandad’s place however, with a dictaphone, but that was only because The Grandad’s handwriting was so bad the typists couldn’t read it.  I must get a sample of his writing on this page.

There’s another story behind this page.  When I told my parents about it, the first thing The Grandma said was ‘I hope it is the photo of your Dad.  There’s one of someone he worked with who looked just like him.’  That got me worried.  But luckily my eyesight has not deteriorated to the point where I can’t recognise an old photo of my own father!

The papers are mainly from a 6X6 pad of Fancy Pants’ Back to School.  The whole thing was looking a bit brown – perfect for the 70s era but it needed a bit of a lift so I picked bright cardstock alphas for the title and created circle embellishments from the aqua paper in the pack.

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Before I pass you to Alison so that you can see how she interpreted my page, I have a prize to show you.

If you would like to win this Studio Calico library style stamp and a pack of embellishments all you have to do is comment on every post in the hop and then leave me a comment here, letting me know what you might be scraplifting from any of the pages and which colour of American Crafts ribbon you would like me to include if you win (not forgetting to put your e-mail address in the sign in box of course!).  I’ll give you a week to leave me that final comment, so the deadline is midnight (BST) on 4 May and I’ll announce the winner on National Scrapbooking Day.

So with no more of a to do, here is a list of the lovely ladies who have been kind enough to help me with this little celebration:

Alison

Fay

Ruth

Jemma

Miss Smith

K

Missus Wookie

Sandie

Mel

Alexa

Jo

Jacky

If you get lost along the way, come back here and pick up the trail – it’s well worth it to see all their beautiful work.  And don’t forget to leave everyone a comment and let me know which colour ribbon you would like if you win!

Happy hopping.

Advance Notice

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My blog is 2 years old on Sunday and I thought we needed a celebration.  The pass the page game and blog hop I organised following my 50th post went down quite well, so I have enlisted the help of some of my crafty bloggy friends from our weekend away earlier this year and we have a blog hop planned for you on Sunday.

Maybe I need to give a little explanation for those of you who are wondering what I am talking about.  Pass the Page is a form of Chinese Whispers for scrapbookers.  The idea is that you receive a photo of a page, scraplift it and then send a photo of your page to the next person, who scraplifts it and sends a photo of their page to the next person and so on.  It’s quite amazing the twists and turns and changes.  Would you like to see what happened on the last one?  Here’s a slide show I created from all the pages in the order they were created:

And here’s a list of all the participants and links to their blogs:

Candace: Lea: Helen: Lizzie: Sian: Clair: Helen: Alison: Ginger: Jemma: Lisa-Jane: Deb Clark: Alexa:

Hope you’ll be able to join us on Sunday for round 2 and there’s a prize for one lucky commenter joining the hop.