Sunday, May 3, 2015

Celebrating 3 years!!!!! Blogaversary Blog Hop + Giveaway!!!


Hello my sweet friends!
Can you believe it?? 3 Years ago today, this blog was born. I had never imagined my blog would grow by leaps and bounds the way it has. I remember starting up a blog and it failed miserably. I tried a second time and again, failed. So needless to say, when I started Jo's Scrap Shack I was already hesitant and prepared for a third fail. Well I guess that saying holds some truth that three times a charm! I'm sure like many of you, I looked at this blog page with about twelve blog followers and thought to myself, "I will never reach 100 followers" and then here I am 3 years later with nearly 400 followers, a challenge blog still going strong over a year and best of all, with some amazing friendships that have blossomed during that time. I am super blessed!! I owe my blog's success to each and every one of you who subscribed, who come back each week to chat and play in the challenges and who continue to support me and spread the word of Jo's Scrap Shack. 

Thank you! 
In celebrating my blog's third birthday, I have a super fun blog hop filled with amazing and talented designers ready for you to visit and hop along. And what is a birthday party without presents right? So to celebrate my blog's birthday and to honor YOU, I am giving away this birthday giveaway
Contents of this giveaway:
 Your Story Photo machine & accessories
We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board
(2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads
8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack
Sequins
Resin flowers
Roll of bling
Ribbon
Twine
Chipboard album + decorative papers
K & Co. Tags & envelopes
(3) packs of metal charms
Large ribbon embellishment
Buttons
Mesh
"How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide
Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" stamps#2 set

Here is how you can win this giveaway
1. You must stop at each designer's blog along the hop
2. Subscribe to each blog in the hop 
3. Leave a comment on each blog in the hop

Very important
This giveaway is only for my blog followers in the U.S. and Canada only, due to shipping purposes and customs. However, I did not forget my International followers. If you are living outside the U.S. or Canada, please post the word "International" in your signature when leaving comments. This will make it easier for me to track my international followers through the comments. I will be selecting one international winner to receive a $15 gift voucher to the Bugaboo Stamps Online Store.
You will have until Midnight, May 4th to leave comments. I will randomly select winners from the designer's blogs so make sure to leave comments on each blog to be eligible to win! On May 5th, the winners will be revealed.

So are you ready to get hopping??
I am your first stop on the hop. Below I have included a list of all the designers that are participating in the hop, but should you loose your way along the hop, just come back here and get back on track. In honor of my blog finally succeeding after three attempts, I decided to create something meaningful to me. So since Jo's Scrap Shack is my baby and because it has brought me such joy and amazing friends, I decided to create a huge banner to display in my craft room. This banner will remind me each time I sit down at my desk, of why I do what I do and just how valuable each one of you are to me. 
The banner spells out "Jo's Scrap Shack". Unfortunately to get the entire banner in view on my camera, I had to stand across the room and it makes it hard to see each pennant so I have taken additional close ups so you can see it better. Each pennant is identical. I wanted to keep the look very uniform and clean.

 



I also included a sweet birthday card as this is a birthday right? :)
  
I used a paper pad by The Paper Studio called "Mirabelle" to create both the banner and the card. I LOVE this paper pad because the papers are just gorgeous!!!! I also used some Recollection's black cardstock and some seam binding to put it together & hang it.
I am not sure if this paper pad is still available or not as I have had this quite awhile. For the banner, the doilies that were used are from Recollections. The alpha's were from my stash and the little circle and scallop behind the letters are from My Creative Time's Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies. The bow on the tops of each banner is also from MCT, it is the Medium Stitched Scalloped Bow and I used a bit of AC Gold glitter tape for the bow centers. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the card, same paper pad and Recollections cardstock as the banner. Front bow is made using Stampin Up's Very Vanilla seam binding and the front sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps, "Happy Days" set. To finish off the inside, I stamped an old retired Stampin Up stamp and the swirl and party hat are from Michael's.

Well my sweet friends, thank you so much for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Amanda!
And here is a list of the designers participating in the hop!

Well my friends that is it for today!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~  

45 comments:

  1. Happy Blogaversary Jo!!! Yeah~it's so fun to celebrate!! I LOVE the banner! Wow, it so pretty and look at the fancy details! It looks gorgeous in your craft room! You did an amazing job my friend!
    SO happy to be in the hop and celebrating this awesome day with you! Thanks for including me...Hugs!
    Sherrie K

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  2. This sounds like great fun...Thank you

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  3. Congrats on 3 years Jo! Your banner is awesome! Love the bows! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  4. Happy, happy blogaversary, Jo!! I'm so excited to be celebrating with you and this amazing group of crafters!! I absolutely love the gorgeous banner!! The details you added are perfect!! And the card is beautiful, too!! I have that paper stack and love it!! Happy blogaversary and thank you again for having me be a part of your celebration!! Big hugs my dear friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Congratulations of your 3 years. Love your bunting and card, what a brilliant idea.
    (International)

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  6. Forgot to say, I am still new to all the blog terminology so is subscribing to a blog the same as following it on Bloglovin'? I hope so because I would love a shot at the prize as well as keep up with the new blogs I am discovering on my hop! :)

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    1. Pippa yes, if you subscribed to my blog through my Bloglovin' tab at the top of my blog (right sidebar) then yes, you are subscribed! If you did not sign up through my Bloglovin' tab, be sure to do so or you have the option of signing up via your email. This option is right under the Bloglovin' tab on the right side bar. :)
      Hugs,
      Jo

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  7. Congrats on your blog birthday! Your banner is just gorgeous and I love your card too. Thanks so much for offering a great giveaway. Hugs, Robin

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  8. Congrats on your 3 yr Anniversary and 400 subbies! Love your banner-love these *hop* celebrations!! Best of luck-kindra

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  9. Happy blog birthday!! I'm continuing on the hop right now. I look forward to being a membe of your followers as I just subscribed to your blog.

    God Bless,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much Pat! Have fun hoppin!
      Hugs,
      Jo

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  10. Sorry me again! I cannot leave a comment on Ginger's blog, the link is not working. I think I have worked out how to follow each one (you can see how keen I am to win a prize!) Thank you for a great hop, there are some amazing projects to enjoy and enough chocolate and cake to last a week! I now know what Hershey Nuggets are! :)

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    1. Hi Pippa!
      Yes, Ginger had some issues earlier today but all is fixed now. Thank you for letting me know and I'm so glad you were able to be apart of my celebration today with us and hopping along with everyone!
      Hugs,
      Jo

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  11. Just finished the hop, I am a follower of all either thru google, email or blog lovin. I was unable to leave a comment on My Sister scapper blog, it comes with an error code on her post. I tried on my phone too with no luck. Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  12. Great blog hop! I was able to leave comments for everyone except Ginger. Something is wrong with her comment and contact area. Just thought you should know. Thanks! Hugs, Robin

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  13. Happy Blogaversary my friend!! Truly a Celebration!!
    I adore the beautiful banner you created for your craft room! Gorgeous pattern paper.
    As for the birthday card...Beautiful!!! Awesome job!!
    Thank you for including me in your wonderful celebration my friend!!
    Sending you tons of love & hugs
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  14. Happy 3rd Blogaversary.!!!! What a beautiful statement your banner makes. CONGRATS!!!

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  15. Hi Jo, I just found your blog from My Sisters Scrapper's blog and had to come visit... I also become a Follower and have had a ball visiting and checking all the creations and tips here....

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  16. What a statement this banner makes. Thank you for introducing me to all the great and talented women on you Blogaversary Hop today. What a great gift to give to your subscribers.

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  17. Congrats on 3 years!! The banner is awesome and I'm sure it brings much joy to your crafting space!! I love the paper you used for both projects.

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday!! I recently found your blog (within the past month or two) and love stopping by for a visit. That banner is fabulous and all the elements are so beautiful. I really like the scalloped bows; they are so cute! Thanks for celebrating by giving US the chance to win a present. : )

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  19. Happy 3rd blog birthday, Jo !! This banner is awesome and what a fabulous idea to come up with it for a reminder every time you look at it -- life is good !! Like they say "third time's a charm", so wishing you many, many more years in blogland. Thank you for running these challenges and keeping things interesting.

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  20. What a great banner Jo, I love the lace doilies and the pretty papers.Happy Blogaversary!! Have a blessed day Thanks for the hop and the opportunity to win goodies .
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  21. Happy blogaversary Jo. Ifound your blog by my Sister's Scrapper.
    Thanhs for all the beautiful creations.
    Have a wonderfull day.
    Mireille from New Caledonia

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  22. Congratulations, Jo. Three years, what an accomplishment. I know this makes you very happy. I love your banner, it's beautiful. (so is the card, I love it, too) Looks great in your room. Nice to see your creations again. I hope this "celebration high" lasts a long time. Enjoy it, my dear friend.

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  23. Hi Jo! Congratulations on 3 wonderful years!! Your banner is beautiful and the card is a perfect addition. I love the paper you used and letters. Great job!

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  24. Happy 3rd Blogaversary....How exciting Congratulations!!! OMG Your banner is amazing I'm was totally blown away by it. You truly did one super outstanding creative job...WOW I know lots and lots of time it took you to create it and it shows. love your card it is so sweet. Again Congrats!!
    WOW girl you know how to throw a party....and what a fun blog party it is. Thanks for a chance for your awesome and most generous prize. YOU ROCK!!

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  25. Congratulations, Jo, and many more wonderful (and successful) years to you! You have accomplished so much, and I am happy to have been a follower. Best Wishes, de

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  26. Happy Blogaversary!!! Here is to many, many more
    Your banner is beautiful. I loVe how you have it hanging in your room.
    LoVe your sweet birthday card. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the chance ti win some yummy goodies.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  27. Congratulation! I'm a new subscriber and I really like your creations. Thanks for an opportunity to win!

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  28. Happy Blogaversary!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing collection!!

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  29. Love your blog! Such inspiration. And thanx for a shot at that awesome give away!

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  30. I dont know if I would call that a shack but the picture of your scrap room is wonderful. Congrats on 3 years. That takes dedication.

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  31. Super duper cute banner!!! Now I just have to use my punch board and we'll be doing good :).

    So happy to help you celebrate 3 years, especially as a member of your DT. I look forward to many more memories, laughs and crafty adventures in the years to come my friend 😀

    Bridget

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  32. Happy 3rd year and wishing more to come

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  33. Congrats on 3 years of blogging, crafting, and sharing!

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  34. Happy Blogiversary, Jo! Congratulations on your success - well deserved! You banner is a very fitting project to celebrate your 3 years of Jo's Scrap Shack! The birthday card is gorgeous! I will go do your blog hop now. I already follow your blog! Your prize looks amazing and I would be over the moon to win! Thank you!

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  35. Awesome prize package! Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on 3 years. Love your fun banner and the peek at your crafty space!

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  36. Awesome craft room! I love love love those beautiful bows on your banner! The papers are gorgeous and the little flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing the close up photos! Congrats and Happy Blogaversary to you!!!

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  37. Hi!! What a great blog!!! Love your craft room! I am a new follower! Congrats on 3 years!!

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  38. Happy 3rd Blogaversary. Hope you have many more to come. Love your banner and card. Thanks for the chance to win some delicious candy. *U* hope you have a great week.

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  39. Happy 3rd Anniversary. I hope you have many more.

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  40. Happy 3rd Blogaversary Jo. Your banner and card are just gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  41. Congrats on 3 yrs. of Blogging Bliss!!! :) Beautiful Banner & Card! :)

    Theresa
    Scrappers Anonymous

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  42. A SUPER Big Congratulations on your blog turning 3 years old my friend !!!! I am soo happy for you !!!!! I am truly blessed to have met you through this blogging community and our shared love of crafting !!!!! I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations ~ this banner , and card are beautiful !!!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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Your lovely comments always put a smile on my face! I love reading each and every one! Thank you for stopping by~
Hugs,
~Jo~