Friday, September 16, 2011

50 State Blog Hop

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop! Most of us would love to travel but are having staycations this year. What better way to travel but through a blog hop. This hop was inspired by our host Shawnee's journey across the United States as she traveled with her family to their new home. The United States is truly beautiful with many wonderful places to visit and see.

If you've hopped along from Oregon, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard or happened along from somewhere else, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start with the first state in the union, Delaware, because you won't want to miss out on any of the fun (or any of the blog candy!!)...

There is an AMAZING Grand Prize Package for one LUCKY hopper (winner chosen by Rafflecopter)!!  To be entered to win, please do the following:
So what's the Grand Prize???
Cricut Cartridge - Destinations, beautiful handmade flowers from Shannon at Creative Chaos Flowers, and a $20 Gift Certificate to Scraptastical Kreations.
Now on to my state and my project....

Welcome to Kansas!

My husband and I lived in Kansas for 2 years while he was in the Army.  It meant so much to us - our first 2 years of marriage and we had our first of three daughters there.  Coming from the desert in California, what struck me about Kansas was all of the wildflowers - specifically sunflowers there.  Did you know that sunflowers grow towards the sun and will turn throughout the day?

To create my sunflower, I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge available only from Close to my Heart.  Sunflowers remind me to "seize the day" and take advantage of what we have which inspired me to use this sentiment from Close to my Heart's Something Splendid acrylic stamp set. The leaves (from the same stamp set) are stamped in Olive Ink and a button is placed in the center of the flower.

I am also giving away blog candy on September 30th to one lucky person who comments throughout the month. Please comment below and check back on September 30th to see if you are the winner!

Now you can hop to the West Virginia Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



ScrappinT said...

Love your sunflower, it is really pretty

Robin said...

Lovin the sunflower!


Cathie w said...

great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


Lisa said...

i love sunflowers!!!! there are a few places here that grow them i love driving my the fields of them!!! thanks for sharing your great project

Have a scrap- happy day,
Lisa G

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Sunflower. Discovered Overland, Kansas when we were there in Aug.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Shawnee said...

Kansas is where my daughter was born. So it is very special to me. Beautiful sunflower.

Thank you for being a part of this fun hop!

Co Host
50 States Blog hop

Barbara B said...

Love your sunflower. I didn't know they turned. Our niece and husband just moved to Kansas.

Barbara B.

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your sunflower. TFS

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful sunflower project April! I did know that about sunflowers - one of my favorite facts about one of my favorite flowers! Would love to visit Kansas some day - better go when the wild flowers are blooming :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Sunflowers are so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said...

I got the chance to visit Shawnee when she lived in Kansas, It is very beautiful there, my Dad also was born in Kansas.
Love your project!

joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Lori Apgar said...

I did not know sunflowers turned towards the sun! I live in Nebraska just north of Kansas and we have been to Kansas several times, mostly for baseball tournaments or Chief's games.

Love your sunflower card! I have that cart and will need to make one!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Lillian Child said...

Sweet sunflower!!!

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful Sunflower!! Love it!!

Many Blessings,

ScrappingJUDY said...

very cute i love it, thanks for sharing


littlen said...

beautiful sunflower. tfs
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Colleen said...

Love your sunflower! Beautiful! :)

Crafting Misfit said...

I love sunflowers, this is great!

It was fun to do this hop with you!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing your sun flower with us. It's beautiful. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Your project represents Kansas perfectly! I have driven through there many times and I'll tell you, you have to go when it's sunflower season or you just plain miss out! LOL Love your project. Sweet, simple and perfect. Like a lovely ray of sunshine to start my morning off with. Thanks for the happy post. :0) and chance to win goodies.

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