Friday, September 16, 2011

50 States 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 Maine, 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 Missouri!

Our family has called Missouri home for two years and the beauty here never ceases to amaze us.  Being from the California desert (which we think is also beautiful), we love that the landscape constantly changes.  As soon as you get used to the lush greenery, fall comes and turns the leaves to hundreds of colors of reds, browns, golds and yellows.  Then winter blows that away with the bright whiteness of snow and bare branches and then spring comes and turns everything green again.

Here is my interpretation...

To create my September tree, I used the Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge.  The sentiment "happy now, happy forever" reminds me that we need to be happy with what we have right now and we will always have a source of happiness.  The paper is from Close to my Heart.

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 Arkansas. Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



ScrappinT said...

I love your picture!

Robin said...

Love it!


Cathie w said...

great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


Lisa said...

Nice September tree, the photo for inspiration is breathtaking! TFS

Have a scrap- happy day,
Lisa G

Shawnee said...


Thank you for being a part of this fun hop!

Co Host
50 States Blog hop

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Autumn photo & tree for Missouri. I've been to the St. Louis Arch and rode to top in the oh so small car. I'm familiar with KC, MO.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barbara B said...

I love the tree. It is so beautiful.
Barbara B.

mjblahnik56 said...

Beautiful tree TFS

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet project! What a great idea! Do you have a tree for each season? I love that idea :) I live in Utah where we have distinct seasons like you do in Missouri although some of them seem shorter than others! I love fall - it is my favorite season :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Kathie said...

beautiful. I wish I could see the changing of the seasons, but the only seasons we have here in Louisiana are crawfish, crab, shrimp and alligator seasons. TFS yor state with us.

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful Project! I Love Missouri! We had one of the best ever family vacations there!!

Many Blessings,

Rachelle said...

That so cute! I love how creative you were by taking a picture and doing something similar.
Love the colors.

joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Nice picture, sounds like my home to me.

Lori Apgar said...

Great project! We come to Missouri quite often. We go to KC for baseball tournaments and to see the Royals. We also love Worlds of Fun. We spend a week at the Lake of the Ozarks every August with my entire family. We vacationed at the same resort when I was a kid. We love your state!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Lillian Child said...

Love your tree! Fabulous creativity!

ScrappingJUDY said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love your fall tree, thanks for sharing

Colleen said...

Great tree! And I love the sentiment you used, it's perfect, and oh-so true! :)

Crafting Misfit said...

this is great. My sister lived in Missouri for years. Nice project.

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

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us. I love the tree and the meaning behind it. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I love your interpretation! Very much like the picture. That's incredible! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and for the chance to win some goodies! I am a follower. :0)

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