Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop: Resolution #12

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If you came here from Wendy's blog you are in the right spot! If you are willing to join the blog hop: First make sure that you are a member of Let's Scrap (you'll need the sketches to be in the draw for a price) and then start of at Betty Anne's blog for Resolution #1.

And if my blog is not the one you are supposed to be on: Here's a list with all the resolutions and the blogs that belong with it.

Resolution #1: Betty Anne
Resolution #2: Kristin
Resolution #3: Beth
Resolution #4: Cori
Resolution #5: Carolina
Resolution #6: Roulien
Resolution #7: Kristie
Resolution #8: Bev
Resolution #9: Mandy
Resolution #10: Megan
Resolution #11: Wendy
Resolution #12: Debby - You are here!
Resolution #13: Dawn
Resolution #14: Tracy
Resolution #15: Amy

So let's get ready! Welcome! Let's Scrap is one of the friendliest scrapbook communities there is on this little planet called earth and I am so glad you decided to join us for our Hoppy New Year Blog Hop!

The Let’s Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop starts Friday, Jan.14, 2011 and runs until 11:59 pm central time on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. That’s right, it runs for a whole month. Because it is the New Year we thought it would be fun to name the challenges Resolutions rather then Challenge #1,Challenge #2 etc.

There are 15 Design team members, Contributing Design Team members and Administrators from Let’s Scrap hosting the blog hop. They will each have a Resolution (challenge) for you to do and a prize that you can win. Also one ofthe members of the group who doesn’t have a blog is posting a couple of great challenges in the Let’s Scrap Forum and there will be in depth rules and other important information posted in the forum also so make sure to check it all out.

Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for each challenge you enter but if you complete and post an entry for EVERY challenge along the blog hop, by February14, 2011 you're name will be entered into a random drawing for a wonderful prize supplied by Cosmo Cricket
On every blog in the hop you must become a follower and leave a little love (a comment) for the host.
Okay, are you ready to continue the Let's Scrap...hop? Here is the 12th Resolution (challenge).

Resolution #12

Remember those times where you had tons of eyelets on your pages? I think every corner of every picture on my layouts had an eyelet in those times. They were (and still are) a reasonably inexpensive supply and very versatile to use. Then someone (the one who knows will get an extra draw for the prize!) thought of using brads for scrapbooking and somehow the eyelet went out of our sight. The brad is still there in many different forms and shapes, colors and textures but the eyelets are in my cupboard getting dusty and rusty (thank goodness they don't really rust!)

So my resolution (challenge) is going to be this one: Get the dustbuster out of there, dust those eyelets off (and maybe scrape the rust away here and there, LOL) and get going!
I made this card using a Let's Scrap sketch and used 10 (TEN) eyelets. And then I can say (Ooooh, I am so modest today!) it looks pretty cool and nothing dusty or rusty!
You can use this techinque using different shapes, on a layout, over top of a picture or even to accentuate a part of a picture.















I have two other examples for the 'different' use of eyelets. Again: Nothing dusty or rusty. On the first layout I used the eyelet to put my thread through and attached it to the back. I think it is a very nice finish for thread ends. You can also use this technique for ribbon.
 











































The second one is less visible but the effect is just as good. I used eyelets to emphasize the pattern in the paper. At first sight you won't even see the eyelets, but the effect is just as good.






























































Well, I hope I gave you enough inspiration to start smashing a dent in that eyelet stash! Read the following rules for Resolution #12 and then: Go scrapping!

Specific Resolution #12 Rules: (for the general Hoppy New Years Blog Hop rules go HERE)

Be sure that the layout or card you choose for this eyelet resolution is based on a Let's Scrap sketch: the tag line will have either the date of the sketch, like 2-12-10, or a number preceded by LS, like LS120, or a name, like letsscrap#4. If there is nothing in the tag line, it is probably not a Let's Scrap Sketch!

Leave me a comment on this post with the link to your finished card or layout in the Let's Scrap gallery.To do this go to the page where layout or card is posted on Let's Scrap , highlight the information in the URL bar (or you may call it location bar or address bar, the one all the way up top) Make sure you highlight all of it. Then right click and hit copy. Go to my comment section, click where you want it in the comment section. Right click and hit paste. It should put the link to your layout in the Let's Scrap gallery. If you need help just send me a message in Let’s Scrap.

You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge. For my challenge, I scraplifted a layout that used sketch 9-1-10. So my tag would be: Resolution#12, 9-1-10. NO space between Resolution and #1, separated by a comma and then the sketch name/number with no space either. So you will have two tags, one for your sketch and one for my resolution.

Did you know you can find an entire year of sketches in one click? Here's 2009, 2010 and 2011.

On Feb. 15th, I will randomly select one person who completed Resolution#12 to receive this great prize


Thanks for playing along and I hope you had fun!
Okay, now it's time to hop on over to the next stop on the Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop: Dawn
 Enjoy the rest of the hop and see you all again at Let's Scrap (or here at my blog or maybe at yours)

60 comments:

  1. Great card and LO! Love your resolution, I have a ton of eyelets and havn't used them forever! I'm a new follower.

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  2. Really cool LO's and love the card! I have to say I have a huge supply of eyelets..I have only used them a few times...fun challenge..:)

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  3. I love your ideas for using up eyelets Debby and you examples are so cute. Loving that yummy candy to.

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  4. I love your examples Debby! Let me clarify: we just have to use eyelets on a project based on a Let's Scrap sketch? You KNOW I have a whole drawer full of eyelets in every size and color!!!!

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  5. BTW, I forgot to mention that I am alraedy a follower of your blog.

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  6. Yep, just use eyelets on a card or LO based on a Let's Scrap sketch! Enjoy!

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  7. Great chance to use up some of my old eyelets!

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  8. From the sounds of it, we could bury the entire DT/CDT from LS in eyelets we all have stashed in our homes!! I loved what you did with your brads on this card and on your layouts. In the LS gallery, I thought that was a hole punched with a picture behind it, but I see here it is an embellie applied OVER your baker's floss! It is such a cool idea, along with the use of brads. I actually DID use some brads recently, and said some naughty words when they didn't bend right and messed up my page! But hey---I'm willing to try again! Thanks for the challenge, and happy hopping. I am already a follower, too!

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  9. great examples! I love eyelets, I'll have to dust em off and get to work!

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  10. WOW!! Love the card and layout what great ideas for eyelets. Looking forward to lightening my load of them...LOL :O)

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  11. Wow! I love your ideas! The card is soo cool, but then so are the threaded rhinestones and the border looks great too!

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  12. I love that Sliding Away LO, that one is definitely a favorite. Great job!

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  13. Marjo14:18

    Great examples! And such a hard resolution 8-) I always manage to do something wrong with the eylets, and then I loose my nerves... but I'll try with a card. Love your blog!

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  14. I've never done a blog hop before, but i'm going to play along and have some fun. Lovely card! I will try this challenge.
    I am now a follower!

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  15. I hate eyelets, but I love your card idea, so I'll definitely drag all the tools our and close my eyes when using the eyelets (lol)

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  16. Hi;

    nice work with the eyelets! I'm always afrayd to destroy the papers but OK, I'll try...

    Charlotta

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  17. I love eyelets, I look forward to working on this challenge

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  18. your examples are great! And I have heaps of eyelets to use up.

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  19. Yay, so glad you are joining us and scraping your stash! Eyelets are a fabulous way to start. Your layouts look amazing! Love this idea :))))

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  20. I have some of those dusty rusty eyelets. Can't wait to get started on this one. You have used the eyelets in very clever ways. Thanks for this challenge. I became a follower of your blog today.

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  21. Wow Debby, I dont ever remember seeing your pages, they are awesome. You have some real talent there. Love your challenge and hope I am going to follow through with it.

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  22. Love your ideas for using eyelets. Great job on your LO & card. Looking forward to participating - this is so new to me.

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  23. What a great resolution/challenge! I have LOTS of eyelets that need to be used up!!

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  24. Love this challenge! I have not used eyelets in oh couldnt tell you how long! Cant wait to get started!

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  25. I just completed my LO for your resolution! It is posted on Let's Scrap at http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/cannery-row-left-resolution?context=user

    I used grommets both in the title and as photo corners on the small photo at the bottom! Fun Resolution!

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE the star card. And your other projects look great with the eyelets too.
    This will help me with one of my other goals--to use up some of my old stuff before buying new. I haven't use eyelets in ages!
    Hoping I get to participate in all of the blog hopping funness!

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  27. I AM FOLLOWING
    And great ideas for an old item! Boy do I have eyelets....!!

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  28. Loved your resolution! Yes, I found my eyelets, I have a huge case of them; but I will admit it took awhile longer to find my setter. I have the new punch tool from Martha Stewart, LOVE IT, but I couldn't find my old setter. LOL.

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  29. fun layouts! I need to use up some eyelets!

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  30. I just uploaded mine in the Let's Scrap gallery!! I made a good dent in my eyelets supply and used 22 eyelets on my layout!!! Great challenge, Deb!! I'm a long time follower of your fab blog!
    Hugs
    Roulien

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  32. your examples are beautiful....love the use of eyelets! Thanks for the challenge...I am off to become a follower now :)

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  33. I have quite a few eyelets. I still love to pound out my frustrations on em!

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  34. Love Eyelets !! Cant wait to start !!!

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  35. good idea and execution Debbie..take care I can see you are really a busy lady..

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  36. How did you know I have eyelets rusting away in a box somewhere. They were quite the rage at one stage so I have them in many colours and sizes. Maybe I must bring them to the top of my stash again :-)

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  37. Wow!I love your amazingly beautiful jobs!

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  38. Love your examples! I am a follower!

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  39. It felt good to use up some of those old eyelets. Used the left hand side of the 3-10-10 let's scrap sketch.
    http://sherripriest.blogspot.com/2011/01/lets-scrap-blog-hop.html

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  40. I actually have only recently started using eyelets - they seemed like too much work until I got my crop-a-dile! I really like them now though. I decided to go a little wild on my layout (and also use up a colour that I've had lying around for ages) and must have used upwards of 60! Here's the link: http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/25th-birthday?context=user

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  41. Thanks for hosting a fun challenge, Debby. I had so much fun!!!
    Hugz
    Roulien

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  42. Hop hop, I came to you enrolled for participation. I became very interested and will go forward. Many kisses.

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  43. Thanks for coming up with such a great challenge, it gave me the opportunity use my crop a dile for the first time.

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  44. Hey Debbie, I really loved the card you made for your resolution with the eyelets...very clever! Your other examples are great uses for eyelets too. I had fun doing my page for your resolution and it inspires me to get my eyelets out for awhile again.

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  45. What wonderful projects!!! I'm following now! I've headed over from Denise's blog challenge Project 2011 where we use up stash!

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  46. Ok, so I have also been neglecting my hammer and my eyelet setter. Used all my pink eyelets for this challenge, but I still have in the other colours of the rainbow. Being part of the use your stash group will hopefully get me to use some of it before the year is out :-) http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/poser-1?context=user

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  47. Hi Debby!

    Thanks for visiting my blog fror the YSS blog hop.

    I am so HAPPY to announce that YOU HAVE WON one of my three giftcertificates. Please leave me your e-mail and we will get it to you.
    CONGRATULATIONS and HAPPY SHOPPING!

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  48. Wow, I still have some eyelets hanging in magnetic boxes on my bulletin board, gotta get them down and see what I can do!

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  49. Debby I have seen lot of your work on Let's Scrap and am very happy to subscribe to your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration. Will surely participate in the challenge.

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  50. Just finished my card for this challenge, but can't take the picture until tomorrow morning!

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  51. Thanks for this challenge Debby. I haven't used eyelets in a long time - and yet I do have heaps tucked away.

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  52. Great challenge, Debby! I enjoyed using my eyelets again! I'm a follower! :)

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  53. Thanks for a great challenge, and I've posted my layout on Let's Scrap!

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  54. I am now following.... eyelets are not my favourite embellishment but I have quiet a stash and so managed to use a few on a layout with ease.... it will be posted on my blog shortly at http://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com

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  55. Whew - had to dig awhile to even find my eyelets! I love the star!

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  56. You have made me a new-found lover of eyelets! Maybe I WILL use up my stash before I die! Anyway, thanks for the challenge, I'm already a follower, and here are my links:
    Page: http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/resolution12-never-forget/next?context=user
    Card:
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/resolution12-xoxo/next?context=user

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  57. Great job using those old supplies. I used some old football eyelets.

    http://api.ning.com/files/8G44X2z0-OsUnbMezbJV3fpbOfahbsulzWgBGAmrQ9ndsiVAXgZFdB4i3HJ3BWLcyaYM0i0yB0oLvA7qYmHLNFTf-TZG69FD/DSC00474.JPG

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  58. my card is in gallery... the eyelets.... very difficult for me :)))
    thanks

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  59. i haven't used eyelets in YEARS! thanks for bringing them out of the stash.

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  60. I have really enjoyed playing along with this blog hop. I may not finish all the resolutions, but I have ahd a great time with the ones I did finish. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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