Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Hop’s End

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It’s Sunday, March 28, 2010 and tonight at midnight our first ever Beadie Buddy Blog Hop will officially come to an end and our grand prize will be awarded.   I must admit that the whole event really took me by surprise.  Oh, I knew that the hop was happening but what I didn’t know was what to expect or how it would feel or what response we would get.  That has been the surprising part of it for me. 

I was awed by the amazing projects shared by each designer that participated.  I am energized by the excitement generated around this weekend event.  I was touched by the words that  each blogger wrote and touched again by the comments left by the hoppers.  And I was totally inspired by the shared creativity and thrilled to see so many people connecting over the weekend. 

If you’ve been around the hop circle once, don’t forget to hop again to Stamper’s Quest, where Bea Rosenleaf has posted a second dose of NEW projects for our event with a wonderful surprise ending!

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http://stampersquest.com

Even though this official hop is ending, the true beauty of it all is that the kindness and friendships we share will endure.   We have living proof of it on our Pennywise Arts Yahoo Community and we welcome you to join us!

The other thing that endures are the posts and projects that were created for this hop.  They will live on in blogland for as long as the blogs exist which means if you saw something this weekend that you really liked or would like to see again, just make note of the blog and revisit it any time!  (or come back here to the blog roll and find it that way).   And if you met a blogger this weekend that really inspired you, fan them, follow them and bookmark them to return for more!   I know I did - and I will!

If you are just getting started on the hop, you can catch the whole lineup in the post below this one.  There is definitely still time to take it all in and win a prize!

Be sure to visit the Pennywise Arts blog often, because we feature all of our newest design team projects here and try to update several times a week to keep your creative juices flowing!

Our Pennywise Arts featured designer coming up in the month of April is Evelyn Spikes.   Evelyn is a very talented artist and dear friend.  I know you will enjoy the projects she has created to share with you here next month!

This is one of my favorite cards, made by Evelyn:

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The technique used for this card element is simple.  A piece of clear acetate is stamped in black Staz On with the flourish design and a piece of O’So Sticky Tape is adhered on the back of the acetate.  Expose the adhesive on the back and sprinkle micro beads around the edges (here Evelyn used purple opaque) and then fill in the rest of the exposed tape with opal flakes (we call it Fru Fru) and clear micro beads for a very dramatic effect.  The piece is then layered onto colored cardstock to complete the design.

Click on photo for a larger view.   The acetate, beads and flakes are very reflective and difficult to photograph!

Stamp Credits:  Stampers Anonymous

Thanks for joining us this weekend!  I hope you had as much fun taking it all in as I did! 

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  As soon as we can verify the winner of the $50 Pennywise Arts gift certificate, we will make the announcement here!

 

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Hum,….. The original post for the blog hop that I put up on Friday has evaporated!  It looks like this one over wrote it some how.  Ooops!  I’m not an expert at these things yet, sorry!

Here is the blog roll again – in case you still need it!

  • Suzanne
  • Bea
  • Rita Ann
  • Jen
  • Linda
  • Marianne
  • Jennifer W
  • Kathi
  • Jennifer T
  • Bea (yes, back to see Bea again)
  • Stephanie
  • Michele
  • Beki
  • Bridget
  • Lisa
  • Evelyn
  • Suzanne (yes, you will start and end with Suzanne)
  • 74 comments:

    1. Oh my gosh, its been a long time, I belonged to your yahoo group. Still check out your business site. Busy with taking care of my Mom so don't have a lot of time for emails anymore so here I am to keep up.
      Angel hugs
      Debby

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    2. Oh my it's been a long time since I've been on a blog hop... this is so fun. Thanks for the fun. I'll be looking forward to all the fun things to look at.

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    3. great hop, I have had fun seeing all the cool creations! jennifer

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    4. Hoppin just in time for Easter.

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    5. Hippty Hoppity.....will be fun.

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    6. I am so excited to see how it all goes! There is some great stuff being created out there from what I have seen so far!

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    7. What fun. I need some springtime inspiration!

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    8. Thanks for getting this hop together...getting ready to hop along...

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    9. Seeing your creative examples makes me want to pull out my microbeads right this second. I love this Blog hop!
      Cathy

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    10. his was my first ever blog up...wondering your blog and this blog http://stampersquest.com are mentioned twice...but I assume we only need to post one comment on each,correct?
      Thanks!

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    11. I can't wait to start hopping, but have to wait to go any farther till this evening when I have some down time today. Thanks for organizing and sponsoring the hop. Darlene

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    12. Hippity-hoppity. Hopping on by.

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    13. Around the world and back again! What fun this is:)

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    14. I LOVE to Hop, and everything is PERFECT, Suzanne!

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    15. Hopping on by to say hello! Thanks for hosting! BTW the beret is awesome - details amazing! Those butterflies and the ladybug.... wondering how many beads she used!

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    16. Regarding Stampers Quest being on the list twice: Yes – go there again on Sunday and see a new article and comment on it! They had so many designers participate that we had to split them in two! Have fun hopping! Hugs, Suzanne

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    17. How fun! I plan to make time to visit everyone and I can't wait to see all the eye candy and get inspired!
      Yvonne
      p.s. Love the bunny butt!

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    18. Hi!!! I love Pennywise so much!! I am doing the blog hop! I hope I win!! BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS ON HERE!!! :) Love, Melissa H.

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    19. Oh, this will be so much fun. Ready to hop along.
      Hugs,
      Brooke B.

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    20. Just finished the blog hop for today! Awesome blogs and great ideas to get beading again! Thanks Suzanne! Kathi

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    21. I love participating in blog hops. Have yet to win anything, but love the designs and seeing new blogs! Thanks, Pam

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    22. Just finished the hop for today! Love all of the creations! Thanks so much!! I love this awesome community! Hope I win! -Melissa Hanlon

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    23. I made it through the FABULOUS blog hop!

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    24. Thanks for a great blog hop. It was fun to see all of the projects. Will stop back by on Sunday. Pam

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    25. I love blog hops! My beady hugs, Suzanne. The fun begins!

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    26. I can't believe I've already made the rounds ... of course I haven't done anything else all afternoon! Everything is fantastic!!! I'll be sure to check back on Sunday! Thanks a bunch Suzanne ... and everyone who posted their art!!!

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    27. Oh wow... You guys are so wonderful to give away such a nice blog candy!!! ;) Thanks for the chance!

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    28. What a PERFECT Day To Blog Hop! From Start to finish it was a FAB day of artists working thier magic. Our Craftgroup was held at my house today, so I started here in the early morn and went in and out all day, and just finished at Evelyn's....Whew!
      I am ALMOST BlOGGED out.(I said almost...lol!) Thanks Suzanne for having a great bunch of artist blogs, and I look forward to seeing everyone throughout the weekend so I can REALLY go and enjoy their sites fully!
      P-W-A/R-O-X!
      (pwa rocks...lol.)
      Lady Chat!

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    29. Finished the blog hop!!! Will be back on Sunday... ;)

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    30. It's me the Queen of Bracandy!!

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    31. What a great Hop!! I came back to the beginning to now post comments :) Thanks for the wonderful hop!

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    32. I'm so excited to be getting started on this hop. Off I go!!! Hugs, Vicki

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    33. I'm back did you miss me? My chocolate didn't melt either.

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    34. WOW, is all I can say. I had a wonderful trip. I'll do it again on Sunday, just because. This was awesome. I'm going to keep the list and visit everyone often. Thanks Suzanne for putting this together. Vicki C.
      P.S. I still love the real road trips too.

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    35. I just love blog hopping! Thanks for this one!

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    36. Hoppin' by! Can't wait to see all the creations.

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    37. Thanks for organizing this, there's sure to be some great inspiration to be found!

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    38. Thank you for making this blog hop possible! Great way to see new stuff, get ideas and look at lots of eye candy!!

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    39. Back from hopping! Loved see everybodies art!

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    40. Fun fun fun! Thanks! Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

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    41. blog hops are SO much fun! Can't wait to see what everyone created....

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    42. I'm a little late getting started, but better late than never.

      Good seeing you Suzanne! Sure had fun in Seatltle.

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    43. WOW I'm a little slow but I love the Blog Hop!
      So many terrific ideas.

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    44. I think I hopped everywhere - so many terrific projects. Thank you all for sharing.

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    45. A great way to get my muse up and out of her winter doldrums! This was a great hop - and I just love Evelyn. She should make it a very fun month!

      Congratulations on your success! xx

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    46. Thanks for an amazing time. Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

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    47. The Projects and talent are overwhelming!

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    48. I enjoyed seeing all the projects this weekend. It would be great to win the grand prize.

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    49. Thanks Suzanne for putting this hop together. I had so much fun hopping from blog to blog. Great projects and ideas on how to use the micro beads.

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    50. I'm going to hop as much as I can today....looking forward to seeing the artistic projects.

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    51. I am so glad I decided to go on the blog Hop! Wonderful ideas! Anyone with a thought on a nice Birthday card for a Grown Son. That hid out at the Pax East (I know sounds Religious- Pass for event looked Religious - Red the sign of the Holy Ghost for me.) Gaming Convention in Boston at the Hynes Center.

      He is Crazy about War Craft! One of these days -- I am going wave my Magic wand and they are all going to go there forever- Really have to ride those Color-full Stange animals.
      Sad have never glimpsed a Bunny in there WC.

      Well, I will have to see- Sending order in on Friday.

      Sherrie

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    52. Lots & lots of fun Suzanne. Thanks for all your hard work on this project...hope we can do it again sometime! ;-)

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    53. Thank you Suzanne for organizing the blog hop. I had so much fun yesterday I hopped right through again today.

      My muse is singing and I am on my way to the craftroom to capture some of the ideas floating around my head.

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    54. Suzanne,
      This a wonderful blog hop. Thank you so much for organizing it. I had a lot of fun checking out all the blogs and getting to know the other beadie buddies a little better.
      I can't wait to try some of the techniques that I have seen.

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    55. This was a fun event! I'm still amazed at the technology of blogging, add a lot of wonderful microbead ideas and I'm truly inspired!

      Thanks for organizing 'the hop'!

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    56. A very enjoyable and educational journey.

      Thanks for organizing the HOP, bunny butt and all.

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    57. I'm back. I'm pooped from all that hopping but I learned alot along the way. Thanks for letting me hop along.
      Hugs,
      Brooke B.

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    58. Yikes, OK maybe third time is a charm. Don't know how far I will be able to hippety-hop before lights-out. Thanks for the assistance and hope your bunnies are safe and warm. Joyce

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    59. I had a lot of fun going thru the blog hop; joined several of them as a follower. Thanks for the fun.

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    60. Had lots of fun seeing all the beady creations! Thanks for hosting the event. Hopefully we can do this again soon.
      HUGS!

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    61. This was a fun ride!! thanks for the scenery! :)
      Susan

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    62. Loved the hop!! All the creativity and wonderful art to see!! I missed Sunday back with Bea. I'll have to check it out in afew minutes. Nephew's 8th birthday party, couldn't miss that yesterday!

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