Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hello and welcome to your next stop in the
If you came here from Peggy Ruiz  then you are in the right place!
If you did not, Mindi Brown  has the hop order to help you find your way.

I am so excited to be a blog host for such a fun and huge blog hop! These group of ladies are one of the most inviting and inspirational group of ladies. Did I mention this blog hop has 50 blog hosts?!? WOW some great inspirations and some great prizes are to be had... so let's get going....

Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop

Here is my example:

Supplies used:

Teresa Collins Designs Spring Fling - Balloons
Teresa Collins Designs Spring Fling - Damask
Teresa Collins Designs Spring Fling - Houndstooth
Teresa Collins Designs Spring Fling Stamps
Crepe Paper to create flower
Therm O Web: Sticky Tape Runner
Therm O Web: Jumbo Zots
White Bazzill Cardstock

Now for the fun part!!!  Here is the Prize Pack I am offering!

Three 6x6 paper pads by Teresa Collins Designs - Haunted Hallows, Christmas Home and World Traveler 

Here is how easy it is to enter for my random draw:
Chance #1:
  • Be or become a member of Let's Scrap. You can do by by clicking here  It is free, easy and fast!! 
  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Leave me a comment telling me a your favorite quote of all time.
Yes, you must do all three things to be entered in the random draw. I will check. :)

Chance #2:
  • Make a card from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let's Scrap
  • Please tag it as : 2-11-12, LEAP21 ***Please note there is a SPACE after the comma.  (2 dash eleven dash twelve comma space LEAP21.)
  • Leave a comment with the link to your card on Let's Scrap.
The hop ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time February 29th,2012.
I am so excited about this hop. You have an entire month to get through all the blog hosts.  So take your time and make sure you create the cards or layouts. HAVE FUN WITH IT.
NOW your next stop will be with the amazing  Sharon-Lee Coetzer 
If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @  has the hop order to help you find your way. You won't want to miss out on the fun.


  1. I love your card and what great candy! Favorite quote
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
    Hunter S. Thompson
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love 6x6 paper pads! Your card is lovely! I'm a member and a follower too. Thanks for the chance to win. My fave quote...Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says...Oh Damn...she's awake!

  3. Great interpretation of this sketch, Sesil! I love the combination of papers and the layering, providing both color and depth! Here is but only one of my favorite quotes.
    Shakespeare's character Polonius (Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82) says to his son:
    "This above all: to thine own self be true//And it must follow, as the night the day//
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

  4. Lovely card, my Favorite quote...
    Our family is a circle of strength and love
    Our family
    with every birth and every union the circle grows,
    Our family is a circle of strength
    every crisis faced together
    makes the circle stronger.

    Have fun!

  5. Thanks so much for your part in this HUGE hop, I truly appreciate it! I am a LOVER of many quotes, and do not have '1' favorite, there are far toooo many faves for One that comes to mind now is the quote posted on one of the hosts blogs I seen today, cant remember who...but I did comment about it on her is as follows...
    Each moment of the year has its own beauty...a picture which has never before and shall never be seen again.~ralph waldo emerson

  6. sa_homespun / Michelle van WykFebruary 1, 2012 at 5:03:00 PM MST

    So excited that the blog has finally started, being in Australia, I am like 15 hours ahead of you girls and have been waiting an extra day.. now I wake up this morning bright and early and can FINALLY start playing with.. yipeee... thank you for all the hard work.. you girls are doing a great job ! I just love your example card and Debby has been doing a great job on the card sketches.. wow, how busy is she !!!

    Have been a member of Let's Scrap forever and am a member of your blog (which is awesome) ! (lol) AND will be making a card soon and will post link here.

    My favorite quote has to be: Always camera a camera, as life happens all around you...

    Hugs, Michelle van Wyk

  7. Love your card, and that flower .... I must learn how to do that! My quote comes from God's Word .. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil.4:13). You have no idea how many times that verse/quote has helped me through sticky situations, by reminding me that my strength comes from God and not myself! I love it.

  8. "This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad" Love your card, the paper is perfect and love the flower!

  9. those cards turned out soooo super cute!

  10. I love our card - great flower! I am a new follower and a LS member. My fav quote is "if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." (Oliver Wendall Holmes)

  11. Cute cute card! Love the crepe paper flower =) I've been a member of LS, and I've joined your blog =) Thanks for being a fellow host...this will be such a fun hop! My fave quote: ""We're grown-ups. When did that happen...and how do we make it stop?" ~Meredith from Grey's Anatomy~

  12. I'm a new follower and a long time member of Let's Scrap. Thanks for hosting a stop on the hop. I love that gorgeous flower on your card. Would love a tutorial. Not sure i have a fav quote, but this one makes me smile: "What if the Hokie Pokey really is what its all about?"

  13. Love the retro look of your card. Thank you for being a part of this wonder hop. I have lots of quotes I like but "Nobody will think you are somebody, if you don't think so yourself" is a goodie

  14. Hi Sesil. Its my first time visit here and I love it. I have become a follower here. Loving your sketch for the blog hop and your take on it is gorgeous, not to speak of the yummy candy. My favourite quote is: 'A Perfect Day Is Waking Up With A Purpose
    And Retiring With A Dream For Tomorrow'
    Would love to see you over at in sunny South Africa.

  15. I really like your balloons on your pp. cool card. my favorite quote :life is not determined by the amt of breaths you take but the things that take your breath away: or something like that! lol

  16. Favorite quote... "The joy is in the journey" :) Thanks so much! Kathy Jo

  17. OK... let's try again.. "the joy is in the journey" name on the title lasst time. :)

  18. Love your card. Rather excited to get cracking on making my cards. My favourite saying is "Let go and let God" ....

  19. Great card! Love the flower and Teresa Collins product is soooo fun!! One of my favorite quotes is by Dr. Seuss, "If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good." :)

  20. Sesil! I am so happy to meet you here on the blog hop! I love, LOVE your amazing card - such a great take on the sketch! I have been hopping backwards this morning and having a blast. You blog is so amazing - I became a follwers a few days ago and am so happy that I did! Very nice to meet a fellow scrapper and blog hop host! And new friend!!!!!

  21. Great sketch and great card. Also a wonderful prize. One of my favorite quotes that I have been using for years is.. " I should have joined a convent. Sister Mary Tara ". I am a member of LS.

  22. love your Pom Pom flower. Favourite quote hmmm... has to be I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am a follower and a Let's Scrap Dt. Hope you enjoying the hop

  23. Nice card -- very "all purpose." Love your RAK!

    In honor of February,
    "All you need is LOVE."
    The Beatles

  24. I love the colour palette you used! and what a great interpretation of the sketch! I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    South Africa

  25. I love this sketch, I think it's going to be my all time favourite.

    "For believers earth is the only hell we will ever know and for non-believers, earth is the only heaven they will ever now"

  26. Hi, Sesil! Great interpretation of the sketch! Love those papers, and your RAK is AWESOME!! Awesome tissure flower looks great!
    I am a long-time LS member, and have become a follower of your blog.
    I have so many fave quotes, but one of them is: 'Things are only half as bad if you look at them with one eye.'

  27. Thank you so much for hosting the Let's Scrap Blog Hop. Beautiful take on the sketch. I have a few favorite quotes, one of the is "Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. "
    I am a member of Let's Scrap and I'm following your blog.

  28. I am now a follower of your blog and my favorite quote is "If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it."

  29. Hi and thanks for hosting....I'm a paper junkie so the paper packs would be perfect for me. My daughter is very ill so I've been using, "I wish I could show you when you're in your dark place what an astonishing light you have in your own being" I'll upload my card in a couple of days...oh I'm a member of LS and now a follower of your blog.

  30. Love your card, the houndstooth is one of my favorites. I'm a new follower here and at Let's Scrap.

  31. Hi Sesil, here is the link on my take of your card sketch.
    Thank you


  32. Love it! I am now a follower. I have chosen your blog for the liebster a Check it out here

  33. Hi! My favorite quote: you have not because you ask not.
    I'll be back with my card link.
    Love your balloons!

  34. I'm back to leave you the link to my card. This was a fun sketch to work with.
    Again, thanks for hosting

  35. Here's my card:
    Hope you like it.

  36. Love that card! Such a beautiful take on the sketch! The prize pack is yummy, too! I really hope I have time to make a card and get a second chance! One of my favourite quotes is part of my blog header: "Memory is the diary that we all carry around with us." Oscar Wilde.

  37. Here I am a SECOND time, Sesil, for a SECOND chance to win your blog candy! Here is the link to my card in the Let's Scrap Gallery:

  38. Good morning from Canada's beautiful east coast. I am a follower of your blog and a DT member at Let's Scrap. Thanks for being a fellow blog host. Your sample card is beautiful. I am hopping over to the LS gallery now to post my take on your host sketch.

  39. Posted my card on the gallery, here is the link:

  40. Hi, Sesil....I am a follower here and a member of Let's Scrap.
    Herewith my take on the sketch from your blog:

    Thank you, Elizna

  41. Hi Sesil..already a member of LS and have just joined your lovely blog. Your card s stunning..great colours and luv the sketch you have given.Thanks for sharing
    My favorite quote: You are the product of Divine creation, and as such, you are already formed in all ways..

    Christine from Mauritius

  42. Hi...back again with the link to my hop card. Enjoyed this one. Thanks

  43. Hi Sesil, I am a member if Let's Scrap, now a follower to your blog and my favorite quote is "Live, Laugh, Love"
    Thanks for hosting.

  44. Hi...back again with the link to my card on the gallery.

  45. Hi Sesil
    Back again with the link to my card in the LS gallery. Thank you for the great hop and the chance to win your goodies.


  46. Hi, I am new to letsscrap for a week and I am already addicted. Great job on the bloghop. Love your card and the sketch. My favourite quote is a German one "Spuren im Sand verwehen,
    Spuren im Herzen bleiben." which means. "Footprints in the sand fade, but Footprints in the heart stay." Thanks for making this bloghop possible and thanks for you RAK.
    Greetings from Germany Antje

  47. sa_homespun / Michelle van WykFebruary 20, 2012 at 1:27:00 PM MST

    Another really fun sketch to work with.. here is my card..

    Thanks for helping host a fun LEAP...

    Hugs, Mich

  48. Hello Sesil, thank you for hosting a stop on the LEAP hop. I am a longtime member of LS. Right now my favorite quote is from a stamp set I says "There is always something for which to be thankful"...I believe this whole heartledly and think it could change the world!
    Teresa Davis

  49. Hello again, here is my link to my card on LS.
    Teresa Davis

  50. My favorite quote is:
    "True love stories have no endings"
    - by Richard Bach

    Laura Alberts

  51. Hi Sesil :)
    I'm the newbie in LS and just joined your blog. Thank youf for sharing your pom pom tut! Love it; simple and a quick make, I like! I love your card too! The quote I have used since schooling days right up to now:
    "No Pain No Gain" :)
    Have a good day and thanks for hosting. Oh, I will visit again cuz I think your blog is awesome!
    Hugs from Malaysia!

  52. Back again with a link to my card at ...

  53. Oh I love your card! I have a tiny obsession with hounds tooth lately, so this card really spoke to me! Here is my favorite quote..sorry, I don't know who said it, I heard it at a weight watchers meeting. "If I Don't Take Care Of My Body, Where Will I Live?"


  54. Beautiful card. Beautiful colours. Had been a member of LS for sometime and now I am your follower.

  55. Very cute card!! My favourite quote? Does the serenity prayer count? Otherwise probably One day at a time.

    I follow and am a member at LS!

  56. I am now a follower. Fav quote would be "this too shall pass"... I definitely lean on that when going through a rough patch.

    My card can be found here -

  57. Alma Carter : Emsige BieneFebruary 25, 2012 at 1:01:00 PM MST

    Hi Sesil, Love the sketch you chose and your card is just beautiful! I am a member of Let's Scrap and I'm a new kid on your blog ;-)
    Thank you for hosting one of the Leap Around the World Blog Hop stop-overs and thank you for the chance to win the LEAP Candy you are offering!
    Hope I get a chance to come back :-)

  58. hi Sesil! I am now a follower of your blog and I am Sue Wheeler on LS. A favourite quote of mine is 'love will find a way'

  59. Hi I am back to enter for a second chance with my card. Here it is
    Thanks for hosting the bloghop I love it. Greetings from Germany

  60. Hi, I'm back with my link Loved the blog hop but it will take a miracle for me to get all 50 cards done. I'm known as Sharon-Lee Coetzer on Let's Scrap.

  61. Hi, Sesil! Hopping back in to link up my card! i turned the sketch on its side to fit my idea! Thanks again for being a host!

  62. Hi, I'm back with my link

  63. Hi Sesil,
    just stopping by to say hello. Love the card with the hot air balloons.

  64. Hello! Here's my 2nd chance:

  65. Sesil, I really love your card. I am already a follower!

  66. And here I ma again with the link to my creation in our gallery:
    Thanks so much, I would probably never have scrapped these monitor lines if it wasn't for the hop!

  67. ooooooooooo thats very cute card. Love the bloom and that doily lace. urs new follower and a member of LS. N I loooooooove ur prize too. wishing for myself :). I love papers collection.