Friday, September 16, 2011

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 DELAWARE or 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....please pardon the photo job, for some reason my camera was NOT cooperating with me to get these pictures!!

It's very difficult to fit all the wonderful things to see and do in Pennsylvania all into one project.  I tried to highlight some of the things I've done just recently.  The countryside is starting to change colors (unfortunately) to it's beautiful golds, reds and oranges and with it will come cooler weather.  That means sled riding, skiing and snowball battles are fast approaching.

For this project, I used everything from my stash.  The paper is all core'dinations (my fav) to create the single and double layer photo mats.  The letters are cut using SCAL2 using font ARIAL BLACK.  Where would I be without all my fonts??  To get my letters to be straight, I used the scrap piece the letters were cut from to line them up.

Now for the good stuff, BLOG CANDY.  I'm offering up a SURPRISE grab bag that's sure to help in your scrapbooking endeavors!!  To be eligible, please leave a comment on all 50 states to everyone know you've been there and if you like what you see on my blog, please become a follower!  The winner will be picked randomly on Sunday, Sept 18th and announced on my blog.

Now you can hop to the NEXT STATE IN THE UNION, New Jersey with Nancy!!  Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



  1. My home state! I love Hershey. I have such fun memories visiting there. It was so sad to see it under water. You did a wonderful job giving us a tour of your state!! Thank you for being a part of this travel hop with us!

    Co Host
    50 States Blog Hop

  2. I have always wanted to go the Hershey! Love the layout

  3. Love your layout! I'll get there someday.


  4. my home state!!!

    great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win such awesome prize!!!!

  6. I love your LO, I have never been to Pennsylvania but, hopefully someday.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  7. what a great collage!

    Have a scrap- happy day,
    Lisa G

  8. I have never been! But is on my list!! Thanks for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at

  9. Did you cut the letters from card stock or vinyl.

  10. Love this! It's like I really went sight seeing for myself! :)

  11. My husband is from Pennslyvania. He grew up in Lebanon, PA. This is truly an awesome project!

    Barbara B.

  12. Like your layout creation. I was born in PA. Have enjoyed visits to Hershey Park & seen some wonderful Covered Bridges in Amish country.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Great layout, I have been to Pennsylvania,long ago. Great state.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  14. Great layout have been to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and to Gettysburg to see the battlefield. My husband was born in Pittsburg so have to follow the Steelers. TFS

  15. Great project-------thanks for being in this.
    Hugs, Anita

  16. Fabulous project! I have always wanted to go to Pennsylvania - it looks like there is a lot to see and do there. Maybe some day I will get to see a Steelers game there - not holding my breath but it would sure be fun for this Steelers fan :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  17. Love how you illustrated the facts about your state.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  18. thanks for sharing your state with us.

  19. Chocolate World looks yummy!! I have never been to the east coast (well except for Disney World in Florida, but that is really south and we did not even see the ocean)! I love hearing about your state!

  20. Really enjoyed your project! I think you added so many wonderful things about PA! I'm a new follower!!

    Many Blessings,

  21. very nice I like all the info you gave....

  22. Sweet layout! I love Pennsylvania! It's so green and lush there. Great rolling hills too. There is nothing in particular I would say I would want to see on your blog other than your creations really! :0) I am hopping along, following everyone and facebooking as I'm asked. ;) TFS and for the chance to win!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo - Follower
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  23. Loving all the fun facts that I didn't know about your fabulous state! Thanks for sharing!

  24. great overview of PA. tfs. i'm a fb fan of both sites.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  25. Love the LO. Living in Delaware I traveled to PA constantly. Great state :)

  26. I love that your layout includes so many spots in PA!

    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Stop by my blog anytime!

  27. This is such a unique and cute project, I love the idea of doing all 50 states or having my kids help me do them as a fun learning project....I think I know what I might do next summer :)

  28. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  29. So many wonderful things! PA is somewhere that I've yet to travel to...hopefully some day in the future...TFS your adventures and love for your home state

  30. Hopefully when the hoppers who commented travel to Pennsylvania, they'll drop in on ME! I'm 15 miles north of the City of Philadelphia in Bucks County -- beautiful Bucks County, with lots of tourist attractions here too. Thank you for your educational project -- Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey