Welcome to the CardSwaps "Treat Yourself" blog hop!
There is a fun crop going on over at CardSwaps this week. Challenges and games will be posted August 8-11, 2012 and you have until 11:59PM EST August 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread.
At the end of today's hop, you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in.
Each member of the hop today will have a "secret letter" hidden somewhere in their post. Collect the letters along the way and unscramble them to entered into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! (Check out the forums for details and requirements.)
You should have arrived here from Jeanette's blog. If not, go back and check out her blog and collect your letter. Then collect my letter and hop on over to Laura's blog to continue collecting letters and being inspired.
The theme of this hop is Treat Yourself. While there are many ways that I actually treat myself (Diet Pepsi, string cheese, painting my toenails, watching the hummingbirds), I find that I get the most pleasure out of treating others. I don't do it often, but sending out a special card for no reason, sharing an unexpected gift, or giving a thoughtful trinket is actually something that I like to do for ME as well as for the receiver. It's a way that I can "pass it on" and it makes me feel good. And THAT is the best treat ever!
I want to share a card that I made for a very special friend. I was lucky enough to do some traveling with her this past week (a special treat for me) and I wanted to send her a card thanking her for being such a wonderful person.
Cardstock: Blush Red Dark (Bazzill Basics)
X-Press It Blending Card (Imagination International Inc)
Pattern Paper: Summer Fresh (Simply Stories)
Minuet (Memory Box)
Stamps: Seeds of Summer and With Sympathy (JustRite)
Inks: London Fog and Rhubarb Stalk (Tsukineko)
Dies: Nested Oval Medallion Label (JustRite/Spellbinder Custom Die)
Romantic Rectangles and Classic Oval (Spellbinders)
Other: Wide white ribbon, paper snips, foam tape
My Secret Hop Letter is: I (sounds like eye)
In case you get lost, here is a full list of all of today's hostesses. Stop by each blog to collect your letter and leave some love!
Thanks for stopping by today... remember to take some time this week and TREAT YOURSELF!