Friday, January 28, 2011

COD & Celebrating Our Milestones Blog Hops!

Welcome to the Crop out Diabetes Blog Hop (COD)! This is a fund raiser event hosted by Sara Fink at the Crop Out Diabetes Blog to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And welcome to the Celebrating our Milestones Hop. This year I am participating In the COD hop by hosting a challenge with a prize for a $25.00 gift certificate for either one of my Etsy stores: or To be eligible for a prize, a small donation of $5.00; using the gadget to the right, for Crop Out diabetes is required. As you are making a donation, shipping on the prize is free.
So, here is my challenge: Scrap something about a health issue you care about, maybe it is diabetes, or high blood pressure, eating right, exercise or autism. Since this is sometimes an emotional topic for some of us, you can hide your journaling. You don't have to show it for this challenge. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog with the post on your entry. If you don't have a blog, email me a photo of your entry at:
Entries are due by February, 5, 2011, and you will be entered into the grand prize drawing that Sara is hosting at her blog Crop Out Diabetes when you participate in my challenge or the other challenges! So, you have 10 chances to win, if you make a donation and enter the challenges!
Here are the other blogs participating in the hop. Check out their challenges and prizes!

Crop out Diabetes –

Snug as A Bug Designs –

Ink Stains & Cat Hair

P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking News


The Cozy Craft Closet

Cricutcraftyclare You Are Here!

Through My "I"s

Amy Chomas-Chomas Creations

Paper Pretties

Crop Out Diabetes Back to the beginning!
For my page I am sharing a page about me and my passions. I meant to scrapbook about a recent health choice I made to have surgery. It was difficult for me to be inspired and I never have pictures of myself as I am the family picture taker! As, I write this post I have surgery scheduled for tomorrow and a huge to do list! So, I am sharing a page about me and celebrating my milestones for the Celebrating Your Milestone Hop (Below)! My creativity has led me to over three hundred followers! What a milestone!
I am also participating in the Celebration Your Milestones Hop with Yolie from Just Yolie. The stops along this hop are:
My Happy Place
Pretty Paper Things
Cricut Crafty Clare: You are here!
Love My Paper
Gaby Creates
365 Days of Cricut
Designs by Robin
Treasured Memories
Just Yolie
For a blog candy drawing for the second hop (Milestone hop) you can leave a comment and I will draw a prize on February 5, 2011 for a dozen flowers like the one's pictured below, in assorted colors (red, black, yellow, cream and maybe more). Sorry for the late drawing, but Dr. says NO stairs, therefore no computer! And you have more time to leave a comment!
Please check my next post for how to's and supplies on the pages above. This is just such a long post!


  1. LOve it!! I'm a new follower..


  2. Clare, that is a great layout, I am looking forward to learning to make those beautiful flowers. Hope everything goes well with your surgery. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  3. This is a very nice layout, the flowers are beautiful. You will be in my prayers. I hope you the surgery goes well and you have a full recovery.

  4. Very cute layout love the flower!

  5. It's beautiful! I love the LO and the beautiful flowers that you created to embellish it, they are perfect!TFS!!

  6. I love the title of the page. Your flowers are beautiful, nice touch adding the doily. I hope your surgery goes well & wish you a speedy recovery.

  7. Love ur LO and the flowers! Gorgeous colors! I also admire that you are doing two hops at once! God bless! <3

  8. Just lovely, I love the reds! Praying for a fast recovery.

  9. What a beautiful layout


  10. Saying prayers for you and hugs of comfort. Simply love your work

  11. Love your work! New follower! :)

    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  12. Love your layout, It is so cute. Thank you for sharing

  13. Great Layout! love the flower, wow!
    Good Job!


  14. Your layout is gorgeous! I hope you feel better soon, and make sure you listen to the doctor and est up! Your blog candy flowers are beautiful! I am a new follower=)


    becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  15. Wonderful LO!
    Blog candy looks delicious!

    my blog:

  16. wow! You are one busy blog hop girl! Good luck with both hops this weekend! Your layout is lovely. I smiled when I came to your blog--you picked the same blog decor that I have from
    shabby Blogs! Check out mine sometime!
    Jean-Marie: jms822 at yahoo dot com

  17. Very pretty, beautiful flowers.

  18. Gorgeous flowers and scrapbook layout! :) Janis

  19. Love your layout. Good luck with your surgery. I plan on start the Crop for a Cure Hop tomorrow. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  20. great laout! Dia

  21. Great Layout! Thank you for sharing.
    Hope you get better soon.

    postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

  22. Good luck to you!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  23. Cure for Diabetes is a wonderful cause to support. My husband has it, my mom had it and a very good friend has it. YOur beautiful red flowers and detail in your pages is wonderful.

  24. Great page! love the flowers!!

  25. Wonderful LO!!! I love the roses the most. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  26. Great layout. Hope the heal quickly from the surgery.

  27. Beautiful layout. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow. I am a follower.

    vwilson577 at

  28. I love your layout, something about yourself...I'm the same way, all the family pictures don't include me because I'm behind the camera! lol beautiful embellishments on your pages! TFS

  29. Beautiful LO... And thanks for cropping for Diabetics. I have diabetes. Hope all goes well with your surgery. God Bless Dawn RI

  30. Luv the paper and titles you used for this page. Very nice LO!

  31. Oh my gosh your LO is beautiful!! Do you make those flowers? I love them!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  32. Love the colors and the flowers and layout. Good luck we will pray you have a speedy recovery. I am a new follower.

  33. Love your creativity! TFS!
    Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  34. Thanks for the candy entry for the Milestone Hop. New follower!
    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  35. Love your page! The flowers are gorgous!

  36. Love your layout! I got to you via the Celebrate Milestones blog hop. Thanks for participating and offering blog candy!


  37. Great layout. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Great layout, hope all goes well.

  39. Your layout is beautiful. And those flowers are gorgeous. I hope all goes well with your surgery and recovery.

  40. i am a follower. thanks for sharing your work. love the layout!

  41. Just became a follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

  42. Love these flowers! Did you make them they are extremely beautiful! so is your layout.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Just became a follower...

  43. I like the flowers for your blog candy. I have started making embellishments also. Best of luck with your surgery. Dawn RI

  44. Absolutely gorgeous flowers and I have made a donation to the diabetes BH as well. Thanks for sharing these beautiful embellishments with us!

  45. What a pretty layout! LOVE the flowers! *Hugs* Alicia

  46. beautiful flowers! thanks for the chance to win.

  47. I'm a NEW follower
    Love your layout
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

  48. This is beautiful, I love your LO.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  49. Beautiful!!! Love the flowers too! TFS

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

  50. Your layout is great. The flowers are really pretty. Thanks for a chance to win. Ann O.

  51. Very nice layout!


  52. Sweet layout! I am praying for speedy healing for you :) Hope all goes well.

    rdunham at q dot com

  53. Great layout and lovely flowers. Love the giveaway for the Celebrate Milestone Blog.
    I'm now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  54. Love the layout. Your flowers are just stunning... so rich, regal and elegant.

    Take care.

  55. Gorgeous layout. Goodluck with recovery.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  56. I found you while doing Yolie's hop but I am going to start this hop because my 9yr old has type 1 diabetes. I'll send you a pic of a scrap page later this week. God bless you and your surgery. Would love to talk more with you. I hope to make some connections with some of the other blogs within this hop. I'll catch you after the 5th!! Lisa

  57. What a great cause and love your flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Your layout is so beautiful!Love the gorgeous flowers!

  59. This is a great challenge for the crop out diabetes. I created a card for the health issue I chose, please check out my blog to see it at:
    I also love your flowers that you had in your candy. they are beautiful!

  60. I love those flowers. They're gorgeous! Here is my entry for the Crop Out Diabetes Blog Hop.


  61. Hi Clare, you are so talented, love those flowers and I love your layout. Hope you are feeling better. Here is my link to your Crop out Diabetes challenge.

    Thanks Delia

  62. Hi Clare,
    This is my first time doing a challenge, so I'm not sure if it is linked correctly. Thanks for sharing with us. Praying you have a speedy recovery.




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