NSD Blog Hop

Friday, April 30, 2010

Well hello there! Welcome to the Scrapbook Challenge's NSD Blog Hop and the paper heART project! I'm happy to have you and happy to be hopping this fine NSD weekend.

If you're new to my blog, hiya! Glad to have you visit. And if you're a current bleeder (as stolen from Julia Powell) this was part of the surprises for May. Not the blog hop part, yall knew about that. Its this next part that has me excited!! [Announcement] I'm now a happy member of the Scrapbook Challenges design team! I'm so excited to be working with these talented ladies and happy that they've asked me along for the ride.

So down to the blog hop nitty gritty:

If you've found me first, I'm #16 on the list. Jump back to Pamela's blog to start at the beginning.

Below is the sketch for this hippity hoppity challenge. I'd highly encourage you to join in on this one and there's plenty of ways to participate. You could create a take on the sketch below and link it up at the Hop On section. Or you could become a member of Scrapbook Challenges. Or even simply leaving a comment on Pamela's blog. All for the chance to win some amazing prizes! Like seriously, top notch stuff. There's a Scarlet Lime kit and some Prima up for grabs, among a few other goodies. You can see all the prizes over at Pamela's blog as well.


So here's my take on this too fun sketch. [Yall know how much I enjoy a good sketch.] It's a bit different than my usual style, in that the colors are more saturated than what I usually go for, but I think that they work for these photos. I was saving that My Mind's Eye grid paper for a special layout, what better than a page about scorpions!

The journaling reads: Fried scorpion! Never in a million years did I think that I'd add that to my checked list of exotics foods I've eaten. But hey, when in China... How'd it taste? Not half badly, like fried bits. My tongue was a bit numb afterwards. A last "take that!" for the little bugger I suppose!

Why was I in China, you might ask? I haven't really told my story on here in awhile so in case anyone's been wondering, here's the scoop again. I use to live in Bangkok, Thailand. It was where I was finishing up my MBA. And as part of my senior thesis, which was about the health care system in China, I got to actually visit China and get some on the ground research. But hey, while I was there I couldn't not enjoy all of the touristy aspects!

Well, there's my take on the blog hop sketch, that's my story, and I sure am glad you dropped by to hang out. Next on this journey, my fellow Texan, Debi! So head on her way and enjoy the rest of your NSD weekend! Happy Scrapping!

xxbesos
j.leija

61 comments:

  1. Love your layout!!! So happy to have you on the team! :)

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  2. Good take on the sketch. Fried scorpian don't think so. Maybe put some chocolate on it though.

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  3. great page - you are super brave to try scorpion :D

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  4. Love your style!! Excited to work with you on the DT! =)

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  5. Wow, you are one brave woman. I do not think that I would eat that bug! Yicks!!
    I love your layout, it's very fun!
    -Cher

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  6. Love your layout! So happy for the chance to play with you at SC!

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  7. Great colors, perfect for your pics.

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  8. Congratulations! Your lo is great...love the story behind it!

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  9. U r one brave chick-love the lo too!

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  10. I love your take on the sketch & the bright colors too. =)

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  11. Wow! Scorpion! I don't think I could try that! Love your LO!

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  12. Wow... don't think I would be brave enough to try scorpions... no matter where I was! Well done on that one.

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  13. Love what you did with the sketch. Those PP are great.

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  14. really great take on that sketch... love it!!

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  15. I love your layout! All I can hear when I see it is my son yelling Ee-Scorpions - while playing with his action figures! I showed him your layout and said that's brave! I wonder if she'll have scorpion powers! Boys and their action hero needs. Congrats on being on the DT!!

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  16. Congrats on making the design team. Love your layout! And I've been admiring them for a while on the SC gallery as well. :)

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  17. I don't know if I could try that!

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  18. Fabulous page, however I'm not so sure about the whole edible scorpion thing....you're much braver than I :)

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  19. love the layout...such fun pictures and colors!! Excited to work with ya on the DT!

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  20. Great LO! I love the bright colors! However...I know I know I wouldn't be brave enough to try that!
    Congratulations on becoming part of the DT!

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  21. Such a neat lo! I liked the pp a lot. You are far braver than I. I don't think I'd try fried scorpion.

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  22. you are braver than me.... braver to scap it but you dont seem like you shy away from that kind of thing. Just became a follower, adn will watch to see what you do next !! haha

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  23. lovin' this blog hop! i'm so happy to have found scrapbook challenges site. congratulations for conquering that fried scorpion. :D thanks for sharing your LO! happy national scrapbooking day! :)

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  24. Ohhh! I like your layout! The colors are perfect for the photo!

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  25. Love your take on the sketch!! Fried scorpion????!!!! there are so much more to know about our world..LOL.

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  26. I love a page that tells a story - your creation is fabulous!

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  27. Great layout...thanks for telling the story behind it.

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  28. what a fun layout! thanks for sharing!

    hugs
    juli

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  29. You are way more brave with your culinary tastes than me....lol. Love the lo!!

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  30. great story! still hopping here!

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  31. Yay for another fun new DT memeber. Welcome and Love the LO!

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  32. Ew!!
    And congratulations on the DT!

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  33. Hi and love your take on the sketch. Congratulations on making the team too.

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  34. Great take on your sketch! Love your style too! Congrats!!!

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  35. Great take on the sketch. Don't think I would have been brave enough to tackle eating the scorpion. TFS.

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  36. Love it! Glad to have you on the team!

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  37. Fantastic, Jamie. And congrats on the DT. I know you'll blow them away with your work. And I love the photos on this layout - too funny!

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  38. Love your paper choices and colors- wonderful design and elements.

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  39. awesome layout! i love the movement you created with the papers

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  40. Love your LO and the others i've seen too :)
    really looking forward to working with you on the DT :)
    Nat xx

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  41. Great LO! Glad we get to work together!

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  42. I like your take on the sketch. Great ideas

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  43. Wow, I don't think I could eat that. Congrats on joining the dt.
    Michelle

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  44. WOW your works are amazing! I love all the details and composition! Thanks for the inspiration

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  45. hi jamie! congrats on the DT!!! love your layout (as always) and ewww! scorpion?!

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  46. love your layout and congrats on making DT

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  47. Love the layout and definitely the little story with it. Kudos to you!!

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  48. Great layout. The hop is a blast.

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  49. Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

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