Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway: East Coast Tote & Pinkstagram!


Welcome to the Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway!   Today I'm blog hopping with some of the 2012 Gallery Idol gals and our theme is inspired by the Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge!  {How appropriate, right?}  This month, the PC theme is summer shaped cards!  I've got 2 shaped cards to share today, one summery and one for any time of year:)  For my first card, I went East Coast summer!
  

This card was super easy to make even without a template!  This beach tote is loaded up with little foam flip flops and "towels".  I gave the towels a little bit of texture by impressing fun foam with a canvas impression plate.  A little nautical, a little L.L. Bean, a little Nantucket red:)


This second card may already look familiar (remember this post in May?).  This new version has a twist!  Besides being hot pink, it's hiding a little secret!  Just untie the bow...


And unfold the mini-album in the lens!  I filled this mini-album up with pics of my boys and my adorable nieces, but you can customize the number of pics or even add a little message!    


That's it for me today!  Make sure you visit each stop of the blog hop!  And don't forget you can win prizes at every stop just by leaving a comment!  I'll be picking a winner next Monday (giveaway closes 11:59 pm, July 30th)!  

JJ <------you are here:)
Cheiron
Heather
Joscie
Jennifer I.
Amy
Aga
Wida

Want another chance to win some prizes?  Link up your Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge entry below for a chance to win a special prize for playing along with us!  Can't tell you what's in the special prize, but I can tell you that you'll be getting packages from more than one of the stops on this blog hop!  Cool right? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mahalo and aloha,
jj

Tote Card
PaperUltra Smooth Pure White (Avery Elle), Striped (Recollections), Enchanted Evening (PTI), Fun Foam Sheets
Ink: Navy (Amuse)
Stamps: Guiding Light (WPlus9)
Tools: Impression Plate. Flip Flop Die (PTI)

Pinkstagram Card & Mini-Album
PaperRaspberry, Pixie (Avery Elle), Licorice Twist (Mark's Finest Papers)
Ribbon: Satin (Recollections)
Tools: Nestabilities Circles, Heart Die (PTI), Silhouette SD

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130 comments:

  1. fave. you had me at untie the pink bow :)

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  2. Oh I love the tote! The colors are so sweet and summery! You nailed the challenge JJ!

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  3. Love the tote! Especially the flip flops sticking out is so cute.
    The photos album on the Instagram is awesome. Great ideas. Love them, JJ!

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  4. serious cute factor going on here!

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  5. Such a cute little bag! But I love the photo idea on your camera card...BRILLIANT!

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  6. JJ, I love both of these, especially that little pink instagram camera!

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  7. Honestly, at first glance, I thought the tote card was a REAL tote. Wow, it is so stunning!

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  8. JJ, both cards are so so adorable. I like the nautical look to the first card and the little photos in the lense are so cute. Clever!

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  9. your projects are awesome! love the tote bag and the card is super, you can even add photos.

    Luanne

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  10. Awesome!!! I love the little 'towels' and the hidden pics in the camera!!

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  11. I can't decide which one I like better - the tote or the camera. They're both awesome. Great idea to make a little picture pull out in the camera!

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  12. JJ, have I mentioned that I think you're brilliant? That little tote is simply awesome! How clever to use the fun foam for the flip flops and towels, too. I'm loving the hot pink camera card, too. What a great idea to send to family with photos of their loved ones!

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  13. Great summery projects. I really like the mini album.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  14. Those are both amazing, JJ! I am always in awe of your creativity! The hidden mini album is such a great idea.

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  15. JJ These are just ADORABLE! I LOVE that little instagram mini. So so cute!!!

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  16. WOW!!! This is fabulous! (like all your cards!
    Have a great day, hugs, Karin

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  17. Oh, JJ, I don't even KNOW which one I love more! The photos are brilliant & such a keepsake, and the East Coast bag made me laugh because yeah, what's more EC summer than LL bean? Tee hee!

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  18. I love the little bag card with the flip flops! So cute!

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  19. You come up with the most creative cards...love how you included pics on the camera card! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Amazing cards. The tote bag is cute and the surprise pictures in the camera lens - wow!

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  21. I love the mini album that pops out! so so cute and adorable!!
    love the beach bag! :)

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  22. I love the mini album that pops out and those cute flip flops peeking out of the beach bag.. and love the color combo.. !

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  23. Really love your tote, and the card is super cute! ;o)

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  24. Love these creative cards! Very fun ideas...thanks!

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  25. I love both the tote and camera, cards-- so adorable and creative!!

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  26. Great cards! You are very clever :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Amazing!!
    Love that fabby tote...
    just perfect for a beach day! :)
    But I die over the pics...
    just love it!!
    And those precious faces...
    JJ...
    too precious for words! :)

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  28. That is so creative and unique...wonderful!

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  29. These cards look like you're in competition again, they are award winning!! I absolutely love your creativity!

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  30. All of your projects rock dearie!!!

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  31. such clever projects, as always! love the tote, but the camera twice as much with the pop out lens! genius!

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  32. The beach bag is super cute and the camera with the pictures is such a wonderful idea!

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  33. What a clever idea! Not only is it shaped, but it's interactive. This would be perfect to give to a grandmother and fill it with pics of all the grandkids!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  34. Too cute for words, JJ! The camera "surprise" is so clever! And what adorable pics you used :D

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  35. very genius the pics inside the lens of that cute camera. :)

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  36. Both of these cards are absolutely wonderful!

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  37. Wow--I love both of your cards. The pictures inside the camera are such a fun surprise.

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  38. I am so blown away by all of these cards. Amazing work!

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  39. So cute!!! LOVE the bag - and that camera with the hidden album is incredible!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  40. This is just the perfect pair of projects for a gift to someone who's been on a recent trip or a scrapbook layout for yourself! Thanks for the hop today!

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  41. SHUT UP! That instagram card is soooo adorable!!!!

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  42. you are amazing with dies and shapes, JJ! fabulous cards!

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  43. Gorgeous!!! Love the interactive shaped card so much. TFS

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  44. Totally cute camera card! Love the mini photo album!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  45. These are adorable! I love them both. The mini album in the camera is so clever. I'd lie to try this!

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  46. Terrific projects! Love the tote!

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  47. Lovely cards! Such great ideas!

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  48. The instax card is super cute ^_^

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  49. Your tote is so cute. It looks just like a real one. That's a clever way to sneek in a mini album in the second card. Both are so cute. Thanks

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  50. Every time I stop by your blog I am amazed! I love your little tote with the sand dollar design and the flip flops and towel... as if that wasn't sweet enough - you took the camera image up about 1000 notches! OMG - the fold out with the photos - so darn cute. I just gotta case this one JJ! PERFECT!

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  51. i love it so much. You totally nailed the east coast/nautical summer. the slippers in the bag?! fabulous.
    PINKSTAGRAM!? yes. i love that too.

    You are so awesome and I'm so glad we're friends.

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  52. Love that beach bag card! Too cute with the flip flops~

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  53. These cards are adorable! I love the tote (I am a bag junkie!) and I love the camera one with the fold-out lens/photos. Too cool! Awesome cards! Mahalo - Chris

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  54. Both cards are so fun & adorable, JJ! And, I love how you add pictures to the camera. Will have to remember this idea! Love your creativity!

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  55. wow I love all your projects you made. Thank You for being part of a wonderful hop!

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  56. Seriously both cards are so cute! Your beach tote is truly innovative.

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  57. Ack! That tote back is so adorable!! When I first looked at it I thought it was a picture of a bag! I love it and those little flip flops and towels are to die for! (Pun totally intended... tee hee!)

    Your camera mini album is amazing too. I'm going to have to go out and buy a thesaurus because I'm running out of adjectives for your brilliant designs!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  58. What a cute tote bag! I love it, and wish I had a die cutting machine.

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  59. I love all the items that go in the back, great details

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  60. Great start to the hop. Both cards are fabulous but the instagramish one is just awesome!!! I'm an instagram addict!!!

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  61. These are both super sweet! I love the flip flops and towels such a great touch :)

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  62. the surprise photos are darling!

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  63. How ingenious, JJ! I love both of your shape cards,especially the photo card!

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  64. So clever and fun! Love both cards! Really love that the second one is an album too!

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  65. NINA'S blog won't allow me to comment. She made an adorable pineapple that I love. Will you put this comment in with her other comments? I tried to comment about 8 times, but nothing...

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  66. Adorable cards! I lived in Hawaii myself for four years, it's beautiful there! Thanks for sharing your talents! Aloha!

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  67. These are fabulous, JJ! I love the little tote bag and your interactive camera card!

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  68. oh my goodness... adorable cards!!!! new follower!!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  69. Love the little pictures in the camera lens. Very cute.

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  70. wow!!! these are phenomenal! so inspiring :)

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  71. OMG! I love both, but that camera with the personalized pictures is just adorable!!

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  72. Fabulous creations! Love that beach tote!

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  73. You are so very clever. Love the lens with the pictures, how cool! And the logo you designed is pretty darn awesome as well.

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  74. Absolutely adorable! Love both of your fun, shaped cards!
    DeniseB

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  75. Very clever and beautiful cards!!!

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  76. these are both so cute! love your interactive camera, how ADORABLE! :)

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  77. These cards are so great! Love the hidden mini photo album.

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  78. Hmmm, I'm going to have to think of a different way to say "you are so stinkin' creative" all the time. Seriously. These are both fantastic. Love the tote with the angled edges (it's those little touches that always speak to me). The mini album is so fun too. What a great Mother's Day card with the grandkids in the album. Love 'em!

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  79. Love them both, but the camera one will be perfect for the upcoming GrandPsrents day in Sept. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  80. Love love love the tote bag! I have made tiny ones on layouts and never thought of making one as a card.

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  81. JJ both cards are FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing, and for the chance to win. gotta go back tio my CR to shape up some fun!
    Have a lovely day!

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  82. OH MY GOSH THESE ARE GREAT!!!

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  83. JJ, you are so incredibly talented. Both of your cards are simply adorable. Your Blog Hop design is very nicely done also. Thanks for the chance to win and for organizing such a fun hop!

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  84. Wow! What a great opening blog post for a blog hop! Being from Martha's Vineyard, I truly appreciate that awesome little tote!

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  85. Love both of your cards!! So creative!!!

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  86. The pictures in the camera.. so clever.

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  87. JJ you have to be one of the most creative people I know! Seriously, a tote? With flip flops sticking out?? It's those little details that truly make a card shine! And the camera card? One word.....GENIUS!

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  88. Just love your summer tote. The little jandals peeking out top are super cute.

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  89. O.K. the camera card with the mini photo album is just brilliant!!! The summer tote is ADORABLE, I want a pair of those flip flops!

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  90. your cards are simple AMAZING! I particularly love the second card. I will definitely give it a try :)

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  91. Your cards are fabulous! Very very creative. Smooches... Felicia

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  92. These are both so cute! love the camera.

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  93. Sweet Beach Tote card, but I'll admit, that as a grandma, I absolutely adore the camera with all the photos of the little ones! Hope one of my kids sees this!! : )
    Bev

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  94. Every time I come to your blog I am just blown away!! These are just absolutely adorable! I need a tote bag just like that with the cute flower slippahs and beach towels peeking out!

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  95. Love your cards! That beach tote is SO Cute!

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  96. oh my gosh I love that beach card! How cute, and it looks so real, just mini!!! Love the details of the sand dollar on the front of the bag! Thanks!
    Lisa

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  97. oh my gosh you are awesome! I LOVE your photo album. It's crazy unique and brilliant design! Really cool stuff you got going on!

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  98. Oh goodness, those are cute!! Love little tote shaped cards to begin with, and these are extra cute!

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  99. Wow, that camera is amazing!! I love the little mini album in the lens, that is such a wonderful idea! And foam flip flops? PERFECTION!!

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  100. Really love your purse card in all its pink glory!! Just adorable!

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  101. I wish I had the vision to make something like this on my own. You have a real talent. Love the tote card.

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  102. Oh, my! What a beautiful tote and a lovely camera! :)

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  103. Love the tote! Awesome idea to do a blog hop ladies. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  104. gorgeous projects, JJ. especially love the new twist of the camera card.

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  105. super darling projects...I especially love the beach tote!

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  106. cute cards.. I love the camera idea :)

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  107. So fun! That little beach bag is adorable! Love both of your cards!
    DeniseB

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  108. JJ, your beach tote card is SO fabulous!!! And your camera card is really cute, too - I love the fold out photos!

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  109. JJ your beach tote is just adorable! I also love love your camera photo album. You are so talented and super sweet to boot!

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  110. Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to play, have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  111. Ohhhh both are fabulous!! Love the shapes and especially the mini album! What a great idea!

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  112. You are so talented JJ, I just love the tote bag and perfect colours too. What a cute mini album too, genius way to display the photos :0)
    Jenny x

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