Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Treat Yourself Blog Hop

Good Morning my friends! Don your bunny ears and hoppin shoes, and get ready for some fun and inspiration. This week over at CardSwaps we're having our "Treat Yourself Crop".  Challenges and games will be posted on the forum starting today, Wednesday August 8, 2012 and will run through Saturday August 11, 2012. You will have until 11:59 EST August 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread in the forum for a chance to win prizes.

If you arrived here from Ivanka's blog you're on the right track. Doesn't she do beautiful work?  If you didn't arrive from Ivanka's blog make sure you start at the beginning of the hop with Brooke Smith.

The blog hop "theme" goes with the crop title of "Treat Yourself". This is my card:

One of the ways I treat myself is by going to the Spa for "the works". Money is tight these days so that doesn't happen too often, but I can treat myself right here at home. When I remodeled my bathroom several years ago I splurged on a Jacuzzi tub. Now when I want to feel pampered I light some candles, get a glass of wine, a good book, and settle in for the luxury of the bubbles... Jacuzzi bubbles that is.

Digi image by Sassy Studio Design
Ribbon by May Arts
Designer Paper by Grafic45
Sentiment stamp by Stampendous
Copic markers
Adhesive pearls

At every stop along the hop you will collect a letter. Make sure you collect every letter and please... leave some "love" for the hostesses. You will need all the letters later for a chance to win a prize. Lora, the last hostess on the hop, will direct you over to the forum for information on

My letter is... M

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Anya. 

Here is the list of hoppers in case you get lost:
Brooke Smith
Trudy Sjolander
Colleen Schaan
Marlene   [you are here]
Anya Schrier

Thank you so much for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed yourself! Now go... skedaddle... finish the hop, head over to the forum for the challenges and games. Most of all - enjoy yourself!


  1. Beautiful card Marlene! I love that image and I love your treat! That's one of my favorites too!

  2. Your card is great and your coloring is superb!! Great job, girly!!!

  3. Your card is relaxing, just by looking
    at it...Very nice!
    Thanks, Cindi

  4. Hi Marlene, What a nice card your coloring is awesome.

  5. Ahhhh!Just relax. A very refreshing sentiment. Your card is a good reminder and very pretty (aka girlie).

  6. Your card is so cute and so refreshing!!! I want a big tub!!!

  7. Ooh, what a great idea! But I have to choose between my craft room and my jacuzzi tub...cardmaking wins most of the time! Lovely card, and your coloring skills are fabulous!

  8. Hmmm....I could use that right now...a little pampering...great card!

  9. so cute - nothing beats a little spa time!

  10. Oh, I am loving the way you treat yourself, Marlene! That sounds so nice. Your card is absolutely adorable, too!

  11. Fun card and a wonderful "treat". RELAX! Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a cute card!
    aka gostlady6

  13. Pretty card Marlene what better way to treat yourself than a relaxing spa treatment. BTW they have pooch spas too for your furry friend :)

  14. I love your card!!! I also share your lov of spa like treatments at home.

  15. i love your way to relax sounds very relaxing. your card is adorable. were you the model?

  16. Marlene your card is so cute. I love the image and you colored it beautifully!