Friday, May 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge -- Relax, Rejuvenate, Be Inspired!

Welcome all Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Hoppers! Finding ways to relax and rejuvenate can be difficult especially in this busy, fast-paced world we live in today. The things I find relaxing are the things I truly enjoy such as scrapbooking, reading a good book, taking a leisurely walk and a long soak in a warm tub always does the trick to help me unwind. I hope you are enjoying the Hop and will be checking the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog throughout the weekend for great project ideas, tutorials, and of course, great chances to win some really awesome prizes! Be sure to collect all the flowers from each Blog and leave a comment to ensure that you are put in the Blog Hop Prize Drawings! The flower you will collect from me is the Bluebonnet. It is the official flower of my home state, Texas.

Your next stop on the Hop will be Jenn K at www.scrappinforlife.blogspot.com.

Happy Hopping,
Tracy :)

119 comments:

cpbunch said...

Ok now I really cannot wait for all the flowers to be in bloom!!!!! Thanks so much for organizing the hop! Fabulous job!!

Wanda said...

thank you for doing the blog hop
Lots of hugs

Christina said...

The bluebonnet is beautiful!

silvia said...

Bluebonnets are sooo pretty!

java diva said...

I love TX! I don't remember any flowers though...

Beth said...

Great job Tracy on all you gals did for this hop and your bluebonnet is lovely

jeanie nieva said...

this is the first time i heard of this flower. thanks for sharing. :)

Meda said...

Hi, thanks for the info about the bluebonnet. I'll connect it to Texas from now on.

Ellen said...

Bluebonnets are great, they look beautiful.

Ellen

JillyBelly said...

hugs tracy! thanks for doing this ;)

Mimi said...

Oh a field of blue bonnets is so beautiful! I love this flower!!

ellen s. said...

this is making so excited for spring! happy NSD!

Tonya said...

Bluebonnets are so pretty. I have loved seeing all of the flowers.

Julie said...

very pretty flowers there

MrsETaylor said...

Love the bluebonnet. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jen said...

beautiful flower!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Tracey:)
Fabulous flower !!!I am following!!!
Have a great weekend:)♥
`Thanks`:)for a great Blog Hop

Made by Mandy said...

I have never seen a bluebonnet, it looks really pretty. Not sure of we have them in the UK, will do some research

Liz said...

Awesome blog...thanks...

stampinsueco said...

Pretty bluebonnets. Having fun on the blog hop. I've never done one before.

craftylin said...

I love to see all of the flowers. Now that spring is here, am getting anxious to start planting.
Linda Peterson

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I'm now a follower!

akagreenhouse said...

I had never seen a bluebonnet until I moved to Texas and they are beautiful!

Baba said...

I didn't know Texas's flower was the bluebonnet. Such a pretty flower too. I always thought it was the yellow rose... hehe.

MMG said...

I'm now a follower of yours (I'm collecting quite the list from this blog hop...)!

Cannot wait to read more of your posts.

Regina said...

it is a great blog hop!

soccerboyzmom said...

This is so much fun collecting flowers and checking out new blogs. Thanks

BishopsMommie said...

I am with you on the relaxing...crafting helps me too..and a hot bath..Blue bonnets are really pretty I don't think I knew what one was...not up on my botany..lol

butlerfly24 said...

Your grandson is freaking adorable! Thanks for being on the hop so I can find more blogs to stalk... I mean follow...

Brenda said...

Yes, blue bonnets are so beautiful. I was blessed enough once to be in Texas when they were blooming. I'm from the bluegrass state of KY.

Daniela said...

Hi from Dallas. We visited Ennis again this year for their Bluebonnet festival. Love all our photos in the Bluebonnets :)

Eveline said...

Hi Tracy, I started hopping too. I really like to visit all the blogs, I saw some amazing flowers. Your Bluebonnets look gorgeous.
Eveline.

Linda said...

The bluebonnet is such a beautiful little flower. Oh my your grandbaby is soooooo cute!!!

connie said...

I became a follower. Your grandson is so cute.

lisa808 said...

I'll need a spa day when I'm done with the hop! This is fun.

Colleen said...

Beautiful flower.

Arlene B. said...

what a pretty flower, so nice to see blue.

artycrafty said...

Is that what blue bonnet looks like. Nice!

Beth Norman said...

It seems fitting for you to choose this flower. Whew, almost done the blog hop.

rlovew said...

I love to walk or take a bath to relax also.

Calie said...

Thanks for doing the blog hop I is so fun to see all these great ideas!

Mandy said...

Your Grandson is so cute.

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Bluebonnets are so pretty, thanks for the fun blog hop!

Kay said...

Bluebonnets are so pretty.
Thanks for the hop!

Helen F. said...

Pretty flower~such an unusual color ~ Thanks for sharing your creativity on this Blog Hop. PS: love the baby in the box :o)

EstherNZ said...

Thanks for hosting a stop on the blog hop - this is great fun!

Kelli said...

Hey, we have the same blogspot bacground!

Sharon said...

Having a great time visiting all these blogs

Mary Jean said...

thank you for having the blog hop! what a fun way to spend the weekend!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Loving the hop!

Debra Johnson-King said...

This is a beautiful flower. Thanks

Denise said...

All of these gorgeous flowers!!! Loving this bloghop!

Amber said...

Hi Tracy! I have loved reading thru everyone's blog hop posts, great ideas for relaxing!
Hugs
Amber

Sandra said...

Hi Tracy, a couple of weeks ago i planted some bluebonnet in my front garden and i see the first leaves coming out no! I love those pretty flowers. We call them Lupines! Sandra :-)

Katarina said...

What a different flower. There are so many out there.

I'm hopping on, this is so much fun!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, I had forgotten about bluebonnets. They really are special!........deanna

www.girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com

inkpressed said...

This has been the best fun. Thank U for the chance to play Blog Hop!

Carol Ann said...

Don't know this flower but it is very pretty.

Greta said...

I have heard that bluebonnets are beautiful but I don't think I've ever seen them in person. Thanks for the fun blog hop! :)

Reneeromero said...

I have heard of a bluebonnet before, but I didn't realize that is what they look like. Very pretty

Susan McRae said...

Thanks for being in the blog hop.

Dawn W said...

Pretty flower! I had those in my garden once, but they did not survive the winter. Ah, I need to visit Texas.

Janet said...

What a beautiful color!

I2BZ2W8 said...

Hopping in to say hello.

Diane said...

Thanks for the visit. I don't have bluebonnets They are a beutiful flower.

NANCY said...

pretty flowers...bluebonnets

Britiney said...

Fun blog hop! Thanks for a chance to win!

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop, I am having so much fun viewing all the sites.

Melissa said...

Cute grandson! Thanks for hosting be back later to check out your blog and shop. Read Twilight too my favorite way to relax is twilight the movie and scrapbooking. -Melissa

Foxcraft said...

I've never heard of a bluebonnet but the picture is beautiful.

sandyh said...

i guess i never knew the name of this flower....but it is appropriate!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

*BJ* said...

I am having a great time visiting all the blogs.. thanks

Traicee said...

Love your blog! These flower pics are fabulous and definitely inspiring me to get in my garden:)

SMK said...

blog hops rock :)

samiam said...

The blue bonnets in Texas during the spring is always a beautiful photo op.

nanalady said...

Hi, Tracy! Thanks for this great fun and the wonderful inspiration. Love your family pics, too!

PaperDreams said...

Bluebonnet I never heard about this Flower, but it look nice

Viviana Martínez said...

Beautiful flower as well as beautiful is the "Boy in a box" picture you have on your blog...

Melissa said...

I love your work! And what a beautiful family!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

Love the bluebonnet! So pretty in Texas this year!

gram2three said...

Great flower. Bluebonnets are so lovely. Thanks for being a part of this weekend.
Deloris

scrapinnannyof5 said...

Just dropped in to say hi ScrapinNannyof5 grvdger@suscom-maine.net

fresh as a daisy said...

Spring is such a beautiful season!!

Smullis said...

I love bluebonnets and like to take a nice hike in the mountains to relax.

kreativeimagination said...

Happy NSD!
I am your follower.
Have a great weekend.

Ladybug said...

Love the colours of your blog. Will look forward to coming back. This blog hop is fun!

Christi said...

You have a beautiful family. Thanks for the blog hop!

JanetintheJaw said...

Thankis for the watercolor tutorial. I'm going to try it tomorrow. Happy NSD!
Cheers...

KerrynF said...

Love your card, I have only just discovered watercolor pencils and I am lovin them!

Jewls said...

Hi Tracy.
What a beautiful flower.
Loved visiting your blog.

Tex said...

Don't we LOVE the Bluebonnets in Texas! I thought they were all filled over with the taller wildflowers right now, but I saw a wonderful grouping just yesterday in an area that hasn't overgrown yet! Wow!

~Bev

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Very cool flower!, If I ever get to TX, I'll be sure to look for them! My coworker is from TX and she says that is one of her fondest memories.. the flowers!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful flower choice. Great blog hop I'm now a follower.
Chrissie

cottagerca said...

Great family pictures.

Daintry said...

I love Bluebonnets as well, but alas here in parts of the hill country, we had NONE this year! :( I know Houston had some though. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

Great pictures of your family! This hop is so much fun, seeing all the blogs I normally miss!

Allison said...

lovely flower- makes me want them all in my garden
AllisonX

TraceyT said...

These are beautiful. We call them lupins here.

Carol B said...

I have never seen a Bluebonnet.

My brother and my best friend lives in TX. He in Houston and she in Plano.

Thanks for doing the blog hop. I learned a new technique. Water colors and the folders.

Make yourself a GREAT day!

Lisa McDowell said...

FUn fun fun.... My favorite thing to do to relax is a hot bath...

Brit Swiderski said...

Beautiful flower!

Patricia St Martin said...

All these flowers. I live in Wisconsin. Right now we have spring flowers. Makes it were you can not wait for summer.

Gloria said...

Love all your ways to relax and also the bluebonnets!

valerie said...

love what you do with the cuttlebug.thanks for the hop or else i never would have found you.

Veronica said...

I have to say, I don't think I've ever seen a bluebonnet before...thank you for choosing this one! I'm going to have to pull out my garden book, and look it up now :o)

Sheila D said...

This is so much fun...blog hopping. Reading what everyone's favorite flower is has been so interesting. I found lots of great blogs along the way too.

Shelley said...

My friend Sue is from Texas and loves to paint bluebonnets. Wish we had them here in Ontario, Canada. ~ Shelley

Brianna B said...

Take me to the beach to relax!! YUM!!

ALLY said...

Such a pretty flower! Love the colour!

bevyb said...

I'm enjoying the Blog hop...I'm now a follower

Nancy G. said...

Great job on the blog hop. It's neat to see everyones favorite flower.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your state flower

Rona said...

Cute pics of your little Kaden! Happy NSD weekend

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Yippee! I just told Roe I love bluebonnets too!!!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous flower!

SanDslnrs said...

Oh, I like the Bluebonnet flowers...I'd never heard of them, they're so pretty.

Thanks for doing the blog and showing us this pretty flower.

Brit in MN said...

Thanks for doing the blog hop. Love the pics of the baby in a box. My son does the same thing!

Charo said...

Love your blog!

Kim Marie said...

Very nice blog! Thanks for the hop!
Kim Marie