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I {Heart} Papers Blog Hop!

Hey, there.

Today I am part of the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt. If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Gretchen. If you're jumping into the middle of the hop be sure to start at Kate's from I {heart} papers

i {heart} papers (a great online store with exclusive stamps) is celebrating the second birthday and are having a great birthday blog hop with their designers and some guest designers. Every one on the hop was challenged to design the "Perfect Pair" – a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other  item.   

IHP would love you if you all played along and created your own Perfect Pair. Just upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10). Also be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so they can see your project and enter your name in their challenge prize drawings

In addition, IHP has some more fun this week with challenges and such – find out the details at Kate’s blog. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more in a second) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday. So be sure to stick around.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win! Tucked into the text of today's blog hop posts there are clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop. When you find the answer (look for "hint, hint"), click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished. You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration…it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection! Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers. (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.) You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday. Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from IHP's PaperCraft Planet group members, IHP's mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and IHP's fans on Facebook. If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

OK… back to the hop. Here are my projects using some i {heart} papers stamps. I embossed everything in white on watercolor paper, added lots of Distress Ink and sprayed with lots of pearlized water…

101810 IHP 1 JenMcGuire
101810 IHP 2 JenMcGuire   101810 IHP 4 JenMcGuire
101810 IHP 3 JenMcGuire

On this set I used the Mint Motif Very Square Sentiments (hint, hint) and School Basics. LOVE these stamps.

Your next stop on the hop is the fab blog of Joan. (There's a list of all of the participating designers on Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way.)

Thanks for hopping by.