Thursday, January 21, 2010

S2G Blog Hop EXTENDED!!!!!!

S2G Indulgence Blog Hop!

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WHOO HOO! The Girls Have Extended the Blog Hop! It Will Now End on Wednesday, January 27!!!!!!
Tell All of Your Friends! Amazing Prizes are Up for Grabs!!!
If you arrived here from Jane Wetzel's blog, then you are in the right place! If you just happened to stop by and want to participate in our fabulous "Indulgences Blog Hop" then you need to start at the S2G Blog to begin your day of "All Out Pampering". If you get "lost" along the way, head back to S2G (starting place) to find the next stop on the Hop!
Get ready to 'Indulge' yourself just a little! Join me and the rest of the ...NEW DT for S2G...for a Fabulously, Decadent Blog Hop of New Digital Stamps & Digital Papers! The New Line of Digi stamps is called "Indulgence"...and we're gonna treat you to a Sweet Tour through our personal Blogs...; have we got some exciting projects to show you! Can you say Bling?
This line has everything a 'girl' desires...from ~ images of partying with your girlfriends, going on a shopping spree, taking a bubble bath ...to a little spread of delicious desserts.  So, please come along! Who deserves a little 'pampering' more than you?

We have 3 Different Prizes you could win! There is one Grand Prize, and it is FABULOUS! Here it is: 

Spa gloves, spa slippers, eye mask, manicure set, bath fizzy, body lotion, felt coasters, shaped paper clips, chipboard buttons, 3 mini glitzy frames, ribbon,small charms. rhinestones, glitter, 2 clear stamps, 6 DPs, chocolates, tea or coffee, 3 digi images of Indulgence, 2 jelly roll pens  (OOOOh, I wish I could win, but I'm a hostess!)
One Second Prize:
1 Set of Indulgence Images (the Dreaming of Chocolate with three sentiments, Cake, Slice of Cake, and Box of Candy)
 and a Third Prize of a  $15 S2G gift certificate hidden somewhere in amongst the DT's Blogs.

****Before you leave to go on the 'Indulgence Tour'...leave us a comment on the S2G Challenge Blog
about one of your favorite ways you pamper yourself. You must do this in order to be eligible to WIN! Also leave a comment on each team member's blog to be eligible for the hidden $15 S2G gift certificate!
So sit back, grab your favorite drink (mine is Chai Spiced Tea), and some chocolate and enjoy all of the fabulous projects the DT has put together showcasing their favorite indulgences! After leaving a comment on my blog, hop on over and visit Jennifer Scull! She always has a pot of coffee brewing and eye candy! My post begins NOW!
I. Break Time
This is Izabella! Doesn't she look comfy blurfing away on her computer? What is blurfing, you ask? Why it's blog surfing! We all do it, and now we have a cool name for it and a cool digi image from S2G!
 
Here is a closer view of Izabella. She comes with three sentiments. I gave her a cup of Chai tea and chocolate brown lounging pajamas. I placed pop dots under Izabella and her chair for extra dimension. All of the DP is digi paper from S2G's new "Indulgence" line. The little teacups on the medallion were cut from the same DP covering the tote. The tote is from Papertrey Ink and it is called "Take-Along-Tote. I added Stickles dots to the front pocket and around the edge of the medallion.
 
Here is a side view of the tote. It also has an inside pocket. 


 Pictured above, is the tote fully opened. I added Stickles dots to the inside pocket, too. The Chocolate and Indulgence medallions were cut from the new Indulgence line of papers. I then cut Nestie scalloped ovals to place under the medallions. I used a MS lace punch to make a border for the pockets. I punched holes at the top and threaded Hobby Lobby ribbon through the holes to make a closure.


Did you guess what's inside the tote? My favorite drink, Chai tea, in bags, are in the front pocket. I placed four inside, but six would have fit easily. The inside pocket holds Ghiradelli dark chocolate squares with raspberry filling! YUUUMMMMM!  Don't run off just yet, I have two more posts featuring some of my favorite "Indulgences"!
II. Desserts


I just LOVE this image and the sentiment! I laughed out loud when I saw it! The sentiment and two others come with the digi image "Chocolate Dreams" (pictured in the post following this one.) I again used DP from the S2G Indulgence line! You have got to try it! It's so pretty!I embossed the paper using the Provo Craft folders, Swirls, and Circles. I added Black and pink Stickles for sparkle. (Double click to get a sparklier view.) CS is Bazzill. Flowers are "Got Flowers", and rhinestones are from my stash.
 

As soon as I saw the "Desserts" digi image, I knew what I had to do: whip up some "Desserts"! I wanted to showcase the new "Indulgence" line, and show how versatile the papers are! This is what I made.
 
The cupcake is a Basic Grey "Do Me a Favor" that I altered. I added a ribbon and a tissue paper "icing" rose to the top.
 
Next I needed cake! The template above is my own creative invention "Cake Stack" COPYRIGHT© 2010 Cat Darling. CS is Papertrey Ink and DP is again from the "Indulgence" collection. I just love the colors! They were perfect for my "Desserts"! After assembling, I added a Fiskar's punched border, curled "chocolate", Organza ribbon (my favorite), and an Indulgence tag.



Now it's time for pie! I also designed this original template: "Pie, Oh My" COPYRIGHT© 2010 Cat Darling. The scalloped crust was cut from S2G "Indulgence paper. I punched a border, added satin ribbon, and "chocolate" curls. All of the templates open. Imagine them filled with donut holes and Cakesters! No picture. :( I had to go to the dentist yesterday, and again today, so use your imagination for these yummy treats.
 
Luscious and NO calories!
I have another post! 
III. Chocolate Dreams
 
 This is one of the digital images that you could win if your name is the one chosen from the mystery DT blog! I don't know which blog it is, so leave a comment on each one so you can be in the draw! This digi comes with three sentiments and the little "chocolate dream". All of the DP is from the "Indulgence" line. The basket is a template from Papertrey Ink called "Pretty Petal Pocket".

The hearts and medallions were cut from the S2G DP. Bands around the middle are Hobby Lobby ribbon.

The basket is a template from Papertrey Ink called "Pretty Petal Pocket". I made large brown hearts for the front and back of the basket and then decorated with smaller hearts. It's quite roomy inside, and the  three "pillows" were a perfect fit!
Are you wondering what's inside? M and M Premium Chocolate Raspberry Almonds! Soooo Gooood!
I hope you've enjoyed my projects using the new S2G Indulgence Collection! Please leave a comment and visit the amazing eye candy the rest of the team has for you!  Jennifer Scull's blog is next on the tour!Good luck in the contests! Winners will be announced Thursday, Jan. 28 at the S2G Blog!

52 comments:

  1. Oh my you have been a busy girl indulging yourself, what wonderful creations, so love Izabella, looks right at home with her Chia tea, just love the colours and all the wonderful detail, off to the begining, take careX:)

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  2. Oh boy you've been busy Cat! What a fantastic bunch of creations, I don't know where to start - love them all :) That tote is amazing

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  3. Wow, wow and more wow. Such great projects and each one lovely and creative!

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  4. WOW, you have been busy. LOVE all the CHOCOLATE goodies!!! hugs...

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  5. What fabulous cards and presentation - gorgeous - gotta love chocolate

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  6. Hands down Cat...YOU WIN! ha ha ha! This is just AWESOME! :)

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  7. OH...MY...GOSH...
    Everything is just as phenom, jaw-dropping, gorgeous as possible! and to think people have to go to my blah blah blog after this...... can you link someone else's please? :D you just rocked the casbah in a mighty way with each one of these cuties!

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  8. Wow! Great work! Now I'm gonna have to go to the store and get my chocolate!!! It's still winning as fave, especially now!!! tfs

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  9. OMGOSH these are all AMAZING!! I just keep going back to look at them!! I LOVE the curled up in the chair in jammies image! One of my FAVORITE things!!
    Thanks for sharing these I love them all!

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  10. Oh my goodness, you have been busy. I love your cards and those dessert boxes are terrific. I love the basket. Wow, these images are so versatile. TFS.

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  11. WOW! Your desserts are just yummy! I love it all!

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  12. WOW! did you hear that bang, it was my jaw dropping to the floor. I love your work but now I have a craving for cake, that's what I like to indulge with.

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  13. Oh, wow!! Love all your projects. I indulge by craft shopping!

    xoxo

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  14. Wow, Love everyone of your projects and the cake is tempting!!! TFS!

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  15. Great projects! I can't believe those desserts. They are fab.

    I am lovin' the hop.

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  16. OMG!! so beautiful.. all of them :)) thumbs up!!

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  17. Cool projects! I'm needing a cup of tea and some chocolate now!
    :o)

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  18. Yowza! Your "deserts" are awesome!!! I love the cake!

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  19. Superb projects do not even begin to describe your incredibly delicious and calorie free creations! I can't choose just one as a fave because I keep going back and forth to oogle them all. Sorry but love sweets and "0" calories makes them even better. :-) TFS!

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  20. All is to awesome, I love it all. you have much talent

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  21. Hi Cat! My mouth is still open in shock from all the loveliness I've seen on your blog!!! You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us... My current indulgence is shopping - and I've said that I'm loving these new images!!!
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  22. Cat-I am nearly speechless! You are so talented. Your "set design" is stunning, too. I'm glad I was first on the hop---you set the bar HIGH!
    Ann

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  23. WOW! I love all of your projects.

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  24. Oh my goodness, these are just amazing!! I love all your little treats. All I can say is WOW!!

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  25. Oh my goodness gracious gravy - your desserts look so delicious. Beautiful job!

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  26. Wowzer...what a bunch of fabulous eye candy. The desserts are just yummy looking. You, girl, have some major talent. Every single item is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. Double Wowzer! What a great job. All the projects are just fabulous and I love all your little boxes. Great.

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  28. fantastic...have you ever been busy...love the stuff

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  29. So cute!!! Love your little paper cakes!!! Such a cute idea!!! So glad to be on the DT with you!!!

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  30. Wow, this is simply amazing!! You do awesome work, love all of the "sweets" you created, so cute and the DP paper is so sweet looking!! Awesome job!!

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  31. WOW! you sure have been busy, love all your projects, they are awesome. I love to have a good pedi and a glass of wine, chocolate is always good too.

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  32. OMG Cat I am speechless GF what gorgeous artwork you have here my friend love those images you have been using you totally Rocked this challenge what a asset you are to this DT.
    Hugs

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  33. WOOOOW!!! OUTSTANDING works Cat! you made so beautiful paper crafts!!! you´re really very talented! :)

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  34. So beautiful!!! the slices of cake are great ideas!! thanks for sharing such wonderful craft with us

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  35. LIKE i said earlier...WOW! I simply am blown away by ALL of your projects! Talk about great LO-CAL Desserts!!! These are worthy of a magazine...ENTER them!!!! NOW! DEIDRE

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  36. Totally amazing............I love all your projects especially your boxes....they are fantastic..............thank you for sharing these beautiful creations........

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  37. Wow, Wow, Wow you have been one busy cookie, awesome projects love them all.

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  38. I am just amazed at your talent and creativiity! Just yummy creations.. just love them all.

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  39. Oh my gosh, these are just adorable! You sure have been a busy girl! but everything is wonderful!

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  41. Wow...you sure have been busy making some awesome projects! Great work! I love to indulge with a nice cup of tea!

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  42. What wonderful ideas. Love what you have done.

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  43. WOW!!!! I love everything you made!!! Your creations are so wonderful and fun!!! Thanks so much! Awesome work!
    Moshie

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  44. Girlfriend!!!!!!! Hands down the most amazing projects. You really have knocked this Blog Hop into a new level. Perfectly Amazing projects. I know those Sisters have just got to be tickled to death. I LOVE to indulge in the chocolate and even posted about it on my blog recently.

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  45. LOVED everything you created, wow, what gorgeous work :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  46. WoW! Talk about some serious eye candy! Everything is just gorgeous! Just amazing! Makes me remember another indulgence... chocolate cake! Yum! Especially in the form of a cupcake! mmmm...
    thanks for the fun hop!
    Dee

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  47. WOW!!!! EVERYTHING you have made is so fantastic! Very very creative :)!

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  48. Your projects are SO darn cute! Love them all! Thanks! LindaC

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  49. Wow Cat, your crations are absolutely AMAZING ! They are gorgeous ! Gosh I crave for chocolate now !!! Please do visit my blog I have an award for you ! Hugs and smile from Catherine

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  50. Oh wow your work is amazing, my jaw dropped and my husband even commented that it was ......(word i can not say) cool, which means that you really have some talent, wow, words cant say how amazing your creations are! *candace*

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