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Friday, May 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Spa weekend: Relax, Rejuvenate, Be Inspired!

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This is it!!!...Our Spa Weekend at CuttlebugChallenge !! What a fantastic way to start National Scrapbooking Day, May 3, by starting a day earlier and giving away some awesome prizes!! Read through my post so you can see what you must do to be entered to win one of many prizes being offered by our Design Team and some great sponsors!!

THE SUNFLOWER...(Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae and native to the Americas, with a large flowering head (inflorescence). The stem can grow as high as 3 meters (9 3/4 ft) and the flower head can reach 30 cm (11.8 in) in diameter with the "large" seeds. The term "sunflower" is also used to refer to all plants of the genus Helianthus, many of which are perennial plants. (wikipedia)...

Let's forget for a moment those details from science class and let me share with you my feelings about the sunflower. Just the name alone makes me think of life, life that the sun gives us. It looks up to the sun for strength and growth just as I do. Imagine relaxing in a field of sunflowers letting the sun rejuvenate your very being. Oh, I just close my eyes and go into my little mental world of being one of the sunflowers with the clear blue sky above me and the bright sun whose rays peeking out from behind a cloud look like water pouring out of a watering can. Now that the sun has done it's miracle on me, it's time to relax in a tub of water allowing my body to absorb the wetness into my body and limbs. Again, I close my eyes and pretend I am that sunflower replenishing the water into the roots of my body.

Please share with me your favorite flower....

I would love to have you follow me as I express my creative "liberties". Leave me a comment and join my blog. Move on to the next 'flower' by clicking on Tracy . Keep a list of DT names and their flower so that once you have visited each 'flower' you can send an email to cuttlebugchallengecontest@gmail.com with your completed list.

Be sure to keep checking back at cuttlebugchallenge for info, updates and maybe a few fun surprises happening all weekend long!!



Design Team Prizes

Karen M- K&Co goodies
Amber-Ribbon and Martha Stewart
Maggie-Uhu Glue
Ching-SEI Windsor
Christine-Basic Grey
Lea-Scenic Route Sonoma papers
Danni-Small Spa basket
Nathalia-Vintage ribbon/trim/lace
Jen P-Paisley Embossing Folder
Spike-Arboone, a pot of Glitter Ritz Glitter and a set of Spellbinders Nesties
Mrs. J-Lush bath bomb, a candle and a couple of little surprises
Cassie-Lavender goodies Sachet and Pillow mist
Peggy-Party Light Scented Candle
Cassie-Sophia Lea jewelry

Awesome Sponsor Prizes

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Delicious fun Handmill soup from SavonShoppe http://www.savonshoppe.etsy.com/
Java to help rejuvenate from Katheryn http://www.katherynmd.etsy.com/
Gotta have something sweet http://www.fivestarsweets.etsy.com/
Hand painted coffee mugs from Mary's http://www.marywibis.etsy.com/
Blooming towel basket http://www.christiecreations.etsy.com/
Bath soap http://www.nickileigh.etsy.com/
Manicure and pedicure kit http://www.erzuliecosmetics.etsy.com/
Chocolate soaps http://www.southernvtsoap.etsy.com/
Complete Spa Basket with bath salt, eye pillow and MORE!! http://www.tuttieloutoo.etsy.com/

GRAND PRIZE

Epson 900 Printer and 3 months worth ink cartridges!!

Cricut Expressions with 2 new cartridges!!

3 Cuttlebug machines and folders...one daily!!

HAVE A FUN AND EXCITING TIME HOPPING!!!

129 comments:

cpbunch said...
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cpbunch said...

I love sunflowers too! They are so pretty when in full bloom. The next stop on the hop is Tracy http://www.luv2cre8joy.blogspot.com. Thanks so much!!!

Wanda said...

Hi Roe sending lots of love and glitter your way. Thanks for being part of the blog hop
Lots of hugs

silvia said...

LOVE your sunflower pic!! I plant sunflowers every year because I have a family of bluejays that come to visit hen it goes to seed.I would have to say that my favorite flowers are lilacs. They remind me of my childhood.

Christina said...

Hrmm...I haven't yet picked a favorite flower yet. But I do love orchids. I've sub to your thru google reader. Thanks!

java diva said...

I loved sunflowers back in high school.
I'm going to have my kids plant some this year.

Meda said...

The sun is one of my main inner energy too. But my fave flowers are the soft and bold: ranunculus, anemones, poppy, peony

Beth said...

Morning Roe love your definition of how the sunflower makes you feel my favorite flower is the pansy I think they are so colorful and delicate looking.
Hugs GF have a great day
Beth

jeanie nieva said...

i love peonies! :)

Ellen said...

Hi Roe, I love your flower as well. When we are in France in the summer we visit fields of sunflowers, so amazing!

Ellen

JillyBelly said...

pretty flowers you got here roe! btw, who's next? i'm lost :( hehe

Mimi said...

You are a beautiful writer! I can picture relax with the sunflowers are you speak!

ellen s. said...

love the sunflower here, too! i just got some seeds for some deep orange/red ones. happy NSD!

Tonya said...

Oh I love sunflowers. They are so bold and beautiful looking.

joni said...

Sunflowers are so pretty! I would love to grow some! Great blog! Happy NSD!

Julie said...

sunflowers are a fav of mine too

Jen said...

although I do love sunflowers... I have to say the peony is truly my favorite :)

MrsETaylor said...

I am in love with the sunflower and the lily. I drew one many years ago and have the sunflower tattooed on my should blade. Thanks for the inspiration

Terrie B x said...

Hi Roe...
Fab flower the sunflower TFS!!!I am following!!!
Have a great weekend:)♥
`Thanks`:)for a great Blog Hop

Made by Mandy said...

Well you have chosen my most favourite of flowers. I call them happy flowers as they have such big smiley faces. I would love one day to see in real life one of the huge fields they have with rows and rows of them. I have photos from calenders but think it would be one of the most moving sights I would ever see.

Lynda said...

My favorite flower is the sweet pea. So delicate and smells so good too.

Liz said...

I love sunflowers also.

stampinsueco said...

I like most flowers so it would be hard to pick just one as a favorite. Your sunflower picture is beautiful.

craftylin said...

My favorite flowers are peonies.
Linda Peterson

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My favorite flowers are made of paper :o)

akagreenhouse said...

Sunflowers are so beautiful. We used to live close to a field of sunflowers and in the fall, there were always people in the field taking pictures with their kids!

Baba said...

We love sunflowers and add them every year to our vegetable garden.

MMG said...

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers [my icon = bulldogs as a sunflower]! And orchids too!

I'm now a follower of yours! Cannot wait to see more of your posts.

Regina said...

I don't know that I have a favorite flower I love them all for different reasons

BishopsMommie said...

wow thats a grand prize alright.. thanks for treating me along the way of this hop...you have a awesome blog bvery inviting!! I am also now a follower.

Brenda said...

Yes! I think I would love to follow your blog. I love that some of the great bloggers are a little "more" my age.

butlerfly24 said...

Sunflowers rock, but they make me feel so short!! And they would take up my entire Patio...

Brenda said...

Oh, I forgot to share. My favorite flower is probably the rose. I have dozens in my back yard. But I love sunflowers, especially on cards, I make.

Daniela said...

My favorite flowers are Lilacs :)

Eveline said...

I love sun flowers too. I really like to grow them myself and see them grow enormous from such a little seed.
I love to relax with a book.
Eveline.

Sandi said...

A sunflower can save a life. A little life, but still a life. It saved my daughter's gerbil. (long story) the short version is it lived off a sunflower in the basement until weeks later we found him.
Sandi

Linda said...

SUNFLOWERS OMG....I have a collection of them that you would not believe. ;) Yes you are right that is my favorite flower!!!

connie said...

I tried to follower but it "failed to connect". Will try again.

My favorite flower is the Hibiscus.

lisa808 said...

I'm a follower!

I have two favorite flowers--purple bearded irises & white carnations.

Katarina said...

Hi Roe. My fav flower is Gerbera (not sure if it's the same in english) They come in so many colours and they always make me happy. I feel like they are a minature version of sunflower - and in more coloours, lol.

This bloghop is so much fun. I'm hopping on.

Greetings from Sweden.

Colleen said...

My favorite flower is the lilac and they are starting to bud. I can tell that I really think you are a fun person.

Arlene B. said...

this brings back memories of a cross country trip I took with my parents and two of my children, we stopped next to a sunflower field in full bloom and snapped some pictures. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Arlene B. said...

oops forgot my favourite flower is the pansy, such a happy face!

artycrafty said...

yes sunflowers are nice and bright

Beth Norman said...

It's about time someone picked the sunflower!! LOL. Having started with Beth, I'm close to the bottom and was beginning to think no one had this as their favourite. Being that my blog is called Sunflowers and Dragonflies, I think you can guess it's my fav too!

rlovew said...

Sunflowers are beautiful!

Calie said...

My favorite flowers are carnations, for every holiday when i was growing up my dad would bring me beautiful bouquets of carnations!

Mandy said...

I have a different flower each season. Tulips for Spring, Roses in the Summer, Sunflowers in the fall, and anything colorful in the winter.

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Sunflowers are so much fun, thanks for the fun blog hop!

Kay said...

Hi; great flower (and great pic of it). My favorite flowers are lilies!
Thanks for the hop!

Helen F. said...

Wow, your description of the Sunflower is amazing! I always like this flower and have a bunch of Sunflower stamps to make cards with because it makes such a sunny and cheery card for any occasion.
I have so many personal favorites in my garden, but I guess I have to say the Rose is my most fav.
Thanks for the tour - this blog hop's been awesome.

EstherNZ said...

Thanks for hosting a spot on this blog hop Roe. I am a follower now and look forward to your next update :)

Chloe said...

My fave flower is the gerbera - they are so happy looking!

Enjoy the Spa Weekend!

Kelli said...

I love sunflowers...AND sunflower seeds, yum yum!

Sharon said...

love your flower and your music...I think I went on my own vacation for a moment :)

Mary Jean said...

sunflowers...the flower of Kansas!!!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

My kids love sunflowers and already have some planted for the year.

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Debra Johnson-King said...

Sunflowers are great! My mother grows some giant ones in her garden!

Denise said...

So many great things to see on this blog hop! Looking forward to your newsletters!

Amber said...

Hi Roe, there's nothing more beautiful than a sunflower! And it does bring a smile to my face thinking about them! So happy your better and taking part in the blog hop!!!!
Hugs
Amber

Sandra said...

Hi Roe, For me the tulip is one of the most beautiful flowers! Not because i'm from holland! but just because of it's simplicity! sandra :-)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

My fav flower is orchid........deanna

www.girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com

inkpressed said...

Thank U for the chance to play Blog Hop and to WIN! I am having a blast!

Carol Ann said...

My favourite flower is the Fresia it has such a sweet scent for such a small flower.

Crafty Dawn said...

Gerbras are my fave along with daisys they are delicate but full of colour I love the pettles and they make me smile.

Greta said...

My favorite flower would have to be either tulips or forget-me-nots. Thanks for the fun blog hop! :)

Reneeromero said...

This is really fun. Love the sunflower

Susan McRae said...

My favourite flower is the Gerbera Daisy. It's such a happy flower!

Dawn W said...

I love growing sunflowers in my garden. They just make you happy to look at them.

Janet said...

My favorite flower is the peony. The sunflower, though, is a beauty. We have so many in Manitoba, fields and fields of them.

Diane said...

sunflowers have such happy flowers.They just make you smile and feel better.

NANCY said...

sunflowers are such a happy flower!.....

Britiney said...

Daisies are my favorite flowers. Thanks for a chance to win!

Becky said...

My favorite flower to receive has always been a peach colored rose.
I am enjoying the blog hop. Just wish there were more CB cards.
Have a good weekend.

Dawn said...

What a great choice for the flower...so glad I am a follower of yours already.

Melissa said...

I love sunflowers too. A little bird dropped a seed in my front yard last year my dh said im sure thats a sunflower so we left it go sure enough it was we had a 6ft flower right in our front yard. I little miracle of nature. Thanks for hosting. -Melissa

Foxcraft said...

My little girl is just planting sunflowers in nursery and loving it. My favourite flower is the snapdragon.

sandyh said...

my favs are peonies....i have 100 year old peony stock from my mom's!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Carol said...

Nothing happier than a Sunflower.

*BJ* said...

I think I love all flowers..

Traicee said...

I teach a big sunflower unit to my students- its such a beautiful flower!

Debbie said...

I'm still trying to decide what my favorite flower is. I love bright colors so my "favorite" seems to change...

SMK said...

my favorite flower is definitely roses, dark red ones in particular :)

samiam said...

Sunflowers are my daughters favorite flower. She love the sunflowers they plant in the empty fields by our subdivision.

nanalady said...

Thanks, Rosemary! Great flower and beautiful website - glad to be a follower (not a flowerer!).

PaperDreams said...

I love Sunflowers to, and your Pic ist a Sign for Summer for me

Viviana Martínez said...

I was wondering if someone have choose the Sunflower... and here it is!!!!!!! Thanks! The picture of your flower draw a smile in my face. :o)

Melissa said...

I love sunflowers. They really do just scream happiness!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

My favorite flower is the bluebonnet. They grow wild here in Texas and are so pretty! Thank you so much for doing this!

gram2three said...

What fun I'm having. Thank you for being a part of the Cuttlebug Spa weekend. Lots to see and learn on these marvelous blogs.
Deloris

Sue said...

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

Angela Laurie said...

Sunflowers are pretty...my favorite is the daisy because it is just so darn friendly!!

Smullis said...

My favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley.

kreativeimagination said...

Happy NSD! I just became your follower. You have a nice blog.
Have a great weekend.

LISA said...

Sunflowers are so pretty. My favorite flowers are daisys, I think they are just so cute.

Ladybug said...

My fav. flower has always been the sunflower! :-)

Christi said...

My favorite flower is the gardenia. Love the smell! YOur blog is fantastic! Thanks for sharing the make your own embossing paste! Great idea!

JanetintheJaw said...

Love your Black & Yellow card. Happy NSD!
Cheers...

KerrynF said...

I am having so much fun!!
Roses are my favourite flower, I love one called Angel Face. It has a gorgeous scent and is purple in color.

Jewls said...

Hi Rosemary :)
My favourite flower is hydrangeas.
I love how big they are & their soft colours.

Savor the Journey said...

Wonderful Sunflowers! A memory from childhood in the prairies of Oklahoma, to the current area of North Texas! Thanks for the opportunity!

~Bev

jinxi~ aka angi said...

My favorite flower isssss the sunflower! I just love how bright and cheery it is.. and it seems so natural. I loved driving through Kansas to see my Aunt and seeing all the fields of them in bloom.. really spectacular!

Anonymous said...

I love all flowers stargazers are my favorite though.

Chrissie said...

Never done a bloghop before... why not? I hear you say... I can't imagine. What wonderful blogs I have. Love your sunflower, but I think I like tulips as one of my favourites, ever since visiting the bulbfields in Amsterdam.
I'm now a follower too.
Chrissie

cottagerca said...

Hi roe. Really enjoyed your music on your blog! My favorite flower is the gardenia.

ava

Daintry said...

Fun fun fun! Thanks for the chance to win and for participating in the blog hop. My dd loves sunflowers, only she thinks that any yellow flower she sees that looks similar is a sunflower. It's super cute to see her face when she sees a real one. (she is only 3)

Donna said...

Sunflowers remind me of my sister in law from Kansas, they're her favorite flower. This hop is so much fun!

Allison said...

I do love sunflowers too, grew some once and they were HUUUGE
AllisonX

TraceyT said...

I LOVE sunflowers, too

Carol B said...

I love sunflowers too. When my grandson was small we planted some around the perimeter of a 6 x 6 square. It was his secret fort in the garden.

Make yourself a GREAT day!

Lisa McDowell said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop it is the first I have ever done..

Brit Swiderski said...

Love it! Thanks for being part of the blog hop. :)

Beth said...

Sunflowers are so happy flowers.

Gloria said...

Great blog hop and always plant some sunflowers each year!

Veronica said...

Sunflowers big, and small, I love them all! <3

Sheila D said...

Sunflowers are definte attention getters. So big and colorful! Love sunflower seeds too! My favorite flower is the lilac. I think the fragrance is so soothing and beautiful. My yard is full of them. I only wish they lasted longer.

Shelley said...

I love sunflowers too and just "started" some dwarf sunflower seeds indoors so I can plant them when it warms up here. We are just starting spring here in Ontario, Canada. ~ Shelley

Brianna B said...

Your sunflower reminds me of Arizona-sunshine perhaps? And I love it!!

ALLY said...

Some awesome prizes this weekend! I love sunflowers too!

bevyb said...

I have so many Sunflower stamps that I use to brighten up a card. My favorite flower is the columbine, which are getting ready to bloom in my garden. Thanks so much for being part of the blog hop...I'll be back to visit.

Nancy G. said...

Sunflowers are great. They remind me of summer.

Susan said...

LOVE sunflowers!

Rona said...

I love all flowers and flowering trees!! My favorite would probably be the plumeria because it reminds me of the visit to Hawaii to see my brother when he was stationed there.

SanDslnrs said...

I love sunflowers! I had some growing at one of the houses I owned and they just seemed to make me happy with their bright yellow color. Mine were about 6 1/2 feet tall. I loved them.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

I love sunflowers but I love all flowers!! Living in Texas, I'd have to say, I really like the bluebonnets.

Rebecca said...

I love sunflowers too--it is amazing how tall they can get!

Brit in MN said...

Oh, the pic of the sunflower is pretty. I love lilacs! I wish I could have them year round.

Charo said...

great choice of flower!

Kim Marie said...

My very very favorite flower is the lilac....with a close second and third...hydrangeas and roses!
Kim Marie