Sunday, October 28, 2012

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Chas's blog, you're in the right place. 

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...

I thought I would use left over letters for a page boarder.  I thought this made my BACK TO SCHOOL page perfect.
I just added a few other sticker emblishement and the page was super easy.

I had enough of the bubble square letters to spell "Pre-K"
My TIP:  My son was telling me when he CHEATS at words with friends he uses this site.
It would be perfect to plug in your left over letters and see what you cans spell.
Just plug in all of your letters and it will tell you what you can spell...Print out that sheet and attach it to the letter sheet
Go ahead and get started on some cards....

Here are some other ideas from past blog posts.
bottle cap Necklace
Upcycle old Mail to bookmarks and cards

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Stephanie G's blog. 

P.S. My letters are...D

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)


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  2. Stacy, I really like your layout!!
    Glad to be on the hop with you!
    Sandra, DT sister

  3. Your layout it so cute. This is so cool. Making your layout and placing unused letters all around. Just perfect. Loving this hop.

  4. Cute layout and I love the border of letters great idea!!

  5. Very cute. I'm a sucker for any school related LOs.


  6. First, I love your layout- what a great way to use the letters! It looks like it's patterned paper that is meant to be that way. Second, thanks for the tip on the website that will help you use the letters you still have. That will come in handy!

  7. Great job - thanks for sharing!
    bermudachinagirl AT gmail DOT com

  8. Left over letters are always good for school pages. Great job on the hop. Chas DT sister.

  9. your layout is the way you used the letters. wonderful job on the hop.
    -RCS DT

  10. Cute layout Stacy! Thanks for sharing -have a great week and thanks for the hop! Gail

  11. Nice layout. Love the border.

    Tonya G.

  12. Good idea to use random letters as a border for a school LO. Thanks for the tip about the wordfinder. Good idea to jumpstart the creative process.

  13. i love how you used the letters! Thanks for sharing. i am your newest follower

  14. Love your page, great way to use up your letters. I like your suggestion for finding words ;)

  15. very nice page, and good use of leftover letters.

  16. I love your layout, this is a great way to use up letters

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