Saturday, July 9, 2011

Let's All Do the Hop!!!

Welcome to Stop # 18 of the VC Rocks July Blog Hop!  I am so excited to have you join us.  The hop officially kicks off at 10AM Eastern/9AM Central, 8AM Mountain, 7AM Pacific on Saturday and will run through the weekend.  So if you're here early, some blogs may not be live yet.  Be sure to check back, though!

You should have arrived from Carolyn Sharkas' blog.  If not, no worries.  you can begin here and loop back around or you can go to the VC Rocks blog and begin there!

Today I am sharing a layout I created in My Digital Studio.  I can't say enough how much I LOVE this program!  It is so versatile and easy to use.  I have created more scrapbook pages in the last few months than I have in my entire life!  And the printing through Stampin' Up! is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! 

Anyway, on to my pages.  Back in May, a group of us "girls" went on a tour to a traditional Japanese Tea Room and participated in a Tea Ceremony.  It was extremely interesting to say the least.  And the tea, well, umm, I was taught that if I can't say something nice not to say anything at all LOL.

Seriously, though, it was really interesting to see how the tea was made and learn about the
Japanese Tea Master.  Did you know that one must study the art of making tea for 25 years before becoming a Tea Master???  Crazy, huh?  I thought so, too. 

The grounds were lovely and the ladies were very nice.  The traditional dress is absolutely beautiful! 

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio
Dotted Scallop Border Punch Digital Download (122151)

If you've read this far, then you're in luck.  Why, you ask?  Because I'm offering up some delicious blog candy!  Please leave a comment on this post and I will draw one lucky winner to receive the Darling Dots stamp set and 6x6 pack of Prints Pack Designer Series Paper pictured below.  Please be sure to leave me your email address in your post as I was unable to contact my last blog candy winner because I had no contact info!  You have until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on July 10 to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced shortly after that.



I hope you enjoyed visiting my stop on the blog tour.  Please come back again! 



31 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Great pages, Jamie! 25 years to master tea-making? Hmmm...

DawnKathleen said...

Awesome blog site! Love the scrapbook pages. Thanks for a chance to win a great blog candy. Keep creating!
DawnKathleen Hutchins
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MJ said...

That must of been so fun! Great pages! I too love the MDS although I swore I would NEVER do digital!

Ria Blackwell said...

That is a fun page! What an amazing opportunity to experience something new!

Ria Blackwell - rforsch1@yahoo.com

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Wonderful scrapbook page
Rhonda - rhonda.vcrocks@gmail.com

Cindy said...

The more I see of the MDS, the more I like it! Thanks for sharing Jamie!

Loni said...

Terrifi job Jamie. loniholt at gmail.com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I always love a scrapbook page, and yours is no exception. thanks for sharing it and the story. The tea master thing is amazing! 25 years? wow!
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Carey said...

Great scrapbook! I love my MDS. TFS


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy
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Brenda Hugar said...

gorgeous scrapbook pages.

brendah1951 at gmail dot com

Ellen Kemper said...

MDS rocks, as do your pages. Great job!

Jackie L Watson said...

Lovely scrapbook pages, and I can tell you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing how long it takes to be a tea master, wow 25 years.
jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

StamperShirley said...

Great pages - can't wait till someone on VC teaches me how to really make use of my MDS!! Guess I should be ashamed - I am happy with a tea bag in a cup of microwaved water!
Sassy Shirley
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Barbara Furlong said...

MDS is sooo cool to use. Love your pages and thanks for hopping....Barb bfurlong@charter.net

Patrice H said...

I have so got to learn how to do my MDS. Your pages are beautifully done and the bit of culture you shared with us was interesting. Great blog post!
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Lorita said...

Love the layout!!

Chris Occhipinti said...

Such pretty pages, absolutely great use of color and style!

Krafting Karen said...

Great blog...love those scrapbook pages. I need to get busy and make some!

terrdon said...

nice scrapbook pages it looks like it was fun

A Touch of SOL said...

25 years that is INSANE! WOW I must make crappy tea when I drop the bag in the hot water...Loved the scrapbook page and TY for sharing your experience with us...Also thanks for the chance at YUMMY blog candy.

A Touch of SOL said...

forgot my addy
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MCH said...

Nice page and good trivia - Japan is awesome -thanks for the candy

Nichole said...

I love the colors used in your layout! Your pages look great! Thanks for sharing!!

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! 25 years to master tea making is crazy!! Love your scrapbook page!!
Kimberly
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Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How fun, to be able to share in your tea ceremony experience through this great layout! I agree about the matcha--it's not much for drinking, but it does make a mean ice cream. . . . Nice work, Jamie!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous page, Jamie! 25 years is phenomenal...wow! And you are so right...a gorgeous ceremonial outfit!

Kym said...

Great layout. And I agree, 25 years is a long time to master tea making...

TFS.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love the scrapbook page. I enjoy teas, even though I'm not much on hot tea (I'm an iced sweet tea kinda' gal). Never heard of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Will have to check into that. TFS! Thanks for a chance at some blog candy too.

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Elizabeth said...

Love your layout! Digital is looking more and more like fun to me. hmm
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Kathy said...

Enjoying the blog hop....your scrapbook page is very nice. Thanks for the chance to wind some yummy blog candy.

kathy.winter@hotmail.com

Sue said...

I really like your layout. It flows nicely.