Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Really Quite Charming Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to yet another blog in the October Afternoon blog hop!

If you just found out about the blog hop at this very moment, then you will want to check in at the October Afternoon blog first.  If you're stopping by -- or hopping by, har har -- after visiting Kinsey's blog, then you're definitely in the right place.  If you're here just to lurk, that's fine, too, but let me try to make it worth your while with a scrappy share:
Yep, that wild little chick is yours truly.  Even then, holding a baby while riding horseback and sporting an awesome haircut, I believed a woman could have it all.

This layout contains so many of my favorite October Afternoon goodies from the 5 & Dime and Rocket Age collections, including one of these cute rubber charms.  The teddy bear was perfect for this page, don't you agree?
I've been feeling the charms a lot lately, as you may have noticed on this layout that I first shared a few days ago:
This page features a few of the 5 & Dime rubber charms:
If you, too, are feeling charmed by all of these charms, then today could be your lucky day!  By leaving a comment below, sharing at least three things in this world that you find charming, you will be entered to win a rubber charms prize pack from October Afternoon.  The winner will be posted on Monday, May 16, so you have until then to leave a comment.

To sweeten the deal, you also have chance to enter on the other participating blogs in this blog hop. Your next stop is the incredibly, wonderfully, how-does-she-make-my-jaw-drop-every-single-time talented Wilna Furstenburg.  Happy hopping!

105 comments:

  1. your LOs are just filled with so many wonderful details! thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Love these rubber charms - super cute! My children are charming (most days!), my husband, and I live a charmed life!

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  3. Thanks for inspiring me this morning!

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  4. Both of the layouts are cute! I love that you made a page about yourself!

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  5. I love the way you used all the little pictures on your layout. Those charms are so nice!

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  6. What a wonderful childhood picture and the layout is perfect!!
    My family is usually charming, my 2 pups are always charming and OA is totally charming!!

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  7. Love the way you journaled about yourself. I have 3 "charming" grandchildren...most of the time. Ha! Thanks for a chance to win some charms.

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  8. holy charm-ness :) Well... I have a charming husband, sometimes charming children, and always a charming life ;)

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  9. Three things I find charming - 1) babies 2) Anything vintage 3) Husband and family

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  10. Great layouts! My 3 things I find charming are my husband (of course), my kids, and my crafting :)

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  11. Great lay-outs!! So much fun to see that you also used old pic's with the 5th dime papers!! :D

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  12. I find these things charming:

    1. My son
    2. These charms
    3. This hop

    thanks for the chance to win

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  13. Things I find charming:
    1) my husbands dimples
    2) a sense of humor
    3) an elderly couple still holding hands
    Love your pages, Jill :)

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  14. Oh my that first layout is just gorgeous! How inspiring!

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  15. I love the layout you made of yourself as a lil girl...so CUTE!!

    My 3 charming things:
    My son
    My daughter
    My doggy :)

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  16. Awesome layouts. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love how you cut your little letter stickers in the same shape as the large ones! Great idea!!

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  18. I find tiny, delicate flowers, sweet, spontaneous, loving gestures, and quaint little Italian villages charming :)Your layouts are beautiful!

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  19. Charming:

    - My husband bringing me a bouquet of lilacs from the bush outside
    - My daughter saying please&thank you
    - The rare occasions when my hubby opens the car door for me :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  20. Love your layouts! The charms are adorable! -Alisa

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  21. I love these charms. My hubby, son and daughter are my three favorite charmers!

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  22. Love that you used an old picture with the charms!! Super cute layouts!

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  23. Charming: my 1 year old niece, my 2 crazy pups, and these rubber charms! :)

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  24. I love your style. the LOs are fantastic.

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  25. Love the mix of bright & muted colours on that first layout!

    3 charming things:

    * the promise of a new book
    * a hot bubble bath after a long day
    * a handmade gift

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  26. lovely LOs! I love your attention to detail!

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  27. Love your LO's - such great use of the charms! TFS

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  28. Beautiful LOs, love the way you have used the charms and papers in your LOs.

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  29. Fabulous layouts filled with lots of stuff to look at!

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  30. Love what you did with the charms! I would love to play with these!

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  31. your projects are sensational, as always. love the banners too. my 3 boys = 1.charm - DS, 2.charming - DS, 3.charmingest DH!

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  32. Love the projects! Too cute!

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  33. my husband can be charming (some days), my girl's are almost always charming & in my eye's Matthew McConaughey (sorry if I killed the spelling) is always charming!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. both of those layoouts are simply amazing! TFS

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  36. BEAUTIFUL layouts! Your layouts have so many interesting details! Three things I find charming:

    1) A 4 year old boy with messy hair and a grape juice mustache

    2) Dandelions picked from the yard by said little boy, just for me.

    3) A smaller toddler boy who thinks it terribly hilarious when he calls MAMA! and I call back YES, BABY! We do it over and over.

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  37. Great LOs :)
    The 3 things I find charming:
    1. My daughter's "puppy dog eyes" 2. My husband's "geeky-ness"
    3. My son's view of the world.

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  38. precious! I love both of these, and I love your style!

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  39. Both of your lo's are so adorable!! I love the circle embellies on the first one!

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  40. Thank you for the chance to win! ♥
    Love your LOs!

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  41. cute projects! I am finding that bear charm, the robot charm, and all the amazing projects on this hop charming!!!!!

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  42. Your layouts are absolutely delightful!! I loved seeing how you used these adorable rubber charms.

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  43. beautiful layouts! thanks for sharing and a chance to win some of the fun charms!

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  44. Oh my, love those layouts! I must say I'm especially in love with the first one, the one with you as a child. love the journaling on it, the setup, the colors and, well, yes, everything!

    Have a wonderful day, and thanks for the inspiration :)

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  45. Love your layouts, Jill. Great use of those rubber charms too. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. oh how I love your layouts - every single one of them! I'm always so inspired by your work...

    3 things I find charming - my niece, Callia, any and all scrapbook goodies, and this guy I have a crush on @ work! hehe!

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  47. Beautiful layouts! I find my son being excited about new things, my husband laughing, and my cat snoring to be charming.

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  48. My 3 cats! Thanks for the chance to win

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  49. Adorable layouts. So much details !! Lovely job! Think I´ll try to lift one of them!!

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  50. Would love to win these rubber charms......LOVE OA and your layouts!

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  51. Love the idea using old photos!

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  52. Hmmmm, hard to narrow it down. Vintage clothing, Vespa scooters, and old fashioned girls' dresses.

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  53. Three things I find charming:

    1. Your first layout is really, REALLY nice. :)

    2. Antiques are always charming.

    3. That little teddy bear Rocket Age charm is too cute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I absolutely love the Happy Little Girl layout! The embellishments take me back to when I was little -- love those images!!

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  55. Love your layouts! Thanks for sharing & the chance to win some OA goodies.

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  56. Three things I find charming....
    1. a little boy who wishes his mama Happy Mother's Day for days and days.
    2. when a man brings flowers home to his wife for no reason
    3. watching the sun set from a room on the beach.

    I love that you made me think of that!!! Thanks.

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  57. love your layouts! the 2nd one is amazing, so many photos yet so uncluttered!

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  58. Love the layouts and those charms are ever so cute.

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  59. Where did all these people come from, Jill?!!??

    Here are three things I find charming:
    1. Red Wine
    2. Pedicures
    3. Driving with the windows open

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  60. Cute layouts! I love how you used the charms.. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. :)

    Hmm.. I find cute summer dresses, ice cream, and good coffee charming.. do those count? hehe

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  61. these were indeed 'charming' lay outs - thanks for sharing. your work is so inspiring to me

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  62. gorgeous layouts..and love the way you've used these cute charms :)

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  63. Thanks for sharing your "charming" work with us on the OA blog hop - there is so much to look at and lots of little details.I find to many things to be "charming" to narrow it down to three, but my family is charming of course,my kids and October Afternoon....of course! he he

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  64. Great layouts Jill, thanks for sharing!

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  65. Love the "Lollipop and Sundae" charms. Love, love, LOVE your awesome ideas. Thanks for the chance to win! hugs, Margie Rowles

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  66. I find picnics, babies, and new scrapbooking supplies ABSOLUTELY CHARMING! As well as your AMAZING ideas!!! hugs, Margie Rowles

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  67. I find my hubby & kids, my kitty cat and the beachside charming! And I am definitely being "charmed" by this blog hop & all the inspiration!

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  68. Love your projects with these charms, Jill!
    Three things I find charming are: my son's freckles, my daughter's dance moves, and my husband's sense of humor. :)

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  69. OH my GOSH!!! Love the layouts

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  70. wow, love the old timey layout! great journal stickers too!

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  71. Ooooooooooh! Can't wait to get these in my hands!

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  72. Love your layouts, so cute. The October Afternoon rubber charms are adorable.

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  73. Charming things in my life? When my teen boys kiss me good-bye and tell me they love me in front of their friends; when I see them being gentlemen to friends and strangers; and when people tell how wonderful they are...uber charming! I would have to add that OA little rubber embellishments are super charm-ing!

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  74. love those rubber charms ! thanks for the super chance.

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  75. Love all the details on your layouts. Love your style;

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  76. Your use of the charms are charming! I love the way the teddy bear is holding the banner! Other charming things are smiles and eyes that light up with laughter! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Your pages are full of lovely details! Gorgeous!

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  78. I find hot tea in the afternoon, holding hands and quotes on love charming .... among many other things in my life!

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  79. I loved the layouts, they were super cute! Well the top three would have to be my husband (he's a great charmer), my oldest son (he charms me with his sense of humor), and my youngest son (he charms me with all of his witty expressions). I love them to pieces!

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  80. I loved the colors in your LO, and the details. Great!

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  81. Rubber charms=who would have thought they could be so cute?

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  82. i gasped when i saw that layout! utter perfection!!!

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  83. Love your layouts with those adorable rubber charms! Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas!

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  84. Great layouts using the rubber charms.
    I found my husband, my kids and my grandkids all charming.

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  85. Your layouts are awesome! I love that little teddy bear but the rose and frame are also too cute! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  86. Love your layouts. Charming to me - my three children, time with family and friends, and spring sunshine! Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  87. the rubber charms look awesome

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  88. aloha jill! LOVE your vintage pix; they go so well w/ the retro vibe of the charms. did you have a may day performance this year?? my kids are too big now. ;( but my biggest just came home from college today ;)

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  89. Beautiful art! These new charms are just fab!

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  90. Let's see... I find it charming when my kids want to snuggle each other first thing in the morning. I think it's charming when my husband does most of the house-cleaning on the weekends because he knows I"ve worked really hard all week. I also find it charming to receive monthly boxes of goodness from Studio Calico.

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  91. Wow - gorgeous layouts!! Charming to me is my hubbie, my pups and sometimes my kids :)

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  92. Loving these rubber charms...too cute!

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  93. Three charming things in my life:
    1. Teenage boys that are kind and courteous to family, friends and strangers;
    2. Grown daughters that want family recipes and cooking tips...makes you feel like you did something right in the kitchen;
    3. Having a husband that brings me flowers when he's not in trouble!
    I really do love these charms! Beautiful work!

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  94. absolutley beautiful.....such great talent!

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  95. Couldn't be more darling. LOVE your layouts.

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  96. i love the title work of that first layotu soooo much. i just might have to copy it!!

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