Friday, September 16, 2011

Welcome to Massachusetts! Part of the 50 States Blog Hop

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop! Most of us would love to travel but are having staycations this year. What better way to travel but through a blog hop. This hop was inspired by our host Shawnee's journey across the United States as she traveled with her family to their new home. The United States is truly beautiful with many wonderful places to visit and see.

If you've hopped along from Connecticut, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard or happened along from somewhere else, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start with the first state in the union, Delaware, because you won't want to miss out on any of the fun (or any of the blog candy!!)...

There is an AMAZING Grand Prize Package for one LUCKY hopper (winner chosen by Rafflecopter)!!  To be entered to win, please do the following:
So what's the Grand Prize???
Cricut Cartridge - Destinations, beautiful handmade flowers from Shannon at Creative Chaos Flowers, and a $20 Gift Certificate to Scraptastical Kreations.
Now on to my state and my project....

I was born and raised, and have lived most of my life in the state of Massachusetts.
I chose to do a layout portraying The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth Plantation.  Plymouth is a HUGE tourist attraction for our state. People come from ALL over to see the MayflowerII and Plymouth Rock.  Living here, and so close to Plymouth, you start to take for granted all the historical aspects of where you live, it's no big deal to me anymore. I can go to Plymouth everyday! LOL  But, it really is an amazing place with a lot of history!  I used the Giving Thanks file from Scraptastical Kreations for the Pilgrim, Tee-pee, Indian and table.  I used pics that I founf on the net and wrote up a little summary of how Thanksgiving originally came to be. Hope you find it informative and fun! :)

NOW.... for my CANDY!!!! I am giving ONE lucky winner the Giving Thanks file from Scraptastical Kreations! The file also includes a girl Pilgrim, turkey and a cornocopia! To be eligible, all you have to do is:
1.  Become a follower of my blog and leave some love!
2.  Go and LIKE my fan page CBC Scrapbooking and leave a comment on my wall.

I will choose a winner using from everyone that qualifies and announce the winner on my fan page MONDAY morning!!  Thank you and enjoy the hop!

Now you can hop to Maryland !!!!   Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



  1. Beautiful layout. I love that you chose to showcase the First Thanksgiving!! These bears are so cute!!
    Thanks for joining me as a part of this fun hop!
    Co Host
    50 States Blog Hop

  2. Love your layout and I would love to come to this state, so much history!

  3. great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


  4. Isn't it amazing how much we do take for granted. I was raised in a small town called Muncy in PA. There are so many historic homes and homes that still have tunnels for the underground railroad. Amazing it takes a blog hop to remind you of all the beauty surrounding you huh?

    Thank you so much for sharing

  5. I was surprise for small Plymoth rock is now when I saw it. Mass is a great state to visit.

  6. Like your Massachusetts layout. Enjoyed visits to Boston & Gloucester. My fav place to vacation would be Alaska.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Love your layout, your bears are soooo cute. We are neighbors...sort of, I llive in Maine:) New follower here too and I liked the fan page. Have a crafty day.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  8. Your layout is so perfect! I am follower here and on facebook.
    Barbara B.

  9. Am a follower and love the state of Mass my parents where born in New Bedford and still have relatives there. TFS

  10. What a fun layout Colleen! Would love to visit Massachusetts some day!

  11. too cute. Such great history. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a great layout and I love the history you shared! I can not imagine how the settlers lived!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  13. Cool Project!!

    Many Blessings,

  14. I love this LO!
    To cute!!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  15. AWESOME cute I love the bears and the time you put into this is just awesome.....and all the info, thanks for sharing great job

  16. Love it! thanks for sharing!

  17. My hubs and I just got back this past week from a trip to Maine, where we flew into Boston and drove up the coast and flew back out of Boston as well. It's my second time in Mass. and I hope we get to spend some more time there next trip. We really want to check out the city more this time. Didn't have enough time on the trip last week sadly. :( Love your layout! Became a FB fan and new follower here. TFS and for the chance to win!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  18. Loving all the fun facts that I didn't know about your fabulous state! Thanks for sharing!

    I am now follower your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

  19. very nice lo. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  20. Super cute LO. I have family in Mass. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Awesome idea for you layout! TFS

    New follower here.


  22. Great idea and way to represent Mass!

    It was fun to do this hop with you!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Stop by my blog anytime!

  23. Nice idea to decorate w Thanksgiving. Love the paper piecings your details are adorable!

  24. Thank you so much for sharing your cute and informative lay out, I love the little Indian and Pilgrim. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  25. wonderful layout, thanks for sharing!
    I love the bears dressed up like pilgrims :)

  26. Cute. Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  27. Thank you all for all the sweet comments!! And thank you all for hopping along with us! Hope you all enjoyed your travels! :)