Friday, September 16, 2011

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 *Texas*, 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....  IOWA

Every State is unique in it's own way.  Here are some photos of a few cool things to see in Iowa:
State Capital Building in Des Moines, IA
High Trestle Trail Bridge Hwy 210 near Madrid, IA 


The Grotto of Redemption- West Bend, Iowa

The awesome thing about all of these places is- they're all within a 1 to 2  hour drive from my home!

During the Summer and Fall months of Iowa, the countryside is filled with Corn- unfortunately it is not all the good tasting corn (Sweet Corn), but mostly Field Corn (for animal feed and other resources).
Here's a funny little song about traveling across Iowa (during the corn season) and what you will see during your trip.  LOL!





Here is my project for my wonderful state:  IOWA.



A little candy for one lucky follower:

Just leave a comment below and tell me what state you live in.  Random.org will choose a winner that will be posted on Monday!


Now you can hop to the NEXT STATE IN THE UNION!!  Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!










50 States Hop


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27 comments:

  1. Julie, Such a cute card and how appropriate for Iowa! I can't believe I've lived in Iowa my whole life and never heard this song. LOL but it says it all. CORN!!!! Thanks for sharing and for the good laugh. Dana papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  2. I loved your layout and got to visit your state a long time ago. I am born and raised in California

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  3. Love your project! Wisconsin is my home state.

    Robin
    www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com

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  4. great hop idea very cleaver and cute project

    TFS!!!
    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  5. Julie, Iowa is a beautiful state. Your card is so "sweet"...love sweet corn. Very professional look to it.
    Have a great day!
    Dee B

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  6. Julie! Love the Iowa card you made! i became a follower before i even realized there was blog candy because the video made me laugh!!!! Being a native born Iowan i can so relate!

    Have a scrap- happy day,
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blog.com/

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  7. Like your Iowa photos & layout. Especially like the Trestle Bridge photo. I live in Central TX in Plano, TX which is home of Frito Lay.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful Iowa projects!! I love your Iowa card. Thank you for sharing a little bit of Iowa with us.

    Thank you for being a part of this fun hop!

    Blessings,
    Shawnee
    Co Host
    50 States Blog hop
    http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com

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  9. Can I just say WOW! Awesome project! I live in Michigan.

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  10. Love the layout. I live in Arizona. TFS


    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  11. Great layout Julie! Iowa is one of those states that I have heard is just flat with cornfields for miles and miles and boring... Those pictures though make me want to see it! and that song and video just had me cracking up - but some beautiful scenery in there with the pigs and corn :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  12. Great layout and thanks for the candy. laissez les bon temps rouler in Louisiana thecraftingcajun.blogspot

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  13. Really Great Card! Love it! We have lots of corn in ohio too! hehe. Oh, I live in Ohio!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

    http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

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  14. Great project - I am in ND.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  15. great project, love the video, catchy song.lol. Thanks for sharing. Follower here.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

    I live in the state of Maine

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  16. Thank You for sharing some pictures with us, I hope I can visit this beautiful state some day.
    I live in Idaho.
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

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  17. My daughter is learning all about the states, I think I will have her do this hop for fun!
    I'm in AZ!

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  18. Love your video!!! I am from right next door ~ Nebraska! Our view is not much different over here!

    Your photos were great too! We lived in Ankeny for one year, but moved back to Papillion, NE to be near family (the job was not worth being away)!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  19. LOVE your card creation!!! And we visit Iowa ... a LOT ... as we hail from Omaha, Nebraska. LOVE shopping in West Des Moines, and the vintage shopping in Walnut!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  20. great job i love it, thanks for sharing

    Judy
    pinky4611@windstream.net

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  21. have visited iowa several times and enjoyed each visit. i'm from the lone star state - texas. thanks for sharing your project.

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  22. Great pics and love your project! I am from Massachusetts! Great to be in this hop with ya! :)
    co11een903@yahoo.com

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  23. IN is where I am currently, born and raised Notre Dame Country!!

    Very nice job on your card, thanks for the chance to win!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  24. I AM A CANADIAN THAT LIVES IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. I GUESS THAT I AM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE, SO GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF MY AMERICAN NEIGHBOURS.

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  25. How fun is this?! Love the corn :)

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

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  26. I love your project and all the pictures you shared. I live in Illinois, but I spend a lot of time in Iowa... I'm actually getting ready to leave in 2 weeks for a month stay there. Thanks for sharing...

    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  27. Super cute project! It's probably too late to enter for the blog candy, but I live in Colorado! :0) TFS!

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

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

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