Friday, February 19, 2016

Black Tie Affair Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Tie Affair Blog Hop
We are so delighted you are joining us for this very formal occasion 
where we will be showcasing projects with class, from weddings to homecoming dances.

 Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an amazing sponsor this month!!

One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card to shop their awesome files in their store! 
Be sure to check out their store online HERE
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What do you need to do to win?
Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop
and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 2/24/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


For today's project, I did a two page digi scrapbook layout of the 
black-tie gangster-inspired New Year's Eve Gala to benefit the Koda Bear Foundation.  

My sisters and their husbands are all very active in the foundation events and I've donated
gift certificates for my photography business for auction at the various events.

The New Year's Eve Gala was another fund raiser for the foundation and my hubby and I attended along with our BFF's Gina & John (in the beige dress) and my crazy sister Becca & her hubby Andrew (in the black dress). 

Here's more info on this wonderful foundation if you are interested in donating or attending an event.

Koda Bear Foundation is a foundation that makes Koda Bears to give to grieving families after the loss of a child while still at the hospital. We donate the bears to the hospital but also sell them to the general public to purchase or sponsor to give to other families. Each bear has a special message on the tag to comfort the families that have just lost their child. 
We use the funds from the bears to make headstones for families who cannot afford one. 
The more bears we can sell the more headstones we can purchase.  All proceeds will go to help our families in need. 
Donations can be mailed to Koda Bear Foundation 420 South Hazel Street Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351 
or sent through paypal to

Angel Book

Koda Bear Fest 2016
A day filled with fun for the whole family: includes a bike and car show, bike run, camping,
pork cook off, karaoke contest, bands,  dance & cheer performances, a vendor fair, auction
and bounce houses for the kiddos.  Kids get in free. 

Happy Crafting

Here's our line up in case you get lost.

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Connie Can Crop Challenge #43

due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time


  1. What a wonderful organization to do this!! Lovely layout and great cause! TFS

  2. Great LO! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

  3. love the layouts! and what an amazing organization! breaks my heart to even need it, but I guess thats a part of life :/

  4. Love your layout. Like looks like a great time and organization.

  5. these are just gorgeous pictures!!! you look so pretty!


  6. You look mah-velous all decked out as does everyone else in your layout! Beautiful job and thank so much for sharing the information about the Koda Bear Foundation! It was fun hopping with you.

  7. such a fun layout! i love how clean and beautiful it is.

  8. What a cool layout!! You lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen look like you are having a wonderful time!

  9. Cool pictures and a dynamite cause - TFS!

  10. Fun and cute digi layout. Love it!!!

  11. Cool digital layouts and wonderful cause, I love them. TFS and thank you for hopping along. Good luck

  12. Great layout, and a wonderful cause! Thx for hopping with us!

  13. It looks like you had a great night for a great cause!

  14. GREAT digis and great cause! Love the pics with the party hats!! Thank you for joining me!! Scrappy hugs!!


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