Friday, September 16, 2011

50 States Blog Hop

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop!!

For the 50 States Blog Hop Michigan, click here.

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 are starting here for Delaware, then you are in the right place!!  Please make sure you hop through all the states 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....

My first post is for Delaware...The First State....The Diamond State.  I decided that for this project, that I would bring history and what I love about Delaware together in one canvas.  Enjoy.

Canvas is a 12 by 12
Storybook cricut cartridge
Sapphire acylic paint
Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap

The background of my canvas.....
State Flower:  Peach Blossom
State Bird:  Blue Hen Chicken
State Tree:  American Holly

  • Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution making it the first state in the union in 1787
  • With Delaware being 97miles in length and 35miles across the longest part of the state, the state is 49th in size and 45th in population.
  • Delaware Memorial Bridge is the second longest twin suspension bridges in the world.  It connects Delaware to New Jersey
  • Holy Trinity Church also known as Old Swedes is said to be "the nation's oldest church building still standing as originally built.  It was completed in 1698.
  • One of my most favorite places in Delaware has to be the beaches.  Rehoboth Beach titles itself  "The Nations Summer Capital"
  • Of course Delaware is the home of tax free shopping
  • Grottos Pizza was founded in 1960.  It was a tradition for my family, friends and I to hit a Grottos every time we went to the beach.  Grottos is only available in Delaware with 3 locations in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  This pizza is insanely greasy but well worth it
  • The Bobbie, your basic thanksgiving dinner wrapped up in a sub, was created at Capriotti's in Delaware.  The Bobbie consists of mayo, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce and has been named the best sandwich in the country.
  • Delaware is also home to the World Championship of Pumpkin Chunkin and yes I said that correctly.  Basically machines are built so that pumpkins can be catapulted and thrown through the air.

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

50 States Hop



Donna said...

Very nice page of Delaware.

Mallika said...

very nice wor !

Lisa said...

what a great project! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful information too! I think i need to travel more!!

Lisa G

ScrappinT said...

Love your canvas! I want to go back and visit this state!

Robin said...

Nice work on your project!


Cathie w said...

great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win such awesome prize!!!!

Rachelle said...

Love your Delaware Page!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

NanasAngels said...

I was just in your state recently....not quite sure how we ended up there other than our GPS took us on the scenic route....I wish I had known about Grottos! I'm off to the next stop. Thank you so much for sharing!

Cherie said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at

Bunnyfreak said...

Cool canvas.

Colleen said...

Love this! Such a great idea!

Barbara B said...

The Canvas is very cool and creative!
Barbara B.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Delaware representation creation. My Uncle lived in Delaware and we use to visit each Summer.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cathy said...

This is neat, one look and you can get quite a lot of info on Delaware. I am going to enjoy this history lesson:)
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mjblahnik56 said...

Hello Delaware. Love your page TFS

Anita said...

I am really learning alot from this hop----thanks for being in it.
Hugs, Anita

Becky Dunham said...

Wow! A whole lot of things I never knew about Delaware, but what a fun little state it must be! Love your canvas - what a great idea!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Love knowing about your state! Great way to showcase the facts!

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Kathie said...

Thanks for sharing your state with us. It's one place I would love to visit.

Lori Apgar said...

Love all the information!! Sounds like you have some good food!!! I am a little jealous of the tax free shopping, a I am from the Tax-Me-State (Nebraska)!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Crafty and Green said...

Great Project! Love it!!

Many Blessings,

ScrappingJUDY said...

very nice thanks for sharing

Shannon Leffew Keith said...


AmyJRockstar said...

Great project! It has an awesome vintagey feel to it! TFS!

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Carla said...

I like your canvas, thanks so much for sharing your project with us. or
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Lillian Child said...

Love the punkin chuckin idea! CUTE page!

littlen said...

very nice project. i'm a fb fan of blessed on the bright side and handmade by lisa tfs
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

this is such a great idea and love your project!

Crafting Misfit said...

Great layout!

Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Theresa said...

I love the idea for this hop, so much fun! Your Delaware canvas is so neat!

'Chelle said...

Love all the facts about Delaware! and the canvas is wonderful! TFS! :)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Yup, been to Delaware -- often! Thank you for sharing.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Peggie said...

This is so cool! I definitely learned some things about Delaware