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Monday, June 15, 2015

The Story of the Spotlight Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Spotlight Blog Hop!
It's a quick one with only four stops along the way, but there's about a million prizes to make up for it. Ok, so that's a slight exaggeration ;-)

The order of the Hop goes something like this....
Aimee Dow
Kim Jeffress
Leeann Pearce
and then me!
Make sure to visit all of these girls and follow their specific instructions on how to win each prize. 

I've been a VIP member of Spotlight for the longest time. I can't even remember when I signed up. It gives me discounts and all the normal benefits that usually comes with a membership like that, but the best bit has always been getting advance warning of when the scrapping celebrities are coming to town!


March was a particularly exciting month. To celebrate National Craft Month my local Spotlight had in-store classes from both Amy Tan and Heidi Swapp. And even though Judah was less than 2 weeks old I knew this was an opportunity too good to miss.


Amy came on a Saturday which meant both my girls got to come along too. I'm pretty sure they were just as excited as me and they didn't hold back in letting it show. Many hugs later I think they considered her their new best friend. And let's not mention that at one point I wondered if we would ever get Judah back from her in return ;-)



And when Heidi came to visit three days later (notice how I seem to think of them both on a first name basis now!) I most definitely needed to drag myself out of pajamas again to pop in. Especially since I knew it would also give me the chance to meet IRL for the first time some Aussie scrappers whom I've admired online for a long time - Kim Jeffress, Leeann Pearce and Aimee Dow.


There were lots of photos taken of course. We all wanted to scrap the event in our own way. And now we all have! We decided to do a blog hop to celebrate the occasion and before we knew it, Spotlight were on board to sponsor a truck load of prizes! Thank you sooooo much Spotlight :-)


Each of the girls has a different lot of prizes on their blog, and we all have slightly different ways on how to win them too, so make sure you pay attention!

I've got two prizes to giveaway today!!

The first one is only for the Aussies I'm afraid. (Postage costs and all that jazz)


It starts off with a paper pad from both Amy Tan and Heidi Swapp's latest collections and ends with ... well.... EVERYTHING else you see here!

Whilst the second prize is up for grabs for another lucky winner, no matter where they live ;-)


So many fun embellishments and Project Life cards here.

How do you enter to win my prizes?

  1. Leave a comment here on this post, making sure to mention where you're from as well. That will score you one entry. 
  2.  For a second entry you need to pop over to my Instagram account, make sure you follow me there and leave a comment on the appropriate post. 

The competition is open until 8pm AEST Wednesday 17th June and the winners will be drawn at random from all the combined entries.

Good luck, and happy hopping!

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85 comments

  1. I loved meeting Amy and Heidi too here in Perth. I love your style. Thanks for a change to win these goodies.

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! I'm in Hobart.

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  3. Soo much fun watching little Judah change and grow along with your other sweets!! You are a gal who seems to pack a lot into your life and document it often -- very inspiring!

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  4. I love your Project Life pages, always so beautiful and colorful! And I would love to win the prize (I'm from Helsinki, Finland) :)

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  5. Thank you so much for the chance!I'm from Spain.

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  6. This is an awesome blog hop! I just love all the Aussie friends I have met thru Instagram, you all are such a kind lot! I am from Nevada, USAand thank you so much for this generous giveaway!

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  7. Some great goodies there. I'm in Melbourne too

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  8. Your scrapbooking is gorgeous. My baby was 3 weeks old when Heidi Swapp came to visit - it was going to be my first big outing after an emergency cesarean birth, but I got a tummy bug the night before and missed it. So devastated. I'm glad you made it. I'm from Brisbane QLD.

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  9. Your scrapbooking is gorgeous. My baby was 3 weeks old when Heidi Swapp came to visit - it was going to be my first big outing after an emergency cesarean birth, but I got a tummy bug the night before and missed it. So devastated. I'm glad you made it. I'm from Brisbane QLD.

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  10. Love all the tiny details on your PL page! Funny to hear about Heidi visiting! We did same about 3 times when she came to teach at our LSS so many years ago! I'm still a fan! Never met IRL Amy or Kim or you! =) I'm from AZ, USA

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  11. Such fun details! How fun to meet Heidi! I am from Michigan, USA!

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  12. I missed seeing Amy (it was a school day and was during pick up time, plus I had the boys...that would NOT have worked!) But Heidi was on Saturday, so I took little miss along with me. She loved it, especially listening to Heidi's accent. By the time we left she thought Heidi was her new bestie! ;) Sunny Qld here!

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  13. Lovely layouts! Thank you for the nice read. I'm from Manila, Philippines.

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  14. Lovely layouts! Thank you for the nice read. I'm from Manila, Philippines.

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  15. Lovely layouts! Thank you for the nice read. I'm from Manila, Philippines.

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  16. Loving your layouts - or pocket pages - not sure but love them!

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  17. Love your fun design work! I'm in MN (U.S.A).

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  18. Great layouts! It was fun so to meet Amy and Heidi at Spotlight in March.

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  19. Thanks for offering a fun prize! I live in Indiana (USA).

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  20. Looks like a lot of fun :)
    I'm Roseblossom from Werribee Vic

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  21. Thank for this give so cute♥

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  22. I love your PL layout, thanks for the chance! I'm from Michigan, USA

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  23. What an awesome giveaway. I'm also from Melbourne and one of Spotlight's biggest fans :)

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  24. Hi I live at Mt Fairy (rural) NSW. I didn't get to see Amy or Heidi at the Spotlight stores they visited as it is at least 3 hrs drive away to the stores they went to in Sydney. Love your layouts about meeting them.

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  25. Wowzer - what a wonderful giveaway! I'm Gill from Farnham in the UK - I wish we had a Spotlight store with so many awesome scrapbook stars just popping by!

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  26. What an amazing time meeting BOTH these fab scrappers....without the added bonus of meeting fellow Aussie scrappers as well! Fabulous prize....thanks for sharing :) Ummm......I'm from North of your border in Aussie......you DID say to say!!!

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  27. Love the story behind the bloghop :) So much fun! I'm in Ireland.

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  28. Hi, this is the first blog hop I've ever done! Is that your beautiful bub with Heidi? Can't wait to keep following you and the other ladies I've met on this blog hop! I live in the country in Gippsland Victoria on a dairy farm :) I'd love to win one of the Spotlight packs as my nearest Spotlight is nearly an hour away! xo

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  29. Oh what great memories on your pages.. lovely photos too.. and what a wonderful giveaway!

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  30. Oh and I am a queenslander!

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  31. What a cool photo op that was! I love your work and the prize too, of course. And I'm from Queensland, Australia

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  32. Hi Natalie,
    I would have loved to meet Heidi and Amy but couldn't get there. Congratulations on your third baby, he's gorgeous.
    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway, I live in Melbourne. X

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  33. Hi Natalie,
    I would have loved to meet Heidi and Amy but couldn't get there. Congratulations on your third baby, he's gorgeous.
    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway, I live in Melbourne. X

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  34. Hi Natalie,
    I would have loved to meet Heidi and Amy but couldn't get there. Congratulations on your third baby, he's gorgeous.
    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway, I live in Melbourne. X

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  35. I have met Heidi before and she is just gorgeous! Hope to meet Amy next time around!! Love how you documented meeting them, gorgeous work! I am in NSW! Thanks for the chance xx

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  36. Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! Lol. Love to win this. Thanks Natalie.
    Philippa S

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  37. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize! I am in Altus, Oklahoma, USA

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  38. Long time lurker, first time commenter.... love, love, love your work, thank you for all the inspiration you've given me! Thank you also to yourself and Spotlight for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize :-)
    Alyson from Newcastle, NSW

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  39. What an amazing prize. And I love that little lightbulb clip on your page :) Wish I was on instagram as well :(
    Jane @ Busselton WA

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  40. I missed Amy and was late to Heidi's one. :( Looks like you had heaps of fun with your visits though. I'm from Aus.

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  41. I loved meeting Heidi and Amy at my local spotlight too and love the gorgeous project life spread you created to document the occasion :) I'm from NSW, Australia

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  42. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I am visiting your blog from New York!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  43. Glad your girls got to meet Amy, meeting Amy and Heidi was our most entertaining week. So excited for such a great competition. From another Nat in NSW ��

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  44. Waves from perth wa awesome spread hopefully I get lucky enough to meet one of the celebrities haha

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  45. Would have been wonderful to meet up with all of you in Melbourne but I had to settle for Hobart, how awesome is Spotlight for hooking you up with such fantastic scrappy stuff. Love how scrapping has become such a family affair for you.

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  46. I just love all the unique ways to make the pictures stand out! This is a great opportunity/giveaway! Thank you so much! I live in the US.

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  47. I just love all the unique ways to make the pictures stand out! This is a great opportunity/giveaway! Thank you so much! I live in the US.

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  48. I love this scrapbook page-- especially the photos of so many scrapbooking superstars holding your newborn! Your project life cards are a big inspiration to me all the way across the Pacific here in California!

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  49. What a great experience you had meeting Amy Tan!!! I took an online class with her and loved it!!! Thanks for the great giveaway! I live in Switzerland and its hard to get scrapbooking things here. Thanks again :)!

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  50. All the way from the UK...fabulous PL pages - very inspiring women all on one page!

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  51. hi from Meringandan near Toowoomba...would have loved to meet both of them! Now following you on Instagram.

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  52. Love love love your layout!! Aren't they both the nicest ladies ever?!?! So glad that Spotlight gives us the chance to meet them!! Thanks for the chance to win these yummies!! Mel from QLD

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  53. Saw your post on Instagram & had to head over here to check it out! Unfortunately these ladies didn't come to New Zealand where I am.

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  54. 🌴🌺Thanks for the chance to win, I am from California, USA!!!🌺🌴

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  55. Hi. I am in Texas. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  56. Hi. I am in Texas. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  57. Hi. I am in Texas. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  58. this is such a cool thing ... i love this blog hop thing to see so many great people!!!! im from czech republic and thank you for the chance to win ....

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  59. Hi there from Mudgee (waving). I've been entering giveaways for a loooong time, maybe this is the one that I actually win. I'm spotlight fan as well unfortunately there isn't one in my town :(

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  60. Hello! I'm Barbara and I live in Brisbane. I'm a (mostly) stay at home mum of 3 kids 16, almost 9 and 15 months. (Yeah, we spaced them well apart ;) love your work!

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  61. Hello My name is Sally and I've been addicted to PL for 2 years now... its very hard for me to leave my house in Moe, but i did and went and saw Heidi in Fountain Gate.. with all her other groupies..lol
    awesome pages... thanks for the chance to win some pretty stuff :)

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  62. Unfortunately Heidi didn't come to Adelaide this time, but I did get to meet Amy Tan who was so lovely. I did get to meet Heidi and Kim last year though. Thanks for the epic giveaway!

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  63. I love the soft colours in your layout. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm in Australia.

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  64. I love your layout. I had to work and missed them both this time 😂

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  65. Wow you got to meet Heidi Swapp and Amy Tan ! Your layout on this blog post is gorgeous . Thanks for some fantastic ideas! The spotlight goodies pack looks like fun !! From Zoe Blake , Australia

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  67. Love your style, and love this packages too.:) Thank you for taking a chance to win.
    I'm from Hungary.
    Vica

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  68. Oh I would have loved to meet Heidi and Amy, I tried to hard to make it, hopefully next time. You ladies looked like you had a fab time. Thanks for the chance to win. Australia

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  69. Love your PL page style.......beautiful brights & cute little embellishments. WOW.....the 1st prize pack is stunning........particularly love the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine papers.....to die for. Thanks for offering me a chance to win such an amazing prize. Good luck to all.

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  70. Beautiful page Natalie, love all the little details on the cards, you're really tempting me to dip my toe in the project life world, I've bought some kits but am yet to use them. I'm really enjoying following your 100 day project also, thanks for all the inspiration and for the chance to win :) I'm in Australia

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  71. Gorgeous project life spread. I'm still such a novice. Only Heidi came to my state and as I live four hours away from our capital city (Hobart) and had a 4 month old I just couldn't make it wahhh. Next time!!

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  72. Wow. How lucky are you. Thanks for all the craft tips and what an amazing giveaway. Some lucky crafters will be happy. Good luck to all.

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  73. Total commitment taking Judah along. :) wish I could have met them, Darwin is just too far away. 😃

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  74. So many pretties there :) Would love the chance to win. I'm in Newcastle, NSW
    Donna

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  75. I just love your project life spread!! And the prize pack looks fab!
    I'm from Clare, Australia

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  76. This is fabulous!! I am originally from Australia but now live just outside of Portland, Oregon. Thank you!!!

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  77. What a gorgeous giveaway, thank you & good luck everyone. Not long to go....exciting :) I'm from Church Point in NSW Australia

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  78. What an awesome meet up! And how cool to have your little bub with you. And to get that pic with Heidi. Swoon. Thanks for the chance. I'm in Sydney. x

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  79. I've recently discovered PL so would LOVE to win this prize to help me with my love affiair and full my addition @Hobart TAS AUS

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  80. Wooo love all the items in the giveaway.. haven't got any of them! Great project life style layout, thank for sharing xoxxo
    Letisha

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  81. wooops forgot to say im from Tasmania!!

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  82. wooops forgot to say im from Tasmania!!

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  83. Wooo love all the items in the giveaway.. haven't got any of them! Great project life style layout, thank for sharing xoxxo
    Letisha

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  84. amazing work. I'm frm Australia and a follow you on instagram

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