Thursday, June 14, 2012

Instagram Blog Hop *Summer 2012*


**ETA: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. A winner will be chosen and posted on the blog on Monday, June 18th.**

Welcome to the Summer 2012 Instagram Blog Hop!! I'm excited to be a part of this fun hop this year. Jessy organized this hop and there are a ton of giveaways to be had! 

Instagram is:  a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.
Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it's as easy as pie. It's photo sharing, reinvented.

Here's a list of the Instagram Hop participants:
Aida Haron | aidaville :

Amelia Khalik | ameliakhalik :

Cindy Lee | cindylee :

Clare Reilly | thelifeofclare :

Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf | geekgalz :

Gina Lideros | ginalideros:

Jaime Warren | jaimewarren :

Janna Werner | jannawerner :

Jessy Christopher | jcchris :

Joan C | joancce :

Jordan Blaser | missblaser :

Julie Garcia-Matus | callelillycafe :

Kim Watson | kjstarre :

Kimberly Neddo | kimberlyneddo :

Laura Banasiak | laurabanasiak : 

Liana Suwandi | lianasuwandi :

Lindsey Hansen | lindzeyhanzen:

Marie Ramirez | bettiescrapbook :

Melissa Mann | melissamann1981 :    YOU ARE HERE!!

Merdrey Chew | medrey :

Michelle Kehoe | michellek :

Michelle Lanning | michellelanning :

Nancy S | Kittynance :

Natalie Elphinstone | natalieelph  :

Natt Smith | tinynatt :

Nina Burgess | ladybugnina :

Sharmandeswari Nidyanandan | shamu_rueben :

Susan K. Weckesser | susankweckesser :

Suryanti Halim | isur :

Talia Carbis | taliacarbis :

Wati Basri | watibasri :

I will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Studio Calico! This can be used for a kit, supplies, the new stamp workshop that starts in July - whatever your heart desires!  To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you enjoy most about summer! Comments will close on June 17th at midnight. 

...and in the spirit of all things, are a few of my favorite photos taken with this awesome app!


Margie said...

Awesome photos, thanks for a chance to win!

Cheryl Leong said...

This gift is crazyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! I love summer, the main reason bring the holidays hahahaha :)
Thanks for the chance!!!!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Only Love said...

kudos for this instagram blog hop! awesome giveaway too!

Marie Ramirez said...

what! Your priZe is awesome! LOL! I love your photos.

hilde janbroers said...

thanks to this bloghop I installed instagram....I love it already! Great for everyday photos and stuff. THank you allllllll!!!
I love the fact I am with my family for 4 entire weeks during summer. ( no school, no work...just enjoying our holiday together ).

Thanks for the opportunity!

angelika said...

I just love the sun...beach partys and scoper diving! Great rak!
all the best

Bella Visser said...

Hey Melissa :o) I came over from Kim Watson's blog to partake in the fun blog-hopping giveaway... thanks for the chance to win your uber-fabulous prize!! Even though it's winter here in South Africa at the moment I do love summer for special family barbecue days outside by the pool or long strolls by the sea on the beach with the clear open blue sky and warm summer sun above you!

Miriam Prantner said...

What I love most about summer is that the hubby (who teaches) is off and life is just less stressful, there's more help around the house getting things done, just happier all around.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love your pictures! I love the Farmer's Market in the summer and being able to get delicious local produce!

Wondercraft said...

I loved this post!!

Thanks for such a awesome giveaway!


Katy said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

Much love katy xx

Anonymous said...

your blog is lovely, but it is REALLY annoying that you can't right-klick on the links to the other blogs to open them in tabs.
when you klick on them, you actually leave this page.
if somebody wanted to "steal" your pictures, there are other easy ways anyway.
the message is kind of rude and insulting.

best wishes.

Magdalena said...

What a fantastic prize! Maybe I'm silly (or lazy?) but I'm really looking forwards too being able to take naps with my kids. I love it when we all sleep together in the big bed with the window open, hearing all the summer sounds outside and the sun shining in through the blinds.

kg said...

Summer gardening & beach trips, thanks for the chance!

Nitasha said...

Gorgeous work and photos! No homework and a more relaxed schedule is my favorite thing about summer! Thank you for the chance to win...I LOVE SC!!!

Nancy said...

I love the fact we get so excited waiting for a summer here in the UK. I do love the light evenings though.
I love your blog and am now following you on IG.

Great to be part of a blog hop with talented people like you. Looking forward to making my way around all of the blogs.

Jessica Goodpaster said...

Love your work, so inspiring! I follow you on IG and love your photos! Thanks for this awesome chance to win!

Laura Stewart said...

Hi !! I'm Laura, I saw the Blog Hop and I'd like to say hello !!

prettygirlmeka said...

Hi thanks for the chance to win :)

Sheri Twing said...

This is just the coolest blog hop! Love seeing all your IG photos! I've been a follower for a while!

josieteh said...

hop hop hop! :) am following you on instagram! awesome giveaway~

Gina Lideros said...

what a fabulous prize Melissa, what I love most about summer is backyard barbecues and lots of beach time!

Christina in TN said...

the best thing about summer is the freedom to go where you want, WHEN you want. currently enjoying the summer with my boys and looking forward to all the fun things we have (somewhat) planned! :)

Allison Rethwisch said...

I love the smell of suntan lotion! In MN, it's short lived but I love it I much. Great giveaway.

vixen said...

Seriously when I saw your name on the list I thought what?? Melissa Mann too?? This is awesome! Lol I got so excited. And sure enough your giveaway is the bee's knees too! What could be more perfect than an SC GC lol.

Fave thing about summer is waiting for the ice cream man and eating it in the heat!

Jeanne/Shelle86 said...

What I love the most about summer, must be the warm. In Denmark were I live, we have so much rain, snow and wind, that summer is a huge relief. Taking on trips to the beach and barbeque in our garden come in on second place :)

liana suwandi said...

hi hi...
new follower and glad to be a part of this blog hop.

teacher jessy said...

Thank you for rocking the giveaway! Everyone is going dizzy with the SC GC. You just know how to rock this hop! So glad to have you to be part of this hop! xx

stephanie said...

I love the smell of sun on my skin and the sense of freedom.

Talia said...

Oh my gosh, I love Studio Calico. :-) I love the food in Summer!

Caanan said...

Does air conditioning count? Probably what I like best about the summer is that I have a better chance at spending time with kids from church (last summer I had some of them over for a card making "class"). Thanks for the giveaway!!

Léa said...

OMG, amazing giveway!
Thank you so much for the chance to win

Michelle said...

Hey lovely! Love ur style! Summer to me is beaches, friends, vintage fayres, funfairs, ice cream, candy floss, picnics and sunshine {As I write its pouring down here in England :(} I'd LOVE 2 live in Florida

Molly Harbridge said...

Thanks for a chance to win... I already spent the gc 3 times! ;)

I love the heat and brightness of summer. Makes me so happy!~

Meghann said...

My fav part about summer is tanned skin, flip flops and pedis!!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I'm ALREADY looking forward to summer (probably because its freezing cold here in the middle of winter in Australia). I can't wait to get outside in the sunshine and have picnics in the park :-)

Anonymous said...

Mh maybe Ice Cream and fresh melon and swimming and sitting outside in the evening...

Thanks for the great price

Like your pics, i am new at instagram but alreydy love it

Sandie said...

Ohhh. Great blog. I'm now a follower. What do I like most about summer? The WARMTH!!!!!! I love heat. I love the sun, the vitamins in it... walking my dogs in the park, and enjoying the feeling of the sun on my skin. SO much better than snow. :)

Sandie said...

I joined! My instagram name is sandiemcr
And I'm now following you on instagram too!

Julie Garcia-Matus said...

new follower! summer fave: enjoy time crafting w/my girls & tackle the home projects!