Cropped Challenge, March

Hi!
Welcome to the Cropped Challenge!
So if you’re new to my blog, a bit of explanation.  Back in October it was my blog-a-versary.  So I wanted to do something FUN!!! to celebrate.  I have a TV in my craft room, and I often watch/listen to the show Chopped on Food Network. If you’ve never seen the show, it’s quite entertaining. Chefs get a basket of mystery ingredients with just a few minutes, and have to come up with an amazing meal. I find the show quite entertaining, especially when the ingredients seem so… random…
So I posted on my Facebook page that I wanted to do something different and was looking for volunteers – and there were 8 ladies who were brave enough to join me in an unknown challenge!
It was such a hit that I’ve done it a few times since… Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s definitely a challenge to use these random products together… And so cool to see how everyone does it differently!
Here’s what I told them:
The contents of the envelopes are:
1) Border strip, and a flower. Both were cut from my Cameo, and are white. You have discretion to add whatever color/texture to them; but they should be recognizable on your card. If you haven’t made a flower like this before, let me know, I can try & put a video up or something…  if you’d like to play, you can find them in the Silhoutte market – silhouette rolled rose

silhouette assorted decorative lace band

2) A toilet paper roll. Lots of people have been doing great things with them. You don’t have to use the whole thing; and you can change the color. But I should be able to tell that there is some added dimension to some object on your card (for example, you punch or cut shapes or letters out of it).
3) Some Stampin Up! silver stamping glass. This is a really chunky glitter. You can do whatever you want with it but I must be able to see that some of it is on your card.
4) One more thing – not in your envelope. You must have some sort of texture evident on your card – you can use your cuttlebug, make lines with a scoring tool, whatever you want to do. But the card must have some texture (doesn’t have to be on the whole card).

The only rules were:
You 1) can use any other items you like (card stock, bling, stickers, markers, stamps, etc) on the card. You clearly will need a card base 2) You must use all of the items I sent you, and they have to be identifiable (but you don’t have to use all of it in the card). 3) This challenge only – you can change the color of any item I’ve sent you. They don’t have to stay white. 4) Card can be any size, and any fold you like. 5) Card can be any theme you like….
I gave them a few weeks (just in case the mail was slow), and they created some phenominal cards!!! I have to say, when I was putting all of the pieces together, I couldn’t imagine any cards as awesome as what was created!

Here’s the contents of the envelope:

Here are the cards: (name of designer below the card):
Be sure to visit their blogs and give them some love!

 Donna Phelan

 Jamie Rogers Moore

http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com

Jennifer Restivo
(you’re already here – www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

 Kimberly Scott

http://www.todianewithlove.com/

 Rachelle Larsen

http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

 Robyn Yee-Tarjamo

Shawnee Penkacik

http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Regina Cooper Hardy
http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com/

Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Now featuring over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update was just released!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.


Hope you enjoyed all of these beautiful cards!So, to make this more interesting, you, my blog readers get to vote for your favorite card……

Please put your favorite card in your comment… If you can’t choose one that’s o.k. too!
I will select one comment from a follower randomly for a prize.. I’ll be giving away:
1)  some Tim Holtz alcohol inks for one commenter…  
2)  some Tim Holtz alcohol inks for one card maker 
3) and if you want to play along, you can link up a card too! I’ll select one of those for a prize too!  
I’d love to hear if you’d like to participate in one of these types of challenges in the future or see more of these..
Voting will take place until April 3rd..

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed the challenge!
Have a great day!
Jennifer



Winners… and a card!

I will select on winner randomly from all followers that comment this weekend to get a clear stamp and some stickers and a free copy of the iPhone app.  Winner will be selected 3/2
Winners from this past weekend –
Sketch hop day 1 – 7
sketch hop day 2 – 0
bunny hop – 16
total 23

Winner is bunny hop, #11

This is adorable! I love all the spring banners that you guys created! This cause is amazing and def deserves the best and you all have done a fabulous job at that! You are all saints. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us. I am def going to have to try the straw idea!
Hugs
Carley
CarleyCarter(at)gmail(dot)com

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And one card was added – winner is 

Rhonda Helm
Thanks everyone for participating in the hop.  Winners, I’ll contact you via email…
And here’s a card for you!
Thanks for visiting!
Jennifer

sketch hop day 2. for bunny banner hop, please scroll down….

Welcome to another Sketch Blog Hop. This is day 2!  If you’re here for the banner blog hop, click here:  http://www.craftycardgallery.com/2012/03/bunnies-and-blossoms-banner-hop.html

Everyone has had so much fun doing these it’s turned into a regular event! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you’ve never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. You’re at the first stop in the hop! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!Here’s the sketch:

Here’s my card:
(yes, I turned the card over)

This is an easy card since I’m re-doing my crafty room…  My minds eye embellishments, stickles, and dcwv paper….

Hope you like my card!
Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Next update is over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update should be released soon!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace. 
I will select on winner randomly from followers that comment to get a clear stamp and some stickers and a free copy of the iPhone app.  Winner will be selected 3/27.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the banner blog hop!



Want to play along with us?  Use this link to add your card.  I’ll pick a card as a winner randomly too!!!


Please post your card here…
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Thanks so much for visiting; your next stop on the hop is:Ashley: http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
In case you get lost along the way… Here’s the whole lineup.

Sent from my iPad



Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.
Yesterday and Today (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works asAdmissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC), www.pediatricspecialty.com.
PSC is a long-term care facility for specialneeds children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. Thebabies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and areadmitted from all over the country.
Some are infants, born prematurely and beforetheir lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects,illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving carein a home-like environment — many for their lifetimes.
Our banners are meant to cheer the youngpatients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I madeand will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child’s room:
I cut everything with my new Cameo…
I read someone’s tip on using a straw to string the ribbon.  It made it a million times easier!  see the straw in between the two layers???

I used some stickler on the flowers, and colored them with copies…

I designed the bunnies all by my self in the Cameo software!  I used goggly eyes and hand drew the nose on………Gotta love goggly eyes!

I used the free font from Lettering Delights to spell Joy – http://www.letteringdelights.com/alphabet:girl_power-7913.html  and I put some stickles on the letters….

We DO have a tasty bit of blog candyto thank you for visiting us today! What’s the prize??!
How about a beautiful handmade (courtesy of our Blog Hop Hostess, CardMonkey!) Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because CardMonkey does not make them for sale and she usually sticks to paper, not sewing!!
To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish — the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org.
2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog … Leave a comment on our Hop Hostess’s site (http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com) and let her know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you’d like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, andw hat text you’d like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for her to contact you if your name is picked.

Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Almost 800 cards, and growing every month!  

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace. 

I will select on winner randomly from all followers that comment this weekend to get a clear stamp and some stickers and a free copy of the iPhone app.  Winner will be selected 3/27. 

So now …. onto your next stop on the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop:  (List and link to the hop stop following yours).
DO check yesterdays lineup on Ellen’s blog when there will be about 20 more crafters showing their banners!!
Your next stop in the hop is Alina – http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Thanks for visiting!
Jennifer
Here’s the whole lineup in case you get lost…

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Pam – http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
Rachelle – http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
Jessica Esch- http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Nancie ~ http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
Susan E Bermudez – http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Beckie – http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
Jamie M. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Vicki Wilson http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
Robin – http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Jennifer – http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Alina – http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Debbie T. – http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.com/
Lisa T. – http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Cindy Potentier. –  http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/
Yvette ~ http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/


Sketch Blog Hop 3/24


Welcome to another Sketch Blog Hop. Everyone has had so much fun doing these it’s turned into a regular event! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you’ve never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. You’re at the first stop in the hop! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!
Here’s the sketch:

Here’s my card:
(yes, I turned the card over)

 Side view so you can see texture/dimension

So I used a scallop edged card die at my local scrapbook store.  The lighter pink oval (which looks like a nesting oval die) was cut with my Cameo. I cut an oval in the center (since I didn’t really have an idea what kind of sentiment it was going to get).  I used the roses (trimmed off the stem & glued them down), and added ice stickler to some.  I used rhinestones on the scallop edge and also pearls on the scallop oval.
Hope you like my card!
Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Next update is over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update should be released soon!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace. 
I will select on winner randomly from followers that comment to get a clear stamp and some stickers and a free copy of the iPhone app.  Winner will be selected 3/27.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the banner blog hop!



Want to play along with us?  Use this link to add your card.  I’ll pick a card as a winner randomly too!!!



Thanks so much for visiting; your next stop on the hop is:Ashley: http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
In case you get lost along the way… Here’s the whole lineup.
Jennifer: http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Rachelle: http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
Kristy: http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Zenita: http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
Regina: http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com