Aug 18-19 Flowers and Ladybugs Blog Hop Days 1 & 2

Welcome to the flowers and lady bugs blog hop!
If you’re here for Sean and Regina’s hop, click here: http://www.craftycardgallery.com/2012/08/august-blog-hop-with-sean-regina.html
You should have arrived from  April – http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com – if you didn’t and you just happened along our hop, be sure to go back to the start: Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
Here’s my Day 2 card – I decided to combine both into one post…

 I found this *adorable* FREE! digi paper pack at Shery K Designs – http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/06/free.html
and had to make a card with it!  My only thing – I forgot to load cardstock in my printer so it was printed on cheap printer paper (but still looks good)
I printed 2 sheets; trimmed to be an A2 card.  The flowers are stampin up and the pearl is froom my stash.  I thought I had a ladybug sticker but since I couldn’t find it I cut out a ladybug and pop dotted it onto the flower.  I stamped with a stampin up stamp… Thinking of the long journeys a ladybug makes; that’s inspiring!

 inside of card…

Day 1 card (in case you missed it)
My card is one that I made at stamp camp this year (true confession, not my own unique design).  I really like the combination of colors/style; and it was hanging on my wall and I needed a card for a co-worker and thought I would use it for the hop..  will have a new creation on Sunday!

All products are stampin up!

 I’m getting close to 900 on my blog and
extremely close to 500 on my facebook.  I will give an additional prize
if I get to 510 likes and 870 followers by the end of August.

 
A few things if you’re new to my blog –
Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!


And some shameless self promotion….
Crafty Card Gallery, my first app, is a card gallery app for the iPhone
and all idevices.  It’s available in the iTunes app store.  Update out in the itunes store today! – over 900 cards!!!  http://bit.ly/ITCCG
Challenges and Sketches by Crafty Card Gallery, my new iPhone app, just released, with card sketches and challenges in it.  http://bit.ly/ITCSCCG
And most excitingly, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery, a card making
magazine with a lot of inspiration, great articles, and great cards. 
Available for sale here http://bit.ly/CBCCG

Thank
you for visiting my blog. I’m the last stop in the hop, I hope you enjoyed it!
Jennifer
Here’s the final lineup in case you got lost:
Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
Cheryl – http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com
Ashley – http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
leslie-rahye~ http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
April – http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Jennifer- www.craftycardgallery.blogpsot.com

August Blog Hop with Sean & Regina

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST BLOG HOP!
Hi
everyone! Thanks for playing along in our August blog hop! The Blog
Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating
the fall season this month! After a very hot and humid July, most of us
are looking forward to a cool and colorful fall! When we think of fall,
our minds swirl like we are surrounded by falling leaves and a crisp
cool breeze in the air. Each host/hostess will have a card creation
posted that is his/her representation of what fall means to them.
Scrapbook
Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor! The overall winner will receive
digi’s from our sponsor. Please visit them at http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/index.php?! Also some of our blog hop
host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their
blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a
comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!
Here’s my project:
This project didn’t come out quite like I imagined, and I
couldn’t think of a way to improve it… I like the idea… just not
the execution… 

So I made the Keep Calm from an app called keep calm from my iphone, and sent it to my printer wirelessly :).  Then I made the leaves & background by using some spritz inks (that I’ve had in my stash for ever and hadn’t used) and spritzing a piece of paper and then blotting a little with tissue, and then using leaf punches to punch out the leaves.  The only problem is it dried a little curvy – next time I would let dry fully before I attached to the card stock and then use lots of adhesive.  On the inside I used a strip of that red tape, and attached the punched leaves to it.
Simple card, and I really like the leaves.. but i think the fact it didn’t dry flat bothered me.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends! The rules are simple:
1.
Leave a comment on Regina’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a
chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)! 🙂
2.
Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below). Leave
comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from
select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy
will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their
blog post carefully. Each blog will have the name and blog address for
the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop. Our number 2 on the
list is Regina at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com (The next blog will
be Regina’s and so on).
3. At the end of the hop, a
random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop prize from our sponsor and
select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy. The deadline for leaving
comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST. Winners of the Grand
Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012. 
The Blog Hop with Sean and Regina participants are as follows:
Sean Fetterman http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com
Regina Hardy http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com
Melissa Cash http://INKclinations.blogspot.com
Sharri Seffens http://istamp4u.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com
Kay Simmons http://livinlifeinthecreativelane.blogspot.com
Donna Rinckel http://indianainking.blogspot.com
Ina Grehan http://littlebitsofcraft.blogspot.com
Roxie Nitti http://rnittistamping.stampinup.blogspot.com
Aixa Mercado http://www.cardjewels.com
Jennifer Restivo http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Tracy Palmer http://craftymomfl.blogspot.com
******** BONUS BLOG CANDY HERE ********
Please sign up and leave a comment to be eligible to win blog candy here! 
 I’m getting close to 900 on my blog and extremely close to 500 on my facebook.  I will give an additional prize if I get to 510 likes and 870 followers by the end of August.
  
A few things if you’re new to my blog –
Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!

And some shameless self promotion….
Crafty Card Gallery, my first app, is a card gallery app for the iPhone
and all idevices.  It’s available in the iTunes app store.  Update out in the itunes store today! – over 900 cards!!!  http://bit.ly/ITCCG
Challenges and Sketches by Crafty Card Gallery, my new iPhone app, just released, with card sketches and challenges in it.  http://bit.ly/ITCSCCG
And most excitingly, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery, a card making
magazine with a lot of inspiration, great articles, and great cards. 
Available for sale here http://bit.ly/CBCCG

Thank
you for visiting my blog. 
 Now, go to Tracy Palmer’s blog at: http://craftymomfl.blogspot.com 

Winners & a card

Hi!
Sorry for the late post… I’ve been battling a sinus infection and I’m starting to feel like it’s winning…
Winners from this weekends sketch hop:
Comments – 5 comments, winner was

I like your card Jen. Did you use Chip board ?

ReplyDelete

 
Card based on the sketch – 

 1. Suzanne Roseberry  

You both with clear stamp & stickers.

I will contact you!  Congratulations!

Some news – we’ll be doing a second edition of the Creations by Crafty Card Gallery – if you’re interested in submitting cards or being involved in any way, please comment or contact me at craftycardgallery at gmail.com

And a card….

Thanks so much for visiting!

Jennifer
 


Sketch Blog Hop, Day 1 & 2

Welcome to the Sketch Blog Hop. Everyone has had so much fun doing these it’s turned into a regular event!

Welcome to the Sketch Blog Hop, Day 1 & 2

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! Lucky you, you’re at the first stop in the hop!

Here’s the sketch – banners are so popular now I was inspired by that…

 Here’s my card that I made for my hubby’s birthday:

I’d gotten these super cool stickers (you can see another card with the stickers here:

http://www.craftycardgallery.com/2012/07/winners-and-card.html
)

So here’s my day 2 card:

Front of the card: Stickers, paper & chalk ink

 Inside the card:

 And here’s day 1 (if you hadn’t hopped previously)

 A few things if you’re new to my blog –
Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!
And some shameless self promotion….
Crafty Card Gallery, my first app, is a card gallery app for the iPhone
and all idevices.  It’s available in the iTunes app store.  Update out in the itunes store today! – over 900 cards!!!  http://bit.ly/ITCCG
Challenges and Sketches by Crafty Card Gallery, my new iPhone app, just released, with card sketches and challenges in it.  http://bit.ly/ITCSCCG
And most excitingly, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery, a card making
magazine with a lot of inspiration, great articles, and great cards. 
Available for sale here http://bit.ly/CBCCG

 

Your next stop is the talented Jearise at  http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

If you’d like to add a card using this sketch you can! I’d love to see what you create!  I will select a card randomly and a comment randomly for a prize – a clear stamp and stickers.

Thanks for visiting!
Jennifer

 

 Here’s the whole lineup if you get lost….

Jennifer http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Jearise http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry http://www.kerrysscrapplace.blogspot.com.au/