Hi there! I'm excited to be here today, because it's time to BEAT THE WINTER BLUES with a blog hop, celebrating a huge sale at a fabulous craft supply shop on etsy, a2z Scrapbooking .
Their sale section is jam-packed full of Hero Arts items that are 50% off!!
As if that's not enough, we have an extra discount code for an extra 20% off your entire purchase!!!
So hop along with us today (February 21st), to see some fantastic, inspirational projects made using products you'll find in the a2z sale section! You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog. If not, no big deal, just check the list below for the hop order if you want to start from the beginning or just make sure you didn't miss any stops. Here is a card I made with a few items that happen to be in the sale section right now:
First, I used the 'Tweed Pattern' background. You guys, this is only $6.50!! Subtract the 20% and this is truly a phenomenal deal! My sentiment is from the 'Wish Big Candles' set (also on sale!). I used a rainbow of ink colors (all Hero Arts) and stamped and cut out a few different stars from the 'Year Round Sentiments' set. I didn't want to add too much to it, in case I want to give it to a guy, so I just added some Star Dust Stickles to some of the stars to make it a little more fun.
Okay, now go check out the other blogs in the hop!!
Be sure to comment on each of the blogs, "LIKE" the a2z Facebook page, and enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, to increase your chances of winning a gift certificate of $25.00!!! You have until February 28th midnight, to comment and get extra entries via Rafflecopter.
My dear sweet friend, Linda, has given birth to a beautiful baby girl!
Today some of Linda's friends have gotten together for a blog hop to welcome Baby Olivia! The full lineup is below, but you probably got here from Melissa Shea's blog.
We were originally going to call it the "Linda's about to pop hop", but she popped early, so we had to change the name!!
I actually made two cards for Linda & Baby Olivia. If you're interested in the story of why, you can read below... if you don't care, just look at the pictures and excuse the shoddy job I did on the first one. :)
So I made a card for Baby Olivia with her name on it, but her name was kept secret before she was born, so I couldn't use that card for the blog hop (because when we planned the blog hop she hadn't arrived yet). So I made this card...
I finished this and thought "whomp whomp". :( Clearly I was half asleep when I made this. Totally not impressed with myself and slightly embarrassed to even show it off. BUT, lucky for me, baby Olivia arrived on Friday!!! So now I can show you the original card! Here it is:
A little better, eh? I sure hope Linda likes it. :)
The next stop on the hop is Kelly Latevola. I just know she is going to have something amazing for you to see! If you get lost, or just want to go back through the hop multiple times, here is the full list of all the girls participating:
Hey, remember me? Is there anybody out there? Hopefully there's still a faithful reader or two out there... or maybe I'm just talking to myself. :/
I just wanted to check in and say hello and apologize for abandoning the blog for a few months. I have a good excuse though.... I had a baby!
I don't share too much personal information on here, but in case you were wondering, my little man was born on May 9th and we're all doing fantastic. The past 3.5 months have been absolutely delightful. Motherhood is amazing, and it's just like everyone says: challenging at times, but the best, most rewarding job you'll ever have.
Anyways, I do plan to make it back to this little blog soon. Maybe a lot, maybe just a little, I'm not so sure yet. I have some sewing projects I'd like to share with you when time permits, and I also plan to continue making cards. Life has just been busy lately so I'm not sure how much time I'll be able to devote to my beloved hobbies.
This week we're getting krafty! The challenge theme is to create any project with kraft.
Here is my card:
I created the background by cutting strips of kraft cardstock and adhering them to a kraft base at a diagonal, then just doodled some dots on the strips. I stamped the speech bubble onto kraft cardstock with black Hero Arts ink and stamped the flowers with a tan colored ink for a subtle effect, then colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and stamped the sentiment with neon pink ink. I added stickles to the middle of the flowers, but you probably can't see that in the photo. Before putting the bubble on the card base, I glued it to a white piece of cardstock and cut around it leaving a small white border.
Head over to the Little Tangles blog to check out what the fabulous design team created, and then get to work on a project of your own! There is a fabulous prize up for grabs -- the challenge winner will receive a Neat & Tangled stamp set of their choice!