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Friday, April 15, 2011

All Creatures Great & Small Blog Hop!! Just Swinging By... To Say Hi!! :)

Hello, hello, hello to YOU, and Happy Birthday to OWH's Ciara!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today during the "All Creatures Great & Small Blog Hop" presented by Misty at DeLiteful Gifts!!  I'm so pleased to be a part of this hop, and I'm super-excited that YOU are here!!  If you arrived here from Getting Cricky, you are in the RIGHT spot!!  If you've just happened along, be sure to hop back to Misty and begin at the beginning!! :)  When you're done here, you'll want to hop along to TANYA, who has a creative critter in store for you too -- But be sure to leave a comment here first to be eligible for the Blog Candy!!

Misty asked each participant of the hop to create a 'Kid-Friendly' card or project with a creature great or small...  In an effort to promote and support Operation Write Home, I designed this fun MONKEY card!!
The monkey was cut from my Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge (available HERE!)...  I love the easy layers on this cartridge, and it's NOT just for baby stuff (as demonstrated here, here, here, and HERE!!)...
I braided some twine and covered it with Glossy Accents for the vine...  I really love how this turned out...
The tan cardstock is embossed with Tim Holtz's 'Woodgrain' embossing folder (from Sizzix) and the phrase "Just Swinging By" was made with my old-school DYMO label maker!!  :)
I hope you've enjoyed my card -- This one, along with many others, will be sent to our heroes stationed overseas so that they can send a card to a loved one at home!!  :)  If you'd like to join in on that fun, please visit the OWH site for more info...

What's a hop without candy???  Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered to WIN some FUN Critter Candy from me (and also to be eligible for Misty's candy)!!  The winner of my Blog Candy will be announced on Monday, April 18th and will receive a selection of paper, die cuts, and other goodies to create some cards and projects!!  :)

Thanks so much for joining me on the HOP!!  I'm participating in another hop today (and tomorrow too), so I hope you'll stick around for a few moments to check that out too!!  :)

If you get lost along the way, here's a list of all the talented bloggers participating in today's hop:
1. Misty…http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
2. KAndrews...http://www.gettingcricky.com/
3. Amy...http://www.lovetocrop.com/ You are Here!
4. Tanya…http://scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com/  <- Next Stop!
5. Darlene…http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
6. Kathie…http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com/ 
7. Michelle D…http://upsydaisycreations.blogspot.com
8. Sally… http://sallysbitz.blogspot.com
9. Gill...http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ 
10. Jen…http://www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/ 
11. Sher… http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com/ 
12. Rhonda…http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
13.Tara..http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/ 
14. Vicki…http://www.melovebonoandscrapbooking.blogspot.com/ 
15. Jen …http://www.jenscraftcorner.com/ 
16. Dawn…http://iowascrapper.blogspot.com/ 
17. Martha…http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/ 
18. Becky…http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/ 
19. Anita…http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/ 
20. Kara… http://karassweetcreations.blogspot.com/ 
21. CheriJ… http://cdjcape521.blogspot.com/ 
22. Carlene…http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com/ 
23. Misty…http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/ <-2nd chance post  


** What??? More small print???  :)  -- To be eligible for my "All Creatures Great & Small" Blog Hop Candy you need to leave a comment on this post (if you don't know how to get to the comment box, CLICK HERE)...  For a second chance to win, become a follower (if you are already a follower, that's okay too) and leave a SECOND comment that you are following...  The winner will be selected and posted on April 18th (later in the day rather than sooner, cuz I'm never organized enough to do it first thing in the morning!)...  Selected winner will have SEVEN (7) whole days to claim the prize (so be sure to CHECK BACK!!) or it will be re-gifted, possibly to the monkeys at the zoo, even though they will probably try to eat it or throw it at each other, but probably to another comment participant...  This drawing is held in happy spirits with good intentions, so please enter with the same...  Here ends the fine print. :)

58 comments:

Misty said...

I LOVE it Amy! DYMO? LOL! Didn't know they were still around! Glad you resolved the problem.

Thank you for joining me in my hop!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

June Houck said...

That vine is terrific! This really makes your card special, Amy. You're right…not just for babies :)

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Monkeys are always so cute, and here is another example of that. TFS!
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I am also a new follower
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

Too cute Amy!! The monkey is ADORABLE and the "vine" really sets it off. Great idea!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Tami B. said...

Good lord, take me back to the day.... a Dymo! What a fun card.

Rhonda Emery said...

what a adorable hanging monkey so cute cute. hugs

Michelle D said...

Such a cute card! Please stop by to check out mt card...fellow hopper #7 upsydaisycreations.blogspot.com.

sallysbitz said...

Hello Amy, your card is just super x

I am part of the blog hop team & have become a follower of your blog.

Gotta dash & do some more hopping Lol

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Esther said...

I love the way you wound the twine around his arm!!

http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your card and your site. I am your newest follower. Thank you fro donating to OWH. This is a great organization. I am so happy to see all these talented people donating their cards to OWH. Our military children will be so happy to receive these friendly critter cards.

shersl84bed said...

So cute Amy, great idea with the twine.
I'm a follower too by the way.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

BunnyFreak said...

I love the zine twisted around the arm.

BunnyFreak said...

I am a current follower.

Dawn W said...

Love the card. This made my decision to get the Creative Memories cartridge. What an awesome card for some kid to get from mom or dad!!!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

How cute!
I would love to win- Paper Panther

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

I am a follower- Paper Panther

craftaholic said...

Love!♥♥ your Monkey Card...Too Cute!! I am loving this blog hop, with all the cute little animals!! TFS!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

craftaholic said...

I am a very new Follower and love to follow cool Blogs!!! My blog has a cool post that I did yesterday!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Sheila said...

I've been a follower for a while! Love your blog.

http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Cute monkey! Love the vine :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

already a follower :)

Thanks!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Jenn Roseman said...

I really really love it!!! I love monkeys!!! CUTE!

kathlee said...

What an adorable card! Just love the twine around the monkeys arm. Too darned cute and creative. New follower and "fellow Hopper" TFS
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

Opps.......lol.......I am a new follower!(second post!)
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

alwayscharlie said...

Hi Amy! Your card is so adorable! I know one of our heroes will be so happy to use it!! Bless you!

alwayscharlie said...

i've been a follower for awhile!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Great card Amy. TFS.

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Great project! Super cute little monkey!

Jenn
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net

Crafty Diva said...
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Crafty Diva said...

Very cute card! Love the old school label!
j.berb at hotmail dot com

Crafty Diva said...

I'm a new follower!
j.berb at hotmail dot com

nantastic said...

Already a follower. Love your monkey card and the vine is relly cute.
nana5604 at gmail dot com.

Becks Cricards said...

haha, I love this card! The swinging monkey is adorable!

TFS!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Becks Cricards said...

I am a long time follower!

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings!
RecipeScrapperATsbcglobalDOTnet

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Second comment: Just wanted to let you know I am a new follower. I also found you via K Andrews Getting Cricky Love Link-Up.
Blessings!
RecipeScrapperATsbcglobalDOTnet

Marcy S. said...

I love the card and how you went old school. I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

m dot serrano at live dot com
http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

Gill McCall said...

Amy this is so so cute. im following you too now. I loved making all my projects for this hop its so cool!
http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

Kaitlin said...

Very cute card!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

Tambo said...

very cute monkey card. A kid would love to get this card, well so would my husband's friend who is nicknamed Monkey. LOL I make him monkey cards for his birthday every year.
thanks, Tami

Tambo said...

2nd entry, I am already a follower.
tamboscreations.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute monkey!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Already a follower!

K Andrew said...

Hi Amy,
love your project and how you put a real "rope" in his hands. Great touch!
Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

i so need this cartridge. this monkey could have been used... LOVE ur card..
parkernana5@cox.net
http;//mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Kate said...

That braided vine is fantastic!! And I love the way you used little labels for your sentiment. That looks SO sharp!!

Anniebee said...

Such a cute card and one that any child would love! Just adorable!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

Oh! Almost forgot... I'm already a follower!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

what a cute card!! love the lebal maker, gives the card an awesome look!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Brenna said...

I am following your blog!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Cyndi S said...

I have been a follower for a while not and am happy I am.
cstephenson at q dot com

Cyndi S said...

I just love your monkey card. What a great idea for your sentiment.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kara said...

What a cute monkey! He looks like he's ready to swing thru the tree's in the jungle, lol! Awesome job on your card as always! Of course I am already a follower of your wonderful blog :)

-Kara
Karassweetcreations.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Love that monkey! I have not seen much made with that cartirdge...TFS

Amanda said...

i love this basket~box! so cool! love all the papers 2! thanx! prhmangel@gmail.com

Heather said...

This is just great, you never cease to amaze me with the wonderful things you come up with

God Bless
Heather
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

 
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