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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary Blog Hop and Getting Cricky Preview Day Five - "Happiness Is..."

YAY for Thursday!!  I'm so excited that you're here today!! :)  Not only is it DAY FIVE of the Getting Cricky Pre-Hop Week, but it's also the Blog-iversary of my friend Kari at Purplefuntastick Creations -- And she's having a HOP to CELEBRATE today!!  All week long I've been stretching my brain to find non-owl uses for the Owly Hoo Stamp Art Sentiment Set (not that there's anything wrong with using this set for every owl card, layout, and project you can think of, BUT isn't it FUN to find MORE WAYS to use an already AWESOME stamp set?!?!?)...  And so...  I hope you enjoy what I'm excited to show you today!!  But before I get ahead of myself...

Kari is celebrating her blog's one-year anniversary (which is Jan 20th).  I remember Kari's blog in her very beginning days, as I think we "met" soon after she joined the Blog-O-Sphere...  It's hard not to admire her passion and honesty...  She can say that everyone else is a blessing to her, but truth be told -- She's truly the blessing to everyone else!! :)

If you've arrived here from my quirky and creative friend, Ellen, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join the FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kari's blog -- because I want you to have a chance to win some of the AWESOME blog candy (details below)...  And I sure don't want you to miss any of the fun!! :)

So without further ado lets get this party started!!  Since the only requirement for this party was to put a butterfly (or butterflies) on our creations, I decided to make this....
 My standard A2 card (4.25"x5.5") is bright and colorful to hopefully rush Spring along (yeah, yeah, I know that Winter just started!!)...  I was introduced to a fabulous new challenge blog, Digi Darla's Challenges, earlier this week -- I already have my eye on a few of Digi Darla's images, but I was EXTRA excited to see that, for each challenge, she's offering a FREE image!!  WOW!!  This beautiful "Butterfly Fairy" is PERFECT for Kari!!  I'll be entering this card in the current challenge there as well -- The theme for the week is "Happiness Is..." -- So they want to know what happiness is to YOU (more details HERE)...  My happiness always comes from...  Thinking about my friends and family  :)
 Since I do not own any Copics (YET), I settled for coloring the image with my SU! Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen...  It's difficult to tell in the pictures (can I get a little sunlight???), but I fussy-cut around the fairy and popped her up from the white layer underneath...  I also added some iridescent Stickles to her wings for some sparkly-sparkle.  The yellow background paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" embossing folder, the purple polka dot paper is from the Creative Memories "Cheerful" tone-on-tone paper pack, and that fabulous polka dot ribbon is another find from my stash (if you've been visiting me this week, then you might be noticing a trend here...  I'm trying to sample more of my hidden ribbon stash -- And I'm even sharing some this Friday night too -- Be sure to come back and check out the details!!)... Anywhoooo, my wonderful friends over at Celebrate The Occasion have an ANY THEME Challenge this week, but ya must use POLKA DOTS!!  Well, I used 'em, so I'll be entering my card in their challenge (HERE) as well...  :)
 Now how about that sentiment???  Can you believe this is yet ANOTHER mix-n-match sentiment found on the Owly Hoo Stamp Art Sentiment Set???  I've been featuring this set ALL week long for the Getting Cricky Preview Week (Did you miss Sunday's snowman card? Or Monday's GROOVY giraffe and "shag pillow" cards?  Or Tuesday's Valentine Favor Boxes?  Or yesterday's Bird-day Card???  I hope you'll stop over and check all of those out!!  If I've finally convinced you that your craft supplies are simply incomplete without this set and you must rectify this before one more day passes, please make this set YOURS by clicking here OR by clicking on the image below...  AND...

I have BIG NEWS!!  To qualify for FREE SHIPPING on your purchase, be sure to enter amyfreeship at check out!!  WOWZERS!!  Gotta love a deal like that!! :)





K Andrew Designs

And remember to check out all of the other specials going on now!!

Before you hop away, remember that Kari has assembled an AWESOME list of sponsors!!  All the details can be found on Kari's blog, but here's a quick overview:
  1. Shannon is offering a gift certificate for her beautiful handmade flowers (available in her Etsy Shop).
  2. Creative Kuts is offering a $20 Gift Card.
  3. Deb from Scrapping Mamma is offering two of her handmade birthday cards, a K Andrew Designs Stamp Set AND a $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven...
Thanks for stopping by!!  Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous Susan...  So go share some Bloggie-Love with her!! :) When you're done with the hop, be sure to visit some of my fabulous Getting Cricky Design Team Sisters in the picture links below...  All week long they've been busily creating some WONDERFUL projects -- MORE THAN 100 so far!!  WOW!!

Here are the links for all the Hop Stops in Kari's Blogaversary Blog Hop (clicking on each link will take you directly to their hop post!!) and below you'll find the Getting Cricky Design Team projects....

Amy - That's ME!!  You're HERE now!! :)
Susan - This is your NEXT STOP!!

 And now...  For some more fun....

45 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty Amy!! can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for tomorrow's hop!!
Kristan
GCDT-Sister

Kathy said...

Wow, love it Amy. I miss you my friend! I have my surgery today. Keep in touch my friend!
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

ScrappyRae10 said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Amy! Love what you did with "Butterfly Fairy"!! She's adorable and love that glitter!!

Janet said...

Love the image very sweet and thankd for all the details How you keep all the stuff you do straight is mind boggling in itself. Nice hopping with you
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Beckie said...

Super pretty!

Be Blessed, Beckie

craftin-dawn said...

Very pretty card, love the stickels and making her pop up! Great card....Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge Blog....DawnD-DT

Vicki said...

Amy your butterfly fairy is gorgeous. You are so clever. TFS.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

glassgraffitix2 said...

Amy, you did it again! Love your little fairy!

Lisa said...

You threw that "not that there's anything wrong with it" line in there just for me, didn't you?? Come-on, admit it... ;) Just kidding!! I adore the butterfly fairy!! She is so sparkly and beautiful!! You did a fabulous job coloring her!! All of the colors are so pretty...this is a happy card!!

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sugarlips said...

Amy,
This is so cute! I think you did such a great job coloring it and I love your non-owl sentiments :)

Jessie
Getting Cricky DT sister

Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Kari is an inspiration to us all but you are also!!! Always a pleasure hopping with you my dear friend!!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust!
Lynne
Her Craftiness
http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Charlotte said...

Amy,
This is so so cute. I just love the image and the colors you chose. The ribbon is fabulous and the I love that you embossed the base. It really is cute.

Charlotte

Tanya said...

Super cute! Love the image!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Super adorable image, love the sparkle and fun colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our polka dot challenge :)

Cathie w said...

ver pretty what a great project

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Naomi Edwards said...

I am only just getting into digital stamps! I will have to check this one out! Thank you... I think she is georgeous and love how bright your card is... I absolutely love the bow pattern you used with the yellow!!! It really pops. I will also have to get those sentiments stamps of Kristal... lots of info, thank you!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the sparkle on the wings.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Michelle F. said...

There is obviously a little magic in that fairy! It is sure to sprinkle some on Kari ! Super card!

JaniceA said...

Sweet, beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Very pretty butterfly girl. You did an awesome job on this sweet card!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I love the little fairy Amy. She is so cute. Great sentiment to go with it! You rock!!
Heather Getting Cricky Jr. DT. Sister

Jenscrapstoo said...

This is just so cute Amy, love this image and the colors are beautiful
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky Jnr DT sister

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, your butterfly fairy is just darling Amy!! So super sweet!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, your butterfly fairy is just darling Amy!! So super sweet!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

The Queen Bee said...

What an adorable card!

SueNJ said...

This is just an amazing card. The ribbon is just to die for. You always have the greatest projects!!! So happy we hopped together :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

I love the darling card and that ribbon is awesome! :) thanks for celebrating and being in the hop with me! TFS :)
Kari

CLB said...

i love the little fairy butterfly so cute! TFS

keaunalynn@msn.com

Tammy said...

You did such a lovely job!! This is uber cute and happy! I am a little confused on who, how and what we were supposed to look at /comment on for the pre-hop---Thank you for sharing and allowing me to glean from you plus the op to be introduced to a great digi source:) be blessed
Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com
bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

Adrian said...

Hello:)Very cute card, thanks for playing with us this week!!!

Cheri said...

This is so cute. I love the colors and the polka dots are perfect for the card.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT sister
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

Very delightful card, Amy!!! Love the coloring and glitter -- that's my "thing."


Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

callyannc said...

Lovin it Amy! Love the ribbon! TFS CallyAnn

Esther said...

She's so pretty with her glittery wings!
Thanks for playing at CTO!

Miranda said...

Very Pretty!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Amanda said...

Amy! Hi lady~it's been a while;) I've missed visiting your blog & FB page! I haven't hopped much lately, w/ the holiday's & 2 young boys~it's hard 2 find the extra time! I've been scrapping/crafting n my extra time! I start a lot of hops, but never finish:( lol! Anyhoo~I think this card is adorable~such sparkle! Loyal follower via GFC & on FB! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com
Blog: www.scrappinangel-amanda.blogspot.com

Jana said...

Love your card and your coloring. I don't see how you keep up with all you do. You are a very busy and talented girl!
Blessings,
Jana
Getting Cricky DT
My Blog

Amy said...

Super cute card- I love the sparkle on the wings! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Karen L said...

Wow, how did I miss this amazing card?! Your sweet fairy is adorable and I love how you colored her! Love that polka dotted ribbon!

Scrappin Mama said...

Love the card you did and AWESOME job, I love the Ribbon that you used it really brings out the color in the card!!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's
Lisa O-DT

Anita Braddock said...

Wow How Beautiful I love Fairies and you have made her supper sweet. love the colors and the papers. the Glitter is perfect you have colored her great. thanks for sharing
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sister
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Amy this card is super cute!!

Veronica Getting Cricky JrDT Sister
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Beckie said...

How pretty. Love those wings and your coloring. Thanks for playing along at DD.

Be blessed, Beckie

Indy said...

I love seeing how other crafters shade without Copic markers. I don't have any either. You did a fantastic job!

 
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