Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop

Gosh, I can't believe that it's been this long since I've posted on my blog!  Life just got in the way -- family was in town, work, hurt my back, etc., etc.

I'm so glad to be back AND to be participating in April's Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop.  This is the very first Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop celebrating April’s favorite color - GREEN!

If you are coming from Stephanie's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun doing this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop.


This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time to check out each project!

So, here's my birthday project.  I made a birthday card:


I used a Close to My Heart stamp set called Birthday Blast. It's a new stamp set from the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  

April loves "green" so not only did I make sure I used green colored paper, I also was "green" when I created the card.  I used pieces of cardstock and designer paper that I had leftover from another project!  The paper was from the Miracle paper line.  It's really pretty paper. 

I used a new technique that I learned called "Bargello Technique".  It's a technique needlepointers use to make a background.  I found a tutorial through Splitcoaststampers Gallery.  You use strips of paper with 3-4 different patterns.  Here's a couple of close-up pictures showing the pattern. 



This is the first time I have used this technique.  I think I like the card overall but the next time I do this I think I would make the background pattern or design more pronounced.  Anyway, I hope you like it! 

What would a birthday be without gifts? This gift could be yours because there is also an overall grand prize just for hopping with us!  The grand prize is sponsored by April from Curls and Grins (the first blog on the hop). In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.  Here's a list of all the blogs participating in our hop:

1. Curls and Grins
2. Mandie's Scrappin 
3. Confessions of a Scrapaholic
4. Create Serendipity
5. Scrapping Mama
6. Celebrating Ordinary Moments
7. Woven and Spun
8. Love 2 Create YOU ARE HERE
9. Treasures 4 Life YOUR NEXT STOP
10. A Scrapping Time
11. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
12. Graceful Cardmakers
13. Jen's Jewel Box
14. Scrapping With Lisa


Your next blog is Theresa’s at Treasures 4 Life.


Happy hopping!

29 comments:

  1. What a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing. CUTE!

    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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  3. Cute card!

    jlieungh23@gmail.com

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  4. So cute...it's always fun to try a new technique! So happy to be in this hop with you...thanks for sharing!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  5. so so cute TFS!!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  6. Cute card and what a fun technique!!

    Lauren B
    lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. Great card! I really like the stamped images.

    Christina
    ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  8. Very Cute!
    I will have to check out that technique
    Blessings
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

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  9. very cute, Love trying new thing's ..good job
    Deborah
    Ustoleit@comcast.net

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  10. Very creative!! Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

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  11. Very unique! Love trying new techniques on my card creations!

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  12. I love the card and love that technique. Can't wait to try it myself!

    Patti Ross
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
    rossfam@wildblue.net

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  13. Very cute. TFS
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  14. cool technique!
    bargainmama@mchsi.com

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  15. Great card! My mom used to needlepoint and now I can use that technique too!
    TFS - Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  16. Great card. My mom used to needlepoint and now I can use that technique too! TFS -
    Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  17. Love the technique you used and the monsters on the bottom. Cutness indeed
    Perderg@q.com
    scrappin3angel.blogspot.com

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  18. Pretty card and even your blog background is green. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  19. Beautiful card! TFS


    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98@gmail.com

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  20. Great technique! I definitely want to try that soon. Thanks for sharing!

    --Stephanie
    http://missprissygraceann.blogspot.com
    stephaniejones85_03@yahoo.com

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  21. Cute card and the new technique you learned turned out great!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  22. That's a great technique! Think I may just check that out! TFS
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  23. I like that technique! I'm going to have to try it out sometime soon! TFS

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  24. Love your card!! I have tried this technique but yours came out way better :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  25. I’m Having FUN doing the Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop
    I have blog candy you can win
    Become a follower today
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  26. Awesome!!! I am always looking for new techniques so thanks for sharing it with us!!!

    www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com

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  27. Great technique! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  28. Great card!

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

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  29. How neat Lucy!! Thanks for sharing your great card and for inspiring me!

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