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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary Hop

  • Hello My Friends!

    Today my friends and I are having a hop to celebrate my one-year anniversary of my blog which is Jan 20th. I can't believe how fast time has flown by!! I am thrilled to say that it was an exciting and amazing year...I have met some of the most wonderful friends in the crafty world and there were many that helped me on my crafting journey...thanks to you all! and my followers who supported me and cheered me on as well! I am excited to continue the journey and share with you the amazing talent that is out there as well as my own creations...you are all a blessing!

    If you arrived here from Vicki's you are on the right track .If you just happenned along and want to start at the top then go to Kari's   because I want you to have a chance to win some blog candy. Don't want to miss the fun either! :)

    We have the best sponsors for our hop that will just blow your mind!!!
    1. Shannon Keith Leffew has a gift certificate for flowers in her Etsy Shop
    2. Creative Kuts a $20 Gift Card at http://creativekuts.com/
    3. 2 birthday cards made by her, Stamp Set from www.gettingcricky.com PLUS $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven

    Positive Thoughs Stamp Set
    all that she is asking that you stop by her blog at http://www.scrappingmamma.net/, become a follower if you aren't already at her blog, and leave some bloggie love telling her that you are hopping with Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary
    So, make sure you give bloggy love to all my guest designers and of course me! ...hehe...and have fun hopping along the way.

    So without further ado lets get the party started. The only requirement I made for this party was that everyone had to put a butterfly or butterflies in their creation.

     For my creation I made an Anniversary card  for an anniversary celebration!

    I love butterflies but my all time favorite is the Monarch and I love how my card turned out

    I used the Picturesque Cricut Cartridge for this butterfly and cut her from black and orange card stock at different sizes ( I cut 5 but only used 3 the largest and the 2 smallest) starting at 1.5 in, 1.35, 1.25, 1.10, and 1.00 in. using my gypsy
    The oval mat was cut from a Scalloped Oval Sizzix Framelits with the Cuttlebug and embossed with a cuttlebug folder called Brickyard. I inked the edges first with silver then black,I used some thin popdots to place the mat and then gave the butterflies some demention by folding back their wings stightly and sticking them down withsmall glue dots. I also litely inked around the butterflies with the silver ink  I used a standard 5.5 x4.25 card base in white an orange mat 1/8th of an inch smaller a black mat 1/8 in smaller than the orange and a patterned paper( from where I don't recall but love it!) an 1/8th of an in smaller than the black mat. Added a small grey satin ribbon bow and the sentiment which is from My Creative Time Stamp set "Gift Card Sentiments in black ink.

    Thanks for stopping by and make sure you don't forget to give some love! :)

    Your next stop is : Linda's Blog

     Here is a complete list of all the stops just in case you get lost along the way.


Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Janet. Happy Anniversary!! Time does fly when you are having fun! What a beautiful card!! I absolutely love the butterflies and the layout of the card, just beautiful!!


Beckie said...

Gorgeous. Love those monarchs.

Be blessed, Beckie

Vicki said...

Janet, your card is beautiful. Like how you used different sizes of butterflies.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Tanya said...


Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Janet, this card is absolutely beautiful -- I love the colors along with all the attention to detail!!! Always a pleasure hopping with you my friend!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Cathie w said...

ver pretty what a great project


JaniceA said...

Beautiful card, the butterflies are amazing!

Naomi Edwards said...

I love your card and butterflies and the brick embossing made them pop out!!! Just love it!

Anonymous said...

I just love your card! I agree with Naomi about the brick embossing it really does make the butterflies just pop off the card. Super job

Amy said...

Janet, this is beautiful!! I love the change in patterns and textures, and your butterflies are SUPERB!! Wonderful!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

SueNJ said...

The colors on this card are amazing!!!!! What a sweet anniversary card. So happy we hopped together :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Michelle F. said...

These Flutter flys are gorgeous! Sure to please the most ardent butterfly lover! Beautiful card !

CLB said...

Very Beautfily! TFS


PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

I love Monarchs too! what a beautiful card...thanks for celebrating with me and being in the hop too! :) hugs

Tammy said...

Very lovely!!! Beautiful job---I love the combo of the butterflies and the basket weave embossing:) be blessed
Beyond Measure

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

OOh, I love these butterflies .. just perfect!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

callyannc said...

I love these! They look so real! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is AMAZING! I love the butterflies. The color combinations work wonderfully. TFS!


Nasir said...

The card is absolutely perfect with these butterflies.

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