Monday, June 29, 2009

New Bitten By The Bug challenge plus a Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that you're ready for the new week! I've got a short week ahead of me since I get Friday off from work. So anywho, it's time for the release of a new challenge from Regina over at Bitten By The Bug. AND, it's time for more fun cause it's another BBTB Blog Hop!!! This week, Regina is asking you to use the Freedom cut fr0m the Graphically Speaking cartridge. Well as soon as I heard what the challenge was, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. So I ran straight to the 4th of July file from The Cutting Cafe'!!!

The card was made by using my DS software with my Cricut Expression, all of which I got from Hallmark Scrapbook. Both the background paper used for the word Freedom, as well as that adorable Uncle Sam hat, is from a set of 4th of July downloadable stamps from The Cutting Cafe'! AND Regina has a special going on right now, so rush over to The Cutting Cafe' to check it out! If you haven't tried Regina's stamps yet, you are missing out! I easily changed the color of the background stamp with my Printmaster program (thank you so much DeeDee!!!), and also resized them to the exact size I wanted for this card. The hat was colored with my Copic markers. I added some Kaiser rhinestones and a ribbon, and I was done. So now onto the info for the Blog Hop!!

If you like flowers, bling, and pink, then I think you're going to like this little batch of blog candy. It consists of a clear flower flourish stamp from Stampendous, a few Prima flowers, Some gorgeous sparkly glittered hearts by Melissa Frances, a set of self adhesive pearls by Kaiser, and some cool pink trim. If you'd like a chance to win this, just leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday night, July 3rd. I will pull a winner sometime over the weekend, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner!
After you're done here, be sure to hop right on over to Heather's blog and take in all the eye candy she has to offer you! Heather makes the most amazing layouts and cards! She is just a bundle of talent!
Hope you're having fun on the blog hop! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

100 comments :

Kerry Stanek said...

This one is such a cute and original idea. Love it!

Beth said...

I agree! Love the originality of this card!

Janis said...

What a cool idea to have the cutout as the front of the card! You're so creative! Love the little red buttons too. The hat is a wonderful touch!

kim said...

I love how you did that. I don't have the DS for my cricut but I can see I'm going to have to go out and but it. It seems to be a must.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

StacyN said...

Awesome card as usual Sharon! I like how you used the freedom cut as your front.

Claudia Rosa said...

Gorgeous dear, Sharon...such a darling card.
Hugs
Claudia x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Sharon, this is a lovely card! Sorry, took me a couple minutes to figure out the text but it's perfect! And love the tophat!

The Zoo Keeper said...

This is so unique and very fun
Great way to use this cart
Keep up the great work
Jennifer

Crayola58 said...

What a darling Sharon-Card. I love your cards so much and each one is a total work of true creativity.

sophiesmama said...

Too cute Sharon...love it.
Hugs,
Mary

Bonnie B said...

Wow...such a beautiful card. Great idea, different from everyone's blog that I have visited. I was Bitten By The Bug in December. I love it.

Danni said...

This is so clever! Love it!

Carolyn said...

Love the card. It says it all. Beautiful work.

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Sharon! Great use of the CC printables too. Hey what version of Printmaster do you have? I NEED it but have to make sure it works with Vista Ultimate! xxD

GabrielaD said...

So cute! I love it.

CelticWoman said...

Oh Sharon, I love, love, love that hat, the whole card is just stunning. Hugs, Sandi

Jeri said...

Sharon, your card is amazing. I've really got to get that DS. I get so green with envy when I see everyone's designs with cartridges I don't have or using the DS. I guess I can't retire yet or I'll never have the money for my hobby.

Donna said...

Great card! I love the colors! I love to blog hop too. Always so many neat ideas!

Bobbi said...

I love the top hat, great card

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is wonderful I love the idea and it looks so brilliant. Kim

Jacilynn said...

wowsa, super cute! great card.

Julia said...

Love your card! That hat is way cute!!! TFS!

Linda said...

FABULOUS and so creative....I really like the little hat!!
Thank you for the chance to win.

Beth said...

Very cute and colorful! Lovely creation! Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy. I am enjoying your blog..I have become a follower :)

Heather said...

Your card is so striking!! I love the color/pattern combos.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Sharon, you already know I am a big fan of yours but this is just too cute!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Sharon! Stunning! I love it! You are one amazing card maker . . . this is FAB!

jcscraphappy said...

sharon i just love this card, the hat as a topper and the way you designed it, just love it :)
great blog candy too
jennie

Peggy said...

love this I wish I had the ds thanks for sharing

Yvette said...

Sharon what a cute cute card! I really LOVE that uncle Sam hat!

Ginny said...

Hey Sharon! Great contribution to the hop!! Keep up the great work =)

AUsome mom said...

Fabulous creation Sharon and I love that hat!! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!

Lisha said...

Love it

Piali said...

Very Cute card!!love the hat.Yummy candy too.

Peggy said...

Oh so cute! I just love your work:)

Regina Easter said...

WOW, i have to admit that i love how you used the background stamp and the whole concept of the freedom cut.....wowzer girl...now as far as that clear flower stamp...i gotta have that....i love the longness of it...(hum longness isn't a word)

mystyle said...

AWESOME Card! love the dimension the Freedom cut gives your card! Great design!

jan farnworth said...

love your card just adorable

Whippet said...

Great card - the hat just makes it!:-)

Kerry D-C said...

Oh my gosh! this is AWESOME!!! Love Uncle Sam's hat perched on there!

Jessica said...

This is definitely one of my favorites! I loved it, it just pops!

~JennRo~ said...

My favorite part of your card (as I'm sure everyone else too!) was the cutout/peek thru! LOVE it!! Sooo creative as usual Sharon!

Happy 4th and Happy Hopping!
*hugs*

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Sharon, so much detail and I love the colours
Clairex

Lindzie said...

I can't believe how talented you ladies are...great ideas!

scrapinnannyof5 said...

LOVE your card so cute. Great blog candy too!

sharon said...

This card is so fun!! Wouldn't a kid like a card with his/her name on the front? If I go out and buy a Cricut Expression, it's your fault!! LOL!
Sharon L

Craftyanny said...

A great card, everything about it just works!!
Anne x

Margie said...

What an adorable card!

scrappin4kim said...

What a cute card!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Kay Sibley said...

This card is a work of art!!! I LOVE it!!! ♥♥ Kay

Sheri said...

It is so excting to see all of the gorgeous things you're doing...This card is just so perfect!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Isn't this just the cutest thing ever!!!! I just love ALL of your work!

~Shari said...

I really like the 3-D effect you have created with your Freedom card.
~Shari R.
paper.happy@hotmail.com

Rene said...

love it very nice!

RAP said...

I like how you used the background stamp in red. Very cute.

Renee R said...

very creative! I love it

remus79 said...

I think your card is great...very creative. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

this is waaaay cool! i love how "freedom" is the fornt of the card!

.................... said...

Beautiful work, Sharon!!!

By the way - did you get my e-mail?

-Tifany

Jennifer said...

I love the card, just Fabulous!!!!

Penniannie said...

OMG... what a darling card, Colors, Design, everything is perfect, your projects aways have talent written all over them....

HUGS
Penny S

Elaine said...

Excellent card! It's so clean and crisp and FUN with the hat on the top tilted just slightly like that!

Mary said...

Love your card!
and yes, i love pink and bling!
thanks for offering a great give away
and thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Sharon,
K! I have my popcorn and my soda and ready to be amazed at what you have created..I knew my eyes were in for a huge treat...You didn't dissapoint....My baby blues thank ya...LOL...
You are such an amazing artist and person....I am off to hop some more...Now, I know how a bunny rabbit feels..Heee....Friends, Krista

Tamaroo said...

Such a creative project! Have a great day off!

Heather said...

What a cool looking card!! I love it!

Cynthia B. said...

Love this cute card! The hat and the rhinestone touches really are the perfect touches. Thanks for the chance to win - and thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi said...

The colors are just so amazing!!

Crystal said...

I love the little patriotic hat! And what girl does not love bling, pink and hearts???

Linda Peterson said...

I love what you made using this cartridge.
Linda Peterson

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Sharon !!

Hugs Monique

Sandie said...

Wow this is so fresh and funky. Excellent idea.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Luv Sandie

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

What a great job. I just love the top notch creations you make. thanks for the chance to win such pretty goodies!!!

Susan said...

Oh Sharon, I laughed when I read your post! Yes, there are those that would say I am "full of it!" LOL. Thanks of making my evening! BTW, I LOVE your project!!!! Very, very festive and appealing!!!

xxSusan

StampinCathy said...

This is just PRICELESS! Wow I just love this creative and super inspiring Freedom card. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy.

sue said...

Great card Sharon, lovin the blog hop, you are all so talented!!
Lovely blog hop candy too, thanks.

Linda E said...

Your card is amazing! I love your paper choices!

Treva said...

Beautiful card, tfs.

Jessica said...

Lovel work Sharon! TFS

Kim Dewees said...

I love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Kathlene said...

Omigosh, the little Uncle Sam hat is the perfect touch. Darling card. Thanks for sharing!

Southern Cricut said...

I love this card. I love the colors and textures on it.

Baucom said...

Your embelishments are perfect. Not tooooo much, just enough!

Gale said...

Love this one. Thanks for sharing, and for the blog candy.

Janis said...

I love that Freedom card you made, it's so neat! I like the scalloped recipe card too...Your blog is great, thanks for having the blog hop.

Hugs janis

bonnie said...

Oh my goodness gorgeous creations and gorgeous candy thank you so much for the chance to win. :) Bonnie x

AShu93 said...

I really like the cut-out of the word as the front of the card. Beautiful as usual!

dagbird2001 said...

its lovely.
thanks for doing the blog hop.
xx

Rebecca said...

I love your design, it is very cute and classy! The blog candy looks great too :)
Becca

Annie said...

Your "freedom" card is simply stunning. I love the layout and the paper that you used,

cheers Annie

Bram_fam said...

I love what you did with the word Freedom. Such a great idea.

Melinda Ford said...

Gorgeous design! I love how you made it. Very original!

Aimee said...

I really like how the word opens up! I love pink, flowers, and bling - your candy is perfect for me!! ;)

Lana said...

Sharon this is so fab how you managed to include so many fun stamps with the cricut cut. You are so talented friend
hugs
Lana x

Heike said...

Wonderful Creations, the Candy is so great.

Hugs
Heike

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Love your card Sharon! Gives me an idea even though I don't have graphically speaking, but I do have CDS so I'll be playing with that before this storm comes chasing through. You have given me inspiration when I've been stuck ... thanks again for the fun. Happy 4th to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I love your take on this card and your cut out. Thanks for sharing.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

QweenDavia said...

wow great card
this is so much fun! this is my
1st blog hop! I think that i might become a regular LOL

Jen Young said...

I love your talent! Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

Linda S. said...

Hi Sharon, I am not sure if I am in time to comment on the blog candy or not. It is late here, but I wanted to tell you what a cute card this is anyway. Your ideas are always so clever. TFS Linda S. in NE