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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

French Manor Blog Hop


Welcome to the French Manor Blog Hop!! 
You should have arrived here from Sherrie's blog.
If this is your first blog, please go to see Jana to begin the blog hop.

I am so excited to be part of this!!  First of all, this is my first official blog hop!  Second, I have not really used FM and this really challenged me to do just that!  Third, I have Blog Candy (see below)!!!

I was inspired by a card I saw in a magazine last January.  The original card was a Valentine's Day card.  I used the Flower and shadow as well as the small doily from the French Manor Cartridge.  I also cut out Merci. 
My card is 6x6 so I sized the flower inside a 6x6 grid on my Gypsy mat.  I put two flowers on the mat and used Hide Contour to hide one of the center cuts (see screen below).  I also put Merci and three small dioly shapes on the mat. 

For the leafy part, I used a swirl border and stretched it a bit.  I turned off the Aspect Ratio Link (yellow chain located between the words Width and Height on the Basic Menu) and left the height at 1.00 but changed the width to 4.07.

Taking care to line up the mat with the arrow on the left side, I placed my papers where I wanted them.  I used My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market paper found at Michaels.

I used my paper trimmer to cut out 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch squares out of the coordinating paper.  This paper is two sided and has a solid color on the back.  I used two of the doilies and part of the center of the flower on three different squares.
I used my Tim Holtz Distressing tool to distress the edges of the squares and flower. 
Here are the edges distressed.  Next, I used brown stamp ink on the edges of the squares and the flower.
I added some ribbon, a bow, some pearls and Merci to the card and here it is!!  This is not my normal style (a bit girly) but the more I look at it the more I LOVE it!!
Here is my Blog Candy!!  I am giving away some Tim Holtz Grungeboard shapes and 5 stamp pads for inking!  All you have to do to qualify is 1. be or become a follower, and 2. leave me a comment.  I will draw the winner and announce Monday morning as the blog hop goes through Sunday evening.

Thank you for hopping by!!  Your next and final stop in the blog hop is Gaby.   Thanks for hopping with us!!


57 comments:

Melissa said...

WOW Lori! This card is GORGEOUS!!! I don't have time to complete the entire blog hop this morning, but I'll be checking out the other ladies before the end of the weekend!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lori! You are very talented. Seeing all these great creations makes me want to join the Circle to get this cartridge!

Lesley (himmykitty)

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! I love how you made the flower and all the little squares. TFS!

littlen said...

Pretty, pretty card. TFS. Have become a follower.

Jana said...

Beautiful card Lori, the flower is to die for.

Eric said...

beautiful job!! Love the bling.

stratus2134@aol.com
craftymomma- cc mb

Valerie said...

I like the choice of papers you used on your card. The flower is a great cut form FM.
Thanks,
Valerie on CMB

Abby said...

I love this card!!!!!!!!! the colors are just soooo cute!!!!

jennyplace2 said...

Very nice card, it is so pretty. Love the colours.

Mad Crafter said...

This is really pretty. I love it! The colors are great together:) TFS. Thanks for the chance to win.
~Madison funkycards(at)charter(dot)net

Jo said...

This is very, very pretty ... love that flower! Also, thanks for the great tutorial!!

Jo xx

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Ashleigh said...

I love it. The colors are amazing

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SweetSassyDiva said...

Like you I did a style that I'm not used to either but, after it is done....it grew on me too! lol I want to do another layout that is more my style (hopefully) probably in a week or two! lol I have to get ds off to school first. crazy days! TFS! great rak! I haven't tried grungeboard yet.

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KreativeKarla said...

Lori, Your sneak peak did not do your card justice. I love it. I will have to lift this one:) And for the record... you do girly well! Great job!
Karla

Emily said...

WOW! Such an elegant layout! Thanks so much for sharing! I am inspired :)

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Laurieinaz said...

That is one beautiful card. TFS.

IRW Dana said...

Love the project and i really appreciate you using the Gypsy. LOVE my Gypsy and I appreciate it when blogs show you new ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Lori, this is Gaby
my link is scrapabookaholic
your link says scrapbookaholic
Can you please change?

Gramjak said...

Lori, I, too, was so intrigued on the MB that I ran right over to see how you used the squares! This is truly beautiful and Wow! It will be a JOY to send and a delight to receive. Thanks for sharing!

I'm joing to be a follower as i love your creativity!

chignon said...

Great card, I love the use of squares! I'm going to be a follower! TFS

scrapaholicjen said...

Wow - your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love all the distressing you did, beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!
JenniferHawkins2 on MB

*BJ* said...

Very pretty card. TFS how you used FM cart. bettylarryn@yahoo.com

jayma15 said...

very unique card! I love the colors and textures!!

spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

onescraphappymomma said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used.

Milissa
(mili on Circle MB)

gemolisee said...

Love the card! It is beautiful and the colors are great.
Great job!

Connie said...

Love the way the distressing helped make your project. All the ladies on this blog hop have such great projects!!

connie.kirchner@wi.rr.com

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Ok, I'm back to say thank you and to comment on your project more in depth!
I like how your stressed the squares and how you used two of the doilies and part of the center of the flower on three different squares. I also love your big bow!

Glad to be part of this blog hop!!!

Jodie R said...

Lori, This is too cute for words! I can't wait to get my cart!! This card is so creative!!

Sparksgal said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing!

Jess (aka Sparksgal)

Brenda said...

Nice card!! Love the colors!!

brz352@yahoo.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome card!! Love all the distressing!! Thanks for a great giveaway

ScrappinMamaOf2 said...

This is a great peice I really like it,

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ScrappinMamaOf2 cc Member name

QuiltFrog said...

It was fun to see your little hint this morning on the MB. Made me ponder what you might be doing. I love your finished project. It came out quite nice.

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, girlfriend, that card is beautiful!!! Another outstanding job on your Gypsy!!!

Terry Richey said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I did become a follower of your blog even before reading your post and seeing your project - your "goals" posted at the top told me you are my kind of blogger! Very inspiring and I can't wait to read some of your old post and see your work. Thanks for sharing! Mrsdwr1999@yahoo.com

nanapuddin said...

Beautiful LO! cc MB Scrappin Nanapuddin! Was already a follower!

Heather said...

Beautiful card!
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Sherrie said...

What a pretty card! The colors are eye catching! TFS

Mrs. Green said...

Great stop in the hop! Thank you for explaining your distressing processes. That really helps people learn!!

This hop has been fun to participate in!

greengirl on the Circle MB (or #4 in this hop!)

scrapperbecka said...

Love the layout, what a great idea. Great job

FroggieStamps said...

This is fabulous, love the colors!! :)

darlene said...

Love it. This cart is my current fav and have made several cards using it.

Olive Juice Studio said...

Oh my!!! This is such a beautiful card! Great work and very creative!

-Kim

Adrienne said...

i love all the paper choices for this card.. it looks very vintage.

adrienne2955@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

You did an Awesome job with this project. I love all the paper choices and the vintage look.

Happy to be a part of the blog ho with you.

Mandy said...

Thank you so much for being part of this hop, this card is gorgeous! I love it! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

mandypahl@hotmail.com

Deanne said...

so simple yet so beautiful! I love it...

andejean said...

Absolutely wonderful! Becoming a follower now!

craftaholic said...

hello, love your blog and the colors on the french manor page are my favorite!!! thanks for the chance to win blog candy!!!
ilovetonkinese2@hotmaildotcom
Rexann

Donna said...

love the flower...have become a follower...donna

cmdonna@aol.com

KaraT said...

Beautiful card!! I am becoming a follower!!!

ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

Laura said...

Love the colors. TFS

Eric said...

finished the hop it was so much fun everyone did an awsome job!!!!!

Eric said...

finished the hop it was so much fun everyone did an awsome job!!!!!

Cammie said...

fantastic

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card! Wow that has a lot of bling on it!

meredith said...

HI I just found ur blog! I love it! im a follower. check me out at www.meredithscraps.com. Id love u to become a follower