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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!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bling and a Blog Hop!!

Today I am doing double duty!!!  This card is my Bling project for Frosted Designs Bling Challenge and it is also my project for the With the Rain Comes All Things Beautiful Blog Hop!  In my case, 'With the Snow' is more appropriate!!!

If you found me first, you will want to start the Hop HERE so you don't miss anything!!  In case you get lost, I have a complete list below.  I also have Blog Candy at the bottom of my post.  I will draw my winner on Sunday!!

As a bonus, Monica at scraps2treasure is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She decided since the hop was about spring to to do a whole bunch of "spring flowers".

To be eligible you must become a follower along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Saturday she will ask her buddy Randy ( to select a blog number (from the list), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.”

And now on to my projects!!

When I make a card, I usually make two at a time.  I found this scalloped card idea from My Craft Spot.  I loved the card and decided to make a couple!

I found a scalloped circle on Mother's Day Bouquet, but it is on several carts.  I cut out 2 scalloped circles at 5.80w x 5.50h in creme colored paper.  I cut out 2 circles also from Mother's Day Bouquet at 4.91w x 4.69h and 4.12w x 3.94h. 

I used double sided paper from K&Co. for the circles.

Here is the back side of the paper ~ a nice contrast!

I grabbed some Prima Fowers as well as some Boutique Flowers from Michaels.

I took the scalloped circles and matced them together.  I put the back piece on my Martha Stewart Score Board and scored at 1".

I glued the top of the front card piece to the back piece above the score line and creased my fold.

I used my Tim Holtz distress tool to roughen up the edges of the circles.  I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

I added some cranberry alcohol ink to the paper flowers.

I had some pearl "swirlies" as I call them, and used my sticky transfer drywall-type tape to keep the pearls in order.

I put them on the card.  Next I added the flowers.  I put a bigger pearl in the center of the flower layers and added a metal butterfly (with added bling on her wings).

For my second card, I reversed the circles and added a ribbon leaf under the flowers.  I put a blue crystal in the center.

And now onto the Blog Candy!!

This fabulous Scrapbook Tote might be yours if #1 you are or become a follower, #2 leave me a comment including your favorite flower (mine is the tulip) and #3 please leave a way for me to contact you!!

Your next stop in the hop is the Fabulous Inga!


kittirin said...

Hello! Your card is gorgeous!! Good Idea!!
Greetings from Germany

Donna said...

I like the scallop shape card idea! My favorite is a red rose.

Scraps2treasure said...

awesome girl just awesome

Shannon said...

Love your card. Never thought of doing it that way....I weld the 2 together and then cut a card front.

I am already a follower.

May favourite spring flower is the hyacinth for it's fragrance.

You can contact me here

Kim said...

Love your cards!! Great idea to make two at a time:) My favorite flower are roses!

kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! Such a good idea to make multiples. I've been trying to do that too lately. Might as well if I'm going to have all my supplies out making a mess of my craft space. Your cards are beautiful! Good to be in the hop with you!

Sarah said...

Wow! what beautiful cards you made!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Sarah said...

Oh silly me I forgot to tell you my fav. flower which is stargazer lily

iluvkatie74 said...

That card is fantastic! Great job.

My favorite flower is pink roses.

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anitaandbugs said...

I love your project----it is beautiful.I am now a follower.TFS.

KathyJo said...

I love the idea of using the drywall tape to transfer the pearls. I get so frustrated when they won't do right. I will try this next time. Love your blog and am now a follower.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Love your project - it is super! TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Mommy to Two Cute Cupcakes said...

I love that card. I especially like how you put a crocheted flower on it. I love those.
My favorite flower would have to be a Calla Lilly.
designermamajessica at gmail dot com

Angela said...

Love your card...I too like the circle cards!!! My favorite flower is the rose, but I had Calla Lillies for my wedding bouquet! All flowers are beautiful!
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Virginia said...

I love the card. Can't wait to sit down and make one.
Favorite flower right now would be the tulips.

joydee1963 said...

My favorite flower is the tulip also.Love your idea using drywall tape! both cards are beautiful,Love to win bag!

Becky Dunham said...

Love these cards Lori! Thanks for the step by step - can't wait to try it! I am already a follower of your sweet blog and love to spend time here :) My favorite flower I think is the carnation - love the way they smell!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh Lori!!! Sister-friend you're card is beautiful!!! Each time I visit with you now I am more and more amazed!!!


Lillian Child said...

Great tutorial and what a delightful project.

I am a new follower. So very nice to meet you!
lillianchild at cox dot net

Lillian Child said...

Oopps ... and my favorite flower is a Lily, of course (grin).

Anonymous said...

Absolutley beautiful cards... Thank you so much for the tips.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Oooooh, I just LOVE the scalloped card idea. I never seem to remember to give that a try and default to the typical rectangle. NEXT TIME, I will do this!!!

My favorite flower -- hard to say, I love them all. Probably a freshly bloomed lilac would do it for me today.

I'm a follower and would love a chance to win that adorable tote!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Cathie w said...

so very cute TFS!!!!!


Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Love your cards!!! Super cute:-) Thank you for sharing. disneynut4life22 at yahoo dot com

Nana Jo said...

Great cards - I am going to have to try coloring some of my flowers. I also am a new follower.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Tanya said...

Love your cards! So pretty :) My fav. flower is the purple coneflower!!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Awesome cards!!! Just wonderful. Thank you for the tip on using the drywall tape. Great idea. One of my favorite flowers are all but I'm going to say Roses...but I do love them all.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kaitlin said...



BunnyFreak said...

I like tulips and lilacs.

Cute cards.

PixiesDelight said...

hopping along!

- - Sheryl - - said...

They are beautiful!!!
Gorgeous love the bling and circle card

Tamara said...

Very pretty project!!! I love the flowers! My favorite flower is probably a daisy...but hey, any flowers hubby wants to give me are great too!!! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Loved the tutorial. Very pretty. TFS! My favorite flower is a sunflower! Love how cheery they look!!