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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady - Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects designed by all the talented participants.  I was lucky enough to be allowed to participate along with these talented bloggers!  You should have arrived here from the talented Sue but if you just happened upon my blog and want to start from the beginning, check out the list below!

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  Celeste and Lora have both put together prize packages and will each mail their prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER!  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.  The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy (including me!)  - please note their terms and conditions. 

This is too funny... So, I've known about this hop forever right?  Well I just realized at 9:00 my time that it starts Friday, not Saturday and HELLO, I'm supposed to have made something for the hop!!!  I mean, what's a hop without a project?  Our challenge was to make a Spring themed project and of course I hadn't made a single thing!  Oh no, right?  Well, I technically had one hour to get it done so this is a little late and I'm sorry, but late is better than never!  Good thing I'm one of the last on the list.  :0)


Spring Card

Butterfly Closeup

Flag Closeup


For this "spring" card, I cut a 5x7" piece of cardstock from my stash and then used a cute mushroom background paper from K&Company for the front of the card.  The butterfly and trail are stamps from Sandylion and the trail has some K&Co. pearls and some Pearl Stickles for the smaller areas.  I faux stitched around the edges with my black Zig pen and then used the leftover strip of cardstock for the sentiment, which is from My Pink Stamper (Buggy Punnies).  Lastly I adhered a flower from Bo Bunny to fill up that last little corner.  And of course I inked the edges of the card and the background paper.  I think it turned out pretty well for being a super quick job!

Now, naturally, I am giving away some blog candy, but unfortunately I did not have time to get a picture up.  I promise though, it will be worth your time.  I will send out a grab bag of random goodies like I usually do.  :0)  There is a catch to be entered to win though... You must be a follower and you must leave a comment.  There now, that's not so hard is it?  I will announce a winner on Monday and the winner will have 72 hours to get back to me.  Please be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you so I can let you know if you're the winner!

Onto the next and final stop which is the lovely YolieDon't stop here, you've almost made it!  Go on over and show her some love!  Be sure to leave her a comment too so you can be entered for the grand prize.

Thank you all for hopping along!

XO ~ Amy Jo

82 comments:

Celeste B. said...

You're too cute for words!!!!! I absolutely LOVE how you did the banner/flag on this card!!!!! It is sooo beautiful; I really just love it!!! :) You did an amazing job!!!!! I'm so honored to be a part of the hop with you!! TFS!! :)

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty card and Ilove the sentiment, I am a new follower and hope you will do the same.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Anna said...

Awesome card So springy and colorful.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Lora said...

If you hadn't told us, no one would guess you made this fab card at the last minute! (I designed and made my project before I went to work this morning! LOL) Thanks for participating in the Spring Forward Blog Hop!

Lisa said...

What a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

girlia said...

lovely job

Leanne said...

Hi Amy!
Just stopped by to inform you that I received the candy I won earlier out here. Thanks so much. I love it all. Hope you are well.
XXX Leanne.
PS I wouldn't mind more ;) I think I'll go blog hopping now.

Celeste said...

great card

Karen said...

Your card is so pretty. I love everything about it, the butterfly and the flower is pretty. TFS! I am happy to be a new follower

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Misty said...

1 hour? Dang your GOOD! LOL! Love it.


Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Very pretty card!! Thanks for sharing!

:)Patti

http://www.shortnscrappy.com

Lillian Child said...

Love those shrooms! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

MamaCurls said...

Nice! TFS! I'm a follower now! :)

April Nourse
http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com

Kim said...

what a great card! I can't believe you just whipped it out that fast!! You go girl:)
new follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

iluvkatie74 said...

I love all the techniques. Great job putting them all together

Melanie Holzwarth said...

I made the same mistake on the time, whew, glad I wasn't alone in that...lol. Your card is lovely, thank you for sharing.

Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog

Rhonda Emery said...

love it so pretty

Amanda said...

Love this!! Thanks for the package you sent me. I got it yesterday! :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

sandee said...

Cute card, never would know it was created at the last momment!

Jesse said...

Great work baby!

Donna said...

Very pretty card!
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/
comopark@roadrunner.com

bcriminger said...

The whole forgetting sounds like something I would do~lol! I just became a follower and your card is fab!
brandicriminger@yahoo.com

Karelj said...

For a last minute card, this is gorgeous! I, too, have fibro, and find I'm experiencing *fibro fog* and forgetfulness more and more...oh, well. Love the card--the colors are so fresh and sunny! Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Jamie said...

this card is so cute. I love the colors its very springy.. and so adorable for being made last minute. I've been a follower for awhile now. thanks so much for sharing adn the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Love this card. The butterfly stamp and the 3d flowers, so perfect. The colors are awesome too. TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Vicki said...

Great card. Love the mushrooms. Doesn't look last minute. Thanks for sharing.

http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This card is too cute, and I love the tag with the saying how it pops off the paper! Thank you so much for sharing and I'm a new follower, woo hoo!
Lisa
www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

You work well under pressure, it looks Fabulous!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

JustYolie said...

Amy, I got confused with my dates too! Love how your card turned out, very Springy! :)

Josie0602 said...

Your card is so pretty! I love anything with butterflies!

Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

McVic said...

Great card Amy Jo!! Loven all the mushrooms and the seed pearls on the flowers! Im a new follower
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

I think it came out cute, the mushrooms with your butterfly are adorable! TFS :)

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

Leah said...

love it... I just love that "fluttering by to say hi" ... thank you for sharing.

Leah
www.leahscarddesigns.com

Michelle said...

Amy,
I love those pretty mushrooms on the front of the card. Don't you just love how something just comes together....it's great. I'm a new follower to your blog. I suffer from RSD it's not like Fibro but, it's just as painful. It amazes me at how many people who suffer from these types of conditions all do the same types of things to easy their pain. I'm hoping that some of your positivity rubs off onto me.... there's days that I can use it.

Thanks
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

mitch1066 said...

Sometimes the quick ones are the best :)Great job!!

mitch1066@gmail.com

AJoy said...

I, too, work well under pressure. Nice job!


April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Very nice card!

Brenna said...

that is an adorable card!! I totally love it!! the banner is fantastic!! tfs
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Jacqueline said...

cute card amy - congrats on pulling it together so quickly. Love your blog layout too pink/black looks great. so i'm your newest follower ... thanks for sharing.
~Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline@yahoo.ca

Terri ( Meterr) said...

What a gorgeous card!!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Easy-peasy, isn't it, when we're in a rush! I have that lovely K&C paper too and I ♥ it.

I'm a new follower....

TYFS!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
cardmonkey@comcast.net

Debc06 said...

What a really cute card. TFS.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine@hotmail.com

Swedie said...

You have a great variety of flowers for the butterfly to choose from!

Noreen

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card..as usual. I am really impressed that you could come up with the concept and make it in an hour..you are so talented.TFS!!!
firelass51@aol.com

Marcy S. said...

Such a cute card and you put that together is such a short amount of time. I can't even seem to get dressed in that amount of time, lol. Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower.

Marcy S.
m.serrano@live.com

Lisa R said...

Cute cheery springy card! Thanks for sharing! Happy crafting joy4umetoo@hotmail.com

SueNJ said...

I am a new follower and so glad to be on this blog hop with you, The card made me happy that Spring is around the corner TFS it :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

great card...love your flower and the sentiment (and the way you arranged it) are so cute.

shmi2 @ sbcglobal.net

Jenn said...

Very pretty card, love the butteryfly! TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

shersl84bed said...

Such a cute card. I can't believe you through this together last minute. Very springy! Love the little flag that sticks up off the paper. I never think of things like that.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you have the sentiment on a 3-d banner.

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your card, and you did it so quickly!! Love the banner. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Angela said...

Very cute card for not having alot of time to put it together! What color is the solid color portion of the background? Pretty color.
I am a follower already, thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.
Hugs,
Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com
www.angelascrafy.blogspot.com

Katie said...

love the card...I could not put something together that fast ... I would freak out...lol let me know I am your winner buy emailing katie0106@cableone.net or stop by my blog at ktsangels.blogspot.com thanks had fun!!!

Priscilla said...

Still hopping into spring. I love your card, makes it feel like the cold will soon be gone. Keep up the positive attitude, you will make it, I have. I was 26 when dx, I just turned 67 and I love everyday of my life. Crafting is such a great outlet. Priscilla "Penny"
gonafindit at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Such a cute card Amy Jo - can't believe you came up with that so quickly :) I am already a follower of your sweet blog.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

jengd said...

Beautiful card! I love the mushrooms and your banner is wonderful.

Tammy D said...

What a fresh idea on that saying. I love it!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your casrd, Thanks for sharing.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

cma21317 said...

Excellent card I can see you put alot into it. cma21317atsbcglobaldotnet

Trisha said...

Your card is very pretty. Can't believe you made it so quickly. Thanks for the chance to win and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

You did a great job on your card... only one hour? Well, I have to say a card like this will take me about one morning... My excuse: I'm a newby!
Thanks for sharing!

Ps. I do not know what it is fribromyalgia, but I will google it after this post and I will learn about it too. See... you are not only teaching me scrapbooking, but also other matter. Thanks!!
Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

Child_of_Faith said...

what a happy spring card! i really like the butterfly and the banner with wording! very pretty!

Esther@baybubtterfly521@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

I really like your card! It is so pretty! Awesome job. Following! :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

ScrappinAnn said...

This is a very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us all :)
I am a follower.
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com
please visit me at my blog and help me to reach 150 followers.

Tiffany said...

For only an hour it turned out super cute! I'm excited to start following you. TFS

Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Such a delightful little butterfly :-) I tried to become a 'follower', but the website wouldn't connect.
lrodgers at gmail dot com

Pat N. said...

I'm a new follower. Cute card. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Pat N. http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

I was just stopping by to see if you posted another project no biggie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

how cute, great job.

Karen said...

Beautiful springy pastel card. Love it. Nice job.

Happy Blogging,
Karen

http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

Great card.. I can't wait for spring to ever get here!!

Sherry
http://www.canadiancandy.blogspot.com/

doverdi said...

Great card! TFS!

Kristin said...

So pretty! I love all the detail.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

Pretty card.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Love your card! You did a great job with photographing it to show the close ups. Some times things i do quickly turn out better than things I put a lot of time into and think out too much. So, I say if it turned out this well, it really doesn't matter that it was last minute.

mariannebrinkley at msn dot dome

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Sorry I messed up on that previous post Ilove your card it is beautiful that butterfly stamp is great. You are very creative lots of talent.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

momtotucknlexi said...

You are super creative and on short notice to boot. Thanks for the spring inspiration.
Michele Bittner

Rachelle said...

Oh I love that!
Rachelle

joyfulhrtatgmail.com

Recipe Scrapper said...

Such a pretty card. Love the trail behind the butterfly.

Blessings!
RecipeScrapper at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

Thanks for doing the hop with me.
Michelle

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

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