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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Jillian's Blog Hop Day 2 - One of my favorite cards

Welcome to Jillian's Birthday Blog Hop!

*Be sure to scroll down a few posts for my 500 follower giveaway*

We are so glad you are here! If you came from My Favorite Blog you are on the right track.  If you just happened here by chance and want to start from the beginning, please go to the beginning at Deanne's Creative Juice. For those of you who don't know who Jillian is, I think you'll want to know her. Go to her blog for her own hop at  She is turning 12 years old and already has made for herself an amazing business!  She has some of the best stamp sets I've seen.  In fact, I went over there last night and bought 4 sets of her stamps because she's a smart chick who created phrases for particular Cricut cartridges which I really need!  I've been handwriting and using stickers as you'll see below, so it's time for some more great stamps.  I do have some awesome ones from a few of my other favorite blogs, but Jillian is just 12!!! OMGosh!

For this awesome hop, we have four straight days of birthday fun lined up for you all.  Each day, each blog is going to post a new project and there may be some blog candy involved. ;)  Am I doing blog candy, you ask???  Well, OF COURSE!!!  What would a hop be without some fun goodies?  All you need to do is leave a comment below and please become a follower if you are not.  You don't have to comment each day, but if you do, you have more chances to win the blog candy I'll be giving away after the hop is over.  This hop goes from June 10th through June 13th.  Works well for me because my brother's b-day is on the 11th so I just happen to have a card for him!  (Not on todays' post though.)

Every participant is linking their project back to the hostess' blog.  Bloggers will vote on their favorite projects.  CLICK HERE to vote for the project you believe deserves to win a new Cricut cartridge:) If you like any of my projects best, PLEASE be sure to vote for me.  I'd greatly appreciate it because I really want to win the cartridge being offered!  Thanks for taking the time to do so each day.  :0) (If you haven't seen yesterday's project, please go down one post to check it out and vote on it if you like it.)

Today's project is one of my all time favorite creations and it just so happens I haven't posted it yet.  Glad I saved it cause it's perfect this hop!  I made a card for my mom's b-day on May 26th.  I actually made it over Memorial Day weekend during my trip back home.  I used my Expression and the Animal Kingdom cartridge (which I've had forever and never used!)  I have a goal to use each of my cartridges in alphabetical order until I've used them all.  This will make about 55 projects or so at least!  Anyways, onto the card.  I know this is a hop and we need to keep it short, but I just have to give you some of the details so they will be posted below.  Feel free to skip through them and just enter the blog candy if you're in a rush!  :0)

 Front of Card - Was 4x6, but made it square 6x6" approx *see note below
Sorry this is so blurry!  Inside of card says "You are 1 cool Chick"

I just had to make a card with chickens on it because my mom is always talking about her little hens that my brother gave her.  She's always loved chickens and I had just acquired some new chicken scrapping stuff so it worked out so well!  There's a lot to this card so look closely!

Elements used:
  • Cricut Expression
  • Animal Kingdom Cartridge - I cut the chicken before I left for my trip so I wouldn't have to load up the Expression - I cut two layers, then used my cat's eye Colorbox ink, Orange Stickles, and my Zig pen to add dimension to the chicken
  • Card Stock and Background Paper - from stash (inked the edges, of course)
  • Stampin' Up Chicken Wire stamp & Chicken Border stamp (used colored pencils to enhance the border)
  • Crocheted Flowers from my favorite embellishment shoppe Creative Charms - If you go there, please tell them I sent you. ;)  They have the cutest stuff ever and the prices are so affordable!
  • Ribbon for stems - Michael's $1.00 bin
  • Ribbon for fence - Huge roll of holiday ribbon that I got off Craig's List in a lot of stuff for $3!!! I really scored and this ribbon was perfect for a fence
  • The pink circles with chicks on them are actually from a paper pack that I have.  I used my Fiskars circle punch to cut them out and then added Glossy Accents and my Zig pen to write on them.  The word "Happy" is from a magnetic stamp set by Making Memories, "Birthday" was handwritten, and "Mom" was a foam sticker.
  • For the inside I used the same paper (with a chick on it), Zig pen, chipboard words from Colorbok, stickers from a K&Co. To Go stack, and Stickles!  Once again sorry for the blurriness of the photos.  The inside stickers are "1" and "r".  I faux stitched the tag and added a "cool" sticker from my stash.
Gosh, I think that's everything!  *Just a side note... I like to use a base sometimes of a smaller folded card and then cut a background paper to leave above the top of that card, but usually when I do this, I make sure to glue a piece of card stock on the back so it stays stronger.  Hope that makes sense! LOL

There you have todays' project.  Thanks so much for hopping with us, now be sure to head on over to Funky Cards  to check out what they have in store for us today!

Here is the blog list!

Don't forgetons from Colorbok)!  1 comment per day please. :0)

Jillian also has a hop going on over at her Blog! Head over and see what's going on there. Tell her that you came from Deanne's Blog Hop and give her some birthday love.


Anniebee said...

This is a really cute card, Amy! I used to have chickens too so I know how your mom feels. LOL Thanks for coming by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog tonight. It's very much appreciated. I was already following you.


Dusti said...

Love it, too cute

Hugs Dusti

Deanne said...

This is soooo cute. I love that chicken but I had forgotten about him...need to get him out, dust him off, and use him soon!
Thanks for being part of the hop

kkay214 said...

really cute card.

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Love your card, I like how you used the ribbon the create a fence, nice...

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Sue in CT said...

I love your chicken card. You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Beautiful job!

Linda Dale said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I love your blog. I especially love the sports card, great inspiration. Thanks.

Cathy said...

Your card is soooo adorable.TFS
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Bunny Vance said...

That is so cute and the ribbon totally looks like Chicken wire! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks also for participating in Jillian's celebration!

mom2fivekiddos said...

ok, so first...I LOVE the card! Chickens are my favorite!!!! TFS!
Mama Hen

Jillian Vance said...

Cool card! TFS! Thanks for participating in Deanne's part of my hop!
God Bless,

Deanne said...

Thanks Amy! It is soooo cute! I love the ribbon, so creative!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a fun card! Love the little chicken! TFS!

Favorite Favors said...

Such a creative card!! :D And so much fun!!


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