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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On Its Way! - Blog Hop April 7 & 8th


Happy Easter everybody and welcome to Day 2 of the Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop by Lisa of HoneyBearz Designs!  You should have arrived here from Cindy, but if you just happened upon my blog today be sure to go back and start at the beginning, as this is a 'HOP' after all! ;0)  We are so happy you could join us today!

I'm super egg-cited to show you some of the Easter projects I have been working on.  Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love a great holiday just for the excuse to make some more cards or crafts. I found some great inspiration on the hop yesterday and decided to try out my very first side-step card.  OMGosh, I had soooo much fun making this!  I wasn't feeling well and almost didn't do it, but I had an image in my head and just had to go through with it.  I'm so very happy I did! :0)

Details for this project are below the pictures.  (Click the pics for enlarged images.)

Fort this card I used the Cricut Craft Room software.  I love that program when it works! ;)  I have no problem on my Expression, but my Imagine is another story. ;p  I used Create-A-Critter, Doodlecharms, Ultimate Series Creative Sampler, and Kate's ABCs (for the first time!).  I think I need to get a Jukebox for the Cricut because switching out four cartridges and waiting for them to load takes a while.  Not all of them can link to the Cricut Craft Room for some odd reason.  Does anyone out there own a Jukebox and if so do you like it?

All the papers and cardstock are from my stash so I don't know the paper lines, unfortunately.  I used several layers for everything and I'm so pleased with the effect.  I decided to try out a bit more doodling than usual too and I think it turned out well.  I used a brown Marvy Memories pen.  I inked the papers with my Cat's Eye ink in Dark Brown and stamped the "Hoppy Easter" sentiment (Making Memories) with Basic Black by Stampin' Up.  Of course I added lots of pop dots and some blue/white twine from My Craft Spot.  I cannot  believe how quickly this card came together!  Normally it takes me forever to make a simple card and with this being my first side-step, I was amazed!  I hope you all like it as much as I do. ;)

Thanks so much for joining us today, sweet friends and be sure to head over to Shelly Lynn - KC Croppers as she is the next stop on this bunny hop!  If you get lost, I have posted the entire lineup below.

8. Shelly Lynn - - Next

Happy Easter Everybody!!!
Amy Jo

P.S.  I will add the challenges I am entering later...


Madge said...

Way Way cute:) Wowza.... that looks like a ton of work:) love the row of carrots and the row of eggs. The large bunny balances out this card so nice.
You did a great job for your first step card.
The colors you chose were great as well.
Scrappin Madge

p.s. I will be emailing you about my cute bulldog:) Lol (I personally don't have a bulldog but I have a black pug and I thought that he was a close 2nd:) LOL

marg0006 said...

What a pretty step up card.

Michele from MS said...

Cute, cute card and I love the design! I will have to try that one ~ TFS

Rhonda Emery said...

such a cute easter card. really adorable.

rlovew said...

Love the card and all the depth you have in it with the various folds.

Ashley Nicole said...

Beautiful side step card. Very cute. Nice being in the hop with you.

Doris P. said...

perfectly cute!! love the creativity in CCR!!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous my sweet friend. I send Easter blessing to you.

Linda xxx

Haidee said...

super adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi said...

I love these stair step cards. Super cute use of bunny, eggs, and carrots. Love it! TFS.

mamawcindy said...

Love your Side Step Card! They are a lot of fun to make. Glad you made your self do It. It really turned out Great! Happy Easter! :0)

Kristy said...

Such an adorable card! I LOVE the step type cards! : )


missstamper said...

Very cute!

Daisylove Creations said...

What a super adorable Easter card!! Love the colors you chose, what a great side step card!!
TFS :0)

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Amy!! The bunny is so sweet and I love the eggs and carrots!! What a great card!! I hope you had a very blessed and happy Easter my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jesse said...

Another awesome card from my very talented wife :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Fabulous to have a new follower! just repaid the compliment.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is adorable, Amy Jo! I love those carrots best of all. I've yet to try a side-step card. Yours looks fabulous!
I don't use Jukebox - but I thought that all cartridges worked with CCR. Perhaps you could call ProvoCraft to ask about it. Good luck!

Karen said...

My sweet friend, this is marvelous! :o) I can't believe it's your first side-step! It looks amazing. I love the carrots, the eggs, and of course that precious little bunny. Absolutely fabulous! You make me smile. :o) (And thank you for that fantastic comment! Teehee! You are all things sparkly!)

Hugs and blessings!

Naomi Edwards said...

Hey! How are you girl?? I hope you got rid of that horrid migraine! I was here for the hop but don't see a post for it....
Hope to hear from you soon... my 100th follower giveaway was a smashhit... I gained 34 followers in 10 hrs!!! So excited.. Miss you

Anne said...

Very cute card Amy Jo. Love the bunny, carrots and eggs. Great job.

Anne :)

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