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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jillian's Blog Hop Day 3 - My brother's B-day card

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 a few nights ago 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 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 (Dennis's) b-day was yesterday so I just happen to have a card for him!  Today is the day I'm showcasing that card. :0)

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.)  I have been unable to link yesterday's and today's post so please come back and click on the "Click Here" link again.  I'll try to get it fixed by tomorrow morning.

The card I have for today's birthday project is for my older brother Dennis.  He's the middle child and is now 46!??  OMGosh, I thought he was gonna be 45!  I've totally missed doing something extra special for his 45th!  Dang! :p I am always running late when it comes to actually mailing cards and since his b-day was yesterday, I'm sure you can see where this is going. LOL  Anyways, he is really into antiques, likes the color red and likes things that look old-timey, not modern so this is what I came up with for him.  It is a completely Cricut-less project!  I can't believe it!  I really had about 6 projects in mind that I wanted to make for him that would have included the Cricut, but you just can't squeeze everything onto one card and I know he doesn't want 6 cards for his b-day. LOL

 Front of 5x7" card - pop dots were used, red textured cardstock, Bo Bunny papers, bronze brads, (rest listed below in other pics)
 Main message - This just fits for my brother - Used stickers, rub-ons, and an awesome brad
 Top border is actually a sticker from Bo Bunny that I added Creative Charms - Dark Brown Pearls to
 This star is something I got in a Craig's List lot with a bunch of other western embellishments
Inside of card - Used a chipboard frame, 2 black pearl embellies, and stamped the background with my clock stamp from my store - Stickers are from my store too!  Not sure which paper line at the moment, but ask if you have questions.

I'm not going to ramble on today about how this one was made.  The pics are pretty clear although you can't see what was raised with pop dots very easily, but I do want you to know that the awesome stickers, papers, and stamps (for the clock background) I used all came from my Memory Works store! So, if you are interested in any of these products (this line was mostly Bo Bunny) please let me know and I can help you with pricing and ordering, etc.  Everything I used for this gorgeous card was really inexpensive! I even added a little to the inside. :0)   Let me know if you would like a catalog mailed to you.    Hope you all enjoy this card and I really hope my bro likes it too.  

I hope to enter this into some challenges and will post them at the bottom of this post when I do.

Thanks so much for hopping with us, now be sure to head on over to Funky Cards  to check out what Madison has in store for us today!  She makes some great projects!

Here is the blog list!

Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower for a chance to win my blog candy (fun tags, stickers, accents and rub-ons from Colorbok)!  1 comment per day please. :0)  If you are unable to leave a comment b/c Blogger has been acting up, try using Google Chrome or a different Internet browser to open my blog in.  That should do the trick.  You don't want to miss out!

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.

Challenges Entered:
Getting Cricky - Vintage Appeal


Georgiana said...

Great birthday card. Your brother will love it.

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Crafting Misfit said...

This is beautiful. I love the mixing of fonts! It is classic!

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Kathy said...

Love this one also, great job! Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
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Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Very pretty card - love the sentiment and details.
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Tanya said...

This is AWESOME!! I love the papers you used.. soo vintagy yet classic.. Great job!! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)


Bunny Vance said...

Very Elegant card! Love it!
Thanks for participating in Jillian's celebration!

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love the card, really nice masculine card!

Anniebee said...

Hi, Amy! I love, love, love this card! I have a thing for pocket watches for some unknown reason... have been fascinated since childhood. You did a fantastic job on this. I like the addition of the brown pearls to the border. That added so much dimension and just a perfect touch of elegance to a very masculine card. If your brother doesn't love it, he's nuts! LOL

Thanks for the very sweet comments you have been leaving on my blog. That kind of encouragement is what keeps me doing what I'm doing.


Cathy said...

Wow, what an excellent card! wonderful job!
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Trisha said...

This card is so amazing. Love it. It is always so hard to do something masculine. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jillian Vance said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for participating in Deanne's part of my hop!
God Bless,

Sue in CT said...

That is one beautiful card. Now I don't know which I love better, this or the last one. Good thing I don't have to vote the two against each other...LOL. Really....this one blows me away just as the other did. Fantastic card!

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Your card is awesome, I love it. Good Job!

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Anonymous said...

Great job on your card! I have 2 awards for you on my blog!

kkay214 said...

I really like this card.Its not to often you see masculine cards. I would like to see more projects and cards for boys/men.

jennyplace2 said...

Such a elelgant card, very man like! Your brother is going to love it. TFS

Favorite Favors said...

GREAT CARD!!!! WOW!!!!!!


Amy said...

GREAT card!! I love that clock and all the little details you added!! Just PERFECT for the vintage challenge!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew last week!! Hope you'll join us again this week for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge!! :)

Amy :) at
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