Saturday, October 2, 2010

CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

Hello, you are on the CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Angelina's blog...I just love the work that she does :)   If you didn't start at the beginning, you should check out Lora's blog so that you can see all of the talented people on this hop :)

Why hop around? Well, if you 
comment on every blog by midnight CST, October 3, 2010, you will be entered in to a drawing for prizes. The full list of prizes are on Lora's blog here:http://craftsaremything.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-hop-prizes.html.

There is a 
mini crop going on at CardSwaps and you are invited to play. Each member on the blog hop received a challenge in advance to showcase and entice you to participate!)

The challenge from the mini crop I am showcasing is:
Use ribbon or strips of paper to build your own background. 















To make this card I used...
Orange, white and black cardstock
Happy Halloween stamp by Studio G(gotta love the dollar bin at JoAnn's)
Fiskars scalloped punch
Black gems(found at Archivers)
Assorted Halloween ribbon(made by Darice)

This card was super simple to make, I made an orange card base that measured 4x9.25.  Next I cut the white cardstock to be 2.5 inches.  I took my various ribbon and created a pattern that I liked.  Then I punched my black cardstock with my scalloped punch and attached it to the bottom of the white cardstock.  Next I put the white cardstock onto the orange cardbase.  Finally I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the orange cardbase and put the black gems across the top.  

I stared making cards about 2 years ago...I received a subscription to the magazine CardMaker for my birthday and that led me to their wonderful message board.  All of the people on the message board are so nice and everyone makes beautiful cards.  I really enjoy making cards because I feel that they are much more personal than the ones that you can buy at the store.  

You have until midnight, CST, October 3, 2010, to post your comment on each blog on the hop (that includes mine, please!). Everyone that comments on each blog will be entered in to the drawings for blog hop prizes. In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the mini crop at Card Swaps, go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed project by midnight CST, October 3, 2010. There are prizes to win there, too! I hope you complete the challenge I showcased and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Now that you have completed the blog hop please please please go and check out the awesome crop that has been put together :)  You can find out all about the crop here
  

75 comments:

  1. Ashley your card came out great. I love using ribbon as the main focus. I also think your doggies are adorable. Hope you have a great day.

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  2. Ashley
    I like how you did your card with all of those ribbon
    very pretty
    have a good day

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  3. hummm this will be a challenge ashley!! but it will be fun to try it out thanks!!

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  4. Wow Ashley, that is VERY cool!

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  5. WOO HOO!! I made it all the way through. LOVE your blog theme for the Fall season. Your card is AMAZING! Love the woven ribbon. Thanks so much for being part of the hop. :)

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  6. Cute Halloween card Ashley! Thanks for the challenge.

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  7. Nice card. I may have to try this technique on a card soon. TFS.

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  8. WOW... I love it!
    That is a great challenge!
    Em

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  9. this is such a clever idea i love this xx

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  10. I love the picture on top of your blog!! Too funny, great card and tips! Thanks for the hop

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  11. OOOOOOH, very interesting challenge. I like it! You did a great job, Ashley.

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  12. What a great challenge. I love what you did with your card!!! DARLING!!!!

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  13. Very cool technique with your paper and ribbon!!

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  14. Sweet!! never made a ribbon card!! Your card is so cool - great Challenge!!!! Kellie

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  15. Ashley, a great card and just from paper and ribbon! I had to take a second look at your blog heading. I love dogs and that picture is worth a bunch!!!!!!!!!

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  16. That is so stunning, thanks!!!

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  17. Very nice. This is going to be a fun hop. TFS and God Bless.

    Diana
    http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

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  18. Your card is awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Sounds like a fun challenge. I sure hope I will find the time to play along. Your card turned out really nice! TFS

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  20. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow, this has been a lot of fun. Enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration. Your background is great. I'll have to try that when I can find five minutes to play.

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  22. Neat idea- thanks for sharing it!

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  23. Perfect end to a fun hop! Your card is fantastic and I can't wait to try this. Happy World CardMaking Day!

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  24. Yeah - made it to the end. My friend is coming in 10 minutes to go to lunch and I haven't even had my shower. Couldn't break away from the blog hop. Great fun and great cards everyone

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  25. It may have been simple to make but it looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    I would love to write more but I have reach the end of the hop and I am longing to get creating and make some cards.

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  26. I love the simplicity and creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great idea to make the background with scraps!

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  28. Great card! Hmmm, what to do? This one's going to take a lot of thought.

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  29. Great card!! I love how you made the background. TFS Huggles

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  30. What a clever idea! I will definitely give this a try!

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  31. What a pretty halloween card. I really like your choices and the technique. Thank you!

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  32. Halloween is a fun holiday. I like the way it looks like a weave.

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  33. Thank you for the instructions on your card. I have found out that my vision is worse than I thought. So I am greatful for the instruction that you have given. Thank you for being a part of the Blog Hop. I liked your card.

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  34. I really love this idea. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. LOVE how you made this card!

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  36. I've got to go out and buy some ribbon!
    This is my 1st blog hop! This is my 15th "hop" and I'm sure enjoying this! Thanks!

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  37. What an adorable card. And what a great way to use scraps to make the background.

    Wow, I finished the whole blog hop! Now off to the challenges!

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  38. Wow - great card. This is my firt blog hop and it's been fun. Thanks for participating.

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  39. Nice card, Ashley. I like your themed glog decorations too. Thanks for participating.

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  40. Love your ribbon card---done hopping now to revist and play.

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  41. What a creative way to use ribbon. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  42. OMG! My dog did the exact same thing your dog did, only it was one of those ball-inside-a-ball things, so her head was pinned to the inside wall of the larger ball by the smaller ball. Every time I tried to pull it off, she's squeal and run forward because her ears (she's a ratterrier so they're like huge satellite dishes!) had pushed through then popped back up over her head again so they were keeping her from getting her head out. I was afraid we were going to have to go to the vet and have them cut it off of her (the ball, not her head) with a bone saw, but then my husband came home and sort of wove her ears back out. Poor girl! The expression on her face when she was stuck in the ball was priceless. It totally communicated, "Uh...I did something reeeeaaaaally stupid." Funny little dog!

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  43. very creating thanks so much.

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  44. I love the layering to make the background.

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  45. Great card Ashley! Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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  46. Ashley, that is a great card...it matches your blog! And I just have to ask...is the picture of your dog for real???? Too funny. Meredith

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  47. How pretty. What a beautiful background! Love it.

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  48. Clever challenge and I love how your card turned out. TFS

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  49. Sounds like a cool challenge. You did a FAB job!

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  50. This is my first time to comment I don't how it work so that why I choose anonymous for post.Anyway your create so awesome.I just start to learn how make card and never use digi stamp sound it fun.I'll start mine(hope I can do)
    Rujee

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  51. I love your Halloween card. I can't wait to use my new ribbon for this one. Your blog is so festive!

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  52. I love your card. I'll have to try this.

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  53. Wow, that is just a great card!

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  54. A stunning card - such a clever background idea! Thanks for sharing. Cammy is soooo cute!
    hugs from Australia,
    Pauline

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  55. Super card out of strips and ribbon. Thanks for the fun, gonna check out all the crop now, just wanna see them once more lol
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  56. Awesome card and challenge, it's a good way to use up all that scrap paper

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  57. I love using ribbons but never thought to use them to make a background.. Great idea.. Will have to give it a go!!

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  58. I love ribbons, one of my favorite embellishments!! This is a great card!

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  59. Thanks for the idea for using all the pieces of ribbons I have.

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  60. love the card, and your puppy is so cute. TFS

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  61. Your card is so much fun. You took the challenge and really ran with it. Love the pictures of you dogs. Especially the one with his head caught in the light fixture(?).

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  62. Great background challenge...well done

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  63. That is great, hmmm might take me awhile.You did a great job. Cute dog.

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  64. Very clever to use ribbons as the background!

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  65. Ribbon always adds the perfect touch to cards. Love it!

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  66. Great Technique....nice job! I can't wait to try it on my own.

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  67. Nice project!

    Thanks for the showing it.....

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