Sunday, September 26, 2010

Better Living Through Scrapbooking Blog Hop

It's the super awesome, first ever Better Living Through Scrapbooking Blog Hop and you won't believe the fabulous prizes and blog candy you can win during this event!  If you arrived here from Angela's blog then you are on the right track... but if not, go right here to the Better Scraps blog to begin so you don't miss a single post.  You must comment on all the blog stops along the way to be eligible to enter the grand prize and you have from now until Saturday, October 2 to comment!

For this event, the Designers at Better Scraps were given the opportunity to create whatever our crafty hearts desired, so I'm betting that you'll see a wide variety of projects sure to inspire you all along the way! 

Left to my own devices, I decided to create this Ashley Newell inspired card with the new Fine Linen cardstock and ribbon that was released by Papertrey Ink this month. The richly colored cardstock coordinated perfectly with the sweet Old World Cabbage Soup by Jillibean Soup.  I used my Gypsy with the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge to create the leaves and flower center for the accordion flower. I bent the small petals for dimension and ran the leaves through my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder to add texture.


Better Living Through Scrapbooking has a fabulous prize pack up for grabs during this hop, thanks to Plaid! We will be giving away a Mod Podge starter pack, plus a selection of FolkArt paints, stencils and some Extreme Glitter as well! This prize pack is worth $50 retail, and we'll award this fabulous prize to one randomly selected blog hop participant that comments on ALL of the blog posts during the hop.


 
Okay, so here's the deal, make sure you comment on this blog post before you leave, become a follower here too if you would and then make your way to the next stop on the hop by visiting Brenda's blog right here. Don't forget, you have until Saturday October 2 to comment on all the blogs along the hop! (In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blog stops.)

BetterScrap
Angela
Beth (you are here!)
Brenda
Candy
Chelsea
Kas
Kim
Katie
Michelle

Have fun on the hop and do enjoy the rest of your weekend!

(P.S. I also entered this in the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week for handmade flowers and http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ for some bling, and the Anything Goes Challenge at  http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ and http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/, the Flower Power challenge at  http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/, the Dimension Challenge at http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/, the Embossing challenge at http://stampinsanity.com/blog/ The Color Throw Down challenge (although I opted to use only two of the colors.)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: OldWorld Cabbage Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Fibers: Rustic Cream Button Twine, Fine Linen Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), Flourish background Stamp (Hero Arts)
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Big & Bossy Embossing Ink (Ranger),
Embellishments:  Craft Tags Brown Bag2 (Paper Accents), Pearl (colored with E35 Copic Marker (Hero Arts)White Doiley (Wilton)
Other Tools: Gypsy, Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge, Cricut Expression (ProvoCraft), Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Distress Tool (Tim Holtz), Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Scallop Punch (Paper Shapers), Cuttlebug with Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)

54 Scrappy Comments:

KSD Creations said...

I love your card. I have been wanting to get my hands on some of that Jillibean Soup paper. It looks yummy.

Janet Z said...

Ashley inspires me too! Great card!

Jessie said...

Beautiful card and I love the embossed leaves!

Vicki said...

Stunning card.

Kim said...

Beth, love your new look over here!
YOur card is fabulous. The flower is darling! I agree, the papers are so very yummy!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kas said...

Just beautiful. I love all the dimension.

Theresa said...

Breathtaking card. this inspires me to take the step to start trying cards myself!!

Brenda said...

Very pretty! I love the yo-yo flower!

ilove2write said...

Love your card.. so nice! I couldn't comment on the betterscraps blog though.. I might have to sign up with wordpress to do so.. as you have to "log in" to comment.. : )

Catherine Schroeder said...

Beth, that card is amazing! I just love it! The embossing, the paper flower, and tag! Grea job!

byondbzr said...

Wow, I love that card! The colors/pp's are gorgeous as well as your design!

stitchy said...

Beth, this card is so awesome, I love the colors and the dimensions..so simple but so unique..thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Suz said...

Such a pretty card I love the colors

Jen said...

Beautiful card. Love all the layers and colors. :)

stefeni said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors.

Sarah Jimerson said...

The texture in the card is amazing!!! I love everything about it! Great Card!

Betty said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!!!!

Martine Labelle said...

what a gorgeous card! love all the texture!

Tracy said...

Love the papers and textures on your card Beth. Very classy!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love the beautiful paper and the tag. So elegant.

stacey said...

Love the card! I am definitely asking for a Gypsy for christmas. I am a follwer now.

Dawn said...

Such a pretty card with such soft colors, the bow is just perfect on her.

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Love the card! So pretty. This hop is so much fun!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great! Love the colors!

Melissa Craig said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Angela said...

Wow, this is so pretty...perfectly shabby-chic! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful soft colors,beautiful! Love your Blog.

Beth said...

HI Beth! This is so cool - unique and just fantastic! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at StampInsanity! :))

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Beth, love the papers you have used and the flower is just gorgeous.
Thankyou for joining with our OSAAT challenge this week and good luck.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a lovely card! Love the flowers you made and the clean design. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

CraftyRia said...

I love the card that you made!

Emora Designs said...

Hi Beth! This card is so pretty! I love all the textures and the colors are so pretty!

Regan

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your card. All those elements.....love the flower! You have so many things going on here. I love the new look for your blog!

ruth said...

Pretty card!

Audrey Pettit said...

How sweet your card is, Beth! I love, love the combo of the natural elements like the kraft tag and the leaves with that Jillibean paper. You chose my most favorite Jillibean pattern ever. Fabulous, wonderful design. That accordion flower is amazing.

Erika said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Hey Jude said...

love the card it is just beautiful thanks

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty fall card. TFS

Crystal said...

I am really digging the brown and blue combo. It is so pretty!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Beautiful card! Love those Jillibean Soup papers too :) The one you used is one of my favorites! I think I bought like 6 sheets of it, LOL!

Martha said...

What a beautiful card! I love your choice of colors and papers and the flower is awesome! Great blog too!

Pinky said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Card, you rocked this blog hop chickita!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Dawn said...

Love the texture on this card, great Job & thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Kim said...

Beautiful card! The pleated flower looks so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

shobelle said...

I feel like a frog as I hop, hop, hop from blog to blog ... :)

Thank you for the opportunity!

littlen said...

Beautiful card. Well done. TFS.

ellen s. said...

gorgeous. love that embossed tag

paperpapier said...

love the vintage shabby take on the cards! It is really fabulous.

Gwendolyn said...

Love this card! The flower is beautiful! I started to folliw Papercraft Star. Lovely blog with lovely challenges!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Theresa said...

Your card is beautiful.The flower if perfect. Good luck on your entries in those challenges :)

Liz said...

Really wonderful card Very well laid out too. Beautiful work Plese join in our games tomorrow with Four prizes fab fun, and our new challenge on Sunday

Liz xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower.

Thank you for joining the “Let’s See Some Dimension” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

**Cheryl**

jengd said...

Beautiful card- so feminine and so many details.

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