I don't know if any of my early followers remember my original blog design, but it was BAD. I have no graphic design or HTML experience and it basically looked like it was thrown together by a fifth grader :) I decided I wanted a more professional look so I used Madeline and her "5-Minute Makeover" plus some other a la cart items that she offers. I could not be happier with the final result. Everything looks professional and organized, and I LOVE my banner! When I received word about this blog hop I couldn't wait to participate!
One of my favorite things about my new blog look is the cute cherry theme she has running throughout my blog. From my background to the screen on my Gypsy I'm juggling, it's everywhere, and I love it! I wanted to make a thank you card that incorporated those cute cherries, and this is what I came up with!
- Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
- George Cricut Cartridge
- Paisley Cricut Cartridge
- Peachy Keen "Everyday Character Faces" Assortment stamp set
- Scrappy Moms "A Pinch and a Dash" stamp set
- Ribbon from Michaels
I cut the card base from the Wild Card cartridge, and then made two layering circles using George and my Gypsy to line them up. The cherries are from Paisley cartridge and I used my favorite Peachy Keen face stamp set and pink chalk to give them an adorable touch. I used Action Wobbles underneath each of the cherries so they pop up and wobble back and forth (hence the sentiment). I used my white gel pen for some doodling and the whites of the eyes, Stickles on the leaf, and voila! An adorable thank you card.
...you didn't think that's all I had for you today, did you? How about a little blog candy?? I have TWO Martha Stewart Christmas punches to give away!
Wanna win a Poinsettia Vine Edge punch and a Present Punch and Stamp Punch? Here's what you need to do:
- Become a follower of my blog
- Leave me a comment on this post (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you)
I will draw a winner on Monday, January 1st and email the winner. You'll have one week to get back to me or I'll have to draw someone else.