Friday, January 28, 2011

The "Thank You" Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone!  Today is the first day of the "Thank You" blog hop.  You should have just come from Erikas blog!  This blog hop was put together by the lovely Raven to give a big THANK YOU to Madeline of The Shabby Vanity for our blog makeovers!

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
  • Stickles

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. 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:

  1. Become a follower of my blog
  2. 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.

Your next stop is Angela at Creative Craftin.  Make sure to check out everyone's projects!

Here's the list of everyone hopping today, and don't forget to stop by Madeline's blog and show her some love!






Kristin- (You are here!)







johnnysgirl said...

Love the Cherries.

Ashley said...

What a sweet card! I have just become a new follower! TFS!


Kathy's-Krafts said...

This is a great card. The cherries are so cute.

Ash said...

Cute card. Thanks for the opportunity!!


Brittney said...

Those cherries are soo cute!

And, I'm a follower =)

Tanya said...

Those lil happy cherries ROCK!!! Love your blog too btw.


scrappinmomma said...


Erika said...

Adorable card. Love the little cherries

erika.seever at

Lovebug Creations said...

I'm a cherry girl so I love your blog and your card! How cute are those cherries!! Awesome! :)

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

Love the happy cherries!!

Vicki said...

Cute card. Love the cherries.

vwilson577 at

mlc_15 said...

Adorable! I love the smiley cherries. Thanks for sharing. mlc_15 at hotmail dot com

Sheree said...

I really love your newly designed blog. Really really like the cupcake button for your email! Love the cherries!

Anonymous said...

Cute card and super cute blog!

Kristin said...

So cute - and the colors are gorgeous!

I also love that you spell your name "right"! LoL

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Just love the cherries and your blog looks great.

Cathy said...

too too adorable.......


Lillian Child said...

Your "peachy keen" cherries just had me smiling out loud - too cute! And I am a huge MS punch fan - her new releases are so fab! Thanks for the chance to possibly win some!

And I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your card, it's super cute.
Melissa D

Dawnmarie said...

I love the look of your blog! And the card you made was great!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the happy little cherries! Thank you so much for the blog hop inspiration!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the card. The cherries are too cute. I'm an old follower. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Trisha said...

Love the faces on your cherries. Such a cute card and I love your blog design. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Vivi M said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love that cherries, the shaped card and the papers you used. Lovely.
Vivi M

Savahanna said...

Super cute cherries!

Creative Crafting said...

I am now a follower I love the cherries it is so super cute!

scrapaholicjen said...

Great card! The cherries are so adorable! I am a new follower!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

SpantastiKreations said...

Cute card. It is cheery. I love the blog too.


CraftyNetta's Spot said...

cute cherry your blog, now a follower

Percilla G said...

I am now a follower & I have to say I love your blog. The cherries are the cutest

joni said...

Cute cherry card!!! Love those lil faces!!! And your blog-over is fabulous!!! love the theme! TFS!


arcocha at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

I'm a new follower thanks to the blog hop, and I think your blog looks fabulous. I love the cherries :) Your card is is adorable too..esp love the cute lil faces on the cherries. TFS!

Debc06 said...

I am a follower and love the graphics on your site. The card was wonderful. TFS
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Scrappy Zeni said...

Very cute card! TFS

zenzen89 at bellsouth dot net

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I just love everything about this card, the shape, the cherries, it's all wonderful!! The pink chalk, really does add that something extra! Love it!
www.purplescrapbooker at gmail dot com

sunnyaz37 said...

Your blog is AWESOME!! Love the card. The little cherry faces are so adorable!! TFS!! (

Nicolle Kramer said...

The card is super the faces on the cherries....(:


Brenna said...

I am a new follower, but I absolutely love the PKS faces that you chose for the cherries! So cute!! Can't wait to check out your blog more in depth!

Riley's Custom Creations said...

Your card is very cute! I love how PKS faces bring project to another level. TFS!
tcmiller1 at aol dot com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! To cute. Love the little faces on the cherries and yr blog makeover is awesome!

Janis said...

What a sweet card and adorable faces on the cherries! :) Janis

Angela said...

Love your cherries....on your card and your blog. Looks great!!!

Kim VanSheppy said...

Love the cherries and the look of your blog! Great job!
kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Linda S said...

Your blog is adorable! Love the cherries. Really like the card! So cute!

AJoy said...

Happy cherries!

nginerd at gmail dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

I love the faces on the cherries! Too cute & love the sentiment!!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

shersl84bed said...

Fun card, cute faces. Thanks for the fun blog hop. Love the new look of your blog.

Lila said...

Such a cute card. Faces are the toppers. Thanks for sharing.


Anna said...

Great blog great card great giveaway!!! Love those faces.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Love it =) The faces are just so adorable =) I am now one of your newest followers =) Got to loooove blog hops. Always find new wonderful blogs to follow =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Such a cute card. The faces really add to it. Love the cherry theme of your blog.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. Love the little PK faces! New follower also...

CathyinMN said...

I think I'm a new follower now, at least I tried to be.

tcsobotka at charter dot net

TeacherMom said...

Simply adorable!!!!!!! I am scraplifting this for sure!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!! All your blogs look amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win--I have just started my punch collection so don't have very many.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

SueNJ said...

These are the most adorable cherries! I am a new follower and glad I am. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

McVic said...

Im a new follower thanks for the chance to win. Ill be back soon your cards are cute!

Alex said...

super cute ! I'm a new follower :)

the condes at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is so cute!! I love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

BunnyFreak said...

Adorable cherry card.
username at yahoo dot com

coolnana72 said...

Cute,cute card--The cherries are adorable

Creative Diva said...

Love the card! Thanks for a chance to win! I am now a new follower!

tytynniyasmom said...

I love those cherries! I'm a new follower.
Congrats on your blog makeover it's awesome.

Treva said...

Adorable card, lovin' the cherrys too!

Tami B. said...

Your blog looks fab. Madeline does do a fantastic job. Love your sweet, happy little cherries too.

Stephanie said...

Love the look of your blog. Your card is adorable. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindsay said...

Super cute! I love the cherries! Thanks for sharing!

mum of two said...

Your card is amazing! Those cherries are the cutest:) I LOVE them. TFS and for the chance to win.


kathlee said...

Absolutely LOVE circle cards!! So cute. Equally love those action wobbles! Your card is simple adorable! You did mean Feb 1st right?? LOL.....TFS!

DIANA L. said...

The cutest Love this card AS of this post I am your newest follower TFS

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

Such a cute card! Love the faces. I think I'm going to have to get me some of the PK stamps! TFS!

I have blog candy over at my BLOG!

Hugs, JennRo
jennro7781 at yahoo dot com
My Blog

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am a happy new follower of your blog... totally love the eye detail on your cherries. They look so adorable. THank you for sharing and being a part of this hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...


Girl this is so pretty! and I love the face, how adorable!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Simply AJ said...

I am a new follower and just love your blog. You are very talented and your card seems to fit you perfect (the faces are adorable)! I am very glad to have hopped to your blog! Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to scrapping with you. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

It'll be my pleasure to become a follower, great, imaginative blog...t4s

Anne said...

Very cute card... I simply adore anything with cherries on it! And aren't those Action Wobbles just the best thing ever? Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration. I'm a fairly new follower and am enjoying your blog.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Angela R said...

I love your card, totally adorable, and your new blog theme is totally cute! I love those little peachy faces you used!
Love being a follower, your so talented!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy!
New Blog: If you get a chance I love new friends!

My Crafting Time said...

Love how you used the PK faces. Great job! I'm already a follower.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing!

stefeni said...

So cute! I love the shape of it.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Vernetta said...

Cute card! Love those peachy stamps! I need to get some!

Anonymous said...

OMG I love the cherries on your card! So adorable! I am a new follower, I have heard lots of great things about your blog from others and I see they were right!


becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

ScrappyScavenger said...

Im a new follower, I love the sentiment for her! Its absolutely perfect! ScrappyScavenger@yahoo


I'm already a follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
Rebecca Minor

Kim said...

Cute card. Love those PKS. They are my favorite. TFS

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute card. totally matches your blog

Debican said...

Very sweet, with cherries on top. lol
Great blog. Hugs, Debi

Shawnee said...

Very cute. Congratulations on your blog design!!


karensk said...

Love your new blog look and your cute card.
I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing,
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Got2BCrafting said...

Your blog is adorable... I too love those cherries!! Your card is so cute, that is one of my favorite shaped cards to use! I just became a follower of your blog and I can't wait to see more of your creations!!
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Celeste B. said...

I know I'm late, but I wanted to let you know how ADORABLE I think this card is!!!!!! It's sooooo perfect!! :) I love the shape, I love the PK faces, I love it all!!!! TFS! :)
Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Amy said...

The card is adorable, clever use of the cherries. Love your new blog design, and keep up the great work!

Sarah said...

I love your card! It is super cute!

Kimberly said...

Oh my how cute are those cherries....way cute. Love love your blog design, i can't wait to see what she has in store for me...i'm so excited i decided to go with shabby vanity...Thanks for sharing...and the chance to win great gifts.
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com
i'm your newest follower

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