Friday, March 1, 2013

Julie's blogoversary blog hop -- Celebrate Friendship

Hi everyone! Welcome to our part of Julie's Celebrate Friendship Blog Hop!!!

First off, you should have arrived here from the lovely Kary's blog. If not, please start from the beginning with Julie's Blog and go from there.

I know it's been a loooooong time since we've updated our blog, but what better way to start blogging again than with a Blog Hop?! My dear friend Julie is celebrating her 1st "blogoversary" with this blog hop all about friendship! We are so honored to be a part of this fun hop!! (And it's our very first time being in a blog hop!) So join us in celebrating friends, old and new!!!

Before I get to my card, I wanted to mention that there will be several blogs giving away some goodies (including ours) and our lovely hostess, Julie, blog candy AND some random prizes along the entire hop (including 2- $5 gift certificates for Crop Chocolate, Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam, 2 stamp sets from Unity, and a stamp set from Close to My Heart!!

Here's my card:


Supplies:
Blissful 6x6 paper pad by Authentique (from Crop Chocolate)
Friendship Bouquet clear stamps by CTMH
Ribbon Banners die by Spellbinders
Copic Markers (W1, W4, E33, E37, G24, YG67, Y11, Y13, & YR31)
Espresso Truffle Memento ink pad
Vintage Seam Binding by May Arts
ColorBox Chocolates & Blueberries Cat's Eye Chalk Ink Pad Queue
Solar White Neenah Paper
Yellow rhinestones



I hope you like what you've seen so far!! Now here's my wonderful mother's card!

Have fun hopping!!
~Erin :)


Hi, this is Ruth! I'm excited to share this card that I made for Julie's blog hop!!

This card was inspired by Lucy Abrams' Rainbow Wishes card in the March/April 2012 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.



Supplies:
Stampabilites Faded Text Background Stamp
Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup stamp set by Unity
Standard Circles Large Nestabilites by Spellbinders
MME Stella & Rose Hazel 6x6 paper pad 
Echo Park Victoria Gardens 6x6 paper pad
BoBunny Vicki B 12x12 patterned papers
Brenda Walton clear stamp
Jet Black Archival ink pad
Pumice Stone Distress ink pad
White & Kraft Cardstock
Sewing Machine with White thread

Thanks for hopping on by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
~Ruth



Here's a reminder on where to start:



Next up is the talented Laura Sanchez!


As a thank you for helping us celebrate with Julie, we'll be giving away a little blog candy to one random winner! So become a follower, if you aren't already, and leave us a comment! We'll choose a winner on Monday, March 4th.

43 comments:

  1. i love the sunflower card! The colors are so pretty and the textures lovely!

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  2. Look at you two go! Wonderful cards -- both of them! Erin, that sunflower image is one of my all-time favorites! What did you use to color it? You did marvelous, Sweetie! And Ruth, that rainbow is FANTASTIC! Thank you both, for participating in this hop. I love having connected with both of you on CC and treasure your friendships. Keep that blog going, girls! I'll be back to visit!

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    1. Thank you!! I chose that image specifically for you!! I used Copics to color it. The exact colors are in my supply list. ^_^

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    2. Thank you for your kind words! (Erin keeps me on track!)

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  3. Erin and Ruth, your cards ALWAYS make me smile!! :) Thanks for letting us see your stuff! :)

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  4. Such pretty cards & how fantastic you guys blog together!

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  5. Lovely cards ladies!!! Glad to see you bloggin' again!

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  6. One of my favorite CTMH stamp sets & Julies has been guiding me on the coloring of the sunflowers. So nice to see more options & colors. Love it!

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  7. Wow Ladies! You did amazing... Erin if I didn't know better I would have thought this was ready & waiting for days to be posted ;-) LOL

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  8. Both of these cards are fantastic! The colors are soft and elegant. Well done, ladies!!

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  9. Both cards are beautiful! The colors work so well together. I am now following your blog, great to see you blogging again!

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  10. Both of these are great and I think it is awesome that you share a blog!

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  11. Both cards are beautiful!! Love your styles, Ladies! So cool that you share a blog together :) Look forward to see more of your work!

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  12. Erin and Ruth, I am so glad that I don't have to choose a favorite card because it would be impossible. I love both. I'm inspired to pull out that sunflower stamp. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda!! You so need to pull out that stamp!

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  13. Erin your card is so pretty. I love seeing what you come up with for our card swaps!

    Ruth, love this card and I may have to scrap lift it!

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  14. Really love your cards. I have the stamp in your first card and love!!! what you did with it. Simple (but hard work with cutting out the flower!) and very elegant. Will try to add this to my cards in the future. Liked the second card too but cant seem to get past the greatness of the first one! hee hee Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Awesome, beautiful cards!! And you two are a perfect example of friendship!! I love that you can share your passion with each other ( as we know most outsiders will never get it!!!).

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  16. So happy I was able to shre in Julie's celebration! Love the idea of a shared blog! Your work is quite fun and refreshing!

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  17. Both cards are marvelous. And welcome back to blogging! AND isn't hopping and participating in a hop FUN!!!

    And I think it's cool to have a shared blog!

    And...

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    1. It's so great to be back at it, Rebecca!! And it IS fun to be in a hop!!!

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  18. What wonderful cards, I love that flower. I am always inspired by fussing cutting

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  19. Love both cards but the flower one is really great! It's the choice of colors I think that make it pop

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  20. Your rainbow card is so sweet!

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  21. Great work Ladies ! Both cards are super nice!

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  22. Love the cards!!! Very talented!

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  23. Both cards are STUNNING!!! I love that you both blog together...it is like doubling the fun AND inspiration :D Off to become a new follower!

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  24. Erin & Ruth, both if these cards are so pretty. I love the soft yellow in the sunflower card and your coloring is so awesome! The bold colors with the kraft cs works so well together :)

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  25. Thank you all so much for your kind words, and support!!! This makes what we do so worth it!! ♥

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  26. Beautiful cards ladies! I love them both! :-)

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  27. Ladies, I loved your cards. They are both so sweet.

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  28. Wonderful cards ladies. I especially like the color combo on the sunflower card.

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  29. What beautiful cards! I think I just might scrap lift the sunflower card! Thanks for participating and offering some candy! :0)

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  30. these are such great cards, you two! I might have to scraplift both of them. I have the Authentique paper and love the details in the rainbow.

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  31. These are both so pretty. I love the Authentique Blissfull paper (time to start using mine) and the various papers on the rainbow card are perfect!

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  32. Thank you to all who stopped by to see our cards. Also, a big thank you for the many lovely comments!!

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