Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrappin' and Chattin' Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrappin' n Chattin's   First Ever Blog Hop!

If you made it here from Sue's Blog, you are right on track.  If you came to my blog first,  please click here to go to Abby's blog to start the hop from the beginning.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog to be entered for the "BIG" prize.  Remember, you need to follow the blog hop in order.  You are collecting secret words hidden in each post that enable you to win the BIG GRAND PRIZE!    Once you complete the hop, return to Abby's Blog, follow the instructions, and you will be entered to Win, Win, WIN!

One lucky winner will receive 2 new Cosmo Cricket collection kits (Togetherness & Mitten Weather) including Ready Set Chipboard. As well as a new Cosmo Cricket (Matilda) 6x6 paper pad!

With the winning stuff covered, let me thank you for coming by!  I always love guests, and I am super excited about this blog hop.  It is our first after-all :)  The theme for our hop is "favorite things".  For me, when it comes to crafting, I have way too many items in my favorites pile.  Right now my Copic markers are at the very top of  my list.  I also love the Magnolia stamp line, Martha Stewart punches, my Cricut, my computer, my ATG gun (even though I am longing for the new pink one), Stickles, and so much more!   ~LOL~  Like I said, crafting is my weakness.

For this blog hop project, I knew I was starting with my Magnolia stamps and my Copic Sketch Markers.  I picked my Copic colors based on the papers I chose for the finished project.  I colored two images, and added Glossy Accents to the shoes.  I guess I should tell you that I made two images because I let my husband choose the image that he liked the best for the card.  He got the honor, because I was making this for his mom's birthday.  After much deliberation, hubby picked the cake image.  I added Diamond Stickles to the candle and the cake for a little frosty sparkle. 

Front View
My card base was 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" and was made with Bazzill Basics Blue cardstock.  It was scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" to form an easel card.   The Patterned papers are from DCWV paper pack Nana's Kitchen.  The white cardstock is also from Bazzill (Prism).  The  dark blue paper layer is cut at 5-3/8" x 5-3/8" then layered with the checkered cardstock cut at 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".  The "lace doily" is white cardstock cut at 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" and then punched using Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page set in Eyelet Lace.  The pink plaid is cut at 2-5/8" x 5-1/2", and then layered with the pink patterned paper cut at 2-1/2" x 5-1/4".  Next I added the Recollection Mulberry Flowers using Mono Liquid Adhesive, and then I tied my bow with White Satin Offray Ribbon.  A small dot of Mono Adhesive under the bow's knot keeps it securely in place.  I used a Scripto lighter to lightly burn the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying (just be careful not to set you project on fire--seriously).  I glued the half paper doily to the strip using my Glue Glider Pro.  Then I attached the completed piece to my card using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the "Make a Wish" sentiment using Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink on the Bazzill White cardstock.  I layered it with pink and blue patterned papers.  The completed piece was added using foam tape.  I cut one cupcake from the pink patterned paper, and added it with foam tape.  Then I added my Magnolia image using foam tape.  Then the finished card front was added to my card base using 1/2" ScorTape for strength.

Inside of Card
For the inside, I used the measurements listed above for my blue basic layers and my lace doily.  I used the Martha Stewart Double Loops Punch Around the Page set this time on the doily.  My sentiment was stamped using Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink with a Studio G Sentiment stamp from Micheal's $1 bin.  I added the 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" pink patterned paper to my blue base with my Glue Glider Pro.  Then I edged it with White Satin Offray Ribbon taped to the back with regular Scotch Tape.  I added my doily image using Mono Liquid Adhesive.  The lace band was created with a 2" strip of Bazzill White cardstock punched with Martha Stewart's Flowerbed Deep Edger Punch layered over a 1-1/4" strip of Bazzill Blue Cardstock layered over a 1-3/8" strip of blue patterned cardstock.  The embellishments were cut from the DCWV Nana's Kitchen patterned paper, added with foam tape, some with one layer of tape - others with 2 layers of tape, for added dimension.  The finished inside layer was added to my card base using my 3M ATG Tape Gun.

Easel Back View
 Lastly, to give the easel a finished look, I made another "lace" strip from the Bazzill white cardstock.   Start with a 2" layer of cardstock, and then punch using the Martha Stewart Flowerbed Deep Edger Punch.  This was added to the cardbase using my 3M ATG Tape Gun & Mono Liquid Adhesive.
Tilda with a Cake - Close Up

Supply List:

  • Papers:  DCWV Nana's Kitchen, DCWV Home Accents, Bazzill Basics, and Bazzill Prism Premium cardstock.
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Ink:  Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink
  • Stamps Studio G Basics $1 stamps at Micheal's
  • Ranger Diamond Stickles
  • Glossy Accents
  • Ribbon - Offray 
  • Flowers - Recollection Mulberry Paper Collection
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loop Set,   Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Eyelet Lace Set,  Martha Stewart Flowerbed Deep Edger Punch, ScorPal, Fiskars Paper Trimmer,  Making Memories Bone Folder, QuicKutz Pick Up Tool, and Martha Stewart Craft Mat
  • Adhesive:  Mono Liquid Adhesive, Glue Glider Pro, 3M ATG gun, ScorTape, 3D Foam Adhesive, and Scotch Tape
Blog Candy Time!!!

Now for the fun stuff~  I am giving away 2 blog candies in honor of our first blog hop.  Here is what you need to do to enter.  First, they are limited to the United States.  Sorry, international shipping is more than I can cover right now~  These boxes are heavy!

75+ Papers, Die Cuts, Chipboard, Alphas, Stamped Images, Page Kits, Design Template, Stickers, 3  Mini Albums, handmade embellishments, epoxy stickers, vellum tags, findings, metal tags & MUCH MORE!!

Candy #1 ~ This is the biggest, so it requires the most "work"~  For your one entry become a follower of my blog, and promote this blog hop on your blog.  Leave me a comment including your blog address telling me you have done both. (I will be checking the blogs to be sure this is fair).

Want a couple more chances to win???

For up to 2 extra entries, promote this blog hop on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Leave a comment on this post letting me know what  you said/did.  Post your Facebook name or Twitter account name.  That's it!

You can have up to 3 entries for this prize.  Be sure to check back on Monday (8/16) to see if you have won.  If the prize isn't claimed by Friday (8-20), I will draw a new winner on Saturday!

50 Sheets of paper, alphas, 3 mini albums, Stickers, Stamped Images, handmade embellishments, Vellum & chipboard tags & More!

Candy #2 ~ this one is easy ~ Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below saying you only want to be entered for drawing #2.  You don't have to do anything else.

Easy Peasy!  Same rules apply.   Be sure to check back on Monday (8/16) to see if you have won.  If the prize isn't claimed by Friday (8-20), I will draw a new winner on Saturday!

Now don't forget there is also the Blog Hop grand prize.  Be sure you visit every blog on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win this fabulous prize!

Next stop is Vicki's Blog.  She has a great project to share, and a personal blog candy offered, too!   Hop along and thanks again for stopping by~  I hope you visit again soon and share my blog with your friends,  because bloggin', scrappin' and chattin' is a (secret word) "community" of wonderful people~

If you happened to get  lost along the way, the hop order is as follows:

Oh, I forgot to mention this project is also my entry in the challenge #11 over at Party Time Tuesday~


Suzy said...

Great projects Laura!

Mom2Boys said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us.
I have left a comment on my blog
I also became a follower!!!
AND I posted it on my facebook :)
This is what it says....i am part of a blog hop that begins today. there is an AWESOME grand prize to be given away, as well as, other goodies on each of the blogs. it will begin at

Mandy Conrad

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Great card Laura! It's nice to include the Husbands every now and then - it makes them feel included. Haha!

I love your coloring - Tilda looks great!


Sara said...

Laura what a beautiful easel card! I love your shading and blending of the copic markers! Your work is wonderful! I am already a follower of your blog, so... not sure that throws me out of the running, but I am enjoying seeing all of the awesome artwork along the way! Thanks so much for inviting me! Happy Creating! Sara

fabulouscolorfulcraftsbymel said...

Laura, you did an amazing job on your card. Your coloring is fantastic.

Lisa said...

I am a follower! I also posted it on my blog. Thanks

Lori said...

Beautiful card!!!

I posted on blog about the hop:

and became a follower

Meg said...

So cute!

Skrapbuker said...

Thanks for sharing the card (and the email informing me of the blog hop!)

I'm going to post the blog hop up on my blog (right hand side).

I'm a follower now!

I tweeted (this also shows up on my FB but I'll post to FB when I get home later as it's blocked at work; I'll try to remember to come back and comment with that but my FB name is skrapbuker as well)


Skrapbuker said...


Forgot to ask to be considered for the 2nd giveaway as well ... teehee ^_^

Thanks again!!

Skrapbuker said...

LMAO, I just realized I pasted the link to the hop that I tweeted instead of pasting the link to my tweet ... scattered brain much eh?

Here's my tweet:

April said...

Wow Laura, your card is awesome!! I love seeing the amazing ways Copics are used. I definitely need a few of these to try out. ;)

I'm already a follower and I just posted about the hop here...

Thanks so much for the chance to win some amazing blog candy!!
- April

Ashleigh said...

Great giveaways thanks!

I am now a follower and Here is a link to my blog

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What a cute card thanks for letting us know at the Maggie board what a great inspiration to get me scrappin again. Love your card ..... I have your blog hop linked on my side bar
Your dogs are adorable ;)

Ashleigh said...

I posted the blog hop on my Fb!/ashleigh.copenhaver

Divinity said...

hi there! great easel card. i've never tried making one of those -- they always look so complicated!
i've become a follower of your blog -- so i guess i'm signed up for the #2 candy. thanks for the chance.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay I have to say this is one of the best BLOG HOPs I done it clear on instructions and the projects are truly amazing..Thank you...
I become a faithful follower
This has posted on my FB promoting your page.. Theresa Harris (the one with the Queen)
I will be posting this to my blog site today.

The Scrapbooking Queen

beejay said...

Beautiful card, love all the detail and the attention you gave even the back of the easel! I am sending all my blog friends over for the hop!

BJ said...

Awesome card....
here's my blog comment...
Oh and I'm a follower...LOL
and my facebook name is beejee77

ann said...

Laura, I love your blog. You always have wonderful ideas. I don't have a blog so only enter me in drawing #2 please.

myska said...

I love easel cards! this one is so cute. We need to talk about copics, several people are asking about them here. I am a follower! I posted on my blog: and I posted on my facebook with the link: I started participating in a blog hop over at Scrappin-n-Chattin group today! I am having a great time looking at all the wonderful projects they have done and Ooooohhh! the blog candy they are offereing! Check them out--it all starts here:

Theresa said...

awesome card Laura!

Scrap-a-holic-mom said...

Posted on my FB (Theresa has me :))

lovely card that is one of my fav designs to make.

Corinne said...

Beautiful card...I am sure your MIL will love it. Tilda looks fabulous. I have become a follower of your blog and posted about the blog hop on my blog at

Rene said...

She looks good enough to eat! Beautiful :)

My-Time Scraps said...

New Follower , :) just Entry 2

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful Card! I love the coloring!

Juicy Creations said...

great projects...
i left it on my blog:
also became a follower..
left it on my facebook group:

thanks for the chance to win..

scrappinmomma said...

I posted it on my blog-- and i also posted on my facebook for Linda Iko. Great card i love it

Barbara said...

I love all your copic work Laura. Magnolia stamps are so great to color also.
I was already a follower on your blog. I don't have a blog myself "yet" but I'll be sure and promote yours on my facebook acct.
Awesome blog you have and awesome prize.
Barbara Greenberg

Coachfans said...

I became a follower and posted on my page. It is in the left column.

I will post on facebook also as soon as I am done with the hop.

I love the easel card. I have to try one. I keep saying I am going to, but I always find something else to do. It is wonderful!


Kathy Gerace said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Wonderful job coloring and putting everything together.
Kathy Gerace

Anna said...

Adorable! Love the lace at the back of the easel card too! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Sandi said...

Beautiful work Laura and thanks for all the little pointers along the way (like using a lighter to prevent ribbon fray) Enter me only in the second drawing since I do not have a blog to promote you on. :( Thanks for the chance to win a very generous blog candy.

Amanda said...

Good job on both projects, Laura! Please enter me in Candy #2 only.

mom2fivekiddos said...

Hey Laura! I just became a follower and I posted about the blog hop on my blog
I also mentioned it on facebook (my name is Kristin Keller). Thanks for the chance to win! I love your projects you are very talented!

creative patti said...

okay so I posted this on my face book- facebook name is Martha Galvez -
I also tweetered about this hop and my tweeter name is creativepatti
I also now follow you blog
I posted a link on my blog regarding this blog hop at http;?? This would be a great B-day since Monday is my Birtday!! I hope I win...

ScrappyNana said...

I became a follower so please enter me in the 2nd drawing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a gorgeous easel card! Love the way you decorated the back, too!

Julie said...

Love your work with the Copics! Please enter me for prize number 2... I became a follower today!

Irene Daryanto said...

What an amazing blog hop. I hopped all the blog to you, became your followers, too bad I live far away to join your candy, lol.
Hugs, Irene

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous card Laura, love all the sparkle!!

Wowza, very generous candy!
ok, let's see...

1. I'm a follower
2. I posted on my blog...... Joyful Stamper: Blog Hop & bunches of candy...
3. I tweeted on TWITTER (MariaMatter) you can see my twitter updates on my blog sidebar too.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Tiffany Leola Johnson Koehn said...

I became a follower! I shared it on my blog,
I shared it on my Facebook status, my name is Tiffany Leola Johnson~Koehn. Thanks so much for a chance to win some awesome goodies!

Kristie said...

Adorable birthday easel card, Laura! Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great card! Love the shoes :) I became a follower, posted to my blog: and shared on Facebook! I've got my fingers crossed :)

Kathlene said...

I'm now a follower...thanks for the very detailed instructions on your card creation. Signed up for #2 Candy. Thanks for the offer.

madebykarla said...

Your card is so cute! I'm loving anything cupcake right now. Thanks for the great giveaways, so sweet of you! I posted on my blog

emspel said...

Thanks for the #2 chance to win. Love your card!! TFS

Liz said...

I need to start a blog! Thanks for the second chance to win. I love your card - it's so cute.

Kim H said...

Love the card! Love the "Smile" picture on the sidebar! lol. I just purchased my first Copic pens and don't have a clue what to do with them! I am a follower now so I am going back thru your blog seeif you have any tutorials. I also posted on my blog about the Blog Hop!
Any suggestions on the Copics are welcomed!
Kim H

pinkyxoxo said...

Thanks for sharing your projects. I became a follower, but I have no blog. Maybe someday. The blog hop is great fun. Please enter me for #2 if you can.

KarenB said...

Hi Laura, thanks for sharing your gorgeous card. Wow, you have lots of Copics!!

(PS, please don't add me into your giveaway draw because I'm not in the US)

Nicole Brenna said...

Love your coloring you are super talented.

First let me comment and say that I am a follower and I would love prize #2

I also would love prize #1 but I will come back and comment again with all that info... when it is done


Dorie said...

Thanks for the great card. I am going to have to try easel card.

Theresa said...

I'm already a follower, and I love your blog since discovering it a couple weeks ago. I've been having tons of fun looking at past projects and getting tons of inspiration. Thanks for being a part of this really great blog-hop.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love the card! It is beautiful!
I am now following your blog and only quality for #2 since I don't have a blog of my own (I don't have the time since I am always checkout everyone else's blogs - lo1!

Nicole Brenna said...

Here is the blog address for the post about the hop...

Nicole Brenna said...

I changed my status to say that I was doing the hop and the deets... my name is Nicole Griggs Brenna

Dawn said...

I became a follower
I have placed both your candies on my blog at
I have placed this on my facebook page here!/dawn.lotharius
Wanted to let you know I love your coloring skills, great job

Kelly Massman said...

I'm a new follower! Please enter me for candy #2! Thanks!!! :-0

chignon said...

Great card and thanks for the details in the directions :o) I became a follower and posted about the hop on my blog

hvn1011 said...

I am a follower and I posted you blog on my face book page. Heather Reed.

Kim said...

AWESOME, Laura!!
Your Giveaways are SUH-WEET!! Have a GREAT Day, Me-Ma Kim

Carrie said...

here is what i posted!
can be found on my blog:
on my facebook page:!/home.php
I am also a follower now too!!
thanks for the great giveaways too!
my2sons311 at verizon dot net

Afitmom4Life said...

I love maggies. I love how you colored her. THank you for the chance to win the blog hop candy.

Have a blessed week!

Lisa V.

Zolyshka said...

These cards are so adorable! I love them!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy.

Zolyshka said...

Please add me to the 2nd drawing too. I would love to try making cards from the stamped images. :)

Kristin said...

I became a follower of your blog! I would only like to be entered in the drawing for prize #2 (I would've participated in #1, but I don't have a blog!!!!!).

The card is so cute!

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