Friday, August 5, 2011

double trouble and a blog hop!!

Hi fellow crafty friends!
Today is your lucky day.  We're doing a Blog Hop AND you get 2 projects to see!  How fun is that?!?

Most of you know I work for the greatest company ever - seriously.  CropChocolate.com.  Click on the link if you haven't seen it before and see what it's all about!
Part of my job includes being the Design Team coordinator.  All 9 of the blogs that you've visited today are filled to the brim with awesome projects and things for you to create.  These ladies are so talented and I'm extremely lucky to be able to work with them.  
Our new "DT Year" started on August 1, and we're celebrating this weekend with a Blog Hop!  You know what that means - Blog Candy. :)   At the end of this post, you'll have instructions as to what to do to win that blog candy.   Until you get there, here's 2 projects - 1 from LMissCrafter - Jamie and 1 from myself.

From Jamie, a sweet little card:
Jamie is also on the Design Team, but is having a fabulous vacation with her family so we're double teaming my blog today!
 Welcome Little Sprouts Card 
I created this fun little card for a good friend of mine that just had identical twin boys!  They are over the moon happy and extremely busy as you can imagine.  I couldn't help but use some of the cute new Fine and Dandy papers that I just got from Crop Chocolate.  Having two little girls myself, I don't make masculine themed cards that often.  It is always a challenge for me to come up with good boy color combos, but these papers made it easy.  I am thrilled with the results and hope my friends are too.

Materials:
Kraft cardstock, Fine and Dandy by My Mind's Eye papers, Unity stamp set - Little Sprout, seam binding ribbon and bling from my stash. 

Instructions:
1. Start with a 5" x 5" kraft cardstock card base.
2. Adhere a 4.75" x 4.75" piece of patterned paper to the front of the card.
3. Stamp images onto patterned paper and cut them out.
4. Use foam adhesive to attach images to card front and embellish as desired.

From Amber - another sweet little card:
 This actually started out as a silly RIP card for ScrappyCanuck - Karen's Cricut which died a short time ago. :)  I was trying to be silly when making it, but I ended up making it pretty serious and I love how it turned out!

I used:
So Sophie Paper:  Birds of a Feather and Family Ties.
Random White Core Cardstock
So Sophie: Savvy Anything for You Clear Overlay
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Lost&Found - Market Street "Adore" Trims
Lush - Blue Brads
Making Memories Slice Digital Cutter
Random "Thinking of You" rub-on sentiment, silver staples, and sanding block.

Directions:
1. Cut your main paper to whatever size of card you'd like to use.  I used 4.25x5.5.  Fold in half.
2.  Take the TH Distress Ink and distress the front side of the card.
3.  Tear or cut a strip of different, coordinating paper and with the clear overlay, staple them down on the left side.  
4.  Take your white-core cardstock, and with your Slice machine, emboss the flower.  On the raised side of the cardstock, take your sanding block and lightly rub over the shape until it's distressed enough for you.  Tear around the shape, stick a brad in the middle, and glue down onto card.
5.  Take a trim and tie around the card.
Ta-da!!  You're done. :)

HOPPITY HOP!
Now, for the Blog Hop.  You probably got here from the fabulous Miss Alissa's blog.  If you randomly stopped in at my blog, please go to CropChocolate.com's Blog for details on where to start!  Follow it around until you get here.  Once you're here, you'll want to leave a comment and follow my blog!  After doing so, go back to CropChocolate.com's Blog, and leave a comment stating that you visited each of our blogs and would love to win the Blog Candy!!  What's the prize going to consist of you ask?  Well, first and foremost a Slice machine!!  There'll be some other random goodies like design cards, and random other scrappy goodness to be won so you won't want to miss out.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

xoxo Amber

85 comments:

  1. ooohhh!! love both the cards. I adorre seam binding and I never know what to do with those clear overlays. TFS

    Darlene

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  2. Both of these cards are adorable.

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  3. Great Job Ladies! And Thank you Amber for all your hard work!

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  4. Love both cards! Thanks for an awesome job at CC Amber!

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  5. Two for one! Love it! Both of you made great cards! Off to The Crop to post there too!

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  6. Both cards are gorgeous! I am scrap lifting that first one for sure - my BFF is pregnant with a little boy and that's perfect for her style. I'll just have to make it singular because she's just having one. :)

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  7. Thanks for everything Amber! Looks like this blog hop is gonna rock it! :D

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  8. I love both cards. Great blog hop!

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  9. wonderful cards! love the tree, I'm a sucker for them :-) Congrats on the DT position, Jamie. And thanks to a Wonderful DT Manager, Amber :-)

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  10. Now that I'm getting the hang of this hop it is quite fun-great idea!

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  11. Both cards are great ~ the blog hop was a fantastic idea and it's been fun "meeting" each of the design team members and being able to see their work. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  12. what a couple of GREAT projects from a couple of GREAT gals!!!

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  13. Great cards - loved the blog hop.

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  14. this was a fun blog hop, really enjoyed it and such great projects. thanks so much!

    MomCleo Anne

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  15. Both great cards!!Sorry for your loss Karen...mines been acting funny lately too.

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  16. Great projects ladies, love those cards! Congrats to Jamie on making the CC DT and to Amber for heading it all up! Can't wait to see what else is up the DT's sleeve!!

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  17. I love both of the cards! Love the tree with the two birds for twins and the inking on yours.
    :)Khrista

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  18. Both cards are super cute. Great jobs! Looking to see more in the future!

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  19. Beautiful cards! Congrats, Jamie, on being chosen for the DT! And thanks Amber for the blog hop!

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  20. Two for the price of one - great stop on the hop. Thanks for arranging the hop Amber, it was fun!

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  21. AMMMMMMBER! I know you must have had a hand in this blog hop, so THANK YOU!! You card is sooo cute. And being a Hospice volunteer, I may lift Jamies sometime.

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  22. Great job on both cards! I really need to start making cards-lol. Enjoyed the hop- thanks!

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  23. Jamie, ADORABLE!!! Love it! Amber, cute card!

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  24. The little sprouts card is adorable!! Love the before and after on the second card!

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  25. Amber,
    The cards ate fantastic. I really need to start making more cards. Thank you for the inspiration. Your team is going to be amazing.
    Congrats.

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  26. Absolutely adorable! Great job!

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  27. Both cards are fantastic! Great job ladies. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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  28. Sweet cards !! Thanks for a doing a great job ladies!!

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  29. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing..what a treat to see everyone's talent. susie

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  30. Love all the projects I will be able to use for inspiration going forward -- This has been great fun!

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  31. Both fabulous cards! It's been a great hop!!

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  32. Love both cards. Congratulations Jamie for your DT selection and thank you to Amber for selecting such talented ladies to show us their art!! Can't wait to see all the projects to come. I am looking forward to more hops!!

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  33. You and Jamie both made very beautiful cards.

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  34. Great cards by you and Jamie! I think I speak for many of us when I say we need more inspiration for masculine cards. I have some of the So Sophie paper and needed some ideas for it b/c I didn't love it when I first got it. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing what the design team is going to show us in the future.

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  35. Love both cards!!! I'm so happy to be working with Jamie and "for" Amber with this DT!! It's going to be a great year!!!

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  36. Oh my! I completely love Jamie's card, it's cute and totally boy, which, I agree with her, it's hard to do sometimes. Thanks for sharing Jamie!

    Amber, lol, I'm completely cracking up that you were making a RIP card for Karen's Cricut! Silly girl! It turned out really cute though, yay! Thanks for sharing your card!

    Brit K.

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  37. Amazing cards! I love Jamie's tree!

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  38. Both are super! Good thing your Slice didn't die like Canuk's Cricut!

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  39. I love both cards. They are adorable!

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  40. Hey Amber! Your card and Jamie's card are both awesome!
    Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing at Crop Chocolate! The new design team really rocks!
    Stop by my blog if you have time:
    www.teresajaye.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow those are beautiful cards. Congrats on making the design team.

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  42. These are both so nice, I hope Karen likes her card (poor thing)

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  43. Both cards are terrific. I love the papers she chose for the Little Sprouts card.

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  44. What a great double-header - love both cards!

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  45. Congrats to both of you for being chosen for the CC design team. The cards are beautiful.

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  46. Amber, you did a fantastic job picking out the design team. Congrats!

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  47. Love both cards Nice work Ydixon57@verizon.net

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  48. Amber, I am glad you are on board at CC. I think you have done a fantastic job of putting the design team together. I also love the videos on CC. Thanks for sharing and being there for CC.

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  49. Welcome to the party. I love the card.

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  50. Beautiful cards ladies! I also love the Fine and Dandy papers, and I think the idea of an RIP card for a cricut machine is PRICELESS!

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  51. Both cards are so pretty - I have all of those papers too, and can't wait to play with them now - Thanks for sharing!
    -Julie

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  52. I love both cards! Beautiful!

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  53. What a fun and inspiring hop! Jamie's card is so adorable--love the tree! And Amber--I love the colors of you card. Too funny that you are sending a card for the loss of the Cricut :)

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  54. Love both the cards but the Sprouts is inspirational! TFS!

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  55. Thanks Amber for organizing! Really love blog hops! ~ Alaska

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  56. Jamie - what an awesome card!! Love the colors and the tree. Perfect!
    Amber - what a great idea.. a RIP card for a deceased scrap tool...lol... Great job. And have really enjoyed the blog hop.

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  57. I am new to this whole scrap booking thing, but your card was great. Very well done.

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  58. Love, love, love these cards! :)

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  59. Amber, thanks for putting this blog hop on. I've had fun this afternoon following and hopping and commenting and seeing great project ideas. I love both yours and Jamie's cards as well!

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  60. Thanks for getting this together! It's been fun to see all the projects everyone came up with. (It's also given me some ideas for stuff that I am just going to have to do!

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  61. Wow- these are both nice cards!!! Thanks for organizing the blog hop- it's been a fun one, full of great ideas. "TeaScrap"

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  62. Wow! Two cards for the hop of one blog! They are both great and it's so much fun to see the different designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. OMG Amber....what a sweet card.Love it! Congrats!!

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  64. Both cards are really sweet! Congrats on making the CC DT too~

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  65. the colors for this are so nice together! Great job Amber. All the blogs have been so fun and inspiring!

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  66. Jaime, that tree is soo cute too! great job done.

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  67. Both Jamie's card and yours are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing! (By the way - my son's nickname is also Bug!) I'm now following your blog Amber, and I'll be following Jamie's too!

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  68. Both cards are very cute! Thanks for putting together the blog hop - it has been really fun meeting all the DT members and seeing their work!

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  69. Thanks for letting me tag onto your blog this week Amber! Great card! Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

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  70. Amber, your RIP card for Canuck's Cricut is HILARIOUS! (The card is lovely, actually...the reason you made it is hilarious...LOVE IT!)

    Jamie's twin card is so cute, too! :)

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  71. Both cards are very nice! THhnks for sharing!

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