Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog Hop!!

                                   ***600 Follower Cartridge Giveaway ***
Hi everyone!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! If you are here from Jessica's blog, then you are in the right place - if not please head on over to Jessica's Craft Shaque to get in on the start of the fun! :) 

First off I would like to thank Jessica for letting me join in on the celebration!! Second - Congrats on your one year blogaversary Jess!! Looking forward to seeing all the great things on your blog on the year to come!! 

Our projects on the hop today were inspired by a project of Jessica's blog. When I was browsing through all of her past creations, this one really stood out to me...

(To check out more info on pics of this project choose THIS link)

And here is the card I made...

I have been wanting to use this cut from Kate's ABCs since I got the cart a long while ago. This was one of those carts that I HAD to have, and haven't used it near enough... I used my Pink By Design Labels set to make the Happy Birthday tag. 

I used a really neat shimmery Momenta ink for the background (Pressed Tin by Market Street stamps), but it didn't show up well in the first pic so I took a couple more... 

I also used my sewing machine on this card. I am falling in love with stitching everything now! I think you'll be seeing more of my stitching in the future... 

Now that you've seen my card, I should tell you all about the candy being given away in this hop!!! 
(for pics, see Jessica's blog....)
the entire New Release of Whimsical Designs Stamps

 Valentine's Day bundle of crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM 

 -  3 Unity Stamp Goody Bags to 3 lucky Hoppers

1 set (5 per set) of my Handmade Corsage Pins
- $10 Gift Certificate Pink By Design Gift Certificate

Not to mention all the additional blog candy being given away at individual blogs along the way!! 

Here are the rules to get yourself some blog candy... 

1.  Hop along to each of the Hop Stops
2.  Leave a comment and become a follower at EACH stop, if you aren't already
3.  Stop back at Jessica's Craft Shaque and let her know what you thought about the entire Hop
and tell her which Project was your favorite
4.   For an extra entry into the drawing for any of the prizes here,  join in on the fun!!
Create a project by using one of Jessica's past creations as inspiration.  Post about it on your blog, explaining which project inspired you, and leave Jessica another comment  with the link to your project!  
You will have until January 25th at Noon (EST) to finish the Hop and Link Your Projects.
5.   For another chance to get some extra entries into the drawing for any of the prizes being offered,
Just stop back to let Jessica know how you did it...sidebar, blog post, FB share, etc.....(1 extra entry for each time you spread the news) 
The winners will be chosen by Random and announced after Jessica has gathered all the comments and consulted with all of her Blends!!!

Had enough BLOG CANDY yet??? Hope not, I have ONE more! :)

If you become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment letting me know (with a way to contact you) I will enter you to win this...

An Indentz embossing folder. 

Your next stop on the hop is Luisa!!! Enjoy the rest of the hop!! 


Dr Sonia S V said...

Candace the jar with the butterflies is awesome and you did full justice to Jessica's project.
Cheers from Bangalore, India

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Candace!! I love the jar of butterflies and the colors you used!! The stitching is awesome!! Perfect interpretation of Jessica's project!! I'm happy to be hopping with you today!! :)


Robin said...

So glad I could be in the hop with you! This card is soo pretty, I love everything about it. You did a fantastic job.


Amy said...

What a pretty card- I love the big jar of butterflies! I love sewing on cards- I think it adds such a nice touch!! :)Amy

Crafterkhush said...

This is so so so pretty.. love the jay with the butterflies... What an amazing start to the Hop.. :-)

Jessica said...

Candace, I absolutely ADORE your card. It is so soft and has such a "real feel" to it. It is gorgeous right down to the stitching and the beautiful stamping behind the jar. Jars are a new favorite theme for me lately. It is truly wonderful!
I am honored to have you as part of the Hop today!
Blends Til the End!

Joan said...

Love your card. It could be used for so many different things. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

I love the banner, I have most of the cuts on htere, and your card is so cute, i want to get Kate's ABC cartridge some day. Thanks for sharing. Follower here.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Beckie said...

I love, love, love this card. Omgosh! I'm gonna have to get this cart. So great being in the hop with you! I'm already a follower.

Be blessed, Beckie

cindy said...

I'm a follower. I love your card. Super cute.
you can reach me at grohcm at gmail dot com

Love crafts forever said...

Oh wow! I love your card. What a beautiful inspirational project. Absolutely love it. On my way to see my other Sisters.
Hugs Nataliya

Cindy :) said...

ohhh Candace, your card is awesome :) I love every single detail, it's entirely adorable, great job. So happy to be hopping with you today and I am also your newest follower, ty for following me :)

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Such a pretty card and great take on the inspiration Candance.

JulieK said...

Fantastic card Candace! I too had to have this cart when it first came out- and don't use it as often as I should. You did a great job interpreting Jessica's project into our own. Great hopping with you!


Debc06 said...

Great card. Love the butterflies.

Debc06 said...

Already a follower love your work.

Anne Fenton said...

Your work is beautiful, joined your blog and linked it to my list of blogs to follow. Hugz Anne

Luisa said...

Candace great card you created following Jessica's inspiration.
Glad to play with you in the hop.

Luisa said...

I forgot to let you know am following you via Google!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great take on Jessica's banner! Love how fun your bug jar turned out! It was fun hopping along with you Blend!

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the stitching! I'm already a follower.


Riti said...

Hi Candace,
This is such an Adorable card. Love the BUgs in the jar.. & what a Fabulous Project you chose as an inspiration from Jessica's Blog.

I'm now a Follower here.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome folder.


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Scrappin Dhilly said...

I love your card, the bug jar has been something I have wanted to make from Kate's ABC's for a long time but just haven't done it yet. Your projects are always so amazing. Also, congrats on the EAD team, can't wait to see what you come up with!

JaniceA said...

I had to have this cartridge and haven't used it enough either, but this is a great inspirations to use it. Thank you for sharing and I love your card. I am a new follower.

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the jar and bugs!
Hadn't heard of indentz folders before.... will be checking that out for sure! Love this one. Thanks for the chance to win it! I am a follower here.

jessica said...

awesome job on your card!! I have had this cart on my wishlist for a long time!! Your card is so adorable!
TFS and for the chance to win :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like Butterflies & Dragonflies including your Butterflies & Dragonfly creation. Wonderful giveaways. I've been a follower of your wonderful blog for while.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz Terrazas said...

fabulous card Candace... I am def a new follower both by blog and email.. Liz @

JennyKozar said...

Great card! Love the sweet bug jar.

Jenny Kozar

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

Maria :) said...

love the butterflies in the jar. such a wonderful idea :)

Edwina said...

Love your card! Someone has to feed the frogs. (grin) I love the stitching1! It amazes me when I see it done. It just adds to the card. I love the soft colrs of the butterflies and dragon fly. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

gomatt said...

Wowzer awesome card you made. I follow your blog and also get emails.
Lindab in WI

Teresa Arsenault said...

Candace, what a unique design this jar of lovely winged insects is.
I am now following your blog.

DIANA L. said...

Super banner!!! what a great hop and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

DIANA L. said...

ps I just became a follower - Funny I thought I already was.


SHartl said...

I am a new follower and WOW, your card is adorable. I love the stitching and those cute butterflies in the jar!
apedoak at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow, Candace...I love your card! What a wonderful inspiration piece you used!

Kim said...

Hi Candace, I'm one of your newest followers and i just love what you made from Jessica's inspiration! Your card is super cute:)

Anita Kejriwal said...

A lovely card! I just adored it. I,ve started following you.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so fun and cute!!! I love all of the details you made to each one of the banner, and that card is so pretty! Thank you so much!
lisascreativeniche at

Karen L said...

Love your sweet card with the butterflies! Especially like the way you tied the twine around the cute! I am now a follower!

marg0006 said...

Great card. i like the blend of colors and that you used butterflies. Cute banner too.
Loving Scrapper 101

Chriss America Real said...

I love, love, love this card! The colors that you used and the butterflies made me think of spring! 2 cute!

Teddie Seeley said...

Hello Candace,
I'm a new follower, from Portland, OR. I've been sent on this adventure by Dr. Sonia of
I like the stitching on your card, that looks like fun.
You have two cute girls there.

megha said...


Lindy said...

Just became a follower and I love this card. It is really a fresh perspective!

Davi said...

Beautiful!! Love the dimension and how fun this is!! Great job on this creation ;)

Michelle H. said...

Love your card so pretty and creative!!
Looking forward to working with you over at Momenta!!
I just became a follower!!
Big congrats!!
Michelle H.

Antonella said...

I love the way you took your inspiration and created your "bug" jar! I just became a follower too!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Bea said...

love your card - I feel inspired to try out some of my old seldom used carts! thanks

Shelly said...

What a gorgeous card! I LOVE that ink, very cool!
Have a great night!

Jen said...

Fantastic 'case' of Jessica's project and you created such a cute card...that shimmery ink looks awesome too. I need to do more stitching! Became a follower too!

febe said...

A jar of butterflies. Gorgeous work on the design and the colors.

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jen said...

Oh my goodness t his is super adorable!! You did a fantastic job. I love your stitching..tfs

Jennie Garcia said...

I love your project!! Is so beautiful and girly!!
Congrats on making the Moment DT- Lite!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Sherri said...

I really like that jar with the butterflies! cute card.

Margaret said...

Great idea to start with and your take on Jessica's is fabulous! Love all the additional things you did to make it your own.

KarenC Inspired said...

I LOVE butterfly jar! So different. And it's FUN! Looking forward to seeing more -I'm a new follower.

KarenC Inspired said...

I forgot my link for you!

Hope I win!!

Aimee Kidd said...

What a fabulous card!! You're making me feel the need to pull out some of those cartridges I have yet to use! Lol!!

Congrats on making the Momenta D-Lite team!! Can't wait to get to know you better!

ShersL84bed said...

What a beautiful card. Love the bugs in the jar and the pretty colors that you used for them.
I'm a follower of your blog.

Smiles Sher

Denise Bryant said...

Forgot to add my email contact info