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Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog Hop - All Star Sports...

Craft Your Passion Challenges is doing a Blog Hop and my blog is along the way. 
If you came here from Caz's  "Bunny's Bits n Bobs", you are right on track!  

You can get all the details for the hop, theme info for the challenge, prize information, and most importantly, the entire list of the blog lineup by going HERE over at Craft Your Passion!
Be sure to check below for  blog candy that I have to share with you .  Have fun!! 

Here is my card inspiration for 
I printed the image twice and sculpted him from the back - mounted the top version on foam tape. (You can see that in the close-up.)  Then just started layering the scraps of paper I had left after punching the stars - LOL!  Fun card to assemble!

TOP TIP:  Lately I've started using waxed linen (same as used for book binding) for sewing embellishments.  It comes in a lot of different colors, it doesn't fray or separate like embroidery thread, it threads easily due to the wax, and best of all, it really "feels" cool and stands out as a strong visual!  Love the stuff!

This card should be eligible for the following
Basic Grey #75 - Punch It
Unique Crafter's Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On #37 - Patterned Paper
One Stitch at a Time #130 - For an under eighteen
Top Tip Tuesday #85 - Recycle It (Paper from other projects) and a TOP TIP
Papertake Weekly -  Things that make you go awww...
Divas by Design - For a Child

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Tommy" from Stamp Fairy; sentiment is a "Mini Word"
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from  Basic Grey's "Oliver"; base CS is Georgia Pacific; all other layers recycled from desk trash. (Yea!)
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Hand sewn stitching with white waxed linen; stars from a McGill punch; tab for sentiment is from a Stampin' Up punch; ticket stub punched corners are with a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; hand printed  "Raiders" on the helmet and jersey
INKS: Distress Inks were used to create the sky and ground; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Next hop-stop will be the very talented Jodi at Kaboo Designs.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments, it’s your turn to show us your “ALL STAR SPORTS” project.  Make sure to follow the theme and include a STAR somewhere in your design – then link it up no later than September 16 at Craft Your Passion.

Finally… I have some BLOG CANDY for a lucky winner.

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) or EPHEMERA KIT:
This kit includes items that could be used for ATC's or as ephemera for any card or scrapbook layout:
  • "The ATC Wizard Tool" -             Makes creating ATCs easy and fun.
  • (5) sheets of ephemera clip art
  • Assorted Playing and Bingo cards
  • Doodle Bug Designs brads
  • Assorted envelopes and sleeves for ATC storage & an envelope template.
  • (3) 8.5 x 11" sheets colored card stock
  • Booklet with ATC facts and instructions
Here is what to do to be eligible...
#1 Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post.
#2 If you like what you see on my blog, I would love to have you "Follow me" (this is optional!),  which can be found by scrolling to the very bottom of this screen page.

How easy can that be??!!  I will choose a winner with the tried and true system of "Hubby Pulls a Number from a Hat" method on Monday, Sept. 17... so write it on your calendar and come back to see if you have won!

Stampe Diem,


  1. WOW!!! Do you mind if I "copy" your card?!?!

    1. Of course, you are more than welcome to CASE my card! Take the concept and make your version of it - you go girl!

  2. Ginny, your posts are SO detailed and organized! Lots of great information! Now, on to your project...I like the burgundy palette you chose! It makes it feel very sophisticated! Great coloring too!

  3. Hi Ginny,
    I love your adorable card! Great job on the coloring and I love your handwriting on the jersey and helmet! What a cute image!

    Happy to be a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!


  4. Super cool cute card! Love the papers(red is my favourite colour) and how you lifted your image in 3D!

  5. Your card is adorable. Great detail.

  6. Love your card. Great idea putting a name on the shirt. I'm your newest follower.

  7. I love your layout of your card!!! Thank you for always stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! i get a bit slack when it comes to commenting but I do always see your creations and think they are beautiful!!! HUgsxx

  8. Great tip about the thread. I also love your Stampfairy Tommy image. Fab card.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  9. I love your card and the stitching! I just became a new follower! :)

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win some candy, I am now a follower too, love your blog!

  11. Super cute card, Ginny! Great use of your scrap paper. Thanks for TIP about the wax thread - must try it.

    Asha - COE Guest Designer Top Tip Tuesday

  12. Hi Ginny,
    What a sweet image & so perfectly coloured. Such a fabulous card design. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  13. A lovely card and a great tip, looks good. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  14. What a great card - love the image. Fab Top Tip ref the thread - great idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle it' challenge :)

    Carol x


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