Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time To Shine Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to my blog.  If you have been following the blog hop then you have arrived from Trudy's blog and heading in the right direction...  Isn't her work great!!!
 There is a really fun and creative crop going on over at Card Swaps this week. Lots of fun challenges and games. May 16-19, 2012 are the days and you have until May22, 2012 to get your projects posted.  At the end of the hop you will be directed to the crop and I hope to see you there.  We have a fun game for all the hoppers.  All you need to do is hop along and collect the letters.  You will then unscramble them and be entered into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! You will be given details at the bottom of the post. So be sure to keep reading. :)
My time to "Shine" was when I married the love of my life my sweet husband of 32 years.  We have been through rough times, happy times, sad times. and good times, but all in all he makes me shine everyday with his happy disposition and his loving smile and sense of humor.  I do love him so!!!
The blog hop "theme" goes with the crop title of "Time To Shine". We were able to chose what kind of project to make with enthuses on the theme. I chose to make a baby/ first birthday card for a member of our family. This little doll will turn 1 year old soon so I thought this card would make her Shine!!!

I used some sweet new paper from Graphics 45 .  I love the new look of banners so I used some of the paper and cut and layered them.  I die cut the round opening with a circle spellbinders die and added some DP behind to give it some texture, then added this darling little cutie. I used some seam binding tinting it with Spun Sugar Distress inks, and used a stick pin to top it off...  I punched the border with a punch from Fiskars and used the dotted swiss embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
 "Unscramble It Game" for hoppers... Details follow... You will be unscrambling a word.  Make sure you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on May 23, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! Fun, right?? So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. Your hints are... it’s a phrase, it has four words, and it’s a way you will be able to shine. Your next stop is Angelina's blog.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by...
Your letter is (F)
Brooke Smith  -CardMaker blog
Anya Schrier:     
Michelle Woerner: 
Judy L: 
Trudy Sjolander: 
Jane:  THATS ME!!!
Kimberly Crawford: 
Carolyn King: 
Colleen Schaan: 



  1. Such sweet words for your husband. I personally think he is a pretty lucky guy, too. :) Gorgeous card, Jane. Love all the layers and detail.

  2. Your cards are always so special. I know that whoever gets it will cerish it forever. Your husband is a lucky man.

  3. I absolutely love everything about your card. You used some lovely papers very creatively! It is just so sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. What a fantastic card! I'm sure she will love it and her parents will probably be frantically trying to get the stick-pin out before she does. So it will provide good entertainment, as well as beauty and appreciation. ;)

  5. Great memory and love that adorable card. I am sure it will be cherished!

  6. Jane this is stunning. I really love vintage and you did such an amazing job with this. Very pretty.

  7. Love the butterfly paper and all of the texture you added to your card...So pretty!!

  8. All of your cards are pretty :)

  9. Your Cards are very nice! Kelly

  10. What a wonderful card; just precious.

  11. This card is so adorable Jane! I love this line of Graphic45 paper and how you used it. The butterfly banners are so cute and I love how you did the circle. The lucky little girl will be too young to appreciate it now but it's sure to be a keepsake.

  12. You do beautiful work Jane! This is precious!

  13. Love your card! The dp with butterflies is great! Lots of wonderful details.

  14. wow Jane like all ways very beautiful card that you did very soft color
    like the paper with the butterfly

  15. Hi Jane, What a sweet, sweet card I love the colors and the bow you have added.

  16. Love the soft colors and the vintage pic of the little cutie. I love those looks!

  17. I love your card. You used such a pretty design paper.

  18. Very pretty card Jane. I always love your creations!


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