Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies and Blogs Hop

Welcome, welcome! Thank you for joining me from Makin' Pretty Things for the Butterflies and Blogs Hop! Laura was so super sweet to ask me to participate in this hop! Isn't she wonderful!?!?! :)

My project today is a "Cricut-ess" card...


This card is 4" x 7" - which is NOT my usual size but I was trying to step a little outside my comfort zone! LOL I used my Fiskars Scallop Lace border punch and wired ribbon from Hobby Lobby for the bottom half of the card. The butterfly is actually an acetate cupcake pick from the dollar section at Michaels. At six for a dollar I couldn't resist! I removed the stick and used pop-dots to adhere the butterfly. I use white embossing powder and Versamark for the stamp (Designers Choice from Scrappy Moms Stamps). Can I just tell you how BAD I am at using embossing powder!! It took 3 tries to get a clear image with out too much "dandruf"! LOL

In honor of Laura's blogiversary I am giving away a Scrappy Moms Stamps Special Delivery stamp set.


Just leave me a comment to be eligible to win. Of course, if you don't alreay follow me and you like what you see I'd love for you to join in and follow if you would like. :)

Here is the full hop list, in case you need it -
Laura - www.makinprettythings.com
Melanie - www.scrappymel.blogspot.com
Tammy - www.scrappycritters.blogspot.com
Nicole - www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com
Theresa - www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Alina - www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
Trish - www.techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com
Libia - www.beachcreationsforyou.blogspot.com
Nicolette - www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
Sarah - www.liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com
Pam - www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com
Corri - www.buglvr.blogspot.com
Paula - www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com
Jennifer - www.creativearmywife.blogspot.com
Bonnie - www.ascrapabove.blogspot.com
Linda - www.krazyquilling.com
Jennifer N - www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
Liz - www.lizspaperloft.com
Anita - www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Denise - www.deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com
Lezlye - www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
Karel - www.karelj.blogspot.com
Meighen - www.scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com
Jessica B.- www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com
Lauren- www.laurenscreative.com
Jess- www.kinderstampo.com
Bonnie- www.pinkbonbons.blogspot.com
Sigrid- www.lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com
Nancy - http://blog.fancywithnancy.com
Momo - http://www.madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Your next stop on the hop is for super talented Tammy! Be sure to leave her some love. :)

Butterfly Kisses and {{{ HUGS }}}!

122 comments:

Laurie said...

Super cute card!! Don't feel bad, you're not the only one to have embossing issues!!! ;)Thanks for the opportunity to win, it's the only set I don't have!

kathlee said...

Great card...I love all the scalloped trim! Fantastic. TFS
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Great find at the dollar store, it really makes the card!
comopark@roadrunner.com

GiGi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the layered borders! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

anitaandbugs said...

This is beautiful!!I love the butterfly----I would have never guessed where it came from---haha.Great job.
Hugs, Anita

buglvr2010 said...

The butterfly is so pretty! Great card!

shersl84bed said...

Cute card. I thought the lacy papers were actually ribbons.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Celeste said...

Oh wow your card is sooooo pretty... I love it.
Huggs
celeste
celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

v said...

I really like your card. Stepping outside your comfort zone tends to make way for beautiful discoveries! I love the kraft card and your use of the butterfly! Great job!
~Vanessa W

Toni said...

Beautiful card! TFS.

mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

Wow that butterfly is gorgeous!! Great Card, thanks for the chance of winning some candy!!

check out my blog:
www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.com

SpantastiKreations said...

I LOVE this card and all the layering.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

jessica said...

I love this card..the butterfly is beautiful and your embossing is GREAT! TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Addicted Scrapper said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alina.luis@live.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Great idea for the butterfly - and beautiful colors for the card! I need to try embossing someday...yours looks GREAT!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

ScrapYourWorld said...

I love all that scalloped edges on the card. I have never tried embossing so your one up on me girl!!!
Paula Driver
faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com
www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

I love the card! Pretty layering...
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Laura said...

This is sooooo beautiful, Mel! Thank you so much for joining in on my hop!


{{HUGS}}!!!

Jenn said...

Wow, that butterfly is so pretty! Love the layering of the borders! :)
xxJenn

Amanda Villarreal said...

That butterfly is so pretty! I would have snagged them up to for that price. Hmm... I wonder if my Michaels has them? ;)

avillarreal140@gmail.com

Cathie w said...

great butterfly project

TFS!!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

TFS - thank you for reminding a crafting newbie like myself to think outside the bos for card embellishments.

Sarah
www.sarahprocrastinatig.blogspot.com

Christy said...

the butterfly is really pretty...i have joined as a follower....Thanks for sharing

scrapbookparadise@yahoo.com
scrapbookparadise.blogspot.com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Great card....Love the scallop layering as well.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

Pammejo said...

Great card, so bright and pretty!TFS
pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Glora said...

This is beautiful. I especially LOVE all the scalloped layers. Hugs- Glora

liz at liz's paper loft said...

you did a fabulous job with no cricut! sometimes it's fun and hard to step outta the box!
liz :o)

Vicki said...

Great butterfly card. Thanks for sharing.


vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your card is adorable! You should step out of your comfort zone more often! I love the layering and the colors you chose. very cute! A great reminder of spring!

Sherry said...

This card is awesome. My cricut is in the shop and I'm going crazy. As my daughter says, "Mom are you scrapnapping again?" Well, I might have to just try your idea and use some cupcake toppers. That butterfly is adorable.
Sherry
needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Mel your card is super adorable I just love it
The colors are so bright and cheery... Awesome job stepin out of your comfort zone.. how it feel...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Cyndi S said...

Gorgeous butterfly card.
cstephenson at q dot com

Karelj said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Since it's snowing here right now, I really appreciated the lift! Happy Birthday to Laura! I'm so glad she turned 29 so we could all hop together! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Angie Kay said...
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Angie Kay said...

Great blog Im a new follower thanks for the chance to win

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful card and colors! TYFS!!!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the colors! TFS

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! I love it :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Janeen said...

It's a good thing to work outside of one's comfort zone; you have proven that with this beautiful card! TFS! New follower! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica@comcast.net

Linda S said...

The butterfly really is lovely!! Great card.
smilin2.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Cute card....TFS!!! Thanks for the chance to win...
Denise
kricket5@verizon.net

TiaD said...

Love your butterfly, its great on your card.
TFS
TiaD
tiarog@comcast.net

Jessica said...

Hi Mel,
Happy to be a new follower. I love the butterfly. It is spectacular. The card is gorgeous.
Jessica
http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
strgazrblueyes22477@yahoo.com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Hi Mel, I'm a new follower thanks to this wonderful Blog Hop. Looks like you got he card right in your first try. It's beautiful and the embossing is perfect. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com and frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com

scrappy critters said...

I LOVE your cricut-less card!!! Great job and the colors make it look soooo real!!!

♥Tam

Misty said...

That butterfly is fantastic!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

sweetlilscrapper said...

gorgeous!!
thanks for the chance to win!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot com

sandra said...

Your card is sooo beautiful!!! love it!!

joydee1963 said...

Great card!! cute!! new follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

pruttybird said...

What a great card!!! Love the scallops on the card.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

BunnyFreak said...

Love the butterfly with the white embossing and faux stitching.

IRW Dana said...

I"m a follower and love all the inspiration you share. Love the colors in the card. papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Dee said...
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Sharon said...

This is so beautiful. Love the colors! :)
anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

Lezlye said...

VEry Pretty MEl!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors, and the butterfly really pops.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Dee said...

I love your project, it is perfect. I am already a follower & TFS, Dee:)

http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com
designsfrommyheart@ymail.com

Stephanie said...

I love your card!! The colors are amazing! I'm brand new to embossing and I totally know how it feels to have embossing issues!! Thanks for the chance to win!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstpehanie.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Your card is so beautiful - I love the colors of the butterfly! I'm a new follower...thanks so much for the chance to win :)


http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

loving the colors of ur butterfly!! already a follower it seems.... :)
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Such a stunning card...love the butterfly! TFS>
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Victoria's Place said...

Cute card! I became a follower. Thanks for the chance!

DJ said...

What a great idea using the cupcake topper! I never would have thought of that.

watersgirl@gmail.com

Kaitlin said...

Very pretty! I'm a new follower:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

iluvkatie74 said...

I think your card turned out beautifully! I love the layers on the bottom.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

jenni said...

Love the beautiful butterfly!
jpshirley@ymail.com

craftaholic said...

I an already a follower and your card is stunning!! So colorful!! And spring is here!! TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

stampinlara said...

it's beautiful! Love your blog, I'm a new follower!
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Minta's Creations said...

It's such a beautiful and fun card.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

pat said...

super nice. I like all the scallops. TFS!

jen said...

I LOVE it!!! Awesome job.I love it when people make cards without cricut. :) You did a great job and would love to see more projects like this.TFS
hugs,jen

janner said...

I am a follower and love your butterfly card. You are amazing.
Jan

Mel said...

I like how you used the butterfly colors in your punched paper selections. Sweet.

BugBites said...

Awesome card. I love all the scrappy mom stamps.

Valerie said...

Very Pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Valerie
bestisyet2be10@yahoo.com

Kooky Krafter said...

Pretty card, good thinking repurposing that cake topper!
scrappintotheknittygritty at gmail dot com

Debc06 said...

Love your card. Already a follower. TFS
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and layout. TFS! I have visited before and thought i was a follower but turns out i wasn't now i am...
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

HockeyScrap said...

Love the colors of the butterfly. Very pretty.

Jessica said...

So Pretty! Love the color combo! So much fun.

TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Cathy said...

I am new follower 976. Your project is real pretty and vibrant. thanks for a chance to win.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Crafty Diva said...

Very nice card. Great use of the edge punch - I'm going to have to try that!
Jennifer
j.berb at hotmail dot com

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hey Miss Mel...your card is beautiful even though it is Cricut-less...gasp!!! =) That butterfly is beautiful!!!

You are not the only embossing-challenged crafter!!! I stink at it and hardly ever do it!!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Carla said...

What a great card. I love the layers at the bottom and great way to use something for something besides it's purpose. Thanks for sharing.


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

katschriber said...

very, very pretty.

Ola said...

Beautiful card... and the butterflly is stunning!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win (I love that stamp set)!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blospot.com

Patty said...

Very pretty card..the scallops add a lot to it. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Patty
Crafty_kitten at mac dot com
Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Lisa R. said...

Love the punched borders all layered! great idea to use the butterfly pick. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

Beautiful card, and the layered borders - great project from your newest follower! TFS!
bluelilacs10 at gmail dot com

scrappinC said...

I love your card and way to go on using something from the dollar bin. I love all dollar bins.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

CyndiU said...

Great card, love all the punch borders. TFS Hugs, CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Libby Beach said...

Very very pretty card. I love how you layered the scallop edges at the bottom :) So happy to be hopping with ya! :)
Libby from beachcreationsforyou

nantastic said...

New follower. Love those lacy borders and butterfly.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

FMonty said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors. TFS :)
fmadera75atgmaildotcom

katieo said...

Great use for a cupcake topper. Your embossing looks great.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great punch! Love the ribbon!

Lori said...

Cute card. I like the punch. And thanks for the idea of using a cupcake topper. Enter me in the drawing please.
loria3261@yahoo.com

Trena said...

Very nice card! I love the way you used the colors. Thanks for sharing!
Trena
tlpsf49@aol.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Melanie

For some reason I cannot see your card, but I know its really great, I always love your projects! I will come back later to see if I can view it..
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrpabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Daisylove Creations said...

Very pretty card, loving the different colored scalloped trim :0) Already following
TFS!
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love the layered trim. I am a new follower. TFS

candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com
peaches581athotmaildotcom

1jmass said...

What a great idea for a card that anyone can make. No more excuses because they did not have the right tool to use.

truered0430 said...

Very pretty butterfly.

truered0430@hotmail.com

Patti B said...

Love your card thanks for going out of your comfort zone. I know it is tough to change.

lebpa21408 at yahoo dot com
pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful card!!
Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

aremus said...

Very pretty card!! I suck at using embossing powders!! I have only gotten it to work one time. Every other time it looks like a glob.

Amandaremus at gmail dot com

Stephie C said...

new follower and you have so many great projects posted!!!
sunni08 at gmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

This is beautiful Mel! i love the colors and that scalloped border and ribbon - that butterfly - simply genius! Already a follower of your sweet blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

I just adore your cardmaking style, Mel! Great job!

bonnie said...

Oh how pretty love your card sweetie :) hugs x

PixiesDelight said...

Ok now I gotta go find those butterflies
bargainmama@mchsi.com

Anna said...

Wow awesome job. Love it.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said...

This is a beautiful card, I just love love love butterflies!! Thanks for the chance to win Happy Easter!! Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Karen said...

love the colors and the border layers great idea
Karen www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Love the bright colors of the butterfly, nice ideas on layering the punches in different colors thanks for the inspiration

upnurse at aol dot com

Jules said...

The card is B E A ...utiful!!!

mitch1066 said...

wow lovely,i would never guess it was "outside your comfort zone" lol!

mitch1066(at)gmail.com

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Love it!!

Nadia's World said...

Love the butterflies!! Very nice!

TFS!!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

Glitter Fantasies said...

Oh I am loving this hop...guess it is because I love butterfly's so much! Love the colors, very vivid!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

thekolbes said...

I love your card. You did a great job with it. I am a new follower. Thanks so much.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Amy E said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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