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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Product Blog Hop!



This Saturday the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you...we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month!  Pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed!  Be sure to scroll through my whole post; links to other hoppers, prize pack photos, and details on how to win are included below!

When I saw this new Stampendous character, I couldn't wait to get him inky.  Meet Cowlik. Isn't he adorable???  I made this card for my Dad's birthday.  When he was a kid, he and his brother would spend summers up on the family farms in Northern Wisconsin.  They would take the train by themselves from Chicago to Ashland, WI and they weren't much older than boys now (ages 6 & 8).  I can't imagine putting my little boys on a train and telling them to get off at the last stop and Uncle would be there to get them.  I guess it was a different world back then.  Anyway, I think working hard every summer on the farms, instilled a strong work ethic in my Dad that he still carries with him.  My boys are really "into" tractors, and think it is so cool that Grampa got to drive a tractor when he was a boy.  So, as soon as I saw this Cowlik Birthday stamp set, I knew I had to make a card for him! 

recipe:  Stampendous Cowlik Birthday, Taupe Color Fragments, Powder Blue Color Fragments, Clear Bark Embossing Powder; Prismacolor Pencils; Darice Hemp cord; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; DCWV Classic Pattern mat stack; Recollections Jewel Card Stock pack

I also played with the *NEW* Color Fragments on this card.  They are so much fun to work with and the possibilities are endless!  Here I used the Powder Blue Color Fragments as sprinkles on the cupcake and I mixed Taupe Color Fragments in with Clear Bark Embossing Powder for the dirt.  If you haven't played with Color Fragments, you have to give them a try - I'm sure you'll love them, too!

I also decided to decorate the inside of this card, which I don't do often.  It just seemed natural when I saw the sentiments included with this stamp set.  How fun!



If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog.  Now, are you ready to be inspired?  Check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:

 

As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs.  Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:














Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!!  You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address. 

And don't forget....We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge!  Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Ok, now it's time for you to get hoppin'.  I hope you'll enjoy all the inspiration the girls have to share with you.  Then it's your turn to get inky - can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I sure would love it if you would become a "follower" if you're not already!  Hope all is well in your corner of the world, take time to get inky today!





63 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

What sweet cards.

Taylor said...

Ooooohhhh......the inside is too cute! I love that idea (and am totally stealing it!)

Kristine Reynolds said...

I love cowlick! So cute!

Kristine Reynolds said...

So cute! I love it!

shari said...

Your card is so cute! Shari (cricutrookie)
cricutrookie at aol dot com

Stephanie Lee said...

This is SOOOOO STINKIN' CUTE Krissy!! love the ground he rolls on and the inside too!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Friday said...

Cute cards. Love the new stamps. TFS...

webgranny19 said...

your card is just too cute love it thanks

Suzanne C said...

That is just the cutest card ever! Love that you sprinkled the cupcake with the fragments! So clever. Love the stripe of gingham on the inside and the fabulously colored image!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute - wonderful CAS design!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Krissy, these fragments made the most realistic-looking road! I love your sweet card!

StampendousGraphics said...

Super fun card, Krissy! It's just adorable. Your dad is going to love it!

Janelle said...

Oh how I love that cow! Awesome card, Krissy!

Pam Hornschu said...

I love how you incorporated the fragments into the simple cuteness of Cowlik! Love the image on the inside of the card, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

That card is so cute! Love how you used the fragments for the dirt/ground.

Kimmy said...

That is a super cute stamp! I love the road you made.

lindagk23 said...

So cute! I love this card!
lindagk23ataoldotcom

L Townsend said...

OMG I love this
very cute and fits me
love the Cowlik and Tractor
would love to win some fragments
thanks
lilfeather@sti.net

LORRAINE p said...

Your creations here made me smile, what a great card.

L Townsend said...

thanks again for the great card
its Too cute
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Indy said...

I'm loving the farm characters too! Great card!

Ginny said...

Such cute cards!
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Debc06 said...

Great card love the way you have added the sentiments to make it meaningful for your dad.
Debbie
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christi said...

this is so cute. i love how you moooved the cupcake down the glittery road.

Sue D said...

Very cute! I like how you used fragments to make the dirt.
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trisha too said...

Super cute cards, Krissy!

:)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Cyndi Honor said...

cute cards! Thanks for sharing the new stamps!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is really super cute Krissy! Love how you used the fragments.

Barb said...

Adorable!!!

Debbie said...

what a great idea thanks
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Diana said...

This is so cute. Love the new products.TFS and Good luck everyone.

wendyp said...

love, love, LOVE this!!! That Cowlik is one cute cow! I will definitely be borrowing your idea to use the Fragments as gravel. And I just noticed the Fragments on the cupcake....CUTE!!!!

Barb Thompson said...

I absolutly Love cowlik!! He is adorable. Love the new fragments also!

Gwen Howard said...

Cute projects. Can't wait to try the fragments.

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Scrappychick said...

eeekk! That dirt is fabulous! I love that you went in a whole other direction from the frantage!

Bunnyfreak said...

Great use of fragments. I love the inside of the card.

Angie said...

Cute card!! aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

Jan Garber said...

Adorable card!

Wendy said...

Awww.....love Cowlick!!! GREAT job!!!! Fun card!!!!

Sara said...

Oh I love cowlik, he is adorable. Great card!

DWD said...

I love the cards. So cut!!!

howo34 said...

Cute card! Great job using the fragments as the gravel road!

howo34 said...

Great card! I love how you used the fragments as gravel!

Katina said...

Your card made me laugh, especially the inside!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway!

PXH said...

Your card is sooo cute. TFS
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Xing fingers

Colleen said...

:} What a cute card
ColleenB.
ckb_49@yahoo.com

JoAnne said...

These are new stamps that I have to have, especially the Hollyhock and Iris flowers. The new color fragments are wonderful. Love your work.

Lynn B said...

What cute cards! I am a sucker for cows and Cowlick is adorable. Love your use of the fragments on the cupcakes. TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!

Lea said...

Hay there! Cute card! Looking forward to buying the new Cowlik stamps. So cute!

Lea Kimmel
leadonna24@aol.com

Bernie said...

This is just tooooo CUTE!!!
Blessings Bernie
berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

Caroline D. said...

Very sweet and cute card!! Very creative to use the fragments as the ground!! cduncan1310@surry.net

CraftyRia said...

I really love the tractor card with the use of the fragments. That is so awesome!

Lillian Child said...

Your card just had me smiling out loud!!! Inside and out!

Carol said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Helen F. said...

So fun and cute, Krissy! Love the whimsy :)
Cardsbyhelen@gmail.com

Mary Allen said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

bbsox55 said...

Cute, Cute!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards!
DeniseB

Jingle said...

Absolutely adorable! I love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fabulous creation, Krissy. Love the country feel and your addition of the gingham is "utter-ly" perfect. HA!

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! I SO LOVE this card and image. But the name of the cow made me laugh out loud. What a hoot! And I was amazed at your story about your Dad traveling at such a young age. . .it certainly was a different time then. Hugs to you! Best, Curt