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Saturday, July 9, 2011


 ~Welcome to Day 2~
....If you want a chance to win blog candy listed below, please be sure to read and leave a comment on my Day 1 blog post, too...It's just below this one!
If you came from Lisa's blog: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​, you are hopping in the right direction. If you just popped by on my blog, you really should start from the beginning of the hop and be sure to leave comments along the way to qualify for some amazing blog candy! Our fabulous hostess, Jennifer ( came up with a great hop and some great prizes. Also some of us bloggers have "blog candy," you have chances to win even more read on and hop along for inspiration and fun!!

The rest of my home may look like a tornado blew threw it (and her name is Michelle, my 3yr old), but my craft area is organized and everything has it's place...Disorganization and piles of unknown stuff just obstructs my creative "chi" (or flow or juices..whatever you call it).  Most of my craft area is very organized, but there is this one pains me to show this.
Do you have a shelf, corner, or drawer in your craft area that looks like this...?  It's like that drawer in your kitchen ..the one that just catches stuff that you don't know what to do with.  Well, this past weekend...I decided to tackle the shelf from hellf.  :)  I trashed or found a home for most of the items.  Now the shelf looks clean...and I can focus on my crafts again.

In preparing for this hop, I wanted to try out some new card techniques.  I am fairly new to cardmaking, so I search on YouTube for ideas.  I found a quick video on "Pop-up" cards.  The video was great to get the idea, but it left a few things off....I gathered some scraps and my Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and got started:
I decided to make a nature/wilderness themed card for my niece who is at "sleep away" camp.  For the card base, I used a heavy turquoise blue, glitter cardstock scrap to look like the sky.  Cut and scored paper in half.  Then, I created the characters to put into the card (to pop up).  I chose 3 fir trees and a raccoon. Traced and measured out the spacing for the images. I cut a thin 1/2inch spacer for the tree and then a thicker one, 1 inch, for the raccoon.  For the raccoon spacer, I made it a bit longer than the tree that the images would be at different spots.

 I think it turned out cute...
 The outside is from a scrap of paw print paper, cut the same dimension as the other paper.  Sentiment says, "Have a WILD time."  I also tore black scrap paper around each word to create a rough looking border....

This was a very fun card.  I plan to make a few more!...

but before I do, I have some digital photos and negatives to get organized.  I plan to upload all my important photos on my external driver...another weekend project...

Ok, now to the fun stuff...BLOG CANDY!
I have THREE prizes for THREE lucky winners (these are in addition to the awesome prizes Jennifer and other bloggers may have lined up!!):
For intricate cuts, nothing beats CutterBee scissors...I use mine all the time, and now you can, too!

A brand new Creative Memories Deco File...just like the one I used to sort my scraps!
$10 Michael's Gift Card

I will be posting on both days of the hop (Saturday and Sunday). To qualify for these 3 prizes, please visit my posts on both days, become a follower, and leave me comments on both posts with a way to contact you if you win. I will use to choose the winners. If you are one of many frustrated bloggers, who cannot seem to leave comments..please send me an email (tuttletime_cm at yahoo dot com). I'll add your comment (based on the time of your email) to the list of comments here. :)

Please be sure to follow the rules to the other blogs to qualify for their prizes. Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store,​/ sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

If you get turned around, below is the line up...
‎1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​
3 Candace​
4 Jackie​
5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​
6 Madison​/
7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​
8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​
9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​
10 Angie​m/
11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​
12 Crazy about cricut​
13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​
14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​
15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/
16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/
17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​
18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​
19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​
20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​
21 Lezlye
22 Just a Pac Rat​
23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​
24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​
25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​
26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/
27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​
28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/
29 Nancy​/
30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​​g-hop-final-stop-day-1.html



Cathy said...

Great work there, love the raccoon:)
happy hopping.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

scrappinmomma said...

so cute,I love the way it came out.
iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Such a sweet card, I have not yet tried a pop up card but you made it look so easy. I just might have to do me one of these. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hey there, girlfriend!!! GOOD FOR YOU for tackling that shelf. Can you tell I'm procrastinating from the CLEAN of my room? My whole room looks like your one little shelf. EEEEGADS and I don't have a 3-y/o to blame. Can you please come and play with me so I can blame YOU for the mess, LOL!?

I love your pop-up card for your campin' girl. SUCH A SWEET CARD!!

See you soon, as soon as I dig out from the MESS!! You inspire me!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Melanie Mason said...

That is soooo cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melanie (your newest follower)
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

stitchinpixie said...

WOW, your card is amazing!! Love popups, but haven't tried one. I am following now in hopes of learning how, lol!!

Rachelle said...

How cute!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,cute,cute card,joydee1963 at yahoo .com

rakiya32 said...

very cute!

Jenn said...

Awe, this is so cute! I love how you've made the racoon and tree pop out! TFS
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Love your project! Will you come and clean up my pictures too? LOL Let me know when your followers button is working and I will come back and sign up:)

Juliana T said...

what a cute card. I love pop up cards! Thanks for showing this one.

jonder at frontier dot com

Judy said...

2nd day ... yea! The follow link is back for me so that is good. You make the pop up look so easy, I really want to try one. My whole room looks like your one shelf, too. Every once in a while, I get inspired and put everything in its place:-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Cathy said...

I love doing pop up cards, I did have a messy filled up craft draw but, i recently cleaned it up....for now.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

iluvkatie74 said...

The card is so adorable. I love the little raccoon.

I am still trying to follow, but I will keep trying.


Mary D said...

Love the card Haven;t tried pop up cards yet

Jamie said...

Super cute card! I'm also new to card making and haven't yet attempted a pop-up. I did just make a wiper card for my husbands b-day. I'll be posting it on my blog tomorrow after I give it to him. Love it if you'd check it out.


Shawnee said...

Super cute!! I love the racoon.


Anna said...

Wow what an awesome card. Just wonderful. Love it.
I am a follower.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

Sweet card. I've never tried a pop-up card, but really want to. TFS!

Barb said...

I used to love getting mail when I was a kid at camp, and I never got anything as fancy as a pop-up card! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

That is an adorable card!!! Love the racoon! And am impressed with how organized you are!
Thanks for being in the hop!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I love your project made with scraps. I am a follower and TFS.


Lisa said...

Your pop-up card is so awesome, Angie! The raccoon is just adorable! What a great card for a kid to get at camp! She will LOVE it!! :D


scraphappyvic said...

What a cute pop-up card. Great job.

Jenn said...

I love your card! This has a been a great blog hop! I loved seeing all the ideas using only scraps! TFW!