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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Picture Perfect Blog Hop

I am so excited to have an "excuse" to craft...not that I need one, but with a busy "working Mom" schedule, sometimes the only way to get craftin' is to commit to do something like a blog hop.  I am so glad I did. This was so much fun!!!

First of all, I want to thank Wendy Turner for letting me know about this hop...and to Gill McCall and Doris Parker for organizing this fun hop!!!  It's an honor to be lined up with some creative blog friends.  I cannot wait to see what everyone has whipped up.  Here is the line up, in case you missed your place:

2 - Doris - (co-hostess)
6 - Angie - (YOU ARE HERE...)

Our challenge for this theme was to take photos and create a card with them... For this hop, I am using some recent holiday photos we took of my adorable kids..Caleb, 13, and Michelle, 3...
I love the colors in this photo, so I selected blue, red, orange, and green papers...Once I chose the colors,  inspiration blossomed from there.  I dashed through Hobby Lobby and found some great ribbon and glitter glue that pulled colors and flowers from my daughter's dress.

Here's the BEFORE photo of my project:
Flowers and Ribbon and Papers...oh my! :)  Then, it was on to deciding what type of card I wanted to make. I chose a "Never-Ending" or "Magic" card.  I love interactive cards, and this one blew my mind the first time I made it.  It's a lot of fun and really not that difficult to make, so I had to make another one!!!

I found some great how-to videos on YouTube:
Dawn's Stampers:
Robin's Craft Room:

Here is my card... I just LOVE how it turned out.

Here is the card in action: (Many thanks to my son, who filmed this for me!)

I hope this project inspired you to find another use for your photos...
Remember grandparents love pictures of their grandkids!!
I am giving this card to my parents, as a Thank-You card.
I plan to make more for others in our family and for birthday cards.

Now how about some blog candy....
I just love the sparkly glitters from Martha Stewart crafts.
All you have to do is leave me a comment and become a follower to win a chance to win this 12-pack.  I will chose a winner via on Monday!  Have fun and enjoy the rest of the hop...

Hope on over to Ms. Talented, Janet S!! ~~ Hugs, Angie


Beckie said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are perfect and I know the recipient will love it. Thank you

Love Bex xxx

LisaG said...

Wow! I love never ending cards! I've made 2 in my crafty life and know how much time, thought and effort goes into one. There are so many panels aren't there?!

It's beautiful! As are you children! So cute. you can tell Caleb looks after his little sister!

The colours are fab and go so well together!

I'm a new follower.

Lisa xx

Doris P. said...

OMG Angie.. what an awesome card via also a picture frame!! I love the interactive in/out's. NEED to learn - new follower :) thanks for hopping today -so glad you joined us!

Linda Dale said...

Awesome photo,great pose what a lovely card. Just love it. Gorgeous kids too! New follower, Nice to be in the hop with you. Blessing, Linda

Lori Comeau said...

What an adorable card. Love the pictures. Great smiles. Just to cute.

Janet said...

Amazing card I love the photoes and your design is great, I especially love your color and patern paper choices! Nice hopping with you today!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Vicki said...

Great card. Love the colors. Already a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at

Linda said...

Beautiful! Your children look gorgwous and your project is just stunning. Great hopping with you and I a new follower too.

Linda xxx

Melissa said...

I just love love love this glitter glue too and don't have these colors such a wonderful giveaway and you project is fabulous!!! I am already a follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Great Job ! I've never tried this type of card before, after seeing yours I might have to now. Beautiful children too.

'Chelle said...

wow, what a wonderful interactive card! It looks so complex to make! I'm not the most adept at making cards as of yet. I'm so glad that we are in this hop together. Thanks for the opportunity to win the wonderful glitter! I <3 MS glitters!

Gill McCall said...

Angie what a fabby photo - such lovely children. I love never ending cards but not made many as so time consuming. Thank you for taking time out to create and be a part of this hop

Amanda said...

I love your card and the bright colors! Your parents will love it! I couldn't take a pic of my before layout process! LOL! I have things scattered everywhere, but good idea! I became a follower.

TuttleTime said...

We will stop here at lucky number 13! :) Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I will post who is the winner shortly. 8pm EST 01/30/12

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