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Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the "Crafty Friends Give" Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations ,to help Leukemia patients, and to get people to register at to be a bone marrow donor….

This hop is dedicated to a sweet friend and fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story on YouTube.

Throughout this 2-day hop, you will be inspired by some wonderful projects. There are also some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop:  Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper, and Peachy Keen Stamps. For chance to win one of these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop. Sponsors may have specific requirements, so please see Liz's blog post for more details.
My name is ANGIE.  If you are coming from Tonya's blog, you are hopping in the right direction!!!  If you just came across my blog, you will want to begin with Liz ( to ensure you don't miss out on prizes!!
Ok…now on to my project!  We were asked to come up with a sweet

project that you would GIVE to a friend.  My crafty sis, Rachel, told me of this fun and simple card idea…I had so much fun making now I want to pass the idea along to you! Being a working Mom, I love the words “fun” and “simple!” Here are the supplies I used...

The first step to this card is to get a photo with the person in the photo holding their hand up (like my daughter is…Isn’t she cute?  LOL)

The steps to making the card are so easy…At the top and bottom of the person's hand you need to put a small hole or slice where the lollipop would go.  Two tips:  1) Use a flat lollipop rather than a Tootsie Pop or Dum Dum.  It will just sit better.  Also, be sure to put adhesive on the edges of the photo BEFORE you put the lollipop in!  Trust me…
If you can't tell, the picture makes it look like she is holding the lollipop.  You can embellish them anyway you like.  My daughter picked the colors and stuck on the hearts…You can use this card for any event, like a birthday or St. Patty’s Day..anything!  I made 20 of these in one night!
Here is another card I made for my Auntie Pauline, who lives in Hawaii 
I punched a circle in the lower right corner of the card to reveal some earrings I made for her…
Speaking of earrings…How would you like to win these uber-adorable golden heart earrings from Tamara at Nesting Pretty?!!!  
If you want a gift to brighten someone’s day or if you need something pretty, you HAVE to check out her ETSY shop!  Click photo.  The items are wrapped so beautifully, you won’t want to open the box!  LOL!  To win the adorable heart earrings, please leave me a sweet comment and then hop over and “LIKE” Nesting Pretty’s FB page.

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to and find out how to become a marrow donor.  Here is the entire hop list for DAY 1 in case you get lost:

Angie - ßThis is me!

It was an honor to take part of such a sweet hop!  Many thanks to Liz and Ashley for putting this hop together!!
~ Angie


MzLavr2 said...

Great cards! Love the hand idea!
<3 Pam (yes~ Ymail)

Liz said...

this card is too cute, love it!


Crystal said...

Great job on the valentines!!!! Love them!!!

sweetnothingspaperco said...

Wonderful!TFS! Lina

Cyndi S said...

Love both of your cards. Quick and Simple are two of my favorite words.
cstephenson at q dot com

kim.scrapper said...

Very cute ideas for cards and your daughter is such a cutie. Beautiful earrings, "liked" on fb, tfs

Vicki said...

Your cards are so clever. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Kirkup said...

I love the lollipop card you made, such a clever idea! Thanks!

Patricia said...

Super cute cards. I love the lollipop idea. And, yes, your daughter is ADORABLE!! I became a follower of your blog. Thanks for participating in this hop. Such a good cause. Now I'm craving candy. Thanks! :) Thanks for a chance to win those adorable earrings too! Super cute, but not as cute as your girl and the lollipop card. LOL ;)

kbgirlygirl said...

Super cute project!! Love it! TFS


Pixichick said...

Cute cards! Thank you so much for participating in this hop.

Tonya said...

Love the Valentine's! Such a great idea.


I love the idea of the gift peeking through the card! Great job.

Jamie said...

What a cool idea! Love both your cards!

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