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Monday, January 30, 2012

Picture It Perfect Blog Hop ... Winner!!!!


I have just ran the numbers through Random.org...and the winner of:
 the 12-pack Martha Stewart Glitter Pack is....
She was lucky number 8 out of 13!!!  Congratulations, Linda!  
I sent you a message to your gmail account.  I hope you get it!  
Please send me your address to mail your treat!!!  
Many thanks to all the others that joined us for the hop.  
It was a wonderful way for me to get the new year started.  
I have so many thank you and bday cards to make!  
~~ Hugs, Angie ~~

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 - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com (co-hostess)
6 - Angie -  http://atuttletime.blogspot.com (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:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAVAzDtcdw0
Robin's Craft Room:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_PP5JY8ubo&feature=related

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!)
video

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 Random.org on Monday!  Have fun and enjoy the rest of the hop...

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