Saturday, October 2, 2010

CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop


WELCOME!!!
You are on the CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Redonna's blog. Wasn't her project awesome? I hope you enjoyed her project as much as I do! I’m glad you decided to hop on over here and continue your path around.
Don’t forget, if you comment on every blog by midnight CST, October 3, 2010, you will be entered in to a drawing for prizes. The full list of prizes are on Lora's blog HERE.
There is a mini crop going on at CardSwaps and you are invited to play. Each member on the blog hop received a challenge in advance to showcase and entice you to participate!

The challenge from the mini crop I am showcasing is:
A Sketch!

I challenged myself in addition to the sketch (only the sketch is required for this challenge) to make a card in 30 minutes or less using some basic tools. Have to make things quick so I would have time for all of the other challenges on the hop..right? Of course you can take as much time as you want to do this challenge. Just make sure the basic sketch can be seen in your creation. Here is what I came up with:

I hope you like it and I hope it encourages you to try the sketch and the other challenges today at the mini crop.
For this card I used:
Stampin’ Up! Ornament Punch
Nestibilities Scallop and Classic Ovals
Basic Grey Patterned Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Sentiment is by Inkadinkdo

I have been crafting something all my life with crocheting, sewing and card making being my favorites. As far back as I can remember I have had a fascination with paper. From making cards as a little girl with construction paper to making cards today with all the fabulous handmade and patterned papers...I love card making! I have made many friends through my love for card making. I recently joined the CardSwap forum and have been having so much fun making new friends and sharing ideas with others who also enjoy my passion for making cards. Nothing can compare to the smile you can bring to one's face when they open up their mailbox and find a card that was made especially for them!
Time to continue hopping along...
You have until midnight, CST, October 3, 2010, to post your comment on each blog on the hop (that includes mine, please!). Everyone that comments on each blog will be entered in to the drawings for blog hop prizes. In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the mini crop at Card Swaps, go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed project by midnight CST, October 3, 2010. There are prizes to win there, too! I hope you complete the challenge I showcased and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Your next stop on the hop is Jane's blog! Have fun!!!
In case you get lost along the way, here is a full list of blogs that are on the hop:
SusieQ (YOU ARE HERE)
Ana

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

78 comments:

Elaine said...

Susie, loving your site and the sketch for the hop. Thanks!

Jeanette R. Burke said...

SusieQ you are so talented. I just love that card. Hope you have a great day.

Georgei said...

SUSIEQ
Wow I like that card very pretty
and the sketch I like alot
thank for showing

Becky said...

Of course I like it :), it is fabulous as always..Love the sketch.

Ana Garcia said...

lovely card susy!!! and jajaja im the fist one comenting in this blog!!! jajajaja

great job and awesome sketch!! lets keep hopping!

Lori said...

Susan this is beautiful. I love the mix of papers and the non traditional Christmas colors for your card. VERY nice.

BCG said...

LOVE your card, Susie. It's great to see what you did with the sketch. Thanks so much for your help today. It was wonderful to hear more about you. I learned how to crochet from my Grandma and I make my own crocheted flowers for scrapbook pages and cards from time to time. :)

WVScrapmom said...

I love sketch challenges and your card is Beautiful!!! Kellie

Redonna said...

Beautiful card! Love the color scheme! Great job! :)

scrappingdragon said...

loe your card !!

Ellie said...

Great sketch SuzieQ. Your card is very pretty.

Ashley said...

Your card is beautiful...great job on the sketch :)

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Great sketch and card.
Love your work!
Emily

Debra said...

What a great card, and in 30 minutes or less! Great sketch. I am such a slooow crafter it takes me half a day to make a card LOL! Thanks for the hop and the sketch!

Mickie said...

What a striking card, very eye catching.

Janice W. said...

Such a pretty card Susan! Love the papers you used! Thanks for letting me know about the hop by posting it to your blog! Off to hop some more.

Lorraine said...

your card is absolutely beautiful xx

Jane said...

I love your sketch and your card is wonderful!!! TFS.
Hugs

nanavf said...

SusieQ--Thank you for participating in the card swap blog hop. I appreciate you keeping the card sketch simple. I think I will be able to do a great Christmas card from it.

Tammy said...

What a great job on the card in such a short time. Thanks for sharing.

THERESA said...

Just shows you how much can be done with a sketch, thanks a lot!!!

Stacie said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

Diana said...

The card is beautiful. This is going to be fun today. OH...ove you blog design too. Thanks for sharing, and God Bless.

Diana
http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

Ангелина said...

Your card is awesome! The sketch is great!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Oh that ornament punch is just sooo cute! Great card!

Margaret said...

Beautiful card!

Jnett's Place said...

Like the challenge sketch. Gosh I hope I get to these. Can someone please make this 24 hr day more like 48? LOL

Nice job on yours.

Becky said...

Neat site - will return again later when I can really explore! You do great cards and I can't wait! Thanks!

Whtever099 said...

Great and cute looking card. Thanks for the great idea.

jean said...

Cute card. I like sketches,cuz I always seem to get stuck in a design rut. Sometimes my cards are all laid out the same, with just different papers and embellishments.
Thanks for this great sketch. I also like the idea of putting a time limit on it. That really makes a challenge out of it for me!

Handmade Hobbies said...

I can't believe you did such a nice card in 30 mins or less. I am such a slow workers. But I am going to try this today as well.
I love you blog template. Did you design it yourself? The girl on the swing along the side is just adorable.

Jessie said...

It's gorgeous Susan and so elegant!

flyngeorgiabelle said...

Wow great card for 30 mins. I need this inspiration to move me along a bit quicker. Love your blog too!

Irene said...

I love the simplicity of the card...it is stunning!!

Golda said...

Beautiful card! Great job on the 30 minutes. How did you do that? It always takes me forever.

Wanda said...

Great card. 30 minutes really? I never can do that. LOL TFS
Huggles

Tracie said...

fabulous card!

LeeAnn said...

Thank you for the 30 minute card from your sketch. I at least know it can be done--I guess I am just not fast enough in the thinking part. Thank you for being part of the blog.

Carol said...

Love your sketch! I will give it a try!

Carol B

cortney410 said...

I think sketchs are the best thing ever. Great job

Scrappin' Mama said...

Beautiful work!!
I can't wait to not only do this challenge, but to also get it done it 30 minutes :) That may be the challenge in it all...30 minutes!!

Tink said...

GREAT CARD!

Gramma said...

Great sketch and a beautiful card from it! TFS!

CAT said...

This is my 1st blog hop! This is my 6th "hop" and I'm sure enjoying this! Thanks for the encouragement!

Booknplays said...

Sketch challenges are my favorite! I hope I can make a card in time to complete the crop challenge. Love your card!

Daisybelle said...

Susan - really like this challenge. I'm between events now so hope to get it all together and craft my cards after church tomorrow. I'm excited that you are participating - love your blog.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love the sketch.

Stephenie said...

pretty card!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love what you did with the ornament punch. Did you punch it right through the wood?

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Gorgeous card! It proves it doesn't take a long time to make something beautiful. I like the sketch too.

Tricia said...

beautiful card...can't wait to try the sketch.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to visite the site about stamp card.How lucky I am today learn a lots of thing and your card so beautiful.
Rujee

Meredith said...

Susie, what a lovely card! I like how you turned the sketch into a square card...I think that gives you enough room to not crowd the elements...looks great!

campbelljudy1228 said...

A cute card, it looks easy to do.

Gale Varland said...

Beautiful. Very elegant card.

Percy The Black Cat said...

very nice, love the design!!

Shirleo said...

Great sketch! Can't wait to get started! Thanks!

Purple Card Lady said...

Fab sketch and card. TFS!

Jennifer L said...

Great sketch! I just finished mine.

Kim Gnagy said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing it.

Pauline said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I love that SU punch.... will have to look out for that one! Thank you for sharing!

Pam said...

What a great hop, really a lot of great talent being shared.

Kim Gnagy said...

I love this sketch and your interpretation of it.

Ildiko said...

How cool is this for a quick card. The sketch is bril
hugs
Ildiko

DQ said...

Thanks for sharing with us today, love the sketch and the colors you used

alethea said...

Will have to give this sketch a go!! Love the way your card turned out!!

Lynne said...

Great sketch!! Love your card!!

thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

Just Jackie said...

Glad the holiday season is here so I can use my ornament punch...makes cards simple especially using different designer papers or stamps.

Hollyk said...

nice, simple clean card. TFS

4kids2many said...

Great card, but its your blog thats really impressive. The little girl(?) swinging, love it.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Great sketch, I am going to have to come back and check out your blog when I have more time

Moments by Marla said...

Love your blog and card. I really like the simple but elegant look. Great inspiration!

terrie said...

Your card is awesome Susie...I love the colors that you used...well done

JustWannaHavFun said...

Really like your sketch and color choices. Super job.

luvmy2k9z said...

I love your card! What A great idea. I might even make a similar one for my Christmas card this year.

Becky said...

PS I have an award for you. :)

viki said...

I love the Christmas card.

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