Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Simple Life - Close To My Heart Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!! I'm so excited you stopped by today because we are having a 
CLOSE TO MY HEART BLOG HOP today! Woo-Hoo!


I'm listening to Spotify while I'm at the computer this morning. 
I'm singing and rocking and dancing in my chair.
A scary thought, huh? LOL

Thanks for joining us in our Close To My Heart Blog Hop. We are a short hop with only 10 stops including this one, so be sure to hop over to all my talented friends' blogs, follow them (and be sure to follow me using BLOGLOVIN - button at the top of my blog in the left column), leave them some comment love, and keep an eye out for BLOG CANDY!

Ready to see my card I made for this hop?



  • Card inspiration was found at Laura Looloo
  • Card base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Pattern strip cut @ 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Aqua strip cut @ 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"
  • White strip cut @ 5 1/2" x 2"
  • 2 Aqua squares cut @ 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • 1 Orange square cut @ 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • 3 White squares cut @ 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • CTMH stamp set # D1399 Dream Big used for image stamping at random
  • CTMH inks #Z2191 Sunset and #Z2195 Lagoon used for image stamping
  • CTMH ink #Z2195 Lagoon used for sentiment stamp
  • CTMH stamp set #D1543 Country-Born used for sentiment
  • Recollections Rhinestones added at random to images
  • American Crafts Premium Ribbon Cord
This was so easy and really fast to put together! I think my favorite part was just stamping at random for the image designs.

Who wants BLOG CANDY?

CTMH #A1119 A Garden stamp set
To be entered to win this SWEET stamp set:

1. Must have a USA mailing address

2. Be a follower of my blog via BLOGLOVIN' 
(I'll get a notification when you follow)

3. Leave a comment on this post and be sure to mention
 if you have a USA address

4. Visit each blog on the hop and leave them some comment love. 
Then come back here when you made it all the way through
 and tell me which project on the hop was your favorite.

Good luck! Now here's the entire blog hop list! Enjoy the hop!!

  1. Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy (HERE)
  2. Lucy - Love 2 Create
  3. Mary - Cardz TV
  4. Shawnee - Blessed on the Bright Side
  5. Nana - My Crafting Channel
  6. Rachelle - Creations by Rachelle
  7. Tara - Craftin Desert Divas
  8. Elaine - Expressions By Elaine
  9. Tracy - Tracy's Cricut Corner
  10. Kathy - Kathy's Corner
Entered:

Penny Black and More M, 3E, SIO, no digis - (April) Blossoms and Bows (ends 1st May)  (Sun)
The Ribbon Girls - Must use ribbon -  Flowers (Sun)
Papertake Weekly W-bingo (Tues) (blooms, ribbons, gems)
Sweet Stamps W1E, SIO, C10 - #112 more than one stamped image (Tues)
Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E – Week 1 - Friendship
Simply Create Too - 2W - Week 1 - Use Your Stash (Fri) (twine from stash and pattern paper from old scraps)

57 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card! I do have a USA address.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the patchwork effect...very elegant.
    Hugs!
    Lynn

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the color combo:) What a F*U*N hop! I think everyone did a fantastic job but I seem to really love Tara'a hot air balloon. I wish I could get a ride in it to get me somewhere warm and sunny. LOL! We have been dealing with a foot of snow the last few days, ugh!
    Love the hop!
    Sherrie K
    http:/sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  4. Very nice!
    Marcia
    melehtola@juno.com

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  5. Sweet card and great colors! Going to hop along now and see what creative inspiration you gals have for us today! (And I'm in California)...love your blog, was an e-mail subscriber but switched over to Bloglovin...love how easy it is to "click along" to all my subscribed blogs!
    Tanya T.

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  6. Very cute card! I am following you on Bloglovin now and I do have a USA mailing address

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  7. I visited all of the blogs and I love the Hot Air Balloon that Tara did.

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  8. Just finished all the blogs...It is so hard to choose just one, but Mary from Cardztv has always been my favorite, but that hot air balloon was stunning! Man...it is just too hard to pick one out of all the amazing projects the ladies on this hop created!
    Tanya T.
    (California)

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  9. I love how this card uses small pieces of paper. I can see lots of my scraps being used. I have a US address but can't figure out if I am following you on bloglovin

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  10. What a darling card Janis! I adore the bright fun colors! *Hugs*

    Stacey
    http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  11. Very pretty colors Janis. I am following you in Blogglovin

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  12. Great card. Love the blog hop cause I have now found your blog and have signed up to follow you. Thank your coming from Tennessee!

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  13. Wonderful card Janis, I already follow you on bloglovin :) and you should know I live in the USA! Keep up the gr8t work!

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  14. Very pretty card,Super colors!

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  15. VERY NICE CARD. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THETAMP SET.

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  16. I love those CTMH papers. Great card Janis. Happy to be on the hop with you. I'm following you via bloglovin.


    Tara

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  17. Beautiful card Janis. Love the design and colors.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  18. I think the Best of the Hop would have to be Kathy her LO is too cute.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  19. Love the color combo! Yes, I have a US address.

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  20. Oh my goodness what a sweet card love it so much. Great choices for stamps, inks & papers just an awesome color combo.

    What a sa-weet give away wooo hooo and girl you know I am a follower!!

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  21. Janis, I love the colors that you used for this card. So beautiful!! Thank you for hosting this fun blog hop!!

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  22. Gorgeous card Janis--love the bright colors! What a great hop :)

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  23. I love this card - I plan on adding the layout to my notebook. Hello from TN! I just created a bloglovin account to follow you.

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  24. Love your card ... so pretty! I have a USA address and follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  25. This is so pretty! I love it and now want these stamps Lol

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  26. awesome creation... I love the color and details... I have a USA address... thanks for the fun hop...

    morentin1326((at))aol((dOt))com
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  27. Love your card, as always. Thanking you in advance for chance to win the stamps hugs;-)

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  29. Very nice card!

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  30. gorgeous.. love your card... I am a follower .. but I live in Canada but I wanted to tell you I love your blog..
    Laura D.

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  31. Great card. I am a follower.

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  32. Great colors been a follower...

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  33. What a great little card! Love it! TFS

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  34. What a wonderful card. I am a follower and I have a USA address. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Kate/Michigan

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  35. Beautiful card, I am a follower and I do have a USA address

    alvinadiaz@msn.com

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  36. Pretty card and I am a follower and usa address:)

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  37. love the colors you have used.
    bright and cheery!

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  38. This is great Janis!! Love the colors. :)

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  39. Hey Janis! Love your card! I have a USA address! Love the stamp set, too!
    Rebecca

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  40. pretty card, great colors! I am Blog lovin you:)
    cathyplus5.blogspotcom

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  41. I enjoyed all the projects on the hop. very talented ladies. I am from U>S> and I am following all. Buuuuttt,l I could not pick a favorite, they all did a great job:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  42. Janis, your card is gorgeous! I love the rich colors you used! It's been fun hoppin' with you, Bestie!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  43. Love your card and the colors. Thanks for the hop.

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  44. janis your card is really pretty love those colors :) not fair to ask us to pick only 1 favorite designer! i loved everyones cards and projects but rachelles cards are my choice. thanks for the fun and inspiring hop :)

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  45. What a fun blog hop that was... and not too long! love that :) And got tons of inspiration and left some bloggy love along the way. Love Lucy's little cards and Shawnees froggy thanks card the best... maybe I will get back to making cards soon! I miss it :) Thanks for inspiring Janis and for hosting this hop. I follow you everywhere! lol Kathi kathibc at yahoo.com.

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  46. WOW! How do we ever choose a favorite when all of the designers and their creations are so great? My favorite this time is Tracy's Cricut Corner. I love the way she put the colors and textures together to create her Father's Day card. Thanks, everyone for sharing your talent!

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  47. Love your card! My first love was stamping when I entered the card making business! Love it!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  48. Great card Janis -- love the colors and the random stamping! TFS :)


    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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  49. already a follower.sweet card.

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  50. Such a lovely bright and cheerful card Janis.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.

    Shirley

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  51. Nice card! Love the colours!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Friendship challenge!

    Hugs

    Julie x

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  52. Lovely cheerful card.
    Thank you for joining the Blossoms and Bows challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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