Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway!


Hi everyone!  I almost didn't make it to the Shaping Up Blog Hop due to work issues this past weekend but HUGE thanks to Jim and Jill for helping me get some much needed sleep!  I couldn't have done it without you!  Seriously.....you guys are the best!


{Blog Hop badge designed by JJ Bolton representing the 5 rounds of Gallery Idol and a little Joscie flair!}



Welcome to the Shaping Up Blog Hop!  I was so very honored to be chosen as one of the
As a group, we decided to do a little inspiration blog hop to THANK YOU for all the support you gave each one of us during the competition!  We also know many of you are participating in the Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge which is Shaped Summer Cards!  I encourage you to make something and link it up HERE!

You should have arrived from the blog of Jennifer Ingle who was in the Top 5 with me!  Please go check out her awesome blog.....so much inspiration!!!  If you have gotten off track, don't worry!  Please check out the full Blog Hop list on the Facebook Event Page found HERE.

The card I designed for Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge is definitely summer themed to ME.  Growing up every summer I couldn't wait until it was fair time......the Zipper, the food, the friends, the demolition derby, the parade.  All of it!  So I decided to ink up a stamp set from The Craft's Meow called Life is a Carnival.  What a great set to take me back to my younger years!!  My "mini" card is shaped like a ticket because as you know....."back when" you actually needed tickets to ride the rides at the fair!  I used the Blank Ticket die from Memory Box for my base.  My card layout was inspired by THIS SKETCH over at The Craft's Meow this month as well!  I did rotate the sketch just a bit!  ;)

Shaping Up Blog Hop



 
Now there was a **mention** of a GIVEAWAY in my title and to thank you for all the messages, texts, emails, pm's, and comments during the competition, I have put together a prize pack of some of my favorite things.  I am so very blessed to design for Market Street Stamps and have a few new stamp sets that are included in my giveaway.  So how do you win?  I would LOVE it if you would follow my blog but I know some won't do this, so all I am asking is to leave a comment on this post for your chance.  If you do become a follower, I'd love to see you back here!
You have until Sunday, July 29 11:59PM EST to get your comments in for your chance to win!

Gallery Idol Blog Hop 2


That's it from me.........Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Agnieszka Malyszek and I know you will find something beautiful to see over on her blog!
{Sweet Summer Memories}
Stamps:  Life is a Carnival (The Craft's Meow)
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Pattern paper:  So Happy Together (Echo Park)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Blank Ticket Die (Memory Box), Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT)
Misc:  Berry Sorbet Button (PTI), Crochet Thread, Janome Sew Mini, Copic E57

116 comments:

Wida said...

this is my favorite stamp set from the cat's meow. love the big ticket.

Jingle said...

Your card is SO stinking cute!!! Love it!!!

JJ Bolton said...

I love your big ticket, lol!! That pink, yellow, and aqua are one of my favorite color combos! And those paper pieced cotton candies are killing me with cuteness!! Have a great week Amy!

P.S. Such awesome prizes! I wish I was eligible to win them, lol! :)JJ

Lynn said...

Your carnival card is beyond adorable Amy! Love it!!

Gayatri said...

So cute! Love the big ticket and the cotton candy cart. Makes me want to go to a fair and have a cotton candy. Love it, my friend! Great work.

Nina Yang said...

I'm in ticket frenzy!

cheiron said...

Super sweet theme Amy! Love the ticket shape and the cotton candy truck...great colors too.

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I ADORE THIS! Everything about this card just makes my heart happy!

Brenda said...

Amy, this is such a unique and funtastic card! Love this. I definitely think of a fair when I think of summer!

Christina said...

Oh no, I hadn't seen this ticket die yet and now I'll have to go check it out! LOL! I absolutely adore your mini card! Such a cute design and sweet colors. Definitely takes me back to the summer fairs of my youth. :)
I hope this week is a better one for you!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

gorgeous card using the TCM stamps.

Luanne

Annette said...

oh my word this is too cute...totally love it..

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love your card, Amy! The ticket is really creative. So cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a fun card! Love the ticket and the little carnival stand! Sleep is SO important, so glad that you got some!

onecraftymama said...

Cotton candy...yum....and hot pretzels, and caramel apples...the fair isn't until the end of August & now I'm hungry! lol Love the ticket-shaped card :)

Laura B. said...

fun carnival card!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

How fun - I just made a card with those stamps for the craft's meow sketch -posting it tomorrow - but mine isn't as cool-y shaped and not as bright and fun either... (just kraft and dusky pink)
Love your design and all the beautiful papers!
Hugs, Karin

Geri said...

I adore your card and, my, oh, my...would I love to win!! It was my honor to support you on your Gallery Idol journey, and I loved each and every project!!

Nadine said...

What a fun summer card! We still pay with tickets here at our fair…my DD loves standing in line and then giving the attendant her tickets!

I don't know why but I wasn't a follower yet?!?! Fixed that and now I am, lol!

judy said...

I love the colors and design of your
cute ticket card!!

Guiseppa said...

I love the ticket idea! This is so cute!

Ruza Rebel said...

Your card rocks! I remember needing those tickets to have fun at the fair!
Congrats on making the top 5! ;o)

Patti J said...

What a fun card! Love the idea and the layout. Amy, I love your blog, too, and am going to become your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow me back!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Such a cute, fun, summer-themed shaped card! I love the ticket shape and the stamped tickets running down the side! That cotton candy machine it too cute as well!

Mary said...

Super cute card! I was rooting for you and voting every round in Gallery Idol. Your cards were, of course, fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fun package of goodies!

Vicki said...

Cute card. Love the sewing on the banner.

cards by cara said...

The notched corners of the card really make it pop! Love it!!

jordanbev5 said...

Loven' your adorable card!!! Am now your newest follower and lookin forward to more! Thanks for fun!

Renee said...

I die!!!
This is just so fabulous I just have no words!!
The colors...
the stamps...
the ticket...
eeewwww!!!
LOVE it! :)
I remember the fair...
and tickets...
and Friday nights after a home game when it was "Cougar Night" and you got an armband and they stayed open all night and you could ride as many rides as many times as you wanted...
and this just takes me back! :)

sanketi said...

What a fun card...and I am glad I found your blog..following you!

Dana said...

Wonderful card!!! I love that cotton candy machine!! So cute!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is super duper cuteness Miss Lady!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you took the team of carnival and shaped your card into a ticket..very creative.

Alicia said...

So super cute! I love how your card was based on a sketch! Great job!

Marisa said...

Totally cute card, Amy :) Love the ticket shape, tickets down the side and the fun banner. Congrats again on the top 5!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

very cute shaped card!!

Debra Miller said...

Now that's the ticket - fantastic Amy!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a cute ticket card! TFS =)

paperella said...

That ticket is lovely, Amy! And what an awesome paper piecing! Love the colors you used :)

Jen Carter said...

AMY!! I am SO glad you found time to participate!! I love this!! Super fun design and colors and the ticket is a fabulous idea! What a generous giveaway too!!

Barbara Moore said...

This card really does remind me of the carnival coming to town! So Cute!!

Alice Carman said...

Super cute!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - this card is so much fun!!! LOVE that it is shaped like a ticket, and has tickets on it!!! And the color combo is amazing!!! Congrats again!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

lizzie said...

Oh my gosh! That ticket is so so so awesome!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

love your take on the sketch. fabulous work as always, Amy!

Kris said...

Shall I say it? Sweeeeeeet card! ;o)

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

joscelyne cutchens said...

So so cute! I have memories of being terrified on the zipper as a kid! I love the tickets :)

fishydesign said...

The large ticket is super cute!

Jan Garber said...

What a sweet, sweet card! The colors and stamps are so cute! I would love some Market Street stamps, esp that Grace background...swoon!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun looking card! Fun goodies too :)

mtscrapgal said...

You took me back to the fair with your cute card. . Thanks for such a generous prize. I'm loving this blog hop from you talented gals.

donna mikasa said...

love the ticket shape and your color combo, too. such a fun, summery theme!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love this ticket card - too cute and way fun!!!

Isha said...

This is just so much fun. TFS your sweet card Amy!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your ticket card is fantastic Amy! I love tickets so much Amy and your take on it so fun with the ticket shaped card and carnival theme. Love it.

Lorrie Jonas' creations said...

I love your project you made. Thank You for being part of a wonderful hop!

Andrea Garland said...

Congrats Amy for being in the TOP 5 :) that's awesome.

Thank you so much you're so generous, those stamps are wonderful and I'm dying with your card, my favorite till now.

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Wow, Amy! Your card is so sweet ... literally and figuratively! I love all the patterned papers you chose!! Oh, BTW, I am now following your blog. :-)

sharon g said...

I just joined your blog.
I LOVE the cotton candy stamp. I'm going to go back and see who makes it---maybe Vintage Street?

Rochelle said...

So clever and cute!

Edna said...

Very fun , Summertime fun

Lalo said...

Tickets are sooo in and this card is so bright and happy!!! All kinds of sweet!!!

Anita Rex said...

Hi Amy I am really sad to read that you almost didn't make it! Sorry to hear that work is being a pain! :> But so glad you did because I love this ticket card! Such a fantastic idea for a summer shaped card and you executed it perfectly!

Allison said...

Oh I love the ticket shape! Now I want some cotton candy! Lucky for me, I'm headed to the fair on Friday!

Lea said...

Your card is just so freakin' cute! I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Amy! Love the ticket shape and awesome images! SWEET!

Kim M said...

Love the card and live the stamps in the giveaway!

Emma said...

What a great card, love it!

Barb said...

Amy, of course I'm a follower! You da bomb! :) Love your designs...this one is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win your generous prize :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations again, Dear Amy! You soooo deserved this! Your card today is lovely (thanks for using some cool TCM stamps!) and I don't have any of those MSS stamps and would love to get my hands on them!

Amy said...

I love everything about this card, especially the colors!

Angi said...

Cotton candy is sooo sweet! Love your card.

Bee's hive said...

This is such a sweet card I love it! New follower!

The Paper Parade said...

A huge ticket?! Yes, please! Totally love it :) And wow what an awesome prize package you put together.

Kailash said...

Your card is adorable, love it!

Jessica said...

your card is just ADORABLE!! LOVE the fun ticket, stamps, and fab layout! great card!! :)

Lindsey said...

Love this card with its fun summery colours and summer fair theme!

Candace said...

love this card, so original!!! And what an AWESOME giveaway!! I looked at a few of your products and I am definitely a new follower!! :)

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I do follow your wonderful blog and always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations!

Emily Leiphart said...

I saw this on Flickr last night and thought it was stunning, Amy! It's so beautiful and I love the ticket shape!

UnikeByYes said...

Oh Amy, what a sweet card, love every detail!!! No wonder you are among the top idols! Your work is fabulous. Thank you for your generosity and for sharing with us your talent.
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Katie said...

That Market Street stamp set is lovely. Congrats on being in the top 5!
Love your "ticket" card.

Kathy Mc said...

Your BIG ticket is adorable, Amy! Congrats again on making it to the Top 5 Idols. These Market Stret Stamps look awesome and one can't go wrong with pearls and those tiny little clothespins. Thanks for the chance to win and a fun Blog Hop!

Michelle said...

Love that big ticket!!!

-nicole s. said...

This would be the best ticket ever!

Emily said...

I so love this design!

Tejal said...

So so cute!! I want cotton candy!! oh I used to love that when i was a kid!!

Thank you for such amazing prizes and i'm gonna follow you for sure!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this is fabulous. Love everything about it. The color combo, the design, love, love, love! :)

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

I love me some MSS. Love your card. Very cleverly put together. TFS, Smooches... Felicia

connie said...

I love how your card is a ticket! The state fair always comes in Oct and my kids love to go! I did add your blog to my google reader feed.

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

What a fun idea to use the shape of a ticket!! Love it!!

Happy Dance said...

Super sweet!! (pun intended) Love the polka dots and chevron papers! You're right too -- State Fairs and summertime -- a perfect match. Love the card and what it reminds me of too!

Katherine said...

What a great card! I love it. That cotton candy machine is so cute! I'm now following your blog, thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love your ticket shaped card what a fun idea! I also LOVE market street stamps and so excited to follow someone who designs them, way to go you! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Sharron said...

Wow, Amy, this is just the CUTEST design! Love the ticket shape, the colors and that adorable cotton candy machine! I look at the sketch and would never have thought of this. You are SO creative!

Julianne N said...

Talk about a ticket to summer fun! Great stamp designs! Thanks for sharing your card ;)

Kara Lynne said...

I love what you did with "Life's a Carnival"! That's one of my very favorite sets and your ticket idea is wonderful all the way down to those sweet little pearls!

Karenladd said...

AWK! I love your sweet card! That little cotton candy card is the cutest! I am following your blog by email because....well, I just enjoy seeing all your projects and inspiration! Thanks for your awesome giveaway...I LOVE stamping!!

Shari said...

Oh my goodness, I have to scraplift this design. The Iowa State Fair is next month and this is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration.

StampNK said...

What a wonderful card, I am going to have to try something like this myself! Love the fun colors and stamps that you used!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is such a great card!! Love what you did :)

christy compton hall said...

Wow, Amy! This is THE. BEST. CARD. I love it so much! I hope my comment doesn't get lost here in the hoopla because I am absolutely head over heels for this card! Don't be surprised if you see a weak imitation soon. :)

Geri said...

Love it! And wow, what a generous prize package! I have visited your blog often and always inspired by your work. A very well deserved recognition in the gallery idol!

Sue D said...

Fabulous summery card--I like the chevron background and the tickets.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Marcy Green said...

I like the idea of the big ticket shape and then accented with the ticket stamp. Brings lots of deminsion to the card. Love the bubble gum looking colors, too!

SHartl said...

Oh do I love your card! The colors, the chevron pattern, that super cute little food cart...everything! I hope you don't mind that I plan to use this for inspiration of my own! Thanks so much!

Chunyuan said...

cute and fun card. really enjoyed your projects during the PC gallery idol. congrats.

~amy~ said...

aaaaawwwwwwwww.....how fun is this?!!!! Love the shape...soooo clever!

Laura Bray said...

Your card just makes me smile!

Froggietalks said...

That is a super neat card :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun ticket card! Very clever design!
DeniseB

CSThelen said...

Love all your perky cards--I am now stalking your gallery and especially admire the berry card! Thanks for sharing your creative craftsmanship!
Pax et bonum,
Carol

stamplover2011 said...

Cute Cute card!! Love it!

Veronica Z said...

Amy, your carnival themed card is amazing! Wow, so much detail and creativity. I'm happy you were able to play along in the hop, and super proud of you for making Gallery Idol top 5!! You rock!

Marybeth said...

Back from vacation! Love your cotton candy cart card! Too cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, fun goodies, this is such a fun festive card.

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