Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring blog hop- WELCOME!

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  ~Charles Dickens

"...winter in the shade"... What a great description for March in Washington state. The calendar tells me that it is almost the first day of Spring, yet there is still plenty of cool, damp, gray weather out here... Sounds depressing, huh?! But when the sun shines, this is DEFINITELY one of the most beautiful places in the USA! And who ever tires of seeing the colors of the setting sun reflected on Mt Rainier?!

WELCOME TO THE SPRING FLING BLOG HOP!

We've got lots of blog candy to give away from our gret sponsors... But more on that later...



This digital image from Digi Darla made me think of all our family trips to Pacific Beach; our favorite place to spend the weekend. It's rarely ever warm and sunny, but we have the best time just hanging out and combing the beach for shells, unusual rocks, or any other interesting finds that wash ashore.
I thought it would be fun to make it 3D and add interest/dimension. The stamp on the tag is one of my new stamps from Unity Stamps. And, of course, I had to add some bakers twine from The Twinery.


Thanks for visiting my blog.
Now for the treats from our generous sponsors:

1 bundle of ribbon from 3GJ (http://3girljam.blogspot.com)

$20 gift certificate to Digi Darla's stamp store (http://digidarlas.blogspot.com)


5 handmade decorative corsage pins from Jessica's Craft Shaque (http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com)


$25 gift certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki (www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com)

1 set of "everyday sentiments" stamps from Whimsical Designs (www.whimsical-designs.com)


and one lucky visitor to my blog will win the digital image I used on my card (chosen randomly)
To be eligible, all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on my blog

Your next stop will be Beckie's blog (justbcreativecrazy)... visit all the blogs in the hop to view some amazing Spring creations.

http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/
http://crazycricutmomma.blogspot.com (you are here)
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
http://creationsbykw.blogspot.com/
http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
http://craftin-dawn.blogspot.com/
http://gabyspapery.blogspot.com/
http://cardsbymeechelle.blogspot.com/
http://scrappin-mama2.blogspot.com/
http://zippity-do-dah-tabitha.blogspot.com/
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
http://thruthelookingglass-glassgraffitix2.blogspot.com/
http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/
http://scrappinchris.blogspot.com/
http://scrappinfabpam.blogspot.com/

HAPPY HOPPING!!

29 comments:

  1. Love your card Eileen. It makes me wish I could visit the Pacific Coast. Fabulous job! Happy to hop in and become a new follower!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  2. Awesome job Eileen. Love the twine!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  3. This is just STUNNING! Love the dimension.

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  4. Oh I have to have this stamp! So beautiful! I hope this isn't inappropriate for the hop but I would like to encourage you to send this card to my Relay for Life card challenge. You can find out more about it by going to my blog. www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com This is the kind of card I am looking for, it would be perfect for someone going through cancer.
    Hugs,
    Chriss

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  5. Wow what a beautiful scene. I love the frame keeping in with the beachy theme.

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  6. Oh wow, this is gorgeous!! You've inspired me to try this image and I really love your sentiment.

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  7. Gorgeous, Eileen!!! The sentiment is beautiful and I love the twine rope on the wood fence. Just stunning!

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  8. beautiful card!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  9. How very pretty honey! I love the scene you created!

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  10. I just love the serene look to your card! New follower:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful card it is like a painting! You did a fantastic job on it! I am a new follower.
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this 3-D card! I am a huge beach lover and the way you made the grass stand out in front of the "fence" is really cool! I will have to try that. The sentiment is super sweet too. New follower - TFS msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very pretty card! I just love beach scenes! :)Amy
    Amy's Crafting Space

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the coloring and the scene is gorgeous! I am a new follower of yours...I hope you stop by my blog for a visit too!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  15. Your scene is so inviting. Beautiful.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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    1. Congratulations Rae Ann! Mr. Random picked you as the winner of my digital image. If you send me your email (or the best way to contact you) I will send you the digital image.

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  16. Wow, this is so beautiful. TFS!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  17. Wow! That is beautiful, Makes me want to be at the beach!!
    LisaO DD-DT

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  18. This is truly amazing. And I love how you added twine to your card.It makes it look realistic. New follower.


    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  19. very nice I like the subtle look.


    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  20. Your card is Beautiful!!!New Follower!

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  21. Wonderful card, it looks so real like you are there.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  22. Love the blog name! :) Your card is beautiful...new follower here! :)

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  23. What a beautiful card; TFS--Pat N.

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  24. very pretty.love the scene and colors.tfs

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  25. BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! Great job on it!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my goodness, Eileen, this looks like a friggin painting! What a beautiful card!

    -Michelle

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  27. What a brilliant card - just love that image. Also love your scrap page above. I'm busy tonight, but I've become a follower, so I can come back later & have a proper nose around! Thanks also fro visiting my blog - the golf image is a digi by Bugaboo - I'll put on a like from my card to their store so you can check them out, but be warned, if you like one, you'll like loads, so be prepared to spend!!! (Luckily they are very reasonably priced tho & every Fri they give away a different freebie!) Jx

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