Hello, and welcome to those of you joining for the Friendship Blog Hop, sponsored by Jennifer at the Crafty Card Gallery. I am so pleased to participate in this Hop because your friendship means the world to me. Thank you to my followers -- long-time and new -- for your support and kinship!
I am Hop Stop #23 ... you're welcome to join in this hop at any point (including here!), and hop along. If you want to start at the beginning, click the link above to go to Jennifer's blog.
Jennifer asked the participants in this Friendship Blog Hop to come up with "anything friendship related." So I've decided to show you a gift pack of notecards that I typically make for my non-crafty buddies' birthdays. Here is a picture of all of the cards included in the gift pack:
The full collection (half dozen) is shown at the top of this post. Here the cards are individually. These have all been made using the Cricut "Just Because Cards" cartridge:
|Black card, yellow paper insert;|
colored pencils highlight the
word "BIRD". Gem for eye.
|Pink card, white Cuttlebug-embossed ("birthday") insert. Happy birthday Cuttlebug folder embosses the front.|
Stickles accent the word "CAKE"
|Blue card with gold Stickles, white cardstock liner, faux dotted with black pen; pearls|
for sun's eyes
|Grey card, pale blue paper insert;|
Stickles accent the "water";
black pearl for eye
|Metallic gold cardstock,|
white paper w/rounded corners
for insert. Martha Stewart
double loops punch for trim.
|Kraft card, white paper insert; |
wings (and shadow) cut from
AC glitter chipboard. White
gel pen to highlight and for
flight line of the bee.
BLOG CANDY: What's a blog hop without candy?! When I am not papercrafting, I am beading. My favorite project to make and sell are "woven" beaded bracelets using Swarovski crystals, like the one shown here. I've made one similar to this one (different colors, length) for the winner of my Blog Candy giveaway. Value: $35 sold in stores; priceless in that it's made by your very own CardMonkey!
p.p.s: I know I've held you here long enough, but seriously, don't forget to ALSO post on my next message (scroll down). On "Fairy Cut Fridays" I describe a craft I've made using Fairy Cut software. If you post there you'll be eligible to win a free FAIRY CUT SOFTWARE license ($99 value), drawn monthly. Check out GLASS ETCHING on the next post down!