Sunday, March 13, 2011

Join me in the "It's My Birthday Blog Hop" for Jennifer's 38th!

Hello, CardMonkey fans!
It's Day #2 of Jennifer's It's My Birthday Blog Hop. You're in the right place. I don't have a new card to post just yet ... maybe tomorrow.

For today, I'm hopping along with the rest of you. There are LOTS of hops this weekend. Check them all out at my sister blogsite,
You'll get to meet new crafters with amazing style.

Back to hopping...

My dog, Sadie, sits behind me at my computer chair when I am
blog hopping. No wonder my back and butt cheeks hurt after a
long blog hop or two!!  Sadie, get back to bed or learn to Cricut!

The following was posted Saturday, March 12:

ProvoCraft Prevails in Lawsuit Against Make-The-Cut Software;
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CardMonkey Suspends "Fairy Cut Fridays" Promotion
Please scroll down to next post for more information, after hopping!  Thank you.

Good morning! And happy birthday, Jennifer of "Crafty Card Gallery"! 

In honor of her 38th birthday, Jennifer has scheduled the "It's my Birthday Blog Hop!"  So come, hop along with us and find some terrific ideas for cards to celebrate birthdays in general.

The starting point for this hop is with Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery.  You may
have arrived here from Nicolette's Beyond Scrapin blogsite ... isn't her card terrific!?  Your next stop after me is Miss Adri at Ma Cherie Creations.  If you get lost any place along the way, I've posted the full list of hop stops far below. 

OK, without further ado, here is my card made just for Jennifer, and mailed to her home yesterday. 

I read that Jennifer loves dragonflies, so that is my theme for her card. I made a "Never Ending Card" (my first attempt at this!), in honor of Jennifer's never-ending supply of card ideas found on her i-Phone and Droid Card Gallery App.

Because this card has motion/folds that are best watched rather than just seen, I'm posting my card as a 2-minute video:

Thanks for enduring that video!  As your reward, let's have some BLOG CANDY!!  My blog candy is the most terrific pair of crafting scissors out there ... just perfect for trimming your snagged edges and getting into tight corners ... EK Success's "Cutter Bee" scissors. 

To win this candy:

1.  Bee, or bee-come, a follower of the CardMonkey blogsite, and let me know so in your comment. 

2.  Leave a comment on this posting.

Now, on to your next It's My Birthday Blog Hop stop ...

Go to Miss Adri

♥ Thank you for stopping by! ♥
Happy Birthday, Jennifer!

In case you get lost, here is the full list of stops, in order with links:

Ellen    *** YOU ARE HERE ***


Star said...

Your cards are ALWAYS lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Emery said...

tfs love your card

mlc_15 said...

WOW!!!! That card is so neat! I am going tot have to figure out how to do that ;P Thanks for sharing...and for the chance to win hose awesome scissors...I am in need of a new pair!!!
P.S. I am a new follower :D

Stephanie said...

I'm your newest follower, and I love your card!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card! Holy Moly, I would get confused opening it let alone making it! I love it! it looks very original, I have never seen one quite like that. Great job!

Unknown said...

Love the card. I want to try one badly. Just a bit intimidated

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

This card is amazing. I love that it's different. Nicely done as always. Of course I'm a follower.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Queen2three said...

Very impressive card, especially for a first attempt. A lovely card for Jennifer, with a lot of heart felt sentiment.

Unknown said...

What a unique card I have never seen any of these. TFS. I am a follower.

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Wow I am speechless. what a really great card. I hope you have or do a tutorial on it. it is just breathtaking

Jamie M. said...

Very unique card. I have never see a folding card like this. Great colors. I have been a follower for awhile and love visiting your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Tiffany said...

This card is amazing! I'm excited to start following you and can't wait to see what you make next. TFS


Lizzie Laine said...

Beautiful card Ellen!
Great job!
thanks for the chance to win:)

Jae said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card! I really love how you incorporated paper with words. TFS, I'm already a follower of your blog! :)
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Brenna said...

that is such a cute card!! love the never ending card idea, i am goign to have to try that one of these days!! tfs

Unknown said...

What a great card and giveaway. I have been wanting a set of those scissors!
I have never seen this kind of card before and it was helpful seeing it via a video.
So thank you for doing that.
Yes, I am a follower

lovescrapreflect said...

pretty card

jengd said...

Wow! Fantastic card- I hadn't seen one of those. Definitely something on my to-do list now. Great dragonfly too- those layers of Stickled vellum wings made it spectacular.

Unknown said...

Love your card. TFS. Dee:) said...

Beautiful card, so full of wonderful details. I am already a follower. TFS!

April said...

Nice card! I'm definitely a follower!

April Nourse

Heather said...

amazing card! im definitely a follower now!!!!

Cathy said...

I LOVE that card!!! It is so amazing, I absolutely plan on trying that one, I am a new follower to the art of card making and following you blog and I love it. TFS

Unknown said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I am sooooo impressed! Best card ever! I love it! I am so excited to be getting this card!!!! Thank you! It's beautiful, and that's an understatement. I love the Video too (I don't usually watch them on people's blogs)!
Thanks so much for being part of the blog hop & for helping make my birthday weekend so awesome!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Kimmers said...

That's a great card, it's very beautiful and looks soooo complicated. Great Job!


kimsheppard 6 at hotmail dot com

Kimmers said...

forgot to say I was a new follower :)

SpantastiKreations said...

I love these cards. Great job, it's gorgeous.


LeslieRahye said...

Never ending cards are so easy to make and the wow factor is awesome! you did a great job! love the dragonfly!!

Lillian Child said...

Amazing, Ellen! STUNNING actually. Love the layers of vellum you used for the dragonfly wings.

Lovebug Creations said...

What an awesome card!!! I've never seen one like this! Love it! The dragonfly was soooo pretty!!

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

LBrocchi said...

I'm a new follower! Don't you just love the never ending cards! So much fun!!!

-Lauren B

LiliumHigh said...

Okay I have never seen a card like that and it's amazing. My niece was sitting here watching the video and was really impressed. she said, "that's like totally cool and stuff." 0_o Anyway great job and great video, you sounded really professional.
infinitedreams50 at aol dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the never ending card.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen a card like that!
That is so neat!


Melanie Mason said...

Great card!

Thanks for a wonderful stop on the hop!

And thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy! I have heard great t hings about those scissors

Am now a follower!


Unknown said...

Wow what an amazing card-I am going to need to try did such an awesome job on the papers you used and the dragonfly :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Sarah said...

Ellen, You did a great job. I love that you tried this card and I love that dragon fly.


Rubies Crafts said...

Great Card! The dragon fly is awesome.

your new follower

Stacey Brucale said...

Such a pretty card. Love the glittery dragonfly!


Unknown said...

What a fabulous card, love this fold!!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Misty said...

Thanks for the visual. I am already a follower.
Love the colors!

Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Leah said...

Thank you for the video... I am already a follower. I love your color pallet that you chose.


Jenny Gibson said...

Wow that card looks great. I can't imagine making one, looks complicated. lol. I am a new follower.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love your card. The dragonfly is absolutely cute! I would love to make one. TFS and the inspiration. Scrappy hugs my friend!

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Vicki said...

Great card. Thanks for the video, it is so much better to see how something is made. I'm already a follower.

vwilson577 at

Unknown said...

love the card- already a follower!

Anna said...

Great card. Very creative.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

Thanks for the chance at a giveaway. I just became a follower and started the birthday blog hop.

Lucy K said...

Wow - amazing card!! I have never seen a card like this. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm already a follower :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card..thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower.

lovescrapreflect said...

love this card

LesleyfromWI said...

Very nice. TFS
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Shawnee said...

What a beautiful card, Ellen!! I love the dragonfly and papers you chose to use. Best never ending card, yet!


Sugarlips said...

really cute. just became a follower.

Debican said...

This card is so wonderful. I know there are tuts. on how to make these on you tube...I better learn how to do it so I can make a cool card like this.
ps..Im sorry I think I left a message on YT about music. It was from another blog that was still open when I opened yours. So sorry.
Hugs, Debi

Trisha said...

Fabulous card. It looks hard to make to me. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

bernietom47 said...

What a beautiful card, Ellen!! I love the dragonfly! I can never get my never ending cards to open smoothly, not sure why.
Blessings Bernie
bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Amazing card Ellen! You always have such fun projects :) I love that dragonfly (i too love them). I really need to try that never-ending card.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com