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Friday, May 11, 2012

Pink E's First Blog Hop!


Hi there!

I am so excited to be a part of my first blog hop!  I am participating in Pink E’s “Happy Mother’s Day Blog Hop” this weekend.  For my portion of the blog hop, I did two projects for my mom.  I made a card and her present, which I hope she will like. 

The blog line-up is listed below!

      1.     Creations by PinkE @ *http://simplypinke.blogspot.com
      2.     Creations by Rosie @ *http://www.createdbyrosie.blogspot.com
      3.     Kricut Krazy @ http://www.kricutkrazy.com
      4.     Card Creations by Lorraine @ http://cardcreationsbylorraine.blogspot.com/
      5.     Creations by Beulah @ http://beulahscreations.blogspot.com/
      6.     Stampin Voila @ http://melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com/
      7.     Susie Craft Happy @ *http://www.susiecrafthappy.com/
      8.     AJ Scrapbooking and Cards @ *http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
      9.     A Newbie Crafter @ http://anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com/  <=====You are here!
     10.   Crazy About Cricut @ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/ <===== Next Blog!
     11.   Melody Lane Designs @ *http://www.melodylanedesigns.blogspot.com/

If there is an * next to the designers name, they have a giveaway. 

If you have come here from http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right place!!  If not, why not start from the beginning at Pink E’s blog @ http://simplypinke.blogspot.com!  With Mother’s Day quickly approaching you don’t want to miss any of these crafty blogs for AWESOME inspiration to make something super special for all the MoM’s in your life. 

For my project, I did a card and a repurposed project.  My card recipe is below as well as a little bit about the project I made.  For a tutorial, and if you have time, I hope you will watch the video I made of me making the card. 

Card Recipe
White cardstock (5.5” x 11” – scored at 5.5”)
Dotty For You paper from Close to My Heart (green/pink)
Recollections paper (red, black, white)
Watermelon cut at 3.5” from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper
Ink pads from Close To My Heart







My mother is also a pilot.  She co-owns a small plane with my father and another couple that live close to them.  Each pilot is required to fill out a Pilot Log Book.  I repurposed the front of this Log Book to give it a homemade feel.  Whether she can actually use it or not, I hope she is able to enjoy it.  I was not able to take a picture before I sealed the box (read:  I forgot and jumped out of bed because I originally forgot to take pictures of the card.)  When I finally took pictures of the card, and sealed the box back up, I again realized I never took pictures of the repurposed Pilot Log Book.  You can see the finished project in the video below.  :)


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll consider subscribing to my blog for more projects to come your way soon!

So, from here you are on to http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/, so you don't lose track!  Thanks for joining me in PinkE's first Blog Hop!!

Craft on!
Ian

68 comments:

  1. Very nice!! i love the sentiment coming out of the back of the plane!!
    Kristan

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! :) I'll be sure to call her tomorrow to see if she got it! :)

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  2. Gorgeous card and I'm sure your mom is going to love her gift! Great job, and thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop!!! :-) I've had so much fun!!!

    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess
    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Glad to be a part of it and happy you were in the hop too! :)

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  3. Super Cute!!New Follower.TFS
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Welcome aboard...I should be posting more now that schools done. :)

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  4. Your card is so cute Ian! I love the colors! She's gonna love it! Thanks so much for joining me in my very first blog hop! I'm just tickled pink!!

    PinkE

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    1. Aww, thanks, PinkE! Glad to be a part of the hop and let me know if you have another one! :)

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  5. Hi Ian - what a fab card. And I love the repurposed log book. You Mum is sure to enjoy that and the effort and thought that you put into it. Another great video too - you are becoming the pro:-)

    Thanks for sharing and I'm loving the blog hop:-)

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    1. Thanks, Karon! Glad you are enjoying the hop and hopefully I'll be a part of more in the future. This was too much fun!! :)

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  6. I'm still laughing! Nice to know your mom is not a Pirate, I have an idea for her next card, I pirate one. Love the log book and card.

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    1. hahahahahaha. :) I left it in because I thought it was funny. Glad you got a kick out of it too! :) Thanks, Melody!

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  7. very niice gift for your mom. Im sure she will love it. The watermelon card is too cute.
    Dawn RI

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I thought it would be cute and hopefully she'll like it. :)

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  8. The card is great. Love the papers you used. and the Logbook is wonderful too.

    Beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Aw, thanks, Beth! :) The papers are so summery and today is a really nice warm day so it's fitting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Aww your card is so sweet! I love the ideal. TFS & Happy to be on the hop with you AJ~

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    1. Thanks, AJ! :) Glad to be a part of the hop with you too!! Your creations are awesome!

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  10. OMG, Ian, both of your projects are just tooooo stinkin' cute! Love the "pirate" book. Ooooops, mean "pilot book". LOL

    You're a hoot, Ian! TFS your cute projects w/ all of us! :-)

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    1. Hahaha. :) Glad you got a kick out of that. Thanks so much for your nice comments! :)

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  11. Ian, I really enjoyed watching your video and loved how you fast forwarded through the gluing sections...hahaha. Your projects are super cute and Im sure your mom will love them both. Kathie (letsgetscrappytogether.blogspot.com)

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    1. Haha. I don't want to bore people and I love the fast forward feature. I wish I worked that fast!! :) Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments. Made me smile. :)

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  12. Cute card and log bug, tfs!

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    1. Thanks, Treva! :) Come back soon!!

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  13. I love your card Ian!!! Your mom will love it!!!

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    1. :) Thank you so much. More to come!!

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  14. Hi Ian,
    So excited that we are co-hosting this blog hop together. It is wonderful to finally be able to see you live on video(if only your hands)creating your projects. Love the idea of your altered log book. Your card also screams summer, and is super cute. Thanks for sharing!
    Lorraine

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    1. Hi Lorraine!! Thanks for stopping by and I'm so happy we were in this hop together! Summer is here (and if not - I will make it so with the card.) haha. Thanks for the nice comments!! :)

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  15. Ian that log book for your mom is awesome. I love the plane with the banner flying behind. Great idea! I am a new follower & want to say thanks for having part in the Blog Hop for us. So here's crossing my fingers that I win something. :)

    thanks, Janis
    http://scrappergrl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Janis! My fingers are crossed that you win something! :)

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  16. Ian, love the cute card! Love that sentiment stamp too!! Your mom will love her card and gift!

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    1. Thanks, Susie! I hope she does like it. I'll find out tomorrow. :)

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  17. Very nice, she will love it, and the watermelon card makes me want to go get a big bowl of watermelon, great job

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    1. Thanks, Beulah! You better go get that bowl of watermelon. :) Summer is finally here!!

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  18. NICE! Your mom is gonna be so pleased! Thanks for sharing. I think I was already a follower but I joined just to make sure.

    justfortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com

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    1. Wonderful! Glad you are a follower. :) Thanks for the nice comments. :)

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  19. Your card is just adorable, love that paper, colors are great!! I am now a follower of your blog!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Glad you were able to stop by and become a follower. :)

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  20. What a happy little watermelon!! Your mom will love it.
    I'm a new follower so I'll be back!

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    1. Awesome! Happy to have you as a follower. More posts to come. :)

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  21. I'm new myself. I really love the front of the log book you made your mother, that is really nice. Cute card too. I'm sure she is going to love it.
    srhswney78@yahoo.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! Crafting is so fun, isn't it? Tons of support is readily available and that's what I love about it. :)

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  22. Love the card, watermelon is a sign summer is here:) Love the colors so bright and cheery thanks for sharing I became a follower of your blog today!
    wwwmycreativecorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! You are correct - summer is HERE! :) So happy to have you as a follower!! :)

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  23. Hi! Enjoyed your video! Where did you find your great lil tweezers? I'd love to have a pair!
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks, Teresa!! The tweezers are Cutter Bee's and I got them at Michaels. They are WONDERFUL! :)

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  24. Love the bright colors and whimsical paper patterns you used for this mother's day card. Such a fun card -- it's sure to be remembered. TFS!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! :) I think it's bright and cheery and I'm glad you agree. Thanks for the comment!

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  25. What a great card, love the color combo and I am sure your Mom will love her new log book and I hope she will be able to use it too, tfs

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! Aren't the colors fun! I really thought I couldn't match colors together but I seem to be getting better. Win win. :)

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  26. Cute card Ian. Thanks for letting us know about the blog hop on the Sisters group!!! I love these things. I joined as a follower on your blog and would love for you to follow mine too (if you aren't already). Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.
    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I think I signed up when I got the comment notification in my email, but after I leave replies to the other comments I will check again! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Love love love the card!! I'll come back after the hop to watch the video. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Amy!! Hope you were able to view the video!! :) I am loving your blog too - your Blog Log looks like something I should make!! :)

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  28. I LOVE the choice of your Mother's Day card, its perfect! This is my 1st video of yours to watch, you did a GREAT job - I'm now a follower and proud of it!!!
    Tina (GreenQueen - Cricut MB)

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    1. Thanks, Tina!! So happy to have you here and that you enjoyed my videos. There are more to come. HopefullyI can get up to 2-3 projects a week to showcase on here. Time will tell. You are too kind. :)

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  29. How do you become part of a blog hop. I am new crafter as well and enjoy your videos. I am also new to CTMH. So far it is mostly me buying. Check out my blog and let me know what you think.

    AndieBearieCards.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Andrea! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I completely understand about what you mean regarding mostly buying from yourself - that's exactly what I've been doing. No customers yet but it will happen, for both of us! I'm a new follower on your blog and I love your creations! As for the blog hop - I was asked by PinkE to be a part of it. It literally just fell in my lap. If I do a couple more blog hops I may end up hosting one myself (need a few more followers before this happens). If and when I do, I'll be sure to ask you if you'd like to join the hop!

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  30. I loved your video. Super cute card.
    Cstephenson at a dot com

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    1. Thanks, Cyndi! Glad you were able to watch the video and so happy you like the card! :)

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  31. What a cute idea to use the Dotty paper for a watermelon! It looks great! I laughed when you said you forgot to take pictures of the card...and then the pilot log! LOL...I have done that many-a-time! In fact, I never took a pic of the Mother's Day card I sent my MIL (but I remembered to take one of my mom's).

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    1. Thanks, Jayma! :) I'm glad I'm not the only one that has forgotten to take pictures. Total rookie mistake, but I am "a newbie crafter" after all. haha. :) Glad you were able to take a picture of your mom's card!!

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