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Monday, August 30, 2010

Blog Hopping, Blog Candy, and a BBTB2 card... WOW


Happy blog hopping BBTB2 Monday!  I have a lot of information to share so I should get typing.  Welcome to the monthly BBTB2 Blog hop.  You probably arrived here from Karen's blog.  If not, think about jumping over to BBTB2 and starting the blog hop at the beginning (after you finish reading my post, of course!).  The challenge cut this week was selected by my wonderful design team sister, Penny Shuberg.  Penny chose the apron cut on the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge. 


I decided to use a recipe card cut from the same cartridge as my base card.  I welded a rectangle to the recipe card and scored down the middle of the weld to create the card.  I used Basic Grey's kitchen line of paper.  Ironic, huh?  The base card was cut using the cupcake print.  This worked well because the back side of the paper is a nice solid medium pink - perfect for the inside of the card.  The base card was topped with two matting cuts and wrapped with a ribbon before the apron was attached with pop dots.  I printed a recipe for Pasta with Shrimp and Crabmeat that I am going to mail to my son's girlfriend.  Crissie is learning to cook and Aaron loves seafood!

 

In addition to the bow near the bottom of the card,  I also added a scalloped tag to the upper right corner of the card.  I used one of my favorite products to create the top layer of the tag - the Amy Chomas mini gel pen holder and glitter pen set!!  I love Amy's products, the gel pens and holder as well as her embossing kit.  Awesome products!!!  With the gel pens you simply remove the blade housing from your Cricut and replace it with Amy's gel pen holder loaded with a mini pen.  The Cricut will then write your image instead of cutting.  Cool, huh?


In addition to a new BBTB2 project here, I also have a new cake recipe to share on my sister blog, Busy with the Cricky Cake.  Be sure to check the cake blog today for the recipe and again tomorrow to see the completed decorated cake.


Did I mention BLOG CANDY?  Yes, indeed there will be blog candy this week!!!  Amy Chomas is sponsoring my blog hop this month and is providing  FABULOUS blog candy: an Amy Chomas Mini Gel Pen Holder and Pen set!!!  Seriously!  This is a great product and I love it.  Anything with Amy's name attached is sure to be fabulous!!

Leave a comment below to register for the blog candy.  You should go by Amy's site and see her fabulous projects using her products.



Now that you have left a comment (you did leave a comment didn't you?), your next stop on the blog hop is at the blog of the AMAZING Lori Warner Lori is a very gifted designer and a wonderfully nice woman - have fun at her blog!!!  Have a great day and remember to visit Amy's site!!

75 comments:

  1. Oh I'm the first. Very cute apron card. Neat way to share recipes. Love the card and recipe idea.
    Would also love to win the blog candy.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  2. What an absolutely gorgeous card! The recipe inside is just a terrific addition!! And what great blog candy you're offerin'!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min

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  3. Oh how yummy, Susan! Both the card AND the recipe! May have to try that! xxD

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  4. I Just Love your card. It really stands out from all the rest and isnt just a square card but has details, how perfect! I love it!

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  5. I love you card ,great idea I can't wait to try it.

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  6. Love your take on the challenge this week!

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  7. What a darling Apron card, Susan.... and I love the gel sentiment. I must check into those.

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  8. This is a cute card. I love that apron cut. What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  9. Super cute! I just made a card using the apron & the whisk on From My Kitchen!

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  10. Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! I love the DP you used! So cute!

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  11. Love the card. Great colors. Great blog candy.

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  12. Love the way the gel pens look on the title. The colors are really my taste also. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  13. So cute. Would make a wonderful gift.

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  14. Susan,
    Great card, great recipe. I like this very much and I will probably scraplift the idea if you don't mind. I love sending recipes to my friends and relatives. This apron would be perfect for that. Love the tab too. How do you come up with these ideas...but I'm glad you did.
    Thanks for sharing
    Sue

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  15. love love love it, great idea for the upcoming holidays, hugs

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  16. Well, great minds think alike. Maybe we should start a recipe exchange. Perfect papers. Those cupcakes look good enough to eat.

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  17. Oh susan what a great idea to share a recipe!!!! I love Amy's site, I woul love to win the gel pen holder and pens!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!!
    brodiec88 at hot mail dot com

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  18. Wonderful idea, Susan! I love the papers you used and the use of the gel pens for the sentiment! Super cute!

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  19. What a beautiful card! I love the papers/colors you chose. TFS!

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  20. What a cute way to share a recipe. I would love to find the blog candy in my mailbox. Have a great day.... karin

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  21. that is so adorable! I love the how you added the recipe!

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  22. Love your apron - colors are just fantastic. I have been eyeing these pens for some time - that for showcasing them and offering the chance to win!

    TFS ~ Jenny Kozar

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  23. Your card is adorable! Shari (cricutrookie)

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  24. Wow, I just love your recipe card!!! Thanks for the chance to win such a FABULOUS prize!!

    Amanda:0)

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  25. Love your apron card! I like your idea in sending a recipe inside. I've been seeing these pens on a few blogs and am liking the way they add to any project. Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  26. I have always thought that apron cut was adorable. The colors are fabulous and I love the idea of the recipe card. TFS.
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
    tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

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  27. Love your apron card!!! I love the way you used the gel pen...great idea!!! I didnt even know there was a blog hop today...how did I miss that!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  28. I love the compbination of the card and the recipe! I also love the colors that you used! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kim Hudson
    kd_hudson@msn.com

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  29. This is so cute and clever. What a great way to give a special recipe.

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  30. Love the card and the recipe is a bonus! Would be a great card when sending someone something from the your kitchen and can include the recipe.

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  31. Super cute!! Love your candy. Thanks for the chance to win
    reissfam10@aol.com

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  32. Great project. Great blog candy. TFS.

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  33. Susan, This is a great idea for sending a recipe. Love it.

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  34. What a cute card. I love Amy Chomas's products

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  35. Susan, great idea, and very cute! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy also! I've been a follower and have admired your blog a while now! TFS!

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  36. Just the cutest card.....and I love the color combinations!!

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  37. Cute apron card, I noticed you made it into a recipe one to. Cute idea. Thanks for the chance at the wonderful blog candy. I don't have this and would love it.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  38. This card is just the cutest!! thanks for the giveaway! Sandy

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  39. Sweet card. Love the apron. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing. Awesome blog candy also.

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  40. Wow! I just love your card! I would love to win one of these pen sets. I've yet to try drawing with my Cricut!

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  41. LOVE the recipe card!!! Awesome work...and sweet candy!

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  42. Wow, adorable recipe card...love the use of the pen...sure hope I win!!!

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  43. this is too cute to use for a recipe. I absolutely love your colors.

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  44. Lovely card and the recipe sounds yummy!
    spelsue1@maine.rr.com

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  45. Love your blog and all your creations. I check it several times a week. I love your recipe card.

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  46. i really like the card good way to pass on recipes grambojoan

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  47. Cute card! I am waiting for this cartridge to come in the mail.
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  48. LOVE your idea of using your card to share a recipe! Beautiful card ~ terrific idea!
    SusanJ

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  49. LOVE the apron card!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. Love that you used this for a recipe card!!! Makes you want to put an apron on!!!

    Sandi

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  51. Love the way that your card turned out and love that you turned it into a recipe card....

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  52. Very cute apron! The whole card is wonderful.

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  53. I really liked how the card turned out, the apron is super cute. I would love to win the blog candy.

    Thank you.

    mquezvictoria at gmail dot com

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  54. Sweet apron card! The blog candy is yummy. I havent tried these yet! Id love to win them!

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  55. How cool is your project! I love your idea. Love, love, love it.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  56. Your card is beautiful! I lvoe that patterned paper! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  57. I love your gorgeous card, great paper choices!

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  58. Beautiful - I love Amy's products too!

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  59. Thank you for sharing your newest creation. I am always amazed with all the detailing you add to your projects. So gorgeous!

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  60. So cut, I love the colors you choose.
    JoAnn

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  61. I love your card. I like the way you did the recipe. Great idea!!

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  62. I love your recipe card (and I want to try making the pasta dish, too-yummy!)!!! :)

    I would love to win Amy Chomas' gel pens!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer

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  63. Love it! Course I love allyour cards!!!

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  64. Love the card. I recently got the pens from Amy, but I haven't used them yet.

    Melinda
    melinda@kilgore.com

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  65. WOW! Great card and love the cake! Thanks for the chance to win a gel pen set! I would love it!

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  66. I like the recipe card. Too bad I am such a terrible cook that no wants my recipes! Oh how I would love to try those gel pens!
    Thanks, Candy

    candace underscore wichmann at merck dot com

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  67. I love your card. Makes me want the cartridge it was one I thought I might not need but what a cute idea with the recipe inside! Thanks for all the great ideas!
    Cheryl

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  68. Great card, love the apron cut and the idea of the receipe card. The gel pen drawing looks great, thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx

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  69. I love the apron and what a fun way to share a recipe. Thank you for offering such delicious blog candy!

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  70. Oh, this is so cute, colorful and happy!!! I love all the BG. Gorgeous!!

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  71. What a colorful card Susan, I Love it! Great papers and recipe, Sounds yummy! Wish I could have entered for the candy, I really need to get me some of those pens and try them, looks like fun!
    Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  72. What a great card and way to use the pens!!! and I love BG paper...(so much that I immediately new from what collection, lol) and thanks for the added recipe...

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  73. I love your creations! The apron card is so cute!!

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