Friday, July 1, 2011

Flight of Blog Hoppin'

Greetings! You have arrived at the fourth stop on the first of two days of the first ever Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. If you accidently stumbled upon this (slightly more likely than seeing flying pigs) and you would like to start the blog hop from the beginning please click here . This will probably be of interest to you as those who visit each blog on the hop and post a comment on each blog will become eligible to win by random draw some blog candy that is being featured on that beginning blog.

The nice thing about Crop Chocolate is that rubber stampers (me) and card makers (me) get along great with all the die hard scrapbookers (not me). We play nice, share when items are limited, giggle (or not) at middle school boy potty humor and get along like a big happy family. If you would like to join us click here.

Since this is a Crop Chocolate (CC) Blog Hop (though "unofficial") I thought I would challenge myself to make a card using mostly supplies I have purchased or could have purchased from CC.
Here is a list of the supplies in that category:

Making Memories Kids Large Sam Stripe (from Hot Chocolate) - card base cardstock
Making Memories Smooth Poppy (from Hot Chocolate)- stars & words cardstock
Making Memories Slice & Slice Hands Free Kit (CC may have the best prices you'll ever see)
Making Memories Slice Design Card Basics 1 - stars and enjoy (oops...I forgot to dot my "j")
Making Memories Slice Design Card Calendar - 4th of July
Making Memories Slice Design Card Paws and Claws - best
Sassafras Lass "This way" stamp set-pointing finger stamp
Basic Grey Clear Stamps Alpha Series - Happy New Year set - fireworks stamp

Supplies that came from my stash but not available on Crop Chocolate:

Stamp Pad Co. - Uncle Sam pointing stamp (I think this image bears a resemblance to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain and since you don't need "No Reservations" to drop into my blog I guess that is appropriate!)
Copic Markers for coloring stamped images (I am "Copic Certified as of June 18th...WooHoo!)
Pioneer Embellishment Glue stick with the red cap (for sticking down everything...great item!)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Warm Red for stamping fireworks
Viva Las Vegas Chinese New Year's Embossing Powder for fireworks
Sparkle n' Sprinkle Sparkling Snow Glitter applied over Xyron adhesive on "4th of July shadow" which was made by making an identical 4th of July image to the first and slightly offsetting the glittery one underneath when I glued them down on the card.

Before you depart don't forget to leave a comment. Now click here and you will be transported from the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the USA to Central New York and blog hop stop number five. And BTW, Happy Canada Day to all you CC and non-CC Canadians who are visiting today. I'll wave a maple leaf in your honor!

45 comments:

  1. Super cute card for the holiday!! I'm a cardmaker and stamper too....so I'm with ya....crop chocolate is awesome for everyone!

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  2. cute card! Gotta love challenging yourself and winning! ^_^

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  3. Cute Card, thanks for sharing. lauraann562@gmail.com

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  4. Hi! Yes your blog is really lovely! Your cards are great! I love this July 4th card! Can't wait to try to create one myself! Thank you! ☺

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  5. If you want to have a chance to win a prize you must identify yourself commenter number one.

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  6. love your description of CC! you're too funneeeee

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  7. I love that CC brings card makers, scrapbookers, and bargain hunters together in one place. Thanks for the hop.
    Christy

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  8. cute card ... I love the sparkle!!!

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  9. Love your description of Crop Chocolate! LOL! Also love the 4th card!! Nice work! :) Congrats on your COPIC achievement! I haven't tried them yet...scared I'll love them... ;)

    --SharonDoesBaskets from CC

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  10. Hello this is Jen Aka Filly momma. Love your card. It so vibrant, love the Uncle Sam peeking over the top.

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  11. Great card, love all the sparkles on it!

    Cindy
    c_k_wong@hotmail.com

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  12. A stair step card. Very cute!

    julieodil@charter.net

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  13. I love your cards. This is something I have not done much of. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I love cc and all the inspiration!! great cards and blog. thanks for allowing me to visit! Mommyx2 from cc

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  15. Love the cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Mommyx2 from cc

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  16. Love the Card! RnoAngel0712

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  17. tee hee! you said potty! (smirk)

    Love that card! It is beautiful!

    Love, your friend (non card making scrapbooker),
    raebae

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  18. *smirk* You said "potty" on your blog!

    Love the card!

    -raebae

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  19. Great card, love the sparkles!!

    macattack from CC

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  20. I'm here to visit and follow! On to the next!:o) Jenni (Mom2Two)

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  21. the card is really beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

    MomCleoAnne from CC

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  22. Love the card! It is so shiny, glittery things make me happy!

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  23. Love the card and thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. Very pretty card - love the steps - nice job!
    -Julie

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  25. I love that card, what a great job you did, thanks for sharing

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  26. Love the glittery "4th of July". Nice card!
    ~Rachel e99e01@yahoo.com

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  27. Card is terrific for the 4th! Have a great weekend!

    Ellen from cc

    elliemaeshopping(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. Love your great card! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Very nice card for the 4th - love the 3D effect!

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  30. How Awesome! Good job and thanks for participating!. ~ Alaska

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  31. Fun idea!
    Xanthippe from CC

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  32. Fireworks and sparkles... what's not to love???
    Great job.

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  33. Perfect card to celebrate the 4th! :)

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  34. I love the card! It's so detailed!

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  35. Great patriotic card! Although I'm partial to the red white and blue....my b'days on the 1st so I get allot it from friends....lol :)

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  36. Love love LOVE your cards!! I started out as purely a card maker and active SU participant but since DS was born and I found the support of CC I have branched out into scrapbooking and am really enjoying the new challenge. I still make all my cards though and will definitely be popping back to your blog for some inspiration!!

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  37. Very cute card! I love the fireworks off the end of "July".

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  38. Great card! love the fireworks and the Anthony Bourdain look-alike...lol!

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  39. Great card! I have the striped paper and love it!

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  40. Love the card:)

    Tanya AKA Canuck @CC

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