Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be here with the Shaping Up Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog if not why not hop along with us there are lots of prizes, the start of the hop is here Your next stop after me is  Eleana.

I am blessed to be one of the Gallery Idol 2012 Paper Crafts Contest Girls!  We all became great friends because Laurie made a facebook group for all of us to meet and chat! Being in Gallery Idol was great but the other girls made it truly amazing!  They are all such wonderful girls and the whole experience was so much better because of the facebook group! We all had so much fun together and wanted to do something together to say thank you to Paper Crafts Magazine and the craft community for supporting us in all the runs. We know many of you are participating in the Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge so we put together this blog hop for some inspiration and we each will offer a prize pack! 

I am not a big shaped card person!  I used to make them when I started crafting but it's been a while!  :>  I thought and thought and really wanted my shaped card to be summery so I could enter it into this month's Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge!  I don't have a digital cutter so I had to make it by hand!  I am really happy with what I came up with!



Here's the inside so you can get a better idea of how I made it:

(Ignore the white tape my scotch has been all used up by the kids!)

I drew the sail boat on a card and figured out how it would work!  I used two coffee stir sticks as part of the design and to help hold it together!  I used pp from the Echo Park line Hello Summer for the sails!  I actually made this card in less than an hour!  Not bad for having to figure everything out!  So if you don't have a digital cutter either don't stress it you can make a shaped card anyways!  Of course I didn't decide on my sentiment until after the card was all done!  So I had to take the stir stick off and than stamp the sentiment, thankfully it worked!  I think that sentiment works well with a day of sailing!

GIVEAWAY

I am still awaiting my prize from the Gallery Idol!  I have been stalking my mailman that now when he sees me he tells me no packages for you today!  HA!  So I can't show you what I am giving away!  I should hope that the package arrives this week for sure and once it does I will post the picture!  This giveaway is open until Monday July 30th or later, either I will update here with the picture of the prize once I receive my prize or I will wait and post it with the winner.  So it's open until MONDAY JULY 30th!  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A FOLLOWER BUT IF YOU ARE YOU CAN ENTER TWICE.  Please leave your email to make life easier!  :>

If you have gotten lost or would like to see the whole blog hop list please refer to our facebook event page!

We would love to see your shaped cards and hope we have inspired you!   If you have made new shaped cards for the PC challenge or you are inspired to make some new ones, link it up below so we can see it.  Multiple entries are welcome but the card needs to be made on or after July 9. Your link will show up on all blogs so you only need to link once for a card.




Thank you for stopping by today!  Your next stop is the talented and fellow Canadian Eleana!

133 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh i love this Anita so fun!!!

Wida said...

cool card, great use for patterned paper!

Lynn said...

So sweet! I bet Carter wants this card! It is adorable!

Jingle said...

Very cute card! Love the papers!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh how cute!!! These would be perfect for a little birthday boys birthday party. Mystery giveaways, what fun.

Brenda said...

Such a creative card! I love the colors and shape.

Annette said...

totally adorable...

Nina Yang said...

You blew me away Anita! I've seen many sailboat card lately, and yours just knocked them all out! You are so gifted girl! Have a fun day!

Gayatri said...

ADORABLE! Love it. You have lots of patience doing this card by hand. Great work!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

This is so cool! pretty papers too

Luanne

Kathy (krolski) said...

So adorable and clever! Love the sailboat!

Karen said...

What a cute idea for a card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! This is great! I'm guessing this one will be a hit with the kids. My daughter is always trying to run off with my 'fun' cards.

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love how you made this card by hand. :) It turned out so cute and I love the papers you used!

cheiron said...

Simply sweet. Love the patterned papers.

onecraftymama said...

Somehow it makes me happy to know that I'm not the only one who can't ever find the scotch tape because the kids used it all...'misery' loves company, right? lol.
Super cute card, and I love the bright patterns!

Maureen Morton said...

What cute fun, Anita! My hubby is going sailing next week, so I have to CAS this stunner - love the paper you used. All hands on deck for this creative masterpiece!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Wonderful card so fun and cute! Would be perfect shape for my little son's friends birthdays! TFS!

Laura B. said...

fun sailboat card!

Guiseppa said...

Love this card! Very cute idea!

Patti J said...

Cuteness! Can't believe the variety of cards on this hop - so much fun! Thanks for sharing :)

Ruza Rebel said...

Such a sweet card! Very creative! ;o)

judy said...

Very cute and creative card, Anita and I love the pp with kraft!

cards by cara said...

What a cool card! Great idea!

Renee said...

What a creative take on the challenge...
adorable!!
And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who finds herself out of scotch tape just when it's needed because a kiddie decided to tape a piece of paper...
using the entire roll!! :(

sanketi said...

How cool is that!!!!!

sanketi said...

following you!

Dana said...

So cute!!! I can;t believe you hand cut it! It looks like its from an electric cutter!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card rocks dearie!!! So so cool!!!

Debra Miller said...

This is the cutest! Hope you get your goodies!

Mary-Anne V said...

I am just like you ...hardly make shaped cards. but you did an awesome job!

Mary-Anne V said...

BTW I am a follower of your blog.. you create such nice cards! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great job on your card, is looks wonderful! TFS =)

paperella said...

Lovely! All that hand cutting was so worth it!!! What a perfet execution, Anita :D

cardsandbookmarks said...

your card is amazing! absolutely love the boat card idea!

Barbara Moore said...

Wow, really terrific card! Love you idea and it's really Summery.

Barbara Moore said...

I've become a follower of your blog!

Alice Carman said...

Super cute! What an awesome design.

lizzie said...

Uhhhhh I'm totally speechless it's that amazing!!
Love it!!!

Alice Wertz said...

so cute and delightful! love it, Anita!

Kris said...

I am so going to have to try this card for my grandson! He adores boats!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Janelle said...

Anita - this is a precious card! Love the sailboat shape and that sentiment is refreshing.

JJ Bolton said...

This turned out so cute Anita! Love the little wooden stick:) Hope you have a great week!

pamela said...

Wow, such pretty sailboats!

joscelyne cutchens said...

such a cute cute cute sail boat. I LOVE IT! i hope your prize shows up soon!

Vicki said...

What a fun card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable for the "sailor" person!

Jan Garber said...

Your little sailboat is adorable! I love the papers you chose! I'm now following! I want to see all of your creations!

Heather said...

Oh I love this card! Beautiful paper choices too!

mtscrapgal said...

I love your colorful sail boat. It is very detailed and clever. Thanks for sharing your talents and goodies too.anghall2@windstream.net

Alicia S. said...

Such a cute card! I love that I can go make it today!

donna mikasa said...

such a cute card, Anita! love the wooden mast and the patterned paper sails!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Very cool card!

Isha said...

Always love your creations Anita. They just give me a smile. TFS

Lorrie Jonas' creations said...

I love your project you made. Thank You for being part of a wonderful hop!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Awe, the sailboat is so cute. It looks like you put a lot of work into getting everything to align. Great job!

Andrea Garland said...

Very cute card, it can be easily for a boy or man.

email: andreagarland(at)gmail.com

sharon g said...

I joined your blog just now.

sharon g said...

I like how you mixed cute patterns with kraft! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Andrea Garland said...

Now I'm following your blog with google friends connect :)

email: andreagarland(at)gmail.com

Edna said...

How fun , love it

Lalo said...
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Lalo said...

Okay three things...

1. Love that it's hand cut...I have no digi cutter too!

2. My kids love scotch tape...I always buy yet never have!!

3. This is just all around a cute card!!!

( keliimiko@yahoo.com )

Virginia L. said...

So stinky cute!!! Love your little sail boat card, Anita! I am still hoping that you will come to Scrapfest and WE need to meet in person!!!!!! Congrats again on your BIG win on GI Idol Top 5!!!!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

How ADORABLE!!! Great shaped card!!! LOVE it!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Trinh said...

Absolutely adorable, Anita! Love the papers you used for the sails.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Anita. That sailboat looks fabulous! Pretty papers!

Allison said...

This is a very cute sailboat. I think that we tend to forget that we CAN handcut shapes even without a die or digital craft cutter. It's good to see a shaped card that was cut by hand!

Lea said...

Very cute card! Love the happy paper, too!

Barb said...

perfect! i love this!

Amy said...

Just perfect!

Angi said...

You made this by hand? Wow...love this adorable creation. :)

Karen B. said...

Now this is truly so very clever and loads of fun. Congratulations on being recognized for the Idol competition!

Bee's hive said...

Very cute!

Robin K. said...

So fun Anita!! Love how you used a popsicle stick for the mast!!

Kailash said...

Your card is really cute and fun!
kailashn2003@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

your card is so much fun! love the great shape, it's so fun for summer! :)

Jessica said...

I just became a follower too! :)

Lindsey said...

Hi Anita! Of course I'm already a follower, and what an awesome card this is! Who needs an electronic die cut machine when you can create this? :P

Kelly Griglione said...

Ooooh, love the dots and the stripes next to each other. So happy!

Awenbunny Lisle said...

Oh I love your sailboat! I think i might just "borrow" it for a seaside scrapbook layout if you don't mind. Can't wait to follow the blog hop. Its my first one.

Candace said...

such a fun card!!!! I'm a new follower!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com
twolilprin@gmail.com

Simone said...

Oh wow Anita!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love this beautiful boat!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely precious, Anita! LOVE those bright, happy, colorful patterns!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Anita! I love your sailboat!

UnikeByYes said...

Anita, this is so creative! Love it! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, you did this free hand? What a great job and your choice of papers really rocks this sailboat card! Your sentiment is perfect for a day of sailing. Brings back memories from when dear friends of ours owned a sailboat, and we'd spend the day with them enjoying the outdoors. Thanks, Anita, for a fun blog hop!

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, you did this free hand? What a great job and your choice of papers really rocks this sailboat card! Your sentiment is perfect for a day of sailing. Brings back memories from when dear friends of ours owned a sailboat, and we'd spend the day with them enjoying the outdoors. Thanks, Anita, for a fun blog hop! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

Thought I had left one earlier.
Your sailboat shape is very clever. Has lots of possibilities.

-nicole s. said...

So colorful and easy! my mail is on my blog nicole-stagg-studio.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Love your sail boat! I also love the fact that I'm not the only one that still has to cut out most things by hand. Great work.

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, that card is AWESOME!! I love the shaped design and the way you used those wooden sticks for masts...so creative and cute! WOW!

Karenladd said...

Oh, and I am already a follower of yours by email and on GFC!! Thanks for your giveaway!
kladd98403 (at) aol (dot) com

Dawn said...

very cleverly done Anita. Your card is just so special. The sentiment is perfect.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Anita, I love your card! It's cute & like you said summery. Simply adorable!

Amy said...

Oh whew! I thought I was the only one without an electronic cutter! LOL your card is definitely summery and I love the coffee stirrers! I think those of us without a cutter had to be even MORE creative! ;)

Tejal said...

So much fun!! love it..so summery and so much fun!! Awesome!

Rochelle said...

Sailing takes me away! LOL! So cute!

Cindy C. said...

OH such cute card Anita! And you say you're not a fan of shaped card! Well done. Thanks for the chance, I am a follwer so you'll find me.

connie said...

This turned out so cute!

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

This is so darn cute. Love it and the colorfulness again the kraft. Great job. Smooches... Felicia

Nadine said...

This is just adorable, love it! And you did this by hand? Even better!

Happy Dance said...

Sailboats and summertime. Perfect together. Darling, darling card. Regatta ready. Love it.
Bev

Katherine said...

What a crafty card! I love the boat! What a great use of the coffee stirers. :)

michib said...

very cute card - love the design! I have your blog saved as a favourite, but I going to become a 'follower' too! Congrats on your Gallery Idol win :)

SHartl said...

Wow, my Mom told me to come over and take a look at your card and I can see why! This is waaaaaay cute! I don't usually make shaped card because, well, I have enough just making plain ones, but if mine could look like this, I'd be right there! Here's hoping your Gallery Idol prize shows up soon!
apedoak@aol.com

SHartl said...

OH, and I am a new follower! Thanks!
apedoak@aol.com

Julianne N said...

Unexpected shape for summer. I like it! ;) Versatile design for occasions! Thanks for sharing!!

Kara Lynne said...

So fun to see all of these summer shapes, thanks for the hop and I absolutely love this sailboat! The papers and the shape of the sails are wonderful.

Kara Lynne said...

Oh, and I am a new follower too.
kara.pogreba@gmail.com
Thanks so much, and looking forward to seeing all your future creations!

Greta said...

Adorable, clever card, Anita!

Shari said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Shari said...

What a great sailboat card. I am new to making cards and this is one that I cannot wait to try,

StampNK said...

This is so cute! I love how you put it together! It would make a cute table decoration as well as a card wouldn't it?!

StampNK said...

I just joined as a follower!! Thank you for your giveaway!

Shelly said...

Such a cute card!! :) And I can relate to the whole "stalking the mailman" for your package! lol I'm glad to know, I'm not the only one! ;)

Small T said...

This card is just super cute! :-) xx

Small T said...

Oh, and I'm a follower. Thank you so much for the chance! :-) xx

Geri said...

Wow! Who needs a digital cutter when you can create amazing projects like this by hand! Love it!

Geri said...

I am a follower but I almost feel like I am cheating by entering twice !!!

~Tammy~ said...

Amazingly fun! I love the shape you created! :-) Perfect for summer!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cute! THanks for the sneak peek on the inside of it! Love the paper for the sails!
Lisa

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh and of course I'm already a follower! woo hoo! Thanks!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Sue D said...

Great sailboat--esp since you cut it by hand!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

~amy~ said...

okay, a-dorable!

Froggietalks said...

That is an adorable sailboat Anita!

Froggietalks said...

I am also a follower on your blog :)

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! I love that it was cut by hand. I don't have a digital cutter either! Fun papers you chose for it too!
DeniseB

Denise Bryant said...

I am a follower also!
DeniseB

Sharon D from Canada said...

Your handcut sailboat is so cute, Anita! Great summery card!

jennfontaine said...

Amazing card! Wow, you really did such a great job and it was outside your comfort zone! Way to go! The polka dots and stripes are in perfect balance with each other!

Veronica Z said...

Anita your sail boat is just adorable! Big congrats on all of your paper crafting achievements!!

 

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