Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sept. 24-25 School Blog Hop

Welcome to the School Blog Hop! You should have came from Amber's blog hop.  This is a two day blog hop in which we will feature different projects both days. I hope you enjoy as you are hopping along. There will be a grand prize winner drawn from those who comment on all of the blogs both days. The grand prizes are from Cloud9 who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their store. And Jens DigiStamps who will be giving away a $5 gift certificate to their store which is worth five digistamps. I would appreciate if you could take the time to check out their sites if you have time as we are happy to have them as our sponsors.

and their facebook page 

Jens Digi Stamps

Now, if you are just joining our hop, you may want to start at the beginning here.  

For my project, I made a really simple thank you card using BasicGrey's Oxford line.  I really love this paper!!!  To begin, I stamped an apple image using a stamp from Imaginisce.  I then added googly eyes.  I'm thinking I should have used bigger ones, though!  I cut out the apple and pop dotted onto a different sheet of pp (patterned paper) which resembles lined notebook paper.  I then inked the edges of that pp in a grungy sort of way since the background pp has a slightly grungy look to it.  I then pop-dotted that onto the base pp.  

Normally, I like to add ribbon to my cards but I kept this one simple.  I really like how it turned out even without the ribbon.  I keep telling myself that I don't HAVE TO put ribbon on every card and that I need to learn to scale back sometimes (less is more).  Thanks for looking!  Please go to Deborah's blog next.

Here is the complete lineup of today's blog shop.  

Dena  <<<<----- YOU ARE HERE
Deborah F.  <<<<------ GO HERE NEXT


  1. I think your card looks great without ribbon - and I think Mr. Apple's eyes are fine ;)


  2. Cute card

  3. Oh my Dena!
    This paper piece apple is phenomenal.... love how the papers in the bg matches up perfectly...
    Such a fab card..
    Have a super weekend!

  4. Cute card, Dena!! LOVE the googly eyes!! :)

    Amy :) at

  5. I love your cute and simple card... I am one of those crafters too... I'll finish a project and just stare, saying "okay it still needs something" and then I'll just leave it alone and love it just the same! :)

    Hugs, Cheryl @
    cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

  6. That is an adorable thank you card. Thanks for sharing or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  7. I love the eyes! Great card! Glad to be in this hop with you. Jessica bedolla

  8. Your project is adorable! Thank you for sharing :)

  9. cute card, the book papers are perfect!

  10. I love your cute card! It made me smile. I love the googley eyes. I think they are just right.Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  11. Cute card. Love the pattern paper! Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  12. this is beautiful! love the paper :)

  13. Love the apple. Your paper choices were awesome. I am a new folower TFS

  14. Very cute. Thanks for sharing. Jearise in Lorby's World.

  15. Cute card! Love the paper!

    ~ Carrie

  16. very cute TFS!!!!


  17. So very cute! Again, love that paper!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  18. That is some neat paper. Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  19. Love the paper. Great project.

  20. Great card -- love the apple. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  21. This is just so darn cute. Love the apple. Great job!

  22. I love this card and KNOW a teacher would also.