Even though I have only been with the Blogging Friends for a few months, the majority of my Blogging Friends are celebrating their one year Blogaversary today! Whoop, Whoop! We have so many surprises in store for you today, the first of which is our...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...
Special Guest Blogger
Stampin' Up! Co-founder and Board Chair
We are all so excited that Shelli has taken time out of her busy schedule to join us this month. You will find Shelli immediately following Crystal (Super Stamp Girl) on the Hop but I know you will want to visit all of my Blogging Friends this month! Several of us have planned Blog Candy give-a-ways to commemorate this one year milestone. Please make sure you continue on and visit all the Blogs on the hop to win and please show them all some love by leaving a comment...it really does make our day! I have some Blog Candy to give away this month as well but first let's get to my project:
Our theme this month in honor of our one year Blogaversay is Celebrations. We all have so many things to Celebrate...birthdays, weddings, new babies, graduations, anniversary's, a new job, a much anticipated retirement, the first day of school, a stellar report card, or even a successful day of potty training. Whatever your reason to celebrate I hope you do it with gusto! And ice cream. Because ice cream should be part of every celebration IMO.
I think it's true that everything old becomes new again and my card this month certainly proves that point. I have not made a pop-up card in years but a recent purge of my stamps had me reminiscing and remembering a pop-up card I made long ago with the Chef from Bon Apetite. (still one of my all time favorite stamp sets!) As you can see from the side view, when opened my card is free standing to be admired by all that pass by the recipient's desk or mantle. Because every hand-stamped card should be revered and admired by all.
I did do a little re-sizing of my original design to make my card fit inside a standard envelope and as you can see it folds flat for mailing. The base was made using my favorite new In Color Sweet Sugarplum and the coordinating paper stack Playful Palette. (both available in the 20116/2017 Annual Catalog)
I had so much fun creating my Celebration pop-up card that I had to try one using some of my new stamps from the brand new Holiday Catalog which is being released TODAY! (click HERE to view the Holiday Catty on line) I love all four of the little images in the Cookie Cutter Halloween set and the companion Christmas set is equally as cute. AND, there is a coordinating punch which makes me very happy.
How cute is that? I do have an upcoming class featuring the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set which will also feature a bonus project using the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. All the details for that class can be found HERE.
I did promise some Blog Candy if you managed to make it all the way through this post so let's keep it all about candy, shall we? Just leave me a comment below and tell me what kind of candy you are most likely to raid your kids (or grand kids) Halloween haul for. (mine is Almond Joy's...lucky for me all three of my boys hate coconut) I will pick one lucky winner on Saturday evening using Random.org. ("Blogging Friends" excluded) Here's what's up for grabs:
Next up on the Hop is our newest member Jenny Lane. Please click on the picture below to head over to Jenny's Blog and give her a warm welcome! (If you lose your place along the way I have also listed the links to each one of our bloggers in the Hop)
A HUGE thanks to Shelli Gardner for joining us today and thanks for stoppin' by!
Lisa Harvey-Reber (you are here)