Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sandra's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop 7/30 ~ 7/31



Happy Friday Ladies! I hope you're all enjoying your Weekend ;) Today is a very special day, it's the beginning of Sandra's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop!  Not only are there some really amazing creations all long the hop, but Sandra is holding a contest in honor of her special day. She is giving away a $20 Gift Card to Joann's and a Quirky Quotes stamp set sponsored by Scrappy Moms Stamps. All you have to do is leave a comment on each  stop along the hop, and Poof, you're entered into the contest. 

With a theme of Butterflies, you know I needed to somehow incorporate butterflies into my card, but if you follow my blog then you know that my theory is, what's a card by me if it doesn't have a bit of sparkle too ;)



I use misc scraps from my collection (hoarding) of paper. I hand dyed the white sequin trim to match the edges of my card.
I then attached nylon butterflies using Helmar Glue Dots. The great thing about Helmar Glue Dots is that it allows you to glue down items that add a lot of dimension to your projects without the fear of them falling off. 
I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using the Cloud 9 Design stamp set "Happy Birthday".
Thank you all so much for stopping by today. Please remember that you will need to leave a comment on each stop of the hop to be qualified for Sandra's big giveaway. You next stop on the hop is Sandra's Page. Don't forget to check below for my Blog Candy! Now here is the complete lineup of the hop incase you missed anyone:
1. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/   
2. Joanna http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
3. Abby http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
4. Erika http://www.craftysprouts.com/
5. Mel http://scrappymel.blogspot.com/
6. Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
7. Carley http://the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
8. Giselle http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
9. Monica http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com/
10. Nadia http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/
11. Liz http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
12. Jess http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
13. Lauren http://www.laurenscreative.blogspot.com/
14. Mary http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
15. Vivi http://vivienpapel.blogspot.com/
16. Saundra http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
17. Bonnie http://www.pinkbonbons.blogspot.com/
18. Sylvia http://Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
19. Marianne http://www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com/ 
20. Lisa http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/ 
21. Stacey http://CreatingACraftyLife.blogspot.com/  *** YOU ARE HERE ***

Are you ready of the Good Stuff??? What's better than Blog Candy?? In honor of the Sandra's birthday I am giving away a 5 yards of mixed Halloween Ribbon from my Etsy store. All you need to do is be subscribed to my blog and leave a comment. I will announce a winner on Tuesday 8/2. So until next time, I hope you have an Amazing weekend and remember.... Continue to Create a Crafty Life ~

79 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! i love those dimensional butterflies and that trim is gorgeous, I can't believe you dyed it yourself, amazing!!! Thank you so much for being in my hop!!

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  2. beautiful - you used my favorite colore - purple!! great job.

    Linda
    www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a pretty card! Love it! New follower- :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  4. So pretty.
    Joan
    schim18@charter.net
    schim18 at charter dot net

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  5. I love the colors. I have never heard of those kind of glue dots..where can you get them? The card is very pretty! I am a new follower. Come stop by my blog and be a follower :)

    ~michelle

    http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooooo! What a pretty card! So happy to be a part of this hop with you!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  7. I am a follower of your blog, love the purple!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Very pretty card!!!

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

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  9. This is fabulous! I love all the sparkle!
    Hugs
    Carley

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  10. Such a pretty card! Love the lavendar color! New follower! :)
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  11. What a very pretty card! You are so creative in doing the colors. Lke the idea of attaching the nylon butterflies. Thanks for a super idea! Peggie
    barker944 at msndotcom

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  12. Beautiful, Beautiful card
    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  13. What a lovely card! I love the purple monochromatic choice. TFS

    Hugs
    Carrie
    cau0617 at yahoo dot com

    p.s. new follower

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  14. This is so pretty! Those Butterflies are alot of fun!!! TFS!
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com

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  15. oooooh so pretty, love your colors. Gorgeous card, I am your newest follower...THX
    Eva :0)

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  16. love your card! new follower
    patrinajones@gmail.com

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  17. Stacey your card is gorgeous!!!, love the color, the paper, the butterflies and your trim. Beautiful card.
    Cathy S
    seashore@telus.net

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  18. I am now a follower. I love the butterfly! scrappyksue.blogspot.com

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  19. i'm a glitter kind of gal
    love the colors and i know it must
    be sparkling.
    thanks for haveing me
    hugs
    linda in tx
    giftshoppe@comcast.net

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  20. Such a pretty card.... Love the colors and all the butterflies! TFS!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  21. GORGEOUS card!!!!
    Love it!
    Vivi
    vivienpapel at gmail.com

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  22. these butterflies look like they could float away..
    very pretty!
    Carol N<><
    new follower
    cricutlady101 at aol dot com

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  23. The purple is so pretty! Lovely job!
    kteachone@gmail.com

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  24. Beautiful card! Great color choice!!

    Lynda
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

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  25. Wowzers...pretty card! Love the colors and the shimmery look! I am a new follower of your:) Would love if you would stop by my blog too:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  26. Bling is the thing! I love it! and you etsy store!

    I'm a new follower

    memorieskeeper56 at yahoo dot com

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  27. What a stunning card! I love it! TFS. I'm a new follower.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  28. Hi Stacey, I hope all is well for you:) OMG! the card is beautiful and love the color!! You ladies did a fabulous job on the hop and made very beautiful project!!!
    Hugs

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  29. Gotta love sparkle! Thanks for sharing, really pretty!

    Jenny
    papercutcreations.blogspot.com
    papercraftjenny at gmail dot com

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  30. Fabulous card! Love the colour and how you dyed the trim to match! TFS
    hugs, Jenn

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  31. Pretty card. Love all the purples and the butterflies.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  32. Gorgeous card! Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! lindagk23

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  33. Oh,My favorite color is Purple! I Love your Card. It is Gorgeous!!! I'm already a follower. :0)
    cindymashall63 at hotmail dot com

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  34. LOVING THE GLITTER! VERY PRETTY :) TFS!

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  35. So pretty! Great color! Already a Follower!
    abusybee24atcoxdotnet


    Carri~Abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful card!! Gorgeous butterflies!! I absolutely love this card!! Very nice job!!
    ~Elsa~
    cricutlvr@att.net

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  37. Oh wow - very shimmery
    LOve the colors and the design
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  38. I love the color and the bling!!!!This is such a beautiful card.

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  39. What a beautiful card!!

    Blessings,
    Shawnee
    http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com

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  40. This is a gorgeous card. Purple is my fav and I love the look of glitter, bling, etc. The butterflies are simply heavenly looking too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. Good luck with your Etsy store. Cynthia V. Ü
    vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

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  41. BTW, new follower to your blog...Thanks for the opportunity to win the Halloween ribbon.
    Cynthia V. vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Your card is stunning, I love the colors and the sparkle. Thanks for sharing. follower here
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  43. New follower here..Love the card so much. The butterflies are gorgeous. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  44. This card is so beautiful, and using all my favorite colors !!

    purpledots56@yahoo.com

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  45. Cute card! Gotta love the sparkle!

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  46. Oh how pretty!!! Love those butterflies! :)

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  47. What a fun way to celebrate Sarah's birthday! I love your butterfly card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  48. Love the purple monochromatic card.

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  49. Great card!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  50. Super adorable card Stacy!
    - Dawn ~ Designsthatdelight@gmail.com

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  51. Beautiful card just love the colors.
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  52. Love the purples. Thanks CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  53. I love the purple and those butterflies are super cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  54. Love your work
    melehtola@juno.com

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  55. Beautiful job, so soft and pretty. Lovely. new follower. www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

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  56. Very sweet card! I love the colors and lace. Thanks for the opportunity to win on this awesome blog hop-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogpsot.com

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  57. You are such an inspiration to me!!! Love all you do!

    Smiles!
    Christy

    christineschumacher@fuse.net

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  58. Very pretty card :) Love the colors ... I am a new follower :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  59. Such a pretty card ! Love the colours ! That lace is so elegant ! I am new follower ! Can't wait to see more wonderful projects ! vansoest@xplornet.com

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  60. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love all the colors that you used..

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  61. What a great idea....LOVE butterflies. Yours is really beautiful. I am so glad you did this hop as it gives me SO much inspiration. Thanks.

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  62. Pretty card! Great hop! Love all the inspiration! TFS!

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  63. I am here from Sandra's Birthdfay Blog Hop!! Love the card you made for it. Thanks for sharing.

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com

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  64. I love the purple in this card. That is my favorite color. Very pretty! and kudos for making it out of scraps. That is very difficult for me to do.
    I'm a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    Jen
    jmyers0925@yahoo.com (that is a zero before the nine) ;)

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  65. Your card is gorgeous!! Love the purples!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  66. Love your card, the bling looks great. I am a follower.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  67. I like your project and the colors!! Great job!

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  68. So very pretty, I just LOVE all the sparkle!!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  69. Love the sparkle, shine and bling you've put on this pretty butterfly card. Beautiful colors and cool that you hand dyed the trim.

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  70. Those nylon butterflies are awesome. Never seen anything quite like them.
    Bernadet
    bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

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  71. Stacey this is soooooo pretttyyyyy!! Ilove everything about it!! Having a blast being in this hop with you!!

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  72. Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous and so are the butterflies.

    edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  73. Ooooooh so pretty! I love that card. Those butterflies are so perfect! TFS and for the chance to win. Halloween is my favorite!

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


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  74. You card is beautiful.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  75. What a lovely project and I love those butterflies! I have some in my stash and you have inspired me to USE THEM! YAY! TFS! I am a follower, fan and a friend and would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower too at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com. Have a wonderful week! I hope you are enjoying the mild weather we have been having so far in Santa Clarita!

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