Graphic 45 has partnered up with two amazing companies for a super FUN blog hop this week - Want2Scrap and Art Glitter! Welcome to blog hop Day 3... we hope you are following along for your chance to win some BLOG PRIZES! Here's a peek at some of the G45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter prize packages being given away...
All you have to do is comment along the hop for your chance to win! Winners will be selected randomly from the blog comments on the designers' blogs.
I'd like to share this special card I created for my friend's daughter who just celebrated her Red Egg and Ginger party. In Chinese tradition, a Red Egg & Ginger party is thrown when a baby is at least 1 month of age. In the olden days, the baby fatality rates were high in China. A baby living past 1 month old was likely to survive. The parents would celebrate this gift of life with a Red Egg & Ginger party. I myself am part Chinese, so the Asian traditions are close to my heart. ❤
The Asian inspired Bird Song papers by Graphic 45 were PERFECT for the card I created for Alyssa.
I added gold Art Glitter to accent the center of my card. I love how it just adds that perfect touch of gold to this Asian themed card. I also used the large Staples Metal Tag and new ornate vintage key. The Asian coin pendant is from my stash... it was silver, but I used my Adirondack Gold Alcohol ink to color it up and distress it.
I distressed some Staples Metal brads with Lindy Stamp Gang two-tone embossing powder and accented my card with the black pearl bling from Want2Scrap.
I fussy cut the birds from the paper collection and perched them on top of my card...
I always finish off the insides of my cards... inside I did a lot of layering and added some of the postage stamps that I fussy cut from the collection... my friend commented on how heavy this card was when I gave it to her. hehe! All the Staples metal and layering made for a VERY sturdy card. ❤
Okay, I "had" to include a little picture I took of Alyssa when we saw her in Las Vegas during our recent vacation. Isn't she the most ADORABLE ever in her little 4th of July outfit?! hehe!
Anywhoooooo, let me get you on your hopping way! Here is the blog hop schedule for this week. We hope you join us and gain some inspiration along the way!
Monday, July 23rd
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, July 24th
Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/
Wednesday, July 25th
Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/ <-- You're HERE!
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/
Thursday, July 26th
Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/
Friday, July 27th
Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Here's a little bit of information about Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter:
Graphic 45 Bio:
Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
Want 2 Scrap Bio:
Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.
Art Glitter Bio:
Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.
Be sure to check out the Want2Scrap and Art Glitter blogs for even more craft inspiration and prize opportunities! This has been an AMAZING week of inspiration so far! Enjoy!
Lindy Stamp Gang Two-Tone embossing powder
True Black cardstock by Paper Trey Ink
Kraft cardstock by Paper Trey Ink
Red MFT cardstock
Asian coin pendant from my stash