Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Warm Up Blog Hop

Hello Friends! Welcome to the blog hop being held in conjunction with this week's "Winter Warm Up" online crop at CardSwaps. You should have arrived here from Tina's blog. If not, make sure you go back and start at the beginning with CardMaker's blog. You don't want to miss anything because there is a prize involved!

For the crop, a variety of fun challenges and games will be posted on CardSwaps February 8 - 11, 2012, and you will have until 11:59 p.m. CST February 14, 2012 to post your projects. There are prizes for challenge and game winners, and this time there is also a prize for completing the blog hop. You'll find details about how to win the blog hop prize at the end of this post. At the end of the hop you will be able to link directly to the online crop.

I gotta tell ya - the older I get, the less I like Winter. But there are still some good things about it. One of the things I most enjoy is soaking in a hot, steamy bath and dreaming. Here is the card I made to reflect my favorite Winter warm up.


For this card, I used the Happy Hopper image, "Bunny Bath." I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. Nope - I still haven't jumped on Copic bandwagon. They are way out of my budget and I am still happy with my tried and true pencils. :) The card base is made from kraft cardstock and I added some vintage-look striped and paisley paper, which I distressed. I embellished with a metal photo corner and wood buttons tied with twine. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age everything a bit.

Now here are the details about how to enter the drawing for the blog hop prize. At each blog in the hop you will collect a letter. Once you have collected all the letters, you will unscramble them to spell a word or phrase. At the end of the blog hop you will be directed to the thread in the forum where you can find the details on how to enter the drawing. To be eligible you must:

  1. visit each blog in the hop
  2. leave a comment on EVERY blog
  3. collect all the letters
  4. correctly unscramble the word or phrase (here's a hint - it's a way papercrafters warm up)
  5. enter the game by following the directions in the forum. 


Everyone who meets these requirements will be entered into a random prize drawing to be held on February 15, 2012.

The letter for this blog is: D

Your next stop on the hop is Ivanka's blog and you are going to love her work. Everything she does is just beautiful and she has even had one of her projects published in CardMaker Magazine. Cool huh?

Here's a list of all the blogs on the hop in order, just in case you lose your way. Happy hopping!!


CardMaker  http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/
Lora  http://www.lorabrinkman.com/
SusieQ  http://lilbitofme-susan.blogspot.com/
Laura  http://ljjonescircus.blogspot.com/
Marlene  http://marlenescubbyholecreations.blogspot.com/
Jane  http://jane-notsuchaplainjane.blogspot.com/
Golda  http://goldapete.wordpress.com/
Angelina  http://angel-artdesign.blogspot.com/
Tina  http://tina-craftingkewpie.blogspot.com/
Judy http://prairiewildflowerpapercrafts.blogspot.com/ < You are here.
Ivanka  http://ivankascardstudio.blogspot.com/
Teresa  http://www.tickellexpressions.blogspot.com/
Ana  http://anaggarciam.blogspot.com/

33 comments:

Kellie L said...

aaww this is such a warm and cute card!!! Love your bunny!!!

Lora Brinkman said...

So cute! Hot steamy bath... ahhhhh... Love the edgeability detail, too. :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Judy, I just love that little bunny and I would also love a nice hot soak in the tub about now to get the chill out of my knees.
Hugs,
Teresa

SUSAN said...

What n Adorable card!!. Love the image and colors

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Judy, love the bath card. A nice hot bath sounds mighty nice...too bad I'm at the office. ;) Shh...don't tell.

MSTEELADY said...

Great card Judy! And the colors are warm, love all the shading and the browns.

Becky said...

This is fabulous Judy, wonderful design paper

Kris said...

What an adorable card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Ana Garcia said...

WOW judy!!! wondeful card!!! i love to be that bunny !!!hehehehe

Tina said...

Judy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card!! It is so cute...I love the colors and the destressed look and that image just makes me smile!! Where did you get the image?

Love it!! Thanks for sharing your talents. :)

Annette Siverson said...

A hippety hopping cute card!

Jane said...

I always love to visit your blog!!! I love all your cute vintage cards and this one is the cutest!!!

Jeanette R. Burke said...

Looks sooooo relaxing, I love the little buttons as well.

Brooke said...

This card is adorable! I love the buttons!

Sunshine51 said...

Wow a good hot soak in the tub sounds great! Very cute card, Judy.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fabulous card Judy! I didn't just smile I flat out laughed out loud... couldn't help myself. That is the cutest image ever and I so admire you coloring.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Aaah! That's some warm bunny! You are so talented w/ Copic, a skill I will never accomplish. Mahalo for sharing that fabulous card.

Berni Cuttino said...

I am so with the hopper, He seems so rested and taking it easy, in his warm bath. Great card. TFS

Golda said...

What an adorable card, Judy! I love that image and soaking in a warm tub is definitely something to be treasured.

Ivanka said...

I love the image and all the beautiful details! I love bath's/hot tub soaks, so can totally relate!

Susan said...

Love that little hopper! That's one of my favorite hopper images. Beautiful card my friend!

Frann said...

What a cute and warm card!

Christine K. said...

I love this card!! So cute and warm!

Arnoldgirlies said...

I LOVE your card! It so makes me want to snuggle up with a bunny in a comforting place!!! Great job!

Shelley said...

LOVE your card! Everything about it... from the colours to the image to the idea... EVERYthing! Put a smile on my face as did this blog hop. So much fun!

G. B. Miller said...

I posted a comment on the wrong blog entry. Drats!! Anyway...love this card. It definitely gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling that Lora wanted everyone to go for.

kathyleads said...

Cute card. Warm bath is a perfect way to warm up!

Wies said...

Love your card. Cute stamp, the bunny in the bath.

mea5798 said...

hi judy wishing you a happy valentines day! i love the lil bunny on the card..very sweet and thank you for sharing your design with us!
marie

ceewater said...

This might just be the cutest stamp I have ever seen! Judy this is such a cute card!!

BrendaB said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable! Love that little bunny in the bath!

Patricia said...

Great use of color! Thanks for sharing :)

Ангелина said...

Cute card !