Saturday, July 4, 2009

Welcome!!

A big welcome to everyone who is joining us from the Card Universe Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop. If you came from Hand to Paper you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop to the Card Universe and start at the beginning.

Today I want to show you my Lizzie Anne Designs Patriotic Card:



For this project, I used my sizzex die to cut out the flowers. My favorite trick for making flowers look lifelike and interesting is to fold the leaves. Too often, people cut out die cut or punched flowers, they layer them, but they leave them flat. You want realism, start moving the petals toward the center of the flower, helping them to curl and add depth.

This is a project made especially for the Spring into Summer Event coming up next week at Scrapbook News and review. Lizzie Anne Designs is one of the sponsors for this, and there will be an entire gallery filled with inspriration. There will also be workshops, challenges, games and more- for all of our sponsors. It is going to be an incredible afternoon- so clear your schedule!





Now, my blog is the first SNR Staff member blog on the hop so far. So, I get to give you our first secret word. Your word is: COUNTRY. Write this word down, and as you hop along the blog hop, be on the lookout for the rest of the SNR Staff blogs. Each staff member will have a secret word or phrase to give you. Collect them all, and when you arrive at th last stop- SNR, you will be asked to unscramble them and form a famous quote. If you can do this, you can win a chance at a free 1 year subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!

Which reminds me- I have a little blog candy to share with you! Each SNR staff member is also giving away a 1 month subscription to the magazine. To enter into this random drawing, simply leave a comment to this post. Your comment must include your email address, so I will know how to contact you. You have until 10PM CST Sunday July 5, 2009 to leave your comment. Want an extra entry? I will give all those signed up to follow my blog an entry too. So, leave a comment, and sign up to follow my blog, and that is 2 chances to win. Winner will be by random draw, and notified by email.

Now- for your next stop on the Blog Hop. You are off to visit Jeanette at H2O Creations. HAve a great time- and enjoy the rest of the Hop!!

147 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi Anne- your card is beautiful- I too use the folding trick to make the flowers look more real- I subscribed to your blog via email- I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful things that you have and will create. Here is my email- thanks again!
dawnhaithcock@yahoo.com
Dawn in SC

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card, Anne!!! This super rocks!!!! Gotta get that stamp...way cool!! tfs and Happy 4th!!
-t

LoisB said...

great card - thx

loisbelliveau@yahoo.com

silvia said...

LOVE the card!! I am LOVING all the inspiration on the blog hop!! My e-mail addy is sillyscrap@aol.com

Jennifer E. said...

Your card is beautiful, love how you created that paper flower! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Have a happy 4th of July!
Jennifer
bommar14 at msu dot edu

Jaspere said...

Wow love those flowers. Great design and so wonderfully patriotic.

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Anne, Great job organizing this hop. I got my sister signed up and on and have been talking her through this process. She is having fun now. I'm off to sign up to follow your blog. Have a great day .

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail memesackman@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

gorgeous card anne! thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

i signed up to be a follower too!

Ceal said...

great card! I am luvin this blog hop with so many blogs to see. my email is ceal331@gmail.com
Happy 4th

Maureen said...

sorry! just realized i forgot to leave my email addy:
momostamper@yahoo.com

Denni said...

I love your blog! I've been here several times and got some really great ideas. thanks so much for the inspiration!
dennicookie@embarqmail.com

Norwayscrapper said...

Lovely card
my email is wi-lu@online.no

Mrs B said...

Anne...this hop is soo much fun! Love your card!
Cindyb

Rene said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm having a blast on this hop! Happy 4th!
Rene54692@aol.com

Joyce said...

A very pretty card. Love the flower! Now I am off to sign up to your blog. :-)

Tami B. said...

Love the way you gave your flowers dimension. Such a beautiful card, Anne.

Cr8ive ME said...

Hi Anne!

Love your card. TFS and great tip.

I just became one of your followers.
My email is cmcmaryd at gmail dot com

Happy 4th of July!

Lorie said...

I love your card, and the hop has been amazing so far! Can't wait to see the rest!

Stampin_melissa said...

What a lovely card! Happy 4th!

melissa.banian@gmail.com

Maggie said...

oh Anne, this is gorgeous :)
You really should add this to our challenge at the blog.
Thanks for the hop
Maggie
http://cuttelbugchallenge.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

That card is so sweet. Thanks for the great idea.

I am one of your followers now. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful, Anne!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Fabulous card... love the flower...HUGS...SK :)

akagreenhouse said...

Anne, What a great card! I have added you to my google reader. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things that you create! Thanks for the chance to win. akagreenhouse@hotmail.com
Cathy

Stacey Schafer said...

Love your card! and I'm excited to be a follower:) Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop!

Helen Dooley said...

nice card!!! Thanks for the hop!

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Gorgeous card! TFS

FirstLady Jen said...

I'm glad I've stumbled across SNR, very cool! Thanks for the chance...

jennifer.jm.gall@gmail.com

watchlady said...

I love your cards! I also subscribed to your blog.. you have so much talent!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a cute card Anne!

The Wired Angel said...

You are right... curling the edges of the flower give it so much more life. Beautiful card Anne. And a special thank you for hosting this challenge. I know it must have been an awful lot of work. Your efforts are very much appreciated.
Happy fourth!!
Peggymarsh5@yahoo.com (the wired angel)

Natalie said...

I LOVE your card!!

nnrieck@columbushosp.org

Thanks! I'm following you now too!!

Donna E. said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, Anne!! Love that stamp you used and the embossed background (that is my fave embossing folder eventhough I dnt have a Cuttlebug yet, lol!!)

Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway too!


scrappy_donna@yahoo.com

MrsETaylor said...

Super Cute annie bananie

Margaret Kane Ward said...

very cute card!!

jennifer said...

I love your card Anne! Those Lizzie Anne Stamps are fabulous and I love your flower tip too! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th :)

MrsL said...

This is fun!
dramateach.loomis@gmail.com

Sandi said...

Very pretty card!!!!

jcscraphappy said...

what a cute card,
jennie
cambogroup@hotmail.com

msfreida said...

Oh Anne, you have been inspiring me for quite some time now...both in your art and your faith. I continue to be blessed by your talents.

This card is gorgeous! I will definitely give your flower tip a try.

What a FABULOUS job you did organizing such a fun blog hop! I know the work and dedication it took to carry it off, and you did an excellent job! Congrats!

hugs~
freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Awesome card--thanks for the tip about flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Great card. I curl my flowers another way to make them real looking too.
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

Oh Anne that card is gorgeous love that sweet flower and will have to remember that trick.
beth714@gmail.com

karen In Houston said...

Anne: Love your card and making the dieccut flower realistic is the only way to go, I like to sand the edges sometimes and chalk or ink to give even more depth to the flower. I also have to tell you that teddy bear card is to die for. Fantastic job.....Wishing you a Happy 4th of July....

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful card!!! Happy 4th of July to you!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for organizing this hop!!

CraftinGranny said...

Love the card. Subscribed via email: cwest@magiccablepc.com

Nicole said...

Super fun card!!

GinniG said...

I LOVE your card!!!! And your blog is so pretty!!! Here's my email - gassgirl340@yahoo.com. SNR totally ROCKS!!! :) Happy July 4th!

Shelley said...

Beautiful card!

jtaylorsmom at yahoo dot com

~ Grace ~ said...

Anne thank you for putting this together! IT is really inspiring on our country's birthday. Thanks a million! Love your card!

jlnichols said...

jlnichols@columbus.rr.com

This is so much fun...never did a blog hop before! Happy 4th!

Like how you curled the flowers...great idea!

Thanks, Lisa

jlnichols said...

Thanks again!

perezmom said...

Curling the petals - why didn't I think of that?My addy is perezmom2914@yahoo.com

Verda said...

Love your card. Thanks for the tip and the chance to win blog candy. Happy 4th!!
vicrain1@earthlink.net

Becky said...

Gorgeous card. I'm really having fun with this blog hop.

Becky
mypapermoon512 @ aol dot com

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the paper flowers Anne!

Suz said...

What a fantastic card. Thanks so much for all the work you have put into organizing this fun & inspiring blog hop.

Happy 4th

MEADVIEW said...

What a classy card. Thanks for the tip on how to make die cut flowers look real.

Betty said...

beautiful card!!!!!tfs

Karolyn Loncon said...

You're right - your flowers really DO look life like!! Love the LAD image as well!! Thanks for sharing! I have blog candy on my blog, so I hope you'll hop on over and visit!

jennyv said...

Aloha Anne! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I like how you curled up the flowers.Have ahappy 4th of JUly and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jenny
jennyv808@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

beautiful card ... thanks for helping to organize this event!

sondra said...

so very pretty love love love it

sondra said...

boogirl50@msn.com loves your entry!

Shelly said...

Hi Anne, I love your card and the tip on folding the flower petals to make them look real. I am going to try this next time I use a punched flower.

Have a Happy 4th of July and thanks for the chance to win.
sandkjohnson@gmail.com
Shelly
Manitoba, Canada

Christy Dillman said...

Wonderful card, thanks for tip on flowers! Thanks for opportunity to win some great blog candy, I signed up as a follower too!

Hugs,
Christy
micahzane@yahoo.com

Adeline E. Brill said...

I love it and thank you for this awesome holiday blog event!

Martha said...

I am so new, I glow "green". LOL Loved your patriotic card and tips for making paper flowers look more real. Thanks. I look forward to learning from another Christian and being your blog follower. Mgun22@gmail.com

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Lovely card...I signed up to follow your blog and here is my e-mail mcavoy_carolyn@ yahoo.com

Aloha Jan said...

Love your card!

larkspur4000 at gmail dot com

Eva said...

Anne, your card is just gorgeous!!!! Love that stamp!!!! Happy 4th of July to you!!!

Cathy said...

Fun card...and fun blog hop Anne...thanks for organizing such a huge event!

Cathy

Tracey said...

Hi Anne, thanks for the tip about using flowers.
Tracey, Thunder Bay, Ontario
serene-stamper@shaw.ca

rush8888 said...

i am following you through email. i hope to explore more at a later date. i saw the cards, and i know you have some good stuffs to see and do! rush8888@att.net i think i can see where the secret words for the phrase is going...and i am going for it!

suzann said...

Great card! Love the tip about folding the flowers.

mrssgbj@yahoo.com

Chrisd said...

What a great project you chose to share. Happy 4th of July.
Here is my email:cndomino@yahoo.com

Carole RB said...

Hi Anne
Your card is beautiful. I suscribed to your blog and also became one of your follower. Thanks for a chance to win!
Happy 4th of july

did3454 said...

I had trouble getting the pictures so I'll check back later.

Ladydoc said...

Terrific fun. THX for the chance.

Karen said...

I love that card...especially the flower idea! It really does make it "pop" Thanks for sharing! I am following your blog.
kweight@byu.net

carpediem said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing and happy 4th! laura j

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Anne, adorable card. Love the flower trick too.

I also signed up to follow you, your blog is terrific!

sassyscrapin1 at yahoo dot com

NitaBugg said...

I loved visiting your blog. I'm going to start curling my flower petals. These are really cute. nnitabugg@gmail.com

Denise said...

I have subscribed through google reader to follow your blog. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!!!

lotsa scrap said...

Hi Anne. I'm happy to be your blog follower and hoping to get back into the swing of things at SNR.

The Digi Shack said...

I agree, I love flowers with dimension. Instead of leaving them flat. that's precisely why I did my tutorial on my blog today. Great card Anne. I can't believe I just know realized you too had a blog, I will definitely be bookmarking it.

Helen Onulak said...

Very nice card. I find that using the handle of my scissors to run it across the back of flower petals gives them a natural curve.

Wow...more chances to win a subscription - thank you.

Email: helen@hookedonstamping.com

Lynna said...

Great card. I love folding, curling or even snipping the edges of flowers. I also use paint splatters or ink to give them a little oomph. It's fun and everyone should give it a try.
Thanks.
lynna73@gmail.com

Mare and Her Boys said...

Love your card! Very nice :O)
mommy.mare@yahoo.com

Mare and Her Boys said...

I am now a follower!
Well actually in more than once sense of the word! :O)

DellaLuna said...

That card is fantastic! I love how the flower looks with the petals shaped up. Thank you for sharing.

My email is in my profile...just have to click on my name, and then the "Email Me" link. Just FYI. :D

Hollyk said...

Great Card, I'm going to be busy tomorrow.

nutern@comcast.net

IRIT SHALOM said...

great project!! love it!!

Jean said...

Anne, I love your card and the way you did the flowers. THank you so much for organising the Hop!! I am enjoying looking at all the entries!

jeantall@bordernet.com.au

Tina said...

Love your card, very cute! Happy 4th!!

photographer said...

one of my fav cards yet! love the embossing and the cute flowers! thanks for sharing!

radona
ryoung9178@msn.com

lakeslady said...

Wow my comment will be number 100, maybe it will be a lucky number for me too!
Happy 4th of July Anne from the UK

paula said...

great card! psharris@tx.rr.com

Kim said...

Love the flower, thanks for the tip. starsia_70@yahoo.com

Alisa said...

beautiful card!! Happy 4th!!
My email is schenck9@ptd.net

jan farnworth said...

your card is just great.

KanataNewf said...

Love your card and the hint about folding the flowers.

June Houck said...

Cute card! This blog hop is really fun :)

simplyelegantpapercrafts@hotmail.com

Deborah said...

I love your card! Thank you for offering blog candy! This is my first blog hop! I am going to as many as I can!

Doris said...

Love the card and the blog hop. I'm having so much fun checking things out.

Janet Strain said...

Love the way you curl the petals of the flower. And the brad/button in the middle is just too cute! :) My email is funkyj25@yahoo.com. Thanks for the hop!

BJ said...

Love your card! Clean and colorful. The flower is great!

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Wow Anne.... beautiful blog! I love your work. I too have signed to follow your blog.

Amy said...

Great card! I'm enjoying this blog hopping too. scraphappy908@wowway.com

Cassie said...

it's beautiful --- that flower is just fabulous!! thanks for the chance to win a subscription!!

happy 4th!
cassie
casserole14 at gmail dot com

kim.mom said...

Love your card! What a great flower! Count me 2x as I just signed up to follow! Thanks!

Natasha said...

Fantstic blog hop!!
I love the look of curled flower petals too!
Have a great weekend - natashamurray12@gmail.com

Kerry Stanek said...

Love the card! Blog hops are so much fun!

Justliketink said...
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Justliketink said...

Your card is really cute! Love the embossed paper...
Nicky
sewcrazy1@comcast.net

Donnas Den said...

Hi there,

Love your card. Have added myself to your followers and you can email me on blogcandy@donnasden.co.uk

Many thanks,

Donna

cathy said...

I am loving this blog and love your project. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity. scrap_it@sbcglobal.net

Tiffany said...

Love your card! I subscribed to your blog! Can't wait to see what you make! tugboat318@aol.com

dclouser said...

Love the flower on your beautiful card! Thanks for the tip on curling the leaves and petals. dclouser@gmail.com

Kristin said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the tips on how to make the flowers more life like.

Kristin -AZ
craftasticlife.blogspot.com
craftasticlife@hotmail.com

MEMORIAS EN PAPEL said...

Beautiful card.
Im going to subscribe by mail.
My email is mdebarrera@Gmail.com

mitz said...

simply a Great ** blooming ** idea.. wtg..
( also became a follower ) ty

Suzanne Milam said...

love your card..thanks for the chance to win...scmilam46@gmail.com

STAMPING SAM said...

I too am from Missouri, just the opposite side of the state (south of St. Louis, about 70 miles) Weather here is a challenge, but ready for anything! Love your blog, I singing on -
woodujim@hotmail.com

Wendy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. this blog is beautiful. I am so glad I decided to participate in this blog hop. I have never done so before and I am finding the most amazing things. Thanks again

wendybyrd@roadrunner.com

EricaMcG said...

Great blog! I enjoyed your creations!

-Erica McGlothlin
cen_tx_sweetie@yahoo.com

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Thanks so much for the chances to win! Gorgeous card, by the way!
hippolito@gmail.com

scrapn_momof2 said...

Your card is just gorgeous. Love the flower.

Deborah
d.nuzum@comcast .net

Lisa said...

Love your project!
busysewin@cox.net

Karen from PA said...

This is a great card! I'm looking forward to the 11th. Sounds like a really fun time.

Sandra J. Strickler said...
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Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love your blog - off to follow you! And thanks for the tip on flowers - mine always look so plain! Thanks again! Sandra msk3@netzero.com

Mary said...

Love your card!
and thanks for the tip
enjoyed your blog
thanks for sharing
marymom 1510 at hotmail dot com

momto3yakimaniacs said...

Love that layered flower - so cute!!
yakimaniac5@clearwire.net

ScrapinShana said...
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ScrapinShana said...

I hope you and your family had a nice 4th! Thanks for the chance to win =)

skcactusflower75@hotmail.com

Julie O. said...

What a gorgeous card. I love your flower!

Thanks for the chance.
julieoverby@peak.org

Scrapaddict said...

Great job with the hop Anne, looking forward to the next one.
(twin2u2@yahoo.com)

Scrapaddict said...

Great job with the hop Anne, looking forward to the next one.
(twin2u2@yahoo.com)

Kim said...

Such a cute card Anne! Love the stamp you used! I really appreciate the chance to win a little something throught this fun blog hop, but the real bonus is getting to see some great blogs that I wouldn't have found otherwise! Off to add myself to your list of followers.
Kim
ckgalea@yahoo.com

Margie said...

Wow-hope I'm not too late!My email is margie_visnick@yahoo.com

Chrissy's Creations said...

Love the awesome flowers on your great card. I'm a new follower!

AlienAnessa said...

Anne, that is a spectacular card, and you're right about the flower, I shall take that too heart next time I'm working with flowers!!! =)