Monday, May 31, 2010

BBTB2 Blog Hop - Bless this Nest


Happy Memorial Day everyone! Let's celebrate with a BBTB2 Blog Hop with candy galore. If you've arrived from wonderfully creative Theresa's blog you're on the right track. If not, hop on back to BTBB2 to start at the beginning because you wouldn't want to miss a thing. This week our fabulously talented DT sister Jeri chose the Bless the Nest cut from the Sweethearts cartridge. Funny, this project just grew and grew. I started making a shaped card, then decided on a little hanging, and ended up adding the big frame from the Camp Out cartridge (stretched to fit in DS) so now this baby measures 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. The welded leaves are from Heritage and the nest is from Give a Hoot. The gorgeous papers are from the DCWV Linen Stack. I just LOVE it. The flowers were a gift from my sweet friend Leah.
The background shadow cut and the regular words were cut twice to give even more depth and dimension (and the fact that my first color choice wasn't exactly what I wanted and why waste the cut? LOL) There's quite a bit of popping as you can see. Now hop along to my dear friend and uber talented DT sister CAROLE'S BLOG, but before you do, be sure to leave a comment here to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops! Be sure to stop back this FRIDAY to see who WINS!!!!
And just in case there's any snag in the hop order, here's the list and have a great holiday! Anybody barbequeing? I'm doing Cornish hens on the outdoor rotisserie...YUMBO!
Donna (ME!)

78 comments:

  1. Oh, Donna, this is SO PRETTY! Love all the cuts and the popping and the frame is just perfect! Another fantastic job! I'm doing shish-kabobs and corn on the cob on the grill. A nice quiet day... just Dan and I.

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  2. Very pretty!! Love the paper you used! Happy Memorial Day! It's raining in my neck of the woods but still enjoying the day!

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  3. Very cute. I love the turquoise and brown combo. I really need to get out my cricut today.

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  4. Donna, it sure did grow!!!! LOL, but as long as it's one of your creations, they are always just stunning. Love all the little added details my friend.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  5. Love the frame and papers you used. This would be such a beautiful housewarming gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. omg!...amazing!...do you ever get tired of making such fantabulous things?...

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  7. This is so beautiful! I love the colors and all the dimension. You are amazing!

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  8. Very cute card could be used for almost anything----love how you layered the lettering----it really pops out at you----TFS----Nancy--mtbootleggerz@msn.com

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  9. great idea. I think i will make one and frame it.... Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net

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  10. I think you did a wonderful job on this frame. I like all the dimension and the papers that you used. I wouldn't have guessed that you didn't like the first papers. I am glad it is raining here so I have a reason to sit and visit blogs.

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  11. This is just so pretty Donna. Enjoy your barbecue, summer's here....
    big hugs
    En xx

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  12. WOW!!! How beautiful!!! Love the color combo!!!! :)

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  13. WOW! This is so cute! You have such an imagination to come up with such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Very elegant! Hope you're having a great Memorial Day!
    NJB

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  15. oh Donna, this is so so so very pretty....I love the frame, I love the paper, I just love everything about it. You know that I am a huge fan of yours and this is why....plus the fact that I consider you a very dear friend. You really did a great job on this. I just love it....

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  16. Donna! Love your sign!!! how lovely! and the layers too.

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  17. Love the frame idea. Very creative. TFS

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  18. Very pretty Donna! I love the turquoise and brown! TFS ! and the chance to win Gift Certificate!
    nanapuddin@wildblue.net

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  19. Wow! Donna, Love this it is soooo pretty!! Love that frame, dont have campout, might have to get it now.

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  20. This is so cute. My granddaughter just bought her first home and would love this.

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  21. Donna,
    This is such a great card. I love the popping and the colors. Great Job...

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  22. I LOVE these colors -spa colors as I call them. And what a generous giveaway! Thanks so much Donna!

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  23. Wonderful take on the challenge Donna. I love the colors you used and especially love your little nest with button eggs.

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  24. Oh Donna what a gorgeous wall hanging the colours and your design are beautiful! I love the little buttons in the nest! Save me some chicken sounds yummy!!
    BTW the cloud paper is from Pinkpetticoat.co.uk and is a download in 52 colours for just a few dollars I love their papers
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  25. oh donna, this is beyond fantastic...hugs

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  26. Cute wall hanging. I should hang that one outside my front door. A bird built a nest in a wreath hanging out there. I go out the door and I get swarmed by the bird.
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  27. Oh your blog is wonderful!!! This card is too cute too. I dropped on by from Theresa's blog. WOW, you are a group of talented ladies! Thanks for sharing!
    Melissa
    http://melissamade2.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh Wow what a gorgeous creation, love the style of this and the colours are just wonderful. You are so creative.
    Kim xXx

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  29. Very pretty! This would be a lovely addition to any home.

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  30. Donna love the colors of your card and the popped items. TFS

    Caroline

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  31. This is really nice. I like the frame...too bad I so not the camp out cart...otherwise I would scraplift

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  32. Fabulous! It would make such a nice moving home gift.
    :o)

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  33. Donna-these colors are just so pretty. I love your design, as always. It's inspired me to create a look-alike to hang as you enter our RV. I've been looking at stores for inspiration. I should have just come to your blog and saved myself the trips. I'll definitely be using that frame cut.

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  34. Happy Memorial Day, Donna. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

    That's a really pretty framed nest card! You always do a beautiful job!

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  35. This is so pretty. Love that frame cut.

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  36. I love love this... it is so grand you always think so much outside the box and I love that about your work.... almost as much as I love you!
    hugs
    Jeannie

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  37. I love this beautiful wall hanging!
    The welded logs look great for the
    frame. Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Maryellen

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  38. Donna this is so pretty!!! Love all the layering and that paper is perfect!!!

    Terry

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  39. So Pretty! I love the frame around it!

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  40. So, so very pretty. I love the papers you selected. They are beautiful. Your creation would make a very nice gift. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  41. Hey Girlie do I even need to tell you how much I love this? Such pretty, delicate colors. That frame was such an awesome idea!!! Hope you had a great Memorial Day... We FINALLY had rain, but it ruined my plans to grill out.

    By the way, I think you should dive in and try a video. It was intimidating, but now I have a tripod and am ready to work out the bugs and try again. YOU CAN DO IT!

    xx Susan

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  42. I love your card. The paper is great and the layers are awesome.Great job...

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  43. What an awesome idea, and thx for giving me a new way to use my Campout cartridge too!!

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  44. I'm always so impressed with your work, Donna! I'm glad you wrote out the dimensions, though, as I didn't realize it was so big! The papers are gorgeous and I love the colours. Lovely, lovely work! (Hope your hens were yummy!!)

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  45. Wow! Great project...I love the dimension!

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  46. Wow - BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    (How does Margie always get to be the first to comment?! LOL!)

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  47. Thanks for a chance to win. I love your colors. The frame goes perfect with the nest and wit wording. You are so creative. Thanks

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  48. That is really awesome. I love love love this idea. The cuts and dimension are fantastic.

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  49. Very pretty! Love all they layers and of course the paper you used. The little nest with the eggs in it is so cute! Hope you had a great Memorial Day!

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  50. Donna, this is stunning...perfect in every way. I always love your color combos....and I really love the wood-look frame....GREAT JOB!!!

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  51. Ohhhh this is sooo sweet, Donna !!!
    Love the papers and the frame....its adorable !!
    xoxo Joy

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  52. Beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Hi Donna! I hope you had a good weekend! I would have been so disappointed if I had missed this..this is the sweetest thing EVER and of course you paper/color choices make the project! I think this is incredible! And what a big RAK you have (the one your giving away! hehe)

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  54. I really like this frame! Great color combo and details!

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  55. So beautiful...love how it all came together!

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  56. Donna, this is so pretty! Love the soft colors. TFS

    SuePhillipscsr@msn.com

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  57. CUTE work, and awesome candy!

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  58. Doona,
    I keep thinking you can't out do yourself, but you do. These are my favorite colors. I love the paper and the layering.
    JoAnn

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  59. In this case, I am glad you didn't know where to stop, because the final product is a great balance between masculine and feminine. Love the flowers!

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  60. SOOOO Pretty Donna.... I love looking at your blog all the time...you are soooo super talented and I enjoy taking a peek at what you create...Thanks for sharing! :)

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  61. this is beautiful Donna...absolutely in love with the frame.

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  63. Love your design! Wish I had all those cartridges so I could lift it!! TFS!!

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  64. Beautiful choice of cuts and papers...So beautiful :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  65. I always love what you create. You are one of my favorite designers and Im always excited to see what you come up with.
    Thanks for your greatness!

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  66. That is so lovely, hope you don't mind if I have a go at it? The colours are great. Thanks for the fantastic ideas.

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  67. This is so cute. I love when oops turns into something great. TFS

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  68. Donna this is such a pretty card! I love the 'wooden' border it really ties everything together! Awesome job! :)

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  69. This is beautiful! I love the colors you used!

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  70. Fabulous!!! I love what you did with this! You are just so danged creative! Awesome job with this cut, Donna!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  71. OMgoodness...that is one big project....heehee...it turned out sooo perfect though girlie...I love your colors together too that you chose...another awesom Donna creation!!!!

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  72. Very cute.. I really like the simplicity of this card very cool..

    Melissa
    Adventuresinheels@gmail.com

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  73. This is such a sweet looking card. It's sort of rustic meets modern. Love the colours!! Great job =)

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  74. Fabulous!! I love the wooden frame!! This is just gorgeous!!

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  75. VERY VERY beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  76. Donna this is Amazing as Always! This would be a great house warming gift for someones new home. I like how you added the matting with the additional cuts, did you weld them together bcause they all look like it belongs!? Please share! LOL I just Love the colors and so glad it just "grew" into something absolutely amazing! TFS
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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Thanks for making my day!