Monday, February 28, 2011

BBT2 Bird House or Bird Cage Challenge and Blog Hop


Welcome to the first stop on the February Blog Hop and Bird House or Bird Cage Challenge at BBTB2, hosted by my dear friend and very first (and unfailing) inspiration, Carole Beathe. I chose the birdhouses from Stretch Your Imagination and again made a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card using the sentiment from the Handyman cartridge.
Again it's a shaped front card with all the elements welded in Cricut Design Studio.
Count your blessings that I'm really tired from my fabulously fun girly trip away this weekend so this post is gonna be really short just in case I oversleep and can't fill in more details before this post goes live Monday morning as scheduled. At least I was able to finish the card prior to my departure with a decent amount of layers. Next stop is the fabulously talented Carole's Blog but before you leave, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops and enjoy the hop.

61 comments:

  1. Your card is breathtaking!! I love my birdwatching and this is just too cute! I am going to have to scraplift this for some of my birdie pages that I need to do!!

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  2. Love this card - design and colors. It is sooo sweet; it just makes me smile!!

    xx Susan

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  3. oh, just beautiful! I love the layers!

    ;)Melody

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  4. Such a cool and beautiful card! I love it!

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  5. You just never run out of ideas, do ya? As soon as I looked at it, I smiled :)
    Love the colors and pretty papers and of course, the magnificent design! Recuperating, are ya?

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  6. as always...(I get bored with myself saying this but it is soooo true) your card is just fantastic. The design, the layers, the paper.... you rock, girl. Always.
    Carole

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  7. Where, where do the ideas keep coming from!!! Hopefully your weekend away gave you even more inspiration :) Thanks for reminding me....I knew I bought Handyman for a reason, LOL! This is SO Donna :)

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  8. Super cute card, Donna!! Love all the birdhouses and the papers you used for them are perfect! Love, love, love all the layering! :)
    hugs, Sharon

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  9. I always love to see what you come up with. Your designs have a unique & absolutely beautiful look to them.

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  10. I just love this card! The layers are amazing and I love those birdhouses!! :)

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com
    http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com

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  11. I've enjoyed your blog since before you joined Regina's original design team. Your ideas and designs are fantastic! One day I'll be brave enough to scraplift a few. Design Studio and I have had creative differences from day one. We don't work well together. Maybe I'll give it another try with one of your files!

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  12. Wow. This card really knocks it out of the park!! Thanks SO much for sharing!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I love this. Your ideas just blow me away. I am such a fan of your work, even your scary stuff. You are one talented lady.

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  14. This is adorable. Love all the layers. TFS.

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  15. Wow!! This is just stunning! TFS :D

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  16. This is so cute, I just been browsing around your blog and I love everything. Thank you so much for sharing.
    TiaD
    tiarog@comcast.net

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  17. Classy and cute all at the same time x

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  18. I love it!! The houses are just great and the layers are fantastic!! :)

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  19. your card is beautiful! I love everything about it.. the colors the papers the cuts its just beautiful. thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  20. Beautiful card. Love all the layers.

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  21. Oh Donna, I just love your cards - Because of you I've started cutting multiple pieces so I can make it look more 3D. Thanks for your inspiration!

    Hugs and happy cutting!

    Carmen

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  22. Love the depth the layers create.
    username at yahoo dot com.

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  23. I love your layering and the color combo. This is so beautiful! I hate that you were tired. I enjoy reading about your fabulous creations. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen at comcast dot net

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  24. Okay I'm going to be a broken record again but I can't help myself, Just Beautiful, how do you do it!!!??? Hope you have a wonderfully fantastic time with the gals! Boy I need one of those weekends but nobody I know ever wants to go do anything, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  25. Fabulous once again Donna! You are truly an inspiration!

    Kamie

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  26. Fabulous card, Donna! Truly inspirational! TFS

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  27. What a fabulous creation Donna. All the layers are awesome and the sentiment is perfect!

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  28. I have NEVER made a card.....what's wrong with me??? Your's is beautiful!

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  29. WoW! This card is amazing! Love all the layers and details! Would you be willing to share the cut file, if you have one? Its beautiful!

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  30. Wow Donna what a lovely card as always, I just love the way you add the layers to your projects. TFS
    Hugs
    Fi xx

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  31. What can I say..Hmmmmmm...PERFECT...Hugs, Krista

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  32. WOW this is totally AWESOME!!! It deserves to be in a frame! Love the touches of bling!
    xXx

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  33. I love the card and the bright spring flowers. You have added a lot of detail that really adds to the card. Thanks for sharing.

    SCar12350@aol.com

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  34. Hey Girlfriend...glad you had fun on your girly trip....need that every now and then. Love your shaped cards. The row of birdhouses is really so cute and such a great card to welcome your neighbors.

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  35. This is gorgeous. Geesh, I'd be your neighbor just for this card! LOL!

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  36. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Donna, it's a beautiful card! They always are!

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  38. Your cards are just the best. They inspire me.

    TFS

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  39. Another fabulously layered card. Beautiful colors on the papers. Any new neighbor would be thrilled to get such a beautiful card.

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  40. How awesome is this! I love the colors. And those luscious layers!!!:)

    Hope you had a great trip!

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  41. Wow. this is gorgeous Donna !! I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  42. Awwww, so adorable! I swear...So much work! I love it! You ROCK girlie!

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  43. Wow this is amazing. I love the design and the colors are wonderful!

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  44. luv, luv the layering and the color combo is fabulous!!!! and I really like to know what sizes you use for the houses..

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  45. WOW.... So amazing! I Love all the Dimension! Beautiful Work! :o)
    Theresa

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  46. I am blown away every single time I see one of your projects. WOW! I've run out of words so I'll just sit here and stare at it awhile...............................................................................................................................

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  47. Oh - this is GORGEOUS !!! What a wonderful card with all the great layers ! It is truly an HONOR to be on the same Design Team as you are !!!! Hugs - Lori

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  48. i just love it. what a beautiful card.

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  49. i never thought about doing a shaped front card.. i love it! be sure to visit my blog as i have an award for you! :)

    scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

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  50. WHAT A CREATIVE CARD. LOVE THE SHAPE CARD! Thanks for sharing

    http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  51. Another amazing creation! I love all the dimension on your shape card! Great design and colors!
    sucor_2 at hotmail.com

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  52. WOW, this is a gorgeous looking card. Love the layering! Keep up the fabulous work =)

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  53. Love your card! You did an amazing job!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com
    scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

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  54. you work it girl...I have so missed my big E it isn't funny...I keep buying carts but never open them and just add them to the mounds of carts I already have...you have always been such an inspiration to me on how you work the DS program...and this is no exception...such a wonderful card...love the papers and how you have the little birdie flying in for a landing....awesome!!! Hugs...

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  55. I came here from Chloeandherclipons, I remember she showed me your revenge in bed card. It gave me a great laugh. I've had a scroll through your blog tonight and I love it all. I'm your newest follower.

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  56. Donna, I don't think I have ever came over to your site and left with out inspiration! Your card... again I just love! I love how you layer some of your cards! This one is no exception! I love all the pattern papers you used and made it work! Again..tfs

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Thanks for making my day!