Friday, March 7, 2014

Julie's 2nd Blogoversary Blog Hop

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!

It's that time of year again . . . well, it's actually that time of year for my friend, Julie, from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  It is her 2-year blogoversary.  

Yep, she has been with the bloggin' world for two (2) whole years now . . . and to celebrate, a bunch of us got together to do a blog hop. You should have arrived here from Regina's blog . . . but if  you have stumbled upon this, please join us by going to the beginning and hopping along with us . . . there are lots of fun prizes to be won.  As with most hops, to be eligible for the prizes, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment at each stop/blog.  Here's the amazing prizes Julie is giving away:

* 2 $10 gift certificates from Unity Stamp Company (donated by Unity!)
*  3 sets of winner's choosing from The Cutting Cafe (donated by Regina Easter)
A ribbon bundle from 3 Girl JAM
Timeless Twine -- Rainbow Party Pack (Donated by Timeless Twine)
* 2 Close To My Heart Stamp Set
$15 Pinque Peacock gift certificate (donated by Jessica Shelton-Buffa)
*  Embossing folders (2)
 2 $25 Gift certificates for My Scrap Chick store (donated by My Scrap Chick)
*Websters' Pages 6x6 Sweet Notes pad, an embellishment set 
and a Websters Pages Stamp set, plus a Unity Cloud 
background stamp -- donated by Lucy Evans
* A background stamp from Flourishes and 3 Aqua markers -- donated by Ruth & Erin Carnes

Some AMAZING prizes, isn't it?!?!  You have from March 7-9 to get to hopping and leave your comments. :) 

Well, about the time I was asked to join this blog hop, a friend passed away . . . so since this blog hop was celebrating friendship, I decided to make a sympathy card for my friend's family and share it with you.  Here's how it turned out:

For this card, I used scraps I had leftover from paper I received from The Paper Temptress . . . I used Vintage Silver Lustre, Mica/Metallic in Onxy and in Red).  I just love the texture it offers to this CAS card.  I also used a sentiment from Paper Smooches and some miscellaneous bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate Julie's 2nd blogoversary and our friendships.  You need to head over Donna K's next.  If you end up getting lost, the blog list follows.

Till the next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy



Barbara Godden

Lovely Sympathy card. looks like a great hop too.

ursula Uphof

Lovely colours you have used for this elegant sympathy card Kat. Thanks for sharing. Ursula xxx


So sorry for your loss Kathy. It is a beautiful card.

Paula-Scrap Addict

VERY elegant sympathy card, I'm sure they will really appreciate it


Very nice card - I like the paper and the bling.
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Angeline Choo

I'm so sorry for your loss. You card is lovely...
Great to be hopping with you today.

Mom2Two (Jenni)

I'm so sorry for your loss Kathy, but this is a beautiful card!

Terri Burson

So sad to lose someone close. Lovely card. Treasure those memories...

Regina Easter

sorry for your loss, i to was making 4 sympathy cards yesterday :( BEAUTIFUL CARD


So sorry for your loss ... I'm sure your beautiful card will give the family comfort!


So sorry for your loss. I love your card and the colours you used. Sympathy cards are never easy to make. Take care.


Lovely card. They are never easy but we need them. Sorry for your loss.

Donna K

What a lovely card in honor of the loss of your friend. I'm sure it has brought much comfort knowing that you created it.


Gorgeous CAS card for your friend! Sorry for the family loss.

by belle

So sorry for your loss Kathy. Lovely card!!

Dr. Ivy

So sorry for your loss, handmade cards mean so much.

Julie Odil

I'm sorry for your loss, Kathy. The family will treasure your card, I am sure. You're one of my few online crafty friends I've met in person, and I so treasure that long scrappy weekend we had together. Thank you for being a part of this hop!


I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. We just never know how much time we really have. The family will appreciate your elegant card.


black and white seems to be a trend right now. Your card really pops with the red accent piece. great job.

Life of a Caffeinated Mom

Great card Kathy. Isn't amazing the wonderful friends we have met online?

Karen (karey2005)

Wow, I feel like we haven't talked in ages. Hope you are doing ok. It's a lovely card, my friend. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.


This is a beautiful card. So sorry to hear about your friend.

Amy C.

Pretty! Thanks for sharing!


Good job with this sympathy card! You are a true friend!

Rebecca Daniels

I'm sorry your friend (and you) experienced loss. But your card was appropriate. Beyond the sentiment, it reminded me about little there is to say in a card when the loss is higher. So appropriate.


Hi Kathy, so sorry to hear about your friend, your card is very lovely. (HUGS).

Sheri Marek

Sending sympathies for the loss of your friend. It's a beautiful card.

Maria Levine

So sorry for your loss! Lovely card.


such a sweet friend to make this card for the family. so sorry for the loss you have encountered.


What a sweet card!

Wendy Roshto

Really nice! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!


great card, love the bling


Great job on the sympathy card. I know they can be hard to make. I am sorry for the reason you had to create this card, but I am certain something from your heart will let the family know how much you care.


That's a beautiful and classy sympathy card! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's passing, though.

Denise Bryant

Sympathy cards are hard to make. Yours turned out beautifully. Simple but comforting.

Erin (CelticCrafter)

This is a lovely card that I know the family will love! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, love!!! Here's a cyber cup of coffee/tea and a big hug for you my friend! Love you!!!


Very nice card. Clean and simple.

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