Friday, October 28, 2011

Raven's Birthday Blog Hop!



I'm back with a double duty card.  Don't you love it when a project serves a couple of purposes.  I know I do ;D

First of all, my blog buddy Raven is having a birthday extravaganza this weekend and she is celebrating with a huge blog hop.  I met Raven through Bombshell Stamps and the funny thing is, she lives right here in Albuquerque!  We haven't met in person yet, but I'm sure our paths will cross soon :)

Believe it or not, no Copic markers were harmed in the creation of this card...lol!  Yep, that's right.  Not a single drop!  Instead, I opted to use a very cool skelly image from Deadbeat Designs as my focal point.  He seems to be rejoicing that we are celebrating Raven's birthday :D  I love this happy guy.  When I started putting this card together, I was stumped for a layout.  Whenever that happens, I always hop over to Amy Sheffer's blog, Pickled Paper Designs.  Her blog is bursting at the seams with inspiration and I know that whenever I visit, I will leave with lots of creative ideas.  Here's the card layout that I lifted from Amy ;D

In addition to creating this card for Raven's birthday celebration, I made 9 more just like it and shipped them off to my sister-in-law, Diane, about a week ago.  We had talked about a completely different design  for her Halloween cards this year, but I went in the opposite direction at the very last minute.  I'm sure she's used to it by now...or at least, I hope she is...lol!  I actually rather like this design quite a bit :)

Okay, enough yammering from me...there's a blog hop happening and time's a wasting!  Here's the hop list, so just run right down the sites and see what birthday surprises Raven's buddies cooked up for her! 

 Happy Birthday, Raven!   I hope your day is fabulous!

Cheryl Valadez <---Hola! That's me!

31 comments:

  1. Love the distress edges...fabulous Halloween card!! :)

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  2. loving the card!!! all the colors are just perfect!

    Team Craftwell

    P.S
    Support Raven's how to video here:

    ecraftbycraftwell.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the card!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    www.scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  4. LOVE your card!! The DP is awesome and the image is too cute!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  5. so cute...great project TFS!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  6. love the card! love the way you tore around the edges!!!


    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogsot.com

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  7. Love your card!
    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  8. ooooo scary image sheryl and your card is looking great.

    greetings karin

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  9. Love the distressed paper, the whole card is just awesome

    Thanks for sharing your new follower
    Tammy
    thecricutcraftchamber.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi,
    I am a new follower. I took the time to look around your blog, wow, you are very talented! I just finished Into To Copic Coloring and now I am taking Copic Coloring 1. I am going to go over to Pickeled Paper Design and look at their blog too. Thanks! Come by and look at my blog sometime if you get the chance.
    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  11. Did you say no Copics??!!!! i cant believe it! lol awesome card!

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  12. Great card. I'm sure your sister-in-law will like them.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  13. Oh that image is doing the happy dance....fantastic design..love it..tfs
    www.justwordz.ca

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  14. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  15. I LOVE this card Cheryl! He really does look like he is doing the happy dance! Love this card layout too! So sweet of you all to help Raven celebrate! I am a new follower of your cute blog :)


    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  16. What a fun card for Raven....and I'ms sure she loved it....love the colors....awesome job...

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  17. Love the card, great addition of twine. the colors are wonderful, really like the background pattern paper. thank you forsharing.

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  18. Love the dancing skelly! Too fun! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  19. such a wonderful card... Love it.

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  20. Cute card, love the distressed edges and the flowers.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  21. Great card. Looks like skeleton is running and going to trip over twine. lol love it.

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  22. OK Shhhhhh don't tell anyone but just between you and I - your card is my favorite - love the colors and the distressing
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  23. All i can say is WOW!!! Love your card and all your creations!!! Love your blog

    I am your new follower, please stop by my blog tonight is the last day of our blog hop for creative kuts, follow me and leave a comment!
    www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com

    Thanks
    Gabriela

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  24. This is one cool card and your right the design works perfect.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  25. That is an awesome card!! I love it all! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! : )

    Kristy
    marketateer (at) gmail (dot) com
    scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

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  26. What a great card. Love the skelleton, but it's the little details that make this card amazing! The torn piece at the bottom, the black button and the distress edges - what a great card!

    tinalala
    tmjl22@aol.com

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  27. Ohhhh, I totally love this!!! Gorgeous!

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  28. wow this is really cute!
    It's really nice
    TFS
    Kemma
    mykemmacards.blogspot.com

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  29. awsome card! everything goes well together.

    angie

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