If you’ve never visitedÂ CardMaker’s Card SwapÂ forums, this week is the perfect time because there is a fun crop happening!Â Challenges and games will be postedÂ August 8-11Â and you will have until 11:59 p.m.Â EST on August 14Â to post your projects.Â More details about the crop and how to participate can be foundÂ here. If you’ve never participated in a crop before and you’re feeling a little hesitant, don’t worry as there are lots of members ready to help you including Lora Brinkman, who helps keep all the forum members organized.
To celebrate the Card Crop, we’re doing some blog hopping!Â The theme of the hop isÂ “Treat Yourself” and when I want to treat myself, I love to do a little retail therapy. One of my very favorite stores to visit is Anthropologie. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, design books, pretty dishes—so many of my favorite things all in one place! If you want to make me happy, just take me to Anthropologie andÂ give me $20—I’m sure to find a cute little vase,Â hair accessoryÂ or a pair of earrings on sale.
So, my card for the hop is Anthro-inspired! Their dressesÂ and tops always have the chicest details, so IÂ wanted to incorporate that into the design. What better wayÂ than to addÂ photos of their clothing onto the card! I used aÂ template I found online to create a pocket—the perfect size to hold an AnthropologieÂ gift card. ;)Â Washi tape and a sparkly bow complete the ensemble. This would be an easy card to replicateÂ for your favorite fashion lover using images from her favorite store.Â
Supplies used: Fashion images from Anthropologie.com; white cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad fromÂ American Crafts; gift card holder template from Two Peas in a Bucket; washi tape from Love My Tapes; silver bow clip from Heidi Swapp; black CopicÂ® Multiliner from Imagination International Inc.;Â red fine-line pen from Sakura of America; heat-fix gem andÂ i-rock tool from Imaginisce; glue stick from 3M.Â
Ready for a fun game?Â As part of the hop, we’re playing the Unscramble It game.Â Here are the details: Each blog on the hop will have a letter. You will collect each letter along the way. The last blog on the hop will direct you to the forum where you will find all the details on how to enter a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Only one winner will be drawn. Once you have all of the letters, you will unscramble them to form a word or phrase.Â Each hopper collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum and leaving feedback on EACH blog in the hop will beÂ entered into a random drawing whichÂ will be heldÂ on August 15.Â The winner’s nameÂ will be posted in the forum.
My letter is …Â I. (sounds like eye)
Here are your clues as to what the word/phrase might be:
- it’s a phrase
- it’s comprised of three words
- it?s a way to keep balance in one’s life
Make sure to visit each blog to collect all the letters and to leave comments.
Hop over to Jane’s blog next!
Here is a complete list of everyone participating in the blog hop: