Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop.  We are so glad you joined us for this very special occasion!   If you arrived here from Cathryn you are on the right track.  If you just found us and would like to start at the beginning, just hop on over to Whimsical Wednesdays and you will be on your way.

Here are a couple of projects I'd like to share with you.  The first one is a little"pizza box" to use as a gift box.  The great thing about this little box is that it can be made with 1 sheet of paper.  You can find the directions on Splitcoaststampers.  This site is a great place to get recipes for all kinds of projects.
I used a double sided paper from K&Company to construct the box.  The flower is from Recollections and the cute little apple brad is from Oriental Trading.  The rest of the paper were from my scraps and the ribbon and button came from my sewing stash.  Isn't it so cute, especially with that little apple brad.  

Now I have a card to share with you.  It is an A2 card.
I used paper from K&Company and My Mind's Eye to create the card.  As you can see the paper has been distressed with my new favorite tool, the Tim Holtz paper distresser.  And I just love the look it creates.  The branch with the two love birds was cut from the TIE THE KNOT cartridge and the decorative half circle was cut from the FRENCH MANOR cartridge. The label was cut with the LACEY LABELS cartridge.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the leaves for the branch. The little pearls are from Recollections.  The stamp is from Inkadinkado.  The ribbon, lace and ric-rac is from my sewing stash.  

Please be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop.  You will see some wonderful projects by some amazingly  talented  ladies.  This is a fabulous Design Team. There will also be grand prizes given.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  You have until Sunday at midnight to leave your comments.     

I also have blog candy for you.  I will be giving away some lace, ric-rac, and stamps. 



 If you would like a chance to win, just leave a comment and become a follower.  I will announce the winner Monday.  Good luck and have fun. 
Babette from THE KRAFT OUTLET is sponsoring our hop.  In addition to giving one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to her store, she is offering a 10% discount to you from April 1-17.  Enter the code BLOGHOP at checkout to receive the 20% off  of your purchase.  And Patsy at the Prairie Bird Boutique  will be giving away a bundle of her beautiful shabby chic ribbon.  Thanks so much to both of these generous ladies.   

Thanks for stopping by,  Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Sonia.   Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
Charlotte

61 comments:

  1. OH WOW! The box and card are so wonderful! Great job!

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  2. Your box and card are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

    lindascraftcorner@yahoo.com

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  3. OOOHHH your box is adorable and your card is lovely!!! So happy to be working alongside you on the dt! Cathryn :)

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  4. Your box is adorable! I just love it! Thanks for sharing! The DT has just outdone themselves...Awesome job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  5. Hello Charlotte~ I am a fellow design team member & just had to stop by to say hello. You box & the card turned out incredible. All the beautiful, spring colors, ribbon, flowers...just lovely.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  6. Both the box and the card are super cute! thanks so much for sharing!! Great work!
    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful projects! That apple box would be perfect for a teacher and that card is just so pretty. :) Tfs.
    I am super excited to be on this design team with you and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations.

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  8. adorable projects!:)

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net

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  9. Love both your projects, but just to let you know your card is just beautiful. TFS.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  10. Both projects are adorable! I especially love the card - the layers of detail are fantastic :)

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  11. WOW! These are so pretty! I love all the details in your card!

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  12. Beautiful projects!!
    New follower:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

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  13. Beautiful card. I thought you went out and pruned a pine branch off your tree. That looks amazingly real. TFS.

    Karen C

    http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love the pizza box. I can't believe it is only one sheet of paper. I am going to have to try it.

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  15. Very cute! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  16. Super projects...both of them. I have seen the TH distresser used by can't find one around here. looks like a must have tool. love what it does and how your card turned out.
    looking forward to all your other DT projects :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  17. Your crafting projects are both beautiful! I'm always thrilled when I do these hops because I find so many talented people! Great job. (and your dogs are absolutely adorable!!!!!)
    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  18. Your box is just AMAZING! It is so bright, cheerful and happy... something I need right now! This is just the best colors together! Thank You for the link!I love when people give credit where credit is due! APPLAUD to you! Off to your card... simply devine! I love the leafs on the branches, the colors, the distressed edges... just 2 AMAZING project! Hoppin on to the next!

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  19. Beautiful projects. I am looking forward to the challenges.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  20. The pizza box is cute and a fun way to recycle;
    The card is beautiful, I love all the little details!

    http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

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  21. These are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for the chance to win
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  22. having so much fun on this blog hop, fabulous projects!! =)Tiffany
    Breakfast at Tiffany's

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  23. What great projects!! The box is great and that card is lovely!!! Great job and TFS!!! :)

    ~Kimi
    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Super cute projects, loving that box though..
    I want to wish everyone luck winning the candy and its gonna be great working with you on the DT of WW
    Hugs
    Nanné

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  25. Great projects! The box is so cute and that card is beautiful! TFS!
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  26. Wow Charlotte. Your projects are both so pretty. That card is just gorgeous and the box too cute. I am amazed with the beautiful details and the added embellishments of your card. I am so excited to have you on the DT! Now that things have finally settled down I can finally start enjoying this again. :)

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  27. Both of your projects are beautiful. I love all the details. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance at some candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  28. Great projects! I am now a follower, hope you can pop over for a visit! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  29. The distressing effect is neat. I will need to look for that tool when I go shopping today. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

    Georgiana
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  30. That card is just gorgeous, and I'm lovin the box (thanks for the link so I can make it, too!) Found you over at Momo's, love your work!

    http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  31. Amazing little projects,I love made your gift box! Sooo pretty.
    Love all the details on your card :)
    Honored to be part of this great DT

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  32. Wow...I love your style! I do love that little apple brad on the box (made with 1 piece of paper??)...and all the embellies on the card are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

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  33. This is really beautiful! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  34. your box is great and the card is so elegant, great job! TFS
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net

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  35. i love the box and card. Both are beautiful. The apple brad is too cute. the card is soo elegant.
    Thanks for the chance to win!! Your blog candy is awesome

    Liz
    whichcraft@me.com

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  36. Wow, both projects have SO many wonderful details!!!
    Thank you for sharing the link for the box, how cool is that!!!
    Looking forward to being on the DT with you and seeing what great things you (and all the gals) come up with!

    Have a good one! Leah

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  37. The box is adorable! What a great idea! And your card is very pretty!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  38. you did a great job on both of your projects. Im a new follower.



    mommyscraftycreations@gmail.com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  39. Oooh I really love your card!! Soooo pretty! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  40. cute box and a really pretty card. i love the different papers and elements you used.
    thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful lace candy. im looking forward to following along each week with wwchalleng blog. awesome DT.

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  41. Wonderful projects...they are both so beautiful!

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com

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  42. Such a great job you have done. Love them.

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  43. OMG Your work is remarkable!!! You have done a great job. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration! pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  44. Oh, Charlotte, both the box and the card are just wonderful!!! You did a great job!!!

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  45. Beautiful work on both the box and the card. Hugs Viv xx

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  46. Wowzers, Charlotte! Love the fun box...looks like it's ready to be filled with SUMMER! LOL! Beautiful card....love all the detail!
    Www.bellabugcreations.blogspot.com

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  47. Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  48. OOh what sweet projects! Really beautiful! xxD

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  49. Hi, Charlotte! Your box and card are both beautiful! The box would be perfect to hold my jewelry creations. Thanks for the link to find that pattern. Looking forward to seeing lots more from you in the upcoming challenges. TFS!

    Anne
    anniebeescraftroom@gmail.com

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  50. Ooooo! I love the box! And the card is super sweet, I love the birdies!!!

    Thanks for the chances to win!


    crazyfroglady824@yahoo.com
    shellyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  51. Both of your projects are beautiful. I always like the detail you put on your creations. I can't wait to see what you have for inspierd us on the challenges.
    Vivi
    vivienpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  53. Fabulous projects Charlotte! Thanks for the link to the pizza box - Splitcoaststampers has tutorials on just about everything don't they! Good thing too cuz I can use all the help I can get :) Love that card! The only problem with my hopping addiction is that I keep seeing ideas with carts I don't have and my wish list is out of control :) Thanks for the inspiration! Excited for the challenges you all come up with!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  54. Wow, that card is stunning! Love all the details and your pp selection. I've become a follower to see what other inspiration you will have for me. Thanks for offering the wonderful and generous candy!

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  55. Beautiful and elegant - love the details!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  56. Beautiful creations! I just became a new follower!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  57. This is really beautiful! Amazing colors! New follower!

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98@gmail.com

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  58. Love the layout of your blog. Your babies are so adorable(dogs). I wich I could hold them. The cards ar beautiiful.

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  59. Gad I am glad I found you. I hope you will follow me too! I love your pizza box. Your punched corners, the apple, the button, and that wonderful flower are perfect for your phrase and the box itself!

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