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July 2, 2009

Squigglefly BLOG HOP & my Give-a-way




Welcome to Day 2 of the Squigglefly BLOG HOP! It's soooo BIG, we needed two days! I hope you had a chance to hop around to all the Day 1 Design Team blogs...Squigglefly is picking winners for each day! And many of the DT ladies were offering their own candy/prizes along the way! I'll send you off in the right direction at the bottom of my post so you won't miss anything!
But first I want to show you my card using one of the new Squigglefly images-old barn! Isn't it fabulous? I thought it was drawn beautifully so all I did was tint it before printing it out! I used 'barn red' cs. to imitate barn wood on the background panel. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe's 4th of July set. (special offer on them!) I CG the inside words. This will be sent out this weekend to a friend who is a veteran! We can never forget!!!








Now for my blog hop give-a-away....
I made this little note card set using Squigglefly's Floral Frenzy image. So, leave a comment and you'll be in for the draw to receive 3note cards/3 envelopes and some other assorted little goodies/images! I'll choose a name on Friday!

Ok, so now the challenges....come on, you knew there would be challenges right?
For the old barn card-
CPS~the sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot~Celebrate your Country
My Grafico~4th of July
ABC chall~U for the US
Wed. Stamper~Flag colors
Creative Belli~patriotic
Crafty Creations~celebrations
Oh and I wanted to make a card for the Three Clovers Design challenge this past week, I didn't hit the deadline but wanted to play along because my lovely friend Elena issued a wonderful challenge to make a card depicting our state/city. I choose this farm, PA is littered with dairy farms especially where we live and our house is actually shaped like a barn...the only animals here though are my four children! So, there you go Elena! {waving} And this week's challenge is red/white & blue. yea!

Now for the note cards-
Dare U 2 Digi~sketch, the card with the orchid cs (in the back)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp~sketch, the card with the briliant blue cs.(on the right)
Papertake Weekly~sketch, the card with the yellow cs. (on the left)
Flutter by Wed~ use a flutter
Simon Says~summer color challenge
Saturday Surprise~butterfly
Cupcake Inspiration chall~butterflies and pretty colors
A Spoonful of Sugar~summertime
Created by Hand~summertime
Wooo, that's alotta' links! But super fun!

So as promised, here's the order of the day....each DT will then give you a link to the next blog!
You should have started with
Amanda
Heather
Jana
Janet
Maria (YOU ARE HERE)
Sara
Shelly
Sue
Wendy
Then back to the Squigglefly Blog!

If you want all the info I wrote up yesterday about What's New and What's Happening at Squigglefly click HERE!
Want to see all the new SF images click HERE!

Have fun hopping and make sure you leave some love at everyone's blog! Now go and be blessed!

69 comments:

Craftyanny said...

Stunning card, you were so right not to colour it.
hugs
Anne x

Jenny said...

Maria,
I love, love, love the barn card!! And your other cards are simply stunning! :)
Jenny

Lori said...

Great card. Very nice image.

I'm Crystal said...

Love that you didnt muddy up the barn with too much color!!!

luverlie said...

The barn card is fantastic. Great job on coloring.

Patti J said...

Maria, as usual, your cards are simply wonderful!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Maria...I just ADORE how you've done that barn image!! Very cool idea...and you'd never know it was digi without someone saying!! I've got to try one in another color now!! I love this!! Your "give away" creations are beautiful too Maria!! :)...and yes, I knew you'd be doing challenges!! HEE!! Great post!!

Alanna said...

Your barn card looks great. And I am totally loving those notecards. Fantastic image. I'd love to win those.

And as always, you rock with how many challenges you are able to accomplish.

Auntie Em said...

The Barn card is so awesome, and the not cards are to sweet... Have a Scrapy Day!!

raindropecho said...

Wonderful cards! Love all of them! Great sentiments on the barn cards and the set of note cards are just beautiful. What stamp/image is that? Thank for sharing these at Crafty Creations this week :D
-AnnV

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i just love this image and your card is beautiful & moving. i just love it. and your note cards are like totally fabulous! who wouldn't want to own them!

thank you, maria, for all your kind and uplifting words when i was feeling frazzled. you are truly a bright lite in my daily blurfing.

hugs,

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Maria
Beautiful card and I love the image and layout.

Great blog hop and so much insperation from you ladies.

Hugs Linda

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Great red white and blue card!

Kim said...

Wonderful card! I love how you didn't color the image. I was thinking the same thing when I looked at that image.

Lisa said...

I really like the barn image! Great card! This is so much fun. Thanks

Christina said...

love your card. i love your cursor too, the little sunflower is cute! haha

Danni said...

Wonderful, simply wonderful! Love the flutter cards, so cute and fun!

lindal said...

I love the barn and the colors you used on all your cards. This is a fun blog hop and easy to follow

Jaspere said...

Wow I definitely need more images *LOL*

msfreida said...

"Simplicity is the essence of beauty"...this definitely fits your barn card! Not coloring it was the perfect idea...how classic looking! Your giveaway cards are a jackpot! Someone is going to be SOOOOO lucky! They are GORGEOUS!

Debby said...

This is really incredible! Love your notecard set too. Very pretty.

Yogi said...

nice set of note cards for the summer theme @ Created By Hand
Nice barn image too.

Sandy said...

Wow your cars are wondeful.
Lovely.

Sara said...

WOW, very simple but very striking-great job!!!

Martha said...

awesome cards, thanks for joining us at MyGrafico

Sherri Piechnik said...

Absolutely LOVE the barn. I'm doing thank you notes and one of the places we stayed (that I have to say thanks to) was a farm. This would have been perfect! Next time. (And I love the way it looks without being coloured. Very nice)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wonderful cards! Love all of them! Great sentiments on the barn cards and the set of note cards are just beautiful would love to win them. Hugs Julie x

Kerry D-C said...

These are gorgeous, Maria!! I love the Barn one! beautifully understated!
Thanks for participating in this 3 Clovers Thursday challenge! (PS--never too late!!)

Drea S. said...

Wow, your card is just awesome. I like the colors.

Hugs
Drea S.

IRIT SHALOM said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD AND THE IMAGE IS OUTSTANDING!!

acreativeneed said...

Love that barn!! Your cards are wonderful Maria! Thanks for joining our celebration at Crafty Creations Challenges!
smiles,Deena

Holly said...

You've done a beautiful job with everything Maria. The barn is so pretty just lightly tinted like that; very nice touch with the embossing folder you chose too.
Your note cards are so pretty and cheerful!

KarenB said...

Great Job! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot this week!

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful card Maria and the giveaway is fab. :)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with the lovely cards!

Saskia :)

Lorraine A said...

What fabulous cards ! I love the flower and butterfly image and the colours you used are gorgeous ! :-)

Lorraine x x

mitch1066 said...

what a clever use of that image!

Jeri said...

I love how you tied all those challenges to a single beautiful image. Nice job!

Christy Dillman said...

I love your card and sentiment is perfect! Since I am the central shipper for the Cards for Soldiers project, this card really touched me! Fabulous card!

Sunday Sketch and Stamp said...

Great cards. I love the whole notelet set!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Chris said...

Beautiful Maria! Love the barn image, it's stunning and the note card set is so pretty. Glad you could join us on DU2DS. Chris :)

Jeanette said...

Maria,

This card is lovely and the sentiment is so true. I love it.

Jeanette

jan farnworth said...

love your cards your giving away just beatiful the barn is nice to.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards...love that barn image!!
The note cards are very lovely too!!

bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous work Maria! I love your card and how you have left it its own color!

Margie said...

Beautiful cards!

Scrubbysue said...

Maria!! this is so beautiful!!! I love it! absolutely wonderful! and what a great idea with the note cards!!! they turned out awesome!!

Heather said...

Awesome card. What a great prize!!

Cheri Howard said...

I love your "Home of the free" card! I grew up with old barns all around, and your card certainly brought back some memories, and the tribute to our service people is touching.

Tina said...

Your barn card is adorable! I loooove the flower images for your card giveaway!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the floral ones.
luv
Debby

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is an awesome card Maria!! Love the barn image!! Your notecard set is absolutely stunning!! What an awesome give away prize!!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for creating this card, Maria! I really love this gorgeous image! And your set of the beautiful cards with flowers is amazing! How lucky the winner will be!

Donna said...

What a wonderful veteran card Maria, I'm sure your friend will love it, we should always remember the veterans and what they did for us all. In the uk we have a charity called 'help for heroes' the money goes to the troops who have been injured at war, my family and I raise money for that charity. In February we raised £800 and so far in the past two weeks we have raised £1500. I will send you one of our wristbands.
How's the book going? I haven't read that one but you must be talking about Ulster, send me an e mail if you have any questions and I'll 'try' and help lol. Take care Donna x

Jaime said...

Lovely make this week Maria. I live on a farm and we dairy so right on. thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

Cr8ive ME said...

great card.

{hugs}
Mary

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Southernbelle said...

Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Aymee

Dawny P said...

These are just fabulous Maria – all so beautiful. I love what you did with the sketch and well done on completing so many challenges. Thank you for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Jennifer said...

Amazing creations Maria! I love that old barn image, it would work perfectly with Magnolia stamps.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Debbie said...

That old barn is wonderful! Thanks for playing the belli challenge.

TeresaW said...

I think this card is wonderful. I couldn't make the 2nd days hop which is why I have seen this so late, but I just love your sentiment on the card. Perfect.

Dani said...

Another terrific card! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge(again!)! :)

Holly said...

Awesome barn image!

jdmommy said...

You really went all out for challenges, Maria! Love this barn and sentiment! thanks for joining in on the Belli...again!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous card, Maria! Love the background too! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Such beautiful cards, Maria!!! I especially love the barn scene with the fall colors and distressing!!! the flowers are gorgeous, too!!! Thanks for making another card for the Belli challenge!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Nice take on the patriotic theme! Love the sentiments with it. Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!

Fern said...

Gorgeous cards... Love the barn scene... Thanks for playing in the belli challenge..