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Friday, July 22, 2011

FSS BLOG HOP!!!

Good morning and welcome to another Fred She Said blog hop! This blog hop starts today and runs through midnight Friday, July 29th EDT. If you got to my blog from Donna's then you are hopping on the right path! If not and you seemed to have lost your way, stop by the Fred She Said blog for the list of participants. The theme for this hop is FAVORITES and Tracey asked us to interperate that as we wish. So, my FAVORITE holiday is the Christmas season and anyone who knows me well KNOWS my favorite season is winter...SNOW, SNOW, SNOW! LOL if I sound like I am out of my gourd, I might be cause our weather has been so horribly hot (heat index 120) that my mind may be fried or dehydrated!! Anyhoo, I chose to cool things down in my mind with the FSS Christmas Cardinal (colored version). I made the white mat with a border punch I had...and no it was not a punch around the page set! Had to do some math to get it to work out but I think it came out pretty even. Once I had my image printed I glitzed it up a bit with some Sakura Stardust Gellyroll pens.  I matted the image with white cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Square nestability and then matted that with red cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Eyelet Squares Nestability. The sentiment was computer generated by myself and cut out with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tab Trio. And all my bling...from the flatback pearls to the Baker's Twine are from Pizzazz Aplenty! The snowflake was cut out using a Cuttlebug die. OK, OK...now that you have gotten through all that you MUST be wondering what the prize is and HOW to qualify!! ONE lucky winner will win:

$15 Gift Voucher to Bearly Mine Designs
$15 Prize Package of yummy goodies chosen by Judy from Pizzazz APlenty

$30 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store

The WINNER will be announced Saturday morning July 30th on the Fred She Said Blog AND the FSS Challenge Blog. To ENTER, please leave a comment on each BLOG HOP POST. There will be ONE winner. A random hop post will be chosen and then a comment on that post will be chosen randomly to win. BLOG HOP closes Friday, JULY 29 midnight EDT so please leave your comments by then. Commenting on ALL the hop stops is not necessary to WIN... BUT it definitely increases your chances of winning and spreads some LOVE! Please make sure you leave your name in your comment! NOTE: some DT's moderate their comments for evil spam so please be patient if you don't see your comment right away.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation and enjoy the hop! Please hop along to Debbie's blog and see what she has in store for you! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some LOVE! Have a great day!

HUGS!
Vicki



34 comments:

craftykitten said...

What a beautiful card, such a lovey layout. Great snowflake too.
hugs
Dawn x

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Vicki this is so pretty. Love the die cuts and lace.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! Your punching worked out so well! I love than that happens ;)

Linda said...

Very pretty.. bring on Christmas!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful card. I love the borders on your papers.

Debbie said...

One of my favourite Fred She Said images...lovely card.

crotnem said...

This is so pretty! The bird is awesome.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty!

zehra said...

Lovely card, pretty.

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Josephine Cox said...

I think you did great with your punch. It looks great. Love your beautiful card and Christmas theme :)

Robin Parker said...

Wow, this is so elegant. Love the different Nesties you used. One of my favorite birds too!

Debbie W said...

Very pretty card!

~Michelle~ said...

wow, love the contrast of colors and that beautiful die! Makes the beautiful bird even prettier!

carol9999 said...

Love your cardinal and card. Merry Xmas early.

Jacki Randolph said...

ABSOLUTELY BEATIFUL!!! Love the border punch.

Jaqi said...

Brilliant design! The red and white layers frame the cardinal beautifully.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love how you used the border punch. TFS.

Tracey Manderson said...

Very lovely card!
Hugs
Tracey M

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you have the patience of a saint with those borders! this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

sure do miss you.

hugs :)

Gigi said...

I love the eyelet squares - that is beautiful.

craftingcottage said...

Beautiful!! I am amazed how you managed to get your boarder punch to make your background mat so perfectly! This is such a pretty card! Love it!
Lisa :)

sharman said...

Beautiful layout. You did an awesome job with the punches and the coloring.

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS!!!

sallysbitz said...

Vicki your card is gorgeous. You have coloured the image beautifully x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Pizzazz Aplenty said...

Beautiful card, Vicki. The punches are lovely... and the glitter rhinestones around give it a nice touch!
Hugs,
Judy

Cherie said...

Oh, so beautiful! Love the image you picked and how you put it together. Way to go on getting your Christmas cards started!

Cherie

Judy said...

Lovely card. I also love those birds. Can't get my head around starting on Christmas cards when it seems like we are still waiting for summer here.

Anne said...

This is so beautiful, love the diecuts and this is a fab digi isn't it
Hugs
Anne

Jenn Zeeb said...

Great card for Christmas, and your coloring is fab!

*Vicki* said...

Hello Vicki!! WOW!! Gorgeous card with the bird and the stunning die cut layout behind it!! Hope you're doing well my friend!! :)

Sharon said...

Love your card, cardinals are always so pretty. Love your border it was well worth the math for all of us to see.

Luanna said...

What a beautiful card. I love the Fred She Said cardinal - in fact all her birds. You've given me inspiration.