Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bountiful Borders - Welcome to the 2nd "Un-Official" Crop Chocolate Blog Hop!

I’m glad to see all of my Crop Chocolate friends joining in the hopping fun.  Remember to leave a comment on the my blog and all of the other blogs you visit to be eligible for blog candy, the blog candy will be awarded by random draw to a blog hopper who visits each blog and leaves a comment.

Everyone will have until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. We have two confirmed giveaways. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co). To be eligible to win on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. The winners will be selected via random.org and announced on centralnyscrapper's blog  on Wednesday, March 28. 

If you're coming here from Christina's blog, thanks for stopping by, if you stumbled upon my blog, welcome, I hope you enjoy your visit and continue to hop along.  Mommyx2's blog is where today’s hop begins, so make sure to stop by, if you haven’t already. Continue reading to find the next blog hop stop.
The theme of this blog hop is "Bountiful Borders" with 2 requirements 
1. Create any project, using a tool, electronic or manual, to create a decorative edge on at least one side of the project.
2. 50% of the product used on your project or in my case projects needed to be purchased from Crop Chocolate.

So I decided to use my Silhouette SD to create some projects.

My first project was using the ATC's from the Winter ATC Swap on Crop Chocolate.

Here is the piece without the frame, the background paper is Fancy Pants - Winterland, the wave border was cut from a corresponding piece of Winterland paper. I inked the edges of the border pieces with TH Aged Mahagony ink.

The border from the Silhouette store is the 4-piece Wave border, it runs along the right side and bottom of the frame.


Here is the framed piece.


I really like how it turned out, but most importantly, I wanted to show this piece to spotlight the wonderful ATC's that I received during this swap.

I also made a couple of cards using borders from the Silhouette store.


This first card is using Trinity's Sincerely Collection. I attempted to make a Cala Lily using the paper - the leaf border was cut with my Silhouette. I'm still thinking it needs something, so I may add some Mystic Green Stickle to the leaves.


Here it is with the added Stickles.

The last card is another simple card using a duplicate border cut - one in blue and one in pink, using one of my favorite lines Echo Park's Springtime, the brads are from MME's Lush line and the flowers are from my stash.


This needed something as well - so out came the Stickles, this time Baby Blue and Icicle.


I think it adds just enough sparkle.

The next few weeks will be very busy with decorations to be made for upcoming birthday parties, a gender party and a long weekend to Monterey, CA. I'm also doing a bunch of the swaps at Crop Chocolate, the Birthday/Mother's Day Card Swap, the Anything Goes ATC Swap and the Puzzle Swap, I like to keep busy.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs you visit to be entered to win some sweet "Blog Candy"
The next blog on the hop is pollyzas, make sure you stop by and say Hi. 


Before you go, I just wanted to post a picture of one of my fur-babies.  This is Pippi Longstocking, she's the most cooperative when it comes to sitting for the photographer (mom) of the 3.



Keep Dreamin'

Lisa (RnoAngel0712 on CC)

51 comments:

  1. That ATC display is great! I like the wavy twisty borders on it. Love the Springtime and Sincerely cards too, I really like how the flower embellishments go so well with the background paper.

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  2. Great border!! Very nice projects, great job!!

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  3. I love your ATC display and the wavy/twisty borders. The "Winterland" paper does a great job of enhancing your ATCs without taking away from them. GREAT job! (I may have to scraplift this for my Winter ATCs.:) )

    Kathy (clayton528 on CC)

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  4. Great project!Now I'm getting antsy to get my ATC's back!!!

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  5. Awesome project love how you did this with the ATC cards I think I will lift this project since I did my first ATC swap this winter. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That is such a great project beautifully done and I love the cards (and I love pippi longstocking too!!)

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  7. Oh, I love how you framed all the ATC's...what a great piece of artwork. Cute cards too, love the little bit that the Stickles adds, it's just enough!

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  8. The frames ATCs are fab! Great cards too,....and cute cat!

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  9. Your cards were so nice before adding the stickles and yet adding it really does make them even better. I just may have to pull out my stickles even more often. lol. TY for making it SO easy for me to be part of the hop! ;D I guess I should put a border on my Anything Goes ATC, lol. - blue

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  10. Beautiful kitty!

    I love how you framed the ATC's!

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  11. Love the cards, they are so pretty. I am going to borrow your ATC idea if that is OK, I love getting them from everyone...and Pippi is so cute!

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  12. Hopping by again...I was way too early before. All great borders!!

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  13. Great way to show off the ATCs. Love the way you used borders on the cards too...a little bling goes a long way!
    Nice work.

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  14. Love all the projects!! I love the way you show off the ATC's. It reminds me that I have to figure out what to do with mine.

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  15. great projects...especially the 'framed' ATC's!

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  16. Love the framed ATC's I may have to scraplift that idea. Cute cards, and I agree. Stickles will fix just about anything. Thanks for your projects. scrap happy

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  17. I love the way you framed you ATCs (and the cards are all beautiful...kuddos to the artists) Your cat has a great name and beautiful fur color.

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  18. Great idea for ATCs! That card with the EP Springtime is so pretty!

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  19. I love the idea of framing your ATCs and how that turned out! You also can't go wrong with that EP Springtime paper, can you? Great card! --SharonDoesBaskets

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  20. What a great idea with the ATC's, I never know what to do with them. All these projects are fantastic, now I want that shape from silhouette

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  21. Pipi is so cute, and your work is darling! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love the framed ATCs! A great way to show them off.

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  23. Great idea for the ATC's! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love your idea for displaying your ATC's! Great project!

    CC Name = Kiki Kuku

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  25. That's a great idea for ATCs. I'm collecting quite a few now and have been wondering how to display them TFS!

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  26. I love the ATC Frame Idea! I don't think I would have thought of it. Awesome job! Alyssa from CC

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  27. What a great display for those ATCs! I always wondered what you were supposed to do with them after the trade! :)

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    1. Oops! I'm aka BettyScrappinStewart on CC! ;)

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  28. Hi, I really loved your ATC display, very nicely done, you cards are great too!

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  29. Your ATC display was great. What a nice way to display them. I don't do ATC's but I can see how I could use it for other projects. Your cards are very nice too. I have three cats so of course I have to say what a cute baby you have!

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  30. Holy CC !! Those ATC's are awesome. No wonder you wanted to display them. Great job on all your projects.
    4myk9s

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  31. Lovely ATC display and cards!

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  32. Love your cards. And I love seeing the EP Springtime being used too! So pretty. And I just want to scratch that cute little furbaby right under her chin! Nice work and thank you for sharing! ~RachelV

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  33. Love the borders on the ATC display!

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  34. Love the borders and the flowers on the Thank You card. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I love that you used Sincerely...I still haven't opened mine up because I'm afraid I won't do it justice! Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Very nice! Really like the card.

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  37. Love your ATC display! I've been gone all month so mine must be in my unread mail pile.

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  38. What a great display idea for the ATC's. Real nice job on the cards, also. Give kitty a scratch for me!

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  39. Thanks, Lisa, for showing what you did with the ATC's. I have some swap items from friends that I know I don't have anything to use them on but want to keep them because of the beautiful work and people that created them. A page displaying the toss/swaps would be great to have.

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  40. comment isn't posting?? I'll try again - love the ATCs, its not something I'm gonna do, but its pretty framed.

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  41. What a great way to show off your "ATC's"!. I love the cards too!
    I came over from CC to do the blog hop!
    Juliet (aka Joyce)

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  42. the purple penguin ATC is just too cute!!!! I like the flower card too with the border. Cute designs.

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  43. I like the ATC frame, it will be so nice to have for the holidays as a decoration. Love your cards.

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  44. Your ATC frame is super cute! What a great way to display them. I think I may give it a go.

    And I love, love the paper line from Trinity Arts. It makes such great cards!

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  45. Cute! Love how you framed the ATCs!

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  46. Awesome projects! You know I love the stickles!

    -raebae

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  47. Lovely! The stickles give it a finished look.

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