Friday, July 22, 2011

It's My Birthday Blog Hop Day 1

Happy birthday Rachelle!  I'm so glad I got to join you in celebrating your day!  If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

There a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Creations By Rachelle" and also like Rachelle's page on Facebook:
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

This hop runs from July 22-24th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!
Tell your friends about the hop on your Facebook, Twitter, and link it here for an extra chance.

It's My Birthday Blog Hop Line Up








April- - You are here!

Diane-   - Next stop!







And now, for my gift to Rachelle (and you) - a sneak preview of one of the new papers from Close to my Heart!  These papers will be available August 1st right here!

This card uses the Elemental papers, as well as the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - both available only from Close to my Heart beginning August 1st!  This cartidge has over 700 images and coordinates beautifully with many of Close to my Heart's stamps!  I layered my Elemental paper with the negative of my circles to create this retro card.

As for blog candy, I will be drawing a winner on July 31st from all comments throughout the month. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post (or any other throughout July). You can also earn extra entries by (1) becoming a follower of this blog (2) liking Curls & Grins Creations on Facebook (3) placing a link back to this blog on your blog or Facebook page. Leave one comment for each of these extra entries (including the web address where your link is placed if applicable). Come back here August 1st to see if you are the lucky winner! Prize must be claimed by August 5th.

Thanks for visiting!  Now, on to Diane at!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow!  


Judy said...

Cute and different card. I love how you used the 'negatives'!
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Judy said...

And I have been a follower and fan for a while now!
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ScrappinT said...

Wonderful card, love the retro look!

Pendra said...

Great job on your card! I am now a follower.

Pendra said...

I am a FB fan. Pendra Heldt

Susanne said...

I love your card because it is so simple but so elegant at the same time!! TY for the chance to win!!

Susanne said...

I became a fan of yours on FB

Susanne said...

I am a new follower of your Blog!!

Suzanne said...

Cute card. Love the button and the ribbon touch. Great new paper.

Rachelle said...

I love the card! I love the colors..
Thank You for celebrating my special day with me.

Lindsey said...

I like projects with buttons :)

Lindsey said...

I am a follower here :)

Cherie said...

April this is gorgeous! I love it! TFS!


Lindsey said...

I like you on FB :)

Lindsey said...

Put a link of my FB :)

mjblahnik56 said...

This is a lovely card. TFS. I am already a follower.

Creative Diva said...

I love the colors of this card. They are amazing. Glad to be on this hop with you.

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Amy E said...

Such a cute card! I can't wait to see the whole lineup! I'm a follower now!

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jjocarlson said...

Luvin your card! Luv the buttons on it!

Anonymous said...


jennyplace2 said...

Very nice card, TFS!

Cathie w said...

very cute project thanks for sharing your talnet


shersl84bed said...

Unique card, always fun to see something new and exciting.

Smiles Sher

Tiffany said...

Cute card! I love the colors :) I'm excited to start following you! TFS

Anita Braddock said...

cute love the colors. thanks for the chance to win

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the punched out circles background! Thanks so much!
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Mary D said...

really a cute card I am a follower here and on facebook

Anniebee said...

I love the retro feel of this card. If the circles were green, they'd look like stuffed olives! LOL I have been following you for some time now.