Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CardSwaps Blog Hop

Hi there!

Today the CardMaker Blog Team is participating in the CardSwaps Blog Hop. You should have arrived at my blog from Ashley. Golda will be your next stop. If you'd like to start from the beginning, head over to the CardMaker Blog to see what our fearless leader Brooke has created.

The theme of today's hop is 'time to shine' and we're focusing on shiny and shimmery elements in coordination with a 'time to shine' event.

Here is the card that I made, which I think would work out great as a graduation card:


I had this idea in my head to stamp the stars from Super Star in rainbow colors, and I love how this turned out. I paired the starburst up with some images from the So 80's set - they really work well together!

In the center of each star, I added a coordinating rhinestone. I also used a glue pen to add glitter along the bursting part of the starbursts. :) Fun, isn't it?


This time of year always makes me think about my own graduation. One of the traditions at Chatham (where I earned my undergraduate degree) was to wear a hat that you made to show what your senior research was about. I studied wetland ecosystems, and I remember decorating my hat with fake frogs, bugs, and cattails. The cattails stuck up about an extra two feet or so, and I remember feeling so off balance! I was pretty proud of that hat. Ah - good times!

There is an unscramble game as part of the blog hop. For those of you playing along, my letter is E. Keep hopping along and you'll end with Lora who will take you to the CardSwaps Forum and give you more information about playing along with the challenges and games that coincide with the hop. Your next stop is Golda!

Glad to see you today!

Anya

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Recipe
STAMPS: Super Star, So 80's - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: White - Papertrey Ink; Going Gray - Stampin' Up!
INK: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Adhesive rhinestones - Recollections; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter - Stampin' Up!

29 comments:

  1. Love everything about your card. The colors are great and the stars and just wonderful! It is really a great grad card!

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  2. AWESOME card. The stars seem to pop off the paper. LOVE the story about the frogs and cattails on your hat. I'm sure even off balance it was the best hat in the place. :)

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  3. What a great card, Anya! I love your description of your hat. I can just see it. :) The stars on your card are so fun.

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  4. Fantastic card. love it! LOVE your awesome grad cap memory too. Bet your family could find you in the crowd!

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  5. What a great card. I love the story about your hat! LOL

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  6. Anya I love your card! Those star bursts are great and I love that you put your sentiment right in the middle.
    Tammy

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  7. Really like your starburst and the colors you used!! You are right that it is perfect for a graduation card. TFS!!

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  8. Great card for graduation, and could be done in school colors for even more fun!

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  9. Great card, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..Your colors are great, too. I wish I could put colors together like you do!

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  10. What a great card. Love the stars Kelly

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  11. Gorgeous design. love the rainbow color.

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  12. Your graduation sounds like a ton of fun! I love how you used this set. Fabulous!

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  13. What a great card Anya. I love the star bursts and I had to chuckle imagining your hat.

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  14. Love the stars on this card, what a great idea!

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  15. Nice card so bright and cheerful.

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  16. Love this card! Love the sentiment, & the multicolored, sparkly stars! Great card for male birthday or graduation!

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  17. Love your card! So cute!!!

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  18. I do like your card I wonder how you get the color to look like that On the starburst great job on the card

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  19. Awesome card, Anya. Tfs. Perfect grad card!

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  20. I like the color and texture on the starbursts

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  21. Anya, What a great card - I know a few young grads that would love this one! It is so colorful and retro! Loved hearing about your hat - sounds awesome! I'm trying to picture the cattails and the frogs!!! Sounds like a blast - bet you got lots of comments on it!

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  22. Anya, What a fun and colorful card.

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  23. I love your card. Perfect for a graduation card!

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  24. Perfect graduation card! Love the touch of the glitter pen

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