Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FRED - a progressive card blog hop (and blog candy)

Fred? Fred the Blog Hop? If this is the first you're hearing of this term, it's a newly coined acronym that stands for Friends Rock Every Day (thanks Dreena!)

The blog hop is a short one, only 9 blogs total. If you haven't come here from Lisa's, then I suggest you start from the beginning and go see Lydia at Understand Blue and check out how Fred has progressed (and why we did this in the first place).

This is the card I received from Lisa... so pretty, and yet I needed to add something AND leave room for two others to do the same. I had a pretty short time frame to do this in too, as time in my craft cave is definitely limited these days...

What could I add to a sympathy card that was simple, and fit in with the rest of the card? i started looking at my (piles of) stamps, and at some "spare parts" and saw a butterfly. And it was just 'right'. Of course, it was entirely the wrong color, but that's easily fixed. I pulled out the Great Friend stamp set, and stamped the butterfly in versamark on Pretty in Pink, and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice pearlescent (non-SU) embossing powder. Et voilĂ ! I used stampin' dimensionals to make it look like the wings were flying, signed the inside & back and then packed it up to send out.
I send the card on to Dreena, whose blog is the next stop on this Fred blog hop!

To recap: Blog stops are:
1) Lydia Fielder
2) Dana Keith
3) Mary Dawn Quirindongo
4) Leslie Hanna
5) Lisa Adametz
6) ME!
7) Dreena Guptill
8) Tara Liddicoat
9) Sue Farrant - Fred's home. Not an official blog stop, but she's written a post about Fred anyway, so we'll count it here :)

And I said there'd be blog candy too, right? Well how about this. Leave me a comment telling me whose element on the progressive card to this point has been your favorite and why.Winner will be picked at random from all received, and will win some MSCrafts 12x12 paper packs (the ones in this pic... none have been opened yet), the Stampin' Up Elegant Lines embossing folder (I found an extra in the cave. OOPS!) and some yet-to-be-determined ribbon. because lordy. this girl has enough ribbon to wrap up the world.

ETA: any comments posted before Saturday at midnight ADT (11:00pm Saturday, EST) will be eligible for bpig candy. Winner will be drawn Sunday(-ish... i do have a small child at home, y'know. time kind of escapes me sometimes...)


Leslie Hanna said...

I REALLY like the flutterby! Nice dimension. I'm off to the next stop so I can see the FINISHED CARD!

Lydia said...

I LOVE the pink glittery butterfly!! Why didn't I think of that?? :)


Linda Callahan said...

Lovin' the corner pearls - like a hug on the card! Such a great blog hop!

LorraineB said...

Butterflies hold a very special meaning for me and it's related to a deceased loved one. So, naturally for me the butterfly is my favorite.

June Houck said...

I *heart* that beautiful butterfly!

Brenda said...

I love the pop of pink you added with the butterfly. That's definitely my favorite!

Karen said...

I'm really loving this entire blog idea to send FRED to Sue. I like all of the elements so far, but feel that the pearls pulled it together with a sense of mature, elegant beauty.

Theresa said...

I love the idea of this card. What a great way to show Sue some love. And she deserves it. She is such a nice person. I like the butterfly, but my favorite addition so far is the pearls. Love bling.
Thanks for offering blog candy.
Theresa in Kitimat

Janet Swofford said...

I'm loving the butterfly. Butterflies have always been special to me. They represent hope and new life and they always make me smile:-)
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
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Gail said...

I'm liking ALL of the card elements....because of the reason you're doing this!
Just makes them all special!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh! Such a lovely touch with the butterfly, Chelle! Added just a perfect touch of dimension. Pretty!!

Sue said...

Chelle, I know how busy your life has been and is...that you took the time to be a part of Fred is wonderful. The pink on the card pops and it was the perfect touch...mum would probably have picked the flutterby off to to save it LOL
Thank you love, Sue

Paige said...

I love the crocheted lace! but the whole card is awesome! can't wait to check out the next stop!

Linda McClain said...

Qh . . . this so such a lovely idea, and, darlin' I love all the elements. But, since I must, I guess I'll go with the Irish dictionary sheet 'cause my Mom was Irish, too. You guys are an inspiration.

Scrapcollectr said...

That butterfly is the perfect pearl-follower! *smile*

Babe O'Mara said...

This is an awesome idea. Can't wait to see how the card turns out. My favorite so far is the Irish dictionary page. Just the right touch. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

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CaMeaux said...

pretty pretty flutterby! I have a thing for them. Can't get enough of them!!!

Jayne Stenstrom said...

I love all of the embellishments, but I love the idea of the self-adhesive lace!

Les said...

I love the pearl and lace gives the whole card a very classy (and vintage-y) look! Wasn't sure about the lace but I think I MUST get some!

Gorgeous as always Chelle!!!