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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S "Oldies But Goodies" Blog Hop!


Good morning, and welcome to the Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S "Oldies But Goodies" Blog Hop!!! You should have arrived here from Julie Crossley's creative-alicious blog. If you didn't and arrived here first, then you will want to head on over to the start of the hop at Sue Morris' marvelously magnificent blog. We hope to have loads of fun and inspiration to share with all of you, our crafty friends, every third Wednesday of the month (so keep your eyes open for the next FB Design D.I.V.A.S hoppity hop). For January, we are celebrating the "oldies but goodies" that most (if not all) of us crafters have stashed away. For me, I have plenty of stamps, papers, embellies, etc. that I simply "needed" to have when I saw them...unfortunately, these goodies were never used once they found their way into my craft room. I know...insert shocked face here!!! Oh the shame and the scandal...just don't tell my hubby;o) So this month, we are taking out these poor, neglected items, showing them some much needed love and putting them to good use!

For my card, EVERYTHING has been tucked away for over six months:( I hate to say it, but I have loads of stamps that have yet to see a lick of ink (some a few years old), and this precious Aurora stamp is one of them. Hanging my head in shame... This sweetie is called A Ladybug is Love and was created by Victoria Case for SCACD Stamp Company. The designer paper is also mondo old...it is the Cute World Collection from Best Occasions. I found it on clearance at Wally World about two years ago. Honestly, when it comes to pretty papers, I stockpile them...they just seem too pretty to cut. KWIM? Please tell me you do! And that little, ladybug button...it's been "hiding" in my stash for so long, I don't even know where that cutie even came from:}If I don't watch out, you'll be seeing me on the next episode of A&E's Hoarders...and I dare any of 'em to tell me to trash my treasures;o) So to prevent that ugliness from happening, my resolution for 2011 is to use all the fun goodies I have instead of buying more to simply look at and pet from time to time;) Let's see how many months that will work...

Okay...enough from me! Your next stop on this FUNtabulous hop is the luvlee Lee Murphy's incredibly inspiring blog!! We thank all of you for hopping along with us on this wonderfully blessed Wednesday!!! Have an awesome day and hope you find some time to play with the Oldies But Goodies you have stashed away:o)

29 comments:

Grace said...

Oh this is so cute!!! I'm in love with your papers too! I tend to stockpile as well! I doubt I'll live long enough to use all mine! LOL! I'm doing the hop backwards so people at the end get some lovin too! Great job!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. I love the ladybugs.. I think that is a perfect embellishment.. Great job..

specialcraftmom4 said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the red in your card (: Cute image too, great job!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love your dp and your coloring is fantastic!! ladybugs are adorable

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh my- what an adorable card! Love that ladybug on the button. Your coloring is wonderful!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is beautiful hun! wonderful design and lovely coloring! love that perfect bow and darling embellies!
take care
hugs & blessings!

Heather said...

OH those little sweeties can come live with me anytime!!! As long as you come with them :D I love your beautiful papers, too sweet ribbons, darling buttons and your mad coloring skillz! Happy to be a DIVA with you. Thanks for always being a DIVA when I need one :)
HUGS

Angie Williams said...

love love love it!

Barb said...

Oh, my sweet friend, you have not lost your touch! This is adorable, cheerful, fun, and soooo YOU! I love it almost as much as I love you! ;)

Melissa Cash said...

Carolyn, I am so glad that you joined us in the hop, your card is spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. Heck, didn't it feel good to use all of that "old" stuff?

Runnergirl Creations said...

What an adorable card! I love the ribbon! Great job! I'm a follower now! :) Blessings!

Mary G. said...

Oh, my,this is beautiful!! Love the bright colors and that image is adorable! Great job!

Sharri said...

Carolyn, Gorgeous card! I love the papers and the fun ladybug ribbon! Great job and fabulous coloring!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooooooo super duper cute!!!!!

Ching-a-ling said...

oh my goodness!! This is super cute!! Love the pixie girl. lol, and you and I have the same goal. Use up, no more buying to pet. I have too many pretties to pet that I'd need a few more lifetimes.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi carolyn!!! Your blog is SO wonderful!! and I LOVE this card!!!! simply adorable!!! everything comes together so Well!! and you did a beautiful job with the image! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop! :0)

Deb said...

Oh, yes, IKWYM! Love your ladybug hugs! So darling!

Theresa Momber said...

This is so bright and happy! That ladybug button is the cutest ever!

Anita Hovey said...

Sweet card and I love the bright color combo.

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!! I love it!!!

Brenda said...

Total cuteness!!! Wonderful design with great details and your coloring is fab!

Jennie said...

So very cute and love the layers on this!!

jkreucher said...

Everything about your card is fantastic! love all the layers, colors and that bow with the ladybug.. priceless..
lovin everything!
Judy

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Saaaaweeeetness!! You have a masterpiece here...the coloring and the layers and the layout....an absolute delight to the eyes!! You are so sweet too, just thought I'd let you know that!!

Sue W said...

Such a pretty card love all your layering and this image is so cute! Congrats.

Gina said...

This is adorable, I love the ladybug accents!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super sweet card!! And yes, I know exactly what you mean...I'm a paper hoarder too plus have many uninked stamps! So know that you are not alone!!!!!

Linda

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Image is very sweet. I like how you staged it on your card and embellishments.

Sue from Oregon said...

Where in the heck have you been????