Monday, December 20, 2010

Birthday Shark and a BIG THANK YOU!

Hi all!  Several things I wanted to share with you today.  First, A BIG THANK YOU to all who hopped all night with the LIME LIGHT CHARITABLE DT  and EMBELLISH ME WITH QUILLING blog hops! Your response and comments overwhelmed me!!!  Thanks to Gracie from LL and Linda for organizing the quilling hop!!  Here is an announcement from the LLDT blog about the whopper prize packages.

From Gracie:
"I can't thank you all enough for participating in the Blog Hop. You left some wonderful comments that I and the other members of the team truly enjoyed reading. We couldn't ask for better supporters than those who took time to blog hop with us last Friday (and on to Sunday).

At this point, we have a grand prize worth at least $150 and seven other prizes worth $20-$50. We want to make the announcement on Wednesday, but please be patient with us. Everyone is sooo busy with the Holiday season, and it takes a while to verify that the randomly drawn winners are followers/left a comment on each blog on the hop. So if it takes us a few extra days, please be patient.

Thank you again, what an incredible group of hoppers we had." 
ALSO, If you loved the Emma Snow Angel image I just wanted to tell you that you have a chance to win a $20 GC from Fred-She-Said that is in for the winning also! Good luck to all!!!  There is also hop candy on the Embellish Me with Quilling hop that will be giving away!!

 There were some questions and comments that I would like to respond to.  Yes, I will be making a video and pictorial tutorial on how to make the Emma Snow Angel and it should be ready by the end of the week.  I also will be doing one on the quilled jewelry, and one on floral punch flowers, not all in the same week!!  If you left a comment on my blog I will be visiting your blog in the coming days if you have a site.  It may take me a while though because I usually stay to explore and I have a long list of new ones now!!

Now for the Birthday Shark card.  My grand son, the Dino Hunter, wanted to make his brother Anthony a birthday card and wanted me to help him make it.  I gave him all my Cricut handbooks and he went though them one by one and picked images that he wanted to use on the card.  He then drew a mock up and we went to the Cricut to cut out the images. 

He chose to use the shark card from the Life's a Beach cartridge and we cut it out in a light blue.  I inked the shark silhouette in grey and white for him and used a white gel pen on the teeth and highlights.  A white scrap of card stock was put behind the sharks eyes and a big of black was colored in.  I had a row of red crystals sitting on my craft table and he wanted to use them for the eyes, so they were next.  The next image that dino hunter had picked out was an "A" for Anthony.  That A was cut from the Storybook cartridge as well as the Happy Birthday letters.  All of the letters had gel pen dots.  He wanted the shark to be eating the A.  The background behind the shark is a specialty paper that shimmers like water, I don't know what it is called, I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.  We glittered the edged of the cut out and added the Happy Birthday floating around the shark.  He was pleased with his creation and excited to give it to his brother. 

Thanks again for taking the time to visit and leave such wonderfully encouraging comments!  Y'all are truly awesome!! And glad to hear that many are inspired to give quilling a try!  And hope you all visit the Lime Light blog and participate with us!!


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