Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sugar Crash Crop! Nov 4th - Nov 6th

Welcome to the next blog of the Sugar Crash Crop Blog Hop!!!

You should have come here from Carolyn King's blog, does she not have fabulous style? I love her daughter's 'couch' moment...lol. If you got here from another route...then be sure to click on over to Lora's blog to start, so that you don't miss out on any of the sugary sweet fun!

Why hop around? Well, there are 16 stops on the hop where you can win a prize or pick up a cool sketch or digital image. The only way to win the prizes is to leave a comment on that blog AND its always nice to say thank you for the freebies too. PLUS, our blog hosts have worked very hard and we want to show a little love and appreciation!

You are invited to participate in the Sugar Crash Crop at Cardswaps, too. There are 10 challenges to be posted over the next three days (November 4th thru 6th, 2010) and EVERY challenge will have a winner! What is the prize, you ask? A papercrafts book from Cardmaker Magazine!! Plus, one lucky crop participant will win a cardmaking kit that makes 50 cards! It is very cool, you must play along!

Now, on to my project!!!

With a theme like Sugar Crash...I needed something sweet...what could be sweeter than card candy???

What is card candy, you may ask? No, it has nothing to do with the quickly dwindling bowl of tootsie rolls on my table....well, unless you count them as a source of energy, that is!

Card candy is an embellishment that you make to put on your card...have you ever die-cut a shape? Punched a border? Stamped and matted a sentiment? Paper-pieced an image? Sure you have! Well, you've made card candy!!!

Sometimes, you can make up several coordinating embellishments, and store them together so that when you want to make up a card quickly, you can have them ready to go...sort of a compliment to a card kit if you want to do some card making on the go...

So, in honor of the Sugar Crash Crop, I made up some Christmas Card Candy!

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I used some stamps from Unity (mittens and sentiment) and Penny Black (joy seal), some fabulously glittery papers from My Mind's Eye (green snowflakes and red/cream swirl) and scraps from other projects (red cardstock and green linen printed paper), scarlet ink from TPC Studios, punches from EK Success (ticket, square, circle) and unknown (snowflake) and the great little loopy scalloped circles were cut on my Cricut using Make the Cut software.

Here is a different angle of the card candy, to show off the glitter better!

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I believe that the holiday season is my favorite time of the year! It is certainly a busy time, with my birthday, Christmas and my wedding anniversary all in one week! I love the cooler weather, I love pulling out the scarves to wear, I love choosing the new Christmas music to listen to this year...I love it all! I wish each and every one of you a happy holiday season this year!

You have until 11:59pm CST, November 6th, 2010 to post your comments on the blogs along the hop. (That includes mine, please!) Everyone that comments on my blog will be entered in the drawing to win a prize from me!

Are you ready for some Christmas card making? How about some card candy to start you off? The prize that a lucky blog commenter will win from my blog is a set of the card candy that I made above, plus, all the goodies that you see in the picture below!

It includes 6x6 patterned paper and cardstock, die cut shapes, punched border, alphabet fabric stickers, paper flowers and pewter metal embellishments!

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In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the Sugar Crash Crop go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed projects by 11:59pm CST, November 8th, 2010. There are prizes to win there, too!

Your next stop along the hop is Ashley, she is such a talented crafter, you'll enjoy her project!


Here is a full list of the blog hop hosts...just in case you missed a stop along the way!

Lora

Carolyn King (Guest Designer)

Meredith <---------- You are here!

Ashley

Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks - Guest Designer)

Susie

Diana

Jane

Traci (Guest Cardmaker)

Angelina

Tami Mayberry (Guest Designer)

Irina

Ana

Margaret

Natalie (Chi Chi Memories - Guest Designer)

Laura

57 comments:

  1. I've never thought of setting up packets for cards like I do scrapbook kits. Neat idea, thanks

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  2. Fab card candy!!! Great idea :o)

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  3. I've seen you do card candy before. I never thought about it, but I could do some real damage if I started doing that!

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  4. Great candy Meredith!! And wonderful giveaway...I hope I am the lucky one. ;)

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  5. hi meredith

    this card candy looks fabulous!!!

    greetings femke

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  6. Wonderful card candy! LOL! Love this blog hop! Thank you for the inspiration you are all giving us!

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  7. Love the card candy! What great ideas you all are giving us! Thank you.

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  8. What a lovely addition to your cards! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. what a great giveaway. love the project you made. tfs.
    hope i'm the lucky one ;-)

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  10. Your card candy is cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  11. Beautiful card candy. I love all the sparkle!!! What a great idea for the hop!!!

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  12. What a great idea. I love the card candy idea. It's so sparkly - love it. Come see me, I have blog candy available too!

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  13. what wonderful card candy. great fun for this hop

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  14. Meredith, your candy candy is SWEET! It has such a vintage look and that green linen paper really looks like knitted fabric. Thank you for helping to host this blog hop and for your generous gift to some lucky winner. Dare I say I hope it's me. :)

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  15. Very nice CARD CANDY. TFS and God Bless.

    Diana
    http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

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  16. So very nice to meet you! I discovered your blog for the first time on this hop and cannot believe how much talent I'm finding along the way. I am now a follower and look forward to going through your previous posts for even more inspiration! And WOW - all those special events in one week - how fun!! I have not yet started my holiday card making so a chance at some great product would be awesome - thanks for the chance!

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  17. Love the card candy! What a great way to dress up your projects for the holidays!

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  18. I love the idea of card candy! Too pretty.

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  19. Beautiful! Love the glitter! Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  20. Meredith. Great card candy - and a fabulous prize , too. I have made card candy once - it was such a struggle to get 5 - 6 matching pieces. - but it was fun. And I am sure that the more you do it - the easier it gets. Thanks

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  21. Wonderful card candy!! What a great idea to premake some like-themed/coloured ones to have on hand. :)

    TFS!!!
    Great blog too btw.

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  22. The card candy is great and the give aways are so generous! I'm so glad you mentioned Christmas music. I have a ton, but it is always good to get one more new one for the holidays. Any suggestions?

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  23. YUMMY card candy! I love the sentiment. Thanks so much for being part of the hop. :)

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing your candy, even though Halloween is over. ;) Love the suggestion about making like style candy and keeping them stored together for creating cards later! And oh yeah, am going shopping for the Make the Cut software for Cricut! Love the scalloped circle! Thank you for sharing your ideas, talents and your generosity! Mary

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  25. Enjoyed my first visit to your blog on this hop.
    Found lots of inspiration. Love the Christmas red and green colors you used on your project. Would love to win it.

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  26. Amazing card candy! Thanks for the chance.

    Teresa

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  27. i like your project
    i like your candy thank you

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  28. That card candy is yummy! I love Unity images, they are so versatile!

    Carol B

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  29. Oh I am going to have to give the card candy a try!! TFS

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  30. Meredith - I love love love your card candy. You do beautiful work!

    Daisy Sue

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  31. Love the card candy. Those mittens look so textured. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Meredith, your card candy is awesome...I love the colors just perfect for the coming holidays...
    well done
    zullu26@aol.com

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  33. Meredith, I love that card candy, it is beautiful!

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  34. i would LOVE to win this card candy.. wow, what fun it would!

    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  35. Thanks for reminding me about doing up a batch of card candy to have handy when it is crunch time. Your card candy looks yummy.

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  36. Oh I love this.....so clever....and I would so love to win this.....thank you ....tfs

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  37. Meredith your card candy is awesome and an excellent idea to have on hand for putting a card together quickly. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  38. Meredith What a darling card candy!!! i love it!!!! and thanks for the gift you are offering

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  39. Love, love, love the card candy!!!

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  40. Fab card candy Meredith! I love the colors and the sparkle. I've got to do more of this!

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  41. I love you candy! And it is so generous of you to share it with us on this blog and for one lucky person to get it for real.

    I too love the holidays. I love the cold weather, and love how most everyone is in a better mood. I also love the sappy Christmas movies on tv!

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  42. That is a good idea to make up some coordinated candy to have on hand. It would be an easy way to use up scraps. Thanks for being so generous with your candy.

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  43. great idea.love the card.

    jenlynnie@yahoo.com

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  44. :) I had nver thought of my tags, cuts, etc in that way. I like that phrase (card candy) very cute!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and for the new cool phrase
    Jess M

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  45. love the colors you used for the candy, they would be a fantastic edtion to scrapbook pages, cards etc....thanks for sharing

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  46. My favorite kind of candy -- no calories. Love the colors. Thank you!

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  47. Your card candy is great. It looks so professional.

    Shawn

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  48. Love your card candy,
    Looks great
    Hazel

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  49. What a nice Christmas card... I like all the glitter on it and the mittens are so cute!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  50. I vowed to quit candy 11 weeks ago...haven't touched any since...but that promise had nothing to do with CARD CANDY! Yours is YUMMY!

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