Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mix It Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mix It Up Blog Hop brought to you by the Paper Piecings By Nikki Design Team. Two weeks ago, part of our amazing and talented design team inspired you with ways to mix and match Nikki's awesome patterns. This time, the rest of the team is going to toss it up a bit and show you how you can mix and match patterns - using different patterned and textured paper.

Now, If you arrived here from Patti's Blog you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, go to Patti's blog.

This is going to be a challenge for some (all) of us! Mixing and matching patterned paper isn't always easy - and I have to admit failing a time or two. BUT, isn't that the fun of paper piecing and scrapping? Testing our limits and trying new things? So without further rambling, here is my project:

Patterned paper - from my scrapbox
Flower - "Best in the Bunch" Paper Piecings by Nikki
Cute Dog - "You Can Lean on Me" Paper Piecings by Nikki
Sentiment stamp - K Andrews  called "Positive Thoughts"

I made this card for my boyfriends birthday tomorrow - won't tell the age, but it is one of those large milestone ones :).  I popped up the flower so it looks like the dog popped up just to wish him a happy birthday :).  I hope it makes him smile and brightens his day.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my Mix It Up project. Your next stop will be: Liz

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup: (PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LINEUP AND CHECK YOUR LINK!)

Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Liz - http://lovestoscrap11.blogspot.com/ POSTING FROM MANDY'S BLOG JUST FOR TODAY
Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Raven- www.love4stamps.blogspot.com
KimberlyRae- http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

BLOG CANDY - After all what is a good hop without some blog candy? The amazing Nikki is giving a $10 gift certificate to one amazing follower who will be chosen at random and announced June 5th at the next hop. All you have to do to be eligible is:

  1. Hop along and become a follower of each blog along the way
  2. Leave a comment at each blog
  3. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog - paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com


Our winner from the May 1st blog hop, chosen by random (and verified by the amazing Mandy) is: Sandra Delong! Sandra, you have one week to claim your $10 gift certificate. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We can't wait to see what you choose and hope you will post a picture of your finished project on our facebook page!!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!


Patti Ross said...

Linda, I love, love this card!!! It is so stinkin' cute. Of course I just love that puppy!!!


Nikki said...

Oh Linda! How cute is he picking up from that flower!!! I LOVE IT!!!! GREAT JOB!!


Liz said...

So cute! love the dog coming out of the flower, great card!


**********************Barb said...

Great idea putting the pup in the posie!!

**********************Barb said...

Great idea putting the pup in the posie!!

Pamela Horton said...

very cute!

CharliRapp said...

Love the pup in the posie!! :) cute cute cute!

MaryEllen said...

adorable card love the puppy !!

hollie said...

Great idea! Thanks!

rlovew said...

Adorable card! Love the dog popping up.

Penny said...

Thank you so much, Linda for sharing. Love the color scheme and that puppy made me smile.

Deanna Lynn said...

This little dog is so cute!

Ashley Nicole said...

What an adorable card. Love the mixing and matching on this one.

Suzys Crafts said...

Love puppies! This one is adorable!

Sugarlips said...

This is so adorable! You did a great job on the colors. :)

Amanda Phillips said...

Whooo hooo these are awesome fun! Thank you for sharing

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