Blog Hop Today!!!

Welcome Everyone -
are you all ready to start hopping?
Today's the Day - Our Blog Hop has begun!!!
We are having a GIANT Blog Hop to
celebrate our new team at The Crafter's Cafe

As you make your way through the Hop today,
you'll need to pick up "Clues" from each stop for a chance to win the FBD prize!
By the end of the hop, you will be able to solve the puzzle! (hint: it is easier to figure out if you visit the blogs in order)
Email your answer/phrase to Stacie at:
to be entered to WIN!!
You should have arrived here from Linda Anderson and
Your next stop in the Hop is Laura Visser- Anderson
My cards were made with images generously donated by two of our sponsors, respectively The Stamping Boutique and our GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR Fresh Brewed Designs

Tulip Fairy from TSB

Tulip Fairy was hand colored with Prisma pencils. The image was cut out and layered askew with two circles cut from Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles dies, the first circle cut from a purple cardstock the second cut from a DCWV paper pack (whose cover is missing so sorry no name). The blue background is a plain cardstock stamped with Colorbox sky gray fluid chalks with my favorite handwriting stamp (sorry the name has worn off but it came from Michael's and I still see it there often). Finally, I added lots of 6mm flatback pearls and trailing flowers with 4mm flatback pearls added to the centers.
Love Train from FBD

My second card is a cute little mouse engineer driving a train loaded down with little red hearts. The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils and edged in a sky blue pigment ink VP0019 from Studio g. The background dp is from a DCWV stack, and the underlying angled gold paper was hand stamped with an Inkadinkadoo "love" stamp using a StazOn jet black ink pad. I added a strip of American Crafts ribbon in black grosgrain with the words "always" and "forever." Finally, four buttons in blue, red, yellow and black (sorry, maker unknown) ride along the bottom with a bow from American Crafts. The crow carrying the red heart button is painted wood and came from Micahel's found in their wood crafts section (the crow and the heart button are separate items).

My Clue is: the letter "A"

Don't forget we're having a big, GRAND OPENING PARTY at The Crafter's Cafe all day tomorrow Sat. 2/11/2012
Get to know our new team... check out the new look and...
there will be lots of games and prizes from all of our amazing sponsors
including The Stamping Boutique
All the games and events will be listed over at

Thanks for stopping by and have fun today hopping...
feel free to leave me a note to say HI I love comments, LOL!!

but most importantly email Stacie at  
with your answer to the puzzle!!!



Beckie said…
Oh my...loving both cards. Wonderful job coloring and on the card layout.

Be blessed, Beckie
Gloria Sauve said…
Wow! Two really great cards!! Well done!
Big hugs,
Marjo said…
Gorgalicious creations Beth!
xoxo Marjo
Julia said…
Beautiful creations! Your work is just gorgeous.
Heather said…
GORGEOUS cards! LOVE the purple and yellow flowers on the first and I LOVE LOVE The bright red train!

Heather D.
Rhonda Miller said…
Wow, these are both fabulous. I love all the flowers and layout on the first one and great job on the train on the second one. TFs.
WendyP said…
both your cards look wonderful !!!
love the digis and love the layouts!!
Oh both cards are great. Love all the tiny flowers and pearls on the first. Love the black bird and colors on the second.
Your cards are awesome, what great cretivity and great use of added embellies. Awesome.......
Heide said…
Great cards. Love all the flowers on the TSB image.
Leslie Turner said…
Totally awesome and gorgeous creations! Love the colors! :)
Hi Beth: I am about to start this image and WOWOWOWOWOW Do I LOVE what you have done! The fleurs are absolutely fantastic, stellar, uber! They add everything I could ever imagine! LUV Samara - your DT Sista
Renee said…
two great cards Elizabeth, but I especially like the Tulip fairy one! Love the colors.
Stacie Gorse said…
I know I'm late to be hopping, but I had to go to work!
I did a "drive by" this morning to make sure all the posts were up, but had to stop back to say "Hi"!
So, it turns out the "group trouble maker" has some real "skills"!!!
LOL!! Just teasing you!!
Your cards are BOTH fantastic and
I am SO happy that you're part of the TCC family!!
Hope to see you at the party!!
cardcreationsnz said…
Two great cards. I love the colours of the first one and all those flowers. It works well with the image.Cute love train card too.
Hi Elisabet, Beautiful cards and such gorgeous colours:0) There is a lot of inspiration here! Thank you for your kind comments, Gay x
AshKuku said…
Love the way you have improvised on that cute heart train image.... Brilliant!!!

Ash... :)
Celeste said…
your cards are so pretty
Ruth Little said…
Love them both!