Friday, July 30, 2010

Summertime Blog Hoppin with Fred, She Said!





It's summertime and a perfect time to spend time in the garden! I've spend the evening in a paper garden full of beautiful peonies from Tracey at Fred-She Said Digital Designs!

For this hop stop I'm using Tracey's Corner Peony, the pre-colored version. There are TEN delightfully pre-colored images. You can also color your own image, of course...but being just home from 2 days at CHA, I opted to go with the pre-colored versions! I cut the flowers out and popped them up on foam tape.

On the way home I stopped in at The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI. This FUN Cuttlebug die followed me home! This is a Cuttlebug Embossing Plus die called Elegant Ellipse. It cuts, embosses and makes tiny prics all in one pass through the Big Shot machine! I fell in love...and if you keep an eye on my blog, you will see the other THREE that followed me home in posts soon!! I'm in LOVE!!

So, we're hopping!! The FSS Design Team has been busy creating and we have some lovely eye candy for you ! Please leave us some love as you wander along the bloggy trail. At each stop on your way, there will be a special word. Collect them up and there will be instructions at the end of your journey on how to enter. ...and enter you will want to do!!

The winning entry will receive $20 GC for the Fred She Said Store AND.... (AND!) ... a $20 USD Gift Certificate for CropStop so you can get that punch, or dies, inks, or embellishments you have been having you eye on :) We will receive entries until Thursday August 5th Midnight EDT.

Here is the order of Blog Hop participants in case you lose your way.

Michelle - you are here!!!

Lora

Carol H

Maria

Darsie

Sonya

Shelly

Tracey (end of your journey and blog hop entry instructions) *UPDATED LINK*

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My special word: It's

34 comments:

A Sarasota said...

Love your peony card! The flower is so classic and elegant. Love it!
happy blog hopping
alecia

Jaspere said...

These are gorgeous!!!

A Sarasota said...

Michelle, Tracey's blog at the end of the hop sends us back here... do we email you the words we collected? Thanks for the help!
alecia

Darsie Bruno said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS, Michelle!! Oh my gosh, the embossing, the die cut! Just beautiful!

~Michelle~ said...

A wee glitch with the last link...but if you grab it off of my blog, it will take you to Tracey's gorgeous card and the last of the challenge instructions!
Good Luck to all! Hope you had fun hopping! :)

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Michelle! I love the color & design of the cards themselves...perfect for showing off these wonderful flowers!
This is a really nice set!!!
enjoy your day sweetie!
hugs & blessings!

Sonya said...

So elegant!!! When I see all the colored versions it makes me want to make a set also. I love your embossed frame!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards. Love the cuttlebug folder.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW Michelle! That's a lot of cutting. Gorgeous card set! Now you need to make a stationary box to put them in. Ü

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous set, Michelle! CHA... jealous! Can't wait to see the other CB and other goodies you came home with!

Wendy Colledge said...

Fabulous set of cards Michelle! Thaey are just gorgeous ... 'lovin' the embossing too ;o)

racinggrandma61 said...

GreaT JOB ON THE CARDS. So jealous of you getting to go to CHA

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness, this is gorgeous!! I may have to have that Cuttlebug follow me home as well:)

Janet Kay

Dani said...

Sooo lovely and elegant!! What a wonderful card1

agypsyangel said...

Love the peony :)

Nancy said...

Oh My What GORGEOUS Cards!!!
Love the Peonies!!!

merniebug said...

Gorgeous treats for my eyeballs and such beautiful inspiration.

Theresa said...

Lucky you-CHA. I would give my eye teeth :-).

Jaqi said...

What lovely cards! So elegant!

Dee said...

Simply GORGEOUS! Love the classic elegance . . .

Margaret said...

Gorgeous set of cards and I absolutely love that Cuttlebug folder :o)

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! What beautiful cards...that die is terrific!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous. I just love how you've done these. TFS.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

They are fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do with your new "followed me home" purchases!

Carla said...

Hello Michelle,
You are my 1st stop on Tracey's blog hop and I like your flowers very much.
Greetings from the Netherlands

DebbieB said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Whimcees said...

Beautiful cards - perfect for this image! Love the embossing!

Wishing you a good week!

Barbara Diane

Phyllis said...

Your cards are just sooooo beautiful and elegant. I love the cuttlebug folder that followed you home also. hmmm wonder where I can find one that will follow me home. lol

Maureen said...

What an absolutely gorgeous set of cards!! Love the flower in all the different colors and that new CB folder thing is too cool!

Tanya said...

Wow!!! These are beautiful!! What a set to give as a gift... thanks for the inspiration!!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Love that Cuttlebug folder/die. I haven't seen those yet. TFS!

Robyn said...

Wow!!! So very elegant and stunning coloring of the flowers.

silvia said...

Gorgeous cards!!

sunshine71 said...

Beautiful cards! I would of never thought to print a pre colored flower... Beautiful & fast! Thanks for sharing