Friday, September 21, 2012

Mermaid and Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to our Mermaid and Friends Blog Hop. Who doesn’t like to step back into their childhood and remember the beautiful things they loved. Our first part was Fairies. We had so much fun, with that hop. Today, we have a lot of women wanting to show off their work. A lot of very talented women! So dive in and come take a swim with us!
Here is our line up:
  1. Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
  2. Nancy ~ http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/
  3. Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Maria ~ http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com/
  5. Tonya ~ http://scrappingfunwithtonya.blogspot.com/
  6. Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
  7. CallyAnn-http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
  8. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/
  9. Jenny~ http://cccjalessi.blogspot.com/
Of course we have Blog Candy!
No hop would be complete without some amazing candy =) For this hop we have a $25 gift certificate for you to spend at Scrapping Bug Designs! (http://www.scrappingbugdesigns.com) She's got loads of very cute and adorable sets you are sure to love. Your total is for regular price, not sale price.

 Here are the rules...
For my project I decided to try out a style of card that I have been meaning to get around to making for awhile. I saw a tutorial awhile back here. I thought that this hop was the perfect excuse to use up the last little bit of blue body wash that had been sitting around not being used! Here is my card:


I had every intention of using a mermaid for this hop, but when I was looking through my paper to find something fun I found this in the Far East stack from DCWV. The koi fish on the paper called out to me and I knew that I had a stamp to match it. I decorated the top with blue lace (to cover up the mistake of my circle going off the edge... oops) and around the edge of the cutout I used a grey resin rose and some blue pearls in 5 and 12mm.


I used a framed circle on the inside of the card, and the stamp determined the size of the circles I made. I had thought of the idea of using the sentiment, "You're KOI and I like that," I even typed it up in SCAL, but then I decided the card did not warrant a punny saying. So, I ended up just leaving it blank.
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Now I must sent you swimming over to Jenny's blog.
Don't forget about the Blog Candy Rules!
Thanks for hopping!!

19 comments:

  1. I love it!!! You did such an amazing job!! <3

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  2. I love the effect of the water by using the body wash, is it just in a ziplock bag? I really would like to try this, would you share the instruction with me? Love the card.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  3. silly me, I just saw your link to the instruction! Thanks a million!

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  4. Very beautiful! I will have to add this project to the list ~ it's very creative.

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  5. Beautiful card! I'll have to give it a try!
    ~Nancy

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  6. Love the colors in this card! Very pretty!

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  7. Glad you tried this card. It's great. TFS

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  8. Such a lovely card - isn't this paper stack awesome, my husband spotted and got me this recently. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  9. Very pretty card!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  10. Ilike the blend of blues. It looks like the inside of th water.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  11. Beautiful card! I love the under water look for the window and the pearls. TFS AJ-

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  12. Love the underwater effect. Awesome job! xoxo

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  13. Miriam... OMG I just saw your message I WON I WON lol so excited thanks :D

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