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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Clean & Simple Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog.  This is my first time to join in a blog hop and I am thrilled to be able to share my card with you.  I started making cards in Oct. 2009 for OWH and then my youngest son joined the Army in Dec. 2009 during his senior yr. in high school so I have an added incentive to make cards for our heroes.
I loved the card that was done in class with the distress inks and 3 squares with butterflies.  I didn't have any distress inks with me when I did this card at my friend's house so I used chalks.  Hope you like it.  I have some I will try with the distress inks and Perfect Pearls when I get back from my trip.



If you came from Dixie you came from the right place. If you want to start at the beginning click here.
Your next stop on the hop is Sue at her Little Bits of Randomness... blog.

86 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining the OWH skip! Fun color combo :)

    Cruise-bound in a few hours!!!
    Sandy

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  2. Love kitties and the sentiment!

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  3. Purrfect card. But then I'm a kitty person. It turned out great.

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  4. Beth, This is so very cute. I love those little images. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So cute! I think using chalks gives a whole different look than the distress inks- looks like you made a new technique!

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  6. very nice card - I forget about using chalks also - gives it such a soft look - sometimes I even use chalks to "ink" the edges of my paper - chalk the edges of my paper.

    thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  7. Just adorable! The chalk inks give it a nice, soft look and the cat images are soooo cute. Great job!

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  8. Awwww! As sweet and purrfect as can be! Thanks for being part of the wonderful OWH Group and for being part of the SKIP!!

    Cute blog too!
    Lisa

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  9. Those stamps are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing this adorable card!

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  10. Very cute with chalk and kitties!

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  11. really liking the chalk "distress"

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  12. That is such a great technique! Fun sentiment too.

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  13. I'm the Sue who's next on the skip & my blog address is: http://fleurdelysamericaine.blogspot.com/2012/02/operation-write-home-cas-blog-skip-blog.html
    It was first published as a different Sue.

    Cute card, by the way.

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  14. Sweet card, and def clean and simple. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip!

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  15. What a cool technique and the chalks seem to work perfectly. I need to use my chalks more often!

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  16. very adorable card! and love the colors.

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  17. I have a few chalks and am inspired to use them. Thanks.

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  18. Cute card, BJ! Those stamps are just adorable.

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  19. Beth, the chalk is a terrific solution! Love it!

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  20. This card is sooooo cute. Love what you did!!

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  21. Oh, this is just adorable! Can't imagine DIs could make it any cuter!!

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  22. Very cute! I like the chalks--I never think to use mine much. Very soft look.

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  23. So cuuuuute!!! Loving the chalks, too! on to the next stop...

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  24. Very sweet card and using chalk instead of the DI is pure genius! Have a wonderful trip!

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  25. Love your card!! I use chalks quite a bit and like the softness they bring to a project. Congrats on your first blog hop!!

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  26. I love cats and pretty pastels. So this card is one of my faves :)

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    1. Great images for this trio stamped card. Very cute.

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  27. Oh I LOVE it! Your card is so sweet. TFS

    btw, I am a new Army Mom. My son goes to basic on March 5th

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  28. Super color & use of chalks! I have chalks, never touched then..scared! LOL!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  29. I love the kitty images! The chalk is great on your card! Very nice.

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  30. Like the use of chalks. I help teach a chalk pastel class to my homeschool group. I will have to let them try this.

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  31. Very pretty card; great use of the technique we learned in the CAS class! Congrats on your first hop!!

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  32. Such a sweet card and the cats are purr-fect!

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  33. such a cute card!!
    I love the stamps and the chalks

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  34. Very cute card! The kittens are so sweet.

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  35. Great card! Fantastic adaptation of the technique!

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  36. I like the look of the chalks. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Cute card, Beth - where did you find those adorable kitty stamps? Thank you for sharing this sweet card.

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  38. Cute kitty card...thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love the effects the chalks provided. Haven't tried Distress inks yet myself so that would also be fun to try. Your little kitties look so cute al chalked up! What a fun blog skip this is so far, Beth!

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  40. I just knocked over my chalks the other day, breaking some, and thinking I needed to find a way to use them. You came along at a perfect time. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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  41. Very cute card and the chalk definitely adds to it.

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  42. Meow, I like what you with the chalks and the images in the square. TFS

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  43. darling card, love the images and the meow/sentiment. you rocked with the chalks. tell your son thanks for his service!

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  44. Your card is just adorable, and I love those splashes of color! NJ!~

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  45. LOVELY CARD! It is so adorable with the chalk inks.

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  46. not crazy about kitties and too cute, but good idea on the chalk.

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  47. What a sweet card! Love the colors you used, great technique. Thanks for being part of the OWH skip!

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  48. What a sweet card! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Great card, very pretty colors!
    R/

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  50. Oh, this is great with the chalks. Cute card!

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  51. Such sweet kittens and colors! The chalk gives a soft and almost furry look. Thanks for sharing it.

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  52. What an adorable card - it is going to make someone smile! Great job.

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  53. so so cute! I forget to pull out my chalks too!!!! dang! but luv my DI's!

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  54. Great job improvising with the chalks! This is a pretty card!

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  55. Great Card! Thank you for joining the skip and sharing your creativity.

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  56. Very sweet card - thank you so much!

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  57. What a neat technique. The kitty cats are so cute. They make that card special. Good choice of colors too. Thanks for sharing your card -- great job!

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  58. Oh My Goodness! This is soooo adorarable! I really LUV the stamped images and the color wash is so different! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your cruise!

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  59. Beautiful! I like the cat stamps and the colors you used. So bright and cheerful. Great Job!

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  60. I think it looks good with the chalk!

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  61. I love a whimsical card...very cute!

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  62. Great card! and great idea with the chalk. I love chalks and this is a great reminder to get them out more often. TFS!

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  64. LOVE this card. The kitties are so cute!!
    Purr-fect!!

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  65. Adorable card using the chalks. I like them too for soft backgrounds... use pastels actually but have to rub a lot of the dust residue off before sending to OWH.

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  66. What a cute card! I really like how the sentiment turned out multiple-colored.

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  67. What a cute card! I really like how the sentiment turned out multiple-colored.

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  68. What a purrfect card. I couldn't resist.
    I really like how you pulled this card together.

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  69. Adorable card, love your coloring technique

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  70. Your card is the cat's meow! Super sweet and fun kitties and sentiment! TFS!

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  71. very cute card! I'm loving all the CAS inspiration from this blog hop :)

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