Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth day blog hop, and birthday CANDY!

Good morning!!!!! Not only am I happy because it's Saturday, but I'm also on vacation this week so I'm sure to get more play time in. Woohoo!

Today, Unscripted Sketches is having a blog hop in honor of Earth Day. Not only is there a sketch, but also a piggyback challenge to use something recycled. If you didn't get here from Beth (and here AMAZING card) then head to the top of the hop at Unscripted Sketches.

For my card I looked around my (messy) workspace to see what I had, since I found no inspiration elsewhere in the house. I found the inside of a card, sent to me with a coupon from somewhere for my birthday and cut out the sentiment for my panel. I then looked around for bits of ribbon I hate to part with and found the hearts lying around from Valentine's day too.

It's subtle on the backround piece, but I used a new Houndstooth embossing folder. So much fun and it doesn't take away from the main pieces--just a bit of texture.

And, in addition to a hop and Earth Day, today is my birthday! So since I love presents I'm giving away candy. Leave a comment by Wednesday April 28th and I'll pick a winner to receive a retired (oldie) SU set and a matching tag punch. I forgot that it comes with 3 stampin spots too (certainly celery, real red, brocade blue). I'll even enter followers twice!

To continue on this Unscripted hop, head over to see what Debbie has created. Then go back to Unscripted Sketches to play along for yourself!



  1. This is so cute. What a great idea to repurpose another card.

    And Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day and a fabulous vacation week.

  2. Happy birthday! It's a great card from repurposed materials!

  3. Happy Birthday! I love your card! It is a great take on the sketch!!!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Happy vacation! Is it Spring Break for you? Awesomeness. Your card is so cute!! I love that textured background.

    Thanks for the farewell wishes. I'll still be commenting here on your blog.

  5. this is so adorable, I luv it..have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

  6. Happy Birthday, fab card! So great candy! Hugs;moni

  7. Caryl, Congratulations on your Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. I love how you created your card. Thanks for your inspiring me with this sketch.

  8. Happy B-Day! Great job with your card too!

  9. Happy Happy Birthday! And I guess that means happy birthday to your hubby too. Didn't you say last year that his birthday was the day after or before yours?

    What a cute card. I like how you used the hearts in place of another piece of ribbon.

  10. Happy Birthday! What a great way to recycle.

  11. I love this Earth Day celebration. Your card is great - the red hearts are the perfect touch.
    And Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful birthday week :-)

  12. Aww Caryl, I didn't realize it was your birthday. I'm so sorry I missed it! This not having a computer is terrible! I only get to check on my blogging friends when I can borrow a good computer! Hope your birthday was absolutely wonderful. Have a nice visit with your Aunt in Phil! Hugs...

  13. Beautiful card!!!! I love the houndstooth embossing!!

    And Happy Birthday (sorry a little late:)!!!

    What great blog candy, thanks for a chance to win!!

  14. Oh My Goodness! I can't believe I missed this. What wonderful candy! I am sure the winner is happy with this.
    I feel bad that I missed your birthday.
    Happy belated Birthday!
    Hello Bella welcome to blogland. She sure is cute. When I got Max he was about that age and I taught him to sit and roll over for cat treats. I wish I would have taught him to like to ride in the car and let me vacuum him. He hates the car. I can't take him anywhere. And it would be so nice to vacuum all that cat hair off of him instead of me, the chairs, the floor, my bed...He runs when he hears me get it out of the closet. LOL
    I sure hope you had a great week!


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