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Friday, April 15, 2011



(Hopefully you arrived here from Jenn's blog. If not, there is a list of all bloggers below.)

Happy Friday! Today we are celebrating the Cricut Card Fairies!! We turned THREE YEARS OLD yesterday! YAY! What are Cricut Card Fairies you may be asking? Well I am here to tell you! We are a group of crafting volunteers who LOVE to send cards to those that need it. To date we have sent over 750 missions all over the globe. That is over 750 smiles and hugs via cards. Isn't that amazing? I became a fairy in 2010 because I was inspired by all the other fairies and the joy and comfort they were spreading.  If you are interested in becoming a fairy you can email Crystal at cricutcardfairyarmy@gmail.com with your cricut messageboard name and the email for which you wish to receive missions.

For this blog hop we had two themes to pick from, Fairies and Birthdays, and I bet you can tell from the title of this post, I picked birthdays.

I will be posting new projects for all three days of the blog hop, here are my first projects. I hope you get inspired by these two because I have the perfect BLOG CANDY for ya' if you do. What's that you say?? LOVE blog candy?? Then stop back here on all three days and you could qualify for extra blog candy.


This card was made using the Forever Young cartridge
Dress form on page 49 cut at 3"
Hat on page 63 cut at 3/4"
Shoes on page 60 cut at 1"

Papers are K & Co. and Graphic 45
Stamp for sentiments are from Papertrey Ink
Inks are Memento Dew Drops
Ribbon from my stash



This adorable  and super simple birthday card was made with the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.

Airplane image on page 65 cut at 2"
Clouds on page 66 cut at 1/2, 3/4, and 1"

Paper is from K & Co. and Papertrey Ink
Stamped sentiment from the Paper Co.
Inks are Memento Dew Drops


BLOG CANDY - Because this blog hop is special to me (sort of a coming back from crafting hiatus), you have TWO chances to win blog candy!!! And it is sooo easy to enter!!! I will be giving away the two cartridges I used for my projects above. One HELLO KITTY GREETINGS, and one FOREVER YOUNG. (Although I mistakenly used my own cartridges in the pictures, you will be winning brand new cartridges.)

OK now here is how you can have a chance to win not one - but TWO cartridges.
1st chance: comment on this post and you are in the drawing for the first cartridge.
2nd chance: I will be posting on all three days of the blog hop so anybody who comments on ALL THREE of my posts will be in the drawing for the second cartridge.
See... easy right?!
Of course followers are adored and revered and greatly appreciated - so please follow if you like my projects, but it is not necessary for the blog candy.
Good Luck and please leave contact info in your comment.

Ok, now head on over to Gina's blog and see what this talented lady has in store for you. Love that RED card Gina!! And if you happened to land here out of order, there is a list of all the participating blogs below.


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Larelyn http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/
Rachelle http://www.rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com/
Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
RachelM http://trickut-rachelscrafts.blogspot.com/
Sheryl http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Tami http://sunsetami.wordpress.com/
Jenn http://craftingwithjenn.blogspot.com/
Brenda  <<<< you are here!
Gina http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
Karel http://www.kareljcreations.com/


Rachelle said...

I love your cards beejay, I am excited to be in this hop with all you ladies.

Karelj said...

Your cards are just so cute! I'm now following your pretty blog--and am so happy to be a fellow Card Fairy with you. You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Brenda I love your cards! Super awesome and great staging! I love the Forever Young one the most, may be lifting. What a fantastic way to "come back" I missed ya! Thanks for being a fairy, you and the rest of the fairies make it what it is!

Trickut said...

Great cards I love the paper u used in the forever young card. The Hello Kitty is so cute!


- - Sheryl - - said...

Wow - love your card - great work!!! I do not have the carts and would love to win!
Going to follow too -
luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

Your cards are great! Keep up the fantastic job girly :-)

Love That Bug said...

Your cards are so pretty. They turned out great

lovethatbug1733 at yahoo.com

Lillian Child said...

These are such fun card creations!

What a delightful blog you have here. I am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello!


Jessica said...

Wow you did some fabulous cards. I truly love them thank u for being a part of our wonderful group. And helping to brighten someones day. Thanks for the chance to win awsome blog candy.
Jess windraven26@gmail.com

Gina Thornton said...

Oh wow! I can't believe those cards! I love them! I am feeling a little unworthy of following you!!! I am glad you are back from your hiatus!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the AMAZING Blog candy! Keeping my fingers crossed!!! Thanks again!!! I'll try to remember to be bac again for more chances to win! And I am totally a follower!
oh and thanks for being a part of CCFA!
GRKIDDO at Verizon
dot net

Tambo said...

OMG these are adorable. I love the little airplane. Someone asked me to design a "Save the Date" card with a plane and a trailing banner. This cartridge would be perfect for that. Love your work. Thanks, Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net

Diana said...

OMG!! Your cards are soooo cute!! I will definitely be a follower of yours now so I can keep getting inspired by your talents!!

Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies too!!
aka Doodles on the Cricut MB

Tara said...

I'm here on Day 2 - love the added touch of gloss to the balloons and bow on Hello Kitty! And I love this card too - it is so elegant! Kudos! Thanks for being a Card Fairy!

Larelyn said...

Oh, I so glad you rejoined the "posting" world. Your cards are really cute. Love the background paper in the first, and who can resist Kitty? Great job.

Lisa said...

Your cards are just gorgeous -- the one made with Forever Young is simply stunning!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...I am now happily following you as well! I'm popping into this hop in the middle so now I'm off to start at the beginning :D


Kaitlin said...

Very cute cards!:)


KathyJo said...

Your cards are great and your blog candy is super generous.
skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

You have some super cute projects on here! I just became a follower :-)
And thank you so much for the chance at some candy!

adamson79 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Just call me Vic said...

I love your first card!!

Wendi McTaggart said...

I am so jealous! The cards are beautiful. I really need to get into card making and not just layouts! Great Work!


*Star said...

Beautiful cards Beejay! I love the Forever Young cartridge but I still don't own it. Crossing my fingers. ;) Tfs and have a great day.

stars paper passion at gmail dot com

P.S. It's great to have you back. Long time no craft. :)