Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank You Blog Hop

Our dear, sweet Madeline deserves a special Thank You. Her dedicated clients have decided to say Thank You in the form of a Blog Hop. Madeline, owner of The Shabby Vanity is a talented blog designer. I contacted Madeline on a Saturday and my blog was complete by the following Saturday. Oh, and did I mention that within that week, Madeline was in the hospital having a baby. That's dedication.

I've decided that, as a special treat to all of you "hoppers" I will give away something absolutely fantastic for those of you who are interested. It is what we in the blog world like to refer to as BLOG CANDY. My blog candy is a custom blog design by, who else, The Shabby Vanity . Yes, some lucky "hopper" will win a custom blog redesign by our dear, sweet Madeline. But, you must follow the rules. They are:

1. You must hop along and post comments on all of my sister blogs listed below.
2. You must be a follower of my blog.
3. You must leave me a comment telling me what you are most thankful for. This part is important. I REALLY want to know what you are most thankful for. It could be a spouse, your kids, this fantastic hobby, anything.

I will select a winner on Sunday, January 30th using the random integer widget on my page. So, the first person to leave a comment is #1, the second is #2, you know how this works. Please leave only one comment. Multiple comments does not increase your chances for winning.

Now, on to the good stuff. My sister bloggers who are also customers of Madeline at The Shabby Vanity have created some fantastic projects for you to review and comment on. Please use the links below to hop around and show my sister bloggers some love. They might have some fabulous blog candy as well. You never know how lucky you might get on this blog hop.

My sister bloggers are:
1. Raven
2. Ruthie
3. Theresa
4. Jennifer
5. Erika
6. Kristin
7. Angela
8. Melissa
9. Michele - YOU ARE HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!
10. Zeni
Oh, yes, one last thing... my project. I wanted to design a card that would blend the essence of my blog design with my favorite Cricut cartridge and my favorite colors. Sassy, Forever Young and the color pink. I really hope you enjoy my project. I've posted the recipe below for your convenience.

Thanks So Much

Forever Young cricut cartridge; Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion Stampin Up Cardstock; White gel pen (for the faux stitching); Pink satin ribbon from Michael's, Designer paper from Hobby Lobby.

Special thanks to Raven for organizing this blog hop. We are lucky to have you as a sister blogger. Please don't forget to visit The Shabby Vanity if you are interested in a custom blog design. You will not regret working with Madeline. She's the best!


Stampin' Dymonz said...

Love the card and the blog! TFS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! I am most thankful for my hubby and kiddos..they are the best..:)


Kathy's-Krafts said...

Beautiful card.....I am thankful for every single day I am able to wake up, spend time with my family and craft..

Anonymous said...

Cute card!!!

Tami B. said...

I am so thankful for my family and just the everyday blessings of my life. I'm a new follower. I haven't been able to comment on everyone's blog because some haven't posted yet. (Will hopefully be able to come back & comment on their's later.)
Love pink & black so your card is a real winner with me.

Raven B said...

Michele this is super cute. I love that card. Thanks for being in the hop.

Tanya said...

WOW Michele!!! LOVIN the card!! Of course, your blog ROCKS too!! ;) I would LOVE LOVE a blog make over.. I'm new to it and have no clue how to make it pretty. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!


johnnysgirl said...

Love the colors, I am most thankful for the time I had with my husband, and the wonderful children he gave me. thanks for the opportunity to win.(hopefully the other blogs will be up and ready, so I can see their wonderful ideas)

Teri A said...

I love your work it is so very nice. I am most thankful for my family, my husband and my 2 wonderful sons.
Thank you,

Nikki T said...

Love the card. The colors and embossing are awesome. I am thankful for my fiance and my family, they are the greatest forces in my life.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Nubian Crafter said...

Michelle, great job on the card, the colors really pop and your blog looks fab!!

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Patti Ross said...

Love Love Love your project!!! I am thankful that I am able to live the life of my dreams...I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family - and two beautiful grandest daughters!!!

Patti Ross

Ash said...

I am most thankful for life and all the wonderful people and opportunities in it!! Life is bittersweet. Thanks for the opportunity!

I'm now a new follower:)

The Happy Stamper :) said...

GOJUS card! I love the colors... great work & awesome blog hop!
Gale The Happy Stamper :)

Lovebug Creations said...

Love your card! How pretty! The colors are fantastic! I am most thankful for #1 -My family and #2 my crafting! They both balance me out when the other one is driving me nuts! ;)

Thank you!

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Lovely card. Has an elegant feel. Thanks for sharing.

I am thankful for me - who I am, all I can be, and all I have (family, friends, hobbies). All is unique to me.

Anonymous said...

Love your card! It's very pretty. TFS

I am thankful for .... Life, Family, Friends & and my new found crafting, that releases my Daily stress.. but the #1 think I am Thankful for is my Grandson I'm raising and the Lord showing me that not everyone is Perfect!

Thanks for the hop!

Kristin said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors.

I am thankful for my family, friends and good health. I don't need much more than that.

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I love your card and the colors are perfect. I am very thankful for my family and friends. They mean everything to me and that is why I scrapbook

Cathy said...

How much room do I have....I have so much to be thankful for! Mostly..God! and my family...esp my Grandson...he has a brain tumor and last summer as we celebrated his 4th birthday, it was a bitter sweet day. We had no idea at that time what kind of tumor....but God met our need to know and as of today it is a LIPOMA, just a fatty tumor.....He's being tested for autism as well....he's our little professor and we love him so much and ae so Thankful to have him in our lives.
My Daughter's Page is:
Adventures in Crazyland.......give her a visit and some encouragement!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Fabulous card! I love how you embossed the dress. It's so cute!
I'm thankful for my life and the opporutnity to enjoy my friends and family. I'm also thankful that I have a chance to live, breath, and move on my own. Life is so precious and everyday is a chance to do good in the world.
TFS and the chance to win. I'm a new follwer. Lovin' the blog.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

CraftyNetta's Spot said...

Michelle, love your card, great colors and it's too sassy..Oh, can you ook my blog up it

Trisha said...

Pretty card and love your blog design. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Treva said...

Beautiful card, tfs.
I am most thankful for my faith, family and friends. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Creative Crafts by Janel said...

I am thankful for my husband and my son! My son is my miracle and amazes me everyday!

Thanks for sharing your card!

SpantastiKreations said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors of this card.
I'm a new follower.
I'm SO thankful for my 2 beautiful children and their good health. I <3 them.


scrapaholicjen said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love that patterned paper - and the embossed dress! Love it all!
I am most thankful for my hubby and 3 beautiful kids!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Riley's Custom Creations said...

Hey Ziggy! I LOVE this card! The colors just pop against the black! And thank you for such a generous blog candy offering!

I am most thankful for the past 2 1/2 years of being a mom, the ups and downs, and the chance to see life anew through my son's eyes.

I did a quick hop through everyone's blog, now I'm going back to take notes and leave some love. Great job!

Debc06 said...

Love your card and your blog design. WTG Madeline & Michelle. TFS.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

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joni said...

Love your girly!!! And I love the look of your blog!!! Madeline Rocks!! I am most thankful for my family!!! TFS

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

I'm a new follower thanks to the blog hop, and love love love your card!!! Your blog looks awesome too. I don't have a blog, so if by some chance i am selected, throw me back. Looking forward to seeing more great projects from you :)

sunnyaz37 said...

I am most grateful for my family. We have been through a lot of challenges in the last 5 years. And I am proud of us that we have stuck together and rose to the occassion. Btw your blog is adorable!! (

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I am a new follower!! I LOVE your blog and can't wait to see what you make next!

Your card is so beautiful!

Brenna said...

That is such a cute card! You blog is amazing! I am a new follower but I love the blogs that Shabby Vanity has done for everyone! So cute!! Anyway, I am most thankful for my beautiful daughter and husband and my families health!!

Janis said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I am most thankful for my family. My husband and I are great friends as well as husband and wife, and I am so thankful for our 4 chilren - who are all grown except our youngest special needs daughter, Bonnie. And I am so thankful for Bonnie. She is sweet and innocent and so loving. We are best buds. :) Janis

Kim VanSheppy said...

Love your card, I have that cart and I really love those silhouettes.
I'm most thankful for my family. My children are a great source of happiness and never fail to make me laugh!
kimsheppard 6 at hotmail dot com

Linda S said...

Love the colors!! Great card! I am thankful for my good health! I am now a follower......

AJoy said...

Very pretty blog and card! I love the colors! I also like your caricature!

I am thankful for my hubby. He has stuck with me through our rollercoaster relationship. He is a wonderful provider to me and our girls. I don't know what I'd do without him.

nginerd at gmail dot com

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful card.

I am most thankful for my family. They mean the most to me in the world.
I am also thankful for ladies like you who sponsor blog hops and show off your great talents and give others ideas to craft too.

FMonty said...

Love the card!

I am most thankful for the 3 kiddos ages 14, 6, 3 mos that I have :)

Anna said...

Great card. Love the colors. Great blog. I am thankful for so many things. God saving my soul...My wonderful family...My wonderful church.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

I really love your card. The colors are awesome =)
I am now one of your newest followers.

Ok what am i most thankful for.... I am most thankful for wakeing up every morning with my other half and my son all well =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

SueNJ said...

I love your cards and choice of paper. I am so thankful for my husband. He is always encouraging me and he is my partner. I love my life :)

I am a follower now too so I won't miss a thing :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

McVic said...

Love the card the colors are great. Im a new follower

Alex said...

really cute card and blog !

the condes at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

Love your card so cute!! I am sooo thankful for my family specially for my daughter thank God she is healthy and so smart!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

BunnyFreak said...

Great card. I am thankful for my family!

Creative Diva said...

Hi! Im a new follower! I love the colors you chose for your card! I am most thankful for having a loving and adoring husband who supports my love for scrapbooking & cardmaking. He even helped me create my very own Scrapbook Room after Christmas! He is the most important thing Im thankful for!

Patti Ross said...

so the layout and the colors

Patti Ross

mum of two said...

Your card is amazing! The colors are fabulous, and I love the doodling and the pretty pink ribbon. I am a new follower, and I am most thankful for my family, my husband and my beautiful, precious babies. TFS and for the chance to win, my blog is in desperate need of a makeover...


DIANA L. said...

The cutest Love this card colors are great. Black is my staple I think I put it in almost every card.AS of this post I am your newest follower TFS

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

LOVE your card! Absolutely beautiful! TFS! I'm your newest follower!

I have blog candy over at my BLOG!

Hugs, JennRo
jennro7781 at yahoo dot com
My Blog

Christine said...

I love your blog and could use a blog redo. Your card is so pretty. I am now a follower.

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing on this hop! I now have a fun new blog to follow. Your card is fabulous! I am so thankful for so many things in my life. My family, my job, my house, my crafts supplies, a husband who lets me craft, and I am so thankful for fun blogs to follow... learn from and inspire me! pjritsema at gmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Michelle

Girl, this is beautiful! I love your design and the colors you used. Your blog is also too cool.
I am most thankful for the health of my family!
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Stephanie said...

I am a follower. I am most thankful for my cricut because with this outlet I can get rid of my stress so I can enjoy my family.

Simply AJ said...

First, let me say that your card is really pretty. I am a new follower and love your blog (design and content)! I am truely thankful for my husband (married 30yrs). I suffered an injury that has left me disabled and completely dependent on him. He has stepped up and gone over and above every day to make sure I am healthy and happy. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful soulmate! Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to scrapping with you!! AJ

Anne said...

Love, love, LOVE your card! It's very feminine and pretty and I even have the paper and cartridge to recreate it or something very close to your design. What I am most thankful for besides my health is my family and friends. Life would be so much harder without those two things. I'm a follower and I'm loving your blog! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us and for such an awesome prize, too.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Angela R said...
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Angela R said...

I most thankful for my Nanny right now, she had been really sick but thanks to god and Doctors she is as good as new, she has such a heart of gold! Thank you for being part of this hop, you are so talented! I just became a follower. Cannot wait to see furture projects because this one is so amazing I love the colors and the paper choices and the embrossing accents on the dress. AWESOME!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy!
New Blog: If you get a chance I love new friends!

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Love, love the card! Your blog is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

stefeni said...

Great card! I am so thankful for the year 2010. I am now a home owner, have a new job and a new puppy. Life is great right now.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Vernetta said...

Great blog and candy! I love the card! Already a follower. I am thankful for all the wonderful ladies I have met online and in person since I started scrapbooking. They (including you) are all truly phenomenal women!

Kim said...

Michelle cute card and blog. I'm thankful for each day the opportunity to say three words to my twin daughters "I love you".

Anonymous said...

Cute card, I love the black and pink, very sharp.

TFS, I am a new follower! I love the blog, looks great!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com