Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!! And welcome to the butterfly themed blog hop being held in honor of our wonderful hostess Laura's birthday! (Happy Birthday sweetie!) I'm so honored to be a part of such a fabulous group of women :) And I'm so happy you've decided to join us! If you've come here from Trish over at www.techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com then you're in the right spot. If not, head on over to Laura's blog at http://www.makinprettythings.com to start at the beginning. I'll have our full line up at the end of this post for ya just in case.

Now on to my projects:

The first thing I made for this hop was a gift-card holder birthday card:
The gift card slides in through the flower shaped punch on the upper-right side of the card. Pretty neat, huh? :)
Now I'm not crazy about this part, but here's how the inside came out:
I used one of Momo's youtube tutorials for how to cut and fold the base. You can see it here: http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/2010/05/episode-46-gift-card-holder.html 

Then I decided to make an even bigger project and ended up with my second chipboard book :)
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the back:
This was made for my very good friend Lynn's baby girl who's due in July. I used the CDS so I apologize for not having exact measurements of everything (but if you'd like them I do have the file saved). I used Lyrical Letters, Simply Charming, Storybook, and Create-A-Critter, along with paper from the DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack, face stamps from Peechy Keens Wide Eyed Kid Assortment set, some eyelets, and twine to tie it all together :)

Thanks so much for joining us on our hop :) I hope you are all enjoying everyones projects!

Now for some blog candy!

For one lucky winner (who will be chosen by random.org Monday morning), I have got a Super Secret Surprise Package! It could be a cartridge, could be a bundle of crafty goodies, could be a gift card! It's a surprise! You don't have to be a follower to win, but are always welcome :) All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post, and be sure to include some way for me to contact you in case you are the lucky winner :)

Thanks again for joining us!
Our wonderful line-up:

Laura-www.makinprettythings.com (our fabulous hostess)
Melanie-www.scrappymel.blogspot.com

    95 comments:

    1. The card is great----I love the colors.The chipboard album is beautiful!!You have been very busy.
      Hugs, Anita
      amc35045@bellsouth.net

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    2. Your carde is soooo wonderful I love it
      Huggs
      celeste
      celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

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    3. Adorable card and album. TFS.

      mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

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    4. GREAT card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your mini album!! TFS and you did a Wonderful job on this.
      jessica
      chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
      eschfamily@yahoo.com

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    5. So cool how you made the album!! Gotta love PKS!! The card is also adorable!

      TFS and a chance to win your surprise!

      alina.luis@live.com

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    6. Love love love your mini chipboard album! Super cute! ~Vanessa W
      baboo7192@gmail.com

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    7. Love your card and the chipboard album is adorable!
      I am a follwer of yours, would love it if you stopped by my blog and checked it out:) Love for you to follow me too:)
      Sherrie K
      http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    8. Such pretty work, Libby! I just love both projects! Thank you so much for joining in on my birthday hop!

      {{HUGS}}
      Laura

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    9. great butterfly project

      TFS!!!!!

      cathie
      scraphappycat@gmail.com

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    10. the butterfly card is really pretty...i have joined as a follower....Thanks for sharing

      scrapbookparadise@yahoo.com
      scrapbookparadise.blogspot.com

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    11. Lovin the sparkle of the gift card holder - so pretty! And that album is fabulous, TFS!
      xxJenn
      www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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    12. The card was adorable,and the album looks fantastic.

      Sarah
      www.sarahprocrastinating.blogspot.com

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    13. Great card, so bright and pretty! Love Avery book, so much detail. Beautiful project. TFS
      pammejo1@yahoo.com
      http://pammejo-scapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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    14. i love your chip board albums! just too cute!
      liz :o)

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    15. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.


      vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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    16. Great projects! Love all the details on your book!
      abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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    17. Love your both project you did for hop...
      I keep saying I got to do a sweet mini ablum
      you inspirted me to try my had at one with letters for my grandson. Prince Jason
      The Scrapbooking Queen

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    18. The gift card holder is so cute! Love the colors you chose--and the inside looks fine to me! They'll be so busy checking out the gift card, they won't look anyway!! LOL! What a charmming gift for Avery! You dis a beautiful job on the wordbook-her mommy will cherish it, I know. Happy Birthday to Laura! I'm so glad she turned 29 so we could all hop together! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

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    19. As always, I love your projects! The chipboard album is gorgeous! The butterfly card is simply adorable. Great job on both! Have a great day!

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    20. oh my GOSH!!! loved that book. We used the same paper stack in our projects. Im paula from scrapyourworld1 on the hop with you> also a NEW follower!!!
      paula
      faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com

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    21. Love the mini album I still have that as one of my goals to try

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    22. Fabulous card, love the mini album! Great work, TFS

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    23. I love love love the book....it is so fabulous.
      kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
      www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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    24. Love your card! I love that it's a gift card holder, such a clever idea! Your mini album turned out so cute, great springy colors! TFS! New follower! :)

      lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com

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    25. I LOVE your book.. amazing!!

      ♥Tammy

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    26. Wonderful projects!! Awesome job on them :)

      Tanya
      phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
      http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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    27. Hi Libby (love your blog name and the relevance to your own name.....too cute)
      I am happy, happy, happy to be a new follower. Your card is awesome and the album is super duper superb.
      Jessica
      http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
      strgazrblueyes22477@yahoo.com

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    28. Your card is sooo cute and the album is adorable I love it!!
      treto_sandra@yahoo.com

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    29. What a lovely card and album. The docor them all are Beautiful! Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com and frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com

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    30. love your work!
      thanks for the chance to win!

      sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
      sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot com

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    31. You have been busy! I love both projects!
      Hummer Hugs,
      Misty
      http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
      hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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    32. Love that album and card. Great job :)

      pruttybird at comcast dot net

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    33. Great projects. The mini book is so cute.

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    34. I love your project, it is perfect. I am already a follower & TFS, Dee:)

      http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com
      designsfrommyheart@ymail.com

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    35. The giftcard holder is great and I love your chipboard album! Both projects are very cheery and colorful.

      HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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    36. I love your chipboard book,I want to do one of these!! I am a new follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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    37. What an adorable card!! Love the colors and the inside looks great! The chipboard album is sooooo super cute!! What a great gift! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

      scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
      scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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    38. Oh Libby! These are just great! Love the giftcard holder. The chipboard albumn is
      fantastic!! Love all the cuts you've used in it. Awesome!!!! :)
      anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

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    39. The card is so awesome and the chipboard album is just fabulous! Both are so pretty and colorful! I'm already a follower...thanks so much for a chance to win :)

      http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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    40. Wow! Love the chipboard album. Very creative

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    41. Love the sparkly gift card holder and your birthday album.
      Kathy
      Katsews at Gmail dot com

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    42. your friend will be thrilled to have this awesome chipboard album.. it's awesome!! love the lil card! new follower
      parkernana5@cox.net
      http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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    43. Love this chipboard album, you did an amazing job. So cute.

      Smiles Sher
      ShersL84bed@aol.com

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    44. Super cute projects...love the way you used the PKS for the album. TFS!
      jennyplace26@gmail.com

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    45. Great projects! I became a follower. Thanks for the chance!

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    46. I love the chipboard book!! Great job!

      watersgirl@gmail.com

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    47. Very cute projects! I'm a new follower:)

      Kaitlin
      angel1694@comcast.net
      http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

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    48. Such awesome projects!! I am now follower 191!! Yay!

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    49. Great mini, your friend is going to love it!
      jpshirley@ymail.com

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    50. That book is so gorgeous!! I love it.

      I have a question about it, if you don't mind answering.

      iluvkatie74
      at yahoo
      dot com

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    51. Libby,
      Your book is gorgeous..Love it!
      Minta

      mintab@gmail.com
      http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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    52. Awesome Projects!! Love the chipboard album!!! TFS!!! I already am a follower of your Super Blog!!

      http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
      ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
      Rexann♥

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    53. TFS. I love the inside of the card and love a "mini" Super cute!

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    54. Wow that book is AMAZING lots of time and talent! Thank you for your inspiration

      savannah

      simplecricutcrafts@gmail.com

      simplecricutcrafts.blogspot.com

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    55. Fabulous Projects!!!!

      Valerie
      bestisyet2be10@yahoo.com

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    56. I love that chipboard book, I am too afraid to try one!
      scrappintotheknittygritty at gmail dot com

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    57. Love your card and the chipboard album was wonderful. TFS
      Debbie
      debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
      http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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    58. Both projects are great!! Thanks for your inspiration!
      sew_great at hotmail dot com

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    59. Beautiful, i just love the way you finished the inside of your card. And i have to say, love the book, as my new grandbaby is named Avery. TFS! www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
      kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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    60. Love your chipboard book. All the details are fantastic. TFS

      Jess B.
      thatzuneek@gmail.com

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    61. great projects...the mini album is amazing. I have the paper and the cartridges, I may have to give one a try.
      mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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    62. The word book is fantastic. Great job on your projects.

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    63. What beautiful projects!!! Your word book turned out sooo cute....your friend will LOVE it!!!

      hugs,
      Sarah

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    64. Great projects! I love that book you made - I'm sure your friend will cherish it.
      Jennifer
      j.berb at hotmail dot com

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    65. Very pretty projects! I love the colors that you use. They are so happy!! TFS and a chance to win!

      Patty
      Crafty_kitten at mac dot com
      Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

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    66. Cool gift card holder. inside looks good too! ;) Love your board book. I've got to try one sometime. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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    67. I love the mini album and gift card holder. They are really cool. Thanks so much for sharing.



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    68. Hi Libby! Your card is darling; very pretty. And I love your chipboard album. I remember your first one and what a great job you did. And this one is terrific too. Good job! Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy--what a mystery!--Pat N.

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    69. Very cute projects! Definitely a new follower! TFS :)
      fmadera75atgmaildotcom

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    70. Love your gift card and that mini is awesome.
      nana5604 at gmail dot com

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    71. LOVE your projects! Love your entire blog, I'm a new follower, thanks for sharing. cute cute cute!

      stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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    72. OMG! The mini album is fabulous, and the give card holder is awesome. I absolutely love the colors.
      I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your new designs.
      TFS!
      Cindy Lou
      endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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    73. Great projects. Love them.
      cstephenson at q dot com

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    74. Wow I like both of your projects. I have been wanting to try a mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.
      loria3261@yahoo.com

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    75. Your gift card holder is so cute!!! I love the chipboard album... I can't wait to try and make one of these someday!

      Thanks so much for sharing!!!

      ~Ola
      okj83 at live dot com
      zloe.blogspot.com

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    76. Very cute projects! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win your "surprise"!!
      Trena
      tlpsf49@aol.com

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    77. Libby
      WOW.. this is really pretty! I love all the detail, great projects.
      I am already a follower of your blog
      TFS
      Bonnie
      http://ascrpabove.blogspot.com
      ascrapabove at aol dot com

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    78. This is soo pretty! I have that paper stack. I am already a follower. TFS

      candace
      mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com
      peaches581athotmaildotcom

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    79. I love all of the colors your use. It makes me smile just to look at them.

      jeanmass@comcast.net

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    80. beautiful book! I love all the details you put into it! Happy to already be a follower! Thanks again!
      Lisa
      summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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    81. Very pretty card. The book is very cute.

      truered0430@hotmail.com

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    82. Great projects. Keep up the good work.

      lebpab21408@yahoo.com

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    83. great card and LOVE that chipboard book! What a lucky friend!
      sunni08 at gmail dot com

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    84. Wow Libby - you were a busy little butterfly weren't you :) Love both of these projects. thanks for the link for the giftcard holder - always looking for ideas for those! love the chipboard book - what a fabulous gift for a mommy to be :)

      rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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    85. I so admire you for taking on such a huge project! And it turned out just delightful! Great job!

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    86. Such a pretty card!
      Hopping along
      bargainmama@mchsi.com

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    87. Both your projects are wonderful!

      Georgiana

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    88. Great projects. Just awesome.
      I'm a follower.
      Thanks for the chance to win.
      annadowdy at gmail dot com

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    89. Hubby surprised me with a cricut expression for christmas too,it still gives me goosebumps to watch it cutting like magic:)

      mitch1066(at)gmail.com

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    90. Libby your card is very cute! Love the gift card holder!!

      Your chipboard book is awesome!! Very pretty, love all the details...very inspiring!

      TFS!!

      Nicole T.
      niclax13@gmail.com

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    91. Oh those are both FAB!! The mini is just amazing!
      Jackie
      jmpresearch@gmail.com

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    92. Love your projects. The gift card holder is unique and gorgeous. I love love love the Avery name book as that is my neices name. Thanks for sharing.
      Trish
      krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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    93. Both your projects are awesome! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

      amyis300(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    94. Beautiful card but oh how I love that mini! GORGEOUS!!
      TFS!
      Kathie
      Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
      http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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