Sunday, May 13, 2012

TSG Mother of all Blog Hops 2012

Welcome friends, followers and TSG MOABH-hoppers!  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all Mothers everywhere - even if all your children have paws like mine!  ;)  Bet you didn't know that TSG's MOABH was the main impetus causing me to create my own blog did you?  So, I am very exciting to be participating again this year.  I was assigned two sets this year; therefore, I have two cards for your viewing pleasure in this post, the first of which is HSH - Hanukkah Additions - I was SO excited when Jessica created a Hanukkah set (there are not a plethora of them out there) and it coordinated with Home Sweet Home as well - bonus!  I used the Stamp School's Geometry Class Sketch from 5-9-12 to create this card:
(Holiday card count... 7?  Man!  That is just dismal!  It should be six times that by this time of year...  I better get cracking!)  I was really dissatisfied with all of my white inks, I always used to have to emboss to get that crisp white look on colored cardstock, and someone suggested I try Colorbox's Frost White.  So I picked one up from A.C. Moore with a coupon and tried it here - I think it looks pretty good!  Note - this is not a fast drying ink, I heat set it so it would not smudge.  What do you think?  In addition to MOABH & the Stamp School sketch challenge, this card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:
     The second set I was assigned is one of my all time favorites, Puppy Love (bet you could guess that considering the title of my blog), being the huge dog lover that I am.  I used May's Sketch for You to Try  (SFYTT) to create this card:
Aren't these puppies sweet?!!  This card may end up being a birthday card or a Father's Day card from Ty to his Pop, so I left the sentiment on the front of the card 'Woof!' offset by tiny bone resins and figured on the inside I could right either "that means Happy Birthday in dog" or "that means Happy Father's Day in dog" depending on which occasion I went with.  The Green Galore background is embossed with the Houndstooth (fitting for a canine card, no?  'hounds-tooth' get it?  Hee hee hee!) CB EF, the colorful paw print paper is from a DCWV dog scrapbook stack and I created a strip of DP using the 4 different paw print designs included in the set as well and put some pretty bone ribbon over it.  Then I added a strip of these adorable paw print satin cut outs by May Arts to complete the sketch.  I can never make enough dog cards...
     This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:


   Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my creations.  Don't forget to leave some love and comment on as many blogs along the MOABH as you can - you never know which the mystery blog will be for the BIG BIG prize - FREE TSG STAMPS FOR SIX MONTHS!!!  WOWIE!!!  GOOD LUCK and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
~Crafty Math Chick

76 comments:

Sherry Gardner said...

I love everything on this puppy card...simply perfect for sooo many occasions....love it...

Karen Day said...

Your Hannukah card is beautiful, and your puppies adorable :o)

Luv2talk said...

Ok, absolutely LOVE the paw print border. Priceless!

Cynthia said...

Great design and color combo using "Puppy Love"!

Lisa said...

great projects! Thanks for sharing!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so adorable

Kristy said...

love the puppy card!

Mary J said...

Both so lovely, honey! My fave has to be the second cos I love dogs!!

Maria Therese said...

sweet cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such CUTIE cards!! I LOVE the FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Dee in N.H. said...

Great cards! I was very surprised that the first one wasn't embossed. I will have to try that ink. The second one is oh so cute! love those pups!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love the simple elegance of the Hannukah card and how cute and fun the second one is.

KimCreate said...

Love both your cards! The puppy love set is my favorite!

pescbrico said...

Love all the textures on the projects! Have a wonderful day!

canadian_liner said...

Your Hanukkah card is just lovely; I especially like the sentiment, and that Frost White ink does a great job. Oh my, the puppy pals...Cuteness personified, but the paw-print paper really makes it. Woof!

Sis Patterson said...

Your Hanukkah card is wonderful and the white ink is crisp! Love your card.

And the puppy card is so cute. Great colors and papers.

Jenny said...

Two brilliant cards :0) Te white ink looks great on the blue card and love the little doggy card?...cute bone embellishments :0)
Jenny x

zehra said...

Pretty cards

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

great cards!!!TFS!!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great cards! TFS =)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you stepping up -- a blog (I am so impressed) and a couple of fabulous cards! Love the dog card - too cute! Thanks for joining in with Stamp School's sketch (and for the link!)-- Vicki

Alina said...

Wonderful cards!

Colleen said...

Lovely cards!!! Great colors :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Two great cards! I love the pup set too! Such a great fathers day card!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Wonderful cards!! Very cute doggie!

Elena said...

Nice cards! Love the elegant look of the first one; really like the adorable puppy card too!

CTgirl said...

Lovely Hannukah card!
The puppy card is so sweet - love the colours!
TFS
Rene

Candace said...

I love each of your cards, Meredith!! The Hanukkah one is so beautiful, and that puppy one is so precious! I am on a Christmas Card Challenges design team and make a Christmas card every week. You should play along. I'm up to 24 now! Have a great day!! :)

byAnnette said...

Like your card designs and colors

Love your puppy card

Trisha said...

Both of your cards are absolutely fabulous. Really love the puppy card. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Erin- said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! I like the simplicity of the first card. And the second card couldn't be any cuter!! Love the coloring and the cute papers!

Emily H said...

I love that you are a math chick! I am too! Great cards!

Annheidel said...

Cute cards!

Jill Angel said...

The Hanukkah card is great. The white is perfect. The dog card is beyond awesome LOVE it!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

cute...love the dogs!

Lea L. said...

Lovely cards! Awesome job!

Jovan said...

AWESOME cards! The puppy card is too cute!

wendy said...

really adorable cards!

Katie Skiff said...

Great job Meridith!! Love these both!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, Meredith - it IS you! I guess I haven't been here before, (or don't remember...senior moments) LOL.
I'll have to get this white ink - I thought you DID emboss the white parts! And your doggie is ever so adorable!!!! Will check out this stamp set, too! hugs

Luvy said...

Great cards! Love that there is a Hanukkah set!

Wendy Thompson said...

Great cards Meredith I love them.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards the puppy image is too cute.

Sue D said...

Great cards! Very funny to use the houndstooth on the dog card.

Gale said...

Beautiful Hanukkak card. The puppy card is so cute.

Michele L. said...

Meredith,
Great Cards!!!! :-) love the brightness of the doggy card

Cassie_lu said...

a couple of great cards

Shannon White said...

Both are Fabulous! Love the white colorbox ink on the blue CS it turned out really nice! And your puppies are So Darned Cute! Great layout for both cards too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Suzanne said...

Holy moly! You were assigned TWO sets!? Well double-yay for us! I love the first card - especially the embossed dots and the colors...but the second one totally tugs at my heart strings...you know why. :)

Cammy said...

Lovely Hannukah card! Super adorable puppy card!

Amber Milone said...

Lovely cards!

Ceal said...

Great cards Meredith! love that puppy dog!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Meredith your cards are both gorgeous! Love the layouts of both!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute Hannukah cards, I am always looking for new ideas. Your other cardis also sweet.

Cassie said...

Hey, Meredith, great cards! I hear ya on the holiday cards. . .my count is like 3. . .not good :(

Kelly Collins said...

Great job on both cards Meredith. I thought the first was embossed (which I hate doing!!) so I may have to try that ink out. Being a new puppy owner, I have to say I love the second card more!! Snickers agrees with me. Really cute.

Craftilicious said...

great cards - your dog one is super cute!

elizabeth said...

These are both wonderful. I'm really loving that first card. Love the white ink you used, thanks for the tip on that one. I also have a hard time with achieving the kind of crisp look I want with white inks and don't always want to go through the trouble of embossing.

Zoe Sanderson said...

How wonderful to see a different tradition honoured such a powerful image. I've often thought our hobby was short of images for different faiths. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Lisa M said...

A duo of purely adorable cards. I love them both. :)

rlovew said...

Beautiful holiday card and such a cute puppy card!

Lyndal said...

Both gorgeous cards :) :) :)

Linda said...

Dogs always have a sweet spot in my heart and this one is no exception. Love the image and all the pooch details making it into a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. Linda

Jackie said...

Both of your cards are great! I love the bles and layout on the first card and that little doggie is jyst too cute!

Bunny said...

This is lovely thanx for joining us at Craft your days away and good luck..

Caz x CYDA DT

Samantha T. said...

What a great take on the sketch! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along at Stamp School.

Stampalicious said...

great cards, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a great doggy card love the layout and the fun colours!!!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

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Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic cards! The Hanukkah one has an understated simplicity and elegance that is just perfect! And the puppy love one is just darling! Love the little bones and the paw prints. Great take on the SFYTT!

Angel said...

love the clean look of your first card, so very pretty! and the second is too dang CUTE!!!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I just love those puppies they are so super cute!

Stampin Cats said...

love the puppies.

Marji said...

great cards super cute puppies

Kimbo said...

super cute

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh look at this -- all these fabulous comments PLUS you won for the Stamp School's Sketch challenge! Congrats - and thanks again for playing~ :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Here's the link to contact Lisa!
http://www.stampschool.com/2012/06/02/mays-challeng-winner/