Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hop on over...

Hi again sweet friends!! It's been a crazy week...and I'm still frantically trying to catch up! hehe! My sweet hubby and I flew to Las Vegas for the weekend...we met up with my sister, Dee, and her hubby (they flew there from Minnesota)...and we celebrated my sister's birthday! We ate and laughed and drank...and contributed to the local enconomy, of penny at a time (yep, penny slots! LOL!). We had such fun. I think this will become an annual event!! But...enough about me...I have the coolest thing to share with you all!! We're ALL going to a hop!! That's right...a blog hop!! And it's not your everyday, run of the mill blog hop either...this one is extra super duper read on....

What do you think of when you hear the words, "Clowns, Cotton Candy, corn dogs, sticky fingers, squeals of delight ...and sometimes even complaints of tummy aches and sore feet near the end of the day?"


Now, hopefully you 've just hopped on over from Elaine's blog...isn't she just the most talented little thing? In fact, I'll bet you've been throroughly enjoying your blog hopping so far! Mo has such talented designers on her teams...but,'re not done yet! Now that you've finished visiting Mo's crazy-talented Dream Team, you're all warmed up for hopping on over to Mo's Challenge DT blogs...and let me tell ya, my DT sisters are one uber talented bunch of gals!!

But...before we start, let me say that, if you just happened to pop on by to say g’day (isn't that just so cute?!) and want to join us on this super Carnival Hop then you’ll want to START HERE. OK...are you ready?? Here are the hoppity hop hop details...

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival. To celebrate - Zoe's and Mo's fabulously talented teams have come together for one MASSIVE blog hop! We all had such fun playing with these "Carnival" images...and we want to share our little "masterpieces" with you for a bit of inspiration....

For my card, I chose not one, but TWO of Mo's delightful Carnival images...JoJo the Clown...and Kat at the Carnival available HERE at Mo's Digital Pencil Too! And from Zoe's Make it Crafty online store, I used this fun circus tent available HERE.

Whatcha think? Cute, huh?

And here's another view...kind of a side-view. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I cut a square in the front of the card and secured Zoe's Circus Tent image from behind! Then I popped JoJo up on dimensionals! I quite like the effect!

And, of course, I wanted to decorate the inside of the card...I kept it pretty simple, but just had to add little Kat with her huge bag of Kettle Korn!

Have y'all noticed these little balloons? Well, here's a hint: Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is! Why? Two words: FREE STUFF!!  (My fave two words, in fact!! I LOVE free stuff!! LOL!)
There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop will be open until the April you'll have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)

A special thanks to our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop!

You've been a real trooper making it this far...just a couple more goodies before you leave...

My friend and most fabulously talented artist, Mo Manning, has created one more special image for our fun "Carnival Blog Hop".

You can get her for your very own! That's right...for the duration of the Carnival Blog Hop, this little cutie patootie is available HERE for the unbelievably low price of $1.00!! All proceeds will be donated to the "Make a Wish" foundations in both the U.S. and the U.K.!! How cool is that? You get to help make a dream come true for some very deserving children...PLUS you get a new Mo Manning digi image to add to your collection!!

Thanks so much for visiting...and have fun on the Carnival bloggity blog hoppity hop! Now...don't forget to leave a comment for a ‘possible’ chance at winning some hidden treasure!! Are ya ready for some more fun and gorgeous artwork? Okie dokie...then hop on over to visit my amazingly talented DT sister, Dawn!!