Monday, July 29, 2013

CWLC Blog - Our 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

It's our First Anniversary

And we are having a Blog Hop.  Wow where did the year go!!
Thank you to everyone of you for making this first year so great!
we have really enjoyed every single entry!!

This will be a 2 week hop and challenge.

To be considered for the winner,

you must:
 *enter the challenge,

*be a follower,

*leave a comment on all the design team members blogs.

And it is a very popular Theme this week...

Anything Goes

Our sponsors are

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Prize is $10 Gift Certificate! 


prize is 3 images of winners choice!

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We are happy to offer the winner a $10 gift certificate to our online store!

Here is the order of our hop.

Some of the design team have offered up some
So be sure to leave a comment and become a follower on our Design Teams blogs when hopping
to win any candy they are offering.

Now you have until
Saturday, August 10, 2013     9 PM EST,
to hop and enter the challenge.


OK, now here's my card for the Hop!  The image is from Ginger Loft and it's appropriately called Musical Clown.  Printed and colored digi with colored pencils.  Embossed the back ground on plain red paper with a Cuttle bug folder. Edged the white card base with red Marvy ink pad.  Glued musical background and digi image down with glue stick.  Then I added the music note sticker and black bling, all from recollections.
Made me think of someone singing Happy Anniversary...........

Well that's my card.  And In order to win the sponsors prizes, you have to be a follower, enter the challenge and comment on all blogs in the hop.  Have fun and thanks so much for stopping by!  Next one on the hop is: Kate, so head on over there for some more Blog Hop Fun.

Until next time
Have fun hopping in our Hop!


  1. I love your card. The colors are fantastic. Thanks for the great hop.

  2. Fab card, great image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Really like the embossing and the strip of music on the main panel.

  4. This is really neat - love all the music notes!

  5. Let the music play....
    A great card.
    Thanks for the hop!

    hugs Anja

  6. A great card using your themed digi. Loved your pencil coloring too. Nice layout and combining your embellies to meet your challenge theme. Lovely card, and TFS. Will try to check out the challenge, but got a busy week ahead. Hugs & stay cool out there.

  7. How different! What a great fun card this is! Love it! Jackie C

  8. This has such a dramatic feel to it. I love designing with red and your embossed panel looks fabulous

    Alli D

  9. Love the card.

    I used to love the clown like that when I was young lol.

    Thanks for the hop.


  10. ooh! fun card! Love those colors and the embossing. Love it!
    Thanks for inspiration!

  11. Your card is beautiful - love the music theme that you've used and your die cuts. Congrats on the Created with Love one-year anniversary - thanks for the blog hop and the inspiration!

    KT Fit Kitty

  12. Sorry I forgot to mention... I have candy on my blog. I'm a new blogger looking for followers. I am following you, and I hope you will follow me :-) I would really like that.

    KT Fit Kitty

  13. A great card. Love the image and the music theme. Congrats on the 1st blog anniversary. Thanks for the hop, Ursula

  14. Beautiful card, fin image and beautiful design.

  15. Really special and personal card, I love the musical theme!

  16. Loving the music theme :) fab hop and im now following x

  17. What a fun card - love the musically touches.

  18. what do for a wonderful card

  19. What a gorgeous card! Love the embossed backing paper with musical theme! Thanks for a fun challenge and blog hop! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

  20. Love the music theme. The clown reminds me of the porcelain dolls I used to collected years ago! Happy Anniversary!

  21. Fantastic card! Everything works so well together. Love all the bling!!! TFS

    Debi B

    visit anytime!

  22. A Card with musicality !

    Kate x

  23. Gorgeous Card! I love all of the music notes.

  24. What a great card! Love how you tied in all of the musical notes embossing .

  25. Love this card! joining in with the 1st anniversary hop/challenge! hugs carlyann x

  26. Very nice composition! Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower and have commented on all the participating blogs! Thanks for the giveaways and the challenge!! I am entry 54.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  27. Fabulous card Chris, I've been meaning to call by for a while but time keeps getting in the way, lol! I will take the resto f the hop but wanted to say Hi!

  28. Love your card. Excellent blog hop - happy birthday to CWL challenge x

  29. Wow so many great ways to reference your musical theme, lovely looking card!

  30. I'm so glad you popped by my blog! thanks for telling me about the hop! your card is just fabulous! what a great image and you have used it so well. :)

    take care and have a great week!

  31. ok I have to tell you your card is super fantastic. I love it. Have a great week my friend!!
    Linda K. DT LOL

  32. I just love musical cards, and this looks great with the clown. TFS from England

  33. Black, white, and red is a favorite color combo of mine, but I love your creativity of adding rainbow colors in one little spot-the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Congratulations
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love - come and follow me :-)

  35. Great card! I love the music notes embossed background and the added notes throughout your design!

  36. Beautiful card, love the music notes!

  37. Wow fabulous card design, love your image and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxx

  38. It rocks. Love the image , paper choice and and colors.Thanks for sharing

  39. Love that digi and you did a wonderful creating this musical card!

  40. happy 1st anniversary
    love the image and layout of your card
    lindyloo x

  41. This card is very cool, I like it a lot. Black, red and white is a great colour combo too.


  42. Great card. I like all the musical elements.


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