Friday, November 11, 2011

The Stamping Boutique BLOG HOP!!!

Ok ya'll! This is my first blog hop on my blog! Exciting!! I am a combo nail blog and scrapbook/card making blog so some of my followers are nail girls and some are scrap girls. I don't think I could keep up with two separate blogs so I am keeping my interests combined for now. At least until I get bigger. LOL  I want to do a giveaway when I hit 100 followers but I don't know if I will do a nail polish prize or scrap candy. Hmmm...I think I will see which I have more of following me and if its a nail majority then it will go with the polish but I'm sure both groups would like nail polish. How about both and you can choose which you want to go for! Yay! Figured it out! I love when things work out!

So on to the HOPPING! If you are a cardmaker/scrapbooker then the next 3 days of posts will be for you!
If you have come here from Jerusha- then you are on the right track, if not please head over to to start at the beginning. 

The new design team, myself included, is taking part in this "Freestyle Hop."  What is a "Freestyle Hop" you may ask? Well our team has free reign to create any project they would like using any TSB image and show off their unique flair!

This hop starts today, November 11th (12:01 am CST) and will run all weekend ending on Sunday, November 13th (11:59 pm CST) to allow you plenty of time to hop. Now with any hop there has to be some prizes along the way right? Well this hop is no exception!! You will want to make sure to visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment as each one will be giving away one TSB image! Be sure to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.

If that isn't enough to entice you to hop with us, well maybe this will- 1 random person (who comments on all DT blogs and leaves a final comment on The Stamping Boutique's blog) will be selected to win the entire set of our newest line of images called the Smoochies. HOLY MOLY, now that is a great prize as there are 11 images in the line currently!!! You can see the Smoochies HERE!

I used a Smoochie in my last post, but for this project I used two separate images and put them together because they are just the cutest pair. This is Pilgrim AJ and Pilgrim Audrey. They are ready for Thanksgiving! I used my new punch to make the cute border too. I can't wait to see the other things I can try to make with it. I'm seeing flowers and leaves! I used some little skittles on here too and they are all yellow or brown or green but they look different with the different colors of paper showing thru them. I  just love them!
I colored my image with Bics and Sharpies and Stampin Up and CTMH markers because I don't have any Copics of my own and wasn't around my friends who DO have them for me to borrow! LOL The sentiment is a combo of two Close to my Heart stamps. I think the title for this card should be Combo Thanks! Its a big card. I am going to have to custom make an envelope for this bugger to fit in!

Hope you liked my Thanksgiving card with AJ & Audrey images. Friday evening I will be back with another Smoochie image and maybe more! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win your own  TSB image!

Now head on over to see my good friend Sue-  I am sure she has some beautiful creation for you and she may have used some Close to My Heart products. See if I'm right!!

Here is the list of places on the Hop list in case you missed any.
Christy D-<----Start Here



Ali (Dragonlady)-








Ali (Aqualeiga)-



Arielle- <---ME!! You are here and almost done!


TSB Challenge Blog-<---- Final Stop

Thank you in advance for hopping and Good Luck, we hope to inspire you along the way!

54 comments from beautiful people!:

Christy Dillman said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving card, love the combo of images! Nice border punch action too! I am thankful to call you my friend lady and cannot wait to crop Saturday!


Miranda said...

lovely card Arielle, pilgrim audrey and aj look gorgeous together

Sandy said...

This card is so cute! You did an awesome job Airelle!

Sandy :)

Ruth Little said...

Very cute card. I love putting different stamps together like this too. TFS

Dragonlady said...

Great Thanksgiving card, and love the borders.

Hugs Ali x

Mary J said...

How sweet Arielle! I love the layout and use of the die!

Margie said...

Great thanksgiving card-love the warm colors!

Hestia's Helper said...

You're right... it should be called "Combo Thanks", because it's a SUPER combination of ALL kinds of terrific things! The images, the colors, the layout, the border... all of it together makes one awesome card!!


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. I love how you used the 2 images together. TFS.

Julia said...

Love this card and how you uesd both images, aren't they sweet. TFS, Hugs, Julia

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THAT'S festive!!!

Jessica Griffin said...

LOVE your card!! It's adorable!!

Rachel Miller said...

Love your card! You picked the right images for the upcoming Holiday. I love it!! Thank you for sharing.. I am your newest follower

Rachel Miller

lindaplus3 said...

what a wonderful job u did :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such a wonderful Thanksgiving card!! Love your border punch.


thinker said...

a great card!

Briannasmom said...

what a great thanksgiving card love the colors and how you cut the image out

Diana said...

A great Thanksgiving card - :)

Melissa said...

What a cute, cute Thanksgiving card!! That border punch looks fab! :)

begoshgrp said...

Great Thanksgiving card ... and I love the way you combined the images!
~ Carol B. ~

Kathleen said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving've done a great job.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Terrific Thanks Giving Card Arielle.

Kim said...

Super cute Thanksgiving card! I like your interpretation of the colors and the overall way you put the images together, they look like they were made for one another! :)

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

What a great Thanksgiving card. I love the punches in the brown and black , it really sets off the card beautifully and the way you put the two images together with her strings of the apron over his hand connects the two. Great card. Love it, hugs CathyK

Lawren said...

This turned out really nice. Love that border punch!

Miss Sue said...

Great card, Awesome!! I am such a goober....I just realized what color your blog was...duh!!! Thyroid Cancer!!! You rock, survivor! Love ya!

Rene' Sharp said...

Just lovely Arielle!

cardcreationsnz said...

Well done for being part of your first blog hop. Very exciting. And you have made a great thanksgiving card.

Mamma Mia said...

Lovely card Arielle. Love the colours of your little gems and your DPs. :o) Helen

Anne-Marie said...

Wonderful card, the images are so cute

Anne-Marie x x

Shannin said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us this week for our anything goes + brown Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope you are having a wonderful week and good luck.


Pamela said...

Great card, love the punched edges.

Pam x

Elizabeth said...

I love Audrey!! Great card

Anne Temple said...

Great Thanksgiving card. Love how you paired the two images together. So glad you joined us at Pattie's Creations for the Thanksgiving/Birthday challenge.

Sandi said...

Arielle - Love your Pilgrims Thanksgiving card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays OR Thanksgiving' Challenge #33, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

happyscrapper said...

I have that same punch to make a flower love the way you used it.

Pattie G said...

This is so perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

earthspirit927 said...

Cute card:) Thanks for Joining us this week at Craft your Passions Anythings + Brown Challenge. Have a great weekend:)


Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful border punch work! Wonderful image used too!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Colors of Fall Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Carla S. said...

This is so cute, Arielle! I love the fall colors and the adorable images!

joni said...

What a great Thanksgiving card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Digi Darla said...

Very lovely card! What awesome borders!. Thanks for playing at Glad you did!

Wuzimädi said...

What a stunning creation! Lovely colour combo and the borders look great!
Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends,

Dawn said...

Love your cards! Your nail art is fab too!
Loving the hop!
Dawn xx

GiGi said...

What an adorable card! I love all the punched borders and those images are darling! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

mags said...

Wonderful card with a great colour combo.

wahixane77 said...

Great thanksgiving card!

Jazzy Nurse said...

Very nice use of fall like colors. Beautiful card

Debbie said...

Great Thanksgiving card. TFS.

Deni said...

This card is so cute!It's adorable!

Jojo Moore said...

very pretty card love the colors and the borders.

Sara I. said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

Kim Kelley said...

What a cute card! Thank you for joining us at GI's!

Kim K

Guylou said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.