Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcome to the Grad Bash Blog Hop! Plus Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the Grad Bash Blog Hop!!!  In this hop, we are sharing projects for graduation season!  Also, don't miss my giveaway at the end of this post!  You should have arrived here from Yolanda's blog www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com.  If you are just joining in on the fun and would like to hop along with us, please visit Nadia's blog http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/ to start at the beginning.

My project is a card I made for a friend who graduated from college recently.  This card has no Cricut cuts and took me only a few minutes to put together.  I used purple and white - her school's colors.  The word art is by Elegant Word Art by Bethany


I used ribbon, clear star buttons, a little embossing, and purple stickles to embellish this card.  It is hard to see the purple stickles from the pictures, but it is there! 

Now it is time to announce my GIVEAWAY!!!  I am giving away the Printing 101 Cricut Cartridge (brand new in box)!!!  I think this one is retired, so don't miss your chance to get it!  I love the puzzle pieces this cartridge has.

To Enter my Giveaway, please become a follower (if you are not already) and leave a comment on this post.  I will leave this giveaway open for a week.  I will announce the winner on Monday, May 9th.

Thanks for hopping along with us!  The next stop on the hop is Carrie at www.paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com.  I have listed the entire hop line-up below in case you get lost along the way and/or started here.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Blog Hop List (in order):
Nadia www.nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com
Giselle www.crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
Kristy www.craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com
Jazmin www.jazzyscards.blogspot.com
Alma hwww.almabrooksblog.blogspot.com
Yolonda www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com
Melanie www.inlovewithabug.blogspot.com  ***YOU ARE HERE***
Carrie www.paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com 
Adri www.macheriecreations.com
Sylvia www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Amber www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Darlene http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
                                                                                  
Melanie                                               

60 comments:

  1. I love this card----------it is so elegant---I love the clear buttons!!Glad I was in this hop with you.I am now a follower.
    Anita
    amc35045@bellsouth.net

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  2. I love your card and how simple it is!Im sure your friend will LOVE it! TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  3. I love that your card is simple but says so much! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm a new follower! :)

    ~Lynda
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

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  4. Love the stamp you used! This card is perfect for a collegiate graduate. TFS

    Hugs
    Carrie
    cau0617 at yahoo dot com

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  5. This is simply gorgeous. I love word art...great job

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  6. Very pretty! The stamps are so simple but all together make a beautiful card.

    Jazzy
    MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
    www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

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  7. Love your card! It may not have a cricut cut but it is very elegant and your friend will cherish it for life because you made it for her and it came from the heart! TFS! and for the chance to win the cartridge!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  8. Soooo perfect for graduation. Love all of the wording. Fab design. :)

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  9. Cute card! TFS! Love the word art!
    craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

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  10. so so cute TFS!!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  11. Oh my! Love it! Great job!

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  12. Amazing card! I love it! Already a follower! Thanks for a chance to win.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98@gmail.com

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  13. Very elegant!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  14. Great card!! Love all the phrases and how they are positioned! Love the bling! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your card!

    And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  16. Your card is so beautiful. Im already a follower. TFS

    veronica

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  17. I just love your card! It has such a clean crisp feel to it! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  18. Cute card! I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Very cute card. I just found your blog and love the flower pots too. Stop my blog if you get a chance. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love your card. Just fabulous and gave me great inspiration. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower and a real fan of MTC (I don't have SCAL yet.) patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  21. This is so awesome and what a perfect card for a graduate! I love it! I'm a new follower :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  22. I am new follower #104. I am new to the craft, loving it and love your card.
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  23. this card is so simple and pretty, it almost looks like letterpress :) Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop. Many hugs :)

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  24. What an elegant and beautiful card! I'm a new follower!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

    Come stop by my blog for the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop with HUGE blog candy up for grabs including a Gypsy, Scrap n Easel, Cricut cartridges and MORE! www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  25. I’m enjoying the Grad Bash Blog hop
    Tuesday was my birthday
    I have blog candy you can win
    Become a follower today
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  26. Wow..that is so simple but yet so elegant! New follower!
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  27. That's a wonderful wonderful little card! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. That is such a cute card :D I should really stamp more. :D

    Thanks For Sharing


    perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

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  29. I love your card and bet your friend did too. Thanks so much for sharing. I am already a follower.
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  30. Love this card!!! very professional.
    Thanks a bunch, Mary
    mcdolese@aol.com

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  31. Love your card! I am already a follower.
    Thanks for the chanced to win
    Sylvia
    www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful card. I love how it looks and he fact u didn't have to use your cricut. I love my cricut but sometimes I just want to hurry up and throw a card together. Yours came out perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    pthoreson04@gmail.com

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  33. Love this card! I am new to checking out blogs and this grad one is so cool. Not a blogger yet
    but, if I win(PICK ME!!!) I can be contacted at
    Pammmyyy123@gmail.com

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  34. I love your card! This is just the inspiration I was looking for - I don't have a grad cap cutout and was looking for other ideas :) I really enjoy following you! TFS

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

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  35. Great card! I love those buttons and the ribbon.

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  36. Cute card! Love the buttons:)
    So glad to follow the hop..I am a new follower of yours. Would love it if you would stop over to my blog and follow too:) I also have a giveaway going on til midnight EST today. Check it out!
    Can't wait to see more of your creations. See you in the Disney hop!
    Sherrrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  37. hey I'm your newest follower... saw you on Coley's Craft Corner :] Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me!

    Megs

    http://lovecupcakesandjesus.blogspot.com/

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  38. Mel,
    I am so excited to follow what you're working on! You do such beautiful work and I know I will use your blog to find inspiration for my own cards and scrapbooks!
    Thanks!
    - Dustin

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  39. My "baby" brother graduates in a few weeks! This hop has given me lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ;)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  40. I'm a NEW follower
    Thanks for following me
    us BUGS need to stick together LOL
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  41. Beautiful card...thanks for the chance to win. Yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

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  42. I am so excited about this blog hop. My son graduates the end of the month. I hope to find some fun projects to make for him.
    Your card turned out fabulous. I'm a follower of yours.

    Smiles Sher

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  43. Mel, I just love your sweet spirt. It shows in this card. Great job.
    Hugs, Debi

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  44. I love this card! so pretty with the back ground stamp!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  45. I am a follower, love your card!
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  46. What a fun card...already a follower!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  47. cute card!!!

    I am a follower

    Summer
    Caligirl_92054@yahoo.com

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  48. Great card. Love all the detail!

    Happy Crafting
    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  49. Great card very lovely.
    julie.stephens@live.com.au

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  50. New follower. Love the card and the use of the clear buttons. tfs Tami
    tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

    Tambo's Creations

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  51. Great Card. Adorable.
    I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  52. Wonderful card! TFS I am a new follower

    Laura

    laura dot dietsch at rocketmail dot com

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  53. Love your grad card with all those sentiments! It's perfect and simple. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  54. Your card is fabulous. It will make your friend feel very special.
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.
    I follow you.
    Alison
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  55. The card is really looking fabulous. Beautiful detailing, Nice Work! DXF File

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