Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Thank You Card Blog Hop ~ Day One

Welcome to the Crafty Chics Blog, and the New Year’s Thank You Card Blog Hop! If you have come after visiting ScrappyCraftCorner, you're in the right place. If you just stopped in and did not know about the Blog Hop and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning and join the fun.    


This blog hop is intended to help you get ideas for  Thank You Cards.  In our house we have a rule . . . you can't spend the money, use the gift card or play with the toy until the Thank You Card is written.  This helps to motivate my children to write their Thank You's sooner rather than later.  There will be opportunities to win some blog candy and prizes along the way in this Blog Hop.  Oh . . . and I will be featuring a different card each day of this Blog Hop, so be sure to check back so you see them all! (Here are direct links to Day Two and Day Three)


Now, on to the card . . . for this card I did something that I have not done for YEARS . . . used a stamp!  Since discovered the world of the Cricut, the box with my stamps has gone untouched.  My daughter helped to inspire this one . . . she wanted something with glitter paper and a snowman for a thank you card she had to write.

I stamped the image of the child with the snowman, and backed it on some teal glitter paper.  I covered the entire card with some purple snowflake paper I had, and then added a little extra bling with some glittery snowflakes.  The large snowflake is cut from the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge.


The inside of the card says Thank You "snow" much!


And of course what fun would a Blog Hop be without a chance to win something!  I will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to Custom Crops.  You can use it for anything you want . . . paper, cartridges, embellishments . . . anything they sell!






For your chance to win, we are going to play a little game.  Have you heard of the website CricutSearch.com?  I worked with my family to create Cricut Search, and it allows you to type in a word and then it will show you all of the handbooks that image is found on.  It even gives you a preview of the handbook page so that you can look at the image right away and know if it is what you are looking for.


So, to enter to win the $25 gift certificate from Custom Crops, go to Cricut Search and type Thank You into the search bar and then send an email to me and tell me how many images came up for that search.  (you can send me an email here, or go to the Contact Us page at Cricut Search)  Please DO NOT post your email address in the comment section of the blog . . . that is not a safe thing to do . . . it allows other to get your email for those spam email lists.


Thanks for stopping by, and now I will send you off to the next blog on the hop . . . MyScrappinObsession.com

Just in case you want the WHOLE Blog Hop list from the start . . . I have listed everyone below.
(Edit: Since there were some broken links or people who forgot to post a card along the way, I have updated the links below so that they should all be good ones for you!)

CraftyCardGallery
KeekerzCrafts
ScrappinWithMyBug
BitByTheCricutBug
BeyondScrapin
letsubrightnurday
Luvs2Scrapbook
TheGlamorousSideOfScrapping
CardMonkey
MacherieCreations
Cheryl-Gibson
Lezlyes
Scrappin3rdeeschik
CrossMyHeartPapercrafts
ScrappyCraftCorner
Crafty Chics and CricutSearch  (You are HERE)
MyScrappinObsession
TheScrapoholic
SeptemberNinth
DeesDesignsFromMyHeart
Scrapadoodledee
TheScrapbookingQueen
CreativeArmyWife
KrazyQuilling
PattisScrapingTime
BugLvr
FunkyCards
TheCreativeStamperSpot
JamieisACraftyMomma
NadiasBeautifulMess
TypicalScrapbooker

36 comments:

  1. This is very cute! Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

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  2. I love your card..the stamp is sooo cute...thanx for the inspiration..:)

    nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

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  3. great card and thank you for the work you did to creat cricut search what a time saver/ Happy New yera to everyone!

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  4. Love your cricut search blog...I would be lost without it, I am sure I was the first one to put it on my blog,favorites on all three computers in the house. I was always looking for a item and wearing my books out, now in just a couple of seconds I can choose fromso many. Happy New Year to you and your family..stay safe and warm. Off to play your game!

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  5. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, CUTE CARD! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  6. Love your card! Dodn't it feel good to use a stamp again? I've been an avid user and supporter of cricut Search since you went public with it...I never make a DS or any other plan without it---it's on my search bar and I've had your link on my blog forever! I can't begin to thank you enough for coming out with it. As soon as money loosens up from the Christmas spree, I'll be leaving you another donation! I'm a follower, and love spending time poking about your blog. I've just done a make-over on my own blog. If you get a chance, pop over and let me know what you think. ksjennins at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the Card Snow themed Thank You cards are perfect for this time of year. The gilitter and glitz was wonderful too. (Yes I am a bling type girl.)
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a sweet card creation! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

    Happy New Year!

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  9. love your snowman! have a happy new year! Dina

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  10. I love the stamp and the colors. Great job. :D

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  11. Snowmen are my fav. my whole house including even the bathroom are full of them and stay up year round, so of course I love your cute card. I have been stamping since 1997 and still use them alot but less since I started with the cricut. I love the cricut search, it makes for not having to look thru all the handbooks. Happy New Year to you and your family. Oh and I am now your #108 friend(follower) ;-) k I will go play the game in a bit

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  12. Such a cute snowman card! I love the snowflake too.
    Went to Cricutsearch.com and thought, "Wow!" and hit the favorite button real fast. ☺
    Thanks for your hard work,

    Happy New Year!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  13. I love cricutsearch.com! Great card too! I'm a new follower. :)

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  14. I absolutely love your card and blog. I am enjoying this my 2nd blog hop because I get to meet a lot of people that I would not have if it wasn't for the hops. So I am very happy to meet you. I have now become a follower of your blog. Your blog its great, I can't wait to come back and check it out when I get a little more time. Thank so much for participating and if you would like to check out my blog it is: http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com. Thank you and have a wonderful New Year.

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  15. I am going to go to Cricutsearch but wanted to tell you how much I love your card! I have that same stamp set from SU - it is one of my favorites! rdunham@q.com

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  16. I love your card - cute. I love Cricutsearch.com by the way. Sent you an email with the number of search results. I'm also a new follower. TFS!

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  17. Hey Shawn
    Love the card, I am just getting back into my stamps too!
    I sent you an email (sorry, I named you "Amanda)LOL
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  18. Love the snowman stamp he is so cute.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  19. Love the snowman! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. cute card and thanks for sharing

    Mandy

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  21. Great card! Love the colors :)

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  22. Shawn, your card is just too Cute! I love what it says inside the card too:)
    ~Kim
    I'm a New follower!

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  23. Fabulous card, love the color scheme!!! TFS

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  24. I made my thank you cards for weddings and other special events.

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  25. very cute card!!! TFS! Happy New Year!!! -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

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  26. I love this card the stamp is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Happy New Year!
    Contact Info: incase I get luckey enough to win that amazing blog candy!
    email: arebori0204@gmail.com
    New Blog: www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

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  27. Very cute, thank so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    thanks for the info on the cricut search, I love learning new things that can help me with the cricut. I have only had it a little over a month. And before that never heard of it, I bought on a whim, while channel surfing.

    elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  28. Shawn,

    I love your cute card!!! :) It's funny, though. Even with the cute stamped image as the main focal point, you still couldn't make a Cricut-free card! ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  29. cute cards. thanks for sharing. I am anew follower. pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  30. Cute card. Thanks for playing along at FCCB.

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  31. super cute! thanks for playing with us at FCCB

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  32. Very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!

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  33. What a super card! The paper is fantastic and that larger snowflake balances everything out perfectly. Well done!
    Thank so much for playing along at FCCB this week!

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