Wednesday, November 16, 2011


You are on the CardSwaps Autumn Blessings Crop.   At the end of the hop, you are also invited to continue the fun over on the forum with more games, challenges, and prizes!  The crop is from November 16-19, 2011 and you have until November 22, 2011 to get your projects posted to the challenge threads and in the drawings for prizes.

The theme of this blog hop is I have been blessed.  Everyone has things they are blessed about and we have hostesses that are going to show and tell you what they are blessed about.

You should have arrived here from the talented Susan.  I have been blessed with getting to see Susan's wonder creations she has made whether it be a card, tag, or a lovely stick pin.  She has inspired me to try techniques that I probably would have never tried.  If  you didn't arrive here from Susan's blog, then you are going to want to start from the beginning at Lora's Blog.  You do not want to miss any of what these ladies have to show you.

I personally have been blessed in many ways.  My wonderful mom and dad that has always been supportive and encourages me to reach for my dreams.  Without them I don't know where I'd be today.  I have an awesome older brother who has always looked out for me even when we lived thousand miles apart.....even though he always give me the occasional nuggie.  :)  I have been blessed with a good job with the Federal Government helping our veterans that have served our country.  I have been blessed with many crafted friends as well!!  Thanks to them, I have stepped out of my normal craft comfort zone and they have shown me all different types of techniques and ideas for crafts and cards.  To them...Thank you but I'm still learning.  :)  I have also been blessed with may close friends that I don't know what I would do without them.  Whether we live in the same town or states away, we always know we care for each other and can always count on one another.  There are many other ways I'm blessed but we don't have the time on here....there is hopping to do.  :)

My card below is going to one of my friends that I'm blessed to have.  The flowers represent the time we need to take to "stop and smell the roses" or in this case flowers and maybe reflect on the things we are blessed to have in our lives.  Of course I had to add a stick pin from one of my crafty friends that I received from a swap.  :)

Next you are going to hop on over to Teresa will inspire you with her creations and how she is blessed.  Don't forget to leave a comment to show how much you enjoyed her blog.  I can't wait to see what Teresa comes up with.

If you get lost on the hop, here is the list where you can find yourself again. 

Thank you for taking the time to blog hop and hope you have enjoyed it.


  1. I would like to think that I have had a part in pushing you out of your comfort zone... HA! Gorgeous card, lady. I love the tree in the planter... I may need that.. HA!

  2. Oh you SOOOO had a big part in it!! :)
    You can use the planter anytime....cause I have used your stuff. :)

  3. Tina that is so stinkin cute! I love the tree. Soooooo where did you get it? I think I need to add it to my "want list"!

  4. Thanks Susan! The tree stamp, planter, and flowers came from Stamps By Judith. Lora mentioned them and posted pics on the forum about her stamps. She was at the Creative Keepsake Convention in KC that we went there. There is so many designs you can do with the tree. You should check out Lora's tree on the forum and then just Google Stamps By Judith and you will get to her website. Judith and her daughter are the designers of the stamps and they have some really cute ones. :)

  5. Tina, this card is so perfectly sweet. The image is precious. Your friend will be so blessed by it.
    I am blessed by all of your wonderful projects. You are more talented than you know. Your projects inspire me, which is why I am subscribed to your blog by e-mail. I don't want to miss a thing.

  6. very pretty tree card like very much the color that you use

  7. All those colorful,pretty flowers just make me happy. Lovely card!

  8. what a wonderful card...
    any friend would love to receive this card.
    well done

  9. Tina what a darling card! I love the tree and the flowers. Your friend will be delighted to receive this!

  10. Tina that is cute, cute, cute! That tree is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tina, that is a fantastic card! I am so very glad you were forced to join CardSwaps, you are a treasure to have around. It is so much fun to be able to share a fun hobby and new ideas and techniques, but I think the best part is encouragement and ideas we get from one another.

  12. What a sweet little tree, Tina!!!!! I agree that it is wonderful how we can all share our ideas without being afraid of others' opinions.