Friday, March 1, 2013

Froggy Birthday with 3 Girl JAM and TAWS

Welcome to the 3GJ/TAWS Cross Promotion Double Challenge Blog Hop!

The goal of this cross promo/double challenge is to introduce you all to 2 awesome companies, gather inspiration from both DT’s and have the opportunity to enter 2 fun challenges!


Here is a bit about TAWS for those of you not familiar~
The Alley Way Stamps is owned and operated and all super adorable designs drawn by Alison Spelman...you can check out her shop here~ The Alley Way Stamps 

Here is a bit about 3 Girl JAM for those who are unfamiliar ~
3 Girl JAM is owned and operated by the talented Julie K Bling and her 2 daughters. They make the most beautiful hand dyed crinkle ribbon.... you can check out her shop here~ 3 Girl JAM

3 Girl JAM
Every 2 weeks TAWS have a new challenge based on a fun photo called "Be Inspired" and 3GJ has their own challenge using 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon
So for this challenge the DT's are using the inspiration photo, The Alley Way Stamps and ribbon


YOUR challenge will be to come up with a project using THIS photo, a stamp and ribbon.
Remember the photo is for inspiration ONLY....
~~~be creative, use your imagination and show us what this photo inspired you to create~~~
Need some inspiration?
We hope you will hop through the line-up and see all the gorgeous projects the DT’s have created.

Then at TAWS blog and the 3GJ challenge blog you will find out more about their individual challenges and have the opportunity to link up to not just one challenge but both challenges for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

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Onto the hop...
You should be coming from.......................Avery

 I decided to make a card to fit into a business sized envelope.  The frog is from Create a Critter and was filled in with the Imagine More cartridge in the Cricut Craft Room.  I grabbed some googly eyes and an action wobble for a little extra fun.

Of course there had to be some 3 Girl JAM and TAWS yumminess in there so I used Sunflower, Goblin Green, and Red from Red, White, and Blue pack from 3 Girl JAM.  TAWS' Background Basics was perfect for this fun card.  You can click on the name of each color/ stamp set to see all about getting some for yourself.  Unfortunately, the red is not currently available.  I cut the ribbon in half (along the width of the ribbon).  Now you need to be very careful here as the potential for the ribbon to unravel is great.  If you would like your project to have longevity, you probably want to avoid this.  I am sending this card to a little boy, so I would imagine that the card won't last long.

Other items used -
White Georgia Pacific card stock cut to 9X8 and scored at 4" - card base; also a 3.5"X3.5" square
Inks - New England Ivy, Goldrush (CTMH); Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans Distress Inks; Archival "Jet black" ink
Red plaid paper (from my scrap stash) - piece at 8.75" X 3.75 " and a piece at 8" X 1.5"
Blue paper (from my scrap stash)  - piece cut at 8.25" X 3.25";  piece cut at 8" X 1.5";  3.75" X 3.75" piece
Hero Arts - All Occasion Messages
EK SUccess "Swiss Cheese" border punch


Your next stop is..................... Arielle~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRIZES:
We have broken both DT’s into 2 groups…one group sharing projects today and then the second group sharing projects on Friday March 8th.
Just for hopping though our mini hop both weeks, commenting on all the DT's projects
(this is part one of our hop...next Friday March 8th the remaining DT girls will have what TAWS calls Be Re~Inspired with even more inspiration)
And
entering BOTH challenges
~which will be easy to do.....if you don't own any TAWS they share a bunch of freebies HERE (add blog link)
Your name will be entered to win a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ

But that is not all!
Each challenge will also be giving away a
TAWS stamp sets and a Bundle of 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon

SO there are LOTS of ways to be entered to win some awesome prizes!!!


Thanks for hopping with TAWS and 3GJ.
We look forward to seeing all your projects!


16 comments:

Lisa said...

This is adorable, Cheri!! The frog is so cute!! I love the colors and patterns on the balloons!! What a fun card!! Happy Friday my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. I love the frog.

Julie Odil said...

I love that frog, Cheri! I hope you are on the road to recovery after your accident!

Donna K said...

How fun is this frog? I get the biggest kick out of seeing frog projects in "hops" ... easily amused?! It's nice to see a different shape card vs. the standard! Adorable work...TFS

jessica said...

Such an adorable card Cheri! LOVE your froggy, great use of the stamps and ribbon and fab take on the inspiration!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

cm said...

Adorable card; that frog is totally smoochable! The little boy receiving this card will LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

*Alison* said...

so fun! I really love how you did the patterns on the balloons.. how fun is that :) hugs

Jen said...

Oh, this little foggy is so adorable! Love those balloons!

Esther said...

Adorable little frog!!!!!

Madge Gillen said...

Oh my how cute is this??? I love the different use of patterns and fun colors. Great Job.
Loves,
Madge

Jovan said...

This is so super cute!

Stacy B said...

Such a great card and I am sure that any child would love to get it. Thanks for sharing. I love the variety of projects on the blog hop.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh....this is adorable.

Angeline said...

what a cute card!

Kris B said...

Super cute froggy card!! Perfect for a little boy! TFS God bless!!

stempelomi said...

cute frog lovely card!