Saturday, August 16, 2014

Under the Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to the Under the Big Top Blog Hop

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, get ready for the Greatest Show on Earth!
You are about to be amazed by our many talents under the Big Top!
Connie Can Crop is the Ringmaster of our Circus and the first stop on this super fun Blog hop. 
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
You could win an awesome package of  Kiwi Lane Designer Templates. 

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!!

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 Grab your popcorn and your ticket! The show is about to begin!!

And away we go....

I made a small set of cards primarily with the Graphic 45 Le cirque collection. The "5 cent" tickets are from the Graphic 45 Under the Boardwalk collection.

I also have the matching stamps and stamped this "circus spectacular" with my new Judikins Malachite embossing powder.  I stamped that on a Spellbinders label.

I used the same labels for this card and stamped the images with Judikins black detail.  I colored the lion with various pens and markers, added some felt ribbon and some bling.

My final card is colored with Chromatix markers.  I also stamped the elephant with Judikins black detail. I added Queen & Co bling around the Spellbinders Ironworks accent die cut.  Finally some American Craft glitter ribbon in the back.

I hope you enjoyed my cards, I couldn't wait to work with my Graphic 45 papers and matching stamps!

Up next is a great crafter Robin L!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!


  1. Wow!! What gorgeous paper and amazing cards!!! Love them!! Thanks for hopping. Scrappy hugs.

  2. Love the paper that you use for your cards!

  3. Wow the paper is amazing! I just love the details!

  4. Love Graphic 45 and adore your cards - TFS the fun of the carnival!!

  5. Your cards are wonderful, love your elements and the way you put everything together.


  6. OOOOO MY GOSH!!!! These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Graphic 45 is the PERFECT choice for your projects! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

  7. Your cards are so cool. I love all the vintage circus elements you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Cool projects! It’s been a blast participating in this hop with you. Good luck in all you do!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  9. The way you used the paper is amazing.

  10. Thanks for sharing your cards with us in this hop. Well done.

  11. OMG I stared to use this line by graphic 45!!! I love love each creations.

  12. Love this paper! Your cards are awesome!

  13. I love the vintage look and all the bright colors!