Friday, February 16, 2018

w&w 4th Birthday Bash | Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship

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Hello lovelies!

Shay here to kick off our 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love & Friendship.  I couldn't think of a better theme to celebrate for our birthday bash than love and friendship especially in the month of February. We have amazing designers whether they are special guest stars or The Talent that I love lined up to inspire you along the way!

First, I have a fun card to send to a friend that may need a little pick me up or just because they are awesome using In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans, Dotty About You with Lydia Evans, In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans CutawaysTrue Dotty Heart Cutaways and Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings along with Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey to create it.

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I began by temporarily adhering the scalloped heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways to a white cardstock panel.  I used the Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings with the inks in the order I named them above with my ink blending tools.  I applied more ink to the right and left it lighter as I moved to the left--really love the intensity and coverage of color with these inks!  When I moved the stencil away from the panel I had four really thick and clean stripes of color (by coincidence this card with the 4 colors would work for my Four Challenge...we have ten (10) month-long challenges in all as part of our 4th Birthday Bash).  I removed the heart and set it aside for later.

I wanted to add some movement and interest to the background so I chose the two smallest outline flowers from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans and stamped them in the appropriate colors in a diagonal line on the panel.  I also added the dots from the smallest oval of dots from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans for more visual texture.  Then I got out the gold spray and flicked it because I love it and can't get enough of it.

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For the scalloped heart I actually adhered another scalloped heart behind the striped one and inked the edges with the Fiesta Blue ink.  I stamped "be your own kind of" sentiment from  In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans using Aquatini.  I stamped the larger "beautiful" from the same stamp set in Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey on a piece of white cardstock and then I cut it out using In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans Cutaways then I glued it to the heart and adhered the heart to the panel with dimensional foam adhesive in the spot it originally was when I used the stencil.  I glued the panel to an A2 white card base.

Finally, I added some matching enamel dots.

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Thank you so much for joining me today and there is so much more to see!

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up of Special Guest Stars joining us today - as well as some of The Talent, too! Check out the Hop order below:

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Your next stop is the super sweet, ever-awe-inspiring Rubeena!

>>>HOP ALONG FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES<<<

We're giving away four (4) $40 gift certificates to the w&w shop! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop for a chance to win!

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Comments close at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) CST on 28th February 2018.

Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout the month on the w&w blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get celebrate with us!  For more details CLICK HERE.

Happy hopping!

Wishing you lots of love and laughter,
Shay.


105 comments:

  1. I love this sentiment and the colors! Awesome card!

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  2. Great card!! Thank you for showing the technique!

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  3. Shay, your card is gorgeous! Love the sentiment and fresh colors! Thank you so much for inviting me to join in the FUN.

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Love the colors and sentiment <3 Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this amazing celebration!

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  5. Beautiful card! I love those bold stripes paired with the delicate flowers and scalloped heart.

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  6. Simply stunning, Shay! Love everything about this card.

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  7. This is so pretty and fresh. So many beautiful elements but it still has a open spring feel. Love it. Hugz

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  8. Such a fresh, crisp florals-and-heart card to send to a friend! Spirits guaranteed to be lifted; a mega-watt smile to be evoked! Crushing over the design and loving the palette! Thank you for the inspiration...shopping list growing!
    ~carol

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  9. First, I love stripes. 2nd, I love the colors you used. 3rd, I love the pretty design. I think this is stunning!

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  10. Such a sweet card. Love blue & green together. Your sponging turned out great!

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  11. Love your ink blending on your stripes, Shay. Looking forward to the hop.

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  12. Love your card! Such happy spring colors... And the sentiment is awesome.

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  13. Gorgeous card, Shay! Love those yummy ink colors and the cheerful sentiment!!!

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  14. Beautiful card, Shay. Love the colours and fun design.

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  15. Lovely, Shay!! The colors are so bright and fresh and I adore the sweep of flowers!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the stripes and floral heart in fresh and cool look!

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  17. Lovely card, thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. SO pretty, Shay!! I love the colors you've used!!

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  19. Oh, love the colors on the edge of the heart!!

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  20. Happy birthday Winnie And Walter ! What fun celebrations with a hop full of inspiration! The card is lovely, I love the colours!

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  21. Wow!! This is my favourite card you've ever created Shay! amazing! x

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  22. This is gorgeous! LOVE the colors and how you blended them out. Fabulous design ♥

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  23. Beautiful colors and clever technique!

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  24. Wonderful card ! Loved the delicate flowers on bold strips,fab card design !

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  25. Love the colors you chose to use, very striking.

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  26. Gorgeous card. The sentiment just finishes it off.

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  27. That's one awesome card! Love those colors! And fantastic set of inspirations team! Thank you for the blog hop, it was great hopping along! I've left some love on all the participating blogs :)

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  28. Happy 4th Birthday, Shay! Wow, how time flies! LOVE your card--the colors are so fresh!

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  29. A beautiful card! Happy Birthday to you. May you have many more!!!

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  30. Fun colors and a wonderful design. Great card!

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  31. I love this sentiment, one can never have enough. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Love the vibrant colors - your awesome design! Gorgeous card!!

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  33. The colors remind me of Spring, thanks.

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  34. I love this beautiful, clean and simple designs! Happy 4th birthday, off to see more now!

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  35. What a beautiful card, Shay! I really love those stripes, so thinking I need to get that stencil! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Beautiful color combination. Thanks for an awesome hop.

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  37. Beautiful card--love the colors and sentiment is awesome! Thanks for a fun hop.

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  38. Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  39. This is so gorgeous card!
    Lovw it!

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  40. Gorgeous Card with my favorite colors...Thanks for such awesome inspirations and giveaways.

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  41. Such a beautiful background you created for your card! The Catherine Pooler inks are so vibrant! The scalloped heart looks wonderful on the striped background!

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  42. Beautiful color combination. Such a happy card!

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  43. I love all the texture you added by stamping elements in the same colors you used for the stripes. It makes the card a fun party! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to the hop!

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  44. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing...

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  45. Love the beautiful, bright colors (CP inks are AWESOME!!) and all the fun little elements you added to the stripes and sweet, sweet heart. Thanks for sharing Shay and HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY to Winnie & Walter and thanks for all you do for our fabulous crafting world. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  46. I love the colors, thanks for the chance to win and putting together a hop with such inspiring folks!

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  47. Beautiful job...some of my favorite colors!

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  48. so pretty! Love the color combo!

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  49. What a wonderful card, the colours are AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY LOVE the design too. Thankyou for sharing your talent with us all .

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  50. Beautiful Card Shay.. Love this colour combo so much... I have never tried this color combo..Thank you so much for inspiration. Hugs xx Deepti

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  51. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

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  52. I love the colors and the way you included the heart in the stripes.

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  53. Beautiful heart card.... I "heart" it's intricate-ness!, the blue to greens and added dots.

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  54. Great card, can't wait to do the hop:-) Happy Birthday Winnie & Walter!

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  55. Happy 4th Birthday, Winnnie & Walter! Thanks so much for another year of fabulous products and beautiful inspiration from your DT girls!

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  56. Those stripes are gorgeous! This feels so light and springy!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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  57. Love and friendship IS the perfect theme for this hop! Lovely card, as always. Looking forward to seeing what delights I will “hop”into;)

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  58. Wow, this so gourgous.. love it so much. I have to case this card..

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  59. Such a pretty card - love those rugby stripes.

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  60. The stripes are beautiful and I love the color choices. Very pretty

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  61. I love your striped background, Shay!

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  62. Congrats on your 4th birthday! Enjoying these creations along the hop! Pretty color combo on your beautiful card!

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  63. Oh my!!! What a beautiful card!!! I'm totally in love for the gorgeous colours!!!

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  64. Love the stripes of colour for the background and the flowers with the heart! What a cool layout. Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see the rest of the blog hop.

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  65. I love great techniques! This card is one of them! Your card is wonderful and colorful! Happy Birthday!

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  66. Beautiful card...love the colours and sense of movement.

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  67. I love the mix of colors you used as well as the stamped images and words. Every element works so well to make a truly fantastic card!!

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  68. The colored stripes are so lovely and really pop on my screen! Love the tiny scattered blossoms!

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  69. what a great card to cheer a friend!

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  70. Love the colours and heart. The sentiment too. Xxx 💖 xxx

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  71. Oooh, I really like the green and blue colors with the heart. It's a nice cheery design with unexpected colors.

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  72. Gorgeous card! Love the color blending!

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  73. SQUEAL!! Gorgeous Card!! I LOVE the Design and the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  74. Love this card. Everywhere I look see those C Pooler inks.
    Great card!
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  75. Happy 4th birthday! Looking forward to many more years of awesome W & W products!! Gorgeous card and love the sentiment too.

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  76. I love the stripes! Happy birthday!

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  77. such a pretty card - thanks for sharing:)

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  78. This is totally gorgeous, love the stripes and the heart

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  79. Gorgeous card :) love the design & those fresh, happy colors. Happy birthday !!

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  80. Shay’s cards are gorgeous !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  81. Love your inky stripes and heart! Gorgeous colour combo! I just finished the hop and was blown away by the inspiration by your fabulous and talented team and guests! My order has arrived and I feel inspired! P.S. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to comment on the Instagram link as I don't have this program.

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  82. I'm not usually a stripe-y kind of gal, but this card looks great.

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  83. Happy 4th Birthday. Thanks for a great hop. Love your card design and colors.

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  84. Gorgeous card! I love hops off to be inspired!

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  85. Love the colors used in the card and the added flowers to the stripe!

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  86. Oh, this card!! I love the trail of flowers! I love the inked edges of the matching striped heart! I just love the whole thing!! I'd flip if this arrived in my mailbox!!

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  87. This is a great card. I love the saying and layout.

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  88. This card is sooo cheerful! Love the colours and the design.

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  89. Beautiful! Love the colours and the ombré effect!
    Happy 4th birthday to W&W!!!

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  90. Such a beautiful card Shay! I love the colors.So pretty.

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  91. Love the colors of your card! Beautiful!

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  92. Happy 4th Birthday to the wonderful Winnie & Walter!!! Love your card, Shay...I know your friend will love it, too!

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