Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Catered Crop Recipe Swap and Blog Candy



The Catered Crop Designers are at it again. If books are your constant companion, you're going to love our next challenge. We're going to get creative with the printed word because our featured ingredient is Print! 

  I chose the Flourishes sets Seeds of Friendship and Sweet Days of Summer for my card.   As you can see I used My Mind's Eye Blush paper because it has a printed piece in it that reminded me of newsprint.  I added 2 punched and stitched 3D hearts to add some dimension.  I stamped my images out onto watercolor paper and painted with Tim Holtz's distress ink Tea Dye.  I added a lot of distressing and a heart doily behind my main panel.  
Seeds of Friendship


Playing along is easy as A-B-C.
  • Just use a printed page or newsprint somewhere in your project.
  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or just add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 4.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
Need some ideas? Here's a whole gallery of creative ways to incorporate print into your projects. You can click on the inspiration board below to go to a Pinterest board with the sources of these pictures and more gorgeous ideas and brilliant tutorials.

How would you like to win this Flourishes Sweet Days of Summer set and a box of butterfly stick pins?  Just leave me a comment here on my blog.. I will pick a winner on February 11, 2012.  February is my birthday month and I promised if I reached 500 followers I would be giving lots of blog candy.. SO here is my first February Fling...


66 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! 500 followers, that's FABULOUS! I hope your birthday next month is WONDERFUL. That is a LOVELY prize, thanks SO much for the chance to win!

    Your card is just STUNNING...LOVE how you used the Seeds of Friendship seed packet stamp as a frame for the Sweet Days of Summer girl! The gingham ribbon, heart shaped doily peeking out, and the sewn hearts make for the PERFECT finishing touches on a very CLASSY card!

    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  2. Your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Beautiful card. Love the silhouette. Adding the dimensional heart is so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful card Dawn! Love the tones and the stamp image! Congrats on the 500 followers!!

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  5. Dawn, love how you used the silhouette with the the seed packet frame! So many lovely details. Pinning this. Congratulations on 500 followers.

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  6. Wow! The stamp set is on my severe wish list, but this is a wow card! Love the idea of hearts popping off the page and not in the traditional pinks and reds.Great card.
    Sue Welsh

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Dawn! I love that silhouette set. Congratulations on reaching 500 followers--what a milestone!!

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  8. Dawn, this is amazing. I love the distress look with the red button and that oh so gorgeous gingham black bow! Wowzers I must say. You truly have an eye for colour and the whole layout thing!!!!!

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  9. Love this adorable set - thank you so much for the chance to win!! Congratulations on your milestone - I just rolled over 400 subscribers and I know how good that made me feel! Thanks for all you share, and for being your unique, inspiring self. :) Huge hugs! Dina

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  10. Your card, as always, is stunning, Dawn! You never fail to inspire, and I love your little pop of color on the flowers. I would love to win a Flourishes set, because I've never owned one, and congrats on hitting 500 followers :D

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  11. Really love this sweet design-beautiful set and the distressed pieces.

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  12. I adore this set! Thanks for a chance to win it!! Your card is amazing! So inspiring. Congrats on the 500 followers.

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  13. Dawn, you did AWESOME on this!! I really love your card and those hearts are just stunning, love the whole thing, you rock, GF!!

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  14. wow this card is amazing...very lovely colors and the image is adorable...thank you for the chance to win a flourishes set...

    Tina
    tinarick09@yahoo.com

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  15. Fabulous vintage feel to the card and just loving those 3D hearts! Lovely colouring as always. Congrats on 500 followers!!

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  16. Dawn! This is SO Gorgeous! LOVE the warmth of this stunning card!!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the papers and all the wonderful details you paired with the sweet silhouette image! Congrats on your big blog milestone!

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  18. Congrats on reaching your blog milestone, Dawn! I spotted this beauty over on SCS. Lovely vintage feel and fun layering with this sweet image. Thanks for the chance to win this sweet silhouette set!

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  19. I already have this set, so I don't need to enter, but I wanted to say that your card is just gorgeous!

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  21. Ohhh wowww Dawn,What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  22. Beautiful card! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

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  23. This is gorgeous! Love all of your pretty design elements especially those hearts! Hugs, Lesley

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  24. Thanks for a chance to win, and Happy Birthday a little early!!

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  25. As usual, Dawn, you surpassed yourself again. Your talents are beyond outstanding. This card is amazing!

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  26. Gorgeous card! I love the vintage feel and the pretty hearts.

    Thank you for the chance to win. Happy Birthday!

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  27. Your cards so inspire me! This one is no exception! Beautiful...
    Happy Birthday soon and thanks so much for a chance to win.

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  28. Wow! This is a gorgeous card! Found you on SC and had to stalk you in order to find your blog. Love what I've seen so far and the inspiration you inspire. Can't wait to play with some of your techniques! Plus your blog candy is pretty sweet!

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  29. I will say this is a most extraordinary card, it caught my eye on SCS. thank you for sharing it and thank you for a chance to win this really fun set. :)

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  30. Wow! This is truly stunning! i love all the distressed inks and those hearts!

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  31. This card is just amazing. It's too beautiful to just call it a card.I love the dimensional hearts you added & the doily is the perfect backdrop.
    It's small wonder you have so many followers who love you. I had to smile when you said your birthday was in February. Mine too!

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  32. Another favorite, Dawn. I tried coloring with distressed inks, without any success at all. More grumbling than anything. But yours is a different story. Love your card to pieces.

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  33. Love, love, love this card. Everything about it is perfect. I'm not sure if I'm in love with the stamps themselves, the distressed look or the book print heart embellishments, but it is a beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous stamp set.

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  34. Hi Dawn its been awhile I no. But I have to say this card is like all your work just amazing. Thanks hope you are doing well. Gloria M

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  35. As always, your card is perfection, Dawn! I don't know how you continue to outdo yourself! :) What fun blog candy, too. Sure would love to win it!

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  36. Lovely card! Every detail is perfect!

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  37. You're one creative woman! I would never have thought to use those two sets together! Beautifully done! Please leave my name out of the drawing. I have this set.

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  38. Just love this card it so beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for chance to win the set.

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  39. This is wonderful! Love how you have layered the elements!

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  40. Hi Dawn, got you from my reader.
    Your card is very beautiful, love the colors and your layout. The image is perfect!

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  41. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE everything about it - the image, the colors, the layering, the heart doily peeking from behind - and, those 3-D hearts stitched on your card are just the right touch.

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  42. Stunning, Dawn! I've run out of adjectives to use in my commenting.. everything you do is amazing. Peggy x

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  43. I love your homespun look to this card, what a perfect combination of images!! You do such creative combinations, and this is perfect with the added hearts! I know I already follow you on Pinterest...it's so fun, isn't it? A huge congrats on 500 followers, Dawn!! Have a blessed week, friend!!

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  44. OMGosh, what an amazing card. Would I ever love to win this candy! I love this set......if I don't win, I must get it. lol.

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  45. Just a few colors but Oh so pretty... Love how the black and red just make this card, and that Beautiful Bow! Perfect!

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  46. Love the almost rustic look of your beautiful card, with just a hint of color in the flowers. Unique!

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  47. I just smiled and felt warm al ofer when I first saw your beautiful card. I love it!

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  48. Your card is beautiful. Love it!!! TFS and for the chance to win.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  49. Such a pretty card with lots of elements. I just love the 3D hearts

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  50. Love this stamp set! Card is great! Nice job...thanks for sharing.

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  51. Gorgeous card Dawn! I love this style!

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  52. Hi,
    Your card is stunnig
    Very lovely and the stampingset mmmmhhh so cute
    Thanks for the chance to win it!
    Hugs sylvia

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  53. wauw dawn what can i say?? this is absolutly fabulous the papers are just in combination whit these gorgeous stamps!!!! i always love your pretty style i learn much from it!!!!! thanks for this great chance to win!!!!!
    have a nice day xxx petra

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  54. 500? Is that all? I don't understand why you don't have 5000...your cards are so fabulous. I have your blog pinned to my toolbar and it alerts me as soon as you post a new card. Thanks for the chance to win these nice gifts. Since I've retire, I'm getting anxious to start card making.

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  55. Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful Candy Dawn. I love your card and it certainly gives the winner great inspiration to use their prize xx
    I am not at all surprised you have over 500 followers, your work is beautiful xxxx

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  56. I Love this card! I really love vintage so it is just my style! Thank you for your inspiration, and a chance to win. vic

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  57. Love your card and this stamp set. Those WP's pins are gorgeous too. February is also my birthday month. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Beth Greco

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  58. I just love your card, Dawn... the paper, colors, everything about it ... what a sweet set !

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  59. Love your card Dawn...thanks for sharing and a chance to win this set. So versatile.

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  60. Love the color scheme in your card--gorgeous! Thanks so much for the giveaway--I have a February birthday too!!

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  61. Your card is gorgeous, Dawn! So much detail! I love using silhouette stamps and you've showcased this one perfectly! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set of my own! :)

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  62. I'm loving the whole silhouette and vintage feel with the pop of color. Everything I do is not complete without ribbon of some kind and dimension. Love it. BTW, I don't have this set or the pins and would love to win it... hint, hint. P.S. Happy Birthday to you.

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  63. Greatness. Love the pop of color with the vintage feel. BTW, I don't have this set and would love to have it... hint, hint Happy Birthday

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  64. My first visit to your blog. I came over after seeing this beautiful work on Pinterest. So creative. laurie

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  65. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!

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Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..