Monday, October 10, 2011

Spoooooooky Hop - Group Post Day!


Welcome to the SP and Company Design Team October Blog Hop! I'm so glad you are here!!!!

This month's color is Orange! Join us the 7th through the 10th as we share orange projects using brand new SP and Company stamps that will be released on the 10th. Not only does the Design Team get to play with this color, but YOU do too! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's orange challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes! And don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog each day to be eligible for the prizes!!

I have two projects to share with you today.  Both projects were created using Awareness is Empowering.  Yes, this stamp set is dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness, but you can use it for other projects too (as I will show you today!).  And don't forget that this set also has a coordinating CUT file available so you don't have to cut the ribbons out by hand.  Now, onto the projects!

My first project is a card to promote awareness of at-risk animals.  Did you know that the orange ribbon is registered in the United States as a patent for The Animal Guardian Ribbon? Ah, this is so close to my heart.  I am a huge animal lover and a big advocate of animal adoption.

I die cut the purple out of some Recollections purple stock and then I stamped the mini ribbons on it.  I added the Baker's twine to make it a little more eye-catching.  I added the "Courage" sentiment because it takes a lot of courage to adopt some animals.  Most of them are fine, but some have a lot of mental and physical issues that will take a lot of time and effort to get past.

My next project is a Halloween one! YAY! I LOVE Halloween!

I used a $1 notebook I bought at JoAnn's and re-purposed it.

I thought the "Be Fearless" sentiment worked well with the little vampire guy.  I found him in the $1 bin at Michael's.  I colored him in with colored pencils and I gathered the ribbon on the bottom.

I used the same sentiment again and made a matching tag.  I know a certain person (my BFF) that also loves Halloween and I bet she'd like this notebook as a gift!!!!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog and see what Samantha did with the new stamps! Also, Patty, Stephanie, Kelli, Emily and Jen all have projects for you today, so stop by their blogs and check out what they have been up to.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


  1. Wao!! your card is adorable!! love the colors...

  2. both are cute projects!
    thanks for sharing your inspiration with us

  3. your card is wonderful and I love your re-purposed notebook - so fun!


  4. I am a huge animal lover too! Love the card! :)

  5. Great job! Love your projects :)

  6. Your little guy is so cute. I also love the ribbon---it makes the project amazingly cute! And the first card looks really good with twine. I LOVE twine!

  7. The twine added to your card really draws attention to your focal image. Learn something new everyday, such as the Animal Guardian Ribbon being orange. Great job on the altered notebook!

  8. Two great projects. I wasn't aware of the orange ribbon info. TFS!

  9. Your repurposed notebook is so adorable! Great way to use the sentiment in an alternative way too! Becky S.

  10. I love the card. I didn't know that there was a ribbon for animals :) And I bet your BFF would ADORE that notebook! ;) Awesome stuff!!!!


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