Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!!! Below is a list of the bloggers participating in the hop, in case you get lost along the way. I am your 5th stop on the hop, if you came from: Tam, nestingpretty  you are on the right track! 
If you are just stopping by and found the hop then be sure to start at the beginning with Angie atuttletime!

1. Angie,  atuttletime
2. Ellen,  cardmonkey-business
3. Tristan,  tristans-time-4-craftin 
4. Tam,  nestingpretty 
5. Elaine,   ExpressionsByElaine   You Are Here 
6. Angelia, angeliaspapercrafts 
7. Belinda, ,beeshiveofdrama
8. Mary, marebearscraps
9. Wendy, gilbyscraftster 
10. Jackie, mybasketofscraps 
11. Jill, thescrapoholic
12. Leah, leahscarddesigns
13. Mary J., maryjaminski

14. Tiffany, mysweetlemonadedreams.
15. Monica, scraps2treasure

A2 size card
3 Birds on Parade - Basketball bird pg. #52 cut at 4.5"
Solid paper is from Michaels pack
Striped paper is DCWV Stack 7
Plaid paper is from my stash
Birthday Wishes stamp is from Papertrey Ink - Mega Mixed Messages set
Star Eyelets are from StampinUp (I have had them a long time)
I used thread to make shoe laces.

This card is for my 18 year old male cousin who plays basketball, I haven't seen him since he
was about 7. I hope he likes it!

Next card (added 4/16)

A2 size card
The stamp is Party Bound cow with Balloons by Penny Black
Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad
The white paper is from Papertrey Ink 
The designer paper is from DCWV Stack 7
Solid Paper is from Michaels
The Birthday Wishes stamp is from Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Colored with Copic Markers
Bling is from Glamour Glitz Pearls 5mm hot fix but I glued them down with 
scotch quick dry adhesive (these are from hobby lobby)

And we can't forget the candy, I have a ZIG glue pen, ribbon and some other goodies. They will be a surprise!!
Make sure to be a follower and leave a way to get in contact with you if you are the winner!

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is: Angelia @ angeliaspapercrafts


  1. Hi Elaine! What an adorable card for your basketball-playing cousin!! I ♥ the extra-long tall legs. I'm sure he won't be blue when he gets that heartfelt card. So sweet!

    I always enjoy hopping with you!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. That's an adorable card, Elaine. Love the papers--Pat N.

  3. Love the card and skinny knees! Makes me laugh. I think your cousin will love this card. Great job!!! Thanks for being part of our blog hop!

  4. Stopping by from the Hop to say Hello!!

  5. I'm sure he will love the card! It's so cute!

  6. Your card is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Already a follower.

    vwilson577 at

  7. That is my favorite Cartridge. What a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

    Perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

  8. super cute, i love that cart!
    thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Love this bird. I think I need to get this cart. I am following. I sure your cousin will love this.
    ahaynes43055 at yahoo dot com

  10. this is just too stinkin cute! I love the plaid you used on the cute birdie! TFS!

  11. Hopping by to say hello. Adorable card!!!

    Following ya

    Tam ♥

  12. Such a cute card! Love the blue birdie! I'm sure he'll love it, TFS!

  13. Your card is adorable!!

  14. Hi Elaine! Lovin' the basketball playing bird! Super cute card! I have those star eyelets in my stash too.

  15. Elaine, love that you put shoes on the little bird. Adorable.

    Smiles Sher

  16. Adorable card!:)


  17. I love this cartridge, and I am sure he will love it :-) blanphear @ yahoo dot com

  18. I like yours card thanks for being in hop with me

    see ya

  19. Thanks for sharing your card. Male card ideas are so hard to come up with:-) I'm a new follower!

    Happy Hoppin'


  20. Thanks for sharing! This is great!

  21. This card is super cute!! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Both cards are just adorable, Elaine, but I really love the basketball birdie! Your cousin will love it! The papers you chose and your designs are just perfect!

  23. Oh I just love that knobby kneed bird! Both cards are terrific.

  24. I am Colombian. I love to participate in their blog hop, I apologize that I do not speak English, but it helped me a translator.

  25. Super cute cards. The cow one is my favorite, only because I have an obsession for cows. TFS!!

  26. Such great cards,I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  27. Great Cards......I am a follower


  28. The basketball card is so cute. I think he will like it.

    at yahoo
    dot com

  29. GREat cards love the cow. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  30. Hi Elaine,
    Your cute bird card gave me a giggle : ) Thanks so much for sharing a little joy with us.

  31. Haha...I love the tall birdie! Made me smile!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  32. Hi Elaine! I'm a little late hopping about, but I wanted to make sure I saw everyones projects.
    Your cards are just too, too them!


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