Thursday, September 1, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks are CELEBRATING!!!

Welcome to the 4th stop of 4 Crafty Chicks "1st Anniversary" Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Tamie's BLOG, then you are on the right track! If you just happened to pop in, please hop on back to the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog and start at the beginning for your chance at some wonderful prizes!

What are we celebrating, you ask?? Well, the 4 Crafty Chicks are celebrating our FIRST Anniversary this week and we are so excited to have shared one year of fabulous challenges with you all. We certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without the support of all of our participants. The Design Team would like to thank everyone who has enthusiastically participated in our challenges over the last year – especially when they were *really* challenging challenges! We all have so much fun visiting your blogs to see what you have created week after week and hope to have another fun-filled year of crafty goodness... with a few surprises thrown in!!

This week’s challenge theme is “Celebrate” and the Chicks have made some pretty awesome cards – remember... the theme can be interpreted many different ways so please have fun with it!

As another way to celebrate and say THANK YOU to everyone, we have put together a Blog Hop for you this week and here’s the low-down:
  • Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using
  • To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4CC blog.
For my card this week, I decided to use an older Mojo Monday sketch and keep it fairly simple but I really love this color combination!

Stamps: Word Play; Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Baja LinkBreeze DSP; Ink: none; Accessories: markers, star punches, brad, pearls, embossing folder, crumb cake ribbon, dimensionals

Here is my prize for the hop today:

The 4 Crafty Chicks have also decided that NOW is the time to start having a monthly Guest Designer! We are so excited to be giving everyone the opportunity to join us for a month of fun challenges. This month, and during the first challenge of the month in January and May, we will be on the lookout for Guest Designers for the next three months. If you participate in this week’s “Celebrate!” challenge and would like to be considered for October, November or December’s Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Whew! That was a LOT of information, wasn’t it? I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!

I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our first Guest Designer! Have fun, everyone!


  1. Cute card, love the blue and orange together

  2. this is a fabulous card.. the small and large dots compliment each other so well... and the colors are great together..

  3. Wish Big is what we did last year at this time! I love your card, colors and sentiment are perfect. Thank you so much for taking the leap with us and for all of your yummy inspiration. This has been one whirl wind year but I am super glad that we have done it together, one of the best experiences. Your inspiration each week is awesome. Happy September 1st.

  4. That's a fun card and interesting color combo. It looks simple but at the same time shows so much detail. Well done!

  5. Adorable card... you nailed that sketch! Congrats on the 1 yr anniversary and thanks for offering such a great prize!

  6. I love simple card designs and this one is terrific! Great color palette, and the embossing is wonderful. Congratulations on a whole year of challenges. I do my best to play along each week, and love the challenges you have. Delightful prizes. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. Happy 1st Anniversary, wow it has been a wonderful ride this year. Thanks for everything that you do, you are a wonderful, talented crafter, and an awesome co-dt. Very cute card, love that layout and the sentiment is so fitting for today. TFS!


  8. Enjoy your card Lori! It is great! Enjoyed the blog hop! Looking forward to submitting my challenge & adding my name to the GDT..
    Thanks for the chance to win...


  9. Happy Blogaversary to you & the other Chicks! Can't believe I've had a couple of free days (right after leaving PPC) so I'm crafting my heart out while I can :-)

  10. Happy Blogversary! Love your beautiful card and the color combo. I am now a follower of your great blog and would love for you to visit me and follow too!
    Cindy Porter

  11. What a beautiful color pallet and love the overall layout with the embossing! Happy Anniversary/Birthday to 4CC and thanks for chance to win some goodies!

    Christy Dillman

    P.S. You should enter this in the birthday challenge at The Stamping Boutique Challenge blog as they are celebrating a birthday too and giving away FREE images!

  12. Wow Lori - you have followed that sketch perfectly! Love the colours you have used and the stars and dots!! Such a great prize you are offering too - thank you for the chance to win it!

  13. Great color combo and I love your interpreation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us and also for a chance to win some great candy!

  14. Happy Anniversary 1st year. What a great year you girls have had,now on to the 2nd year.I lv the way you put your cards together.This one is beautiful. WTGG.

  15. Hi Lori .... what a fabulous card with a "Wish Big" love your color combination, dear ..
    start to wish me luck :D thanks for the chance :))
    Love, Yulis

  16. Love your cards - so inspiring! Congrats and thanks for inviting us along!

  17. The card is fabulous, the sentiment is so encouraging. Like the colors you choose. Thanks for sharing. Charis xx

  18. Great card, love your color combo.
    Love the dimension. Good job.

  19. LOVED the hop! Your card is amazing!!!!

  20. alohaaa... happy anniversary for 4 crafts chick. and I love your card lover every detail that you made..


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