Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out With The Old and In With The New Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Out With The Old and In With The New two-day New Year's Blog Hop! We're so happy you could join the Made Especially For You design team in celebrating the new year. Day one of the hop will feature some of our favorite projects we've created this past year, and day two of the hop will feature a New Year's themed project. If you've come from another blog in the hop and are looking to start at the beginning of the hop, you're in the right place. :) 

Since I've only been blogging since June and just got my Cricut last week, it was hard to choose a few favorites since my card making has improved a lot since I first started over the summer. After taking a quick trip down memory lane, I found a couple of cards that I remember feeling really proud of after making them.

This card was made using inspiration from a Mojo Monday challenge sketch and was created especially for a design team application. I love the colors and the simplicity of it. It's one of the few cards I've made that I felt turned out almost perfect.

 This card was made just for fun, and is also one of the only cards I've ever decorated the inside of just for fun. Normally I only decorate the inside of the card if I'm actually giving it to someone, but I liked the idea of finishing the quote on the inside for this one. The front of the card reads 'shoot for the moon' and the inside says 'even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.'

There you have it! Two of my favorite cards from 2011. I hope to have many favorites in 2012. 

What fun is a blog hop without blog candy? I'll be giving away the following crafty goodies:
- 1 spool of pink ribbon
- 1 clear stamp set
- 1 set of gold/silver rhinestones
- Assorted chipboard pieces
- Paper Bliss scrapbook accent frame
- 1 package of green, wooden buttons
- 2 pre-made cards and envelopes
- 1 rubber stamp

Entering to win is easy! Here's what you have to do:
   1.) Become a follower (if you aren't already)
   2.) Comment on a post either day of the hop (you'll be entered twice if you comment both days) 
   3.) 'Like' the Made Especially For You Facebook page

The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday January 3rd

Your next stop is Jamie's blog - she has some wonderful projects to share with you! Make sure to stop by for the second day of the hop, too! :) 


  1. Ashley I love the green flower on the fist card very cute :) great Job
    sweet Creations :)

  2. wow... it´s great!

    thanks for chance to win so a nice candy.

    happy new year

  3. Beautiful cards - my favourite is the first one with this big green flower.

    Hugs, Uta

  4. Pretty card. Love the green flower.

  5. I like your cards. Easy to see why you picked those. Neat that you decorated inside. I'm already a follower and liked you on facebook.

    vwilson577 at

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  7. Love your cards and congrats on your new cricut. I can't wait to see what projects you make in 2012.

  8. Love the Cards they are super cute. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Years!

  9. One of my comments is for being a new follower!

  10. I also liked the Facebook Page! Thanks again!

  11. new follower n cute project


  12. also following on FB


  13. Super favorites! Happy New Year to you! Already a follower, but I don't have FB!

  14. Ashley, I love both of these! WOW. That flower on the first one is just super-duper.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  15. I just signed as a follower. Don't have facebook. I love the first card. That is very nice. Happy New Year.
    Rae Ann O.

  16. The most important part about cardmaking is that YOU love what you do. When you take the time to love it (and yes, sometimes have trouble parting with the ones that are super-special to you!), you know you've hit your stride. I put so much time and love into my cards, I don't make as many as I should or would like to .... but I'll get there in 2012. Stay as sweet as you are!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  17. so love the moon and star card! what a an awesome idea

  18. two beautiful cards.... love the flower and a great job on the shooting stars... lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  19. Those are great cards, I love that first one!


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