Monday, June 29, 2009

Bitten by the Bug Blog Hop AND BLOG CANDY!!!

Welcome to the Bitten by the Bug Blog Hop! This week's challenge was to use this freedom cut. With 4th of July right around the corner, what could be more perfect? I used some new Melissa Frances paper. I stamped over the word freedom with an old, Pledge of Allegiance stamp. I added some Prima glittery stars, a button, and a pretty ribbon that reminds me of a picnic. : ) I added some silver pearls to the corners too!


I am also offering some blog candy......this is what ya get!

A couple of Bella stamps.

These are brand new .....called Vintage Finds by Making Memories......totally up my alley!

Of course I had to throw in some Crafty Secrets and JustRite goodies......
Since this weekend is the 4th, the drawing will be held Sunday night. How do you win? Simply leave a comment......if you become a follower or subscribe to my blog, I will throw your name in the "hat" twice!
Now, off you go to the next stop.....Sandi Kelly's blog!
Have a fabulous Monday......and thanks for stopping by to visit!
***and in case any of you were wondering.....we did go to the Cubs/ Sox game! And the Sox won the game....by one run! wooohooooo! (Sorry northsiders! )




181 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your care. We on't celebrate 4th of July we have Australia Ay (my keyboar is playing up). Anyway love it.

Janette

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

that card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the way the word Freedom is written! thanks for sharing

craftylyra said...

I love your use of the stamp on the freedom cut. Brilliant! Absolutely lovely card!

Lyra

Linda B said...

Love your Freedom card!

sandyh50 said...

Oh wow, I love your Freedom card! It is gorgeous. I follow your blog on my Google Reader!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card Michele, love the sparkly stars :) Ohh...I'm soo glad that you 2 were able to have your date night!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Michelle! What gorgeous paper and embellies on this. LOVE IT! xxD

Julie Masse said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the script on the words and the great layout Michele! :)

The Zoo Keeper said...

I love this card it blings, and I love bling
thank you so much for shring your talents
Jennifer

The Zoo Keeper said...

Ps I am following you now so I dont miss a thing
Jennifer

Susan said...

Your project is just amazing!!! I am in awe....
xx Susan

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

I didn't know what to do first! Follow,look at who you design for or post a comment!!??!! I sooo love the vintage things AND my new love is for Bellas-ANYthing!! Oh I am so happy I found YOU and the awesomeness you create!!

Kerry Stanek said...

GREAT blog candy! This blog hopping is fun! Lots of ideas to share...

Beth said...

What a great card design & that blog candy is over the top, but then again, everything you do is!

Janis said...

I love that you cut "freedom" from the pledge of allegiance. Great idea!

kim said...

I Love the card. The way you stamped on the word freedon was great. I get so many great ideas from these sites thanks for sharing.

StacyN said...

great card. I like how freedom is cut out with words on it.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card and what awesome blog candy! I subscribe to your feed via google reader!

Mary Dawn said...

what great blog candy! and i love that card! thanks for the chance to win and have a festive fourth :) i subscribe to your blog through google reader

Lisha said...

your card is very stunning...love it

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I love what you have done with the word freedom! Great card!! I've been a follower for a while..just lurking in the background! I love what you do! thanks for the chance to win some of this fabulous candy! Yummy!
Hugs Judy xx

Crayola58 said...

Wonderful wonderful card, Michelle.

Bonnie B said...

Great card. So many details to take in. Have a great 4TH. Love all that vintage candy!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wonderful card! We always look forward to the 4th...barbecue, family, and my husband gets to play with fire!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I've just become a follower!

sophiesmama said...

Fab card Michele! Love the glitter stars. I became a follower of your blog last week.
Hugs,
Mary

Andrea said...

I'm a huge lurker (I subscribed to your blog months ago) and you are bringing me out of the woodworks with that beautiful card and the blog candy! Just had to say keep up the great work!

CelticWoman said...

beautiful card, I love the paper you cut freedom from, it all comes together with a pop. Sandi

Jeri said...

Michele, I love those glittery stars hanging from the button. How cute.

Carolyn said...

Wow, such a beautiful patriotic card, just in time for your July 4th celebration. Our big day is Wed., Canada Day. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I'm glad you found me. I'm definitely a follower now!! Beautiful cards.

Gloria said...

Great card!!! thanks for chance to win the great candy

Bobbi said...

what a fab card, love the bright colors.

Deanna said...

Gasp, are you sure you want to give thie great stuff away! Love your work!

Jacilynn said...

wow, super card. I love the papers.
And super candy! I'm a follower.
Hugs

Kim Dellow said...

Wow I love what you have done with this shape, the sparkly stars as well are yummy. Kim

Julia said...

Great card! It has a nice country feel, very patriotic.TFS!!

3Martigurls said...

Your card turned out awesome! Great job!!

Linda said...

Beautiful card!! Let freedom ring!!
I am one of your regular followers.
Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous blog candy!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Throw my name in twice, I signed up to follow. Love the card and the candy too!

Beth said...

Your work is beautiful..you are very talented! I love the stars you have added! the blog candy is awesome too..crossing my fingers :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I'm so thrilled I stumbled on this blog hop-- I love my "bug!!!" I am now following your blog so I'll be able to keep track of your beautiful cards and pages.

Marian H said...

Beautiful card. I love having new ideas on how to make use of my cricut cartridges. Thanks so much.

Southern Cricut said...

Your card is beautiful. I enjoy following your blog. Your are very inspiring.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card. The papers are just perfect.

Yvette said...

You did an awesome job on this card! I love how you stamped the Pledge of Allegiance over Freedom! Looks totally amazing and very sentimental! :)

mystyle said...

Your card has all the Wow Factor I Love! Stars, Script and Bling are Fabulous! LOVE< LOVE this card! I am now a Follower! Whoop!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I'm a Cubs fan! I'm a life-long southsider, but still a Cubs fan!

Gorgeous card! I love the papers that you cut the "freedom" on! Fantastic patriotic card! I love it!

cal8007 said...

I love blog hopping!~ Your card is great - thanks for sharing!

Carmen

Ginny said...

Hi Michelle! Amazing work on the card. There's so much detail on it. Keep up the great work =)

Piali said...

beautiful card.Great stamp. very well done....Yummy candy too.
Thanks for the chance.

jcscraphappy said...

what a great card. and i love, love, love the blog candy. these could be my first bella stamps :) also i love the creative stamp item-love the images on there.
thanks
jennie

Peggy said...

I love your card...I esp like the way you stamped on the word Freedom!

Regina Easter said...

yikesssssssssssssssss this is even more awesome now that i see all the other pictures...hugs

Whippet said...

What a festive card. Love the paper, shading and stamping:-)

jan farnworth said...

your card is super cute. thanks for the chance to win your awesome candy. have a great day.

Annette J. said...

What a great 4th of July card. The freedom cut is awesome!

Vera Ling said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your ideas.:)

~JennRo~ said...

Love your card!! I love that you stamped the Pledge on the word freedom! That definitely caught my eye! I was wondering if it was stamped or you had cut printed paper. LOVE! I am also a fan of the stars! :)

Happy 4th and happy hopping too!

Jessica said...

I just started following your blog. I absolutely LOVE your card and the fun stuff in the giveaway, especially the cute stamps!

Lindzie said...

Love the card!! Makes me want this Cricut cartridge now!

scrapinnannyof5 said...

Love your card. You all make such cute cards. Nice blog candy too!

Craftyanny said...

Stunning card, love your take on the challenge
Anne x

Margie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! And I just started following your blog!

scrappin4kim said...

Great idea with the stamp, love the card!

scrappin4kim said...

Great idea with the stamp and I love the card!

connie said...

I love your card. I love how you stamped on the paper.

connie said...

I became a follower of your blog!

Janine said...

Love your take on this week’s challenge. The blog candy looks awesome. Happy 4th July.

Kay Sibley said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!! I love the glittery stars and the yummy ribbon!! Amazing!!

Rene said...

owesome! very talented and like your candy to.

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Oh this is pretty! I am going to sign up to follow your blog.

Treva said...

Love your card, nice blog.

Annelies said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win and happy 4th of July! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

RAP said...

I like how you used the pledge of allegiance stamp first.

Michelle Lanning said...

um me! me! I need some of that scrappy goodness -- I love the card too girly!

~Shari said...

Michelle - this card is GORGEOUS!! I love your attention to detail - especially the shadowing and the silver pearls.
~Shari R.

Renee R said...

fantastic! I love the paper u used for the "freedom"

kim.mom said...

Love Love Love that card! You are so creative!

remus79 said...

Love, love your card! You are so talented. Thanks for the blog candy!

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card! I hope I can win!!! :) By the way, I'm your follower now :D

Linda E said...

Just found your blog and I'm going to subscribe. I love your work. Thanks for sharing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, that is THE coolest patriotic card!! AWWWWWE-SOME!!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

i love how this shows off a bit of nostalgia!!

Virginia said...

M'dear, didn't you know that I NEED those Bella stamps?! ;) What a wonderful card & prize!

.................... said...

Beautiful!

.................... said...

I am now a follower!

Allison said...

I was just coming over to comment but sure, I could always eat some candy...yum!

You did such a terrific job on this card...all the little additions (like that script stamp) make it a winner. Now, I need a cricut...can you throw that into the drawing too? (I kid, I kid...)

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow, Michele, this card is totally and completely YUMMY!!!! Gorgeous papers and details and I LOVE that ribbon. Fantastic card!!!
hugs
Sharon

Mary said...

What a very cool card!
Love your work.
and enjoying your blog.
thank you for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize!

chercroppin said...

Love this card! How neat you stamped over the letters, I have got to try that! Love the blog candy too!

Jennifer said...

YOur card is fab! Thanks for the insoiration!!!!

chercroppin said...

I'm also now a follower!

jeanie nieva said...

love the card, thanks for sharing...already a follower..:)

Penniannie said...

WOW,Absolutely fabulous card....
great job...

Hugs
Penny S

Meche said...

wow lovely blog candy! i dont have a blog yet (i can wait to start one..) but i will tell my friend about your blog candy :)
Hugs,
Meche

p.s: this is my mail if you need something: mecheche@gmail.com

Elaine said...

Girl I love your blog and yes, I'm now a follower! I had you on my blog reader all along...but I'm just sayin now I'm official! :)

Loving your patriotic FREEDOM card today - it rocks!! I think it's so cool how you used that patterned paper to cut out "Freedom"...it is so clever and fun!

sun_flower73 said...

I really like the pattern paper on the freedom cut. Great card! (And you totally sweetened the pot to subscribe to your great blog!)

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Everything is perfect...Love the patriotic feeling...Krista

Tamaroo said...

Great card and Great Blog Candy! Have a great 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy visiting your blog. You consistently inspire me! Your Freedom card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Cassie

Heather said...

Love the pp you used to cut out "freedom". What a beautiful card!

Cynthia B. said...

Those glittery stars are awesome - and how perfect that you had that Pledge of Allegiance stamp! Thanks for the inspiration.

paper bag create said...

GORGEOUS card!!!Yummie blog candy as well! Thank you for sharing.
Smiles.

paper bag create said...

GORGEOUS card!!!Yummie blog candy as well! Thank you for sharing.
Smiles.

Heidi said...

I LOVE this card! I love the script on the word. I'm becoming a follower right now!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Amazing creation Michele!

Smiles,
~nance

Linda said...

Awesome card. Stamping on the chipboard piece really helps pop it out. The glittery stars really set off the card. You always have such great ideas. To see this great card and the promise of blog candy too...life is good.

Nancy said...

Hi Michele,
We are planning to go to my in-laws home for the 4th and have a bbq. I wish we could go swimming but my daughter's health doesn't permit her to swim so we are all going to skip it this weekend. We will enjoy just being together.

I love your blog and am a subscriber so throw my name in the hat an extra time (or two - or three). LOL!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your card...thank you for sharing and for the chance to win Debbie the blog candy!!

Debbie Nelson
dnmissujen@aol.com

Debbie Nelson said...

Don't know how I put Debbie before the blog candy above...I am really not crazy LOL!

I am now a follower!

Crystal said...

I love your card! I love the oomph that the stamp gives the amazing cut! I signed up to follow since I love your work! great job!

patty w said...

Love the card ! I don't have anything very "4th-ish" to use. Should think of something.

I do subscribe..not sure if I follow or not!

Linda Peterson said...

Love your blog---already a subscriber. What a beautiful card!!
Linda Peterson

Sandie said...

Very nice work Michele, well done.

Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic blog candy.

Luv Sandie

Cricket said...

love the card Michele!!!

ummm...hey there...I'm a Cubbie's fan LOL!!

Amy Johnson said...

Super Card! I love how you stamped the Pledge of Allegance on the word 'Freedom'. Great Star embellies and ribbon treatment too! Love the silver accents in the corners of the cards.
Such a generous blog candy. I'm already a follower and a subscriber! Love your blog and your work!

StampinCathy said...

This is one amazing card. I just love the details and layout of this card. Wow now this is some sweet candy. I'm a subscriber, cuz I don't want to miss your creative and inspiring MOJO projects. Thanks for a chance.

sue said...

Lovin the card, great blog candy too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Yoli said...

Great card. Love the flourishes but my friends would not be surprised. They say that there hasn't been a flourish that I did not like. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Lori A. said...

Fabulous card! I don't think to send out 4th of July cards but I think I might start! They're fun to make.

Lori A. said...

I subscribe to your blog :)

Lisa said...

lovely card thanks so much for the chance to win I added you to my candy bar and I am happy to become a follower too

momof3 said...

Awesome project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda said...

Really like your "freedom" card. Thanks for showing samples of the new Just-Rite products on your blog.

Jessica said...

Love your card! TFS, and I'm watching you now! lol

Cheryl said...

Beautiful freedom card!!!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! Incredible card! Thanks for sharing with us AND thanks for a chance at that YUMMY candy!!

Kim Dewees said...

I love the paper you used for freedom. Thank you so much for sharing and for the inspiration.

Agus :) said...

Hi! lovely blog candy!! thanks for the chance to win :) Im going to link your blog right now!
Here is my blog.
Hugs
Agus

Gale said...

Love the glitzy stars. Beautiful card, and thanks for the blog hop!

Crazie Jones said...

Awesome card and awesome candy!

Miriam said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous! It was a real treat to find your Blog! Thanks for the chance to win such generous Blog Candy

cards4u said...

Wonderful card - love the stamped chipboard! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the chance to play!

Sheila D said...

Love your patriotic FREEDOM card. Great blog candy too!

Sheila D said...

You're now in my google reader so I don't miss anything. Off to check out more or your blog.

Mom to Deanna said...

Love the card! So festive!

Tracey said...

An incredible card Michele! Happy 4th to you! We're celebrating here in Canada tomorrow! :)

jules said...

a great card. and i love the bella stamps that you have in the blog candy. i hope i can win them!

Beth said...

I love your card it is beautiful! I love it even though I am a Cubs fan!

Janis said...

Wow!!! I love your freedom card & especially the paper you used to do the Freedom cut. Looks fantastic. Thanks.

Hugs janis

cgargus said...

Great card! Thanks for the blog candy chance! I am already a subscriber!

craftingmanda said...

love the blog candy those stamps are so cute your card is beautiful too !! I have clicked to follow you blog and have also linked you to my blog here


http://craftingmanda-craftilicious.blogspot.com/

bonnie said...

Oh my goodness gorgeous creations and gorgeous candy thank you so much for the chance to win. :) Bonnie x

AShu93 said...

I really like how you used that pledge of allegiance stamp. I thought it was some fancy paper.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

super yummy candy!!! thanks for a chance to win :) I've become a follower, & I've linked to your candy on my blog :)

dagbird2001 said...

what a fab card.
and what fab candy you are offering.
I am a follower, and have been for a while, your creations are lovely.
xx

Dizzie Noodle said...

Very cute!

:) Michelle

Rebecca said...

Love the blog candy! Your design is fabulous, and oh so american. Love it!
Becca

Beth said...

Great card Michelle! And yummy candy too!!

Bram_fam said...

I really love the paper you used to cut out the word Fredom. Very nicely done!

Annie said...

Good idea using the Oath of independance over stamp...gives a special look to your card. nice work

chers Annie

Melinda Ford said...

Beauty! I love your card, and your blog candy is fabulous! Thanks for participating...love your work!

CraftinGranny said...

Great blog candy! Love what you have done. Thanks for sharing.

kee kee said...

I love the vintage feel of your card. Great job! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a great card!! Love the sparkly stars!! FAB!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies, too!
Jennik

Aimee said...

Your card is awesome, I love everything about it! Wow on the candy!!!! Pick me! :)

Aimee said...

I just became a follower too!

mudmaven said...

I just love this card! WOW! I have been a follower for a long time and just love all that you share with us. ~chris

Lana said...

Fab card Michele and gorgeous candy
Hugs
Lana x

scrappypug said...

ohh love your creations... will follow too as soon as blogger cooperates!

Velta said...

Great Card Girl!!! The wording is what really makes this card...but then there is the script...and the colors...oh my !!

vic said...

Super card! HooRay! for the Red, White and Blue!

Heike said...

Your work is Stunning, the Blogcandy is so wonderful.

Hugs
Heike

Debbie Kaste said...

Your card is so beautiful and very creative. Have a happy, safe 4th and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy...
Debbie K.

Debbie Kaste said...

Your card is so beautiful and very creative. Have a happy, safe 4th and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy...
Debbie K.

Suzanne Milam said...

your card is super...love what you did with it....you inspire me to get some goodies out and work...

JennP said...

beautiful! :)
your blog is very inspirational..:)

Leah's Card Designs. said...

I love your blog. So beautiful and I too know what it's like to have a special needs child. They are such a blessing to our lives. There is so much that they have to give. My son has Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Dyspraxia and Hypotonia. I could have let all his needs bother me but I don't because I know he was given to me for a reason and I find so much inspiration just being with him. I have so much joy. I love your card!! Thanks for the wonderful chance to play in this blog hop. I too became a follower.

QweenDavia said...

I LOVE this card so amazing until I started this blog hop I never thought of getting this cart now it seems like a must have! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

Debra said...

Such a beautiful card! And, the pledge over the letters is dynamite! You are an exceptional and gifted lady! Thank you for sharing with us!
debra~

mom said...

Your card is beautiful-very creative.
Love the stamping on the word Freedom.

Til said...

Oh how I love your blog! I have been following it with Bloglines. Love the card.....Candy looks very yummy! Thanks!

Mayra said...

Thanks for the chance.. love those bella stamps
MAY

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heather "Hev" said...

Happy 4th July to you and your family.
Awesome creation :)

Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

LOVE this card! The freedom print looks beautiful! Happy 4th of July!

Katie

cgargus said...

Would love to win! Great blog candy. I love your blog and am a subscriber! Thanks for the chance!

carpediem said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing! laura j

carpediem said...

Now a follower! Thanks for offering the great blog candy! laura j

Alanna said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the jumbled look that cartridge gives. Excellent job.

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome blog candy. I'm following your blog now as well. I thought I already was but apparently wasn't.

Agus :) said...

Hi! lovely blog candy!! thanks for the chance to win :) Im going to link your blog right now!
Here is my blog.
Hugs
Agus