Sunday, July 31, 2011

Crafty Ho's Anything Goes Blog Hop

Today is a special day - but also a bittersweet day.

On February 9, 2010 a group of friends started a challenge blog. Perhaps you were there on our very first week. Perhaps you've played along a few times during the past 17 months. Perhaps you've never heard of us and have missed the fun.

We are the Crafty Ho's and our challenges have continued weekly since that first post in February of 2010.

But as often happens with things such as these, life has a way of getting too busy... and good things fall along the path of busy-ness. That is the case with the Crafty Ho's Challenge. We will miss presenting challenges for you each week, but we will always treasure the memories we've created along the way.

To celebrate our time together, we have invited all past designers as well as some close friends to have a Crafty Ho's Anything Goes BLOG HOP this week... along with some really awesome PRIZES!!! Be sure to check the Crafty Ho blog for ALL the details... and leave comments along the blog hop so you can have a chance to win a prize!!!

In fact, you should have arrived here from the Crafty Ho blog because I am the first of several stops along the hop.

I wanted to make this post EXTRA special so I've hang on and check this out.

What do you see???

A simple little pack of designer paper. Yep! That's what it is. However, you may not realize it, but this is a treasure! I moved last month and have only had a couple of weeks to go on treasure hunts in my new town. And this is what I found on one of the hunts, for a mere 25 cents.

Speaking of moving... check out my card:

I used a Bugaboo image - Moving Truck

Here's the inside of my card:

My move has put me behind... far, far behind! In fact, I've made a mere 4-5 cards in the past month. Quite a change from someone who usually makes at least one card a day. I hadn't even had a chance to create my Calendar Girls card for June yet. And Carol had given us an awesome challenge. She told us to make a card (or 3D item) based around something we liked doing or planned to do this summer and to write a ditty on why we were looking forward to doing that. Sooooooo I chose a moving image, because I moved this summer. Tee Hee! I really do like moving! And it had been 11 years since we'd moved so I looked forward to it and was happy to be able to move. I like moving because it gives me a chance to get everything in order in my house. I also like setting up/decorating our home and meeting new people. THANK YOU, CAROL, for a great theme! And thank you Calendar Girls for forgiving me my tardiness! (EEK! I'm still tardy because I now need to get my July card made. Soon, I promise!!!)

Well, this blog post is fast approaching epic proportions, so it's time to cease typing and send you on to the next blog on the blog hop... Rae Anne!

And don't forget to leave a comment and check out all the blogs in the Crafty Ho's Anything Goes Blog Hop.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!!!

Image: Bugaboo Stamps

Ink: Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and Bordering Blue

Designer Paper: Miss Elizabeth's

Embellishments: Recollections Brads and Stampin' UP! Grosgrain Ribbon


Unknown said...

BUMMER!! I'm sad to see the Crafty Ho's go! I've had the badge on my sidebar longer than any other and I've even joined a few times!!

Your moving tryck is so great and I love that you shared so much of yourself in this post! What an exciting summer it's been for you!

Now that things are settling in, I can't wait to see what you create with all the treasures you're sure to find!!

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

So sad to see another great blog come to an end :(
Your card is great!!!


imthenoni said...

On the sadness going on inside me as I look at the beautiful work and think that the Crafty Ho blog will be no more.

Jeannette I LOVE the moving truck and the colors you chose to used. They are so happy colors. And the inside is a pretty and simple card all by itself. Your summer sounds like a grand adventure.

Donna T

Debra said...

Wow, I wish you all a wonderful crafty future. I follow most if not all of you individually (I will make sure I do during the hop!) Thanks for the inspiration you have provided.

Craft long and prosper! May the craft be with you :)


Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Jeanette, and so fitting for you ☺

The paper, image and coloring all go together great, and it doesn't matter if it's late - we still ♥ you!!

Chris said...

I'm sorry to see the Ho's go but such is life, we move forward. and speaking of moving, I am currently awaiting the approval of a short sale and then will move, so if you really like to move, come on down my way and I'll be happy to let you do it for me. Seems like a win win to me.

Carol W said...

Whoo whee...Jeanette, I love your card...and the da bomb...however, I'm not a real fan of I need to I'll be calling you.....This is such a neat happy card and so very cute...Well done my friend...well done.....♥

dweatter said...

Great card and absolutely perfect for your summer accomplishment! Love the bright paper treasure you found.

Unknown said...

Such a cute truck card! Thanks for sharing, hate to see you go!

Georgiana said...

Love all those vibrant colors on your card.

Carson's Creations

April said...

Great card, J! And just perfect for our June challenge!
Sorry to see the Crafty Ho challenge go!!

juelmarie said...

sad to see ya go - but we'll meet again in blogland!


:: BlueInks :: said...

Such an adorable card! You met the CG's challenge just perfectly.

I am sorry to see the Crafty Ho's move on. I do understand that life does get in the way of card making! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm sad to see Crafty Ho's end :( Thanks for the inspiration. I love your card. I'm a big fan of masculine cards.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Fabulous card Rae Ann, and yay for bargain treasure! I wish you all the very best in your future endeavours and THANK YOU for the fun challenges at Crafty HOs :D

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Jeanette, not Rae Ann, sorry, I'm a doofus!

Tammylee said...

Super cute project. Sorry to see your challenge close! Best wishes in all you do!

Barb said...

Cute card Jeanette--I love the image and it is so perfect for you this month!

darling Ho said...

So cute!!
Sorry for hear a great challenge to be end.
~darling Ho

Kathleen said...

sorry to see the end of the blog challenge but i wish you well in your crafty future. and hope you get your crafting mojo back after the move. i know what it's like!!

i'm in my 6th house in nearly 13 yrs!! i hate packing and unpacking with a vengeance!!!

Kathleen Mc x

Lola said...

Those AKV images are great and so is your card! The inside is just as beautiful.

candi said...

I will miss you ladies! I just love your card,so perfect for change of address notices

Made by Mandy said...

Sorry to see the Crafty Ho's go but 18 Months is a long time in Blogland so your challenge has done well.

Thankyou for all the inspiration you have provided to us and I wish you all the very best for your future crafting and personal journeys.

Love Mandy xxx

Rae Anne said...

Aww Jeanette, your rainbow-colored card is just the grooviest thing. . .It looks like the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine. . .;) It was a pleasure being on The Crafty Hos DT with you! I'll see in the DKCK swap! :D MWAH!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

I am sad that this is the last post for the Crafty Ho's I so used to love playing along with you guys when I could. Your card is stunning and in someways really appropriate way of saying goodbye.

Unknown said...

Love the card...but sad to say bye wishes xxxxx

Courtney said...

This card is super cute!! So sorry to hear the blog is ending.