Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Go-To-Gals and friends" blog hop!

Hey all!  My talented friend Betsy Veldman asked me to participate in Paper Crafts' Go-To-Gals and friends blog hop with her to celebrate the new issue of Go-To Sketches! This issue is now available and you will absolutely love it!
When I received my copy, I couldn't put it down. So much inspiration inside! I'm not used to using sketches very often, but I've found lately that it is really helpful when you are in a hurry to create a nice card for somebody and want it to be awesome, but just don't have a lot of time to decide where to put things on your card. Sketches really give me that extra little bit of help when I need it. (Awesome for me, being the indecisive person that I am.) And inside are lots of ideas for each sketch, which I loved. I was lucky enough to have 3 cards chosen for this book.

Look at this cute sketch that Betsy created! Below is a new card I created from her sketch.
I used 4 squares instead of 9 and moved my sentiment over to the left. Also used butterflies instead of flowers. I raised up some of the squares with pop dots to show off the negative butterflies that I punched out of the squares. (Made with the April kit at Hip 2 Be Square Scrapbooking!)
 If you'd like to win a copy of this issue, please leave a comment here on my blog and next, visit the Paper Crafts Connections blog and leave a comment there too!

The more blogs you visit in the hop, the more chances you have to win! Thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Danielle

164 comments:

Curlywiggles said...

Oh thanks for pointing this mag out, I probably wouldn't have found out about it otherwise. I love sketches, they are a great jumping off point. Love you're take on this, fab colours.

joy said...

Beautiful card, Danielle! It would be so much fun to win this magazine; if I don't, I will definitely be buying it anyway!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the lovely sketch, I'll give it a go today :) I'm not sure I'll be able to get the mag in the UK, but I sure will visit their blog too :)

Welcome to my blog. said...

Beautiful card!

LisaNRoxy said...

Great sketch! Dani - love your card - I adore sketches and would love to win this book!!

LisaNRoxy said...

Great sketch! Dani - love your card - I adore sketches and would love to win this book!!

Elise said...

Your card is so colorful and cute! I love it!

lynn said...

adorable!--love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I like your version of the sketch. I have always loved sketch the are great inspiration for scrapbook layouts too. If I find myself in a rut for picture placement I look for a new sketch that works with the pictures I have and shortly after a new layout comes into view. So I guess card sketch are great too!

Ginger said...

I like your version of the sketch. I have always loved sketch the are great inspiration for scrapbook layouts too. If I find myself in a rut for picture placement I look for a new sketch that works with the pictures I have and shortly after a new layout comes into view. So I guess card sketch are great too!
Ps this post is me I signed in and I'm not sure why is made me anonymous

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Your card is fabulous. I just love the color combo and details you added to this card. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop.

Nina said...

This card is FAB!! So fresh and...all perfect! Like candy for the eyes :)

<3
//Nina

snarflemarfle said...

I love this card!! The punched out butterflies are genious!

Crafty Engineering said...

Truly Stunning...love the butterfly punched areas with the butterflies added elsewhere!

Kel said...

Lov the idea of using the negatives. Very clever!!

winjes said...

So cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

paperqueen said...

It is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.
Eileen in NYC

Sarah said...

Fabulous card!

Aphra said...

Beautiful card, Danielle! LOVE these vibrant colors and the negative butterfly space!

Melonie said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you used the butterflies. Saving that sketch for future use:) Love the new pic of you and the girls too.

Helena said...

Oh wow! That is one "intricate" card!!!

connie said...

I love your card and the way you used the negative. Beautiful!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I LOVE the rain paper!

Jessica said...

this is fabulous! I love the punched out butterflies and the negative space the punch left, so fun!!

pink said...

I love how you used the positive and negatives of the butterflies!

kmassman said...

Oh, WOW! This card is really special. Love everything about it!

Pam said...

Great sketch, beautiful card

Mary said...

Loved your card -- I like how you showed how to use the sketch for inspiration -- but then change parts of the sketch idea to work for your card!

Betty-Ann said...

I love your card...great color combo!

marilyn said...

LOVE your card - especially how you used the positive and the negative of the butterflies--great idea!!!

Agata said...

Great card! Love this idea!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love all the bright colors in this card.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that book looks fabulous as does your card! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Kim

Betsy V said...

Danielle, your card is simply FABULOUS!! I love how you changed the grid to 4 instead of 9 and your color and embellishment choices are absolutely delicious as usual!! Thanks so much for playing along!!

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Denise said...

gorgeous! I love the punched out butterflies!

Sue D said...

Nice variation of Betsy's sketch!

Jana Eubank said...

Oh, I LOVE how you did the butterflies!!! Cute, cute card!!!

ArlaMo said...

Beautiful card! Love your adaptation.

Anonymous said...

I love this card! The vibrant colors and the positive-negative use of butterflies are great. Marijane

mjaguiar said...

Beautiful card!

sillypea said...

This looks awesome and your card is fabulous just like all your work! Thanks for the chance to win!

ant me. said...

OMGosh!! I love this card!! You win! this is the best card on the "hop" : )

Outstanding! thank you for sharing : )

Patti

mustangkayla said...

What an adorable card!

clwilker said...

I love your take on the sketch, using the negative space. It's just wonderful!

Winter said...

Oh WOW! I love this card! :)

Anna Sigga said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous girl - love the colors!

mommy2alex said...

I love your card...the butterfly negatives are just fab!

michelle said...

What a fun card. . .

Jennifer said...

I love sketches. And I love the beautiful work that you do - its inspriring!

aldebaran said...

There is so much about your card to love! Thanks for sharing it!

- Bridget N

sarah.hampton said...

I really like the idea of using the butterfly negative space! I'm going to give that a try.

Rebecca said...

Stunning absolutely stunning

deborah n. said...

Your mix of papers is so pretty!

ScrappyPam said...

Great interpretation of the sketch!

Ashley Harris said...

What a great card Dani! So fun. Have a wonderful day!!

debbie susee said...

Love how you used the positive and negative images of the butterflies. Also like how you changed it up to make a different sized card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great job, I love those papers and the butterflies.

KK [Pumpkin Muffin] said...

That is so gorgeous! I love the blocks of color and the punched out butterflies. It's just so fun!

Shanarun said...

Wow, I really like the repeating droplets and the subtle plaid green background. Great card!

Jennifer Moore said...

I like how you limited the number of squares.

Liz in MO said...

Lovely card.

Amy B. said...

Your card is so colorful - I just love it! And I love how everyone's take on the same sketch look so different and all so fun!

Helen F. said...

WOWSA! All of those gorgeous colors and butterflies! Wonderful take on this sketch.

dannisdoodles said...

love your positive & negatives dani, love your card!!!

Atticelf said...

Great job tweaking the sketch!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, the colors are so pretty and fresh! Plus I am a sucker for butterflies! So happy and honored to be in your company for this fun hop!

{jennie} said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the colors!

JulieHRR said...

SHUT.UP. ...........THUD!!! This is FAN•STAMP•MAGORICAL!!!

Summer Braxton said...

really great.... love it.

Amy said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies!

rudie2shoes said...

The rain drops look awesome!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Rona said...

bright and fun - I love it!

Tiffany Heilman said...

love the bright fun colors on your card! great idea on minimizing the # of squares.

Erika M. said...

Loving your cards!

Betty said...

So cute!!! Love those butterflies...negative is definitely positive on your card!!

Ravengirl said...

I love your interpretation of this sketch! It's so fresh and fun!

Angy said...

Love how you have the negative image of the butterflies in your squares. Really makes your project "soar".

Audra said...

loooove this card!! :)

buglady said...

Love the negative space of the butterflies cut out. Great card!

Jennifer said...

Love the green! So cute!

Sharon said...

I like that you gave the sketch your own personal touch by adjusting the squares.
Sharon

Leah said...

I love love love your card. Great job! I saw this magazine the other day at my local scrapbook store...I better rush in and buy it before they are all gone!

Jo said...

Love the DP you used and how you set your flower off the side of the card. Thanks for the Inspiration!

marla said...

Very clever card - love how you used the negative space.!!

Jennifer said...

How pretty! It makes me feel happy! Thanks! :)

Nancy said...

Great take on Betsy's sketch. Love the colors that you worked with.

kkaisu said...

great spin on the sketch.

Sharon said...

Oh how I love that card. It's my favorite so far!!!!!!!

Lauraline said...

I love your card, especially the color combination. It really looks nice.

Conniecrafter said...

like the negative space from the butterfly punches!

Scrapthat said...

Love your use of negative space!! Very cool!

karahoward said...

Like the negative butterflies.

Sherri Thompson said...

Sweet card-I love the paper and butterflies! Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Just awesome Dani!! Just love this sweet sweet card!

Jenny McGee said...

Great card, I love the use of the punch in the negative.

Danielle said...

I love this card, especially the coordinating paper and the "reversible" butterflies. Thanks!

Sandi M said...

Great interpretation of the sketch - the cut outs and negatives are wonderful!

Cynthia B. said...

I love how you used the negative of the butterfly. Beautiful card!!

Karey said...

Love your card! Now I would not have thought about punching into one of the squares.

Diana said...

love the little punched out butterflies! Very unique.

Debbi said...

Love the colors. TFS

*charygirl said...

love your cutouts on this card!

Noblekatt said...

the butterflys are incredible, love your take on this sketch!

DeniseB said...

Terrific card! I love the cardstock you used as the card base. Going back to check on the maker of that so I can look for some.
DeniseB

Sally said...

So much going on in this card and it all works! Hard to achieve, but you did it.

wendyg said...

Your card is so pretty and cheery!

Heather said...

Thank GOODNESS for this pc hop! I would have never found you otherwise! You are one creative crafty lady and I am LOVING your card! The colors, details, etc, just PERFECTION!

jordanbev5 said...

Your work is superb! Loved it! Colors! Graphics! everything!

dazey said...

What a cute, springy card!

Meredith Taylor said...

your cards are so amazing. love the cut out butterflies and the negative punched ones in the squares.

Susan said...

Beautiful. Love all the detail

Laurie Marmon said...

I'm noticing butterflies as a theme for Betsy's friends. :)

c said...

Love your card!

Barb M. said...

Nice twist on the sketch!

Jennifer L. said...

What a cute card. Love everything about it.

Karen B. said...

Fun fun colors and butterflies!

Chloe said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Marla said...

So fun and cute!

Nadine said...

Wow love your card, it's so bright and cheery!

Kay said...

Great take on the sketch, Danielle! I love the "negative" space from the butterflies. You made such a pretty card. Isn't that magazine awesome!?! I just got mine andI know I'll use it forever!! ♥♥ Kay

dahlhousedesigns said...

This is so bright and fun, I love the little butterfly cut-outs!

lisa a.

Purple Princess said...

Very sweet card!!

Brittney said...

oh my goodness, how absolutely precious!!

Kim said...

Love your card!!! The butterflies are a really cute!!

Gwen said...

LOVE IT. LOVE IT. the negative butterflies are so cool, the colors, the whole deal...awesome!

Cat said...

This is just about the cutest card I think I've ever seen.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Lovely card- thank you so much for sharing!

grammydglc said...

Wonderful colors on your card....

Jessrose21 said...

Adorable card! I like the butterfly punch outs in the panels.

Fern said...

Gorgeous Card! Such sweet inspiration for me! Thank you SO MUCH! I love to hop along too :)

jengd said...

Cute! LOVE that drop paper and your regular & reverse butterflies!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness...this is so adorably cheerful! Love your take on the sketch!!

Heather said...

This hop is so fun!!! Your card is darling :)

pcm said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

patricia smith said...

That is such a sweet card. I love the paper you did it on, and would love to see how you finished the inside! Hugs, Pat S

jen said...

This is so great! Love the take on the sketch- and that cutout is really fun!!!

Ivania said...

Beautiful card I love your take on that sketch. I really like the colors you used.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great card luv new avatar at treasured. I love sketches

suezie said...

Love that you've used Cosmo - some of my fav DP - cute!

Debbie said...

Great job! I love your interpretation of the sketch. TFS

Sew-Ink said...

Totally cute, love the patterned paper and fun colors you used!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love butterflies..your card is awesome..love the negative and the bright colors. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

Jeni said...

Cute card! Love the raindrop background & the butterflies.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous color choices! Wonderfully cheerful card.

JenMarie said...

LOVE this!!! Love the butterfly 'cut outs'!!!

Susan B. said...

Would love this magazine! Great ideas inside!

Chris S. said...

Such attention to detail. Love the bright colors!

Roxanne24 said...

I lOVE your card! The colors...the butterflies...its beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy Todd said...

Oh, I love how you punched out the butterfly and used it's negative in the same square -I never thought of that idea before, but I'll definitely be using it. Adorable card, so bright and happy. TFS!

Becs Attwood said...

Great card - thanks for playing along, I'm having a hopping good time!

cards4ever said...

Great card. This sketch is sure going to inspire all of us.

Ronnie said...

The colors on this card are so beautiful! Love the die cute butterflies!

Vanessa said...

Butterflies go with everything and they don't make your butt look big! The card is great!

Anonymous said...

Great work

iring said...

Love how you used the punched negative squares. Your papers are perfect for spring! Cute cute!

cjs said...

wow - super cute card!

Victoria S. said...

Very cute card! Love how you used the punches and the negative space for the butterfiles! Great color choice.

Marge said...

Such a fabulous card -- I too love the "negative" space created by punching out the butterflies -- and those colors -- AWESOME!!!

gracie said...

love the card1 thanks for the sketch!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I would love to win a copy of the mag.

Your card is so sweet! It reminds me of a picnic in the park because of the fun color!

scrappin_in_AK said...

gorgeous card

Sandrine Deleuze said...

Really beautiful !!! I love this rain drops paper ! what is its brand ?? Of course I would love to win a copy of the mag ;-) thanks for the chance to win ! I cross my fingers !