Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite! bloghop

Today's the day! Yay for that =) I'm so excited that you want to hop along! This is the first blog on the hop, so you're good to start here. But if you would like more information about this hop, please go check out the main bloghop page, by clicking the badge above =) If you get lost along the way, you can go to the list of participants I've published here.

Now, the basis for our bloghop today is about being young. I consider myself young of age, at (only) 23 years old. But I also feel like a kid at christmas again when fun, new papercrafting supplies come in the mail. I have also found back to a love of coloring my stamped images, much like a child loves drawing and coloring with crayons. So not only am I young, but I feel that crafting will keep me young at heart as well =)

I actually have three cards for todays hop. The theme for this hop is 'Our Favorite Things', and I wanted to focus on my favorite stamp company. But the more I thought about it, I couldn't choose just one favorite. So I narrowed it down to three of my favorite stamp companies, and made a card with each of them =)

I made a video showing how I made each of the three different cards. Please check them out below, or go see them on my YouTube channel here. The supplies for all three cards will be listed at the bottom of this blogpost.

Here are some still pictures of the three cards I made:

Card using Lawn Fawn stamps

Card using Paper Smooches stamps

Card using Hero Arts stamps

Now, all of these three stamp companies are favorites of mine. I love their high quality stamps, and their great stamp designs. I usually love working with their stamps, and making these cards were no exeption! These card also shows some other favorite things of mine. I love to use fun, cute images. I love to use bright, fun colors. I love to create scenes and mixing stampsets to create a new stamped image that noone has seen before. And I love making square CAS cards. All of these are apparent in my cards for this bloghop as well =)


I also wanted to share with you the top five favorite cards I've posted to my blog prior to this bloghop. It was a hard job narrowing down the list to only five, but I got there eventually =) If you'd like, you can check them out, but if you'd rather get on with the hoppin', I totally understand that too =) There's a lot of inspiration waiting for you on the rest of this hop!

Here's the list of my five favorite earlier cards:

- You Rock Card, using Paper Smooches stamps
- Get Well Soon Card, using Lawn Fawn stamps
- Monster Holding Flowers Card, using Paper Smooches stamps
- Gift Tower Card, using Lawn Fawn stamps
- Red and Green Christmas Card, using Hero Arts stamps

I also wanted to say a great, big thanks to our sponsors for their generous contributions of prizes for this hop! Please check them out, by clicking their badges below =)

That's it for my blogpost today. Your next stop on the hop is Aditya G
upta, with his blog The Craft Zone =) Remember to add comments here on my blog as well as on your way, so that you have a chance of winning a hopper's prize!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have fun hoppin' along =)

- Marie / Legojenta

Cat Thank You Card:

- Lawn Fawn ”Critters in the ’Burbs”
- Lawn Fawn “Cruising Through Life”
- Echo Park “Summer Days” 6x6” paper pad
- Echo Park “A Walk In The Park” 6x6” paper pad
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Inkpad
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Marker
- Adhesive: Tombow ”Mono Multi Liquid Glue”
- ”Stamp-A-Ma-Jig” by EKSuccess
- Promarkers: “Gold”, “Burnt Sienna”, “Ice Grey 1”, “Red” and “Blender"
- Bazzill cardstock & Tiny scrap of American Crafts patterned paper

Dog Birthday Card:

- Paper Smooches “Chubby Chums”
- Paper Smooches “Sentiment Sampler”
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Inkpad
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Marker
- Promarkers: “Warm Grey 1”, “Warm Grey 2”, “Warm Grey 4”, Red”, “Cool Aqua”, “Pumpkin”, “Bright Green” and “Blender”
- Bazzill cardstock
- Adhesive: Scotch Pink ATG and foam adhesive

Owl Congrats Card:

- Hero Arts “Sweet Owl” CL415
- Hero Arts “Essential Messages” CL371
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Inkpad
- Memento “Tuxedo Black” Marker
- Promarkers: “Warm Grey 1”, “Warm Grey 2”, “Warm Grey 4”, “Pumpkin”, “Bright Green”, “Forest Green”, “Cocoa” and “Burnt Sienna”
- Copics: BG000 Pale Aqua & E49 Dark Bark
- Corner Punch: Small Corner Rounder by EKSuccess
- Bazzill cardstock & White Bristol Board – Airbrush, by Daler Rowney
- Adhesive: Scotch Pink ATG and foam adhesive


Jan Hunnicutt said... [Reply]

Hello Marie! Your cards are just fabulous, I love your clean style! Thanks for being in this inspirational blog hop, I enjoyed visiting your today! Jan - She's Gone Stampin'

cutiephinphin said... [Reply]

Thanks for sharing the 3 cards you made. I liked the last card best.

It is nice that you didn't edit the 'real moments' when you were thinking of the matting or changing certain things. Makes me feel better when I'm staring at the card for ages thinking how I want to do it better.

Thanks for organizing the blog hop with Britta.

Isha said... [Reply]

Gorgeous Cards and Videos Marie. Thanks for your help too:))

Ujjwal said... [Reply]

Love all the 3 CAS cards! Those are among my favorite stamp companies too :)

Thanks for the videos!

Neha Jain said... [Reply]

hie....pls correct typing mistakes....the name of next blogger is Aditya Gupta and he is a pls correct her to his.. :)

cards are lovely...and as i am in office...i am not able to see the videos...will watch then asap.. :) thanks

Hussena said... [Reply]

all the three cards are so pretty love the clean and simple look.

Heather I said... [Reply]

I love all 3!!!! I'm really dying to give paper Smooches stamps a try. The have SUCH fun designs & cute sentiments!!! Of course, I already know I LOVE Hero & Lawn Fawn! Thanks so much for sharing a surpluss of amazing cards!!

yainea said... [Reply]

Ahhh! I LOVE your CAS cards! And this idea of blog hop is great! Thank you Marie!

Kristy Smith said... [Reply]

Hi Marie! I love each of these cards - they are so SUPER cute! Thanks again for putting the blog hop together with Britta, it's a great idea and I'm having so much fun! =) Our card making styles are very similar and so I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future! =D

Mad Crafter said... [Reply]

Love your cards! You are a great artist. Thank you for including me on the hop. Keep hopping. I am #58:) I had a blast being included. You ROCK!!

Lynsey said... [Reply]

Love the clean and simple look on these cards!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said... [Reply]

Hey Marie! Thanks for organizing this blog hop! You girls are awesome! I love your cards! They are FABULOUS!

Melissa Shea said... [Reply]

Congrats on a fun blog hop Hostess! I love your style and coloring! Thanks for the videos too!

Katie said... [Reply]

So very cute!

Lauren said... [Reply]

Big thanks to you and Britta for this awesome blog hop! Love all three cards... especially the Paper Smooches one. I am not familiar with that company so I'll have to check them out once I finish hopping around!

Priya said... [Reply]

Wao... the cards are simply superb and so are the quick tutorials... just love it... I also watched your storage videos.. I think I should stop cribbing now for not having good storage boxes to store my craft supplies.. I will copy one or two ideas of yours.. ;) Thanks for sharing all the ideas with us..

Love n wishes,

Marion said... [Reply]

3 great cards. Like the CAS look.

Laurel said... [Reply]

Hi Marie! I love your cards. All three of them. They are fantastic. And this is a fabulous idea! I love it!!! Thank you so much for organizing this.

Aditya Gupta said... [Reply]

Hi, your cards are extremely cute. I love cards and designs with minimum clutter and your card is one of them. The dog is so lovely.

Alba said... [Reply]

Really nice cards! They are simple and I like them a lot :-) Good job :-)

Angie said... [Reply]

I love your cards. That chubby puppy always brings a smile to my face.

DianeG said... [Reply]

I love the style of all three of your cards! They are really striking and graphic! Thanks for hosting the blog hop--I'm having a good time!

Pookie said... [Reply]

nice work, one day I will be able to color like that I hope..

Leanne said... [Reply]

Thanks for organizing this hop Marie. It's my first experience & I'm sure I'll love it. Beautiful CAS cards.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said... [Reply]

Three fabulous cards!!!!

Crafterkhush said... [Reply]

This is such an awesome experience to come and play this blog hop.. loved all your 3 cards but especially the hero Arts owl one.. Totally cute... and great videos.. I think it's a great idea to incorporate videos so that others can learn...


Wendy said... [Reply]

I love all three of your cards Marie, and I enjoyed your videos, thanks for putting this together with Britta, it's always fun to meet other crafters.

Stephanie said... [Reply]

All of your cards are SO cute! I agree- those are three very awesome stamp companies! Thanks so much for organizing the hop!

Tania A said... [Reply]

Gorgeous cards, Marie! My favourite is of course the cat :) And not one but three videos! What a treat!

Thank you so much for organising this blog hop, it's lovely to read about other crafter's favourite things and gorgeous projects. And most of all, thanks for letting us participate :)

judy said... [Reply]

Cute cards, Marie! I also enjoyed the cards from
you favorite list. Fun blog hop-- I love discovering new card makers.

Bunny Vance said... [Reply]

All three cards are just as cute as can be!
Thanks for sharing,

Chari M. said... [Reply]

Great cards Marie. I totally love the cat with the big Pinwheel! I really like that you used the big one rather than the small one, it makes it so much more fun. Fabulous job at showcasing your favorite stamp companies. Big thanks to you and Britta for getting this together! So much fun! :)

Handcrafted Simply by Us said... [Reply]

Great Cards! Love your coloring skills.


Christiana said... [Reply]

Wow, your blog is just bursting with creativity today! Three adorable cards and three fantastic videos. I loved it all! Thanks for doing this fun hop! I can't wait to see everyone's projects!

Nancy L. said... [Reply]

super cute cards!!

Donna B. said... [Reply]

Love these cards Marie! They are super cute as always!!

shirley said... [Reply]


Cathy P in AZ said... [Reply]

Such adorable CAS designs Marie! LOVE them all!
Thanks to you and Britta for the amazing hop today and allowing so many of us to share our creations! Just a fabulous experience! :) Off to hop!

Dawn said... [Reply]

just gorgeous all of them. I'm off hopping soon. Can't wait to see more.

Natasha said... [Reply]

Hi Marie, ooh 3 cards and 3 videos; you're totally spoiling us! But then again, what better time than now to do it! :)
Thanks for featuring my 3 favourite companies, too; very inspirational :) 
Tasha x

Michelle said... [Reply]

I am obsessed with pinwheels!

Kim Marie said... [Reply]

Tee hee them ALL! But your houndstooth kitty was my VERY FAV!! ;)
Kim Marie

Karen B. said... [Reply]

Thanks for organizing this hop! I love all your cards, they are so graphic and fun.

Lisa said... [Reply]

Marie -

Your cards are great. Love the use of pattern paper in the first one! I also love how creative you are with adding elements like the party hat and the tree. I'm old and set in my ways, it's great to see young, talented folks like you papercrafting. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Mubeena M. said... [Reply]

great cards, and love the videos!

Leezer said... [Reply]

Glorious cards and thanks for the chance to win

Sew-Ink said... [Reply]

All three are fab, love the Happy Birthday card! Thanks so much for organizing the hop, I had fun with my post!

sharon g said... [Reply]

Those are some of my favorite stamp companies too! Love your cards!

Danielle said... [Reply]

Love your cards! Great CAS cute style! Thanks for putting this together!

Amanda J said... [Reply]

Love your cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Bunnyfreak said... [Reply]

Love your coloring work.

Regina Cabay said... [Reply]

I loved all three cards. I stumbled upon your blog hop tonight, and I am so excited I did. I will be back again, that is for sure!!

The Constant Scrapper said... [Reply]

Marie: Your cards really are so cute. I've watched a few of your videos, and they are great, too! Thanks much for organizing this hop. :-)

Disp6194 said... [Reply]

Marie your cards are adorable! I'm such a sucker for bright colors and a CAS design :) Thank you so much for putting this hop together and inviting us to join in the fun!!

pcm said... [Reply]

such cute cards! thanks for putting together this blog hop!

Patricia said... [Reply]

Great cards Marie I love all of them =P. Thanks for organising this blog hop

Danielle Daws said... [Reply]

Very cool! I love your style and your videos are fabulous! Thanks so much for organising the hop, it's been great seeing so many other crafters. :-)

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said... [Reply]

Great videos, thank you for sharing with us!

Your colouring is fantastic...

AmyJRockstar said... [Reply]

Hi Marie,
Your cards turned out perfectly. They are so darn cute! Love 'em! TFS!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (fellow hop stop)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said... [Reply]

Cute cards! Thanks so much for the blog hop! I have learned so much! It has been fun:)

Lillian Child said... [Reply]

Hi, Marie! What a way to jump start this fabulous blog hop. LOVE your high speed videos and your cards are just darling! I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

And a HAPPY July 4th to you and yours!

SugarGem said... [Reply]

Cute. Thank you for sharing your tutorials

Carla said... [Reply]

Oh my, I just subscribed to your YT channel, now I have 137 fun videos to watch, thank you!! Love your cards, sooo cute!

Kelley said... [Reply]

Your cards are too stinkin' cute! Thank you for starting out the hop. And I was happy to see you going back and forth on mat colors. Now I know I'm not alone. :)

Amanda E said... [Reply]

I love your CAS style. I am a big fan of lawn fawn but I've never looked at paper smooches stamps - I will definitely need to check them out.

Bonnie said... [Reply]

Love what you did with the Smooches.

Emily Keaton said... [Reply]

These are adorable!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jessica said... [Reply]

these are all just fabulous! I love your card style, I love using cute stamps and bright colors too, they just make me happy(and your fun cards made me smile)!!! :)

narutopenguingirl said... [Reply]

Thanks for sharing such cute cards! I loved your videos :)

Lucy Newton said... [Reply]

Hi Marie! Where are you from? Your last name sounds Spanish like my maiden one: Martín del Campo. Anyway looved your cards, I am going to follow your blog, it`s amazing, thank you so much for doing videos of the process, since I am a visual learner it will help me a lot!!!

Marie / Legojenta said... [Reply]

@Lucy Newton - I am norwegian, actually =) I'm glad my videos inspires you. Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel so that you don't miss any of my new videos =)

Efrat said... [Reply]

Beautiful cards! I especially loved the second one, such cute stamp. Thanks for posting videos as well.

lonely rubber stamp. said... [Reply]

Such cute cards! The second one is my favourite!!

Monika/Buzsy said... [Reply]

Such sweet cards Marie. The images are so cute. Love your clean style. :o)

Amystarz said... [Reply]

I can see why these are some of your favorite stamp full of fun and whimsy. Love your cards :)

cards by cara said... [Reply]

Love these sassy cards filled with fun and colour!! Hope to see you on the PTI boards again soon ...

Lynne in NI said... [Reply]

Wow these are all fabulous ... I love your CAS style!

Ophelia Paine said... [Reply]

Love the cards! I am a big Hero Arts fan, too!

Allison R said... [Reply]

Such cute cards! I'm loving the Paper Smooches stamps!

luvhymns said... [Reply]

You introduced me to a new stamp company. I'm so excited. I know about Paper Smooches and Hero Arts but not Lawn Fawn. Love the pin wheel and the cool cat! Can't wait to check them out!

CuteCuteWorld said... [Reply]

Cute cards! I always love watching your videos :) lawn fawn, paper smooches and hero arts are my favourite stamp company's too! I love their cute stamp sets :)

cards by cara said... [Reply]

What pretty designs!! Thanks for organizing the fab hop!

Glory said... [Reply]

Lovely cards. Love the cat so cute. 8o)

Britta Swiderski said... [Reply]

Three gorgeous cards and three awesome videos. Thanks so much for arranging this hop with me. You're lovely to work with and I can't wait to do it again sometime!

Casey said... [Reply]

These are great cards! I love them all!!!

Sue D said... [Reply]

Great videos and fabulous cards!

j.leija said... [Reply]

Hey Marie! Great cards :) Thanks so much for planning this blog hop! I truly felt the Young Scrappers love this weekend! Happy 4th

Elaine said... [Reply]

I love square cards! Thanks for the cute videos, too!
-Elaine Uhl

Stephanie Y. said... [Reply]

I love your three featured cards with cute little animals!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

What a cute trio of cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Hughes said... [Reply]

all of your cards are absolutely darrrrrling!!

Rebecca T said... [Reply]

Cute cards. I really need to get into Copics.

Larissa Heskett said... [Reply]

WOW!! I LOVE the cards!! I also LOVE the video, THANKS so much for sharing this with us and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Marie said... [Reply]

Your cards are so cute....and so creative. Love your videos,I know you are going to be a great teacher. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

cplatter said... [Reply]

I love how you cut the center out of your mat to save as a scrap - and the cute size of your cards!