FCD Blog Hop - No Place like Home

Hi there! If you just arrived from Boni's blog, you are in the right place; if you are a regular reader of my blog, we are doing something a little different today - I'm blog hopping with the Design Team of FireCracker Designs by Pamela, with the theme of "There's No Place like Home".

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

Now, to the art - these would have been an easy challenge, except I had already chosen my art before I knew the theme. I had a manatee and a zentangle fairy digital stamp to use in my creations.



I was creating the Acrylic Emboss background for this easel card (have you ever seen a long easel card like this before?) when I realized who I wanted to give the card to - I know a Navy family that will be moving (again!) in the near future. In case you can't read the sentiment in the picture, it says, "Home is where the Navy sends you". I really had fun gluing down all those little seashells, too!

Anyway, the card really shows off one of the coolest things about using digital stamps - you can flip and resize them to whatever dimensions you like. I used the Penciled Twinks technique to color the manatees.

Now where does a doodled fairy live? Most doodles are in notebooks, so this project was a no-brainer, and surprisingly quick and easy, too.



I happen to like the black and white patterns on composition notebooks, so simply adding this little nameplate was perfect for me. It looks like it took hours to doodle the image, the border, and the text, but every bit of it was done digitally - I used the fairy as a fill pattern!

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Ursula
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! There is a prize...

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess (we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over) …so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

Juliet Arrighi

16 comments:

Ursula said...

aww, your manatees look so sweet together as a family!! And your digi fairy is so COOL! I didn't realize you had designed some digis for the FCD store! How neat is that? And how clever of you to use the fairy pattern as a fill pattern on the text and border! Very creative, Juliet!! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

FireCracker082 said...

oh how adorable is this?? LOVE the home you created Juliet! Great idea on your notebook too!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Juliet this is an AWESOME card! My Dad was Navy too and we moved all over the world every couple of years. What a great treat for your friends! Love your little "family"!

Anita said...

Stunning! The seashells are a perfect touch.

Dawn Frost said...

You're right I've never seen such a long easel card before, its fabulous!
You did a great job on the journal too.

Hetty said...

Hello juliet, what an awsome card you created for this navy family. I am sure they will treasure this one. And your notebook looks great, so fitting for your doodles!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- great easel and you are right- I have not seen a longer one- the digi's small and reversed make a perfect scene- plus the sea shells-awesome card! I love your Journal- simple is great and LOVE your image! TFS

kc_froglady said...

Fabulous coloring on the manatee's Juliet! I love that you stepped out and went with a long easel card for it too, how fun!

jimlynn said...

Such a cute, cute, card! So unique. Love it.
Lynn

Cheryl said...

Cute projects! I love the manatee family

Diana E. said...

Gish, Juliet.....how you can inspire me. Did this Blog Hop and I have never done anything like this before....Fun...Fun.
Love your card and oh those little shells. Need more...have some from the Oregon Coast ! Hugs

pennyd said...

As a retired Navy Senior Chief, I can tell you that family will love your card! Your little fairy is very cute!

jennifer said...

your card is adorable, I love how you used the shells!

Gayle said...

Awww! I love your manatees. They are such gentle creatures that get into trouble and get hurt too often. This was my favorite part of your share for the FCD blog hop. Thank you for sharing your talent and time with us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Shar said...

Super cute!

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