Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Love Link Up Party at Getting Cricky 8/16 - 8-23

Good day crafters,

Today is the Love Link up Party over at Getting Cricky.  I love these parties because it gives me a chance to check out some new ideas and maybe find a new blog or two.  

Here are the rules:
*Link Up Party runs from Tuesday 8/16 to Tuesday 8/23. Winners announced 8/29
*Grab my blinkie and post on your blog's sidebar
*Be a follower of this blog
*Create a new blog post that is titled Link Up Love Party with K Andrew. In your post, you must mention that the link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, mention my blog, with a link back to my blog .
*Post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post WITH ONE thing you are grateful for!
*Copy and paste the link up code into your blog post so the Inlinkz will show up on your blog
*Spread the word so everyone can join in!
*You must visit, follow, and comment on the 5 people before you AND the 5 people after you in the Inlinkz. It would be fantastic if you would visit as many as you can--maybe everyone? If you are one of the first 5 then you will need to blog the ones before you and a few more after--as long as it's a minimum of 10 near you in the link up tool/gadget)
If you do not do the above your link will be deleted, because it's just not fair to those who work so hard linking up and showing love to the ones on the list. I have two moderators who will be checking this out to keep it awesome and fun!

Here is one of my favorite cards I made within the last few month.
I had never made a twisted easel card before but one of my DT Sisters recently did and she inspired me to make this and so I was pretty excited to see if I could.  I used the "cross" cut from the Wedding Cart.  I love using my gypsy to create my projects at work and then as soon as I get home all I need to do is place my paper on my mat and within minutes my card is created.  I then layered it on a different tab, hid the outside lines of the cross and penned the inside swirlies on white cardstock.  This was so much fun and these pens are awesome to use.  I used the pink glitter pen and did "cut" it twice to give it a bit more dimension but really I don't think I had needed to do that.   
Then I cut the cross out in shadow style in pink cardstock, again, usually using most of my stash paper so I have no idea who made it.  I recently purchased some "velvet" style paper at my local vinyl store.  It was on sale and well, how can I pass up a "sale"?  I've seen different things done with velvet paper and I wanted to give it a try.  
I then used my stamp from Getting Cricky "Amazing You" set.  The sentiments are so interchangeable and super easy to use.  I love this set because it so in your face...I used "You are" "a blessing".  I was a bit worried on stamping onto the velvet, but it worked perfectly.  I used a white ink and it left a great impression.
Then I used my punch to create a border for the bottom of the card and left the middle open so I can write my message there.  I also added some pink inset into silver pearls for dimension and a place to hold the top fold.  This was definitely a great card to create.  I hope you like looking at it as much as I liked making it.  

You can find the original post here.
I am so thankful for my family and friends, and for the new friends I've made since jumping into blog land.  You all have been so kind and the inspirations are overwhelming.  Hugs to you all!!!
Now be sure to head on over to Getting Cricky and link up, but don't forget to comment on the 5 ahead of you and the 5 after you.

Here is the code for the link up party
get the InLinkz code


  1. Your twisted easel card is so wonderful! I've never made one before, I'll have to give it a try! PS: I'm stopping over from the Link Up the Love Party!
    Hugs, Jenni

  2. Oh my gosh, Brenda, this is FABULOUS! Wow, I love the velvet-style paper. I've never seen it but it really adds an elegant dimension! And the using the pen for the inside design is so creative and beautiful! I love to make easel cards but I've never tried a twisted one. You have inspired me to try!! The design is just absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE this card!! I'm stopping by from the Link Up The Love Party, GCDT sister :)


  3. Brenda~ what a lovley card, Its so pretty, TFS i'm peeking in from the K.Andrews love link up party :-)

  4. Very unique the pearls.

  5. What an amazing it. Great job! ~Shen

  6. Hey girlfriend love this card, you always have such great ideas! So glad your my friend! Love ya!
    Just hopping over from the Love Link Up Party :)
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. Your card is so pretty! Love the elegance of it! I am stopping by from the Link Up Love Party.

  8. Love the twisted easel card. Love the shade of pink. Stopping by from the Link Up Love Party.

  9. I love that twisted easel technique! Ive never seen one of these before!
    Stopping by for the link up party :)

    I would love if you stopped by my blog too!


  10. Your card is very pretty and it gives me a great idea and technique to try.. Thank you for the inspiration.. I'm stopping by on the Link up party :)

  11. I've never seen a twisted easel card before and this is so lovely! Here from K's LINK UP Party! Blessings! I'm already a follower~ Teela

  12. This is a great card..I am stopping by via the link up party. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog.

  13. Oh your pink is so pretty!

    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Visit my blog! I have a weekly Show and Tell where you can link up! I also have a big give away coming up!

  14. Hi,
    This is beautiful. I made a couple of easel cards but not twisted.
    I am stopping by lul party with k Andrews. Hope you visit me too.
    Karezma kreations

  15. I really like the detail on your cross. The twisted easel is a fun fold.

    Hopping by on the Link Up Love Party.


  16. Hi Brenda,
    I am from the link up party and a new follower. I love your blog:) I had fun peaking around!

  17. Brenda this is a lovely card. I love twisted easels too! Aren't they fun? I came over from the LUL party, I am your newest follower and I would love you to visit and follow me too. Hugs, Pam at

  18. Hi Brenda,
    This is such a pretty card! I love the borders on the inside of the card! Stopped by from the LUL party.
    Janice GCDT

  19. I'm here for the LUL party... I love the way this card looks! It's so neat that you made a twisted easel AND did some amazing pen work inside the cross! :) Already a happy follower...

  20. Brenda, I've never made a twisted easel card either. Your's turned out so pretty! I love the pearl for the "i" dot. So pretty.
    :) Janis - Getting Cricky DTM


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