Friday, April 1, 2011

{Happy April Fool's Day} Blog Hop!


"April Fool's Day Blog Hop"

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Kim from http://www.me-makimsplace.blogspot.com/ you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “Tricks the Eye”  
Here is my card that I made... can you tell what I used?? Leather maybe?? NO... It's FUN FOAM!! I decide to go outside the box and use something I have never used before. It was a blast to force myself to not use just paper!!
Here is my recipe:
Card base, 5" x 10", scored in half (for a 5" x 5" card)
Layering paper from K&Company (handmade specialty papers)  cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Tan fun foam, embossed using the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder and a Spellbinders Oval die, distressed with Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Images from Fiskars "Aged to Perfection" Stamp set.
Natural Twine
Next in line is Jillian from http://www.jillianbeancrafts.com/

I want to thank April for having this AWESOME Blog hop and to thank you for participating here is some BLOG CANDY!!
I have a grab bag of goodies (below are just a few items, some surprises!) to give away but you need to become a follower and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! Thanks for coming by!!

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:
ASHLEY
JANICE *THIS IS ME!
JILLIAN *Your next stop!
Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

45 comments:

  1. Fun Foam? Well that is different! I thought it looks like leather.

    I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
    come to my blog for more info & to join me!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  2. Wow! I never thought to emboss fun foam! Great idea! I'm your newest follower.

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  3. How neat to emboss the foam. The card is awesome!
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  4. Fantastic card. I have never thought of using the fun foam on my cards. I love the effect you got.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  5. I LOVE embossed fun foam!! :) Actually, I love fun foam for all kinds of stuff!! Isn't it the BEST???

    Thanks for participating in the HOP!! I'm your newest follower!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  6. Cute card! I love the idea of embossing the foam. Very cool. Tfs and have a great day. :)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  7. Fun Foam! wow, I am not thought of that and I do have some so I am going to challenge myself too!!
    Tammy
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

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  8. Cute card. Never thought of using foam.

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
    dot com

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  9. I've never used foam in my projects either. Good idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Krystal
    http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com
    kreative.krystal at blogspot dot com

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  10. I've got tons of that stuff in the house (leftover from when I was teaching kdg). I never would have thought to use it on a card. Thanks for the inspiration!
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would have never thought that was fun foam!! Great job, I am your newest follower!

    TFS!
    Angela
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  12. WOw. The fun foam really looks like leather.

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  13. That looks great! What a fun idea! TFS!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  14. Love the leather look on your card and will try some fun foam.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  15. Ooh, love the embossed fun foam! Great card, TFS!
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  16. What a great idea! Love the card. New Follower.

    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  17. I think I have some fun foam. I'll have to go find it. TFS :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

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  18. Wow...never thought about using foam. Thanks so much for sharing.

    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  19. Great idea and it looks like tooled leather. Great idea!
    New follower!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  20. Truly great. Love the leather look. I would have never guessed fun foam

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  21. I love your project...love the embossed fun foam! Thanks for sharing!! I am a new follower of yours!! Please pop over to my blog and check it out too:)

    sherrie k.
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  22. Great card!! New follower :)


    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  23. This is a very pretty card! I've never tried fun foam before... but it looks like I just might need to experiment!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  24. Love your card and your faux leather. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  25. Wow, cool idea! Looks great!
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  26. Love your card! I'm a new follower. TFS!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com

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  27. I really like your card. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your new creations.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  28. Nice card, fantastic idea using fun foam as a leather look a like.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  29. This card is just beautiful!
    I love the idea of using the fun foam.
    I never would have thought of that...and it looks so good!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  30. Great card. Love the fun foam. It really looks like leather. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  31. Wow, the faux leather looks real. Good job and thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower (new). patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  32. The wine card is so cute! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)
    -Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  33. Wow...I can't tell thats made out of foam at all! Great job!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  34. I love your card! I totally wouldn't have guessed it is fun foam!! I'm super excited to start following you. So glad to be a part of the hop with you :)

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great card! Can't go past a fellow scrapgeek. Am Following too.

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  36. great look on your card, joydee1963@yahoo.com

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  37. Will have to try this technique, I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  38. Wow Janice - this is so amazing! It really does look like leather! I have never done anything with fun foam either - maybe I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this cute project. I am a new follower :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  39. Thank you for participating in my blog hop! Fun foam...I thought it looked like leather! Wow! Beautiful card.

    I hope you had fun creating and hopping!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  40. Never thought of using fun foam in that way!! Pretty clever!

    Tonia
    toniasolomon at comcast dot net

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  41. fun foam - different. hmm.. new inspiration. Love these blog hops! new to ya. became a follower
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  42. fun foam? never heard of it, but will be sure to check into it! thanks for sharing, a new follower,
    Jessica
    smith52706 at gmail dot com

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  43. Oh my! Fun Foam! who would have thunk it!

    Darlene
    desaucier ar bellsouth dot net

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  44. Wow Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a new follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot comlooks just like leather. How very cool.

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