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I have moved my blog to:

www.JSS Journeys.com

I plan to use this new website to share the many journeys my husband and I are taking...hope you are able to join us for the ride!


Stephenie



Friday, January 14, 2011

"I Have a Dream" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "I Have a Dream" Blog Hop.  If you did not arrive from Rachel's blog, you need to
start HERE .  The Grand Prize Blog Candy is the Dreams Come True Cartridge, donated by an anonymous donor!! In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way to contact you. Karelj will choose a winner by random.org on the 18th and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.

As a Host, I needed to make a project that represented the "I Have a Dream" theme.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Great Man who made a Tremendous impact on our society, but I did not know how to translate that into a project that would do it justice, so I chose to focus on the words of our theme.  Dreaming to me equals night with plenty of stars in the sky with a moon nestled amongst them getting ready for a dream-filled sleep.









The stamps I used were CTMH Nightime Bear, CTMH Nighttime (the Moon), a CTMH star and Starry Night from Stampede.  The background paper reminded me of wallpaper and it is from K & Company Life's Journey paper pack.  Dark blue cs was cut a 4.5" x 4.5" and repeatedly stamped with the Starry Night stamp using a Versamark stamp pad.  CTMH Silver embossing powder was the first layer used on the stars, then while still hot from the heat gun, Holographic embossing powder from Ranger was sprinkled over it to give the stars sparkle.  When this was completed, the embossed cardstock was cut into 9 - 1.5" x 1.5" squares.  Make sure you keep these squares in order so they are adhered to the 5"x5" white cs in the correct order.  As the squares are adhered a small space needs to be kept between each piece to simulate a window.  The moon is stamped with a Versamark stamp pad and CTMH Gold embossing powder is used.  A CTMH Pepperwood stamp pad is used to stamp the teddy bear.  The moon and teddy bear are colored with watercolor pencils and blended with baby oil and then fussy cut.  I layed the moon on the starry background until I found where I wanted it to go and then I cut it up to fit the window.  A strip of red flannel is cut for the bear to sit on.  The inside sentiment is typed in 2Peas Mademoiselle font in Microsoft Word, cut down and layered on dark blue cs.  A star embossed with CTMH Gold embossing powder and fussy cut was adhered to the end of a piece of ribbon.

Now the fun stuff!  Please leave a comment to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing of a "Dream Come True" Cricut cart by Karel at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity on January 18th.  Make sure to leave a way to contact you on your comment.  Also, I will have some blog candy:


Although, I would love for you to follow my blog if you like what you see, the only requirement to be in the drawing for my blog candy is to leave a comment and a way to contact you.  I should be drawing for the blog candy on the 18th.  Enjoy the "I Have a Dream" Blog Hop.  The next stop is at Col's blog. Thanks for stopping by!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of blogs in this blog hop:


1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/
2. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
3. Christel at Scrappin' Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
4. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
5. Rachel Henahan at Suburban Crafter http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
6. Stephenie at SS Crafter http://www.sscrafter.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
7. Col at Col's Creative Corner at http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com/
8. Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper http://www.overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com/
9. Krista and Kori at 2 Crafty Chicks http://2craftychics.blogspot.com/
10. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
11. Monique at Unique Monique at http://uniquemonique01.blogspot.com/
12. Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn at http://wamfamily.blogspot.com/

58 comments:

  1. Wow, I love what you did with that card! That should be in a children's book or something. It reminds me of stories that were read to me at bedtime when I was a little girl. :0) Is it part of the candy too? That's awesome! Thanks for sharing! I have learned some new techniques and you have gained a follower.
    XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  2. Is this not the cutest card you've ever seen? It does look like it should be a book cover--who knows, maybe the recipient will use it to cover a journal! Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of dreams...you are one of mine! Karelj

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  3. Beautifull card! It a sweet dream :)
    Thank you for sharing it.
    postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

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  4. That Mr. Moon is the cutest thing, and I think it is a clever interpretation for the project. Great job. k
    kopperhead@cox.net

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  5. What an adorable card. Great take on the theme. TFS!

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  6. i love your card.... thank you for the wonderful chance to win some fab candy as well...

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  7. cute,cute love itvictory-n-christ(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Wow what a wonderful card it represents Dreams well.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a cute card, TFS Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

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  10. Awesome card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  11. So Cute! tfs
    yorkielov at blogspot dot com

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  12. So adorable and well done! And, I love your music!

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  13. i just adore those stamps. thanks for sharing!

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  14. This card is super cute. It reminds me of the story Hello Moon the one with the little bear in it.
    This is so cute. I don't think I've ever been to your blog before but, I like it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance at some nice blog goodies!!!

    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I love this card!!! I usually don't make cards but this one just makes wme want to make some! Too cute!!

    paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

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  16. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment inside.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  17. What a beautiful card and how beautifully you showed your impression of dreams! Wishing you sweet dreams to come! *Hugs*

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  18. lOVE YOUR CARD!!!! Very creative, TFS!

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  19. Your layout is quite fitting. It does make think of dreaming. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS...I would never have thought to have made the window like that! That's why I love blog hops, I learn so much! This is an incredible card! I LOVE IT! This is a great blog hop and I think is wonderful that someone woul donate Dreams come true cart for the grand prize. (I think your card would make a a GREAT candy!) teelayoung at hotmail dot com and I am becoming a follower b/c yes, I do love your blog.

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  21. Wow...this is the cutest card! I love how you did the window!!

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  22. Your card is super sweet!love it
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  23. You made an adorable card. I can't wait to try it out for myself. Thanks for joining the I have a dream blog hop, its been great going through everyone's blogs.
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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  24. nice blog..thanks for sharing in the blog hop.. westloopsters@yahoo.com

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  25. I absolutely love your project. The colors are WONDERFUL!!! TFS and the chance to win!

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista
    Blog Hop Sista
    www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this..The red felt carpet really sets the card off...TFS!!!
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  27. Your card is beautiful! Everything about it is so nice. It all went together so well. The little piece of flannel sure gave it dimension. ☺
    Thanks for sharing it with us!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  28. Very beautiful card. I agree, the stary night is made for dreaming. The piece of fabric added as the blanket was a fantastic touch. TFS

    Kathryn
    wamfamily (at) surewest (dot) net

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  29. Wonderful card!!! Just wonderful. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  30. Stephenie, at first glance I thought your project was a layout. But it's a card! How cool is that!Love that little bear!
    BTW my daughter, Cheyenne, says "Great name!" :)

    Thanks for hopping along with us!!
    Gina
    GRKIDDO at Verizon
    dot net

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  31. Adorable card. Thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

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  32. What a beautiful card. You did an amazing job! I also like your selection of music...the song gave me goosebumps! The cards expresses on word to me: HOPE.
    sheree.burress@gmail.com
    cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

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  33. I just love this card. I think it is adorable. I can't wait to see more of your work, Your new friend Mistyrose

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  34. Super Cute C ard and it's part of the Blog Candy?? WOW. Thanks!!

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  35. Great card-love the window!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  36. Very cute card I love it! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for a chance at some extra blog candy also! jleishman6@comcast.net

    Jessica Leishman

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  37. awesome card!!!!!luv it all!!!!!
    cardchick50 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. Your card is adorable! I just became a new follower of your blog!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  39. Your card is fabulous, loving that bear sooo cute!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  40. Fabulous card...I would use it as a journal cover(smile)........I am now a follower...TFS

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  41. WOW.. I agree with karel, this looks like it belongs on a book, I can just see it now, "precious night time for kids" LOL.. You are very talented, I love your work, I am now a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing projects.
    TFS
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Your card is very cute! Very detailed and the colors are great!
    Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

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  43. SUPER cute!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :) Love the colors you chose..

    Ashley A.

    uberartist@hotmail.com

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  44. Very, Very cute card, just became a follower.
    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  45. Absolutely love your cards! I also love the music you play on your blog. God Bless you in all that you do!

    audrey@rosemansroost.com

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  46. Love the card. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Just became a follower.

    angehincks@hotmail.com

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  47. Your card is adorable, I love the window looking outside.

    Verilux Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light

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  48. So cute! I'm a new follower!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  49. Super cute card...the sentiment is perfect!

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  50. Adorable card!!

    jtg0398@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I still think this card is the cutest! I'm so loving this blog hop with you!

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  52. I really liked how the gold sparkle stood out against the dark blue. This looks absolutely dreamy!

    http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com

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  53. Your card is so sweet! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Very nice card.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  55. The card is amazing.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  56. The card is truely amazing!!! I enjoyed reading your blog.. I will be back soon. pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  57. I hope I get as good as you do on your bear cards. They are beautiful. You did a great job on all of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  58. This card is so special. Love the moon, the bear & the sentiment. The colors are so wonderful.
    Nice job!!!
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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