Friday, July 1, 2011

Its Blog Hop time at by LORi Designs! If you arrived here from the fabulously talented Loretta then you are right on track! If not, then head over to the terrific Tracy's blog for the start of this Hot Summer Hop!

For my card today I used Firecracker Finn, one of the fabulously adorable Lollipops available in the Lollipop store right now!! I added a top hat to Finn by cutting a piece of Best Creation patterned paper and adhering him on top of Finn’s head.

This is my first shot at a Side step card…not too hard if you can score straight, LOL! Here’s another view at it:

And here’s a close up of Finn. The rest of my papers are all from Best Creations’ new Patriotic line as well except for the turquoise print by LYB. The color inspiration came from BLD teammate Arielle’s ColourQ Challenge last week…I loved the Red, white, and Blue with the turquoise!

My little star on the ribbon bundle is another cut out from the BC paper, as are the cute pennants on the top panel. Anywhere that I didn’t have the pre-glittered and embossed effect I added some Stampendous! Clear Multi glitter with a Glaze pen to mimic the effect!

OH, and, what fun would a New Release Hop be without some prizes?? There will be 2 $5 Gift Certificates given away to 2 randomly drawn hoppers. You must leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win!

Here's the whole little bundle of Summer cuties:

Now, its time to head over to see the total awesomeness that Arielle has created for you!! Thanks for hopping by to see me today!!

If you got lost along the way somewhere, here's the hop order:

Mary J
By LORi Designs

Thanks for hopping by to see me today!! I hope you have a wonderful happy, fun, and safe weekend!!



  1. Cyndi, what a FUN patriotic stepper card!! Love how you gave Finn a hat. Have a happy & safe 4th!!

  2. Such a mischievious little boy with the firecracker partially hidden behind his back A wonderful side step card, lovely papers

  3. A really great card love the look and the effects you given to it
    Jacki xx

  4. Can't leave a comment on Joni's blog there is no post for hop

  5. Beautiful card Cyndi! Love the design and the hat detail on your image!! Hugs, Frances.

  6. This is too cute for words - I LOVE his hat!!!

  7. What a great stepper card Cyndi - I love it!!!

  8. Love the step card and the Hat you added to Finn! :)

  9. Happy 4th Cyndi! Your card is very cute
    I guess I'll hopping on over to the lollipop store for this cute guy. Thanks again for turning me on to byLoridesigns! All of the images are super cute & fun to color.

  10. Awesome side step card! Need to try one myself! Lovely coloring on the image....great job!

  11. Cyndi, awesome card. Need to try that too;) TFS!

  12. Cyndi your card is seriously ROCKIN - like only you can rock a card!!! This is so fun and perfect for the holiday. I could easily see this being the center piece at the party. =)
    Hugs, Tracy

  13. i like how the hat sticks out taller!


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