Claudia and Company's 1st Customer Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to Claudia and Company's 1st ever Customer Blog Hop!   I'm truly humbled and blessed to be part of this amazing line-up of inspiring crafters and awed by the sheer talent of these lovely ladies!    Today Claudia and Company is celebrating all of US; their dear friends and customers and that includes YOU!  If you’ve just joined the fun, be sure to pop over to the Claudia and Company Blog  to start the hop and get all the deets and if you are hopping on the right track, you should have arrived from Margie's blog

Here's the card I made for the hop using the absolutely delightful Noah!  The second I saw him in the shop, I had to scoop him up - he reminds me so much of my own little son and his puppy, Buddy :)  In fact, he saw this nearly finished card on the table and said "is that me!?!" So cute!  I have quite a few pictures so this post will be a wee big long - thank you for peeking!  I decorated the inside as well since I realized after making it, I will keep it for my son and put it on his little bookshelf :)

Side View

                                                                           Inside of card

Close up of inside :)

Close up - front

                            My little traveling FOXY friend, visiting me this week + enjoying the Miami sites! ;)

Be sure and leave a comment on each of today’s fabulous posts, to be eligible for the prizes that are up for grabs! You'll have until Monday, February 28, 12pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on March 1, during their Release Day Showcase.

Here is the complete list of stops on the Hop! Thanks for joining us and happy hopping!

Lori http://byloridesigns.blogspot.com/
Tracy http://eatsleepstamp.typepad.com/
Sheri http://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/
Sandra http://paperfuntastics.blogspot.com/
Krista http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com/
Kadie http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/
Piali http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
Joni http://astickysituation.blogspot.com/
Gwen http://www.gwensbusylittlehands.blogspot.com/
Sheng http://livelaughlovetomorrowmaynevercome.blogspot.com/
Margie http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/   (You are here!)
Jeanette http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
Cara http://carasscrapnstampart.blogspot.com/
Kimmarie http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
Arielle http://snappystamper.blogspot.com/
Hannah http://hbbug.blogspot.com/
Beverly http://sugarstamper.blogspot.com/
Sharette http://scrappernthemaking.blogspot.com/
Joy http://daiseyfreak.blogspot.com/
Susan http://pinkflannelpajamas.blogspot.com/
Carol http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Nicole http://gottahavepaper.blogspot.com/
Paola http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/
Mary J http://maryjdesigns.blogspot.com/
April http://aprilsalley.blogspot.com/
Barb http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Lorie http://www.thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/
Sarabeth http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/
Catherine http://paperaddictcatherine.blogspot.com/
Veronica http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Judy http://paperhugsandkisses.blogspot.com/
Taylor http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Lysa http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Jen http://deconstructingjen.com/
Jess http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Pam http://stampingpam.blogspot.com/
Heather http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com/
Mary http://alatteinkinfun.blogspot.com/
Claudia http://claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com/

Blessings to you!!   Thanks for stopping by this spot on the hop + Happy Hopping! :)

Card deets:  Stampin Up:  Night of Navy, GKD Turquoise Sea, PTI white;  DSP = Echo Park "Little Boy"; Image: Claudia and Company "Puddle Jumpers: Noah!"; colored with prismacolor markers; PTI scallop border; Cuttlebug, nesties, SU! Ribbon Old Olive, Basic Grey Buttons; Basic Grey Brads; Tombo, MM Trimmer, 3D Dots

Entered for consideration into these Challenges: 
  Paper Pals - Use Scallops!
Digi Doodle Shop - Dots and Spots!
Stamping Sisters in Christ - Green
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a Die Cut
Kraftin Kimmie - Scallops


  1. Kelly, what an adorable card inside and out and fabulous showcasing. Love all the scattered buttons that pick up the fun colors of your creation. WOW, what a long list of blog hop participants. Weekend fun! I'll check them out. Thanks for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. I'm peeking at the card below as I write, and I can't wait to go check it out more!!!

  2. This is absolutely precious! What an adorable image and you've showcased it perfectly!

  3. This is such a cute little card and the inside is just a great as the outside. Always the perfect and fun card. I love that reminds you of your son and he sees it as well, such a wonderful memory, a keeper for a scrapbook page :) Have a great weekend.

  4. Gorgeous card Kelly & love the colors you used! That image is adorable & the inside of your card is lovely.....tfs!!!!

  5. Gorgeous card, love the image!!!

  6. Adorable card inside and out.

  7. SO CUTE!!! Inside and out, it's just great. Love those bright and cheerful colors.

  8. Very CUTE Kelly!!! So happy you like Noah...I drew him after Claudia's Little Noah!! Hee hee!! Thanks for giving him a great home!! Hugs - LORi

  9. What a special card for your son!! I adore your crafting partner this week....geegle, geegle....

  10. Awww...cute card Kelly!! I love it!! Love all the layers and paper choices......did I say I love it???

    Big hugs,


  11. love the whole thing - the inside is so perfect!

  12. Cute! Cute! Cute!!! Love the image - it does look like your little man and Buddy! And your card is fantastic! Love your color choices and layers, and cheerfulness! You are wise to save this card, Kelly!

  13. Hello, my sweet Kelly-belle!! This card is AWESOME!! Wow! I love the stamp, love the colors, the layout--love it all! And how cute is DS!! I also love that Foxy made it into the showcase! How cool is that---his first blog hop, perhaps?
    Thanks so much for being part of this hop, my dear!! HUGS

  14. OOOH, I forgot to mention that I LOVE how you did the inside of the card too!!! You rock!

  15. Awwww! This is sooooo cute! It does look like the little man! Your layout, colors and paper choices are stunning, and Kelly! OMG! The inside of your card is awesome, too!! AMAZING, adorable, and downright PERFECT! LOVE IT!!

    Love you, too!

  16. What an Awesome job you did on this card!! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the Blog Hop!! Anita

  17. Darling card TFS

  18. Very very cute! I adore the bright colors and the freckles out added to Noah! Tooo cute!

  19. Wow - that is one HUGE blog hop!

    Love this card, and the way the ribbon comes off the edge of the card...and how gorgeous it is finished inside. Nicely done!

  20. wowzerrrrrrrrrrr! are there even words to properly describe this amazing paper jewel? I think not!
    However I can add it is simply AMAZING inside and out and yes...the first thing that came to mind as soon as I saw it is that it does resemble your lil man!...and w/ apuppy to boot too...Definetly a keeer Kells..have U framed it yet??
    U really should!!!:o)

  21. Oh Kelly, this is just darn adorable....and it does look like your little guy and buddy...I love the paper, the layout...the awesome inside and hands down the whole card actually...and fun, fun, fun having Foxy get in on the action as well...lol..You are such an awesome paper crafter and I think I need some lessons...great job my friend...♥♥♥

  22. What a cute card. I love your layering and the button! TFS!

  23. Ok, I'm dubbing it...this is SUCH a "Kelly-Card"!! So bright, fun and happy! I just love everything about it! The image is so stinkin' cute and the mix of papers is an instant day-brightener. The inside is just as cheery as the outside, too. Fabulous job! Who is the "FOXY friend"?? Where is he from? I hope he is using sunscreen on his FL vacation! LOL! :) Hugs!

  24. Such a nice blog, new follower. Your card is really cool. Love that you scrapped the inside too. I never do that... I have to start because it looks so much better.

  25. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  26. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card!! The colors are stunning!!! Great job!!!! Love that little puppy!!! :)

  27. This is soo Gorgeous.. I love that you did both the outside and inside. I am loving the bright colors ( thats me)


  28. So fun! Great colors on this! Love all the papers!

  29. Such a darling card - he does look like your little one! LMAO, that Foxy is in the mix!!!! :)

  30. Kell, love this!! so well done.

  31. Inside and out, this card is Kelly-riffic! Bright, cheery colors, fun DPs and embellies, wonderful layout, a gorgeously finished inside! AND another beautifully colored image - look at those freckles!! I love that your sone immediately thought it was him! A creation from the heart! This is just as bright and cheery as you are, my friend! Love ya! {hug}

  32. Wow i love your blog....and i cant wait to keep reading more about you and florida..
    foxy is having fun too i see

  33. What a fun boy card!

  34. This is just toooo cute for words. I love his little freckles and the puppy adds just the extra touch of boyish fun! perfect papers and wonderful layout.

    lots of hugs, have a wonderful weekend Kelly!!!

  35. Kelly this is absolutely way cute! I love the mix of papers and the layout. The freckles on Noah's cheek are the perfect touch!

  36. Kelly this is such a cute little boy card. I always enjoy seeing the inside of a card decorated. It looks so adorable tucked under your traveling friend. Have a wonderful weekend!


  37. you had me giggling with your little foxy friend. too cute. fabulous card.

    hugs :)

  38. Very cute card! Love the cheerful colors and patterns!!

  39. Very sweet! I like the finished inside as well as the outside! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  40. So cute!! I love the bright colors and all the layers. Great idea to decorate the inside of the card! And that Foxy looks like she has a smile on her face.

  41. So very cute all around! I adore it :)
    hugs, margie

  42. Wow, that's one super card!!

  43. Adorable!! Little Noah looks so sweet. Great job!!

  44. I love how you decorated the inside, too! It's such a neat surprise.

  45. Cute card! Love the mix of patterned paper and how the inside matches the front!

  46. Cute card. Love the mix of papers.

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  47. Super cute! I love the bright colors.

  48. Kelly, your card IS your DS!! So cute and such a perfect representation of him and his "best bud"! Great use of paper and color to capture the spirit of that precious boy and his pup!!! Hugs to you, dear friend.

  49. This is so cute! I love that image - and how sweet it is that your son even asked if it was him!!

  50. So cute!!! I love how you designed the inside of the card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  51. Anonymous3/01/2011

    Your card is so wonderfully PRECIOUS, Kelly, inside and out, and how much more so with your son wondering if it was him. Definitely one you will have to hold on to for him!!!