Saturday, August 20, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

***This Giveaway is now closed...see winner below.***
Hello, friends!  I'm super excited to be joining Concord & 9th's Birthday Bash Blog Hop today.  I'm a fan of blog hops, I'm a fan of Concord & 9th, and I'm a fan of prizes, so today is a happy day. :)  Have you been joining in on all of the fun at Concord & 9th this month?  I hope so because there are $20 gift certificates being given away daily (go HERE to check it out), incredible new products including an exclusive sequin mix, big sales, free stamps with a $60 order, and more!  Christmas is coming a little early to my house because I just couldn't resist and had to place an order. :) And that brings me to today's card. 
I had a completely different card scheduled to post today, but when I received my new goodies in the mail, I just had to make something new.  Plus, I realized the theme of my original card wasn't exactly the best for a birthday celebration.  I've wanted Pop Art Pineapple for a long time, so using it was a must.  I pulled my color scheme from the Birthday Bash exclusive sequin mix which I used inside my shaker.  The sentiment and banner are from Happy Day (LOVE this set!).
And here is my original card, a super simple card using two of my absolute favorite products from Concord & 9th--the Blossom Die and coordinating Brushed Blossom Stamp Set.  One of the reasons I love these products so much is that they are so beautiful on their own.  As you can see, you really don't have to do much at all to create a card.   Win in my book!
Remember the part I said about prizes?  Well, I get to give one today!  Woohoo!  To be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate to Concord & 9th, simply leave a comment on this post by 6 pm EST on August 27th.  And make sure to visit Concord & 9th's Birthday Bash Blog Hop HERE every day in the month of August for more prizes.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
**The winner (chosen by Random.org) is Comment #59: Sarah M. 
Congratulations, Sarah!  Please contact hello@concordand9th.com with your full name and email address to claim your prize.  Happy shopping! And many thanks to all who left comments.  I wish I had a prize for each of you!
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122 comments:

  1. Love both of your cards. The colorway on each is so peaceful and love that your cards are not over the top with embellishment. Beautiful!

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  2. Love the subtle colors on the sympathy card.

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  3. I love you cards they are so CAS and the colors are so peaceful! Tfs

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  4. You are so creative!! Love BOTH, but love first beautiful sympathy card really is a sweetheart! Great NEW one with the fun pineapples and sequins!! Totally perfect for the celebration!

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  5. Oh, I just love shakers! Yours is so delicately pretty. Love the simple elegance of both cards.

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  6. Fabulous card!!!The Pineapple shaker card is super cute!!

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  7. Beautiful cards! I love that fun pineapple shaker card!

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  8. I just learned of Concord & 9th today from another blog hop and I'm amazed with the detail in their stamps. I agree with you that you don't have to do much to them if you have to make something quick. But I'm a more is more kind of a person so it will be fun to play with their stamps.

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  9. I'm quite taken with both your cards; they've captured my CAS-loving heart in being simple, yet incredibly pretty! The pineapples as shakers: charming. The sympathy card: delicate and gentle, as such cards should be! Thank you for sharing your creativity with C&9th products with us. I'm off to add yet 'more' to my rather full cart *grin*
    ~carol

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  10. Wow your cards are so cool. I really like the look of shakers and yours is so unique!!

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  11. Hi Lindsey ~ I have to admit that I'm a TOTAL sucker for a good shaker card! They really are fun and festive and that's exactly what you've created with that beautiful pineapple. Unfortunately, we all need sympathy cards at one time or another and this one is just lovely; sometimes less is more!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations and I hope you're having a great weekend.

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  12. Love love love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful cards, Lindsey! The shaker design is so much fun! And I love Brushed Blossoms. Your sympathy card is so lovely!

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  14. Shaker pineapples...HOW FUN!! And you sympathy card is lovely!

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  15. Great cards. Love the pineapple shaker card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of this birthday blog hop

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  16. Nice take on the pineapple shaker. Very festive! I'm inspired to use the set to make a birthday card for my mom. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Super fun and pretty pineapple shakers and beautiful Brushed Blossom card, love them both.

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  18. the sympathy card is beautiful.
    Very elegant.
    thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love both cards. I can't get enough of Concord and 9th!!!!

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  20. Both cards are funtabulous! The blossom die is beautiful! I love shaker cards and the birthday mix is a great one!

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  21. I love your pineapple shaker card! I like that the die is not a perfect oval, but a little winky. Your colors are so soft and sweet on that card.

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  22. Great cards! Love the layouts & the awesome pineapple!

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  23. Pineapples are so hot right now but yours is the first pineapple shaker card I've seen! I'm so excited for Concord & 9th birthday blog hop since we share the same birthday! Woohoo!

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  24. FUN & FABULOUS shaker pineapples, BEAUTIFUL sympathy card too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... shakers are SO COOL and sympathy cards are a struggle, so I look forward to trying my hand at both :)

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  25. Love both your cards! You're right, there aren't many stamps that you don't have to do much with them, but these are pretty unique like that - they look absolutely wonderful if you leave them just like that and they look beautiful with loads of color!! Its double the fun!!

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  26. Hey Lindsay, Pop Art Pineapple is one of my fav products from Concord and 9th. I especially love how you made a shaker card with the pineapple die...too much fun!!! The Brushed Blossom die is just beautiful and it's perfect for your sympathy card! Thank you for sharing your gift!!

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  27. Pretty cards. Love the delicate colors you used:)

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  28. Oh how pretty Lindsey, just wonderful cards. Love the pineapple one.

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  29. My cart runneth over with new goodies from Concord & 9th ... you've made me aware of a few I left behind! Gorgeous, both! LOve what you do with that Blossom die so much that I now own it, Lindsey. How awesome would it be to win more C&9th with you?! xx
    =]

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  30. Beautiful sympathy card and love the fun pineapple shaker!

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  31. Great cards! I love the shaker pineapples - so creative and fun!

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  32. The blossom card is so pretty! I love your use of soft colors which really make the text pop and the gold embossing on the blossom die cut stand out!

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  33. beautiful set of cards... love how you used the pineapple die to create the shaker element!

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  34. Forgive me for laughing, but my thoughts traveled to how a sympathy card for someone over-the-hill would be apropos. Lol! It's beautiful! And your pineapple shakers are fun, fun, FUN!

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  35. Your cards are awesome. Shaker cards are always fun and the softness of the background on the sympathy card is perfect.

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  36. Great cards! Your pineapple shaker card is so fun and pretty, and the sympathy card is lovely--I struggle with making those.

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  37. Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and Concord & 9th:)

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  38. Aww, love the pineapple shaker card, so cute. Sympathy card is lovely, like that it is muted.

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  39. beautiful cards Lindsey - love the pineapple shaker!

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  40. Oh, both of your cards are fantastic, Lindsey!

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  41. Fun shaker card and I love the clean design of your sympathy card.

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  42. Shaker pineapples are adorable and very creative, Lindsey. Great birthday card and also love the simplicity of your soft and subtle sympathy card! Happy Birthday to C&9!

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  43. Great cards, Lindsey! I love shaker cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this amazing hop and giveaway!

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  44. I love that triple shaker pineapple card. It is a fun, happy card. Your Brushed Blossom card is pretty and looks so easy to do.

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  45. That pineapple card is fantastic...love your clean little shakers...so adorable. Then, as if that wasn't enough, you follow it up with that cool blue background embellished with that awesome die. Concord & 9th must love you lots.

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  46. Fabulous pineapple shaker card and very thoughtful sympathy card. Love them both!

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  47. So fun! Especially loving those pineapple shakers!

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  48. Cute idea with the pineapple shaker card! Your sympathy card is pretty, perfect CAS style!

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  49. Gorgeous cards. Love the pineapple shaker card.

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  50. Thanks for the fun card inspiration and to Concord and 9th for the giveaway!

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  51. Both cards are amazing, the the shakers are so much fun!!

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  52. Lovely cards.
    I really like
    the awesome
    pineapple shaker!
    Carla from Utah

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  53. I love those pineapples. Cute cards!

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    1. Sarah, you were the winner of the contest. I have been trying to contact you, but have not been able to do so. Will you please email me with your full name and email address, so C&9th can send you your prize? My email address is occasionalcrafting@gmail.com . You can also email C&9th directly at hello@concordand9th.com .

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  54. I really adore the shaker pineapple card!! Very creative! The sympathy card is a classy CAS!

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  55. I love the banner with the little flowers going across your super cute pineapple shakers! So darn fun! The simple sympathy card is so elegant.

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  56. Love the pineapple card and the beautiful simplicity of the sympathy card. Thanks for sharing !

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  57. Beautiful cards, I love the pineapple shaker!

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  58. Both are lovely cards. I like your soft colors, especially on the sympathy card. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Happy 1st Birthday Concord & 9th!!

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  59. I decided to wrap up my lovely birthday by popping in to the ongoing birthday party over here! That's definitely a fun shaker card – now that I've figured out how to make them, I'm an even bigger fan of the shaker cards I find in the blogosphere. I got some Concord & 9th stamp sets As gifts today, and I'm looking forward to putting some combined birthday mojo to good use!

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  60. Amazing cards, Lindsey! I really love the pineapple shaker! And you are right about the other cards - they look so beautiful with just a simple background wash!! And the stamps too - you really don't have to do much - but then, they would also look superb with some coloring.. you get the best of both worlds!!

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  61. These are both great- but hat fun shaker is the best!!!

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  62. Fun shaker and I love the soft colors. Great job.

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  63. I love both styles of your cards...fun and beautiful!

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  64. Love your cards. The white with watercolor is so pretty.

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  65. Your Pineapple shaker card is fantastic! You have posted two lovely cards today.

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  66. Oh, I love the pineapple shaker card! So fun!

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  67. Pretty cards!! Love them and Concord & 9th:)

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  68. Lovely cards! Such fun with the pineapple!

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  69. Great little pineapple shaker card.

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  70. Congratulations on being part of C9's blog hop, Lindsay ... you've worked your magic beautifully with these goodies! Such a fun pineapple shaker ... and lovely soft blooms on the sympathy card ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  71. Both cards are lovely. The background on the Happy Birthday card really complements the sequins in the pineapple!

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  72. OH, Lindsey! That pineapple shaker card is so awesome!! Love it!

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  73. Super clever idea for a shaker!! Very fun.

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  74. I absolutely love the pineapple shaker card... lovely!

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  75. I am floral girl and am really smitten with C9's floral stamps and dies. The sympathy card is just lovely. I love the way the die can lie over the stamped image. The color wash you made is perfect with the sentiment.

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  76. I Love both your cards, but that pineapple shaker is adorable! Love it!

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  77. I adore your pineapple shaker element!! Genius idea! TFS!

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  78. Both cards are so pretty. Love the floral one.

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  79. Beautiful, soft cards--just the kind I aspire to create and quite manage to, lol. And the pineapple shaker is so clever!

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  80. Love that sweet shaker card! Your sympathy card is simply beautiful.

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  81. Beautiful cards! The 3 Pineapples are my Favorite:))

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  82. Great cards! I especially like the Brushed Blossom Stamp Set

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  83. TFS both of your beautiful cards. I really like the pineapple one... triple shaker layout, the color combo, sequin mix, the banner all work together so well. Just WONDERFUL!!

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  84. Love the CAS look of your cards!

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  85. I LOVE your pineapple shaker card. The colors are wonderful. I also love the simplicity of the sympathy card. I saved both of these. :-)

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  86. Awesome pineapple shakers-so very cute and cheery!!

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  87. So pretty! I love the colors and those flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

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  88. Beautiful, elegant with a little fun. Great cards.

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  89. The pineapple shakers are so fun!!!

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  90. Your pineapple shakers are so much fun, Lindsey! What a great idea! Love your flowers too! You're right in that it's easy to make a card with the Concord and 9th products!

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  91. I love how your framed out your sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Both are beautiful...from a simple CAS design in the sympathy card to a fun trio of shaker pineapples!

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  93. Love the pineapples! What a clever idea!

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  94. I love the simplicity of your cards. They are very gentle; just a wash of color, a simple sentiment and a simple stamping. Thanks for sharing them.

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  95. Love - love - love those pineapples!

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  96. Such a soft beautiful card...the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. I love shaker cards and using pineapple as shaker window is such a new (to me) but wonderful idea. thanks for the inspiration!

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  98. I'm always a sucker for shaker cards, and your use of the pineapple is really creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  99. Very pretty cards. Concord and 9th is a new company for me. I am really enjoying the blog hop and their fresh and beautiful designs.

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  100. Love both the cards but the pineapple shakers is such a cute idea...Thank you.

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  101. Your pineapple shaker cards are a fun idea - love the cool colors!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  102. Beautiful work and so very inspiring!

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  103. The pineapples are definitely a better choice for a birthday celebration ��, but both cards are wonderful!

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