Saturday, January 15, 2011


Welcome to Beyond Paper Designs and the ...A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Amanda at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking It Up Crazy and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today! Each Design Team member will be featuring a project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

Cricut Cartridge: Rock Princess
Paper: Recollections
Cuttlebug Folder: Spots and Dots
Punch: Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Stamp: Hampton Art
Pop Dots

My Favorite Things Used:
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots

One person will be chosen to win Stickles, Glossy Accents and some dimensionals. To enter to win my blog candy you must become a follower of my blog and tell me what your favorite crafting item is or any great tricks you may know! Also, please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you! This is open to US Residents only....sorry!! I will draw the winner on Monday January 17th.

Next stop is Rebecca's blog at Go check out what she has in store for you today!!

Here is the full blog hop list just in case you get lost along the way!

Meagan-  (you are here!)
Rebecca-   (your next stop on the hop!)



Jen said...

I love your card!! This was a fun girl to use. I made a card for New Years using this cartridge and it was so much fun! You did a great job on it. TFS
jenniferhogge07 at yahoo dot com

shelly said...

what a fun card! my favorite technique is inking and ive never met a pop dot i didnt like :) thanks for the chance to win your blog candy :)

Aimee said...

She is adorable on your card! I've been eyeing that cartridge! I'm now a follower and my fav craft item would have to be my cricut. I rely on it soo much!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love it! my fav techniques is embossing. Thanks for a chance on your blog candy!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Janis said...

Love the green eyeshadow and the hose! Awesome! Here's a trick (you may already know)... I love buying paper stacks but hate the sticky that's left after pulling off those oval seals to keep the pack closed. If you sprinkle some baby powder on the stickiness, the sticky is GONE and it smells nice. Voila! :) Janis

Scrapnatic said...

Very cute card! I'm now a follower too.

Sandy said...

Very Cute!!! I love using my stickles! And a favorite tip of mine is using repositional tape to glue my letters straight. No fuss, no mess.

scrapperbecka said...

Very cool card! I love this cart too. TFS

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

I love the colors you used on your card! I'm sad to say that I own the Rock Princess cartridge but haven't used it yet!! I may just need to break it out this weekend!! Thanks for sharing!!
~Tara G.
tray83 at yahoo dot com

stefeni said...

That dancing girl always gets me. She's just too fun. I love stickles and pop dots!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Tana said...

This card is so cute it made my laugh..GREAT JOB!! Another one of my favorite things is my mom without her i wouldnt have creativity it must run in the Thnkas for a chance to win..

Vicki said...

Very cute card. I'm a follower now. One of my favorite things is my xyron, could have a cricut without it.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie_J_ said...

One of my fav crafty things are embossing folders to add texture! Love it!

SpantastiKreations said...

Fun card.
My favorite crafty tool is my Pink ATG.


Melissa said...

Cute card! I just became a new follower!

My favorite thing is my Cricut!!!


Rachelle said...

Very Cute Card, I love it.
I am a new follower.

terriennz said...

What a cute card! I just LOVE using my Cuttlebug, punches, Cricut & Gypsy! I'm a new follower. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Terrie Barroso

Linda Iko said...

Your card is very Beautiful. TFS
My favorite craft tool would have to be my cricut

Krista said...

I am a new follower. My favorite "toy" for crafting is fibers!!!

My contact info is: KristaInMN at gmail dot com
I also have a blog: and would be honored if you would drop by sometime.

Christina said...

Love your card! My favorite toy is my Gypsy girl. TFS
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

Your card is awesome! My favorite tool (besides my gypsy) is stickles! I just love the glittery stuff! I just became a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandee McIntyre said...

This card is so cute. TFS!!

Jamie said...

cute card! i have wayyy too many fav crafting things to pick just one.. a cool trick i just saw the other day (cant remember where) but an easy way to make metal looking embellishments is to use a glue stick and put foil on a piece of cardstock and cute it to whatever you want it to be and use some ink to color it. i thought it was pretty cool. thanks for sharing your card and for the chance to win!

forpahl5 said...

this is adorable! thanks for sharing this idea I just may have to get this cartridge! My fav is my xyron machine!


ladydi47 said...

I love this fun card~~~the color combos are great! Thanks for sharing!
I'm a brand new follower and my favorites are my cricut, buttons, ribbons and MS punches!
Diana B.
crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

GiGi said...

THis is such a great card! I really want to get Rock Princess! My fav things include my Cuttlebug, I-Top, I-Rock, and of course my Cricut! Thanks for the great giveaway!
booger1 at

Vanessa said...

I love the sentiment that you've used. I also like all the bold colors. :) Hmmm technique. My favorite right now is adding distress ink to the outside of everything. I will add it to a cricut cut or a stamped image. Once I add it there it has to go every where else because if not it doesn't look done to me. This year I would like to try quilling. I've seen it a few times and love the technique.

sumnne at

Dawn, RI said...

I just love your card, the dancing girl is so rocked out. Im a new follower and I will have to look into this cart to add to my collection.Dawn RI

Denise said...

Love this fabulous girl card! The sparkle skirt rock ;) My favorite way to adhere glitter is to use 3M spray adhesive. It turns out awesome every time.

lala 3237 at verizon dot net

Donna said...

Cute card! I am a new follower and love the different adhesives for all types of crafting. TFS. djhu98ATaolDOTcom

Laura said...

I am a new follower and I LOVE stickles. I have so much glitter I could probably cover everything in my house. Well maybe not, but close! Thank you for the blog candy!
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

Lilygirl said...

Hi!! I love your card and the colors you chose. My favorite crafty tool has to be my Gypsy. But I love embossing folders, Distress ink and Glossy Accents as well. My favorite trick is to use Glossy Accents Matte finish as an adhesive for ultra-fine glitter and flocking. I apply the glossy accents with my finger on a diecut piece, let it dry a bit until tacky (for a couple mins) and then apply the glitter or flocking, this has worked super well for me. No more patchy glitter/flocking jobs!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Hugs, Colleen laysig at

Patti Ross said...

This is really cute..lots of movement! Great Job.

Patti Ross

Elaine said...

Great card, love the colors!
great saying too.
My fave thing is my cuttlebug.

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

jenni said...

I loved your card, I never had the desire to get that cartridge, but you definitely changed my mind!

Minta's Creations said...

Too cute! I wish I had this cart..
Love pop dots and stickles...
Just became a follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

Tanya said...

WOW!!! I love it!! Looks like such fun!! The colors you used are awesome!!! I am a new follower and excited to see what you have next!! I LOVE my Cricut and G of course, but my PKS and Sarah Pink Cricut are right close behind!! Pop Dots and bling dress it all up!! Thanks for sharing!!


*Star said...

Awesome card! I love everything about it! My favorite things are my "E", Cuttle bug, and PK stamps. Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601 at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

Such a cute card. Love her green tights. Wow, it is so hard to pick a favorite thing. I think one of my very favorite things has been my Cri-Kit gel pens. They add so much to our Cricut designs. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

McVic said...

great card! she is so cute with her eye make up! Im a new follower,

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Meagan

Girl I love your card, I dont have this cart yet, but I love it!!
Another favorite of mine would be mu computer, unknown to some, you can find almost anything on it, and I never scrapbook that I dont look for new ideas!
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute card. Love your girl...she rocks! My favorite item is my Cricut! Found your blog on the hop and I am now a new follower. Look forward to all of your projects.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Debbi said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win some great candy, too. I'm a follower.
One of my favorite things to use for "sponging" is dry (clean, of course!) baby wipes.

Anna said...

What an awesome card!!! It totally ROCKS!!!! :D Love it!!! I'm a new follower.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

I love this card! Her skirt is so cute!! My favorite tool is my Cricut. My great trick is to browse the blogs I follow to get wonderful inspiration and ideas from my fellow crafters!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Marianne said...

Your card is great. I like how you added the Stickles to help bling her up so. My favorite tool right now is my Cuttlebug, there is just so much you can do with it. Thank you for sharing your favorites with us.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Love your card! One of my favorite crafting items is the ink you buy either Cat's Eye or the $1.00 bin stuff at Michael's. I always ink the edges of everything so these come in super handy and since they are so inexpensive, it's easy to get every color you could possibly need! Thanks for the giveaway!
Xo ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
P.S. I'm doing a giveaway as well once I reach 75 followers. Please (if you get a chance) come over to my blog at and check it out! Thanks again! :0)

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a great card...A good adhesive is my favorite thing.

Karen said...

Awesome card!!! This blog has been so fun I have seen so many GREAT cards.. My favs are, how do I pick??? My Cricut and MS border punches and my new I-Rock!!!
I am a new follower!!!
Happy crafting!!

Sue said...

Amazing color combination. I love brights! They really makes the card pop. I've got something new to add to my favorites list. I've just discovered digi stamps, and I'm having a great time with them!


I'm a NEW follower come and BEE my foloow too.
Rebecca Minor
Armorall orange wipe cleaning the sticky stuff off tools GREAT!!!

Tanya said...

Love the card! I love stickles and embossing folders!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Chrisd said...

I just love Stickles and embossing folders. Your card is cute. I am a newbie Cricut Baby owner with 3 cartridges so I am still getting used to the new world of Cricut.

Cassandra said...

I love my corner puncher and stg gun. Thanks for sharing


Heather said...

Adorable card! My favorite thing is my cricut!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen said...

Love your card. very funky. I love my Cuttlebug.

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Great card! I love how her legs match her eyeshadow! Thank you for sharing!

Suzanne said...

What an adorable card!! I have so many favorite things I honestly can't pick a favorite!!

Lisa said...

Cute card! My favorite tools are my gypsy and my cricut.

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Sheree said...

Adorable card! I just love the stamp and all the detail that you put into your project. My favorite tool is my Cricut Expression. I dont know if I have any spiffy technique. I like to make extra die cuts and store them in a container. That way if I have to make a quick card...I just have to add paper, ribbon, a stamp, bling....and get it in the mail.

Michelle said...

That is one dancing Diva!!! I love it. TFS

Michelle (mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com)

Scrappin' Sista said...

What a fun card! I love the green accents. I love pop dots. TFS and the chance to win!

Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

Melissa Bell said...

My favorite crafting item is my gypsy! But I also love anything with glitter :) Very cute card. I have this cartridge and that's a good idea for using it, thanks for posting. My contact email is in my profile.

Lisa J said...

I am still pretty new to all of this so no tricks of my own up my sleeves just yet! But stickles, and bling be my thing! :D I have been using glossy accents on quite a bit of projects lately as I LOVE how it brings out the color in whatever it is on and gives the 3D look.
I still have to use this cart! I have had it and seeing this card REALLY makes me want to use it now! Your card is AMAZING!


tjsgal at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is so cute I love that cart!! She is so sassy and colorful. I love my cricut of course!!, buttons,corner rounder, fabric, floss and I can't live without my pens. TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

SherriC. said...

that is soooo cute, I just won RP cart, I can't wait to get it, some of my favs are, my Gypsy, ATG, glossy accent, and stickles...
Thanks for the chance to win...
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Patti B said...

Super super great card. One of my favorite things to do is to ink the edges of my paper

lebpab21408 at frontier dot com

alwayscharlie said...

This is an awesome girl card! I love all that you girls have come up with on the hop!

pattyk said...

Love the card. It's so cute.Embossing is one of my fav things. thanks

kathlee said...

Great card! My favorite thing is my brand new scrap room that my DH just finished!! Then there is my Cricut, all my carts and I could go on and on because I love them all!

Cathy said...

This is a girl secure in who she is, able to wear matching pantyhose and green! Cute all round card.
Cathy S

Penny said...

Cute cute card! Favorite crafting item besides my cricut are my cutter and my adhesives. Couldn't get along without them.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great card, i love the sentiment on the stamp. my favorite item is the Gypsy since it is portable, stores all my cartridges and let me be creative anywheres.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Luv 2 Create said...

Love the card. Favorites include all things Provo Craft, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, and couldn't live with out my ATG gun.

Angela R said...

This card is so so cute! I love that little rockin girl! My favorite item is the simple tombo glue runner, it holds all my crafts together so perfect! thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy!
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Amanda said...

Cute card! My favorite thing is my gypsy. I also love stickles and my I-rock. TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Megan your card is super super adorable I just love it...My favorite tool is my cricut with out it my cards are just paper...
The Scrapbooking Queen

dreenie said...

rockin card!!!!! thanks for sharing!

Ola said...

Your card is so fun... I love it! I'm going to have to let my hubby know that I NEED this, lol! I love using stickles.... love sparkle!

I would love for you (everyone)to visit my new-ish blog ( I have a blog candy giveaway going on right now!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Alex said...

How cute ! and wow it has the name of the blog hop I hosted, sooo cute !!!

the condes at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Super cute! One of my favorite things is my Gypsy! It is so helpful with designing cards and LO's

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Amy said...

What a fun card - love the saying! Favorite things: so many, but my Cricut, Gypsy, Stickles, bling to name a few. Amyscats,

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute card! I really like how you punched the top and bottom of the paper. My favorite crafting thing is my cricut and then my cuttlebug. ☺
Thanks for sharing with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

cowbelleru said...

Really cute invitation. One of my favorite scrapbooking items to use is the Zig 2 way glue. It works great to re-sticky your mats.

Dee said...

I just love your project that you created. I am a new follower and will continue to follow your blog. TFS and have a great day.