Friday, January 08, 2010

The Character Cafe JANUARY Release BLOG HOP!!



Hi,there!  Billie here.  Yes, I’m still alive…just been busy with the holidays and now getting back into the routine of my people being back at work and school.  Wednesday was my first day to be home alone since 12/18!  It was so quiet!!!  And for some reason my “Mojo” went on vacation and never came back!  What is UP with that?!?!?  But the holidays were fun.  We had some COLD weather (for Texas) with hard freezes a LOT of the nights of our ‘vacation’ away from work & school.  But that meant a lot of indoor time to play with our new toys!  Everyone, but me that is…because I got mostly scrappy goodies and my Mojo was gone!  LOL


Anyway, on to the blog hop info!!!  You should have hopped on over here from Piali’s blog!  If not, you need to go back to The Character Cafe and start there to make sure you pick up all the code letters along the way. 

There will be a 30% discount on your entire purchase of TCC images with the correct codeThe code is good until January 15th!  SWEET!!!! 


For today’s blog hop image, I was assigned CALVIN!  He is a cute St. Bernard that was soooo easy to color!  When I look at the way I colored mine, I think he looks more like a puppy than a full grown pooch.  ;o)




Here is what I used – SUPER SIMPLE card here (remember, my Mojo is still MIA):

  • Patterned Papers – Heidi Grace Designs Day Dream Believer/Floral Double-Sided Cardstock
  • Fancy Frame – Cricut Cut
  • Foam Tape to raise frame from image
  • Copics – C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 0, E33, E99, 3E9 and R11
  • Background – B24 and YR20 Copics in the Stampin Up Color Spritzer

Like I said, easy!!!  I left it without a sentiment so I can use it for whatever I want - “miss you”, “thinking of you”, “so lonely without you”, etc.  I’m going to try to do that a little more in 2010 so my cards are more “multi-functional” and all I have to do is add a sentiment. 


Make sure you leave comments on all of the blogs along the way for a chance to win:

  • the image that each DT member is working with.  
  • the grand price drawing of FOUR new release images (Wiggies, Oh Lolly Lolly, Puppy Love and Calvin)
  • Also, please make sure you post what kind of cards you make most often so that we know what images you want to see more of.  I’d love to see that more here too, so I can start making more of what YOU want to see!

And in case you get lost along the way, this is the order of the blog hop and the name of the image that each DT member is working with! 


  1.  The Character Cafe
  2. Kendra - Wiggies 
  3. Sara - Love Bug Cupid
  4. Piali - Oh Lolly Lolly
  5. Billie - Calvin
  6. Heather - Birdie Love
  7. Fink - Cuddle Buddies
  8. Lola - Relaxing Rosebud
  9. Meredith - Love Bug Cupid
  10. Rachel - Oh Lolly Lolly
  11. Deanne - Calvin
  12. Angie C - Birdie Love
  13. Angie E - Cuddle Buddies
  14. Diane - Relaxing Rosebud
  15. Kelly - Puppy Love

My code letter for you today is 08AEFF~1.  Please note:  This letter is a LOWER CASE letter.  The code IS case-sensitive! 


Now that you are done here, hop on over to Heather to see what she has to show off for you today!!!


Enjoy your weekend and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



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Kelly said...

Fantastic job on Calvin Billie!!
You are right when saying he looks like a puppy...this was drawn from a picture as a pup...still huge though. Love your colouring...
what's a colour spritzer?

Kelly said...

Fantastic job on Calvin Billie!!
You are right when saying he looks like a puppy...this was drawn from a picture as a pup...still huge though. Love your colouring...
what's a colour spritzer?

Lilacanglia said...

I am so in love with this image,
Angie E

Anne said...

Oh now he is ADORABLE! Love the way you've coloured hi and good idea to leave the sentiment till you send

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Your card is adorable!! : )

Kendra said...

So cute, cute, cute... mojo missing or not, you did a wonderful job on this card and it's perfect for Calvin! The cut is great... love the framed look :)

Diane (djuseless) said...

Calvin is too cute! I'm glad you found your mojo. Hopefully it will stay around too!

dmgifts said...

Love this image im a dog lover. Id rescue them all if i could. This one is possible. LOL

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Oh Billie!! He's soooooooooooo cute!!! Love, Love, Love what you did with this card! Simply stunning!


poochietoo said...

love the dog great job

Rachel said...

Sooo cute billie!!! Calvin looks sooo Awesome! Great job.

Sara said...

Awww, he is too cute! I love the frame!

Heather Schlatter said...

Billie he is really cute and you coloring is great too love the sunkin shadow box look I have heard the card I made called a shadow box, but actually this is way more of a shadow box then that type of card is this is great Billie.

AaaaHmmmm almost did not leave you a comment because you choose to leave me off the Hop!!!! LOL


Kim said...

very cute, I agree, he looks like a puppy, but could see where he could be made to look older with different colors. I like the puppy look! :)

Heather in FL said...

Isn't that dob precious? So cute. Great card!

Deanne Burton said...

Your card is adorable! I love Calvin!

Cheryl said...

I love Calvin! Great card.

Angie Cortes said...

Calvin is adorable and I LOVE the way you colored him! Awesome job Billie!

Mary said...

This card is so stinkin' cute!!! I love that image! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!


scrapBugz said...

Your card is so dog gone cute! Love him and the way that you colored him also.

Tami said...

Adorable little face:)

grandmalee said...

Calvin is just too cute thanks to your coloring! Love your haven't lost it!

little cardmaker said...

He is so sweet and I like the raised frame. I too like to go without sentiments and fill them in as needed. Great job.

Angie said...

Awwww, your card is so pretty, love the window card look!! Your coloring is excellent on him!!

Loz (Aus) said...

He's gorgeous... perfect for a Miss You card or maybe even a Sympathy card... I love him!

craft_princess said...

Love the window look on this card..such a cute pup!