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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Muppets Back Together Again Blog Hop

Don't you just love remembering the Muppet Show that was on TV back in the 80's? Ok, showing my age here but the theme song still runs through my head!!!! The Muppets are just as popular as in the 80's with the movie that came out at Thanksgiving of 2011! The Muppets are Back Together Again. To show tribute to our love of Jim Henson's Muppets, this hop is dedicated to the Muppets Back Together Again!

Sit back and recall your youth of the 80's and remember your favorite Muppet! 
  • We have retro blog candy --- two 8.5 x 11 tie died paper, two 12 x 12 Groovy Baby tied die paper, Just Add self-stick peace sign gems, Scrappy Cat Peace Sign, Peace, wit bling, and Jolee's by You Dimensional New York Sticker and a yard of tie-die ribbon! What a groovy candy for all you special people. 

A special thank-you for our sponsors. Be sure to remark on each of the hops along the way while we show you our favorite Muppet, with your remarks. Be sure to let us know who your favorite Muppet is. 

If you just happened upon my blog today, I don't want you to miss any of the show!!! The hop begins with KariGo visit Kari and check out her phenomenal project with the Muppets!

You should have arrived from a very talented friend, Shannon Leffew Keith.

NOW, its on with the show with Scooter and Kermit being the EMCEE . . . just don't pay attention to the hecklers up there in the private box - they just too opinionated and OLD!!!

My favorite Muppet character is ANIMAL!!!! I chose to color a jpg which was originally a coloring book page. I used my Prisma colored pencils and had a blast coloring and shading my character. Animal also has some Stickles and Studio Glitter in his fur! 

I decided he looked best placed on black paper and used the prism hologram paper for the lettering on the front using the built-in Alphabet from my E2 of my card. NOTE: when using this type of paper it has an adhesive on the back which makes life wonderful to attach but when cutting with the Cricut, use the vinyl setting which is a kiss cut. Without cutting it this way using your Cricut, it shreds the paper - I learned this from experience!!

I loved putting Animal in the center busting out of his drum with the word "surprise" on the front of my card! BTW did you know that Animal's nickname was "skirt chaser". The things you learn when surfing the web!!!

The inside of my card is a pop-up card with another coloring book page picture of Animal with his chains! Did you know that you can do a search on the internet and find coloring book pages such as these to color as digi art for your cards or layouts??

This pop-up card is very simple - my card is cut at 6-inches x 4.5 inches. On the side you want the pop-up you make a 1/2-inch cut on either side of the center - I usually have a center of 1-inch.

Now, after you have made the cut, you want to fold that little 1-inch piece to make a little block - this block is where you attach what you want to pop-up when your card is opened. This is scrap paper that I made the fold that I can refer back to it - just don't pay attention to the note on the other side!!! <LOL>

When you open my card - Animal pops up to say "u bring out the  in me" with a heart for a Valentine's Day card!

Your final hop along the vaudeville trail is Erin of Comfy on My Cloud - be sure to stop over and check out her fantastic card!!!  I'm  sew glad you stopped to visit and hope you enjoyed the show and weren't one of the hecklers!!! Don't forget to let us know your favorite Muppet character to be eligible for the blog candy!!!!

God Bless you 
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. love your card and tut, thanks for sharing. Ktsangels.blogspot.com

  2. Oh the memories of Sunday night with the kids watching the Muppets ! LOL Fave muppets hmmmmmmmmmmmm the professor Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker I think!

  3. Simply perfect. I love ANIMAL also. He's the BOMB! Literally. TFS! Scrappy hugs my friend.


  4. Love it! I'm still deciding on who is my favorite character since I love them all! Remember Beaker? We love singing the Manamana Song at the house with the little ones even now. Sing along time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ

  5. Great job on your card Lynne!! I love making pop up cards!! TFS!!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  6. Lynne, Animal looks great and I like how he is used in the sentiment! All along this hop I keep thinking that Grover is my favorite Muppet but he wasn't in the Muppets was he? Just a character on Sesame Street. Anyway, you have done a fine job here!!:)


  7. Really cute. Love the pop up idea. I love animal!

  8. This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial on pop-ups! I love how you used animal on the front AND on the inside. You can never have too much Animal, right? :) I'm a Kermit girl myself, but my son thinks Animal is fabulous, so I may have to lift this card idea from you. :)

  9. oh my goodness, how cute! I love how you did the pop up and the sentiment is perfect! Love it.

    Smiles Sher

  10. Both parts of your card are so cute. You can never go wrong with Animal, he is such a party animal. Thanks for letting me be part of this wonderful hop!!! I just love being in your hops.

  11. Great card! Animal is my favorite!

  12. I just love your pop up card!! You are so creative my friend. My favorite is Animal too. As always it is a pleasure to be hopping with you. :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  13. This is fantastic. Love the pop up. My favorite Kermit. Thanks for the tip about coloring pages.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  14. hehe...love the pop up card and it is so cute! thanks for being in the hop with me and helping me do it..love and hugs sister! :)

  15. Lynne this is soooo you! I love it! callyAnn

  16. Really i appreciated your work,thanks for sharing.


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