Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Birthday TPE & Fun with Fun 'n Flair

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday.  I am so glad that you're hopping with us today for The Pink Elephant's 4th Birthday.


Now, before I get to my card, let me remind you as I'm sure you've seen in all the previous blog posts during this hop....

There are some fabulous prizes to be won, so you need to make sure that you comment on each stop along the hop.  You have until Sunday, February 17th at midnight to make your rounds and leave your love.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

Here's the order of the hop, just in case your stopping by to visit me, not knowing there is a hop....

Stacey Schafer
Jessica Willison
Joni Wilson
Claudia Harvey
Kadie Ensley
Sherry Echblad
Sussie Moore
Melissa Craig
Karina Minteer
Lori Boyd
Sheri Gilson


And, of course, you can always go to The Pink Elephant Blog to see what the prizes are!

My card is also for this week's challenge for Fun 'n Flair.  We're making shaped cards.


The sentiment is from It's All About Love set, it does actually say Hugs and Kisses & Valentine Wishes.  I cut the valentine part off.  I just love the handwritten parts of the sentiments in this set!  Then on the inside I did a handwritten message that says "Best Birthday Wishes" - I didn't picture it because, well, because my handwriting bites.

Enjoy the hop... play along with us at Fun 'n Flair and most of all I hope you have a great Friday!  Your next stop on the hop is Karina Minteer.

Supplies
Image:  Ella (By Lori Boyd)
Stamps:  It's All About Love (Fun 'n Flair)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Sweet Cheeks (Raisin Boat)
Paper:  b/w polka dots (Michaels)
Copics:  100, C3, R00, R11, RV000, RV10
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Floral Fantasy embossing folder, corner round, Die-namics Sentiments Strips, white gel pen
Embellishments:  lace ($1 bin at Wal-Mart)

63 Encouraging Thoughts:

kadie said...

Awwww, I love this!! That lace is the perfect touch! Beautiful job, Melissa!

Bunny said...

The embossing and the lace are so nice. Pretty card.

Stacey Schafer said...

How wonderful, Melissa! You have Ella looking beautiful for her birthday celebration today!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card, Melissa! Love the fun circle shape and how you used Ella's FAVORITE colors! Fabulous job!

Krista said...

Love the embossing and the
Black and pink combo!!! Super cute card!

Janet said...

Love this Melissa - it's absolutely adorable and I love the shape of the card.

Jodi said...

Ella is so pretty in pink! Love the black, pink and white combo.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is adorable.

Dawn said...

I love shaped cards! Beautifully done.

zub momi said...

Adorable card! Love the lace and the embossing :)

Pami said...

Gorgeous card, so girly!! Pami x

Nance E Salkeld said...

Such a sweet and elegant card.

Lysa said...

Such a pretty circle card, love the embossed background & the touch of lace!

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Mel!!!
This is so CUTE!!! Love the round shape and the embossing! Beautiful coloring of Ella too!
Big Hugs,
Lisa

Allisa said...

Cute card, love the lace trim.

jan farnworth said...

love the look of your elephant card just perfect.

Alinsmajl said...

So cute

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the paper piecing of Ella, layers, and popped up banner. I made a Reese's Choc Valentine Tag this wk using a similar popped up banner.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Creative M said...

A Fabulous and Fun card!Great job on the embossing!
Happy 4th Bday!!!Yiippee!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia

Bettina L. said...

This is beautiful. Absolutely love the shape with the dry embossing and colours. Thanks for the peek. Hoppin' on. Bettina xx

Vivi Casale said...

gorgeous card!! love it!

xx

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow such a cute card. Love the banner made with the lace. TFS AJ-

Ginger said...

I love the circle card! Ella is so super cute! Great job! She looks so elegant!

Becky Sorensen said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossing and the lace and the coloring!

craftyteacher (Vikki) said...

love the unusual shape- nice to see something different!

ThePurplePlace said...

I have always enjoyed your blog and your wonderful cards and today is even more special, because it's Ella Birthday and she's one fabulous Elephant! I am huge fan of Lori's and very happy that you were part of this fun Birthday HOP!!

I also happen to LOVE circle cards, so yours really is one of my favorites!!

Happy Birthday!!

Chitra Nair said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love the embossing and cute Ella..

Diane said...

I love the round card and your copic coloring is fabulous! And i love how Ella stands out on the black polka dots! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Davis said...

FUN!
This is a great creation!
em

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally super sweet card!!!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Melissa :)

Beth said...

Pink and black oh how classy one of my favorite color combo's....very pretty.

Anita said...

Very pretty card - love the pink/black combo!

sue morris said...

What a cute card! and great color choices for little Ella! TFS!!

Tracy said...

Ella is stylin' with her black bow and bit of lace. Love the circle design too. :-)

Sonia said...

Hi Melissa
Wonderful circle card, great job!~
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Suzanne Bier said...

Beautiful, Melissa! Love the pink and black combo that you chose for your card...Ella is colored up so cute!

Leeann said...

Wow, I love the banner and the lace trim, gorgeous card!

Michelle McGraw said...

I love your shaped card!!! Great job!!!! I have enjoyed hopping along the blog trail!!!

PapierGirl said...

Melissa - I love the pink and black combination and the pretty piece of lace! :)

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is so cute and you can't go wrong with this color combo!! Happy 4th birthday :)

Connie H said...

your card is so clean and elegant. I love it.

Sara I. said...

Beautiful shaped card - love the lace, embossing and color palette! xx

Cecelia said...

Cute card. Love the pink and black.

jo said...

Gorgeous....love the embossing too!
Hugs Jo x

Jackie W said...

Very cute! I love the circular card and the embossing.

Julie E said...

So sweet with pink and black. Lovely shading.

Terri Shepard said...

So adorable...love the textures & lace! :o)

Neringa said...

I loved it, loved it, loved it :)

Lucy Patrick said...

Love your card Melissa, Ella looks really cute with your gorgeous colouring! XOX Lucy

paper fun said...

So girly and sweet. i love the pink and black.

Mari

HazelQ said...

How pretty!! I love the color combination and the lace :) thank you for the inspiration
Hugs
HazelQ

Uta said...

Your card is so lovely. I love this pink and black color combination.
Hugs, Uta

~Tammy~ said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and the embossed background!

Lesley said...

Oh so sweet! Great layout and the lace is a lovely touch!

jessica said...

This is super adorable! LOVE the LO and the beautiful color combo!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

~Paola~ said...

what an adorable round card...I love how U colored Ella and all the beautiful elements added...especially the lace....♥ TFS

Helen Gullett said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! Love every single elemet you used on this card! Cute cute cute!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love the feminine touch the lace added and the design is too cute!

Laurie said...

What a cute idea to make a round card and Ella graces the cover so beautifully.

Michelle N. said...

I love the embossing and lace, and the circle card!

Karen C said...

Love the pink and black! This almost has a french look to it! Beautiful!
A happy hopper,
Karen C (busybusyhoneybee)

Theresa said...

Totally love this card. The pink and black is awesome. What great coloring you achieved.