Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Birthday TPE Blog Hop

Hi there! Thanks for coming back to visit me today. I am super excited to be joining in the blog hop fun to celebrate The Pink Elephant's 1st Birthday! Now if you're here just because you like visiting my blog, thank you very much! But if you want to do the hop, start at The Pink Elephant. It's a big one so be sure you have a favorite beverage and kick back to enjoy the fun. You do have until Thursday, Noon EST to finish it.

We were told to feature our favorite challenge from TPE, well, I didn't have a favorite because they are all so wonderful. So I decided to use a challenge that I didn't get to play along with originally. I chose this sketch:


This is TPE Sketch #9 and it's such a great sketch!



Here's my card. I didn't stay completely true to the sketch - I didn't add the 3 embellishments. I tried, but it just didn't work for me.

I used Neenah card stock as my base and then I pulled out some old, very neglected supplies from PaperTrey Ink. I used Lemon Tart as the next layer. I used a piece of black Bazzil Basics card stock and my SU! Scallop border punch. I then wrapped a piece of Summer Sunrise polka dot ribbon (PTI) around the black border and then tied in a simple knot. I used one of the new stamps from All That Scraps, it's one of the stamps that was included in the new Spring Kit. Oh my word, she is A-DOR-ABLE!! I colored her with Copic markers. I did try to add a sentiment and the 3 embellishments and they just didn't work for me - so I kept the card rather simple.

I hope you enjoyed my contribution to the hop. I appreciate your visit. Your next stop on the hop is Mary S. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

23 Encouraging Thoughts:

Krista said...

I love this card, how cute!

Scrapaddict said...

Sketches are open to our interpretation and your's is fantastic, love it!

Danni said...

Such a sweet card!

Jacki Randolph said...

Adorable Melissa!! I think it is prefect!

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

Awww...what an adorable card Mel!! She is a cutie!! I forgot all about this sketch!! Thanks so much for celebrating with us today!!
Sheri~TPE DT

Scrappy Witch said...

Super cute card! Love the colors!

Betty

Rebecca said...

sometimes simpler is better! That is adorable!

margie c said...

What a sweet card! Adorable lil image! :)
TFS! hugs, margie

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Melissa love that little cutie image and your colours are lovely

Hugs
Lorraine x

Jess said...

Fun card! Such an adorable image!

tina said...

Oh my goodness she's cute! Thanks so much for hopping with us at TPE!

Kellie Winnell said...

I agree she is absolutely ADORABLE! And you have used her so well. Thanks for joining the hop ;)
Hugs Kel

Angela said...

She is adorable! The white pen on the shoes really seems to make them looks shiny; great trick!

mulberry station said...

This is the cutest card! I love the layout and the colors you have used.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Melissa, your card is too too cute! Love it!

Juliet A said...

This is great! I love the colors, and how you've used them in all the layers.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh she is just so adorable!! Great card!

Mary said...

Beautiful card!

Mary

Zoe-Aus said...

love the clean design and she is oh so cute!!

Trudi said...

That is just adorable Melissa! Thanks for joining us for our blog hop!

Plundis said...

So sweet!!

Moshie said...

What a cute card and what a sweet little stamp! Love it!!!
hugs,
Moshie

Alissa said...

The simplest sketches are often the best, aren't they? I think this one from the TPE is just nicely simple and versatile. You did a great job with the sketch, love it.

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