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May 23, 2010

...just a little challenge (and blog candy) - A Half a Million Reasons.....

A half a million. Really? That's how many times my little blog has been visited! Its just incredible to me, and I can't thank all of YOU enough for coming by to visit me, to give me such sweet compliments on my work. My heart is filled with gratitude for every sweet thing you all have said to me and of course you company on this incredible journey!

So today, I have a half a million reasons to say THANK YOU and to do so, I'm hostessing a ...just a little challenge... This time it is a "Sketch Plus Three" challenge....


Now the sketch part is easy, and the Plus Three part is where you get to add in just a little something to your project, and if you ask me, that's where the FUN comes in.

And I've got a bevy of elements to select from for your "Plus Three" - to play along you'll choose three (or even more if you'd like) of the following elements to include on your project:
  • gingham
  • text printed papers
  • ledger paper
  • twill
  • kraft paper
  • denim
  • stitching
  • bling
  • paper piecing
Now for the FUN part! MFT and TCP have both generously agreed to sponsor this celebration! So, for playing along, you'll automatically be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to BOTH The Cat's Pajamas and My Favorite Things!

I've got two samples to share with you, and though they use the same exact sketch, I love how it totally changes the card!

The first is my TCP sample using Smells Like Cake. My "Plus Three" for this first card are denim, black bling, gingham and sewing. (I've sewn the denim in place, and physically sewn that button into place on the card.) Poochie's birthday treat has been given a quick coat of glaze pen. Another fun detail on this card, is that I "upcycled" a corrugated cardboard piece for my scallop element. I LOVE the extra bit of detail that it gives, and its a fun way to incorporate scallops into a masculine card!MFT Die-namics.


And here's my second sample this time using MFT's Pure Innocence: Birthday Princess, same sketch, but with a totally different take on the "Plus Three"- this incorporates a stitched scraplet, paper piecing, gingham, twill tape and text papers too. Can you see I {heart} my Die-namics and I've used the jumbo scallop on this card as well.


You are welcome to enter the contest as many times as you'd like, but you can only list new creations (not link up something that you'd made previously that happens to qualify). You'll add a direct link to your project (which you'll post to your blog or online gallery of choice) using InLinks below - love this new linking system that pops a little picture of your project right here! Fun stuff!

The winner will be selected at random on Monday, May 31st at 9:30 AM. I can't WAIT to see what you create!



22 Comments    Post a Comment:

Lisa H. said...

wow! COngrats!!!! You know I love you and your blog! I visit daily! cute,cute samples-Joanne! those scallops are the sweetest-and the up-cycled cardboard, well, I have to try that! very cool!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How exciting!! Congrats Joanne! I am TOTALLY going to play along...the wheels are already turning in my head!!

Karen Giron said...

Congrats! I'm so happy to have found your blog - it's inspirational every time I look! I can't wait to try out your fun challenge! Fly a Kite is perfect for the +3 - haha!

Basement Stamper said...

Congratulations Joanne!!! That is a phenomenal accomplishment and you know if I can play along, I will:-)

Bev said...

Congrats girlie!! You KNOW I've got to play! Off to find inspiration. :) I just got a pack of papers yesterday that reminds me of ya actually. Hugs!

Dana White said...

CONGRATS!! Love the sketch- I am off to create my plus 3!!

Amy Rohl said...

Congrats, J! What a fun reason to celebrate and I love your sketch and challenge! You've got it goin' on with all these fun elements. Love the juxtaposed perfectly trimmed scallops on the upcycled cardboard--very cool!

Christina Fischer said...

Congrats!!! You know I'm inspired each and every time I visit you here! :)

Your cards are fabulous as always!!

Vickie Z said...

Wow... I visit often but, don't always comment, CONGRATS!!! Cards are gorgeous!!

raduse said...

CONGRATS!!!!! You inspire so many and even with another migraine, I may just have to try this challenge. It sounds like fun.

Chris said...

congratulations! Isn't the internet amazing. I love visiting your site and playing in your challenges. And so do tons of other people. We all hope you keep posting for a long long time.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congratulations! Love both cards, love how you play with the different DP.

Anonymous said...

I so need to find some time to play for you my friend!!! I love the sketch and the picks!!!

Kelli said...

YAY YOU!!!! I get my installments via email and LOVE seeing what you are up to!!!! 1/2 mil??? WOWZERS GF!!!!

I played along and used your skinny butt stamp set!!! LOL

Denim, cork, gingham, bling, ribbon... well... check it out!!!! :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Congrats Joanne! Lots of super sweet cards made for the challenge already. I'm playing along. Very fun sketch. I really like the Plus Three component of the challenge.

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on half a million blog hits!! What a fun way to celebrate. I really loved the "+ 3" aspect of your challenge :)

Dawn Easton said...

Loved the sketch, Joanne! I buggered up my third element of stitching...haha...but it was fun to play!

I made my own scallops as my MFT package hasn't arrived yet ;)

Melisa Hunter said...

Thanks for another fun challenge! Congrats on a half a million visits! Love visiting your blog!

Sarah Gough said...

Congrats Joanne! You deserve every single one of those hits! I just received my MFT package with your thanks set in it - love it! Here's to another 500,000 hits before you know it!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Congrats on 500,000 hits! Love to visit your blog :)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Congrats!!!! Your blog is one of my top favorites, your creations are always amazing...thank you for the daily inspiration & this fun challenge!

texasjodylynn said...

Those cards are both adorable. COngrats on the half mil!

 
 

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