Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday So Sketchy!

So Sketchy is ONE, hip hip hurray, and we are celebrating with a blog hop! I used a fun sketch of Allison's from May I hadn't tried yet to share with you today.
The patterned papers you see are from Emily Giovanni's "Bright Summer Grunge" Digital paper pack and the daisy image is from the "Eclectic Summer" Stamp TV kit, aren't they all gorgeous? I punched 1 1/4" squares of the red paper to make the diamond background (placed on top of the turqoiuse, you don't have to cut those out, too!), I made this card a little bigger 5.5 square to make the pattern fit (so I'll put it in a large envelope). I added a curved corner and some punched large flourishes from Emily's green print and some white paper flowers underneath to give the flower some more "fluff"! Crystal Lacquer in the centers for shine and dimension, base is Apricot Appeal.
Just for being here and celebrating So Sketchy!'s 1st birthday, you can WIN some fabulous prizes! YUP! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on EACH of the participating So Sketchy Sista's blogs and then return to the So Sketchy Birthday Bash post and leave a comment with:

1. your first name & last initial,

2. your location (state/province & country) *open world wide* and

3. some means of getting a hold of you (ie: email or blog link).

So make sure you have commented on all the Sista's blogs and then leave your information on the correct post at the So Sketchy! blog.

The prize draw will take place on Thursday June 4 after 10pm MST so you have until then to complete the round of blogs. The winner will be posted on the blog sometime after the 5th of June.


Last stop on the So Sketchy Blog Hop is ME so be sure to go back to the So Sketchy blog so you don't miss it or any of the other Sistahs! This card is going to Allison herself because it's also HER birthday, so be sure to leave her some birthday love, too!

92 comments:

Nathalie said...

First time visitor and I love what you did with Ally's sketch! Thank you for having this celebration for us ;)

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Love your card, so cute! Looks pretty simple to do too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday

Jennifer DeWolfe Calgary AB

ALLY said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! Love the fun and bright colours you used!

ArlaMo said...

Wow!! That is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

Love the color combo you used for your card. Looks great.

Marielle said...

Beautiful card Melanie!!

Joann said...

Wonderful card - great use of colors.

Tonya Boone said...

very pretty.. i love how you used the sketch for your card.. nice job

Jessy said...

What an awesome card. Great job with the sketch. Love the headline for your blog....so true!! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card and checking back into your blog often for new ideas!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Only just found So Sketchy blog, become a follower as I just love the sketches and cards you have all used. Hugs Julie x

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! I really love the background! Well done!
Jennifer I.
Massachusetts

Tere said...

GREAT CARD, I like the bright green!

Verda said...

You did a wonderful job on your card. I love the color combo.

buggin2stamp said...

I love what you did with Emily's papers. Fabulous!!

MMG said...

This sketch is a great idea, and your take on it is absolutely stunning. I love the papers and details that you used.

Jan Castle said...

Really like the diamond shapes...very different; your touch dressed it up perfectly!
Jan C; Salem, OR, USA

Brenda said...

I really like the papers the you used.

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute card

Chris said...

Great Blog Hop and I finished but coming back to visiting you is always great!
chrisd Livonia,MI USA
cndomino@yahoo.com

Zoe said...

What a beautiful card, Ally will love it.

mugsy said...

i love your blog, follow it every day, this card is super

craftymum said...

Fantastic card. Looks so complex but your explanation makes it sound so do-able!
Love coming to visit your blog daily!

Monica said...

beautiful card!

Kate Stockman said...

I started with you and now I'm back. I love your blog. You put alot of work into your card, love it.
Kate

debbyscrap said...

elle est sublime cette carte j'aime beaucoup
bises
deborah

StampinCathy said...

Another fabulous and inspiring card. I just love your creative style. Wow this Happy Sketchy Birthday hop was so inspiring with all the amazing eye candy along the way. Thanks
Cathy M
TN/USA
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

mica said...

Hi there! Your card is sooooo pretty!!

Cynthia B. said...

Wow, the diamond pattern on your card is gorgeous! Great work - thanks so much for sharing w/ us readers.

Christina the Sassy Scrapper :) said...

Great colors and cute card!

*Monica* said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors.

Mardi said...

What a fun card!

Happy Birthday Ally and to your wonderful site!
Mardi D
Temperance, MI

thestampinglady said...

Awesome card--something a little different from you. Loving it.

paradise45 said...

Gorgeous card...love the grunge!

Janice M said...

Cute! Love those daisies!

Donna said...

I love that diamond pattern. It really sets the card off beautifully. I'll have to try that one! Happy Birthday! Thanks for the blog hop. Great fun!

Sandra said...

Melanie - love the card - thanks for the dimensions .... it helps I challenged that way!
thanks for the inspiration!
Sanrda

Nicole said...

I love this card! It was a fab sketch and you made a GORGEOUS card!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Beautiful color selection! Love the pop of green!

JenMarie said...

Totally FABULOSO!!

scrapping4twins said...

Great job on the sketch and card! Love the colors!

Karen said...

What a fun time I have had blog hopping! Thanks for the inspiration and lovely way of showing off all the fun sketches and cards. Your card is fabulous...love the colors and everything about it!!

Ginny said...

Oh I love this card, looks like a little piece of art!

KellyG said...

Great Card! Love those flowers!

Chrispea said...

Love your take on the card sketch. The colors really pop.
Happy Birthday!!
Chris H.
Greensburg, PA

lana said...

nice card

kimosabescraps said...

wow, so very nice.. love the bright colors you chose!!

Nicole said...

love the colours! great card!

toni said...

Oh, my, love that sketch you used to make your super cute card! It's just gorgeous!

colosnowangel said...

The blog hope was so fun thanks for sharing the blog hop with everyone! Happy birthday to So Sketchy!
I love what you did with this card. I am going to give it a try. If it turns out I will let you know.

Cori said...

What a beautiful card. Ally's a lucky girl :-)

Karen Lee said...

Great card!

Karen Lee
Sacramento, CA
http://aplacetosharemystuff.blogspot.com/

Mary Jo said...

That is so, so pretty!!
Happy Birthday, So Sketchy :0)

2Bis2DO said...

Love the flourish around the flower.
Debbie O.
Hyrum, Ut.
olsondd1@comcast.net

Shirley said...

That is gorgeous! Great card!

Emmy said...

wow! thats gorgeous!! i love it!

Tracey said...

WOW your card is beautiful. Those colours work so well together. Super job!!

Lisa T said...

Gorgeous card! Love the diamond background.

Jen said...

Great card! Love the fun colours!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Melanie... this is beautiful! Love the great colors and the sketch you picked! TFS!

mspiggy7 said...

Love the colors you used on this card. It is beautiful.

Alecia Castro said...

Your card is stunning, fabulous work!

Thanks for the chance!!

Alecia C.
Houston, TX (USA)
camcasfam@sbcglobal.net

Rach H said...

Beautiful card! I love the patchwork look of the card!

beckyjune said...

Such a pretty card and I love the pop of green.

maiahs_momma said...

Wow, that sketch took me a little longer than I thought it would...but still fun :)!
Here is my card for this sketch:

www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca
Nova Scotia

Julie said...

Wonderful card.Love the color

Line said...

Happy birthday - love the card very cute.

Line E, Bonderslev Denmark

Sue D said...

Great card--thanks for sharing about So Sketchy--I just finished the blog hop.

Jennifer said...

Had so much fun on the hop!

SMK said...

Oh I totally love the background checkered-ness. That's fabulous! Great job!

Tracey said...

Found your blog through Nick and the So Sketchy blog hop!! Your Card is gorgeous!! :)

Gail said...

Beautiful colors on your card!

Ravengirl said...

What a funky card! Love those bright colors that you used!

Aphra said...

Such a great sketch and card!

Just Us said...

Wow...that is a lovely card.

connie said...

my first time here. love your blog and work.

Brandy said...

soo elegant I love it!

Kris Z said...

very cool card - love the papers!!

shesacutie said...

great job

soccerboyzmom said...

The colors are perfect and I would love to get that card.

Amy Wilges said...

wonderful card! i've enjoyed browsing your blog today. =)

Amy W.
Indiana, USA
wilgeshouse@mchsi.com

Rose S said...

Love what you did with the sketch.

Janet Z said...

What a fun card and sketch!

chenguna said...

Love your card!

Michelle M.

Z said...

love the card great colors--great job!!

zαnуα ♥ said...

Love this cards, so cute :D Great color combo!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! Love your work with Ally's sketches!!!!!!

Kat said...

you may have been last on the blog hop but it was worth it, love your take on this sketch, what a lovely card!

Donna Baker said...

what a fantastic colorful card!

Sophia said...

What a beautiful card...

Angie said...

Happy Birthday So Sketchy!! Ive loved looking at all these blogs- you all are really talented


Angie
Ohio/USA

smittyangie@yahoo.com

Dimabe said...

Like this sketch. Well executed too!