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:

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

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

    Jennifer DeWolfe Calgary AB

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

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

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

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  6. Wonderful card - great use of colors.

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. GREAT CARD, I like the bright green!

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

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

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

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

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  17. I really like the papers the you used.

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

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  19. What a beautiful card, Ally will love it.

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

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

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

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  23. elle est sublime cette carte j'aime beaucoup
    bises
    deborah

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  24. 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

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  25. Hi there! Your card is sooooo pretty!!

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

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  27. Very pretty card! I love the colors.

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  28. What a fun card!

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

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

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  30. Gorgeous card...love the grunge!

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  31. 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!

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

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

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  34. Beautiful color selection! Love the pop of green!

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

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  36. 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!!

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

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  38. Great Card! Love those flowers!

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

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

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  41. love the colours! great card!

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

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  43. 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.

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

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  45. Great card!

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

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

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

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  48. That is gorgeous! Great card!

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  49. wow! thats gorgeous!! i love it!

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

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  51. Gorgeous card! Love the diamond background.

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  52. Great card! Love the fun colours!

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

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

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  55. Your card is stunning, fabulous work!

    Thanks for the chance!!

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

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

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

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  58. 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

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  59. Wonderful card.Love the color

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  60. Happy birthday - love the card very cute.

    Line E, Bonderslev Denmark

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

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

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

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  64. Beautiful colors on your card!

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

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  66. Such a great sketch and card!

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  67. Wow...that is a lovely card.

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  68. my first time here. love your blog and work.

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  69. very cool card - love the papers!!

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

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

    Amy W.
    Indiana, USA
    wilgeshouse@mchsi.com

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  72. Love what you did with the sketch.

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  73. love the card great colors--great job!!

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

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

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

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  77. what a fantastic colorful card!

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


    Angie
    Ohio/USA

    smittyangie@yahoo.com

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  79. Like this sketch. Well executed too!

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