Saturday, September 24, 2011

Artful Delight Blog Hop Day #2 - Thankful For You

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day #2 of Artful Delight's Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU all for your SWEET comments on yesterday's post!

If you happened to miss Day#1, NO PROBLEM the Hop doesn't end til tomorrow and challenges will be open 'til Friday, September 30th!! Simply visit the Artful Delight Blog, HERE.

If you've come from April's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our "Birthday Bash" Blog Hop, start HERE.

There is ALOT to celebrate this weekend. Not only is Artful Delight introducing the NEW DT, but its also Leeanne's - Artful Delight's Founder - birthday!! Happy Birthday Leeanne!! What better way to celebrate than with games and prizes?!

We hope you can play along. For the next TWO days we will have a challenge each day. Play along with the challenges for your chace to win the GRAND PRIZE!!! We will end the weekend on Sunday with the October Kit reveal and our final challenge. However, challenges will remain open to play along with until September 30th. For more information, visit the Artful Delight Blog.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Don't forget to leave comments along the way because RANDOM commenters will be choosen for a chance to win prizes. 
Ready for some FUN?
Here is the FIRST challenge of this 3-Day Blog Hop!
Tic Tac Toe Challenge
Simply pick any THREE elements that form a line and create a project based on them.

I decided on KRAFT, FALL THEME, and BORDER PUNCH. Here is what I came up with.

 Supplies Used:
Artful Delight 'September' Kit(Jillibean Soup 'Apple Cheddar Soup' ("Milk", "Apple Cider", "Bite Size Bits") Collection; Crate Paper 'Farmhouse' ("Farmers Market") Collection; Bazzill (Walnut) Cardstock; Sunflower Embellishment); Bazzill Cardstock(French Vanilla); Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas(Kraft); Queen & Co. Pearls(Pearl), My Craft Spot(Lt. Blue Baker's Twine), Fiskars Border Punch(Threading Water). Finished Card Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

I apologize for the very dark pictures. Its been raining here for the past two days and there is only MORE rain in the forecast for the rest of this weekend. I haven't been able to get a decent picture.

I based my FALL THEMED card on yesterday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. There's still time to play, so be sure to visit the Artful Delight Blog.
All these BEAUTIFUL FALL papers from the Jillibean Soup "Apple Cheddar Soup" Collection are included in the September Artful Delight Kit. There are still a few kits left, so don't wait any longer to get yours. Visit the Artful Delight Store now.

I opted to use some Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alpha's in KRAFT since I missed out on the American Thickers included with the September Kit.

I used my Fiskars "Threading Water" BORDER PUNCH to punch out a strip of the Crate Paper 'Farmhouse' "Farmers Market" paper.

My FAVORITE part of this FALL card, is the GORGEOUS Sunflower Embellishment(included in the kit) created by Delightful Designer Debbie!

It has a total of 4 Layers and two Recollection Leaves. All edges are inked and its ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I simply added a few pearls from my stash for an extra touch.

I complete the inside for that special feel touch.
Ok, time to continue HOPPING. Your next stop is Court's Blog! If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the Blog Hop list over at the Artful Delight Blog. Don't forgot to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a RANDOM COMMENTER PRIZE.
But Wait!

Before you leave, I have some "Birthday Bash" Coupons for you.

Use coupon code BDAYBASH for a 34% discount on the purchase of a PRE-PAYMENT Subscription.

Use coupon code BDAYBASH15 for a 15% discount on ANY purchase over $23.00.

For more information the "Birthday Bash" Coupons visit the Artful Delight Blog.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day #3 of the "Birthday Bash" Blog Hop!! 


  1. Stunning card, Marlene! I love every little detail on it.

  2. Marlene, your card looks fantastic to me! I love your take on that lovely sketch and your corrugated alphas are fantastic with the wood grain background. I love this :)

  3. Very beautiful! I love the texture that corrugated alphas added! Beautiful colors!

  4. Your card is so gorgeous! I love all the different patterns and the added bling to Debbie's flower is awesome. :)

  5. Beautiful card. I love the colors and the pearls on the flower add such a nice touch. TFS.

  6. Beauiful card!! I love the detail here! And those corrugated letters finish it off perfectly!!

  7. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it. :)

  8. This is fantastic! I love all of the details! Very cute!

  9. LOVE this card Marlene! I am SO thrilled that you tried out for the Artful Delight DT because you are SUCH a fabulous addition to the team!!! I wish we could have served together for more than this weekend, but I'll be checking in (naturally) to see all of your work! :)

  10. Wow, this is beautiful! Love your sunflower, this is really so fun!

  11. Such a beautiful card with a cozy feel to it. I love how you finished off the inside....I need to remember to do that more.

  12. This is just so beautiful! You always do such a marvelous job!


  13. I really LOVE your card, Marlene!! So many cute little elements, love the sunflower, and the corrugated letters, very nice!!

  14. super cute card! I love the colors that you used!

  15. Oh my!! I LOVEEE this card!!! Looking forward to seeing more of you awesome projects with Artful Delight!

  16. beautiful card.
    DIANA L.

  17. Love the JB alphas. This card is awesome! Very pretty!

  18. Just love your card!!! Love the added touch of the pearls to the sunflower.

  19. Beautiful card! I love the colors, and the pearls for seeds on the flower! Thanks so much!
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

  20. Love your card! Gee Whiz this only the third stop on the hop and I'm ready so inspired I want to go scrap right now! You ladies rock!

  21. Such a sweet and adorable card! I am just in love with Leanne's sunflower!

  22. Love this card. Can be used for anyone (its so hard to make masculine cards sometimes) Thanks for sharing.

  23. This card is stunning...I love the warm colors and all of the wonderful texture. TFS!

  24. GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the added pearls and the wood grain background! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  25. what a riot of colours. A true fall card ! And the sunflower is awesome.

  26. What a fantastic take on the sketch!


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