Friday, September 23, 2011

Exciting News & Artful Delight Blog Hop Day1

Hi Everyone!

I have some EXCITING NEWS that I'm finally ready to share with all of you.

YES! That's right, I've been accepted into the Artful Delight DT!! Its been SOOO hard to keep this a secret since the beginning of September, but somehow I managed to. I'm soo excited that Leeanne has accepted me to be part of ther DT, as she has some AWESOME kits. Now, all that's left is to wait for November when my term OFFICALLY starts!

And with that said, I'd like to invited you to Artful Delight's Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Artful Delight's FIRST Blog Hop!!

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?!

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.

We hope you can play along. For the next THREE 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!

A Sketch Challenge.

And here is my take on it.

Supplies Used:
Artful Delight "September" Kit, Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Mickey Font), Bazzill Cardstock(Sea Salt), Pebbles Inc. Mini ABC Stickers, My Craft Spot(Lt. Blue Baker's Twine), Heidi Swapp Distresser, Saukra White Gel Pen, Misc. - Brown Pen.

Don't you just LOVE the papers?! They ALL came with the Artful Delight "September" Kit(except for the Bazzill Sea Salt Cardstock - blue). Its JAM-PACKED with the Crate Paper 'Farmhouse' Collection AND the Jillibean Soup 'Apple Cheddar Soup' Collection. There are still a few kits left, so don't wait any longer to get yours. Visit the Artful Delight Store now.

Just look at this ADORABLE scalloped embellishment created by Delightful Designer Debbie. All I did was add some white doodling and a twined-button. The crochet lace ribbon also came in the Artful Delight 'September' Kit.  

The title was cut using my Cricut Expression and the Cricut Mickey Font from the Bazzill "Barkley" Cardstock included in the kit. I also used some Pebbles Inc. Mini ABC Stickers from my stash.

I couldn't leave a project of mine without some dimension. I added some of my Homemade Dimensionals to the smaller photo and tucked a piece of the Crate Paper 'Farmhouse' Border Stickers from the Artful Delight's 'September' Kit.

I'm your LAST stop on this "Birthday Bash" Blog Hop and I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful creations the Delightful Designers have created for you.

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 Day2 of the "Birthday Bash" Blog Hop!!


  1. I love this, Marlene! I am THRILLED that we are going to be DT sisters together :)

  2. What a sweet layout!! I love the distressing, and you are right, the papers are fab!!

  3. Marlene, I LOVE your layout!!! I really love that apple paper for the background, and all the touches of lace!!

  4. Adorable layout! Can't wait to see more of your creations! :)

  5. Oh my....what an beautiful page. Love all the little details that you added and I am IN LOVE with that apple paper! Congratulations on your DT appointment...I am so envious!!

  6. Congratulations to your new position as a Dewsign team member looking forward to your creations and this first one is great. Love all the papers and the embellies- your rocked this sketch. I can't wait to get in my room and start this challenge myself.

  7. Gorgeous layout. I love the doodling and the title. Great touch.

  8. I just love all the papers in this kit! Your LO is fantastic!!


  9. I LOVE this layout SO much!!! AND I am SOOOOO stoked that there will be another Cricut user on the DT next term! :) June will be right there with you! Welcome to the team! :)

  10. Beautiful layout!! Congrats on making the DT!!
    I hope you can join us for the Link Up for Pink, starting October 1st...we have over $3K of giveaways!!

  11. Beautiful LO, love all the little details you've added to it.

  12. Ahh what a sweet layout and wonderful pictures. This has been a fun hop. So many new ideas for me and new blogs to me.

  13. Oh I love this!! And your title is perfect with the apple paper! Congrats on making the DT! You obviously earned your spot!

  14. Great layout Marlene!!! Welcome to the team!!!

  15. Love all the little details in this layout. Great job!!

  16. Congrats on the DT. Must have been hard to keep it a secret How exciting. Beautiful layout. Love the family photos. Really like your embellies. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

  17. what a fabulous layout! congrats for being selected to the DT.

  18. I love your layout! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you did the upper left corner.

  19. Congrats on making the DT! I love your LO. The papers and embellishments are just perfect!

  20. Love, love, love the warm look of your layout! The photos are so lovely and I love what you did with the lace, both with the flowers and on the upper corner.

  21. You made a beautiful page. It's gorgeous. I love what you did at the top corner with the little bow.

  22. Congrats on your DT gig! LeeAnn is an amazing gal so I'm sure you will enjoy your time on the team.... your page ROCKS!!!

  23. Supercute LO! love the apple paper, embellies, and of course the family portraits are pure cuteness!

  24. I absolutely adore this layout Marlene!! Congrats on your DT spot with Leeanne...I know you'll do some amazing work with her kits. I'm only sorry we didn't get to work together longer!
    - April

  25. Lovely layout full of beautiful rich colors and adorable happy smiles!

  26. STUNNING! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee those photos...and loveeeeeeeeeee all the distressing! :):):):):):):):):):):)


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