Friday, September 23, 2011

Artful Delight Blog Hop! (Day 1)

Good morning friends! I'd like to welcome you to Artful Delight's very first blog hop!! Today is Leeanne's birthday and what better way to celebrate that than with games and prizes, right? ;) We hope you can play along!



Here's how it will work. For the next three days we will have a different challenge each day. You can choose to play along with any or all of the challenges for your chance to win our GRAND PRIZE!!! Each morning the new challenge will be posted and all of the designers will have some awesome inspiration for you, so be sure to hop along to their blogs and remember to leave some comments. Just a hint for you...random commenters will be chosen for a chance to win prizes, so you never know if it might be you! :)

Who wants to know what the GRAND PRIZE is? Are you ready for it……..the winner of the grand prize will receive a 6 month subscription to Artful Delight kits!!!! All you have to do it play along with the challenges. Just upload your project in the linky tool on Artful Delight's blog (look in the sidebar once you're there) for your chance to win. Please label your entry with the challenge you are playing along with and your name. The challenges will remain open to play along with until September 30th and then all winners and prizes will be announced on Artful Delight's blog that evening.

We will be also be announcing the new Delightful Designers today and we're all very excited for you to meet them! Each of the current designers will introduce you to a new DT member and also post a little bio about them. Please be sure to leave those ladies some warm welcomes, ok? ;)

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So, now that you know how everything will work, let's move on to today's challenge! We have a terrific sketch for you, created by fellow DT member Debbie...








Supplies Used From The Artful Delight September Kit: Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup Paper - Apple Cider & Sharp Cheddar Cheese; Bazzill Cardstock - Barkley; American Crafts Thickers - Paperback
Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Brown; Fiskars Circle Punches; Fiskars Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart Heart Confetti Punch; Basic Grey Buttons


I veered away from the sketch just a little bit but I'm hoping you can see the general idea of it in my layout. I actually find that this happens to me alot of the time, but I'm completely fine with it because it shows you just how versatile sketches can be! Always remember that no matter what kind of sketch you start with, you can always put your own little spin on it and create something totally unique. ;)

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Now it's time for me to introduce you to a new Artful Delight Designer! I'm very pleased to have you meet Marlene...



"Hi, my name is Marlene. I’m 27 years old, have been married for 8 years and have two wonderful little boys. I fell in love with papercrafting when I was pregnant with my first son and saw all of the beautiful things that could be done - it's been 7 years since then! I love my Cricut Expression and Design Studio. I use them for almost EVERY project; together they have expanded my creativity level. Along with them, I love to use sketches, chipboard, inks, bling – stickles & pearls, my Signo White Pen, digital sentiments, and lots of layers on most of my creations. However, if I had to describe my crafting style, I'd say its Simple & Clean. Papercrafting has not only provided me with a creative outlet but also a way to find tranquilty and great satisfaction when I see my projects come to life. I enjoy sharing all my work with everyone thru my blog, Scrappin Cookie."

Pretty cool right? I can't wait to see what Marlene will do with the Artful Delight kits. :) She's your next stop on the hop, so be sure to visit her blog and leave her some love!!

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Oh and just one last thing before you go...to celebrate Leeanne's birthday even more, she's decided to have a little sale for all of you!! You can use either of these coupon codes to save some money this week...

34% off of any 3, 6 or 12 month subscription - BDAYBASH
15% off of any purchase above $23 - BDAYBASH15

How fantastic is that?? Just another reason Artful Delight rocks!! ;) Ok, go get hoppin' and have FUN!!! I'll see you tomorrow morning with a new challenge...

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I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Use Dies and/or Punches

35 comments:

June Houck said...

Beautiful LO, April! I love your coordinating embellies; brilliant :)

Margie said...

Adorable layout-I love all of the little touches!

KellyF said...

What a fantastic layout, April!! I realy love the layered flower and butterflies, just perfect!

Amanda Johnson said...

Fabulous layout! Love the flower and butterflies!

Diana Fisher said...

Love how your framed the background paper like that. And great colors!! Fab picture, too. Who am I kidding—love it all!

ErinB said...

ADORABLE picture- and great job with the sketch! Love how you made it your own- those butterflies and flower are super cute too!

Sandi said...

April, as always you really rocked this sketch. I so look forward to your projects as they never cease to amaze and inspire me.

debbiebakk said...

Wow- love this take on this sketch love that tree paper- and what cute little embellies you added great inspiration-now I need to get going on mine tonight.

Kelly Massman said...

Love your layout! I love the butterflies you added and the lolly flower!! That tree paper is yummy, too!

Vicki said...

Awesome layout. I love the layered butterflies.

STACEY HALBGEWACHS said...

Very nice LO!

Stacey
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

mustangkayla said...

What a great layout! LOVE the flower and butterflies! Beautiful work!

Court said...

April! I will miss you! I love this layout and those alphas are especially perfect! HUGS!

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the colors and butterflies, and the journaling strips look so cool!

Linda said...

Fabulous LO love your embellishments and such a sweet photo too.

Linda said...

What a fun layout. I love the picture and what you did with it. I was in the woods all day today helping my hubby cut wood.

Wendy Crowe said...

Great page! I so love this kit and all the ideas I have been finding! Your butterflies are so pretty!

Debbie said...

Love your layout April, especially how you framed in with the strips of green!!!

Scrappin' Abz said...

Love everything about this layout. Especially the journaling. May need to stash this layout in the back of my brain for future use. THanks!!

Dawn said...

Another beautiful "April" layout. Love the colors. Of coures you know I always say cute embellies flowers and butterflies.

Theresa said...

another fabulous layout April!

Marlene said...

April,

LOVE how you used the Jillibean Soup papers and the Walnut Cardstock!! The green/brown combo is great!! The butterflies are such a nice touch. Thank You for the warm intro. I wish we could have worked together longer.

Lisa P said...

Beautiful layout. Love the colors on it.

Sugarlips said...

So Pretty. I love the butterflies!

Jenny R said...

Wow...what a beautiful LO to feature such a beautiful little girl. I love the colors and how you used buttons as the butterflies bodies. Too cute! TFS
Jen
ranneyj08@gmail.com

li-bee-ti said...

Gorgeous layout, April! I love the colors and that flower you've made is awesome!
I love how you made the sketch your own and that you've used one big photo!
TFS

Barbara said...

Fanstastic layout April, thanks for sharing and showing all the details to the layout.
This was a great sketch to use. Working on mine now, a day later but will get it done.

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love this layout and the photo itself is just breath taking....what a beauty she is :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful LO, I love the embellishments! Thanks so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Nitasha said...

So very cute! Love the colors!

artfuldelight said...

Your daughter is darling! Love your LO April!!! :-)

Nicole said...

Cute picture and cute layout!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hello GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING that photo, the flower and the title work!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Stacy H-W said...

Your take on the sketch is wonderful!

Christine said...

Fantastic layout!! I love the beautiful flowers and layered butterflies!! Lovely pic too!!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine