Thursday, May 27, 2010

Half a Million !!!!!!

That's half a million hits on a blog, Joanne's blog "Just a Little Something" that is. Joanne is celebrating getting 500,000 hits on blog. That is a big deal, I've only got 28,000+ hits on mine and about 25,000 of them were made by me. To celebrate Joanne is having a challenge, a sketch plus 3 challenge. I like when Joanne celebrates cause she gives away a prize (by the way, last time she celebrated I was the winner of a really great big pile of stamping heaven). To celebrate her big deal event I'm playing along with her challenge, who knows lightning can hit twice, maybe I'll win again, and even if I don't it's fun to play.
If you don't know Joanne, she's on the design teams for two of my favorite stamp companies so I visit her blog all the time, and she's such a fabulous stamper I'd visit anyway. Those companies are My Favorite Things and The Cat's Pajamas. If you've scrolled through my posts you've probably noticed that the majority of my cards are made with stamps from these two companies so how can I pass up this challenge. Her prize for this challenge is a gift certificate for each of these stores.
So are you ready for the deets?
Stamp - My Favorite Things "Costumes from Wonderland" (which I won at last month's MFT release party - thank you very much Kim)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen
Paper - Stampin' Up Kraft and Certainly Celery cs; MFT Bubblegum cs; white MFT Perfect Panel for the stamped image; Martha Stewart Playful Pink Paper dp
Miscellaneous - Heidi Swapp bling; Joy! Crafts pearls; Cuttlebug Embossing folder; Martha Stewart Floral Lace border punch; Stampin' Up border punch; Nestibilities; white gel pen; Doodlebug button; The Cat's Pajamas linen thread; charm; ribbon; Sulky thread
Here's the challenges:
Joanne's Just a Little Something - Sketch plus three (gingham paper; bling, stitching; kraft)
Simon Says - Pink (or blue) with green and brown
Quixotic Challenge #27 - Emboss It
Paper Sundaes 19th Challenge -Share your favorite book, poem or fairy tale (Alice in Wonderland, an all time favorite book)
The Shabby Tea Room, Week 11, Polka Dot Tea Party - I used my gel pen to put polka dots on the skirt, and the tea party theme is central to my card
Paper Cutz #42 - use buttons plus ribbon, lace or hemp
Pile it On #20 - Out of the Box - whatever that means - I don't know what that means either but for this card it means that it's so much better than a card you'll find in a boxed set.
ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed yourself, come back again real soon and most importantly, click the pink ribbon before you leave, it's a good thing.


  1. So, so adorable! I {heart} the little tea cup charm!! Great job with your layering! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  2. What a sweet card, that ribbon with the little flowers going across it is perfect! Glad you joined us this week at Paper Sundaes!

  3. Very pretty. Love all the layers. The wonderland image is too cute. Very cool bling!

  4. Chris, your card is gorgeous! gotta get that set-you make it look so cute! great details and love your coloring!

  5. Chris, this is amazing!! I love all the layers and the great details! :)

  6. And once again, thanks for sharing this cutie pie with us in the Tea Room AND PIO!

  7. I absolutely love the tea cup charm!!! Such a pretty card - love the colors and the layering - great job!

  8. Wonderful card, that image is adorable! I love the layout and the little charm is such a perfect addition. Thanks for joining us in this week's Paper Sundaes "Written Inspiration" Challenge.

  9. Fabulous card.. just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  10. So pretty! I love that nestie shape and your colouring is spot on! Gorgeous!

  11. Fantastic card! Love all those pretty layers! So glad you could play along with us at PS!

  12. Well, you did it again Chris! You've astounded me with your creativity! This is simply GORGEOUS!! Seriously...some day I'm going to have to visit you and see if you'll show me how it's REALLY done! :) Great job!

    Thanks for joining us at PIO! We hope you will be back to join us next week!

  13. Gorgeous card! Love it! There are just so many fabulous details here to catch the eye. And what a fun stamp that is. You did a top notch job on the coloring and I love the dots on the dress. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  14. Such a lovely card!!!
    Beautifully coloured!

    Inger :)

  15. Gorgeous card :-) the image is lovely and the papers and embellies are fab ,,, love the charm ,, perfect ! :-)

    thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  16. That image is darling! Love the card and all your layers! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  17. AWESOME!!!! Love it!!! and the sweet little charm!!! A very merry UNBirthday to you!!!! Great job, Chris!!!!


  18. Incredible! Love all the wonderful detail. That charm and ribbon!!!

  19. very pretty, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO.

  20. Great job with the sketch, love the border of it and the stitching of the ribbon.

  21. Chris, thanks for playing! I love this!

  22. Gorgeous card, Chris. Lovin' the green/pink combo - and the details are fabulous!

  23. Gorgeous card and great choice of colors and papers!
    Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
    hugs Nana


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