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Meljen’s Anniversary Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Welcome to our blog hop to celebrate Meljen’s Designs 2nd anniversary! You should have just hopped over from Ceal’s blog. If not, you might want to start at the beginning of the hop on Audrey’s blog so that you don’t miss out on anything. Remember you have a chance to win a Meljen’s Designs digital image at each stop on the hop along with a grand prize of a bundle of Melissa’s favorite images which will go to one lucky hopper.

Can you believe grand opening of the Meljen’s Designs store and the kick off of the Meljen’s Designs first design team took place just two years ago? When we were asked to make a project using our favorite Meljen’s Designs image for the hop, I have to admit I was at a bit of a loss. Melissa has created so many fabulous images over the last couple of years that I cannot pick a single favorite. So, in honor of Meljen’s Designs anniversary or birthday, I decided to use Birthday Cake Mouse. I guess you could say he is my favorite for this week. Besides, what kind of birthday celebration is it with out cake and candles?

2012-04-02 MJD Birthday hop card WM

I am giving away this image, Birthday Cake Mouse to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post before the close of the blog hop on April 6th at 9 a.m. central time. If you would like a chance to win this cutie, be sure to leave your email address in your comment so that I have a way to contact you.

Here is a look at the uncolored image. Of course the winner will get the version with out the watermark.

Melissa is also having a BOGO (buy one get one free) sale on digital images in the shop for the entire month of April.

I was on the original Meljen’s Designs DT and participated in the first blog hop. For fun, I thought I would share the projects that I made for that hop 2 years ago. (You can see my original post HERE.) I think I have progressed a long way with my crafting.

Here is a list of all the stops on the hop in case you get lost along the way. Don’t forget that you can have a chance to win a Meljen’s Designs digital image on each stop of the hop. There will also be a GRAND PRIZE winner who will receive a bundle of Melissa’s favorite images, so be sure to comment at every stop.

Audrey
Candace
Ceal
Cheryl
Dee
Dianna
Katja
Marlena
Nicole
Rae Ann
Robbie
Robin


Your next stop on the hop is Dee. I know she has something fabulous to share with you. Thank you for hopping with us!

Don’t forget to leave your email in your comment to be qualified to win the Birthday Cake Mouse digital image.

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Birthday Cake Mouse (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up edge punch & small circle punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin button, misc. button, Papertrey button twine, Twinery bakers twine, misc. crochet trim, Glossy Accents, Ranger petal pink Liquid Pearls, Clear Spica pen, Picket Fence Distress Stickles

Challenges:

Comments

Jerusha said…
Your card is so sweet! You have some sweet talent, that is for sure! I think your older cards are sweet too. Perhaps I am using the word sweet too much...but that is a sweet cake so I don't care. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!
Anita said…
This is beautiful Cheryl. One of my favorite images too. I love that cute banner you added.
Laura said…
Wow-great card. Love the details-tickets, twine, garland. Awesome :)
Thanks for sharing!
Laura W (the5ofusare@hotmail.com)
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is so cute, with that little mouse in the cake, he knows what is delicious, which would be this card :)
Annette said…
now this is a fabulous card...that little image is just adorable and what a fun layout for your card. I love everything about it...that button is amazing..
Carol said…
Beautiful cards. Love all the details on the card, the stamp is so cute.
carolh401 at gmail dot com
Cheryl, this is fabulous! Your stitching is so straight, I'm jealous. Lol I love your little circle banner. Cute, cute, cute! ~jeni :)
Elaine said…
Cheryl a gorgeous, Fun image and what a lovely card ,I love it . The colours are beautiful and great detail .
Hugs Elaine
tweetybugshouse said…
a very sweet birthday card.
nancyparker55 said…
Oh I love this! The layout, stitching, that cute circle banner & that adorable image. Perfect!
nancyparker55@sympatico.ca
vixen said…
Stunning card and another favourite image of mine :)
Becky B. said…
Awww - what a precious birthday card! I love all of the detail work that you put into your cards - they are always so lovely! :)
Such lovely colours and a sweet image make for a really fun card!
Joyce xx
ewavermella said…
Very beautiful card... love the image, tickets and banner.
ewa.vermella@gmail.com
Bonnie said…
Wonderful card. Anyone would be lucky to receive it.
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Cheryl L. said…
This is a cute card!! I love all the elements you added--the layers of PP, the ribbon and twine, and that cute little banner! BTW, I loved the little unicorn card too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

chantal626@yahoo.com
Bonnie said…
forgot to leave my email:
bcookiebaker@yahooo.com
Nick said…
I hope I win this digi. It´s so cute. Great work with the card. Love that trimming.

siermans_h@hotmail.com
Michelle said…
Your card is an really great birthdaycard. Love the little balloons on the edge.
michelle.dees@t-online.de
Lorraine said…
Oh I love the colors and design of your card, Cheryl! and love your coloring of that sweet stamp!
Cheryl said…
oh wow just love this,the colours,are just gorgeous,and love the image,hugs Cherylxxxxxx
Lorrie said…
Cute colors,love the stamp. Thanks for the giveaway.
Lorrie
jwkoenig at charter dot net
Annette said…
Wow, this is one yummy looking card. I want to eat it !!! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy this week. Annette xx
xiumaiyuki said…
So pretty and full of joy!! Your cards make me smile every.time.
1CardCreator said…
Yes you have progressed, they are all beautiful still. Such a cute cake image!
Debbie said…
What a beautiful card!! That is such a cute image!
Debbie
http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/
Tammy Ortiz said…
This is Precious. I love that mouse. I love your creation. Your coloring and talent is amazing.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!
Karen B. said…
Such a cute card, love the colors.
craftybirdlisa said…
Gorgeous card, such a cute image. Congrats on your 2nd Birthday. Thanks for joining in at the Cutie Pies. Hugs Lisa x
Natalie said…
YOur cards are just gorgeous!!!
n_dhearn1@bigpond.com
Linda R said…
This is so darn cute. I just love seeing your cards.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!
Becky Sorensen said…
Beautiful card for this blog hop and great ones from the original!!
Mary J said…
So fabulous Cheryl!!
luvthatstampin said…
So cute, Cheryl! Great job. And I love that little dragon you did in the past. My email is rbdb@cox.net.
What a great way to celebrate meljen's birthday anniversary. Love the mouse popping out of the cake - as long as its in stamp form. Lol!
Jo Draper said…
Gorgeous card (as usual!) Cheryl. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win. Huge hugs. Jo xx (joannedraper@hotmail.com)
Jennifer said…
You are so right, cake and candles are essential to birthdays! Love your frosting on this one and the ribbon and banner you've added!
Would love to play with it to!
jenwildflower@gmail.com
Pat Garvin said…
Awesome colors. Such a cheerful, life brightening card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.
Pat Garvin said…
Awesome colors. Such a cheerful, life brightening card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.
cnelson said…
Just as CUTE as CUTE can be! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!
Arabella said…
Super yummy card Cheryl! I love the papers and that wee circle banner is just so sweet!

Arabella
Carol O said…
Love, Love, Love this darling card! Thank you for sharing.
ottersl@pacbell.net
Ros said…
Gorgeous card ... so sweet! ... thanks for playing along at CCCB
luvmycards said…
Such gorgeous colors and all the elements you included make this card so special!
Carolyn
carolync@fairpoint.net
Audrey Pettit said…
So, so, so, so CUTE! Man, oh man, I LOVE all the layers and papers here. Adorable image and coloring. Love the dotty background. Love the twine wrap and double tickets, too!
Teresa said…
This card is absolutely beautiful!
tsakofske@gmail.com
Dee said…
I always find it interesting to go back and look at some of my earlier projects and see how my style has changed. Yours started out really well. I love this image and card with the tickets and circles.
dhamoen@bell.net
Lisa M said…
Well gosh, where do I begin to tell you how down right beautiful this card is? It's gorgeous. I love your layering and that circle banner, great idea! Is that a handmade crocheted border? I couldn't zoom in close enough to tell, but that is eye catching! Your image is divine and a total A+ card, if you ask me. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx
Marcea said…
Beautiful card sweetie... Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week
-x-
Lisa Lynn said…
Cheryl your card is so sweet it looks edible. I love your layout! Thanks for a chance to win this super cute image. perontol@charter.net
Tami G said…
That image is so cute... Love it..
Tambra77@yahoo.com
Jamie M. said…
Love the colors, coloring and image. This is one of my favorite Meljen image. Jamie at CraftyGirl21
Karen McAlpine said…
Crazy little mouse! Love the image and your card is so fun. Great accents.
Karen McAlpine said…
Click on my name for email.
Theresa said…
What a cute card and great image! Great way to celebrate DT's 2nd year Anniversary.
theresabeddy@aol.com
Pauline said…
This is so cute! This is one of my favourite images, and I use it often. I love your choice of colours! Thanks so much for a great stop on the hop!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline
magdalamade@yahoo.com.au
cardsandcraft said…
This card is really nice Cheryl. But I also like your cards from the previous blog hop as well.
Tracy
tracywah@iinet.net.au
Kris said…
Great card, love it! The colors are awesome and the banner is too cute! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us! kb9upk@localline.com
Love, Love, Love your card! Great card for all ages!!! The images and the projects have really evolved over the last couple of years!
marla@lagoski.com
Olga said…
Congratulations on 2 years! Love your colouring of the image and how the papers compliment it! Great work!
elephant.fairies@gmail.com
lindyloo said…
Hi Cheryl
Thank you for joining us at cutie pie with your beautiful work
lindyloo x
*Jennyfer L* said…
Cheryl beautiful birthday card! You sure have made a lot of progress over the two years!

Stampsnews at gmail dot com
princesskitten said…
Really pretty

kitten - DYSU team
Kezzy said…
Wow gorgeous card, love the papers and the embellishments and ribbon are yummy. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x
Karin said…
Congrats to Meljen's! All the cards you make with those digis are super cute! Love the trim and circle banner too!
Jolanda said…
i love the colors . . beautiful card
jolandaspijk@hotmail.com
kiki said…
Das sind alles wunder schöne Karten .Die Maus in der Torte ist aber auch süß.kirsten-groeger(at)foni.ne
Gruß kiki
Oh my gracious Cheryl, that card is just so perfect. I love it all I love the papers, the string and button embellishment and the diagonal stand of balls/circles and your coloring on the cake is awesome. Who wouldn't want a birthday card like this. I love that digi, thank you bunches for sharing it with us.
Hugs Cathy K (visionscj@earthlink.net)
KSinMT said…
I love this year's card but your cards from the previous are so lovely also!Blog hops are so much fun, Thank you!
Kathy
kschenckATbresnanDOTnet
This is one of my favorite images too. I think the little mouse coming up out of the cake is so adorable. (Just not in my house! LOL) Love the banner across it too.
Avis Anderson said…
I loved, loved, loved the way you colored Birthday Cake Mouse!!! KCAngel@embarqmail.com
Julie Richards said…
What a super fun card.I Love the image. so cute. Thanks for sharing.hugs Julie
bootsandmasks@aol.com
TinaLinn said…
OMG this is soooo great, just love your card. And the image is one of my faves too =) /Tina, tinalinn@telia.com
Anita said…
What an adorable card! I love the layout. anitamocha@charter.net
JennyH said…
A yummy yummy card ...... gorgeous colours : )

jenfa1@tpg.com.au
Kris said…
Love the colors are this card, so pretty. Neat ticket accents.
kb9upk@localline.com
Renee said…
What a great card Cheryl....love the image!

rbbutchart@gmail.com
Fabulous card! Love the pretty colours and this image is just the cutest! crystalangel@cogeco.ca
Allie Cat Beads said…
I am in love with this card and image!!! SOOOOO SUper Cute! Love, Love, Love!!! ~Gina AllieCat_Beads@yahoo.com
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is so cute Cheryl. Adorable as always.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

mail@aecatanner.plus.com
Rosemary said…
I absolutely love this card! The colors are soft but wonderfully rich, the embellishments perfect, and that image - oh my gosh, he is so adorable!

Love love love the whimsy and sheer fun of this creation! Thank you so much for participating in the Opus Gluei theme this time, I hope you keep returning! It is always fun to see what you've made, Cheryl.
LaJanette said…
OMG what a great birthday card! I love that button and oh those papers are delish just like the cake! So many awesome details always a pleasure seing your creation!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often and Happy Easter:0)

Hugs;
Janette
Andrea said…
What a nice card - love the image and the color - so great! Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41
Woo said…
Such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us and Thanks for being a Cutie Pie This time! Woo & Hazel x

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