Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Perfect Sentiment hosts the Perfect Blog Hop!

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge is having an amazingly fun Blog Hop in honor of National Scrapbooking Day.  Each DT member is hosting a different mini challenge with candy, AND if you complete at least 4 of the different challenges, you are eligible for the grand prize.  With motivation like that, I didn't have any trouble finding 4 challenges to complete!  I love a good blog hop.  So let's get this celebration started! (Be forewarned, this is a bit of a mega-post--all four card are in the same post.)

First up is Maggie's challenge. She asked hoppers to use this photo as inspiration for a "Thinking of You" card.  I loved all the bright swirls of red, yellow and green.  I thought it looked kind of magical, so this is what I came up with

I'd also like to enter this card in the Sugar Bowl, where the current challenge is this fantastic sketch with the option of using your favorite Sugar Nellie Stamp (C'mon, who could have a favorite?!).

Second on the Perfect Sentiment Palooza is Sassy's challenge.  Sassy has this gorgeous photo of gerbera daisies as inspiration for a "Happy Anything" card.  She also has a list of supplies and techniques that she wants you to include: 1) Stamped and colored image, 2) Sentiment, 3) Die cut, 4) Embossing, and 5) Ribbon. Whew!  Here is my card. 

I used the daisies as the inspiration for my stamped and colored image and also for the color scheme.  The scalloped circle is die cut, the sentiment is heat-embossed, and I used ribbon for the bow on the flower.  Check, Check, and Check!

I'd also like to enter this card in the Joanna Sheen Challenge where the theme is "Flower Power."

Third (Are you still with me? LOL) is Jan's challenge.  Jan provided a fun sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch for hoppers to use as the basis for a friendship themed card.  I LOVE sketches, so selecting Jan's challenge was a no-brainer.   Here it is. 

The sentiment says, "We're so happy when surrounded by cake, friends."  SO funny!  Hope Jan thinks so too!

And last, but not least, my fourth card is for Theresa.  Her challenge is "Anything goes with a Die Cut."  So simple!  I decided to make a thank you card--you can never have too many thank you cards. 

I'd also like to enter this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the current theme is CASE it!  I chose to CASE the sketch.  I also incorporated a hedgie, though I completely abandoned the color scheme. 

And that's it!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to the Perfect Sentiment for a fun hop and fun collection of challenges! 


Sassy said...

PIFFLE ! You are the Queen of Cuteness! Thanks for playing with Perfect Sentiment blog hop in celebration of National Scrapbooking Day! Love the elephant image, cute sentiment, use of all the colors, ribbon and diecut! Sweet, sweet card!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Erin, are you using copics? Your coloring is just beautiful!!! Please email me at, rosie. I have not been on threads to much.

Margaret said...

Erin, lovely job on your card for my challenge. That is such a cute image and fabulous coloring. I really like your pattern papers and added twine and flower. Thanks for playing with us on the Blog Hop.

Liz, said...

Wow - what a gorgeous set of cards. Tried to pick a fave - couldn't!!

Liz x

jan farnworth said...

i love your card for my sketch challenge you did a wonderful job on it. That image is just to cute. Thanks for joining the perfect sentiment national scrapbook day challenges and for choosing my challenge as well. Have a great day.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Wow, you have been busy, gorgeous selection of cards, Sue x

Pam said...

Your cards are beautiful. The hedgehogs are my favorite images to use!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Erin, all these creations are so awesome...Lovely fun colors and of course I love all the images!

Parables of a Crafter said...

All of your creations are wonderful!! SO much creativity and color!!
The winner for the blog hop challenge on Parables of a Crafter will be posted in just a little bit. Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiments Blog Hop Challenge this weekend!

kath said...

wow erin...lots of gorgeous cards...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful selections of cards Erin they're all so cute.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous set of cards Erin, you have been busy. Like your style.
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Erin...your cards are absolutely wonderful, you have been so busy.
Debbie x

Helen said...

Wow - you have been busy! A fabulous set of cards!
Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Erika said...

Fab cards Erin, love the colour combo you've used for the SN card and the image, beautifully coloured.
Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck,
hugs Erika.

Lilian said...

Your cards are all amazing! My fave is the first one.. love the color combo too!

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