Friday, September 23, 2011

Artful Delight Blog Hop Day 1!!!

This is what is written at Artful Delight's website so that I get all of the information JUST right. :) 

Welcome to Artful Delight’s first blog hop. There is a lot to celebrate this weekend.Today is Leeanne's birthday and what better way to celebrate than with games and prizes! 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 chance to win the GRAND PRIZE!!! Each day we will have some awesome inspiration, hop along with us and leave some comments. Random commenters will be chosen for a chance to win prizes. We will be also be announcing the new Delightful Designers today. We will end the weekend on Sunday with the October kit reveal and our final challenge.

The challenges will remain open to play along with until September 30. All winners and prizes will be announced on Artful Delight's blog the evening of September 30th.

So 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. You can play along with one or all three for more chances. Just upload your project in the linky tool on Artful Delight's blog (in the sidebar) for your chance to win. Please label it with the challenge you are playing along with and your name.

So who’s ready for some fun? Below is a list of participants for our blog hop. Hop along and meet our new designers and also ++see some great inspiration.

Today's challenge is a sketch challenge!

If you got here from Julie's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, start HERE at the Artful Delight blog.

It is our lovely leader Leeanne's birthday today!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEEANNE!!! This is actually the birthday card that I made for her! Hopefully it will arrive at her house today! :) 

Happy Birthday Bee-u-tiful

Okay, so I took some liberties with the sketch. The big rectangle is the tree. The small square is the bee. The layer behind it with it's layer is the frame and the background. The circle is the button and the scalloped edge is the twine. The sentiment is where the small rectangle goes on the bottom right. Remember to always use your imagination with sketches! They are meant to kick start YOUR creativity! :) 

  • Artful Delight's April Kit. It's sold out but I just wanted to show those that purchase the kits how useful they can be months later and how great they are! You'll see a different kit each day that I am still creating with because she packs so much into them! 
  • Twine: The Twinery
  • Sentiments: My Pink Stamper: Sweetest Cupcakes™ (Happy Birthday) and My Pink Stamper: Punny-licious™ (Bee-u-tiful)


Artful Delight is having an AMAZING set of Coupon Codes for you to use to purchase kits! This is SUCH a great deal! This is the deal in her own words:

For 1 week only I am offering pre-payment on subscriptions. There will be an option to purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription with a coupon code for 34% off. I know kind of a weird sale percentage but I am turning 34 on September 23rd so that is where the number came from. The coupon code will be taken off just the price of the subscription and then the full shipping charges will be applied at checkout.

So just so you see the savings, there is a $9.35 savings per kit (off the 6 month subscription price) if you pre-pay and use the coupon code. It is only on pre-payment of subscriptions.

There will be a 15% coupon code for any purchase over $23.00.

The 34% off coupon code is BDAYBASH
The 15% off coupon code is BDAYBASH15


It is my GREAT honor to introduce you to my sweet, wonderful, talented friend June who will be on the next term of Artful Delight's Design Team! She and I talk almost every day and I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about her, her character, sweetness, and creativity! Here is her introduction in her own words.

I am a 44yo paper addict. My newest addiction is Cricut cartridges. I am married to my college sweetheart for the past 20 years. We have a 21yo cat named Skeeziks and 9yo super adorable fraternal twin girls.  I am delighted to be a part of the Artful Delight design team!

Now, hop on over to her blog: Simply Elegant Paper Crafts and see what she created with the sketch!

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs and participate in the challenges!



June Houck said...

Court, you are the sweetest!!! I absolutely love your version of the sketch…you have oodles of creativity and vision. Love you!!!

Unknown said...

Court, what a super sweet card!! Great job taking the sketch and being so creative with it!!

Amanda Johnson said...

That card is adorable!!!

Diana Fisher said...

Your card is stunning!!! Just lovely!

Sandi said...

I love the postage stamp card base you used. And the twine is perfect. Great card!

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats to June! Liberties or not, your card is darling!

Vicki said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stacey said...

WOW!!! That is one awesome card! TFS :):)


Theresa said...

what a bee-u-tiful card!

Tanya said...

EEK! This is waaaayyy cute! Love it!

Linda said...

I love what you did with the sketch. I am more a card maker than scrapbook but I love to do both. June is a sweet heart. I found this hop from her.
Off I go!

Wendy said...

What a great card! I love that you went back to use some of the older stash!

Debbie said...

I love your take on the sketch!!! Super cute card!

Scrappin' Abz said...

Suuperrr cute! Love the colors!

Dawn said...

Love the card. Of course first thought was bee-utiful. Saw someone already said it. Actually one of my scrappy friends Theresa. Like the checkered paper and twine. Sure the card will be treasured. Enjoyed checking out your blog.

Marlene said...


LOVE the "liberties" you took with the sketch!! Your card is amazing!! I'm a HUGE fan of all your work and it was thanks to one of your posts that I learned that Artful Delight was having a DT Call!! Thanks! I wish we could have worked together longer!!

Sugarlips said...

I absolutely LOVE it! It is sooo cute!

PS I have a blog award for you on my blog. It technically isn't posting until morning, but it will be there. :)

li-bee-ti said...

Such a beautiful card, Court! I love your take on the sketch, with all the liberties you took... :)
(p.s. thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog)

TeenaBugg38 said...

ohhh that card is so sweet!!!!

Nitasha said...

This is beautiful! Love the postage stamp shape!

artfuldelight said...

Court you are so talented! I love this card, pictures certainly don't do justice on your cards. They are even more beautiful and amazing in person. LOVE IT!!! Thank you!!! :-)

Nicole Doiron said...

This card is just too adorable! As it says... bee-u-tiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! Loving the tree...and loveeeeee the shape of the card! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gwen said...

Love the card Court! What cart is the tree from? I want to make one for a scrapbook page and I love that shape. Thanks so much.

Melissa said...

this is a super cute card! love it! thanks for the inspiration and have a great day.