Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Fab Card and Disney Blog Hop Winner!

My inspiration for this card is Getting Cricky's Sew Fabulous Challenge.  I took a different approach to the challenge and used a stitching template to create the pattern on the background of my card.

I made this card for my niece.  She has been through a lot of hard times in her life and is still trying to find her way in the world.  I hope this card brings her encouragement and brightens her day - the sentiment I chose is absolutely perfect I think.  "If you can imagine it, you can create it.  If you can dream it, you can become it" - William Arthur Ward.  Ahhhh, so inspiring...  The digital stamp used is from Sentimental Sundays.

To create the background of this card, I used 3 different glimmer mist colors and a circle stitching template by Bazzill Basics.  I placed the cardstock on a piece of chipboard, then adhered the template to chipboard using tape.  Then, I sprayed the colors on the template trying not to overlap the colors too much.  Then, I removed the template and lightly misted the paper to add more of a color splash look.  I love the imperfect look of all of the circles!

I framed the background with plum cardstock.  I also used a corner punch, a star flower by Creative Charms, and pearl accents to add more charm to the card.

Now for the winner of the Mickey and Friends bottle caps (from the Disney Blog Hop)....

Denise-Scrapmouse said...
Beautiful layout! Love how you used the big fireworks picture as kind of a background paper with the two little pictures up front. Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing. And have fun at Disneyland!

Congratulations Denise!!!  You were the winner via  I will send you an email to get your address.  Thanks for the Disneyland wishes too!  I can't wait!

Thanks to everyone that participated in the Disney Blog hop and thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog.  I am making my way to your blogs to see your creations too!  I love finding new blogs to follow!


  1. Congratulations to the winner! (and thank you for your sweet comments :o) you all make me smile!)

  2. This is beautiful and i love the creative charms flower :)

  3. Congrats to the winner! Please stop over to my blog. I have something for you to pick up!
    Sherrie K

  4. Congrats to the winner. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Disney Blog Hop was soooo much fun. I enjoyed everyone's projects. Thanks for becoming a follower. I love how you made your card, crafty idea. I need to get a stitching template.
    Cindy Lou

  5. What a beautiful card! Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  6. Just stopping by to check out your blog and I’m so glad I did! I’m now following you too.


  7. Love it sweet girl--I also love that flower from Creative Charms!

    Thank you so much for playing along in my challenge at Getting Cricky!

    big cricky hugs,
    kristal of getting cricky!

  8. First of all, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I've just become a follower here, too!
    I was excited to see that you've made a card for the Sew Fabulous challenge at Getting Cricky! You've done a lovely job. The flower is such a gorgeous touch. I am sure this will be a wonderful source of encouragement for your niece.
    Small Bits of Paper
    Guest designer for Getting Cricky

  9. Such a beautiful card. Love the flower. Your niece will love this. :)

  10. Hi Melanie, I have an award for you at my blog.
    Hope you enjoy it.
    Hugs, Debi
    ps. Love this card.