Monday, February 18, 2013

purple happy birthday card made using the Summer Celebrations cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I am happy to announce that I am now a member of the WONDERFUL Bitten By the Bug 2 blog! This blog has been a cricut institution for years and I was very honored to be asked to join in on the fun. As such, Mondays will now be my Bitten By the Bug post, so my giveaway winners post will be moved to Tuesdays. That means this week you have one more day to get in on the drawing.

Today's challenge was to make a purple birthday project, so this is what I came up with. I used the Summer Celebrations cartridge. A lot of people do not like purple, but I do not understand this as I love the color purple!

ccr file: https://www.box.com/s/psy67rw69aed5o3nod8j
gypsy file: https://www.box.com/s/evfpshd03wxoe0fhbozq

I used a NEW stamp set called Perfect Fit - Birthdays. This stamp set coordinates with both the Art Philosophy and the Artiste cartridges.



 This week's giveaway is the Pirates and Mermaids cartridge!



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1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email.
2) Leave a comment under one or all posts this week for maximum chances. See HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. 


February Specials

If you place an order with me this month from the new catalog you will be entered to win a NEW Pink Cricut machine!



Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in products. 

Home Sweet Home SET OF 4 Available February 1–28, 2013


 
February is sure to be a month of digital delights because you can purchase any Studio J® layout for only $5—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout! This is a great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time. Create adorable baby layouts with the Wishes and Fishes kit (shown), or use the new Express Collections with collections of 10 ready-made layouts plus a front and back cover that are easy to use and professionally designed. Preserve your memories at a low price for a truly digital delight!


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62 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Congrats Melanie on being asked to join the "Bitten by the Bug 2" blog
Can't wait 2 see what you and your buddy "Cricut" have for us on Monday's.

Love your card love the color purple it's such a sweet card and do love the cake it's so pretty. Have fun and enjoy your new Cricut adventure.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Melanie on your invite o join Bitten By The Bug 2 blog. What a cute name for the blog. Your card is adorable, and the purple background really makes the cake pop. Purple could be the Rodney Dangerfield in the box of crayons lol

LST in Colorado

Kathy:) said...

Melanie, I have to tell you your cake card is beautiful! I have never seen anything like that.
Thanks for sharing! and Congrats!
Kathy Unger:)

Kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Marianne Barkman said...

Congrats, Melanie on being on the Bitten by the Bug 2. i went over there and am now following! Love your charming card!

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Brenda said...

We are so happy to have with us here at BBTB2 Melanie! Welcome my friend, I love your card! Your purples are just beautiful and I love your cake! Your happy birthday is awesome with the different colored letters, really catches the eye! I'm happy to see that you read the challenge correctly, I however didn't. lol

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey Sweetie! So happy that you have joined the BBTB2 family! LOVE your first project. So fun seeing the whole cake. Beautiful take on the challenge. xxD

Sue D said...

Very pretty in purple!

Dakota Bear said...

Congrats on being a member of BBTB2.

My oldest daughter loves purple, so every year I come up with a card featuring purple.

I like how you added the teal. It made everything pop


Megan H. said...

I love purple and blue together. Your birthday card is great. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Lin M. said...

Congratulation Melanie! I'm with you - I love purple. You're purple Birthday card is beautiful!

Barbara said...

Sweet card! Purple is my most favorite color. Love how you paired it with blue.
TFS and the chance to win a cute cartridge.

TeresaK said...

That's great news! Congrats! Very pretty birthday cake!
Teresa

Lisa B said...

Congratulations on joining Bitten by the Bug 2!

Such a beautiful birthday card. I love adding purple to my cards too. I think it helps to make a card feel more gender neutral.

Patty said...

Very pretty card...I love purple also!! And you have my other favorite on the card...blue!! Congrats!

Nanette said...

Cute card! Congrats on joining "Bitten by the Bug 2" blog. I'll have to go check them out.

Trichelle said...

Cute card! I love the color combination also! Congrats on being invited to the "Bitten by the Bug 2" blog! I have a new blog to follow now :) Can't wait to see your next project

Charity Brown said...

Who wouldn't like the color purple and all of its beautiful shades...cute card...congrats on the blog

Crystal said...

Congrats on the new blog! You sure have your plate full...I love purple & love the card. Since I missed my DJ's birthday last week & purple is her favorite color, I think I'll copy your card & just add an " I'm sorry I missed it" to it. Thanks fir another great giveaway.

bridget22868 said...

awesome card! Thanks for the chance to win cool products!

Linda T said...

Love the birthday card, and congrats on your invite to Bitten By the Bug 2 blog.

Lexie B said...

Perfect creation for one of your first entered challenges for BBTB2! Definitely unique and super creative! Congrats on the new blog!

AprilsL8 said...

Great card!! I LOVE purple!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love it! Lee-Ann :)

Jan Lynn said...

Look forward (as I always do) to your new posts on BBTB2. Darling card and purple is my daughter's favorite color.

Susan said...

Melanie, I am so happy to welcome you to the BBTB2 Design Team. I feel like I scored a coup in getting you to join!! I LOVE your card. The birthday card is sooo pretty - and one I had not seen before. Way to rock your first challenge!!!

Kim said...

Very interesting cake. Congrats on your ds spot.

Vanessa said...

Cute card! And congrats on becoming a member of the BBTB2 team!

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

Cute! Congrats as well! I can't hardly wait to see what you make!

hopefulcrafter said...

I really like this card! Congratulations on becoming a member of BBTB2 design team! Yeah!!

Kathy Salido said...

Gorgeous card!! Congrats on making the BBTB2 DT!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Hi Melanie and welcome to the team!
Your card is just yummy!
Jayne x

flscraplady said...

Love the card. I didn't know about Bitten by the Bug. Thank you!

Caroline said...

Melanie, I am so excited that you have joined the ladies at bbtb2. I have followed you blog for years. You will be an awesome addition to the blog. I love your cake card!
Caroline

Stephanie said...

Melanie, love your cake. Great cut and papers. Welcome to the team. Great first team project. I've followed your for years too.

RJillOK913 said...

That's a really different card.
Thank you for sharing it.
Looking forward to winning this week's Pirate and Mermaid cart!
Thanks!
Jill

RJillOK913 said...

That's a really different card.
Thank you for sharing it.
Looking forward to winning this week's Pirate and Mermaid cart!
Thanks!
Jill

Brenda Moore said...

Beautiful colors, nice work

marg0006 said...

Great card. Tanks for the chnce to win such a fun cart.

Cheryl W said...

Sweet looking card - makes me want a piece of that delicious-looking cake! Thanks so much to win another great cartridge.

Josie0602 said...

I love Bitten By The Bug and ya know I love your creations so I am so looking forward to seeing your weekly posts.

Love the purple birthday card!!

Tracy

~JulieH~ said...

So excited that you've joined us at BBTB2 Melanie I've followd your blog for many years! Yourard is fabulous the colours are gorgeous, just love the whole design!
Hugs
Juliex

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance, I would love to win this cartridge, keep up the inspiring work debbie018@hotmail.com

Rose said...

Congratulations on becoming a member of BBTB2 blog!!! How Wonderful, So Very HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
My Son favorite color is purple,I like them all! Purple is a great color for Easter!Love your cake/card & the way you did the HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your card! And the way you did the colors(with that dark purple,it pop out at you)
TFS,
Rosebud222222222

Deb30906 said...

Purple is my favorite. Love the card.

AJoy said...

Congratulations! Nice card.

April

Anonymous said...

Love the card, the cake is so cute.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Ann said...

Now really, what girl wouldn't like a purple birthday card!! Love it!! Congrat on Bitten by the Bug.
Mstgane
Ann

Design Originals by KC said...

Congrats on the blog! Love the sparkles in the candle on your card! Thanks for another chance to win! Kathi

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very yummy! Great cake! Carri~Abusybee

Sharon said...

Welcome to the BBTB2 Team Melanie!!
Love your card!! The cake cut is great. Love the colors you used. Love how you did the 'Happy Birthday'. :)

Edwina said...

I love your card. I love the bow with the button on it. The cake is so pretty in the colors you used. I hope I can find this one. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

D- said...

Congrats!! How exciting!!
Love your card. TFS.
dmcardmaker(at AOL)
(Email follower)

Deedles said...

LOVE this card! I especially love the unusual color palett. The image and shadow are perfect. THANKS!

Therese A said...

I loved your card so much I decided to follow your blog. Am also interested in Close to My Heart products and hope to be ordering from you soon.

lmkindell1 said...

Congrats Melanie. Love your cake card.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Congrats on joining the BBTB2 design team. We are thrilled to have you. Your cake is gorgeous and I love the flames. So realistic. Such a fun pretty card.

Susan said...

Purple isn't so bad to use for cards when it is for a girl :-)

Cheryl said...

Congrats! Cute card...

Anonymous said...

Love the purple card!

Linda Woodruff

woodrufflinda@hotmail.com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful Bday card! TFS

shelly said...

congrats on joining our bbtb team melanie :) great card love the cake and purple :)

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. Love the design
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

 
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