Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy birthday rose card made using the Art Philosphy cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was not as good as it was last year. I'm really not sure why, but I just felt very melancholy and could not shake it. I need a re-do!

I want to remind all of you that I have a F.A.Q section at the top of the blog. If you have a question for me that or wonder why I do the things I do, I encourage you to take a look at that section. Recently, I have had many questions via email that are answered in my FAQ section. I am sure there are some of you who have the same questions, but have just not asked. If you have any questions that are not answered, please email me so I can answer them and maybe add them to my FAQ page. 

For today's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge, the theme is May flowers! Can you tell it was my turn to choose to theme *wink*? I think I will look for any excuse to make something with flowers on it.

My card is made using the Art Philosophy and the Joyful Birthday stamp set. I find that when I craft with flowers I do not toil over the project as much. I suppose it is because I can make the project as girly as I like. I wish I found masculine projects this easy!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/pffk2yjlwt86wukxh7g8
GYSPY file: https://www.box.com/s/n4j826hq9vu81rjnw03e

The sentiment is from the Joyful Birthday stamp set.
The rose and leaves are from Art Philosophy.
The frame is from Art Philosophy.


This week's prize is the Teddy Bear on Parade cartridge!



 To win:
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.




May Specials
If you place an order in May you will be put in for a drawing for brand new pink cricut machine with Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials® cartridges, PLUS the Pink Journey and rare digital Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridges! Your chance of winning is pretty high as I have only had 5 orders so far this month! This is never the case, so if you are wanting the pink machine place an order!

 



Get the exclusive paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35!
In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.
*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.
Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2013.


Also, the May stamp of the month called Pinwheel  and is REALLY fun. It is another stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge which makes it super easy to use. Pinwheels are so popular at the moment and with these cuties you can add that little bit extra to your cards, scrapbook pages, and more!

This stamp set, regularly priced at $17.95, is available for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order this month only. If papercrafting makes your world go ’round, hurry and get the Pinwheel stamp set during the month of May to make your artwork sparkle and spin!


To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website





Have a MAGICAL Monday!



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75 comments:

Joan Smith said...

What a pretty card the colors are so soft and your flower is perfect as always since you are the "Queen" of flowers. Love it when you use the CTMH cartridges they have so much to offers.

Adrian said...

Your card is so pretty!

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card! Love your flower! The Teddy Bear on Parade Cricut cartridge would be a great addition to my small collections of cartridges. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Stephanie said...

Melanie, I love everything about this one. Love the soft papers, gorgeous rose, the stamp and that wonderful bow.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card!!!

Kathy:) said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
Kathy U:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Luria said...

Beautiful card. I do not own this cartridge. I must add it to my birthday wish list this year.

Luria

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the frame and flower.

Crystal said...

Beautiful....love the rose!!!

Suni Smith Brandt said...

your blog is always full of great ideas, always look forward to them, such a cute giveaway, the teddy bears would not only make great cards but a wreath for my granddaughters room , so many uses i can think of....thanks for the chance to win it !!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty Rose Card. I may have to CASE/borrow the idea.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tami B. said...

Your rose is beautiful & the color of your ribbon must be one of the hottest color trends around right now, I'm seeing it everywhere.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

My mothers day wasn't great too. Kids got sick! Love the colors you've chosen. This cartridge is awesome! Love the different shapes.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card, color combination, and paper choice. I really need to get back to adding flowers to my projects, and you've inspired and motivated me today. Loads of thanks.

LST in Colorado

DonnaMundinger said...

So soft and feminine Melanie! LOVE your flower. I can't believe I've yet to make one. xxD

Deena said...

Such a beautiful card & the flower is wonderful! The colors are so soft & sweet.

AprilsL8 said...

Such a pretty card! I love the flower!

lmkindell1 said...

Love the card you did it again.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Lara said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for all that you do, your posts always brighten my day!

Megan H. said...

The flower is beautiful on this card. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful talent.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Angela said...

This card is beautiful! Love the colors!

Angela Young
angeladyoung618@yahoo.com
kissthecooktoday@gmail.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

This card is beautiful! Love the colors!

Angela Young
angeladyoung618@yahoo.com
kissthecooktoday@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the Art Philosophy cartridge, there are so many options with it. Lovely card.
Sherry

Maryellen Webber said...

I love the colors of the card you made for today's post. That rose is so pretty. I am still trying to perfect my roses. Thanks for the
inspiration!

Pam said...

Your card is just lovely! The colors are so soft and pretty and the rose is gorgeous with that pretty rosebud background paper!
I LOVE the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and have been wishing for it for a long time! I have 5 grandchildren and could make some great things for them. It is a great cartridge and whomever wins it will be a very lucky person!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

What a lovely card. Whoever receives it will be thrilled.

Barb said...

Love the card and oh how I would love to win this cartridge. this is one I've been wanting and can't seem to find.

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning card,

Crafty Zoo said...

This card is gorgeous! Would be perfect for Mother's Day next year too! Thank you so much for taking the time to make the Gypsy file! :D

Cheryl W said...

Love your card. The Art Philosophy cartridge is my all-time favorite. If I'm stuck, I turn to that cart for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the Teddy Bear cart - would love to have that one in my collection.

Kim B. said...

Beautiful card, I esp love the flower!!! Very pretty!!!

UnikByYes said...

Another fabulous card Melanie! Love the colors and the pretty flower!
Thank you for Ll you do and share!
Have a wonderful dy!
Liz O.

Donna and Sara said...

Your card is beautiful. Love that flower. Hope your week is wonderful. teachermom5@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

Such a pretty card! And your rose is beautiful! TFS!

JustJules said...

Another beautiful card! Love the flower, so soft, and the paper colors. Just perfect! Great job!!

Julie

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I love the soft colors!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

julie said...

very very pretty card and i like the whole wreath look about it ,im a sucker for ribbons on cards. thanks for sharing, God Bless.

Lynda said...

Love your card and think I will try to make one like it. Mine will have to have a flat flower since I plan to mail it. Thank you for the chance to win the Teddy Bear Cartridge. I really want it!

SaraBug said...

Nice card, love the rose.

tndj said...

card is pretty. Nice soft colors. would love to win the teddy bear cartridge.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

i do love your cards Melanie especially as they often use two of my all time favourite cartridges - Art Philosophy and Artiste! that rose is so very pretty!

Karee Sue said...

Your projects always make me long for those Art Philosophy and Artiste carts, but they would cost more to order than I could afford, but I love looking at your projects, thanks for sharing.
thanks again for the change to win.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I love 3D cards.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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jkstiles77 said...

Such a lovely card ... love the colors that you chose, and the flower is so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Teddy Bear on Parade Cartridge. I have been eyeing this cartridge for quite some time now, and it would be awesome to win it! Thanks again!

Jan said...

What a simple yet very beautiful card. Could make a several of these to keep on hand, thanks for your creativity! Would love to win the Teddy Bear cartridge, I already have really cute card I want to make. Thanks.

Crhiga said...

I love the card!! TFS!!

Carol

Caroline said...

I love your beautiful flower. Such pretty paper and love that bow.

mimi2six said...

Beautiful birthday card, love the rose!!

Clarice said...

I love the theme of your card and the flower is just beautiful!

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Melanie, love your flower.
Jayne x

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Melanie! I love that delicate rosebud paper and that die cut is just beautiful! This was an awesome challenge and I'm sorry I didn't part take in it. Hugs!

Lynne72 said...

I want to make flowers that nice!!! So pretty!

Scrapping Girl said...

Melanie, I lOVE the challenge you chose for us at BBTB2 this week! I had so much fun making my layout for it, as I don't have a lot of excuses to do more girly projects with flowers (since I have only boys)! I love the soft colors on the papers, the rose is gorgeous, and the bow (like all your bows) is amazing!
Michelle

BethAnn M said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! I love flower cards, too. Love it when you use Artiste and Art Philosophy, as it gives me so much inspiration. Thank you. BethAnn M.

scrapdiva said...

Love the card, so elegant, love the way you had put the flower. Great inspiration.

Rose said...

Oh,So Pretty! I love how you did the ribbon/bow & that Rose AWESOME JOB!!!Thanks for sharing!
Rosebud222222222

Bridget said...

Pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win the Teddy Bear cart - I love it!

Patty said...

Wow...such a soft beautiful card!! Love the rose!

rhonda said...

Very pretty card! I love the dimensional flower on this card. It really makes the card.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card! I love flowers as well, and they are always so nice. You do an awesome job!
Teresa
rdrepublican@windstream.net

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Sharon said...

Oh WOW!!! This is most beautiful Melanie!! I so love that rose. And the papers are so pretty. :)

carolyn's creations said...

Very pretty card! Your flowers and bows amaze me. They always look so darn good!!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

This is such a great challenge and I love your gorgeous flower and leaves. So pretty! Thanks for a fun challenge.

AJoy said...

Pretty thanks for sharing!

April

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flscraplady said...

I love your card. Great job!

Kerry Turner said...

Very pretty card!
Kerry

Barb D. said...

Such a pretty card! Art Philosophy is my "go to" cart...my workhorse. You have inspired me to run to my craftroom! I have wanted the Teddy Bears on Parade cart so badly.....hard to find. Wouldn't be wonderful to be so lucky as to actually win it!!!!!

Sherry Gibb said...

A very beautiful Mother's Day day card! I love the colors you chose. Hoping some day to be a winner so I can create sme of your designs.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous card! I'm stealing it.... Thanks for another great giveaway. I've been wanting teddy bear parade since I first saw it!

shelly said...

this is really pretty melanie:) love the rose.

Deedles said...

Such soft perfect colors and print in that paper and overall design.

 
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