Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joan's Gardens 25th Challenge Blog Hop

WOW - Joan's Gardens has already hosted 25 challenges - can you believe it? Time surely flies when we're having stampin' fun eh? You are absolutely going to want to play along this week!! Before I share those exciting details with you, here's my project.

I made this sympathy/encouragement card using the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations stamp set,  Hope in the Lord. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with white detail embossing powder then cut out with Nestie's Label 16 die.

I used the HFC corner die (I cut two) from Perfect Petals die set to create the lacy pendant behind my sentiment.  I also used HFC Perfect Petals die to cut my two leaves - then I stamped the leaves with two different patterned leaves stamps from the HFC set called Petal Perfect Medley.  I used a MS border punch to create the lacy edge along the bottom. The finishing touches include some beautiful flowers (a blue Prima rose, a Mulberry Rose and a sprig of floral "buds").

Here's a close up of the detail.


I always try to finish the inside of my cards as well. I stamped a second sentiment from the HFC set Hope in the Lord. Then I created a simple two layer scalloped border for the bottom.



OK - now for the really EXCITING NEWS!  Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU!   This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge.  This prize package includes 14 stamp sets and 3 Heartfelt Creations matching Dies with a total value of over $286.  Can you say WOW?!?!? In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's  to give you 3 additional chances to win.


You will have until next Thursday morning (December 9) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:

1. Create a card/project using ONLY  Heartfelt Creations stamps (any HFC stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps.  You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want.
2. You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog so you receive all updates about challenges and sales.  This is an easy one, isn't it.

The winner for the grand prize package from Heartfelt Creations will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (December 10).  This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from  Joan's Gardens.   You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only Heartfelt Creations stamps.

Three more changes to win another a great prize!  This week Joan and Selma have invited 10 guest designers to participate in a Blog Hop featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers.  While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens.  In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop.  Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens.  For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.  



Below are the guidelines to enter this week's challenge:
Post your challenge card to your blog.  Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address OR you can post to the SCS gallery.  (If you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card so it is entered into the challenge. This week's code is JG1202.) Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge on Joan's blog.

I told you that you would want to play so get out your supplies and join in on the fun this week.

Now be sure you hop along to all 12 blogs and see ALL of the magnificent entries. 

Hug the ones you love,


48 comments:

Olga said...

Pam you have created one gorgeous breath taking card!!!! I love that sentiment......

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How nice to see you doing Joans Hop! This is just lovely and one of my favorite color combos!

Patti said...

So soft and feminine! Very pretty!

Theresa said...

Pam, your card is so lovely and I love the soft colors. What a great design and layout.

Payne Holler Cards said...

i love the softness also - and your flower is divine (-:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this card. Your colors are so soft and ladylike! Just beautiful! I think is truly a work of art!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Pam! Love the soft and tranquil colors and the beautiful details!

Patty said...

A beautiful card and what a way to encourage someone. I have had to make three sympathy cards this week and I wish I had had this set when I made them. Thanks for sharing your lovely work! I am now a new follower of your lovely site.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Pam!! This is gorgeous! So delicate and beautiful! I'm sure it will bring comfort to the recipient. Hope you are doing well!! Hugs!

alicaz said...

so soft and pretty! Love the colors and sentiment too!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Teresa said...

So soft and refreshing. Good choice of color. Thank you.

Patti J said...

Your card is beautiful! And I so love a card with the inside all prettied up too!!! Thanks for sharing!

Selma said...

Pam this is gorgeous. The colors and details are beautiful. I always love how you complete the inside of your cards too. This card will be very special to someone. I want to thank you for helping us celebrate Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge.

Hilda said...

So pretty! Love how using two leaves resembles a butterfly behind your sentiment!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous in side and out, the colors are so soft.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Pam, Your card is stunning! I love the soft colors you used!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, love the colors you used and the great design

Barbara Colbert said...

So soft and pretty...very nice!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sympathy card. I'm sure it will bring comfort to the person who receives this wonderful card.

redwasher1 said...

This is a perfectly designed card and beautifully done!!!

Janice M said...

What a pretty card! Love the soft colors.

Kris Turner said...

Beautiful, very serene card! Wonderful job!
Thanks to all of you for this terrific opportunity.
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Darlene said...

Such a soft and elegant card. Beautiful inside too. I like all the extra embellishments.

Sheri said...

This is so elegant! I love the flower and the colors! Thanks for the great hop! I'm off to come up with my own creation.....

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pam - LOOK AT YOU! Another DT! Congrats - gorgeous card~ this is a fun hop I know all the stampers!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What a beautiful card. Love the soft colours and the swirly die in the background.

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful card, really like your inside as well! Thanks for sharing!

Linda W. said...

Oh this is so airy and delicate - I just love the sentiment Hope! Beautiful work!

Lana said...

What a great card!! The colors are really nice too.

Margarita Ybarra said...

lovely card

Newbie said...

Wonderful card, Pam! Love the light blue, and the beautiful flower. This is one of my favorite scriptures! And thank you for showing the inside! Excellent!

Terri J said...

What an elegant card, and beautiful color combination.

MimiPatty said...

Such a soft look. Love the color combinations. Beautiful work.

Noreen said...

I like the way the one small bright flower stands out against the lighter colors of the card.

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I love your color combination. Thanks for sharing your creation and being part of the hop!

Sharon Peele said...

Pam, what a beautiful card you made!! I really love the colors that you used! I didn't realize what wonderful sentiment stamps that Heartfelt Creations has. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Linda Carson said...

What an elegant beauty! The scripture you chose will certainly encourage someone's day!

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful i love the sentiment xx

naneruth said...

Very pretty!

Brenda said...

A fantastic job making a beautiful card. I love it and all the Heartfelt Creation's stamps.

Joan said...

Love this card...the colors are so soft and the flower is so elegant. So very pretty.

Diane Flatt said...

Thanks for showing the inside of the card. That is one area I have trouble with, but yours is beautiful inside and out.

Clickersister said...

I love the colors that you've used for this card. Thanks so much.

beadz said...

I love the soft colors you used on your card - very elegant!
hugs,
Gini

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your color choices!

Lenoria said...

Your card is so beautiful and delicate. Love the colors and all the layers.

Vickie Y said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the colors and layers.

Lori said...

Lovely card, everything together just makes it perfect.

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