Friday, January 01, 2010

Melanie Muechinger's 2 Year Anniversay Blog Hop

Happy 2010!  Can't believe Y2K happened a decade ago.  Time flies!

Well, Melanie Muenchinger has invited several designers to participate in a blog hop to celebrate her TWO year anniversary of designing stamps for Gina K Designs.  She is an amazing artist and paper crafter. A true genius!  The set I've been asked to used in my project is School, Sports, Spirit.  This is the set for which I was a guest designer when it was released a few months ago. I thought since we are having ice and snow type weather in Pennsylvania this New Year's Eve, I would make a card with an icy theme.  I used the pair of ice skates and the Perfect Match sentiment to make an icy romatic card.  I made my own glitter card stock with the Baja Breeze using VersaMark ink and some glitter embossing powder.  It really looks "cool" in real life.  I also decorated the inside.  The silver ribbon with X's came from the packaging my boss gave my Christmas present in. The box was gorgeous and I knew I just had to re-purpose the packaging somehow. LOL!  Here are the photos of my card. You can click on the photos for a larger view.  The rest of the blog hop details are listed below the photos.
























Melanie Muenchinger is celebrating two years of blogging and illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers and YOU to join the party! First hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the first to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's blog to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes! So let's get hopping! 

Here we go!

Just So Hippy - Charmaine

Just So Hoppy - Donna

What's in Your Tin 1 & 2 - Donna

Hip Hop Accessories - Bee

Jumping for Joy - Barb

Cuddles and Hugs - Jessie

Little Tees - Cat

Just So Sporty-Pam

A Year of Flowers-Theresa

Say it with Flowers-Selma

Have a Cookie - Carolina

Tee Talk - Gabby

Hand in Hand - Ally

The Best Things in Life - Shannon, Sankari

A Charmed Life - Cathy

Wee Tees - Libby, Laura Jean

Arranged with Love - Selma

Sporty Accessories - Tina

Inspiration Mosaic - Jennie

School Sports Spirit - Melissa

A Year of Leaves - Geri

Hip to Be Square - Karen

Festive Frame - Linda

Tech Talk - Lee



Finally,
Nina
and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too!

You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of
winning a prize by creating your own project
with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here.

Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!

39 comments:

joy said...

Great colors! You've made a cool card!

Lyneen said...

wonderful card... TFS

Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

Super cute card Melissa, love all the textures and winter colors.

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful, beautiful design, Melissa! Happy New Year!

JessicaK said...

Very cool. I like the make-your-own-glitter paper technique too. Fun to try out.

Natalie said...

I really like those colors! Great design and love the glitter paper! Very cool. Happy New Year!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh LOVE, LOVE the glitz!!!! Happy New Year!!!

Carolina said...

What a delightful card - love the texture background with the glittery paper. Beautiful use of this set!!!

catdidit said...

What an awesome card Melissa! I really love your glitter panel, what a neat idea!

Melanie said...

yup it IS grgoeus, love the colors! and those little puffballs in the ribbon, reminding me of my little tennis socks from the 80's! :)

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable card. Love the colors, texture, layout and bling you added to this inspiring card.
Happy New Year!

lisa808 said...

Like the mix of colors and textures.

Maria Levine said...

Fun creations! I love the colors!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great card, Melissa! Love the color combo and great details!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the colors.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Happy new year!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. TFS.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card and details! Lovin' all the glitter! Happy New Year!

Lori said...

Very nice! I really like how you showed the "inside of card"!!! LOL

Whimcees said...

This is a card created with much care! Very nice!

Wishing you all good things in the new year!

Barbara Diane

Marie said...

great ideas, cannot wait to try this.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a cool card!
:D

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the colors and layout! just wonderful!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is awesome! I love the layout and color combo. And the inside is so cool with the letters stamped in the cups.

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the way you put this card together. The colors just make everything pop. TFS

~Q~ said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors you used - so bright and cheery for a cold winter's day.

Donna said...

fabulous card - Happy New Year, Melissa!

wordbird said...

Melissa...I love your card!...that sparkley blue backgroung paper looks just like the skates are sitting on the ice...way to go! hugs! ;D Diana

joanne said...

Bright and cherry card with the skates. Gotta try your glitter technique. thanks for sharing.

Libby Hickson said...

Love the colors you used!

Shawna said...

Love the texture. Very cute way to send a greeting ----- stamped in those cute little cups!

Lagene said...

"COOL" cards!

tlgirl353 said...

Melissa- this is a wonderful card. Glad you were in the hop too!

Ravengirl said...

So cute! Love your clever glitter paper!

SHARLENE LEBLANC said...

What great color combination. Love the card.

Diane said...

Love the card...great colors!

Terri E. said...

What a great cold winter card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Shannon said...

Beautiful!!!

Christi said...

What a wonderful card! So pretty! I love the glitter cardstock you made!