Melissas Paperie

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love You Forever

When I saw the beautiful inspiration photo that Melissa Phillips had chosen for her latest challenge, I was very inspired to play along! I couldn't help but gravitate toward hearts seeing all the red in the photo and that Valentine's Day is coming up very soon!



There are so many great details in this photo--I based my card off the gray handwriting on the envelopes, the red and cream tags and the buttons. Here's what I came up with:




Today is my blogaversary! I have had so much fun this past year making friends through my blog, and the encouragement and support I receive for my art from you is amazing!

In gratitude to all my friends, new and old who visit me here I would like to pass on a small gift to one lucky person! I won't make you jump through any hoops--just leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win. The prize is a $10 Papertrey Ink gift certificate! (If you are the winner and you are a non-stamping friend--you can opt for a $10 Amazon gift certificate) I will leave this open for a week, until February 13.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Melissa
"Love you forever" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Heart Prints
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain(Ranger)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow
Other: Pure Poppy twill ribbon, Rustic wood buttons, Rustic Cream twine, Apron Lace paper punch (Fiskars), die-cut label (Bo Bunny), sponge, Foam tape

51 comments:

pattylt said...

Melissa,
Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy your work so much and wish you the happiest of anniversaries... the first! I am often in such a rush that I don't leave comments but just wanted you to know that I check out each of your posts and enjoy them so much. You are such a sweetie! Love your card today, too.

Stimey said...

I have to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog over this past year. You create beautiful card art.

Belinda said...

Love the buttons you placed on the hearts! Super cute card! :)

Heather P. said...

♫ Haaaaaaaappy Blogaversary... Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy blogaversary! ♫ :)

Congrats on your 1st year, and here's to many more!!

Love the card you created based off the inspiration... So pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card Melissa, and great take on the challenge! Happy Blogaversary!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is so pretty! I love it! I really enjoy reading your blog! Happy anniversary!

Jen said...

Your cards are gorgeous, you are so talented and a beautiful person.

kolling143 said...

Melissa--I follow your blog on google reader daily! Your designs are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!

Natalie said...

Happy BlogAnniversary to you!! Mine was yesterday! I'm fairly new to your blog, but I've certainly enjoyed seeing all your creativity! Beautiful work, Melissa. Blessings!

Leah said...

Beautiful! I love all the pretty little details you put into this. Lovely...happy bloggiversary!

Sofia said...

Happy blogaversary Melissa!!!!
I just found your blog and liked a lot your work!!!Congrats!

Danielle said...

Happy blogaversary!

Nadine said...

Your card is beautiful Melissa. You did a great job with the challenge! Happy blogaversary to you!!

Ted said...

Great milestone, Melissa...congrats! :) And what a beautiful card. I love the vintage look. Take care!

Nerina said...

Hi Melissa! Love how you interpreted the photo here! Happy Blogaversary! I hope that you have another amazing year of inspiration, creativity and sharing to equal this one! :0)

Babies- Beth said...

Happy B-day! Or is that Blog-day? Or Blanniversary- ehy! where's Ted?!?

Deb C said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing and stay warm.

Oh and Happy Blogaversary~~~

Diane said...

What a beautiful card to celebrate your special day! I love your Blog!!!

Joan B said...

Happy Anniversary. Sooo glad your power is back on. Your card is adorable. Love those hearts.

Cathy Weber said...

Congrats on your blogaversary. Your card is really pretty, just like Dawn or Nichole would make, and that is a huge compliment!

Sara Mac said...

Happy Blogaversary Melissa! I'm one year behind you in blogging since I just started yesterday.

I love this card. Great job with the challenge. I have'nt even started on my Valentine's cards yet. YIKES!

meghanspaulding said...

Melissa, Happy blogiversary! I love your creations and your blog. Hope you have another great year.

ashjoy said...

Happy Blogaversary!

peggysue said...

Happy blogaversary, I always enjoy your creations! Isn't blogging fun? You meet the nicest people.

Sharon D said...

What a lovely card--I really like it! And it's a great take on the inspiration photo! Happy blogaversary!

christy compton hall said...

Woo hoo - Happy Blogaversary Melissa! What an accomplishment. The card is gorgeous too!

Liz said...

Great job on the card! I love the vintage feel of it. And that you used the punch on top and bottom of the dark chocolate piece. Happy Blogiversary!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card for the interpretation of Melissa's photo challenge. Happy Blogiversary!

Mandy said...

Your card is beautiful, I absolutely love the colors. Happy Blogiversary!

Val said...

Melissa, Your card is gorgeous. I just love the inpiration piece. Happy Blogiversary!

Rhonda said...

Happy Anniversary Melissa! Love your card. Hope the power stays on so you can see the rest of the PTI goodies.

Katie {aka choc0holic} said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I just recently found your blog and look forward to looking back through your archives! See you on the forum!

resmith said...

Happy Blogoversary!! Very pretty card. Love everything. Great job with Melissa's challenge.
Hugs,
Liz

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LindaR said...

Happy Anniversary!

Just gotta say, you are one of the most welcoming on the PTI forum. You have some gorgeous cards on here!!!

Susan T said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Love the resist card you did. I am working up the courage to start my own blog and inspired by all of you that have been at it for a while. It is the technology that scares me. I know once I get started it will be a piece of cake!

IamDerby said...

Happy Blogaversary Melissa! I love visiting your blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! I recently added your blog to my Google Reader feed. I'll be sticking around because your cards are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Francie (aka ThatGirl on the PTI forum)

Nancy L. said...

i enjoy coming to check your blog on a regular basis! you always have some very pretty cards!

ALW said...

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Denise said...

Melissa, amazing and beautiful. Congrats!

Lee said...

Love those colours. Happy Blogaversary and thanks for all the inspiration.

Robyn W said...

Happy blogaversary! Your card is so sweet. Thanks for sharing

Lee Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! I have you in my google reader and visit often! You give great inspiration to me, a fellow PTI addict!

Noora said...

Congratulations for the anniversary, wohoo, actually, I am grateful to you for having a blog where we can see your BEAUTIFUL creation, your work is original "unlike mine:(", keep it up..hope to see many many amazing work from you!

Shelby said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Aimes said...

Belated Blogaversary wishes, Melissa!! It's amazing the amount of amazing creations you've created in a year on here and this card is no exception! Loving the addition of the buttons on the hearts - gorgeous!
x
P.S Thanks so much not only for treating us to your cards but for the chance to win a PTI gift certificate too ;D

Jessica ML said...

Happy Anniversary, I check you blog each day, thanks for sharing your ideas and today thanks for a sharing a chance to win.

Monica L said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! I've only just begun to blog and can't wait to have my own celebration.

Jennifer said...

Your cards are beautiful! I make my own cards and your designs are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

alli said...

happy blogaversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

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