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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Dear You

And it's going to be a very happy birthday/anniversary celebration for Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog!



Hello and welcome to the first day of our one year birthday/anniversary challenge celebration at the Perfect Sentiment! We have four fun challenges planned for you that we will spread our over the next four days. We have sponsors who have donated generous prizes for each challenge and since we are doing this blog hop style, there are hidden prizes along the way. The good news is you will have 3 full weeks to complete all the challenges and blog hops. There will also be a grand prize that you will be eligible for if you complete all the challenges!

I hope that if you haven't played in our challenges before that you'll do so this time and become a regular follower of my blog and our PSC Blog too.  



This is the first day of the blog hop and the Challenge/Twist: create a card with sentiment for either "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary" in honor of our one year birthday/anniversary.  Don't forget that you need to have a sentiment on the front of your card.

Here is the card that I created.  Very appropriate don't you think!  

  Materials Used:
  • Image - Crafty Sentiments - Blitz with Present
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Happiest Birthday Wishes - fussy cut by hand
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Brocade Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Hootenanny
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up - Bluebird
  • Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo
  • Leaves - Punched from SU Certainly Celery with Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
  • Edge Punch - Martha Stewart
  • Dies - Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle
  •  Copic Markers - 0; B0000, B21, B32, B34; E50, E51, E53; R00, R81, R83, R85; Y11, Y21, YG11, YG13, YG25
Today's random winner of the PSC challenge will receive a $9 gift voucher from our fabulous sponsor:

Now, doesn't that get you excited!  So hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge and see what the rest of the DT have created for your inspiration.   Here is the list of the Design Team.  Start at the top and work your way down.


Maggie - you are here!

 Just so you'll know, Sam and Cheryl are sitting out this challenge today, so don't expect to see a card for this challenge on their blog, but stop by their blogs anyway to see what they're up to.


Be sure to leave a comment at each blog as there are hidden prizes along the way. Once you are inspired to create, go back to PSC and link up your creation using the inlinkz tool to have a chance at today's prize.


Now, for some more fun news! I've wanted to do have my own celebration for awhile now, but things kept getting in the way and I haven't been able to get it together.  So, in addition to the PSC celebration, I am also celebrating my one-year anniversary of my blog.  It's a little overdue since I started in July of last year.  October is also my birthday month, so this is so appropriate for me to also have a celebration.  So, drum roll please =============   For the PSC blog hop, I will personally be giving away a small stamp or stamp set each of the 4 days.  Here's a photo of what you could win.  If you play in any of the 4 challenges on my blog, in addition to linking up on the PSC challenge blog, please leave a comment on my blog that you were here and were inspired by my card.  That way I'll know who has played and who hasn't from my blog.

 At the end of our blog hop, I will be awarding this Birthday Prize to one lucky winner who plays in all for of my card challenges.  I will have a card posted here on my blog for each of the 4 days.


I think my mouse is possessed tonight.  I was creating a list of the challenges I wanted to submit and my mouse just jumps around on the page and goes where it wants.  It wiped out my whole list.  So here I am redoing it. 

A and T Emerald Fairies - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Happy Birthday
Papelitos Challenge - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Happy Birthday
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Happy Birthday
Lady Anne's Challenges  - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Hip to be Square
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Digi
Victorine Stamps - Lots of Layers
Spark Your Creativity - Anything Goes


That's it for this time.  I'll be back tomorrow with Card No. 2 .  Thanks so much for coming by my blog.  I hope that you'll become a Follower if you're not already and I will reciprocate and become one of your Followers.  I also hope that you have fun with all these challenges this week and will come back and play with us many more times.  Have a blessed week.








65 comments:

  1. shes adorable. I'll hop over there and get the details .

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  2. Maggie, this is absolutely delightful :) Such a charming card you've created, perfect in coloring and design! What a blessing you are to those of us viewing your blog with your lovely card creations and cutest kitties on the block!! xoxo

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    1. Kelly, you are so sweet. Thank you for those lovely words.

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  3. good thing we have several weeks to make the projects. tomorrow would be tooooo short notice. cant wait to see your next card

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  4. Such a darling image- love the layout you used- and the colors- just my style : ) The flowers are such a great accent- fun post- and perfect for a B-day celebration!

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  5. Adorable Maggie! Love the colors you used and the cute image! :)

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  6. This is gorgeous....love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  7. Maggie this is really cute and lovely - those roses are a fabulous touch.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Maggie, it is simply amazing how you can incorporate so many elements from different manufacturers into one coordinated masterpiece! (Something I am still trying to do) She is just beautiful, and your whole card is delightful!
    PS, you don't have to give me prizes to keep me coming back here - your art work has me hooked!
    Congratulations on your one year of blogging!

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    1. Thank you Darlene for those kind words. I love all of my followers and grateful for all the comments.

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  9. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  10. Beautiful creation! The colors are lovely & details perfect :) Btw, I saw you on MIM. I invite you to share a creation at my ANYTHING GOES challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/10/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-2.html

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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    1. Thanks for the invite to the challenge Corrinne. I just added my card. Saw you over on MIM also.

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  11. I love your fur babies Maggie. ;) Your card is the perfect way to brighten someone's birthday. I love the image and your coloring, fab design elements too! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  12. What a terrific Birthday Card! I love the image and the colors thank you for sharing at Through the Craftroom door!

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  13. BEAUTIFUL card very colourful such imagination ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

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  14. Congrats on your one year anniversary!!
    This is so cute and pretty at the same time! Love it!
    Lynn

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  15. Your card is adorable! I like the polka dots. I also like how you cut the sentiment out. Congrats on your blogs 1 year anniversary!

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  16. Congratulations on your first anniversary with your blog. Love your card and your wonderful achievement in your first year. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  17. Awwww.. This is such an adorable and sweet card! Love the image and pretty colors! Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  18. What a perfect little card and super super image!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
    Hugs
    Pinky

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  19. Adorable card! Love the image & coloring, the papers, design, die cuts, colors, and sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  20. Well, I am happy to see that you chose TTCRD to share this with as well! Love your card, as I said above--love your image & coloring, design, die cuts, papers and sentiment. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you here again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  21. I love checking in on your blog to see what work of art you have created! You do fabulous work, and I can't believe you've only been blogging for a little over a year.

    This card is beautiful as always! I love love love blue and that she is so pretty! I can't wait to see your other creations for the Birthday Blog Hop!

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  22. Your card is fantastic! Cute little gal and perfect colors.

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  23. Very, very cute Maggie! I love your coloring & layout....great work!!!!!

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  24. You can see the sassy in her eye's.

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  25. Cute Cute Cute with a capital C
    Love the dots looks like a perfect idea for a birthday : )

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  26. That paper screams celebration! Very cute image and great job coloring her up! I love it!

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  27. Happy Birthday to your blog!! It's exciting to know we're still going. We've typed & crafted to get here.
    I love seeing your cute cards!

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  28. Cute card! That girl is so sweet looking.

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  29. Very cute card! Love all of the details and the image is just adorable! :)

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  30. Fabulous card. Fabulous image and layout. Love your colour combination.

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  31. Great card, great colours & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  32. Pretty card and lovely colouring. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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  33. Happy B-day to Perfect Sentiments! What a cute card! Adorable image and love those dots! TFS!

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  34. Fab, fun card, love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  35. I commented yesterday, but I didn't get my birthday card posted until today. I can't wait to work on Today's challenge :)

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  36. This is gorgeous. I love the pretty image and the colours are wonderful

    Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge
    Sue

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  37. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. And good luck.

    Caz xx CYP DT

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  38. Beautiful card!
    thanks for this chance to win!

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  39. great card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's

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  40. Sweet card, love the layout and colours, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

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  41. This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

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  42. Beautiful card and cute image.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

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  43. This is a cutie for sure! Very well done! Thanks much for entering our A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight. Nice to have you!
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  44. Happy birthday to you and your blog;) I love the sentiment you used on your creation is one I have not seen before. Thanks for playing with us this week at lEJ Designs and the Happy Birthday Challenge;)

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  45. Great project. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Bloggers Network monthly challenge

    Sarah (CBN DT)

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  46. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week good luck.
    Jenny x

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  47. cute card!!! love the sentiment you used.

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  48. What a fab card! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Hip to be Square challenge! Hugsxx

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  49. Beauiful birthday card! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's challenges!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  50. This is a very bright and fun card. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs. Good Luck xoxoxo

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  51. Lovely creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards by Lady Anne.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  52. Cute card, Happy Anniversary and Birthday : )
    Happy Birthday Perfect Sentiments too.

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  53. So beautiful and love the design :)

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  54. Like the pretty image and flower embellishing.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  55. Gorgeous Card! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with Through the Craftroom Door.

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  56. Great card! I love everything about it!

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  57. Thanks for the grat and fun ideas

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  58. Your image is really sweet and I love the colorful paper with spots. This card is so nicely put together!

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  59. Great card! Awesome creation and colors.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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