Monday, June 27, 2011

BBTB2/Watermelon/BlogHop

A BLOG HOP WINNER: Thanks to Treva for joining in on our month end blog hop. Treva, you have won the draw for the little embroidery heart tote. Please email me quickly so I can make arrangements to send you the tote. Thanks to everyone who came to visit and leave a sweet comment and join in on our month end BBTB2 blog hop.


Heather is not only our Leader in all things BBTB2 but she is our hostess for this blog hop challenge. She selected Stretch Your Imagination as the cartridge and we were asked to design with the watermelon cut. I love SYI, it has fun fun cuts on it and although I didn't use the "stretch" option on this card, I have used it many times and always love the end results.
Hopefully you started out at Bitten By The Bug2 blog site so you can see all of the projects submitted by our team for your inspirational viewing. In the typical blog hop fashion, I hope you have come to my blog by the way of Carri V.
Here is my card. I cut three regular shaped watermelons and then to give each a wee bit of blitzy difference I used an oval Nestie to get the light rind. And of course the watermelons have been embossed. I cut the title from Blackletter and everything was set upon various layers of cardstock and pattern papers. The cute red and white polka dot paper, however, lost its pattern when I applied the "melon" mount. A gold star was added for no other reason than to break up all that red and green.


In the fun of it all, now I ask you to visit Shelly's blog to see what a cute project she has in store for you. You can see her blog right here.

Now for the blog candy part of the month end blog hop. Today I am offering up another little tote which is sewn with pillow ticking fabrics of white and light blue. In the center I have embroideried a pretty heart design, and there is a red and white polka dotted ribbon at the top front. The tote is lined with dark blue fabric. Please leave a comment if you wish to be in the blog candy draw which I will do on July 1st after 2:00PM. Please check back and if your name appears as the winner, please email me quickly so that I can make arrangements to mail your gift. If I do not hear from the winner by July 3, I will draw another name.


Also we would love it if you would join in on our watermelon challenge. You don't have to have SYI, just use any watermelon cut in a new project, connect it to our blog thru Mr. Linky AND be sure to mention on your blog that you have entered the challenge. Often I see cards linked but when I visit the blog to say thanks for joining our challenge , there is no mention at all that the card was shared with our challenge.

25 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Love it Carole! so bold and bright. I was wondering how you did the scallops on the rind. Very clever. xxD

Amy said...

Very cute card! Very summery! :)Amy
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"Um Buggin" said...

Carole, what a cute and fun lovin' card! All that watermelon, who could resist coming to the bash. Love the way you scalloped the rind, you are always so very creative. Enjoy the rest of your week my friend.

Hugz, xx

~L~

joann said...

This is sooo cute.
JoAnn

Sarah said...

Love you card! The colors are amazing so bright and cheery!
I am now a follower, glad I decided to hop along!
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jessica said...

I love your fun card!!
TFS
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RPylican said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love this card!

Doris P. said...

cute card. Love the details. bright and yummy!!
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Treva said...

Nice card, love the lettering (I need to use that cartridge). The melon slices jump out at you!

joydee1963 said...

Your card is soooooooo cute! love it,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

The colors are so vibrant! Love it! And I love your sweet little tote too. I would love to be included in the drawing, but we are leaving Friday morning for a long weekend. Won't be home until sometime on the 4th :(

Kim. said...

This is a great card and having the three melons makes a big difference. The colours are great.
Kim xXx

Stephanie said...

Love, love the card.A great tote. Pillow ticking brings back fond memories of some pjs my mom made me when I was 12 or 13.
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littlen said...

cute card. tote is adorable. tfs.

Suzanne said...

Oh you are so smart doing the rind with the nesties. Love it.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! Love all the watermelons you used!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic card!! So love the colors!! :)

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful card Carole, I like the star on it, it is just the perfect touch at the end!
Vivi
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**Treefrog** said...

So Cute Carole! Love all those Melons and how did you get that neat scallop on your rind!? I love it!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Cathy said...

The card is adorable, great hop, great talent. I am now a new follower of yours. Love it.
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Scossie Jane said...

Loving those melons Carole, how clever to incorporate Nesties. The tote is adorable, you are way too clever, and to show my appreciation of your talents I've got something sweet for you over on my blog.... Hugs my friend xx

Lori said...

Love the card & the tote! You are just multi-talented!


New follower!

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Vannessa said...

Very cute! I think the star add a lot to it. make you think of fireworks:)

DIANA L. said...

Very cute I like how they are piled on top of each other .

Heather said...

Love the font you used! This is so cute, Carole!