Friday, August 5, 2011

What You Do.

 In case you haven't heard, the talented Cristina Kowalczyk was named the Gallery Idol today.  Her projects have been stunning for the entire contest, and she always stayed true to her CAS style, so the win is very well-deserved.  I'm still shocked and proud that I made it to the top five.  Plus, I don't need to go on a cruise to make new stamping friends--I've got all my stamping friends right here in the interwebs, right?  Y'all have made me so happy with all your encouragement during this contest, whether it was a blog visit, a comment, or a vote!  I'd especially like to thank those of you who posted a link or a voting suggestion on your blog for me by sharing some of prize loot, so please contact me and include a link to your post and your address.

I made this card for the new Embellish coloring color challenge and am also linking it up for Unity's Friends with Flair.  The butterfly is from Unity's Jillibean Blossom Soup set and the sentiment is from August 09 KOM.  I stamped the butterfly onto kraft and colored it with colored pencils.  A PTI Mat Stack cut from Echo Park paper, a green sentiment, and, tada!, a fun happy card.

Breaking up this happiness is the fact that school starts on Monday, which definitely cuts into my crafting/blogging time.  However, I found a new website that should keep you entertained: sporcle.  If you have anything to do in the next three hours, I suggest you don't go to their site! 

26 comments:

Crafty Cre8tions said...

So beautiful! Wow that butterfly is awesome!
Congrats on your participation in Gallery Idol! You're still my idol even if you don't have the title :)

off to check sporcle!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful creation! Love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us!

Angela said...

What a lovely little card! So cheery and colorful.

Andrew loves sporcle...he kills a lot of time there. ;)

Anne said...

Love that image! Awesome coloring!!

jazzy pantz cards said...

Meg you are an amazing designer! I voted for u EVERY time. In my book you are totally the winner. Congrats on making the top 5 :-)

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

Linda said...

Love that butterfly!

Smilie girl said...

So proud of you for making the top 5 and for all your wonderful projects that I got to enjoy.
I hope you've had a wonderful summer and enjoy getting back into school routine.

sharon g said...

Oh so pretty!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congrats on being Gallery Idol Top 5, Meg! That's saying a LOT. And this card? Please tell me again why you rarely use Unity!!! This is so CAS and so stunning. Is that fussy cutting perfection or what? I absolutely love it.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooooo! I LOVE everything about your card--the stamps, the colors, the design. Wow! Congrats on the Top 5 finish! The cruise would have only been great if you could have brought Addison. Good luck with the new year (blech!).

Lindsey said...

Wait, Meg, you {gasp} cut that butterfly out by HAND? You must have felt so, well, retro! The butterfly and the entire card is gorgeous.
And yep, you're my Gallery Idol, too. :)
I'm just going to ignore the yucky fact you're back to school soon. :(

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on the top 5, love this card!

marilyn said...

LOVE your card. The butterfly is wonderful

Beejay said...

Love the clean lines and that beautiful butterfly!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Meg...your work is always outstanding, thrilling and just fun inspiration! So glad we bumped into each other on this wide web!

jennifer mitten said...

Congrats on making the top five. Your card is beautiful!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

hmmm, i don't know how I lost your blog feed! So glad I can resolve it now!!! super sweet card!

lisa a.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is gorgeous Meg!!! tfs!!!

Jen said...

This is a beautiful card...love the impact of the butterfly on the yellow patterned b/g...lovely! Congrats on your top 5 for Gallery Idol..I totally missed it..life was too busy, so sorry I didn't get to go see your creations! But you are still a winner to be in the top 5...WOW, congrats again!

Jenny said...

Who needs a title when you have a blog like yours packed with wonderful creations!
This card is gorgeous, love the colouring on the butterfly and then the neat cutting out too!
Beautiful CAS card :)
Jenny x

Michelle James said...

Meg, this is a very pretty card. Congrats on your Gallery Idol placing. I think that is terrific. Keep up the good work. I am off to check out that site you mentioned. I am following you! Maybe you could stop by our blog at www.micheggy.blogspot.com. I would be honored.
Michelle

Cristina said...

Well I'm not shocked at all! I even said to my mom before the final round started, I think Meg could walk away with this. I mean, that couch card? Come on! So glad we got to know each other a bit during this journey!

onecraftymama said...

You're totally MY gallery idol :) You should be so proud of yourself - you rocked it every step of the way. I'm guessing you're already back into the swing of school - we still have a couple weeks to go before the kids start, thank goodness.
If I'd had any idea that you didn't already know about sporcle...mygod, it's an addiction. Wait until you've covered all the 'published' quizzes and end up trolling through the user contributions. I can (and do) waste lots of time there.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This card is gorgeous, Meg. You have definitely made me happy with all of your WOW creations. You are my gallery idol, Meg!

Hugs!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

The coloring detail on the butterfly is amazing! I love it as the focal point on the card. Thanks for taking on Embellishes Coloring Color Trends Challenge!