Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration!

It's hard to believe that just over a year ago, Paper Sundaes was just a thought in my head!  My dear friend Shana was feeling a bit down, and I thought that starting a challenge blog was just what she needed!  She and I are very different though.  I have to think things through, take an idea, look at it from one angle, move it around, look at it from another angle... I'm definitely not the type to jump into things feet first!  So I kept my idea very quiet in my head, knowing that I'd better have my thoughts in order, because I knew that as soon as I mentioned it to Shana, she would be off and running!  LOL  Sure enough, within days of mentioning it to her, Paper Sundaes went from a thought to reality!

And now here we are at our first birthday celebration!  To celebrate, we want to share the joy with all of our crafty friends, so we have a BUNCH of prizes in store for you!  If you've just stumbled across our hop, you should head to Paper Sundaes to read up about the hop and our prizes and start your journey there!  If you are currently on our hop, you should be arriving here from Shana's blog.  At each blog you need to collect your word and comment on their Celebration post, and then at the end of the hop, post your sentence on Paper Sundaes!  Don't post it here!  It's a secret.  :)

My card today uses a Pure Innocence digi kindly provided to me by Heather Ellis.  I just love her little girls, they are all so adorable!  She also has several other lines, including a super cute line of snowmen that I am already planning on using next Christmas! I've used one of my favorite challenges, paper piecing.




I've paired her up with some cute My Mind's Eye papers called Fine and Dandy.  This card has a ton of layers, so it's really heavy!  Here's a few shots of the inside.

First the top:

And the bottom:

And now to finish off your hop, I suppose you'd like me to tell you what my secret word is to finish off your sentence?  Okay, okay, I've held you hostage long enough!  The last word of our secret sentence is 'girls'.

After you leave here, hop back to Paper Sundaes and leave your sentence on our blog hop post to get entered into the draw for all of those fantastic prizes!  Don't forget to enter the challenge this week as well, since we also have a bunch of prizes for that, too!  Thanks so much for making Paper Sundaes such a success!

But before you go, would you like a chance to win a little something right here?  I am going to give away this digi stamp to one of the commenters on this post.  If you follow me, just mention it in your comment and I will give you an extra entry.  The winner will be announced next Sunday right here on my blog.

And now to enter this into a few challenges:
The Pixie Cottage:  Your favourite colouring medium (Copics!)
Pile It On:  Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays:  Happy Birthday
Stamp Something:  Anything Goes
Paper Play:  Cutie Patootie
Crop Stop:  Add some Stickles (on her cupcake)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

**~~Christine~~**

109 comments:

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card Christine, lovely colors!
hugs Marilyn

goldie said...

Really cute card....I'm a follower now :)))

Debra said...

Gorgeous card and I am a follower!

Jenny said...

What a sweet image and a lovely card. Jenny B

Cassie said...

How cute, Christine! I love those little girls :D

Anita Hovey said...

Sweet card!

Tami said...

I am already a follower. What a sweet little card and love the banner.

Anne H. said...

Happy Birthday
Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Anne

Josie0602 said...

I love this card and all of the others you have posted on your blog!!

Tine said...

Hi Christine. Hope you are enjoying the birthday blog hop too! Fab card, just perfect for a birthday celebration. Thanks too for the chance to win this cute stamp.
Tine :)

Shana said...

Hugs Christine! She is beautiful! I love the colours and paper piecing! Thank you for your vision which led to where we are today!

Addii said...

Really cute card....I'm a follower now

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Adorable Christine!! Love the paper's you used and her sweet paper pieced dress!!!

Alexis said...

i just became a follower. I love your cardmaking. It's wonderful!! Congrat on the your one year anniversary!! It's wonderful!!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful card lovely colors and great paper piecing
Marilyn

Pattie said...

Super cute Christine! I love my little PI girl stamps! Great papers and layout too!
Hugs,
Pattie

Mervi said...

It's a beautiful card, gorgeous!
Happy hopping, congrats;-))m

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Thanks for sharing this great card!! :))))

Hugzzz
Tammy xx

Jenn Joncas said...

Congrats on all of your success Christine!! The hop was fabulous!! Your card is so sweet!!!

Lorie said...

I love your card! What a fun celebration!

Caroline said...

I love these images too! And great dp too! Lovely card :-)

Myzdamena's World said...

Those colours are fab

Great card

xxx

alicaz said...

adorable! Love the papers and the colors too!
Happy Sunday!

Netty said...

Love this image, I could just eat that cupcake up right now! Thanks for sharing it with us. Annette xx (follower!)

Lisa M. said...

Christine~ Woohoo on being such a well viewed challenge blog after just a year! I love Paper Sundaes and am tickled pink to be a Sundaes Girl!

Your card is just darling! I have had a heck of a time getting the Heather Ellis images to look right when I color their hair! LOL! Love your card and I ADORE how you did the inside!

Happy birthday to us!!

♥ Lisa (you KNOW I'm a follower! LOL!)

dmbennett said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors you used. Thanks for a great hop and here's to many more great years....

Dawn

Angie said...

Very sweet card! Love the digi :-)

Angie

BananaStamper said...

So cute! And adorable image and a great card! Congrats on a great year for Paper Sundaes, it has been so fun! All the Best for 2011!
Cheers,
Shanna :)

Margreet said...

Hi Christine....what a festive card...great colouring...I'm already a follower...thanks for giving the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

such a sweet card. I love how you've decorated the inside too!!

Crystal said...

Super sweet card Christine! I love these images by Heather Ellis, they are simply adorable! Love your bow and little charm too! Thanks for making Paper Sundaes so much fun & for inviting me to join you gals and be a part of it since the very beginning! Congrats on the success and thanks for all the hard work you put into it!

Mary J said...

Wonderful card - such a great paper pack and sweet image!

Stephanie said...

Really sweet card!

Linda said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colors. I become a follower on your blog.
hugs Linda

Karen Howard said...

I love MFT stamps too, beautiful card, love the banner! Hugs, Karen

Frea said...

Hi Christine, such a cute card and I love the cupcake image. Hugs, Frea

Glo said...

Your card is so nice!!

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous...such a sweet little image too and I have to say...amazing DP!!

fi
x

Tiara Moore said...

Beautifully decorated, inside and out! I'm a follower and can't wait for more gorgeous creations!

Martinas Welt said...

Oh this is such a lovel ynad cute card!!!! Love it!
Martina

Crafty Engineering said...

So very sweet! Love that little girl!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Christine, what a super sweet card. In many ways =)! Love the papers on your card and the shading at her feet is just perfect! Great card and thanks for hooking up with Shana to create Paper Sundaes! I really enjoy the challenge and have loved this hop!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fantastic card...inside and out! I love the PI images...so adorable!

Janet said...

such a sweet card! love all the layers!
hugs

deesdesigns said...

Congrats on celebrating your first birthday! This is just gorgeous! Definitely a work of love!!!

Awesome blog hop!!!

Beverly S. said...

What a great card...perfect for celebrating the first year of "Paper Sundae." Thanks for all the fun of the first year. :) I always check on Sundays to see what is being challenged. Love it.

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

such a sweet card, love the paper and image. Congrats on your success!

paperfun said...

I love all the layers. That inside is really yummy.
Thanks for starting such a great challenge blogs.

Mari Harpham

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card! I love the colors.

Jennifer

Lori said...

SUCH a cute card and image. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower...love your creations.
Congrats on your first birthday!

EELS said...

What a cute little image and card.
I'm already a follower, love your creations.

Emily Keaton said...

This is just the SWEETEST!! I love those papers; how fun. :)

Carisa said...

this is adorable - i love the papers you used! thanks for the chance to win and i'm now a follower! how sweet to start this blog to lift up your friend. that's what i love most about papercrafting community.

LouDotMac said...

I agree - those Pure Innocence stamps are just the sweetest!! I love your card, with all the banners - very whimsical. Your bow is perfect.

Thanks for the chance of winning! :)

Lou Mac. xo (your new follower, hehe).

kc71595 said...

Fabulous card! TFS!

Louise said...

Fantastic card!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So adorable! I love all the bright colors. I figure the heavier the card, the better LOL

Deanne :)

PS: I am already a follower :)

Karen said...

I lovel the way you used the paper, very cute image

cathylynn said...

I love your card with the wonderful paper piecing!!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love the papers you used. I would have had trouble with the pennants but they look so fabulous here! The image is so cute.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a SWEET card! ♥ it!! What a FUN hop!!

Oh, and I am a new and happy follower! :)

Anita said...

OMGosh, this is so pretty. I love how you've paper pieced the image ... it's adorable. I'm a follower.

*Alison* said...

SOOO amazing.. I love the colors and your whole creation.. thanks so much for the chance to win..crossing fingers and toes. :) HUGS

Suzi said...

Adorable card, love that sweet image and your papers are gorgeous. I'm so glad you and Shana created Paper Sundae, it's a lovely blog and always has great challenges. Thank you for the great birthday hop.
Hugs
Suzi x

Jeannie said...

What an adorable card and the papers are just too fun!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Julie said...

Lovely Card - the bunting is fab and the stamps is cute!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a fun happy card. She's such a cutie, and your DP is just perfect! (Thanks for the chance of winning your digi ... I'm already a follower)

Tiiti said...

Love your colorful card. It's very beautiful also from the inside! Sooo delicious with the cupcake and all... :)
hugs,
Tiiti

Norma said...

Christine, what a precious card. Sweet image. Your DP's are gorgeous. Wonderful layout.
Happy Birthday to you and your DT ladies.

Hugs,
Norma

Маги said...

So cute!

Tash Daly said...

SO Cute!!! I love the colours and papers and the banners!! Love the banners!! Any you took so much time in beautifully decorating the inside too. I must really start doing that to my cards. It looks so lovely. :-)

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card! The banners are perfect with this card!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This card is so pretty Christine! I love the dsp :)

Dot said...

Happy Birthday
Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
hugs Dorte

Katie said...

Super sweet card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and for Piling It On this week :)

Brook said...

Great card. Totally cute image and I love your papers! I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

Sadilla said...

Simplay gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing at The Pixie Cottage
Hugs
Sadia

Samantha said...

Your card is sooo cute! I love how bright and happy it is, and the colours work so well together!

I am a follower of your lovely blog :)

Samantha x

Nanda said...

Very sweet card! Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Deirdre said...

Super cute.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for a fun hop!

Margreet said...

gorgeous card with festive papers and a cute and fab coloured image!...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays!
xxx Margreet

Cor* said...

Wonderful paper piecing, layering, papers and charm! Perfect. I just came from Shana's blog & now your blog adds to the history! Wonderful story of how it came to fruition! Glad to see you are from my homeland too - CANADA!! RULZ!! LOL. I love your challenges! Keep up the good work and thanks for the chance at some awesome prizes! Take CAre.

Vicki said...

Adorable card and great paper piecing! Thanks for playing along on our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Amanda R said...

Love the pure innocence stamps and this one just shouts Party! Love the colors and everything about it. I am already a follower so thanks for the extra chance to win.

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning i love the cherrie paper tfs xx

MyAuntKath said...

This is such a pretty card. Love all the layers. I like the inside a lt, too. Kathie

Gloria Stengel said...

Holy mother of Abe Lincoln! Lots of players in the Hop! And look at this super cutie card! I also love those images. They are adorable! Oh, and since I am on double duty...thanks for sharing with us at CropStop this week. {grin}

Jan Garber said...

What a fun hop! I've stayed up way past my usual bedtime, and gotten a heap of new ideas! Thanks for the chance to win goodies on top of it! Happy Birthday!

Sharon Peele said...

Christine, your card is sooo SWEET!! I love your DP and charm you used!!
By the way, You and Shana should be proud of your self's, both of you did a wonderful job on building an awesome challenge blog!!

Lin said...

Love your card, paper picing is one of my faves
Lin x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How adorable! I love those papers and the coloring is fantastic as always!

kramer_buffy said...

Hi Christine!!!!
Girl this rocks!!! I just love the simplicity of it! it is just yummy!

Thanks for playing both with PIO and CropStop.

-- dalis
PIO Owner and Cropstop DT

Shelby Goolsby said...

Adorable card!! I love the colors and the banner paper, perfect!!

☼ Cheryl* said...

How cute! The image is adorable, everything goes together really really well :)
Nice to know how Paper Sundaes started too.

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Christine. Image is sooo cute. Hugs Tracy x

Anne said...

Aww that's so sweet, love the banner DP and so glad you started Paper Sundaes, Happy Birthday to you!
Anne
x

Katarina said...

This is so sweet. I love how you incorporated the banner background paper. Genious!

Alyssa S said...

Super cute card!! Love all the fun colors and banners!

Whisper said...

Just simply stunning and i was fortunate enough to buy those papers just after Xmas and they are so fabby, Luv Sam x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous Christine - lovely colours! Thanks so much for this blog hop - great fun!
Pauline x

Linda said...

Love you beautiful card....I really like for little banners and the great way you have done your coloring!!

Scrappy said...

How adorable is this! Gotta love theose Gorgeous PI girls! Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it On! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card and love the colors!! I'm not a huge pink fan but you have really made me love this one! Thanks for an awesome blog hop!!

Ginny said...

I love how much detail you put into the inside! Very nice, and I just became a follower :)

Bettina said...

lovely card. yep! im a follower, thanks for the chance. hugs

ES said...

Love this card! I love all the papers you used!

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, what a lovely card and I cannot believe how many layers there are on it. It will be very special person indeed who receives that card.

Thanks very much for giving us the opportunity to win goodies on your 1st Birthday blog hop

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful card! I'm so pleased the hop was extended; I already made a card but hadn't had time to do the hop until now :D

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