Friday, May 4, 2012

Exciting News And a Blog Hop!

Hi again!  I'm back, as promised, with some exciting news!  I was invited to be on the Design Team for Guylou's Inimitability! Of course, I said YES!  I'm so excited and honored to be part of this talented group of designers!  I love Guylou's digi images and have played along with their challenges for quite awhile now!  Today is my first post as part of the team!

It's time for a new challenge and we are also having a blog hop with the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

This week's challenge: Punches Die Cuts and Diamonds...oh my!
This time around, Tracy is challenging us to make a project using punches, die cuts and bling.
Challenge Deadline:
You have until 10:00 PM (EDT) on May 17th to link your project to the Inlinkz at the end of the challenge post.
How to participate:
You may enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries.  If you don't have one of Guylou's digistamps, you can check the online store where several freebies are available.
Challenge Prizes:
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store.
2. An invitation to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is: Glenda
Glenda was the winner of our recent "monochromatic" challenge and was invited to join us this week.Check out her gorgeous project on Guylou's Inimitability Blog.

Here is my project for the challenge and hop:

The Guylou's digistamp I used is William and Kate.  You can find it in the GI online store here.  I printed it on Cryogen White and colored it with my Copics.  I added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls for some sparkle and shine.  The image is matted with a Spellbinders Classic Circles die cut and a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die cut. I added another die cut in the right corner (Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame die) and a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cut on the left.  I added a butterfly I punched with my Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Arranged With Love set. The patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Capella collection. Some diamond-shaped bling and a few rhinestones on the butterfly finished my card.  Oh, and I used the Sketch Saturday #205 sketch for my layout.

The Blog Hop:
The hop starts at 9 AM (EDT) on May 4th and ends at 9 PM (EDT) on May 5th. You must leave a comment on each of the participating blogs in order to qualify to win one of the grand prizes.
First Prize:
A Guylou's Inimitability $25 gift certificate
Second Prize:
A Color Me Creative Classroon Copic Class (winners choice)
Third Prize:
A Guylou's Inimitability $15 gift certificate

Blog Hop order:
Guylou's Inimitability
Carla (you are here)
Guylou's Inimitability

Phew!  Sorry for the long post!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun hopping and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes!



  1. Congratulations Carla! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Hey, Carla! We're so happy to have you! I love this card. It's so elegant. I really like the doily edging and the soft colors.

  3. CONGRATS...this card is so BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Congratulations, Carla! Your cards are always stunning, and you're a great addition to the team.

  5. Congratulations Carla and that card is fabolous!!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Congratulations on joining Guylou's DT! Then, your card is stunning, and any couple would be so honoured to receive it! I am having lots of fun in this hop.

  7. Congrats Carla, love your card...such elegance!! The papers are the perfect touch with your coloring and the sparkle. I would love to play in the challenge and I just looked...I even have one of Guylou's images.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Gorgeous card Carla! The layout is beautiful and i love how soft you coloured the image! Congrats on your new gig!

  9. Congratulations Carla. Your card is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you do in the future. Love the design.

  10. Can you say GORGEOUS! Love the setup and your coloring is fantastic! Welcome to the team. We are a crazy bunch! HUGS

  11. Congrats on you new DT spot. Your card is beautiful.

  12. WOOHOO! Congrats on your new DT Carla! You'll be a wonderful addition to their team. :-) Another beautifully designed card from you--very worthy of a prince and princess. :-) Hugs!

  13. Stunning card you made for the hop! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  14. So very pretty - love the colors. Congratulations on your new DT position, they are lucky to have you!!!!

  15. Congrats,'ll do an excellent job on the DT. This card is really the image and your sparkle is just perfect on the gown.

  16. I like the layout of this card, nice papers and colors. And that image is great. And the glitter and sparkle on her dress is a lovely detail. Two thumbs up!

  17. Such a beautiful card sweetie love the colours & the lush image.
    Big congrats on your new DT sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  18. Congratulations. That is fantastic news. I love this digi.. It is so pretty. You did a great job with the layout too.. They are lucky to have you on the dt..

  19. Congratulations Carla on making onto G's DT! And it looks like you are off to an incredible start. I absolutely adore what you did with G's William and Kate image. The colors and dp's that you used look so incredible with it...and the doilies in behind add such a wonderful touch of elegance. Love the vine and butterfly too :D

  20. Congratulations, Carla! They are so lucky to have you on the team. You are so talented with never-ending creative and inspiration.
    Cathy Lee

  21. Carla, congratulations! Well-deserved, for sure!

    Love this card, Carla. It is simply bea.u.ti.ful. :^)


  22. Omgosh that image is so so awesome--I must get it asap! Um, thank goodness Guylou snatched you up! Your card is absolutely beautiful and speaks of your magnificent style and talent :) I'm a follower now--better late than never hehe! I'm really enjoying this wonderful blog hop and look forward to playing in the challenge--with all those great freebies, there's no excuse not to! TFS and have a great weekend! Congrats!

  23. Congratulations! Very pretty card too!

  24. Congratulations! You are one very busy and very talented person. Love the card and image.

  25. Congratulations!!! Enjoy your new dt gig! I know you'll rock it. I think they're lucky to have you!

    This card is absolutely stunning. I love the coloring, the design, color palette, and your use of diecuts.

  26. Congratulations!!
    What a wonderful card you made. The colours are just lovely and William and Kate is one of my favourite images!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog news- look like some congrats are in order for you, too. So-- Congrats Carla!! Gorgeous card, too. Love the doilies.


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