Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Best Wishes Blog Hop for Our dear Melanie!

Good Evening Everyone, 

It is with a sad heart :( that we at Paper Craft Planet Design Team says goodbye to one of our Super Novas - Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie has been part of the Design Team since Paper Craft Planet was created and she is one of my stamping idols and an amazing source of inspiration and creativity. With mounting family and designing commitments, she needs to scale back on her other teams to focus on illustrating for Gina K Designs.   But since this is not really “goodbye”, the PCP ladies are throwing a little going away "Best Wishes" bash in the form of a blog hop today featuring  two sets designed by Melanie:  "A Year of Leaves” or“School, Sports, Spirit!”  

And it wouldn't be a party without some party favors right? Well, Gina K is sponsoring a challenge this week on Paper Craft Planet with a chance to win one of Melanie’s newest sets! Upload a new project you create with a "Best Wishes" or  good luck theme to the PCP gallery by Monday night 10PM EST, with the tag GKDBW.  (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.)

A winner will be announced Tuesday, that person will win their choice of “"A Year of Leaves” or
"School, Sports,Spirit!”>  Hope you will play the challenge!

Here is what I made  with Melanie's gorgeous stamp set: "A Year of Leaves”: 
This one is for you Melanie: I wish for you all BLESSINGS all the time - for you and for your beautiful family! You are such a sweeeeet heart - and we wish you all of life's wonderful blessings my friend!!! I used Lynn's sketch this week over at PCP for this card (SK090509) and realized after I made it that it didn't really follow the sketch afterall... lol! sorry Lynn - I can't follow directions :)

Card Details:
Paper: Papertrey Autumn Abundance
Ink: Adirondack Expresso
Stamps:"A Year of Leaves” from Gina K
Accessories: gel pen, dimensionals, bling from K & Co.

I absolutely love this stamp set - and the sentiments that Melanie has created to go with these beautiful leaves that she has illustrated are simply amazing -they go right to the heart! So I created a few more for tonight's little part-aaay!

The sentiment in this card reads: "What the Caterpillar calls the end of the World, the Master calls a Butterfly..." how absolutely beautiful! Love that sentiment! I used the SCS sketch this week for this card - and changed it up also... what is it about not following sketches and me?

Card Details:
Paper: Jillibean and from stash
Ink: Adirondack Expresso
Stamps:"A Year of Leaves” from Gina K
Accessories: ribbon from Taylored Expressions, gel pen, dimensionals, liquid pearls

Here is one more card - I just loved the sentiment which reads: The Fall of a Leaf is a Whisper to the Living. How beautiful is that sentiment... love it! And since I can't follow directions with sketches - I decided to not use one for this card - lol! 

Card Details:
Paper: Jillibean and from stash
Ink: Adirondack Expresso
Stamps:"A Year of Leaves” from Gina K
Accessories: ribbon from Taylored Expressions, circle punch from CM, gel pen, dimensionals, 
corner rounder, copics

Melanie - it has been an honor to be on this design team with you and I wish you and your family all the very best. You are truly an inspiration! And it isn't a goodbye since I will be stalking your blog!!! Big hugs to you Melanie and continued success in everything that you do!!! 

Please see more beautiful samples the Supernovas created with these new sets of Melanie:

Adela Rossol

Lynn Mercurio

Kim Burmeister

Wendy Price

Jen Tapler

Tammy Hershberger

Erika Martin

Lori Tecler

Jessica Fick

Susanna Boyd

and don't forget to check out Melanie's Blog for more of her amazing work!!! 

Check out our challenge gallery for Melanie!

Thanks so much for stopping in tonight!! Can't wait to see your creations!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)


Kim Burmeister said...

Okay, Sankari! My mouth is gaping open! When I click on your blog and wait for it to appear, I always wonder how you are going to amaze me and you always do. Three beautiful cards again. Words cannot describe!

Adela said...

You totally BLOW ME AWAY, Shawnie! This time you've blown me all the way to Iowa!! (What? I'm just in so much pain right now, so I may not make sense.) Anyways, dah-ling, I love all of the cards you made with Mel's set. I especially love those polka dotted leaves. I feel so lucky to have you there to lift my spirits. Thanks so much! Love you!

Ida P. Krause said...

WOW WOW WOW!! These are all 3 absolutely wonderful cards. I've got to admit though to favoring the first card with the gorgeous leaves. Simply beautiful.

Lori said...

Amazing as always, Sankari! Love all the details on your cards--just stunning.

Melanie said...

Sankari, thanks so much for this beautiful post, your words are so appreciated and I love the whimsy and flair you added to these images! what an honor! hugs!!! :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful cards and such whimsy.

Radha said...

So sweet ! Sank!
It is realy realy nice!
We love bugs here:)
i'm sure Melanie will love them!

Narayani had to hand draw bugs, bugs life!
While I was making some cards instead bugs I used Earrings:) LOL:)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Sankari!!! These are Beautiful. And you my LOVE are FABULOUS.

xx Sarah (SJK)

gale said...

Gorgeous cards! that caterpillar looks real!

Lynn Mercurio said...

THUD! Wowzers, girl. You really did an outstanding job on all of these wonderful creations. They are all STUNNING!

wendyp said...

(thud) Ok, now that I've picked myself up off the flower....Sankari!!! These are gorgeous! LOVE the patterned leaves!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Absolutely stunning Sankari. What a tremendous design, but how each card is so amazing beautiful! Well done!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Shawnie, is there anything you CAN'T do??? These are AWE-mazing! I LOVE the polka dot leaves, love how you placed the caterpillar on the leaf (I would never think to do something as simple as that!) and LOVE the butterfly trail with the silhouette trees on the last one! Girl, you ROCK! I do NOT know how you do it!

Traci said...

Beautiful cards! I love the butterfly card and saying!

Jen Tapler said...

Ok, seriously. You have to stop with all this amazingness. It's just making me look lame. hee hee!! These are AWESOME girl!!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations Sankari and the sentiments so heart warming. Have a super duper weekend.

Martha said...

Sankari, you are so talented!! I love your cards!
Have a nice weekend :)

Ann said...

Oh my word, these are too lovely, Sankari! Your talent always amazes me, girl!

Naomi said...

Amazing, yet again. Sankari, you continually amaze me. Even these cards, which look much more simplistic than some of your other work, are just astounding! Love the leaves!

Jessica said...

Sankari!! I'm late to the hop to comment, but still had to tell you how much I LOVE your cards you made for Melanie's hop!!!! Wow, girl - you are amazing!!