Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Blogiversary Annette Witherspoon!

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Annette Witherspoon is celebrating two years of blogging today so she gathered some of her friends and is having a Blogiversary Blog Hop. Annette has two great prize packages to give away. Stampendous, Pink by Design and a jillian vance design are all sponsors so sit back and be prepared to be inspired. Please leave comments along the way.

I was so honored when Annette asked me to join in the fun. Our friendship began when she commented on my blog. We proceeded to comment back and forth and it wasn't long before we realized we live minutes from each other...a real 'small world' moment. Since then Annette has become one of my biggest cheerleaders. If you're not familiar with her, let me fill you in. She is kind and caring and lots of fun. She's the kind of person you always want to be around because she just makes you feel good. Her laugh is infectious. As a crafter, she is an incredible artist. I love her clean and simple style. Her sense of humor and love of life are apparent when you look at her art. She's the kind of blogger everyone wants as a friend. She spends a lot of time commenting and helping others fulfill their dreams. And believe me, she enables better than anyone.


So when I saw this new Stampendous sentiment, I knew I had to use it to create something to celebrate my friend. It's almost as if it is Annette's mantra. I created a canvas using lots of stamps, neocolor crayons, gesso, gelatos, pitt markers, glitter and embossing enamel (I linked the products I used at the end of my post). It's not a card but it is filled with love and well wishes. Congratulations Annette! May we all enjoy your blog for many years to come.

Here's the Hop List. Be prepared to be wowed. These ladies are my crafting idols!

Annette Witherspoon
Karen Baker
Bunny Vance
Jennifer Ingle
Melisa Alzammar
Annette Allen
Melinda Gleissner
Shelly Kingham
Sarah Hamer
Jocelyn Olson

Thanks for visiting.

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34 comments:

  1. What a wonderful sentiment. This is a beautiful project.

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  2. Fabulous card! Love the sentiment. TFS! queenbeedesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. You created that canvas? WOW!!! I am WOW-ed! GORGEOUS piece of art right there, Melinda!

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  4. very very pretty. Love the colors/

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  5. Very pretty card! Love the colors!!

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  6. Love how all the colors blend together! And how fun it must have been to find out that you lived so close to Annette! Real crafting buddy!

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  7. your card is stunning! love the beautiful sentiment!

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  8. Beautiful card, I love the sentiment too.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  9. Such a pretty card! Love the sentiment and the flower images, and the papers is just perfect. Just lovely!

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  10. This canvas is such a gorgeous creation! Will you send it to Annette? It's just lovely and a beautiful way to celebrate her anniversary! What a good friend you are! Just love it!

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  11. Oh Melinda, this is GORGEOUS! I love all the layers you've added to this canvas! I definitely need to check out those crayons...enabler! LOL!

    I've often said you are my biggest cheerleader so I know how special having someone support you is!

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  12. Okay, so if Annette doesn't have any wall space for your gorgeous creation on CANVAS, I have the perfect spot in my bedroom! This is just beautiful!

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  13. Melinda! This is stunning! Your work is top notch on this wrapped canvas. You've perfectly added so many wonderful elements, it must have taken hours! I love it!

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  14. Wow what a pretty card...love the music paper and the sentiment.

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  15. Very cute! And your wobble pumpkins are super cool too!

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  16. I love your canvas. Beautiful!! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  17. Great scrapbook page! So pretty!


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  18. HAHAHAHA!!!! I really couldn't resist. Just say'n.

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    1. ...and your sense of humor, well:-) Love you!

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  19. Oh wow, I do love that sentiment so much!! Gorgeous flower image and colors...and an inspiring card!

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  20. Well, I already told you on Facebook how much I love this, but I want to make it publicly known how fabulous this is. Speaking of art, this is a work of art. You need to hang this in a prominent place where everyone can enjoy its beauty. Those yellow flowers are so pretty. Yellow is my favorite color!! You said some really flattering things about me. I am grateful, yet so humbled. You are such a kind, caring person. You always say the nicest things. I am so happy that you're on this hop. Thank you so much!!

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  21. I couldn't agree more about Annette. This canvas is a lovely treasure to show her your commitment to your friendship.

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  22. Very elegant and beautiful colors to match the sentiment!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  23. What a lovely card this is! Thank you for the idea!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  24. Wow! After I read your post about your "card" I read all the comments and does no one actually READ a post anymore?! This is gorgeous love all the texture you created! I'm a bit shy about canvas but actually own some lol. You, my friend, are an awesome inspiration and enabler!

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  25. I've got to say that I've very much enjoyed browsing your blog, in fact, I spent a good part of the morning doing so! Your coloring is amazing, and this card for Annette's celebration is so beautiful. Love the colors!

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  26. Hi Melinda! What a beautiful canvas. I love the saying and the beautiful flowers. I really enjoyed looking at your blog. You are very talented. I'm honored to be in the blog hop with you. :)

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  27. I love that you stepped out of the box and created this gorgeous canvas!! I also adore this new sentiment from Stampendous and have already used it several times myself. I think it's cool that it's, NOT A CARD...lol and you know what...I sooo look forward to seeing more NON CARDS from you because I think you did a fabulous job playing with all those yummy mixed media supplies and I for one am inspired!!

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  28. Great card. Love the distressed look so much.

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  29. Very pretty card! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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