Sunday, February 10, 2013

My 200th Blog Post!

Hello Friends & Followers!  Can you believe it - 200 posts!  From the girl who thought she'd never have a blog no less!  I think a little candy might be warranted... do you?  ;)
     While I am mulling that over, let me show you the two quickie cards I created today (I KNOW!  NOTHING for the entire month of January and now - BOOM! - two in one day!).  Both were for Papertrey Ink's 6th anniversary celebration sketch challenges.  The first was for Sketch 1:
(Shoot!  I just realized the sketch was in portrait and my card is in landscape - sniff sniff... does it still count?)  
I used PTI's 'Sign Language' for the little boxes which were punched with a 1" square and matted with a 1 1/8" square and popped up with dimensionals, and 'Simple Valentine' for the sentiment.  Added a large heart shaped rhinestone and VOILA - clap clap, done!  The second card is based on Sketch 5:
(Oh thank goodness, got the orientation right on this one!  Goodie!) 
The geometric elements are from PTI's 'Dot Spot' and the sentiment is from 'Think Big Favorites #7' (I really need to get some more of these big bold sentiments for my collection, I have a precious few).  Colorful and postage friendly - two good things right?
   Alrightie, back to the issue of celebrating my 200th post.  Since I used PTI this week and they are celebrating their anniversary, why don't I celebrate with a PTI prize?  One person who leaves a comment on this blog post will be randomly chosen to win PTI's Life stamp set (unfortunately, with the increase in postage rates I cannot afford to ship  overseas anymore, so I have to limit the celebration to USA residents & APO/FPO addresses only, I feel very badly about this, but just can't afford the shipping with my tutoring sessions being so few and far between at the moment, I hope you understand and can forgive me).  
     Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your weekend was wonderful and that you have a terrific week ahead!
~ Crafty Math Chick

16 comments:

Jingle said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! That's wonderful! Both cards are fantastic!

Suzanne said...

Meredith! I am pretty sure Sign Language was one of my first PTI sets and I love what you've done with it here, especially that sweet little heart in the corner. And I ADORE the rainbow colors on your second card. Both are awesome takes on the sketches. HUGE congrats on 200 posts!!!

Pia S said...

Two RELLY great cards. Love the clean designs. The second one I think is my favorite, because you've succeeded in creating such a cheerful and colorful CAS card - that's quite tricky, but you've made it seem so easy with these gorgeous circle shapes!

Rosy Newlun said...

Aloha Meredith - 200 posts - way to rock!!!!! Both you cards are amazing! Love your doggie header, too! PS Hawaii & Alaska are exact shipping as all other states - not too many people know this <3 I wonder how many posts I have? I don't even know how to find out...

Lynn said...

I LOVE the bold colors of the birthday card. I'm impressed how the images are lined up. TFS

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cute cards! Love the colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

200 posts! That's a big deal, and I'm loving these cards, especially the second one. Love the bright colors you used and the overlapping, and thanks so much for your so so sweet comments on my blog lately - often on big blog hops comments are a bit short, so I really appreciated yours!

Wendy said...

Congrats GF! I remember when you didn't have a blog, any of us for that matter, and look at you now! 200!!! Love both of these cards too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congrats on your 200th post, Meredith! I love both of your cards. The little XO squares are so cute and the rainbow of dots is gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

Awesome 200 posts! These are both such pretty cards too! I really love the overlayed colour on the 2nd one...so sharp with the bold sentiment too!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Beautiful cards! I love how the details just pop off the card with the simple designs. Congrats on 200 posts! That's a huge accomplished and well worth a celebration.
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KRAFTY pearl said...

Happy 200th post and lovely cards to celebrate!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards! Especially like the second with the fabulous colors on the doily images.

Mary J said...

They are both fab cards, Meredith! love the first for the little heart finishing it off and the second for the use of colour!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Oooohhhh, fab, fab, fab card!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations. Both very elegant.
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