Thursday, September 1, 2011

Celebrate with 4 Crafty Chicks

Welcome to the 1st stop of 4 Crafty Chicks "Celebrating" Blog Hop! If you arrived here from 4 Crafty Chicks, then you are on the right track! So lets start at the beginning for your chance at some wonderful prizes!
What are we celebrating, you ask?? Well, the 4 Crafty Chicks are celebrating our FIRST Anniversary this week and we are so excited to have shared one year of fabulous challenges with you all. We certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without the support of all of our participants. The Design Team would like to thank everyone who has enthusiastically participated in our challenges over the last year – especially when they were *really* challenging challenges! We all have so much fun visiting your blogs to see what you have created week after week and hope to have another fun-filled year of crafty goodness... with a few surprises thrown in!!
This week’s challenge theme is “Celebrate” and the Chicks have made some pretty awesome cards – remember... the theme can be interpreted many different ways so please have fun with it!
As another way to celebrate and say THANK YOU to everyone, we have put together a Blog Hop for you this week and here’s the low-down:
Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using

Here is my prize for one lucky winner:

To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4CC blog.

For my card this week, I decided to use a Meljen Stamp I won, he was pretty cute to color, and since we are celebrating, he fit the party.

Supplies: SU Cardstock-Basic Gray, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pattern Paper. Stamps-Meljen's, MME. Ink-Black,Copic Markers. Accessories-Bling, Spellbinders, Ribbon, Foam Squares, Corner Punch, Dauber for inking edges.

The 4 Crafty Chicks have also decided that NOW is the time to start having a monthly Guest Designer! We are so excited to be giving everyone the opportunity to join us for a month of fun challenges. This month, and during the first challenge of the month in January and May, we will be on the lookout for Guest Designers for the next three months. If you participate in this week’s “Celebrate!” challenge and would like to be considered for October, November or December’s Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Whew! That was a LOT of information, wasn’t it? I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!

Leanne (you are here)
4 Crafty Chicks' Blog

I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our first Guest Designer! Have fun, everyone!


  1. Beautiful card, this stamp is so cute, love the color combo you used.

  2. Such an awesome card for our CELEBRATION this week girlie! Thanks for the past year of fun and challenges and I'm looking forward to this year and many, many more :)

  3. What a wonderful birthday card.. I love Meljens Designs .. I like how you distressed the edges and the color combo is fab.. thanks for sharing..

  4. Leanne your celebrate card is so ROCKIN' Love the blue icing and the image is so cute and perfect for this occasion. Thank you so much for taking the leap with us girls and starting our challenge blog. I can't believe a year has gone by already but each and every week it is a joy to work with you and see your amazing creations. You are the best!! Thanks for being you :) Happy September 1st.

  5. Congrats on the great year past! Your card is a sweetie and the little mouse is adorable.

  6. What an adorable card! I love Meljen's. :) Congrats on your 1 yr anniversary and thanks so much for offering a wonderful prize!

  7. Perfect image for the First Anniversary celebration and you've colored it to perfection! Wonderful prize and I really want to win those tickets!! :-) Congrats on the celebration.

  8. What a great stamp to celebrate with - what fun! Really cool prize too! Thanks for the chance to win & Happy Anniversary!

  9. Hi Leanne: This card is absolutely adorable! I love these little meesers! and to be all gooey with cake. my oh my what a little trouble maker! I love your looks so edible! Leanne, thank you for popping over to my blog. I know you must be very busy making comments on people's blogs and I thank you for taking the time to visit mine. Have a loving and kind weekend full of wonderful things. Be safe! Samara

  10. Congrats on your blogaversary! As always, super cute card! As soon as I left PPC DT, my schedule cleared up at work but I know it's going to get crazy again very soon so I'm playing my heart out while I can! Good luck in the future of 4CC :-)

  11. Congrats on the Anniversary and I love your mouse in the cake card! SO CUTE!
    Cindy Porter

  12. Happy Anniversary! Love all the layers on your card and that image is adorable! Thanks for chance to win some fabby candy too!

    Christy Dillman

  13. What a lovely card! Great colours and it is so bright and cheery! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win blog candy!!

  14. What a great card - the perfect reason to celebrate. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us and also the chance to win some fantastic candy!

  15. Happy anniversary,1st year.What a great year youall have had. WTGG. I Lv this card it is sooo cute.Now on to the 2nd year.Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

  16. what a creative design and lovely color combo, Leanne ..
    happy celebration too!! and those tickets so yummy :D
    Hugs, Yulis xx

  17. Thanks for inviting us along to help you celebrate! Such a fun Challenge Blog!

  18. Happy birthday! There are so much fun on your card, like the color combo and the layout. Thanks! Charis xx

  19. Love your card! Very bright and cheery, the color combo is wonderful.

  20. I LOVE 4 crafty chicks and hope I get my card linked up in time. :o) Your card is so perfect for the celebration!