Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Farewell Blog Hop with a Splash



This week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe is a very
special one as we say goodbye to one of it's creators...


is officially leaving us to pursue a wonderful
opportunity in her hometown in the UK.
All of the details are over in The Cafe....so I hope you
will read the story of our humble beginnings
and the story of what's next on her creative journey.
Of course, we will always be close and connected
and I thank her from the bottom of my heart
for all of the inspiration she has brought to the challenge.

Sarah LoVeS doing the color splash challenge and I
thought it was a terrific way to send her off to new adventures.


This week's splash of color is GREEN
and is sponsored by
The images used on this card are from our sponsor.

To honor Sarah, our design team wanted to do a
blog hop with each of our designers and when you
hop along to each of our designers' blogs and leave
a comment, you will be entered to win a prize
from The Play Date Cafe Prize Menu.
You'll find each of the links
over in The Cafe.
 
Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock & Designer Paper: A Muse Studio
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Memento in 'Tuxedo'
Markers:  Copic

39 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS Julie!! LOVING those balloons! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Fiona said...

Well done for getting the post done Julie :) Fabulous quote on your fun card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love hot air balloons! Great use of the Skipping Stones set.

Tracey said...

FABULOUS card Julie!!!

Michele Gross said...

Love your card-its fabulously done :) I know this is a hard week for you but this is such a wonderfully done farewell.

Pauline said...

What a wonderful inspiring quote! I love the images of the balloons, beautifully coloured too.

Helen said...

Love that quote, and the balloons.

Barb Cady said...

What a terrific quote and love that you have chosen balloons as Sarah floats on to new horizons, very apt!

shirley said...

Fab card! Love the quote.

ThinkInk Creative said...

I can't believe I've come to the end of the blog hop - it was an enjoyable and inspiring ride, sad sentiments notwithstanding.

This is a very emotive card because of the sentiment but also the visual imagery of hot air balloons - someone is going away.

I feel your loss.

regards,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry to see Sarah go she will be missed. Lovely card to say farewell, beautiful sentiment and I love the balloons. Great splash of colour. Tracy x

Andrea Ewen said...

A lovely card and a lovely tribute to sweet Sarah! I'm sure that she's got tears in her eyes reading this...that sentiment on your card says it all! You'll always be besties and I'm sure we'll be "seeing" Sarah in the future soon.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, love those hills, clouds, balloons and sentiment. Awesome scene. ;)

Debstamps said...

I started my hop here because of that beautiful quote, and those soaring green balloons! Must check out Skipping Stones Design, and wish you good luck as things change around Play Date Cafe! Thanks for sharing your personal stories, and we wish you all the best!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Julie, the post at The Cafe is so lovely. :) I know you had MAJOR issues with Blogger, which makes the post even more special, knowing the time and frustration you put into it. Your card is simply wonderful, and the sentiment brought a tear to my eyes.

Lin said...

Julie, what a fantastic idea this was to have a blog hop in honor of Sarah. I've seen lots of her projects along the way that I would have missed otherwise. I think the color splashes have turned out to be my favorite ones, because before PDCC, I'd NEVER have used black in my cards as a major color, and now I love these challenges!!
Love the sentiment on your card today, too. Thanks for a really fun hop!

Julie Wasson said...

so cool. green is my new fav.

peggy gatto said...

Quite an inspirational quote!! We often don't often take time to just enjoy the moment!!
Lovely card!

Ruby said...

Such a beautiful sentiment, this was my second choice of set, it's just the most beautiful sentiment, ever! I'm sure you are really sad to see your bestie moving onto different things, but I know she will keep you with her wherever she goes. You have such a special bond.

Your card is beautiful, I love how your pop of green is the balloons, fab card! :)

Kim said...

I so love that expression! I haven't been in a hot air balloon yet...but it seem to fit the experience perfectly!

Sarah Anderson said...

really, really touched by this card xxxxxxxxx

Sandy G said...

What a lovely card to say goodbye

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--love those hot air balloons! Great coloring--didn't know you liked to color!!!!!!! Note to self:)

Great sentiment too!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Love the green hot air balloons and the sweet CAS style.

massofhair said...

Starting my Blog Hop here as i love your sentiment and you can also feel the bond between two friends which is very special.
Great card and a fabulous send off, thanks for choosing something so meaningful for us to share in this week:-)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the variation in color in each stripe on your balloons, Julie! And those hills and clouds just take it over the top!

Laurie W. said...

Gorgeous color splash card! That green is fab!!

Emily Keaton said...

How lovely! Your green hot air balloons add just the right splash of green to this fun color splash creation. :)

Elena C said...

You did a great job on that card. Those balloons are AWESOME!!!

Tui Nathan said...

I am so in love with hot air balloons at the moment and your card is just fabulous ... love the colouring and the scenic landscape ...

Chunyuan said...

Love your green hot air balloons card.

Diane said...

Great card...love those green hot air balloons...fun stamps!!

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, such a fabulous card Julie! The hotair balloons and the hills look fantastic and I love that qoute.

Gerda Weiland said...

It is a fantastic card!!

lostinpaper said...

A beautiful card with a wonderful quote! Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear! Surely Sarah's weekly creations will be missed at the PDCC. What a fun card! Love the hot air balloons! Happy Memorial Day!

Jayne C said...

A lovely card, with a beautiful sentiment! x

Meghna said...

What a lovely card!! hot air balloons and the lovely sentiment!! beautiful!!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! Those balloons are SO fun!