Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Stamps R Us!

So glad you have decided to join us to celebrate our one year birthday for Stamps R Us Challenges Blog.  We are celebrating by having a blog hop, with oodles and oodles of prizes!  You can find the list of all our sponsors and what the prizes are on the Stamps R Us blog. 

If you’ve arrived here from Marilyn's blog, then you are on the right track!  If you wish to start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the fabulous creations from the DT’s head on over to the Stamps R Us blog.

Our wonderful sponsor at Stamps R Us for our Birthday challenge is Whimsie Doodles!  To help Stamps R Us celebrate our birthday Whimise Doodles is giving our fans a 10% off coupon good for 30 days from the start of our current challenge!  For your shopping pleasure the code for a 10% discount is SRU10.

Sea Shell Koale

I got to work with this adorable image “Sea Shell Koale” from Whimsie Doodles, and colored the image with Copics.  I decided to make a tent fold card.  I used the Spellbinders round dies to cut the circle in the middle, and add the frame.  The waves were printed on card stock (Sweet Threads by Basic Grey) and then cut out and glued to the frame.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The designer paper is from the Summer Days paper pad by Echo Park.

Your next hop along the way is Paige, wait till you see her gorgeous card!  Here's a list of our design team blogs in case you get lost along the way:

Carol

Collette

Jan

JoJo

Kathy

Lynn

Marilyn

Marilyn – You Are Here!

Paige

Shannon

Tammy

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Please remember to leave a comment on each blog along the hop today, so that you will be eligible to win one of our fabulous prizes!  Good luck everyone!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #13 Anything Goes!

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #29 Sunshine Colors.

Totally Paper Crafts – One For The Boys.

Fussy and Fancy Friday – Summer.

Fairy Tale – Challenge #20 Summer, Sun and Sunshine.

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #25 Summertime.

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #90 Punch or Dies.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #79 Beachy or Summer.

Challenge Up Your Life – #48 Tent Card.

Ladybug Crafts – July Summer Birthday.

69 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, love the port hole feel with the waves, the colors, ok, just love everything with this card. Cuteness!!!!

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  2. How adorable! love these images:-) I love the cut waves behind him! really adorable card
    Michele

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  3. So very cute Marilyn! LOVE those waves and your coloring is fantastic - as always! Precious card.
    Lynn

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  4. Wow, you all rock! Another well colored creation! Boy, am I glad I did this hop! Amazing!

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  5. Can I just say WOW!!! What a gorgeous card!!!!! Love the colors, paper and your layout!!!

    Linda

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  6. gorgeous card with a fab coloured boy in his adorable swimming trunk....it looks as if he is standing next to a small swimming pool!
    xxx Margreet

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  7. Adorable card with so many great elements it's impossible to single any one of them out! The depth added by the blue swirls really makes this card. TFS!

    Smiles, Lisa

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  8. Marilyn, you card creation is absolutely fabulous! Your coloring is amazing, and the wave design is just awesome! Great job!

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  9. Fantastic card hunni & love the waves :D
    hugs and xxx

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  10. Marylin your card is absolutly perfect! The little boy looks like the cute little one next to you on your photo :o) Your coloration is fab! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  11. How utterly adorable!!! This definately has the awwww factor Marilyn!! Amazing coloring and love all the yummy, summery papers!

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  12. Marilyn - super coloring and I love those ocean waves!
    ♥ Sandi's Blog!

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  13. Super cute. I love your color combination and the boy is just adorable.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

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  14. I LOVE your card Marilyn! I've been playing with circles too and love how you've made a window, very nice!

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  15. This is sooo cute Marilyn!! I absolutely love your design! Fantastic coloring as always!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  16. I love the designer paper you chose for the circle as well as your waves - very textural looking. Sweet job coloring too ... I can see his sunkissed skin.

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  17. What a cutie and love how his skin practically glows with a tan. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. The waves are an awesome detail on your card. Love it all!

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  19. awesome card.. love the different patterns and colors..

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  20. What a gorgeious card Marilyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  21. I just love this little beach boy - but wow on the wave effect. Love it!

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  22. Your waves are the perfect touch as far as I am concerned...love them on the dp. Your coloring is beautiful as is all of the dt...such talented ladies here. Tfs your beautiful design.
    Patti

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  23. Oh My Goodness....what fun dimension. Looks like a swimming pool and I see waves and fun paper. A wonderful, entire composition...Happy Birthday to you all at the store!

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  24. Love it, love it, love it! Great hop too! Sheila:)X

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  25. cute card, love the image and papers
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    hugs
    céline F&F DT

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  26. Hello!
    A very nice birthday card.
    Like it very much.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ** Karla

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  27. Wowsa! I love this layout with the circles and those little waves could not be more perfect! Fabulous colouring and just an all-round cutie patootie card!

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  28. This is such a sweet image and your coloring is great! Love the way you cut the circle and offset the image. Great design idea!

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  29. All the detail in this card is just stunning and I am guessing a photo doesn't do it justice. :)

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  30. I have no idea how to make a tent card... but yours look fabulous.

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  31. Love your summery card, great colour combo. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

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  32. I love the paper choice with the polka dots. It is all very summer looking!

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  33. Your card is adorable--love the papers! And I am thrilled about the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes!

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  34. I love seeing how differently everyone colored these adorable images for this hop! From vivid, rich colorful tones to the pastels - every single card looks amazing!! I love how you did the water waves on this, and it's colored so beautifully!

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  35. what a great layout this card has...super sweet..love the colors and the image is fab too...tfs
    www.justwordz.ca

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  36. Hi Marilyn! I'm enjoying the hop and seeing the work of such talented cardmakers! Love the gentle sea colors of your card, the waves and window. Just beautiful!

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  37. Love love love your card Miss Marilyn! Where to start.. lol Gorgeous coloring and that fabulous die cut porthole with the sweet thread waves is so Perfect and so Creative! Too Cute! Love the wonderful swirling and polka dot dp's too.. Love the whole thing! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  38. love your card - makes me want to be on the beach!

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  39. Hi Marilyn, this is just too too cute! Love the polka dot paper. Love the waves! Your coloring is just goreous!! Wow beautiful! Great Creativity!
    Hugs, Sarah T

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  40. Marilyn,
    Your coloring is spectacular and your card is wonderful!

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  41. Lots of summer fun along this hop!

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  42. Such a cute card...you've made a nice scene. Everyone has coloured the swim trunks with different colour combos, and it makes each card look so different.
    Joyce xx

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  43. Love those waves! Fantastic scene.

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  44. Oh Marilyn what a darling card love the colors and the image is just too cute. Love how you colored him it's great. Love Love Love this card.

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  45. Great card, lovely design. It's amazing how different all the cards with the same image looks. Each so cute but totally different.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  46. Fabulous card. I love every bit of it. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week and good luck.

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  47. What a lovely card
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  48. Wowzers what a fabulous DP scene! This is FABULOUS.

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  49. Hi Marilyn, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  50. This is so adorable! I love the frame you made and your amazing coloring! Wow, what a cool card. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  51. AWESOME CARD! I love the detail and the way the card almost looks 3d:)

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  52. Wow, Wow, Wow, I'm in love with your circles and waves! So COOL! Awesome card! Love every bit of it!

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  53. Fantabulous use of shapes and textures to make the card come alive!! Love it

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  54. Beautifully colored! Love how you made the waves!!! The colors are so nice and summery.

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  55. What an adorable card. The waves and frame really set it off.

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  56. I sure hope I win this image! He is just adorable and your card is so sweet!! Love the waves and the colors. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!!

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  57. Really fabulous card. Love the tent style and how you created those waves.
    Thanks for joining our 'one for the boys' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

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  58. Beautiful card, love the wave effects too. Happy 1st birthday to the team! Ruby x

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  59. Love this! The mix of patterns is a awesome, and the waves are gorgeous! I'm loving all the fabulous creations along this hop!

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  60. You did a wonderful job with this card!
    Wish you a joyful summer!
    SusanLotus, bloghopper

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  61. Your card is fantastic. Great summer style.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

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  62. This is so cute & just perfect for our "Summer" Challenge over at Paper Sundaes. Great card!! That image is just too cute!

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  63. So cute and I love the blue circle, reminds me of a swimming pool! Thanks for playing along with us at LCI!

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  64. Another fabulicious card Marilyn...love his shorts and those waves are perfect for this card! Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI xx

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  65. Fab card, love that image and those waves are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
    Donna x

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  66. Grea card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

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  67. that should of course say great!

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  68. What a totally fun card ! Hope you'll link it up to my Little Boy themed challenge here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2011/08/sandys-challenge-5.html

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