Monday, June 27, 2011

BBTB2 Watermelon Challenge and Blog Hop!



WooHoo! It's the last Monday of the month and you know what that means, don't you? It's Blog Hop time at BBTB2. I'm kicking off this blog hop, but if you get lost along the way, check back at BBTB2 for the full list of participants. This week our fabulous fearless leader, Heather, as gone "old school" and chosen the watermelon from one of the "oldies but goodies" cartridges, Stretch Your Imagination. Of course, if you don't own that one, any watermelon will do but please make it a "new" creation. My first thought was to have a little kid taking a bite so I welded the shadow of the face from another oldie, Doodlecharms, to the shadow of the watermelon. I was gonna stop there, but then thought of the coming holiday and decided to go all patriotic, adding the fireworks and flag from Stand and Salute. There was method to my madness, because I really wanted to join the Whimsicle Wednesday Let's Get Patriotic Challenge and didn't think I could get to it unless I combined. (Sorry Steph, one of these days...) I glittered the fireworks and added gems and a glittered foam star (from M's) and embossed the flag and added tiny adhesive stars by Recollections. The little dude looked mighty bald so I added a curly paperclip for hair, much better!

Only the watermelon portion of this card opens because of the weird design, but it was fun to do something a bit different for a change. The bite was done with a simple hole punch. The rub-on sentiment is from Melissa Frances. There's not a ton of dimension, but I got a kick out of popping his mouth open so he looks like he's taking a giant bite. Now hop along to my sweet and beautiful DT sis Krista has in store for you. I'm sure it's just yummy! But don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $40.00 gift certificate from Custom Crops. They have some cool new products that I have't seen elsewhere, so be sure to check it out. I'll be drawing the winner using Random Org on Friday, July 1.


56 comments:

  1. It get so boring with my words when I try to find the right ones to say how much I love anything you create. This is absolutely darling.... each little detail, the different little dies all put together for a seasonal creation.....summer, children, July 4th. So neat, girl.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  2. This is SUPER cute!! I love how you did this!! SO creative! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great summer!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  3. Oh Donna, this is just too adorable! I love the cute little face taking a big bite, lol. I think you captured all the holiday in one fabulous card. Love it!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  4. Super adorable! I love all of the dimension to this! :)Amy

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  5. Donna,
    This is so cute! I love how it opens. It is making me want to make 4th of July cards. JoAnn

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  6. Very clever, Donna! I love his open mouth, drooling to get at the cool crispness of the sweet juicy deliciousness of the bright red watermelon.... I suddenly have a craving! I like the note space inside the watermelon, but I find only seeds inside mine :-(? Big hugs!

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  7. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS... it is just as cute as can be.. I want to try scrap lift it.. but probably can't... it is way too cute...love love it.. hugs

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  8. For the love of all things summer, I think this has to be the sweetest and cutest card that I have seen! Your work is amazing and i am now a new follower!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Donna! Thanks for stopping by my lil' ol' bloggy today! It always makes my day when you leave such sweet things to say.. by the way this card is sooo super cute! Great job as always! :)

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  10. Wow...hahahahah..The little dude..I love it..Krista

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  11. I love your card!!!! So fun and festive!

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  12. WOW!! I love how your card turned out! Love the shape and the super cute little one! The watermelon looks yummy enough to eat!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  13. Love this card! So Super Cute!

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  14. Hi Donna,
    Fabulous theme for this fun card. I love the colours and the patriotic flavour.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  15. OMG - this is the cutest by far - the awesomest (if even a word..lol) card!!!!
    parkernana5@cox.net
    ps.. I would love it if you'd get e-mail. Would love to see more of your inspirations!!
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  16. Great card! Love the flag,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  17. This is so super cute! I love the flag with bling and and the fireworks! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  18. I love your watermelon project - it is just so cute!

    bwickline61@yahoo.com

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  19. Love it! It is So-o-o cute! Makes me hungry for watermelon

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  20. Oh wow this is a great idea, love the face and the way you did the mouth and watermelon.
    Kim xXx

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  21. Oh my! Donna this adorable! I love it.

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  22. Great job, love how mouth opens! Thanks for a chance to win!

    adrianwallen at msn.com

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  23. Great way to combine both challenges. Came out super cute.
    stuff@#gt.rr.com
    http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my! What a fabulous creation! Love the fun celebratory elements!!!! So fun Donna! :)

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  25. this card is too cute for words. very creative. tfs.

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  26. I love that little bald guy, he is just too cute!

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  27. Oh my your card is soo ADORABLE!I LOVE the cute little face and all the great details,Just AMAZING!FANTASTIC job as always!Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!!!:)

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  28. Wow! Your cards are always the most creative! I like how you mix summer, watermelon and 4th of july in just one card!!!
    Vivi
    http://vivienpapel.blogspot.com

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  29. Watermelon and 4th of July who could go wrong. Love the little clip in the bald baby. Another great project from you.

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  30. All the things for a super Awesome Summer...Very Cute and Creative!! TFS!! I have been a follower for a while!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetobkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  31. So much fun! This is just darling! Great work as always! Love to see your creations! :)

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  32. Oh my gosh! This is just so adorable!!! Love the little guy with his paperclip hair! The flag and fireworks are just perfect!! Watermelon and the 4th go great together!!! :)

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  33. OMGosh Donna this is soooooo soooooo Stinkin Darn Cute!!! What can I say You always knock it out of the park or in this case shoot it out of the sky, lol! Love everything about it, as always!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  34. This is one of the cutest cards I have seen. Love it:)
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  35. Very creative card! Love the baby biting the melon!

    TFS your creations.

    Happy crafting!

    Carmen L

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  36. You are wayyy Super creative! I love just coming here and checking out all the neat projects! TFS!
    Theresa
    www.miislucky.blogspot.com

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  37. girl---you just have it going on..you go from gruesome to movie to cuteness...I simply just adore everything you make. and this is no exception...ohh how I miss using my big E...lol...another cute card girlie...hugs!!!

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  38. Extremely cute and coolio card x

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  39. So super cute! I love the little baby eating the watermelon with the exploding fireworks in the background. Great way to incorporate both challenges.
    You did a terrific job as usual!
    Thanks for entering it into Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best,
    Sonia

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  40. Great card, I love that it's not the 'standard' card format

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  41. That card is so neat! I just love it! Great work!

    Lori @ http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/

    lori.bourg@gmail.com

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  42. OMG, Donna, this is soooo adorable!!!

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  43. You have so many cute elements that I like: only the watermelon opens, the curly-q hair, his open mouth..! Great card, thanks for sharing!

    Marzafdr@yahoo.com

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  44. Really cute card! I love the watermelon!

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  45. Super cute I love the watermellon

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  46. This card is ADORABLE!! Oh, and Friday, July 1st is my birthday, so you must pick me! :)
    Kamie

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  47. Freaking adorable...that's what this is!

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  48. Awww this is adorable! Great 4th of July card! Love how you've got it looking like he's eating the watermelon!

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  49. Donna, I always love to see your work-especially when you use DS. I still have yet to master it. tfs

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  50. Oh, I love the cute paperclip as the hair curl! This is so darling, Donna!!

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  51. Your card came out adorable. I especially love the fireworks! TFS!

    Ro
    littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

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  52. Donna,
    Okay your card is just UNBELIEVABLE! I love the little guy taking a huge bite out of that juicy watermelon! I LOVE how you did his hair, the stars and the ends of the firecracker...okay EVERYTHING as usual! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's...always!

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  53. Well Donna I finally made it over here. I am so sorry but things have been very crazy in my life these days. This card is adorable and am loving the whole design. As always, brilliant and creative. I had a good laugh when you said the little dude looked mighty bald. You are too much. Great finishing touch by adding the flag and fireworks. Please don't ever apologize for combining challenge I love it! Thank you for you support and playing along. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  54. seriously, could this be any cuter?! absolutely adorable. totally going to scraplift this one for something! love it!

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