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Saturday, August 15, 2009

EtsyInspired Challenge #49 ~ MelissaKate and a Giveaway

This week's EtsyInspired shop is MelissaKate. She's very talented in many things. She makes awesome cards, photos, and prints. The best thing about her shop is that everything is eco-friendly! How cool is that? She has the adorable line of cards. Her cards feature things like sweet birds, yummy treats, flowers, hearts (you know I love hearts!) and lots more. Her cards are made with blocks that she hand carves which is so awesome! She has lovely paintings that she sells giclees of. She has hand painted ribbon for the finishing touches to cards or packages. And she takes lovely photographs that you can buy prints of as well!

This week, MelissaKate is offering a non photo card of the winner's choice as the prize. All you have to do to win is pick any item from the MelissaKate shop to be inspired by and make a creation of your choice. Your creation can be anything ie a card, a drawing, a layout, a cake, a piece of jewelry, etc... Take a picture of your creation and leave a link to it right here on this post by Aug 21 at noon Pacific time. You will be entered in a drawing to win the card of your choice! If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC49.

We also have a special sponsor this week! AiFactory is the company I am currently designing for. They offer tons of different digital stamps, clip art, vector art, photoshop brushes, and much more! The shop hasn't even launched yet and it's full of awesome stuff! I've seen the artists they are adding and trust me, you will LOVE them! There's tons of freebies too with more being added all the time so check that out as well! On top of the drawing for the card, you will also be entered to win a new Blog Couture blog banner with custom personalization! This is a $22 value!

Now, what are you waiting for? Go be EtsyInspired!


Here's my card for this week. It's inspired by all the love and heart cards in the MelissaKate store. I used Unity's August 09 KOTM Follow Your Heart. This is a super simple card since the style of the shop is very simple. The heart is popped up on dimensionals. The edges are done in Stickles and the swirls in the wings are outlined using Spica pen.

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24 comments:

  1. This is so cute. Love the coloring of the heart.

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  2. Ashley you did a great job on your card this week and I am really loving your new style of Etsy posts they are fun to read!!!! I love that modern image you used too!!!

    Heather

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  3. Hey Ashley I tried to add your button for the Etsy birthday both to my side bar and to my Post but both times it showed up way to small to read??? I am not sure why it will not come up as big as your picture??? Maybe you can tell me what to do in the morning!!

    Heather

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  4. My fave card to date! Heather, if you go to our proboards, you'll find a link to the buttons :) HTH!

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  5. Too cute Ashley! Love your card...it's great! Nice work as always & tfs!!!

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  6. Very pretty! I love the clean and simple look of your card but at the same time, it pops with the dimensionals and spica. Lovely card from a lovely lady!

    I sent Heather an email about the blinkie... FYI.

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  7. Super cute card, Ashley!!

    Here's mine: http://misti-acardaday.blogspot.com/

    SCS is being wonky for me right now, I'll upload it to my gallery later.

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  8. Awesome inspiration!!
    Here is my card

    Have a great day!!
    Michelle

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  9. Lovely. That sentiment and it's style is fab.

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card, Ashley! Fantastic! I made a card this week, too! :) http://limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2009/08/etsy-inspired-challenge-49.html

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  11. Super cute card so simple but cute!

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  12. Here is mine. I love her simple images!
    http://jackappsouffle.blogspot.com/2009/08/sweetness.html

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  13. Another great challenge and Etsy shop! Love your card! Here is mine for now, will post a better pic in my SCS gallery later...I should be in bed already! Have a great week!
    http://windchimesandlilacs.blogspot.com/2009/08/true-love-cps-129-etsy-inspired.html

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  14. Here's my cards:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1451086?&cat=500&ppuser=66979

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  15. Everyone has made such cute cards this week. Here's mine:
    http://stampingwriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/this-one-just-grew.html

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  16. http://inekedc.blogspot.com/2009/08/hheic49allsorts.html
    here you can find my card.. i am not able to create a direct link today !!!

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  17. Here's mine:

    http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com/2009/08/rocking-pizza-box.html

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  18. Ashley, I love your card! I wish I still subscribed to kotm :(.

    here's mine for this week:

    http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/2009/08/etsy-inspired-49.html

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  19. Happy to play again this week. Here's my card.

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  20. I love that!!! And I'm so happy my friend Misti is now playing in the last couple of ETSY challenges!!! They really are fun Ash!! Inspired me to get ready to open my own little ETSY shop soon too!!

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  21. I got one up!! It's on my blog (hitting publish as I type...)

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