Thursday, September 10, 2009

Best Wishes Melanie!!

Tonight I have some bittersweet news to share. One of our Paper Craft Planet Super Novas, Melanie Muenchinger, is leaving the Planet. Melanie has been on the Paper Craft Planet Design team since the ‘Planet launched last year, but with mounting family and designing commitments, she needs to scale back on her other teams to focus on illustrating for Gina K Designs. But since this is not really “goodbye”, the PCP ladies are throwing a little going away "Best Wishes" bash in the form of a blog hop today featuring two sets designed by Melanie: "A Year of Leaves” or “School, Sports, Spirit!". Gina K is sponsoring a challenge this week on Paper Craft Planet with a chance to win one of Melanie’s newest sets! Upload a new project you create with a "Best Wishes" or good luck theme to the PCP gallery by Monday night (Sept 14) 10PM EST, with the tag GKDBW. (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.)

A winner will be announced Tuesday, that person will win their choice of “"A Year of Leaves” or "School, Sports,Spirit!”> Hope you will play the challenge!

Here's a look at the card I created for Melanie using A Year of Leaves (which I absolutely LOVE):I stamped one of the many leaves onto a piece of textured green CS from the Green Stack (DCWV) and cut it out. The other patterned papers are also from the same Green Stack. I stamped the "Missing You" sentiment in the bottom right corner and added some Chocolate Chip ribbon. Of course, you know me - I couldn't leave out the Kraft!! The papers I chose to use were pretty busy, so I kept the overall layout design rather simple. I just love how that one single leaf looks popped up on dimensionals! I can see making a whole set of these cards using all the different leaves in Melanie's stamp set.

Melanie - I truly wish you the best of luck and I already miss you!! You know you'll always have a home on the Planet and we all love you!!

Now, head on over to the other Supernova blogs to see what the rest of the team has created in honor of Melanie:

Adela Rossol

Lynn Mercurio

Kim Burmeister

Wendy Price

Tammy Hershberger

Erika Martin

Lori Tecler

Jessica Fick

Sankari Wegman

Susanna Boyd

And finally, Melanie Muenchinger herself!!

And don't forget to check out our challenge gallery for Melanie!


Sankari W. said...

Ummm... hello FABULOUS!!!! Jen -you so rocked this! I LOVE those colors and the sweet sentiment!! You are a total inspiration Ms. Tapler!!! Sending you MASSIVE hugs!!!
S :)

Kim Burmeister said...

Jen, your card is awesome! I just love all the papers you use. You are my digi hybrid queen!

Adela said...

Jen, what awesome paper you chose! Such a pretty card!

Anonymous said...

OOO, I love that paper, well done my friend!

Lori said...

Fabulous color combo, Jen! Love how the leaf looks stamped on the patterned paper--great way to give the image texture.

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG this is stunning! The colors are just so eye catching. Love it!

Melanie said...

that print is fabulous Jen, love those circle of leafy vines and non tradtional colors, makes these traditonal iamges look so fresh and modern! you totally rock!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Jen...this card is wonderful. I love the mod & hip pattern paper, which looks great with is leaf image. Well done, my friend.

Justine said...

That is sad news and very big shoes to fill but I'm up for the challenge. LOL
Your card is so fantastic, love your clean style Jen. I will definitely check out this challenge. Melanie is always so gracious about returning comments.

wendyp said...

omgosh! Jen!!! I LOVE this! I kept thinking fall leaves when I looked at the set, but I love green leaf paired with the purples! Awesome!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome colors, Jen and beautiful card!

Dee Dee said...

Love the little leaf, and the chocolate ribbon. :)

Jessica said...

Jen, this is so fun!! I LOVE your funky card!!!