Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TBS Farewell Elise Blog Hop Surprise!

Hello hello! That sound you hear is the collective wail of The Beary Scrappy Gals. *sigh* Today is Elise's last day on the team, and we're bidding farewell in true paper-crafty community style.

Welcome to your first stop along our surprise

Farewell Elise Blog Hop!

First, I have to tell you a little about the Elise I know. In my early paper-crafting-meets-blogging days (October-ish of last year) I spent a lot of time exploring blogs and garnering inspiration as I tried to find my own card style. Elise was one of my early favorites. Her card style is so soft and pretty! Even though we both color with Prismacolor pencils, we have very different results. I adore her subtle coloring and have tried many times to duplicate it (impossible! *grin*). She has inspired me over and over with her use of Stickles and lace and flowers.

Over time we've become online friends, and "see" one another in a few regular chatty spots. We're on the Crafting Life's Pieces DT together and have our own little eBay community. Right around my birthday in May I received a wonderful surprise from Elise. In my mailbox was a package with a lovely Elisabeth Bell stamp, ribbons and a load of delicious flowers. Included was a really kind note that made my week and still sits on my Inspiration Shelf.

Elise, I admire your incredible enthusiasm for other crafters. Every time I read your comments on a blog I think how lucky that person is to "see" her own card through your eyes. You have taught me to look closely and appreciate every little detail of a project. I love that you opened my eyes! You are a good friend to me. This is the end of one chapter, but not the end of our story. Thank you for being you!

So, after all that waffling, here's my card for you:

I've tucked a tag to write my sappy note to Elise before I pop this little lovely in the mail.

Here's a side view of Fairy Dust Tilda's layers. I stamped her on the base layer for the twinkles around Tilda, and added three layers on top.

Ready for more? Here's the hop order - just like our weekly posts:

Please visit each blog, and as you're crying along with us, be sure to become a follower if you're not already *and* leave a comment. Please post our candy on your blog, too. At the end, go to The Beary Scrap Design Team blog and let us know you followed along - you could win (even if you're international)! 

The hop is open through Saturday, September 4th, and we'll announce a random winner from all the comments on Sunday. The prize is an assortment of embellishments* you'll find on Elise's fabulous projects: satin and sheer ribbons, lace, pearls, pins, little baubles and delicious flowers flowers flowers! 

Thanks for helping us bid a fond farewell to Elise! Oh, and don't forget to pop on over to her beautiful blog - Paper Love Affair.


Card Recipe



Elise said...

Okay, I have to tell you Susan. This is going to be LOOOONG! lol! Well, I first saw my little ol' picture on a thumbnail on my blog wearing a crown on Patricia's blog and was like, "Is that really ME?!" So ... I went on over to Patty's blog and found out this most TOUCHING thing ever .. you wonderful girls doing a blog hop for me. :)

I can't stop tearing up! And my heart is just ... aching so much! But like I'll say again, my heart is also SO happy that I've met you super super sweet girls! Words cannot even begin to say how much I love you all!

Susan, thank you so much for always making me SMILE! I love how you always could make me giggle with your posts and your messages on the board .. with your funny expressions as I can imagine you doing them while you type. hehe!! You have given me SO much inspiration with they way you put things together, and you somehow make me want to go vintage with my cards!!! lol! I always love how you can grab anything and turn it into something ... just so FABULOUS!!!

As I'm going to tell everyone on this hop .. I know there is so much more to say, but I am so overwhelmed with many feelings right now .. both so sad, and yet so much love. ;)

Susan, once again you have made such a MAGNIFICENT creation with your "vintagey touch". I absolutely LOVE it and I am so tickled that you have made this for me!!! Yayyyy!!! I get to put this up on my desk, and hold one of Susan's own creations in my hands!!! Gasp!!! *Delighted!!!!*

With all of my heart and love ... Thank you thank you thank you! I will so miss being with the most sweetest girl and playing along every single week with all of you and chatting on the board with you all! But Yes! I KNOW we'll definitely be in touch always! I'm so thankful to have met you Susan!

I am hugging you so tight!!! Can you breathe? lol!!!


Elise said...
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Elise said...

Sorry Susan! I had to delete the second comment .. it was a repeat of the first! Computer started going bonkers on me for a second! lol!!


cowboydutrem said...

Your card is beautiful! What a great farewell for Elise!

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muito lindo e fofo esse seu cartão! Seu blog também esta muito bem feito. Parabéns!

Kelly Massman said...

Love your card-the colors are so pretty! I love the butterfly with the brown circle (how was it made?)!

Patricia Mae said...

Very pretty Susan another awesome card and Elise I know will love this. There is so much to look at on this card all the pretty layers and everything. Love it.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, Susan, I could just eat this card up, it's soooo yummy. I love the soft brown palette of colors you chose, the DP is terrific and I am totally in love with that doily - wow!!! It's a fabulous embellishment. All in all, a totally gorgeous piece of eye candy!

Sharon Caudle said...

What a gorgeous card, and such a wonderful tribute to your friend! It's gorgeous and I'm sure she'll truly treasure it! thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
hugs, Sharon

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges.

Anne said...

Such an amazingly beautiful card! Loove the decorations! :)

Lorraine said...

oh this is a stunning card you must be so sad to see the amazingly talented Elise to go xx

La Vikinga said...

Óh, this is your easelcard? It's VERY beautiful; it looks like you take all time and effort in the world when you do these cards!


Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at DCD with this gorgeous card, it's beautiful, hugs Liz xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Susan, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.


Hi Susan
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Cec said...

This is absolutely stunning. You have coloured your image so beautifully but all the special details - lace, pearls, crocheted medallion, hidden tag - are all fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sassy Scrapper said...

Your card for Elise is Absolutely stunning! She is just going to gush all over it. How sweet of you all to have a blog hop for her.
Hugs Bonnie

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww your card for Elise is Beautiful hun!!! I love all the details, and I know she will treasure this beauty forever, I know I would :)

Its hard when youve been on a DT and made friends and then 1 leaves, but I know you will still be friends, and chat through blogging and such :)

Ok im off to visit the next :) heheehe,sending hugs your way!!!

Unknown said...

Susan, this is such a gorgeous and touching card! Thanks for pulling all of this together!

Deb said...

Beautiful card Susan - I'm sure Elise will be touched beyond belief!!
Deb T.

Shirley N said...

What a gorgeous card for Elise, Susan! What an adorable and appropriate image for this occasion, love it! Wonderful send off to a very special lady!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Theresa's Studio said...

What a beautiful card. Your team is so sweet to honor Elise with this blog hop. What a wongerful sendoff!

Chelsea said...

This is one sweet blog hop! You beary sweet ladies know how to throw a farewell blog party! :) I know Elise is so touched by this.
Your card is amazing Susan...Elise is so lucky!

KarenB said...

What a stunning card and a gorgeous farewell for Elise.

Pamela said...

Such a beautiful vintage Tilda. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pamela x

Krystle said...

I just love this card!

Mirabelka said...

fabulous card! I love the hidden tag - great idea!

Aly's mom said...

Thanks for the hidden tag tip! I'm sure it will show up in one of my scrapbook pages.

Aly's mom said...

Thanks for the hidden tag tip! I'm sure it will show up in one of my scrapbook pages.

Aly's mom said...

Sorry. Still getting the hang of this blog thing. First the comment wouldn't post at all, now it's there twice.

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, what an amazing card. I love the colors and flowers. All of the dimension on Tilda looks perfect! Great card!

Hugs, Mindy

Susie Sugar said...

This is super stunning darling I love that butterfly and Tilda looks lovely
Thanks for joining us at the die cut dreams challenge this week come back soon your work is TDF
Hugs Susie xx