Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Birthday to the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

ETA: I just found the Birthday Challenge over on the Moxie Fab World, so I am linking up!!

Hello my lovely readers! Truly, it's been too long since I managed to post with any real regularity. The next couple of weeks are going to be nuts, and then I hope to get back to normal. Bear with me?

I am popping in today for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash. But this isn't just any new colour palette over on Paulina's blog... it's actually a huge celebration!



Today, the 10 Minute Craft Dash is celebrating it's first birthday! To celebrate, we are throwing a little party, and we invited a whole cast of talented ladies to celebrate with us, Blog Hop style. If you came here by way of Daniela Dobson, then you're on the right track. If you've happened upon me by chance, then head on over to Paulina's blog to find out all the details, and hop along with us!

As you saw, instead of colours this week, we're focusing on a Birthday Theme (was there any other choice?)... so I went to my Pinboards, and found this beauty that I decided I wanted to try and CASE in 10 minutes or less - ambitious, no?

I did some good prep - dug through my scrap bin and had a ton of coordinating scraps sitting on my desk before I started. Then, I moved faster than ever before.

I won't lie... I kind of impressed myself. Is it wrong to admit that?


If you look, the design itself is actually pretty simple. I just had to be organized before I started, and then move fast. I love how it turned out, and I am so glad I didn't veer much from the original design, because it was so perfect how it was.

I finished this in 8 minutes and 28 seconds.

I am pretty sure it's time for me to figure out the video set up so that I can prove to you that I am not fibbing about my 10 minute cards!

Now, you want to be sure to play along... there are a *lot* of prizes up for grabs. Have a peek:


And one lucky player goes home with this one:



And don't forget to hop along for some incredible inspiration - there is such an amazing list of designers joining us this time around!

That's it for me, so off you go, and see what the amazing Amy Tsuruta has for you!

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157 comments:

Geri said...

So very lovely, Meredith!!!

Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely beautiful ♥

Kay said...

Can't believe you made this card in under 10 minutes! It is beautiful!!

mamichelle said...

Gorgeous card!!

cm said...

WOW - fabulous X 1000 card, and the fact you created this beauty in under 10 minutes amps up my 'awe' response! Deciding what to create alone would have taken me 10 X 10 minutes! Stunning!
c

Kim said...

Wow, your card is beautiful. Puts Hallmark to shame.

Maureen said...

I just love this, Meredith! The banners, the embossed background...the colours...adorable! AND done in under 10 minutes! I think we're alike in finding freedom in a ten minute card as it doesn't happen often! LOL ox

Gladys Cravitz said...

What a sweet and pretty card - if I was smart enough to come up with your layout I wouldn't have changed a thing. Great Job, love your card!

Gina Ables said...

What an elegant 10-minute card. I love it.

Caryn said...

I think yours is even better than the original!! I love the colours and the little bloom - gorgeous! And yes, its time you made a video - I'd love to see it!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Auror Willow said...

Your card is stunning!

Elena said...

What a gorgeous card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty and soft! LOVE all those sweet banners!!!

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Dana D. said...

Very pretty card. The flowers and the banners are terrific.

Amy Pjura said...

gorgeous card!!!

Cathy Homan said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Sure doesn't look like it took under 10. Thank you for sharing this project.

Atypicalcupcake said...

I love the flower you have on the card! its gorgeous

bjescalan said...

That is a great design, I loe the use of the banners.

Maria said...

love the card

Tiff said...

Your card is PERFECTION! So pretty!

Tina M said...

Ohh my gosh...this is so soft and beautiful...LOVE it!

Cynthia Xavier said...

WOW. Your card is the most beautiful one I've seen today. Absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Meredith this has got to be my favorite card from you! I really LOVE this!!! It's so feminine and simply dreamy ;)

Susan Lang said...

You impressed me too! Great card, love the embossing, so subtle.

Torrie said...

WOw-less than 10 minutes and beautiful! I am impressed.

Squirlygirl said...

Awe what a delicate and pretty card! It reminds me of something I might send to my great grandma. I love it!
~Hugs~
Becky

Isabelle said...

Sweet. too late but perfect for a mother's day!!next year!
awesome girly one!

Leigh Penner said...

This is stunning, Meredith! It's so beautiful!

~ Jo ~ said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the banners and the soft pretty colors. TFS!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lauren Taylor said...

your card is beautiful!! love the flower.

Rita said...

OMG! I am in awe of you..........that is a beautiful card in such a short time.

Teresa said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!! I just love all the little details!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

steph said...

This is lovely.

Sus said...

Love this! I live the soft tones in your card.

Tami B. said...

No way.....8:28? It is beautiful!

Paulina said...

You make me laugh. I honestly sometimes have a hard time believing you can whip these amazing beauties up within the time limit- I'm totally all for you figuring out how to film in the near future. ;) (But really, I DO believe you and just want to see you create!)

This card is so beautiful and is totally YOU. Love those patterned pennants and the sweet colors. You definitely rocked this one and there's no shame in saying you love it- I totally would!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! Beautiful papers and love all those pennants and the embossing!

Melfina said...

Dear Meredith, your card is so beautiful! I love its colors, the backgrounds and the flower, they all match so lovely!

KimC said...

Love love love the multi-patterned flags on this card; just beautiful.

L.B. said...

Be impressed with yourself it is lovely.

Hetty said...

I can hardly believe you did that in such a short time. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Chark said...

so beautiful!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love how you used up scraps!! It's gorgeous!

Amy McCue said...

Your card is beautiful.

Iris said...

So pretty - love the banners and the flower.

Lindsey said...

Meredith, what a beauty! This is so soft and just stunning. You amaze me with the cards you can create in such a short amount of time.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Beautiful card! I'm so loving the flag style embellishments! Unbelievable you were able to create such a FAZb card in under 10 minutes!! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing for this super great celebration Hop! HB to the 10-Minute Craft Dash!!

Andrea Garland said...

Love your card Meredith it have soft and romantic colors.

Denacline88 said...

Lovely card thank you for sharing with us.

Cynthia Simpson said...

Lovely card. So elegant.

Velvet Pearson said...

I can't believe you had time to cut all those banners within the time limit--the card turned out really sweet.

Kari V. said...

This is a sweet and adorable card! And yes, it is hard to believe that it was done in less than 10 minutes (I believe you...I now have more hope!) So cute. :)

Rachel W K said...

very pretty! love the soft colors
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

jenway9 said...

So soft and adorable!

Melissa F said...

I really love the layered banner look - great idea to use those small paper scraps I can't bear to part with! I love your colors in this sweet card too.

Melissa F said...

I love the layered banner and the colors you used! What a great idea for those patterened paper scraps I can't bear to part with. The flower is so sweet as well, beautiful card.

Noreen said...

I like the way you layered the flags and tucked them under the ribbon.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Kristen said...

Wonderful card, as always!! Thanks for participating the in giveaway!

Ann Kulseth said...

Very elegant - it would be pretty as a wedding card too. Thanks for sharing.

Milan L said...

What a classic looking card, love it!

Amy Cooley said...

Love this card! So pretty and delicate! Would be great for a wedding card also.

Diana Enns said...

This is such a soft and sweet card....I could have never completed this is 1/2 day, let alone 10 min...beautiful.

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors pennants and flowers.

judy said...

You should be impressed with yourself-- this card is lovely and I cant' believe you made it in under 10 minutes!

conil said...

You should be impressed...this card is lovely and the fact you did it in just over 8 minutes is amazing.

pajaropr said...

Elegant and playful at the same time. Beautiful Card.

Judy Tuck said...

Nice sophiscated card. Love the softness of the pp's that you have used.

guilinger2 said...

your card is very pretty and delicate!

linf54 said...

Beautiful card!

Sandra said...

Good job - love all the banners and gold print.
Sandra ltb

Elaine said...

Very pretty card

Catherine Pooler said...

Very pretty card...so soft and serene feeling...fabulous!

Louise said...

Nice banners!

Betty Sue said...

Love this sweet card and the soft colors!

Kimberly Rendino said...

This is just beautiful!! Non. Lovely job with it!

Cheryl H said...

So elegant! Beautiful card...

Dorothy C. said...

What a pretty card - love the banners and soft colors.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all if the banners. You did an awesome job.

Sandi said...

Very pretty

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous, you have bettered your pin.

kang family said...

beautiful card! :)

Stephanie said...

Love the colors you chose for your card! So pretty!

mandy salazar said...

Such great style!!!

Memories by Manda said...

You have every right to be impressed with yourself! This card is so lovely. I am impressed myself!

Kelley said...

Love the soft colors on your card.

nicoleqmullen said...

Such a pretty card, beautiful colours!

Karen said...

just a fabulous flower and a wonderful card...

Mags said...

Beautiful, delicate card. TFS!

~amy~ said...

**gasp**
i.love.this.

Happy Dance said...

Really a lovely card! Love the bits of soft dp for the flags, and the gentle colors palette. It's so beautiful. Playing along with the TMCD is a challenge, but you've aced the 10 minutes perfectly. Love this. Bev

Janet Zeppa said...

Gorgeous!!! I'll be scrap lifting it for sure!

MommaSue said...

Lovely!

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous--love the flower, flags and embossed background.

Jen said...

Phew! Gorgeous, gorgeous card and bravo on getting it done under 10 minutes.

Ariana Garber said...

Great use of the multiple patterned papers

Janet said...

Adorable card! Great job...really need to try my hand at 10 min. card, definitely need to have all ideas together before starting. ~God bless~

TLady said...

WHAT A FABULOUS CARD MEREDITH!!!!!!!!! :) IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! :) (NO, it's O.K. to admit you impressed yourself!) :) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!:)

grandmato19 said...

In one word -- gorgeous! And in another, -- breath-taking!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful! I love this card--just my favorite style--very classy and elegant and gorgeous!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

gorgeous card! TFS

Tiffany G said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card!! I love the bits of DSP for the flags, and the soft, beautiful colors you used!! And that flower just added the finishing touch!!

Amanda said...

That is simply amazing! I cannot imagine making something that beautiful in less than ten minutes.

Terri said...

Such a pretty card. Love all the banners. Beautiful colors.

Martha Green said...

Stunning creation!

Colleen said...

Love your card, very girly!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful card. Can't believe its a 10 minute card! You must work fast.

Jan Pufall said...

I'm impressed. I'd never be organized enough, but would love to try.

Gilu J said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Wow!

Gilu J said...

What a beautiful card. thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

I am amazed you were able to do that in the time that you did! Those banners wouldve taken me time! I love this card!

Emily Daniels said...

Looks great!! I love all the banners!!

lori said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Miller said...

Great CASE - that I will also CASE. This layout has so many options.

Allison P said...

Such a lovely card! I'm amazed at how fast you were able to finish. Beautiful!

Shella Travarca said...

You impressed me too! :)

Video please... not because I don't trust you, but just because I would love to see your creative process. You have an amazing style!

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful card!

Laura Jane said...

VERY impressive card made under NINE minutes!!

di said...

Very pretty card. So feminine.

Cindi said...

Very nice. You are right to be impressed!

Martha Green said...

That would have taken me 10 hours. Beautiful card - love the colors.

Lyndal said...

SUPER card Merideth - LOVE the layered flags!

ivy said...

beautiful card!

Kristen said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the layered banners. Wonderful!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! The patterned flags are perfect! Very nice!

Marina said...

This card is gorgeous! Definitely my taste. I think it follows the original beautifully.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card!

Pat said...

Such a pretty card...good job!

Janeen said...

it certainly is beautiful and i like how you layered your little banners.

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

Beautiful! Lots of pretty layers, love those soft pinks.

mplsbetty said...

This card is just beautiful! So many pretty elements.

pinkcraftkitchen said...

great card! I like the paper flag that are overlapping each other :) thanks for sharing :)

Cynthia Rose said...

A stunning card. I like it better than the original.

Ruth G said...

Such a wonderful inspiration card and your CASE is so very delicate and lovely! I love the papers you used and the flower adds so much, without taking lots of time, genius! TFS!

Kim M said...

This is gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to get this on their birthday?! :-)

~Tammy~ said...

I am in awe that you created this in 10 minutes! That is crazy amazing! I love the papers and the colors! So sweet!

Marie said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! TFS =)

bluemoonstitch said...

Lovely card!

Kelly said...

the banners are such a cute way to use up small papers! CUTE!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Seriously! This card is absolutely gorgeous - I can't believe how you did this in less than 10mins! Well done!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

So elegant and classy. Amazing that you did this in under 10 minutes:)

Emily H said...

Oh my! oh my!! This is soooo gorgeous!!!

diana fernandez said...

Wow I am so impressed with this card! It's just beautiful!

Cath said...

Hey Meredith! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

disneylisa said...

Beautiful card. I've made similar ones but I'm sure it took me 30 minutes.

maria f. said...

Kudos to you - what a beauty in under 10 minutes. That bloom takes it over the edge.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful card! Your scraps sure made this pretty!

Crafty Math Chick said...

So soft, feminine and pretty. I struggle with cards like this, you make it look effortless (and in less than 10 minutes!! Incredible!!)

Irene Grau said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Shah said...

This is a beauty for 10 mins. Wow. Lovely card.

Monique said...

Love this beautiful feminine card!

BrendaB said...

Such a pretty card! I love the soft colors!

simplybren said...

Beautiful card. I just love embossed white cardstock!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful b-day! Amazing such beauty can be made so quickly!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card I am pretty sure this would have taken me long than 8 mins

Barb said...

so beautiful! i love the layered banners

Cristine said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!! I love the shabbiness of it!

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