Friday, October 26, 2012

MEFY Telephone Blog Hop!

Welcome to Made Especially For You's 
Telephone Blog Hop!

If you've never heard of the "Telephone" game it's a game most often played by kids that simulates how a story can change from person to person, or how a rumor can start. For example, I may tell Susie that at lunch today I had a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and some milk, and she may go tell Jackie that I had a turkey sandwich, an apple, and some milk. Although only one small detail was changed, over time the entire story can change. The game is played by starting with a story and whispering it from one person to the next in a circle and seeing how the story changed once the last person has told it. 

We decided to play this game as a design team, not with stories, but with cards! Our DT leader Ashley started with a photo of a card, emailed it to someone, who then created a card based off her card, and sent a photo of it to the next person. As a design team, this is the first time we're seeing the progression of the cards! 

Here is the photo of the card I received from Ashley:

And here is the card I created inspired by her card:
As you can see, I was inspired by the shapes and the colours on this card!  I also really enjoyed the "corner" accents and the button embellishment!


What fun is a blog hop without blog candy?! A couple of our design team members have donated some blog candy for those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Blog Candy Pictured Below

Please make sure to leave your contact info when you comment to be eligible to win! Participants have through this Sunday, October 28th, to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday October 30th at Made Especially For You.

You're next stop is Robin's BLOG.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)


  1. beautiful card with great die cut elements

  2. Great card; love the colours and all of the dies you have used.

  3. Gorgeous card! I love how you transformed Ashley's design :)

  4. Your card is so beautiful!! I love the design and mixture of patterned papers!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a beautiful card! or my blog, Crazy About Cards!!

  6. Eileen, this is so pretty. Can't wait to get through the rest of the hop.

  7. I really love what you did with all the shapes and colors! It's very pretty!

  8. Beautiful card - love the layers and all the different papers. TFS


  9. What a pretty card. Wow, what a change in cards alrready.
    This is fun!

  10. Great card! Love the layers and colors! Fun to see the sketch evolve at each stop along the hop!

  11. Oh my... beautiful card!!! I Love all the colors and designs :))

  12. This is a great card with so much detail and I love the way you've changed it so much from the first photo but yet kept the style of it. Very inspiring xxx

  13. Wow! What a fabulous card. I love the colors and patterns. tonya(dot)morgan(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Wow. This is a fun game that I have never seen played before. I love how you changed the story so differently. I haven't been on a blog hop in quite some time, happy to be here hopping and shopping today! Thank you for the invite and for sharing your crafty talent!

  15. Wow that is a really beautiful card, love all the shapes and patterns.

  16. Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors and the design! : )


  17. Such a great mix of patterned paper! Great hop!

    Recollection Alley

  18. I loved your card, there was so much inspiration I didn't know where to start when I got it LOL :)
    The sweet little flower and beautiful colors are terrific.


  19. Beautiful card!!

  20. Beautiful your take on the challenge!

  21. What a great take on Ashley's original card. Love all the gorgeous papers. cheer Linda

  22. ooh! Beautiful and not where I thought it would go next!

  23. Beautiful card. Love how you completely changed it up but you can still see wehre you got the inspiration for it.

    Smiles Sher

  24. Gorgeous card! I love the doily look to the element on the right side!