Looking For Something?

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 Laura

And here is the card I created inspired by her card:

For my card, I was inspired by Laura's entire card. I looked at it as a sketch, and we all know how I LOVE sketches, so I flipped it, flopped it, and rotated it just a little. I replaced the button with the envelopes but kept the element of an image, the twine, and the banner strips. I have to say, I had SO much fun with this game/challenge. I'm so excited to see how the difference from the first card to the last card, and all the cards in between. 

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 Jessica's BLOG.

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

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)


  1. wow Kristy, this is stunning!

  2. Absolutely love your card especially the limited colours.

  3. I love the simplicity of the colors on your card, what a cute design!!

  4. Love your stamping on kraft! Great card!

  5. Your card is beautiful!! I love the mailbox stamp and the use of kraft paper!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. What a cute card! bbiswabic@new.rr.com or my blog, Crazy About Cards!!

  7. what a fun idea. i remember playing the telephone game as a kid. love the clean look of your card. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  8. Terrific card Kristy. I really love this game. Your card is terrific.

  9. Wow!! This is so pretty!! I looooove Kraft paper and you used it fabulously!

  10. Such a wonderful CAS card - love the post box stamp. TFS


  11. Great card! Fun to see the changes as the hop progresses along. Love the idea for the hop!

  12. Awesome card Kristy... less is more!!! I love it so simple but so great... great design :))

  13. Beautiful card! I love all the delicate details and it's elegant simplicity. Great job. tonya(dot)morgan(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. What an adorable card you created with the sketch and her card for inspiration! I really like the tiny envelopes you used! This has been THE funest hop to return too! Thank you for sharing! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

  15. I just love your card, so cute, this has been a fun hop,

  16. I am impressed with your take on the inspiration!

    Recollection Alley

  17. Love your card. The stamp is awesome and I love the added extras to your page, it all goes together so well!


  18. I love your card those envelopes and mailbox are so cute !!


  19. This comment has been removed by the author.

  20. What a fun idea this hop is! I have trouble seeing outside the box so this would be a real challenge for me!!

  21. Great card. Love how you have used Laura's design as a sketch for your card. cheers Linda

  22. so cute and love how u went with sketch and elements.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  23. A beautiful card! Clean and simple yet gorgeous too! I love how you've turned the photo into a sketch and used it that way. A great idea. Hugs xx

  24. Beautiful card.

    Smiles Sher

  25. Super cute card!