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Friday, August 27, 2010

Stamp TV's CSS Alumni August Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Blog Hop...Whoohoo!!! We are all excited to get together so we can share ideas and provide you with lots of inspiration!!! Carolina's challenge to us today is a limited supply: 1 neutral color for the cardbase, 2 different colors of cardstock, 1 patterned paper, 3 buttons, 1 color of ribbon, and many images as you want. If you came from Jen's blog, you are on the right track!!!

I used images from Rupa Shevde's adorable set called Spring has Sprung for both my cards today. Pure Luxury Ivory was used for the cardbase, Baja Breeze and Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown for the 2 colors of cardstock, patterned paper from October Afternoon, 3 buttons were used along with Baja Breeze ribbon...I used the same ribbon for the buttons. It was cut length wise, threaded through the holes, and shreaded the ends.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rupa Shevde's Spring has Sprung
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory and Chocolate Brown, Baja Breeze, October Afternoon's Farm Fresh
Ink: Baja Breeze, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: 3 buttons, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine

This one used Pure Luxury Ivory for the cardbase, Pure Luxury Lipstick Red and Pure Luxury Sweet Corn for the two cardstocks, 1 patterned paper from October Afternoon's Farm Fresh, 3 buttons and the yellow ribbon. I used the same ribbon to thread the button and fray the ends.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rups Shevde's Spring has Sprung
Paper: Pure Luxury Sweet Corn, Lipstick Red, and Ivory; October Afternoon's Farm Fresh
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Top Note die, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch and leaf punch, SU Flower Dies, Ric Rac die, Copics

Thanks for joining us today....now hop on over to Joy's Blog for more AWESOME inspiration!!!!

33 comments:

Giovana said...

Both cards are beautiful!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

have been trying to catchup on some overdue blog visiting...and wow did I find two sweet cards in this first post visit.....loving that skewed design with the birdbath....and the other is adorable too...you never fail to dazzle me

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful cards, Joan! I love designs and images of both! So many terrific details!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi roomie! Things have been CRAZY over in my neck of the woods and I haven't had much time for commenting. LOVE these cards! I especially love those mushrooms and the fabulous layered die cut flowers. Hugs,

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh!! I love that bird bath Joan!! And those sweet mushrooms with the ribbon...darling!!

tlgirl353 said...

Joan- great job on both of your cards! Love that birdbath!

Sharri said...

Joan, Beautiful cards! I love the birdbath and the mushrooms! Great flower/button treatment on the second card!

Melissa Cash said...

Joan, your cards are perfect! I especially love the button/ribbon treatment on the second one.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Joan! Wonderful design and I just love all your little details!

Kimberly S said...

Both cards are so pretty Joan! Love the colors, and as always your coloring is fabulous! :)

Carolina said...

Such darlin' card Joan ~ love the ribbon/button treatment and the color combo you went with are so delightful!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Oh wow! Your cards are cute and gorgeous at the same time. Awesome coloring, great dp, and I love the embellishing.

cgargus said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and coloring! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Miesje said...

Love, love, love them! Great everything!

Bev J. said...

Both images made really cute card-love your coloring and the button treatment-also the ric rac die-tfs.

Melanie said...

love how you built up those flowers on the mushroom card Joan!

Linda Palmer said...

Love this image and your layout is fabulous. Great card.

joy said...

Birdie card is awesome -- it is so sweet - with great colors. I'm loving the mushroom one -- (I don't have this stamp, but now want it) Great job!

Paula said...

Joan your cards are Fabulous! Ok, I have to say "limited supplies" don't seem to limit you! I really like the look of the ribbon tied buttons shredded, So Cool! And your little mushroom card is So Cute! The flowers & buttons accents are Crazy Cute! Love it! Thanks for Sharing, have a Great day!

Cheri said...

I love that color combination of Lipstick Red and Sweet Corn. What a fabulous card you created with those mushrooms and that color combo. And those little birds in that birdbath never fail to make me smile. I love the way you offset the label later. Lots of inspiration here.

catdidit said...

Awesomeness Joan! LOVE the wrinkled ribbon and the distressing!

sassyb07 said...

your cards are just darling
hugs, Valerie

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Splish, splash
yer birdie's takin' a bath!! And he loves his bird bath and being surrounded by all that beautiful blue. I love how you shredded the ribbon on your buttons, too. So cute!
The colors and scrunched ribbon on your second card are fabulous!
Beautiful work, Joanie-girl!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are great Joan. Your first one is so pretty and the second is so fun with the mushrooms and great great colors together.

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both so cute. I LOVE the button flowers.

Tina Gilliland said...

Very nicely done cards!! LOVE how you did the buttons!

dj1952 said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the colors.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cute Cute Cuuuuuute! Love the sweet birdies on the first one, and the dimensional flowers/leaves and ruffled ribbon on the second!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

both are stunning! I love the embellishments on both also! These are both real showstoppers!

Becky said...

Both are just fabulous.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

You have a great eye for design! I love them both!

terrie said...

great looking cards...wonderful embellishments..well done

Jessica said...

Very pretty!!! I love the little birdies! And your color choices are great! TFS