Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives---when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Stamp TV Kits Blog Hop

It is time once again for the Center Stage Spotlight team to have another blog hop and this time our hop is focused on the Stamp TV Kits. There have been quite a few kits since Stamp TV started  (17 kits to be exact!), and I used three of them to make my card for this hop! I hope you came here from the blog of the very talented Linda Payne. If you didn't and would like to start the hop from the very beginning, go back to here at Stamp TV.

I made this card to send to my sister-in-law who had emergency surgery last Saturday. She is doing fine now, but if you are so inclined, please offer up a quick prayer for a quick recovery since her daughter will be graduating from high school in a few short weeks.

Sorry for that side bar -- now about the card. I used Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe  as the base and Lemon Drop as the second layer. I embossed the white layer with one of my favorite Cuttlebug folders and added the yellow grosgrain ribbon from Gina K. The scalloped oval is Creme de Menthe again. I used Memento markers to color the flower stamp, which is from the latest Stamp TV Kit, Spring Silhouettes. The 'feel better' sentiment is also from that kit. The two butterflies came from the Spring Mix Kit and were stamped onto yellow patterned paper that came from the Spring Silhouettes Kit. Now I said I used  three of the kits to create my card, and I did. The third set I used was the Elegant Flowers Kit and the greeting is on the inside of the card (sorry - I didn't take a photo of it but it is just the greeting inside so I didn't think it warranted a photo! LOL!)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Now hop along to Karen's blog to see which of the kits she used for her lovely creation.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Inspiration Challenge Blog Hop

Time for another Stamp TV CSS blog hop! I hope you got to my blog from Karen's lovely blog. If you didn't, jump back over to Stamp TV and start the hop from the very beginning so you don't miss out on any of the gorgeous creations the center stage spotlight alums have created.

Today's hop is an inspiration hop and here is what we were to use as our inspiration.

Can you believe those are cookies? Aren't they gorgeous, not to mention delicious looking? Yum!

I could have used any of these as my inspiration, but I chose the blue cookie that is on the far right in the third row down. Here is the card it inspired me to make.

When I saw that cookie I immediately thought of the Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue paper! As you can see, I used it in several different layers on the card. The base is Pure Luxury Kraft along with Pure Luxury White. I used the Gina K Designs latest "One Free with Three" stamp set, "Stenciled Spring" for the flowers and the greeting. I embossed the flowers in white on the squares of blue paper and in SU Brocade Blue on the white strip. The pearls were colored with Copics to match the blue paper.

Time now to continue along the hop by going to Lori's blog to see the beautiful creation she was inspired to make. Before you go, please leave a comment, and be sure to leave one at each blog you visit because on Tuesday morning (April 12th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and the lucky winner will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!