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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!

149 comments:

Lori said...

Kay your card is gorgeous!!! I just love Stenciled Spring!!!

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Kay! What a beautiful and creative design, not to mention a perfect match to the cookie you chose! Love it!

Miesje said...

Oh Kay, this is beautiful! I really, really like this in all the blues and whites. Great take on the inspiration!

Cheri said...

Love it, Kay! I love those layers.....fantastic match to the cookie.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Aaaack! This is so pretty. I really like the tile look to it and the blue is perfect. Great job!!

Deb said...

Love the lacy edges, a perfect match to the inspiration cookie! Scrumptious!

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty and creative Kay! Your card looks just like the yummy cookie!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Kay! Love the layers, and you matched your cookie perfectly!

Lynn B. said...

What an ideal interpretation of the cookie.

dekidahamler said...

Nice card and very clean looking the lines and placement. Pretty!!!!

Giovana said...

Love it!! Super cute!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful! I love how you used both the color combo and the layout from that cookie.

GottaHaveJC said...

Love your card! Looks just like the cookie!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Gorgeous...! Such a wonderful card. I would love to receive it!

imastampin said...

This is truly beautiful!

Lagene said...

Oh how VERY PRETTY!!!

Judy said...

This is just beautiful!
Hugs
Judy Clarke

Lisa M said...

I could never make something this pretty! Your skill is amazing. Such a lovely card. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome - love that bottom border~

Sheila said...

Such a gorgeous card. Just the right color combination and embellishments.

Carol said...

Beautiful card.

mary said...

Very pretty love the border
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Gail said...

Very very pretty - thank you for sharing!

jjwoolz said...

Great card. Love the stencil look and who knew you could color the pearls with Copics! Yay, something else to do :)

Marsha said...

How beautiful. Love how you did the square cookie and then added the bottom part of your card, changing the colors and centers of the flowers. Really neat.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Oh Kay you did good using that cookie for inspiration. Love the look of your card, it's perfect!

kim said...

This card is so pretty. The colors are great.
Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

PatS said...

How elegant and clean!! Love it.

Barbara Jay said...

Delightfully charming card!!

tricker said...

Such a pretty card!

jbou said...

Lovely card.

Kelly said...

Great job Kay! I love your take on this. I like your card better than the cookie you used for your inspiration! :)

StampinSher said...

Oh my gosh, Kay! I immediately saw which cookie inspired you! It is a little game of my own to first figure out which cookie inspired the card and you hit it on the Button! Fabulous Job! And I know that this couldn't have been as easy as you made seem. You inspired me!

Judy said...

Gorgeous design for a card ! I love it :-)

debmiata2001 said...

BEAUTIFUL......this is such a fantastic card and it matches the cookie perfectly..

bernietom47 said...

Beautiful! Perfect interpretation of the cookie. Love the clean lines and such a pretty blue!
Blessings Bernie

alienanessa said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA!! Absolutely, completely gorgeous!! The colors are wonderful, and all the touches you included are just stunning!

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Lisa said...

I have always loved that shade of blue paired with white. CAS and gorgeous!

brenneman.d said...

Very, very pretty and love th stamps you used.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the stenciled spring flowers.

pqueenie said...

Nice card. The simplicity of colors makes it stunning.

Gerry said...

Very beautiful. Getting this card would feel like a 'warm fuzzy'

debbie said...

Love the way you interpreted your cookie onto this card......it is stunning!

sunnydots said...

I love your simple design, it is one of my favorites!

My Angel said...

Fabulous Card!!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!!! How gorgeous is this card!!?? I love it! The colors are wonderful and I love that flower!! Amazing!!

Kelly said...

Kay,

I was hoping one of you would interpret this cookie! Your card is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful, and too beautiful to eat!

jan farnworth said...

what a unique card.

Toucan Scraps said...

splendid, elegant card

Golda said...

How pretty that is! I love that lacey square and those flowers.

vicki said...

this is soo pretty, love the blue and white.

scrappinmommom said...

Beautiful card. Just loving that stencil stamp.

faulba said...

Love your great card!

Teri said...

Oh wow!!!! This is breathtaking!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

A perfect design for that cookie... Beautiful!!

Sandy said...

What a lovely card.

Irene said...

What a beautiful card! It's a clean, crisp, elegant card. It makes me think of purity. Lovely card.

firstgrandma6 said...

I love how you alternated the colors in the stamped flowers. The blue is very nice.

Geri said...

Such a cheerful looking card!!! Very pretty!

Colleen said...

Kay,
Perfect card to match the cookie!

gramig05 said...

I just love thie one! the tile looking is so pretty!! Great job.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is so soft and beautiful, Kay!

Carol said...

What an inspiration this card is, love your take on the cookie.

Donna Phelan said...

Kay, great cookie......BEAUTIFUL CARD!

naneruth said...

Beautiful!

scalder said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love everthing about it:)

inkyfingers said...

such a lovely card!

stamper said...

Lovely!

sghay said...

Such a beautiful card, Kay. I love the way you reversed the colors of the snowflake flowers when you did the sentiment..great job!

Penne said...

One of my favs (so far)! What a great hop for inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your creation. It's lovely...

Linda said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the colors, the edging and the flower stenciling. Everything about the card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lynne said...

Kay - Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Schuler said...

Beautiful card! It's so elegant and I love the colors.

BuzzyBee said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Bernadet said...

WOW! Fantastic job creating the cookie design in paper. The stamp set was PERFECT for that!

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous take on your inspiration cookie. Love the design.
Marcie

Moosisk said...

Love your choice and interpretation of it. The color and stamps are great for this card. :D

shirley said...

Great design!

icraft said...

Beautiful and love the blue blue blue you used.

Chris said...

Beautiful! Love the cookie you were inspired by, and the stenciled set was the perfect choice! Awesome!

Juana J said...

Love this idea, so simple and elegant...love the idea of coloring the pearls with copic...

craftingsue said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration

Laura said...

Gorgeous card!!

Monica said...

I haven't fallen in love with this stamp set until now! Absolutely love this card!! gorgeous!

jim & gwen said...

Perfect case of a yummy cookie !!!

1jmass said...

I have never seen pearls colored with copics. What a great idea.

carole said...

Very beutiful card.....looks exacly like the cookie!!!!!

Jean said...

Great cookie card! Love the color combo and design1

judybob3 said...

very nice....

Ruthie said...

Loved this cookie myself, glad you chose it and you did a great job! Love it!!

Janeen said...

LOVE the way you used this image from the Silhouettes stamps.

jazy1m said...

Loved your idea for this card. The color blue used on this card is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sharon Jones said...

Kay, this card is beautiful! I love the way it almost reminds me of tile...like I saw something similar to this in my young days! Very lovely!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Great techniques + creativity = fantastic card!!

Joan said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors also.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!!

KVencel said...

Love the pearl touches!

Cynthia said...

Very sweet, Kay!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous love your card with the layout and flowers. Beautiful.

Susan said...

Beautiful card - absolutely love it. No doubt on which premier you used.

Celeste said...

Your card is so elegant. Love the layout and the blue.

Nana Connie said...

Your card is magnificent! It looks like a Delft blue tile. Perfect stenciling.

Jill said...

Beautiful card. You did a spectacular job of recreating the cookie for it's inspiration.

joy said...

Wow what a pretty card! You have created a beautiful card. I love how you have matted it and used the white pearl for the center and the tiny blue pearls for highlighting the smaller ones.

Jenelle said...

This is a perfect compliment to the cookie you chose, it is gorgeous.

Frankie said...

Wow! Beautiful Card!!! Love it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Kay, you did that cookie proud! LOVE how you maintained the integrity of the cookie's design in you layout, and I just LOVE that Stencil set - is it at the top of my wishlist (with 'Smile' - Gina is knocking it out of the park with her 'One Free with TThree' sets lately!!).

Kim Marie said...

What a perfect inspiration!!! It's a card I want to just gaze at for a long time! :) LIKE :)

Kim Marie

Diana said...

Lovely card, so very pretty

Brenda said...

Kay this is so fabulous!! I love the simple elegance of it.

Darla said...

Fantastic card!! Love the little boy blue colour.

Pat Jandacek said...

A wonderful rendition of your cookie inspiration! Beautiful ... tfs.

Pat said...

Terrific. I like the tile design along with the Stencil effect.

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Tamara said...

# 12, And it's Beautiful!!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers!

Nana Donna said...

Lovely card, I love your interpretation of that cookie
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Kris said...

I simply have to add more pearls to my cards as you all make them looks so much more elegant with them! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

The color combo is great, the card is awesome. you all keep me so inspired

Gailanne said...

Reminds me of Scandinavia...love the use of blue and white together. Well done.

Donna said...

Beautiful choice!! love this stamp set!! Love the color and design!!

Thanks
Donna Przy...

Deb Fortin said...

so pretty , I wouldn't have thought of using kraft card as my base. something new to try.
I sure could tell which cookie you chose.

Barbara Bryant said...

Kay the card is go awsome you need to teach us a class on this.

Barbara Colbert said...

This is great!! LOVE the look and excellent take on that cookie!!! Great job!!!!! Love that stenciled look!

Elvira said...

I thought I was looking at the cookie. Makes a great card.

Bonita said...

This is a beautiful card. The details really work well.

Melissa Mc said...

Such a beautiful card! The blue is so pretty and the layout is very nice.

Diane said...

What a beautiful card, love the stencil stamp.

mimucardartist said...

I am so overwhelmed by the inspiration of these cookies and the talent of this design team. Your card is really very beautiful.

Booknplays said...

I love that card! Such clean lines!

mitz said...

..there's something very clean looking about your card.. its stunning.. you did a great job
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Linda said...

Neat card I love flowers and white preal!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So clean and simple, yet absolutely gorgeous!

Gayle said...

Love the colors and the simplicity. Beautiful design.

mema29406 said...

Your card is just darling. I love your layout and the colors you used.

Janet L. said...

Great colors, stamps and details--a winning combination!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card. Great choice.

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Eleanor said...

Beautiful layering.

Becky said...

Very cute! What a great idea to match the color of the pearls with Copic markers!

artescrap by diana said...

It reminds me the "talavera" ( a type of porcelain) from Puebla mexico it´s really cute. Thanks for sharing

hughs from mexico

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Susan said...

I love blue and white so your card instantly appeals to me. Your use of symmetry is excellent and the flowers are so pretty.

CraftyJo said...

This is a beautiful card, so clean and fresh looking. Thanks for sharing.

The Vannoy Family said...

Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Your layout is a classical - love it! Thanks for sharing, Kay! Have a great day!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, so pretty Kay! The flowers with pearls in the middle is just the perfect touch, the layout is so fun, and the colors are right on.

Hey Hey Paula said...

Beautiful card. I love the stenciled look with the blue color & the pearls are a perfect embellishment.

Dottie Watson said...

This team out does themselves. Just when I think I have seen the most lovely card of all I go to the next blog and see another one that is wonderfully lovely. I am getting dizzy..
Hugs,
Dottie

Carrie said...

Truly beautiful

PamelynT said...

Great adaptation with a little extra. Nice card. :-)