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Friday, June 24, 2011

CSS Sentiment Hop

Welcome to the second blog hop for June of the Center Stage Spotlight alumni. I hope you arrived here from the fabulous blog of Linda Payne. If you didn't, be sure to hop back over to Stamp TV and start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss any of the awesome creations of my fellow CSS-ers!

Today our challenge was to Get Wordy! Gina K. Designs is known for including some of the best quotes and sentiments in its sets. For this challenge we were to use a sentiment or quote as the main focal point. So, here is my card for this challenge. The only thing that is stamped on this card is the sentiment; everything else is designer paper.

This was a fun card to make, but it is more challenging than I expected to just use a sentiment as the focal image and not add in something else here or there. I guess that's why I went for the dp to fill in where I'd have done some other stamping. Try making a sentiment focused card sometime -- it will make you look at your stamp sets and other tools in a different way!

Thanks for stopping by. Now hop on over to visit my friend and stamper extraordinaire, Karen Knegten. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop and you just might be the lucky winner of a Gina K stamp set of your choice valued up to $24.95. A random winner will be chosen on Tuesday from all of the comments left along the blog hop.

Card supplies:
Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown; Ivory; SU Tangerine Tango, Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set: Gina K Designs Sew Pretty
Ink: Vivid Coffee Bean and Lemon Ice
Buttons: SU and Basic Grey

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stamp TV Center Stage Alumni Inspiration Hop

Wow! It's hard to believe we are cruising through June and it is time for our first Center Stage Alumni blog hop for the month. Today is an inspiration hop and you should have arrived here from the gorgeous blog of  Karen Knegten. If you didn't and you want to make sure you don't miss any of the wonderful creations along the hop, go back to Stamp TV and start your hop from the beginning there.

This inspiration hop is based on this very fun and summery photo.

Don't you just love the reds and yellows and flowers? The whole photo just made me feel like I was going to a summer party in someone's backyard! So here is my inspiration card.

Of course I had to go with red and yellow as my theme on this card since that is what really grabbed me in the inspiration photo. The base is Pure Luxury Red Hot, layered with Pure Luxury Dandelion. The dp is DCWV Citrus. I stamped the sunflowers from the lovely GKD stamp set, A Year of Flowers and colored them with Copics - R24, R27, R29 and Y15 and Y17. The greeting is from GKD set Stenciled Spring. I poked holes on the corners and then went over them with a white gel pen to  make them stand out. Brads are GKD and I used Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Poppy Parade, and Vivid Lemon Ice inks.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed my summer sunflowers. Now continue along to the fabulous Joy Hadden's blog for more inspiration.