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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

100 comments:

Giovana said...

"Sew" fantastic!!

Brenda said...

Oh Kay I love this, it is sew pretty!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sew- you have made another fabulous card!! I love all the colors!

joy said...

I agree with Brenda - sew pretty! Love how you used the perfect paper and perfect placed each element!

Payne Holler Cards said...

heeheee sew phabulous!!!

Melissa Cash said...

A-dorable card Kay! That sentiment is perfect for that print paper. I love it!

stampqueen said...

Cute card - perfect DP for the sentiments!!!!

Carolina said...

Just love how fun and happy this card is...such wonderful use of dp - it really makes the sentiment pop!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT card, Kay. Thought for a moment you had made the DP, and thought I have that set I too can make it! :) Super!

Kary said...

How sweet!! Love this cute card!! Great job, Kay!!

Jennie said...

Love the dp on this and great way to accent the label die!!

Miesje said...

What great use of designer paper - so perfect with that sentiment! You are right, I also looked at the stamp sets in a new way.

buggin2stamp said...

Your card is Sew Fabulous! I like the fun colors and layout.

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous, Kay! Love the fun papers!

Jackie said...

Very retro! Like it. TFS :)

Riette said...

That is such a fun card! Lovely layout.

Lynn B. said...

I love the colors you chose and, as a seamstress, the theme really speaks to me!

Jo said...

Very cute card!

Stephanie Schuler said...

What a cute card! The paper is really great!

pamselinski said...

very impressive and very cute

Linda said...

What a cute card, I love the paper and the use of the buttons.

Virginia Wingo said...

Just too cute for words.

Sharon said...

Your card is sew beautiful.

Jill said...

Cute card. Nice and colorful. I love it!

Jeanne said...

Sewing on cards is a trick I need to learn. Thanks for this cute card.

Becky said...

Fabulous.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty. thanks for sharing it during the hop!

lindamariedesigns said...

How lovely! I too would be challenged to make a sentiment the focal point. That's one reason why this hop is so cool. I am getting lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

margaret said...

Sew= What do you want me to say-- I very creative and fun card-- Thanks!

Pat Jandacek said...

Like your selections and layout. Pretty color combinations. TFS

szbacn1 said...

Cute and colorful!!!

Sharri said...

Kay what a fun card! I love how the pattern papers match the sentiment perfectly! Great job!!

crotnem said...

Great looking card.

Kelly said...

Very cute card!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very cute card!! Great sentiment for all the sewing themed stamps out there these days!

Donna Maligno said...

Love the sentiment and pretty card colors. Digressing for a moment, your blog header reminds me so much of mine! Love it!

Kathryn said...

Just "sew" clever!

Donna said...

Your card so SEW cute, wonderful design. Love the colorful sewing machines!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

eddie said...

"sew" cute but also "buttoned" up and beautiful

barbara said...

I love this and you have done this justice.

Marsha said...

What an adorable card. Such a great job of using several DP's.

Judy B said...

Such a cute card, I love it.

Kim said...

Sew Cute!!!
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Faye said...

Love the theme of this card and the sentiment still takes center stage...adorable card!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

This is a cute sentiment, your card design is perfect with it. Patti

Dottie said...

Delightful little card especially for a seamstress!

Beth said...

I am a sewer so this card hit all the right buttons for me! I love it.

Katherine said...

I love, love that DSP pack and the mismatched buttons are so clever!

Lucy Newton said...

Beautiful vintagey card!!!

Chookarooni said...

perfect for the tailor in the group!
Mary-Jane

joanieg said...

Your card is so cute and whimsical!

Renie said...

Darling card! It reminds me of my mom, Helen~she sewed all of us girls clothes when we were young. I still have her old Singer sewing machine, and some of her buttons she saved and reused. Thanks for the warm memory.

Gayle said...

Sew Fantastic...sorry couldn't resist. really very clever.

sweetmarie said...

Love the Stampin up products used in this card. Have been eyeing them myself and figured I'd never figure out a really neat way to use them. You have done a really good job! thanks for sharing this one!

paperfun said...

Awesome card. I love all the sewing puns on many of the comments!

Pat said...

A very fun happy looking card. Colors are "sew" good together. Thanks for the idea.

RedGem said...

This card is so cute! I love the sentiment! Tks for sharing.

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is sew cute!

Stephani said...

Great job on the card. Everything works so well together.

Jill said...

what a great card. I was just in a sewing card swap and this card is just right

naneruth said...

Very nicely done!

Susie said...

Love it sew much!

Artistic Angel said...

Great choice of papers and embellishments to coordinate with the sentiment.

Parker said...

This card is very "pulled together". The sentiment always brings a smile to my face.

Adrienne said...

Very, very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Juana J said...

love this card....very clever idea...

Lucy said...

What a great layout. It even looks like a quilt. Very well put together.

Nancy Curtis said...

This is such a fun card and I love the way you used the sentiments!!!!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a cute card and sentiment ! I adore this super card and the gorgeous DP'S x
Thanks for the blog hop, the chance to win a fab prize and for the inspiration x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

mjnix said...

cute as a button!!!

Happy Quilling said...

This is "sewwwww" funny and nice! Love it! It's happy, it's coloured, it's GREAT!

angelicmischief said...

Because I stitch every day and so do most of my friends this is PERFECT!!!

Debbie Rogers said...

Sew cute Kay... Love the little buttons!

Joanna McDonald said...

That is a fun card. It is
sew cute!!

mbchetti said...

Cute card!! --What a great use of dp.

sprgstn16 said...

Nice card! Very clever indeed. TFS!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh...what a FUN card!! I love the colors and the papers!

Roselass55 said...

Such an original design! Love the bright colours too.

Sharon said...

what a fun and cute card!

DebbieG said...

Cute card, I love it !!!
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Bernie said...

Sew Cute! Love the colors, so bright and cheerful.
Blessings Bernie

Golda said...

What a cute card!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute card, and I love the buttons!

Lynne said...

Very cute and clever card. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

very Nice indeed!

Nana Donna said...

Sew cool, love your card.
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gobarb26 said...

How cute is that? I love the dp with the sentiment as the focal point. Very clever!

Karen said...

Darling. Love the sewing theme and sentiment.

scraphappyvic said...

What a great card...I love the theme you used and the sentiment. Wonderful job!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Kay, this is just too cute! That dp combo is adorable and a perfect match to your sentiment.

Bertha W said...

"Sew" pretty, thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the theme, the images and the sentiment. And, the bright and cheery colors are fabulous. This is a really beautiful card you made.

Toucan Scraps said...

sweet card

sandi said...

Love the card you created. SEW cute!

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

What a sweet card, love the buttons!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your card & the sentiment is so cute with the sewing machine DP & the buttons. Darling!

Susan said...

What a super-cute card. You've done an awesome job sticking to the sewing them. Perfect!

Susie said...

Really nice job on this card! Very cute.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous, clean layout! Awesome card with the theme!

Betty Neville said...

Lovely card Kay! Great job with the sewing theme!