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Friday, November 18, 2011

Inspiration Blog Hop

It's time for the  Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight (CSS) alumni November blog hop. This time around is an inspiration hop based a super fun photo! I hope you came here via the amazingly talented Karen's blog. If you didn't, be sure to hop back over to Stamp TV and start at the beginning so you don't miss any gorgeous creations this group is sure to be sharing along the hop. Now on to the inspiration photo!

Cool, huh? I think this is actually a fun Advent calendar, so each of these is a little box that would hold a treasure for each day of Advent until Christmas. We were to use any part of this photo as our inspiration. I was inspired by a couple of these; see if you can guess which ones!

Here's my first card:

Card details: 
Stamps: Gina K Designs - A Year of Flowers and STV Kit Wishing You Joy
Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler; Gina K Designs White and Fresh Asparagus; DP - Echo Park - Season's Greetings
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers
Misc: SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Spellbinders Eyelet Pendant

And here is the second card:

This didn't show up very well in the photo, but I inked the snowflake first with Bermuda Bay ink and then with Versamark. I used the SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder and in real life it is sparkly and has an iridescent shimmer to it. Sorry I couldn't get it to show up in the photo.

Card Details:
Stamps:  Gina K Designs: Blessed is the Season and Holiday Hospitality
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso; Gina K Designs White and Silver Lining; DP- Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso; Versamark; Copic markers
Misc: Brad - Basic Grey; Baker's Twine - Raisin Boat; Embossing Powder - SU Iridescent Ice

Did you figure out which of the little boxes in the photo inspired me? If not, take a look at the one in the bottom right corner of the photo and the one in the top left corner.

Thanks for visiting and now be sure to leave a comment here and on the other blogs as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that lucky person will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95 from Gina K Designs!

Now head on over to see my very talented friend, Linda. I'm sure she has something awesome waiting for you!

42 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that SU cherry cobbler! and Bermuda Bay...these are soooo gorgeous - love the non traditional color...you nailed the challenge!

Miesje said...

Kay, these are perfect! Love the differences in them. Beautiful!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Kay! Great takes on the inspiration photo!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- you rocked the challenge with both of these cards! The colors are perfect and the designs are super!

Melissa Cash said...

Hmmm, I am guessing your two beautiful cards were inspired by the snowflake and poinsettia boxes. My fav is the snowflake card.

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards! I love the fund snowflakes on the second card. I bet the shimmer is very cool in real life.

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful Kay!!

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Kay! Love the richness of your poinsettia card, and that ornament is brilliant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! Love the 2nd card with the bright colors - perfect sentiment~

Carolina said...

Darlin' cards! Love that bit of glitter on the first and the colors on the second captures the inspiration piece just perfectly!

Kris said...

So very pretty! I adore Christmas cards, don't you?

TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great cards, Kay! Love the sparkle on the poinsettia and that ornament is beautiful.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kay! So beautiful!! I love the details!! Have a great wknd!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Kay! Loving your use of DP on these!

Cheri said...

Love your take on the inspiration, Kay. I love the poinsettia on the first card and your colorful ornament card is a standout!

pamselinski said...

Colors are awesome. Both cards are beautiful.

Donna Phelan said...

Such pretty creations. Love the Echo Park papers, the colors are just wonderful, so pretty in fact I hardly ever use mine as I just like to look at it.....hahaha. Well done, Kay!
( also did you make your own ornament, from a circle and something else--or is it a complete die?) Thanks!

naneruth said...

Wonderful ideas and very pretty!

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Kay, love the colors.

richardbreaks said...

Really nice work Kay!!!

Donna said...

Kay, your Poinsettia and snowflake cards are so pretty and festive, and can see where you got your ideas from and you did such a wonderful job!!
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Donna

Nancy said...

Your cards are so very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Great cards - such fun and unexpected colors!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Kay,

I love your color choices (and the hydrangea at the top of your page, as well as the saying about being creative on your blog!)

aloha, rosy

Valerie said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Beautiful holiday cards, Kay! Thank you for sharing with us :)

Jill said...

Both cards are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Bonita said...

Beautiful cards that captured the inspiration perfectly. Thanks

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards, the use of the unusual colour of dp really works well.

Jan said...

Love both cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

Riette said...

Love your DP and layouts!

crotnem said...

Both cards are so pretty!
TFS

MizMaryAnn said...

Snowflakes get me every time. Love both of them.

Elvira said...

Absolutely Stunning!

mermaid fenicia said...

Both are very nice and colorful cards ^_^

jazy1m said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Love your circle shape behind the picture.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful poinsettia card!

joy said...

Love both your cards, the "merry and bright" is my favorite! Your sentiment matches so well the brightly colored snowflakes!

Cheryl Wright said...

Love them both, but I especially like the second card.