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Friday, August 24, 2012

Stamp TV CSS August Hop

Hello, and welcome to the August CSS blog hop! If you came here from Joy's blog you are on the right track, but if you didn't and would like to start the hop at the beginning, please jump back over to Stamp TV for the full list of participants.

Today's hop is an inspiration hop based on this beautiful photo that Geri provided for us. I love the colors and the fall theme. I wish someone would come and decorate my front porch like this!

Here is the card I was inspired to make. I don't always get quite a literal with my card, but this time I couldn't help but pull out this door stamp from the Gina K Designs set "The Journey" by Asela Hopkins. It just fit so perfectly with this inspiration photo that I had to use it.

Card materials:
Cardstock: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Soft Sage, Ivory
Stamps: Gina K Designs: The Journey by Asela Hopkins; Autumn Beauty and Country Roads by Theresa Momber
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle; Copic markers; Distress Ink Summer Sky
Other: Flower Soft - Autumn
(All Gina K Designs items are available here.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little fall scene and are inspired by the inspiration photo to make your fall cards. Now hop along to Linda's blog to see the gorgeous creation she has waiting for you. But, before you go be sure to add a comment here and at all the other blogs as you hop along, because on Tuesday morning (August 28), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August Blog Hop with Sean and Regina


Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our August blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the fall season this month! After a very hot and humid July, most of us are looking forward to a cool and colorful fall! When we think of fall, our minds swirl like we are surrounded by falling leaves and a crisp cool breeze in the air. Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what fall means to them.

Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Please visit them at

Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!

Here is my fall card. I love fall, mostly because of the beautiful colors. I love seeing the gorgeous fall leaves and the pumpkins that start showing up everywhere. So, I had to incorporate both into my card.

My card is made using Gina K Designs Pure Luxury brand new Tomato Soup card stock as the base. (Love this new color!). The a layer of Pure Luxury Dusty Sage. The strip on the left side is PL Honey Mustard with a piece of patterned paper from the new Gina K Designs Sun-kissed Autumn patterned paper pack. I used stamps from the new Gina K Designs set by Theresa Momber called Country Roads and from her set called Autumn Beauty stamped on PL Ivory paper. Inks used were Memento Espresso Truffle,Toffee Crunch and Summer Sky. I colored the trees, grass and pumpkins with Copics. The ribbon and the nail heads are from Gina K Designs also.  I hope my card inspires you to think of your favorite fall things.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!  The rules are simple:

Leave a comment on Regina’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)!  :) 

Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully.  Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop.  

At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows:
Thanks for visiting and joining in on the hop! Now jump on over to Donna's blog to see what she has created.