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Friday, September 21, 2012

September CSS Blog Hop with Something Special

Hello, and welcome to a special hop  -- a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K. CSS Alumni team, which is also featuring hand drawn sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. As you hop along make sure to leave a comment because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will each receive a Gina K. Designs Stamp Set (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).

I hope you arrived here from the blog of the very talented Joy. If you didn't and would like to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to Stamp TV for the full list of participants.

I have two cards to share with you and both are made using stamp sets that were drawn by Theresa Momber. I chose to use Fanciful Fall and Heartfelt, both of which include stamps that are perfect for fall cards. I love fall, especially the colors, so I was super excited to combine these fabulous stamp sets with Sharri's color challenge, which was to use the Gina K Designs Pure Luxury colors of Pumpkin Spice, Fresh Asparagus and Sweet Corn plus neutral colors (white, ivory, black, and brown).

Here is my first card using Fanciful Fall.



Now for the second card featuring Heartfelt


I adore all of Theresa's sets, but these two are definitely among my favorites. She creates such beautiful stamp sets and, if you haven't seen her gorgeous cards be sure to visit her blog to enjoy her works of art (and to learn from her fabulous tutorials!).

Now hop on along to see what the always inspiring and talented Linda has waiting for you. Enjoy!

58 comments:

joy said...

Both cards are wonderful -- make me wish for autumn, but the "A Happy Hello" card is my favorite -- I love the embossed background.

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin this hop since these are two of my fav designers!! your card is perfect autumn!!and i'm not a halloween fan but yours is so elegant!

Miesje said...

Hi Kay - I love these! Such pretty cards in my favorite colors!

Cheri said...

Oh, I just love them both Kay....the Fanciful Fall is so adorable (love that happy pumpkin face) and the Heartfelt creation is gorgeous.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome fall cards Kay! I really like the layout of the first one. I especially like the three panels behind the focal image.

Brenda said...

Fabulous fall cards Kay! Very creative layout on the Halloween one.

Theresa Momber said...

Those are two of my favorites, too! I love coloring pumpkins and I adore what you did with these. What a fantastic tree scene in the oval layer. I just love both designs! Thank you so much for doing the blog hop for us!

Carolina said...

Darlin' fall cards Kay! These colors are just perfect for these sets and love what you designed with them!!!

Debi said...

great cards joy- love the halloween card :-) Debi x

Joyce T. said...

very pretty cards. especially love the pumpkin trio.

Doris W. said...

Love your first card with the moon shining behind the tree and the jack o'lantern!

Sherry said...

Love them both they are both so different thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

Gorgeous cards, Kay. I love the clean and fresh feel about them, and those wonderfully bright colors!

meemee48 said...

Love both of your cards. So many details makes them very interesting.

Lori said...

Both are such beautiful cards Kay!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Loving the layers! Pretty, pretty cards!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Kathryn A said...

Great cards,and wonderful colouring on the pumpkins!

Olga said...

Excellent cards!

angiescraps said...

Great color combos!!

Sue D said...

Great fall cards--I like the colors and the embossed backgrounds.

Theresa said...

Great fall cards. Love the colors and embossing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are just wonderful cards. I love how you incorporated the embossed backgrounds into them too. Looks fabulous!

Teri said...

Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Love this hop. The colors, designs and ideas are wonderful. Your cards are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

windinstarsranch said...

Both of these are inspirational and fun. Interesting take on the tree.

Lynne said...

Nice cards, especially like the scary pumpkin.

Rosy Newlun said...

ooo great moon behind the tree in first card and your coloring of the pumpkins in second one is WOW!

naneruth said...

Two great fall cards!

Mama said...

The embossed backgrounds make the cards!

Victoria H. said...

Beautiful autumn cards.

Cindi Hall said...

They are both gorgeous!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Kelly said...

I love that tree! Beautiful!

Barbara Hale said...

Wow - your pumpkins are just gorgeous! Great color combination.

Golda said...

What fun designs. I love the layering you did on the first one.

Robin said...

SOOO Pretttttty!!!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, both of your cards are gorgeous!! Great use of those sets!!

Sonia said...

Beautiful cards- just in time for fall!

Dee said...

Oh wow! Your cards are beautifully colored, and the designs are so attractive. Thanks for sharing!

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Pretty, pretty! Great fall cards!

Kay said...

Beautiful. Loving these colors.

Linda E said...

Kay, you do lovely work. Great interpretation of the color challenge.

Jan Castle said...

Such fun cards!!! Your color choices are great!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Very nice fall cards. I esp. like the tree from the fanciful fall card.

Sharon Roselli said...

lovin your cards!the colors and layering are great.Fall colors are the best.

Elizabeth said...

Such interesting layers on the first card. I also love the pumpkins on the second card.

Sharri said...

Beautiful fall cards Kay!! I love the designs and the embossing!! Great job using the challenge colors!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! Sure puts one in the fall spirit!
Corrine Ann

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the second with all the different elements - makes such an interesting card!

Angie said...

Both your cards are gourgeous! But my favorite is the second one love the embossing and the DP so prety!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison said...

Beautiful cards Kay!

stamper said...

Very nice cards, Kay. Especially like the 2nd card.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous Fall cards, Kay. Love the colors and the pumpkins.

Pat Jandacek said...

I hope you don't get tired of being told how beautiful your cards are ' cause I'm about to say the same thing. Love the layouts, the first one is rather unique. Love the manner in which you treated the grass behind the pumpkins in the second one. Thanks for these treats.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful fall cards, Kay! Beautiful layouts; and love that moon behind your tree!

usharon said...

Enjoy seeing your cards!

Marj said...

What wonderful cards!