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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CSS Sketch Blog Hop

It is CSS blog hop time again and this time it is a sketch hop! I hope you came here from Linda's blog, but if you didn't and would like to see what you missed earlier in the hop just head back over to Stamp TV to find the full list of blog hop participants.

This is the sketch Brenda created and challenged us to use as the inspiration for our cards.

Here's what I was inspired to created from this sketch.


I'm (im)patiently waiting for Spring to arrive here in Wisconsin, so I had to do something that was very spring-like for my first card. These colors just shout warm weather to me as does this "Day at the Park Diva" from the Diva Collection at Gina K Designs.  I used GKD Pure Luxury card stock in Bubblegum Pink, Key Lime, and Wild Dandelion. The patterned paper is from the GKD patterned paper pack "Petals and Wings." I stamped the Diva, her kite and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and the clouds in Memento Grey Flannel. Colored areas were done with Copics. The ribbon, buttons and brads are all from my stash. Just a note: the sheer ribbon and bow are actually lime green like the paper, but came out looking yellow in the photo. :(

Here's the second card I made using the new "Spring Parade" Stamp TV Kit. Can I just say that I love, love this kit?? Love the colors, the stamps, the patterned paper . . . well, OK, everything in it is fabulous!


This card is made using the Gina K Pure Luxury card stocks Tomato Soup and Turquoise Sea. The patterned paper is from the Spring Parade pack. The cute birdie, the flowers and cloud are all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I don't have a Silhouette so I hand cut the cloud and raindrops and popped them up with pop dots. The sheer ribbon is from the STV kit also. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards. Make sure to leave a comment here and on all the blogs as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, April 16. Now hop on over to see what Joy has waiting for you. 

62 comments:

Cheri said...

Kay, both of your cards are fabulous!!! I love the new stamp kit too.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay, these are such happy looking cards! I love that image on your second one-so much so that I used it too!

buggin2stamp said...

What fun cards. I love the cheerful colors.
Melissa

Miesje said...

Fun and happy cards! I love them both - can't wait for my newest StampTV kit to arrive.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So adorable! i love that duck!

Payne Holler Cards said...

These are both adorable! C'mon on Spring (-:

redwasher1 said...

Kay, both of your cards are adorable! So cute!!

Brenda said...

Kay both cards are fabulous!!! I love the light spring feel of them. I to am ready for spring.
XX

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Kitty said...

Both of your cards are beautiful

Kathleen

Andrea Beecroft said...

So colorful - lovely cards can't wait for my Spring Set to arrive

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Both cards are too cute, and the bright colors are so springy as are the stamped images. Love them!

catdidit said...

What fun summer creations! Love them both!

meemee48 said...

OMG! Both of your cards are absolutely adorable! Love all the spring colors!

Ann Lee said...

How cute! LUV!

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards Kay. So bright and sunny, thanks for the inspiration.

Diane Auriemma said...

Definitely adorable.

Anouk said...

this is a great sketch, love the cards you made. 1 sketch and 2 totaly different cards, nicelthis is a great sketch, love the cards you made. 1 sketch and 2 totaly different cards, nicely dothis is a great sketch, love the cards you made. 1 sketch and 2 totaly different cards, nicely doneney done

ET said...

Love the yummy colors on the What's Up card

Lisa K said...

I love both of your cards. The tags you used on the first one are so unique. I really like them.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Cute cards. Love the colors.

Unknown said...

Love the lively spring colors.

Sue Foss said...

Love the cards, very creative.

jennifer said...

such fun cards

Connie Ludgate said...

Both cards are a lot of fun and very pretty and colorful.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both your cards are super wonderful and so bright and cheery.

Carol said...

Love your projects! Thanks for sharing your talent for design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan P said...

Love both cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dara Hoffman said...

oh so cute. love the colors in this one.

gobluektb said...

Loving the cheerful colors! I so need to get my craft room cleaned up so I can get crafting!

Our Brag Book said...

Loved, loved, loved all of the cards. Can't decide which one is my favorite. Good work to all the ladies!

Barbara said...

Love your "Day at the Park" diva card and it's gorgeous bright colors.

Unknown said...

Both cards are so perky and cheerful. Just love that bird and umbrella. The bright colors of both are uplifting.

Kay said...

These are both adorable and very "springy." They made me smile :)

Gayle said...

One cuter than the next one. Love the diva and love love love the little chick.

Annette said...

Such a fun Card! Great for a little girl.

Nana Donna said...

How adorable, the second one is my fav, the paper matches perfect

cal8007 said...

My daughter is into yoga so the 1st card would be perfect!! Your little bird and the papers, yeah, everything is fab!!

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance!

Carmen L

joy said...

Great choice of papers and images! Looks so springy!

Scottieboysthree said...

Your cards just shout spring! The diva looks as if she's dreaming of spring, and the duck is so cute playing in the rain.

Susan White said...

Both of you card are beautiful!!

Becky said...

Not one but two adorable cards~!

Cheryl Depler said...

So SPRINGY AND COLORFUL! Thanks.

Debbie Corbari said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!

naneruth said...

Two great cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Love both your cards, such fun and bright spring colors! TFS!!

Jan Henry said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous. My fave is the diva cards...fantastic bright colors!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Beautiful cards!

Lori said...

Your cards make me smile Kay, they are so fun!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for treating us with 2 cute cards. Great colors and very "Springy".

Donna Simonson said...

Love both cards! The Diva set is one of my favorites! I just ordered the new stamp kit and can't wait to get it, especially after seeing the cute card you made from it! Thanks for sharing!

stampqueen said...

Such bright and cheerful spring cards!!! Love them!!

Wilma said...

Well done, and I love the duck!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are beautiful! I'm a color person, and I love those bright, beautiful colors.

RitaR said...

Both cards are so cute. I don't know which i like best.

Michell said...

Adorable! Love them & the cheery colors.

Betty Neville said...

These are awesome, Kay! So cheerful and so springy - we are still getting snow here!

Sue D said...

Fun cards with this sketch. I like the cheery colors.

Sylvia said...

Both cards are so cute and spring like. I'm loving the new patterned paper!

stamper said...

Both cards are just super! Especially like the little bird card.

Pat said...

Both of your cards are terrific and so colorful My heart just flutters when I seen that bird with his cute umbella and little boots!

Oneofakind said...

Very nice cards. Love the patterned paper.