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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thankful Challenge

Today is another CSS alumni blog hop, and since Thanksgiving is just around the corner (can you believe it is next week??) we are sharing cards of gratitude and thankfulness in our hop. I hope you came here from Linda's blog where I am sure she shared a gorgeous creation or two; however, if you didn't start at the beginning of the hop and would like to, jump back to Stamp TV for the full list of participants.

Here is my card for the "thankful challenge":

I used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Faded Brick and Honey Mustard card stock and layered a piece of patterned paper on that from the Gina K Designs patterned paper pack Grateful Heart. I stamped the leaves from the GKD stamp set Grateful Heart onto Ivory paper with Versamark. After clear embossing the leaves I sponged Gina K Designs Faded Brick and Honey Mustard ink over them. The sentiment is from an older Gina K Designs set called So Grateful. I added some Honey Mustard ribbon and copper railheads to finish it. (All Gina K Designs products can be found here)

I am grateful that you stopped by and am thankful for you and this great crafting community! Please be sure to leave a comment before you hop on over to Joy's beautiful blog because we will choose a random comment from one of the blogs and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26.

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Color Combo Hop

Welcome to the Stamp TV CSS Color Combo Hop. I hope you came here from the fabulous blog of my friend Cheri. I'm sure she had something beautiful to share! If you didn't start the hop from the beginning and would like to go back to the start, hop on over to Stamp TV where you will find the full list of participants.

Our hop is a color combination challenge using the following Gina K Designs Pure Luxury colors as our guide: Dark Chocolate, In the Navy, Tomato Soup, Honey Mustard and Ivory.
Here is my card using the color combo. For some reason the Tomato Soup paper is showing up much more orange than it really is. It should be more of a rust-orange color!

My card starts with a Pure Luxury base of Dark Chocolate and then a layer of Tomato Soup that was embossed with a Sizzix Square Lattice folder. The In the Navy strip is embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder and layered with some Honey Mustard sheer ribbon. The center panel is Dark Chocolate, Honey Mustard and Ivory (all GKD Pure Luxury). I stamped the wheat image from the Gina K Designs stamp set duo called Friendship, Family, Love in Honey Mustard ink. The greeting is stamped in Tomato Soup ink and is from the GKD Harvest of Wishes mini stamp set.

(All of the Gina K Designs Pure Luxury paper, ribbon and ink can be found here.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing these wonderful fall colors! Now hop on over to Melissa's blog to see what she has done with these gorgeous colors.