Friday, April 20, 2012

Stamp TV's CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there,
 it's that time of the month again when the Center Stage Alumni bring you a Hop and you have the chance to win a huge, FABULOUS, FREE GRAB BAG FROM GKD! oh yeahhhhh



This month we were given this sketch from the super talented Melissa Cash ...whose blog you should have just come from...if you want to start the hop at the beginning, just pop over to STV! .


I used stamp sets from Melanie Muenchinger for both of my cards....

This first card was quick and easy and almost like "find Waldo" only it's "...find the butterflies"  LOL
Melanie's butterfly stamp in her stamp set A Beautiful Life matched the designer paper from DCWV - Mariposa so perfectly! 
The cardstock is GKD's Innocent Pink and Black (stash checkered dp), stickles, stash ribbon and Viva Pearl Pen - black. Used a short Popsicle stick for template for sentiment...worked pretty good !

This card took a lot longer but love it! Sure wish photo did it justice KWIM!
Changed the sketch just a tad - ran my ribbon along the bottom and used Spellbinder's  Labels One for image background instead of rectangle. Sentiment is done with Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Ovals Large.

Used Melanie's sets, Holiday Basket and the sentiment and lady bug is from her A Year of Flowers.
Basket was done with Copics E09, 31, 37 and sponged with Memento's Desert Sand.
Flowers were sponged with Memento's Angel Pink and Rose Bud, leaves were done with Copics YG63,67
Sentiment stamped with Memento Black and ladybug colored with Copic R27
Designer Paper is from Prima - the Madeline Collection
Base cardstock is SU's Bayou Blue, stash scrunched seam binding, glossy accents used for dew drops and on leaves... and Viva Pearl Pen - white

Roses were paper pieced and added with pop dots....WHEW! done (-:

NOW, pop over to my wonderful talented team-sistah Kay Simmons to see the gorgeousness she has ready!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 24th), 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!

Sincerely hope you enjoy the hop
hugs,

PS also entering the second card in the challenges at:
  Crafty Friends Challenge - use two diecuts
Oozak - Anything Goes

91 comments:

Miesje said...

Super duper fantasticly wonderful cards! I love both of them - great interpretation of the sketch - so creative. Gee do you think I used enough adjectives?

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Linda! I love them both.

Joan L said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Carolina said...

Such darlin' cards Linda! LOVE the butterfly background with a couple popped out. The basket of flowers is adorable in every way...the ladybug is too stinkin' cute!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! Love the butterflies popped up over that fun butterfly paper!
The second card is so beautiful! Love how you colored the basket!

Cheri said...

Holy cow, Lady!! You've been busy! These cards are both fabulous and I LOVE the popsicle stick idea! The butterfly card is so sweet and CAS and that basket of roses is just gorgeous!

Lynn B. said...

Thud! That's me swooning over these cards. Your coloring on the second card is particularly impressive! I wish I had just a tiny bit of your gift for coloring. That would satisfy me!

Sheila said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I love butteflies so that is my favorite one. Thanks for sharing.

redwasher1 said...

I always look forward to see what you great next!! Both cards are fabulous and great coloring and love the dew drops!!

Linda R. said...

Hi Linda! Love your cards. I like both the butterflies and Roses. All that hard work definitely shows.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda. I adore the butterfly card and I have the paper pack so you know what that means = CASE. Thanks for the wonderful sample.

nannapat said...

Stunning cards Linda. tfs with us. Pat x

pamselinski said...

While the butterfly card is very pretty, I am a flower person so truly love your second card. Sooo pretty.

pamselinski said...

While the butterfly card is very pretty, I am a flower person so truly love your second card. Sooo pretty.

Priscilla said...

Stunning cards, the butterflys are so cute and the roses card is gorgeous! TFS.

Sharon said...

Stunning cards and that second one hmmm if the picture isn't doing it justice it must be amazing in real life...love the little lady bug, too cute!

Loretta said...

both of these cards are lovely, being partial to butterflies the first is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Hale said...

I really like your butterfly card and I love the sentiment it express, but......your second card is stunning!

Kat said...

Beautiful cards. I love butterflies.
Love getting a chance to win the stamps. Thanks guys.

Kelly said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Those roses are spectacular!

Anita said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

jodyleblanc said...

Linda, I love the pink and browns together and all the pretty butterfly's. Nice job!

Betty S. said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! It is so hard to pick one over another. You are all so talented. Thanks! Betty S.

stampqueen said...

Awesome cards!!! Love the butterflys and the roses!!!

Anonymous said...

Both your cards are beautiful. Love the butterflies

Lynne said...

Both are pretty cards but the second one is my favorite. Love the composition, colors....a great card.

Nadinebd said...

really nice sentiment and neat card.TFS
Nadine

Purple Princess said...

Oh I love the butterflies!!

Penny Reed said...

Oh, your roses are yummy! You can almost smell them. And love the butterflies too! TFS!

meemee48 said...

Both of your examples make such a nice use of color. I especially love the butterflies!

Jenn said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, but I LOVE the 2nd one with the beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

kdnkdd said...

Butterflies are free. The roses are nice too.

Queen-of-Cards said...

beautiful! Can't wait to get busy with my own! thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous cards Linda!!! You really knocked this sketch right out of the park!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

I am in awe! These cards are so beautiful!

Lorraine M. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I love the basket of roses. Awesome.
Lorraine

Lorraine said...

I just love your use of the butterflies and the basket of flowers is stunning. Both cards are a wonder to behold. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine G.

Unknown said...

there is so much depth in your cards- my eyes keep moving to take it all in.
while the flower card is gorgeous and victorian- I really like the butterfly card- the more subtle colors
thanks you
Holly

Jaclynn Marie said...

Love the butterflies - Great Job!!!

Pattie J. said...

beautiful basket,and beautiful butterflies. Gosh! just beautiful cards.......thanks for sharing....hugs

Susan Parker said...

Can't decide which I like more, the butterflies or the flower basket! Gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Lovely. Such different takes on the same sketch.

Anonymous said...

I like both of your cards. Very, very nice. Popsicle stick - wow-waste not want not....who woulda thought...
Jean McGee

windinstarsranch said...

beautiful card.. really love the butterflys
susan - windinstarsranch

mdog said...

Butterflies are my favorite. And this card is perfect.

~ Connie said...

WOW both of your cards are just awesome! Love the color combo of card 1; and the 2nd card is so beautiful. thanks

Otter Hill Designs said...

So very pretty! Simply lovely.

Di said...

From the dainty butterflies to the sweet ladybug, these two cards are gorgeous!

Robin said...

Two Beautiful cards!

ajax said...

Both these cards are beautiful. The butterfly card has so much depth, you can almost see them flying around in there. In the roses card, you can see the roses pop out of the basket. I don't know how you do it. Lovely

Leta said...

lovely cards..I like your dew drops on card 2

Betty Neville said...

Wowee Linda! Fabulous cards! You matched the dp so perfectly on your first card; and your rose card is so amazing - wish I could see it IRL!

Nana said...

Amo las mariposas, porque significan transformación. Ambas tarjetas son hermosas, pero me encantó como colocaste la mariposa.

Kitty said...

I love the flower basket. It is gorgeous.

Blessings,
Kat

Wendy Thompson said...

Great cards Linda well done

alex said...

Two beautiful cards, love them both, and your choice of colours are lovely :-)

Jill said...

Fabulous cards. I really love the butterflies and the basket of flowers is gorgeous. Hugs, Jill x

Kary said...

Fabulous cards, Linda!! What a treat, great takes on the sketch. Have a beautiful weekend!!

Joy said...

Lovely cards, especially like the roses

Susan said...

Thank you for all the inspiration- very nice Linda.

Sue VanDeVusse said...
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Sue VanDeVusse said...

Linda, these are fantastic! Love the popped up butterflies and the dew on those beautiful roses

VCorson said...

Beautiful coloring and blending!

papercraftnut said...

Wow! I love the coloring. Beautiful cards.

Janice said...

What beautiful cards! Love them both. Especially the basket with the roses.

Karla said...

Both are beautiful but the butterfly card is my favorite!

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards. Love the butterflies on the butterfly paper.

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both and love your cloring! Lot of love and work shows here.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, great colors and images.....love those "dew drops"

Mary B. said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards and great inspiration!

Jackie B said...

Nice butterfly card. the paper goes so well with the theme. I love your basket of roses..

mtscrapgal said...

What beauties you gave us --in a double dose too. Thanks so much for wowing us.

Anonymous said...

Love the butterflies - great use of paper and sketch! tfs

Msteelee

Sharon said...

Both great cards! I especially like the butterflies - such a neat subtle design!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful. I really like the butterflies one too.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are great! I love the way you took your own spin on the design and really made them special yet they worked well with it.

Chris said...

Beautiful Cards, Linda! THey are both so beautiful. THanks for showing us with the second card that even though you are following a sketch you can still make it your own!

murray1958 said...

i wish i had created the card with the basket. I loveeeeeeee it

Angie said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both! Great paper piecing on the roses also great coloring on the basket!

calamity jane said...

Absolutely stunning! Your cards are fantastic Linda!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

joy said...

Both cards are fabulous, my favorite is the rose basket. I love the drops of water on them. You have done a beautiful job coloring them.

Nichole said...

The dew drops are just beautiful!! I love all the variations of this sketch!

aileen (mum) said...

Both cards are gorgous. Butterfly one is my favourite but I just love butterflys and love the stickles added to it - just finished the card of beautifully- thanks for sharing

Judy Scott said...

really nice

naneruth said...

Two super cool cards! Love the butterflies and the flowers on the other one.

Oneofakind said...

Wow, what great use of the basket..I love the detail, layers and dimension on both of your beautiful cards.

elizabeth said...

Both are beautiful, but I really love the butterfly one. Wow!

Arlene said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love how you popped up the rose on the second card. Very striking.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Well look at that! I really love the your butterfly card. Great colors and I just love butterflies. Love the basket as well. TFS AJ!

TC said...

I totally love the butterfly card. The sentiment is beautiful. x

itzamitzi said...

Beautiful cards! I am especially drawn to the one with all the butterflies, but then, I'm a butterfly "nut". Hate to tell you how much "butterfly stuff" is in my craftroom.

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