Monday, October 22, 2012

CSS Alumni October Blog Hop

Hi there
  it's that time of the month again when the STV Center Stage Alumni brings you a Hop and YOU have the chance to win a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs stamps... oh yeahhhhh

  For this month's Hop, our awesome team mate  Melissa Cash has given us this beautiful sketch for our hop

Hopefully you came from the awesome blog of Kay Simmons ....and if you want to start the hop at the beginning...just pop over to STV and you will have the lineup of designers participating this month.

With permission from GKD, I had fun making these images into digital images and then resizing, printing and cutting them with my Cameo...WHY you ask?  Just because it's fun! AND no more fussy cutting! 
(remember to ask permission first from the owner of any stamp before you make it into a digital image!)

 this first card I made the oval very small and enlarged the flower. Supplies from GKD are cardstock - Wine, pattern paper - Sundance, ribbon -pumpkin mango striped. Colored with Copics E08, 13, 93, YG63, G82, Memento Black and Rhubarb and added Stickles to flower centers

 this second card is the actual size of the stamp printed onto designer paper. I enlarged the background mat instead (wanted it bigger than the die set offered), cut my designer paper with decorative scissors, colored with Copics YG17,G43, V04 and sentiment stamped with Memento's Grape Jelly...stash ribbon, viva pearl pen

this last card I really enlarged the oval (no die needed!) and made the butterfly a little larger also....its colored with pencils, background is stamped with VersaMark and edge sponging also done with Versamark...added ribbon and viva pearl pen pearls, some white gel pen accents and done!

As you can tell, I love this sketch from Melissa! It really makes a beautiful card and these were done so quickly...

Now off to the sweet and spectacular blog of Melissa Cash ....

Reminder: Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (October 30), 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!

Hope you enjoy the hop and gained some inspiration...enjoy this sketch!
hugs,

86 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Oh my goodness Linda, all three of your cards are awesome. Looks like the sketch really worked for you.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

These are all just lovely!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Three absolutely stunning creations!

Lagene said...

WOW! Linda, all 3 are gorgeous!

joy said...

I'm so impressed with how you made your digital images the perfect size for each of your lovely cards!

meemee48 said...

Love all three of your cards, but I am partial to butterflies.

Brenda said...

Wowza Linda these are gorgeous!!! I love how you used the same stamp to create three very different yet beautiful cards.

Hugs

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards!!! Just awesome what you did with the digital/cameo combination!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Linda all look so different and beautiful!!! I just love looking at them!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, all 3 cards are stunning, and used the same stamp set - now THAT's some MAJOR creativity!!!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Linda, these are gorgeous! I'm so pleased I got to see these cards, because they've really opened my mind up to a variety of ways to use my Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set. Thank you so much!!

Penny said...

OMGoodness, Linda, you have really been a busy girl! Love all three of your cards--each is just beautiful and a great take on that sketch! Love your coloring and papers, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Olga said...

all are gorgeous, I have that set and love how you colored them, free lesson, LOL, thanks hon!!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Linda, you are a superstar! These are all totally gorgeous. Very cool how you made them into digis and you are making me think I need to have a Cameo.

Vicki K said...

All are terrific, but I love the colors in your card with the blue and butterfly!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the last one. That butterfly is just gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Such a versatile sketch and you have made it shine in all your beautiful cards. You are really mastering that cameo.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! All the colors as so pretty.

Colleen said...

Cards are all gorgeous and such lovely colors you used
ColleenB.

Sonya van Stee said...

Fabulous! Great colours and style!

Anonymous said...

Lovely coloring on all cards. You must be an artist at heart.

Anonymous said...

I'm just speechless. These are great. One is better than the others. Such talent you have. Judy in NYC

Irene said...

Wow, these cards are beautiful. I love what you have done, especially using the pearls accent on the second card.

Marsha said...

Very pretty. Love all three. I had no idea you could make up a digital image from a stamp - so clever of you.

Judy said...

Goodness...you went to town on this sketch. Great job!! I know I can always come here for inspiration.

xo
Judy

rjlh said...

Three very beautiful cards.

Lynne said...

Terrific

naneruth said...

Nice to see various ideas for the Dogwood and Butterflies stamp set. Each and everyone is lovely.

bluemoon said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you used the separation where you creatively cut your background paper as your 3 strips across..genius.

Diana E. said...

Couldn't have picked a better subject ! My Favorite Flower ! Loved each card !

bridget22868 said...

Linda, WOW! I just love all of them. The colors are awesome, and I really like the way you cut the edges on the background papers on the "just a note" card! I do so love the dogwood flowers!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us all.

crotnem said...

These are just amazing! TFS

Sharri said...

Linda, Your cards are amazing!! I can not pick a favorite!

April said...

These are absolutely stunning. Cannot wait to leave work and make a card using this sketch!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards.

Penny Odell said...

Linda, wow! your coloring is amazing and so are your cards!

Lea said...

Wow! Three gorgeous cards! I'm partial to dogwoods since I'm a Carolina girl! Love the accents with the pearl pens, those little touches add so much!

Judy Scott said...

Really nice

Caroline said...

What talent! You're amazing--these are stunning!

Chris said...

Beautiful Cards! All three of them are beautiful, yet so different with the same stamps!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog...you just never know maybe one day I will do a cookbook! But for now I'll be starting up a new recipe blog so you will have lots of inspiration! I'm so happy to hear someone is making and enjoying the recipes I share! :) Also, I wanted to mention the house we sold isn't the one your probably thinking of...the pics I posted in the past have been of the house we are building. We have spent almost 4 years on it so far! But we do all the work ourselves so it seems to take FOREVER! LOL! Okay, I best get going...laundry isn't going to finish itself and I have a new muffin recipe I'm trying out! Keep your eyes peeled for my new blog! :) Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! These are beautiful cards. I love your coloring which is always beautiful. I want a cameo so bad but so afraid I won't figure it out.

Barbara said...

Linda, all 3 cards are so creatively done and gorgeous. Beautiful coloring from a very talented lady. Thank you for the inspiration.

Susan Sieracki said...

Holy Moly...I am just blown away. These cards are incredible. Thanks for sharing them.

Kike' said...

All three are mind boggling and fabulous. Just excellent!

Dee said...

Beautiful coloring on all of your cards. I especially like the last two with flowers snuggled into the ovals.

Tracy said...

Wow! They are so detailed and lovely!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Very beautiful cards, love them all

jean w. said...

Each card has its own wow factor! Thanks for sharing your great work!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love Love Love Love what you've made! Swooning!

MyAuntKath said...

I loved these examples of how to alter stamps we already own with the Cameo. ( I await the delivery!)

gurian6 said...

Awesome cards! I particularly like the second one. I never thought of cutting paper with decorative scissors to make strips!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! Thanks for the inspiration!

Loretta said...

Love the they are awesome some many lovely cards to choose from in this hop.

Anonymous said...

Love all three cards, great colour choices. Thanks for sharing.

Donna B

Angela Shields said...

Fabulous cards!! Love how you used the decorative scissors to cut apart the paper!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards, I had no idea you could turn a stamp into a digital stamp!

Barb B said...

I have to say I love your butterfly one. The colours are stunning.

Judy Woodland said...

So gorgeous Linda!!! I love that stamp set and you have really done it justice here. Gorgeous when used with the Cameo. Great cards!!

Robin said...

These are just beautiful !!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total gorgeousness~ all of them! I see you are understanding your Cameo quite well! :)

Donna Phelan said...

WOW WOW WOW......the coloring on all of your flowers are WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!

Jackie Hall said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Just love them all.

Tammie Lien said...

Gorgeous cards in everyway,just love them.Thanks so much for sharing:)

PiscesGirl said...

Beautiful cards. All 3 are gorgeous. They look like you spent hours on them. :)

Ina said...

Love that stamp set and you have done a beautiful job on your cards. Colourful and creative.

Patricia St Martin said...

OMGoodness Linda 3 beautiful card and I love all of them. It is so awesome when you can create 3 cards using the same stamp and the cards are completely different. All of them have wonderful colors and great layout. Just love them all.
Hugs, Patricia

Golda said...

These are all great. I love how you did the ribbon on the first one.

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful cards. Excellent execution of the card sketch. The 3 strips blended well in the background for each card.

Mida Williams said...

All three cards are beautiful. On the second one, I like how you cut the background paper into 4 pieces and spaced them out to create the 3lines across the card (as per the sketch layout requirement). A simple but clever idea.

not so sleepy/beauty said...

LOVE the purple, green and black!

usharon said...

I am impressed with all the effort make this sketch work for you. All the cards look great!

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards. Loved the way you enlarged some things.

Blessings,
Kat

Verna Angerhofer said...

What super lovely cards. All are just amazing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

nancy said...

thanks for giving the number of the Copic colors you used!!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome on all of these! Excellent!

Maria Matter said...

lovely cards Linda! your coloring is splendid!!

ajax said...

These cards are just fab. So much alike, yet so different. I love the coloring especially. Thanks

Pat Jandacek said...

It IS a great sketch! And you made each card so beautiful. I think it very clever to make the stripes by segmenting the background paper...great idea!

Pat Jandacek said...

It IS a great sketch! And you made each card so beautiful. I think it very clever to make the stripes by segmenting the background paper...great idea!

BeverlyBL said...

Love all three. Couldn't pick a favorite. Like your colors on all three and really like this sketch. Thanks for saying what supplies you used and just how you did stuff in general.

Betty Neville said...

So gorgeous, Linda! Beautiful coloring and designs !

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Linda, you did a great job on all of these cards!!! I hope to join the team next time!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful cards! One stamp set 3 very different designs!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Linda, these are all so beautiful! I love your wonderful coloring and how you created such a different look with each card!

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