Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank You Blog Hop!

Oh we have a fun blog hop for you tonight and I had a great time making all of these cards on one day last Sunday!

Tonight we are having a special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members: Carla Suto , Melissa Shultz, Brenda Turner, Linda Payne, Giovana Smith

These 5 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of June, July and August.
Her color challenges were amazing! The challenge of hers that I chose to showcase was her first one - brown, green and ivory. See her original challenge card here! Thank you Carla - loved all of your challenges!

Stamps: Fanciful Fall
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Fresh Asparagus, Ivory
Specialty Paper: Basic Grey Cappella
I just love Sketch Challenges and Melissa's were wonderful! Some were tricky and some were not. The one I chose to emulate was her 6th challenge. Here is the link to her sample card.

Stamps: A year of leaves and Fanciful Fall
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice, Ivory
Specialty Paper: Cloud Nine - Harvest Holiday
The creative Brenda came up with several very challenging challenges! These were probably the most difficult for me although I think I did enter most of them. She found such beautiful ideas for the challenge but the one I CASED for this hop is her 13th one and chose to use the colors. Here is the original challenge.

Stamps: Buds and Vases, A year of flowers
Card Stock: Brown from stash
Specialty Paper: Not sure where that came from, it was in my "fall" box.
I loved the Blast from the Past challenges and Linda picked some fantastic ones! The one I chose was her 4th which was to use a bow and old button. See the link here.
Stamps: Winter Wings

Card Stock: Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus
Specialty Paper: Cloud Nine Harvest Holiday
Now when I first heard that we were to make Christmas cards I must admit that I was not thrilled. I was just getting ready to start my summer vacation and did NOT want to think Christmas - BUT - here it is getting close to November and I am soooo glad that I made Christmas cards this summer! I decided to thank Giovana by following her 10th challenge which was to use punches/dies. Check out her fantastic sample!

Stamps: Lovely Labels 2 and Blessed is the Season 
Card Stock: Pure Luxury All Spruced Up and Good as Gold
Specialty Paper: Basic Grey Jovial

We have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 3* located on the Freebie Tab, where all of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!

Now be sure to hop on over to see Karen's thank you creations!

Please join in our Thank You Discussion on Stamp TV and feel free to play along and say thank you with your own take on one of their challenges!!!
Have a great evening!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous work!! They will love these!!

tlgirl353 said...

# 1 is beautiful, #2 is beautiful-aw heck- they are all gorgeous!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Such gorgeous cards! I especially love your winter wings card with the rhinestones... wonderful finishing touch.

Carolina said...

Stunning work Miesje! Love the fall/winter color combos you went with for your cards!

Jennie said...

Beautiful designs Miesje! Love each and every one... the gals will enjoy some happy mail coming their way :o)

Olga said...

Each one is a piece of art, gorgeous! Love the Cardinal!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What gorgeous cards you made, Miesje! Each one is so wonderfully designed! Thanks so much for the "thanks"!

Cheri said...

All of these cards are simply gorgeous, Miesje. I do love that deep green with that gold accents. So elegant.

Giovana said...

Awesome creations Miesje!!
Thanks so much.
God bless.

scalder said...

Bee-u-ti-ful!!!! My jaw just kept dropping more and more as I looked at each of these cards!

Jessica said...

Just lovely!!!! Great job with all the challenges!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Miesje....these are so beautiful!!! I love your patterns and ROCK!!

Melanie said...

fanulous Miesje! these are all gorgeous designs! I love what you did with those little acorns and the tulips in the vase are just beautiful! :)

Sharri said...

Miesje, Beautiful cards!! I love the rich colors you used! The girls are going to love these!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! you add such unique touches to each card!

Pat Jandacek said...

Omigosh! I love every single one of these cards! What a fabulous thank you for the girls. (and us!)

Kray said...

Very pretty!

Kray said...

Very beautiful cards. Great blog!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh your colors and layouts are wonderful! thank you so much!!!
hugs (-:

Brenda said...

Wowza Miesje!! These are all so Fantabulous! Thank you so much.

Betty Neville said...

These are all beautiful Miesje! I can't believe you made them all in one day!