Friday, April 29, 2011

CSS - StampTV Kit Blog Hop - 4/27/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is a Treasure Hunt with the Stamp TV kits being the treasure!


My first card is from the most recent StampTV kit called Springtime Silhouettes. I love this set! I chose the butterfly and wet embossed it with black on GKD Pure Luxury Ivory, then cut it out. I took a panel of the ivory and "dirtied" it with some Black Soot and Pumice Stone Distress Inks. I used the Fleur De Lis Spellbinder Die and tossed a few pearls on it. I had some ivory lace and that little strip of DP from Graphics 45. I had the button and the ribbon. The small tag was a MS punch and the tiny butterfly was from the Sending Sunshine stamp set also from GKD.
 
My second card was a really quick last minute card. I have had the first Stamp TV set I purchased called Eclectic Summer and Eclectic Summer Sayings, sitting on my craft table for a week but inspiration did not strike until I opened my order from GinaK and one of her new paper packs was in there. It is from Echo Park and is called "A Walk in the Park". Aha, now I knew what I was going to make. I stamped and colored the hot air balloon and then used some clear embossing powder on it. Then I used the scalloped circle Spellbinder and sponged them a bit to look a little like clouds. I used a Cuttlebug folder on some of the DP and just kind of threw it together. I took the picture just an hour ago and now I am thinking it needed something else on it. But - too late. Here it is as it is.

You should have arrived from Sharri Seffens blog where you were undoubtedly very impressed! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV. Your next stop is bound to be impressive so hop over to visit Lori McAree.

Make sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs...Gina will randomly choose a winner who will get to choose ANY past StampTV stamp set of their own! Winner will be announced Tuesday morning! Thanks Gina, you are the best! 

As always, your comments really do mean a lot to me. Thank you for leaving them.

172 comments:

Carla S. said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, Miesje! The first is so elegant and I love the colors and papers on the second!

Sharri said...

Miesje, Beautiful cards! I love how you added the strip of dp on the lace and the colors on the second card! I gotta get me some of that echo park dp!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous, Miesje. The first card is so dramatic and the second one is WOW.....love the fun look with the balloon. Fabulous cards.

Payne Holler Cards said...

ohhh sooo elegant on that first one and what a fun fun balloon card! love em both (-:

Giovana said...

Both are fantastic cards Miesje!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! Your first card is so elegant with the black/ivory theme; and love that bright and cheerful birthday card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, I absolutely LOVE that gorgeous butterfly card, the distressed background is beautiful! I really like that fun hot air balloon, too, the embossed bg is so perfect for that balloon.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- mI love the vintage elegance of the first one and the whimsy of the second one. Great job, GF!

Lagene said...

WOW!!! Both cards are Fabulous!

Brenda said...

Miesje your cards are gorgeous! I love the elegant beauty of the first one and the cheerful playfulness of the second one.

Carolina said...

Lovin' the two very different approaches to your cards. The first is so elegant and just simply stunning! The second is so fun and whimsical...too cute!!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Miesje!! I just got the Pumice Stone ink, I love what you did with it!! I almost used the balloon in my card, such a fun one!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful cards Miesje, I just love your black and white one, so very elegant!

Kay S said...

Miesje, love, love your gorgeous butterfly card! So elegant in black and white. And your second card is just shouts fun and smiles!

jan farnworth said...

stunning

Pamela said...

Really diverse cards -- elegant and just plain fun! :) Thanks for sharing. P.

mary said...

I love them both. The colors are fabulous!

Stampartmary

Gerry said...

Gorgeous cards. The first is very beautiful & the second is so cheerful

--Marcy said...

How beautiful - I always marvel at the spellbinders cuts - they are so perfect, and impressive!

RDRD4 said...

I just love them..so PRETTY

Kathleen said...

WOW that butterfly card is a perfect one.

Kary said...

Hi Miesje, your cards are SO pretty!! I love that hot air balloon and the elegant butterfly.

Gayle said...

I love the Eclectic Summer kit and what a super idea using those tiny trees from the "out of stock" A Walk in the Park paper pad. Your springtime silhouettes using the butterfly is awesome.

She's Crafty! Studio said...

Your cards are magnificent.

scrappinmommom said...

I like both of them, but the balloon card really struck my fancy. Nice job.

Valerie said...

First card is beautiful and the second oh so cute! Thanks for sharing.

muddplace5 said...

Love the black butterfly.

a_henry_production0831 said...

Love your cards. The balloon card inspired me to pull out my balloons stamps.

dawna said...

That butterfly is fabulous!

Kaye said...

Cute Cards!

Kimberly said...

Love both of your cards, especially the butterfly.

Designs By Sky said...

Both cards are great! I really love the elegance and the black and white of the first card. One of my favorite stamp sets. TFS

srefdacda said...

Your butterfly card is beautiful. The blacks are very elegant.
Your second card is is very colorful and fun.

bernietom47 said...

Love the Elegance of the first and the colors and textures of the second.
Blessings Bernie

lavenderlass said...

Both cards are great -- love the colors and elegance of the first card and festive nature of the second card.

Teri said...

Love the butterfly card! Both are great!

Stephanie said...

Lovely cards - like the butterfly

Riette said...

I would never have imagined you could create something so dramatic with Springtime Silhouettes!! Wow. Love the blissfulness of the baloons too.

Lynette said...

Very nice. I especially like the butterfly one.

Veronica said...

Gorgeous card using Springtime Silhouettes. TFS.

DebraM said...

Both of your cards are fantastic...love the bright colors and the dp in the second one...what a "happy" birthday card!!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous. Love the hot air balloon.

Lynn B. said...

A-maz-ing, Miesje! I love them both . . . all the wonderful details on the butterfly card make it a stand out. And the balloon card is really pretty and SO much fun! I don't think it needs a thing.

NancyP said...

The butterfly card is absolutely breathtaking!!!

newsonata said...

Absolutely love both of them but the butterfly is my favorite.........gorgeous!!!!

Diana said...

I love the butterfly card - so elegant and the balloon card is so cute! I love the paper at the bottom of the balloon card - perfect!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love all the different techniques you've used here. Fun ideas. Such a fan of this butterfly from Springtime Silhouettes.

Melanie said...

Beautiful Miesje! love the black and white card so elegant, and the print grove of trees and colors are awesome on your balloon card, eveyrthing really pops!

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards. Very elegant.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Love them. The black and white is so sophisticated looking and the colorful one is so full of cheer.

Karen said...

Both are so pretty. The black/white is elegant and I love all the extras you used with the lace, button, tags, etc. Your other card is very colorful and bright - cute trees with that balloon.

Kelly said...

Love your cards! I love that butterfly stamp--I've seen many beautiful cards using it! Love the bright colors on your balloon card! I am really likin' that Echo Park DP!

Evelyn S. said...

What a great combo...black and white and the cheery colors! I LOVE the b&w card, especially. And that butterfly....I think I have to have that!

Joan said...

Beautiful cards. I like how you highlighted the words in the sentiment of the second one.

RuthAnn said...

both very pretty cards, love the balloon and trees, it is really
unique. Thanks for sharing.

Janie said...

Beautiful! I have got to have that Springtime Silhouette set, and, oh, my I think I also need that fleur de lis die. Thanks for sharing.

joyfuljan said...

Wow love the butterfly one. The black and white is stunning. TFS!

Karen said...

The balloon throw it together is cute. The butterfly is pretty.

Debi said...

I love your cards. Very nice. Thank you

Rita said...

Cute cards! :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous b&w card, but both are beautiful.

maryc1254 said...

I love the butterfly card. Springtime silhouettes is one of my fa orite stamp sets.

miatagal said...

Miesje, Your talent and creativity is so inspiring; wish I had an ounce of it! Both of your cards are so beautiful.

Barb

mescartes said...

The first one is my favorite ! Beautiful cards !

Karen said...

Your first card is so elegant. I really like it.
I have to disagree with you about the second card. I think it is just right without adding anything else.

jazy1m said...

Both of your cards were awesome. My favorite was the black and white. Thanks so much for sharing.

scraplizard said...

Your cards are always beautiful.

Dale said...

So sweet, as is usual for your cards.

crafty1964 said...

Nice card..my grandson would love that hot-aired balloon.

crafty1964 said...

Nice card..my grandson would love that hot-aired balloon.

Diane said...

The butterfly one is so elegant! Love the background! Love the design and colors of the hot-air balloon.

Cynthia said...

Both cards are great! Such a variety of styles.

pqueenie said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Kheila said...

Eclectic summer and the sayings is still one of my favorite stamptv kits. I love your card using these sets.

Carol said...

Oh Miesje the cards are wonderful. First one is so gorgeous and elegant, and the second, such fun.

sghay said...

Such a contrast! I love the elegance of the first card, but also love the second card because it is so colorful. Both are beautiful.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! I love the colors and the papers you used.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda E said...

Miesje, thanks for sharing. I love the black & white scheme of your first card, and the second is so playful.

Jenny McGee said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Sue said...

Great cards! Looks like they are fun to make, too.

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous cards, you have inspired me...

Carol said...

Springtime Silhouettes is my favorite stamp kit so far. Love the colors you chose and the wonderful distressing. the button and lace make your card really pop.

gramig05 said...

WOW love the butterfly one! Great effect!

Jean said...

The black and white card is so elegant. Love the fleur de lis behind the butterfly.

Kathy said...

I love your cards. The use of black and white with the Fleur De Lis die makes the butterfly card so elegant.

Sally said...

Don't you love butterfly stamps. My favorite

lisa808 said...

Your eclectic summer card is so bright and fun.

Marsha said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that butterfly on the first card.

Glitter Fantasies said...

Oh I love that!!! Hard core butterfly lover here. I have never heard of a wet embossing???
TFS!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Jan H said...

I love both your cards but the first one is so very elegant!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Not only do I love it - but that stamp set I want really really bad!!! Wish she just sold the stamps separate from kit I would grab it!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

stampqueen said...

I really love the first one - lovin black and white alot lately. Second card is very cheerful.

Marilyn C. said...

love the balloon card - so summery

Anne said...

Just love both cards but my favorite is the first one. I love black and white. Hugs, Anne :)
http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
com

Susie said...

I love the birthday idea card. Such fun!

Yone said...

Gorgeous cards ! Specially the Black & White one ! You have a lovely blog and I'mnow yr follower ! Hugs, Yone

Yone said...

Gorgeous cards ! Specially the Black & White one ! You have a lovely blog and I'mnow yr follower ! Hugs, Yone

naneruth said...

Both of these cards are so pretty! Such great colors chosen.

Joan said...

Great cards. The black and white is very dramatic and I love that you thought the second one needed a little more. It looks perfect to me.

jc said...

I love both - the elegance of the first and the whimsy of the second.
Carolyn

Darla said...

These are wonderful!! The first one looks like it could be the front of a beautiful photo album!!!

Susan said...

Miesje -- your cards are wonderful. The first is so classic (love the Fleur de Lis die) and the second is so cheerful (great colours!)

Patricia said...

You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your goodies!

DeeOR said...

Those are wonderful! I really love the papers in the second card.

sue said...

Always enjoy you cards. Like the balloon.

Laura said...

Total different cards, the first is very elegant and the second screams fun!! Love them both.

Linda S. said...

Both are beautiful! I especially love the monochromatic theme in the first card.

Nancy said...

Love the balloon card!!

One of Us said...

Look forward to trying a card simular thank you

Neesey said...

I love those little trees. What a great card. Too cute. I also like the elegance of the other card.

deanna said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jay said...

I love the butterfly from Spring time Silhouetts

Susan said...

These are so nice. Thanks for the great ideas!

Pat Jandacek said...

Your examples are beautiful and I don't think the second one needs anything additional. TFS

Arlene said...

I love both of your cards. Thank you for sharing.

lynneatw said...

Gorgeous cards especially the first one.

Bertha W said...

Ooh - knew i loved that butterfly - thanks for the beautiful card!

margaret said...

I too love the butterfly and the back ground die-cut The piece of lace adds to make it a very elegant card. The hot air balloon, cloud mounted on the embossed swirls- How beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

annieb said...

First, I love all your little multicolored trees, the balloon is adorable. This would make an awesome poster for a hot air balloon festival. TFS

Andrene said...

Great job! Love the contrast of the two creations. The butterfly is so elegant!

Janeen said...

you give a whole new meaning to Black and White. I really like the cuteness of eclectic summer card

Michele said...

Beautiful cards bit so very diffrent thanks for sharing/

quiltea56 said...

Love Love Love the butterfly card.
The balloon is so very colorful and cheerful. Great work.

Kathy R. said...

I love the first card with the butterfly. It is so elegant; and the second one with the hot air balloon is so colorful. That is one stamp I do not have.

Mrs Ham said...

Your cards are just wonderful.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are both beautiful - that butterfly looks particularly striking in black & white and Walk in the Park is my FAVORITE EP Collection - just an FYI, if haven't already, I know Madison would LOVE it if you posted you 2nd card on the Echo Park Facebook page - he picks a random poster each week to win an EP collection of their choice on the EP blog, just sayin'... ;)

Crabtree Creations said...

Hot air balloons are the rage right now, and this stamp set has everything for summer stamping!

Kris said...

I adore that butterfly card! Simply stunning! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Miriam said...

Black & white butterfly card is just so elegant. Love the Balloon card esp since I always wanted to go up in one. It just puts a smile on my face.

C said...

Love the butterfly card. Springtime Silhouettes is on my wish list.

luvhymns said...

Butterfly and hot air balloon, both flying high in my book!

DebbieM said...

Beautiful cards! Love them! :)

Jennifer said...

I can't decide which I like best! They are both so beautiful in their own ways!!Great job!

LaNell said...

The cards are lovely. I especially love the colors of the 2nd one.

richardbreaks said...

I have a HUGE thing for hot air balloons. LOVE the walk in the park paper too!!

sunnyrc2001 said...

Two of my favorite things, Butterflies & Fleur Di Lis, I adore the design of this card. And the hot air balloon card evokes memories of childhood spent in Temecula, California, where every June is the balloon & wine festival.Thanks for the memories

Jessica said...

I love them both! I really love butterflies, all shapes and sizes. But I've never done a black and white one! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Jessica

Jeanne said...

awesome cards. just love them

lincey said...

I love the butterfly card, it really speaks to me. Thanks Lincey

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the black and white look...and the other is a great one with the hot air balloon...great idea!

Hi it's Terrid said...

Both cards are beautiful! I have to say the first card was WOW how stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

lamepaw said...

Stunning cards. I'm in love with the balloon card. The colors ar so invigorting.

Ravengirl said...

These are fabulous! You went from elegant to whimsy in a split second! Love them!

Kaatje said...

two great cards and so different. Also the sspellbinder is great. Love it thanks

Debbie said...

Great cards Miesje! The butterfly one done with the black & ivory is very elegant. The lace just sets it off!

Sharon said...

Love both cards! The butterfly is so elegant and the balloon so bright and colorful!

BuzzyBee said...

Beautiful cards.

BethA said...

Great cards
Love the balloon!

BethA
bethsscrappin.blogspot.com

sassyb07 said...

beautiful card
hugs, Valerie

Joan said...

Beautiful cards! I love black and white cards!

Joan
MN

Deb said...

Love the colorful balloon image..

D

moejvon said...

A classic black & white card. I love it!

Vickie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the black monochromatic and adore the fun hot air balloon! I love it's simplicity!

Jan said...

Hot Air Balloon card makes me think of my mom & a best friend loves Butterflies.....love both.

Peggy Abram said...

I love the hot air balloon card.

Golda said...

Great cards! It's nice to see the older sets used again.

lindagrady said...

Love doing silhouette stamping. Your cards are very nicely done.

ginalovesdave said...

LOVE that gorgeous butterfly!

Debby said...

Bold and beautiful are both adjectives that I would use to describe your cards....gorgeous.

nana_4x said...

The butterfly is very dramatic...and I really love the hot air balloons.

joanne said...

Two great cards. My first visit to your blog, thanks to this wonderful hop!

Lynne in NI said...

Both beautiful cards ... your butterfly one is so striking and I love the happy feeling from your balloon card!

Nana Connie said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the colors in the balloon and that embossed background is fabulous! Love the opportunity to win a kit. :-)

stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards. That butterfly card is stunning.

Patzee said...

What lovely cards. The colors are so bold!

Kathy V. said...

Goodness, the first card is elegant. The second card is pure FUN!

Jo said...

I love your first card. The colors are beautiful. The spellbinders die is just so elegant!!!

Sue D said...

Elegant first card and the second is so fun with the hot air balloon.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I especially like the black and white one, it is so pretty and elegant!

Bette said...

Neat cards. Can't believe the second one was a quick one. Looks like it too a lot of time to create. Super!

Cari D. Cruse said...

I adore that butterfly card - the lush monochrome palette & the elegant feel are wonderful!

gobarb26 said...

Both card are really beautiful.