Friday, June 24, 2011

CSS - Wordy Blog Hop - 6/24/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and we are going wordy! That's right - words are the key to this challenge! Stamp TV has so many wonderful stamps sets with a huge variety of sentiments and sayings. It was difficult to choose so I made 2 cards.
You should have arrived from Peggy Wainman blog. Peggy is so creative that I am sure you lingered a bit to take in all the details!

For my first card I used the sentiment from the stamp set called "Inside and Out" and the flower image was from "Springtime Silhouettes". First I stamped the sentiment and used one of my Spellbinders Dies to cut it out. I then used another die to place behind it. The DP is all from Basic Grey's Kioshi - even the light green Cuttlebugged background. I stamped a few of the floral images using Distress Inks behind the focal image and then cut a few out to accent and bring in a little more color. No ribbons for me this time - I wanted the focus to be on the words. I did add some pearls just for fun! The card base was made using GinaK Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and a panel of Tan Leather. 
 
This card came to me while I was reading through the many sayings that GinaK's stamp sets have. I liked this saying about faith and as soon as I read it this Cuttlebug folder came to my mind. It was a perfect fit! The sentiment is form Faithful Florals and I kept is simple because I did not want to distract from that bird. I used some distress inks on the folder and thin used a sponge to enhance it a bit. The ribbons and the Spellbinder Flourish were added and then I stopped. I love to embellish but really thought that less was more for this card. I used Little Boy Blue card stock and Ivory for the images.

Your next stop is another favorite stop on this hop, be sure to give all your attention to the amazing Melissa Cash! 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.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (June 28th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

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

139 comments:

Giovana said...

Both cards are beautiful!!

Cheri said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Miesje...I especially love the card using the ef "bird call" with that sentiment....WOW.....fabulous.

Brenda said...

Such pretty cards Miesje!!

joy said...

Great cards! My favorite is the "pearly" one!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are wonderful, my friend! The pearls are a wonderful touch. You did a great job showing off the beautiful sentiments!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Miesje. Gorgeous pearls.

Melissa Cash said...

Miesje, your cards are both beautiful. The first one is so soft and subtle and the second has that amazing quote and embossing folder. I think they were meant to go together. You always create such pretty cards. You must have come back from vacation ready to stamp and roll!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks! that first one is so gorgeous and vintage to me and love how you used the embossing folder on the second - both are beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are great!!! I love the colors and the flowers of the first one!!

Carolina said...

What adorable set of cards. Love how feminine the first one is and the quote just pops against that beautiful background you created on the second.

Shirley B said...

Love the sentiments and soft colors on both cards. The bird embossing folder is perfect for the second card.

Kary said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje!! Love them both.

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely, lovely cards Miesje, it's a tie, they are both my favorites!

Jennie said...

Such soft and pretty cards Miesje! Love the bling with the flowers and the sponging on your second one.

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sentiments you chose to feature on both.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous designs, Miesje! Perfectly detailed!

Sharon Jones said...

Your cards are so pretty, Miesje! I adore the details and sentiments, too. They both say almost the same thing with different wording - love that!

Jackie said...

Love both cards! But is the grass on the second card embossing? I really like the way it looks. TFS :)

Riette said...

I just love your Faith card. I've seen that cb embossing folder but not yet seen it used on a card. That is stunning. Beautiful colors on the first card. So subtle and peaceful.

Lynn B. said...

Beauuuuutiful! I LOVE these cards. I wish I had your touch!

Linda said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

pamselinski said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Don't you love it when you see a stamp and the card just comes to you. I do.

Jo said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors you used.

Stephanie Schuler said...

Both cards are very nice! I love the soft colors!

Virginia Wingo said...

Two beautiful cards.

Marsha said...

Awesome. I love the embossed frame on your first card. Beautiful.

Linda said...

I love the embossing! The verses fit the card beautifully.

Jeanne said...

Great cards and you sure do have a view - wow!

Sharon said...

Very beautiful cards.

Jill said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful. I love your work.

Anna said...

Wonderful cards. I love your work.

Becky Yo said...

Love the soft colors of both cards - just lovely!

Mickie said...

So soft and lovely!

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the first one--lovely colors. I love how the cuttlebug folder matches the sentiment on the other card.

Evette K. said...

Both cards have GREAT color choices. As well as amazing sentiments. Gina K's stamps rule!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

pretty projects. Thanks for sharing during the hop!

Pat Jandacek said...

Two such completely different cards, both lovely. Your selection of embossing folders is ideal for each of the cards. I agree with your assessment on Bird Call - you stopped at the perfect moment. TFS

lindamariedesigns said...

I love both your cards, but especially the one about "faith" with the cuttlebug folder you used. Thanks for sharing.

margaret said...

The pearls add so much to your card-- I love the blue-- such a beautiful card

Joni said...

Soft, serene colors. Love the pearl accents.

Tessa said...

These are both fabulous creations!!!

Laura's New Place said...

I love both cards.

Darlene G said...

Wow, I like both of these cards. Hard to pick a favorite.

Sharri said...

Miesje, both cards are beautiful!!! I love the first one with the flowers and pearls! The embossing folder on the second is perfect for that embossing folder.

szbacn1 said...

Both cards are lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

Barb Ghig said...

Both of your cards are really beautiful!!!

Diana E said...

I LOVE the bird image with that sentiment. Perfect!

crotnem said...

Love your card

RuthAnn said...

These are both very elequent cards, thanks for sharing.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

I really love both cards, the first one is just gorgeous!

Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful cards!! I just found that EF you used on your second one on clearance last week so finally bought it. Thanks for the ispiration to use it!!!

Joanna McDonald said...

Great cards! Both of the sentiments
are lovely. I love the pearls and
flowers added to the first card and
love the bird and the blue on the
second card!

Renie said...

Both cards are lovely Miesje. Love the colors, especially the fresh asparagus. But I really love the verses!! I have never been to your blog before, and was reading your *about me* and got totally sidetracked by the view from your craft room!! Gorgeous! Between that and your family, I am amazed how much creating you accomplish.

Donna Maligno said...

Great framing and stamping on the first card. Pretty colors as well.

Kathryn said...

Love both of your cards!

eddie said...

love it!!

Donna said...

Wonderful CAS serene card, great job!!

Donna Przy...

Jan Castle said...

Great cards...especially like the embossing folder bird one!

meemee48 said...

Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect sentiment. I love both of these!

Barbara Bryant said...

Beautiful is all I can say...

Faye said...

Love the vintage feel of the first card and the natural feel of the second...both quite pretty!

Kim said...

Elegant Cards!
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Oh I like how you did the second card. I have this embossing folder I'm going to have to try this. Patti

Debbie Yates said...

Both cards are just perfect! Your embellies are wonderful...so simple and elegant...love them!

Dottie said...

I love the way you embossed the base of the card. Very lovely.

Katherine said...

I'm loving the soft muted colors.

Judy B said...

I love the card so pretty.

Lucy Newton said...

Lovely cards!!!

MizMaryAnn said...

I like both of them, but I like the first one the best.

Chookarooni said...

great cards - thanks for the inspiration
Mary-Jane

joanieg said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I especially loved the green card! Thank you for your inspiration! Your great at card making!

RedGem said...

I just love your cards... the green one is so soft and feminine. I love using my cuttlebug folders... will have to dig the bird one out again! Tks for sharing.

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards! Love the frame on the first one.

Gayle said...

Miesge, Lovel cards made more special with the embossing folders.

paperfun said...

Awesome cards. I love the pearls on the first one.

sweetmarie said...

Love the swirl pearls and the soft colours!

Pat said...

Your first card is fantastic don't you just love Inside Outside stamps?! They're always useful and I find they can often be reversed too. Your second card is just so pretty in a soft way.

Stephani said...

Love the soft colors of the first card and the pearls really enhance it. Love the simplicity of the second card.

Di said...

Glad I don't have to choose between your two cards....how pretty! That mint green and then the bird with the sentiment.....WOW!

naneruth said...

These are both so lovely! I like the use of the embossed frame on the first one.

Jill said...

Very pretty cards

Betty said...

What a lovely bird card! love the sentiments on both cards.

Betty in KY

Gerry said...

Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the first one with the pearls

Artistic Angel said...

Your cards are very creative. I love the layouts and the colors.

Susie said...

Lovely designs!

Parker said...

The sentiments are fabulous. I particularly like the one that is Script on top line and rest is print. Thanks for sharing.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Inspiring.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Both are beautiful cards with equally beautiful sentiments. I love the soft muted tones of the first one. Love Sheila x

Juana J said...

inspires me to pull out my cuttlebug folder...beautiful!

Nadine said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors.

calamitypam said...

Don't you just love embossing folders!! Beautiful cards!!!

Nancy Curtis said...

The sentiments on both cards are fabulous. I love the colors and embossing on the first card!!!

Lucy said...

The detail on both is amazing. I don't have embossing folders, but love what you've done with them.

mjensen602 said...

That Inside and Out set is just great for sentiments..glad you reminded me!

Lagene said...

Fantastic card, great sentiment & I love that embossing folder!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards both of them ... I love the way they both have a soft delicate look to them that gives the sentiment the perfect backdrop. Lovely job on them both.
Hugz,
Carol

mjnix said...

Very beautiful!!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow both beautiful cards - I adore the pearl swirl on the 1st - beautiful x
Thanks for the blog hop, the chance to win a fab prize and for the inspiration x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Happy Quilling said...

Both your cards have such a romantic, pastel-like feeling. Wonderful!

SueB said...

great sentiments and cards, both - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Sue Bridges said...

Fabulous cards-such an inspiration!

Debbie Rogers said...

Both cards are gorgeous Miesje....love the soft colors!

angelicmischief said...

love your color and accessory choices.

mbchetti said...

Two beautiful cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.........

sprgstn16 said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful!! TFS!

babdu said...

Thanks for sharing the cards and methods. Both are lovely.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...these are SO beautiful!!! wonderful job with this!

Roselass55 said...

Such lovely delicate cards and beautiful sentiments.

Peg said...

Love the EB folder you used! That has been on my shopping list but I have not found it as yet. Love the colors you used!

Leta said...

LOVE the colors on both of your cards...thank you so much for inspiring me

One of Us said...

How pretty thanks for sharing

skooi said...

Love your cards, very elegant.

shari said...

Great cards. Like them both

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the softness of color on the first one and all the gentle detail.

DebbieG said...

Beautiful cards, love them both !!!
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Marian said...

Lovely cards, soft color

mitz said...

you have a great talent for the subtle touch.. luv the b-day card..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Bernie said...

Fantastic cards. Especially love the first one. The texture, colors and embellishments are striking.
Blessings Bernie

Danette said...

I am just getting into embossing via folders and I LOVE the look of the embossing on the first card. What a difference that makes in the production of an elegant card!!!

Golda said...

Beautiful cards! You put in a lot of work, but they are well worth your effort.

Lynne said...

Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the bird one because as you said the saying just fits great with the folder.

Tamara said...

Love that soft mint color with the Brown I'mgonna try that!

Nana Donna said...

Pretty pretty card I especially love that green color
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gobarb26 said...

Both cards are really nice. I particularly like the first one. I like the vintage look.

Karen said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the soft colors and the wonderful sentiments.

scraphappyvic said...

I love your cards. I especially love all the embelishments used on the first card. Great Job!

Ina said...

Oh such beautiful cards. So love the first one and its sentiment.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, your cards are both beautiful! Love the way you added the flowers and pearls to the first one and that cb folder is so perfect with that sentiment.

Bertha W said...

The first card is a showstopper - loved the way you stamped around the diecuts. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

The cards are wonderful and love the sentiments.

Toucan Scraps said...

2 lovely cards

elizabeth said...

Beautiful Cards. Very elegant.

sandi said...

Both cards are Beautiful. The colors and the designs are elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

GORGEOUS cxrds! I especially love the first one (since green is my FAvorite color). Beautiful & soft & pretty & feminine. Love it.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Susan said...

You've done a great job on both of your cards. I really like the cuttlebug embossing on the first card -- very subtle and elegant.

Susie said...

Absolutely georgeous cards!

HankandRose said...

You put a lot of love into your cards. They are so Beautiful and Elegant!!! How Lucky the receiver of those cards...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I just adore the way you used the frame with some 3d flowers! Gotta love the pearls~ fabulous card!

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Miesje! Love all the details!