Friday, October 28, 2011

CSS - Sketch Blog Hop - 10/28/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop. This time it is a sketch blog hop. I really like sketch challenges. I do believe that those are my favorites.  I do want to apologize up front for the pictures. It was a dreary day and by the time I got home from work tonight the light was about gone, and I just noticed that the first one is also crooked. Oh well, too late!
If you came from Sharri Seffins blog, then you're right where you should be. You can also go to StampTV to see a list of all those participating.


I made 2 cards for this hop. The first card uses Theresa's new stamp set called Strength and Hope. This is a very special stamp set for me and for many, many other people! The ribbons in this stamp set can be colored in for causes and many different kinds of cancer. My husband has just finished his chemo and radiation treatments for head, neck, and throat cancer. The colors for that are burgundy and ivory. So this card is for the many wonderful family and friends who supported (and still are) us with prayers, meals, and cards! I made another card using this set with pink, for a friend from work. So many uses for this stamp set! 


I used GinaK Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Sweet Corn and Ivory. I colored using my Copics and the strips of DP was from Pink Paislee's Old School. My dear Nesties, a Cuttlebug folder, some scraps of ribbon, and some GKD gold brads finished up the card.


This second card uses the new StampTV set, called Wishing you Joy, that arrived at my front door yesterday!! Woo Hoo! So I had to ink a couple of the stamps up and make a quick Christmas card. The DP came in that wonderful box too! Isn't it awesome? The DP is from Echo Park called Season's Greetings. I colored the ornaments with Copics. The ribbon was in my "red ribbon" container and I had some gold that I scavenged from a gift once upon a time. It really was a quick and easy card.

Now hop on over to visit Melissa Shultz! I am sure she has some inspiration for you as well. 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 (November 1), 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!

122 comments:

Marsha said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful. Love the colors of your first card, the brads and embellies in the flowers.
The DP is really perfect with the shape of the die cut.

Cheri said...

Even before I read your description, Miesje, I gasped when I saw your first card. It's gorgeous. After the gasp came the emotion....I continue to pray for you and your family, and what a gorgeous card.
Your second card is adorable. I love the bg...perfect for the stamps and the die.

Sharri said...

Absolutely gorgeous Miesje!! I love your first card and is a beautiful Christmas card!
I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow....BEEEAUTIFUL!!! I love them both!

The Vannoy Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty cards! Love your color schemes! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous 2 cards! I love the flipped one!

Melissa Cash said...

Miesje, I love, love your cards but the first one is so extra special. Thinking about you and your hubby and sending lots of hugs.

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are truly amazing! that first card just grabs your heart (continuing to keep you and DH in prayer - love seeing pics over on FB)
and your second card is so FUN!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Such beautiful and thoughtful cards. Miesje! I still have you all in my prayers!

Lynn B. said...

Your first card is so meaningful. It brought tears to my eyes to see it. And I really like your Christmas card. I'll probably CASE it!

Theresa Momber said...

Miesje, your cards are so very beautiful! I really love the burgundy/ivory combination on this special card. Your Christmas card is so festive and fun. Love the pop of gold.

Sharon Jones said...

These cards are so beautiful!! And I love the Christmas one, how it simply pops!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, great cards! I love the comforting feel of the first one and the fun design of the second one. Continued prayers for your dh and you.

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Meisje! Beautiful color combo on the first and the second is just fun, fun! I looked at that dp when I was making my cards and thought it was definitely one to use in my holiday cards. Thanks for sharng your fabulous cards!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL! I gotta ask you though - it looks like you had to lie down on your lovely sidewalk to take the pictures! LOL. I hope that wasn't the case but it sure was worth it!

joy said...

Both cards are amazing! I like your first one because I love the colors and know it was heart-made. The second one gets me in the mood for Christmas!(we are continuing to pray for your husband)

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS first card, so fabulous! I also love your Christmas card, just lovely!

scrappinmommom said...

Both cards are lovely, however the one honoring your husband is my pick. God Bless him and I hope he continues to heal.

scrappinmommom said...

Both cards are lovely, however the one honoring your husband is my pick. God Bless him and I hope he continues to heal.

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Miesje! Your post made me weep! My FIL is a throat cancer survivor. Best of blessings to you and your husband!

terrie said...

Both of your cards are very nice...
well done

janice moss said...

Lovely...simply lovely and ones I would love to receive!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Nice cards, both. I like your take on the first one - rotating the design.

Crafty Patti said...

I like both cards super great.

Joan said...

Both of these cards are beautiful and so individually unique, but using the same basic design format.Thanks much!

naneruth said...

Both cards are so great!

Michele Gross said...

2 gorgeous cards. I especially like the first one, its just so lovely!

Diana said...

The first card is beautiful for October Cancer Awareness and I like the way you did the 2nd card also - I was looking at the sketch and thinking about Christmas cards.
TFS

Deanna C said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I think I like the Christmas card best.

Marj said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors schemes, the first looks so elegant!

Priscilla said...

Both cards are beautiful but my favorite is the one honoring your husband. It is just stunning. Prayers to you and your husband. Thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!! Love them both!!

June said...

Love both the cards. The first one took my breath away. Love to you.

Riette said...

Both are just gorgeous. God bless.

elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the different interpretations of the sketch.

Jan said...

Loved the way you flipped the Strength & Hope....beautiful! The Christmas card is also so pretty. I pray your husband, you & family will be blessed with your husband's speedy recovery.

melissa said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing i hope if u have time to stop by my blog thanks
melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

Shirley Ross said...

Beautiful

sweetmarie said...

love the christmas card, was already thinking this sketch would make a very nice christmas card of some sort!

Brenda said...

Tried twice to post on Sherri's blog and I couldn't connect. But I see that Here & there you 2 flipped/rotated the sketch and I love it.

Julie said...

Both cards are beautifil. Really like how you popped the flowers on the first one and the ornaments on the second one. :)

Linda said...

Stunning cards and the colors are absolutely beautiful. Love the ribbon treatment with the frame on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda .

lynn said...

beautiful cards, miesje! i esp love your sweet xmas card:)

Glamour said...

Beautiful card, simple but elegant and could be used for a "guy"
Thanks for sharing

Diane

Pam D said...

Love both cards, But the colors of the support card really work well. Nice job. TFS!

Lanyo said...

I love both of these cards! Gorgeous!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Both of your cards are very pretty. I like it that you showed how the sketch can be made vertically or horrizonally.
Hazel
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www.the2pinkladies.com

Carol said...

Lovely design and beautiful colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

NJMullins said...

These are both wonderful! The use of ribbon in the second is great, and the composition in the first is lovely. TFS!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Love what you've done with the sketch, Miesje!!! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Sharon :o)

--Marcy said...

What a kockout support card! Excellent!

Michelle said...

Talk about inspirational!! your cards are just fablulous!

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

Beautiful cards!

Lucy said...

As a cancer survivor myself, I love this card and how you've adapted it. The Christmas card is equally stunning. Best to all!

Kelly said...

Great cards! Best wishes to your husband for a full recovery. My parents have both had more than one type of cancer, and have survived pretty well so far.

kylee said...

Love the 2 cards .... i don't have any of the stamp sets, YET! But when i can start to collect them, the ribbons will be the first. The lousy color they chose for my disease is orange ... but then i think of fall -- and now all the beautiful things i can do with this color!

Thanks for the inspirations! (saying prayers for your family too)

*hugs*
ky

Stephani said...

Love both cards. The first is so elegant and the detailing really sets it off. Cute Christmas card.

alex said...

Both beautiful, love your take on the sketch

Linda Palmer said...

I love both of your cards, but the Christmas one is my favorite, so elegant!

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Wonderful cards, love them both..and yes, the Christmas one is my fav.

marie41837 said...

Ooh so beutifull.

marie41837 said...

Ooh so beutifull.

2amscrapper said...

really love these cards!

Aixa M. said...

Pretty cards! Love the christmas one!

Theresa said...

Both great cards.Love this sketch.

Die Cut Lady said...

Love the yellow and orange/red on the card with the flowers so pretty.

The Card Maker said...

Both cards are fabulous! TFS

HandmadebyRhonda said...

Beautiful cards! I love, love, love the Christmas card!! I really like the retro look. Tfs
*Rhonda*

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are beautiful and thanks for sharing how you used the sketch.

Joan said...

Both cards are lovely!

patm said...

You make such beautiful cards......this one is exceptional.

Vesta said...

Great ideas for cards! All the best to your husband. It is a tough journey. I am a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed just over four years ago with Stage 3C six months after a mammogram. Two years of treatment means I hope to see my grandchildren grow up. I wish that for your husband.

Elfie said...

Your first Card is the perfect gift to send or receive. What a great idea. Wish we wouldn't need those cards.
The second one is really lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

jazy1m said...

Love your card and the colors. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

LoveSnailMail said...

Love the tweaked version and the centering of the focal point. Feels good! Looke great!!

LORRAINE p said...

Just beautiful. Best wishes to your family for a lifelong remission for your husband.

patti said...

The strength & hope card is so beautiful! My prayers go out to you & your family

Creative Mojo said...

Both card are totally awesome! God Bless your husband and you during these life challenging interludes!
x0x
Lizabeth

Golda said...

Those are both wonderful cards! I even like that the first one is tilted just a bit as it gives it character.

CraftyJo said...

Two beautiful cards. Good Wishes to your husband (and to you) from Wales.

Jackie W. said...

Love both cards. Love this sketch, too. I'm going to try it myself!

Mary Ann said...

Oh I love both of these cards which shows the flexibility of this sketch! love the colors of burgandy and gold and the Christmas card is so cheery

Sharon said...

Both your cards are just beautiful

margaret said...

The first cad-- L I love the ribbon and so appropriate to use for the thank-you card. The second is also a winner-- Thanks for sharing!

Olena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the papers you used! Great job! Olena

Barbara Bryant said...

Im learning as I blog hop here. The colors are beautiful and Christmas card is awsome

Sylvia said...

Both cards are beautifully made. Love the colors.

RuthAnn said...

Great card, thanks for sharing,
take care, RuthAnn

Janet said...

Miesje - both of these cards are wonderful. I am happy to hear your husband is finished with his chemo and radiation - we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as he continues to heal.

mary said...

Cute papers...love the stamps.

Evelyn said...

I loved both the cards, but I guess my favorite was the burgundy and ivory combination. I said "Ohhhh", when I first saw it. It's very appealing, and particularly meaningful! Thanks for sharing with us.

66anna66 said...

Both cards are great -- and the different design on each card suits the message.

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing with us about your husband's cancer. I'll remember you both in prayer. Both of your cards are very creative and colorful, and couldn't decide which I liked best. They're both winners!

pamselinski said...

Love your color choices very pretty

Linda said...

I especially like the second card. That Nestie just makes the card.

kim.scrapper said...

Beautiful cards and what a great stamp set, sending warm thoughts your way for you and your family.

Scrapacat said...

Gorgeous cards. I did not know about your husband's health struggles. I will be praying for you both!
~ky

Theresa said...

Love both of these cards!

cosie said...

Two beautiful cards. Both so different but equally stunning.

Donna said...

You made two wonderful cards, love them both!!
Thanks

Joyce Evans Erb said...

I especially like the one for your husband. Blessings to you both

Honortem said...

Beautiful cards- I also love the colors in the card for your husband- always remember you have a lot of support -blessings

Terri J said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Barbara Colbert said...

Such beautiful and thoughtful cards....and wishing your DH the best!!

crotnem said...

What a great card. TFS

Yvonne said...

Love both cards. Love the colors used for the card made with the Hope and Strength Set and the Christmas card is lovely.

Barb said...

both cards are so pretty. great job.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first card!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! Love the colors on the first one!!!
More prayers on the way for you and your DH!!!

Arlene said...

WOW both of your cards are just beautiful. Love how you colored the ribbon. My prayers are with you.

SueB said...

Great sketch and love your cards; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

June Sefscik said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Can hardly wait to try making a similar card.

Betty Neville said...

Your cards are gorgeous Miesje! Good that your husband is finished his treatments. Praying for strength and a full recovery.

Kris said...

So very pretty! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mary Strauser said...

Love both cards and thanks for the inspiration you give us.
I will put your family in my prayers.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love 'em both. thanks for sharing a bit of your heart.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using this great sketch.

Oneofakind said...

Amazing. Not only one but two great cards using the sketch.

Lori said...

Love both of your cards Miesje!!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a very nice card ^_^

bbsox55 said...

Love both of these!

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! Love how you flipped the sketch on the first and those flowers and gold touches are you perfect!

Loving the Christmas card take on the sketch and hanging it from the top is just brilliant!!!