Friday, September 21, 2012

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 9/21/2012

Welcome to a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K.' CSS Alumni team. Today we are featuring hand drawn sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. As you hop along make sure to leave a comment because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will receive a Gina K. Designs Stamps set each (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).
 
You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Melissa Shultz

I absolutely love the stamp sets from Theresa and Melanie. I think I have most of them so choosing which sets to use was no easy task. Since we are going with the fall colors (Fresh Asparagus Sweet Corn, and Pumpkin Spice), and since I had not yet inked up Melanie's wonderfully versatile Basket Additions 3 I decided to use that one. I made this card to send to my grandchildren in Alaska - I miss them! I placed the adorable Halloween images in the Holiday Basket. It was fun to make. I do not know if you can see the sparkle from the Sakura pens to highlight the images. 



I find that I am always low on masculine cards (6 sons) so for this card I chose Theresa's Mountain Wilderness. I am not sure if you can tell that I lightly stamped some trees on the green background. I wanted this to be a birthday card so I used a sentiment from Theresa's The Giving Tree. It was an afterthought to stamp a row of trees along the bottom of the card. I used some sparkly gems to give it just a bit of bling - not too much since my guys wouldn't notice anyway!

Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens, for some more fabulous eye candy. 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.

Thanks for stopping by! 

68 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

such a fun scary card LOL
and your male card is masculine and beautiful at same time!

Kay S said...

Love the Halloween basket! Fun and very Halloween-ish! Love how you used the trees to create the border at the bottom of the second card.

joy said...

Love the goblins in a basket! Too, toooooo cute! The "Have a Wonderful Birthday" is a great masculine card! Love the border line of trees.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Miesje! I really like the first one, the skeleton just cracks me up!

Cheri said...

Oh, I just love, love, love that pine tree border you created. What a great embellishment and detail for a guy card. I love your grandchildrens' card too. I just may have to get myself this set.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Miesje! I love them both and have to say the tree border is absolutely awesome!!

Theresa Momber said...

Miesje, your cards are beautiful! Really love the way you made the challenge colors pop on both! Awesome way to add berries to the branch! Thank you so much for doing this blog hop for us!

Carolina said...

Eeek - lovin' the Halloween basket! The textured background is a great touch.

The second one is so sweet and the use rhinestones is the perfect way to finish it!

Debi said...

thats such a fun halloween card :-) I love the rhinestones on the 2nd it really sets the border off, Debi x

Kitty said...

I love the border of trees on the first card.

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce T. said...

great cards. love the "berries" on the tree. My guys wouldn't notice the bling either LOL.

Sherry said...

Wonderful Halloween card love the basket of spookies thanks for sharing

Doris W. said...

_Love the first card! The sentiment is perfect for Halloween!

Cheryl Wright said...

Love both your cards, but particularly like the first card. It's so much fun! I love the colors you've used on both cards too.

alex said...

Great cards, love the layout of the first one, and the boarder of trees on the second id inspired :-)

Lori said...

Both are fabulous Miesje!! I just love the row of trees you added on your second card!!

Donna Phelan said...

Your Halloween/Love card is really 2 cute! What a FUN sentiment!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Marcy Bennett said...

Great cards - I find myself laughing to myself as I go through these blogs - there is a a new idea on every page I can use - how do you all consistently do that? And I am sure you aren't really trying - it is just your wonderful creative minds are so amazing!

Kathryn A said...

Great cards! Love the row of trees as a border!

Melanie said...

great cards, Miesje! love how you used both the positive and negative pieces of that border die and gave those little peeks of trees at the bottom, tiny vignettes, perfect!

Olga said...

Love the cards! Amazing!

Lisa said...

Lovely cards. I was thinking how the Halloween basket card would be a great one for Operation Write Home!

catdidit said...

Awesome! Love the designs!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the row of trees you stamped on the second card.

Theresa said...

Great cards...love the fun,scary card for Halloween.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful Halloween card and your other card is so beautiful and delightful as well.

Teri said...

Great job!

windinstarsranch said...

Nice work!

Lynne said...

Enjoyed your cards. I love the baskets.

Diana Evensen said...

Trees across the bottom of the second card made an interesting 'border' and helped the card be masculine. Thanks.

Rosy Newlun said...

Man, I never thought of stamping across a border like that - it's so fantastic, I'm going to try it!!

naneruth said...

Love the tree border on that card!

stampqueen said...

Great cards - love your spooky basket!!! and I like the second card too!!!

Cindi Hall said...

I like both but especially the spooky one!

Victoria H. said...

Both your cards are great. I especially like your Halloween card; the pretty colors, texture and that cute trio in the basket.

Mama said...

The basket stamp is just perfect!

Barbara Hale said...

I love the row of trees on your second card - great addition to the design.

Golda said...

Your first one is hilarious and the layout of the second is great.

Kelly said...

These are both such great fall cards!

Robin said...

Just adorable!!

redwasher1 said...

Awesome fall cards and what wonderful designs on both!!!

Sonia said...

@ great cards- love them both but the first one made me laugh- fun!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the pine border. Thanks for the great inspiration.

nanaluvs2stamp said...

GREAT!

Dee said...

The first card is scary with an amusing sentiment. Cute.

vron said...

gorgeous cards .... thanks for sharing these :-)

Kay said...

These are great! I'm always looking for masculine card ideas.

Linda E said...

Love both your cards, Meisje. The use of texture is terrific.

Jan Castle said...

Great designs for both cards!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Nice creative use of the basket stamp! I also like your trees on the second card.

Sharon Roselli said...

great design on both cards. love the pop of 1st one. the tree lined bottom panel of 2 one awesome.

scrappinmommom said...

Love both of your cards. Your basket is adorable and I really like the designs on your second card. Great ideas.

Elizabeth said...

I love the sentiment on the first card. So cute.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great cards! Love the trees stamped in the scallop design. Your Halloween card is adorable

Sharri said...

Fabulous cards Miesje! I love all the diecuts and embossing! Great designs and beautiful coloring on the Halloween basket!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! The Halloween one is so cute! Grandkids should love getting it. The masculine card is very nice too.
Corrine Ann

Angie said...

Awesome cards! My favorite is the second one I love the bling and the little trees that you stamped at the bottom for a border!

Allison said...

Great cards, but I really like the second card! thanks for sharing!

stamper said...

Lovely cards! And I like the little bit of bling.

Gayle said...

Love that basket of cute ghouls. Great color selections., too.

Pat Jandacek said...

A great basket of spooky images and the sentiment is perfect! On the second one I was taken by how much the diecut looks like a vase.

Shirley Fong said...

Love the Halloween card. Very interesting use of labels and how everything is embossed together. Cute basket full of Spooks. Great use of the label to portrait a vase encasing the plant on the second card. Creative use of trees along the bottom and faintly noticeable in the asparagus background.

Both cards are beautiful.

Betty Neville said...

These are fabulous cards, Miesje! Such a fun Halloween/love you card; and your stamped tree border is so clever and perfect!

Marilyn from MI said...

I was glad to see your card using Theresa's set since I too am always looking for guy ideas.

lakergirl said...

Adorable cards & designs- alwys love to see new ways of using the dies!

Lisa Holland said...

Just beautiful, I can't pick which one I like best, although the first one is so cute.

Card Crafty Club said...

I love the layers and color combinations!