Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Embellish Magazine Blog Hop


Hi everyone and welcome to the Embellish Magazine blog hop!! 

Today, several of the designers who appeared in the Premier Issue have put together a blog hop that features paper craft projects using Red, Brown, Kraft, Turquoise colors AND using twine!

Both of my cards use sketches from last week challenges.  First up is a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch #69.  I used my favorite stamp set by Ippity Stamps, Where You should Be.  I stamped the blossom image in soft sky in the background and the sentiment in chocolate chip over the top.  The brown pattern paper is from Bella Blvd, the Man of the House collection.  I finished off the card with some Red Twill ribbon and Aqua button.

My next card uses the Fall To Layout sketch #90.  I used my MUCH neglected Stampin' Up sets, Little Pieces and Seeing Spots.  I stamped the images in dark chocolate and Hawaiian Shores.  You know, I am so used to using clear stamps, it was really weird using wood mounted stamps again!  That shows how far I have strayed from my "stamping beginnings".  Anyway, I added the red to card in the form of tiny flower rhinestones and button.

And my final card is a special card I made as this month's guest designer for Nina Brackett for Gina K. Designs!  She has released 2 wonderful stamp sets this month!  This card uses the set, Fine Furnishings Addition.  

I stamped the chaise lounge in Hawaiian Shores ink (with the feet inked in Dark Chocolate) and cut it out.  The pillow is also stamped and cut out.  Isn't it the cutest?!?  I was super excited to find that OA's new paper, Fly a Kite has the EXACT colors of this challenge -I just love me some OA!!

Sooooo, hidden along this hop will be opportunities to win PRIZES!  Embellish Magazine is offering four prizes for 10 lucky winners!  The winners will be randomly selected from each of the blog hop participant blogs.  A comment left on each of the blog hop participant's web site will give you an entry to win one of the prizes, which include Lawn Fawn stamps, May Arts twine, Subscription to Embellish Magazine, and A New Design crinkly stained ribbon.  The contest will be open until Monday, 5/31 at 5pm EST.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, June 1!

Here is a list of everyone in the hop!  ENJOY!!



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81 comments:

  1. I'm the first to comment, oh my. . .like the simplicity of the first two cards, along with their attractivness. Thanks for your continued sharing of your talents.

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  2. I love how all 3 cards have the same colors but look soooo different! I love the first one because the sentiment is one of my favs but the third card knocked my socks off! Pure gorgeous-ness!!

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  3. Michelle, your cards are so pretty! I love them all. Thanks so much for joining us on the hop!

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  4. Hey, fellow blog hopper!!!! ACK!!! I love that courage stamp!!! I was so close to using it too :) LOVE all the different ways you mixed these colours :) TTYS :) I'm into crinkly ribbon now...just got two large orders from Etxy...how about you?

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  5. Love them all, such super pretty creations!!

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  6. I *adore* your "chair-ish" card Michelle! They're all so fab! So glad you hopped along with us! :)

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  7. All your cards are nice! I like your style...very pretty!

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  8. Great cards -- especially the chair-ish card. I think that's my favorite!

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  9. Michelle all your cards are adorable but I love the one with sofa soo cuuuteee...

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  10. What fantastic cards, but I'm partial to the last one (wink). You are amazing, thank you!

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  11. I love all of your creations as you are part of my daily blogs I visit. I am so happy that Nina chose you as her guest designer. She has created a fun set for us this month.

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  12. Your cards are fabulous! I too love October Afternoon and I love your Robward pic!

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  13. Michelle these are all beautiful!!! Love that you Kraft CS...fab designs my friend!!! Hugs ~S~

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  14. They are all beautiful!! So much talent!!

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  15. Like how you use strips of the patterned papers!

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  16. All gorgeous uses of the color combo! I especially love the last one!

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  17. Love all three cards, but especially love the last one. I love the couch and the sentiment is just perfect!

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  18. All of your cards are just fabulous, Michelle! :)

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  19. Beautiful cards!! I love the one with the SU stamps. :-)

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  20. All 3 are wonderful. Hope this comment posts this time - the first one didn't show.

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  21. Wonderful cards, Michelle! Love, love, love the chair-ish card--my fav!

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  22. all three projects are amazing.

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  23. OH {Heart} your cards.. They are so beautiful love everything about all of them!

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  24. All three cards are great! Love them all -- love all the embellishments.

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  25. Hi Michelle...all your cards are simply gorgeous!! That couch image is so cute..may need to go check that out! :)

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  26. Three lovely cards, each special. I love the delicate flowers in the greeting layer of the 1st card, I'm inspired to dust off my two SU sets after seeing your 2nd card, and the chair-ish card is such a stylish, diva-licous creation!

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  27. Michelle,
    Beautiful cards! Congrats on the magazine!

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  28. Um hello!!!!! Wow Wow Wow....these are incredible but #1 blows me away!

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  29. Fantastic card, Michelle! I love them all!!

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  30. Both of these are great! Love the spot light on the sentiment effect created on the first card with the circles.

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  31. Great versatility -- especially love the 3rd card.

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  32. All 3 cards are fabulous. Love them all.

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  33. So much gorgeousness here girl! Love that old fashioned chair. These colors are so cool together!! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What a fun bunch of cards---all different, all WONDERFUL!

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  35. Wow! These cars are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Both of your cards are wonderful!

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  37. Beautiful Cards. Love the colors.

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  38. Wow, Michelle! You always make wonderful cards! TFS

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  39. wow gf.. all three cards are gorgeous! Love them all.. I love the last one, love that chair!

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  40. Awesome cards! You ROCKED this color challenge!

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  41. the "so sweet" card is my fav...simply beautiful

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  42. All your cards are beautiful-love the feel of the chair card.

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  43. Wow, you were busy! Each of the cards are stunning for their own special reason!!!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  44. Great cards...I can't choose a favorite!

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  45. All three are beautiful, Michelle!
    Love the stamp images on each one :o)

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  46. Wow, three cards! I love how each card looks. The tied off red ribbon is a great touch!

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  47. You rock girl, 3 cards and they are all gorgeous.

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  48. Such pretty cards--love them all.

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  49. Great cards Michelle! The third is my FAVE! :)

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  50. fab cards Michelle. I love the 3rd one the best

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  51. great cards! i especially love the last one because "cherish" is the word i messed up (on video) during my wedding vows and my hubby makes fun of me all the time. i said SHerrish instead of CHerish. lol. again, your cards are lovely.

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  52. I REALLY love your cards but all the cards you make are wonderful. I especially love the pics of "Edward"!!!! LOL

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  53. Love your CAS cards. Simple and elegant.

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  54. Gorgeous cards!! So elegant!

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  55. Wow! 3 cards?! So much inspiration. Especially love the tiny dash of turquoise on the first card.

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  56. such beautiful cards. I especially love the card with the couch. thanks so much for the inspiration

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  57. Ohhh! I love them 3!! My favorite is the last one :-)

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  58. Love the sentiment on the first card, you really made it stand out. 3 great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  59. Love the different ways you used the color combo. Your designs are clean and striking at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I love all your cards. Nice and simple, but beautiful too.

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  61. CONGRATULATIONS on being published girl!!! Both your cards are wonderful and love how you've used the colours to create to very different cards!!! :)

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  62. All three of your cards are gorgeous. Thanks

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  63. love your cards! those Gina K stamps are too cute!

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  64. I love the quote about acting your age. Unfortunately I act like a 9 year old boy! haha... great cards!

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  65. All the cards are wonderful, but I {heart} the third card - that fine furnishings set looks terrific!

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  66. Love your cards! Love the sayings!

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