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Friday, July 9, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

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Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be part of the CSS Alumni blog hop! I'm using the set illustrated by Theresa Momber that I can't seem to put away. It just stays on my craft table. LOL! For this hop, the alumni CSS team was given a color challenge: kraft or tan leather, and gkd green, & white.

If you arrived here from Giovanna's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to go back to StampTV so you won't miss a thing! :)

My new craft room is not put together yet and I had to search the basement for old crayons so I could have white petals on the kraft cardstock. Phew! I found one. This is a Rose Art crayon, not my favorite. Nothing can beat the quality of Crayola and the smell is just awesome. Am I the only one who thinks that? LOL!

Recipe
GKD stamp set: Hope Grows
(Illustrator - Theresa Momber)
GKD cardstock: kraft & grass green
Accessories: ribbon from a GKD kit, GKD buttons,
hemp, pop-up dots, and a white crayon
Ink: SU garden green & close to cocoa



And just a few hours ago, I received my newest GKD order with the new release, Seeds of Kindness, by Gina. I am in love with this set already! This card was so easy and super fast... could hardly believe it! First I colored the image using Copic markers: YG67 moss, G24, willow, & E43 dull ivory. With the exception of the base card and main image, everything else was made with scraps on my craft table. See.... sometimes leaving a mess is a good thing. LOL! (~insert cheesy, guilty grin here~)

Recipe
GKD stamp set: Seeds of Kindness
GKD cardstock: kraft & grass green
Accessories: SU large oval, circle, & designer label punches,
Martha Stewart zig-zag edge punch, SU kraft taffeta ribbon,
Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder


Next up on the blog hop is the talented Jennie Harper!


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25 comments:

Cheri said...

Just perfect, Jen. Oh, yeah, I'm a Crayola junkie too....no other crayon smells as good - I think they addicted us in Kindergarten (or before).

tlgirl353 said...

Both of these are lovely!

tlgirl353 said...

You rocked this! Both cards are lovely!

tlgirl353 said...

You rocked this! Both cards are lovely!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Jen, these are beautiful! I especially love the way you did the Hope Grows card with the white crayola on kraft. Love that smell, too!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOL ok.. I'm in... love the smell of crayons too1 LOL Beautiful cards!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Love both cards , both images beautifully coloured . love the layouts

Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Jen....The white flowers on the first one really pop on the kraft cs and I love your coloring on that gorgeous new image!!!!

Carolina said...

Eeck...Jen, these are ADORABLE!!! Love how you stamped the leaves on the background panel for the first card and the flowers just look so lovely! The planter card is great and love your sketch!!!

Kary said...

Jen, these are lovely cards!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Jen! Excellentcoloring and designs!

Luanne said...

These are so pretty! I love the white on Kraft look. I need to go check out the GKD stamps. They look great! Hope you are doing well. You have been in my thoughts and prayers this week. Hugs via the internet ~ Luanne

joy said...

Love the soft and delicate tone of your cards.

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty cards Jen, I love them both.

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards Jen. I love the white flowers. I may have to pull out my crayons to make a card. :o) You are not the only one who loves the smell of Crayola. It is my favorite smell in the whole world. And the funny thing is that my car smells like a Crayola crayon inside. So weird yet so cool! :o)

Jennie said...

Eeks, beautiful cards Jen! Love the designs on these and here you did TWO too! I am slackin :o) Nice new picture too...I need to update my profile, lol!

Lori said...

Nice cards Jen!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Jenn! Love your CAS designs. Fantastic!!

Betty Neville said...

Really beautiful cards Jen! Love your layouts and such wonderful coloring on your planter card!

Marianne said...

Nice card Jen.

Frndly1 said...

great looking cards.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

Colleen said...

Jen,
Great cards

naneruth said...

Lovely cards! I think your white flowers turned out just perfect. Such a good job on both cards.

cheerios said...

very nice cards
I use crayolas too..