Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Blog Hop!

Love is in the air as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share the love with cards and projects for today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Amanda Cramer at http://mrscwithstyle.blogspot.com/, I'm stop number 19 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for love themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.


Today's card has LOVE written all over it, literally!  After trying out a piece of blushing bride on the Lots of Love letterpress plate, I was in love!  I ran it through once uninked, then ran through a second time inked with early espresso, so I really have two different background looks going on.


You can see the uninked impressions on the background piece.  I love the two different looks and purposely offset it a bit so you get almost a shadow effect.


My center focal point is the square label frame from the designer frames EF pack, crumb cake was just the perfect color.  The center label is from the new labels framelets die, it is the smallest one and just fits inside great.  The key from the Artistic Etchings stamp set was stamped in blushing bride, and the Key to my Heart from You're a Gem stamp set is stamped in early espresso, and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.


The cutie little blushing bride heart was made by punching three small hearts and folding in the middle, and stacking them up, a basic pearl was added.  This wonderful early espresso taffeta ribbon was on the clearance rack, and I really love it.  It adds a nice soft touch.


So, what do you think?  I got mixed impressions from my family, Mackie said "it is simple, is it supposed to be simple?"  Chris said "I like it, it's not as busy as some of your other cards".  So go figure.  I would love to hear your comments, and if you have any questions, just ask.   Remember, you can get all these supplies and more at my ONLINE STORE.


After some consideration, I am also going to enter this card in the Paper Player's All you need is Love Challenge, #77.  I feel that this card fits the requirements since it is all about love!  Check out The Paper Players website, they have some great challenges!  Thanks for stopping by, hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nancy Gleason at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/mystampinspace/blog, stop number 20 on the Love Is In The Air Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  2. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  3. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Dawn Tidd at My Stampin' Blog
  6. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  7. Susan Lankford at Stampin' Crafty Corner
  8. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  9. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  10. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  11. Frenchiee Hum at Frenchiee's Spot.
  12. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  15. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  16. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  17. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Amanda Cramer at Mrs. C with Style!
  19. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  20. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  21. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  22. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Emily Steggell at Em's Creations
  26. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  27. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  28. Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio
  29. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  30. Joan Norris at My Creative Impressions
  31. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner

25 comments:

Bea from France said...

Such a stunning card! I love it! great colors

Patti Willey said...

Mackie are you a shabby chic girl too? Well, I think the photos are not coming through true, the last image shows this color pallet the best, Love the brown & pink! Love the Letterpress!

Linda Fisher said...

Lucky person who gets this card! Love the detail for sure!

Leah said...

I love the subtle colors - not the usual pinks and reds - very classy!

Dawn said...

I like it! It's just right...as someone once said. The hearts and pearls are so sweet.

Trish Kolarik said...

I think it's gorgeous. Simple is sometimes the best!

Paper Potter said...

There is nothing so exciting as looking at a gorgeous card like this and rejoicing that I have all the Big Shot equipment, dies, and embossing folders to do this, too! Wow! What a keeper!!!

Benjaman said...

Beautiful card! So much detail and the stacked hearts are such a simply yet elegant effect. Really wonderful. TFS!

Linda Callahan said...

Love these soft colors - this is beautiful!

Rae said...

Not simple, simply stated. Great job.

Kylie said...

beautiful card! i'm really going to miss blushing bride when it retires. i love the center focal point from the embossing folder and the new framelits. thanks for sharing.

Katy McGloin said...

Sandi, I love your card! So soft and beautifully executed.

Patti MacLeith said...

Your colors, layers and elements are so lovely!

Kim L. said...

Beautiful card!

Beth Beard said...

Beautiful card. I love all the layers!

Margaret Moody said...

This is gorgeous, Sandie! Love the color combo and the impressed background!

Sue Bendinsky said...

Awesome use of the heart punch and the ribbon, So many great ideas on your blog!! TFS

Stephanie said...

Fabulous, lovely card! Clever use of the new label die on top of the embossed frame.

Angies Musings said...

I'm digging the blushing bride heart ensemble! Great idea. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

Heather said...

I love it! Makes me want to go buy the elements I don't yet own so I can recreate it. :) This is my first time visiting your blog. Now I'm going to see what else you have created.

Mary Fish said...

Flat out gorgeous.

I am floored.

Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love the 3D hearts! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous Sandie! I love the effect of the two different embossed styles and the center panel is stunning! Especially those little 3D hearts--they look like cupid's arrow...great job! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous Sandie, the die cuts look great piled up together. The colours are a favourite combo too. Hope you are well. So happy you played along.
Lesley

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Sandie! Love the dimensional hearts and the pretty ribbon treatment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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