Friday, August 27, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to another CSSDT blog hop!!

If you've come from Charlene's blog you're in the right place.  If you didn't, you can start hopping at the beginning and see each and every fantastic creation in sequence.
Carolina Butcher has been such a fantastic organizer of these fun-tastic blog hops and I want to give her some kudos for all the hard work putting this together.  Thanks Carolina!  We all appreciate all you do.

Carolina gave us a tricky one this time...she limited the items we could use on our cards.  Here's what she challenged:
 "Create a card that contains only the following items and no others".

~ One neutral color for your card base:  White, Ivory, Black, Brown or Kraft.
~ Two different colors of card stock
~ One patterned paper.
~ Three buttons
~ One color of ribbon.
~ As little or as many images as you'd like.

Doesn't sound too difficult does it?  Well, that's what I thought - but - it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!!!!  Give it a try yourself and have some fun.

I made two card projects for this challenge.  Here's my first one:

Isn't this little squirrel the cutest guy???  He comes from the stamp set for a cause (Alzheimer's Disease), "Whimsical Autumn".  Colored with Copic Markers.
CS Base layer neutral:  Chocolate Brown
CS Sweet Corn and Leather
Patterned paper - Basic Grey "Origins"
Buttons:  GKD Button Jars "Brown"
Ribbon:  GKD Gingham
Nestabilities dies were used to cut the circle and the rectangles and they were sponged around the edges with Distress Ink Wild Honey

Here's the second card I made:

Base layer:  White
Other CS:  Ocean Mist and Lemon Drop
Patterned Paper:  DCWV "Cafe Mediterranean"
Buttons:  GKD Button Jars, Turquoise Mix.
Stamps:  GKD Hugs and Prayers by Nina Brackett - Colored with Copic Markers
Nestabilities Oval, ribbon from stash.


Thanks for stopping here and
have a great time hopping!!!



Carolina said...

Two beautiful cards - love the fall theme on your first one and the layout is so fun! Your second one is just as sweet as sweet can be!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Cheri!! Love them very much. Your coloring is awesome!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards Cheri! Love your design on both and Giovana is so right - wonderful coloring!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful, Cheri! I love the fall theme on the first and the wonderful colors and floral on the second!

Sharri said...

Cheri, Both cards are gorgeous! I love the colors and layout on both!

tlgirl353 said...

Cheri- both of your cards are fabulous, GF! You rocked both!

Melissa Cash said...

Cheri~both of your cards are beautiful! Awesome job with the challenge!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, Cheri!

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

I love your cards! Your first cards is beautiful and cute at the same time. Love the dp and layout. The 2nd card beautiful! I love how you stacked the two buttons in the corner.

Joan Ervin said...

You have created two beauties here, Cheri...the image on the first card is sooo cute and I just love the colors on the second!!!!

Olga said...

WOW GF! Both of these are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Miesje said...

I love both of them! They are really awesome cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cheri - I adore your blue card! My kind of colors! I am so not ready for Fall yet - though your squirrel is very cute!

Diana said...

both of these cards are that squirrel

Melanie said...

greats samples! love the masking you did with the squirrel!

Peggy B said...

Squirrel is so cute and I love the blue card.

joy said...

Love both your cards the second speaks to my heart! Lovely color choice!

catdidit said...

Both creations are just gorgeous Cheri! Really loving that 2nd one, love all the details!

sassyb07 said...

both cards are wonderful
hugs, Valerie

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I must agree: both cards are wonderful and beautiful, Cheri! Great masking with the squirrel and basket of apples, and I love the beautiful designer paper you used. Sweet ribbon treatment, too.
Your blue card is very pretty, too. I like how your ribbon appears to have been looped and tied through the main image panel. The stacking of the two buttons is a cute idea, too.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh... not sure which I like best. I love the squirrel and the colors on the second. Great job!

Chrissie said...

2 fab cards, I think the second one is my favourite!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

both cards are wonderful!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous.

qvande said...

Great job on both of your cards! That little squirrel with the apple basket is adorable and the blue flowers are just so serene.

Diana Queen said...

Cheri...2 wonderful cards! Your mojo was ON girl! The squrill stamp is adorable...but YOU gave him personality! So cute.

Beautiful detailing and colors on you 2nd card! ;D Diana Q

terrie said...

both of your cards are awesome...well done

Jessica said...

How lovely... both of them. A lovely Thanksgiving card, and a lovely sympaty card. What different ideas, from the same starting point. Thanks for sharing

scrapaholicaef said...

Very nice job

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