Friday, June 10, 2011

CSS DT Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV CSS DT Alumni blog hop!  If you've arrived from the extremely talented Carolina's blog then you're in the right place.  If not, then you'll want to go HERE and start this hop at the beginning and see all the fabulous projects in this hop.  

It's another inspiration hop and just look at this GREAT image we were given to work with!  

I saw so much inspiration with this image that I could have gone wild with projects.  I settled on two.

My first card is a Telescoping Card I found from Technique Junkies.  I thought it worked well for this challenge - especially when I couldn't make up my mind which section if the image to play with.   Here is the card closed.

And here it is open.

For this card I used Gina K Pure Luxury Card Stock in colors Red Hot. White, Chocolate Kiss, Wild Dandelion and Green Grass.  The Gina K Stamp Sets I used were from "Enjoy the Sunshine" StampTV Kit and "Eclectic Summer Sayings".  Also used were Nestabilities cicle dies, Alterations Die and Copic Markers.

Here's another card I made using this inspiration image.  This one is for my awesome husband for his birthday.  (we're both Motown fans from the 60's where this sentiment came from)  

For this card I also used Gina K Pure Luxury CS Red Hot, White and Chocolate Kiss.  The StampTV stamp set I used for this card came from "Sweetest Blessings".  Again I used Nestabilities circle dies, Cuttlebug and Sizzix EF and Copic Markers.  The bg came from Webster's Petite Papers "Spring Market, Yacht Club & Country Estate" 6x6 paper pack.   The sketch came from JUGS#87 challenge last week.

Play along with us.....create a card or project using this inspiration image and then post it to the StampTV Forum on the blog hop thread - we'd love to see what you create!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now hop on over to Deb Felt's blog because I know as talented as she is, you're going to love what she's created.  


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh Boy!!!

Hello my blog friends!  

I'm back and I thank you for sticking with me and for your notes of concern!  Let me catch you up.  Friday night, at 10:20 p.m. (Memorial Day weekend) we were notified that my mother (who has Alzheimer's and lives in a residential facility) fell and may have broken her hip and they were taking her to the hospital via ambulance.  My husband and I were at the hospital until 2:00 a.m. before she was admitted and moved to a room on the critical care floor.  She was operated on early Sunday morning - her hip was reconstructed and in two days she was moved to a rehab center.  This has been related in "fast forward".  The good news is that she is doing well and is recovering and the rehab is going incredibly well to get her back on her feet and walking.  This turn of events has consumed my time and I'm happy to be available to her for support, and that's where I've been.  I wouldn't want to be anywhere mom is my best friend and yesterday she turned 86 years old.  

My creative time has been so minimal - however - this weekend there is a StampTV inspirational blog hop, and I'm playing.  I hope you'll come back and check out all the fabulous creations on each hop.  I know you're going to love what you see - just based on the great inspiration.   

I have a card for you - I've been playing with some new stamps called "LaBlanche".  They are made in Germany of silicone.  Here's a card I made using their Peony stamp.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - please come back this weekend for the hop.  



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