Nov 4, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop!

Good evening!

Are you ready for some Christmas eyecandy tonight? I issued a challenge over the weekend to all of the past and present team CSS team members to make a Christmas card with one of these sketches:



I know you're going to LOVE what everyone has designed for us tonight!

First, here are the links for GinaK's Current CSS Team Members:

Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Karen Knegten
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Sue VanDeVusse

and the links for all of the past CSS Design Team members participating:

Brenda Turner,
Carla Suto,
Carolina Buchting,
Charlene Merrick,
Dawn Lusk,
DeeMarie Kelemen,
Geri Utterback ,
Giovanna Smith,
Janice Melton,
JenMarie Taylor,
Jennie Harper,
Joy Hadden,
Kay Simmons,
Linda Payne,
Lori McAree,
Melisa Waldorf,
Pam Imholz,
Selma Stevenson,
Shannon Bracken,
Shelly Wilson,
Sue Walsh,
Tina Gilliland

Some of GinaK's Senior Design Team Members and Illustrators wanted to get in on the fun tonight too:

Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Gina Krupsky
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger

along with Nina Brackett's Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg

All of these gorgeous cards from the entire team will be added to the StampTV gallery throughout the next few days with the tag cssjf1 (which stands for center stage spotlight jessica fick 1) I can't wait to see everyone's cards all linked together in one convenient spot!

These sketches are also our sketch challenge for this week, so be sure to check out all the information in the discussion in our Challenge group over on StampTV Thursday morning. I'll be adding the challenge then. We'd all love to see your cards with the sketch too!

Now, onto my cards...

This first card shows the simple sketch version -




and, my second card shows the 'fancier' version -




Enjoy the blog hop - I know I will!
Jessica

Card Details
Stamps: Winter Friends, Festive Frame
Cardstock: GinaK, DCWV nursery pack
Ink: Memento, Vivid, Copic markers
Other: Nestabilites: plain & scallop circles & fancy tags, Martha Stewart tinsel Glitters, rhinestones, buttons, Stampabilities Snowflakes, EK Success border punch, stickles, Doodlebug glitters & flock, Sakura glue pen, silver brads

48 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous creations Jessica! Awesome job coordinating this fun hop!

wordbird said...

OMStars!...Jessica, I don't think anyone makes cards as adorable as yours! These are so much fun...I still have a happy grin on my silly face! ;D Diana

Jennie said...

Love these snowmen cards Jessica and the way you used non-traditional colors! Great glitter around the circle on the second one too!

Melissa Cash said...

Pur-t-ful cards Jessica! I love all of the soft colors. Thanks for putting this together for us!

Tina Gilliland said...

How darn cute are these!!! I am loving those multi-colored snowflakes!!!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Jessica! Great job!

Selma said...

I always love your cards Jessica. I really like the colors you have used.

Shelly W said...

I really like your sweet cards! The pastel colors, flock and glitter make them look so soft and cozy. If cards can look soft and cozy...hehehe!
I have to get some of that tinsel glitter!! I neeeeeed it! LOL!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, total cuteness!!! LOVE these!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love seeing the change in colors from the traditional! taking in all your details! wow - now I need some of that glitter "stuff"...and to do the inside!!! you have those as pretty as the fronts!
thanks again for getting this whole hop together!!!

Denise said...

Hi Jessica! Thanks again for putting together this hop! It has been so much fun going around and looking at everyone's idea with the same sketch. You cards are amazing!

Neesey said...

What lovely creations. You do amazing work.

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Such soft, pretty cards Jessica.... Now... I have that paper pad what a good idea! Thanks for including me in your hop, so many people it must have taken some organising!

Natalie said...

Love the inspiration!! Your cards are wonderful!

JessicaK said...

Inside / outside? You rock!

Carolina said...

Jessica you always blow me away with so much eye candy!!! Thanks for all your hard work in making this happen!

Dawn said...

Job well done on this first CSS hop Jess!!

wow...you did the INSIDE too!! wonderful cards!!

Melanie said...

the nursery DP is so unexpected and sweet! love what you did with all the sentiments!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my, Jess...these are so beautiful. I'm especially "taken" by your multi-colored snowflakes. SPECTACULAR. You're a card makin' Wonder Woman!

Marsha said...

These cards are so cute. Love the images and what you have done with them. Great blog hop.

asela said...

I love them both! Perfect

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards, Jessica! Wonderful dsigns, inside and out! Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop!

Kathy H said...

Super cute!

naneruth said...

these cards are super great! Love how you did the insides too.

Lisa T said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors.

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the soft colors!

Deb said...

Jessica, before I compliment your cards, I want to say thanks for all you do! You truly are amazing!

I love both of these...especially those softly colored snowflakes! Absolutely beautiful inside and out!

joy said...

Your attention to detail is amazing!! Your insides are as pretty as the outsides! Both you and your cards!!

Janice M said...

Jessica both your cards are ADORABLE!! Love the soft colors you used and the way you always finish the insides too. Thanks so much for organizing this hop!!

Donna said...

Love your cards, Jess. Great inspiration. You did a wonderful job on the sketch and I always love a blog hop!

Teri said...

Wow- you've been pretty busy making pretty cards! Great job!

Pat Jandacek said...

Your sketch is really a good one and everyone has done such a great job in image and color selections...and that includes yours, especially! TFS

Crystal said...

Jessica , these are both so soft and pretty. I love how finished they look ... just the right amount of embellishing that draws the eye to the image . Love how you finish the insides too.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love these cards. On the penguin card, the asymmetrical buttons really add a lot of energy. And the snowman is charming with the sparkle and texture - love the color scheme too!

Sharri Seffens said...

Jessica, both your cards are beautiful! I love the colors you used and the snowflakes are so fun multi colored! Thank you so much for putting this together...it was so fun!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh you KNOW I was gonna just LOVE your cards!! You always amaze me Jess!!! And you've inspired me to just begin decorating the insides of my cards......I have a long way to go but I'm following your lead!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jessica! awwwww....these are fabulous!! I love them! and the pink is a perfect touch. :)

Stampin' Pam said...

WOWOWOWOW Jess - both are fabulous - SO pretty - I guess Im partial to the "fancier" one but even the simpler one is so EYE catching! Thanks for organizing this GREAT hop = what a lot of fun for all.

Lori said...

Jessica I just love your adorable cards!!

Brenda said...

Oh Jessica your cards are beautiful!!! I love the colored snowflakes! Thank you for organizing such a fantastic hop, I look forward to the next one.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my gosh, Jess, I nearly fell over when I saw your card! Great minds, girlfriend! :) Your cards are both just gorgeous...as they always are!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--this was a great sketch and I've enjoyed the blog hop. Thanks for all you do!

Carolyn King said...

your soft snowmen cards are simply beautiful! Great job on the sketch, the hop and your beautiful cards! It was so much fun to do a big ole hop!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Adorable!! I love the multi colored snowflakes!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Adorable!! I love the multi colored snowflakes!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Adorable!! I love the multi colored snowflakes!!

Shannon said...

Both cards are so adorable! And I just love how you do the insides too.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Awwww, your cards are so cute! I just received this set and can't wait to ink it up. You've inspired me!

I sure enjoyed playing with your sketch and participating in the blog hop. I feel silly that I didn't realize the band was to go behind the image and over the mat. Duh! I shall try that next time.

Great job with this fun hop Jessica!

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