Jan 13, 2010

CSS Inspiration Photo Blog Hop!

It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!

Each participating artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to me this Christmas:


Aren't they cute - the kids and the cookies, I mean!? lol! I wish you all could have been there when I opened the plastic wrap around the cookies - I think I gained 10 pounds just smelling the sugary goodness!

Here's my first card tonight - this one was inspired by the Delivery Guy who surprised me at work with the GORGEOUS cookie bouquet (wouldn't that be a FUN job!?) -

I was super surprised when the basket of yummy-ness was delivered to ME - I thought for sure it was for Gina! As you can imagine, I had a hard time not smiling for the rest of the day as I was so touched by the CSS team's thoughtfulness.

So, I pulled out three of our new stamp sets and made this card with those fun memories going through my mind. I used Heartily Yours, Love Notes, and Happy Hearts to make this fun Valentines Day card for the entire CSS team - sorry girls, it has to be a 'virtual' one because I don't have time to make almost 40 of these! lol! (I'm still working on my Christmas cards! yikes!!)

and the inside -


My next card's inspiration came from the sweet note that was attached to the bouquet and the warm fuzzy thoughts I felt when I read it...

I pulled out Sung from the Heart and Happy Hearts for this card - I am just LOVING our new stamp sets this month, aren't you? On both projects tonight I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses papers and buttons which worked really well with Gina's new Lipstick Red and Innocent Pink cardstock colors and inks. I also used both the Plain & Scallop Heart Nestability Dies along with EK Success Medium punch and Large Scallop Heart punch.

and the inside -


Thanks, girls, for the sweet gift - my entire family LOVED it!! Now, on to the rest of the links for the hop - Click on the links below to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

28 comments:

joy said...

Oh, Jessica, you make me cry that was such a sweet note! -- The little car card was SOOO cute. Great coloring! Really like the way you have place the elements of the sentiment inside the card. Thank you for all you do for us!

Giovana said...

Your card is so pretty!! and your kids too.

Maria Levine said...

That is an awesome basket, so sweet! Love your cards they are fantastic!! Love what you did.

Melissa Cash said...

Jessica, your cards are as wonderful as you are to all of us! We would be lost without you! {{{hugs}}}

Janice M said...

Your cards are great Jessica!! Thanks for all you do for us!! :)

Natalie said...

What sweet words you have for your team!! Love your cards, such sweetness for sure!! Beautiful designs inside and out!

Carolina said...

Ahhhh...I just literally sighed!!! These are adorable Jessica!!! HUGS!

TexasGrammy said...

What a loving and sweet gift! And you're right ... it's perfect inspiration for new cards of sweetness! Darling projects, Jessica!

~Bev

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

Your cards are darling inside and out! Love the layouts and embellies.

Joan Ervin said...

Way cute cards, Jessica...I just love the little bug and your Valentine is adorable!!!!

Betty Neville said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love your layout and your colors!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

These are super cute! I love that the inspiration with the car was from the delivery person. Your composition on both cards is amazing and I really like how you do the insides as well.

Deb said...

I love the thoughtfulness of the things that inspired you! YOU are sweet inside and out, just like those cookies! Your cards are fabulous as always! I love the nesties and EK punches together! Your kids are so adorable, especially with their cookie-induced grins! ;)

Payne Holler Cards said...

your cards are wonderful! love that little bug car (: ..thank you for thinking of us...you are the "glue" for us here!
I forgot (again) to do the inside of my cards...TFS yours! you are just the best!!!!
Linda

Sharri Seffens said...

As always your cards are amazing and so are you!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Jessica! I love all the different elements you combined inside and out on each one! Thank you so much for all you do for us!

Theresa Momber said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Beautiful designs, Jess!

Lori said...

Thank you Jessica for everything you do for us!!!! I just love your card, my set came just yesterday and I cannot wait to play!!! (((((HUGS)))))

Tara said...

Two lovely cards indeed!

Selma said...

Your cards are fantastic Jessica. You are amazing and I too want to thank you for all the things you do for us. You have helped us gain many wonderful friends not to mention all the fun things you organize for us to participate in. This was an especially fun blog hop!

Sherry said...

These are SO cute you have amazing talent thanks for sharing

Jennie said...

Oh Jessica, these are just fabulous! Love the car one especially and thanks for all you do for the CSS Teams! You are the bestest :o)

redwasher1 said...

Super cute!! I love it!!

Martha said...

sooo cute, love them all

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh...FUN! I like how you used the DP and all of them are just beautiful!

buggin2stamp said...

Jessica, your cards are adorable. I love that little car. Makes me wanna' paint my beetle pink and add flames. LOL!

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards Jessica! I love your style. Thank you so much for all you do for us, you are an amazing woman.

peggy wainman said...

Your card with the little race car is so cute!

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