Apr 6, 2013

TCM: Friendship Blog Hop - 'just for you'



Welcome to The Craft's Meow monthly blog hop! 


If you've arrived on my blog from Jennifer's blog, than you are right on track for today's hop!  If not, start at the beginning so you won't miss out on any of the inspiration today!

This month's theme is all about Friendship.  I used three stamp sets on my three cards for today's hop: Valentine Wishes, Simply Delightful, and Thanks Bee to Thee.

My first card uses a flower and sentiment from Simply Delightful as well as the leaf image from Fruity for You.    (the cloud embossing folder and scallop stitched embossing folder are from Stampin Up)



The hexagon backgrounds are from Thanks Bee to Thee.  I colored the sweet girl from Valentine Wishes with colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits.  For a bit more whimsy, I added polka dots and little dots to her dress as well as a cuff to her jeans.  The little orange hearts are also from the Valentine Wishes stamp set.  The sentiment is once again from Simply Delightful.

(the embossing strip backgrounds is from two different Stampin Up embossing folders
the twine is The Twinery's Denim and the rhinestone flourish is from Want 2 Scrap)


My last card uses another image from Valentine Wishes - this time watercolored with Distress markers.  I added diamond stickles to the balloons.  I added the little girl to a shipping tag with another sentiment from the Simply Delightful stamp set.  To embellish the tag a bit, I added some dots and 'stitch' lines around the edge, adding a hand drawn little 'bow' here and there.

(the twine is The Twinery's Denim; the embossing strip is a SU folder;
Patterned paper is from PaperTrey Ink and My Mind's Eye)

Next up on today's hop is the fabulous Lin!

Happy Hopping!
Jessica

39 comments:

MaxineD said...

Love your bright bold colours on the first two cards, and the dp on the third reminds me of the fabric I sewed into a dress for my daughter ever so long ago!!
Blessings
Maxine

Jean Bullock said...

Love those embossed strips! They add just the right touch to these cards. Both cards are very sweet. I guess what I find really cool is that both of them have so many interesting elements to look at. Neither of these are the kinds of cards you just say cute to and then put away. Well done!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so fabulous.

Lori Aragon said...

Hi Jessica! Oh what a fun time I'm having a hopping a long!!! You've been busy creating these 3 wonderful cards. I really love the addition of the embossing folders on each of them! All of them are just adorable ♥

Lynne in NI said...

Aww these are all gorgeous, you use colour beautifully TFS :)

marg0006 said...

Wow, so many wonderful details. Like the doily.

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Deirdre said...

Oh boy, I love tags and these just float my boat. Will have to go back and study them again!!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks.

Tisha Sewell said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love the bold colors.

Vicki said...

Your last card is my favorite. So vintage looking. Love the extra bling on the balloons.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Jess! I LOVE them both!

Lin said...

Jessica, how do you do it? THREE cards, all just lovely! You have a great knack for mixing papers and doilies and our stamps!

Lagene said...

Oh my Goodness! What CUTELove the embossed clouds on the one background!

joy said...

Adorable cards; love the doily, the embossed panels, your coloring - beautifully executed cards, Jessica!

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Beautiful creations!

Pam W Merwin said...

I love all your cards - so creative! Great stamps and color schemes ;)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love both cards! TFS You always find just the right paper! Kudos to you!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I like the colors and the embossing.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Jessica,

3 beautiful cards, torn between the bold colours of the first and muted colours of the 3rd :-)

Donna Jones

Weenie Thomas said...

Wow!!These are stunning!

Weenie Thomas said...

Wow these are stunning. Gorgeous colour pallettes!

Ruth G said...

I love the bright, fun colors on your cards! They make me feel so very happy! TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! I never use blues and oranges together, but I love it!!! These cards are amazing!

Pat said...

These are adorable! And the buttons are great--almost look like you put sugar on them! :)

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

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Peggy said...

Adorable cards. Love the stamps and tags you added to the cards.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Teresa said...

gretat cards! Love the doilies and the stamp set! t.igo

Emily H said...

These are gorgeous! You are so talented! The embossing on the first one is awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love the embossing, the doilies and the trim choices.

Denise Bryant said...

Yummy cards! Love your color combos and your extra details on each card, like the embossed edge!

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your style. Every card is just adorable!

Natasha G.P. said...

Your color choices are wonderful. I like how they are so different.

macmomma said...

Love the colors on all of your cards but the 1st two cards are so bright & bold! I love them! TFS!

Robyn Oliver said...

Love your doily tag cards Jessica, fun hopping by the DT girls blogs

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what great cards...love how you used orange and blue together so nicely.

judkajudi said...

I am in love with your clean, crisp, bold and bright cards!! Awesome!

ezobo said...

Your color palette is lovely. I like your hand drawn embellishments. Anyone would be lucky to receive one of these cards.

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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