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Friday, November 9, 2012

CSS Alumni November Blog Hop

Hello! I am excited to be joining the STV Center Stage Alumni for the November blog hop! If you came from Geri's blog you are in the right place. You don't want to miss a stop as when you leave a comment you are entered into winning a fab grab bag!  
This time we were given an inspiration challenge (~ brought to us via Kay).


Isn't that just fabulous!  Here is my take on the inspiration:



I used Theresa's newest stamp set, Vogue Vases 2 and did a little but of paper piecing with the round vase. I have to say I am uber impressed with the clear stamps that GKD is offering now..makes placement so much easier, and can ditch the Stamp-ma-Jig (which for me was an extra step on every card).  I was inspired by the orange and wood elements and incorporated that into my design using Take a Hike patterned paper from Simple Stories.  

And here is a close up of the wording which was inspired by the frame in the inspiration piece:
Be sure to hop along the way as you have a chance to win a grab bag of stamps from Gina K. Designs!
Next stop on the hop is the uber talented, Karen!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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75 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty! I love all the different elements in this. So pretty!

Cheri said...

Jennie, it's so awesome to have you join us in this hop. Your card is super creative. I love the details and all those "extra steps" paid off...fabulous card with this set.

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, lovey, lovey! Awesome paper piecing and layered images and look at you with the bling! Fabulous! I knew you would rock this set!

Kay S said...

Great card, Jennie! Love the bling and all of the fun elements you used. Glad you were able to join the hop!

Rosy Newlun said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Love the red and bling!!!!

joy said...

I agree - great cheerful card - and I love your colors!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card Jennie! It is nice to see you hopping with the gang!

Brenda said...

Jennie this is so lovely!!!! I love the rhinestone flourish. Fabulous design. It is so nice to have you back hopping with us.

sue morris said...

Wow! So pretty Jennie! and I love the bling!!

redwasher1 said...

Jennie, your card is over the top gorgeous!! Love all the details.
So glad you were able to join us this month!!!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely autumn card ~_^

Melanie said...

this is beautiful, Jennie, so many wonderful details!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beauty Jennie. Each detail is just perfect with this card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

so lovin your paper piecing and bling! this just pops off the page
(-:

Sharon said...

So pretty!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous card with fantastic elements, Jennie, love your bling.

naneruth said...

Very pretty and I love the red with the brownish foliage in the vase.

HappyCrafter said...

This is really beautiful! I especially like those jewel swirls.

Mari said...

Lovely card. I like the way you blinged it up! Great job.

Donna Phelan said...

So beautiful! Loving the bling and that bow is fabulous! And the inspirational words are wonderful!

Parker said...

So bling-y. I like what you've done on this card.

stampqueen said...

Pretty card - love the vase!!!

BeverlyBL said...

Nice job. Love your cute little vase.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...






beautiful card !!
Nadine Cunha

jandbspiegel said...

Beautiful card - love the bling and I really like the interesting bow!!

scrappinmommom said...

Lovely card, a little bling is a good thing.

Audrey said...

I love the attention to detail on your card and of course I like bling, so the flourishes caught my eye right away.

Patti J said...

You had me at bling! Love it, Jennie! Such a pretty fall card - great take on the inspiration photo!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

What a lovely card. So elegant. Love the coloring and all the bling.

Carol said...

Love the sparkle. Nice job, Jennie

Rita Allen said...

Avase for the table -plus that extra needed 'Glitz' beautiful card and thank you

Anonymous said...

What a classy card you have here. All of the blinds make it so sweet. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Joan
MN

Annie C said...

Lovely composition - your use of color is wonderful!

Sue Bridges said...

Great card !

elizabeth said...

Nice Bling touch Jennie, and the way you handled your bow.....Good Job

Char said...

The way you stamped the flowers, the way you stamped the words, and the "depth" of the vase help make this a stunning card in so many ways.

Debi said...

Very, very lovely. Thanks for sharing

meemee48 said...

Love the bling and the autumn tones.

Barbara said...

Lovely card, colors and bling are special.

Margy said...

Love the polka dots and the bling - so clever!

Lagene said...

Beautiful, I love the added bling!

Carolyn Hassall said...

Very nice - I always love paper piecing and bling!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card. I like all the elements of this card, but my eye keeps going to the bow.

Linda E said...

Jennie, your use of black for the background is stunning! Thanks for sharing

NormaJ2005 said...

I can see that vase stamp is going to have many uses with all the ideas so far............Good job

Unknown said...

lovely rich colors! and sparkles!!
thanks
Holly

Debbie G said...

Pretty card, love the colors.

usharon said...

I like the way you added the bling!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So pretty! I'm impressed by the wording, did u embossed it? TFS

Kris in Alaska said...

A lovely layered card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Susan Wright said...

Oh! I see it. I see it. Pure elegance. Well done.

Kitty said...

Just beautiful

Blessings,
Kat

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Gorgeous, Jennie! Love the paper pieced vase and that beautiful bling.

Anonymous said...

lovely sparkle. Louise

Olga said...

This is beautiful! Love that sparkle addition!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jennie, you did an awesome job on this! What fabulous paper piecing! Lovely!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card. I love the paper-pieced vase.

Kathy E. said...

Great card and lovely work!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great card,love all your details and colors

Shari M said...

Great card, Yes, the clear are it, !! They were the first type purchased when playing about for family cards, am so glad they are here now.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Jandacek said...

Love your take on the inspiration. TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful card with bling, ribbon, etc. Love your choice of colors and stamp set for this. Pretty! ~Sandi Krueger

Anonymous said...

Love the bling, very creative idea, looks great.

Sharla B. said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the bling.

Di said...

Beautiful fall colors! Just the right amount of bling!

Jodee said...

I just love the way the colors complement each other. Way to go!

Stephanie Earls said...

Loved that you ditched the stamp a ma jig. I just bought it and it is still in the plastic. I can NEVER get my stamps placed straight, centered or PERFECT. I put it off since it is an extra step. SO, now I know it is the brand of stamps that I am buying and not MY fault! hehehe Love the card, btw!

Sharon said...

Great card, love the paper pieced vase

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Jennie!! I love the colors and the big flourish behind the flower image! Great take on the photo!

NJMullins said...

Gorgeous colors and feel for the images used. Great card.

gobluektb said...

I'd like to know how you tied that bow. It looks awesome! :)

Judy Woodland said...

Gorgeous card. I especially love your bow!

Lori said...

Jennie your card is gorgeous!! I too absolutely love the clear stamps, my stamp a ma jig and I never got along very well!!