Friday, January 28, 2011

Jan. 29, 2011 CSS Alumni Sketch Hop

I am so glad to see that you stopped by today, as the CSS Team has a sketch hop this time around.  Be sure to read the entire post- there is a nice surprise!
Our hop this time utilizes another sketch by Melissa Cash.  If you arrived here from JOY'S blog, you are in the right place. 
If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.

This is the sketch, that our dear team member, Melissa Cash created for us.






 Ready for some exercise?  Let's HOP!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs, and that commenter will get a Gina K. Design stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

I really liked this sketch (Melissa is so talented!) so I made two cards for this hop. 
I have flipped the sketch for both of my cards.

For the first one, I stamped part of the flowers from the new StampTV kit called "Sent with Love", on a die cut that was stamped with the block from the "Smile "  stamp set (one free with three). The sentiment is from that set, as well. The butterfly is from Gina's "Spring Mix" set.




My next card once again uses stamps from the Smile (one free with three) stamp set.  I used Memento markers to stamp the image and then colored in the trees with Copic markers. I added some pearls and some white ribbon and voila- it's complete.

    
Thank you for commenting and good luck trying to win the stamp set from Gina.  Now, you are going to head off to KAY'S blog and check out her fabulous work.   See you soon!

102 comments:

Giovana said...

Both cards are fantastic Karen!

joy said...

Love both of your cards and the pink and green is my favorite -- the "Smile" sentiment is so sweet!

Carla S. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Karen! I love the colors and images you chose! Great designs!

Betty Neville said...

Great cards Karen! I especially love how you framed your beautiful flower image on your first card - wonderful job!

Sharri said...

Both cards are beautiful Karen!! My favorite is the first one with the gorgeous flowers!

Stampin' Pam said...

great cards Karen - You must be wishing for spring (aren't we all up here in da snow country?!) but I'm feeling warmer just looking at these beauties.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love 'em both - esp that first one with all the little details...you are amazing!
hugs
Linda

Carolina said...

Ever so sweet and love that you used the sketch this way! The butterfly on the first is just delightful and the polka dot dp on second is so fun!

Vic said...

Both your cards are beautiful!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

I really like both cards, Karen. The flipped sketch gives a totally different perspective.

Die Cut Lady said...

Pretty cards! the colors are so calming.

Miesje said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen. I love the images you used. They are both such sweet cards!

ladyj said...

both cards are great but I absolutely LOVE that first one with the butterfly :-)

Cheri said...

These cards are both beautiful, Karen. Did you say you stamped the image with Copics? It left an amazing image - I've got to try that. You're a very creative lady, my friend.

Kay S said...

Both cards are lovely, Karen, but the pink and green combo really caught my eye. It is so bright and it did make me smile! Lov ehow you turned the sketch on its side also.

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards. I could stare all day long at the first one!

Donna said...

Marvelous cards as always, Karen! Love your color combinations and designs. Have a wonderful weekend, girlfriend!

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

Beautiful cards. Love the sponging around your images to make it a scenic view.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another successful hop! Beautiful cards my friend!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Karen! I love your little tree scene!!!

Lynne said...

Both are lovely. The colors and the butterfly in the first card really go together well.

Newbie said...

I LOVE both card, but the first one is my fav. I am more into the pastel (HAPPY) colors that say SPRING! I especially LOVE the BEAUTIFUL mutli-colored butterfly! The peals go so very nicely! AND the sentiments on BOTH cards-BEAUTIFUL!!

Kelly said...

More beautiful cards Karen! I am really drawn to the first one. I love how you framed the flowers--the colors are lovely on this!

Connie C said...

I love both your cards, but really like the pink and green color palette on the first one! This is such a versatile sketch -- I'm going to have to use it myself. Great inspiration -- Thanks.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are both so pretty Karen - I especially love the green card made with is month's one free with three. I love how the dots in the DP match the dots in the trees.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love how you changed the shape from the square with your Nesties. Both cards are really pretty.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful - makes me feel like spring.

Melissa Cash said...

Wow Karen, I love what you did with the sketch! Both cards are gorgeous, I really like how springy the first one was. I am so ready for Spring!

Barbara Colbert said...

Wowser...beautiful look on both of these cards!!!! Nice job!

Kelly said...

Both cards are very nice. Love the colors you used.

Lagene said...

Love both cards! Great colors!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards! everything matches perfectly.

maman said...

Both cards are wonderful.
Same - same but so different

iriseyes said...

Love both cards, but the 1st is my fave - so springlike!

Stephanie said...

I love both cards with great colors!

LauriP said...

I love both of these cards! You did a great job, and I'm envious of your view from your studio!

Lenoria said...

Both cards are beautiful and I really like the butterfly!

Judy said...

Your colors are so lovely together. The "smile" card is my favorite though.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Too difficult to decide - like the smile one a lot but both very nice cards. Nice, nice, nice.

pamjack said...

The colors you've chosen are so arresting. They certainly caught my eye.

Sue McGuire said...

This definitly says Spring. Love the colours and the cards!

Rita said...

Beautiful cards & yep...they make me SMILE!!!

MyNeed2Craft said...

Beautiful spring time colors. Love the butterfly. :)

Steelydawn said...

You made the card look so beautiful, it makes me want to Smile!

Gerry said...

Very pretty & peaceful looking. They both look like spring

Sheila Murray said...

Both cards are lovely....especially the first one. They remind me that spring will be here soon.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

love it i need to get stamping instead of being on the computer you all are really inspireing me.

April said...

Awwww, spring. I love the colors!

Marsha said...

Love the combo of colors and patterns on the pink and green card. Reminds me of spring - a wishful thought today as it is snowing again here.

creativearts said...

Love your colors -- makes me think of spring!! Love how you moved the sketch around.

Linda said...

I love both of the cards and the colors are perfect. Like the way you switched the sketch to the opposite side. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Glitter Fantasies said...

The butterfly really caught my attention - yes I love butterfly's. Guess that is another wish list item. But really, I loved the card! And more using stripes..and the circles. I think I might be pulling out my stash of striped and circle paper. TFS!!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Kay M said...

What stunning cards and just by changing direction of your label you get a completely different look.

Virginia Wingo said...

Both cards are very pretty, however I love the colors in the first one the best.

Patricia said...

Both cards are just wonderful. Great Job!

Jan Barrie said...

Great color combinations. I like the 'wide' orientation.
Jan B

Shari said...

love the colours you used. These cards so in my colour areas that they are super.

whitneymaryann said...

Both cards are great. Especially fond of stripes. And like the shift in orientation.

Barb said...

very pretty cards.

scalder said...

Both cards are FABULOUS!! Sure would bring a smile to my face to receive either of them. Love the colours. The butterfly sure is an eye-catcher:)

Carol said...

Both cards are so lovely and well executed!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

naneruth said...

Just oh so lovely That says it all.

Quewetta said...

Your card is beautiful, my favorite is the card with the butterfly. I really like spring, and to me butterflies are spring!!!

Jan said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the green & pink combo.

stamper said...

Love both cards, but the striped is my fave!

JoJo said...

Both cards are pretty, but I like the green and pink one...butterflies are always a winner with me.

Montana Mama said...

lovely pastel sprig-evoking card! we need it with all our snow and below zero temps!

Alexis said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I can't decide which one I like best!

Susan said...

I can definitely see why you are part of this hop Karen. Your cards are wonderful. My favourite is the first one as I love the colours and the freshness of the stripes. Both cards are beautifully executed. You have inspired me today!

Julsanne said...

I love the color combos and the stamps you used. I may have to go shopping. Hehe.

cathyellie said...

Beautiful cards, The tree card is my favorite!

cal8007 said...

Love the color combination of your cards!! And, love this blog hop too!

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

JO WITNEY said...

Love the nature look, and your work complimentes it so.

Carol said...

Your cards remind me of spring [which can not get here too soon]. Great job.

lilahab said...

Hey there, your blog page with the studio pics is lovely. The cards are also great Thanks

paddy said...

makes me think very spring-like ideas. beautiful

Christine from FL said...

Wow both card are beautiful. I really like the first one, so springy!

Barbara Hale said...

I really like the butterfly on your card. I am just in love with butterflies right now - smack dab in the middle of winter here in the Midwest - WE NEED SPRING WEATHER AND BUTTERFLIES!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your cards are really lovely! I really like your color combinations.

Diana said...

Both cards are lovely; I especially like the little butterfly on the first one!

Sonia said...

I love your take on the sketch! So many ideas- so many choices! Thanks.

terrie said...

Both of your card are very nice..
great color combo

well done

Diana said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Joan said...

I love these hops. I get so many ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joni said...

I am ready for Spring! Thank you for an early glimpse.

PatS said...

Both your cards are awesome. The smile card is my favorite. Great job.

Theressa said...

clever

Suzanne said...

Both cards are really great-I love the way you framed up the focal points. thanks for the inspirations!

Lina said...

both cards are gorgeous!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Both cards are smashing hits in my book!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Sharon Jones said...

Love the cards! Butterfly really adds pizzazz and the second one is great color combo.

Leisa said...

both are lovely - thanks for sharing :)

Clare said...

I really like your cards! The colors, the way you changed up the sketch just a tweak, and the papers!

Karen said...

From one Karen to another, beautiful work!

Glamour said...

Great card. Love the way you used the design. Colors are lively.

Jane said...

what fantastic cards these are. I especially like your butterfly on the first one. I am very inspired.

Donna Phelan said...

SUPER cards Karen!

Darla said...

Love both cards. Great inspiration.

Linda said...

I like how did the card and Dsp very pretty! and that little cute colorful butterfly. I just butterfiles and pretty pink flowers too!

Scrap Happy said...

Beautiful. The sketch works well in landscape.

Kathy R. said...

Beautiful cards. Will have to try to do some like those.

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