Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011 CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!!I hope you are ready for another "Inspirational" hop from the Center Stage Spotlight Alumni!
If you have arrived from JOY'S BLOG, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.
 Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 12th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and the lucky person will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


This is an Inspiration challenge, and we were to create a card or project based on one of the cookies pictured in the following photo from the Better Bit Butter (http://www.betterbitofbutter.com/index.htm) site.



Premier 2 is the one that got my attention right away!  I used the lovely bird image from the new StampTV kit called "Spring Silhouettes"
I rolled some roses and added them to the Spellbinders Lotus die cut, and some white sprigs and leaves, made with  MS punches. As you can see, I used the piece of the lotus cut off from the card front to decorate the inside on my card. 
I think this will make a perfect card for a wedding!


Thank you so much for hopping along with us and now it's time for you to hop over to  Kay's blog, and I am sure you will be awed by her talent!

172 comments:

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the medallion and roses and the bird! The scoring is perfect!

Miesje said...

I love it Karen. We chose the same one but the cards are still very different. I really like the medallion and your flower is perfect! Love it.

Lori said...

WOW Karen!!! Breathtaking card!!!!

joy said...

What a beautiful card! Sophisticated and so very, very appealing!

Cheri said...

WOW!!! This is breathtaking, Karen. Each detail is simple and elegant.

Deb said...

Totally stunning, Karen! I love the understated elegance that this white on white with a touch of blue brings!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card Karen! Isn't that white/white so pretty and elegant?

Betty Neville said...

How gorgeous Karen! And so elegant too! Great job with the inspiration!

Lynn B. said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! I was hoping someone would choose the all white cookie for their inspiration. Thanks for showing us how it's done!

dekidahamler said...

I love your card and the roses are perfect. Very nice very very nice!!!!

Giovana said...

Karen, this is so elegant an beautiful!! Love it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

GF - GORGEOUSNESS!!! How simply elegant~

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, so elegant and such a stunner! I love seeing cards done entirely in white. I can't seem to pull it off. You did an amazing job.

GottaHaveJC said...

Love how you carried the front to the inside! It is an awesome card!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love white on white and you have proved to me once again why I love it so much! Beautiful...

imastampin said...

Wow Karen, this is really outstanding! I love the all white and all the details you used to make this so elegant.

Lagene said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is GORGEOUS!!!

Judy said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful in it's simplicity!
Hugs
Judy Clarke

Lisa M said...

YEAH!! My favorite cookie and wow, you knocked it out of the ballpark. Beautiful card...simply stunning. :)

Barb A. said...

Wow!! Awesosme card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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Bette said...

Wow! This is outstanding! What a wonderful wedding card it will make. Love it!!

Carol said...

Such an elegant card. WOW

Sheila said...

Truly a magnificent card. White with just a touch of blue - a classic.

mary said...

Wow so simple but elegant! I love it

Stampartmary@yahoo.com

jjwoolz said...

Took my breath away.... so beautiful.

Gail said...

Very classy! I agree that it's perfect for a wedding card!

Marsha said...

Gasp! How elegant and gorgeous !

Elna (Infinite Scrapping) said...

How beautiful. It looks like a wedding cake.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Oh I'm so glad you used this cookie for inspiration, I just loved the white elegance of it and was hoping it would be used. Your card is stunning, using the cut off piece of the die cut for the inside is a great idea. I wouldn't have thought to use that MS punch (I have it) to tuck in a few leaves, but it just looks like it belongs, thanks for the idea. Beautiful card!

PatS said...

Stunning card. You just can't go wrong using the Lotus Spellbinders die with rolled flowers!

Sonia said...

What a simple and elegant card- why it's simply elegant!

kim said...

OH MY This card took my breath away. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful card.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

tricker said...

Gorgeous card. I love the white on white with just the tiniest bit of color.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card for a wedding! Love the elegance of white on white~

Barbara Jay said...

Gorgeous !! I love white monochromatic layouts. I like the way you completed the remaining part of Lotus Pendant image on the inside of the card

StampinSher said...

This card is amazing! You inspiration from the cookie is an amazing interpretation in making your card. Beautiful.

Judy said...

Wow...how pretty !

Phyllis said...

WOW!!! the inside repeat is genius! Just beautiful...

debmiata2001 said...

What an awesome card. So beautiful!

bernietom47 said...

STUNNING! So glad you picked that cookie it was the one that caught my eye as well. Love your interpretation. That bird is one of my favorites! Love the medallion and your scoring. Altogether a perfectly beautiful card.
Blessings Bernie

Linda said...

Stunning! I love the all white on white with just a little splash of blue on the bird.

alienanessa said...

Oh my holy goodness!!! GORGEOUS card, wowzers!! I could swoon over this for a while!! Very inspiring, might just have to CASE that today! =)

Lisa said...

Very elegant card. The design is awesome!

brenneman.d said...

Ooohh, I liked that one too Karen. Your card is beautiful.

Sue D said...

Perfect wedding card--so elegant!

pqueenie said...

Now I'm really blown away! What a beautiful card.

Gerry said...

Gorgeous!! Very elegant

debbie said...

What an inspiration this card is.....just beautiful and thanks for sharing it with us.

sunnydots said...

Beautiful wedding card!!!!!

My Angel said...

Stunning Card!!

Lindsay M. said...

Amazing, gorgeous, stunning!!! I love all the white, it's so pretty! And the scoring is wonderful! I love it!!!

Kelly said...

Karen,

This is a simply gorgeous card! It took my breath away!

jan farnworth said...

wow i had to gaze at that for a bit so stunning.

Toucan Scraps said...

wowzers.

Golda said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that your picture shows a bit of the inside, too.

vicki said...

wow, this is stunning

Betsy said...

I really like the way you used the extra piece inside the card. It is often hard to think of ways to do something inside.

scrappinmommom said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Clean lines, I love it.

faulba said...

Your timeless, sophisticated card is priceless!

Teri said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the simplicity and elegance of it.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

An absolutely stunning design! I love everything about it! What a great job making the flowers!!!

Irene said...

OMG! As soon as i saw this card, it was OMG! Breathtaking. This is a beautiful, beautiful card for a wedding. I love the roses, the lotus cut, everything! I have to make this for my daughter's wedding coming up this summer. Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Simple elegance.

gramig05 said...

Beautiful card Karen! Love the lotus!

Geri said...

This card is STUNNING!!!! I just love it!!!!! My favorite one so far!!!

firstgrandma6 said...

I'm speechless. This is absolutely beautiful.

Colleen said...

Karen,
Great pick and wonderful card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The white on white is so lovely, karen!

Carol said...

What a lovely card, so glad you highlighted the white on white...makes an elegant card.

Donna Phelan said...

All white, such a gorgeous card, Karen. Love the layout, the roses, and the use of half of your die cut inside. I like the way you think girl!

naneruth said...

This is very lovely!

inkyfingers said...

Who would have thought that an all white card could be so stunningly beautiful! Absolutely love this - the scoring is such a great idea too.

scalder said...

WOW and double WOW!! This card is stunning! The roses are superb and I love how you the raised lines and the inside! Beautiful wedding card:)

sghay said...

Gorgeous. This was the cookie that I thought everyone would use as inspiration. You did a wonderful job, Karen.

stamper said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!!

Judy said...

Fantastic job!! The rolled roses and white sprigs are perfect.

Penne said...

Stunning! What a great hop for inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your creation. It's lovely...

Linda said...

Oh my goodness. This card is beautiful. I have really enjoyed this hop and the beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lynne said...

Karen - your card is simply stunning - it takes my breath away. Love everything about it.

Stephanie Schuler said...

What a elegant card! It's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this card!

BuzzyBee said...

Simply beautiful.

Luv 2 Create said...

Just a STUNNING card! So Gorgeous, will definitely make a beautiful wedding card. I love all the elements especially the inside addition. Gives it that real professional look. Wonderful work.
Marcie

Bernadet said...

Spectacular! I love tone-on-tone cards like yours!

Moosisk said...

OMG! Simply stunning! Love the white on white! The touch of blue on the bird is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop. :D

shirley said...

Gorgeous! Love the roses,scoring and the bird!

Chris said...

Oh my, what an absolutely stunning card! Great inspiration.

JR said...

Another breath taking creation, and the detail on the inside as if the medallion is overlapped! Beautiful!

Joyce

ddlady said...

Karen, love the simple elegance of your card. I also like how you carried the nestabilities into the inside of your card!

icraft said...

Karen This is simply stunning. Perfectly perfect. Just so beautiful. Ina

Juana J said...

Such an elegant card, my very first thought was Wedding card and obviously yours as well! Beautiful job.

craftingsue said...

What a stunning card. Who could imagine that a monochromatic card could have that much wow factor. Really impressive

Laura said...

Very elegant!!

Monica said...

Absolutely Stunning card and very inspiring!

jim & gwen said...

WOW !!! Love this elegant card, it would make a lovely wedding card !!!

1jmass said...

Beautiful Any bride would love to have this as part of her keepsake collection.

carole said...

WHAT AN AWESOME CARD!!!!! realy very beautiful

Jean said...

This card is drop-dead to die for stunning! I have never seen a more beautiful card for a wedding! Perfect, just perfect!

judybob3 said...

very nice and elegant.....

Ruthie said...

OMG such a beautiful card!! Absolutely my favorite, love your flowers, how did you do them? Definitely going to try one myself, thank you for the inspiration!

Janeen said...

i gasped out loud, it's so beautiful

Jean said...

That's a gorgeous card! The white on white makes it so elegant, and I love the way you used the lotus.

Cheryl S. said...

What a gorgeous card!! The medallion with the rolled flowers is wonderful and the bird finishes the card so nicely.

jazy1m said...

Karen. I was hoping someone would do premier 2. Just love the card. Awesome job. Thanks so much for sharing. GORGEOUS CARD!!!!!!!

Sharon Jones said...

Not many would do as great a job as you did! And how creative you are, even for the inside...great way to use leftovers! Really love the details in this one!

mdog said...

Beautiful card. WOW!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning Karen - love the piece of the lotus on the inside. :-)

Glitter Fantasies said...

So stunning I love it! Never have seen that lotus from Spellbinders TFS.

Darla said...

What a lovely card!

Maria said...

This card is absolutely stunning. Great anniversary card. Would you share how it was made. The leaves and the punch, was that Martha Stewart?

Joan said...

I love, love, love, your gorgeous white on white card! White on white is so elegant, as far as I am concerned. I hope to make a card somewhat like yours, one of these days. Thanks so much for all of your help in getting me to post on your blog (google info.).

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

stampqueen said...

Stunning card - love the roses and adore the bird!!!!

KVencel said...

Karen-What a stunning card! ! !It is just perfect!

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is beautiful, Karen! The white design is very elegant.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Breathtaking card, love the white with the Dove and roses.

Susan said...

This is just beautiful - love it. I love the die you used and the flowers. Also can definitely tell which premier you used.

Celeste said...

This is a gorgeous card inside and out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim said...

This card is stunning! Thank you for the inspiration.

Nana Connie said...

Your card is such an incredble interpretaton of the inspiration cookie! Love all that white on white. The dove is beautiful!

Jill said...

Beautiful card. I love the flowers and the dove. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jenelle said...

This card is simply stunning, I think it would have to be my favourite.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Karen, you did that cookie proud! SO elegant all in white, those rosebuds and that pendant die are especially spectacular. Truly stunning!

Frankie said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! Wow!!!

Kim Marie said...

GASP!! THUD!! (That was me hitting the floor!)
WONDERFUL!
Kim Marie

Diana said...

Stunning card, so very much like your inspiration cookie

Brenda said...

Karen this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Darla said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Love the added touch of the medallion on the inside too!

Pat Jandacek said...

Talk about being awed! Don't have to go to the next site to have that happen. Your card is beautiful and whoever gets it will be that much happier (I'm assuming they're already happy!) :)

Pat said...

WOW!!! Such a lovely card of white on white. I love everything about this card.

Anita said...

I love the monochromatic look. Stunning card!

Tamara said...

that is awesome I love white! a perfct any card!!

ecpiercy said...

How elegant! Just a beautiful card.

Kathy R. said...

Beautiful card. All the details are gorgous. The extra to the inside is the perfect touch.

Nana Donna said...

WOW you made my jaw drop. An all white card is my absolute favorite
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Kris said...

So very elegant and lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

NOW THIS IS PERFECT GRACE.

Gailanne said...

My next wedding card! I'll definitely be casing this beautiful and unusual design. Wow.

Donna said...

GORGEOUS card, love it. That nestie is so great here, and love your roses, wonderful design!!

THANKS
Donna Przy....

Deb Fortin said...

absolutely gorgeous. I love that lotus die- next on my list of necessary purchases.lol
love the paper rolled roses. first time I've seen them in white, fabulous.

Barbara Bryant said...

Over the top on this design, this should be on top of the cake. Great inspiration.

Barbara Colbert said...

This is LOVELY!!!!! What a wonderful take on the cookie.....great looking card!!! LOVE the look!!! NICE!

Elvira said...

Wow! Very elegant.

Bonita said...

Very elegant and gorgeous card. Thanks

Melissa Mc said...

So pretty and elegant. What a great card this would make for a wedding!!

Parker said...

You've done a good job on your elegant card, being inspired by the cookie. Thank you for sharing.

Diane said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

mimucardartist said...

What a perfectly wonderful card, elegant and sophisticated.

Booknplays said...

I love white on white and yours is amazing!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card! you may have used a cookie for inspiration, but your idea for using the cut piece of die cut on the inside of your card is an inspiration to me. Thank you.

RedGem said...

This such a devine card and what a beautiful card for a wedding. Tks for sharing!

shari said...

Absolutely Beautiful. That was my favourite cookie and what you did is the perfect wedding card for sure.

mitz said...

... stunning.. luv the various dimensions you have used on your card.. very impressive
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Linda said...

So pretty and elegant! I love your roses!

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Karen, this is so elegant and gorgeous! I love those flowers.

Gayle said...

Absolutely beautiful. I have a wedding coming up in May and I know know what my card will look like.

mema29406 said...

Karen, your all white card is so elegant. It's just gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, as always.

Janet L. said...

Oh, my, your card is so very elegant and beautiful. I love it!

craftymom205 said...

Gorgeous card. Love the all white with a touch of blue on the bird.

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Eleanor said...

Beautiful. The flower is stunning.

Becky said...

Any newlyweds would be happy to receive such a beautiful card! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nana Jo said...

So pretty. Love white on white.
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artescrap by diana said...

Simply amazing!!! it´s difficult to work with a monochromatic scheme but this is gorgeous!!!

hughs from mexico city

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Susan said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the white on white and the wrapped inside die cut piece. Wow -- just so lovely.

CraftyJo said...

You are right - it would be a wonderful card for a wedding. It's absolutely gorgeous.

The Vannoy Family said...

Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Your card is very elegant w/ all the white! Thanks for sharing, Karen! Have a great day!

Carolina said...

Such a gorgeous card Karen! Love the monochromatic style and those roses are beautiful in every way!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Beautiful card...very elegant & I like the touch of color that the bird adds.

DJreflections said...

What a pretty cards! Very unique!

Arlene said...

I was hoping someone would do the white on white - very nice.

Dottie Watson said...

I absolutely love the white on white.. What a clever idea and beautiful card. Thnx for sharing
Hugs,
Dottie

Carrie said...

Incredibly elegant.

PamelynT said...

Stunning....elegant and beautiful. Very appropriate for a wedding card. Great job! :-)

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