Friday, August 12, 2011

Fri. Aug. 12, 2011 CSS Alumni Sketch Blog Hop

Boy have we got a special sketch hop for you this time around!

If you arrived from the uber talented 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 (August 16th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

The sketch was created by Melissa Cash, who is also celebrating her birthday today.  We decided to surprise her and design birthday cards using her sketch!  Happy Birthday, Melissa!!!

Here is the sketch Melissa gave us:

I flipped the sketch a little bit and here is the card I made, using Gina's "Botanicals" set and a sentiment from Theresa's "Follow Your Dreams" stamp set.
 



Now, it's time for you to head over to see the birthday card the very talented Kay has made for Melissa.  Click HERE.

92 comments:

Lori said...

Wowza Karen, this card is GORGEOUS girlfriend!!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Cheri said...

Spectacular, Karen! This is a gorgeous card. Love everything about it.

Melissa Cash said...

What a beauty Karen! I love the soft vintage feel that your card has. I am so loving that wrikle ribbon these days. It is the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes, it really means alot to me. {{hugs}}

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my favorite bg -- I just adore a script background! Beautiful card my friend!

beneta said...

This is one of my favorite cards. The old world charm of it is sensational.

joy said...

Oh wow! I love the bows and the stamping panel, lovely, lovely card.

lisa808 said...

Simply beautiful!

Carolina said...

What a beautiful card! Love the sketch flipped, the row of bows, and the lace is the perfect touch!

Miesje said...

Oh Karen, what an amazing card! The colors, the ribbon, the - well - everything!!!

alex said...

Lovely card Karen, just love the way you have used the lace and bows

Kay S said...

Karen, this is a stunner! The soft colors and the lace and bows are all just perfect together.

pamselinski said...

Very pretty card I like that you flipped the sketch.

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the bg....great job!!! This is lovely!

sally said...

I like the way you turned the sketch around and added the ribbon. Nice card!

Deb said...

Woweee, Karen! This is a jaw-dropper! Gorgeous!

sandi said...

Wow!!! There is not much else I can say

peggy wainman said...

I'm just gonna say WOW, absolutely gorgeous!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. I never thought to pop up that particular flower image but it works super well. I'll have to try it. Thanks!

ksval1956 said...

Lovely, lovely! My first impression was "wow"! Great card and interpretation of the design!

Melanie said...

love the muted colors and embossed resist!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Karen! This is so soft and pretty! I love the embossed look of this card - Melissa is going to love it!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the background behind the flower!!!!

Kary said...

Hi Karen! I really Adore this gorgeous card!! The soft colours & the pretty little bows are just lovely. Great job!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Gorgeous and so feminine...love the lace and the bows.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Karen, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you sponged the script layer and popped up the flower.

Payne Holler Cards said...

so soft and beautiful - love the vintage feel!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful creation Karen! Love the pastel blue and the ribbon is so yummy!!

Jennie said...

Karen this is so pretty! Love the ribbon/lace. Great job :)

Firenze said...

So lovely! The lace and bows just finish it off perfectly. TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS card, Karen. Such soft colors and I love how you turned the sketch.

Becky said...

I love this! So soft and gorgeous bows.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

LOVE those bows - amazing. And the cutting you did around the popped-up flower - now that's detail! Lovely card.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

gorgeous soft colors.. love the bows! perfect card all around!!!

Sharon said...

So soft and pretty - great design!

CraftyRia said...

Nice card with soft pretty colors.

Diana said...

WOW!!! Love that lace and those paper bows......this card has a very good "country victorian" look

Lisa said...

My favorite color is blue and combined with the vintag-ey lace, it's perfect!

carrie said...

Love the soft muted color scheme you used. Great bows, flower, and lace.

rondanoh said...

I love lace and this is a perfect card for lace... gorgeous

jazy1m said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

your card with the beautiful bow as it looks so elegant.

crotnem said...

So pretty my friend!

Lynnette said...

Karen it is stunning xxxx

scootingranny said...

Really like these colors and how you used the bows down the side

Peggy Jean said...

Very soft beautiful use of color. Love your card

Golda said...

That is a wonderful, soft birthday card. I love your colors and the look of the bows as the pieces. That lace is wonderful, too.

Darlene Gabriel said...

So soft and gorgeous! I love your seam binding bows. This colour combo is beautiful. Love the way you popped the main image and offset the sentiment.

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

How pretty! I love the way you placed the bows going along the side.

NJMullins said...

Love the softness of this card

Theresa Lee said...

Soft and beautiful, I love this card!

Judy said...

I love the vintage look with the background writing and all the embellishments.

Honortem said...

Love the look you created

Pigpen said...

Lovely color combo. Love the sweet background paper and vintage feel.

Dee said...

This took my eye immediately! (Maybe because I love soft blues.) Very beautiful card.

Kris said...

Love that lacy piece added! Lovely soft colors! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

This took my eye immediately! (Maybe because I love soft blues.) Very beautiful card.

naneruth said...

Absolutely beautiful! Don't know if the flower is silver embossed or what but I love the look of it.

scrappinmommom said...

What a gorgeous card, perfect colors and love the bows down the side.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the blues with the other pastel shades you used. Wonderful card design.

ntsisterz said...

Genuine loveliness!

1jmass said...

love the bows with the lace-gorgeous

Gayle said...

Lovely card, Karen with the lace and bows, lovely.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely background, sweet bows!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Absolutely gorgeous work of art. Fabulous bows.

Barb said...

love this card. oh so pretty.

Die Cut Lady said...

Petty bows on side of card I like that touch.

janice moss said...

It's so fun to each take on this sketch. Thanks for helping me see beyond being "exact".

Donna said...

Wow, what a very lovely card Karen, so pretty and dainty looking. Just love the lace and the warm blended colors in the background, so well done!! And the three blue bows are so cute.
Great card.
Donna

sprgstn16 said...

This is just beautiful. So subtle and delicate.

jean w. said...

Karen I love the soft aqua shades of this card! Beautiful job and like the use of a different angle of the challenge example.

Aixa M. said...

Pretty! Blue tones are beautiful.

Andrene said...

Awesome job!!! Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

absolutely gorgeous card! i LOVE it!

Christine from FL said...

Gorgeous!I love the script background.

Bertha W said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the softness of this card.

Janeen said...

super lovely, love that script stamp for BG.

Cynthia said...

Your soft design in lovely, Linda.

joanieg said...

Love your entire card! Great job! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Karen! This is stunning! What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch! I must work on my bow-making!

ecclesp said...

This is so cute! Great card.

Valerie said...

Very gorgeous card.

Marsha said...

So pretty with the bows and lace. Love the vintage feel.

Susie said...

Stunningly gorgeous!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

gorgeous! love the colors and the bows.

BuzzyBee said...

Simply stunning.

Debbie Rogers said...

Wow...lovey card with lace and bows!

Chris said...

Karen, what a beautiful, soft card. It's gorgeous!

Barbara Hale said...

What a soft and pretty card.

stamper said...

Makes me think 'beach'. Lovely.

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