Friday, June 10, 2011

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another CSS DT Alumni  inspiration blog hop.  If you are unfamiliar with the CSS  DT Alumni blog hops, it is a group of ladies that have in the past been selected to be on Center Stage Spotlight for StampTV.  Today I am starting off the hop, if you get lost at anytime along the way you can go to StampTV and see the entire list of participants.  This month we have a fabulous photo that Carolina selected.  I love the bright and crisp clean lines.

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo.

I was so inspired by the red and white and the gorgeous sunflowers.  And here is the card I created.


I hope you enjoy the hop. The ladies in the CSS group are some of the most talented paper crafters I know.  So grab you favorite beverage and enjoy the hop. 

Next up is the wonderfully creative Carolina.

Play along with us.....create a card or project using this inspiration image and then post it to the StampTV Forum on the blog hop thread - we'd love to see what you create!!!

 I am also entering this card into a couple of challenges.  First is Vicki's Mix It Up Monday challenge on StampTV.  Vicki's challenge is to add texture to you creation.  Next I am entering it into Lawnscaping's Challenge to make a clean and simple card.



Card Details
Stamps: Lovely Shelf, Enjoy the Sunshine-Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics: B0000, E31, E35, E37, Y13, Y17, YG13, YG67
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, embossing folder, twine

46 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Brenda!!! I really like the embossing folder you used, I need to look for that one!!

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  2. Oh I love the simplicity of this card! I used the same flower but in a totally different way. Love the cuttlebug folder. Fabulous Card.

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  3. Love the big dots texture background and all that fresh, bright white! I think we might see a lot of this image for this challenge! ;)

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  4. Perfect CAS card, Brenda...I love the big dot bg.

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  5. Brenda- This is gorgeous. I like the embossed bg and the twine that brings all your elements together!

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  6. Beautiful card Brenda! You have inspired me to go into the studio and stamp.

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  7. Beautiful card...love those cuttlebugged big dots.

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  8. Brenda this is a beautiful CAS card! I love it!!!

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  9. Love the white and red - so clean and clear! I really like the embossed background you created.

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  10. Beautiful card Brenda! Love your design.

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  11. yikes - this just pops off the page - love that embossing folder! beautiful card....

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  12. Such a lovely card Brenda! Love how you accented it with a bit of red and love your beautifully colored flowers!

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  13. Oooh....this is beautiful brenda! perfect choice. :) I love the layout and the colors are right on!

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  14. this is super cute Brenda with those big embossed dots!!

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  15. Love the texture and the deel of this bright, fun card!

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  16. Gorgeous Brenda! Love that polka dotted bg!

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  17. Wow, Brenda, your card is really gorgeous!! I love the twine treatment with the sentiment piece. Great job!

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  18. The sunflowers were what caught my eye too. Lovely card!

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  19. Loved the card Brenda..... The sunflowers are a favorite of mine

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  20. love this card. the embossed folder really sets it apart and creates a focal theme

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  21. Love those pretty sunflowers with the dotted bg. You captured the inspiration beautifully.

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  22. Just gorgeous...so inspiring!

    Debbie Y.
    dabblesbydeb at yahoo dot com

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  23. If I were doing the inspiration challenge, I would have picked the Sunflower too! My favorite. Your card is gorgeous.

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  24. The 3-D background really makes the image pop. Very attractive!

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  25. Perfect Brenda! I just love that stamp set!

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  26. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  27. I really like your card! It's very cute!

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  28. Love your card. And the embossed background is just great.

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  29. just love it all the way around :)

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  30. Great card - bright and cheery!!!

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  31. Brenda, This is amazingly inspirational! I am so inspired; so off I go to try and create!!

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  32. Great card, love the CAS approach, always love red and white together, and just love daisies, if I get to making a card, was going to use daisies somewhere on mine as well!!
    Thanks
    Donna Przy.....

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  33. That is so bright and beautiful! I love how the large embossed circles on the background make your center image stand out. Very nice work!

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  34. Beautiful card, the die folder is the perfect background for this card.

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  35. what a beautiful CAS card. I like that embossing folder- it is going to be the next one that I purchase. You did a great job coloring the sunflower.

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  36. Gorgeous card, Love the embossing!

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  37. Love the red and white, Brenda! The big dots for the background are great! Very happy card!

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  38. Wow! I love this. All that white with the embossed background really makes the red pop off the card. Stunning!

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  39. Oh, this is beautiful! Love the red and white together =) TFS!

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  40. Sunflowers are my favorite! I love your card.

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  41. Lovely card, Brenda. I love the red and white with the pop of yellow in the flowers.

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  42. Very very pretty, Brenda!!! I love it!

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  43. Very pretty card! I love those awesome embossed dots in the background. I'm going to have to track down that folder. :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Lawnscaping!

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