Monday, October 22, 2012

CSS Alumni October Blog Hop

Hello it is time for this months StampTV CSS blog hop.  This month Melissa provided us with this wonderful sketch to use.
You should have arrived here from the beautiful and incredibly talented Betty.  If you get lost along the way you can get the complete list of hop participants here at StampTV.
I loved this sketch and got a little carried away.  I made four cards!  I was on a roll and if time would have allowed I would have made at least one that I had in mind.
I used Penguin Joy and Blizzard patterned paper for this one.  I colored the penguin with copics and sponged with memento ink.

For this one I used Merry Tree and Blizzard patterned paper.

For this one I used one of my very first sets Winter Foliage and The Magic of Christmas with Basic Greys Aspen Frost for the patterned paper.  I used copics to color and sponged with memento ink.

Finally I created this one using Whimsical Wishes.  I am also entering this into Gina's release challenge to use only a sentiment.  All stamps used on these cards can be found in the Gina K Designs online store.

Okay thank you for sticking with me.  Your next stop is the gorgeous and amazingly talented Cheri.



Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (October 30), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!  Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

92 comments:

  1. Good grief, you were busy! Great cards, each and every one of them.

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  2. Holy Moly! I love all of the cards. I agree this was an easy sketch to work with. I had more ideas, just no time. Gotta run...gotta go watch those Giants!

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  3. Wonderful Christmas cards! They work so well with this sketch!

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  4. I especially love your Christmas cards. Beautiful!

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  5. Oh my girl, you've been busy! I love each one of your cards, each one is gorgeous and a fantastic take on the sketch. My favorite is the black and red - it is striking!

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  6. WOW Brenda, all of yours are just stunning!!!Great use of this sketch.

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  7. Wow what a great bunch of cards - you definatly hit a roll!!

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  8. Woo that's a lot of work :) great looking cards - that penguin has won my heart many times over!

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  9. Hee heee heee I can see you loved this sketch too! Your cards are fabulous!,,,I want to case each one!

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  10. These are stunning, Brenda!! I love that little penguin, but I love all your cards, so I couldn't pick a favorite.

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  11. Gosh, Brenda, you have been so busy! And you made four fabulous cards--all wonderful takes on that sketch! I love each one of them! Love your coloring, your papers, the die cuts, embossing, and ribbons and lace!
    :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  12. Wow, I am impressed with so many creations! That penguin is darling and I love the elegance of the other 3.

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  13. Wow! These are all gorgeous. The penguin is adorable. Love the snowflake background on that one. The ornaments one is beautiful, love the coloring on the ornaments on that one too.

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  14. Great Christmas cards...so many to see! All fabulous designs.

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  15. Wonderful cards. Love them all.

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  16. WOW! So many samples, from cute to elegant.

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  17. Fabulous cards, Brenda! From sweet and whimsicall to downright elegant! I can't wait to give this sketch a whirl myself!

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  18. Stunning looking cards. That penguin is so cute
    ColleenB.

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  19. Such pretty cards! Cute penguin! And really like the tree and ornaments.

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  20. Magical, delightful overall fabulous. My granddaughter is in love with penguins so this has another idea for me. The ornaments and tree are right up my alley too. Love all of the cards. Thanks, Judy

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  21. All lovely cards but my favorite is the cute little guy on skates. he just put a big smile on my face.

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  22. Love the penguin card and the pine branch card. Very nice! Judy B.

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  23. I just love, love, love the "wishing you a happy day" card--the colors just grab your attention.

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  24. Wonderful cards. The christmas ones are my favorite.

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  25. Lovely cards. Really like how you varied each one just a little with trims, etc. beautiful BG papers.

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  26. When they are in you...you gotta let them out. Nice job Brenda!

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  27. Great selection of cards and very beautiful!

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  28. Great cards one and all. Favorite is the branch with the hanging ornaments.

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  29. Brenda, I just love all 4 cards!!! First the penguins, OMG hes sooooo cute! And as for the holiday cards well, OUTSTANDING JOB! I see why your in the group! Thanks for sharing such awesome cards!

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  30. My Favorite of course - Little Penguin....cause I bought him. Now to get to work. Thanks for sharing....loved each one!

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  31. Wow, so many to look at~ You are an inspiration for sure.

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  32. Brenda - you have been busy!! Your roll produce 4 gorgeous cards! I love them all!

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  33. WOW! Amazing cards Brenda. The lace the colors, just everything is stunning.

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  34. Great cards. I love the variations on the sketch.

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  35. Wow! Double Wow! Four great cards! I really can't decide which one I like the best! The penguin is just adorable but I love the Winter Foliage one, too! Geesh, they are all wonderful!

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  36. I absolutly love to make holday cards,especially christmas,these are beautiful,love the card sketch idea.Thank you for sharing

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  37. Those are absolutely beautiful. I think those are some of the prettiest Christmas cards I have saw so far this year. Wonderful work. Makes me want to make something.LOL

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  38. Just too beautiful. You did a great job and gave me lots of inspiration.

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  39. Great cards! Thanks for so many samples. Can't wait to get into my craft room!

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  40. Brenda, your cards are so pretty and you've given me lots of creative ideas. Thank you!

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  41. You've been so busy - and each card is dfferent and unique. Love them all, but especially the bough with the ornaments.

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  43. These samples are amazing. You really got inspired by this sketch...and each one is just beautiful.

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  44. Wanted you to know that each card's personality really pops! They are wonderful to view

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  45. Your cards are so delightful! The design is the same, but they all look so different with varied colored papers and trims. Love them all!

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  46. Each cards was lovely but I really liked the card with Winter Foliage and The Magic of Christmas best!

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  47. you certainly have been busy, and all the cards are beautiful,but the penguin really tops the lot

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  48. All of them are amazing! Love the colors and coloring

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  49. Wow awesome cards, you were busy and creative!

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  50. Your cards are so great! They are so different from each other. I especially liked the winter foliage card and the one with the penguin.

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  51. Love all the sample cards you have here they are gorgeous

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  52. I adore penguins! I really love how each card has it's own personality!

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  53. Amazing cards!! I especially love the penguin one...it's so cute!!

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  54. Fanastic cards! Thanks for spoiling us:)

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  55. OMGosh, lady....you are on a roll! And what a ROLL....these are fabulous cards. I love that you used the duo sets....I haven't used mine yet so you've inspired me.

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  56. Love all your cards Brenda. That Winter Foliage set is really pretty, and I love your red, black and white one. Getting lots of inspiration here!!

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  57. What great cards.....it would be hard to pick one.

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  58. Great ideas. I'm going to make several different cards this year and need all the help I can get!

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  59. You've just given me some great ideas for the Christmas solo stamps. I just bought them and can't wait to start using them.

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  60. Absolutely love your cards. All are wonderderful. My fave is the branch with ornaments hanging. That one just really stood out for me.

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  61. Wow! Look at you create! Love all of them, but the ornament -- Oh yeah!!

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  62. Festive Cards! Loving you green Christmas Tree card, it's my favorite!

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  63. LOve all your cards you sure were busy crafting and creating away,Thanks for sharing:)

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  64. Wonderfully done! They are all so beautiful, thanks for the inspiration

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  65. Wow, I love all your cards. They are fabulous. :)

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  67. Just love all your cards - all so different - all so beautifully made.

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  68. 4 beautiful cards.

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  69. It's very clear your talent is unlimited. I love all your cards, especially the holiday cards. Just looking at them puts me in the holiday spirit.

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  70. Those are all wonderful, but the little penguin is absolutely adorable!

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  71. Beautiful cards. Simple and elegant.

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  72. Beautiful! Really puts me into the Christmas Spirit!

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  73. Really nice job. The Christmas tree is stunning. Live your color choices.

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  74. Gosh your cards are so pretty and I love the penguin he is just to adorable and the BDwishes is really a nice elegant card. Good job.

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  75. I am blown away by your Christmas cards! Awesome!
    Thanks for playing in the blog hop at TTCRD.
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  76. Your cards are beautiful. The penguin is adorable.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  77. All your cards are so lovely, but the Christmas ones are really inspiring to me at this time of year.

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  78. great ideas, you have very pretty cards.

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  79. These all are so rocking Brenda! Love em all!

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  80. One adorable card and 3 elegant cards. There's even one I think I could make. Thanks

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  81. Good gracious - you're spoiling us. Love your 4 great cards. The penquin and sentiment only cards would be my favorites. TFS

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  82. It is a great sketch and you certainly did it justice. Love your cards. That little penguin is just the cutest thing, and I always love red and black. You did a great job on that card. Love the gray sponging around the sentiment. Very pretty.

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  83. WOWEE Brenda! Look at you go! These are absolutely beautiful!

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  84. Awesome cards. Love the penguin but then kept on scrolling and love them all.

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  85. Wow- these are all fab. Good job Melissa!! I hope to join in next time!

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  86. I loved all 4 of your cards , especially the Christmas card. It seemed to jump right off the page. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Love all the beautiful holiday cards you created; they are all lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. : )

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  88. Such beautiful cards! Love the penguin and the ornament cars the best!

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  89. Very beautiful cards! Love the penguin and the card with the ornaments so pretty!

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  90. fabulous Christmas cards, Brenda!

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  91. That's a lot of cards! They are all so bright and beautiful. Wonderful color selection.

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