Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CSS Alumni Blog Hop~Color Challenge

 Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS blog hop!!  This time it is a color challenge.  Geri is challenging us to use Pink and Red with with an option of white, black or tan.  You should have arrived her from the incredibly talented Cheri.  If you missed someone along the way you can get the entire list of hoppers at StampTV.

At first I was struggling with this combo for some reason.  Then inspiration hit and I made three cards!  For all the cards I used Gina K Designs stamps and Pure Luxury Innocent Pink and Lipstick Red card stock.

I used one of the sentiments from Elegant Florals for this card.  Ironically I didn't plan on making this card, but just a few hours before the start of this hop inspiration struck and so I whipped up this card.  I have to say I am very pleased with how it turned out and it was a quick card to.

For my next two cards I used the sketch from this weeks Mix It Up Monday hosted by Sharon Harnist.

 I used Sweet Strawberries for this card.  I flipped the sketch. 

Finally this card came to me as I was drifting off to sleep a few days ago.  It uses the chalkboard technique.  I first gave this technique a try back in December and really enjoyed it.  


I decided to color the poinsettia with colored pencils. I used Joyful Holiday for this card.   One Christmas card done for 2013!!  I surprised myself by using pink and red going into Valentines day and I didn't make one of the for it!

Your next and final stop in the hop is the fabulously creative Betty!

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, February 12.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

99 comments:

  1. I love all 3 of them! They are so different and each is perfect!

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  2. from struggling to three cards -- great job!!

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  3. You have been busy! I love all three cards - my favorite is the Christmas card - you make me want to get started on mine!

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  4. you are on a roll! these are great! like Joy...want to go to do Christmas card real quick (-: but really wanting that strawberry smoothie LOL ...or daiquiri ..oh yeah!

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  5. Look at you go my friend, 3 amazing cards!!

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  6. These are all awesome, Brenda! Each so different!!! What great inspiration you've delivered!!!!

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  7. Way to go with 3 beauties!! love the gems too ;)

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  8. Beautiful cards, Brenda, I love the challenge sketch card, your elegant thinking of you card and yum on the sweet strawberries cocktail card.

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  9. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Three lovely, different cards. Very nice.

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  11. Amazing cards Brenda!! Each one is so beautifully designed.

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  12. Brenda, it sure doesn't look like you were struggling, these cards are gorgeous! Isn't it funny how one minute we can't have a single idea, then suddenly they've overtaken all other thoughts!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Wow! I like them all but that first one is a real attention grabber! Nicely done on all.

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  14. 3 Awesome cards - love them all!!!

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  15. Fabulous cards. That strawberry daquiri looks yummy. I love how you did the last card.

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  16. All three cards are perfect colors for this hop. You nailed the idea perfectly!

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  17. Love your cards and how you used the challenge along with the blog hop inspiration.

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  18. Not one, not two, but 3 fabulous cards.

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  19. Pinks and Reds - gotta go grab mine!

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  20. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing all your talent.

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  21. Love the cards. They're all so different.

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  22. Love all of them! Maybe #2 is my favorite, though.

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  23. 3 great cards using the colors and each uniquely different! Great job!

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  24. Especially love the blackboard technique for the Christmas card.

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  25. All three cards are beautiful. I love the red and pink color combo.

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  26. I love all 3 but my fav is the blackboard card! I think they are all winners! Great Job!!!

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  27. Beautiful cards. I really like the first one. I just love sentiments as focals.

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  28. stunning set of cards!!!!!! love the color combo on the first -- very striking cards :) TFS :)

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  29. I simply love the first card--awesome!

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  30. All are very pretty but I especially like the first one. I like the different shapes and the colors are really pretty.

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  31. What amazingly wonderful work you did with all of these card designs. I really am inspired.

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  32. Striking cards! Interesting that you thought of a Christmas card. That drink is so realistic, I can almost taste the strawberries. LOL

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  33. All gorgeous. loving the pinks and reds together.

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  34. How awesome and talented you are!

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  35. I really like the pink and red combos here! Even the Christmas card ;)

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  36. all three are wonderful and bright with color.

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  37. Your cards really make me smile. They are gourgeous.

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  38. Your 'struggles' certainly turned out great! Very pretty and well put together.

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  39. I like How Sweet you are, maybe because I like strawberries, pretty card.

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  40. Hmmmmm, I can't decide which of your cards I like best, they are all 3 more that beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Jan

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  41. All of these cards are so lovely.

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  42. Love all the cards! Gives me some ideas for layering and using my die-cuts. Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing your talent and techniques with us!

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  43. Amazing cards. I love strawberry cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Bren, wow!! All three cards are stunning!!!

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  45. The daquiri looks like you could take a sip. Fav though was the chalk board.

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  46. Really like what you have done. The first one seems to be in perpetual motion. Awesome!

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  47. These cards are all very beautiful, love the poinsetta card back to more christmas cards.

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  48. Beautiful cards, such inspiration! TFS!!

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  49. Gosh, Brenda, all three are just gorgeous and so different from each other! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  50. Wow the Christmas card is my favorite!

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  51. Three great cards.
    & a head start on Christmas.
    Good idea.
    mary l.

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  52. Thanks for 3 beautiful cards. Now we know how versatile the new stamps are.

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  53. What elegant designs -- love your use of pennants!!!

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  54. Love the pennants- beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. All three of your cards are beautiful! I really like the poinsettia on black! Very dramatic effect. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great cards. The strawberry daquiri one makes me want to reach thru the computer screen and grab it!!

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  57. Three beautiful cards

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  58. You have done a great job of layering and the use of texture. Great cards.

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  59. HaHa - now I'm in the mood for a strawberry dacquiri - GREAT cards. I love them all TFS

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  60. I would never think of using pink and red for Christmas but it looks great. I might give it a go too thanks for the inspiration

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  61. I really like your background on the first card. I tried that technique and it wasn't too successful but your looks wonderful. i also like your pink xmas card. I still can't get used to pink for xmas.

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  62. Love them all but that poinsettia is stunning - I have got to try that!

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  63. Love all of them, but that first card, with the lovely pp. really is my fav! Oh, then there's the drink card, and the X-mas card. Actually, I just love all of them! LOL

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  64. Three different and beautiful cards - you inspire me!

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  65. Great cards! Like the colors used.

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  66. The card you hadn't plan to do is absolutely beautiful

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  67. I really love that first one, Brenda!!

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  68. I really like all three of your cards. The first one is so pretty and love the sentiment. The second one I want to drink and Ironically enough I was just looking at the craft store yesterday fr a strawberry stamp I could use for a project I'm starting. Lastly, your third card, love the pink and red for a Xmas card. You make it work beautifully

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  69. I love seeing the different takes on the same card sketch...nice cards!

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  70. I love the card you almost didn't use. And I think you are an overachiever - getting Christmas cards started already! Nice job on them all.

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  71. Brenda, Gorgeous cards!! I love them all!

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  72. Love all your cards Brenda, they're just beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  73. Really impressed with your creativity-gorgeous cards!

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  74. All so different but all so fabulous!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  75. all 3 are lovely- but the first card is my favorite!
    thanks you
    Holly

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  76. Three beautiful creations, Brenda - I can't even choose a favourite! Great job with this challenge! (And I didn't know you can color black card stock!)

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  77. Pretty colouring and different designs! Well done on the first 2013 Xmas card! x

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  78. Just love your card, love the fancy focal point and backround of your card. Very Pretty!

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  79. OMGoodness... once the pink/red inspiration hit you...you created some gorgeous cards, Brenda! You're always so creative though. ;D
    Hugs!

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