Tuesday, October 8, 2013

StampTV CSS Alumni October Blog Hop

Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop. It is time for another sketch challenge.  You should have arrived here from from the wonderful talented Cheri.  If you get lost along the way you can find the complete blog hop list on StampTV.  Here is the sketch.

Isn't this a great sketch?  I enjoyed it so much I made two cards.  Here is the first one which I turn the sketch on it's side.
  I used the bag and sentiment from Melanie Muenchinger's latest set Beyond Baskets 2.  I paired it with the boy toys from Melanie's Basket Additions 3 set.  I love these sets and they are so fun and versatile.  I also love red and kraft together so this was a very easy card to come together.  Now for my next card.


For this card I used Theresa Momber's latest set Let it Snow.  Snowmen are one of my favorite things to work with.  I created the background by embossing the snowflakes and then sponging with memento summer sky.   On the snowflakes on the side I used sticky embossing powder and the added glitter.  I just found the embossing powder at my LSS and it is fun to use and I can see myself using it often. 

 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, October 15.

 Your last stop is the fabulously kreative Karen.  Thank you for stopping by.

Brenda
SANTA'S BAG
Copics: B24, C0, E31, G40, N1, R22, R24, R27, Y15, Y35, Y28, YR24, YR27
LET IT SNOW
Copics:B0000, B000, B21, B23, E21, E23, E27, N1, YR02, YR04 
  

51 comments:

  1. Hi Brenda - I love these cards! So wonderfully colorful!

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  2. I love making snowmen cards too Brenda and this image is so sweet!! Both are great cards!

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  3. Great cards - that snowman is so cute and I love how you have used the snowflakes.

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  4. I especially like the snowman card. Lovely embossing and coloring.

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  5. Hi Brenda. I love how you turned the sketch for card #1 and I love the snow flake background / emb on card #2. So cute. Have a blessed week!

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  6. Beautiful Cards!! I love that snowman!!

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  7. Brenda, you have such a talent and I love how you used it and used these stamps to showcase it. The red sack is colored to perfection and that snowman is just begging me to hug him.

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  8. So pretty and just adorable.

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  9. Sweet cards Brenda and love you take on the sketch. The snowman is so cute :) Great job on the sketch!

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  10. Love the Santa's bag card , and the way you interpreted the sketch there.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Both of your cards are beautiful but I am partial to the snowman. Thank you

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  12. Both cards are gorgeous and love your take on the design sketch. I'm loving Theresa's snowman and Melanie's Beyond Baskets. You've done a beautiful job with both.

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  13. I love snowmen and what a clever way to use the snowflakes. awesome cards

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  14. Love these, Bren! Both are adorable. Love the snowflakes on the side.

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  15. Both of these are so very awesome! I like how you used the snowflakes too!

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  16. How clever you are to get in the 3 at the bottom. great card.
    Tish

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  17. Such gorgeous cards. I especially love your little snowman one. Your coloring on both cards is awesome!

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  18. Beautiful cards, love the snowman!

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  19. I also love the red and kraft combination, it's a knock out. The snowman card is too too cute, love the blue.

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  20. Beautiful. I love that snowman. He is so fun to color. Love how you did the snowflake background. Thanks for including the Copics used.

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  21. Beautifully done cards! Love the vibrancy of the colors you used.

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  22. I love seeing all the different takes on this sketch. Yours are adorable and do-able. Many thanks.

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  23. Great cards. Love the bright colors

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  24. snowman is adorable, both cards are beautiful great job :)

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  25. Two great cards! Each with it's own style....thank you!

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  26. lovely cards, nice inspiration for my xmas cards

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  27. Your cards are so eye-popping. Great use of color. Thank you for sharing

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  28. Really like your spin on the sketch & your wonderful, cheerful cards.

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  29. Love both of your cards, very cute.

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  30. Both of your cards are very pretty and very colorful

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  31. Nice take on the sketch! That snowman is just too cute!

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  32. Love the snowman too! Has given me some food for thought on my next christmas make! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Bren, both cards are gorgeous and colored beautifully!!

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  34. Brenda- these are both cute and you did a wonderful job creating them! So glad you hopped with us.

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  35. Love these cards, Brenda!! My sons would sure be excited to see that packed toy bag!

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  36. Love your sack of toys and your snowman is too adorable.

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  37. Great cards, haven't got my Santa's Bag inky as yet.....but soon, very soon! :)

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  38. Your cards are great -- truly the spirit of Christmas!

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  39. your snowman is too cute I like him!

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  40. I really love that peaceful-smiling snowman and your use of the 3 large snowflakes along the side sets off the image.

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  41. The background on the snowman card is so perfect. I like the snowflake "banners' too. Santa did a good job packing the Christmas sack too. Great coloring. Thanks

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  42. I Loved your cards,thanks for sharing with us!

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  43. I love your snowman card, and it is mainly done in my favorite color.

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  44. Such beautiful cards Brenda! Awesome coloring too!

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  45. Fabulous cards, Brenda! Great job colouring; and love that snowflake background! I've been so busy after my holiday that I forgot to hop! : )

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