Friday, May 23, 2014

A Kick Off To Summer: CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

Welcome!  I'm excited to be joining CardMaker Magazine's blog hop today as we kick off to Summer!  You should be arriving here from Kristie Hartfei's Blog or if you are just now joining in the fun you can start from the beginning at CardMaker's Blog.  :)

In honor of the hop I created a couple new cards.  First up is a country inspired card featuring Technique Tuesday's Poppy Sentiments stamp set and their Photo Frame DIY Steel Die (and some patterned papers by Simple Stories).  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Say It-Hello stamp set and the matching Hello die.  I don't know about you, but there is something about poppies that just make me happy.

Up next I have a card using Technique Tuesday's new Straight Talk-Happy die and their coordinating Say It-Happy stamp set.  This was a really fun (and pretty easy) card to make.  As a finishing touch I machine stitched each layer with coordinating thread--I love the little detail it adds without a lot of extra effort.

I hope I've managed to inspire you a wee bit.  ;)  You're next stop on the hop is Technique Tuesday and just in case here's a complete list of all the blog hop participants:
Thanks so much for stopping by!   Make sure to check out all the other inspiring cards and blogs and leave the gals some love.  ;)


  1. WOW!Both of these are super terrific cards!

  2. Fabulous! I need more words to say how much I love each of these card. The poppies are perfect with your country touch and the happy birthday card is brilliant!

  3. Well what can I say....the poppies made me smile and I always love the use of ribbon. And that rainbow card just made me is just great. I'm going to have to learn how to use a sewing machine to add stitching to my cards....I think it looks so nice :)

  4. Two terrific cards! Love the photo frames and the boldly outlined poppies on the first and the second is just altogether fab! :)

  5. saw you on 'two peas' lovely cards ! love your projects, so I've made myself a follower. I will be back then... =)
    love the structure you've used behind the flowers, thanks for sharing,
    greetings from belgium

  6. Cuteness ! They are both happy cards, and the colors are great!!

  7. Both you're cards are just beautiful. Great ideas. Lovely designs.

  8. I have really enjoyed every card on the blog hop. But yours just blow them all out of the water. I love your style, colors and every inch of these cards. They are beyond fabulous! They belong on the cover of a magazine or framed or something. INCREDIBLE!!!!

    1. Thank you Denise. That's so sweet of you. You're comment made my day. :)

  9. Gorgeous cards as always! I am in love with that 2nd card though... love the colors and sentiments! Hope you are having a great Memorial day weekend!!

  10. Holy cow...these are just gorgeous! I love everything about the first card...the poppies, the burlap, the gingham, and the layout! And that second card is just adorable!

  11. You have inspired me more than just a WEE bit!! I am so in love with these cards and the awesome look of them both!! Because I love rainbow colors so much the 2nd one is my favorite!! But you shine in whatever you make and do!!!

  12. I love your happy just speaks to me. :D The last one I commented on...and I thought that was my fav. This one is just as awesome.

  13. Love it. Absolutely perfect for summer.

  14. What amazing cards!! I am in love with the poppy card, so pretty. Your little happy card is so nice, love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing your awesome work with us.


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