Sunday, June 17, 2012

My First Blog Hop!


BLOG HOP WINNER - NITASHA!!!!


GIGI.ZONE BLOG WINNER - SHERYL!!!


and because Sheryl is a follower there will be an extra mini acrylic set.


email me your address info at gigi.zone.cards@gmail.com


CONGRATULATIONS!


HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME !




This is my first attempt at a Blog Hop, so I hope I don't dissappoint. Summer is the theme. For a lot of people summer is painted in pastels, for me, I always like warmer colors even in the summer.

So what I have done is create a series of cards using flower printed paper, matching solid paper, ink pads, stamps and a few extras. Most of the products are Close to My Heart and from the Pemberley series.

So let's get started, I hope you enjoy.




Five cards made from one set of Pemberley paper with lots left over. One of the things I find the hardest is the coordination of colors. Having a packet of matching paper really helped me I could spend time being createtive instead of finding color combinations. I still look for my own combos, but when I am struggling creatively this gives me a boost.







This was my favorite. The butterfly and set of 3 flowers were stamped and cut out. I stamped on patterned paper which was a new step for me. These items are also mounted on foam. One layer of foam tape for one flower and 2 layers for the other two, this really adds deminsion to the card. Save paper by attaching strips of blue to the outsides of the printed paper instead of overlaying the print on top of the blue.



You can use a tiny scrap to add layers as you can see the lighter blue strip. Always add a little demension, another 3d stamped flower with a little bling in the center.




This was also something new for me. I took a piece of patterned paper and cut around and used pieces. I liked using the tiny words, suttle but they make a statement.



Patterns, and patterns and stamps, oh my! I am learning to use different patterns together. I also think I am starting to like stamping an image and cutting it out. Unusually openings also add to the surprise element.



This card is a little more simple, but it makes a statement. The card is not made from printed card stock, the card stock was stamped. Love it. The other surprise, this size card is usually opened by lifting the bottom up, but this card is opened from left to right, a little different for a 4x6 card.



Here are most of the Pemberley supplies, I also used colored raffia, juke, and a few other sentiments.

I will be giving Blog Candy, if you leave a comment you will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you win and you are also a follower I will add a mini stamp set in the Blog Candy. The winner will receive a Close To My Heart my acrylics stamp set valued at 17.95.








Life is a Tweet! This CTMH acrylic stamp set has 15 stamps!




Since this is a SOC sponsored Blog Hop you also have a chance to win Blog Candy from the SOC, all you have to do is visit each of the 17 blog on the Blog Hop and leave a comment on each. Here is the list, have fun, enjoy these artist are amazing.















http://suzqucrafter21.blogspot.com/



http://nashvillessrappinsisters.blogspot.com/



http://alilcraftdiva.blogspot.com/



http://margaret-ilovecrafting.blogspot.com/



http://classygirlmusings.blogspot.com/



gigi-zone.blogspot.com



http://felisa21.blogspot.com/



http://cassiescraftcafe.blogspot.com/



http://1206designs.com/



http://scrappernthmaking.blogspot.com/



http://kateblue.blogspot.com/













62 comments:

  1. Your card set is wonderful! Like you, I like papers that I know will work together...

    Doh! Word verification!

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  2. very cute cards, love the paper

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    1. Me too, this will be a favorite go to paper stack!

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  3. Love this card set!! It's soo pretty. The colors you used are perfect. Great job

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    1. Congrats on your win! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Love all your cards! Wow you did a great job... I still feel like I have a lot to learn when it comes to making cards! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Cute cards, you a great job; tfs.

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    1. I really appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. for your first hop, you did a fine job! Great projects and you reminded me that i have some of this collection in my stash! It's gorgeous!

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    1. I love stashes! Thanks for the comments

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  8. Jetti, you cards are the bomb. great job. You have inspired me to take another at CTMH products.

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    1. They are amazing products, and you can always order them from me. :) thanks for stopping by.

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  9. These cards are so pretty. Great color choice.

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    1. I like them and I am not normally a blue person. thanks.

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  10. Great card series and use of paper!

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  11. Gigi, you have done an outstanding job on your first blog hop! I'm sure no one will be disappointed! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Have a fab weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment.

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  12. Gigi, Your cards are beautiful !!! The color blue is wonderful and thanks for offering up such great blog candy. I am now a follower.

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    1. thank you for following, I hope you enjoy.

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  13. These cards are so BEAUTIFUL! I love the papers!

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  14. I love these cards. The colors are beautiful. Congrats on doing your first blog hop!

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    1. thanks I was so nervous about the hop, but it was alot of fun!

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  15. I love your cards and the idea of making as many cards as possible all at once. I had this idea when I first started but didn't stick to it. Your cards encourage me to make a point of doing it. I bet it helps to keep from having so many left over scraps too.

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    1. This was the first time I had done so many different patterns at once. I like it too. The really great part is I only used about half the paper pack!

      Thanks for your comments.

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  16. beautiful cards....I have that paper and it is still in the bag note to self pull it out just beautiful

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    1. Love the note to elf. I will be using that. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for following

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  17. Love your design for your blog background and also really love your cards.

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    1. Thank you I can't take credit it was a just one of the blogspot selections.

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  18. Your cards are stunning!,love that DSP.

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  19. Beautiful cards Jetti. Love the colors, the paper is beautiful. Is that CTMH paper?

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    1. Hey Donna,

      It is CTMH paper. I love it and you know I am usually a green girl instead of a blue girl. :)

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  20. Great cards and use of patterned paper. Awesome job on your first blog hop. TFS.

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    1. thank you so much. I am starting to love patterned paper

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  21. Great cards! I love the patterned paper you used! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The paper is CTMH, Thank you for stopping by.

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  22. Very nice cards Jetti!!! love the color!!! Nice work!!

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    1. Thank you how are things, I haven't been chatting with you much. So busy working.

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  23. Love all your cards. Good idea to use coordinated packs.

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    1. I sure is I wish I had done it more, but there is always tomorrow!

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  24. Jetti, great cards! These are versatile, and can be used anytime of the year! I love paper packs too; they make it so simple! And thanks for participating in the blog hop!! You did a great job!

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    1. thank you. I like versatile so I can use them no matter what the season or occation.

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  25. your art is lovely. i'm glad to follow and hope i get some blog candy! take care. xo

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    1. Sorry, you didn't win, maybe next time. Thank you for following.

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  26. WOW! These are so nice! What a great idea to use some of the paper stacks I have (instead of waiting on a "project"). Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I sold myself, I usually am a project driven person, but this was nice and fun. I'll be doing it again. Thank you.

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    1. I'm usually a green person, but this blue was speaking to mew. LOL thanks

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  28. CONGRATS on your first blog hop. Your cards are beautiful!! There is some lifting in my future.

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  29. Wow such beautiful cards. I so love the warm blue colors. Makes me think of calm waters. TFS AJ~

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  30. Beautiful cards! I love the coordinating papers as well but you still found some ways to change it up! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! Close To My Heart Paper Pack. Love them it takes out all of the guess work. Thanks for stopping by,

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