Thursday, November 8, 2012

What I am grateful for.. Blog Hop

  Hello and welcome to our November Blog Hop. This month our theme is I am grateful for. My thought first went to Thanksgiving and the fact that I am thankful that we still get most of my mom's family together every year for dinner and family time. As we all get older and add more family to the mix it gets more challenging but it is such a great way to reconnect and of course eat!

My has lots of texture with the embossing folders and of coures the leaves. My supplies include: Saraha Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajan Craze, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Card Stock. Early Espresso Classic Ink was used with the Teeny Tiny Wishes and Wonderfall Stamp Sets. I used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut out the leaves before stamping them. The Ribbon Slide has a strip of the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock through it that has has texture added by running it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Don't forget the First Edition Speciality Paper, the Word Window Punch, the Modern Label Punch, the Scallop Edge Border Punch and the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to finish off the supply list.
My next card uses some of the same colors as the above card but the look is different because of the technique that I used. I love the sentiment on my second card it is from the Trust God Stamp Set. I am so thankful for God's grace and understanding. I paired the sentiment with the Gently Falling Stamp Set which is one of my favorite fall sets. The colors are Old Olive, Cajan Craze, Soft Suede and More Mustard. For card stock I used Cajan Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Watercolor Paper. I started this card by spritzing the Watercolor Paper with water until it was wet, I then stamped my images and let the paper dry. I wanted my images to be a bit more blurred so I used my Aquapainter and randomly added water drops through out, then I used the Spritzing Tool and adding Early Espresso and Soft Suede across the card front. I used Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon on the card as well as Basic Pearls. I used two punches the Scallop Trim Border Punch and the Curly Label Punch which was layered on a tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits.

My final two cards are part of our Hostess Gift Challenge. As demonstrators we are always thankful for our wonderful customers and our hostesses are the best. You help keep our business growing and we can't do it without you. So as part of the challenge I thought I would make some cards that I could give my hostesses just to let them know how special they are. Now mine have sentiments on them for when I give them I will make several of each card and then make the sentiments into card candy so they are customize each card with the sentiment that best suites their occasion. I have wanted the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set since the catalog came out and during the recent sale I just couldn't resist buying it. I love the sentiments with it too!
The first card has a base of Soft Suede with Cajan Craze, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla Card Stock too. I used the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper. To ink up the image I used the Stampin' Write Markers in Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Cajan Craze. There are three punches used on the card: the Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. With a little Twine and some texture from the Vintage Wallpaper folder this card is ready to go.

The second card uses the same texture just with a Pool Party base that has been sponged around the edges with Soft Suede. I stuck to just Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for this card. I used the Rock and Roll technique to ink up the flower. The 1 1/4" Circle Punch is the perfect size for the Thank you sentiment and I rounded the corners of the left side with the 3/16" Corner rounder and this card is ready for a special person.
I hope you enjoyed today's cards. I am glad you stopped by. If you have a extra moment please leave me a comment and let me know which card  you liked best. As always have a great day and don't forget to head over to Dawn's Blog and see what she have to share with you today. Thanks again, Tonya

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge


Stampin Dj said...

What a creative use of the core'dinations cardstock!

Shellie G. said...

Love your cards Tonya. The texture on the top two is wonderful and I especially like the first one.
Your hostess gift cards are pretty too. I like how you sponged them to give them a distressed/vintage look.

Terry said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you embossed and threaded the core'dinations card stock through the ribbon slide. I've never seen that. I love the softness of the second card. Lovely!

Pat T. said...

Beautiful cards. Blooming with Kindness is one of my favourite sets. I absolutely love the pool party/soft suede card. I will be CASEing for sure! Thank you for sharing.

Kim Ryden said...

I all of your cards but especially the first one! The leaves with the ribbon and the ribbon slide...LOVE!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love your cards, Tonya! They are beautiful! I need to case a few of those!!! *hugs*

Annie Lee said...

I love all these cards. They are just my style.... perfect for me to CASE! :D I love the simple and elegant look of all of them!

Pam Steckman said...

I love the fall card! I am totally case'ing it! :) I need to break out Blooming with Kindness!