Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Premiere Embellish Blog Hop!!

Welcome, Embellish fans!!  Join me today along with Embellish Magazine for a blog hop filled with creativity, tips, inspiration, and prizes.  Don't forget to leave comments on every blog. Embellish is offering four prizes for 10 lucky winners. The winners will be randomly selected from each of the blog hop participant blogs. A comment left on each of the blog hop participant's web site will give you an entry to win one of the prizes, which include Lawn Fawn stamps, May Arts twine, Subscription to Embellish Magazine, and A New Design crinkly stained ribbon. 

Today's cards are using the original colours and twine that were for the first Embellish publication call last year.  I wanted to make 2 different styles of cards and then one Father's Day one that a friend at work asked me to make for her husband from their two boys. 

I saw a card last month that used this technique of rolling white craft ink over embossed paper.  I just love the vintage-y look of the craft ink on kraft paper :)  I'm still in love with the Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels 4 stamp set. It has made me fall in love with these labels over and over again :)  The turquoise seam binding is tied in a double bow (see Melissa's tutorial here) and my grandpa's "real" vintage button is tied to it with twine.
This card has a more modern look...cleaner lines and a fun kraft tissue flower (via Melissa Phillips blog again)  The light turquoise paper is from Amy Butler.  I just had to use this sentiment again...it was sitting on my desk for the longest time wanting and waiting for a card like this :)

 Okay, this one doesn't quite use turquoise, although, it is blue.  And the photo is "sepia" so I think I'm okay to include it.  This is the Father's Day card that a coworker asked me to make.  I thought the Embellish colours and twine were perfect for it.  The kraft card base is stamped with an old world map stamp in chocolate brown :)  I think this dad will love it :)

If you are following the list in order, your next stop will be the talented Brenda Weaver's blog.  Thanks for visiting!!! It's been a honour to be in such talented and awe inspiring company :)


P.S. If you get lost... here is a list of the participants:

Charlene Austin
Renee Van Stralen
Lori Roop
Julie Campbell
Sara Martina Parker
Tammy Fite
Heather Pulvirenti
Regan D'Agostino
Emily Niehaus
Maile Belles
Tiffany Johnson
Anya Schrier
Leigh Ann Baird
Amy Rohl
Mariana Grigsby
Kelly Marie Alvarez
Michelle Woerner
Tina Fussell
Maureen Plut
Brenda Weaver
Julie Lacey
Ashley Cannon Newell
Embellish Blog


P.P.S. If you haven't seen the current publication...click here!!


What's in them?
{Thank You}
stamps: papertrey ink say it with style + Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels 4
ink: stampin' up! chocolate chip + ruby red + white craft; pti tea dye duo
paper: papertrey ink kraft, cream + cosmo cricket early bird
accessories: nestabilities labels 4 die; cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder; grandpa's vintage button; twine; seam binding ribbon (Etsy)
{Friends}
stamps: dawn houser for Inkadinkado
ink: su chocolate chip
paper: su ruby red + pti cream + kraft tissue + amy butler patterned paper
accessories: we r memory keepers corner chomper + pti blossom die #2 + pinking scissors + twine + making memories brad
{we *heart* Dad}
stamps: su old world map
ink: su chocolate chip
paper: pti kraft, cream, su designer paper
accessories: photo printed from computer + twine + Michaels button + basic grey chipboard letters

82 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Maureen, your projects are outstanding! I really love the photo card! It's so cute with that black and white image! Thanks for joining us on the hop!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! LOVE these cards, I love the Waltzingmouse on the first...happy sigh...

I am still on the fence about really crinkly ribbon, I probably will fall right off and in love, but for now, I am diggin' pleating ribbons! Hugs,

marilynwillauer said...

Absoluty adorable your first two cards. Love everything about them. Cute dad card.

Luana said...

absolutely, positively GORGEOUS!!!

Heather P. said...

These are absolutely FANTASTIC! Love, love, love them!

sarahmartina said...

Pretty all over! Love these! So glad you hopped along with us! :)

Lorna said...

All your cards are super nice! The kraft one with the background...soooo nice!!

gladyschia2010 said...

Lovely Cards! TFS!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely cards and lovely photo on the we LOVE dad so cuute boys your Thank You card is so elegant...

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well done, they look great.

Lynn said...

Maureen,
Gorgeous cards...I really love the last one...beautiful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All three of you creations are wonderful! I am loving all these ideas on using the twine. Gorgeous!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your projects are gorgeous! I need some of that ribbon you used on the first card!

Angel said...

Pretty, pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW!!! So many GREAT projects!! TFS!

GabrielaD said...

Great cards! I love them all. I really like the card you made for Father's Day. I might just have to borrow your idea. TFS!

jan said...

Sweet, sweet cards! Love everything about them, each in their individual style!!

Christina said...

Lovely cards! My favorite is the first one--love the die cut tag and that wrinkled ribbon!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards are all fabulous! :)

Brenda Weaver said...

Maureen, your cards are all fantastic! The photo card is awesome with that cute sepia photo. Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

TannyP said...

Another true beauty trio! I'm all over that vintage labels stamp....darn you =)
The white craft on Kraft looks awesome and your additional colors really pop.

You're owning those tissue flowers and all that awesome twine!

Dana Grothaus said...

Great set of cards! I especially love that old world map stamp!!!

Amy Rohl said...

Wow, great cards Maureen! I esp love the "dad" card--get inspiration for dad's day next month!!

Cassie_lu said...

All of your projects are wonderful but my fav is the photo card. so sweet.

Susie said...

I love all of your cards. Beautiful embellishments, great designs. The one with the photo on it is just precious.

Julie said...

WOW, Maureen! I love all your projects!! Super cute!

Ellie A. said...

OH love them all.. GASP Kraft tissue paper. OH MY I need to go on a search I need some ASAP! :)

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Great projects. Loved them all. The first card's background is really, really nice. Will have to remember that technique in the future. Loved the second card -- the flower is scrumptuous and your scrapbook is darling. TFS

KellyRae said...

Great cards - white ink on kraft cardstock is such a fun look, and I've never seen kraft tissue paper, it makes an awesome flower especially with the blue center. Your commissioned dad card is wonderful, the colors are perfect for a from-the-kids to dad card.

Sylvia said...

Maureen,
Love all your cards! Congrats on the magazine!

LeAnne said...

Incredible creations!

havingfunwithpaper said...

love the photo card! Great Job!

Charlene Austin said...

So totally amazing! Love each and every project!

Sally said...

Great responses to the challenge. Love the textured background on the first card!

Rhonda said...

Love your photo card....

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous! Love the flower on your 2nd card.

anya said...

These are fantastic project, Maureen! Just beautiful!

catherinedewaal said...

These cards are great. Love all the details. THanks for sharing!

Shaz Wall said...

Super Daddy stuff... I love the photo card it is a beauty!

Nancy L. said...

just adorable!!

Corrina said...

WOW! Abslutly beautiful.

Ayana Posadas said...

Really great cards! So pretty! :)

Kelly Massman said...

Great cards! Love the Father's day card with the cute pic!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Maureen, your cards and layout are fantastic! I love the crinkly ribbon and the tissue flower!

Agata said...

Great creations! So classy and beautiful!

BonnieRose said...

U hv been busy.. I love every one!

Melissa said...

great job on all of the cards

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! All your cards are fantastic, but really like your we heart dad card!

Christine said...

Beautiful cards!!! And the kids are so cute!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wonderful cards...especially the Father's Day one!

Staci said...

Three cards! I love how you put a picture on the dad's card.

Lisette said...

The first card is my favourite. Great inspiration.

Helen F. said...

Love your adorable cards. And your Dad card is awesome...super cute kiddos :o)

jackielwatson said...

Wow, love all of your cards

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are AWESOME! The Father's Day card is the cutest...goning to melt dad's heart! :)

gail said...

Gorgeous cards --love something about each one of them: the vintage look of the first one, the contemporary feel of the second with the tissue flower (oh how I love making and using those!), and the so masculine look of the third. Thanks for sharing!

Suz said...

amazing creations - I love each of them

Amylucimar said...

great projects. i love all three. my favorite is the heart shaped button on the last one. so perfect!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Love the cards!!

Nicky Hsu said...

Stunning cards. Love all of them. The background of the 1st card. The flower of the 2nd one and the photo card is just clever.

jo said...

So pretty! :)

Laura.K said...

I love that gorgeous card with your kids. Perfect.

Brenda Ponder said...

These are beautiful, I just love them!

Be(e) said...

Love your cards!! Especially the first one!!

Chloe said...

I love all the cards! What a cute Father's Day card!!!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Especially like the Thank you card.

Gail said...

The cards are all great!

suzARTe said...

all such amazing cards, love everything about them. thanks for the inspiration

Jess said...

These are simply gorgeous!!

ileana said...

Gorgeous creations! the first one is amazing!! I just love it!

Diana B said...

Wow, you make really beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing - I'm so glad I found you through this blog hop, I'm coming back to visit again.

mtscrapgal said...

I like the look of white ink over embossed areas too. Lightly sanding gives a nice look too.Thanks for the great cards.

Anonymous said...

Those are all great cards. I especially love the thank you card - that background is fabulous!

Babe O'Mara said...

Just beautiful. Love all your cards. Nice techniques.

Janelle said...

OK, Maureen. I wasn't really planning on commenting on each of your entries that I was catching up on, but when you put out such gorgeous cards I just have to say something! Love all three so much. The turquoise bow. The tissue flower with the fab center. The card with the boys' photo. All perfect. Love, love, love 'em!

Winter said...

Great cards and I LOVE the Father's Day card! :)

mdog said...

Your photo card is precious. Love it!

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are beautiful, esp the fathers day card!

Mags said...

ooooh I love the brown flower! I am going to have to give that a try.

Lynne Phelps said...

Loving the white ink brayered over the embossing! I have that folder and it NEVER looked this good - wonderful cards! I'm a huge Waltzingmouse fan too!

Michelle said...

Loving all of your projects! The embossing, the picture, the ribbon, the flower. Beautiful!

Hobbs Ohana said...

These projects are fabulous! Love the flower! Such inspiration!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...