Friday, January 13, 2012

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop--January 2012!

Welcome to the first My Pink Stamper Blog Hop of 2012! If you have arrived from my good friend Shelley's Blog you are on the right track! I love Shelley :) If you are just visiting, there is a list below and you can go back to the beginning and start the hop.

I am the last stop on the hop. After you are done, please make sure you go back to My Pink Stamper and play along in the challenge with us! Our challenge this month is A fresh, clean start! We are all making something that we would give to someone or make for ourselves to welcome the start of a brand new year! We are showcasing any and all My Pink Stamper Stamps tonight!

I have to tell you, sometimes Robyn and I (and in this case I) pick challenges and don't think that WE actually have to make something with them. So after I set the challenge, believe me I was shaking my head saying "What was I thinking???!!!!" At any rate this is what I came up with:

To me, fresh and clean is white and crisp. I used the Sophie Cricut cartridge and cut one of the cards on it. I then cut the background layer and ran it through the Cuttlebug.
To get the middle part that I stamped on, I used my Gypsy and removed the contours and just cutting the middle scalloped circle. I then used the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set (yes, it is not just for Christmas) to stamp the middle of the card. You can order this set HERE. I knew it wouldn't fit the way it was, so I masked off the word's once at a time and stamped them individually.
I then outlined the edge with Enamel Accents in White.
For the flowers, I used the Flower Shop Cricut Cartridge and cut the basic flower at 1.5". After it was put together I added some glue the the tops of the petals and sprinkled with white glitter.
For the ribbon I dyed some seam binding with Glimmer Mist, bunched it all up and waiting for it to dry in a ball. After dry I tied the bow.
Before you go back to My Pink Stamper to play along, how about a giveaway? Just leave a comment (hopefully about my project) by Monday, January 16th at 10PM Central time. I will pick a winner with random.org and post it on Tuesday, January 17th. Please make sure you come back and see if you are the winner. You will have until Friday, January 20th to claim your prize.

This is what you will win:


Cricut Cartridges Used
Sophie = card at 5.75"
Flower Shoppe = flowers @ 1.5"

Cuttlebug Folders Used
Kassie's Brocade

Other
Glimmer Mist (sorry, don't remember color)
Glitter by Doodlebug
Seam Binding




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63 comments :

  1. Oh, this is gorgeous Maria! So elegant! Those flowers and that bow really set the whole card off!!

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  2. I love how you showed each step in pictures. I think it's amazing just how good white on white looks. I've never seen the enamel used either. What a great card!

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  3. Gorgeous Maria - just beautiful! I need to get me some of that enamel accents...

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  4. This is just beautiful I like that you used just the centers of the flowers for the flowers it is so elegant. Nice seeing you again.

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  5. LOVE those flowers. Your card is very elegant.

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  6. Gorgeous card! Love the clean look. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jennifer
    Email (dot) sophienme (at) gmail.com

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  7. Beautiful Maria! Your talent amazes me :) I think of white and crisp when I hear 'new' too! I love those little flowers, adorable. TFS!

    Jenny
    papercraftjenny@gmail.com

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  8. I have never made an all white card but I may in the future. Yours is very elegant! Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Very nice! U r always so creative and surprise me with things I have not tried like glimmer misting a ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway! Shannon

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  10. Great card, I like the clean white idea also. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    Colleen
    cburki1111 at gmail dot com

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  11. Love the card! Thanks for sharing!

    Kara Fortenberry
    fortenberrykara@yahoo.com

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  12. What a beautiful card! I especially like the dimension you added with the rosettes and the enamel. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

    Glitter Panda
    mrsrattien at gmaildotcom

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  13. VERY ELEGANT ... I want to try an all white card now!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  14. Such a very pretty project thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  15. I love your card! I love how you incorporated embossing and flowers. I use both, but never with as much success!

    Tina
    quebectrip at sbcglobal dot net

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  16. Beautiful project Maria….:)

    Thanks for all you do!! ((hugs))
    Tracy

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  17. Wow! Your card is beautiful!

    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love your take on this challenge. I love the brightness and cleanness of your card. Your flowers are AMAZING!! The embossing really takes this card to the next level!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  19. I think your card looks fantastic. Nice and classy.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  20. Absolutely LOVE your card! Your flowers are incredible! TFS!

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  21. Your card is fresh, clean and elegant! I have never used enamel accents...looks like I need to!

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  22. I love the white clean look of your card. Beautiful flowers, wonderful sentiment. It all works beautifully. Great job!

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  23. I love the white on white layers, it is very elegant.

    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  24. Maria, this is so elegant, beautiful, and stunning! I purchased Flower Shoppe, but I have not tried it out yet. I like your enamel outlining too; so classy. Loads of inspiration in this post...thank you :)

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  25. Beautiful card! love the white on white!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  26. Beautiful card and those flowers are stunning.

    Hugs, Lori m
    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  27. this is a beautiful card. i love the flowers and how clean and sparkly it is...absolutely beautiful. thanks for the chance to win

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  28. That is very pretty. Very elegant details.
    Ashley

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  29. I LOVE this card. When I first saw it, I thought it would be difficult to make. Then, you shared your "recipe" and it is so simple. Thanks for taking the fear out of a project. I WILL be making a card like this for a birthday.
    ldclark05@yahoo.com

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  30. Your card is beautiful!! This hop has been so much fun.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  31. what a beautiful project. I never think of layering the same color together, but embossing one layer does bring such a fun affect to it! Thanks for sharing Maria, and thanks for all the hard work that you do for Robyn too! I always enjoy playing along with you guys.
    ramandamatteson@gmail.com

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  32. I love your card. So clean and simple. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  33. Beautiful card. I love how you embossed the background and made the flowers. This was defiantly a challenge but I think everyone did a great job.

    Angela

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  34. Wow, what a gorgeous card - love the crisp, clean feel of it!!

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  35. I love the flowers in your project! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  36. Beautiful card, Maria. Love the attention to detail, the glitter on the flowers, the dimensional paint around the sentiment, the hand-dyed ribbon, I could go on and on. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  37. Pretty Card, love the way you masked and glittered and sprayed. This is a wonderful way to celebrate.
    TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  38. This is such an elegant and beautiful piece. The color scheme (white and glitter) looks very good. I will be looking forward to your next blog! The idea of using the white is very symbolic as well as the glitter adds a touch of sparkle. Very eye catching.
    Respond at:
    lauren.kelly.upton@gmail.com

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  39. I don't have this one! I hope I am allowed to enter! LOVE that Cuttlebugging! Gorgeous! :) HUGS my friend!

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  40. Like the layered look of your card. Especially like the embossing. I've been a follower of your blog. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  41. Beautiful project! Love the way you masked the stamp and used each word, one at a time. I would have never of thought of that! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love the idea of the white, that makes me think of fresh and clean as well. Beautiful!!

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  43. I love white on white! It defines fresh, new start; a new beginning as do the flowers. They are definitely symbolic of a fresh start! MaryVTapia@live.com

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  44. Your white on white card is perfect, it is perfect representation of a new year with a fresh beginning, I love the analogy! The flowers are absolutely stunning, I just love them! I love your creations thanks so much for all of the inspiration you provide. Thanks for the opportunity to win some My Pink Stamper stamps, unfortunately I don't own any yet so this would be awesome to win!

    http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  45. what a elegant beautiful card..love the simple pure white! I really need to get glimmer mist!! love the embossing and a new folder to get :) tfs a giveaway!! so so would love this awesome Stamp set. parkernana4@aol.com
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  46. Beautiful card.... I just love the little flowers :)
    Tfs,
    Cheryl
    thecraftnut32@gmail.com

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  47. I really like how you draped the ribbon on your card. It is very elegant and would be a great card for weddings also. rhodes.lisa1@gmail.com

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  48. Wow, that is a gorgeous card! I love all the detail.

    Macmama333@gmail.com

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  49. I love the card very classy! Do they fit very well in an envelope with all those flowers on the front?
    God bless,
    JAnet

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  50. wow, love all the details!
    Rebecca
    thebcrafters@gmail.com

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  51. Wow that's an awesome card!
    Abby
    abbyjohnston28@gmail.com

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  52. Love the crisp white card and those 3D flowers.

    Thanks
    kaneka410 at gmail.com

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  53. The embossing and cut are just beautiful.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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    1. I love this card! Your use of embossing and layering it with the die cut is truly amazing. It's just a beautiful card!

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