Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Embellish Magazine Blog Hop



Hi! Thanks for stopping by today! I'm participating in a blog hop for one of my favorite sources of inspiration- Embellish Magazine! Embellish is an online magazine with weekly challenges, great tips, and tons of creativity. Their first online publication was launched recently and we are celebrating!

For all of the blog hop info, please head to the Embellish Magazine blog.

I made two cards with the issue's challenge in mind: use Kraft, Red, Turquoise, and Brown together in a project incorporating twine into your design. I love this color scheme and could probably create with it for days...

Here is my first card:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Soft Suede classic ink and stampin' write marker; Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede cardstock
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Perfect Polkadot texturz plate, Dimensionals

I know the banner thing has been done before but not by me! Hee! I saw the party hats stamp from the Party Hearty set and thought they'd make perfect little banner flags...

Here is the second card I made:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Chic Boutique, Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue, I {Heart} Hearts, En Francais
Ink: Basic Black, Going Grey, Soft Suede, Real Red, Bermuda Bay classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Real Red cardstock; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Top Note Die, Hemp Twine, Aqua Painter, Signo White gel pen

For this one, I wanted a vintage feel... wouldn't some of Ashley's homemade crinkle ribbon look cute on this card? I had fun giving each dress form a different look. I gave the red one some polkadots by stamping the polkadot heart from the I {Heart} Hearts set with red ink.

Blog Hop Info

Embellish Magazine is offering four prizes for 10 lucky winners who 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. So, be sure to leave comments on all the participants blog posts!

Here is a list of all the great participants...

Embellish Blog
Ryann Salamon
Tessa Wise (me)
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


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

-tessa

97 comments:

Maureen said...

so fun!! Love the dress forms :) and LOVE the banner :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh I love these! Great use of the colors!!

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable boutique dress forms.

Brenda Weaver said...

I love these! The dress forms are darling!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Tessa, your cards are both so very cute! I love the pennant banner and those dress forms are awesome! Thanks for joining us on the hop!

Luana said...

I love, love , love your second card....

Heather P. said...

These are simply FANTASTIC!

Sarah Martina said...

Cute cards Tessa! Thanks for hopping with us! :)

gladyschia2010 said...

lovely card! love the banner and the colors!

Lorna said...

Both cards are so cute!!

Hobbs Ohana said...

I am in agreement! The dress row form is too cute! Love it!

Agata said...

Great cards! Fun use of hat's stamp! I love especially the second card, it's so rich in colors and details!

Kelly said...

I'm a sucker for a banner, so I really like your card! Very cool!

Monika Reeck said...

love the dress forms too so cute card...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards are perfectly trendy! Love the flag swag and I sure can't get enough ofcards with sewing!

Susie said...

Such fun cards. Great designs for both of them.

Be(e) said...

Amazing cards!! I love that second one with the different dress forms! Great work!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both cards are lovely! I love the birthday banner--I haven't made one of those yet myself. The dress forms on the 2nd card are awesome!

Staci said...

I really love the card with the 4 color panels behind the Top Note die cut. Fun!

Angel said...

Love the cards! Stampin' Up really does have some fantastic images...

Tiff said...

Your cards are soooo pretty and fun!

Christina said...

Love both of your cards, but the second one is absolutely adorable! Those dress forms are too cute!

GabrielaD said...

love it. I love the banners.. I have been in such a banner kick lately! TFS!

Jenn Evans said...

I love the banner theme craze that has caught on! I especially love your 2nd card, the colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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jan said...

Really like the look of your dress forms card!

Tammy Fite said...

Beautiful cards!! I love your work! You certainly deserved the Artisan Award--Congrats!!!

Dana Grothaus said...

Wow! Two fantastic cards! Love them!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful cards, Tessa! Great use of the color combo! :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute! Fabulous cards!

Regan said...

wow...these are fantastic!!

Ellie A. said...

WOW.is there anything else I could say LOVE that they are on Kraft my fav! AWESOME indeed.

ileana said...

So gorgeous creations! I love both cards and how you combined the colors.

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Love both cards...simple, clean, elegance....

Cassie_lu said...

both cards are outstanding. love the texture of the white base with the smooth piece of top as well as the pop of color from the banner. on the second one the use of coloring of kraft is outstanding and I wish I could get the courage to do it too

KellyRae said...

What a clever way to create the banner! And I LOVE the bling detail on your dress forms.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards. Really like the second one.

Barbara V said...

Great cards, Tessa! Love the way you incorporated the colors.

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

Gorgeous cards, Tess. Fun, cute and just plain great. Love the banner -- would never have thought of that, but it looks fantastic.

Great blog. TFS

Sally said...

Cute and simple card with Party Hearty!

Julie said...

Oh they are both adorable cards! Great designs!

Kelly Jo said...

Oh, so simply beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Tessa,
I love both cards! Love those stamp sets! Congrats on the blog hop and magazine!

anya said...

Great cards - I really love the dress forms!

Mel said...

Really cute cards...love the friends one!

havingfunwithpaper said...

LOVE the 2nd card you made;)

Charlene Austin said...

LOVE these!! I haven't done banners either and your Party Hearty totally made me smile!! GREAT cards!

Carol Hager said...

I love your designs--so inspiring! I am in a creative slump so this helps boost my efforts. Thank you for sharing and I especially thank you for taking on razzle dazzle in a card. I found this CS hard to work with--should be retired and keep old olive!!! Oh well!

Nicky Hsu said...

So Cute~ love the dress forms.

Angela L. said...

The card with the dress forms is so cute!! I love your blog!

Steph Zerbe said...

Party hearty. Too funny. Love the dress forms with all different patterns. Just gorgeous! So much inspiration from that one! Thank you!

Rhonda said...

I love your cards.... I may want to CASE those -- the colors are so clean and bright!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

Both cards are so fun! I really like the banner!

Shaz Wall said...

Super cuteness! I love the paper pieced body forms.

LeAnne said...

Dang, I just took that Chic stamp OFF my list.....and you have made such a cute card with it! Love them both, actually!

catherinedewaal said...

Love the vintage look of your dress form card. Love the colors, layout, everything! Thanks for sharing.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Both cards are fabulous!!

What was I Thinking? said...

Love the colors you used on the cards.

Ayana Posadas said...

Lovely cards! So inspiring! :)

Kelly Massman said...

DARLING cards! Love the colors your chose!

Laurie said...

Both of your cards are seriously cute - I love this color combo!

BonnieRose said...

love those mannequins! beautiful work!

Christine said...

Love them! Two of my favorite things--banners and dress forms. I just bought a dress form stamp that came in the mail today!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Karen B. said...

Congrats on your good news below and love both your cards, especially the dress forms!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just adore the card with the dress forms!

Elaine said...

Great cards! I like the designs!

Helen F. said...

Both of these are fabulous...the fun dress forms are adorable, Tessa!

Lisette said...

Great cards.

jackielwatson said...

Love your cards they are fun and the dress forms are so cute

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love both of those!!! I like how clean and simple the first one is, well done! The dresses are beautiful.

Trinh said...

Love the dress forms!

gail said...

What fun cards -- and I love the pennant banner!

Suz said...

such pretty cards. they are spot on trend right now.

Amylucimar said...

oh wow! love both of your cards! the dress form one is fabulous!

Erika's Cupboard said...

I love SU! Am new to it and PTI too but am loving it all!! LOL congrats on the new magazine!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the dress forms. Darling cards.
Babe

jo said...

Fabulous! Love them both! :)

Laura.K said...

Lovely cards. That boutique dress are gorgeous.

Brenda P said...

Lovely cards, gorgeous dress forms!

Chloe said...

How clever to use the party hats for banner flags!!! I love boh your cards! Great work!

Gail said...

Great cards!
I love the dress forms!

miriam daniels said...

Love the dress forms!!! Great color combo. :)

Nancy L. said...

really cute and fun!

mtscrapgal said...

I loved the dress forms with their classy dresses. The banners was a cool way to use the stamp a different way--how clever. Thanks for doing the blog.

Jess said...

I love your cards, they're beautiful! I especially admire the way you used the colours altogether in such an eye-catching and pleasing way.

Jess said...

I love your cards, they're beautiful! I especially admire the way you used the colours altogether in such an eye-catching and pleasing way.

Becky Jo said...

Very nice! Cute dress forms.

FLEUR de Lo said...

Such a yummy version of the colors! I love the pop of your colored flags against the simple background!

{Lora}

Basement Stamper said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I absolutely adore your 2nd one. So sophisticated!

suzARTe said...

I absolutely love these two cards. Looks like bunting is the in thing at the moment and it looks fantastic, might give it a go myself. thanks so much for the inspiration

Diana B said...

Great Job, so inspirational, kraft paper is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love them both!

mdog said...

Love the banner! Cute idea

Lynne Phelps said...

I love your cards, especially the dressmaker's forms! Just charming and so fun!

Mags said...

Love both cards but WOW... I think the dress forms card is my fav! I mean fav out of all the cards I have seen. Fantastic!

Diane S. said...

Love both cards! And congrats to you too!

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards, Tessa!

My Little Hobby said...

Gorgeous!

 
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