Friday, March 16, 2012

My Creative Time March Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! It’s been a super busy week, but I’m back with a card to celebrate the March release! If you came to my blog from the wonderful and talened Tracy’s, then you are doing great, if not, start here: My Creative Time.

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I decided to go vintage with my card for today. I’ve been trying to work with color palettes outside of my normal box and I have to say that I just love the little touch of turquoise. against the richness of the dark red, I think it makes for an interesting card.

My card is Vintage Cream and is a standard A2. I have a mat of Hawaiian Shores and patterned paper from a Paper Studio pad called The Classics. Lots of timeless patterns and I think it was around ten bucks. Totally worth it. I sewed those together with my sewing machine and some cream thread. I then inked the edges with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I used my blending tool and I used the Walnut Stain very sparingly. I didn’t want to overdo it.

I cut the stamp shape from Elegant Edges at 3.75”. I used the wonderful background Emma designed from Coffee Backgrounds and stamped it with Versamark. Initially I was going to leave it plain, but I decided on a whim to go ahead and clear emboss it. I then took the same Distress inks to my stamp mat. My to-go cup is from the AWESOME Coffee Break Set. I diecut it in Vintage Cream and stamped the sleeve with the polka dot background with Cherry Cobbler ink from Stampin’ Up. I love this red. Love it. I inked my cup as well. 

I tied a bow using some Offray grosgrain, one of my favorites. I adhered the stamp mat with my thicker dimensional adhesive dots at an angle, and I adhered the cup with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment from You Are Perk-fect on a piece of Vintage Cream with the same Cherry Cobbler ink.


***** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS *****

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For the BLOG HOP giveaway each one of us will be giving away a brand new Release Echo Park 6x6 pad of paper! All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for the DT member to contact you if you should win. Each designer will be using 
RANDOM.ORG to pick the lucky winner. Emma and Each Designer will announce their winners on THEIR blogs on Wednesday March 21. So remember you have 16 chances to win! ! All you have to do is leave a comment on ALL blogs for more chances :) 
EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK;)

Blog Hop Line-up

Emma~ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Amy ~ http://www.scrappingmommy.com/

Cassandra ~ http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/

Cathryn ~  http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/

Cindy ~ http://cindylee77.blogspot.com/

Glora ~ http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/

Jeanne ~ http://www.jeannespapercrafts.com/

Katie ~ http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/

Kim ~ http://www.scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/

Nikki ~ http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/

Rosy ~ http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/

Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/

Tracy ~ http://tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com/

Trell ~ http://polkadotsandpaint.blogspot.com/

Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/

Micia ~ http://yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for coming by! See you for the Imagine challenge on Monday. Have a blessed weekend!!

78 comments :

  1. Love the stitching you did on your card. Great work. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  2. Very pretty!! I love the shape of the background looks like a post card!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  3. Great card ... Love the pop of turquoise :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  4. Love this and the colors are so rich, great job!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  5. Oh WOW!! you sure outdid yourself on this one...geeze..all the stitching and fancy edges...love the colors and yep I'd love this cupa...cuppa...thanks..lol

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  6. Trell, this is GORGEOUS!!! I am loving the colors you used, and the vintage look is just perfect!!!

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  7. Wow, love the colors and the look of this card!! Cute sentiment and love the bow! nice job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. Very pretty card! I love the colors!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this Trell! The turquoise is perfect with the vintage look! And your stitching is like...perfect too! Fabulous job!! :)

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  10. I agree the turquouise and red make an awesome combination. Great job on this card. I love the colors, and the texture. Thanks for sharing.

    Terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  11. Trell ~ Yet another GORGEOUS creation! I LOVE the vintage look! I couldn't agree with you more about the pop of color! It looks FABULOUS! Don't get me start with that bow either! I need a tutorial on your bows! Oh wait then you sewed around the edges! You ALWAYS do such BEAUTIFUL things! LOVE it!

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  12. Very nice! I love the stitching detail.

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  13. The papers and colors you used are beautiful. I love the vintage feel of the card. I can't believe how awesome everyones work is!
    Thanks for sharing
    DebC
    dsc105@live.com

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  14. Very nice Trell! Love the way you make it look vintage.
    Have a great wknd.
    Liz
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot} com

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  15. I love it - the blue in the back really adds to the overall card!

    missstamper@yahoo.com

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  16. I love your vintage card. I like how you did the stitching on it too. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kara@stovall1.com

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  17. Cute card. Love the stitching. Regina

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  18. Totally LOV"N this card. Great design and the colors are awesome.


    Barbara
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  19. Very pretty, I really like the stamp embellishment and your bow is great!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  20. Gorgeous card! I love all the details! You did an awesome job on all your projects! TFS and have a wonderful day!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  21. love your card! the stitching detail really looks great! laura j
    ljseki at hotmail dot com

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  22. loved your rich colors you used !! wonderful card!
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  23. Your card is gorgeous! Love the bow.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  24. AWESOME card! I love the shape you cut the background stamp into! Looks so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!
    herzigfam@yahoo.com
    Noelle

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  25. great card! Love the way the blue POPS everything out!
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  26. Love your card Trell!! The stitching and bow are both fabulous!! Great way to use the new stamps. ♥

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  27. Love this card as always and really like the vintage look! that pop of turquoise is perfect...your right about it adding the right touch.
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  28. Terrific card. I love those colors together they look AMAZING. And your machine stitching looks awesome! Hugs- Glora

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  29. Wonderful job on your card...I like the machine stitching and the clear embossing. I agree about the touch of color and the red ink...Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  30. Great card, loving the colors together. Thanks for sharing....


    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  31. Darn, gonna have to buy these too!

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  32. Very cute card. I love the colors.

    blw1003 at gmail dot com

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  33. Trell, your creations are gorgeous! well done! and TFS

    Hugs
    Selina
    funnflair@hotmail.com
    www.papercraftswithfunnflair.com

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  34. Mr. Trell, what can I say??? You are ONE TALENTED young man my friend! I am very PROUD to say YOU are a part of "MY" team my friend! Thank you for ALL you do for MCT!
    Big Hugs!
    Luv Ya!
    Emma:)

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  35. I love the card and love the colors you choose. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Love the vintage look and the colors you chose. Awesome!

    -Theresa
    http://ahappyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

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  37. Fabulous card--I like the papers and your stitching.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

    Cindylop@rocketmail.com

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  39. Trell your card is beautiful, love the added turquoise, it really makes the card pop, love the stitching. Great job.

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  40. Great card, very pretty. Bless you too.
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  41. Wonderful card great job on it I love the colors you used!!!

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  42. Cute card Trell. I like to colors together too. Brown and teal...or a shade near it is one of my fav color combos. I always like the postage edge cuts too. TFS.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

    You can contact me at:
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  43. So cute!! Love the colors and the polka dots! Beautiful job showcasing these stamps, Trell. LOVE!

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  44. I love your color choices too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  45. This card is incredible and the colors are great!!! Thanks for sharing. Gloria

    www.naturalhealing4yourbody.com (Scrapbooking blog at this site)

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  46. I like the stamp cut design yu used.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  47. GORGEOUS job with your card Trell!I LOVE the great vintage look and a pop of colors!:)

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  48. Just love it!
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I love it. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Love the vintage look. The colors together are perk-fect. You always tie the perk-fect bows. Love your creative idea. The stitching adds an extra flair to the card. Thanks for sharing
    ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  51. Wow! Love the color combo! Beautiful! You have such a beautiful style!!! I bet I could spot a Mr. Trell card out of any lineup :) hugs!

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  52. WOW! This is too cute. I love love the color and the paper you used. I think the bow is a great with your card. TFS AJ! jeria22@yahoo.com

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  53. Great colors. Great card.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  54. Wow, love this card Trell!! Looks amazing and you and the DT did an awesome job showcasing this new release!! I have a blog award for you and you can pick it up at my blog at your convience!
    http://www.friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com/

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  55. LOVE this card! The stitching adds so much to it! Super cute!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

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  56. Gotta love the color palette you used. Classy and yet fun! Great work.

    mwiechmann6@gmail.com

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  57. Cute card. All you need to do is stick a Starbuck's gift card inside!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  58. This is really a great card. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win the giveaway!

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  59. Very elegant card! TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

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  60. I love your card, you have done a great job.

    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  61. I am not a coffee person but love your card!! Great job!!

    June
    holliday125@yahoo.com

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  62. I love your paper choices!!! Beautiful! And this coffee cup is too cute! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  63. So cute and simple! Love it!
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  64. Beautiful card....love the stiching and the bow!

    Sandi
    ampressley@cfl.rr.com

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  65. Great colors. I like the distress on the bottom of the cup. Love the stiching around the edges (I could never do that LOL) TFS
    --C

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  66. Your card came out Great Trell. Love the coffee colored look of how everything blends together. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  67. Your vintage card is just lovely, all the colors work together so beautifully.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  68. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! The paper is just beautiful and love the added stitching!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  69. WOW,your card is beautiful Trell! I love the stamp shape layer...beautiful! :)

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  70. Oh Wow, what a Great Card!!! Love it!!!
    Puppy Hugs!
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmail.com

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  71. Love it! fantastic bow!
    rhondazmikly@sbcglobal.net

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  72. AWESOME card Trell! Love the colors...I agree, the Turquoise gives your card an amazing pop of color...I love it! The stamp shape has always been one of my favorite decorative edges. GREAT job...thanks for sharing! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  73. Great Card! Love the shape that the coffee cup is on. And the stitching really stands out! TFS
    Hugs,
    georgi

    georgifelixatverizondotnet

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  74. Love your card. Wish i could make my bows like that!

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  75. Such an elegant card. I really like the background stamp. It adds such character to the card.

    amesari88athotmaildotcome

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