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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop!


Happy Hump Day!!!  It is that time of month again...time for the Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S "Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop".  You should have arrived here from Angie's amazing blog; however, if you arrived here first, you will want to start at the top of the hop at Brenda's beautiful blog.  If you hopped with us last month, you know that the theme is to look through and use our neglected stash of crafting goodies...you know those wonderful items we hoard away for that perfect day;o)  If you are anything like me, you probably have plenty of things that are *screaming* to be played with, used and given just a wee bit of attention:o)  Like last month, I chose to use one of my adorable Aurora stamps.  The poor darling was feeling sad and left out.  Plus, with the weather being so very cold and gloomy lately...I felt the urge to create something that spread warmth and cheer, and I think sweet Aurora - Out on the Town does just that. I was inspired by the colors in this coupon tote from Glow Girl's Etsy shop...which is the featured shop on the Etsy Inspired Challenges this week.  Don't these colors scream warm weather and summertime?!?!


With all the orange in my card, you might have to grab your sunglasses quickly...sorry, I should have forewarned you;o)  Hey, if you can't have the sunshine naturally...it might as well come to you in a card right?


I stamped Aurora in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Prismacolor markers.  I stamped her flower umbrella a second time, cut it out and popped it up to create a bit of dimension.  For the fluffy look in the flower center and on her sweet, little dress, I used Tulip puffy paint in lime...and for a touch of sparkle, I added a teensy bit of Glamour Dust to the Tulip paint while it was still wet. The card stock is from DCWV and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye (I hate to admit it, but I've had this paper for about two years...maybe longer).  The pearls are from Basic Grey...the ribbon is from Offray...the flowers are Prima...and the lace is a yard sale find.


I hope this card was able to bring a bit of sunshine into your day:)  Your next stop on this fabulously fun hop is Karen's creative and inspiring blog.  I hope we have inspired you to dig into your fun and crafty collection and use those things that have been hidden away.  Don't you think it's time to show 'em a little love;o)  Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thank you so much for dropping by!!!!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations by Kristen - the theme is Spring Fever
Ooh-La-La Creations Challenges - the theme is "For Someone Special"
Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog - sad to say, but everything on this card is neglected:( but not after today...also, I did not add the sentiment asked for in the sketch...will add it when it heads out to its recipient (hope that's okay)
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog - You are to use two or more of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and/or the color Pink...I used the flowers and lace
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - A Stamped Flower

36 comments:

Heather said...

This is just BEYOND sweet!!! I LOVE the orange and green combo. She is a little darling for sure! Your style is so fun and beautiful Mrs. C!!! I love the layers, dimension and lace. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Happy to be a part of the D.I.V.A.S. with you and to be able to call you my bestestey best friend. HUGS!!!!

Auntie Em said...

What a happy and cheerful card. Lots of Vitamin D in this one!:D Very nice design.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the great colors- makes me love that Spring is right around the corner and hopefully NOT snow! That flower umbrellas is soooo cute! I love that you also decorated the insode of the card!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

FABULOUS! I love the bright orange color and the dimensional flower. Super way to showcase this cute image.

~@ngie~ said...

OH WOW... this is adorable... what a gorgeous image & I LOVE the colour combo... it looks very fruity hehehehe ;o)

Thanx for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash... good luck ;o) xXx Angie xXx

Barb said...

Oh, Carolyn, I always love the bright colors you use and this one does not disappoint! It positively glows! Adorable image and perfect coloring. You, my dear, are the queen of inside the card treatment and this is evidence of it. You make the insides as much of a treat as the outside. Love the card and love love love YOU!

downrightcrafty said...

an absolutely gorgeous creation thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Wendi said...

Oh Wow what a fabulous card that bow is gorgeous and the colours so vibrant
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is such a CHEERFUL card! Wonderful coloring and embellishments! TFS! Have a great day!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I love that bright & sunny orange!! Cute flower & ribbon! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Carmen O. said...

What a bright and cheery card! I just love that the inside of your cards are nearly as beautiful as the outside. This certainly would make the recipient smile and if it were me showcase it on my entertainment armoire. Beautifully done.

jkreucher said...

Omgosh! Look at these happy, vibrant colors!
Says spring and summer for sure.
gives me a smile.
Judy

Mary G. said...

Carolyn! This is SO beautiful! Love the bright colors and that image is darling!! Great coloring job and that touch of eyelet peeking out is perfect!

Deb said...

What a little darlin'! These colors are like Sunshine! Love it!

Sue W said...

Just beautiful!!!! These colours are so pretty and full of summer sunshine!

Gorgeous layout with lots of detail....love the popped up petals. Fabulous!

Sharri said...

Ohh awesome card!!! I love the bright colors and all the fabulous details you added!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow carolyn!! this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the adorable image and all the wonderful details! so cute!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your card is so super cute. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Etsy Inspired. :)

Cindy said...

Oh MY!! That sure is a bright card!! Fabulous coloring and layout!! I love your flower and bow!! Awesome!!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful, beautiful Carolyn! I love all of the orange and could sure use some sunshine here in CA....it is rainy and gloomy today.
Thanks for playing along again this month!

Jessica said...

Oh I love this! LOVE the bright colors, the layout and the adorable image! Great job!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my Gosh Carolyn....this is gorgeous inside and out! Wow. I love the colors you used. Sweet Aurora is so cute. I love the look of your blog. Gorgeous!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Bright and adorable...very creative. Perfect stash stuff for our hop. Peggy :)

Auntie Em said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comments! Hope your son is home soon and it's your turn to make lovely scrapbooking LOs of your sweet grandbabies! They really are the best!
Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to come back and see more of your gorgeous creations! :o)

Vicki said...

Way to rock the challenges, Carolyn! You did an awesome job with this card! Lovin' the colors and all the details! Blessings to you!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such a gorgeous card!! And yes, I hear warm weather working it's way up north!!! Stunning colors and coloring!!!!! What a fabulous hop!

Linda

Maria Matter said...

oh Carolyn, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! love your coloring, of course and this bright happy color has made me smile! Well done!
have a wonderful day!
hugs & blessings

Jackie said...

This is sooo dang cute & I LOVE the bright and happy colors you used! Thanks for playing along with Etsy this week!!!

Daniele said...

what a zingy blingy card love all the bright colours...soooo tropical, thanks for joinin us at Sketch n' Stash
hugs

Ching-a-ling said...

wow!! simply.....wow!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used, so cheery! Thanks for playing along with us over at Etsy this week!

Karen from PA said...

I really love these bright colors...so cheerful! I love how you matched the flower to the bow. I always have such a hard time with flowers.

Brenda said...

Oh such a pretty happy card!!

alicaz said...

So pretty! Perfect for spring!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Kristen said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Jacki Randolph said...

Too cute, love the beautiful colors.Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations