Thursday, May 12, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!


This month's Center Stage Spotlight hop is a great sketch by our very own Melissa Cash!  Isn't this circular design fun?!  I love doing shaped cards...it is so refreshing to do something a little different!

You should have arrived here from Giovana's...with all of blogger's issues, plus our travel to Louisiana Friday (which took about 3 times as long as it was supposed to!) I am arriving late to the party, so you might have come from somewhere else!  If you missed the start, head over to StampTV's forum to catch the beginning.

I used my Grand Calibur and a grand scalloped circle die to form the base of my card, and classic circles small and large for the layers.  The colors for this "green thumb" card were inspired by a pretty floral print from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads paper pack.  I stamped images from What's the Dirt?! on scraps of white PL, colored them with Copics, cut them out and adhered them with pop dots.  A few pearl-centered paper blossoms are sprinkled alongside the fancy tag sentiment and on the gingham bow.  The entire design is light-hearted and happy and just makes me smile!

Notes:
What's the Dirt?
Pure Luxury card stock
Sweet Threads designer paper
Memento ink
gingham ribbon
Bow Easy
pop dots
paper piercer
pearls

From here, you're heading to Cheri's!  I know she's got something fabulous to share with you!

121 comments:

  1. Deb- Well, friend- this was definitely worth waiting for! This is one gorgeous card! Have a fun time this weekend!

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  2. Gorgeous card Deb!! I love the bow treatment! Have a wonderful time in Louisiana!

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  3. Such an adorable card Deb! Love all the little touches - the ribbon, the can and gloves popped, oh and the gorgeous dp. It all came together beautifully!

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  4. Adorable card Deb! Sorry about all of your travel woes. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  5. Love it Deb! You outdid yourself and as Karen said worth the wait! I love it. Enjoy your trip!

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  6. Oh my I am always in awe of your beautiful creations.
    crafty teacher

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  7. This is adorable, loving the pattern paper.

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  8. i really like the Garden stamp so cute makes me want to go out and plant some flowers. great card

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  9. I like the watering can and gloves over the floral paper, makes me want to play in my garden.

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  10. Oh, I love those images!!! The paper really makes the card too! I am so lovin' this blog hop!

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  11. sandydog25@aol.comMay 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Really like this card. Love the colors!

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  12. Love the little bow and garden utensils. Nice job!

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  13. It's garden time. Beautiful colors!! Love it.

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  14. Sweet card. I love all of the different elements that you have chosen!

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  15. now this is darling! just have the perfect dp for this! enjoy your trip (-:

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  16. What a pretty card..I love gardening themes and you topped it with this card.

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  17. Beautiful Deb!!! Enjoy your vacation!

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  18. A gorgeous card in every way...colors, painting, bg pattern, ribbon, and expression! TFS and hope all the frustrating 'stuff' is over with.

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  19. What a beautiful card. You never fail to impress me with your creative talent.

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  20. A gorgeous card. I love everything about it.
    You are so talented.

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  21. Love that card Deb. The theme is so cute! I just got the GC but haven't the dies yet... must get to work :)

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  22. Oh! your card "pops" with fun. What a great card for the gardener anyone who plants a seed of hope and good cheer. Hugz, Dottie

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  23. Wow... I just love the garden card. The DSP is so appropriate for this type of card. Tks for sharing!

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  24. Great way to say hello to friends and spring!! Love it:)

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  25. great card- love the print with the garden tools

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  26. So cute..just adorable. Thank you

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  27. Loved the gardening card. So cute and colorful. Nice job.

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  28. I love everything about this card. Great colors.

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  29. Great card to encourage spring to come and stay!

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  30. Love your cute garden card.

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  31. What a great circle sketch card and love the subject matter too. So lovely!

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  32. I love your card, it just pops out at you.

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  33. What a wonderful card. I really love all the colors you chose and I love the gardening tools.

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  34. What a gorgeous card! You did a super job.

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  35. Love the use of the garden images over the beautiful floral paper. Great job!

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  36. Such a happy spring card, your layout is wonderful.

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  37. Love the card and the inspiration! TFS

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  38. Beautiful card; colours work so well with the dp!

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  39. Deb, for all you went through to get this posted....this is so worth the wait. I absolutely love the pastels and the whole garden theme. Well done!

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  40. Deb, such a great card for this time of year! Simply lovely card!

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  41. Very pretty card Deb. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  42. Beautiful! Great choice of dp and I love the gingham ribbon to accent this.

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  43. Hi deb! Just a terrific card!! perfect for this time of year too! :)

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  44. What a pretty card - just right for spring!

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  45. Deb, this is a great card. I love the colors, as well as the theme.

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  46. I am an avid gardener and this card speaks to me! It's gorgeous!

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  47. Love this card! Looks like Spring!

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  48. Deb what a great interpretation for a garden theme. All the details really make it.

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  49. Great card! Such a nice garden design. This card makes me want to go tend to my flowers.

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  50. This card is my favorite. What a cute card.

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  51. I love this garden design. Very pretty card with so much detail and interest.

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  52. Gorgeous card! I love the fun garden theme.

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  53. Very pretty--like the garden theme.

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  54. Adorable card, love the garden theme. Hugs,
    Anne :)
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

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  55. Well, it's finally spring. Love the colors.
    joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

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  56. I love the colors Such a sweet card, Great job!!

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  57. Fantastic card! The gardening tools on top of flowery paper is great!

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  58. Extremely well done and so darn cute. Love the patterned paper and the greens.

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  59. Beautiful card. love that bow.

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  60. Love it, love it, spring garden are you ready?

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  61. Love the flowered paper that make the gloves and watering can stand out.

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  62. So much fun and very cute.

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  63. Gorgious gorgious is all I can say.

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  64. Great card, Deb. Love the colors, the design, the theme. Gorgeous!

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  65. How cute. I love the little watering can and gardening gloves. You did a wonderful job on your card. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  66. What a great card! I know many friends that would cherish this!

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  67. Fantastic card! Great card for any gardener!

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  68. What a cute card- love the focal images you used..great for the gardener!

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  69. Love this card!

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  70. Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

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  71. I love the colors you chose. It is such a great looking card.

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  72. This is one of my favorite cards.....love it

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  73. Can't wait to make this card for my neighbor, an avid gardner. She will love it.

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  74. Lovely summer card for a friend.TFS.

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  75. I totally love this card! It's my kind of card with the garden theme! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  76. Such a sweet "Spring" card!

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  77. great card love the garden theme and colors thank you

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  78. Wonderful card, it's so fun & cheerful! I love it!!

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  79. love it! garden themes are sooo fun!

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  80. What a wonderful card- I love the sentiment you've used!!

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  81. Beautiful card. I enjoy gardening - love the little touches - the little flowers - the dp is perfect .

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  82. Beautiful card. Love the DP and sentiment.

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  83. This is too cute! I love the double bow accents with the flowers!

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  84. beatiful Deb, perfect to turn this sketch into a wreath with the green and gardening, very nice!

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  85. Great card - garden themes are so useful. Thank you! Kate

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  86. Cute and that background paper is perfect TFS
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  87. What a great card for a gardner!!! love it.

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  88. What a pretty Spring card!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  89. Perfect card to send to your "Best Bud" :O)

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  90. Your Circle card highlighting the stamp set What's the Dirt is such a great looking card and one appropriate for all my gardner friends.

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  91. Well isn't this just to "Garden" cute!!! Your card is darling and love how all your sweet elements work together. Very nice.

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  92. The pattern of this paper and the green make a lovely card.

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  93. I love your watercan and lovely flowers. this is beatiful.

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  94. I love your card,spring is definitely here!

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  95. Just beautiful! You have talent for using lots of embellishments without your card being overloaded or gaudy. Such good balance and effects. Thanks

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  96. This is pretty Deb - I like the background floral DP and those little gloves look perfect placed there!

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  97. Beautiful job on the sketch challenge!



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. Love the colours you choose they just pop!

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  99. oh how lovely this is, and it just makes me want to get out in the dirt and dig! alas, it's still freezing nights here and no planting til the end of May. BIG SIGH!

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  100. Your card makes me smile too! I like everything about it, the colors, designer paper,the popped up gardening tools! I'm thinking I really NEED this set.

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  101. This is gorgeous Deb! Perfect for this time of year too! Enjoy your trip!

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  102. This is such a perfectly versatile card for any woman in your life. LOVE the detail and colors.

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  103. So cheerful! I love the bg paper and colors.

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  104. Love the color combination and so perfect with the garden theme! I do a lot of pink and brown will have to try this pink and green!

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  105. Beautiful card ... love your gardening theme and pretty DP too!

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  106. Grest coloring on the elements you added in the foreground. Love the watering can.Thanks

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  107. Very beautiful card love the green and the bow. well done

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