Friday, September 23, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Gina K Designs Centerstage Spotlight Alumni Hop! Carolina issued our designers a double challenge, to make a Fall-themed card with a shaker element.  What a fun challenge this one was!

You should've arrived here from Joy's!  If you have landed in the middle, you really should start at the top!  You can find it at StampTV.

I used a pre-fab shaker dome, which made things a little easier than starting from scratch.  I chose two images from the StampTV kit, Falling For You, along with the sentiment and rake from Theresa's set, The Giving Tree.  The warm golds, oranges and reds of Basic Grey's Indie Bloom designer paper are perfect for Fall and provide a great backdrop for a sprinkling of Flower Soft Autumn leaves.

All that extra Fall lawn work should not go unappreciated!  ;)

Notes: 
Falling For You
The Giving Tree
Gina K Pure Luxury card stock
Basic Grey's Indie Bloom designer paper
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Ranger tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
Spellbinders classic circles
Autumn Flower Soft
Dotted grosgrain ribbon
Pop Dots

And now you're headed to Cheri's!  Enjoy the hop, and have a great weekend!

79 comments:

  1. this is so sweet! love how you used a different type of shaker dome...you and Karen are enablers! I need to go shopping and get these (-:

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  2. How cute is this layout!! Love your house - I had fun CASEing you tonight too! :)

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  3. Love, love, love your card, Deb! What a creative way you used the stamp sets.

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  4. Such a great card - love the little house and the flower soft is great in the shaker!!!

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  5. Love the rake and leaf pile, too! Happy looking card!

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  6. How precious is that pile of leaves!!! The flower soft really does add a nice touch. Very pretty card.

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  7. Fantastic card! Love how the shaker element adds so much to a card. The flower soft is ingenious!
    Blessings Bernie

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  8. You did a great job on this card. Even without the shaker element it's a great card.

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  9. Wonderful design...love that little house and the shaker over it!

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  10. That's adorable, love your little house!

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  11. so sweet - love the little shaker on this one. Too cute

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  12. Great idea with the flower soft. I usually use beads but this looks so cute!!!

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  13. Love the use of flower soft and the shaker capsule. Gorgeous card!

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  14. Oh Deb, this is just gorgeous! Love the idea of incorporating the shaker into your beautiful scene!!!

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  15. Love that cute shaker card and those lovely colors. ^_^

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  16. Sweet card! Know anyone that wants to rake my leaves? ;0) TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  17. Your card tells a story. The tree is tall and overhangs the house and when the leaves fall, they yard is covered! Love it.

    NancyA
    booknplays@aol.com

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  18. This is a lovely card! Now I want to make one too!

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  19. Cute, very cute. Love the little house.

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  20. What a cute card... you all are so talented. Love the birds and bird house.

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  21. Hi Deb! This is such a lovely card!! Love the cute house, and the rake with the fallen leaves. The shaker is so cute too. So fun!! Have a great weekend!! {{hugs}}

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  22. Lovely detail on your card. Flower soft for shaking...how creative.

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  23. I like that you used the premade dome, saves time.The flower soft is the perfect touch.Your card inspires me.

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  24. Beautiful card, I have never tried flower soft, but will be purchasing some very soon

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  25. Very pretty, Deb! I love your use of the flower soft, something I have never tried.

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  26. What a cool look! Makes me think of a thought bubble!

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  27. Absolutely fabulous and adorable shaker card!

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  28. Super card, Deb! Cool idea with the flower soft & your falling leaves.....perfect!

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  29. Sue Bridges moosegirl02@yahoo.comSeptember 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Great Card- Love it!

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  30. What a great combo of images. Love the flower soft with the rake!

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  31. Fabulous card! Love the colors, dp and that adorable little house. Freest idea to put the branch in the shaker with the flower soft.

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  32. Such a cute card with the house below the tree/leaves. Thanks

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  33. Love the house and the yard! The dome shaker reminded me of a fall moon over the little house. Cute, cute!
    Hazel

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  34. Nice job! I love how you used the new Basic Gray papers...they are perfect for the fall.

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  35. Oh how cute, I love that little house, and how it looks like the contents of the shaker is getting ready to call down on it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  36. I just love this card. It looks like so much work but the results.............lovely. Jodi

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  37. Hello!

    What a wonderful card - I love it! I have put it in my favorites it is so creative! Perfection!

    Wishing you a good weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  38. I love the flower soft in the shaker as well as on the card. Great idea!

    Mari

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  39. Awesome, I love that dome shaker. The little house is too cute

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  40. Loved your use of this stamp set!

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  41. This is so adorable!!! Works perfectly for that Fall look!!! And I think I like the idea of purchased shakers!!! :-)

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  42. This is so CUTE! Love the flower soft with the rake, perfect!

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  43. Such a sweet, cute card that captures Fall so nice.

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  44. This card does capture so many of the Fall elements - the warm, cozy house, the raking of the leaves.....love it
    TFS

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  45. cute card. love the capsule, is it on the inside of the card?

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  46. I love your globe. The little house is so warm and cozy.

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  47. This card is great. It is so different and it really does say fall.

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  48. Cute, cute, CUTE shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Darling card! Love the flower soft on this card!

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  50. WOW - never knew there were prefab shakers - Oh the wonderful things I learn (and now have to buy!). Cute, cute card. Love it.

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  51. one of the cutest cards yet! Sure would love to have those stamps sets!

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  52. This is so darling cute! I love how you have made the rake and the flower soft for leaves! How clever!

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  53. I love this card! Very clever use of the shaker!

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  54. That is an adorable card. I love that you used a tiny shaker, too.

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  55. Wow- I think this is the best shaker card I have ever seen. All the details are wonderful- gorgeous card, Deb!

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  56. Love your card. No domes where I live so will have to create from scratch but so looking forward to making a shaker card!

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  57. Awesome card, Deb! Love the different stamp images and the autumn Flower Soft inside the dome! Great job!

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  58. What a great idea to use Flower Soft on the card and in the shaker! ANd that little house is just too cute!

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  59. I don't have any Flower Soft but I am going to have to get some because it looks fabulous in your card Deb! How are we ever going to CASE YOU for the Free-for-all Friday challenge?!! :)

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  60. Ohhhh what a beautiful card, I feel like I could walk right in that front door. I just love that all Gina K stamps can be mixed and matched regardless of the artist

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  61. Such a cute card.Love the little scene you have going on here! Wonderful job~~
    Thanks for sharing Deb.
    Donna

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  62. Great idea, putting leaves in the shaker and having piles of them also on the ground with the rake.

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  63. I love this card! Thanks for the idea of using the prefab dome. I will have to get me some of those. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Wow, that was fantastic!! I love flower soft on cards!

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  65. By: triciacarrier81@yahoo.com


    THIS IS MY FAVORITE PROJECT!!!! I am obsessed w/ the colors and the stamping and the overall design work uve put in!!!! Bravo!!! Thank U for being such an inspiration!!!!!!

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  66. This is a wonderful card!! It gave me such a warm feeling of home when I looked at it!! Thank you so much for that!!!

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  67. Your card is a favorite! Love the rake and leaves, and your shakerful of leaves, too. So cute!

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  68. Lynette said...

    Your card is so cute. Such great ideas!!

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  69. Deb, your shaker card is adorable. Just love it.

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  70. So cute and I really like the small shaker globe. Anonymous since Google won't work for me tonight - venicepat@hotmail.com

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  71. Susan said: I love that little tree branch hanging over the house and that rake and leaves at the bottom! As Blogger isn't working, I've had to leave this as anonymous. s_huston@hotmail.com

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