Friday, April 29, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop - Treasure Chest

It's time for another CSS Alumni Blog Hop!  We have a fun challenge called Treasure Chest!  Each time we do this challenge, the theme changes.  This time, we were challenged to use any of the StampTV kits for our project.  If you arrived here from Carolina's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning in the StampTV forum so you don't miss any of the team's fabulous creations! 

Here are the StampTV kits we could choose from:
  • Autumn Splendor
  • Blessed is the Season
  • Bold Flowers
  • Eclectic Summer
  • Eclectic Summer Sayings
  • Elegant Flowers
  • Enjoy the Sunshine
  • Holiday Cheer
  • Holiday Greetings
  • Organize It!
  • Picture It!
  • Sent with Love
  • Signs of Autumn
  • Spring Mix
  • Springtime Silhouettes
  • Thanks a Million
  • Winter Wonderland

I chose to use the Spring Mix StampTV kit for my card:


I started with a Rose Red card base and used some old SU Print Pattern scraps for the background and photo corners.  I stamped the image and sentiment from the Spring Mix StampTV kit onto GKD Layering Weight White with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The image was colored with Copic markers and highlighted with Spica pens for a little sparkle.  I added a tiny yellow pearl to each of the flower centers.  I created a banner with the sentiment and added a button and scrap of ribbon from my scrap bag.  A few more pearls finished my simple spring card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Next hop on over to Brenda's blog where she has a fantastic creation to share with you!

Oh, and I forgot to mention I used the Card Positioning Systems Sketch #215 for my layout.
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162 comments:

  1. wonderful coloring and love those corners! just beautiful!

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  2. Carla, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous!

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  3. This is beautiful Carla! It's so cheery and your coloring is fantastic!

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  4. Such a sweet card, Carla. Love the corner details and I agree with the others, your coloring is perfection.

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  5. I love it! Your coloring is beautiful. The photo corners are a nice addition.

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  6. Carla- Love it! The red is the perfect bg touch!

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  7. Beautiful! Love your color combo!

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  8. Such a pretty card Carla!!! You rocked the sketch!!

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  9. What a delightful card Carla - love the colors, the LO, and your coloring is just beautiful!

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  10. absolutely beautiful, awesome sketch too!

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  11. Gorgeous Carla!!! I love mailboxes and don't have this kit, but have always had my eye on it!!

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  12. Wonderful Carla! I love the colors and the layout! Such a fun card colored to perfection!

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  13. Such a pretty card and I love your DP
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Susie Sugar x

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  14. Oh Carla such a pretty Spring card (love that banner!) who doesn't love getting snail mail? Especially a card as beautiful as this!

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  15. This is just lovely! The red and yellow color combo is one of my favorites and you did a gorgeous job of coloring your image.

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  16. Awww - memories - This was the first StampTV stamp I ever used! Still love it!

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  17. Love the colouring and beautiful colour combination. Really pretty card -- thanks for sharing. P.

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  18. Hi Carla, I love your card!! Beautiful colouring, and great design & colour combo. So sweet!!

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  19. Cute as a bug in the mail box LOL,,,loved it

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  20. Just received that stamp set and am anxious to work with the mailbox, love your card.

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  21. Very cheerful. I really like the white panel with the decorative edge inside!

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  22. Very Pretty, great colors, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Such a cute mail box.Great coloring.

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  24. Cute card. Really like the layout

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  25. Love the colors. Very pretty!

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  26. Really beautiful card, Carla! It has the "promise of Spring"! ;D

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  27. Cute card. Love this stamp set. TFS

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  28. I love it! Your coloring is superb. The photo corners and button are perfect.
    Blessings Bernie

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  29. OH Carla, this is so cute. What an adorable image.

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  30. A beautiful card. Suzyq

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  31. Such a nice card, your colours are very pretty.

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  32. LOVE this!! Love how you did the corners.

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  33. What a pretty card. I love the colors and the layout.

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  34. Wonderful use of copic markers. Love the beautiful red patterned paper.

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  35. The entire card is great, but I especially love the way you colored it.

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  36. Beautiful card. I am picking up so many great tips from this blog. Thanks for showing me how to use my ribbon scraps!

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  37. This was my favorite stamp set, pretty card, great job on the coloring.

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  38. Wonderful card design and great colors.

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  39. What a delightful card....great work!

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  40. Great cards. I love that you mix various brands.

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  41. Very cute - great colors! And I just love that image!

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  42. What a cute card Carla! It's fun to see all the different creations with this kit!

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  43. Great card. It's so inspiring to see everyone's very different style. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. So precious. Love it. Thank you

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  45. The Spring Mix stamp kit has so many cute stamps. Love the card that you have created with this set. That mailbox, with the flowers trailing up is tooo cute. Love your color and choices of DP and your layout is amazing.

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  46. I really like this card, it is so simple, but still rich with feelings. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. The mailbox stamped image just pops off the card with your use of the darker background. Very nice.

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  48. Beautiful card. Love the corners !

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  49. I just love the way you colour your cards. Awesome.

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  50. Awesome card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. I love the little squirrel in the mailbox..so cute!

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  52. Very pretty card, Carla. You have a great eye for color.

    Barb

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  53. Adorable design and great Spring colors, Carla!

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  54. I have a thing for mailboxes. Your card is wonderful!

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  55. How pretty. Love the colors.

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  56. I just love the sentiment you used on your beautifully colored card! I always smile when I use that one.

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  57. Beautiful project! I love the colors and the papers you used.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Carla, you've done an amazing job! Love it.

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  59. Love your coloring of the stamped image..so soft and pretty. Also love the design the photo corners formed of the background paper.

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  60. Carla, your skill with copics is fabulous. Even in a fairly small piece.

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  61. Thanks for sending smiles! It worked cause I have one now from looking at your beautiful card.

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  62. Great colors and love that little chipmunk in the mailbox. Very fun!

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  63. Never would have thought to use the argyle paper with that stamp, but it really works.

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  64. Using photo corners to make your card look like a photo, what a great idea. Love your choice of paper and the button and pearls.

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  65. aren't copics the best. Good job

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  66. This is such a pretty card, just right for spring, anyone would be delighted to receive this card

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  67. So cute and cheery. Love the corners.

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  68. Great card and I love the layout.

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  69. Love your card Carla, love the flowers going up the post of the mailbox. Very pretty. Hugs, Anne :)
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

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  70. Cute card ! Love yr coloring ! Hugs,Yone

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  71. Oh that is lovely! I have some of those corners and never really knew what to do with them. Thanks for the idea!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  72. Very pretty. Great colours and colouring. TFS

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  73. Beatiful colouring of the focal image Carla. I also really like the use of photo corners on your card!

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  74. My jaw dropped when I saw this one. Very stunning. LOVE it! What a unique card. Thank you so very much for sharing. I'm in awe. :)

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  75. Great color choices! Never thought to use red and yellow...these are just the right tones!

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  76. I love this card! Beautiful!!

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  77. Carla, Thanks for sharing your creation with us. I love the mailbox with the entwining vine. Truly a treasure chest.

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  78. Love the way you colored the stamped mailbox and flowers thank you

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  79. Creative use of colour. Love the corners.
    Carolyn

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  80. Love the Mailbox stamp from Spring Mix

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  81. Very sweet card. Interesting choice of papers. You brought them together nicely.

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  82. The color combinations really are eye catching!
    Very pretty card.

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  83. Thanks for a beautiful setting for the mailbox...a great card.

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  84. Your mailbox definitely sends a smile across the miles - thanks for sharing.

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  85. Love everything about your card. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Great card. Would love to find that in my mailbox. tFS

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  87. Beautiful coloring with the Copics. Such a sweet card. You did a great job.

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  88. oh I know..., I do love that image, sigh!

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  89. Nice card. I like the way you use up scraps. I always have so many of them and sometimes forget to use them.

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  90. So darn cute!!! Love the colors, corners, everything.

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  91. This is an absolutely wonderful card.

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  92. The card is so pretty and fresh. I like how you used the photo corners in a different way.

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  93. Love the little chipmunk in the mail box.

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  94. AWWW! I am SO glad you used this image of that sweet little chipmunck in the mailbox Carla! SO adorable! If I am lucky enough to win this hop I think this is the set I am going to pick.

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  95. So sweet! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  96. Love the card - you did a great job with the copics and the photo corners.

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  97. Love the detailed work on this card!

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  98. Beautiful coloring. Love that cute mailbox with the chipmunk peeking out.

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  99. Spring Mix Stamp set is adorable.I love your card

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  100. How cute carla, just love your choice of stamps

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  101. What a lovely card. Simple yet profound. TFS
    Hugs, Jessica

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  102. Pretty card!! love the colors!

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  103. Sweet card--thanks for sharing.

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  104. Sweet...this has been one of my favorites from the get go!!! Nice job! Very pretty look!

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  105. Thank you for sharing your lovely card. Keep up the creativity Lincey

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  106. What a charming card! It's so full of fabulous detail!

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  107. You are a great colorer. You are good at shadowing. Your card is so cute that anyone would love to recieve this card in the mail! Thanks for the inspiration to work on shadowing.

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  108. I love your card! I love your use of Copics, if only I could be as gifted! I guess it comes with practice!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity!

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  109. lovely card with such bright colours a gift to receive

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  110. so pretty - beautiful coloring!

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  111. Love your card. This stamp is so cute.

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  112. Your cards are always wonderful. Beautiful job coloring.
    crafty teacher

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  113. Lovely card Carla. I can't wait to master my Copic coloring as beautifully as you!

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  114. your card is lovely
    hugs, Valerie

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  115. Beautiful card, Carla!

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  116. Very pretty card, Carla. I love your colors.

    Joan
    MN

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  117. Carla, your card is gorgeous! Love the feeling of spring!

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  118. Great colors, great details. Terrific job!

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  119. I would not have thought of putting these colors together but they work great...very nice card.

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  120. That is a beautiful card. The Spring Mix kit seems to have a variety of really interesting images.

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  121. Great mailbox image. Love how the corners are done.

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  122. I love it, you do such nice work with the paper and marker combination.

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  123. Wow, really really nice. The coloring is wonderful.

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  124. What an adorable card; your use of colors is amazing.

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  125. Oh that's such a pretty image, beautifully coloured too!

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  126. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO USE THESE COLORS...LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
    TAMMYATVER

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  127. I've always loved that image. Great card.

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  128. Gorgeous card! Love that mailbox image with the little critter inside. How delightful! Great color choices!

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  129. What a cheery card! Love the colors.

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  130. That is one of my favorite stamps to see people use but I can never get the mouse to show up right. After seeing this card I will have to practice with the stamp more.

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  131. Cute little mouse peeking out. I don't remember this stamp. Very cute!

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  132. Wonderful card. I love the pink with the yellow!!! Great combo!

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  133. Very pretty card--love the colors.

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  134. Beautiful card Carla! I love the tied button, it is the perfect touch!

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  135. Great card. The coloring is really well done.

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla