Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Good morning!  Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!  I get to start my day with a fun blog hop brought to you by the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team!  Each month, a group of former DT members gets together and create projects with our favorite Heartfelt Creations products.  This is my first time participating in the hop since my DT term just ended a couple of weeks ago. I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's gorgeous projects! If you arrived here from Marsha's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start back at the beginning at Dina's blog and hop from there so you don't miss a thing.

Here is the my card for the hop:


I am well on my way to finishing my Christmas cards, so I stayed with that theme for my card.  I used one of my favorite Heartfelt Creations images from HCPC 3357 Snowy Winter Scene.  I kept my design fairly simple and let the beautiful image be the main focal point.  I started with an A6 card base of GKD Heavy Weight White and layered with patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 pad.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White and colored the image with Copic markers.  I added some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow and a bit of Red Stickles on the gifts in the mailbox.  I embossed another piece of Cryogen White with the Grace's Frame Cuttlebug folder and cut a window with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Nestabilities.  I popped this layer up over my scene then popped the whole thing up on the card base.  A few red rhinestones finished my simple design.  One more easy-to-mail card for my stash!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now you'll want to hop on over to Debbie's blog and check out her wonderful creation!  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog while you're hopping because one randomly chosen commenter will win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations!  You have until Friday, December 2 at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be announced Saturday at noon.

Just in case you get lost, here is the complete hop list:

Dina
Selma  
Karen Taylor
Olga 
Tesa
Marsha
Carla  (you are here)
Debbie
Linda

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
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40 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me with your talent, this is beyond gorgeous!!!!

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  2. I too love that Heartfelt Creations stamp and you have created a gorgeous card with it Carla. I love how you framed it and your coloring is fantastic.

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  3. Judy I, St. Louis MONovember 29, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    What a lovely card.

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  4. Gorgeous card! The paper you used to frame the card is perfect!

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  5. Your coloring of the snowy scene is perfect! I love that you let it be the focal point too!

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  6. Ohhh, Carla! What an amazing card. Soooo beautiful! Your coloring is amazing, and so much fun and feeling with the flower soft!

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  7. This is deffently a WOW! card I just love it.

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  8. Your card for the hop is soooo beautiful! Love all the detail and that winter scene is gorgeous!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  9. Wow Carla, you have colored this scene so beautifully! I love the framing around the scene also. Each of the little critters are so cute.

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  10. I love this so subtle yet beautiful image. And the embossing on the outside card is just beautiful!

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  11. Wonderful card Carla, just beautiful, you did a great job, love it all, PP, coloring, stamp, looks terrific!!
    Thanks for sharing your talents and design
    Hugs
    Donna

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  12. Just beautiful, Carla. I enlarged it to get an even better look. The packages in the mailbox are soooo pretty and I love that bg paper you used. Such a gorgeous, shimmery creation.

    We didn't get a flake of snow. I'm going to start predicting the weather and not bother with the weather forecast on TV. Ha

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  13. I love the winter scene--it is so nostalgic and very sweet!! I also love the simplicity of this card--beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. This is beautiful Carla, I love those trees
    Clairexx

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  15. Beautiful card love the winter scene great coloring . Thanks for sharing
    Marilyn

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  16. What a beautiful card Carla! Your colouring is fabulous!
    Sarah

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  17. Love the simplicity of this card and your coloring is fab!

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  18. Gorgeous Carla! I love this Winter scene and your coloring is beautiful! Also love the way you layered your image - so elegant!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  19. A definite "WOW" card!! Superb coloring on the image, and I love the "extra's" on the gifts in the mailbox! Love what you did with your frame, and the red rhinestones on the corners!!

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  20. Love the winter scene. Beautiful.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Carla, this is phenomenal....I love the entire scene and the way you designed the main focus of the card!

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  22. Love your card! I may have to case the layout, LOL!

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  23. I absolutely love your card! I love how you cut out the oval center and then embossed the sides. Your coloring is great!

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  24. I love love love mail box cards - this is awesome
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Love the outdoor theme and the way you framed it. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a wonderful scene. It is the perfect Christmas card.

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  27. Beautiful design. Love the colors used. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I love the mailbox cards! THanks for sharing your creative spirit with those of us who struggle a little.

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  29. Ahhhhhhh, to be able to color like you. Your images never look washed out, but always brilliant and dimensional!

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  30. this is also a fav image - love your coloring and that you framed it!

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  31. lovely, elegant card. Your layout and paper choices do let the image and your coloring skills shine!
    R/

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  32. Often it is hard to come up with a card that you can mail and that is still elegant. You hit the jackpot here. Well done.

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  33. Beautiful, beautiful job on this card! Your coloring is excellent!

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  34. What a cute card! I love the stamp you used.

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  35. Very pretty--I like how your framed the image.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  36. This is such a pretty card, love it!!!!

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