Sunday, April 7, 2013

My True Friend

Welcome to my blog!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  We're having our monthly Blog Hop at The Craft's Meow and this time our theme is Friendship.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, go to The Craft's Meow Blog for a list of all the blogs participating.  Once you start there, you will be directed from blog to blog.   You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog.  Here's my card for the Hop:


It should be no surprise to you how much I love the Stitched Flowers.  This time I used one of the flowers and also the lovely stitched leaves, and chose a peach and green color scheme..  My sentiment is from TCM's Lark Additions stamp set - I adore this lovely font!  My papers are all from Graphic 45, from their Little Darlings and Secret Garden Patterns & Solids collections.  I paper-pieced the flower layers, using a solid for the bottom layer and a print for the top one, bending the petals up around the button I put in each center. After placing my flowers and leaves I sprinkled some peach and green buttons that are part of a Christmas gift from my friend Lisa Carroll.

I'm adding another card to this post so that I can enter the Tuesday Trigger challenge this week at Moxie Fab World.  This one uses the same Stitched Flowers set.


My sentiment is also a TCM stamp from Stitched Sentiments.  Here's the Trigger inspiration piece:


Now please hop along to Lindsay's blog - I know she'll have something really special for you.
And what's a Hop without a prize?!  After you've finished, please leave a comment over at The Craft's Meow blog by 8:00 PM Pacific on Tuesday, April 9 and a random winner will win a TCM stamp set of her choice!  The winner will be announced there on Wednesday, April 10.  Good luck!

57 comments:

Anita Rex said...

Lin this Card is So beautiful! I love the colors and I are standing in your design, I also love the buttons!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful.

Lori Aragon said...

Oh what a beautiful card Lin! Thank you!!!

Dawn T said...

This is a delightful card Lin. I just love the soft colours and the little pastel buttons finish it perfectly.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww such a pretty card, love your dimensional flowers and great mix of DPs :)

marg0006 said...

Such grat detail flowers.

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Kim M said...

Another lovely card, Lin. Love the buttons in the center of the flowers.

Theresa's Studio said...

Lin, lovely card...beautiful flowers and colors. Have a great day!

Pam W Merwin said...

Lin, this is so adorable and so you! I love these flowers and leaves and Yes, the sentiment too. I am going to have to check out these products. Your card has made it hard to resist them. Thanks so much for your inspiration. Have a blessed day!

Deirdre said...

What fabulous flowers, detailing is gorgeous plus the colour scheme too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers. Thanks.

Tisha Sewell said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers with the buttons.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card! I can see why you like that set. That font is beautiful, I think I need to pop over and check out some things.

Lindsay said...

I adore those flowers, Lin! What a lovely card!

Vicki said...

So pretty! I love that stamp set.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This card packs an eye catching whallop!

Cindy C. said...

OH this card is so very pretty!

joy said...

So soft and feminine! Love the pretty buttons.

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Lin! The dimension and graceful spacing of your flowers is perfect!

CinnamonSally said...

Your flowers are stunning Lin and what a pretty card!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous cards! Each fabulous paper- pieced flower is placed perfectly, like a lovely bouquet!

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lin! Beautiful take on the TT for the 2nd card, Lin! GREAT use of stamps and embossing folders! Love it!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the embossing and the 3D effects. Well done.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the colors and the buttons.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your cards!! Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing your take on the challenge and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Donna Jones said...

Hi Lin,

2 beautiful cards, love all the layers and buttons on your 1st card :-)

Donna Jones

Clare said...

You worked your magic with these fab flower cards, love them!!

Loly Borda said...

Both are absolutely beautiful! TFS My favourite is the first, all those details.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Leni said...

Super sweet cards.Love that stampset!

Weenie Thomas said...

Beautiful set of cards. Lovely paper piecing and the buttons are just perfect!

Unknown said...

beautiful cards Lin! i love the dimension of the first...and that second card is PERFECT for the trigger!

Ruth G said...

So very fun with the paper piecing and the stitched stamps! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! I love the different papers.. Just perfect!! And the buttons!! Awesome embossing too!! These are just fantastic!!

sheila said...

what a wonderful clean look you always have to your cards Lin! I think it is your "signature" look! I love both of these cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ooohhh love all of the dimensions on here! And especially the use of the plain green and the polka dot green on the leaves!

Pat said...

Both of your cards are just lovely! :)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Indy's Designs said...

Love the layered flowers and the colors on this card! Great take on the Tuesday Trigger Challenge with your second card!

Peggy said...

Great cards. Love the dimensional flowers.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Jacqueline said...

Lin, I LOVE your card for the trigger, it's beautiful!

Leanne said...

Your cards are simply great. Just became your follower.

Teresa said...

love these flowers! t.igo

Emily H said...

Fabulous cards Lin! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! The fussy cutting and dimension on the first is fantastic!

Karen Davis said...

I love your stitched flowers Lin, they are just wonderful

Denise Bryant said...

Love your paper pieced dimensional flowers in the first card! And the button centers on the second card... so sweet!

sharon g said...

I LOVE how you made the flowers stand out. What a cool look.

Natasha G.P. said...

The buttons look so sweet on your card. I like the leaves that you added to the pretty flowers, too. What a pretty card you made.

barbara macaskill said...

Your first card just spoke to my heart! Can't say what eactly, just that it did! I love the second card also but the first is just PERFECT! TFS!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh I love your stitched flower cards Lin, really bright and cheery

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful card...love the dimension you created on the 1st and the use of the inspiration on the 2nd.

Kailash said...

Wow Lin, your cards are beautifully crafted. The first is so lovely with all the dimension and the second is just so pretty with the framed flowers!!!

judkajudi said...

Those stitched flowers were made just for you, Lin!! Love your card!

Maureen Morton said...

Adding my name to this long list of admirers, Lin! You are a real flower girl in the truest sense. Glorious, both! Sweet, sweet, sweet.

ezobo said...

Both cards are beautiful. Such great detail and design on you first card. Your second card is so sweet and dean on for the trigger challenge.