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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hoppin' to It

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Hope you've enjoyed the terrific collaboration between Stampendous products and Core'dinations' gorgeous papers! We have been thrilled to bring it to you! Today is the final day!! Of course there are prizes! We'll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core'dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a "must-have" Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core'dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6" X 6" paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus - our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

Speaking of Stampendous and Core'dinations and Dreamweaver, I have a card to share with you today that uses products from all three fabulous companies. 

 

I shared a card a few weeks ago, that used this same stencil & stamp and decided to use that card as my inspiration.  You can find that card here. This time, I ran my Core'dinations Pastel card stock through my Cuttlebug with Dreamweaver Book Cover Stencil and then sanded the embossed area with my Sand-It Gadget.  I love the design that is left behind!  The square in the embossed image is the perfect size for the butterfly in the Stampendous Cling Lovely Garden stamp set.  Cutting out the butterfly is a breeze with the coordinating Lovely Garden Die Cut Set.  The gorgeous silk May Arts ribbon to
tie it all together!

It's not often that I make the same card more than once, but I think I may make a few of these in different color combinations to keep in my stash. When I do make cards to have on hand, I leave the inside blank so I can stamp an appropriate sentiment when it's time to pop the card in the mail. This card would be great for many occasions.

Now,LET'S GET HOPPIN'! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! You have until the end of Sunday, June 15th to finish your comments. If you missed any previous posts here they are for TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY. We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we'll choose one comment from each. Of course we'd be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill! Here's who is posting today!

Core Blog

Debbie Standard

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer - that's me!

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Trine Brandt Lassen

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin


Now, that's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope all is well in your corner of the world!  Take time to get inky!  But first, it's time for you to get hoppin'!


  ***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

32 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

simple and clean looking, very pretty!!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Krissy!!!
LOVE the ELEGANT design, the BEAUTIFUL butterfly makes such a BOLD contrast to the color & texture of the base, finished off perfectly with the ribbon!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

barbara macaskill said...

Simply beautiful! Love the embossing and the butterfly has my heart all aflutter! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, Miss Lady!! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

The stencil mimics the butterfly so nicely. Beautiful card.

Sue D said...

What a beautiful background for this butterfly.

Barbara Nies said...

Cheerful, beautiful card for the summer.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors. The embossing folder and the butterfly are perfect together.

Yolanda said...

Sweet card.I love that butterfly.

WhoMom said...

Simple and elegant. I've never sanded a design before or used a stencil like this for a card but am ready to give it a try. Beautiful.

Carolina Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Would never think about putting those colors together but I love the results!

Sandy Berl said...

Love the butterfly!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Terrific CAS card! Love the way that embossed image looks with the pretty butterfly!

Judy said...

Such a simple but lovely look for your card Krissy. The sanding really does add something special. Thanks for sharing with us.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the embossing. Beautiful card. TFS

Stampendous said...

Wow, what a cool color combo! It's so unusual and striking. Love how the butterfly just pops off this card. Thanks so much for sharing today!!

Jean Bullock said...

That beautiful butterfly looks awesome against the sanded embellishment.

Darlene S. said...

Very pretty and the color combo is fab!

Kailash said...

A lovely CAS design with a gorgeous butterfly!!

Gavi S said...

Love the embossed background!

Carol said...

Beautiful card project, thanks for sharing.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

cghundley said...

Oh this is
pretty! Great
background
and beautiful
butterfly.
Carla from Utah

Suzi said...

I can see why this card design would become a go-to! Way cool!

Blue Rose said...

Krissy,
Gorgeous card, and so simple to construct. Love the Dreamweaver Stencil. The butterfly and that bow just make the right "pop." Great job.

BurningRubber said...

I love the background on this card. So pretty.

christi said...

this is such a gorgeous cas card. so distinct.

HElen said...

Lovely, cool and clean design!

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous! I love the stenciling and butterfly.

Lea said...

The butterfly is perfect with that stencil! I love the color combo and the simple but oh so very elegant design! It's beautiful!

Louise H. said...

Simple but elegant card. Love the texture and the background design.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the color combo, the butterfly and ribbon. TFS.

Linsey said...

Stunning! The stenciled bg is lovely with this striking yellow butterfly! Fabulous!