Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giving Thanks Blog Hop!



Hello everyone ~
I am so honored to represent Addicted to CAS in the 2nd 'Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party' hosted by Shery Russ at STAMPlorations! Shery was incredibly generous by sending stamps, dies and stencils for us to play with, so I used all three on this card:


For this card, I colored embossing paste, applied it to the stencil and watercolored the 'Thankful' die cut. Autumn colors and lots of texture made it perfect for the theme...To express our gratitude!

Here is my 2nd card:


For this card, I wanted to add dimension with inlaid die cuts, which I did on the sentiment. I used Prismacolor pencils for the basket and apples, and added some Glossy Accents to make them shine. It's hard to see the alphas on screen, so I have included a close up ~



This is a huge celebration with lots of designers to visit on the hop, and some great prizes for you! Below is a link for all of the participating designers...If you visit and leave comments on the stops in the hop by Friday, November 27, you could win your choice of (4x6) stamp set from STAMPlorations! We would love to have you join us for the Linky Party, too! Here are the details:

 Prize Info

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific

Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

Amy Almeida is the next artist on the hop, and she has created a beautiful autumn card!

My special thanks to Shery for inviting me to be her Guest! Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you'll join us ~











45 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Barb - looks like a fun hop!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, Love those colors on your card. Congrats on being asked to participate in the hop!

Cindy C. said...

Barb I love what you did with your supplies and created this happy and bright card! It sure warms me up!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the orange hues you have used - perfect for Thanksgiving:)

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Such a cheerful card!

lostinpaper said...

So wonderful Barb, love the bright cheerfulness of your design!

I Card Everyone said...

It is something to behold, and I am so grateful to see this lovely card! Barb, you've brightened my day!
=]

Karren said...

Your stenciling is amazing, Barb! Such a gorgeous card! It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

PJ said...

Great bold bright colors. You did a fabulous JOB.
pjs-projects.blogspot.com

Kay Miller said...

What a beautiful card Barb! Such fun stamps and stencils you got to play with! Have a happy weekend!! ((Hugs))

Glennis said...

Love this one - gorgeous colour!

Tanvi Shah said...

Wonderful card!

Preety said...

cute card :) thanks for sharing
cheers
preety

Kylie said...

A beautiful card Barb. I love the colours. Thanks so much for representing Addicted to CAS for Shery's blog hop xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!! It's absolutely stunning!!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a cute card..love this stencil..:)

cm said...

Feeling blessed and grateful that you've designed this gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! CAS-ilicious and smile-making with the pretty warm palette! LOVE this!
hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Oh Barb, this is gorgeous ... sunny, texture-y and so wonderfully fresh ... love the gradient of colour through the blooms ... it's fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

The colored embossing paste really makes this a bright and sunny card, Barb. Great job!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aaah, I love your sunny, sunny card, Barb! Thank you and right back at you ~ I'm thankful for you, too!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

Indy's Designs said...

Simple, yet so very pretty! Love the CAS-ness!

nancy littrell said...

I just ordered this set Barb. TFS your beautiful sample. Hugs, nancy

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome Barb. A bright fun card

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card!
LOVE the warm colours and texture of your background, LOVE the CHEERY sentiment font combo too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Chrissie said...

This is so cute!
I love the colours you used!
Chrissie

D.Ann C said...

Such a delightfully pretty ombre card!

Monika Skinner said...

You so beautifully captured the autumn sunshine with your card, Barb! It's stunning. Have a lovely weekend! :-) xxx

*Vicki* said...

Your creation is such a happy and cheerful design!! I love how you've used the stencil and your gradient colors too! Thanks for sharing! :)

Craftyfield said...

Bright, cheerful and a little bit CAS too... Love it!

Ann said...

Wonderful card and love the little touch of black.

barbara macaskill said...

THese are both beautiful! I really love how the sentiment is on the second card and your coloring is stunning! The vibrant colors on the first one are wonderful! Reminds me of an Indian Summer day fading into a cooler fall night! TFS!

Jane said...

Glorious hot and sunny feel to your first card and I love the contrast of the grey barrel with the red apples on the second. The inlaid sentiment die is so cool. Fab showcase!

Joyce said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especially love the sunshiney yellow.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you used the die cut on your card.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! I love the inlaid technique you used!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! Love the Fall Floral Trio stencil. And I'm wanting to try the inlaid sentiment technique - thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flower.
The basket of fruit is colored
so well - great idea to add
the shine.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy Carroll said...

Love how you did the sentiment on the second, awesome inspiration.

Helen Gullett said...

They are so beautiful, Barb!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards .... love how you used the stencil xx

Jennifer Earley said...

Great cards...but I really love that second card using the thankful sentiment! WOW, just perfect!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful CAS cards :)

Gail said...

Beautiful, beautiful especially that thankful on the basket - nice job!

Sue LD said...

Great cards. I like the glossy accents on the apples.

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful!