Thursday, March 21, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 & CCEE1312 - Glad Glads

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19
Garden Bunny

Featured March 20
 Spring Things
Featured March 21
 Glad Glads
Featured March 22
Seed Packets

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 23, 2013, on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day.   (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. and comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11 PM EST on Friday, March 22, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"

 My first card today is for both the MFP Blog Hop and the CCEE Stampers Blog challenge, which this week is a color challenge.  I've often seen several different-colored gladiolus stalks in tall vases, and they make such a pretty bouquet.  The CCEE colors are Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.  I chose cardstock and markers as close to those colors as I could.  They're probably not exact, but I think they'll pass in a pinch.

My second card was inspired by one of the photos from today's Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge.  Here is the photo, four garden planters with a very distinctive pattern on them.

Here is my card based on these planters.

(Added for clarification)  Someone commented that I had found the perfect paper to go with inspiration piece.  Actually, those "chevrons" are all squares of white, green, blue, and yellow, which I layered and then cut into the correct size.  I'm nothing if not a glutton for punishment!!!

Be sure to check out all the cards in today's Blog Hop and comment on as many as you can.  Remember the more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free set of stamps.
PattyLois  (that's me), Vicky (go here next),  Jane,  Debbie,  PamPat,  Thrifty Stamper

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Glad Glads
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Hazelnut Tan, Fresh Cream
Accessories:  Copic markers, Paper piercing tool, Eclipse tape (for masking)

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Glad Glads
Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Fresh Cream, Hazelnut Tan, Special Mint, Snow Storm Smooth, Lemon Slice, Blue Skies
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Pop dots


AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow I love love your 1st card. The different colors are perfect. And you was inspired by the challenge and you did a great job. TFS AJ-

wannabcre8tive said...

I really love the first card and how you made the flowers different colors. Very pretty. I like the second one, too . Very unique.

Rosy Newlun said...

Your coloring of the flowers really touches my heart! The second card reminds me of chevron patterns - super hot trend right now and spot on!

Vicky Gould said...

What cool cards. Love the bunches of glads. Your inspiration card is outstanding too, Lois!

Janine said...

Really lovely cards. Love the colours of the top bunch and also how you have used the inspiration for your 2nd card.

Angie said...

Oh my! I am in awe!!!!! Wow!!! Absolutely stunning! Incredible colors for major impact!

mariko said...

Oh, your first card is so pretty! What a beautiful job you did coloring these glads!!! Your second card is just fun! You really found the perfect paper to go with the planters!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love those glads...haven't seen any growing in a garden in a long time. Great job coloring. Your next card is great and good job on your inspiration.

Pat Garvin said...

Great job. I need to get on over and check out the inspiration photo so I can join in this week.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- These are both wonderful! TFS

kren said...

How interesting to have the different colors of glads rather than just one. Just a lovely bouquet!

Pam said...

Prettiest card ever! The trio of different color glads is fabulous.

Sue D said...

I like the different color glads and the design on the second card.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

what wonderful coloring and masking of those glads, Lois!!

terrie said...

Both of cards are so nice but the flower one is awesome...well done

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of these cards are so pretty, but I especially like the top one with all the gorgeous colored glads! TFS

Kathy Bradley said...

Your first card is really gorgeous and elegant and the colors look right on for the challenge. Your second card (based on the planters) is pretty as well - I like the colors!

Cathy Clouston said...

Wow, your first card is stunning and the second card is really fun! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

both cards are fabulous, but the irises are such a sign of spring that I have to say they are my fav

marg0006 said...

Great looking cards.

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Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh my gosh! I'm totally in love with the first card (they're both great), but that first one is to die for! Great idea stamping the flowers in a trio.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards Lois! Your make gladiolus look fabulous!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your gladiolas are exquisite! Beautiful card, Lois!

Sabrina said...

Lovely gladioli! They remind me always of my FIL - he used to grow them in front of the house when he still gardened, and some of them used to get as tall as my MIL. The piercing is a great way of framing them and keeping the CAS look.