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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monthly Blog Hop

It's the CDS BLOG HOP for July!!!   Lots of fun and prizes to be had!
The project theme for the DT this month was SUMMER.

If you stumbled on my blog in the middle, you'll want to start on LORI'S BLOG for the Blog Hop.
If you are following along already, you should have come from TRUDY'S blog.
After my blog, you will need to visit SARAH'S blog.

I was having a hard time choosing which set I was going to use, but finally settled on Porch Conversations.  I love how easy it is to create any season with this stamp, just change the colors!  I used a paint pen to make dots on the cushion.



IMAGE/STAMP: Porch Conversations by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, DCWV citrus stack patterned paper, CDS raging river, CDS bee pollen
INK: Brilliance graphite black, white paint pen, Tombow markers 990, N75, 476, 245, 177, 947, 856, 985, 925
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, ticket corner punch, MS border punch, bee pollen grosgrain, prima flowers, SU buttons, bakers twine, glue dots, sewing machine, pearls, foam dimensionals

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Thanks for visiting the blog hop posts and I wish you lots of luck in your commenting!


33 comments:

Nikki said...

Such a bright fun and bold beauty

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the bold bright colors you've used :)

Fot said...

your card is just amazing! It almost looks just like a photo! im loving your card and im also a new follower:-) ~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
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Marsha said...

Such a pretty summer scene. Wish we had a porch for a swing - it is so much a part of summer.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Laurie. How beautiful. I love how you have created this, so bright and very cheery. So much detail. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Tara said...

WOW! It's breathtaking. You are very talented and this could/should be a framed piece. Those that receive your work are lucky, lucky! Great job Laurie. I will now be 'following' you.

Kimberly S. said...

Wowzers!!! I just LOOOOVE this front front scene!! So gorgeous and cheery....reminds me of the good old days at my childhood home!!

Jo4Him said...

What a gorgeous ard; love all the details and colors. thanks for sharing

Kathy D. said...

great minds think alike!

ecpiercy said...

Laurie, what a bright and cheerful card! Thanks for sharing!

Cathi said...

UBER TALENTED you are! This totally caught my eye from the get go... I don't work in these colors, but lately, it's gals like you that make me wanna get outta my comfort zone!!! Thanks for the zip to my creativity!

Edwina said...

I just love this card!!! It is so cheerful and makes you think of home and a summertime chat. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness this is over the top gorgeous Laurie.

Lorie said...

Laurie, this is just stunning! Just wow!

craftymom205 said...

Your card makes me long for cooler days so that I can sit on my porch in my swing. Too hot here in Alabama to do that right now. Great card.

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auntbeespickles said...

Hi Laurie, this is just adorable! I love all the bright colors then that added sun is just perfect. Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! gorgeous! Your coloring is simply amazing! It looks like a great place to hang out with a friend!

Heather said...

What pretty colors! And such a nice peaceful scene. Definitely says summer!

Babe O'Mara said...

You did a great job on this beautiful card.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Shell said...

Oooooh ... I love a porch swing in the summer. Great job, Laurie. Love the coloring and the colors you used in the layout. :)

Margaret said...

Fabulous job on this card! Just WOW!

Candy F. said...

This has always been one of my favorite images that you created. It definitely screams summer time!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Simply gorgeous Laurie!!! I love your colors and layout! And how clever those dots on the swing cushion! Happy summertime!

Linda

scraphappy4067 said...

awesome card!!...you did a wonderful job making your card look summery!!

Chrisd said...

What a great image and thanks for the idea about adding dots to the swing cushion. Happy crafting.

Christi said...

Absuolutely Gorgeous card, Laurie! And so is your new blog! Beautiful!

joydee1963 said...

Great blog hop,Beautiful card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jennie said...

WOWZER! That colour scheme is so so summery!! Its amazing :D

xx

Donna said...

Really like this relaxing summer card. Great scene and the picture perfect time to relax on the porch swing. Thanks for sharing!

Tanja said...

Nice colourful cards!

Jerusha said...

Such a beautiful card, Laurie! You inspire me. I just love how you have done this one!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vibrant and opening, great idea with this image. Perfect for summer.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is breathtaking, Laurie. The image is outstanding and you made it even more so with the fantastic use of colors and coloring. Love the addition of the sun.