Monday, November 15, 2010

Inspiration Blog Hop

Good morning, my friends! It's a beautiful Monday... My little puppy dog is up and walking! In case you missed it, he was injured and couldn't use his hind legs. He would use his front legs to scoot across the floor. It was so sad... The vet couldn't help him unless we came up with 4 to 5 thousand dollars for surgery! God had other plans though : ) Sammy has been walking for awhile now and he's getting stronger every day. He can now lift his leg to pee without falling over or propping it up against the fence lol! Our God cares about EVERY detail in our lives - even our pets! I give Him all the glory, honor and praise ♥ Thank You for healing Sammy, Jesus!!!

We've got a special guest hopping with us today! I'd like to give Mary Lou from Mary Lou's Corner a warm welcome!!! (If you've come from Anki's blog, you are right on track. If not, you may wish to start at the beginning which is Elaine's blog!)

I am so excited to share my cards with you today!!! There are two NEW RELEASES which you will see as you Hop along the Inspiration trail... The first image I've used is Shopping Buds from Victoria Case for SCACD mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set.

Challenges Entered:
Cute Card Thursday's Challenge - Anything Goes,
Lily of the Valley's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Give Thanks

These two cuties are colored with copics: (Girl on left) Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Clothes/boots - E35 E34 E33 E31 E30; Stripes - G85 G40; Shopping bags - Black and Gold atyou Spica pens. (Girl on right) Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Coat and hat - G85 G82 G40; Boots - E59 E57 E53; Gift and bag - Black atyou Spica pen.

Yay - I got to use a new product! The red ribbon on the gift and red panel on the bag is Tonertex Foil. I'm not sure how well you can see the glittery shine... if you click on the photo, it should enlarge for you. The Tonertex starter pack comes with a write 'n' rub foiling pen and foil. You simply color in the area you which to 'foil' with the foiling pen. After the adhesive dries, place the foil colored side up and rub over it. Carefully peel back and see the WOW!!! For even more dimension, I've given the red foiled areas a coat of Diamond Glaze. Stardust Stickles gives additional interest over the Black atyou Spica pen.

Did you notice the White Sparkly Fluff on the fur areas of the coat and hat? It's called 'Sugar.' You wanted to touch it, huh? lol! The snow was created with Polar White Flower Soft. I love using flower soft for snow! The pearls are compliments of my Gold Paper Pen by Viva Decor. You know how much I LOVE this product!!! DP is Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season Collection. There are many wonderful papers in this set! Ribbon is from my stash and oh so sparkly! You should see my kitchen floor... it's even on my dog LOL!!! I created the sentiment on my computer.

For my second card, I've used Winter Emma by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. (This is a NEVER BEFORE SEEN stamp and is not part of the NEW RELEASE mini Winter Sampler).

Emma is also colored with copics: Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Clothes - YR21 YR20; Headband - B95 B93 B91; Boots - E59 E57 E55 E53; Kitty - C7 C5 C3.

The beautiful blue on her ear muff, scarf and mittens is Breezy Blue Sparkly Fluff. It's so soft and touchable! For snow this time, I used Silver Flower Soft and the 'snowflakes' I created in the background is Viva Decor Glitter Liner. The teeny tiny pearls around the scalloped oval is Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen. You can make any size pearls with this product!

With love... awww... This is embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and very lightly rubbed with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Again, the silver border is the NEW Silver Flower Soft!

Another sentiment generated from my computer and lined with Viva Decor Glitter Liner. More pearls in the corners using Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen. Lace, button, charm and flowers from my stash.

And now a word from our local sponsor hee hee...

BRAND NEW!!!
SCACD is now on Facebook! Make sure you check out this page as Susana will use the Fan Page to do first notice of New Products, Special Sales, Check in on SCACD Monday's for Facebook only Sales, Surprise Facebook Candy as well as lots of information and lots of fun going on!!! You definitely want to be a part of this!!!

BLOG CANDY!!! There are TWO blog candies running until the 19th! The first chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize is on the Store blog and the second chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize is on the Facebook page. Winners will be announced on the 19th at 6pm EST!

FREE STAMP!!! Between the 15th thru the 19th, if you purchase an Exclusive SCACD Stamp Set, you will receive a FREE stamp of Susana's choosing that could be from ANY of that Artist's released sets. For example, if you purchase an Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Set you will receive ONE Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp of Susana's choosing. If you purchase multiple SCACD Stamp Sets, you will receive ONE free stamp for each set purchased. Since the Carmen for SCACD is just a single set, if you purchase this set you will get ONE SCACD Stamp of Susana's choosing as well. (Free stamp does not apply to Quixotic Paperie or Art Du Scrapbooking).

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Whew!!! That was a mouthful lol! Now... your next stop is Dianne!

In case you get lost, here's the Hop order:

Elaine
Alex
Anki
Lori - you are here!
Dianne
Danni
Aud
Kim
Mary Lou

Thank you for any comments you may leave. You are always so sweet and encouraging :)

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~




21 comments:

Anki said...

Supercute! Kramis - Anki

Kathi said...

Hi Lori,
your first card is so elegant, great.
the second one is really sweet :-)
XXX Kathi

Aud said...

Love your fabulous cards, Lori!♥♥♥

Hugs,
Aud

Liz's creative corner said...

Wowzers hun, you have been busy with your new products, must admit never thought to use the foil that way!! great inspiration hun, thanks for putting your copic colours too, glad your little doggie's feeling better, hope to be back sooner than last time lol, luv ya too hugs Liz xx
ps get another box just say no junk mail today thank you lol xx

Renkata said...

Wow Lori,
your cards are just amazing dear. Beautifly coloured images and such great design.

Shazza said...

stunning cards Lori, love them x

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards, love the pearl accent around the scallop oval and thanks for putting info in on what color copics you used to color, They are on my wish list and it helps to see how you use the different colors.

JoAnne said...

Love the use of the ultra fine flower soft, it is perfect. Your coloring work is so incredible. Love the hair especially.

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW! I am speechless this is absolutely STUNNING Lori! Holy Moly!!! Your work with the VC image is so precious with the adorable friends and then your Winter Emma...so stunning! Great work hun!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG! Those cards are outstanding!!! Your coloring is perfect! Love all your embellishments.

Crystal said...

Lori these are totally BEAUTIFUL, you did amazing girl with these images...OUTSTANDING!

Mary Lou said...

OMGoodness Lori these cards are Marvelous!!! I absolutely love your coloring and use of many fun different products--my kind of fun :)
Thank you so much for the warm welcome~~it touched me warmly Hun!!!
So glad your puppy is doing better~~YES God is Amazing!!!!
Blessings

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Lori~

I LOVE your cards, and "Winter Emma" is beautiful! Never seen?? Will it be sold soon? very pretty for sure! I love all the colors on these cards.
I am already a follower.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Mae said...

These are so sweet Lori. Those two shop-o-holics and that sweet little kitty. Ohhh the bling is fabulous!

A Scrap Above said...

Thank you Lori! Glad you like my card!
Bonnie C

sharman said...

Lori,
First..Praise God for healing your little puppy. God is so good and cares about all the things that we care about.. I am so happy for you and your family.
Now..Your Cards...wow......BeAUTIFUL........I LOVE them both. Awesome...............You did such a wondrful job. Love the colors and your coloring...WOW...

victoria said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful details and coloring ♥

Gina L said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous! There's so much detail and so many textures in each one. I want to keep staring at them!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous Lori!

So glad your pup is getting better!!

Sharon in Arizona said...

What beautiful cards, Lori. So much detail makes them extra special. that white and gold ribbon made me go WOW - Love it! Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Sharon :o)

Nicola said...

Awe these cards are just absolutely gorgeous Lori, love your amazing colouration, papers and fabulous images. Sooo cute!
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley, good luck in the DT´s individual candy and the Fabulous Grand Prize.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

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