Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sweet -n Sassy Stamps October Release Blog Hop

Good morning, and welcome to the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps October Release Blog Hop! WOW! That's a mouthful!! If you came here from Deedee's blog, then you are on the right track. You will surely want to start your hop at the Sweet -n Sassy blog, though so you don't miss all the information about what you can win, and the fun scavenger hunt. Sweet -n Sassy Stamps is releasing two fabulous sets this month, and this is one of my favorites ever, although I will be hopping over to the store to pick up my own Baked With Love stamp set. I HAVE to have that one!! This gorgeous set is called Forget-Me-Not, and was a special set created by Korin Sutherland to recognize those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. What a beautiful gift!! I just love to distress cards, and I especially love mixing up the sparkly papers with the distress images. I love that shabby chic look!! I used some wonder K &Co. designer paper for this card. I watercolored the image, then added highlights with my white gel pen, and some sparkles with ultrafine blue glitter. I used Crystal Effects and tiny little clear glass beads for the flower centers. I finished off the image by distressing the edges of the card stock, and then sponging lots of Tim Holtz distress ink along the edges. I like to wrinkle, or break down the paper a bit, and even get a few tears along the edges. I just LOVE that look!!
I am very happy with how this card turned out. The Chocolate Chip tafetta ribbon was perfect for this card, and of course, I had to add a bit more bling with the green rinestones. The cross charm was a gift from my very sweet friend, Judy, and I thought it would be such a nice addition to this card and this sentiment. I hope I never forget to give glory to our kind and gracious God for all the many blessings he brings us each and every day!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
This is a little closer look at this beautifully glittered paper, and the rinestones. What a fun card this was to make. I hope you enjoy it, and are inspired by it! Is it starting to get cold where you are? We are definitely in to some gorgeous Fall weather. It makes me want to do lots of baking, and our favorite around here is cinnamon rolls, which brings me to your next ingredient for the scavenger hunt. CINNAMON would be another key ingredient for your recipe scavenger hunt, and for my yummy sweet rolls. I have the easiest recipe that calls for only a yellow cake mix, water, yeast, and flour for the dough. I've never had them fail me, and I think a batch of those would be just the comfort food I need right now.

Thanks for hopping along with me today. I know that you have seen some absolutely wonderful creations along your way, and never fear, because there is more to come!!! Your next stop will be at the amazingly talented Nancy Brown's Blog. I wonder what Nancy has cooked up for you? You'd better head on over there to find out!! Have a glorious day, my stamping friends, and may our gracious Lord bless and keep you today and always!

Much Love,

28 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Lorie, this card is just so stunning! I love the Blue Awning and actually gave this sheet to my friend because I had no idea how to use it. Now I'm just sick that I did. I adore all your distressing and the way you added the ultra fine glitter to the flowers is just the perfect touch. You are so very inspirational. May God's Blessings continue to find you!
Kim xXx

Sandy said...

Your cards NEVER cease to amaze me. I love the warmth and antique feel this card has with the distressing! SO VERY, VERY pretty!

Jeanne said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! Your recipe sounds so yummy too

Courtney said...

OMW, this is super FAN tabulous!

Rose said...

stunning!! love the distressed look and the cross is a perfect reminder of the love our Lord has for us :0)now i am hungry for sweet rolls LOL

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I am just floored! The colors in this are sooo rich and just absolutely gorgeous! You have a wonderful gift my lovely friend.

Stampin_melissa said...

Your card is very beautiful! And please share your cinnamon roll recipe!! Sounds perfect for this rainy and dreary day!

MiamiKel said...

Lorie, this is just beautiful - it really embodies all that is so YOu with it's rich, full color and little cross of hope and joy :) I love your card - its just stunning. TFS!

connie said...

this is beautiful!

SMK said...

wonderful! love the cross charm :)

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Very cool card! I love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing - stop by my blog and say hi, http://michellesinkyfingers.blogspot.com - Have an inky day, ~Michelle :)

Ceal said...

Lorie, This is Beautiful. I love the vintage look and you capture it so well!

lisa808 said...

Love the sparkle.

kadie said...

I love Jeanne's picture above because this was my expression when I saw this card! It's SO LOVELY. I can't get over how beautifully you mirrored the paper in the way you colored up the image. And I adore that ribbon with the double ends! You talk about me being inspirational, Girl I always know I'm going to find all the inspiration and mojo boost right here at thINKin spot!!

Nancy said...

I just drooled on myself before i noticed that my mouth had dropped open. This card is amazing. But then all of your artwork is.

Leah said...

Gasp! This is just gorgeous!! LOVE everything about it, the colors, the glitter...beautiful!

InkHearts said...

Lorie,

Wow...just...Wow!

Love the colors, the warmth, the whole "feel" of this card.

Stephanie said...

Lorie,

What an awesome card! You are so talented! I wish that I had half the talent that you have!

What a great thing to create a stamp set that to help people who have relatives that suffer from from Alzheimer's disease. I know this first hand since my grandma had from Alzheimer's disease for over 10 years before she past away. It is a horrible thing to see someone live with this disease!

Take care,

Stephanie

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

How elegant!

Marion said...

This a very nice card. So elegant. Loving the papers

Deedee Anderson said...

WOW, Lorie -- this is incredible! I just want to reach out and run my hands over this to feel all the textures.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, I adore this rustic look, fabulous details!

enjoy *~*

Chrisd said...

What a gorgous card and beautiful sentiment

dizzy di said...

OH! what devine shades.
I'm loving what you've done!!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card couldn't be any more beautiful! I would put it up on the wall (: Great job!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Super classy looking, Lorie! I love all the sparkle...

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