Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's a Sweet Taste of Summer


The day is here !!

It's New Release Blog Hop Day at


If you have arrived at my blog from my talented teammate
then you are in the right place!

If not, start back at the beginning at the
 and get started there because
when you do, you could  
win big . . .
All SIX stamp sets !!!


What I love about TCM stamps is the diversity
within
each set.  I chose to use the beautiful poppy from the
'Hope Blooms' set & the sentiment from the
'Sweet Taste of Summer' set.
Now . . . when you see the entire set of 'Sweet Taste...'
you'll see what I mean when it comes to the diversity . . .

 'Sweet Taste of Summer' by Mabel R-O

'Hope Blooms' by Karen Baker

Do you see how different these two sets are in
their styles and yet, they can certainly be used together.
That's what makes your stamp set purchases
so valuable.


All of the supplies I used for this card are below 
in the 'project recipe'.

Earlier this week, I created projects using the same two sets
and once again, I created two more designs 
that were totally different.
You can see them HERE and HERE 

Now for a chance to win ALL SIX NEW RELEASES  . . .

Visit each designer's blog on the hop, leave a comment
{there's only 15 total}
and you have until 9:00pm PDT, Sunday, July 22nd to do so.

They are all on sale today!!!
Don't forget . . .

You can get this set FREE

'Summertime with Fibi & Lilly' by Mabel R-O

with a purchase of $50 or more,
but only for a limited time

Look forward to your comment and I will keep my fingers
crossed that YOU are a winner!

The next stop on the hop IS the very talented

Karen Baker's blog


 Project Recipe:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace  
Stamps:  Hope Blooms & Sweet Taste of Summer
both from The Craft's Meow
Inks: Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger, Copics
Tools:  Loop border punch by Martha Stewart

56 comments:

Kelly said...

love the punch of red on the card with the border at the top and bottom.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful! I really like your color choices.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty

Barb said...

so pretty! great colors

Geri said...

The paper and image you've paired up are so nice together! What a fun week of stamping inspiration!!

LindaChad said...

Lovely!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, that HG paper is perfect for this beautiful flower! love it! :)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous. I love the way you combined the sets and highlighted the patterned paper with the beautiful bloom from Karen's kit.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Wonderful card - so summery and sweet - love your choice of colors too!

Lisa said...

Your DP is a perfect combination with this pretty red flower! Love the loopy borders too ;)

Judy said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on the diversity of stamp sets!

~amy~ said...

really pretty Julie! Love the boldness of the red!

joycemc57 said...

What a great card. I love how you coordinated the stamp color with the poppy in the background paper. Thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...

Beautiful card! I love the loop borders!

Tonya said...

Julie, I love this card. The paper is beautiful and I love the image and sentiment. Gorgeous trim too.

Scrapaholic Mommy said...

i love the red looped ribbon on the edges just adds so much very creative, Great job!

craftymom205 said...

Love how the paper matches your flower stamp.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Very pretty! I love that patterned paper.

Sandi said...

I really like all six of the sets that are up for grabs, and the created cards I have seen are just amazing. Your card really pops.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous red flower and I'm loving the fancy borders!

Jan Garber said...

Love the bright red against that pretty patten paper! And the sentiment is perfect!

wendipooh13 said...

such a pretty card!!! LOVE the bold red!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful card!! I just love the gorgeous colors! I have that border punch!!! Very pretty used this way.

Michelle said...

These are great stamps! Love your cards! So pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card... beautiful image and wonderful use of the border.

Leah Ann Gast said...

Beautiful card. Love the papers and colors and the punch!

SHartl said...

LOVE the colors you used on the flower and the background papers! That punched border is so fun!

Lindsey said...

Absolutely love the colouring on your poppy, Julie! Beautiful card.

Barbara H said...

Really like your card, Julie, and the bold colors you chose. Thanks for letting me hop along.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! Love your layout!

farmlifewife said...

Great job. I love combining multiple sets.

Debra Miller said...

Perfect papers for this image! Love it Julie.

Peggysuez said...

That is a really cute free set. I have a daughter right now reading all kinds of books about cats, she would have fun coloring those herself. Cute card too, always like red.

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful choice of color! The paper works perfect!

Sue D said...

Lovely summery card--I like the loopy borders.

Kara Lynne said...

Very pretty colors, and great ways to use those stamp sets together!

marg0006 said...

Love the red border and sweet sentiment.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Natalie said...

A lovely card and the perfect blend of the two stamp sets! Very pretty.

Katie said...

Love the 'punch' of your red flower and the die cut borders.

Hippymom83 said...

I'd love to win these stamps!

Lyndal said...

You used my FAVOURITE set for this card Julie - LOVE it :) :) :)

luvmycards said...

Love the paper you used and the coloring on the poppy! Awesome, Carolyn

Jackie Rockwell said...

Such a pretty card Julie! The way you inked the edges really gives it such a soft warm look!!! :)

StampNK said...

Lovely color combo and I like that sentiment banner across the image!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful card. your paper even matched the stamp.

Luanne

Julianne N said...

really love the loopy border punch with the stamp and matching paper! Very cute!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Love you background paper choice. TFS

sharon g said...

The DARK red and gorgeous, soft blue look so amazing together!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that deep red, Julie!! Fabulous borders and great combination of sets!

Natasha G.P. said...

That is one beautiful card. You made the flower so pretty. What a great job of coloring you did.

Katherine said...

What a lovely card. The flower is beautiful!

Linda said...

Lovely card, very ladylike yet fun!

Helen L said...

Beautiful card, and, WOW! what a perfect match with the paper!! Great job!!

Emily H said...

THis is so beautiful Julie!

Linda R. said...

Wow! Love the combination. The paper combines beautifully with that stamp and border. Great card!

Harriganbzlq said...

Lovely color combo and I like that sentiment banner across the image!