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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSS Thankful Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there! Hope you all are doing well, can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?
Today we are having our second challenge this month, brought to you by Carolina, who has ask us to make a card or project about being thankful!! I know I'm sure thankful for my wonderful family!!

"Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26." You should have arrived here from the delightfully talented Joy's blog.

For my first card I used Gina K. Designs " Stately Flowers 7" and sentiment is 'Arranged with Love" both are illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  I just love Melanie's state flower sets!!




Here is a closeup view of the flowers




For this card I used Gina K. Designs " By The Sea" illustrated by Theresa Momber. This is one of my favorite sets by Theresa




Next up on the hop is my very talented daughter Brenda, she is sure to inspire you. You can find the list of the CSS  team playing this challenge on Stamp TV .

Supplies used for my first card:
Card stock by Gina K. Designs, pure luxury pure ivory
Stamps: Stately Flowers 7 and Arranged with love"by GKD
Copic's
Spellbinders dies: Radiant Rectangles
Memento: Bamboo Leaves and Grey Flannel
Also used pop-dots and score tape

Supplies for my second card:
Card stock by Gina K. Designs, pure luxury, pure white and ocean mist.
Stamps: By The Sea by GKD
GKD Ocean Mist ink pad
Copic's
Memento: Sky blue and black
White gel pen

I hope I have inspired you and thanks for stopping by.


53 comments:

joy said...

Geri, all I can say is Oh,my,my,my what a beautiful card with the flowers - I am blown away by your wonderful coloring. The second is a favorite also, because I love lighthouses!

Miesje said...

Oh my goodness - these are amazing! The coloring, the layout, the images - well perfect describes them both.

buggin2stamp said...

Woah! That first card is beyond stunning. I love those gorgeous flowers and that frame. The second card is a beautiful CAS card that would be perfect for a man or woman.
Melissa

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Geri!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are such an amazing artist! These cards are absolutely stunning!!

Kay S said...

Wow! Wow! Those cards are absolute knockouts! The design and the coloring of the flowers on the first one are just outstanding.

Shirley said...

Both are just too lovely for words. You are on a roll! I really like the beautiful vibrant colors on the first and the second is so whispy lovely! Can almost feel the breeze!

Nana Griffin said...

Gorgeous cards! Absolutely love those flowers, great coloring.

Brenda said...

Mom I am speechless and you know that don't happen much! Your first card is totally gorgeous and wow you coloring is off the chart beautiful! Love the second card to with more lovely coloring.

sooz said...

stunning!

Pam T. said...

They are both beautiful but I love the way you colored the water on your lighthouse card the best!

Cheri said...

I'm still gasping for breath, Geri! Those flowers look absolutely real! Perfectly colored. I love the lighthouse and your coloring on this is awesome. Fabulous cards, my friend.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Geri, These are both such stunning cards. So beautiful! I really missed hopping with all of you this time!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous cards, love those fabulously colored flowers! Yowza!

Kitty said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous and I love the frame on the first card. What die is that?

Kathleen

stampqueen said...

WOW - those flowers are stunning!!! And combined with that fancy frame its just perfect!!!
Your other card is very pretty also!!

catdidit said...

oh wow! That first one, how stunning! Your coloring as always is amazing! And that sky in the 2nd one...you need to do a tutorial!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Both are breathtaking. Your coloring is absolutely awesome on the flowers - I'd love to see a tutorial on how you did them. The water is so real on your second card I can almost hear the waves lapping against the shore.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW....Beyond gorgeous!

Frances Krug said...

Your cards are an inspiration to all of us. The coloring and sponging are out of this world.

Barbara said...

Geri, both of your cards are beautiful, but I have to say that first one is a true work of art. WOW, your coloring is amazing. My jaw has officially dropped!

Barbara said...

Geri, I was so caught up with the beauty in your first card, that I overlooked commenting on your second card. That ocean water looks so real I can hardly believe it. The colors you were able to create are truly amazing. I can't even imagine how many marker colors it took to capture the water...we need a tutorial!

Lisa K said...

Such beautiful cards. I love that die; I have never seen it before.

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are beautiful, Geri.
However, do you come up with such creative creations? The coloring on the flowers in the first cards and the amazing sea in the light house card, is stunning. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

Melanie said...

Thus. Serious thud. For those flowers and those crashing waves (handing you prize and bowing)

Tinyteri said...

I LOVE this card! I would like to receive something like this very much

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring on each! What a neat design for the flowers!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I especially loved the stately flowers card, such beautiful coloring and composition!

Sonja said...

The By the Sea card took my breath away. Would you post a tutorial for your process?
Sonja

cardattic's Amuse said...

Love 3 cards but the lighthouse is wonderfulllllll good coloring I need to practice this TFS

Reb said...

Guess who's Dad is going to get an unexpected card? Mine! Your lighthouse one is just perfect and the timing is so rich too :) Thank you

Leslie said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy Woodland said...

Your cards are beyond gorgeous Geri. You are the queen of coloring!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Joni said...

Both cards are fabulous. Your coloring of both cards is incredible. The waves look so real in the lighthouse card. You are truely a great artist.

Robin said...

WOW!!! These are fantastic!!

Lori said...

Wow wow wow!!! Amazing cards Geri, love both of them!!!

dskene said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love the die cut frame in the first card.

Judy Sander said...

These beautiful flowers will never grow old and be discarded. Beutiful. But, what frame is that beaut???? I want it.

sharonv said...

Both these cards are beautiful. The coloring is amazing.

Judy Grace said...

Beautiful card! I love the coloring of the sky and water.

Helen F. said...

Two awesome cards, Geri! The flowers and lighthouse are colored so beautifully.
PS: That die cut frame is gorgeous

Jan said...

What talent!! Both cards are stunning

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow - you've got skills, lady friend. The coloring of your cards is spot on! Thank you.

Debbie said...

this is a fantastic card made with this spellbimders die. I have tried to make several and they never looked like this, so thanks for the inspiration.
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Jan said...

The first card is so beautiful. I have always wanted to do a special card using the beautiful spellbinders die. Now I have to get that die so that I can try it.

Thank you

Stephanie McKnight said...

Two of the lovliest cards yet! I need these stamp sets! Thank you.

Gale said...

Love this die cut. Have used it for my Christmas cards this year. It is so elegant!

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! I think I will retire and let you run my blog...

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, please, pretty please, please, do a simple photo tutorial how you colored your ocean, used your gel pen to highlight motion and colors used to show depth of the little island....please, pretty please?

Rushd Lady said...

My hubbin would love that lighthouse! NIce card! I'm blog hopping for my friend who crafted a gratitude journal and I posted it on my gratitude blog. You can find it here: http://mythankfuljournal.blogspot.com/2013/11/thankful-journal.html

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those flowers are colored so perfectly. They look so realistic. And, what a lovely scene too. I am so blessed to have you share your talents. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

--Marcy said...

Your coloring is like a picture! Beautiful!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing Geri! Your flower card is so stunning; and the lighthouse scene is a work of art! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!