Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Card Creations: Get Inspired Blog Hop

Good morning!  Whenever I receive an email from one of the fabulous ladies at PaperCrafts, it is always a thrill to open it.  My most recent email was no exception.  Courtney Anderson emailed asking if I'd like to participate in the blog hop for Card Creations: Get Inspired.  I was thrilled to have five cards published in this magazine and even more excited to participate in the blog hop with so many talented designers to showcase this issue. The issue is based on every day inspiration:  items around your home, clothes you might wear, etc.  I loved creating submissions for this call and have thumbed through the issue several times already! There are so many ideas for inspiration:  shoes, sweaters, flower arrangements, candle holders, you name it...we can find inspiration!

So...onto today's blog hop!  Courtney asked us to pick something from our home that inspired us.  I picked this cross that is hanging in our master bathroom.  I love the pop of red and the flourish feel of the cross shape.  I always seem to gravitate towards flourishes and medallions so I was definitely inspired to use this for my cards.

I made two similar cards...both very CAS in style.  On the first one, I stamped PTI's Fancy Flourishes into each corner.  For my sentiment panel, I inked up the edges using three different Ranger Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduruy and Barn Door.  The sentiment is a PTI sentiment stamped in Hero Art's Chalk Latte.  I rounded the corners, added a few buttons and we were ready to go!
My second card is very similar (and was actually the first one I created), but it is even more CAS.  For this one,  I stamped on PTI Vintage Cream with Ranger Antique Linen. I stamped the sentiment right on the paper and added a couple of gems to finish it off!
Now there are two giveaways to go along with this fun blog hop!  First, you can leave a comment here to win your own copy of Card Creations:  Get Inspired (which can also be purchased here) and you can hop on over to the PaperCraft's blog for a chance to win the fabulous Martha Stewart Craft Station shown below!  For the magazine giveaway, please be sure to leave your comment and email address prior to midnight EST on Saturday, December 3rd.  Thanks!
Happy hopping...be sure to check out all of the other fabulous creations from Get Inspired!
Lynn Mangan (that's me :)!)

131 comments:

  1. What great cards. I especially love the lines you have created by rounding off some of the corners.

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the pop of red!

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  3. Such elegant cards...love the pop of red!

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  4. these are beautiful! the inking on the first one is absolutely perfect and softens the whole feel of the card. your flourishes and sentiment stamped in light, warm colours really do bring the elegance of the sconce to your cards. LOVE them!

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  5. Oh Congratulations Lynn! How very exciting for you! Your cards are amazing of course, I absolutely adore your clean and simple style. The colors are such a perfect choice.

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  6. Woot woot! So happy to see you on a Paper Crafts Blog Hop, Lynn!!! :D
    What fabulous CAS cards from your inspirational focal point. Your pretty flourishes are balanced to perfection!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  7. the cross looks so beautiful..no wonder it inspired you ..love both your cards ...so lovely!!

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  8. Very pretty cards - Thank-you for sharing!

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  9. Your cards are very elegant! I love the red embellishments!

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  10. Congrats on the publications Lynn and how exciting being part of the blog hop :)
    Beautiful cards, the delicate flourishes are such a subtle accompaniment for the sentiments :)
    Jenny x

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  11. Thanks for sharing your cards. Love them!

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  12. Beautiful and so festive feeling :)

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  13. Beautiful cards! Who could resist those lovely curves of the swirls and flourishes?!

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  14. Gorgeous and classy! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  15. You know, I was expecting an exact copy of something, but this is CASE is the best way, you can see the elements, but your card is unique and fun. Gotta get some fun bling like that-- love the bit of sparkle.

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  16. I see a color theme going on here... Your blog header, inspiration photo, and also your post from yesterday all use the same awesome colors! :) Great cards!

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  17. Well, I don't think I can wait to see if I win the issue. I need to go out and buy it today! 5 cards!? Way to go, Lynn! Love your inspiration piece and your cards are so beautiful! :)

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  18. wow beautiful...those sentiments are so pretty...Thanks for sharing..

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  19. How exciting to be published and asked to participate in the hop;)
    Great cross lovely cards.

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  20. pretty - love the look!
    Sandra ltb

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  21. your inspiration piece is so pretty...and so are your cards!!

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  22. Very classy CAS creations! Those flourishes are divine. ;)

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  23. Congrats! such an honor. Your cards are lovely.

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  24. Sooo beautiful!!! LOVE your inspiration piece - and the finished card!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  25. Your cards are so elegant. Loving that pop of red. TFS.

    crotheker at gmail dot com

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  26. Great cards! Love how simple they are, but so elegant and beautiful too. Thanks!

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  27. You just gave me an idea for a card set that I'll box to give for the holidays, thanks.

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  28. Lynn, Congrats on your pubs!!! That's awesome!! Love this cross as your inspiration piece and fab card too! :)

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  29. Congrats to you on all of your published cards in this issue! It gave me a huge smile to see you were participating in this blog hop--what an honor! I love both of these gorgeous cards. The pop of red is just perfect, and the soft distressing gives them such a warm and cozy feel.

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  30. Very nice sconce! Very lovely card!

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  31. What pretty cards--I like the red a lot!

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  32. love love love the gorgeous swirls and perfect edging. pinned!

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  33. Very elegant.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  34. woohoo!! Look at those lucky designers who get to be in the blog line up with YOU!! Sorry I haven't replied to your email...we were up at the house for 4 hours cleaning and setting up bed frames...then the internet is down again at dad's :( So here I am feasting my eyes on your gorgeous cards inspired by that beautiful cross :) The pop of red is just fabulous :) Have a great weekend..last night at dad's :)

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  35. I'm so happy to see you on this hop, Lynn! I love every card you have in this issue. These ones are also fabulous!

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  36. This is a great design for a card - it can be used for so many occasions. I need to make a sympathy card and I think this design would be perfect. Thanks! cherylwingetataoldotcom

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  37. I love the simple elegance of this card :) Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Also thank you for the chance to win a copy of the magazine, I save all my older copies :)

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  38. so beautiful, love the CAS with red and cream!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your card , Lynn! The distressing is amazing! Congrats on the pub!!

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  40. Beautiful cards. The subtle flourishes and red accents on the thank you card really appeal to me.

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  41. Very elegant! lifeimitatedoodles@gmail.com

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  42. Love your inspiration piece! What a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and the flourishes!!!

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  43. Its a lovely card-simple yet elegant.

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  44. Ooh - love these - love the inking!

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  45. BEAUTIFUL cards--love your distressing!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  46. One of my favorite colors! Very nice! gardengirl181@verizon.net

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  47. Love your design, especially how you can translate it into so many different cards.

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  48. I am addicted to scrolls so this card is particularly appealing to me. It is not too fussy and the colors very tasteful.

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  49. Very elegant. Love those swirls.

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  50. Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an awesome publication!

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  51. What pretty cards with the flourishes!

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  52. Oh, those are so beautiful! So elegant.

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  53. Love those flourishes on the cards, mimicking the graceful swirls of the cross- LOVE!

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  54. Congrats on being published and on the blog hop Lynn :) Super excited for you! Both cards are lovely.

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  55. So lovely!! Fabulous inspiration and wonderful CAS creations. :)

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  56. You took it and ran with it. NICE

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  57. Very lovely - the inspiration and the cards both. thanks!

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  58. Love these cards Lynn! I always think I have to embellish my cards like crazy and I love the vintage look, but I am definitely going to give this CAS style a try - absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely issue!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  59. Lovely cards both of them. Love the distressing too. TFS

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  60. Lovely cards in a beautiful color combo!

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  61. Love your inspiration and the cards you made with it.

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  62. Beautiful cards inspired by the candle sconce, so elegant.

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  63. Beautiful simple and elegant design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. So pretty Lynn. I love your color combo and the red buttons and the flourishes in the corners.

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  65. thank you Lynn for sharing your great card

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  66. Absolutely love your take on the candleholder! I can totally see it! :> So happy to see that you have 5 cards published in that magazine! :> And thanks for your so sweet comment on my blog!

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  67. Congrats on the publications!! That is great!

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  68. Great cards, really love the 2nd one, so clean!

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  69. I like using swirly designs.
    They always make cards look so elegant.

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  70. So soft and delicate and pretty! I love how you pulled the lovely swirls from your inspration piece!

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  71. Both cards are simply lovely! I just love that PTI flourish stamp!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  72. Lovely cards! I love the soft neutrals with the pops of red!

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  73. These are both beautiful! Very elegant.

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  74. So very beautiful. I so wish I could do CAS cards!

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  75. Love both of your cards, Lynn! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  76. Congrats again, Lynn! Love your take on the inspiration!

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  77. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  78. Oooh, love the softness of both cards... *smile*

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  79. Ooh -- I always love swirls too. Love your CAS cards. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  80. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the card!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  81. WOW, your CAS cards are so pretty!

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  82. nice interpretation. thank you for sharing.

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  83. Gorgeous cards, really love the color combo and the Antique Linen ink looks soooooooo soft and pretty!

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  84. Cute cards! I like red/brown color combination.

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  85. Beautiful cards from an awesome inspiration! Thanks for sharing...

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  86. I love how you've used the flourishes stamp in the corners! Just beautiful!!

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  87. Wonderful cards, really love the colors!

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  88. Congrats, Lynn, on being part of this hop!! Love your cards! Fab CAS design!

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  89. Very beautiful cards, I love them both.

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  90. Beautiful cards. Love the color scheme, too. That punch of red really catches the eye.

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  91. I love both of your inspiration cards--those pops of red finish the cards beautifully.

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  92. Love your cards! I've always like flourishes and you used them perfectly!

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  93. Beautiful cards - I love how you were inspired!

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  94. Wonderful CAS cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  95. Beautiful wall decor and so are your cards. Lynn, love the clean and simple look with the "big" sentiments and a little bling!

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  96. I love CAS! The colours and flourishes on these cards are just lovely.

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  97. Love the second one (Thank You), CAS is my favorite!

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  98. Really pretty! Love those flourishes! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  99. classic cards. love the burst of red. shirley nw

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  100. Oh, those flourishes are pure elegance, girl! They're singing to me!

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  101. Beautiful CAS design and I love the inspiration piece! Great job!

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  102. Elegant CAS cards Lynn! Perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo!

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  103. I was so excited to see your name included in the hop and BIG congrats on having 5 projects published! Whoop whoop!

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  104. beautiful cards, i adore the sweet buttons in the first one.

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