Friday, November 27, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop

It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!

Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator}
Theme: Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper { any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed} { image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper}
Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set; Glitter
Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate

I am so excited to be participating in this blog hop for Gina K Designs. It is such an honor to be a part of the CSS Design Team.  This challenge was quite a "challenge" for me.  I had a hard time deciding what paper to use and then what stamp to use.  So when in doubt I make something with coffee.  Can't go wrong with that in my opinion.

Everything I used on this card came from Gina's store.  The card stock is Fresh Asparagus and Tan Leather (love that stuff).  The pattern paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Paper Pad, Nutmeg.  The coffee stamp is from Signs of Autumn.  I colored the image using Copic markers and coated the mug and steam swirls with a Sakura Glitter Pen.  The copper brads were in the Autumn Kit of the Month.  The ribbon is Stitched Fresh Asparagus.  The button is from the Autumn Assortment.  I tied it onto the ribbon with some twine.  I sponged the edges with Vivid Tuscan Tan ink.  I also outlined other areas with the Sakura Glitter Pen.

I hope you enjoy the hop.  Now check out what all the other talented ladies in this group created for this challenge.

Participating Designer's links:
Brenda Turner
Carla Suto
Carolina Buchting
Cheri Weston
Deb Felts
Geri Utterback
Giovana Smith
Gina Krupsky
Janice Melton
JenMarie Taylor
Jennie Harper
Joy Hadden
Karen Knegten
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne
Lori McAree
Melisa Waldorf
Melissa Cash
Melissa Shultz <--You are here, that's me!
Nina Brackett
Pam Imholz
Peggy Wainman
Selma Stevenson
Shannon Bracken
Sharri Seffens
Sue Morris
Sue VanDeVusse
Sue Walsh
Tina Gilliland


Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Melissa! Welcome to the CSS family!

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW - how fun is this?!? Congrats on CSS - looking forward to more of your creations :-)

Sharri Seffens said...

Melissa, This is great! I love the different papers and the layout!

tlgirl353 said...

Great job! I love the colors you used and you're right- coffee is always good!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Great card Melissa! - Love all the papers you've used and this sweet image. Good to see you back in CSS!

NinaB said...

Beautiful card, Melissa. I love the glittered cup.

Deb said...

Congratulations Melissa! So excited to see your creations this month! You've started out with a bang! LOVE this steamy cup of joe! Fabulous papers (mmmm Cosmo Cricket!), lots of great texture, and beautiful glittery glimmer! Makes the cup I have in my hand taste even better! ;)

Donna said...

great card!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi melissa! this is JUST fabby!! nice work!! TFS!

joy said...

Great colors you've combined! And you are right, coffee is good anytime!

qvande said...

Great coffee card! I love the coffee cup on that dp, perfect.

Janice M said...

Cute card!! Congrats on the CSS!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great card, Melissa! Terrific papers, layout and embellishments!

Giovana said...

Great card!

Jennie said...

Love this Melissa! Great layering and the way you did the coffee cup with the dp and embossing is just fabulous. Congrats again on CSS, thrilled to see you on the team with Cheri and Peggy!

redwasher1 said...

Melissa I really like this! Congratulations!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Melissa! I love the rich colors, great coffee card!

Jessica said...

Whoohoo, Melissa! I am thrilled that you are on the CSS team for December and that you were able to participate in our hop!! You are so talented and I'm thrilled to be working with you again!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Cute card!!

I am trying to spread the word about a "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop I'm participating in, and would love to have you check it out. Lot's of blog candy being given away! The blog hop is tomorrow.