Friday, May 13, 2011

CSS Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to another Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop. This time we are inspired by a sketch provided by Melissa Cash. If you just came from Miesje's blog you are on the right track. I know she had something amazing to share. If you were not following along, you can start at the beggining over at StampTV.com

Here is the sketch






I made two cards with this sketch. Here is my first card






Isn't that yellow rose trim gorgeous? I found it at a general goods store in Lancaster, PA. They had a wonderful selection of different laces and trims.
I stamped the sentiment and flowers on the tag using the set, Faithful Flowers.

And here is my next card






I used my Cricut to cut out the fun scalloped circles for the base. The stamped flowers are from Faithful Florals and the sentiment is from Fanciful Tags.

Now head over to Melissa's blog to see what she did with her sketch.

Melissa Shultz
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

127 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh - I love both of them! So pretty. I noticed that you used your IPad - LOL! Love that rose trim!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- I love the soft palette of colors you used on both of them!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa! I love the beautiful rose trim and the soft colors!

Kay S said...

Such pretty cards! Love how you used the strip of flowers on the first.

joy said...

Love both cards - especially the first because of the soft feminine look and the special sentiment.

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa! I love the scallopy edge on the second one. So pretty!

Payne Holler Cards said...

same here - fan of that gorgeous rose trim and your colors are so soft and lovely together!

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Melissa! Great takes on the sketch!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards - yup lovein the rose trim too!!!!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Really can't say much more Melissa!

Cheri said...

Fantastically gorgeous is right, Melissa! I love that rose trim too. You've created such a great vintage feel to these cards.

Kelly Sas said...

Both cards are beautifully perfect! Love the soft colors and the embellies you used.

Anonymous said...

Both are so pretty, very soft and feminine.
crafty teacher

My Need 2 Craft said...

Beautiful cards. Love them. :)

Crafty Patti said...

really pretty. great job

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. Always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Both of these are so lovely.

jan farnworth said...

very pretty cards

kflylo said...

I love the "praying for you" so much. thanks for wonderful ideas.

Peggy said...

very feminine. Love the flowers.

Celeste said...

Both your cards are awesome! I love that yellow rose trim!

ladyglomar said...

Love flowers and the sentiment is very timely.

sprgstn16 said...

Love that you used your Cricut to make the circles...I keep forgetting I can do that! Thanks for sharing.

pqueenie said...

Such sweet cards. Love flowers.

Donna said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love your embellies!
Donna G

Jo said...

That strip of yellow roses was just perfect!!! Beautiful job.

Pat Jandacek said...

Very pretty cards - lovely colors, great embellishments!

Elle said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite.....

okiedee said...

Very pretty cards...love the softness of both..very elegant.

Giovana said...

Both cards are gorgeous Melissa!! The rose trim is fantastic :)

Karen said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love that you made your own background paper using stamps.

Dale said...

Both of your cards are lovely, with soft hues that impart a message all their own

Laraine R said...

Both cards are beautiful!!

Dottie Watson said...

I absolutely loved your cards. Thnx for sharing..
Hugz, Dottie

Carol said...

Really like the accent bows on both cards. The butterfly on the 2nd card looks like it lit on your card while in flight.

RedGem said...

Both of your cards are beautiful... I just love circle cards. Tks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

I like your floral cards- nice work!

Susie said...

I so much enjoy your ideas. These are beautiful cards!

scalder said...

Both cards are beautiful and so inspiring:)

Doris D. said...

Beautiful cards, especially the butterfly card. Nice job.

Debi said...

Wow...beautiful. Thank you.

Marsha said...

Both are Very Pretty.

mmwilken said...

Awesome cards Melissa!! Love the combination of colors and I'm going to seriously try some round cards!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Janice said...

Two beautiful cards and each so different.

whitneymaryann said...

Lovely interpretation of the sketch with both cards.

Marilyn said...

How do you use the cricut to make the circle one piece? Love your cards.

Lynn B. said...

Lovely cards! I'm grateful that you followed the sketch so closely because it helps me to see how it's done. Thanks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are fabulous..very inspiring.

Laura's New Place said...

The first card is my favorite, but I like them both.

Sandy said...

Very pretty, feminine cards.

Cheryl S. said...

Very nice to see you made your own background paper - not many people do that any more and it is fun! Both cards are wonderful.

Sharon said...

Very nice cards. Love the floral background.

Sharon

Donna Klessig said...

Very pretty cards

Designs By Sky said...

Both cards are amazing! TFS

miatagal said...

Pretty, pretty cards, Melissa! Such inspiration.

Joyce said...

I love going on the "hops". I need a starting point to get my creativity going.

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous cards, Melissa, that trim is fabulous!

Lucy Newton said...

Very nice cards!!!

silverbarbill1 said...

I love the designer paper used! very nice cards!

lisa808 said...

How pretty that rose trim is.

Joanne Beck said...

Both are lovely! So serene.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melissa, love them both! Your first card is so comforting. Great dp on both.

Rita said...

Lovely card! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi melissa! Wow...absolutely wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Both cards are so pretty! Really like the papers that you used.

Traci said...

Absolutley beautiful. Love the colors & the layout of the one with the butterfly. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Linda said...

They are both so pretty that I can't make up my mind which one I like best! Great job!

stamper said...
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stamper said...

Very pretty cards Melissa! Love the colors.

Linda E said...

Melissa, what lovely cards. I especially love the soft look of your butterfly card.

Pat said...

I love both of your cards. I like round cards but I especially love the way you made two quite different edges. Great Job!

Kathleen said...

Such beautiful rose trim. It adds such a nice touch to your card. Both are so pretty. I love them both.

Tamara said...

Seems like all of you have made 2 cards so far and I can not chose and one the are all so pritty! and you have to love that cricut wish I had that cart!

Judy Averill said...

Very pretty cards--think I'll have to try circle shapes!

Anne said...

Both cards are very pretty. Love the strip of flowers on the first one. Hugs, Anne :)
http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

Joan said...

Beautiful cards and I love the soft colors. Thanks.
joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

janice moss said...

Sweet and simple. Thank you for sharing.

Gayle said...

Melissa, beautiful soft colors and very feminine. Your trim is perfect.

Golda said...

Those are both so pretty. The soft colors make them so feminine.

Anonymous said...

Love both your cards. Good idea using the cricut for the circle, did well.

luvhymns said...

The cards remind me of the 50's to early 60's, "home spun."

bbryant said...

Melissa your cards are gorgious and I love your blog awsome girl.

Fay Chave said...

very pretty cards! Good job!

Penne said...

Lovely cards! Wondering what Cricut Cartridge you used for the scalloped circles. I don't use my Cricut NEAR enough. Thanks for giving me the inspiration I need to pull it out and used it.

Jill said...

Both your cards are truly beautiful. I love the way you used the flowers in the first one. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are beautiful! Very well done.

Kelly said...

Two lovely cards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

mjensen602 said...

Both cards are beautiful! The first one reminds me of an embroidery hoop!

Peggy Soehl said...

gorgeous!

ladybug3484 said...

Beautifull cards. AWESOME!!!

Nancy said...

Both are gorgeous. Like the cut scalloped edge.

maryc1254 said...

Both of your cards are very beautiful and so feminine.

pamselinski said...

WOW, these cards are awesome. They could be used for multiple occasions but the praying for you sentiment really does something.

patm said...

I like them both, but the one with the butterfly is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Loved your cards, loved the layering.

mamalea said...

These are pretty cards!

Loretta Mak said...

lovely cards. like the butterfly one best.

Kris said...

I really like round cards now! Lovely work! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!

El's said...

Love that you used the yellow rose trim thank you for sharing

Kary said...

Lovely cards!! Love the colors too!

judith said...

sooo pretty and feminine! love the florals

Leslie said...

These are lovely! I really like the little yellow roses! Great job!!!!!!!!!

Ravengirl said...

Those are both very sweet!

gramig05 said...

Both cards are beautiful!!!!

Flower girl said...

very pretty indeed and so delicate looking.

Nana Donna said...

Boy what beautiful cards you made and what a treat for us as everyone seems to have made two cards TFS
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

very sweet cards, so feminine, love those prints!

Dawn L said...

I'm getting so many good ideas! TY

Parker said...

Great use of flowers in that first card. I really like it.

Barbara said...

Lovely cards and creative take on this circle sketch. Soft and feminine is how I would describe them. Love your DP choices and the ribbon on the first one is sooo pretty, and I have a soft spot for the butterfly on your second card.

Gerrie said...

Love your cards.

Linda said...

What a very lovely cards, and I love the pretty rose dsp.

Arlene said...

Very nice - fun use of trims.

~ Connie said...

Very pretty. Either would be a great Mother's Day card - I'm partial to anything with flowers and butterflies! LOVE THAT TRIM.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Floral & fun!

Sharon said...

Your cards are lovely, very soft

Carol said...

Beautiful job on the sketch challenge!



Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Janeen said...

sweet soft colors, very nice.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Melissa!

Lisa M said...

Beautiful sentimental cards and YEAH Cricut. I really need to invest in one. :)

MezzoKat said...

Both are so lovely!

cgoggin said...

These circle cards are just so beautiful! I have to try one out for sure!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is beautiful ... LOVE your little rose trim!

mtscrapgal said...

Lovely cards. Thanks

Dina said...

The butterfly one is gorgeous, I especially love how the wings are slightly rounded as if in flight...

Leisa said...

Love the colors. Wondering which cricut cart you used and how you made them into a card - or are they more like postcards? thanks