Friday, November 18, 2011

CSS Inspiration Hop

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time we are using an inspiration piece.

What a festive advent calender. You should have come from Melissa's blog. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop over at StampTV.com.

I made two cards for the hop. I was inspired by the colors and to make Christmas cards.



Now head over to Miesje's blog to see how she was inspired by the advent calender photo.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!



I used paper from the DCWV The Christmas Mat Stack. Aren't they festive and fun?
All stamps are from the following Gina K Designs stamps:
Mugs & Kisses
Fanciful Tags

51 comments:

Lori said...

Great idea to use this set, very nice cards!

Miesje said...

Love those coffee mugs! Great Christmas cards - think I will have to use that idea. Love them Melissa!

Carla S. said...

Terrific cards, Melissa! Love the papers and the fun mugs!

Sharri said...

I love the paper pieced coffee mugs! They look so festive with that fun pattern paper! Great cards Melissa!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love paper piecing and you did a terrific job. Darn, Wish I thought to use this set- may have to CASE if that's ok with you!

Melissa Cash said...

I agree with Karen, your paper piecing is da bomb! Great take on the inspiration photo.

Betty Neville said...

Love those festive mugs! Think I will go and make myself a cup of hot chocolate!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of mixing papers!! Love coffee cards~

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh these are so fun! love those mugs and your dp!

Carolina said...

Ever so sweet - love how you used the mug set to create such adorable cards!!!

Kris said...

Fun, fun cards! Warms my heart just seeing them! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melissa, these are just too cute! Love those Christmas mugs.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi Melissa! OOOOH!! FUN!! What a great idea!! I love the Christmas mugs! Have a great wknd!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, love these paper pieced mugs, Melissa! The papers are perfectly inspired.

Cheri said...

Fabulous cards, Melissa! Why am I NOT surprised to see coffee mugs on your cards??? LOL. Love the dp your selected too.

Kay S said...

Love the paper piecing and all the different dp you used. Great holiday cards!

pamselinski said...

two awesome cards. thanks for the inspiration

Tosha said...

Cute, did not see that coming, it is so much fun seeing what others come up with. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

FUN mugs, Melissa. Makes you want to cozy up to a fire and sip the creamy cocoa goodness! :)

naneruth said...

Cool idea and so cheerful.

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous mugs cards!!!

Gayle said...

Great mix of patterned papers and paper piecing.

richardbreaks said...

Those are nice hot cups of goodness!!

KVencel said...

Always did love that cup and for Christmas it's doubly lovable!

Donna said...

Great cards, same design but all else different, PP and embillies, love it.
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Anonymous said...

cute design Joyce T.

Nancy said...

Very cute!

KonaRose said...

What a cute idea - coffee mugs! Both of these have a vintage-y look about them.

thanks for sharing - aloha, rosy

Valerie said...

Fun to see your take on the picture! Great job!

Patti J said...

Mmmm...love your warm and fuzzy cards! Makes me want to go freshen my coffee! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing...

Bonita said...

Love the way your captured the feel of the inspiration. Very bright and cheery. Thanks

dedesu3 said...

great cards.
Dee T

Anonymous said...

Let's have some hot chocolate, and celebrate the holiday. love it.

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. Makes me want to get myself a cup of hot coco.

CraftyJo said...

Wonderfully 'busy' cards, so very festive.

Riette said...

What colorful & happy cards!

cbgeorgia said...

Fun and festive indeed. Love them!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great Christmas cards! Looks so inviting with that mug!

crotnem said...

Who'd think to use a coffee mug, great job!

MizMaryAnn said...

Your cards remind me of Christmas morning sitting around in robes and a cup of hot chocolate. Beautiful cards and great paper choices and colors.

Elvira said...

Very fun!

mermaid fenicia said...

Both are very nice and colorful cards ^_^

Kim said...

the little mugs are so sweet

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Your card is so cute and I would love to open up my envelope with a hot cup of Joe while reading your card. Whoever receives your will love it. Beautiful job!

Lagene said...

MMmmm Christmas hot chocolate!

Jan said...

Beautiful.......

Elizabeth said...

Very nice cards!

alvinamaguire said...

Very nice cards love the cups and the d/s paper.

joy said...

Wonderful cards! Totally perfect for the season!

Cheryl Wright said...

These cards are so different! Love them!!!