Friday, August 17, 2012

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST BLOG HOP!




Hi everyone!  If you came here from Jennifer's blog, you're in the right spot.  Thanks for playing along in our August blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the fall season this month! After a very hot and humid July, most of us are looking forward to a cool and colorful fall! When we think of fall, our minds swirl like we are surrounded by falling leaves and a crisp cool breeze in the air. Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what fall means to them.


OUR BLOG HOP SPONSOR!


Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Please visit them at http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/index.php?  Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!


Even though I'm in South Florida where we really don't have a change of seasons, I still think of browns and oranges when I think of fall; must be from my childhood memories of autumn in New York.  As an avid fan of all things Gina K, and StampTV, I used the following for my cards:  The butterfly stamp and sentiment from Nature's Greetings StampTV Kit,  GKD Pure Luxury cardstock in Kraft, Sweet Mango, Tan Leather and Chocolate Brown.  DCWV champagne pearl CS embossed with Cuttlebug, Memento Inks in Tangelo and Rich Cocoa.  Recollections Fine Embossing Powder in white and black.  Copper brads, and Pop dots.  Here's another slightly different version:


I made these cards using two of my favorite techniques.  The butterfly was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with the white & black EP.  I then "painted" with bleach within the wings to create a nice effect on the paper.  To tone down the shiny cardstock, I sponged some ink to the raised surface.  Finishing touches using some copper brads in the corners and pop dots to raise the focal images.

LET'S GET HOPPING.....
The rules are simple:
  1. Start at Sean's blog first, and leave a comment (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)!  
  2. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully.  Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop.
  3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows:

Sean Fetterman

Regina Hardy
Melissa Cash
Linda Anderson
Kay Simmons 
Donna Rinckel
Ina Grehan
Roxie Nitti
Aixa Mercado
Jennifer Restivo
Tracy Palmer - YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I am the last stop on this month's hop so if you came here first, you can start your blog hop by clicking on Sean's name above - have fun and good luck and hope to "see" you next month.

17 comments:

Donna said...

Lovely cards Tracy. Beautiful butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Colourful Hands said...

beautiful cards Tracy! the butterfly looks really nice and i love how you worked on them to take this shape!

Nancy N said...

Love the butterflies.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Tracy! Love the butterflies.

meemee48 said...

Love your cards. Don't necessarily think of butterflies when I think of fall, but you sure made them look fallish.

Tammie Lien said...

Love butterflies and the colors.pretty card:)

Sylvia said...

Beautifully done! I too am a fan of Gina K, and see autumn colors in oranges and red, memories from being raised in New York. I now live in Puerto Rico and we don't have these colors, but fall is still my favorite season. Thanks for the inspiration.

Aixa M. said...

Very pretty card! I like how you stamped the sentiment on the background. The embossed butterfly is beautiful!

Cheryl Wright said...

Tracy, I love what you've done with these cards. The backgrounds are fantastic, and the butterflies are gorgeous!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, these are two beautiful cards!! Love your butterflies!

Linda

Jennifer Restivo said...

Beautiful card! The butterfly is beautiful!
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Card Crafty Club said...

Great take on fall! This card is awesome! Thanks for being a design hostess for the hop! Hugs! Sean

Linda said...

I love this card such a great representation of fall, great job.
Linda Drozd
drozd.linda@yahoo.com

michele said...

Love butterflys , love both your cards . thanks for hopping

Judy Doudera said...

I love butterflies! Very pretty!

Benwah said...

You have made some incredible cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Such gorgeous cards Tracy! Love the way you embossed the butterflies with two diffrent EP!