Friday, October 19, 2012

Blog Hop with Sean and Regina -- Give Thanks

Hey y'all!! Welcome to a wonderful and fun blog hop that I decided to join in with this month....


Hi everyone! Thanks for playing along in our October blog hop! EXCITING NEWS! The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina will now be featuring Gina K Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops starting this month! Most everyone we know are busy getting ready for the Halloween fun coming up on the 31st. We spooked it up for you in our last hop, so this month we want to celebrate November by “Giving Thanks” to all of our followers. To some “giving thanks” is the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, but to others to “give thanks” is to show appreciation to all those great family and friends in our lives. So, our hop this month is to show you how different we all give thanks.


Becky Oehlers is a member of the Gina K. Designs Illustrator Team! Becky’s style is really fun, crisp and clean. They are used to make wonderful cards with just the right message or can be used to add some fun to your scrapbooking pages. In addition, Becky is one of the best card designers and artists in the craft world. Go to Becky’s blog to look at the great things she has been up to AND view the card samples she has created with her newest stamp set “Mistletoe Memories” that was released yesterday during the Stamp TV October Release Party. You can click the link below to go to Becky's awesome blog!

Becky's Blog

For my card, I went rustic! :D

I used the stamp set Fall Foliage for my card. And
I just love creating my own bg papers...and for this one, I used a brown paper sack, lunch sack. I smeared some distress stain metallics on it, then crumpled it all up, then light touch it with some vintage photo distress ink. I also stamped the leaf onto a paper bag after coloring it with distress markers. And there is some of the wonderful ribbon that I have used for the past three years! :D It's about gone now!


Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!
The rules are simple:

-Visit each participating blog on the list below.
-Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
-Become a follower of each participating blog.

If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Becky Oehlers stamp set for Gina K. Designs.

At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We have decided to keep the hop open from Friday – Monday. We do this because some people that want to participate need more time to get through the entire hop.

The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8pm CST. The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

The blog hop designer this month are as follows:

  • Sean Fetterman

  • Regina Hardy

  • Lori McAree

  • Giovanna Smith

  • Cheryl Wright

  • Rosy Newnun

  • Linda Brace Drozd

  • Tracy Palmer

  • Penny ODell

  • And Remember --Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the grand prize stamp set!

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    Anonymous said...

    WOW! I love the textures and colors you used Cat! As always, your card is PERFECT! Thanks for being a part of the hop! Hugs! Sean

    Unknown said...

    I love love love this card the ribbon really sets it off.

    Gen said...

    I love love love this! I'm so going to scraplift this and use it on my page about how I miss fall in florida.

    TammieLien said...

    Cat,you always amaze me just love your card.Going to give this a try:)))

    Maria said...

    very cute card

    Unknown said...

    I absolutely LOVE the texture on your card Cat!! And the ribbon is the 2 colors.

    Melanie said...

    Wow, I LOVE that double-sided ribbon!!

    Unknown said...

    WOW Cat! Your card is gorgeous! Love your distressing.

    meemee48 said...

    This was not a hit-you-in the face sort of card. It is so subtle and so elegant.

    Beate said...

    Beautiful fall card, Cat!
    Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles

    Giovana said...

    Beautiful card Cat! The BG is fantastic, I may need ti try this too :)

    Unknown said... love love that bow. That is really cool looking.

    Cheryl Wright said...

    Gorgeous, Cat! Love this card, and am blown away by the textures. Thanks for explaining how you made the background - I'm going to have to give it a try!

    Rosy Newlun said...

    Whoa, Cat! You can make this out of a paper sack? I need some serious creativity help LOL! I love how it turned out with all the textures, the pale white, I'll bet it shimmers, too! Beautiful card!

    Ina G said...

    Love all the distressing and that background paper you made - and recycled a paper bag - clever. Gorgeous colours.

    Gayle said...

    Cat, I love your rustic look and what a fabulous ribbon withe that extra pop of color.

    CraftyMomFL said...

    woo hoo Cat's here on the blog hop - thanks for joining and your card is great. Distressing edges is a technique I haven't tried yet - and I like the idea of using a paper bag - ok, so these are two must-try items on my list now. TFS!

    Judy D said...

    Beautiful! You do a wonderful job creating!

    Unknown said...

    What a great idea for paper! i have used it for mini albums, but not for cards. Thanks for sharing your great card. i am your newest follower.


    Joyce Erb said...

    Gorgeous distressed card. Love your paper bag usage!

    Sharon Underwood said...

    I love what you did with the bp. Looks great!

    Anonymous said...

    This is a great looking card! The paper bag background paper is a fabulous idea and I'll have to give it a try some time.

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