Friday, February 15, 2013

Spring Idea Book Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Rose Blossoms Spring/Summer Idea Book Blog Hop! I am so glad that you have stopped by my blog along the way! You should have come to me from Lynn's blog. The rules for the hop are simple, and I'll tell you all about them after I share my artwork! My assignment was to use the For Always papers to create cards. I hope you like them!

 This card features a scallop cut border using patterned paper from the For Always paper pack and cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The stamped image and sentiment are from the Hello Tweety stamp set. I used clear sparkles and small clear sparkle flourishes to accent, and then added a tiny bit of "vintage" black gingham ribbon (a retired CTMH product that still continues to be a favorite of mine!) The White Daisy cardstock was embossed using my Cuttlebug-- I've had it over a year and this is the first time I've used it! Such fun!!. The card base is Lagoon cardstock.

For this card, I added a little pink with some patterned paper from the Chantilly pack.  I cut several pieces of patterned paper with the scallop border cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the fancy frame and the cupid with the Artiste cartridge. The card is accented with some clear sparkle gems and a bit of black tulle ribbon.

 This card was inspired by a Pinterest find. I used For Always papers and Ruby cardstock. The circles were easy to cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge and the doily and hearts were cut with the Artiste cartridge. My husband says that this is his favorite of all the cards I've ever made. Good thing, sweetie-- 'cuz it's your very own hand-madeV-Day card! ;) 

 Here are the simple rules for the hop:

**Collect one word at each blog stop
**My word is "AND."
**Brenda is at the end of the hop, and you will write your completed sentence there. Don't worry that your comment doesn't show! Brenda has the comments hidden for the blog hop!
**The winner of the grand prize will be randomly selected from the completed sentences!

Here's a peek at the Grand Prize! You will recieve (compliments of the generous Brenda Rose!), the Buzz and Bumble paper pack and the Honeycomb stamp set (pictured in use below):

If you are inspired here today, I would love for you to follow me and comment on my blog!  

Your next stop on the hop is Marg's blog. Should you get lost along the way, here is the order:

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please come again soon!


  1. I love them all but that first card is beautiful!

  2. I LOVE these!! Beautiful! So cool how you used so many cuts!

  3. Absolutley stunning! Each card is a piece of art and so perfect. You knocked it out of the park like you "Always" do!

  4. WOW, WOW, WOW! I love that Hello Tweety stamp in black! You have done a beautiful job with every single one of these projects and really shown the beauty of For Always!!

  5. Love, white and red

  6. AMAZING, Kristine! Love the 3 D heart, and your pop of color on each is just perfect!

  7. Kristine - I wasn't sure I'd like this paper pack but you've convinced me it needs to be a part of my collection! Beautiful work!!

  8. Three gorgeous cards, Kristine! I'm loving this blog hop :o)

  9. These are all so gorgeous!! I hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful!!


  10. Stunning! The black and white with the pop of color is just right. Thanks for the inspiration. Just got some "For Always" and can't wait to cut into it now.

  11. Awesome cards Kristine! Loved how you used paper from Chantilly!

  12. Kristine, these cards are so elegant and beautiful. I love that heart! After looking at these cards everyone is going to want this paper. You sure rocked this!!