Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank You hop for STV challenge hostesses!


Giovanna
Hi there!  Thanks for joining us tonight for our special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members:
Carla Suto Melissa Shultz Brenda Turner Linda Payne Giovana Smith
These 5 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of June, July and August and they all did a wonderful job!
My first card is for the sweet Giovanna Smith and her challenge was for Dry/heat embossing + pink!  Of course my favorite color is pink so this was not hard for me!  I used Buds and Vases by Melanie for my card and kept it clean & simple with some pretty score lines for background.  Cardstock colors are Bubblegum pink, Passionate Pink & White layering Pure Luxury.  The roses were colored with copic markers.
Carla
My 2nd card is for the lovely Carla Suto who came up with a beautiful color combination of purple, green and one neutral and I chose kraft cardstock.  I used Lovely Labels 2 for my focal image that coordinates with Labels Fourteen Spellbinder dies. I used the Victoria cuttlebug folder on my card  in addition to Autumn ribbon and buttons.
Linda
For my 3rd card, I used Buds and Vases again for the wonderfully talented Linda Payne  and her spotlighting challenge!  I just love this technique which I knew would be perfect for this set!  I kept my design clean & simple again, using Wine with Everything, Black Onyx and white pure luxury cardstock. My simple embellishment is gold lined black organdy ribbon.
Melissa
On my next card I used the super cute Funny Farm set, which I thought would be perfect for Melissa Shultz who is such a thoughtful & caring friend who came up with some fabulous sketch challenges during her time as challenge hostess!  I picked this fun sketch and pretty much kept to it to the T-because of all the fun shapes!  what a great use for your scraps!  I used White, Chocolate, Little Boy Blue, Green Apple and Sweet Corn pure luxury cardstock as well as GKD buttons and jute ribbon!
imageand last but certainly not least because this is my FAVORITE card, is an inspiration challenge by the rockin’ stamper Brenda!   I just had to use Buds and Vases (the set is SO versatile) again because it was perfect for my interpretation of the lovely purse in the photo!
Brenda
I wanted to create the black background just like on the purse for my card so I cut out a frame for the sentiment with a Labels Fourteen die.  I stamped and colored all the blooms on pure luxury cardstock (Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango and Green Apple), just highlighting it with copics, cut them out & layered them around my frame.  I placed small pearls for the flower centers. 

Next up on the hop is the wildly talented Jennie Harper – I’m sure she will dazzle us with her beautiful creations!
We have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 3* located on the Freebie Tab, where all of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!
Please join in our Thank You Discussion on Stamp TV and feel free to play along and say thank you with your own take on one of their challenges!!!  Thanks for stopping by!! Pin It

25 comments on "Thank You hop for STV challenge hostesses!"

tlgirl353 on 10:09 PM CDT said...

All the cards are fabulous!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) on 10:21 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first flower card. Love the embossed BG and the border around the image.

Vicki Dutcher on 10:26 PM CDT said...

Donna - beautiful cards! My favorite is Giovana - pink one - VERY PRETTY!!

Carolina on 10:31 PM CDT said...

Ahhh...gorgeous cards friends. You did a beautiful job with all the challenges and what treats the girls will get to get these beauties from you! Miss you tons...hugs & love!

Cheri on 10:39 PM CDT said...

Can't pick just one to be a fave, Donna. You created such great cards for each of these talented ladies.

Jennie on 10:51 PM CDT said...

Oh beautiful cards Donna...They are all outstanding and I LOVE the inspiration one you did from that FAB purse!!

Carla (cmsuto) on 7:12 AM CDT said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Donna! Wonderful designs! Thank you for your kind words! It was truly an honor to have been a challenge hostess this summer!

stampqueen on 7:17 AM CDT said...

Great cards!!! Love the flowers!!!

Dee Dee Maligno on 10:01 AM CDT said...

Love your use of Color! Very nice cards.

Giovana on 10:51 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna!!! I love them all.
Thanks so much for your sweet words.
God bless.
Giovana

scalder on 11:30 AM CDT said...

THe cards are great!! I really love the take on the flowers! So bright, what better way to say THANK YOU???

Jessica on 11:50 AM CDT said...

Wow, how is it possible that the cards keep getting better and better!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:48 PM CDT said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna....these gals will just be drooling when they go to their mailboxes!!

Melanie on 3:12 PM CDT said...

wow, Donna you've been busy! all are ebautiful, but of course these Buds and Vases cards are just callin my name! I love em all! terrific scored bg and framing on the first!, love the spotlighting with that jar and your isnpired card is just awesome!! :)

Sharri on 4:32 PM CDT said...

Donna, All of your cards are gorgeous!

Lagene on 10:20 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards!

Pat Jandacek on 11:05 PM CDT said...

Oh, wow, you really captured that purse in your card. All of them are great but that was so dramatic in color, a real knock-out! The girls are going to love their thank-yous.

Kray on 4:41 AM CDT said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

Miesje on 7:29 AM CDT said...

These are so pretty! I loved the spotlighting - it stands out so beautifully!

Rose Ann on 9:55 AM CDT said...

Oh my...what gorgeous creations, Donna!! I love them all!! Girl, you've been busy!! ;)

Lori on 12:29 PM CDT said...

They are all amazing! Just gorgeous, Donna! I do agree on that last card the flowers and colors are my favorite. ;-)

Brenda on 7:09 PM CDT said...

Oh Donna you cards are all so beautiful! I love you take on the inspiration. Thank you!

Betty Neville on 10:35 PM CDT said...

Your cards are all beautiful Donna! I especially love the first and last ones - such gorgeous coloring!

Jessie/knightrone on 2:21 PM CDT said...

Gorgeousness!! Wow!!

Monika/Buzsy on 5:54 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards Donna. Love the great techniques you used. :o)

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