Monday, September 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Sept. 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop!  This month Nichole gave us a beautiful Fall inspiration photo by ChristaPiercePaper.


Don't you just love the beautiful Fall colors against the black background?!  The colors just pop so vividly against the black, so that was my starting point for my card.


 I started with a black layer that I used the Mix & Mat: Flourishes die to make the framing of all the little holes, and then started layering on all my images from Give Love (a stamp set I HAD to have and then never used it before now!), Stylized Autumn (background leaves), Gran's Garden, and Stemmed Statements (for the little tag and sentiment).  LOVE how this turned out...nice and bold and vibrant!!



I'm also entering this into Darnell's NBUS #12 Challenge, as I had never used the Give Love stamp set before this card.  Unfortunately I have more than a few of these stamp sets that I HAD to have and then they sit there for months and months (and sometimes even longer!!) before I use them!  Oh well, at least I know I'm not alone...right Darnell?!!!  You have until Oct. 4 to play along with Darnell's challenge and you can find all the info right HERE.

 
I can't wait to see how all the rest of you interpret with beautiful photo!  You can see all the beauty and play along with this month's blog hop challenge at Papertrey Ink right HERE.

Also had the chance to meet fellow blogger Michele Ferguson this weekend at the Papercrafting Roadshow.  What an absolute delight to meet this sweet, sweet lady...so fun and an absolute hoot to boot!!  :0)

 


Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


36 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous, Marcia! I want that Give Love stamp set as well. It is high up on my wishlist and you've done a beautiful job of using it!

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  2. Fabulous card and such lovely colours against the dark background xx

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  3. Love your card, Marcia! Your large bird framed by the die cut holes frame, and surrounded by the lovely foliage and flowers, is perfect!

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  4. So pretty Marcia! Such a sweet bird! Great take on the challenge! Happy hopping!

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  5. GORGEOUS! Can't say it enough, but you always wow! The combo of stamps and dies is perfect, and that ombred bird? YES! Colors, amazing!!! How fun to meet Michele in person. She's a hoot online, know she was fun to be with. Wish we had some shows nearby. Oh well, fun living vicariously through all of you!

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  6. Oh Marcia...you have outdone yourself. Fantastic card. I simply adore that little bird...MUST MUST MUST get that stamp set. The colours you have used are amazing. It is so vibrant and exciting. Cheers.

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  7. Yes, you've really captured Nichole's inspiration photo Marcia! Your card is beyond "wow,"

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  8. Beautiful card Marcia. Starting to get back into the swing of things after Kauai. Came back with a lousy cold, UGH... Anyway your card is so awesome. Great take on the challenge.

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  9. Stunning card, Marcia! Love all your different layers, so fun!~

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  10. What a sweet bird on the branch and the surrounding blooms are so pretty! A beautiful inspired card Marcia! xx

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  11. Incredible card! I love the scene you created using the different sets and dies.

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  12. Great card, great take on the challenge - you nailed it!

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  13. I knew you were going to make something gorgeous with a bird and you sure did! Love this card and the layers, Marcia! How fun that you two got to meet in person! Love the photo!

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  14. Very pretty! Love the bird and all the gorgeous flowers.

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  15. Saw this at PTI and had to stop in to tell you how gorgeous it is, Marcia. And then surprise, surprise. There you are with Michele. We talked about us all getting together. Hopefully we can make that happen.

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  16. Marcia that Bird on your card is tooo cuuutee
    love that coordinating Dies and Stamp flower you have choosen
    adorable card and love your arrangement
    see you maybe on my PTI card
    hugs from Germany
    Monika

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  17. How exciting to meet a blogging friend! Your card is an absolute stunner, Marcia--absolutely love it!

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  18. I so love this card Marcia. Stunning!

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  19. You're so right---this card is bold and vibrant---and beautiful!

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  20. This is wonderful, Marcia! Beautiful blend of rich colors and detailed elements! Lovely card!

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  21. Wonderful take on this challenge, Marcia!! I'm impressed how many stamps you were able to combine for that beautiful background!

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  22. Love this, you used your stamps beautifully!

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  23. What a gorgeous pop of color in the gallery ... love the dotted frame.

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  24. Oh Marcia, this is gorgeous! Love the sweet bird~he needs to come to my craft room to give the Song Bird a well deserved rest. LOL

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  25. Marcia, your card is so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Right, Marcia!! And we aren't alone! You REALLY nailed the PTI inspiration, my friend! Your card is stunning and bright and bold and, well, breathtaking! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12!

    I love your Lolly blog banner, too! I wonder, did you just add the follower button? I thought I have been a follower for years! Finally, how special that you got to meet the charming M!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. This is stunning, Marcia. Thanks so much for taking time to link up in the NBUS Challenge and share your talents. Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Karen Letchworth


    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, too. LOTS of great prizes and loads of fun. I hope you will join us there as well. It's another great place to share your NBUS. www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh my goodness Marcia, I'm blown away by this stunning card!!! The colors and your choices of stamps go together perfectly and really pop against the black background. STUNNING!!! How fun that you and Michele got to meet. I want to recreate this card in March. ;0)

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  29. Your photo is fabuous! However, that card has me drooling! Oh my it's unbelievably gorgeous and a perfect take on the challenge photo... Takes my breath away!

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  30. So very gorgeous and it is a great take on the inspiration photo.

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  31. You did a fantastic job with the inspiration photo, Marcia. Those autumn leaves and beautiful bird just pop against the black background. Great work! And how fun to meet Michele! xx

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