Wednesday, November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hello and WELCOME:))

My card today is for a special blog hop we're having over at STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations girls and I have come together for the Giving Thanks Blog Hop
We're sharing projects that express our gratitude. 
If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Darnell's blog

I used the new Oh, So Grateful Bundle for my cards today.
For this first one:
I inked the stencil, Delicate Leaves, on white CS and stamped the sentiment on top, then ran it through the Bigkick with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies.Cut a tiny banner with the remainder of the sentiment on white CS and adhered it to the card front.

Second card:
I Played with a few different colors and the Delicate Leaves stencil on white CS. trimmed it up with the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die.
Stamped GRATEFUL repeatedly using the MISTI, moveing the CS up an in inch each time.
Next I cut the  Word die GRATEFUL 5 times from white CS.Glued them offset to the card front. 

Third Card:
Finally, I decided to do a bit of coloring on the pumpkin with Inktense Watercolor pencils. The coordinating die trimmed it out beautifully! I popped it up on a few Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die panels. Ran a strip of Washi across it. Scribbled the same colors from the pumpkin on CS and cut the word GRATEFUL from that using the die.

Thanks for stopping by!! 
I am MOST grateful to you, who follow this blog on a regular basis and am encouraged by the comments you leave:) THANK YOU!

I hope you'll check out what the rest of the team made. 
You can find links to all the Giving Thanks projects in this post.
Your next stop on the HOP is Wei Wei's blog.

Prize Info

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific

Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankfulbundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]

Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

Here are a few of the STAMPloration goodies you will see on the hop.

HOPE your day is BLESSED!!



Tink said...

Just Beautiful!!

cm said...

Feeling incredibly blessed that you've shared your abundant creativity with us, not once but THREE times! Such pretty stenciling and the pumpkin...oh my! Gorgeous!

Marsha said...

So many incredible ideas on this hop. Overload. But thanks so much for your cards. They are beautiful. Love the BG on the first card.

desperatehousewifecraft said...

All the cards are so beautiful but the colouring of the pumpkin on the 3rd card is simply amazing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wonderful selection of pretty cards. Thanks for sharing:)

Karren said...

Beautiful cards, LauraJane! I'm loving that stencil and have added it to my wishlist :) It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful cards LauraJane!!

Glennis F said...


Mitzi said...

I like all of your cards, but the first one really 'called out to me'. It is so unique.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Goegeous cards!! I really love the grateful die cut. Thanks for sharing

Tanvi said...

Wonderful cards! Love them all!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing cards!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Craftyfield said...

Love the Inktense pencils colouring on your pumpkin card, but all are gorgeous!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

All the cards are so so beautiful...Love each one of them..

Anita in France said...

The soft backgrounds on your first two cards are fabulous, Laura Jane ... I especially love the white die cuts against the subtle second one ... and your inktense colouring on the third is incredible! Anita :)

Monika Skinner said...

Stunning set of cards, LauraJane! I am seriously in awe of your colouring. Have a lovely day! 😀 XXX

JenniferE said...

Beautiful cards! Love the stencils in the background!

Shery Russ said...

LauraJane, your coloring skills blow me away. These 3 cards are so gorgeous. I feel blessed to have you on the team -- thank you for creating stunningly beautiful cards for our little STAMP family :o)

Chrissie said...

These are just fabulous!
Wonderful designs and simply awesome colouring!
Chrissie xx

D.Ann C said...

That stencil almost looks like you used your pretty tatted doily (heaven forbid!)! : ) I especially love the colors of the pumpkin in your last card!!

barbara macaskill said...

What a scrumptious trio of cards!! All are absolutely magnificent but my favorite is the third one!! What amazing coloring on the pumpkin! I am in total awe with my jaw on the floor!! LOVELOVELOVE it!! TFs!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! These are all really stunning and unique designs!! Love your coloring details too!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Ann said...

So pretty love them all, great inspiration.

Jane said...

I love how the colours fade into each other on the first card - my favourite of the three. Truly fabulous shading on that third card's pumpkin though, how clever are you!

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the first two cards and their pretty background. But the 3rd card is stunning - gorgeous coloring.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors and layering on each of your lovely cards! Awesome coloring of the pumpkin too!

Lindarub said...

Love all your cards.

Sue D said...

Great backgrounds on the first two cards and I like your coloring on the third.

Linda said...

Stunning cards ..... love the softness of the first two then the colouring on the last one is amazing!! xx

Mary Holshouser said...

the third card is fantastic.
Love the colors and the shading.
The other two cards are wonderful
too - beautiful shading in the
thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Awesome series of cards, especially love the third. TFS

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your colours and designs, ADORE your STUNNING pumpkin and leaves too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Laura Jane, they all are gorgeous and stunning cards. Your coloring is amazing.

Craftychris said...

These are all beautiful! Stunning colours. xxx

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards!! Love your stencil work :)

Gail said...

You did a fab job on all 3 of these beauties - TFS