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August 13, 2009

Vintage Welcome & Blog Hop

Happy Thursday everyone...are you ready to blog hop?? This blog hop today is a shout out & big Thank You to Della of the I Brake For Stamps store. Della is a huge behind-the-scenes helper for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design...she makes all the stamps!!! All the design team blogs have posted different creations featuring a stamp from Della's store.

This stamp is the Welcome Baby Collage, isn't it lovely? I wanted to keep the vintage look throughout my design, so I used close to cocoa to stamp the image, the edges are torn ever so slightly and distressed, I've added ivory lace, antique finish brads and faux stitching! The papers are K&co.
This stamp was a joy to work with, it took the ink well and stamped clean! Della has a nice collection of collage type stamps among the wide variety of images she offers.
And she is offering a 15% off coupon for the next four days....yep! too cool!

I Brake For Stamps store is offering a 15% off coupon code BLOGHOP on all purchases! EXPIRES 8/16/09
Click Here to save 15% at the I Brake For Stamps store

Visit each of the DT's blogs and leave a comment for your chance to win an awesome prize!!!! (The last stop is the store blog, which will have a question for you to answer....what fun!)

Here's the order of the day...
Suzanne Dean start here
Danni Bindel
Jennifer Greco
Teri Berrios
Susan Dube
Lorelie Kim
Aud Nordheim
Maria Matter you are here :)
Jami Bova
Anki Bargman
Follow Your Heart (store blog) The End!

I know you'll enjoy all the very different featured stamps today from I Brake for Stamps!
Here are the challenges that inspired this vintage card...
Delicious Diva chall~the sketch, though it ended up a bit different!
Cottage Rumble~torn paper.
All Sorts chall~vintage
Timeless Tuesday chall.~use DP
Crazy Amigos~welcome
Created by Hand~fav. background-I don't have many bg stamps so my fav is a background with distressing/stitching/script.

Many blessings to all who read here!

60 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Love this vintage feel. Great card!

Nicola said...

Your paper, lace and brads are so perfect for this beautiful collage stamp Maria and I adore the vintage feel you have achieved - a truly beautiful creation.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

SannaS said...

Such a fabulous garden! Love the vintage look! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Beth S said...

Love the vintage look of this card. It really suits this stamp. Beautifully done.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

when i checked out the store that was the first stamp i fell in love with! great card! your coloring is super!

hugs,

Three Girls Mom said...

Beautiful card. I love the vintage look.

Patti J. said...

Wow Maria, this looks like it's been in someone's wooden chest for YEARS and years! Great job my friend!!! Thanks for Sharing!!!

Rose said...

awesome card!! love the stamp and all the detail you put into the card :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Maria,i love the image and colour.
So gorgeous papers.
I love all your cards.

Hugs Riet.x

Melodie said...

This stamp and your amazing artwork showcase this vintage stamp to perfection. Well Done!

Allison said...

stunning Maria- just my type of card
AllisonX

Donna said...

Oh Wow Maria, this is beautiful and such a delightful image too! Lovely vintage style and I hope you are having lots of fun of your blog hop :) Donna x

jennruggeri75 said...

I really love the vintage feel of your beautiful card. I just can't master this technique... you have inspired me to try again!! Love this image.

Kraftychick said...

Maria:
I really like the collage effect and your stamping on patterned paper! Also thanks for participating in the blog hop - these things are so much fun and we get to see some real talent!!

Jackie

Susan said...

Oh, how precious! I love this card today because my Allie just left and it reminds me of the precious cargo that lies in they carriages. I love the stitching and the paper is just perfect. It's just beautiful!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!

Mae said...

Love this vintage look. How sweet & what lovely lace.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Maria--love it! The image is gorgeous & love the dp you've chosen to go along with it! I just ordered this stamp (and many more myself, hee hee)!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Great paper and color choices for the vintage look, this is beautiful!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Love the old vintage look beautifully done.

Carlie M. said...

That is the cutest!!!! Love the image!!!!

Heather said...

Maria, this is gorgeous. I love the vintage look! Great job!

PJsKreativeKorner said...

Great job. Love the vintage look.
Pat J.
PJsDots@aol.com

Stampin_melissa said...

Fabulous card! Love the aged feel to it!

Ria said...

Beautifull card :) love the vintage look.

hugs Ria

Alex said...

What a lovely Victorian feeling card. Very suited to the image. Fantastic!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You truly captured the essence of this lovely stamp with your gorgeous creation!!! I love every exquisite detail!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maria this is truly gorgeous I love vintage and you have captured that era so wonderfully well.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Yogi said...

nice

Jodi said...

This is such a very nice card! Love the vintage appeal and the shades of colors you used! The lace is perfect for it!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Gro said...

Hi.
Beautiful vintage card. And, yes, the image is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

hi Maria

I love your card perfect vintage feel and the image is so lovely

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Etha said...

what beautiful soft tearing, you kept the vintage look so nice! Yes, Della rocks :)
thanks for playing our rumble and good luck!

Peggie said...

This is such a beautiful image and card. It is on my wish list.

Scrapstampnmama said...

Love the vintage look of this card, great job!

Gunn said...

What an adorable card! I love thoose old babycarriers, with big wheels ;o)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

A beautiful card! I love everything about it, but especially the bit of lace!

Justine said...

This is so beautiful Maria, great job and I like the way that you set your photo up with the pretty cloth

ineke said...

i love this carridge !!!
i have the stamp too !!
not in a collage like this.. but just the carridge..
you made a pretty card with it !!!

Christine said...

Your card is stunning. I love vintage cards!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Margie said...

Beautiful card. I love the vintage look.

Catrick said...

Beautiful card, especially as my first grandchild is about to make an appearance any day!

Aud said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card! Love the colors you've used.

Hugs,
Aud

TERIBERI said...

I love your card....so soft and elegant!! Hugs, T

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Is this ever gorgeous!! I just love the vintage distressed look and this is so awesome!! TFS!! HUGS

Clara said...

I love your card. You captured vintage beautifully.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous card

FAITH B. said...

LOVE THE PRAM STAMP!

Debby said...

Wowza! You do vintage well. This is gorgeous!

LINDA said...

Hi There, I love Ventage everything and your
card is so very cute.
Linda

Charlie said...

nice job on the card ... love it!

Rachel said...

so cute

Jules said...

Hi Maria

What a fantastic vintage card. I love it!

Your image is fantastic and the lace sets it all off beautifully.

The setting you gave your card to take the photograph tones in perfectly too.

Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Love Jules xx

scrapfreak said...

Wow, realy great card. Love the vintage style.

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous vinage looking card! Love this stamp!

Pat said...

Love your cards. You do great work.

Kellie Winnell said...

Gorgeous card and great take on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Delicious Diva Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge, xx.

Julie said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the vintage look.
Julie x

StacyC said...

Beautiful...

Kristy Young said...

Beautiful, love the vintage feel. Thanks so much for playing with Delicious Diva Challenges.
Kristy