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January 19, 2011

Creative Belli & a DIVA blog hop!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the first Designing DIVAS blog hop!

For this fun hop, we decided to dig through our stash and create something fabulous with our "oldies but goodies" stamps and stash!

If you're hopping along with us today, the hop starts at my lovely friend Sue Morris' blog, Sue's Sentiments!  I'm the second hop stop, so you're good to go so far!  lol  Enjoy...

Stamps: Artful Inkables (natural heritage)
sentiment: Artful Inkable (birthday best)
Papers: SU! cs, K&Co dp, vintage sheet music
Ink: Stazon, SU!
Other: seam binding, lace, kaisercraft pearls, 
Nesties, button, baker's twine.

I've had these Artful Inkable stamps forever and simply haven't had time to ink them up...love their stamps, and they stamp so nicely!!!  

Today also brings forth a new Creative Belli challenge, which always encourages us to use old & forgotten stash...so this challenge & hop fit together like glitter & glue!   The new theme is to use "P" bellies, such as pearls, patterned paper, pom-poms, paperclips, piercing, paper piecing...etc!

Again, if you're hopping with us today, you're next stop is my lovely friend Heather Dennis of Heather's Coffee Break!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Blessings!




some challenges....
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - birthday 
Design Dollies - Freehand something on your project (on my brown twig wreath)
My Time To Craft - Spots and Dots
Paper Take Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Craft Your Passion - Button up
Crazy Challenge - Buttons
Corrosive Challenges  - Lace and Pearls
Gingerloft - Celebrations
Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show -polka dots
Catch The Bug - birthday
Creative Inspirations - celebrate
Fairy Fun Fridays – happy birthday
Sew Many Cards - birthday
Stamp Man – distressing
Stamp Something - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - birthday
Do You Stack Up? - distress it
Pixie Dust Studio - create or use a tag on your project
Sassy Studio Designs - use something that is over a year old
Gingersnaps - Petra's challenge to use scraps!
Wednesday Stamper - use a stamp, tags

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100 comments:

Angie Williams said...

Wow, this is a beautiful vintage card! Wonderful!

Robin Parker said...

Love your wreath image. Great sentinment and the bow is perfect.

Melissa Cash said...

Love it Maria! Your card is so pretty, I love that little wreath. Thanks so much for playing along!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very Beautiful. Love the Vintage Feel

Dawn B. said...

Maria..this is very nice. I love the vintage look. Your ribbon is perfect. Have a blessed day..hugs.

Barb said...

Maria, this is gorgeous! I love the lace and vintage look.

Barb

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very pretty card-love all the lace!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Maria...you card is sooo shabbylicious!!!! I love all the pretty vintage details especially the lace!!!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card love the colour chocie, big hugs love pops x x x

Diana Queen said...

Oh my stars! So beautiful! Love the vintage feel!! ;D

Jenn said...

Nice vintage! Love the DP's

Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

jdmommy said...

How beautiful! I love the vintage look and the wonderful sheet music!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Such a stunning design girl!! Love your beautiful Vintage style!! HUGS

Grace said...

Hi Maria! Oh I love your vintage feeling card and the wreath image is great! Love the lace and tag... love everything! This was so fun! I had a ball playing just to play! Have a great day!
hugs,
Grace

Runnergirl Creations said...

Beautiful card! I like the layers of different prints & textures. Great job!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card I love the soft colors!

Marlene said...

Oh Maria, this is just beautiful!!

Jacilynn said...

Love all the details. so pretty!

Holly said...

Beautiful vintage-y card, Maria! Wow!!

jkreucher said...

Oh How Beautiful Maria! I love the rich, vintage colors and feel of this beauty!
Judy

Donna said...

Lovely card Maria, beautiful big bow with the button, ohh thats a bit of a tongue twister lol. hugs Donna x

maryr917 said...

this is a great vintage card maria-love how you worked both challenges

Shelly said...

A truly gorgeous card, Maria! Very elegant.

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation Maria, I love it, but you have linked to the DT Call not the challenge. To be eligble for the prize you must link to the challenge. Suzanne x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Maria! Love the lace ... so vintage pretty! Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation Maria, love the design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Jennie said...

Beautiful floral image and love the lace on this!

Diane Davies said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love it! So Shabby Chic. : ) Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Deb said...

Oh, Maria! This is so gorgeous! Stunning!

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Maria I love it hugs maxine x

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Maria I love it hugs maxine x

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Maria I love it hugs maxine x

Sharri said...

Gorgeous Maria!! I love the your bow treatment with the button and tag. Beautiful design and lace!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

lovely card, wonderful colours just perfect. Hugs
Tamara

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Maria!! I just love the lace and the vintage flair to your card!! Stunning design!!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just amazing,just wonderful work hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is all types of vintage gorgeousness!!! Love it!!!

Kim B said...

Lovely Card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Brenda said...

Beautiful and elegant card Maria!

Ching-a-ling said...

wow, you really participate in a lot of challenges! This is a beautiful card. I love the vintagey look myself.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi maria! *hugs* What a GORGEOUS card!! I love the vintage feel of it and the colors are beautiful! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Maria this is stunning what a beautiful, classy and elegant card the design is awesome thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Anita Hovey said...

Gorgeous card. I especially love the little taggie.

~*~Patty S said...

Really lovely card
Hello from WS
oxo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- I love the distressing and great vintage feel- love the lace too!

redwasher1 said...

Love this vintage looking card!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Cheryl said...

This is stunning! I love the design and the colors.

Beth Norman said...

Thud. Darling card. Loving the layout, the piano paper. Everything.

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautiful card!!! That lace is fabulous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning Creation, Maria! You never disappoint and always have a feast for the eyes! I adore your vintage-style card, and your gorgeous embellishments!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning Creation, Maria! You never disappoint and always have a feast for the eyes! I adore your vintage-style card, and your gorgeous embellishments!

Gina said...

Love this card! That stamp is really great and I really love the lace and ribbon combo here.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza Maria, this is one stunning card!!! So very vintage! I love the style but never seem to do it myself!! You've inspired me! What a fun hop!!

Linda

Kirei na Kami said...

GORGEOUS! STUNNING! and every other word that says *WOW*!!! I absolutely love every exquisite element in your lovely creation!!! You have definitely left me inspired! I simply cannot take my eyes off this beauty!!!

Smiles:)
Carolyn

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm not trying to follow the crowd, but this truly is a gorgeous card! I like the different layers - my eye is drawn to the different parts and I love it!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Allison said...

One of your best cards as of late...love that wreath!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL work!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Hermine said...

Looks great, so elegant

Cathy said...

Oh, this is an awesome card, love every element you have incorporated into this beauty!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful shabby chic design! The trim is gorgeous!

Shirl said...

Gorgeous, I love the vintage feel, your ribbon and lace is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

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Sue W said...

Beautiful Maria!!! Love the lace and ribbon with the cute little tag! Sweet image too. Great job!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeously vintage! Love the bow its fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft, The Crazy & Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, great take on this theme.

Flutterby Trina said...

Such and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly! Good luck

Hugs

Katrina

xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow maria! what a stunning card! the colors really look fabulous and i just love the ribbons and lace.

the weather yesterday was cold but bright, sunny and crisp. no wind. rather nice really - and the roads were all clear. our complex SUCKS when it comes to clearing the roads. once we're out of the complex it's smooth sailing. and to think we pay a lot rent!

hugs :)

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Bugaboo this week with such a beautiful and elegant card ! Good luck ! SMiles from Catherine

Amy said...

Another beautiful card Maria.....as usual;) So elegant and pretty. Thanks for joining the Birthday celebration at Bugaboo :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Maria this is truly beautiful! I love the soft colors and your texture is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week. I am off to hop!
:-) Amy

Rae Anne said...

I am a reason to celebrate? Why thank you Maria - I think you are too! ;) The lace trim, pearls, and luscious neutral ribbon/bow are just beautiful! Your entire card is wonderful! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's birthday blog hop with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Celeste said...

I adore your vintage card. The wreath image is very pretty.

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!
hugs

Courtney said...

This card is so pretty Maria! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!

Courtney~

Justine said...

I just love this Maria. Beautiful soft colors and right up my alley for style

Cor* said...

Very vintage! Well done indeed! Thanks for sharing your birthday creations with us fairies this fortnight at FFF!!!

LiveArt said...

What a gorgeous vintage card!! love the lace, bow and button!!

Hugs and smiles,
Linda

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! I love the wreath stamp! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creation Maria love the colours and beautiful image.
Thank you for joining us over at Papertake Weekly Challenge
Hugs Linda

patriziawithaz said...

Fab !! A gorgeous card Maria - I love everything about it x Thanks for sharing your work with us at MTTCC this week x

KarenB said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the muted colours :)

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Birthday challenge at Catch the Bug, Good luck and I hope to see you again soon!

Lesley said...

Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

wendipooh13 said...

this is just gorgeous!!!!! love your doodling

Lynn said...

What a fantastic vintage card!! So creative :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Elena said...

Wow! This card is so amazing! Love the sentiment! And what a beautiful card design!

Trish said...

Beautiful!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, this is fabulous, Maria! I just love the colors and the papers you used and that lace is positively yummy. Super job on the polka dot challenge. So happy to see you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Claire said...

Beautiful card Maria, the colours are fab!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Helen said...

Wow - stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful! Love the lace, ribbon and layout. Fabulous job!

Sammibug said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the lace and layout!

Daisychain said...

What a great celebration card, love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Jenni said...

Gorgeous card, I love it, thanks so much for sharing and for joining in with our Celebrations challenge at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

TannyP said...

Beautiful job, Maria! That ribbon is fantastic. Lovely card! Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

Suzi said...

This is beautiful Maria, so elegant. Thank you for joining in our Celebrations at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous vintage style card Maria.
Thanks for your kind comment on my scraps card too - much appreciated!
Fliss x

Sharon said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us a Penny's Paoer Crafty this time, hope to see you again.
Sharon x