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August 17, 2011

Creative Belli - Gingham & Designing DIVAS blog hop!

Happy Wednesday!

I've been digging into my stash & now it is all over my crafting space, geeshz, what a mess!  However, I did find some older things to play with...the chipboard scallop & the pink embossing powder, both from SU!, I've had the stitched ribbon & flourish stamps forever also!   My jelly cupboard storage is filled with treasures ...

Stamps: Autumn Leaves clear stamps (flourishes),
Hero Arts clear stamps (flower)
Paper: SU! cs, Pink Paislee dp, vintage book page
Ink: Memento ink pad, Versamark
Other: CM corner punch, SU! chipboard scallop, acrylic paint,
SU! emb powder(retired), button/floss, super fine glitter, 
Zva Creative bling.

The Creative Belli girls have a new Belli challenge for you today, gingham!!!  I love all things gingham!  At Belli, we encourage you to use whatever you have on hand to meet the challenges, be creative & play along!  runs for two weeks!

Also, today the DIVAS are hopping!  Yep, it our monthly Designing DIVAS
(Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic/Anointed sistahs!) 
Blog Hop!  Begins @ 7 am PST/10 am EST!

If you're hopping with us today, you should have arrived here from Barbara's lovely blog!  If you need to start from the beginning hop over to Heather's awesome blog HERE!

After oogling my creation, continue hopping to Cheri's fabulous blog HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Praying peace, joy & much love over you!

I shared today's creation with - 

*Creative Belli - use gingham
**Inspire Me Fridays -anything goes
*Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Bring On The Bling
All About Vintage - Anything Goes
Clear It Out! - Glitter
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -Tell it with flowers
Try It On Tuesday  -  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -Non Stamped Sentiment
Crafters Companion -Glitter and Glitz
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink -Flowers
Pollycraft - Distressing
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Bling
Crafty Pad - Cute 'n Girly
Dream Valley Challenges - Distressing
Gingerloft - make it sparkle 
Scrappy Frogs -Bling
Ellephantastic -Add some layers 
Marks Finest Papers -Distressed Card
Mami Doodles - flowers
Phindy’s Place -  vintage look
Simply Create -  distress
Wags 'n Whiskers - sparkly
Do You Stack Up? - Emboss it

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Heather said...

Oh Maria!
This is beautiful!!! I love the sentiment, large flowers and beautiful colors.

Happy to be in the DIVAS hop with you :D

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

Very pretty card. Lots of interest, texture and bling. Fun and colorful. I love it.

Barb said...

Maria, this is wonderful! Great design, texture, and colors! Loving that flourish for a touch of movement. Very nice!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Maria, this is stunning!! I mean, look at those gorgeous papers and colors! Absolutely wonderful!


Vicki said...

When do you sleep, Maria?!?! Wonderful job with this card! Love all the textures! Have a happy hop day! Blessings to you!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cindy said...

Pretty card, Maria!! Love the bright pink color.. That was a ton of challenges you entered your card in. I don't know how you do it!!

VanessaB said...

what a wonderful cute cheery card with such a pretty sentiment. great card :)

Dru said...

Such a fun vibrant summery card - love it, and mixed with text and of course the bling I love - perfect!! Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Dru

Sparkly Engineer said...

Gingham is one of my all time fav patterns and you have used it to great effect on this card, which is darling.

Joan Ervin said...

Isn't it amazing what can be made when we dig into out stash...this is lovely, Maria!!!! I love the shabby look you created!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous hunni ♥ ♥ Pops x

Mary G. said...

Wow, SO pretty! Love how you used the book page...great idea! Beautifully done, Maria!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- love the text page, love the flourish on the gingham!

Karen W said...

This is really cute, love the flower!

Kim B said...

Just beautiful. Love the combination too. Have a great day, Hugs, Kim

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Maria!! I just love the combo of papers and your design!!

joy said...

Great card! I like how you have layered the flower and the paper print.

Cheri said...

Well, I just love those layers and I love the combination of texture, patterns, random bling and the sparkly frame for the gorgeous flower. Love this card.

Winnie and Patty said...

Maria--what a gorgeous card! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the gingham and the bling and that flower!!!
so glad you entered two of my DT's...speedy the Cat and Phindy's Place!!! real pleasure (-:

Pamela said...

I've been digging in my stash, too. Amazing what you can find. This is especially pretty. Love the pink and book page. I'm eager to find a book page!

Jill said...

Ooh just love that sentiment, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Maria.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such pretty card Maria! I'm loving the colors and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a spectacular card Maria. I love the vintage feel to it and your fabulous layers. Thank you for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Bear Hugs,

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maria this is fabulous what a gorgeous flower, I love the background papers it looks super.
Lorraine x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do love that bit of text included on your card, and the pink gingham too. Thanks for playing again with Speedy's Friends this week!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love the shabby chic look of this! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Ellephantastic said...

Brilliant use of layers for our Add some layers challenge!
Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic.
Good luck
Helen x x

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How wonderful that pink gingham looks with the big flower!! Great combination!!

Kathy said...

Very beautiful Maria. I love gingham, too. Lovely flower accents as well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week. Hope to see you again next week.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Maria: What a wonderful card--love the pink flower--it is so striking! Glad you joined us for Challenge #50, Distressing, at Simply Create.

Simply Create Design Team Member

Scrapaddict said...

Great card, I love the dp used and your design. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!