Hello sweet friends! It is an exciting day today with much to share and feature on my blog and the fabulous design team! But first let’s get started with some blog candy!

What’s up for grab’s? One winner will get to choose 3 stamp sets of her choice from this month’s release!!

1 6×8, 1 4×6 and our Vintage Sayings!

What do you have to do to win???

  • Please leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite color combination!
  • Be a follower of the Inspired by Stamping blog

This months blog candy will be available now until Saturday at midnight EST

Please only post your comment on this post for a chance to win!

I will announce the winner Sunday! But here is the catch….if we get over 50 comments, I will announce a second winner! Over 100, I will announce a third winner! And so forth! Whoo Hoo!

Let’s get started with a couple of peeks! Beware…this post is picture happy and long!!!

My first card today showcases the new Background Basics I stamp set. I have been in such a color mood lately and today I used navy blue, olive green and white.

I stamped 3 different backgrounds with navy blue ink and then punched each out using an SU! square punch and adhered it with dimensionals.  I then grabbed the Birthday Wishes set for this cute “Celebrate” sentiment! To add interest, I rounded all the corners at the bottom of my card. I then tied a quick bow and added three yummy flowers in off white and navy blue from the Inspired by Stamping store.

My second card features the Background Basics I and the Birthday Greetings sets.

Regal Rose, Turquoise and Sahara Sand were my colors for this CAS card. I again used the SU! square punches and then rounded all the corners. I then stamped my Happy Birthday greeting in turquoise. A simple bow, a shabby pink flower and a couple of rhinestones were added for my glam.

The Cross Stitch stamp takes center stage with this adorable card that I made for my daughter’s birthday. I just love the colors of pink, yellow, green and blue. A perfect card for my soon to be 11 year old.

Spellbinders Labels 3 die works perfectly for this cute image. I then stamped the “With Love” in green and cut out my cross stitch bird using pink ink. A simple double bow was used with some shabby green seam binding ribbon.

Ahoy, Matey!, All Year Wishes II and the NEW Elegant Flowers were used for this shabby card in coral, off white and greens.

I first stamped the background writing in Kraft ink. Next, grab some Memento black ink and stamp your rose. I quickly grabbed my heat tool to make sure the ink was set before coloring with some Copic Markers. Next, I cut out the dies using the Fleur de Lis Rectangles die and  Spellbinders Labels 10 die.  Crochet trim, a White Daisy flower, a double bow and some rhinestones dressed up this “Just Because” card.

My last card today features the Elegant Flowers and Vintage Sayings using a scallop square card.

I really enjoyed making this last card! I first stamped my floral image from Elegant flowers using the Memento Brown ink and colored then it using Copic Markers. Green leaves from the Inspired by Stamping store were used for my leaves. I cut off the stems and used glue dots to hold them in place. Next, I lined up all three sentiments on my acrylic block and stamped them in brown ink and cut the image using the Spellbinders 3 die. I tied a simple knot in my crochet trim and angled it on its side and again used my handy glue dots to adhere it to the back of my card.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s sneak peeks!

Stamps: Birthday Wishes, Background Basics I

Ink: Navy Blue

Awesome Tools: SU! square punches, Corner Punch

A Touch of Glam: Navy Blue Flowers, Off White Flowers, Green Seam Binding Ribbon, Button

Stamps: Background Basics 1, Birthday Greetings

Ink: Regal Rose, Turquoise, Sahara Sand

Tools: SU! Square Punches, Corner Rounder Punch

A Touch of Glam: Shabby Pink Flower, Off White Satin Ribbon

Stamps: Cross Stitch

Paper: Authentique Delightful

Tools: Spellbinders Labels 3 Die

A Touch of Glam: Green Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls, Button, Crochet Trim

Stamps: Ahoy, Matey!, All Year Wishes II, Elegant Flowers

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Evangeline

Tools: Spellbinders Labels 10 and Fleur de Lis Rectangles Die

A Touch of Glam: White Daisy Flower, Rhinestones, Light Green Seam Binding Ribbon, Crochet Trim

Stamps: Elegant Flowers, Vintage Sayings

Tools: Scallop Square Sizzix Die, Spellbinders Labels 3 Die

A Touch of Glam: Crochet Trim, Green Leaves

78 thoughts on “Blog Hop Day 1 ~ Let the fun begin! :)

  1. Ellen Parker says:

    Wow Joanna! Your cards are gorgeous as always! As for fav color combo, I think it depends on the day for me LOL. Well, currently I am loving black, white and yellow.

  2. Coopzie says:

    Joanna, this is close to my favorites. I love purple, turquoise and black, with a touch of white. I have a quilt my sister made me in those colors and I treasure it. Thanks

  3. Vicki Lea says:

    Hi Joanna,
    I love the color combination of your navy blue, olive green and white as my favorite, but they are all lovely. Love the new stamps, have purchased the birthday sayings just what I needed. love your work. Cheers from Vicki in Australia.

  4. Lesa says:

    Hello!! I just found this blog. The cards are beautiful.I like the color cobo blue, olive , white. Have great day.
    Lesa

  5. Sheri C says:

    So you think your question was an easy one? Well I beg to differ! I guess out of all the color combos in the end my fav was coral, off white and greens. And I am also a follower of the Inspired by Stamping blog.

  6. LINDA says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!!! Such lovely cards… I love the elegant flowers card and pink with light blue like baja breeze color are my very favorites. Please enter me for this amazing candy blog.

  7. BeverlyBL says:

    Forgot my color combo. If you mean my personal favorite, my flavor of the month is hot pink and orange and white. If you mean of the posted projects, it would be the navy, green and white combo.

  8. Bonita says:

    I’m a pastel person, but I loved your navy blue combo with the green ribbon. Thanks for all the inspiration and the giveaway offer.

  9. Faith says:

    I LOVED the card you made for your daughter… Pink, Yellow, Green and Blue = one Lovely Card….
    Thanks for a chance to win…
    Faith

  10. Susan says:

    My favorite color combo would have to be soft suede and baja breeze. Your cards are ALWAYS so inspiring ! Thank you for sharing !

  11. Linda Warren says:

    Joanna,
    You are a master of color combos. However, this season I am enamored with the varying shades of pinky/peach & greens. Luscious!

  12. Donna Sherman says:

    Love your cards and all the inspiration on your blog! Just ordered my first stamps from you, and I can hardly wait! So excited! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  13. Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Wow….cards are amazing. Love the colors…I think my favorite color combo is probably a lovely coral color and turquoise together…with black accents….Love the chance at the blog candy….great stamp sets….I will hope to be in this drawing…thanks so much …Ro

  14. Diane Clark says:

    Love your cards! The navy, olive green, and off whites is my favorite. I usually love anything made with aqua/turquoise, dark brown, and off white. Can’t wait to make cards with your new sets, and use the navy combo of colors!

  15. theresa forge says:

    My favorite is blue, green and white. Its so crisp and clean, especially for summer!

  16. Tami B says:

    Great projects and I love the background stamps. My fav. color combo. is going to be just about anything in comb. w/ blue.

  17. Stephenie Smith says:

    Beautiful stamps!! I really love your card with the blue b&t paper with the blue rose on it…the blue combo is gorgeous!! I am a subscriber and I have “Liked” you on facebook. I do not twitter, so I do not know where else to “follow” you. Thanks for the giveaway and your beautiful stamp sets!

  18. Deb Drewel says:

    I’d have to say my favorite color combinations are different shades of purple/lilac, etc. You’re so creative!

  19. kathy t says:

    Favorite color combinations -creams, soft yellows, soft aqua, soft pinks -color combinations that remind me of cottage decorating.

  20. Jennifer says:

    Love these cards! Amazingly beautiful. Grey and yellow are my current favorite color combo, but it changes depending on my crafting mood =)

  21. Sonia says:

    My favorite color combo seems to change with the season, the project or just how I feel. Recently I have been using black and Ivory- gives such an elegant look. I also have starting using craft paper- new to me and like it with black or a light blue- great for masculine cards!

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