Sunday, April 17, 2011

Inspirational CDS Blog Hop

Blessed Sunday everyone, and welcome to our monthly Blog Hop at Clear Dollar Stamps. You should have come here from Trudy's blog. If not, start our hop from the beginning at Lori's blog. Our challenge this month was to find inspiration for a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "The Earth Laughs in Flowers." It is always amazing watching the awakening of the perennials after a long cold winter. Everyday my one lilac bush gets greener and greener! Today I went with a simple card, using the April Flower of the Month stamp set. I love daisies, but so do the deer, so I quit planting them. I only embossed part of the white panel, leaving clean space for my sentiment, from Bless My Bloomers. Minimal bling of a few black rhinestones and Stickles, and off this goes into the mail for a friend's birthday. I'm really cuttin' it close on this one!!!


Go through all of our blog hop and leave your comments, because two winners will be drawn randomly from two DT members' blogs. The prize for each of the winners is a $10 gift certificate for clear stamps or digis. The winners will be announced on Lori's blog at 11am eastern time Wednesday, April 20th.



Now head on over to Laurie's blog and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

36 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Linda or should I say, "hey sister"! I love your card today, the clean simplicity is beautiful! I can't wait for you to see mine, you're going to laugh out loud! Hugs, Jan

Tammy said...

I love the clean lines of this card. Thank you for sharing.

True :) said...

Beautiful card Linda! Love the partial embossing on the main panel! Never thought of that! Gonna hafta CASE! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Barb said...

So pretty Linda. Clean and simply perfect!

Basslady said...

great card!

a wonderful clean and friendly look!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shawnee said...

I love your card. It's beautiful!!
Shawnee
quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Simply beautiful!

:-)

Anonymous said...

Simply elegant: love it! Carol Lucas

April said...

Very pretty card. The daisies are so pretty. I liked how you embossed only part of the card for your sentiment.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Linda, what a beautiful card! I just love daisies! These are just stunning! I love how your eye is drawn right to them! Just beautiful!
Hugs, Sarah

Jessica said...

Very pretty. Two simple colors... It makes quite a statement. TFS
Jessica

Christi said...

I really like how you embossed just part of your background.. And the white is so elegant! Great Job!

Shawna said...

This is just beautiful! I love that half-embossed look.

Marsha said...

Pretty CAS card. Like the partial embossing.

Stacy said...

Lovely daisy card! Very elegant and beautifully done!

Julie Z said...

Very nice card. Is there anything more simple and pretty than daisies? Julie Z jazteach2 at yahoo dot com

Maria Matter said...

Simply stunning! I LOVE this Linda!
hugs!

Chrisd said...

Just love the way the partial embossing really shows off the great image on your card.

Christine said...

Well, I'm not usually I big yellow fan but, you have made me change my mind on this one. It is simply gorgeous.

ellen_mangione said...

Love the daisies. They have always been my favorite flower.

Heather said...

Wow, such a simple but beautiful card. I love the partial embossing and your daisies are gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the partial embossing.

Kathy D. said...

Yep, it is official after seeing this cute card I need to get some circled scalloped dies.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous! I love the white space and its textured whohooo.... Beautiful sweet flowers.

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW!!! Love you beautiful card too! So far this has been an amazing blog hop!!!
~heidi brawley

Patti J said...

That yellow is so soft and pretty! Love the CASness of this card! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

i love the embossing on the back of this card!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Jerusha said...

How beautiful! I think the white and yellow is a smashing colour combo. This is a great card!!

Tanja said...

Lovely card, nice daisies for Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (currently Autumn in my neck of the woods though lol)

beginning4fun said...

I love the splash of yellow it truely brings the card to life!

Amy said...

love that you only did the embossing half way up! Great card!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing.

Catherine Kraft said...

Daisy's are one of my favorite flowers and love the way you used your embossing folder, along with the touches of yellow. It's a very striking card. Blessings~

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful Linda. I love the flowers you used and love how you did your embossed bg partially.

Sandybeaches said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration:)