Friday, August 17, 2012

Autumn Blog Hop with Sean and Regina


Hi everyone! Thanks for playing along in our August blog hop! The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the fall season this month! After a very hot and humid July, most of us are looking forward to a cool and colorful fall! When we think of fall, our minds swirl like we are surrounded by falling leaves and a crisp cool breeze in the air. Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what fall means to them.

Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Please visit them at! Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!

It's the color of autumn that I simply adore -- the oranges, yellows reds and burgundies. Now I'm always trying to think outside the box, so I went with a stamp set, Hello Sunshine by GinaK. Yes, it is more of a summer time set, but the moment I saw those three different long stemmed flower images, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. So I pulled out my markers and inked up my stamp. I was inspired by a sketch from Operation Write Home, #132 to be exact. The paper is a strip of Basic Grey's Eerie collection, the embossing folder of pumpkins, and the sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy. Such a fun and easy card to make, I decided to make two more using the same layout -- after all, I have three nieces I send cards to regularly for no real reason AND there are three long stemmed flower stamps in this set!!!! 

 Here I used the thumping technique on the flowers - simply tapping the side of a darker marker over my already inked up flower. This strip of paper comes from Cosmo Cricket's Matilda paper pad.

And card #3, just adding brown marker over the yellow. I meant to put pearls or rhinestones in the center but got too excited to snap some pics to show. Since these are going in the mail, I think I'll avoid the bulk!  My strip of paper is Apple Cider from Imaginisce.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!  The rules are simple:

1. Leave a comment on Regina’s blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)! :)

2. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below). Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostess offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully. Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop. Our number 2 on the list is Regina at

3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy. The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST. Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows:

Sean Fetterman
Regina Hardy
Zenita Smith
Melissa Cash
Linda Anderson -- You are here!
Kay Simmons
Donna Rinckel
Ina Grehan
Roxie Nitti  
Aixa Mercado
Jennifer Restivo
Tracy Palmer

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now, go to Kay’s blog at Livin' Life in the Creative Lane.


Anonymous said...

Linda, thank you for being a design hostess on our blog hop! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Sean

CraftyMomFL said...

Linda! Wow! super great cards!! I love the thumping technique, but have yet to try it (always seem to forget when I make another card) You have inspired me - definitley a must do this weekend. TFS

Donna said...

Wonderful cards Linda! Our OWH heroes will love them. Love all your fall colors. That's really what fall is all about! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to work on OWH this weekend!

Nancy N said...

Linda such wonderful cards. Love the techniques.

Kay S said...

Love your different takes on these fall cards. Gorgeous flowers on each one and I love that embossing folder. Think I'm going to have to get that one for my fall cards. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work.

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty cards Linda! I really like how you used the pumpkin embossing folder on each card.

meemee48 said...

Love how you used the stamps and embossing folder three different ways to show their versatility.

Heather said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!

OK, I am officially (well, almost) ready for Autumn! You are so talented!

Big hugs!

Tammie Lien said...

LOve your fall colors and that embossing folder.It really pops.Another something to put on my list:)))Thanks for sharing:)

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards Linda. I too like the pumpkin embossed paper, where is the folder from?

Aixa M. said...

Very cute set of cards! Love how you colored the flowers and alternated the colors and papers!

Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful cards! I love how a change of colour scheme makes them look totally different.

Ina said...

Really lovely cards Linda. Fabulous embossing folder. Goes to show how different colours make a card so uniquely different.

Jennifer Restivo said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love them all but especially the pumpkin swirl embossing... The flowers are beautiful!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous cards Linda and a great way of showcasing the flower stamps and the pumpkin embossing folder!

Linda said...

I fell in love with your cards I love the colors and they layout that you chose.
Linda Drozd

michele said...

Cuteness So ready for fall

Katherine Evans said...

Such wonderful work, I dare to dream that I shall become half as talented at making cards.

Judy Doudera said...

Cute cards!