Thursday, June 1, 2017

House of Cards Bloghop!

Hi, everyone!

Welcome to The House of Cards blog hop!! It is an exciting time due to all the amazing inspiration from our design team. You should have come from Rosi's blog. If not you have to check out her card, it is amazing! 

If you just hopping right along I would like to welcome you to TheGrandStampede! If you haven't already done so, I invite you to become a follower and embark on my creating ventures and maybe along the way, I will share some stories about my life.

So, scroll down for some surprising inspiration! Thank you for dropping by! Enjoy!

This hop will run from June 1st at 6:00 AM CST - June 15TH at NOON CST,  any card style is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

~Here is the photo inspiration~
House of Cards
June Challenge

For this card, I used the ocean theme as my inspiration.
The seascape was copied and mirrored for a symmetrical scene.
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Prize: $10 to use in store

I added three enamel dots matching the colors of the ocean scene.
The black border around the swirly sentiment blocks it in very nicely!
While I was coloring this scene it quickly came to me a set of children's books by Ruth Galloway I used to read to my children.
 Below, I have attached the front and back cover of one book of her books.
Now we are back on land with another card.
In keeping with the inspiration photo,
I decided to keep the colors soft and to a minimum. 

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Prize: 2 images

I added some vintage charm with a lace stamp at the corner of the card.
The sentiment panel is bordered with black which coordinates with
the black strip on the side of the card. 

I added a bit of texture by coloring the little blue flowers and adding tiny flowers in her basket.
Again keeping it soft and beachy.

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So, are you ready to get hopping?! 

Make sure you leave a comment on each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :) After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here's your hop order.

House of Cards Challenge Blog

 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 
 Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now get to hoppin'! Your next stop is Shirley's Blog! Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best,


Michele K. Henderson said...

Both of your cards are terrific, Shawna, but I just LOVE what you've done with that sweet girl on the bike! I love the way you only added color to certain parts of the cards--so creative and fun!
Take care!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Both cards are stunning, Shawna... and definitely made me smile!
Em, HOC Teamie xoxox

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the basket on the bicycle.
So much detail and interest.
Using the black on one side and
coloring the bike rider was a
great idea. The lace stamp does
add interest to it also.
the nautical card is darling - so
colorful and fun.
thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

These are both just adorable and cheerful. Donna HOC teammate

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful creation and nice colours!

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Susan Renshaw said...

The first card made ME smile! Love the image on the second card...
Fabulous makes for the House of Cards!
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Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love your color combo for your underwater scene, and that bike basket full of flowers is adorable!

Mynn xx said...

These are both so fabulous, Shawna! I adore the bold colors you chose for the first one--so summery! Thank you so much for all you've done at House of Cards this term! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Glittered Paws said...

Both of these creations are beautiful and I love the little girl on the bike. Great job on both. Shirley Teammie

Tanvi said...

Fabulous creation!

Pam Sebring said...

Your creations are very cute I have that you make me smile stamp and I love to use it!

ScrappySandie said...

Yes, I agree...both cards are adorable! My favorite is the underwater card which looks like watercolor painting...perfect for an ocean scene! Very nicely done!

Nancy said...

Your cards make me smile, Shawna! I love them both! :o)

Kleri said...

Both cards are beautiful but the first one made me smile! :)

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