Friday, August 26, 2011

Last Days of Summer Blog Hop

Eleven manufacturers are participating in a "Last Days of Summer" blog hop, sponsored by PSA Essentials. One lucky person who completes the hop and leaves comments at all 11 blogs will win an amazing prize package valued at over $300!

Start here at Purple Onion Designs and follow the link to the next blog. Here are the participating companies:


Here's my card with a summery theme. I used Purple Onion Designs' Summer Noteblock, clear embossed on white cardstock and ink distressed with Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, and Victorian Velvet distress inks.


The background is clear embossed with Hero Arts' Designer Woodgrain--love how that turned out!--and I embossed several pennants from the Build-a-Banner set. They were ink distressed with Victorian Velvet and Scattered Straw distress inks.


I used some Honeydew twine from The Twinery and the great tutorial from my blogging friend, Emily Leiphart, to make the little twine knots between the pennants. It took me several tries to make my knots look like Emily's "little roses", and I liked using the knots as embellishments instead of pearls. Thanks for a great tutorial, Emily!


The hop runs through Sunday, August 28th at 11:59pm EST. You won't want to miss this chance to win some awesome prizes! Happy hopping!

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark, Ranger distress inks
Other: Clear embossing powder, twine, dimensional adhesive

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE Blog Hops-- so many new things to see, find people/blogs to follow and sometimes, giveaways!
    THANKS

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  2. so darn cute! I too love Emily's talent with twine! Love your soft summery card!

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  3. Such a great card Donna...Love the inking you did.....I NEED To STAMP!!!! Kind of in an off month.....???? xoxoxoxo!

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  4. WOW what a FABULOUS card DOnna!!! I LOVE it!!!

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  5. "luv it" Donna! Indeed a summery card, great colors and that twine on the flags so pretty too...
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Donna you picked my favorite shades of color for your distressing. Excellent knots!

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  7. Wow, Donna, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful combination of stamps and colors! I love it!!

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  8. Love your colors on this card! So cheerful!

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  9. Hi Donna!
    Happy Friday! Your card is amazing! I love the colors and all the embossing. The banners are so cute, and you rocked the woodgrain background! I love it! Gorgeous my friend. Have a wonderful weekend! ;)

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  10. Eeek, I NEED that background stamp now, Donna! LOL Oh, how I love the colours you used to sponge the background. I have those colours now and need to try this technique. Thank you for the sweet shoutout and thank YOU for your constant inspiration, too! Your twine knots look fabulous!!

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  11. Absolutely amazing coloring Donna! Amazing!

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  12. Oooh...I love how you blended the colours on this! Brilliant!

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  13. Ohhh, your colors are so yummy Donna! So beautiful, fabulous job!

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  14. What a fun card Donna! LOVE the DI background!

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  15. I absolutely love this Donna! Gorgeous distressing - and those colors... WOW!

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  16. love the beautiful colors you used to ink the image. gorgeous card, Donna! love it! hope you have a beautiful weekend! =)

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  17. Gorgeous gradiation of soft and supple colors, so pretty, Donna!

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  18. You KNOW I'm a fan, Donna! This is such a great card with a beautiful design...of course I am highly partial to that baker's twine from The Twinery and thank you for sharing our Emily's tutorial!

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  19. This is gorgeous, Donna! Love the colors and your inking! The woodgrain background is awesome!!

    Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday, wishing you a beautiful week! Hugs!!

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  20. Donna, this is such a cheerful card! Your distressing is amazing, and I love the embossed woodgarin on the card base. Great knots between your flags, too!

    Thanks for all your nice comments at my blog...we did have a great trip and we fared well through Hurricane Irene, too. Take care!

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  21. what a happy card..love the backgrd done..!! DOnna you are just a happy person!!

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