Monday, September 5, 2011

Biggest Blog Hop EVAHHH!

Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of crafty friends from the Interwebs decided to put something on our calendar weeks ago and then procrastinate until the last possible moment to put this blog hop together.  Ok, I can't speak for EVERYONE....but that's what I did! As always! hehe

So if you've arrived here and are just now reading about the Blog Hop...my blog is stop #12 on this Hop. There are crafters from all around the world and some amazing stuff!!
Also, some of us have goodies to give away (LIKE ME...so be sure to read to the bottom!) so make sure you see each blog on our Labor Day Hop!

There are 43 of us...so grab a nommy beverage and sit back and enjoy the ride!
Here's the full list of crafty goodness to see:

Lydia Fiedler my friend who put this all together! She is amazing!
Libby Hickson
Kim Williams
Michelle Single
Lee Murphy
Sara Henton
Yapha Mason
Lisa Adametz
Jimmi Mayo
Jeanne Streiff
Bev Gerard
Shannon
  Dana Keith -YOU ARE HERE
Joan Ervin
Maren Benedict
Teresa Kline
Hannah Clark
Dina Kowal
Wanda Cullen
Korin Sutherland
Taylor Usry
Monika Davis
Harriet Skelly
Kim Schofield
Cathy McCauley
Mary Marsh
Julia Aston
Bridget Finlay
Alison Habetler
Leslie Hanna
Sue Farrant
Michelle Hanway
Misti Oblander
Judy Rozema
Jenna Barber
Tammy Hershberger
Eva Dobilas
Kerri Michaud
Cheryl Navarrete
Neva McMullen
Marianne
Samantha 

Cindy

Now for my card...I used stamps from the new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog.
And, yes...I did SQUEEE a little bit when this card was finally put together!  
Yes, those leaves are CUT OUT WITH SCISSORS (sorry for yelling)...and you all know how I hate to cut stuff out....but it just HAD to be done! And I really like how the layers turned out.

All from Stampin' Up!--Stamps: Gently Falling, Hand-Penned Holidays, Sanded (Background stamp); Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Cardstock: First Edition Specialty DSP, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Concord Crush 1/2" stitched poly ribbon, Aqua Painter, Color Spritzer Tool
 
I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede on the First Edition DSP, then watercolored with my Aqua Painter in Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard inks...cut them out (GAH!) then adhered with with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The background is stamped with Sanded in Crumb Cake, then spritzed with Elegant Eggplant.  I used the Decorative Label Punch to give my sentiment piece a little trim (a trick I learned at Convention!) then used 2 punches of the label in Eggplant to cover the back of the sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by on this Blog Hop! As part of this fun day I'm giving away MORE BLOG CANDY!!! OMG this is my 3rd post in a row with Blog Candy!! Crazy! :D
So...leave a comment here on my blog--tell me your favorite Fall Holiday and why-- and your name will go in for a whole box of stampy goodness!!! I'll include some Unity Stamps, Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons, some embellishments....I promise...this will be a huge goody box of goodness!! So please leave some comment love and let me know how you like this Hop we put together for you!!! :D

Comment by midnight CST on Thursday 9/8/11 and I'll post the winner on Friday!
Next on the Blog Hop is Joan Ervin...so please pay her a visit and see what she's made for you today!
Happy Labor Day!!
XOXO

63 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous...so elegant...Happy Fall!

enjoy *~*

Korin said...

What a lovely Fall creation, Dana!! I am so glad you are participating in the hop today!

Michelle Single said...

I hate cutting, too, so I feel your pain on that, but you did FABULOUS!!!! My favorite fall holiday is the day the Pumpkin Spice Latte arrives at Starbucks. What do you mean that's not a real holiday?! :)

Elaine Sauer said...

i love the purple and gold

Wanda Cullen said...

Pure fall gorgeousness!! Love the dimensional leaves and the fancy sentiment font!

Jenna Barber said...

Dana, I love the colors you used on your card! They are so very warm. That tag you created is AWESOME!! SO perfect! This is such a fabulous Fall card!! My favorite fall holiday is Halloween! I love Thanksgiving don't get me wrong... I just love getting my girls all dressed up in their costumes and taking them trick-or-treating! SO much fun!!~

Cathymac said...

Beautiful fall card, Dana! Love the popped up flowers...the cutting was worth the effort! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies...my favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. I get so sad that it sometimes gets lost in the hurry for Christmas, but I love the opportunity to give thanks to the Lord for His many provisions! This hop is amazing...love all the talent! Have a wonderful Labor Day!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are amazing and I love the leaves on the First Edition DSP! My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving, because my MIL does all of the cooking. ;)

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous fall card...the leaves look sooo pretty, especially with the splash of watercolor and I love how you added the sentiment in the center!!!!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

great card! i would never have thought to put those colors together, but it worked out nicely!

my favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving (mid-October here). family, good food (turkey & fixings!) & changing fall colors spell PERFECT to me!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the colors and the label. And no, I don't want to win. :)

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful, Beautiful card, Dana, thank you so much for sharing! I think my most favorite Fall Holiday is Labor Day!! Yes it's the end of summer but by September I think we all need a change, back to school schedules and some structure! I know I crave it! :)

Hannah Clark said...

Just beautiful! I love the leaves!

vdoyle8 said...

I don't love to cut stuff out either, especially because I've become spoiled by my cricut and sizzix... but these leaves on your card are gorgeous and worth the effort!
This is my first visit to your blog but I will return!
My fav fall holiday? HALLOWEEN! It's my favorite holiday of all -- lots of fun and not a lot of stress. and CANDY. Who doesn't love a holiday that revolves around candy??

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Kerri said...

Very pretty! I love the dimension of the leaves!

Samantha said...

What a pretty card, and so much work went into it. Great job :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh those leaves are utter Fall beauty!!!!

Kim Williams said...

Dana, I love it! I think my favorite fall holiday has got to be Thanksgiving, because it gives me a reason to cook as if I had an army coming over for dinner! (Plus by then our temperatures are typically out of the 90's!)

Have an awesome day, you laughy stamper, you!

Julie (O-kami) said...

Thanksgiving it's the one holiday that I truly spend with family and very much enjoy it

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Michele said...

Love, love, the colors you used. I always seem to lean towards the traditional fall colors (which I do love), but yours are fantastic. Halloween is definitley my favorite fall holiday, cause there are no rules!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the purple color on this wonderful fall card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your card is lovely, I really like that fancy script sentiment you used. My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving because I love all the traditional foods we prepare for the big holiday meal and just sitting back and enjoying the company of my husband and dog before the madness of the winter holidays set in. Thanks for the chance to win!

thinker said...

I love love love the leaves on your card - and wouldn't have thought to use Elegant Eggplant - love it!!
favourite fall holiday - Thanksgiving of course!! I'm so glad that in Canada we celebrate it much earlier in the fall so it spaces things out for us a little before we start to anticipate Christmas :-)

Bridget said...

What a PRETTY color combo and some FAB stamping - I love the text on your leaves!!

sandjano said...

I love the colors you used! My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. Family together, food, and relaxing.

naturecoastcrafter said...

I thought I'd just blitz through this hop to see what's up and it's been about an hour and I've only gotten this far! I am enjoying looking and CASE-ing and getting inspiration! The colors you used on this are very appealing. Reminds me of my favorite fall holiday--thanksgiving--a time for family and memories.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely fall card Dana. Love those leaves and the touch of purple! Just perfect.
I think I love Thanksgiving the best. I'm originally from Europe where we don't celebrate this, but it is such a lovely thing! We should say "Thanks" more often anyways!

Lydia said...

Holy cow! This color combination is like the most beautiful one in the WORLD!!! I LOVE this card!!

I agree the cutting and popping the leaves up is fantabulous!

Wow.

If I had to berangle a bear to see this card, I'd do it! :D

jan farnworth said...

thanks for the chance to win. i love this hop cause it is inspiring to get a start on all my fall projects.

Harriet Skelly said...

The colors you used on your leaves are gorgeous! What a beautiful creation! My favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving! That's when my family and a few close friends get together - and we have a very yummy dinner!

Misti said...

Beautiful card! The effort cutting out those leaves was so worth it!!! My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card!!! My favorite Fall holiday is Thanksgiving - I just think it is a great reminder to be thankful all the time!!!

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Alison H said...

Great card!! Those leaves look phenomenal!

Jennifer said...

I just love your splashes of colour on your leaves! I love Thanksgiving because it means that the garden has been harvested and I get a break until spring!

Riette said...

I'm just crazy about leaves and you made some awesome ones!! WOW this hop is fun.

Susan W. said...

I love that you took the time to cut out the leaves. I hate to cut things out too. Super duper card! My favorite Fall holiday is Halloween. We go to the church and decorate the trunk of our car in a harvest theme with pumpkins and leaves. And then we give out candy to the children as they go by our decorated trunk. It is our alternative to Trick or Treating and it is much safer.

Heather said...

Wow Dana! This card is gorgeous!!! I love, love, love it!!! My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving!
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Janet Swofford said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the color combination! The eggplant is so unexpected but a lovely addition to your card. I also love all of the cut out leaves. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the goodies:-) My favorite fall holiday is Halloween because my birthday is Oct31st:-)I always say "I'm a treat not a trick!!!"
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Gail said...

Beautiful Card!
My favorite fall holiday is Halloween! OK, technically it's not a holiday, but it should be!
Love the decorations, and the little halloweeners!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS card, Dana!! I mean, TOTALLY gorgeous!!! WOW!! Love the colors and the dimension. Super stunning!

My fave holiday is Thanksgiving because there's no pressure to buy stuff...just be thankful for the blessings we DO have in our lives.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card--love the leaves. Halloween is my favorite holiday--for fun and for crafting! It's a no stress, totally enjoyable time.

Neva said...

How fabulous this is Dana

Kim said...

Great card! I love the color combo, fabulous!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful, fall card-love the color combo

Shannon said...

Love this card. The colors are excellent! Great talent!

Sara Henton said...

Super cool card!! Love the way it came out.

Sue D said...

Fabulous fall card--I like the spritzing.
My favorite Fall Holiday is Thanksgiving--right near my birthday too--in fact sometimes my birthday is on Thanksgiving.
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Angie said...

I love your card...I am learning so much from all of these "FALL FUN BLOG HOP" hostesses!

Thanksgiving is my favorite. Such a nice long holiday with the kids off..right when I need a break from all the school rush!

Jan Garber said...

Pretty, pretty leaves! Worth the trouble, for sure! My favorite time in the Fall is Thanksgiving. Christmas is wonderful, not knockin it. But it's so overshadowed by the chaos and rpessents... Thanksgiving is one of the few days I can usually get ALL the family together in one place.

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful card. Love the spritzing. My favorite Fall holiday is Halloween. I decorate the whole house even though my kids are out of the house and have kids of their own. It's just so much fun.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Michelle Crandall said...

This is such a great card, I love how beautiful it is and yet I think I could do something similar. My fav holiday is Thanksgiving. I love to remember my blessings.

Kris said...

Love those leaves! Thanksgiving is my fav fall holiday... because I don't have to work that day! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Karen L said...

How beautiful!! Love the soft natural colors...and hey, cutting out leaves isn't so bad, ha ha! At least you didn't have to cut out something like a spiderweb!
My favorite Fall holiday is Halloween, just because it's so fun and it involves lots of candy!!

Shannon White said...

Wow, this is so Pretty Pretty! Love the fab fall leaves! So elegant! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jimmi said...

Beautiful card!
I love the paper pieced leaves :)

naneruth said...

A very lovely card! My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. The family all gets together and it is just a fun relaxing day.

Carol E said...

Love the colors in your card, thank you so much for sharing it.

marilyn said...

BEAUTIFUL card - and I love how you used the label punch. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bernie said...

A very lovely card! I find cutting things out kind of relaxing but I know most people don't. You did an amazing job and the results are fantastic. My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. If the kids can come home at all during the year they will do it for Thanksgiving. Nothing better then a house full of loved ones.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

Auntie Em said...

It may have been a little tedious to cut out all those beautiful leaves but your card is gorgeous! I love the rich purple and gold with the softness of the brown stamping.
Thanksgiving is such a lovely time of year. It is a day for everyone, no matter the religion and with out the frantic work of other holidays. We just get families together and enjoy. How much better can it get!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Julie Ramirez said...

I love purple, and it is beautiful. Halloween is my fave!
Julie

Funky Finds said...

I love fall & fall decorations! I have so many fun Halloween decorations, but my favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. I just love the time I get to spend with family & the anticipation of Christmas.

Happy fall everyone!

Jessica Dougherty
info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

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