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Friday, August 13, 2010

RRR blog hop and lots of Blog Candy!!!!!!

Hello All!
It is the 13th of the month which means that it is time for another fun Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog hop!
If you came from Kerri's beautiful blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto the hop here, you will want to start back at the beginning at RRR design team blog.
This time we have a little twist for ya. You not only get a chance to win a blog candy from Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but all of us girls have some candy to share! You will want to visit each of the blogs to increase your chances of winning! 
The card that I created for the hop is done with a stamp set that I illustrated for Clear Dollar Stamps entitled "Home Tweet Home". The papers are all from The Paper Temptress  (see card recipe below for exact paper names).


I have a video tutorial posted now at Clearly iStamp that shows you haw to sponge the background using Tombow markers. It also shows how to color and emboss the rest of the image. Hope you will take a peek and leave a comment! ;)


That beautiful "Black Swirls" ribbon is of course from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The gorgeous Vintage Brad is also from RRR


My blog candy offering is (2) Basic Grey stacks: June Bug and Obscure plus a sweet set of ribbon donated by RRR that matches theses stacks very nicely!


To be eligible for my blog candy, all you need to do is be a follower, or become one if you aren't already, and leave a comment.
It is that easy!  ;)

I will draw and announce the winner on Tuesday, August 31st.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kabbdle Doodles ~ A Little Metal"
ABC ~ "A" is for August
Cute Card Thursday ~ "Whateva"
Split Coast Stampers ~ WT276 - Heat Embossing
If The Shoe Fits...~ Die Cuts

Thanks for dropping by!
Hugs,
True :D

OK...on to your next stop to see Cheryl's Sweet Designs.
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Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  Clear Dollar Stamps - "Home Tweet Home"
INK: Staz-On- Jet Black and Versa-Mark
MARKERS: Tombows #'s - N25, 528, N89, 912, 192, 158
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Black Swirls Ribbon, Wizard and rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and Swirls embossing folder, White Vintage brad, natural sponge, Fabri-tac glue, double-sided foam tape, sewing machine with metallic silver thread, silver embossing powder, heat gun,
TECHNIQUES: Background sponging with Tombows, sewing, dry embossing, heat embossing

122 comments:

Jaya Christina said...

love all that embossing!
And the giveaway is super cute too! :)

Polla said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors.

Thank for the chance to win your giveaway)))

orit said...

The card is gorjeous - love the embossing. Thanks for the chance to win ....
bye
Orit

Kleine85 said...

Hi True

your work is so lovely! Looks beautiful!

Hugs

Tanja

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh wow, that's some serious bling alert here! Lovely card, True! xxx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi True,

Wow, love that card!! Really nice! Love the combination of black and silver, very stylish! Also the birdcages are really, really great, love them! Pretty!!
And what a very nice giveaway, I'd love to have a chance on that, of course, pretty papers and reasonable ribbons are always fabulous to have, of course!! Thanks, True!

Hugs,
Wendy

Pips said...

Wouw! That card is just STUNNING! - I have been a follower of your amazing blog (it just dont show here??) - Im on a blog hop - and LOVE all tha new inspiration.

Anita said...

I love the birdcage, it looks lovely embossed. Been following you for a while now, always pop in to see what you are up to. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. xx

Cardarian said...

what a lovely card! The ribbon is so beautiful and so is the brad!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Mari said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs, Mari

theCook said...

I love your card. Embossed background paper is always so elegant!
And you're giving away a very nice candy! I'm happy to become a follower because your cards are really great!

Elsina said...

That must be one of my most favorite cards ever! Just beautiful!

La Vikinga said...

New thinking and new kind of card; I like it very much!

And I'm a follower and in for the candy!!!

Charlotta

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I became a follower, really wanna see some more work of you!

Lorraine said...

wow your card is amazing True i love the embossing and the background is gorgeous i think it has a wonderful elegant look to it xx

Yvonne said...

Hi
I'm already a follower. Your card is amazing... so classy.

Thanks for the chance to enter.

Sheila - Ginger said...

This is so..so...beautiful and gorgeous embossing.

Love Sheila xx

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Beautifull card!! So Gorgeous with that big ribbon on it!!
I really love it!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card...so elegant! Became a follower...thanks for chance to win.

Celeste said...

Oh wow I love love this card....thank you for the chance to win some fabulous candy....

Alicia said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!
Alicia xx

Julye said...

so many beautiful ribbons it's like being a kid in a candy shop!.

tanja said...

beautiful card, great work
thanks for this chance to win

have nice day by tanja

Tini said...

Wow True...another beautiful and elegant card..love it! And many thanks for the chance to win the paper pads... I love these mini pads :)
Hugs Tini

Scrapthat said...

So pretty!! TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

Your card is so beautiful Trudy!
I'm already a follower! Thanks for a chance at the goodies!

Tracy said...

I love your creation, all the elements look so beautiful. Gorgeous ribbon true.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

angelique (anlou) said...

i love the card you've made hun
i become a follower, i thought i did
thanks for the chance to win
i hop allong now
hugs angelique XXX

Beautiful Greetings said...

Hi True! This card is so beautiful. I just love your new CDS images, they are all just gorgeous. I really love the kitty in the cup and have that on my "to buy" list :)

Racquel said...

Great creations!!

craft-princess said...

Soooooooo gorgeous!! Love it!
I am already a follower and commenting on everyone in the hop!
Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful candy!

Susan Dupre said...

Stunning card True!

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! What a wonderful candy, thank you so much for the chance to win.
Your projects are absolutely amazing.

XOXO

fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com

MrsETaylor said...

True, this card is so elegant. I love the cage and that swirl ribbon is "Truely" the perfect match

Ms. Jen said...

That card is just gorgeous True! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy. I've been a follower for awhile now!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This card is so delicate! Love it :)

Nikki said...

This is so elegant True I love the embossing :)

Thea said...

LOVE this card! Just beautiful!

Chris said...

this is adorable! love that background!

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous True! Love the bg you created and that beautiful ribbon and brad finish it off perfectly! Is it against the rules to count me in for the candy? LOL! I love that dp:)

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card True!!! I love it, and love the colors you used on this!!!!

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Stampin Mindy said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the stamp and the colors. The paper goes perfect with that ribbon!

Hugs, Mindy

Corinne said...

What a beautiful card...love the sponged background. Thank you for tutorial for the background. I am a follower of your blog, thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs~
Corinne

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like how soft the background is really pretty

Nat said...

Have become a follower - love your work, will be back to see more x

**Farrah** said...

Oh, I do enjoy your work! This card is just lovely!!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Angela said...

I became a follower. I love your blog. Beautiful cards and great recipes.

judean said...

really pretty card--the embossing is just exquisite!

I am now a follower :)

Tanya said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I love the ribbon and brad, the image is soooo sweet, love that you did your own DP. Fabulous!

Karen said...

Beautiful work - very classy

StampingJan said...

I love your cards- Just lovely! I have just become a follower- Please enter me in the drawing for the great blog candy!

~jan said...

Im excited to be following your blog, True!! :) What a pretty card-lovely stamp and gorgeous ribbon and brad! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cassie said...

So beautiful!
I love that silver embossing!!
=)

Rufus said...

Gorgeous card, love the sewing, embossing, cage, and that ribbon is really pretty. Speaking of pretty, that some pretty lovely candy! Thanks for the chance at it.
R/

lesleyworth said...

so beautiful and elegant! I adore this card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Randi WS said...

WOWZERS!!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I just love your embossing and the ribbon is really beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win you fab candy!

Lots of love, Randi WS

youiesmom said...

Love your card, and the ribbon is gorgeous with it. Thanks for a chance to win.
Babe

scrappymood said...

Love the card :) It is nice when you see something created with something you own, even if it is just an embossing folder, makes you look at it with fresh eyes :) Thank you for sharing.

Thistleblue said...

Morning True! love how the background has turned out on your card and the embossed cage is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to take part in your candy draw! Love those papers and delicious looking ribbon!

kathr said...

Such a Beautiful Card, very Elegant, and so subtle...
thanks for chance to win fab candy
hugs Kath...

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the button on the ribbon bow. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy.

Jennifer

Divinity said...

great card! i've been wondering what heat embossing and colouring would look like...but never got around to trying it. i guess now i know -- fabulous!!! :) gonna try it for myself now...love all the dry embossing as well. ur card is awesome! :)

cathy said...

Oh, that is beautiful ribbon you used on the card. Love the background as well.

Leanne said...

Wowzers!! I just discovered your blog and your work is AMAZING!!! You don't have to twist my arm to follow it would be a honor!!! Love everything I see!!

Jane said...

I like the bird cage. I wouldn't have thought to use silver embossing! Really nice touch! Blog candy alluring!!
G/J S.C

paperpapier said...

your card is great. have been following you for some time. Love your creations.

paola said...

Have been a follower for some time, just find very little time to leave comments, but i totally love your card and that background is really WOW! thanks for the chance to win some yumminess
smiles
Paola

Shirley said...

Wahat a truly stunning card Trudy.
I love the background and the colouring too. Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles for our Metal challenge and we look forward to seeing you again for future challenges.
I watched your video and was so inspired. I shall be trying this technique in the near future.

Shirley

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I am now a follower! Cute card, lucious candy! Would love to win the paper and ribbon. I love BG and that ribbon!

Hugs, Linda

Vicki Dutcher said...

Trudy - that ribbon with the bow treatment is gorgeousness!!

sharon said...

What a romantic card! This is one standout wedding, anniversary, or love card. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent. I favorited you. I took a look at your blog and you are fab!
Sharon L

Andrea said...

A beautiful card, and I adore the black swirl ribbon!
Love, Andrea xx

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Great card and I am addited to ribbon and this black is gorgeous..... thanks for opportnity to win your blog candy

Sweetpz said...

gorgeous card! thanks for sharing your amazing work =)
hugs
juli

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

nice blog candy and I love your cards, I'm a follower! Whooot.

gocanucksgo said...

Wow, gorgeous looking card. The dove's are so adorable. Thanks and keep up the great work =)

mom2fivekiddos said...

True,
You are "truly" talented (sorry, I couldn't resist! ;*D) Seriously, totally awesome card!!! I love your work, have been a follower for a while! Love the candy too!

Joseline said...

Great video tutorial. Thanks for a chance to win! I became a follower not too long ago.

~Joseline

Robbie said...

Just beautiful!!! I love the elegance that the black sheer ribbon adds! Wonderful work!!!

Nat said...

I've been looking at your cards for years on ebay! You are really awesome, talented and inspiring! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Jill said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles again this week. Jill

Sue C said...

Lovely card True, the embossed panle really sets off the image. Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge. Sue C x

Janet Z said...

Your card is gorgeous!!

Tracey said...

this is just beautiful. i love those birds! thanks for sharing with us at the Shoe this week!
tracey

Bonnie B said...

Awesome card...love those colors..the way you did the background...the stamp and that beautiful RRR. I am a follower of you now. Thanks True :)

Bonnie B said...

I left a comment earlier but it seems to have 'gone with the wind'. Love RRR.

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh, this is absolutely gorgeous True! The ribbon is perfect for your embossed BG and I love your sponged effect too!

Katherine said...

Such a sweet little pair.
I really like the way you created the birdcage with embossing, it really makes it stand out.

Nicole Brenna said...

I am a follower and I love your work... I think it is soooo good... thanks for the chance to win such great candy

KarenB said...

Oh, this is gorgeous True! Thanks for the chance to join in the fun :)

Cammy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love the embossing and beautiful accents. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Marsha said...

Very neat card - cute yet elegant.

Amber said...

Wowzers True! Such an elegant card! Fabulous job.
Hugs
Amber

sucor said...

I love your projects, and I have been a follower for a while! Thanks for a chance to win.t

Tonje said...

What an elegant card. It's gorgeous. Nice giveaway too... you're so generous!

beadz said...

True, this is just stunning! Your background is bee-uuuuu-ti-ful! I just love it!
hugs,
Gini

rinat said...

fabulous candy, thanks for the chance to win. I'm already a follower and will link and post on my blog
Hugs
rinat

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

awesome card true!! what a masterpiece! and thank you for the chance to win this sweet gift =)
have a nice day.

http://nasuha-chua.blogspot.com/

karen In Houston said...

Trudy, wonderful card simply love the birdcage with birds and the ribbon from RRR is fantastic, love their ribbons.
Super candy too, I sure hope I win....Thanks for being so generous.

Krystle said...

I just love that ribbon bow!

Krystle said...

Oh, and I am a follower now! Thanks for the chance to win!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. what wonderful candy.. thanks so much for the chance to win.. I have been a follower for a long time now.. :) HUGS

Jenny V. said...

Love how you did your embossing on the birdcage. Thanks for the chance to win.

MoMo sprnany said...

As usual This card is amazing! You are truly an inspiration True! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

Gesa said...

I'm a follower of your blog since a year and enjoy your creations all the Time.
try my luck this time again.

Greets
Gesa

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Naturally I follow, and I'd love to win these goodies!

scraphappy4067 said...

Beautiful card!

I am already a follower, and thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Kelly

Lisa said...

I just found you! I love your work. I am now a follower! Thanks

Bonnie said...

Such a lovely, classy card. Your artwork is just inspiring!

Jan said...

I just discovered your blog via Sherrie Siemens blog.
Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
Congratulations of being published in the "colouring book"!!!

Traci S. said...

Oh My Goodness, YOU are SO talented! And, I just LOVE the CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS! They are amazing! In Fact, I think I have this stamp!! You did such an AMAZING job with it. It looks so ELEGANT! I LOVE what I think is sponging in the background! And, I have no idea how you made the metal of the card stick up unless it is EMBOSSING powder! I am learning Tuesday night how to SEW so I can sew the layers together, too! The background SWIRL is WONDERFUL...I LOVE the branch with the leaves...GORGEOUS! The LOVELY birds are so much like my husband and I, only we aren't caged up! The SHEER SWIRLY ribbon made a PERFECT bow...I hope your tutorial shows how you used a BRAD...especially a FABULOUS VINTAGE brad with the BOW!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. I can't wait to go see your Video!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

I have started a new Christian Blog that is there for everyone to participate. Please stop by and visit. I post on M and W. The URL is:
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

I think you will be blessed by your visit. I suggest you read the very first post...the one from June 30th. It is the one that shows the purpose of the blog. And, shows how the Lord changed my begginer card-making blog into a blog that is there to Glorify God!

AShu93 said...

I just signed up to follow. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful ribbon.

Ruby Taylor said...

True,
I accidentally found your site by link jumping. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the black lacy looking bow and the way you die your coloring. I will have to check out that tutorial! Thanks for the opportunity to win something. I am financially limited and I really appreciate it!
Ruby

Denise said...

Beautiful card True. But they always are. And the candy ain't bad neither! :)

mimbinnendyk said...

This is the first time EVER I have commented on a blog but felt I had to. I fell into this site by accident and am so glad I did. I absolutely love the art you produce. Such great combinations of techniques. Cant't wait to try them out. Thank you for the inspiration.
Absolutely love the silver background on this card - kind of industrial and modern mixed the the romantic of the bird cage. Very nice. Thanks again.
Mim

bernietom47 said...

I'm not sure how I got here but I've been poking around your blog for hours. Love you cards, your tutorials! LOTS of eye candy! I have a note book full of ideas!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

GrammaR said...

Great card, I love the ribbon pulling the swirls from the embossed background. I'm going to check out Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Studio M by Marian said...

On my I just discovered your blog and you're a Rock Star! I'd just signed up to follow with excitement. I can taste that apple pie card ... gorgeous, yummy.

xo, Marian
www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com

Studio M by Marian said...

#2: Opps I got so excited I meant to say for the Cherry Pie card. xo, Marian

ahlers5 said...

Love the site. Kind of found it by accident.

ginner said...

Beautiful cards! I'm a new follower...I'll be back often :)

Barbra said...

Just became a follower of your blog! Your cards look amazing. Can't wait to see more! Thanks for the chance to win!