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Friday, May 13, 2011

WOW! Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Plus PSA Essentials and Discount Card Stock Guest DT's and...some prizes!

Hi Everyone!
Grab a cuppa and sit back for awhile!
This is a long post but soooo worth the reading and surfing!
I have lots going on here today. 
It is the 13th of the month so it's time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog hop!
I am also today's Guest Designer for PSA Essentials and the May Guest Designer for Discount Cardstock.
I hope all of the blog hoppers will also read on down and check out the companies I am guesting for too because they are awesome!!!! :) You could win some PSA or RRR goodies too!
For those of you who came because of the guest spots, we would love for you to join us in the RRRR blog hop!

As we all know....Blogger has had some major issues the last couple of days. Although my post is up, not everyone on the hop has had a chance to get their's on so please come back later and hit the links that you miss. Much appreciated! :)

Now....if you found your way here from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings, you are in the right place!
If you just happened on to my blog, head on back there, because that it where it all starts! :)
You don't want to miss any of the awesome projects the girls have created for your viewing pleasure...or a chance at a great prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My card today works for all of my assignments plus I needed a card for my nieces wedding! 
I sooo love it when everything falls together like this! :)

The beautiful ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon's  May Ribbon Club set.

The drop dead gorgeous cardstock is Bronze, Mountain Rose, Jade Satin, and Jade Riccio, all from Discount Card Stock. I did some embossing which is always beautiful on these metallic papers.

The elegant sentiment stamp is from PSA Essentials "Mr. & Mrs." Peel and Stick stamp pack and the boarder stamp that I used gold embossing powder on, is from their "Whimsy Cakes" pack.
I thought the gold embossing tied the sentiment in with that pretty gold trimmed ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is an inside shot of the pretty papers, ribbon, and image.

PSA Stamp Camp will be doing a giveaway exclusively for my readers!
All you have to do is:
1)      Becoming a follower of PSA Stamp Camp blog
(while you are there, please check out all of the other projects I created for PSA that I haven't posted here yet, and leave me some love!)
2)       “Like” PSA Essentials on Facebook
Both actions are each an entry to win:  1 custom stamp, 1 Peel & Stick packs, 1 alignment tool, 1 ink. $80.00 retail value.
I would also LOVE it if you would follow my blog too! :)
Next....you can head on over to the Discount Card Stock blog and look around a bit. They have some very nice projects that might just inspire you to get out your cardstock wish list! :)
Now...back to the hop!
Bonnie will be giving away a Ribbon Monthly Club kit plus some other goodies to a random commenter so please make sure and comment on all of the girl's projects to increase your chances of winning!
Your next stop on the hop is Andrea's Creative Paper Trail. You're gonna love it! :)
I told you this would be a long post! Aren't ya glad you took my advice to grab a drink and set back and relax? :)
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
True :D


Suzi said...

Wow! True, this is so divine, I love the design, embossing and the sweet sentiment. Such a beautiful keepsake this is.
Suzi x

kurlygirl said...

This is absolutely stunning True! Oh my!!!! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

Dawnll said...

Holy Smokes Girl you are a busy one-Good for you! I always enjoy your projects and inspiration.
Fab job on this beautiful card love the rich paper and embossing make it extra special.
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Nati Tristan said...

That's a beautiful invitation!!

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty, pretty, and really love this collection of ribbons!

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS True!!!! I love the wonderful sparkle you added and this design is soooo beautiful!!!! Amazing work girly!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the detail, the coloring and the ribbon. Great work. Thanks for sharing

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Wow, how fab is this!!!! Love it :) TFS :)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is beautiful! The embossing on the shimmery paper sets off the pretty ribbons and gold embossing on the medallion so nicely. A lovely way to express your feelings to the newlyweds.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Dee in N.H. said...

That is just gorgeous! I love how it opens and the beautiful bow stays there! Great card!

Dee in N.H. said...

That is just gorgeous! I love how it opens and the beautiful bow stays there! Great card!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card Trudy. I love how you were able to use the products from three terrific companies and it all came together so nicely.

Becca Fabozzi said...

Wow, I love that sparkly brown cardstock, and the embossing looks beautiful. This is just beautiful.

Mickie said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!!

Lisa R. said...

Gorgeous! Love embossing, super duper layout! TFS Did everything! ;) joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Yone said...

Gorgeous card ! Tks for sharing such a lovely card with us ! Now I'm yr follower ! Hugs, Yone

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card , love how you use the different ribbons.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love your wedding card, I am off to check out psa stamps now. and become a follower.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the fold and how nicely the embossing shows on the shimmer CS.

Linda Imler said...


Love your card, I think it would also make a nice invatation.

Linda I.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

WOW what a gorgeous announcement! You did a terrific job on that! I am here for the RRR blog hop, so I am off to the next blog:)

Elizabeth said...

Love the use of ribbon to open the door of the card:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

mitz said...

..wow trudy.. so very elegant.. amazing..

rush said...

such an exquisite card. thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

What a stunning card! I love the colors. I follow you and PSA and like PSA on facebook.

THERESA said...

That is absolutely stunning, wow, love it when a plan comes together, right..............:))
lotsa luv

Sonia said...

What a great card! It gives me some ideas for cards I can make using some similar techniques- love it!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So cool! Love the design and embossing!

cathy said...

Lovely wedding card.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card, I love every element from it.

Donalda said...

Your card is just beautiful. I know they are going to love it. And so love the ribbon that is for sure. Hugs

Brenna said...

that is beautiful!!! I love that card, the cardstock and ribbon and brads/embossing all tie in beautifully!! I follow PSA on facebook and blogspot...tfs

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome gate card. Love the pretty colors and all the shimmer. :o)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Soooo super gorgeous Trudy! Love how it opens up in the middle. And I of course love the RRR Ribbon products too. :)

Nancy said...

Wow Trudy, LOVE your elegant and gorgeous Wedding Card.

Patti B said...

How awesome. You did a wonderful job. She is going to love it. Thanks for the hop. Keep on crafting

Leda said...

Just when I think you can't out do yourself~YOU DO! Just gorgeous!

Billie A said...

Wow stunning beautiful card and love the photography on it. It's so nice and bright.
Love the colors and the elegance of your card. Ribbon is beautiful.

thekolbes said...

What an elegant card. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower of PSA on thier blog and facebook along with RRR and Discount cardstock. I am already a follower of yours
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Julye said...

Wow what a stunning an elegant card, sure to stand out amongst the rest.

Margaret said...

Dazzling beautiful card. Love the metalic c/s and your folded card.

Melissa said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful wedding cards I've ever seen!!! I absolutely love everything about it! GORGEOUS!

I already like PSA and follow their blog (I left them a comment that you sent me over!) as well as yours!

Thanks for the chance to win! Just from seeing your card I already feel like a winner!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card!

Karen L said...

This is just gorgeous!!! I am already a follower of PSA Stamp Camp and a fan on FB. I am now a follower of your blog too! You are such a creative cardmaker...love your blog!

Karen L said...

Following along on the Ribbon Hop and WOW...your card is out of this world! Loviing the sheer brown ribbon especially...and that gorgeous shimmery brown paper!

La Vikinga said...

I like your style of "criss-cross-card" and the smooth, shimmery pink papers together with the chocolate brown ribbons!

Charlotta / Sweden

Iris said...

What a beautiful card. Iris
isoscia at aol dot com