Saturday, November 20, 2010

Abundant Blessings and TSB





And my blessings are abundant! I have a wonderful family, a VERY supportive husband, a gracious and understanding set of best friends, I live in a beautiful historical neighborhood in the middle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I am on this wonderful Design Team for The Stamping Boutique (TSB).  What more could I ask for? I do count my blessings everyday.

For this blog hop here are the participants and their order:

Collette
Genevieve
Stacie
Jan
Jenn
Melissa (this is where you came from)
Aletha (this is where you are, and my letter is "H")
Debbie (this is your next stop)
Amanda
You need to visit each blog, leave some love, collect the letters from each blog, and when you get to Amanda's blog, leave her some love with the secret word. After you have completed these steps, you will have a chance to win two images from The Stamping Boutique.

This project was another fun one. Everything feel into place again. The finished size is 4¾” x 4¾”. I really like this size for a square card. I do think I am going to do more.

The image I used is Audrey the Pilgrim from The Stamping Boutique. Tracey, artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique, is one of my very best friends and her illustrations are to die for. I am so fortunate to get to use her imagination with my imagination. Thank you, Tracey!

The copics I used are:

I did purchase a supply of these ready made cards from Envelopper, Inc.  In fact, when I purchase ready made cards, I purchase from them. They have the envelopes to match. This base card is the Stardream Copper

The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set, “Bountiful Harvest.”  You gotta love those Verve stamps!


I also used Spellbinders dies in the Eyelet Circles and Scallop Ovals. You can find these from StampingScrapping. And talk about friendly and another best friend, Cindy is the best. Oh…her service and loyalty to her customers…well you won’t find this kind of quality anywhere else. Yes, this is a biased opinion. The inks I used are Memento Tuxedo Black and Cantaloupe. I accented with Smooch Ink in Illuminate and Spica pens in Black, Lipstick, Orange, and Chocolate. The white accents are done with a Sharpie poster paint. The punch work is done in SU’s copper cardstock and was completed with Martha Stewart punches which I purchased from Michaels.


Thanks so much for checking out the blog hop. Your next stop is

If you have any questions, or I left something out, just email me at ajsdesigns@cox.net.

Aletha Jane

30 comments:

Debbie said...

This is such a beautiful card! The colors and design elements are just perfect!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful card!! : )

Amanda said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L work! :D Simply gorgeous! :D thanks for participating in the hop!

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...this is gorgeous!

Jennifer McGee said...

Gorgeous card Aletha! I love the nontraditional color scheme too.

melissac said...

Your card is gorgeous as always!! Blessings and hugs!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. TFS.

campbelljudy1228 said...

All of your cards are beautiful. The Copic coloring is awesome. Thank you also, for showing the copic colors used. I'm just starting to collect them, and it helps me see, which ones people use alot.

terriennz said...

I really love this card!! I really need to get my hands on some copic colors. (new to the whole Digo Stamp thing) TFS!!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the coloring.

Jennifer

Andrea said...

Adorable! I love all the punched elements!

Hestia's Helper said...

Aletha, can you come over to my house and teach a card-making one-on-one?? Your designs and layouts are ALWAYS top notch and I have bookmarked several in my "inspirations" file... this one is being added to that list!
It is truly a treat to be on the TSB DT with you!
Stacie

Collette said...

Very Nice, Aletha - love how you sponged your circle scalloped double. Love it!

Theresa said...

Great card...wonderful coloring. TFS

Lawren said...

Gorgeous Card! I love teh colors.

Moments by Marla said...

Beautiful card. I love all of the paper embellishments and colors you used.

faithnme said...

your coloring is AMAZING.. LOVE your embllishement too SUPER CUTE

san said...

What a beautifull card. Love the colors

Lisa R said...

Love the colors and the layers! Bee-u-tiful!

Karen said...

This is supper cute. Love the colors you chose for the base card. kschlu1@gmail.com

Barbara said...

This is truly a beautiful card. The design elements and the coloring are just perfect. I learn so much by visiting blogs of such talented artists. Thank you.

Lindy said...

BEAUTIFUL card. I love all the detail. TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Aletha, your card is fabulous! I like the red you used for her apron, beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the yellow accents.

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - this is beautiful Aletha. Hugs, Marie x

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Alatha~
Your card is very beautiful! I love the wonderful colors you used.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Lisa said...

Aletha!! She is darling! I love your card design and your coloring is perfect as always!!
Big Hugs!

Sandee McIntyre said...

Love the colors that you used. This card is very beautiful. TFS!

Laura said...

I like square cards also :)... and your coloring is just amazing. Great card!

Sara said...

Hello Darling, I missed the hop on Saturday! I am so sorry! I was looking forward to it and then we got busy outside... when we came in, I didn't even think of it! I think your card is wonderful! You did a superb job! Hope you can forgive me! Happy Creating! Sara

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