Sunday, November 15, 2009

Angel Art Blog Hop

I know!! Two hops in one weekend... I didn't realize when I signed up that they would be so close together, but I made it.
This hop was put together by my fellow Angels and it's just perfect for this time of year - the theme was "Holiday Cards and Tags in 10 minutes or less" - who couldn't use some inspiration of that kind?




Because this is an Angel Company blog hop, most of the products youwill see used are from TAC. My first card uses the set Simple Joys and it truly couldn't have been simpler! It was inspired by a card I received in a recent swap which was made by Shirley Hotop. I tweaked it up a little, but the concept is all hers - thanks Shirley. I stamped the image with versamark, embossed it with gold and silver embossing powder, "stickled" it with icicle stickles and mounted it on a scrap of gold card (non TAC ) then mounted that on to Cuttlebug embossed cardstock. Simple!!



Easel cards are so cute and so easy! Under 10 mins, really :) I stamped the main image from the Vintage Santa set in Palette Burnt Umber on TAC Ivory cardstock, distressed it and ran some Brilliance Galaxy Gold around the edges. ( I didn't notice it had smudged in to the image until I edited it in Picasa..... oh, well!) He was mounted on TAC green cardstock. The paper is from TAC's Reece collection, the sentiment comes from the same Vintage Santa set and the ribbon is also TAC.



The last card was the easiest of all! It actually looks better IRL but regardless of how many pictures I took, it always came up looking a little blah. I'm sharing it anyway... The paper is from TAC's Amelia collection (one of my favorites!) and it uses one of the labels that is included. The sentiments are from two retired sets, JustBe 9another of my favorites) and Trendy Holiday Tags.

Melisa is next on the hop and I know you are in for a treat! She does some fabulous work and has been featured in the Angel Company catalog.

Here is the complete list of bloggers, just in case some of the links are broken.

Laurie W
Teresa
Jamie
Diane
Jen
Rita
Shirley
Julie
Kim
Laurie U
Kay
Melisa
Stacy

19 comments:

Teresa Jenkins said...

Great job! love your easel card! They are all great ideas!

Diane said...

I like them all! :-)

Glittered Paws said...

Thanks you so much for the compliments on my card you received in the swap - super duper easy and I love how you tweaked it up!!! Great easel card with the vintage Santa too - again less coloring is more!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with everyone.

Melisa Waldorf said...

HI Kay!! I'm so glad you particpated and that this blog hop brought me over to your blog! Awesome cards chick! I love the easil card, I've never tried that. These cards are beautiful Kay! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie said...

These are fantastic! Will have to lift the easel card, LOVE it!

Chris said...

Gosh, great cards Kay! You've had a busy weekend! :P

Stacy said...

Awesome cards Kay! Thanks for participating :) Love all of your cards but the first is awesome! That embossing goes so nicely with the image and the glitter adds such pretty detail. I've been wanting to try those easel cards... thanks for the reminder :)

Laurie Unger said...

Kay - these are all wonderful! I really like the first one a lot! Very classy!

Trudy Osborn said...

Amazing cards! That Santa one is my absolute favorite, but they are all so stinkin' cute

Patti J said...

Wow, love them! I especially am partial to the white on white! Great job!

StampinCarol said...

These are great cards! And I love how you drew inspiration from Shirley and changed it to make it your own. That card is very elegant. But I DO like them all!

JazzyH said...

Great job!

Kim said...

Wow!Great cards Kay the first one is really elegant and no coloring.. how quick is that! The Santa Easel with the Reece SWIC is super cute! I need to give that style a try.. And your Amelia card is fantastic too!

peggysue said...

I have to try one of those easel cards. Great job on all of them! I found myself in two hops and my regular DT this weekend too, it was crazy. They're all neat cards, you were busy!

Stephanie said...

Kay - these are gorgeous!! I must say that the second card is my favorite...what a great (and impressive) look!

Diane said...

These are just beautiful. All of them...nothing blah about the last one at all, silly girl. Great job. Love them all.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, I love them all and thankfully I actually OWN all the stamps and supplies you used to make my own!! :) I am such a good shopper!! And we both have wonderful taste!!

katiesniche said...

I've yet to try an easel card, yours is great! Nice cards.

Dell said...

These cards are fantastic!

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