June 11, 2010

Five (x3) for Friday: A Gallery Idol Blog Bop!

All y'all voted, right?


You voted in Round One of the 2010 Gallery Idol competition sponsored by Paper Crafts magazine, right?

I knew that you did.

And guess what? Your votes have been tallied and 15 moxie fab designers have advanced to the next level!

These designers, specifically. Check out the fun projects I pulled from each of their blogs in this special Five for Friday Gallery Idol Blog Bop. Let's get to know them all a little better, shall we?

Merci Card by Winter Sims

Moxie Fab Alert: Cutie-pie dresses on a trendy Wendy clothesline with those free-floating line-drawn clouds all above a hand-cut grass border with a sweetie sentiment? Moxie fab Miss Winter, moxie super fab!

Butterfly Hello Card by Vera Yates

Moxie Fab Alert: It is the layers on this card that speak to me most. Beginning with the background script; then the blue, then the green, then the pink line-drawn flowers; to the sentiment; and back up to the dimension of the simply colored butterfly; my eye is drawn through the card--and I just love where it takes me.

Sew Happy Card by Valerie Mangan

Moxie Fab Alert: Originally created for a recent Sketch Challenge for Paper Crafts Connection, I love the juxtaposition of the graph circles with the retro background paper. The turquoise and green color scheme is moxie trendy, and the pairing of the word "sew" with the wonky stitching works like a charm!

Summer Fun Layout by Shemaine Smith

Moxie Fab Alert: What I like most about this layout is the way the sun seems to be rising on this cutie little girl. I love that the photos are in black and white, because they stand out in the center of all that fun color!

Surf's Up Layout by Shanna Vineyard

Moxie Fab Alert: I love that everything Shanna has used in this layout accentuates that cute photo of her girls. And notice the flow of design. Your eye first lands on the photo, then to the bird, then to the horizontal stripe that moves it across the tags which take you to the palm trees which wrap you right back to the photo. Absolutely seamless!

Hello Beautiful Day Card by Sarah Martina Parker

Moxie Fab Alert: With a trio of trendies at the heart of this card (banner, doily, fabric flower), its bright color palette and its fluid design make it simply moxie fab!

Hello Card by Regina Mangum

Moxie Fab Alert: Regina created this card for an inspiration challenge. Not only do I love the color combination from which she drew her inspiration, but I also love that this card is created entirely from scraps!

4 Layout by Lynn Ghahary

Moxie Fab Alert: Can you say super circles? I just love the way Lynn has emphasized this shape in so many different ways on her layout--and yet, they don't overpower the awesome photo!

Thanks So Much Card by Kryssi Ng

Moxie Fab Alert: First, the color scheme. Second, the way Kryssi has used a monochromatic background which causes the pale yellow butterfly to pop. Third, the use of buttons and lace. And fourth, the focal point on the right hand side with the attached sentiment. Fifth, moxie pretty!

You're the Man Card by Karen Baker

Moxie Fab Alert: Whenever you put woodgrain together with graphic elements, my heart starts a-racin'. I love how well all these elements work together: The vertical woodgrain paralleled by the four bold green circles on the vertical, accented by the black ribbon. The sentiment is understated yet bold. And the wonky stitching at the bottom right and top left--a fun detail that takes this card from awesome to super awesome in an unexpected way!

Happy for You Card by Giovana Smith

Moxie Fab Alert: The script in the background is beautiful. The stitched frame with the torn edges adds a soft touch. The stamped flower that reaches upward, drawing our eye to the sentiment is graceful, especially because it is tied into the color scheme with the red mat. And the twine at the bottom grounds it all into one lovely, lovely card.

Thinking of You Card by Danielle Wycough

Moxie Fab Alert: What a fun banner! Love the pom-poms! Love the embossed dots! Love the lace! Love the scallops! Love the color combination! Love this card!

Missing You Card by Courtney Kelley

Moxie Fab Alert: IMHO, this is a perfect card. The message is clear right from the get-go and it couldn't be more poignant.

Doily Congratulations Card by Belinda Chang Langner

Moxie Fab Alert: Soft, elegant, simple, trendy, pretty, wonderful. Need I say more?

Beautiful Bird Card by Angie Tieman

Moxie Fab Alert: Um. This card is dreamily dripping with deliciousness. D-r-i-p-p-i-n-g!

And there you have it--the 15 who have advanced to the next round of competition! Click on over to Paper Crafts Connection to see their winning cards and to see what the next challenge will be. Then, stop by Paper Crafts Connection again at noon on Monday to find out where/how to vote in the next round.

In the meantime, leave me a comment by midnight MDT on Sunday, June 13 that says what you like about any of the projects you see here today and how they inspire you and I'll draw one random winner to receive something yummy from my moxie magical prize drawer!

Idolizing the Idols,

~Cath

162 comments:

Ellie A. said...

OH my! Congrats to the reminding 15 and a Big Whoop Whoop to the other 5 amazing artists that didn't make it to the next round. Each one of the 15 is amazing and these project showcase why and I can't just pick one because I like something about each one! Happy Friday.

Renee S. said...

These cards are wonderful. The colors, layouts and different styles are all inspiring. Congratulations to all!

Wendy Crowe said...

I love all the different styles on these cards! The range is just amazing and very inspirational! Congrats to everyone!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow, congrats to the 15 contestants... their submissions are just amazing... Love them all - yet so different. Congrats to them all. Love the colours in each and the different styles... wow, have a great weekend.

Angela said...

These are all wonderful -- I love the variety! Congrats to all!

Mandy said...

I love how each of the cards is unique to the styles of the designers! Gorgeous work! I especially love Winter's clothesline...so clean and yet so trendy!!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats to the all the designers moving on and a big whoo hoo to everyone who played. Fantastic entries by everyone!

Kimmie said...

congrats to you ladies! I love the simplicity of karen and courtneys cards. All the cards, or layouts are great!

jengd said...

Congrats to all! These are some great cards too- I particularly like the tug on the heart strings from Courtney's, Danielle's banners (I LOVE the banner trend!) and the whole look of Shanna's layout!

Karen said...

wonderfully, inspiring projects...I especially enjoy seeing the masculine ones as I struggle with those....

Ann Cicilie said...

I was very inspired by the "Hello Beautiful Day" card by Sarah Martina Parker, love the colors and the layers!

Karen said...

Great cards and lots of inspiration here. If I had to pick just one, it would be the Missing You card; love the CAS design and the colors.

lynn said...

to the 5 designer not here today--you are all still winners:) big congrats to the new 15 ladies! love that each designer shows off their unique card style here:)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats to the remaining 15! I just love all the different styles. I am drawn toward the ones with stitching and distressing.

Melissa S said...

Congrats to all 15 contestants!! All of the designs are wonderful. However the simple missing you from Courtney Kelley is my favorite.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Thanks, Cath, for featuring all of us! Monday should be a doozy...we'll miss our wonderful 5 that have left us. I've never met a group of more talented ladies.

Lilly said...

I love the Doily Congratulations Card by Belinda Chang Langner. It's so pretty and that little pearl is perfect.
All those cards are gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

i love the Happy for You card. The colors are great. I love the flower stamp. Also love the Butterfly Hello card. Great soft colors for the flowers.

Glenda said...

Congrats to the top 15!

My favourite is Sew Happy - love the whimsy and randomness of it.

Thanks!

scarthur said...

These are all amazing and inspiring projects! I especially love the way that the hello card uses a simple journaling block on the card, the way the you're the man card used the wood grain rub on and the the banner used on the thinking of you card. They are all so simple and pretty.

Jenny McGee said...

Congrats to all 15. Great work. I love the scrapbook pages, the Surf's Up that has the tags. And the 4 layout with all the circles on the top. Very cute stuff all around. Thanks for sharing.

Janet L. said...

Love these cards and congrats to their makers. My favorite is the Happy for You card. I like the way the opening is made. It could be used for many different kinds of occasions.

Tanja said...

I love all of these cards, particularly those with kraft cardstock in them and the one with the bold flowers made from scrap cardstock is stunning. The light blue bird card is absolutely gorgeous too.

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh me, oh my! {drool} looks like there are a talented bunch of "Idols" out there. Congrats finalists for your awesomeness!

Jessica said...

beautiful cards!!!! they're fabulous! congrats to all these talented gals!

Pat said...

wow...They have inspired me to keep creating and to be sure and enter next year's contest.

Tanya Rudd said...

They are all beatiful, but I have to say the green tones people are using are just so fresh.
Hugs
Tanya

Eveline said...

I love the diversity of the cards. All the techniques used and many things more but my English is not good enough to explain what I want to say.
Eveline.

FLEUR de Lo said...

What's not to love? There's a lot of talent being placed head to head here. I'm with you on Karen's card---I love that bit of stitching on the bottom. It adds a big punch; it's the kind of thing I never would have thought to do.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I really like that you posted scrapbook layouts as well as cards. And each and every one is special in it's unique way. so many different styles, but all so very awesome!!

PamS said...

Congratulations to all who remain. Each project is wonderful. The use of color, dimension and embellishments...it is no wonder that they are in the final 15.

akagreenhouse said...

These are all gorgeous! I really like the Hello Card by Regina Mangum. When I first saw it I thought it was a pillow made out of great retro fabric! Wrong! But it is still a great card with a retro feel to it! Love them all!

Aphra said...

So many fab projects . . . LOVE them all! Congrats to the winners! I am inspired by Sarah Martine Parker's card to go and use my OA papers. :D

Summer Braxton said...

Great job Girls!! Congrats!! I'm diggin Regina's entirely paper pieced card. WOwza.

rae said...

Congratulations ladies!!!!!! Good luck in the next round, remember to have FUN with this!!!!!
Can't wait to see what you all create next!!!!!
(((happy for you hugs))))
~rae barthel

tape said...

I really like the last one... Romantic but not too frilly, I may just have to lift it!

Ann said...

I love Winter's crisp, clean, and cute card...totally my style!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Congrats to the continuing AND departing finalists! Lovely creations, all!

Sue D said...

I like the Butterfly Hello Card--very soft colors in the background that lets you focus on the cute little butterfly.

Patti J said...

These are all wonderful, as were the 5 that didn't move on. What talent!!! I love them all, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be Giovana's, with the script background! Congrats to all!

The McCullough Family said...

Wow! Congrats to all! Sew Happy is sew wonderful!!

Wendy said...

Every project was differnet and AWESOME!!!!! I especially loved the card with the stamped doily and loose bow. So simply perfect. It just shows thatbyou don't need to put a ton of thought and time into a card to make it amazing.

Alyssa S said...

Wow! Congrats to the top 15!! I love Giovanna Smith's card with all the distressing - gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

I love the simplicity and softness of the doily congrats card. But all of these top contestants have so much talent. Their creations are fantastic!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Thank you, Cath for featuring our cards here. All I can say I adore all the ladies in the Top 20. They're an amazing group of women that I'm so honored & humble to be among them.

rkokes said...

love the missing you card-so simple, but so awesome!

Dana Grothaus said...

STUNNING! Such inspiring cards. These girls are definitely my IDOLS!

Carla said...

All such fabulous projects - but I have to say that the "Happy for you" card by Giovana Smith is my favourite - I love how the flowers seem to be coming out from in betwen the layers of paper! Awesome!

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are all so fabulous!

smahrty said...

The cards are all awesome, what I like best is the way you put into words how each one is so fantastic! Really helps me in my card making.

Alicia said...

A big congrats to the 15 gals who carry on the contest!

Helen F. said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all you ladies! most definitely "winners" YAYAYAAAY!
They are all so unique...love the adorable 'merci' card by Winter :o)

marilyn said...

LOVE the Happy for You card by Giovanna - just love distressed things. However, I love all of these cards - so fantastic!!! Very obvious why these ladies are finalists. Of course the other 5 were very talented as well.

SharonS said...

Wow! It will get harder and harder to choose! Congrats to the artists! I loved the different styles. My favorite of this bunch was Vera Yates card. I loved all the colors and layers!

NWFlamingo said...

Great work ALL! I especially like Danielle's banner Thinking of You card. The pom pom fringe really makes it pop.

Scrapycandy said...

Great stuff! I like the Hello card because I really like paper piecing which this reminds me of.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love the banners on Danielle's card! They are so sweet!

Betty-Ann said...

I just love Winter's "merci" clothesline...just adorable! I scrolled away and had to go back for another look!

Mel said...

I love these projects, and several of these designers I follow religiously on their blogs..so I'm excited to see some of my favorites make the final 15!

Joy Briggs said...

Wow! I can see why these all were selected! Beautiful! I'm so inspired :)
But, OMG! The 'Happy for you' card by Giovana is STUNNING!

Jamie said...

These are all wonderful cards! I love the "thinking of you" card and the one with the closeline with the little dresses and says "merci" is fabulous!!

Michelle said...

I love the congrats doily card. The colors are perfect and the huge doly is beautiful!

Tiffani said...

They're all great, but I especially like the "sew happy", the banner, and the "you're the man" cards.

Vana63 said...

I luv the kraft and twine with banner and bling on Danielles Card, Adorable!!!

Tejal said...

I love the Merci card by Winter Sims and the card by Sarah Martina Parker. Couldn't pick one! :D

Fabulous entries!

Shemaine Smith said...

Thank you so much Cath for featuring all of us here today and our work! Thanks to all that voted too! Can't wait to see what we all come up with for next week's theme.

vegetablog said...

All of these projects are so fantastic. I love the card created from scraps. And the doily card is so elegant! And so many of these projects involve stitching...which reminds me that I need to get some paper into my sewing machine :) THanks for the inspiration!

jo said...

The "missing you" card........so simple yet full of impact!

Gwen said...

I could go on and on, I love the inspiration I feel from these projects. hello beautiful day is probably my fav....but then....it's all good!

Giovana said...

Thanks Cath! I am so excited, Thanks so much for all your support and votes ;)
I can't believe than in a week I have met the most wonderful and talented ladies!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats to all the 15 finalist that is moving on to the next round. I just love seeing all the talented, creative and inspiring styles of all the stampers.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love Sarah Martina Parker's card.
The colors, the banner, the flower. Looks so complicated, but its not. Love it!

Angela W said...

I love Vera's and Danielle's cards! Vera's is just so colorfulbut simple! Danielle's is great with everything she did on it!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love the shape of Regina's card. Very unusual and very cool!

Suz said...

congrats to everyone... there is such a variety of styles. I have to say that Courtney's card tugged at my heart.

lmad said...

Love the colors on the Hello card by Regina. Fabulous!!

Jackie said...

I love each and every thing you shared! Each has a style all it's own and I would love to be on the receiving end of one of those cards!

Rachel D said...

Congrats! I follow several of these ladies' blogs - it's fun to see their good work being recognized. :) I especially love seeing the clean and simple styles.

Denise said...

I love "Hello Beautiful Day". What a fantastic sentiment for a card. I also love how the doily reminds me of the sun. So going to scraplift it!

ArlaMo said...

Congrats to all! I love the You're the Man card! simply stunning.

KellyG said...

Great cards! Super creative! Love how the banners were used!

rudie2shoes said...

Winter Sims does some amazing things with her cards. I love her work!

Be(e) said...

Such a load of inspiration!! I'm especially drawn to Shanna' layout, I think because of the colors!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love the surf's up layout since I am a big beach fan!

Danielle said...

Thank you for featuring us :) It is surreal to be a part of such a talented group of ladies! Everyone has a great unique style!!!

Angie said...

Congrats ladies! My fav. card is thinking of you by Danielle Wycough. Just love the pom poms and that little bit of pp just looks great~love it!

Beth said...

Love the juxtaposition of Sara Martina Parkers vintage accents and bright colors - congrats to ALL!

Arrica said...

They are all darling. But the banner card(thinking of you) is my fav. It is a perfect blend of subtle and celebratory- imho...
I love the red w/craft paper and the banner is of course the sweetest.

Marla said...

What amazing cards. The dresses on the clothesline are just darling. But everyone's card is totally inspiring! Great job top 15!

Theresa said...

These cards are all wonderful...so many styles. Hard to choose just one but I do like the stitching and distressed look on Giovana's card.

Bethany said...

This was fun to see some other great cards from the Gallory Idol Top 15 along with your comments Cath. It's fun to see what other people notice and learn from their observations. I was most inspired by the simplicity of many of the cards, like Winter's Merci, Regina's hello, Karen's your the man, and of course Courtney's missing you. Less is More with these cards. I'm going to see what I can create using only ink on my card front.

Kelly Massman said...

The cards/LOs are all great! I love Danielle Wycough's pompon ribbon with her darling scallop-pendant/banner!

Samantha T. said...

Congrats ladies. You are a talented group!

Deb Neerman said...

Congratulations to the talented designers who've advanced! All the cards are simply fabulous ... can't pick one!

Chris S. said...

We live in a military town and see men and women in the Air Force come and go. Courtney Kelly's card is especially meaningful.

KimR said...

Wow--Congratulations, ladies! How to pick just one!?? I really love the card with the banner with the kraft scalloped edges. I would love to know how she made them!

BUt, truly, all of the cards are just beautiful!

ginalovesdave said...

ALL of these are amazing. I especially like the scraps card, the shape is so very cool. Thanks for a chance to win!

Cardgal said...

Wow! These are 15 talented cardmakers. I love Regina's pillow card, with the scraps, cute and colorful, just like the pillow that inspired it!

Irit Shalom said...

I really like the simplicity of all of them!! I wish I could do it so simple and elegant and fantastic!!

Cynthia B. said...

These projects are all impeccable. Just beautifully handmade artwork! I love Winter's cute clothesline, Giovana's elegant textured card, and Belinda's beautifully simple doily card.
But the one that pulled at my heartstrings the most?
Courtney's Missing you card. *sob*

Can't wait to see more, ladies! Go, idols go! :)

MrsETaylor said...

Absolutely LOVE the ripped and rolled paper to frame the stamped image on that card. HOLY DOODLES!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OMGoodness--no wonder they are the top 15! I am in awe--all are fab cards/LOs....I can't wait to see what they make next:)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Georgette S. said...

They are all very cute, but if i have to pick one that really caught my eye it would be the Butterfly Hello.

Janet S said...

I LOVE Belinda's pink doily card. I am facinated by lace and doily stamps lately and this pink is so soft and subtle. Love it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love all of the clever layouts in these cards, and I'll be sure to use them as inspiration!

Karey said...

I absolutely love Shanna Vineyard's surfs up layout. What I like so much are the colors and palms and wooden piers.
She rocks!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats to all the finalists, amazing cards. I love Karen's design b/c it's so CAS and is something that I could actually do!

Monika Reeck said...

Love the card from Giovana Smith so crisp....and so many nice idea on her card..so inspiring....

Stephanie said...

Wow, the cards are all lovely in their own way. I can't narrow it down to just one, because I adore Sarah Martina Parker's shabby, vintag-y, oh-so-feminine card, Regina's incredible interpretation of the great inspiration challange, and Angie Tieman's card that seems so effortlessly pretty.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I am amazed at the details and simpleness all at the same time...fabulous cards!

enjoy *~*

Deborah said...

I just love the "Thinking of You Card" by Danielle Wycough! Congrats to the 15!! All of it is so inspiring :)

Tami Mayberry said...

Love Courtney's missing you cards. Awesome colors and you can't go wrong with stars. :)

jan said...

Valerie Mangan inspires me! Fresh looks, although many fav designers competing!

DeniseB said...

I love Belinda's doily card! I may have to get that stamp! All the cards and layouts are terrific!
DeniseB

Angela Fehr said...

What I like about these projects is their diversity - it gives me the confidence to trust my own design instincts, even if my style isn't what's currently hot.

charli said...

The card with the ripped opening is so well done--not sure I could pull that off, but I'm liking it!

Morena said...

I love the colors and beautiful simplicity in Regina's flower card. Beautiful!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I'm in love with the Doily Congrats card. The petal pink color, scalloped border satin bow and pearl accents whisper baby girl...perfect.

Sharon said...

Thinking of you and Happy for you are my faves. I like the ripped border on the one, and the pennants on the other. I'm going to copy them (modified, of course)--I hope they don't mind...

julie m said...

talented group. Butterfly Hello Card by Vera Yates stands out for me. it is so peaceful and subtle. such a unique approach to the usually bright poppies.

Sue in Grapevine said...

I especially love the banner card by Danielle.

Karen Lee said...

Fabulous work!! Congrats to the 15 who are moving on!

xoxo Karen Lee

Pamk said...

congrats to the 15 and love that sew happy card and the surfs up layouts has a great color combination.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards-my fav is the bird one, don't know if it's the colors or my current "bird" thing happening--the cards are all great, but that one catches me.

Jess said...

Congrats to the Top 15! I find Sarah Martina's projects so stunning and inspiring! The vintage elements mixed with the bright colors are lovely!

brenlubrant said...

I just love the "Merci" card with the cute little dresses hanging on a clothes line. The cloud are so dreamy, also.

PinkPug,INK. said...

These are all inspiring! Congrats ladies! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Yes, they've got talent! Gorgeous cards and pages! :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love them ALL but ohmygosh Summer Day is just sooooo sweet! As a scrapper it pulled me right in...so fun, hot colors and just too stinkin cute!!

sarah.hampton said...

Love the color combo and the layout of the Happy for You card. All the cards are great! Congrats, ladies!

Chloe said...

Congrats ladies!!! You are all so inspiring! I love Belinda's Doliy Congratulations Card! Perfect for any number of occasions and so delicately pretty! Thanks for sharing all these cards her Cath - off to check out the designers' blogs.

LaurieJ said...

Wow, all of these cards are wonderfully unique. Congrats to the winners! I especially like the 'torn frame' card by Giovana Smith.

Barbara said...

Loved all the cards/ layouts. It all makes me want to ink something up!

jen said...

I love all the DIFFERENCES among so many cool & trendy designs! Moxie Fab, indeed! Way to go to ALL the contestants!!!

Sew-Ink said...

All the card you shared with us today are lovely, I love how everyone had a unique way of placing they're sentiments! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lora Oliver said...

I personally like all of them for something, but I really love the banner and color combo of Danielle's card. Her touch of bling at the banner points is perfect.

Danielle said...

They are all so fantastic. Congratulations to all the top 15. But i do love the thinking of you banner card-it's amazing!

Lori B. said...

Loving all the different styles! Congrats to each of you. I am really inspired by the trendy banner look. Thanks for sharing!!

cindy said...

Wow!!! What great inspiration and creativity. Love all the cards and layouts... gotta get into my craft mode again. This should help!

Kay said...

I'm swooning over the stamped doily on Belinda's card!! Wow, that's gorgeous!! Congrats to everyone! SOOO deserved!!

Geri said...

I love the Missing You card. "103 down, 262 to go" The design is simple, the statement is IMPACT! The artist has captured exactly what she wanted to. Wow!

Nancy L. said...

All the card are so wonderful! Congrats to all of them. I'm inspired to do a layout!

Isha said...

Congrats to all the so very talented 15 ladies. Like each card but my favorite is Vera's card cos of its softness and the Doily lace card.

Laura Stewart said...

I love the sewing card

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Congrats top 15! I really love the torn window treatment Giovana did! Great work, all!

Emily B. said...

I love the banners! They are so cute and are great for so many different cards!

Laura Isham said...

I love the simplicity and cleaness of Courtney Kelly's "missing you" card. So pretty! And seasonal with the red, white, and blue color scheme with my oh-so-favorite neutral...kraft!

Christine said...

My fave is Danielle's card! I love the banner trend and pom pom trim is to die for!

Blessings,
Christine

Ravengirl said...

Giovana's card is totally eye-catching. Love the way the text shows from behind the torn away frame. And the flower is just darling :)

JessicaK said...

Congrats to the 15 advancees in the Idol contest and great job to everyone who has joined in so far. Everyone's creations have been amazing!

Susan said...

Congratulations to the Top 15!

All of these project are great... it's hard to just pick 1! =)

Ginger Claire said...

All the projects are beautiful but I especially love the Hello Card by Regina, It's so like a cushion you'd love to own or even a piece of art on your wall.

Marilyn L. said...

What is amazing about all the entries is the versatility and uniqueness of each one. Great job by all!

waldenbunch said...

I love the use of the doily in one and the lace stamp in another. Beautiful cards.

Shelly Greybeck said...

I really like th textures/layers in the Thinking of You Card by Danielle Wycough. I have some pom pom trim that I've been stuck on how to use it, so maybe this will inspire me.

ellen s. said...

i just love danielle's card! it is so striking and courtney's miss you card tugs at my heart strings....

they are all fabulous!

Rebecca Ednie said...

wow, they were all pretty awesome but I love the beach page. Not only do I love the beach but the page just takes me there. I can feel the warm air and sand, hear the sea gulls, smell the French fries and cotton candy and taste the salty air!

Claude said...

I love them all, but there's sometihng about the Sew Happy one that keeps me coming back!

MissChicas said...

I can't pick just one to talk about because they're all gorgeous and oh so inspiring! What amazing artists they are! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

colleen said...

You're the man is a great card! I have needed masculine cards lately, and my stash holds zero. Even in Moxie Fab it is hard to come up with good guy cards (butterflies, doilies and flowers??). Love the graphic simplicity of this one.

serena said...

love the banner card. so adorable

Noreen said...

I particularly like the banner card and Missing You. I really love the patriotic colors and the simplicity of Missing You. Loved the bit of sparkle on the tips of the banners!