Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sharing the Love; Long Post


Who doesn't know Amber Kemp-Gerstel over at Damask Love? If you haven't seen her work, and haven't checked out her blog, you definitely need to stop reading this and get over there. You'll be totally amazed, and I will wait right here for your return...

Okay, you're back! Amber has started a Share the Love campaign over on her blog, where we are encouraged to create something, divulge a blog crush, and play along. That task is both easy and difficult at the same time.

And since Amber can explain it so much better than I can paraphrase, here are the details. For all the color schemes, check out her blog.

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I did create something. In fact I spent all day yesterday creating...and creating...and recycling.  My mojo called in sick (I know it was just taking a mental health day). But later in the day, okay, okay, round about 10:00 last night, my mojo reported back for work. And this morning, I got it right. Darnell, I had another "ping" moment.  This is my color inspiration:

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I had chosen and spent all day working on another one, when this combination called my name. Had to use it. But more on this, and my creation a bit further down in this post.

Let's talk about Blog Crushes... If you want to know most of my crushes, just take a look at the blogs I keep track of over on the right side of my blog. If I put ALL of them on, I'd spend all day reading and zero time creating, so I'm somewhat limited... However, if I had to narrow things down a bit, I'd go with Ardyth, Darnell, Anita, Maria, Susan R., Jackie, Deanna Jean, Arielle, oh dear, that doesn't even begin to narrow it down...I could go on and on. So let's cut to the chase here. After thinking long and hard I have to say my blog crush would have to be Geri G. over at Manitoba Stamper. You might want to know why...and there are so many reasons. Geri's blog is clean and uncluttered. Her cards are beautifully CAS, inspiring, and always fun to drool over. She has real talent, which you'll see when you take a little side trip over to her blog. Besides being a wonderful card maker, she's also sweet and very helpful. And if you're lucky enough to have her as a blog friend, you're lucky enough. I want to say thanks to her for her kindness, and for being a friend. And I made this for her. Because I enjoy her friendship.


All colored bits are scraps (yay!!). The white cardstock and ink are from SU, and the sentiment is from CSS, Sweet Tooth.

So what are you waiting for? Go back to Amber's blog, and link up! Happy dances.


14 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I LOVE this card - it's so graphic and the colours are fab. I flatter myself to think I may have come up with the coloured stripes, but I never would have rounded the corners like that, or split them so that they are a different colour on top and on the bottom! It's so fresh and vibrant! (and thank you for including me in your crush list - you're on mine as well!)

Amber Kemp-Gerstel said...

You are so cute! thanks for joining the fun and sharing so many of your crushes! I love your card - love the way you divided the pattern with the sentiment. Very well designed. Thank you for all your kind words about Damask Love! Readers like you make it so fun to be a creative blogger!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what a cool card! Love the design of it.

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, what a fabulous post, Bev, I'm getting itchy fingers! I LOVE your stunning creation ... colours, sizes, rounded corners and it's purpose! And guess what ... we're mutually blog crushed my friend! Anita :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, what a fabulous post, Bev, I'm getting itchy fingers! I LOVE your stunning creation ... colours, sizes, rounded corners and it's purpose ... simply splendid! And guess what ... we're mutually blog crushed my friend! Anita :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Oops, sorry about that ... blogger told me the service wasn't available so I tryped it again (as much as I could recall!) A:)

CreatErin said...

This a a great card! I love the design - very effective. If it took you all day to make it, it was well worth it *Ü*

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful card and fabulous idea...I can't wait to play along!

Kelly Griglione said...

You've really done this color scheme justice! Love your rounded corner, staggered stripes on your card. I thoroughly "enjoy"ed it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aw, Bev. I heart you, too! I am humbled to be in the same list of other blog crushes you have. And I totally agree with your top pick of Geri. She is the best!!

Now your card. Seriously? If you didn't blow up your pinger with this one, you never will! My gob is thoroughly smacked!!

Hannelie said...

Simply fabulous!
And I could just say "ditto" to everything you said about Geri!

Cassie_lu said...

love the funky-ness of this card

Melissa said...

Bev, this is so graphic and FUN! Love how you created this with just one simple sentiment stamp and let the colors do all the talking! Fantastic!!
Thanks for your comments and kind words on my blog! :)
I just found Amber's blog this week and am SO glad to know it's out there...WOW!

maria f. said...

OK, this was a super ping! To mix and match the colors of those strips... brilliant! Such a fun card and so sweet for Geri. Also sweet of you to mention me in your list of crushes. I truly appreciate the meaningful comments you share on my blog. Makes me do a happy dance ;)