Friday, March 25, 2011

Sketchy Blog Hoppin'

Hallo and Welcome to another Gina K CSS blog hop!!!!!
It was dicey whether I was going to make it tonight....My computer went cafunk on Monday and I lost all my files.....thought Iwas looseing my hard drive(either that or someone hijacked my computer) and I have been fighting it all week trying to find and save files - did my cards and loaded them to DH's computer so I could get them here tonight....turns out someone hijacked my computer after all - good news is all my family photos and blog files are safe, hate the fact that someone had acsess to all of my laptop but the good thing that there isn't anything finacial on it, I don't even do any online banking which is a good thing in this case.
All right now that I made it here and my computer is being debugged LET'S HOP !!!!
If you want to start at the begining of the hop, go here - www.stamptv.ning.com
If you are following along then you came to me from Sue Morris's blog - http://suessentiments.com/wordpress/?p=5271 where I am sure she had some great stuff to show you!!!
I am the last in line again but be sure to leave comments along the way because Gina is giving away a FREE STAMP SET to one lucky commenter!!!
For our blog hop this time we are using a sketch from the fabulous Melissa Cash who is snowbound and without power as I type (for the last SEVERAL days in fact - akkkk) so send her some warm thoughts and electrical wishes tonight!!!!
I am also using the newest color spotlight challenge colors - which really was a challenge for me!!!!!
In amonst computer woes and a sick old meow (who is feeling much better BTW - just a 2 day slump I guess...she is 20 years old and rather frail these days....) I managed to get 3 cards done :) I must have needed the stress relief :)

My first 2 cards use the 'Sew Pretty' set.
I paper pieced the aprons and colored the rest of her with copics. I am not too sure about my darker skin tones....I don't do them often but have been trying to every now and then.
My last card uses the 'Mugs and Kisses' set along with an older set called 'Friends are Forever"
I did turn the sketch vertical for all 3 cards...tried to do one horizantal and I couldn't get it to look right so reowrked it.....
Well that's about it for tonight - going to see about getting some dinner ready and relax with my copics and pencils on the couch. I have a full day of planting and yard work planned for tomorrow - made my first trip to Lowes for the season and true to form am working on my first 'planting frenzy' (I don't garden so much as have big planting sprees - hence the 'panting frenzy')
I am planning on limiting myself to just one round this year because we have a busy summer planned and I have a hard enough time keeping up with the weeds here in the hot/humid/Florida summers....
....a bit talkative tonight aren't I ... :)
Take Care
Tera




















73 comments:

Miesje said...

Great cards! I like all three of them. Really love the colors and the variety. You know that the best is always saved till last! :-)

Lori said...

Three cards, wow!! Great job with the sketch!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wonderful cards, Tera! Love the paper piecing.

Cheri said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Your pre-story has a life of it's own! YIKES! Amazing that you were able to post these. LOVE your art, Tera! I really love that "sew pretty" work. The mug rocks too.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All your card are great, Tera! I have never tried to color darker skin, but you seem to have mastered it. Great job!

joy said...

Wonderful cards - My favorite is the flowers stamped on the coffee cup! Great job of coloring!

Giovana said...

You are on a roll Tera! Three amazing cards!!

Carolina said...

Such stunning cards Tera - great use of the sketch to create such delightful cards!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Very pretty, Tera! Love all of the variations of the sketch.

Anonymous said...

Love them all and love your color choices.
crafty teacher

Debbie said...

The cards are all great...Love the sewing theme!

Lagene said...

Love your vintage sewing cards and the coffie cup is a beaut too!

She's Crafty! Studio said...

I just love it. So retro. Very nice.

PatS said...

Great paper piercing! Your cards are wonderful.

Donna Phelan said...

SEW Perfect, Tera! ( I think I just bought that very same stamp, thanks for the inspiration!)

Christine from FL said...

Great cards. I love the retro look!

Jo said...

You all are so talented and inspire us so much. Thank you.
Love the sewing theme stamps.

terrie said...

Great looking cards and color combo...well done
zullu26@aol.com

Melanie said...

love that tea cup!! The sew pretty papers are perfect and your dark skinned coloring is beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Fun cards, Tera. I really like the designs with the "Sew Pretty" set. Great dp!

--Marcy said...

So, after all the troubles - you made 3 cards! What a trooper! Very nice!

Jenny McGee said...

Two very cute cards.

argonlake said...

The vintage cards are so fun. The aprons take me bsck in time!!!

Dottie Watson said...

Tooooooo fun.. I loved your cards. So vibrant and different. Thnx for sharing

Cheryl S. said...

What great vintage feels to all your cards! Very nice job. Glad you got your computer back in time!

cal8007 said...

Love the sewing theme most of all! The other two are great, but I'm into sewing lately (not the needle and thread kind LOL). Sorry about your computer woes - what a scary experience!

TFS

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Gayle C. said...

OMG after all you had to endure you certainly came up with three beautiful cards. Hope all goes well with your cat.

Lynn B. said...

What a fantastic interpretation of the sketch. I would never have thought of using the sewing stamp set but it's GREAT! Now I HAVE to get that stamp set!

ddlady said...

Tera, loved your cards and the color choices. Great job!

pqueenie said...

Very nice cards!

Golda said...

Very pretty cards!

buggin2stamp said...

Fun cards! Love the bright colors!

Carole said...

Great work on these cards. You have been busy!

MenanBerretts said...

I love to sew and so your first card was right up my alley. Both were great. Thanks.

jean w. said...

Love the teacup card the best!

Deb said...

Love these, Tera! All three are FAB! I am so into sewing images, dress forms, etc, right now! LOVE!

missymarie346 said...

All of the cards are very nice. I really liked the first two and your darker skin tones look great. Dawn

Joan said...

Great cards!FABUUUUUULOUS!

Sharon Mattingly said...

All great cards! So vintage and fun on the first ones. Great colors on the coffee cup.

Bertha W said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What fun cards, love the way you paper pieced the the Sew whats new cards. Great use of the colors, even if a challenge.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I can't believe you had time to do three with all of your computer troubles and the upcoming planting frenzy! Love the paper piecing.

The Vannoy Family said...

What a CU-TE cards Tera - love all your attention to details! Thanks for sharing! Always love the CSS Alumni hops!

Pattyb said...

Love all your cards you shared. The colors and papers are lovey!
Blessings, Pat

redwasher1 said...

Amazing job on all three cards!!

kamlr65 said...

Great cards! I especially love the mug friend card; it just has an extra special touch.

Pat Jandacek said...

I'm so glad we rated three cards tonight...enjoyed them all. So happy for you that damage control was possible for your computer, and that Meow is doing better.

naneruth said...

Lovely cards, all are great!

KVencel said...

I am loving the cards made w/sewing patterns. My mom would appreciate a card like that if she were still alive. Nice work!

ecpiercy said...

Love how you put the iris on the coffee mug! Great!

Monica said...

Great cards!!

Brenda said...

Very pretty cards Tera!!

bernietom47 said...

All three are Wonderful! Love the paper piecing.
Blessings Bernie

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What awesome cards! I love these! each one so unique and different. Very nice!

Valerie said...

Love your cards, the paper piecing looked cool, can't believe your out planting flowers, it tried to snow here today (B.C.) I would love to be where it is warm.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Darn computers they are great and time saving when they work but boy oh boy are they time zappers when they don't. At least you saved the cards, very pretty thanks for sharing.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I love your paper piecing and the color choices - wonderful cards!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards espically the one that has the pattern on it how neat that is!!! RosieG(gramig05)

Connie Gage said...

Love your cards, especially the coffee cup one.

firstgrandma6 said...

The sew pretty cards weren't quite my style, but you did a great job. I loved the orange coffee cup on the other card. Sorry to hear about your computer. I live in fear that mine will either crash or get hacked. What a headache!

Chris said...

Great cards! I love the colors on the mug card!

Joan said...

Wonderful cards. Lots of ideas for me to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.
Donna B

Arlene said...

Fun use of trims - totally different look to the cards - very nice.

Parker said...

The apron card.... you really, really did a great job at sticking to the format, yet I had to look hard to see it. I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing.

POSH said...

Love the vibrant colors of the cup card. Makes me want to go make a nice, warm cup of tea....
thanks for sharing...

Debbie Bradford said...

Wow! Great job with all three and your efforts were totally worth it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Terrific job with this color combination! I thought it was a difficult one. Great job paper piecing.

Janeen said...

well they are both perfect and I love the color combo and paper piecing.

Anonymous said...

love your projects, thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Tera!

Lisa R. said...

Wow, totally cool "sewing" card! It's DA Bomb! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Pretty card, loved them all, I know I was a day late, but you all worked so hard, so I still left you all some love, great work on the Hop ladies, enjoyed it.
For me it is not always about the prize!!

Thanks for the inspiration you all always give!!