Sunday, May 5, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Sunday Blog Hop

Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $10 Loves Rubberstamps store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love for the Designers! You have until Saturday, May 4th, at 8pm CST. Have fun and we hope that you enjoy the hop!

If you've arrived here from Dangina's blog you are right on track! If not, I have posted the whole blog hop list below just in case you get lost along the way!

Today I want to share with you a retirement card for a very special lady that I work with.  Though I have never met her in person, I have talked with her and emailed her for the last few years.  She is fantastic!  She is planning to retire and travel beginning May 17.  So I will get this in the mail for her this week.

I have looked at this stamp many times, and finally decided that I needed to add it to my collection. It is by Magnolia, Tulip Walkway.  I have stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with my copics.  I think this will be an image I will definitely use more often.  I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels 18 and used some Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress ink around the edges.  The background papers are the Fabulous collection by Simple Stories.  I finished it off with some lace, ribbon and twine.

Copics used: 
Cart:  W1, W3, W5
Leaves: G20, G21, G24, G28
Tulips:  R81, R83, R85, R89
Grass:  G24, G28, E44, YG95, YG97, G99, G85

I cut down some store bought tags and inked them with Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress ink.  I used some background stamps to add some more texture.  The top tag sentiment was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink with an Amy R Collection Be Happy Sentiments stamp.   I finished the tags off with a brad, some ribbon and a key.

The inside is done in matching papers, with a punched border at the top and some more lace.

Your next stop on the hop is Shanna!
Thanks for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit!
Blessings until next time...


  1. Wow Athina, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that Simple Stories paper pad, so pretty. The image is so beautiful and you have colored it amazingly as always. Love the gorgeous ribbon and the cute charm too! Hugs, Ivonne

  2. Gorgeous card Athina!!
    Love the colors and the lace is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

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  4. Love how you colored that cart, Athina. Looks absolutely perfect! And the papers match the flowers so well. Very lovely card.
    Hugs, Kathya

  5. I always love to come visit your blog and see your latest creations. This card is so beautiful. Your coloring is always so amazing. Beautiful details and layout.

  6. So sweet and so beautiful! Love the image and how you've colored it. The lace and tag add just the right touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges!
    Jackie DT

  7. OMGosh this is so cute, love the image and the off set framing and the design and the fabulous dp and colors you used.

  8. I love the lace and the pretty papers and the stamp is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

  9. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the tags are awesome!

  10. Gorgeous card! Just love the fabulous image, thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!

  11. BEautiful card ... those little tags are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

  12. so beautiful athina.stunning floral image and i love your colours and gorgeous design.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Gorgeous card with beautiful papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia.


  14. This is gorgeous as always Athina! I love the colors & your layout....FAB work Hun & I'm sure she's going to LOVE it!!!!!

  15. WOW this is very Gorgeous!!! Fabulous work!!!

  16. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining in at Fab N Funky Challenges.

    Dawn DT

  17. Gorgeous! She will love this. I like the polka dot DP. The sentiment is perfect for someone retiring.

  18. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

  19. Stunning card. Very sweet and gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining our F for fantasy at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  20. This is so gorgeous! I love this paper collection. Your dies, coloring, embellishments...everything is so beautiful together!

  21. such a pretty card - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  22. Here I am again Athina. I didn't realize you entered our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again.

  23. Just fabulous and I love your colour choice. the whole card is FAB!

    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin'with the Dragon 'Spring has Sprung' challenge.

    Angela (DT)


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