Thursday, August 25, 2011

AUTUMN INSPIRATIONS BLOG HOP

Welcome to our Autumn Inspirations blog hop celebrating Fall’s Colors!  If you came here from Julie's blog, you are in the right place.

It’s still hot here in the South, but we’re preparing for the lovely Autumn Season which brings scrumptious flavors and scents, and fun celebrations.  Help yourself to some delightfully spiced apple cider stirred with cinnamon sticks, a little pumpkin pie, and some ginger snap cookies, and let’s get hopping!

Important things first: The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner’s choice.  As you visit each artist’s blog, there is the possibility of winning one of FIVE more prizes! It’s a secret though. No one knows who “Those Five” are, except for me.

Winners will be announced Saturday, August 27 between 11AM-3PM here on the blog.
Frames~~not just for photos anymore. The Thoughtful Frames, Square Swirl Frame surrounds the perfect sentiment. Stamp, emboss, and add a touch of glitter for a card for any occasion. For detailed instructions and list of supplies, click here, http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album53&id=aew


I couldn't help myself ~~ I had to make this funny "Bird-day" card. The frames make perfect "eyes & nose". Adding movable eyes, studs, & a sprig of fuzz, this makes for a fun card for the birthday boy or girl, of any age. Instructions here http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=HappyBirthday&id=ahu


Who says Butterflies & Sunflowers are only for Springtime?  I love how the Copic Markers make these colors pop. Image was stamped twice and butterflies cut out & layered with pop dots. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Plate adds just the right background. Highlight images with glue pen and glitter and you're done.

Thanks for stopping by. Hop on over to Shona's blog for another beautiful Autumn Inspiration. 

We hope you will enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them. To become eligible to win the Grand Prize, please leave a comment on each blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of the 5 “other-prizes” will be selected from the comments on those designers’ blogs! (Yes, the possibility exists that you might win the grand prize AND a secondary-prize, so good luck!)

Your blog hostesses are:
SNS Home Blog addy: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

Karin Martin
Dawn Thomas
Marie Berquist
Eleanor Jenkins
Barbara Bruder
Linda Loew
Jill Jacobsen
Julie Zippel
Patti White
Shona Erlenborn
Donna Ellis

Leaving a heart felt comment inspires, motivates, and brings happiness to each designer! From the last blog, you will be directed to come back here and leave a brief comment about... (you’ll have to go there to see what the comment will be about).


HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Are you new to blog hops? To find the comments section on each designer’s blog, scroll down to the bottom of that day’s post. The word COMMENTS possibly will be very tiny. Click on the tiny word COMMENTS. A box will pop up (or you may have to scroll down again). Write your comment (sign your name if leaving an anonymous comment). Perhaps one of those wonky SPAM preventer options will show up. Just type in the shown characters and click enter. That’s all there is to it. You will become an old hand in no time at all. Designers covet sincere comments left on their blogs. They share their artwork and hearts, hoping to inspire others. Visitors who leave comments, in turn, encourage and inspire the designers. (If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your comment AND the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about).
Have fun!


38 comments:

Karin said...

What a clever use of those frames! The bird is so cute :) I love the way you colored the butterflies and the pop of red on the card is beautiful!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

What a creative way to use the frames!! Love all the fall colors!

Donna said...

Such happiness in your cards! And the surprise element in using the frames to create critters! LOL Tooooo cute! Butterflies in Autumn - always our last feel or summer's flare. Thanks for the great write up, Patti, and imaginatively colored cards!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a interesting way of using those squares. Love it!! And the butterfly & flower is just so pretty. That bird has really got to be one of my favorites!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

The birthday bird is a "hoot". Awesome way to use the frames!

creativearts said...

What a neat way to use the frames! Who would have thought of that! Also the butterflies are so loely using fall colors!

Linda Loew said...

Patti I love your frames. The Birday card is so tweet. I love the colorful butterflies. Really neat cards.

NWFlamingo said...

That first card reminds me of plaid. Very cool. Love the butterflies.

Sharon from FL said...

Cute bird and I really love your choice of colors in the butterflies. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

That little bird makes me giggle! Too cute!!! Brenda S

Anonymous said...

Too cute! Love the butterfly card.

Denise B.

Beth T said...

Absolutely beautiful butterflies!!

NanaConnie said...

I got the frames and the butterflies just a couple of weeks ago and now I have even more ideas for using them! Great cards. Love the silly 'Bird-day' card.

Joni said...

Very interesting use of squares. Great cards.

Anonymous said...

The glitter adds such a nice touch to the frames; and those eyes! Butterflies are my absolute favourite images to use on cards, and yours are beautiful. Barb P.

Kristin said...

Love the creative use of frames - especially the geometric look on the first card.

Anita Braddock said...

The Bird card is cute never thought about using squares to make a bird but it works love the glitter you added. Just WOW I love love the Butterflies they are my favorit you did a Spectacular job the fall colors work perfect. the butterflies do pop out like they are flying the glitter and embossed look is great love the flowers . this is a cool idea and when i get my Butterfly stamps I will have to try this you have inspiered me. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some cool prizes.
abbraddock@msn.com

McStamper said...

cute idea.

simplysandylee said...

Such a fun bird-day card. What an imagination! And the butterflies/sunflower card is really beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheesy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful design element cards and I love the idea of the butterflies in the autumn colors as they are indeed still abundant around here and it is almost fall again. Great idea.

April said...

Love the pretty frames on the first card. The bird card is a great idea. I love this butterfly stamp. You did a great job on these!

Dianne Potter said...

I have got to get those frames! Love what you did with them and the bird is a real hoot. The butterflies a fantastic in autumn colors. Than you so much.

Linda said...

I really like the way you used the frames on the first card... Simple but impressive. The bird is really cute. The butterflies are very nice using the fall colors.

Dawn said...

I love, love, LOVE the glittery swirly square frames. The bird card is a hoot!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the frames. The googly-eyed guy is a laugh! Thanks for sharing.
Jan
janhobbs@bryrus.net

Aileen Freeman said...

Totally different cards while using the same basic elements. I loved your fun card--How clever you were in creating the animal face. Thanks

Lisa said...

All three cards are very well done, but the Copic coloring in the butterfuly card is outstanding. The colors are just gorgeous!

carrie said...

Love the butterfly card! Love the contrast of the background colors, the pop of the flower colors, and the coloring of the butterflies is fabulous.

slbela59 said...

Nice cards. I LOVED the butterfly card! The colors, how they pop and how you colored the butterflies is awesome! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

All 3 cards are great. Really like the butterfly the best. Great jor.
Pat

Kathy Vogel said...

The wiggly eyes on your card are really amusing. Since I use them on other things, I'm surprised it never occurred to me to use wiggly eyes on a card before. Butterflies & flowers are two of my favorite things. I love the colors you chose.

Jean Thomas said...

That "bird day" card is so cute! It makes me laugh.

Kelly said...

The frames are a beautiful touch. I love the sparkle and colors of all 3 cards. Really great inspiration!

shersl84bed said...

very clever. I love how you used the frames, fun. I'm one of your new followers.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie Z said...

Great bunch of cards Patti - again, hard pressed to pick a favorite! First one, colorful with unique layout - second one, SUPER creative & cute - third one colorful & beautiful. What's not to like about any of them?!! Fantastic cards!!

E. Marie said...

Very creative cards. Love how you used the border frames.

Frann said...

Great use of the frames! That silly bird is just too cute. Butterflies go fine with Fall-- and such nice colors!

Romeropkyc said...

That "bird day" card is so cute! It makes me laugh.