Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Joan's Gardens JustRite Challenge and Blog hop

           Good Morning,  I have been asked to be a guest designer for the second Joan's Gardens blog hop and Challenge with the Grand Prize from JustRite Stamps. It's worth over $191.00, can it get any better than that.  What a terrific honor this has been for me to be a part of this hop.  I so like JustRite stamps.






      For my card I started with a folded 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 pink CS topped with Mariposa DP and then a double sided MS garden trellis punch in white with a pink satin rushed ribbon.
       The focal point was the roses from JustRite new set Greatest Joy.  I stamped the design twice and colored both with Prismacolor pencils. I cut out the roses and ribbon and popped them up to give them depth.  A little bit of fine glitter was added to the bow.  I used a SB oval die to cut the white oval out and the next size up using the same Mariposa DP which was the embossed with a CB folder.  The white heavy vellum SU was cut using the SB beaded oval and then hand embossed using a stylus.  Tiny pearls were added between the beaded oval as well as at the top and bottom of the pink matt using SB Labels 8.  I tried several new techniques on this card that I have never done before and am quite please with the end results.
 I hope you enjoy my card and the rest of cards along the hop.

 This is list of bloggers

Carla
Donna R
Giovanna
Glenda
Gretchen   that's me
Kris
Lana
Mary Anne
Nancy
Selma
Sharon
Sue
Vicki
Joan’s Gardens



Later

Gretchen

81 comments:

  1. I know you are a new blogger but you are fast becoming a favorite of mine! Beautiful card! Well done!

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  2. Gorgeous card, Gretchen! I love the soft pink and beautiful details! I can see your card on Joan's blog, but not here. There's a red X right now. Just wanted to let you know.

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  3. Nice card! Good job! Love the paper a lot!

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  4. I've admired your card on Joan's blog too Gretchen it's really stunning!
    Blogger hasn't been kind to you but just go into your edit and reload your photo I'm sure it will come up. So looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work....Congratulations.

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  5. I saw your card over at Joan's and it is beautiful. Blogger is not always nice, and let me just say that this is my very first time setting an auto post and I was a wreck! Good for you with creating this new blog!

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  6. Gretchen- I am not seeing your card here, but I went back to Joan's blog and saw your gorgeous card there! I love all the pink and white, and your flowers are fabulous!

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  7. Gretchen,
    Wow, I'm glad you are joining the blogging world. Blogger can be difficult at times, if there is one thing I've learned in the crafting world you have a lot of support out here and can always get help. I love the card you made for Joan's hop. So delicate and pretty.

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  8. Hi Gretchen, I can't see your card image here but did see it on the Joans Garden blog, it's so pretty and soft and sweet. Your stamped image is coloured in just right and your design is gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Gretchen, what a pretty bg you have for your blog and so glad to find you through Joan's...this is a beautiful card as is the other one you posted for her earlier. Will be looking forward to seeing your work.

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  10. Saw your car over at Joans Garden blog and it so soft and pink. Love the feelings it gives. Thanks for joining the giveaway.

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  11. I too say your card at Joan's... it's a beauty! Love your soft color pallet!

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  12. Couldn't see your card but checked back at Joan's and it is quite lovely. Pink is one of my fav colors and your details are very nice. TFS

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  13. HEY Gretchen ... how the heck are you??? I don't see your card here either but did see it over on Joan's blog and it is GORGEOUS!! Well done my friend!! How much fun to be a part of this blog hop! Congratulations!! LOVE your choice of paper & design!! Beautiful job!!

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  14. I'll be sure to check out your card on Joan's Blog. So glad you have joined the blog world.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Love the softness of your card! Wonderful elements! Gorgeous flowers - especially how you popped them up! Spectacular!

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  16. I saw your card on Joan's page. GORGEOUS!!! Such a feminine card. Love it!

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  17. Gretchen your card is so gorgeous. I am so proud that you have helped us with our JustRite blog hop. The JustRite pink roses sure stand out in the beautiful frame you created and the punched border behind is perfect. Thank you for participating in the challenges at Joan's Gardens.

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful card! Love the soft light bow, all your attention to details, and the texture. Great job, thanks for sharing

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  19. Absolutely beautiful card, Gretchen. I love the soft pastel pink. Spring is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love your card - very pretty!

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  21. Sure glad you fix your pictures. I wouldn't have wanted to miss your gorgeous card! Very pretty.

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  22. Gorgeous card! It is simply beautiful!

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  23. Om my this is so pretty,love the softness of your design. Hugs

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  24. Beautiful card, Gretchen!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  25. So pretty, beautiful colour choice and gorgeous stamping. So glad I found your blog. Hugs

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  26. You got it FIXED..YEA!!!!!
    I visited earlier this mooring and then went to Joan's Garden to see the card but want to wait till you were up and running!!!
    Your card is just beautiful!! That border running down the center with the ribbon woven in and out is just a stroke of genius! And the PINK is so soft and pretty to...Love, love love it! You do GREAT work!! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  27. Hi, Gretchen: Your card is absolutely a WOWZER! Beatiful work! TFS
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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  28. Hi Gretchen I can see your card here and it is a stunner!!!! WOW you are really good!! Keep up the great work and so glad you are sharing it here in blog land!!
    Hugs

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  29. Wow, Gretchen...this is gorgeous! Love the embossed beaded oval, and your colors are so soft and pretty.

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  30. The pearls and lattice punch make your card look so delicate and feminine....and the roses are beautiful!

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  31. Just popped back to see your lovely card one more time.....it's a stunner!
    So glad tou managed toget the picture up..........it happens to us all sometimes don't let it out you off! *wink*

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  32. Gretchen your card is just gorgeous. Love the dusky pink color it is so girlie! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  33. eeks! your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    and arent computers only fun when they work LOL
    love your blog background - very unique!!!
    nice to meet you (-:
    hugs
    Linda

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  34. You have made such a beautiful, dainty card!! Love the colors!

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  35. What a beautiful, feminine card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. Beautiful Card. So soft and feminine. The pretty lacy paper and beautifully done flowers. Thanks for the inspiration

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  37. Gretchen, everything that you do is gorgeous. I love the soft colors in this card and the dimension you gave the flowers. Great job.

    Thanks so much for particpating in Joan's Gardens #8 JustRite Challenge. It certainly has been fun.

    Joan
    www.atjoansgarden.com

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  38. LOVELY card, Gretchen!! Beautiful roses and bow! Love the 3D effect!! The "pink" is on of my colors, and fits this card perfectly! You did a marvelous job on this card!!

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  39. Lovely card...love the stamp that you used. A beautiful job.

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  40. Very elegant card! Beautifully created! "Hugs" Carol

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  41. Wow! What a gorgeous creation in soft pink! I love it! Love all the details and the depth on these gorgeous Just Rite flowers!!! I am so wanting some!!! Good for you persevering with your blog issues! Sometimes blogger can be a problem but your pic is showing now!!! Great job!

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  42. Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and all your details!

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  43. Just beautiful! I love the soft pink colors, your image and your diecus!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  44. This card is so nicely put together. Really like how the pearls are done and the layered roses.

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  45. This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. I love the pink, the way the roses "pop", and the trellis with ribbon, and the pearls,and... everything!

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  46. You have made such a lovely card. Beautiful details.

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  47. So pretty in pink! Love your card! Very springy!

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  48. Beautiful card Gretchen - you created an awesome piece of artwork!

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  49. Very elegant. Love the roses.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  50. Very elegant card thanks for sharing

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  51. So sweet! I love how you used the oval spellbinders.

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  52. Your card has a soft and delicate feel to it...Just Wonderful. Thanks & Hugs.

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  53. I just let out a big happy sigh when I spotted your card! This is so beautiful with all of the fine detail work you've added! The crushed ribbon looks AMAZING and I LOVE how you hand embossed the small ovals of your diecut!! I love the popped up floral image and all of the pearl accents are the perfect embellishment! LOVE this!

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  54. WOW! Your card is really lovely!!!

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  55. Gretchen this card is so pretty!! :)

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  56. GORGEOUS!!!! Gretchen this is so beautiful!

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  57. Pretty and delicate,always a winner to layer the focus of the card.Lovely.

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  58. Quite pleased, I guess so -- this is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! First chance I get, I'm going to have to use vellum and hand emboss -- WOW -- what a stunning effect!!!

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  59. I just love this card. What a wonderful use of color, and the embossing is fabulous!

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  60. Very pretty and feminine! I love the soft pink. Wonderful job!

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  61. Oh my gosh. This is a beautiful card. Love the soft colors in the DP and the roses are lovely. I liked the way you stamped them twice and popped them up. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  62. Beautiful card, so soft and feminine, love it.

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  63. What a lovely delicate card. I love the coloring.

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  64. Love the soft colors and simple design!

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  65. Beautiful card Cretchen! I love the colors!

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  66. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the colors and the great design.

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  67. A very beautiful and elegant card! I love your soft colors and your beautifully colored image! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. Beautiful love the soft colors and the design.
    Marilyn

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  69. Oh this is gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful, the soft pink papers are perfect. Classy and just beautiful!

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  70. Beautiful image and the lattice is perfect here!

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  71. Such soft beautiful colors! Love your card!

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  72. I love the colours and the beautifully coloured roses. the trellis punch is cool too!

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  73. Love both of your cards! very pretty

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  74. Your pink card is so feminine and elegant. I love the layout. Very creative to emboss the scallops with a stylus. I have never tried 3 dimensional flowers yet, but am really loving all the ones I'm seeing. Your card is beautiful.

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