Saturday, April 21, 2012

TCM April 2012 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's April 2012 Blog Hop featuring 6 sets! But first, some blog admin stuff...:)

Blogger has been causing problems for some of our designers all week long so you may come across a few of our designers' blogs that do not appear updated with today's blog hop post. If that happens, please refer to the hop order at the end of my post or on The Craft's Meow Store Blog to continue on, but make sure you plan to check back on the other blogs because you'll need to leave a comment on each blog in order to win our BIG PRIZE!

I wanted to highlight as many of the stamp sets being released onto my cards, so I made collage cards today. I don't do this often because I feel they turn out messy. My "OCD" likes everything straight and balanced :). I did overcome that hurdle and made these. The background fence is from Nature's Beauty. The plane is from Travel Time. The stamp sentiment is from Giddy Up! and the sentiment is from Inspired by Audrey.
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Do you see the burlap peeking through? I love that texture. The "stamp" on the bottom right is die cut with Spellbinders dies, along with the border Edgeabilities Classic Petal.
 VR-1
For this card, I used the Owl Journaling for the note paper. The horse and sentiment are from Giddy Up! The canceled stamp is from Travel Time. The background flower is from Nature's Beauty.
 VG-2
The papers are scraps from October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye. I inked all the edges of all the layers. Some burlap string, seam binding and buttons finish my cards.
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Now onto something a little different. I couldn't fit in the cute images and punny sentiments from Vintage Rides in my collage cards, so I have to show you this. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. The image is colored with Copics. Doesn't this card just evoke nostalgia? Now my youngest has a bike that's very similar to this.
 VR-3 
Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's blogs. You could win ALL 6 stamp sets. To be eligible, you will need to visit & comment on each blog on the hop. The deadline to comment is 9:00 pm PDT, Monday, April 23rd.
Here's the hop order:
Nina Brackett <<-- you are here!

Here are my two sets being released today by The Craft's Meow:
 Vintage Rides
Giddy Up! - coordinates with Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3
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57 comments:

  1. Your cards look lovely, Nina!! I esp love the bicycle card. It reminds me a little of the bike I had as a kid ;) Gorgeous release of your new sets!!

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  2. Love how you were able to combine so many sets on your first card Nina...it turned out fabulous...your vintage rides card is soooooo cute...I love that set!

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  3. Wonderful cards and you sets have fabulous sentiments and graphics!

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  4. Wow! Love all your samples with the stamp sets. :) You have such a great eye for color and design. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. Beautiful cards, your collage style turned out ah-mazing!

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  6. Totally worth fighting the OCD for! Your collage style card is fabulous!
    Hugs!
    x

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  7. Gorgeous cards Nina, loving this new release.

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  8. Awesome cards!Very pretty...

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  9. Great cards - I love the bright colors especially the yellow and red together!

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  10. Beautiful cards! I do love the 1st one and it's country fair kind of feel to it. Think it is the burlap (or I am thinking old potato sack) but wow it is effective!

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  11. Love all the red! I really like the first card and the slanted placement of the images. Makes you want to be sure you didn't miss any.

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  12. Nina, I love your cards - don't let your OCD stop you from making more collage cards, because they turned out great! Congratulations for more beautiful stamp sets! I had such a great time playing with them this month!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  13. Awesome cards! The collage ones are beautiful, but the banana bike one is my favorite!

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  14. I loved the bright red and yellow. The card just makes you want to smile. Thanks for sharing your talents!!

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  15. I especially loved the red and yellow cards and the fabulous layering! So gorgeous!

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  16. These are great! I love those collage cards and that you were able to combine so many of the new sets. Love the burlap and trim on those too, great texture and layering. And that last card is so different. Love the retro feel from the image, to the coloring to the papers. Great work!

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  17. These are all wonderful!!! Collage cards are perfect!!

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  18. Each of your cards have so much detail and character! Beautiful work, Nina. ;)

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  19. They're all beautiful, Nina!! It was quite a privilege to work with your sets this week!!

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  20. WOW!! AMAZING CREATIONS!! I LOVE all of them!! Such FUN details and colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  21. WOW!! Amazing cards Nina!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  22. wow Nina once again you knock my socks off with your sets. Great cards,colors and details. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. These are both so fabulous, love the colors and great card design

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  24. These are too cute! I am loving your Edgabilities. I just finally got a set last week. I am thinking I will NEED more. ;)

    Hugs~

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  25. your cards are so amazing as always. I don't think you will ever do messy lol just GORGEOUS

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  26. These are gorgeous cards, Nina! That banana seat bike is quite poissibly my favorite stamp from the new release, too! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  27. Love the bright colours. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Great work. Vicki.

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  28. Love your choice of colors! Beautiful stamps! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Beautiful cards - these are my favorite colors!
    Sandy

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  30. Cute bike card and great results on the collage cards.

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  31. Fabulous cards! Glad your stamps are available again- they are fabulous!

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  32. Love your collage cards and the bicycle card is wonderful too!

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  33. Great colour combinations and designs.

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  34. Beautiful cards & stamp sets too.

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  35. Nina, you never cease to amaze me and you definitely didn't today either!! Absolutely gorgeous and anyone who is Lucky enough to receive this should be truly honored and frame it!! I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Thank You for sharing and always inspiring us to the fullest.
    From one of your Grwatest Fans,
    JoanieG

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  36. I love the composition of all these cards! Good work!

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  37. You did a great job with the stamps. Love the touches of red.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  38. SUPER cards..love the colors!

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  39. Gorgeous cards, each one more beautiful than the last.

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  40. your use of burlap is an awesome touch, can't wait to try this!

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  41. Nina your cards just always are fresh and fun! I love the collagy look! You combined sets beautifully! I have always had a special place for that 'Vintage Ride' set when I first saw it with TAC!

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  42. Oh I love these, Nina! The way you combined sets is genius and I love the colors you chose! Great job!

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  43. Great collage cards. I also like the use of the burlap.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  44. Love these new sets! Your cards are wonderful!

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  45. wow great cards...never thought of using both red and yellow together they really go well together. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. My heart skipped a beat and my husband had to laugh when I showed him "Vintage Rides"! I have been asking for a Vespa for a long while now! He knows what stamp set I have to have! LOL! I'd say your OCD took a back seat on these cards! Gorgeous!

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  47. awesome cards, Nina! I do adore playing with your stamp sets so much too!

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  48. what gorgeous cards - love the stamp sets

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  49. All cards are beautiful!I really like the whimsical horse.

    Venus

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  50. all cards are beautiful! i so love the bicycle card with its bright colors.

    ~Luanne
    (other sister)

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  51. All of the cards are really full of rich color and layers! Love how you combined the sets in the first 2 cards!

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  52. What a great mix on the yellow card - so happy!

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  53. I am so loving the bright yellow and red! Fantastic!

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  54. These are beautiful Nina! Your collage card doesn't look messy at all - super job on both!

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  55. Love your cards! The horse stamp is especially fun. I live in Louisville KY. The KY Derby is coming up in less than 2 weeks. That stamp could be used for so many Derby activities!

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