Thursday, August 2, 2012

CASE Study 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Long time, no blogging...My summer has been filled with so many worthwhile activities that I've had to slow down on my design work. It's all good, but I do miss sharing what I've been up to and the projects I've made here on my blog. So, when Chupa asked me to join the CASE Study's 2nd Anniv hop, I had to participate. I'm so honored to be a part of this hop that includes so many card makers I highly admire.
If you came from Lauren Bassen's blog, then you're at the right spot. If not, please check out the CASE Study blog for the order of the hop. You wouldn't want to miss a blog as you will need to make a stop at each one to be eligible for the prize giveaways!

The theme for this week's hop is Signature Style, meaning the style that is typically mine. I have always described it as "simple shabby." I love lace, doilies, ribbons and buttons on my card but do not like the typically shabby style of collages and many layers, thus the simple definition.

For my card today, I used my brand new Spellbinders' Licensed Designs dies Homespun dies as the main focus. I die cut the pie using 2 patterned papers. The little flower and leaves are die cut felt.
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The sentiments is from my The Craft's Meow's Life is a Carnival set. The papers are My Mind's Eye. I embellished my card with some Want2Scrap bling, seam binding ribbon, doily and button.
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Your next stop is my sweet and talented friend Clare Buswell's blog. I know she will not disappoint. Here are the dies and stamps I used on my card:
Thank you for joining us! I hope you will be inspired by the hoppers' projects today!
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85 comments:

  1. Nina, this is super duper sweet!!! Totally your beautiful signature style for sure!

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  2. Oh this is so *you* and so gorgeous! I always love when you do shabby, because you pull out the super vibrant colours that are not normally associated with this style. It makes your cards so recognizable :) Thanks for joining us!! xxx

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  3. Love, love, love!!! So very sweet indeed!!!

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  4. Stunning card, Nina! I love the new Homespun die and how you showcased it! Hope you are enjoying summer!

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  5. Very sweet! What a great card, I really like what you've done!

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  6. Absolutely too sweet and pretty!!!

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  7. Beautiful Nina and so typically 'you'.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. So pretty! Love the die cut cupcake on the doily and the pretty papers.

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  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. such a sweet card! love that ribbon.

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  11. Really cute, I love that little pie!

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  12. I love the die cut and the wonderful colours!

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  13. Beautiful card I love that little pie. Amazing card as always.

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  14. I love your 'Simple Shabby'! Really a sweet and beautiful card!

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  15. So sweet (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!):)

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  16. Such a bright and cute card! I love all the different textures :)

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  17. This is super cute! I love your style and how well you incorporate lace and doilies into everything.

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  18. Yummy! Such a gorgeous card, love all the details, super cute!!!

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  19. Love the texture of the different mediums including the felt. Thanks.

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  20. I love how you've balanced the different papers and colours.

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  21. Your card is so sweet and I love all the details that make it perfectly shabby!

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  22. yes, that is a very "sweet" card - I especially love the doily

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  23. Hi Nina, thanks for sharing your signature style-always sweet and a little bit "shabby". Love this colorful example.

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  24. Very nice card with the adorable image and the doily detail.

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  25. Such a pretty card, love the colors and that pretty red bow!

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  26. This card is so cute! I love every gorgeous detail!

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  27. Your combination of patterned papers is wonderful; wish I could do that!

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  28. Love your style, Nina! So bold and fun!
    Hugs!
    x

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  29. "Simple shabby" - a great description of your style! Love this wonderful card and the happy colors you've chosen, Nina - enjoy the rest of your busy summer!

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  30. What cute die cuts. Love the colors.

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  31. Love your use of papers and the sweet doily!

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  32. Yeah! Another cool way to incorporate doilies! Very nice card! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. So pretty! I love your cards, they are so sweet, but great pops of color.

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  34. You have some cool tools to play with. All put together simply charming:)

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  35. Awesome card, very Shabby Chic.

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  36. Cute, cute, cute. Love your simple shabby style. Really creative!

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  37. lovely card! The die set is super cute!

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  38. I'm glad there is such a style as "simple shabby." I like it, and it doesn't look so complicated for the rest of us to try.

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  39. Very pretty card. Like the bow and the string bow too.

    Sandi K

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  40. This is beautiful! I Love the soft colors and the doily!!!

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  41. This is super cute!! Love the doily and that patterned paper.

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  42. WOW! love the color combinations~ Cute Card...

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  43. That little pie is so cute! Fun card :o)

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  44. Lovely ! love the colors used!

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  45. CUTENESS! I love your pie and the bow! So cute!

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  46. i love yr style nina! always beautiful cards!

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  47. You have been very miss...Beautiful card as always...

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  48. What a great card! Love the new Spellbinders dies!

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  49. What a SWEET card Nina. Love the pie. Such fun colors... the doily looks great!

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  50. Such a homey card! I can almost smell that pie!

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  51. I like how you can make a doily look modern.

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  52. Your style always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful style with elements Nina~!

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  54. stunning!!! I love the paper and the doily gorgeous!

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  55. Such a cute card. Love the apple pie die cut.

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  56. Thank you so much Nina, for sharing "what matters most to me". you are a blessing and an inspiration! Love, your sister in Christ,
    Leigh

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  57. Thank you so much Nina, for sharing "what matters most to me". you are a blessing and an inspiration! Love, your sister in Christ,
    Leigh

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  58. Beautiful, Nina! I love your "signature style". :-)

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  59. Great, cheery card! I have that die on order!! It is not being released here until later in August.

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  60. Beautiful and happy card! Love your style!

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  61. Oooh I love those dies! Your color combo with that pie is so cute!

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  62. Fabulous card! Love those bright and happy colors!

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  63. Lovely layers Nina! It's all about the details. Great job.

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  64. pretty card! And I love the colors!

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  65. Love the texture on your card.

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