This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What's Up Wednesday- OBG Blog Hop!

Welcome!! It's time once again for the Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies blog hop. First of all, in case you don't know, Design D.I.V.A.S. is a group of very talented ladies who come together to share friendship and their love of papercrafting. D.I.V.A.S. is short for Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs. There are actually 2 different Design D.I.V.A.S. groups- the original group on Splitcoast Stampers, and then the second group on Facebook. I'm in the Facebook group. Okay, on to why you're really here...

You should have arrived here from **Maria's blog**. If you didn't, go back to **Brenda's blog** to start at the beginning of the hop. You really DON'T want to miss anything!

The Oldies But Goodies blog hop (every 3rd Wednesday of the month) was created to challenge the D.I.V.A.S. to use "old" stamps and accessories that we've had for more than 6 months. Well, I have LOTS of stamps and accessories WAY older than 6 months that need some love, so this challenge is never a problem for me! :) Here's my card:

This image, the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, is from PSX. I bought it probably 6 or 7 years ago from Michael's- maybe more, but had never put it to ink. I love lighthouses, especially the Thomas Point lighthouse, since this one is in Maryland. As I was rummaging through a drawer, I found this stamp and decided this was the one I would use for this month's challenge. I stamped the image onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I love how crisply the image stamps! I layered the image panel onto Basic Black and then Cherry Cobbler. The card base is also Cherry Cobbler and the patterned paper is from the Majestic Blue series from Close To My Heart. I pierced around the top edges and then using the Word Window punch and punching from Cherry Cobbler, I added the strips to each side of the image, attaching with antiqued copper brads. The image is popped up using dimensionals. I love how this turned out and think I will use it for one of my guy's birthdays this year.

Now, "hop" on over to **Melissa's blog** for the next stop on your journey!

32 comments:

  1. omgosh Mary! I love this!!! beautifully done hun!
    Funny that you should use a lighthouse today...

    hugs & blessings!

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  2. Mary, I love it! Just like I told Maria, I love the beach and ocean and I could just live in this lighthouse. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for pulling it out of your stash and joining in on the fun!

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  3. Very nice! I love the clean look of the image with the pops of red!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  4. This is super, Mary. Very handsome. I like the detailing of the paper piercing. It sets off the image nicely.

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  5. Beautiful card! I love the image- love the colors you used- the red really makes it stand out- love the piercing around the image too! Great Diva Hop!

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  6. Oh, Mary, I love this image! I, too, love lighthouses and have had the pleasure of seeing several along the Maryland, Virginia, and NC shores. Your treatment of the Thomas Point image is so stunning! Beautiful card. Hugs!

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  7. Simple and elegant! Love the pop of red and the paper piercing.

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  8. Great card! I love the image! So peaceful! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

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  9. What a fabulous card! I love the simplicity of this creation, yet is it so very striking. Beautifully done.

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  10. Ohhh MARY, what a wonderful masculine card. Clean and simple yet FANTASTIC! TFS!

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  11. LOVE it - makes me want to go to the coast of Maine or Mass, for sure, this summer!!!

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  12. Hi Mary, this is really pretty! I love the clean lines and the striking image not colored.
    Your design is beautiful!
    Hugs
    Judy

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  13. I love that card. Clean and simple and so my style!

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  14. Oh Mary this is spectacular!
    I love the image and your beautiful elegant layout showcases it perfectly.

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  15. Love this! I love the simple design and soft colors. I went to physical therapy school at UTMB on Galveston Island...this reminds me of my two years there! :)

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  16. Simply stunning!!! I totally love the CAS layout, the hint of red and the lovely paper in the background...reminds me of the beach:o) I was tickled to read about your love of lighthouses...my MIL has an affinity for them as well...and she lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Salisbury). I think she has visited every lighthouse on the east coast...wish I could win the lottery and buy her one of her very own to enjoy:o) Thank you for sharing this lovely creation and your amazing talent!!

    Hugs!!
    Carolyn

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  17. What a great masculine card Mary! I love this lighthouse image and the clean design makes it pop!

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  18. Hi mary! Oh WOW! this card is wonderful!!! I love lighthouses too and this is so awesome!

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  19. Wonderful card, I love the lighthouse and the colors.

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  20. Great card. It has such clean lines. I love this lighthouse Can't believe you haven't used this stamp before.

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  21. WOW, what a fabulous card!!!!!! Perfect masculine card, that's for sure!

    Linda

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  22. What a great card Mary!! I just love that scene!!
    Very C&S !! Awesome!

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  23. Great card, Mary! What a neat image - you've showcased it wonderfully!

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  24. This is a great card.. I love the tailored look you created. Peggy :)

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  25. Thank you for the giggle Mary. I just love that kitty at the top of your blog with the ribbon. Hee. Your card is wonderful. I just love it. So striking. Wow. Love your layout with the tabs on the sides.

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  26. WOW, Mary! What an awesome card! That stamp just screams Maryland! Beautiful layering and accents! Way to go, DIVA! Blessings to you, my friend!

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  27. Great card Mary & perfect for a guy's birthday.

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  28. Really pretty, the touch of red makes everything pop.

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  29. Mary what a lovely crisp and clean card!! I love it.

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