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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop


I can't beleive it is already time for our next Designing DIVA Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop. The idea of this hop is to pull out some of your older supplies that haven't see any love in a while. Since I have been sorting through all my craft stuff, I am finding all kinds of things like that! You should have arrived her from Cindy's blog and if you want to start from the beginning you find start at Brenda's blog. If you do, I can guarantee you won't disappointed, there is some serious talent in this group.

Now on to my card. I have had this stamp for a very long time, so long that the manufacture's name is kind of unreadable! I love this image but for some reason it had gotten lost in the back of a drawer. After stamping the image, I colored it with Copics and then added some yellow Stickles to the center of each bloom. To finish it I used some purple ribbon that was at the very bottom of my ribbon holder and some little pearls. The paper is from a DCWV stack that I have had for a very long time. Other than the pearls, everything on here is an "oldie but goodie". Your next stop on the blog hop is Heather.

I have decided to make more standard A2 size cards from now on. I will still make larger ones when I am making something specific that I know I will be seeing the recipient in person, but I realized as I was going through my card stash, I have lots of 5x5 or even 6x6 cards and since those cost more to mail, they end up not getting mailed at all. I do like to send out my cards but have a limited budget for stamps and postage and I have decided I would rather send more cards to hopefully brighten the day of more people and I can do that if I stick to that standard size. Or does anyone have any suggestions for cost saving ways to mail the larger cards?

Thanks for stopping in today. Remember Heather is your next stop on the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop!!

36 comments:

Maria Matter said...

so lovely Gina!

isn't it fun to rediscover some of these oldies?!
hugs & blessings

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card and beautiful stamp. Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is a lovely card and reminds me of spring when I lived in NY. The coloring of the flower is gorgeous. I am with you on the A2, I have switched over so that I can mail out my cards without extra postage.

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very nicely done Gina. I love your coloring and choice of background for this pretty image.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty and elegant! Love the colouring.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful! Your coloring really brought this image to life. Isn't it fun when you discover lots of lost or forgotten items in your stash? A definite plus of reorganization. Can't wait to see more photos of your craft room and the redone kitchen!

*Vicki* said...

HI Gina!! WOW!! This is so pretty!! HUGS

Kirei na Kami said...

So very beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the CAS layout...it makes your beautifully colored image pop off the page! A truly lovely creation.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I LOVE Iris images- you have colored it beautifully! How fun to go through our stash and dig out "Oldies"! Great Hop

Barb said...

This is a stunning card! Beautifully colored and the stickles are the perfect touch. I could see this card for several occasions. Here's a tip I got from another who loves the square cards: A 5x5 card can be mailed in a 5x7 envelope. It saves the extra 20 cents and it is what is inside that counts for the recipient. One of my most valuable mailing tools is the First Class Mail Shape-Based Pricing Template that I got at the post office. Every cardmaker should have one!

The Mama Monkey said...

Yay for using the old stuff! I love the colors you chose; very spring-like, which I am ready for!

Karen from PA said...

This card is so soothing! Love the colors!

Angie Williams said...

This is so pretty! Beautfiul job!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic image! Gina, your coloring on this is so pretty. Really like this one alot!!
Lynn

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh this card is so beautiful! I love the colors and the design. I bet it's fun to dig out some of your older goodies. Beautifully done.

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I like the purple in various aspects on the card! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh PURPLE!!! I love purple! Simply STUNNING and SIMPLE - gorgeous! TFS! Have a blessed day!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Gina, this is one beautiful card!!!! Love the colors, and that's coming from a non-lover of purple!!! The stickles are a perfect touch!!!!!

Linda

Karin said...

Just lovely! Love the color choice of purple and the stickles are the perfect bit of bling :)

jkreucher said...

your coloring on these gorgeous flowers~ wonderful!
such a beauty!
Judy

Mary G. said...

Gina, I LOVE this!!! Beautiful in its simplicity!! The image is very pretty and I love how you colored it!

Deb said...

So elegant, timeless, and beautiful! I love your coloring!

Sue W said...

Hi Gina,
Boy what an elegant card!!! This image is ageless I love it...though your beautiful colouring and elegant design adds the extra touch. Perfect!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous card Gina! I love the colors and you colored the flowers beautifully!

Marlene said...

Oooh, pretty & purple - my favorite color!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi gina! oh wow! this is so pretty! and very elegant!! I LOVE it!

Cindy said...

Just beautiful Gina!! I am a purple lover!! This is a great stamp. Love the paper too!! You have colored it just fabulously!!

Jessica said...

Very nice card, Gina! Love that image and how you've colored it!

The Wired Angel said...

Love the card, Gina and the colors are perfect for that image. Isn't it amazing how much we have stowed away that we forget about??? Hope you are doing well.. sending hugs your way. Peggyx

Lisa Lara said...

Soft and elegant Gina. I just love it. So fun to find stamps we have not used in awhile and show them some love for this blog hop.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous!!!! Wow - those flowers are stunning!!!

99% of my cards are A2 size. I just did 4 square cards (5x5) and I probably won't do a lot more of them because of the extra cost!!

Maria

Vicki said...

Oh, Gina, you have made a Tennessee girl proud! Love the coloring on those iris! I am with you on the standard cards. It saves a lot of money and hassle about postage. So glad to be with you and the DIVAS! Blessings to you!

Ching-a-ling said...

Loved the way you colored your iris'....I hope to get better with my coloring technique.

Scrapping Julie said...

very pretty job on this card gina!
hey.. look at you and all your craft room organization!!!! AWESOME! hope you are doing well sweet girl!

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Gina!! Love the soft colors and your beautifully colored flowers

Dru said...

Lovely card Gina, the glads are beautiful! Hugs, Dru