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Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop


Happy Labor Day everyone!  Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop!  A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the US would be a great time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed hop to inspire you as autumn approaches.  As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list.  We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists.

Thanks for visiting with us...grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!
Here is the full list of our fabulous blog hoppers today:

Libby Hickson 
Kim Williams 
Michelle Single  
Lee Murphy 
Sara Henton 
Yapha Mason 
Lisa Adametz 
Jimmi Mayo 
Jeanne Streiff
 Bev Gerard 
Shannon  
Dana Keith 
Joan Ervin  
Maren Benedict  
Teresa Kline 
 Hannah Clark 
 Dina Kowal 
 Wanda Cullen  
Korin Sutherland 
 Taylor Usry 
 Monika Davis  
Harriet Skelly  
Kim Schofield  
Cathy McCauley (You are here!) 
Mary Marsh 
Julia Aston  
Bridget Finlay  
Alison Habetler 
 Leslie Hanna  
Sue Farrant  
Michelle Hanway 
 Misti Oblander 
 Judy Rozema  
Jenna Barber  
Tammy Hershberger 
 Eva Dobilas  
Kerri Michaud  
Cheryl Navarrete  
Neva McMullen  
Marianne 
 Samantha 
 Cindy Wallach

 Now to celebrate my very first Blog Hop, I am offering some  
BLOG Candy!  

 

 All you need to do to win this fabulous, newly released Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set is to leave a comment on my blog and or become a follower...that's all there is to it!  The Random Number Originator will choose the winner and the winner will be posted here on my blog on Thursday along with a Sweet Peek of a new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set being released on the 15th of September. 




And now...on to my project.  If you've just come from the talented Kim Schofield, you are on the right track.  If you've come in through the back door, you may want to start at the beginning with Lydia Fiedler...you don't want to miss any of the goodies! 

 
Creative Nugget:  I just love the colors of fall and this Sweet 'n Sassy Digi image of an autumn bouquet is perfect for using all of those rich, warm colors.   The gift box shows the advantage of using digi images as I was able to resize the bouquet to fit the box.

I used The Sweet Stop sketch for this week as the design for my card.  The card base was sponged with Walnut Stain distress ink and texture was added with the picnic plaid impression plate by PTI.  The Autumn Abundance DP, also by PTI,  was sponged with distress ink and stitched to the card base.  The autumn bouquet was colored with copic markers and layered on a PTI doily die cut.  Twill ribbon was added across the bottom and the sentiment from Friendship Jar by PTI was cut apart and layered onto the ribbon.  A few pearls finish off the card.

This adorable little matching gift basket was made with a die from PTI.   The die was cut twice, folded, and taped together.  I then cut the die again from DP and trimmed it down to make a liner for the front of the card.  The little tag was punched from the modern label punch by SU! and one end trimmed to make a little flag!  The little basket is filled with yummy Wilbur Buds!

Thanks so much for stopping by...be sure to stop back again on Thursday for the winner of my blog candy!  Your next stop on the hop is the talented Mary Marsh!   Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac 

61 comments:

Shannon White said...

OMgosh Miss Cathy! This is just a Beautiful card and gift set! Love every little detail! Your coloring is just Wonderful on this lovely image and your dp's are so perfect! Fantastic stitching too! Just love the whole ensemble!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Korin said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy!! This is AMAZING!!! I seriously think you need to teach ME how to color! You amaze me every time :)! I am so glad you are participating in the hop today!

Teresa Kline said...

what a sweet little fall set, this is awesome...great giftie...Happy Fall!

enjoy *~*

Michelle Single said...

WOW!!! Those are FABULOUS!!!! Love love love those bright colors you used!
wannastamp at gmail dot com

Elaine Sauer said...

i wish I could color this well!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous fall project, Cathy! I just love the warm colors of this season! Happy Labor Day! (oh...we are a Golden Retriever loving family as well! My daughter has had 2).

Yapha said...

What a sweet gift set! Your coloring is fabulous!

vdoyle8 said...

beautiful project -- your coloring is absolutely gorgeous. I have yet to try digi stamps -- I'm a little reluctant to get the computer involved in my stamping LOL! But you do make it attractive - love the idea of resizing the object to fit the project.

Jenna Barber said...

Cathy, your gift set is BEAUTIFUL!! I WANT IT!! lol :) The dp you used is so perfect! You NAILED the fall theme here!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!! That blog candy is AWESOME!! I'm not even sure if I am eligible for any of the blog offerings here in this hop, but if I am I would love you to throw my name into the mix!! That set is BEAUTIFUL and looks like a MUST HAVE!!~

Marianne said...

wow. Great projects. I love traditional fall colors.
Love your blog header too...Goldens are wonderful dogs

Hannah Clark said...

What a beautiful gift set! I just love the papers, layouts an colours! So, so gorgeous!

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those colors. Great gift set! Really lovely! Niiiiiice stamp give away, those are lovely too!

Kerri said...

What a GORGEOUS gift set!!! I just love the beautiful images you used and your coloring is amazing! So pretty!!! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome set! I'm now a follower too:)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh what a cute little Fall set!!! Perfect little gifty!!

Kim Williams said...

Beautiful set! Love the coloring and the papers you used!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

wow! beautiful set!!! love the PTI basket!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely set Cathy! The coloring on your pot of fall florals is just wonderful!

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!! Your gift set is absolutely gorgeous, Cathy....WOW!!! What a beautiful image and I just love your awesome coloring, colors, and details!!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These projects are AWESOME (and your golden is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE puppies - and pumpkins too, so thanks SO much for the chance to win this terrific set from SnSS!!) I love how you colored the fall floral basket - and it DOES coordinate perfectly with PTI's atumn abundance paper (which I also love - you used my favorite sheet from the pack, I wish I could buy a HUGE pack of JUST this pattern!). I can't seem to click to become one of your followers, but I will be back to try to do so - I love your work! Happy Labor Day!

Lillian Child said...

Your coloring is SO lovely, and what a delightful creative style you have! I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

Wow, Cathy - your projects are gorgeous fall creations!! Beautiful coloring and dp! Hope you're having a great day!

Shannon said...

So cute! I love the details on the colors in this card and basket. Wonderful talent!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous! I love the detail. A lot of love went into this card. :)

Lydia said...

Holy COW - this set is incredible Cathy!!! WOWZA!!!

I'm tickled pink that this fun hop is your first. Your work is so so beautiful - this is just divine.

TFS!!

jan farnworth said...

your project is just fab. and thanks for the chance at your blog candy have a great day.

wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy... such a gorgeous set! LOVE the pretty image and the fabulous coloring. The papers and different layers are perfect! You go girl!

thinker said...

what a great set! such an awesome image... beautiful colouring!!

Judy Rozema said...

What an awesome job on these -- wow! LOVE the colors and images. Generous blog candy too! So glad you were in the hop today. Happy Fall~!

Riette said...

The coloring is just gorgeous. Thanksgiving isn't a holiday here in South Africa but we plan to change that in our family this year :D

Susan W. said...

Oh my! I love that gift basket! The color are great. Great card too!

Heather said...

What a cute set! I'm a new follower!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a BEAUTIFUL set!!! Love all the color combos!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Beautiful colors and coloring.

Neva said...

OMGosh Cathy these are both just awesome. Lovely gift set for Fall

silvia-haynes said...

I LOVE your card and gift bag!!

Kim said...

Cathy - Oh my...this is simply beautiful, love it!

Gail said...

What great projects!
You rocked the colors...love them!

Misti said...

Gorgeous!!! Your gift set is amazing!

Jan Marie said...

What a beautiful gift set! Love the detail and the coloring! Nice work. . .thanks to for the opportunity to win some candy! Blessings!

maryr917 said...

gorgeous gift set cathy-if I were sick this would definitely cheer me up-your coloring is awesome

Sara Henton said...

Just an adorable little set.

Sue D said...

Very cute matching card and gift bag--great coloring and papers.
I became a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jennipher Lowery said...

Cathy, this set is incredible! Your coloring is gorgeous and the leafy background is fabulous. WOWZA!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Beautiful coloring with an amazing set. Your card and basket are so fabby. Both are so totally perfect for Fall. Gorgeous!!

Janet Swofford said...

Your set is beautiful! I love the colors and your coloring especially! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Jan Garber said...

You really DO take the coloring to a new level! Gorgeous! jgarber5@cox.net

Marsha said...

Cute card and basket ! Love the set you are offering as candy. How generous.

Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats on your first blog hop. Your coloring on the card and gift basket is amazing. TFS and for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kris said...

Love that designer paper! Your card really says "FALL"! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

dj said...

boy...I can just about feel fall in the air...awesome designer paper...love that little basket!!


www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

Jimmi said...

Beautiful card and box!
Love the crisp, Fall colors you chose :)

Carol E said...

Love the card and the little box the colors are just great. Thank you for sharing them.

dinosaur said...

Beautiful!Such vibrant colors :)

SHartl said...

Your projects are so cute and I LOVE the colors you used! I really like the little basket especially.

Karen L said...

Really love the way you used that patterned paper with the leaves. Your gift basket is darling and the set is so clever!

merrymstamper said...

Wow!!! love your colouring, the basket of fall flowers are so realistic. Great set!

marilyn said...

LOVE the wonderful colors of your cards. Such beautiful shades of orange and coral.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Cathy your coloring is outstanding - what a beautiful set!!

Bernie said...

Wow this is a brilliant set! Your coloring is amazing. Beautiful papers!
Blessings Bernie

Auntie Em said...

Your gift bag and card are adorable! I love the pretty colours you used. The stitching looks perfect for fall.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Janice M said...

Oh Cathy this is Gorgeous!!! Love your coloring!This set is on my ever growing wish list!!