Saturday, February 26, 2011

Motions & Folds Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday, I hope everyone enjoyed their week and I hope you have an awesome weekend.  Welcome to my blog and the Motions & Folds Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Brynn at Flair and Fills, you are on the right track.  If you have just come across my blog and would like to join the fun, please start at the beginning with Ellen at Card Monkey.

This blog is all about different folds and motions of a card.  I made two cards for today.  I decided to go with an easel card and a stair step card because I don't make them on a normal basis and I love that the possibilities are endless.  Making the cards were quite simple and I hope you enjoy my creations.
Recipe for Card:
Paper is from DCWV Citrus
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Small Scallop Circle, Small Circle, Small Scallop Oval, Small Oval
Sentiment was printed from my computer on to cardstock
Flowers are from Recollections
Ribbon is from my stash
Boarder punch is EK Success
Digi stamp is Kiki La Rue found at All That Scraps
Copic Sketch Markers-E000, E00, E35, E37, B06, R35, Y35
Atyou Spica-Orange and Blue


For the Stair Step Card:
Please excuse the mess in the back.  I start off clean and organized and it ends in a total mess.
Recipe for card:
Paper is from Core'dinations Glitz & Glam
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Small Oval Scallop, Small Oval, Small Circle Scallop, Small Circle
Poem I got from a source online
Boarder punch is EK Success
Digi Stamp is from Pink Cat Studio
Bling is from my stash but is Prima
Trim is from Treasures Nest
Petaloo Color Me Crazy
Copic Sketch Markers-E000, E00, E35, E37, V17
Atyou Spica in Lemon


Both card tutorials can be found on Split Coast Stampers.  I will be back tomorrow to show you my way of doing the easel card.


Now for some blog candy....
I'm gonna stay on the $20.00 gift card kick until I get relocated to Michigan which will hopefully be in the next couple of weeks.  Your choice of AC Moore, Joanns or Michaels.  The way to win...leave a comment and a way for me to reach you. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and a very big thank you to Ellen at Card Monkey for allowing me to be a stop on this fun hop.

Your next stop will be Elaine at Expressions By Elaine.

68 comments:

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

I especially love your coloring on the stamp and the use of mixed media with your flowers! Very pretty.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
cardmonkey at Comcast dot net
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

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Dina said...

Hi Nikki! Beautiful job as always! I hope you will join my challenge! Hugs! Dina arm1997@msn.com

SueNJ said...

WOW!!!!!!! I am speechless. Your color choices are impeccable. The cards are so elegant. I want to be you when I grow up! :) I need to break out into the world of digi stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Nikki, Your cards are amazing. I too am speechless. Love the bling and colors. Great job!! I'm now a new follower.

~sarah
simplyshaddock.blogspot.com

Drea said...

I love the stairstep card; so cute!

the cricutologist said...

Wow! I love all the yummy details! Great card! I'm your newest follower!

Melissa said...

So pretty!

Where are you relocating to in Michigan? I'm in Michigan! Stop by my blog if you get a chance!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Patti Ross said...

Great cards! I'm a follower!

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

LOVE your cards!! I've never made a stair step card and just love it!! Your coloring and olors chosen are awesome!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Addicted to Crafts said...

Love, love your cards..colors and designs are beauitiful.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

Angela said...

Beautiful cards!!! TFS!!!
Hugs,
Angela
lauermaa@gmail.com
www.angelascrafty.blogspace.com

Amanda said...

LOVE your cards! They are beautiful!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Flair Girl said...

Great Copic coloring! GORGEOUS girl-I love the convenience of digi stamps. So nice to be in the hop with you! Creative blessings, Brynn brynnthornburgh@gmail[dot]com

Amanda said...

Your coloring (is that the correct term) is sooooo good! Great job!

Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful cards & the coloring is wonderful. Love the images!!
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Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

You have some really pretty cards. I like how you did them.

Thanks

Tristan

tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

Missjoanna said...

your colors are pretty and the stamps are beautiful jonijo40@gmail.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Both cards are really treasures! Love the images and colors - TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Sandy S. said...

I LOVE your cards. So cute! I have only tried Copics at an expo and soooooo want to add some to my craft collections. TFS your awesome work with us!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Teri A said...

I love both of your cards thank you so much for the link to the Pink Cat Digi Stamps site

Thanks for sharing with us

Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Penny said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I am a new follower.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Jennifer said...

Both cards are adorable!!! Love them both!
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

those are adorable cards, I love the images you used for both cards!! thanks for sharing!
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Viji Siddharth said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS! I love how you used rhinestone with ease! I am so scared when it comes to bling! Thanks for offering a blog candy!I would love to follow your blog, its inspiring!
viji.lg at gmail dot com

Selina said...

Lovely cards! I love the color choices and especially the borders & ribbon on the stairstep card! Just great!

Thanks for participating in the hop and chance to win!

I'm already a follower and can be reached by comment at:
http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! Love the design! The purple fairy one is so sweet and sparkly!
abusybee24atcoxdotnet

kricketts said...

I love your cards! They are super cute! Images are cute too!

Ladybugz Creations said...

Wow your coming to Michigan, Where at I am in Gaylord :) all the way at the top of the mitten. Anyways your cards are super cute congrats Love easel Cards.

McVic said...

Love your cards! Super cute. you did an awesome job!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your work is beautiful! I especially love both of the girls in the stamps, and the coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Both cards are sooo cute!!!! Love them!
www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com
lauraleed48atlivedotca

Theresa said...

Both cards are gorgeous..love your use of color. Hope you move goes well. We lived in Michigan for 7 years in the 80's and 90's. We were stationed at Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda, just north of Tawas, until it closed. I have such fond memories of our time there. Hope you and your family will love it in Mi. as much as we did.
firelass51@aol.com

Jenn said...

Beautiful cards! Love the images, and great colours! TFS :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are so cute! I love the colours and trims you used and the images are coloured in so nicely.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Elaine said...

Nikki,

Your cards are so adorable! Love the colors & you did Beautiful job coloring too!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Patti B said...

Great cards. I think I like the stairstep one the most. I haven't done these but now inspired to try.

Patti's Paper Fun
lebpab21408atyahoodotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your cards are gorgeous, i love the stamps that you colored in. TFS

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

TuttleTime said...

I have seen a lot of these easel and stair step cards lately. I am inspired to make them now. Thanks!!! :) I love the digistamps, too. I don't know what they are, but I'll find out! :)

If I'm lucky enough to win, please leave me a comment on my blog: http://atuttletime.blogspot.com

jengd said...

Wonderful cards! I really like your colors and the images you used together. Any girl (young or young-at-heart) would love to get those!

Dee said...

OMG, I love your cards. They are just adorable. I am already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects along the way. TFS Dee:)
designsfrommyheart@ymail.com

nantastic said...

Cute,cute,cute. Love both your cards. TFS
nana5604@gmail.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! I just learved how to make an easle card. I never saw a stair step card until today... very pretty. tfs Awesome giveaway too! If you like digis some visit me... kimmariebaker@gmail.com I am in a hop until Monday and I am giving candy away too. http://kimmariekorner.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

Great cards Nikki! I am loving all these techniques I am learning today! I can't wait to try some of these out in my very messy craft room - is there any other way for a craft room to be?

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Erin G said...

I am getting so many great ideas today! Yay for blog hops!
button787@gmail.com

Pat N. said...

Very beautiful cards - love all the lace on the step card. Great job. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Pat N. at http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very ELEGANT and Beautiful cards !

Thanks for sharing

Debi

cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net
http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

JustYolie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! TFS! I'm a new follower.

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful cards, can't say which one I like the most
I am a new follower.

Vivi
vivienpapel (at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Love your cards!!! TFS

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Lana said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

lafaellis85@twlakes.net

Cindylu2u said...

Both your cards are sooo pretty, love the lace you used!! Have not tried the stair step yet, I will have to give it a try!! Thanks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net
http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/

Jessica1010 said...

Love the girls using the Copic markers. I am going to have to check out into learning to use those!!!

Jessicah1102@yahoo.com

Sue in CT said...

Both cards are pretty but I really like the stair step one. I love your use of colors and embellishments.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Wow you do amazing work/coloring. Just wonderful.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Celeste B. said...

Both of them are beautiful!!!! I love both styles; they're so cute!!! :) I really love all of the detail on them as well!!! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Cathy S said...

Loving the easel card and the stair step is beautiful with all the details. I really need to try a stair step card. Thank you so much for inspiring me today.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Heather said...

WOW, they are truly amazing!! I too love the color choices...
hmalagon@q.com

Coach fans said...

Both are your cards are FABULOUS, but I sure do like the second one best.

Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

Jamie said...

Very nice cards. I love both these folds. Nice job!
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http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Trisha said...

These cards are both so pretty. I love the digi stamps. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Delightful cards! I always enjoy stopping by your blog to see what you've created - fabulous job!

Jessica said...

These cards are so beautiful. I really love both and becoming a follower. Your syle is so cute!
Jessica
Creativestamperspot@gmail.com
Thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

Cyndi S said...

I just love your two cards. I really like the colors you chose. Thanks.
cstephenson@q.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Love both cards! The colors are great... Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a new follower! suekimmet@gmail.com siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Beautiful cards - your coloring is amazing!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

These are two great cards. I love the digis. Love the colors too. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gina said...

These are gorgeous!!!! I am a new follower...if you'd like to come visit me, I'm at ginascraftingspot.com