Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Art Philosophy Blog Hop - Encouragement Card Using Florentine Paper Packet

 

Hello to all my wonderful followers and talented crafting friends.  Welcome to our July Art Philosophy Blog Hop!!  Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; which can be purchased exclusively through a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  We are so excited to be doing this hop.  We have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects.

Lucy Kelleher, our hostess and fellow CTMH Consultant, will be giving away a prior Stamp of the Month set titled "You Are....".  (Retail - $17.95)  Check her blog for the picture.  To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on Lucy's blog and for each of the stops on the blog hop.  If you also become a follower of Lucy's blog, she will give you another entry for the contest.  Good luck.

This month we are showcasing the card feature.  Did you know there are 100 different card shapes you can make with this cartridge?   We won't be able to show you all of them; but we are showing you as many as we can.   If you came from Darla's blog; you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning; which is Lucy's blog.  The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura's blogSee the complete blog hop list below.
  
I created a card using a new stamp set I purchased last month.  I love these little Quick card stamp sets from CTMH.  It is the "Quick card - Shell" and has an awesome sentiment on it.  It says - "May you find life in simple beauty in unexpected places."  So simple, yet profound!!  I used Glitz - Stardust on the shell. 

I used the beautiful CTMH Florentine Paper Packet.  It is one of my favorites.  I love the colors and all the different patterns in one packet.  It also includes plain cardstock to match as well. Here is the close up view of the inside of this card.  I used CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" stamp set; which includes several nice sentiments to encourage others.


Close up of left side of card - "Just a note to brighten your day.....


(Inside right) and chase the clouds away"  The flowers and hearts were also created using papers in the Florentine Paper Packet and cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.


The next stop on your Blog Hop Fun is Laura's blog.


Supplies used for this card:

Card Base - cut at 5 1/2 - page 33 (card feature) of AP cartridge handbook - no shift
All cuts from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Both inside and outside)

Paper - CTMH Forentine Paper Packet - G1038
Sentiment Outside - "Quick Cards - Shell" - A1128
Sentiment Inside - "Card Chatter - Sympathy" - D1476
Scalloped square - cut 5 inch for outside and 4 1/2 for inside (page 33) (no shift)
Squares on outside - cut at 3 1/2 and 3 for sentiment square (page 23)(no shift)
Flowers inside - cut 1 inch - (page 29 - shift key); inside circle of flower - (page 21) 1/4 inch
Hearts inside - cut at 1/2 inch - (page 26) (shift key)
Buttons - CTMH Blue Assortment - Z1371
Ink for both sentiments - CTMH Olive - Z2137
Glitter on shell - CTMH Glitz Stardust - Z1313
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive - Also found at CTMH - 1514
Foam Tape - CTMH 3-D foam tape - Z1151

Click on CTMH shopping if you want to see these products or to begin shopping.  You can also view the latest Idea Book on the right side of my blog.  Just click on the picture.  The new Autumn/Winter Idea book will be available August 1, 2012.



Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com
Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
Gloria ~ http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com -----  You are here!!!
Laura Wolff~ http://scrappinsweetiesescape.blogspot.com/ -- Click here for the next blog
Eva ~ http://loveofcreating.blogspot.com
Danielle ~ http://littlebitofscrap.blogspot.com
Connie ~ http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
Wendy ~ http://myscrapbookingblog.com
Joanne ~ http://josiesjoy.blogspot.com/
Laura Charko ~ www.koladesigns.wordpress.com
Carolyn Heniges ~ http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
Kindred Hearts (Penny) ~ http://itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com
Stephanie Feist ~http://www.quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - MIM # 99 - Anything Goes
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - # 19 - Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - Challenge # 50 - 1 - 2 - 3
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 19 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - # 69 - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes or Sketch
Crafts & Me - Challenge # 94 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Challenge # 180 - Buttons
Inky Impressions - Use Dies Or Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - # 134 - Buttons
A & T Emerald Fairies Challenge - Challenge # 28 - Flourishes/Swirls
Bearly Mine - Challenge # 45 - Shaped Cards
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 15 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Challenge # 13 - Bling Bling - Anything That Sparkles Or Shines
Shopping Our Stash - Challenge # 61 - Must Use Something New - New Shell Stamp
Use It Tuesday - Challenge # 36 - Uncut Paper (Heart main paper - Didn't want to cut)
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC 216 - Clean And Simple
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Weekly Challenge # 20 - Bingo (Die Cuts, Free Space, Stickles (Glitter)



Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us.  We hope you love all the projects we created.  Please take time to leave a comment on each of these blogs.  Love and encouraging words are  greatly appreciated!!!  All the crafters work hard to bring you these wonderful inspiring ideas for creating your next card!!!  We love you and hope we have inspired you to - Keep On Creating!!

92 comments:

  1. Loving this gorgeous creation, Gloria. Wishing you a great Friday and enjoyable weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

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    1. Thank you so much Desire for the wonderful compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate it very much. Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Thanks Josie for the compliment. I debated about blue buttons for a while. Glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Thank you Stephanie for the compliment. I appreciate you taking time to stop by and to leave a comment. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  5. This card is beautiful, Gloria!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. I appreciate such a sweet compliment Danielle. Thanks for stoppinig by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a super weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  6. Love this card! Thanks for sharing!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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    1. Thank you Linda for ths nice compliment and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  7. Thanks for sharing this card

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  8. Wow this card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
    Kathy:)

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  9. love the layered insides & the fact you did both sides is cool!

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  10. I love the scalloped edge. Great job! (Following you back!)

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    1. Thank You Peneeeee!! I appreciate you following me. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  12. Very nice card!

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Dana for the compliment and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  13. This is so beautiful I really like the color combo!

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    1. Thanks Sandra for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  14. I love your card and the Cartridge. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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    1. Thank you Kim for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely compliment. Have a sensational weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  15. this is such a pretty card!! thanks

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    1. Thanks Brenda for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  16. Beautiful card!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Cathy and for visiting my blog. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  17. Cute card. Love the shape of the card


    Rosiemini@gmail.com
    Www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  18. Very pretty! I love that shell stamp!

    soccermom59 at gmail.com
    GFC Arielle

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  19. I love this shell stamp! What a beautiful card!

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  20. What a lovely card, Gloria it has a meditative quality about it. Happy you could join in the challenge at LEJ Designs; good luck. Vee xx

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  21. I have both these stamp sets and love them. You did a great job of showing them off. Love the colors and all the beautiful details - the inside is so gorgeous! Thanks for continuing to play with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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    1. Thank you Sheila for such inspiring words and lovely compliments. I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. Have a terrific weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  22. Thank you for joining us over at the Poodles Parlour - beautiful card

    good luck with our challenge

    Sylvia x

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  23. Such a pretty image! I love the detail on the shell. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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    1. Thanks Leslie for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. I appreciate it very much. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  24. Really lovely, Gloria! Fabulous dp choice. Thanks so much for playing along in our "BINGO" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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    1. I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog and for the wonderful compliment Connie. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gloria

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  25. What a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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    1. Thanks Rene for the sweet compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a super weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  27. Beautiful card. I love the shell and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at AWNB Paula DT

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  28. Wonderful card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

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    1. I appreciate you visiting my blog Marjolaine and thanks for the great compliment. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gloria

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  29. This is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky Impressions DT

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Tonya. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  30. Your card is Beautiful. Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Kerry

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  31. This is gorgeous.Thank you for joining us over at PP this week
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    1. Thanks for the compliment Elaine and for visiting my blog. Have a super weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  32. Pretty card, love that stamp. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment Beverly and for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  33. Beautiful card, and I too love that sentiment stamp.

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  34. What a gorgeous card Gloria...I love the papers & the colors you have used! I saw it on MIM. I am #245.
    Hugs, Renee

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  35. Lovely card Gloria, love the image and the colours are Fab, it's a great layout and love the buttons, Thanks for joining in with us at ATCs and cards with Attitude and also Fatpages and Cards with Attitude x

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  36. So Very Cute, I love the image
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    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

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  37. Lovely card Gloria. Thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.
    Tammy DT

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  38. lovely card ,love the pretty papers
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    traceyx

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  39. Gorgeous card, I love your design, love the image to. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  40. Super card and so beautifully colour coordinated.Love the sparkle on the shell.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  41. Beautiful card! Both inside and out!! Love that sentiment!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  42. What a brilliant card Gloria....thanks for joining Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

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  43. Really wonderful card, great image and wonderful colours - Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

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  44. Such a pretty card - love the sentiment and sparkly elements to your image! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges - sorry my comment is late - i was on holiday! bx

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  45. Gloria, This is a sweet little piece, and the soft colors make it so calming to look at. I also like that you let us see the inside. Thank you for sharing this o Art With No Boundaries. It was fun to see all your project for this fortnight and hope you will continue to come play with us.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. Just a reminder, we only allow two submissions for each fortnight challenge. :)

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    1. Hi Chris, So sorry if I submitted more than the allowed amount. I wasn't aware of that. I try to read the rules each time before I post. Must have gotten in a hurry. Thanks for the lovely compliments. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a sensational weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  46. Love the color combination of your square scalloped card - so pretty!

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria