Smiling while Stamping: CSS Alumni Hop!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

CSS Alumni Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to December's CSS blog hop!!  You should have arrived from the fabulous Linda's blog!!  A complete list of participants is on Stamp TV!!
This month Linda challenged us to a color challenge, non-traditional Christmas colors, absolutely no red or green.  Typically I am a traditional kind of girl so this was a fun challenge, thanks Linda!!
The first color combo that came to mind when I read what our challenge was, brown, yellow and ivory.   I knew I wanted to use the dp from Merry Little Christmas Patterned Paper Pack so I went with Warm Cocoa, Sweet Corn and Ivory.  I embossed the Merry Christmas from Becky's set Mistletoe Memories set using  bronze embossing powder, I thought it went really well with the Warm Cocoa cardstock.  I needed an embellishment, I dug around in my stash and found these pearls that went really well with the Sweet Corn cardstock!

Then this idea came to me and I really like it!!!  Black on black with gold!!  I knew I wanted to use this beautiful tree from Theresa's set Joyful Holiday set, it is so pretty!!  You can easily dress it up by adding some bling as ornaments but I decided against it, I couldn't get things to look right.  The black Satin Gold-Edge Ribbon went perfectly!!

That's all for me, thanks so much for stopping by!!  Now head on over to Melissa's blog!!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! Love the elegant look of the gold on black

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  3. Love them but that gold tree is amazing! Love it.

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  4. Well, it looks to me like you got all the ingredients just right, Lori! Your cards are stunning!

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  5. Lori, I love both of the cards and the colors you used!

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  6. Very pretty cards Lori! I love the one with the gold tree.

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  7. Oh that tree card is so awesome! Gorgeous in the black and gold~

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  8. Really like the addition of the pearls on the first card. Second card is so elegant. Both beautiful.

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  9. Both cards are just beautiful - love them both!!

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  10. Beautiful cards. Love the color combo of brown, yellow and ivory. Will have to try that one.

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  11. Beautiful cards - love the gold and black -- so very sophisticated!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Lori!!! They are so elegant and beautiful!!

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  13. Gold and black together is beautiful.

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  14. I'm partial to your second card. Gorgeous and elegant! Beautiful black and gold and that ribbon sets it all off.

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  15. Great Non traditional color cards Lori!!

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  16. LOve that gold tree one especially!

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  17. Beautiful gold on black card, Lori.

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  18. Both cards are so pretty but really love your gold tree as I have already mentioned elsewhere. Love that they are both beautiful simple stunning cards.

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  19. Lori, love both cards but the black and gold really pops!!!

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  20. Love your cards Lori....Merry Christmas!

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  21. Pretty Pretty! The black and gold is so rich and elegant!

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  22. Beautiful cards, both of them. Love the elegance of the black and gold one, and the richness of the other. Gorgeous cards Lori! I love your work.

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  23. Non-traditional, but very elegant!

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  24. Very pretty cards. I especially like the black and gold.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  26. Classy cards, Lori! Love them both!

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  27. Both your cards are wonderful but the gold against the black is so elegant looking.

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  28. One of the most beautiful cards I've seen this season. Excellent for this particular year.

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  29. What an elegant card. I love it.

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  30. such wonderful ideas and lovely cards

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  31. Oooooh that gold tree on the black card is gorgeous.

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  32. I just watched Gina's video with this wonderful tree on red, and now after seeing how you used it on black, oh my -- more choices. Beautiful card!

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  33. Gorgeous cards Lori! So elegant! Merry Christmas!

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  34. LOVE the twirly tree! and the first card is very classic
    thanks
    Holly

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  35. Beautiful CAS cards. TFS and have a merry Christmas!

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  36. Wow your cards are so beautiful. I love that tree and the embossing you did on it. Simple but elegant. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Linda K.

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  37. elegant cards, great showcasing of the gina k designs
    ava g

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  38. Very elegant designs. Especially like the black and gold card--very rich and regal-look!

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