Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy July Release Day!!

Greetings blog friends and welcome to this month's Sweet 'n Sassy release blog hop!!  Isn't seeing all of the beautiful stamps, dies, and creations the best part of release day?  I *puffy heart* release day!!  Well let's get right to today's cards!!

My first card features the whimsical floral design from the Dream Big stamp set.  I love this large image as it can be used in so many ways...the whole image, just a portion, monotone with one of the great sentiments, included in the set, stamped over the image.  I love possibilities!!  The flowers are colored with Copics and after attaching a second butterfly (for some dimension don't ya know) I added a few rhinestone flower centers for a little bling.  The DP is from My Minds Eye.
My second card features this serene bridge and water scene, from the Bridge of Hope set...isn't it beautiful and so perfect for sympathy or I'm thinking of you cards?  It communicates a calmness and peace.  I kept this card fairly simple, stamping the bridge in a pale blue, which coordinates with my Kraft core and Authentique paper.  Then I simply added one of the sentiments and four large brads. 

So...what's in store for today's blog hop?
  1. Comment on each blog on the hop and be entered into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE of the entire July release!  All of the stamps and dies released today!
  2. Virtual Stamp Day, with challenges, on Splitcoast
  3. A free stamp set when you place a $50 order

But that's not all...you also get to see all the crafting goodness on the other DT blog, check it out here!  Next on the hop, after me, is Dina Kowal.  Enjoy!!


Kim Schofield (YOU'RE HERE!!)

45 comments:

Kim S said...

Dream Big is SO cheerful! And I so love the softly stamped bridge highlighted by the sentiment!

Jingle said...

These are such pretty cards!

Katherine said...

The serene bridge is beautiful! Cannot wait to ck out the other sites!

Jennie said...

Love your Dream Big design Kim, great colors and shading on the colors. Your Bridge of Hope design is so soothing...lovely design and perfect for those occasions when you want to share a bit of encouragement for those going through a difficult time.

Cathymac said...

Both cards are beautiful, Kim! The flowering vine on the Dream Big card is fun and wonderfully colored...love the bling in the middle of each bloom! Love the sentiment stamped over the softly stamped bridge on the second card! Have a wonderful day!

Basslady said...

wow! they look both so fantastic and striking! awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cibele Glazer said...

Both cards are fabulous but I really love the peacefulness of the bridge card!

Brenda said...

I love how you overlaid the sentiment on top of the bridge. Gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

What gorgeous cards dearie!!!

Debbie said...

These are both awesome!! I love the popped butterfly and the sympathy/encouragement card is perfect!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Kim. The pretty flowers look great, love the coloring and the ribbon treatment. Your second card is so serene. The embossed background panel looks awesome.

merrymstamper said...

Love your bridge card!!! It has not occurred to me to leave an image non-coloured.Doi! You did fabulous with the black sentiment over top of it.

Debra said...

Great cards! I especially love your bridge card!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

There are some beautiful images in this great new set - and your cards are lovely! Wishing you a happy Monday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Krissy said...

Great cards - love them both. But the bridge card is my fave! I love the way you layered the sentiment over the bridge! Great job!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very pretty!! I like how you did the layout and stamping on the bridge card.

jimlynn said...

Lovely cards! Love the DP you used on that first card and the serene feeling of the second.
Lynn

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the second butterfly and the rhinestones on the first card and the peacefulness of the second card.

Helen Dooley said...

great cards! I love them both. Such great images released. Thanks!

Pati said...

Very pretty cards! Love the coloring of the dream big card - cheery! And the papers & layout of the bridge of hope - peaceful!

Jessica said...

Outstanding cards, Kim! I really love your bridge one - it's so perfect with the sentiment stamped like that and your dream big one is colored so perfectly!

Maureen R said...

Beautiful cards! I love the butterfly popped up, very cute! The bridge card is absolutely exquisite! TFS today.
Hugs,
Maureen

Bridget said...

The colors on your first one appeal to me so much, Kim, and the simplicity and clean layout are perfect on your second one, Kim...both are so very pretty!

Heather said...

These cards are awesome!! Love that bridge card. It makes a perfect sympathy card.

EstherT said...

I think these cards are simply wonderful!The layers of the bridge card work so well, and are so balanced ... so NICE!!!
Thanks, Esther

Ceal said...

beautiful cards! love the purple butterfly

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork! Fabulous colors, design and details!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous samples, Kim! Love the subtle design you've created with "Bridge of Hope".

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

I love how the bridge is faded into the background of the card!! The poped up butterfly is so pretty!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Laura Love said...

These are very pretty! I love the soft colors you chose!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Lots of depth to these "simple" cards! Both lovely and well done!!

Jennifer said...

Fantastic Dream Big card! love the button tab and how you did the butterfly! And WOW I just love your bridge card. I love the image and the paper pierced corner is fantastic with this!

Heather B said...

Beautiful!!!!! I just love these two projects. The more I see of that flower set, the more I just have to have it!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Stamping the image in one color is my cup of tea...it's beautiful! Love the blossoms card as well as the colors fir the stamp design so well. Thank you!

Linda R. said...

Love both of your cards, but that bridge is amazing. You designed a very, very beautiful card.

Lori said...

Such pretty cards. I love how you mixed up all those papers on the first card...I have a hard time getting mine to look that pretty! Good job!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic colors!!!

Indy said...

What beautiful and inspiring cards!

Barbie said...

You're all just making me love the Dream Big set more and more!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your color choices are so pretty!

DJreflections said...

I just love the way you used your colors, especially on the flower card1 Very nice!

rizzosw said...

Lovely cards, I would love to be that one lucky person and win that awesome set!

Marlena M. said...

The tab on your dream big card is so fun. I love the piercing in your second handsome card!

Pam D said...

Beautiful cards, love the piercing, TFS!

Patricia said...

I totally love the simplicity of your bridge card. Stamping the bridge as a background behind the sentiment is just perfect. The Dream Big card is so fun and whimsical!