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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Scrapbook Place and Scrapbook StampSociety Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever blog hop combining Scrapbook Place and Scrapbook Stamp Society...and I have a huge surprise!! If you hopped here from Carolyn's blog then you are in the right place. The hop begins at Scrapbook Place or if you lost your way you can look below at the hop order.

This hop has wonderful designers from the Scrapbook Place using amazing images from artists of  Scrapbook Stamp Society to create some delightful cards for your enjoyment.  Each design team member has used an image from Scrapbook Stamp Society in their creations.  

For my card I used Morgan Fitzsimons Fairy #3.  

Inside the card simply says " Missing You" so there is a nice size area to write a personal message.

I used Copic Markers to color this and even learned a few new techniques. The main thing I learned is how to add pleats and show movement in the fabric of her dress. (Click here to see the original stamp.) I found it quite the challenge. The other thing I wanted to do was have her wings look very soft and delicate with colors not too harsh but enough to 'get noticed'. I am happy with the way these turned out but I am not happy with my scanner because the image lost so much. I wish you could see how the colors of the wings fade into each other. I used a mask for the clouds in the sky and I never did a tree, couldn't even find how to make bark so for a first attempt I guess I am ok with it although it is my least favorite result in the image. I just don't think it does the stamp any justice. I used 2-3 colors for each flower and leaf (some tip to tip blending). I also added Stampin Up Pearls to the center of the small flowers. I hope you like it.

I must say I am so disappointed in my scanner. This card is very sharp looking in person and it is so dull in this scan. It washed out the colors that blend into each other and in the past I always blamed the lousy results I got on my laptop. Now I have a brand new super duper suppose to be great for images computer that cost an arm and a leg and I get the same results.....tells me the computer wasn't the problem. I guess I will have to save my pennies again and this time buy a better scanner, one with a large format.  

Please leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  There's a prize today from Scrapbook Stamp Society, that will given to a winner selected at random chosen on Sunday afternoon.  The winner will be announced and posted both on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog and the Scrapbook Place blog.  Good Luck everyone!

....and now for the huge surprise. 

Welcome the newest member of my family!
Damien was born 7/17 @ approx. 1 PM by emergency C-section.
4 lbs., 4 oz., 17 1/2" 
despite his small size, he seems to be healthy with no complications.

Now since I had my surprise for the day, I am going to pass one on....I am offering blog candy but I am not going to tell you what it is. will pick a winner and if you are the winner, you'll find out when you get it so be sure to leave me a comment.       

Your next stop is at Teresa's blog to see her wonderful design.

Here's the full blog hop order in case you get lost.

Carolyn, Luv My Cards,
Susan, Sue in CT  <== You are here
Teresa, T's Scrappin' Spot,
Karissa, Live Laugh Love Scrapbook Stamp,
Holley, Holley's Blog                           
Judy, Dragon Crossing,
Linda, The Scrap Lady's Craft Heaven,
Scrapbook Stamp Society -


  1. Wow Susan-anyone looking a this card can see all the work you put into it! Holy Cow all the colors and details! Kudos to you for your patience-I think it works just fine :o) And thank you for sharing your joy with us-Damien is simply precious and so well filled out for his age! Many blessings to you all! Carolyn

  2. DOUBLE WOW Susan - that is a lot of beautiful intricate work! You did it perfectly!!!

    As for scanners - I don't like mine either. So i stand the card on a surface and photo it and transfer to my computer. But I think your scan turned out beautiful!

    And the big surprise at the end of the blog - omgoodness Damien is an absolute little doll! Congratulations!

  3. Wow, Sue, beautiful card. I love how your fairy stands out, yet coordinates so well with the rest of your card. Congrats on the little guy, he's a keeper!!

  4. Wow, your card is wonderful! I wish I had that kind of patience it took to color the card that well.
    Damien is beautiful!

  5. That's an amazing card and a beautiful baby. WOW. Two things everyone wants to see. Wonderful Sue.

  6. I just looove the colors of your card. Really stunning. And congratulations for the wonderful new addition to the family! You have a new follower ;) Looking forward to seeing your creations.

    1. Congratulations for winning the blog candy on my blog. Please send me your address so I can ship it to you.

  7. What a colourful card. Great job and a big CONGRATULATIONS on the safe arrival of your newest addition to your family...lovely Damien :)

  8. beautiful card and coloring.

    greetings karin

  9. A very beautiful card.. And a very beautiful baby boy.. Congrats..
    Barb S (FL)

  10. I can't believe the difference between the before and after card. Your coloring and pleats and tree bark are great.

    Lovely to see a new baby doing so well!

  11. Fabulous coloring Sue! Very beautiful card!


  12. Sue so good to see you again. I smiled when I saw your name was in the line. Love your coloring. Ill have to figure out how to do those techniques.

    Smiles Sher

  13. A lovely card beautiful colouring and a big hu to the beautiful new arrival. Hugs Bee

  14. I wish I could colour half as well. The little one is beautiful. Make sure you take time to enjoy him.

  15. great job coloring this image... love the cards

  16. Beautiful work! And congrats on your newest member.

  17. wowza what a surprize!! a new beautiful baby. Congrats! The card is beautiful too! love the colors..
    Im a new follower

  18. Congrats on the new arrival. Glad he is doing well. What a great image for your card; I had not seen this digi. Thanks for such a wonderful hop.


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