Friday, June 26, 2009

Card Creations Volume 7 Blog Tour

Have you seen the latest issue of Card Creations Volume 7?



Let me tell you that you are in for a treat. Make sure you have your tea or coffee in hand and are ready to sit back and relax because you have the ultimate sneak peak of this issue...right here in blogland. So are you ready for an incredible journey? Let me begin....

Once upon a time there was a card call and Alli sent in some cards...



I am honoured to have a number of cards in Card Creations 7 and thrilled that I was asked to share one of them with you! As a paper crafter, I often get asked about the "meaning" behind the card. Because all cards have a story don't you know! I draw inspiration from a number of things but this card was completely inspired by my dear friend Kim Hughes. Why you ask? 1) I absolutely love that she can pull together a simple, clean card layout and make it look so good 2) Kim Hughes illustrated this darling spring chick and "hello" sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Techniques and Tips

I love ribbon and often incorporate it somewhere on my cards either in a bow, knotted bow, tab or a knot like the one above. I like to pair a simple layout with a knot because it does not "take over" the card. Simple cards needs simple accents.

I also adore buttons. I try and use buttons as an accent, focal point of a stamped image or as a filler for an image. One of my button tricks is to thread my button with a thin strip of paper rather than floss or hemp. I like that option because there are often times I can't find the "right" colour. In addition, it's a great way to use your scraps.

You probably noticed I left the stamped image "empty"/without colour. All too often we feel the need to colour or paper piece our images. It wasn't long ago I used to believe the same thing...and then I met Kim Hughes. She shook up my comfort zone and after observing her style I soon learned that an empty image was just as full as an image with colour as long as it is balanced. I stamped the spring chick using brown ink which matches the brown stitch in the ribbon. Also did you notice the ink I used for the sentiment is matched with the button at the center of the flower? Ahhhh yes...now you know how I think. It's true what they say, every card does have a story. Thanks for dropping by today...I hope to see you again.

Are you ready to see even more cards from the issue? Well before you leave make sure you leave me a comment for your chance to win your very own issue of Card Creations 7. Also, as you visit each of these talented and inspiring paper crafters, make sure you leave them a comment too to increase your chances of winning (since we are all giving one away). At the end of your tour visit Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection and tell them which project you liked best (from the tour) and you could be one of ten lucky winners who will receive a prize package. All draw winners will be announced on the MFW website and the PCC website on June 30th.

Charlene Austin
http://www.willowandpaisley.typepad.com/


Ashley Newell
http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/

Beatriz Jennings
http://iralamija.blogspot.com/

Betsy Veldman
http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/

Carla Peicheff
http://www.moralia.wordpress.com/

Dawn McVey
http://dawnmcvey.typepad.com/

Debbie Olson
http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/

Kim Kesti
http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com/

Layle Koncar
http://laylekoncar.typepad.com/

Maren Benedict
http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/

Melissa Philips
http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/

Sherry Wright
http://sherrywright.typepad.com/

Teri Anderson
http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Kim Hughes

http://paperhugs.typepad.com/

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Sharnee Torrents said...

I am so thrilled for and think you defiantly deserve it!!! Love your bird card and story!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Your card is so sweet. I love using ribbon and buttons on my cards too.

Debbie S

Erika said...

I love love love your card! SO cute!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Cute card...love buttons and ribbons!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a cute card. Love your work!!

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so adorable and super inspiring. I just love the colors and details.

Lilly said...

What a lovely card! Cute!
And thanks a lot!

linda said...

What a great card!

kpargeter said...

He is so cute. Love the card

Susan said...

I'm a ribbon fan too, the bigger, the better! Love your card!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Debbie said...

Your card is adorable, looks so fresh and clean!!

Cass said...

Beautiful card! And Kim changed my thoughts of cardmaking too. She is an inspirational lady!

isabel scrap said...

your blog is fabulous
thanks

la zaz said...

your bird is so sweet, amazing creations

the mustik said...

funny blog hop
love your card

isa dona said...

your card is so cute
!!!

Sue said...

This card is absolutely adorable. I love, love, love it.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I love ribbon toooo...Beautiful card...Thanks for a chance to win...

Laurie said...

that is a very sweet card
lv the buttons
Laurie VF

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Beautiful card! I hope I win a copy of the mag. I'm excited to see it.

~amy~ said...

your card is absolutely DARLING...love it!

JudyT said...

I love your card. It's so sweet!

Anonymous said...

I love the card's simplicity, especially the knot!

Gabriela said...

This is my absoultely most favorite card! I adore the tan and white polka dot DP.

jaymack said...

I love ribbon.

Jane said...

I just love this card! So Adorable! love the colours!

Betty-Ann said...

That's a great card! Been missing your blog...so glad you're back in the swing of things!

janice said...

oh that card is just so precious! love it!!!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Love that little chick!

scrappypug said...

congrats and love the little chickie!

Kataroo said...

Super cute and fun card :)

Cheryl said...

Such a precious card. I would never have thought to leave the image without coloring, but it looks fantastic the way you created it. Thanks for the chance to win this magazine.
Cheryl Sims

Ramona said...

Love your card. It makes me want to giggle. So cute.

bethpuckett said...

I love the little bird. What a cute card!

LisaW said...

I really like that bird, and that you just used the black outline with no color! And the buttons! Love, love, love buttons!

Sara-Jane said...

Tweet card! Lots of ribbons these days! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeni said...

Cute card! I love the bird & your use of buttons.

Brenda said...

I love your card and the story behind it. It's always interesting to see how other people go about creating things. I never thought about it before that every card has a story. Hmm... I must think about that some more.

Lisa said...

love the card - and the store behind it - fun to get a behind the scenes sort of look at someone creating!!

Amber said...

Love, love the card! =)

Patti Gingrich said...

Thanks for sharing the story behind the card. ;) Very cute card! Congrats on mutliple publications!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your card. I really am going to try not coloring my stamped item. I like how yours looks.

debbie peysen

louk said...

Loved the tip about threading paper through a button. How creative! Loved your card and your story. You gave me so many ideas. Thanks!

patty w said...

Love the card ! Love the colors alot..ribbons and buttons, oh my!

Lesly said...

Cute card. Congrats on being published.

Anya said...

Cute card! Love the color combination!

Lillian Child said...

What a tweet card !!! And to live your passion and be published in such a great magazine - congrats!

akagreenhouse said...

Cute, cute, cute card! Love it!

patty w said...

just as an fyi... I got a deliver failure notice from your blog ! But it looks like my comment was posted!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Congratulations on your latest publication! This card is ADORABLE, and I love how you left the image uncolored...you've inspired me... Have a fabulous weekend!

Erika M. said...

I love your card - congrats on being published in a wonderful magazine!

Lynn Ghahary said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win! Lynn :)

Stephanie said...

Adorable card!!

Ellie said...

I am a Brad/eyelet addict! lol I love them don't ask me why but I feel like my card is missing something LOL. Your card is beautiful indeed.

Gracie Ann Tan said...

What a cutie! Great job!

carpediem said...

I really like your card....so sweet! laura j

Laurel said...

Love the button placement and how you put the string in just one of the buttons... Thanks so much for sharing!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hello Ali! I love your adorable card and agree... Kim is such a great inspiration and I LOVE her stamps!!!

Super cute! So glad to see you back in action (after your move)...

And congrats on all your cards in the pub!

Belinda said...

Fab card! :)

The McCullough Family said...

This is adorable! I love that birdie!

Heather said...

Your card is so, so, so cute! I'm going to have to bookmark your blog for your great ideas on it!

Thespa said...

What a cute little card. I love the simplicity of it, it really touches your heart.

Scrapycandy said...

Adorable card and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

Lynn M. aka lynner22 said...

Adorable! WTG on such a beautiful card!

jpitta said...

That card is adorable... gee this is getting harder and harder to pick my favorite for the Paper Crafts Blog! Great job!

Gloria said...

Your colors are so soft and lovely!

Batta Family said...

Wow. What an absolutely adorable card. Love it.

Theresa said...

Your card is so refreshing looking! I LOVE it!!

Rona said...

Very Very cute card! I struggle with "coloring" my images - sometimes it doesn't turn out - or it doesn't match right or I just hate it! Thanks for the "permission" not to color - your card is beautiful and I love the style!

carol h said...

Love your card and the clean lines. Congratulations on being selected for publication.

Ginger said...

Great card

Monique said...

Beautiful card design! I love the simple stamped image and the scalloped bottom edge. Very pretty!

Marcie S. said...

So true about colouring! I always have a hard time matching my Copics to the patterned paper I'm using...I never think to just leave it as white space!!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card.
Thanks

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome card. i am loving this hop!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Cute card, thanks for the chance to win!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What an adorable card, and your definitely right about comfort zones

Jennifer said...

very cute card, thanks for the chance to win.

muriel said...

Adorable !! your card is just adorable , love it...

Amy said...

What a sweet card. Congrats on the publication!

Cat said...

beautiful card! i just love Kim's images ;)

thanks for the chance to win a copy of PCs latest!

Lacey said...

I love that bird! You've got some great stuff on here. I'm glad I discovered your blog.

Mary Duffek said...

Adorable card! Thanks for a chance to win...

elana k said...

Very cute card! Love that bird!!

Ashley Harris said...

Super super cute card. Just adorable. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, that chick is super cute! I also love ribbon and buttons, can't get enough of them!

Thanks for sharing your card!
TishSch

mom said...

I like the soft color palette. I love using ribbon and buttons as embellishments.

Bernice said...

Such a cute card! I love the colour combination and the chick is adorable!

Char Griffith said...

That is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love you colors and the chick is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

What a cheerful card!

Maureen L. said...

love the layout - so clean and simple. Glad you're back in the game. I've missed seeing your stuff

Celeste said...

Love this card!! Thanks for the chance to win! Love seeing all the ideas!

Lupe Rocamora said...

Great card. Thanks for the chance to win.

luperocamora@cox.net

Tammy said...

Super duper cute. I love the little bird you used!

Justine said...

Too cute! I'm so diggin' the bird thing right now. Thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

Your card is simple yet still packs a punch. Thanks for sharing the story behind it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Adorable card! Love hearing the story.

Tricia said...

I love the colors you chose for this very sweet card.

Lisa Brown said...

Oh how cute! So clean and crisp!

Jewls said...

I love the clean look & balance of this card, Alli. The chick stamp is too cute. Thanks for the sneak peek :)

TraceyT said...

That is totally adorable!!!

SusieScrapper said...

Just love your card, adorable!

Amy said...

I love that you left the image uncolored and I love your ribbon know. I need to find out how to do that.

Krissa Brown said...

I truly can say that I LOVE your card. I like the simple style - you knocked this one out of the park! Thanks for sharing the story behind the card. Great job!!!

t-bair said...

I love dimention on cards! Thanks for the tips

Tracy said...

Great card!

Yvonne said...

Love your card. It is so crisp and clean!

Axes DesigNs said...

You're such a talented crafter. Thanks for sharing!

Sally said...

Super cute and simple! Love the image and hte balance of embellies!

GabrielaD said...

ADORABLE!!! Love it!

Kelly said...

SO cute! I love CHF stamps! I need to get some next pay-day! TFS!

Shellie Hartsock said...

I also love Kim Hughes stamps. Great card!

JustMargo said...

I love that clean simple look -- polished and adorable. TFS!
--Margo
http://MargosGarden.blogspot.com

Helen F. said...

LOVE you 'bird' card and your work is absolutely inspiring~~your ribbon techniques are being CASE'd all over blog land :^)

L.A. said...

I love the simple cards too and noticed the bird had no color. I like your comments about that.

Laure said...

I'm loving the pastel on your card. So sweet!

Kay said...

This is a great card- so completely balanced that I didn't even notice you hadn't colored the image until you pointed it out!

Alyssa said...

Lvoe that card! Great job, TFS!

Niki Estes said...

Alli, that is absolutely adorable! I love the colors and design!

Pat S. said...

Hi Alli!
That is just the sweetest little bird on your card! And thank you for the tip about tying a button with paper!

susan opel said...

You have such a fun style, Alli! And I am honored to share a few pages with you in CC7! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Hey Alli! Love your cards so much. I'm glad to hear you are getting settled in your new home. This card is so cute. Love the use of button and color. Congratulations.

.................... said...

Beautiful!

kika said...

sweet card, love the ribbon!

Sue Pardue said...

I love the card Alli. And leaving the image white is great!

Carol Weimer said...

I love the simple single color image. I fall in the same trap that everyting must be colored. Thanks for showing me a different perspective.

Vicki said...

What great fun cards! Thanks for sharing! Very inspiring!

mspiggy7 said...

Love the simplicity of your card. It is soooo cute. I, too, love to use buttons & ribbon. Congrats for being published.

Chrissy said...

Never thought to stamp an empty image and leave! Thanks for sharing this cutie patootie card!

Marge said...

Too sweet! Love the simplicity; that's hard to do! Would LOVE to have this CC7 issue!!!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I love that you did not colour the bird! It is so fresh to just see an inked image!
R

Lynda said...

Thanks for the "story". Great tips.

Jenn said...

Awe, adorable!

resmith said...

Such a cute card!!

Kristin Y (jinchris2003@yahoo.com) said...

Love your card ... simple yet so cute!

MrsETaylor said...

such a cute card. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Congratulations on being published!!

Amy said...

Your card is definitely Kim-inspired. Love both your styles!

Jingle said...

This is such a cute card!

Meredith said...

Congratulations Alli! I have long been an admirer of your style on the PTI design team. Thanks for all the organization photos of your craft room - it helps all of us set up ours more efficiently.

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I will be checking your blog often.

Mama Tuttle said...

I love that little bird . . . the button are perfect as well! Congrats!!

lana said...

can you get any cuter? i think not!

Nicole said...

Hello...your bird card is too cute.

Ashley said...

Very cute!!I love the pastels used in this card!

sarahmartina said...

Love the story behind this card... great advice! And GREAT card!

Julie O. said...

Very sweet card. Love the design.

lynn said...

so sweet. my favorite!

Susan McRae said...

Cute card!

cjs said...

Beautiful card!

jan farnworth said...

your card is adorable.

V said...

Your card is darling! What a great card for a friend or even for a new baby!

lrw said...

Great card, love the red buttons!

jen said...

So cute- congrats on being featured!

mcgeechs said...

Your card and bird are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

I am SO thrilled that you're sharing your creations again! I've been in withdrawal! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karla K said...

Cute!

MBelles said...

Cute card! Your cards are always wonderful!!!

hf52771 said...

Beautiful card! You have great style!
~Heather

{pam} said...

so very cute!!! love the buttons around the edge of the circle!!!!

soccerboyzmom said...

I love the colors in your card and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing.

Sacha said...

I love that you left the image uncolored. I need to challenge myself to stamp more simply as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Phoebe said...

What a fabulous card!! It's so sweet and adorable!! Love it!! Congratulations!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Alli! I love looking at your creations! TFS!

Janet L. said...

Great card. Love the button/ribbon embellishments.

Cindy Vernon said...

Lovely card, enjoying the hop!

Celeste said...

Love the buttons! Nice work.

Shawnna Samples said...

love this card! So cute!!

terisplace said...

Hi Alli! Don't include me. Just have to say... FANTASTIC CARD! ---teri

Sherri Thompson said...

Hi, Alli! So glad to have this chance to check out your blog-and your card is absolutely adorable! Can't wait to get my hands on a my very own copy of this issue so I can see your other projects. I also thought your "lovely As A Tree" card was very sweet. I will definitely be back! Have a great weekend!

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Love it!

rae said...

tooo cute!!!!
cannot wait to see this issue!!
♥~rae

Tanya said...

Beautiful card!

Pamela Gibson said...

soo cute!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love the knot idea. I am going to have ot do that.

Sharron said...

Love your darling card! You always add just the right touches!

Berrett's said...

I LOVE your card...love buttons...love the little chick!!! thank you!

tina

Just Me Again said...

Beautiful card!

Sandra said...

I love it! very cute!
Sandra

Christina said...

What a cute little birdie!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love the card!! So so cute!

cal8007 said...

I just love this blog hop and the chance to see a sneak peek of the cards in this issue.

Thanks for the inspiration

Carmen

Shay said...

Very darling card! I love coming by and seeing what you have created next (I am especially excited to see your new Papertrey Ink designs) and I am really enjoying seeing your lovely new studio/classroom. Very inspiring!

Liane said...

Cute cute card!

Daniela said...

Alli, this is adorable!

Vera Ling said...

Love, love, love the look of your card. Clean looking but eye catching.

ShellyJ said...

too sweet!

Heidi said...

You card is so perfectly simple. I love it! Thank you for the thin paper strip and button tip. Also, thank you for the "permission" to leave a stamped image colorless. Lately I've been feeling the need to intricately color everything. (Or piece it.) It's funny how sometimes we just need someone to vocalize something you already know and that frees your creativity again. Thanks!

One4Joy said...

while the primitive is not my style, the things I love about your card are the graphic pops of the polka dots and the big scallops! Congratulations

Debbi said...

Love the colors and polka dots. I'm wanting to use polka dots on everything. Thanks for sharing

wendipooh13 said...

love how sweet your card is!!! love that lil birdie!!!

Laura said...

Scalloped edge and ribbon and polka dots = pretty!

digitalgrrl said...

Your card is too sweet. I'm addicted to buttons. :)

mystyle said...

AWESOME Card! Love the simple style and the adorable stamped image!

Stephanie said...

I love your choice of colors (amongst all the other great elements!!)! I tend to be too matchy-matchy and therefore appreciate seeing different combos! Sweet card!

missbliss said...

This card is so cute. I love how all the colors tie into each other. I never thought of stringing a button like that. Love it and I will be trying it on my next button. Thanks for inspiring us .

Hanne said...

I love ribbon as well. I am so glad that there are many many blogs with tutorials how to tie them ;-)

Little GTO said...

Hey, Chick!
Love the card. Hope this little hen flies my way and drops a magazine on my front porch!
Sharon L

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