Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle's It's Cultural Thing Blog Hop

Hi there!!!!
This is my second post today. If you were looking for my Art Impressions post, scroll down and you will see my Merry Christmas post for Art Impressions. Otherwise, welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's It's A Cultural Thing Blog Hop!
If you hopped here by way of Angie Blasingame's Blog, then you are in the right place!  Otherwise, you might like to start from the beginning to become eligible for four great prizes. 
Design Elements, Asian, Medallions and Andrea Roberts stamps on special - 15% off at Sparkle N Sprinkle! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here. Since Asian stamps are one of the types of stamps that are on special this month, I thought I'd use the Asian theme in my creations.
I used the Medallion and the Hope stamps found in set 181 Asian-Carp. The card I designed is a easel that opens to the side.

This is the front of the card.(Closed)

 Here is the card, opened

This is a closer view of the floor of the card, where the card sits, opened up.





This card design is using the bonsai image also in set 181.This is a very clean and simple card. One stamped image.

The last card I want to share with you, is one I designed by using 2 stamps from the Fan Geisha set 302. The bamboo background and the Fan Geisha are in the Fan Geisha set. The Chinese character that I added to this card represents the word Love, which is in the Asian - Carp set 181. The fan that is attached to the card was a gift from a friend and I saved it specifically for this blog hop. It was the perfect embellishment for the card.



We hope you will enjoy viewing all our cards as much as we did in creating them. To become eligible to win a Grand Prize, please leave a comment on each blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of mini prizes are selected when they leave a comment on the mystery designer’s blog AND answer the final question at the SNS Home Blog. 

Here is a complete list of all the designers who are participating in today's blog hop.


Linda Loew   http://www.lindamloew.blogspot.com
Amanda Reed http://cardscatsandcopics.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn   http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com/
Angie Blasingame http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com/
Barbara Bruder   http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
April Williams http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com/
Julie Zippel   http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Jenkins http://stampinginva.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin   http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
Gerlinde Townsley http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist   http://craftemarie.blogspot.com/
Patti White http://iliveforsnsglitter.blogspot.com/
Sandy Meier http://simplysandylee.blogspot.com/
Dawn Thomas   http://belladonnasgarden.blogspot.com/
Donna Ellis http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/

Oh but I have a surprise for you and this applies to my blog only. On top of the prizes that Sparkle N Sprinkle is awarding, I will be awarding 2 prizes also. If you leave a comment on my blog, I will enter your name in a hopper to be eligible to win one of 2 prizes. Each prize will be a 1/2 ounce jar of Starfire glitter G1017. This is one of my favorite glitter colors, by the way. OK if you leave a comment here on my blog AND become a new follower on my blog, I will enter your name in the hopper 2 times. I will randomly draw 2 names out of the hopper on Saturday and the winners will have 48 hours to email me to claim your prize. So, you could be a winner here and on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, too. How cool is that!!! 
Thank you for stopping by here to view my cards and remember to leave a comment to become eligible for a prize from Sparkle N Sprinkle or a prize from me.

 Please click here to hop on over to April's blog to see what she has in store for you.



40 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, what incredible cards! Each one so beautiful and unique with the Asian Flair - but that "triangle" easel card is breathtakingly awesome! Those clean lines with the traditional colors and elements - wow! Thanks for 3 inspirational cards!

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Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Barb, what a great collection of cards. They are all so different and unique! Love them all!

Shona Erlenborn said...
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Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all three cards Barbara, but the fan gets my vote. Who would think of putting a fan on a card? YOU and it is totally awesome!

Linda said...

Barbara,Amazing! I love the different displays and the colors and embossing. All of your creations are great. I like the display on the first one th third.

Karin said...

Your cards are so rich and full of wonderful details! I loved seeing your willow plate card with the fancy fold and the card with the gold cord around the frame is lovely! Such a lovely collection to show off :)

Lana said...

Barbara these are wonderfully designed creations x

Anonymous said...

Your gorgeous cards are just so elegant! I can't decide which is my favorite......BUT... somehow the pink card draws me... it's not the norm - it's simple and very classy......Brenda

April said...

Barb, what wonderful cards. I love the easel card and the fan adds wonderful dimension the the last card. Great work!

Karalee Ingram said...

Barbara, these are just incredible. I especially like the first card.

Kristin said...

All the cards are gorgeous - I especially love the fan on the last card.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Barbara you have a Beautiful job on everything the Detail in your work is awesome. love love the Unique cards. the colors are amazing. I love the Medallions they have such great Detail in them. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Anonymous said...

All your creations are great. I especially like your easel card. The Medallion is sooo pretty and I love the intricacy of it. It is such an elegant card - thanks for sharing.

karenajo

Barbara said...

Oh wow!! What an absolutely beautiful set of cards! The easel card is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your work. It is truly inspiring!

Gerlinde said...

Love all three, but the first one really intrigues me. I will HAVE to try that! Love all your rich colors and design layouts. Absolutely beautiful!

HelenM said...

You have been a busy woman!!! 3 projects!!! I think my favorite one is the first card-- just because it is so unique! Thanks for the inspiration!

NWFlamingo said...

Great stuff as usual! I especially like your easel card.

NanaConnie said...

Barbara, I love all three of your cards but I really love the way you threaded the trim through the loops of the die cut on your second card. Fabulous stamps on that one! I'm already a follower but have just signed up to get your posts via e-mail. That works so much better for me because I just forget to go check the reader. Now I'll see each post you do. :-)

Gina R said...

Barbara, love all the cards very interesting and something I would have never thought of

Amanda R said...

These are just stunning, I like the first one the best, so elegant.

Frann said...

WOW!!! Three elegant cards, all so creative that I cannot choose a favorite. I think I like the side-opening easel best--no the bonsai branch is wonderful and then there's the fan geisha. No way to pick one over the others!

E. Marie said...

Barbara, your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the coloring and layout of the easel card. The lacing on the 2nd card is such a special touch. The fan is perfect for the third card - what a great gift from a friend!!

Jann said...

Wow three to look out and drool. I love how you added the medallion to the focus point on the flip card. For the other two you only proved what I have been wondering. Pinks are the new red in oriental works.

Hopemore Studio said...

Barb, You know that first card is favorite of mine, it is so beautiful and I love the way it opens on display.

Have a great weekend!
Angie

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I love that twisted easel card Barbara. It is really awesome. And the fan card is truly unique. At first I thought you made the fan, so I was going to ask how. But how interesting to use a real one. Fantastic!! lol

Kathy Vogel said...

Your easel card is really intriguing. I love all the gold. Bonsai are one of my favorite designs. The pink background is really pretty. The bamboo background on the Geisha card is really nice. I love the fan that your friend gave you.

Kathy Vogel said...

I forgot to mention that I just signed up to be an e-mail follower of your blog.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love that fan!

TerryH said...

All are so beautiful and unique!

Anonymous said...

Great cards!

I have never seen that twist on the easel card where the top folds. The second, CAS is awesome. I love that image, and the third card is amazing. Perfect use of that fan embellie!

NancyA
booknplays@aol

Anonymous said...

so many fabulous cards with an oriental theme & the use of different themes & stylea are grand Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

birdibrost@hotmail.com said...

Beautiful collection of cards. The triangle easel card is my favoite.

Donna Maligno said...

These are unbelievable, Barb! Makes me want to dig out all my sleeping oriental stamps. Love them all!

pjw said...

Wow, such detail and it shows. The first easel card is my fav!

happy said...

Wow, have you been busy. I love the colors you've chosen for all of the cards.

Dawn said...

The Asian Carp stamp set has been on my wish list. Now I know I NEED this set. What beautiful cards you have posted. I used the bamboo stamp in a class I taught on the 4th. I used green and would not have thought to use gold. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! I really like the dramatic effect of the side open card. Great job your always such a great inspiration.


Denise B

Julie Z said...

Great collection of cards Barbara -they're all so pretty! But your easel card is OUSTANDING!! I LOVE everything about that one! But they're all so nice!

Shar said...

Fabulous card and wonderful design!