Monday, September 13, 2010

Blog Hoppin' with EAD & Go-To-Gal Kim Kesti...

Hey everyone!  Monday is here....already!  Can you believe it?
This weekend really FLEW...


{{{Please scroll down for my Mystery Monday post for Club Anya and to preview the ADORABLE new digis for Halloween from The Greeting Farm-thanks so much!}}}

So, not only am I still super excited about being asked to be the Sept. Guest for EAD Designs,  I happen to have the HUGE honor of blog-hopping with Papercrafts Magazine "Go-to-Gal" Kim Kesti!  


If you are just starting the hop, be sure to begin at the E.A.D. Design Blog :)

Today's blog hop, sponsored by EAD, has a theme-INSPIRATION!   To honor our SUPER talented guest, Kim, we have TWO INSPIRATION themes based on two of Kim's cards, and the DT gals have chosen one to use for today's post :)

Here are KIM's Cards:

Now, I know you're all SHOCKED when I tell you that I just had to use Kim's BUTTERFLY card as my inspiration :)   I used the "Caged Vinyl" rub ons for the sentiment and circle decal on the card and then just punched butterflies using my Nesties and a Martha Stewart punch.

I LOVE the cheery simplicity of this card-it's kind of out of the box for me and wow do I LOVE that it only took me minutes to create!

I have to tell you, too, that I have NEVER BEFORE seen such excellent quality in a rub-on and I am NOT kidding.  To be honest, I am terrified of rub-ons.  In fact, funny story-when Amy asked me to be the September Guest and we were going through stuff for the month, she noticed I hadn't chosen any rub-ons and I didn't have the heart to tell her that I have the WORST luck with them!  They always end up ripping, tearing, bubbling, etc.  Well, NOT the rub-ons from EAD!  I kid you not-they are a DREAM to work with and have changed my whole view on them!   SO easy to use and come out perfect every time!

Well, thanks SO much for stopping by today!  Your next stop on the hop is AMY C!

I'll be back shortly for my Club Anya & Friends post-thanks SO much for your constant support! xoxo
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21 comments:

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OH WOW Jess these are all stunning!! Love that working your doing with this stuff, GORGEOUS.
Kristy xx

Pam Varnell said...

Simplicity at it's best. This is one gorgeous card sweetie. Love it.

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Tasha said...

Oh wow i love this beautiful take on Kims card! The yellow against the white is so pretty and the black bold print adds a touch of funky to it!
love tasha xx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Beautiful cards! That turtle is perfect!! I love turtles and what a fab idea!!!

Hugs,
Wendy

StampinCathy said...

You are blowing me away with all your creative MOJO! Thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to all your goodies.

Cassie said...

Can't go wrong with Butterflies!!!
This is fantastic!!
=)

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Fabulous card Jess! I LOVE those butterflies!

Angela said...

These are so beautiful!! Love that BIG turtle and the butterflies on the other ones look so pretty. And OMGosh no copics!!! And those rubbon's look great!!
I can't believe I haven't stopped by in so long!! What is wrong with me!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Elena said...

This card is so elegant! I really love these butterflies and rub-ons look amazing!!!

de said...

FUN! I love how you took elements from both inspired cards to create one amazing one! Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER CUTE---all of them! I love that butterfly one in the center--CASED and will link to you:) LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here!

Jenn said...

beautifully done

Amy said...

SCREAM! ♥ this!!

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow you did such a great job! I almost forget which one was the inspiration card! LOL tfs :)

Helen F. said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Love those butterflies~great card, Jess!

Emma said...

Gorgeous Jess, Love the black, white and yellow, looks fantastic. Oh and those butterflies are just adorable!

Ujjwal said...

wonderful take on the inspiration card!! love the rub on u have used in your card!! very pretty!

margie c said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the color combo and the font of the rub-on too! Very pretty, great job :)
hugs, margie

Emily said...

BEAUTIFUL.... Love IT!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute cards Jess!! Love them!!