Exquisite Embellishments Blog Hop

It’s been a little quiet here on my blog. I realize that, and trust me, I’ve missed getting inky. Several members of my family have kept me hopping the last 10 days with broken bones, doctor appointments and hospital stays. Thankfully, everyone is going to be just fine in 6-8 weeks (I’m so very grateful!), but it sure has cut into my therapy crafty sessions.

Today I’m excited to share the newest publication from Annie’s Attic, Exquisite Embellishments for Paper Crafts. I was honored to share a project in this collection put together by Keri Lee Sereika because I love the idea of creating your own handmade trinkets to cards and paper projects, and Annie’s Attic books are always so beautifully done.

Here’s a snippet of my project that’s in the book, Hey Gnomie! I love this little guy, illustrated by Tami Mayberry. Isn’t he sweet?

It wouldn’t be a Blog Hop without pretty inspiration and prizes! So, check out the other talented designers who contributed to this book (I’m blown away by this inspiration list of designers!), and try to leave a comment on each one of their blogs for your chance at three prize copies to be given away. πŸ™‚

I’d love to snag a little crafty time this weekend, but to be honest, we’re in the middle of some painting and a little remodel in my office and kitchen (because we don’t know how to do anything easy or simple at the Craig house – so, sure! let’s tear up the house and run back and forth to the hospital and doctor appointments at the same time!), and the entire contents of my craft studio/office are stacked in my dining room. I’d share a picture, but the chaos really is enough to upset your stomach.Β  When we’reΒ  done, I’ll do a new stamping space tour. I really can’t wait!! In the meantime, here’s hoping I’ll have a CPS sketch sample to share with you on Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed!
Happy Weekend! (and good luck on the blog hop candy!)
  • Stamps: Gnome One Like You –  Gina K Designs
  • Ink: Black Tuxedo Memento Ink (Tsukineko), Jasmine Mix’d Media Ink (Clearsnap)
  • Accessories: Markers: Copic Markers (BG15, E00, R22, R24, BG11, Y32), Buttons & cream twine, Well Worn Dienamics – MFT Stamps
  • Xpress It Double Sided Adhesive (Imagination International)

96 responses to “Exquisite Embellishments Blog Hop

  1. Jan Westcott

    Great card.

  2. Wonderful card- so cute!

  3. What an adorable stamp!! I love what you did with it. Great card!

  4. The peek at your card looks so cute! Keri is really a special gal – she’s done so much for the troops! I finished up my kitchen project a couple weeks ago – what a relief. I know all about having the stuff in the cupboards everywhere else. You’ll love it when it’s all done. Hope the bones heal quickly.

  5. First off Lor, I hope your life settles down just a bit! I am so glad you are getting good Drs. reports…that is always a huge relief! πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much for taking time to submit to this project! I loooove this cute little card and your project really added a great “not done on other projects” touch!!!

  6. Cutest card!*!*!*

  7. Julie Shearer

    I love your card. The gnome is so darn cute. Thanks for sharing. Hope everyone heals promptly .

  8. Lori, I hope life settles down for you and you can get back to getting inky soon!! Love your card!! The little gnome is adorable!! Hope you have a great weekend!! β™₯

  9. Your knome is a cutie and so is your card!

  10. Susanne Bridges

    I can feel your pain; life has a way of shuffling things around! Love your card it is so cute. Good luck finishing your projects, it will be worth it when it’s done.

  11. Thank goodness everyone is on the mend, but you sure have a plateful Lori!
    I just love your card – putting the sentiment strip between the flower layers is brilliant! Something I’ve never seen before! LOVE!

  12. What a cute card! πŸ™‚ Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Cute card, the gnome is adorable.

  14. That gnome is absolutely adorable!!!! I look forward to seeing even more of that card and other cards. Happy Friday!!!

  15. Maria Mendoza

    very cute

  16. Love the sentiment strip going right through the flower embellishment. What a fab idea!

  17. Maureen Chandler

    Very cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  18. Very cute – great use of color!

  19. Ok, he’s just adorable!

  20. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  21. what a cute card πŸ™‚ TFS .. sorry to hear you are unwell πŸ™ hope you will be up and about soon, blessings and thanks for a chance to win β™₯

  22. Cute whimsical card!!

  23. super cute, Lori, congrats!

  24. What a cute way to display th gnome.

  25. Great card. I really like the gnome and the flower. I love making embellishments and would love to win this book. Thanks for your time and talent.

  26. Cool card…he is sweet. Love your color choices.

  27. Great idea! Love it!

  28. Fantastic!

  29. Eileen Bernier

    What an adorable card. I love the little gnome.

  30. Kathy in Idaho

    fun card. thanks for the sneak peek at the book.

  31. HawaiianLibrarian

    Your gnomie card is darling! I love the flower embellie. Mahalo for sharing.

  32. Your card is so cute! Luv it!

  33. What a cute card and inspiring book!

  34. Oh Lori – you sure don’t do things by halves!! love the way you have used the layers of the flower on your card. I must remember that!!

  35. Thought I recognized that little guy!! Super cute card and very creative way of layering the banner between the flowers. Great job!

  36. This looks to be a great book of ideas!!

  37. LOL, what a fun card!

  38. this snippet looks cute and I am amazed at what we all put ourselves through just to get some time to relax and craft

  39. Looks like an awesome book. Your card is so cute!
    Hope the broken peoples are all mended up quickly! I hear you on the renovations. Nice when completed but take up so much time and energy while they are going on. Hope you find a little crafting time or at least a few minutes for yourself! πŸ™‚

  40. Very cute and I like the flower with button and twine.

  41. Congrats, Lori! This card is adorable!

  42. Aw! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  43. What a sweet little gnome card. Love the humour and that flower and button!

  44. That cute gnome makes me smile!

  45. Cute little gnome!

  46. What a cute card! Love the flower and that layers! I have got to get my hands on this gorgeous book πŸ™‚

  47. Too cute! Love the gnome.

  48. eugena Austin

    How cute!!!

  49. this is so adorable, love the knome

  50. What a cute gnome, love this little fella! Congrats ont he book πŸ˜‰

  51. Darling card….loving the teal and red combo…sweetest little Gnome, too!! Hope your get your room done soon, and things settle down….looking thru your blog, there is some yummy goodness there!!

  52. Cute card. The book looks wonderful – thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  53. Thanks for sharing. Your project looks cute! Thanks for the chance to win. Val from IL.

  54. Darling card Lori! :o)

  55. Love your little gnome. Such a sweet card!

  56. What a fun card, love it! have fun painting. πŸ˜‰

  57. Cute little guy, the kids will love him.
    Carol b

  58. TFS and thanks for the giveaway!!

  59. Definitely a chaotic time for you!!! Happy NSD to you anyway!! Maybe you’ll find a minute to carve out a space between the piles and make a little somethin’ πŸ˜‰

  60. Such a cute image- love your treatment of it! and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  61. Cute card. Your gnome is adorable. LOVE the way you treated your sentiment banner – by laying it between the layers of your flower!

  62. Cute gnome!! Fun card!!

  63. Donna Phelan

    hahaha I LOVE that little Gnome, I have that set and love it! It’s so fun! Plus when he POPS up it’s like playing Where’s Waldo hahaha GREAT card! TFS!!

  64. Adorable card! Congrats on the new book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! It’s a MUST have!

  65. very cute card, hope things settle down so you can get some more play time!

  66. Yes indeed, this gnomie is sweet!!
    What a darling creation. Big Congratulations, Ms. Lori!

  67. I love gnomes – wonderful creation!

  68. Cute card! Love the gnomie!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. cute card! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

  70. Congrats on the publication! Exciting! This looks like a book I need in my library for sure.
    Glad to hear your family members are on the mend, but that can sure create a definite need for extra “therapy”. Good thoughts and prayers being lifted up! God bless.

  71. LOL! Thats Cute! Love it. Thanks!

  72. Fran Weinberg

    Cute card! I’d love to win the book. Thx for the opportunity!

  73. Simply adorable, Lori!! Love your card!

  74. Miriam Prantner

    What a great little sneak! Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Really cute card! Love how you did the flower embellie!

  76. Love how you layered that sentiment banner between the flowers! cute.

  77. Jan in Tucson


  78. Cute sneek peek…hope everything settles down for you soon!

  79. Cuuute card!!! Interesting how you did the flower, looks like the tag is going right through it….very interesting, will have to try that one!

  80. Cute card! Love the flower with the button.

  81. sooo cute! Hope things settle down for you soon.

  82. Oh my, he’s adorable! I’m so honored to be in this book with you, Lori!

  83. What a cute card! Glad your family is all okay:)

  84. Congrats on the new book and thanks for this blog hop.

  85. Thanks for sharing your creativity. THanks for the chance to win this book.. Great job by all!

    Wendy Kaput
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  86. stunning stamp love the card

  87. how cute, Lori! sorry things have been so topsy turvy at your house!! ugh!
    congrats on being one of the designers!!!

  88. What a cute card. I love that you used some stitching on it too.

  89. Love the little gnome! So cute!

  90. So darn cute!

  91. Gnome body knows….. how much I love them! Lol If I don’t win, I will have to get this book!

  92. Oh that gnome is so cute! I want one. I could put him all over my craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/. That would just rock!

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  94. Sorry to hear about all the craziness and I will say a little prayer for quick healing at your house with even quicker finished home projects. take care of yourself! And congratulations on the book! How fun! (as always I LOVE your work!) I want to make cards like Lori when i grow up!

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