Monday, June 7, 2010

CHF Summer Fling - Backgrounder Hop

What's the 12 Weeks of Summer Fling? Each week will feature one of the rubber stamp lines at CHF with a blog hop and special gallery showing new samples using stamps from that line. The featured line will also be on sale for the week so definitely the time to add to your collection:) Two Gift Certificates will be awarded to 2 lucky winners who successfully follow the blog hop & comment as they go in the time allotted. This is not a race. All Blog Hops will start from the CHF Be Creative Blog on a Monday, comments must be made before midnight EST on the Thursday of that week & winners will be announced on the Friday. 1st prize is a $20 CHF Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a $10 Gift Certificate which will be emailed to the winning participants. The Gift Certificates will be valid for 6 mths from date of issue. PLEASE NOTE that if you have a Club CHF award awaiting you on your next order, you will need to wait for the following order to use your Gift Certificate as the store only allows one discount per order.

If you upload a qualifying card (using the featured week's stamp line) to the CHF special gallery for the week you will be eligible for the Design Team's Favorite prize which will be a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice up to the value of $16.99 Looking forward to having you play along with us for the summer.

This week's featured line is the Backgrounders. For this week only (offer ends Thursday June 10th, 2010 MST & is for online orders only) Backgrounders are on sale at 25% off! They are only $8.99 this week for Cling Mounted, $13.49 for wood mounted.

So... with all the business out of the way, are you ready for my project?

With the focus of this week being on the backgrounders, which are numerous in the CHF line, I chose to design a project with the Spanish Script backgrounder.

I stamped the Freesia flower twice and colored.  Both were carefully trimmed and adhered to the project as my focal point.

Super simple... but elegant.  I think the Spanish Script backgrounder really gives a subtle elegance to any project, don't you?

So, if you've hopped your way here, I'm the last in the line.  But, if you found me on your own and would like to participate, I've listed all the designers in today's hop.  Jump back to the beginning and leave comments along the way for a chance at winning.

CHF Be Creative Blog
Joanne Allison

Tracy Harp
Melony Bradley
Holly Brown
Laura O’Donnell
Jean Franks Beck
Lisa Silver <-- That's me! 

Thanks for visiting!
-Freesia Flower by CHF
-One Happiness stamp by CHF
-Spanish Script backgrounder by CHF

-Rich Cocoa Memento ink by Tsukineko
-Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger

-Simply Smooth Vanilla and Simply Kraft by CHF
-Papaya Puree by Bazzill

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Copic markers (R81, R85, G94, G99, Y35, W1)
-precision Scissors
-lace by May Arts


  1. Very pretty card - love the colors!!!! Now I am done hoppin' it is time to start stampin'!!!!
    (didn't have time over the weekend...)

  2. just gorgeous! those flowers add so much! :)

  3. Very beautiful. I always love a script background.

  4. this is so elegant!Gorgeous!!!

  5. Yes, that backgrounder is gorgeous! Looks wonderful!

  6. gorgeous card, I love it that you used the fresia upside down as well.

  7. Beautiful -- I agree that script stamps really add to a background and this Spanish one is great.

  8. I really like this card...the layout, the colors, just everything!

  9. Beautiful!! Love how you framed with the freesia flower and this bkgd provides the perfect backdrop!

  10. You did a great job coloring and cutting the flowers- love the background stamp with them

  11. Gorgeous card. I also agree that script stamps add to a card and yours is a great example of it. I have always loved a script background.

  12. I love the script background. But the freesia is so beautifully done.

  13. The Spanish script backgrounder was one of the first ones that I just had to have. I haven't used it in awhile; thanks for the inspiration. Your card is beautiful. I like how the flowers are fussy cut and add dimension.

  14. What a beautiful card!! It really stands out. The colors you chose are perfect together!!

  15. Script backgrounds add elegance to any card - I really love your design here!

  16. The script is always pretty. Backgrounders Rule!

  17. Gorgeous card. Love the colours.

  18. Love the card. I love using script on cards. The flowers & coloring are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  19. How pretty your card is. Great use of BG stamp.

  20. ... So ** happy ** I stopped here.. fabulous card,..WTG.. thanks for the opportunity
    ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

  21. Love the fact that there's a Spanish backgrounder! Gorgeous colors in this card. Thanks!

  22. Nicely done! I've really enjoyed your little hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. This is just beautiful! I love the freesia and this is one I bought as soon as it was available. Now I need the backgrounder you used! -Mary R.

  24. Sooo elegant. I love the cursive on the spanish script - it's very romantic. Thanks for sharing, Jo:)

  25. Very pretty and very elegant. I like the colors...just everything!

  26. did not know about the Spanish Script stamp-thank you for the introduction!!

  27. I agree, the Spanish script gives a subtle elegance to the card. Lovely!

  28. Gorgeous. It's amazing what a b/g stamp can do for a card. Love it.

  29. This is gorgeous. I like how you flipped the freesia to frame the sentiment.

  30. Lovely card - the only background stamp I own is a script one (not as nice as this one) and you have inspired me to try it again (has not been inked for at least 2 years)