Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer with Michael Strong Stamps + CANDY

We are posting Summer themed cards- and having a fun Blog Hop while we are at it in the Michael Strong Yahoo group.  Mine has a story........
 My daughter just left for China for a year- she will be teaching English in a Chinese school in Shenzhen (which is about an hour east of Hong Kong-5500 miles away from home....). So, my summer has included Asian themed topics- so the Kimono stamp was perfect for my card.I also just got the latest Technique Junkies newsletter..... so the background is using the Markered Rainbow Resist technique. I also added eyelets- yep- dug out some ancient eyelets for a SCS blogging group- Stamp Addicts-challenge. The red cardstock the Kimono is embossed on is a gorgeous red cardstock-Rosso Incandescent-with a gold shimmer in it. 

The NEXT stop is Deborah- who has not one but two links with Michael Strong cards- lots of eye candy.....  After Deborah's blog- you will go to Hetty's blog-see the listing below.

 At Hetty's Blog, you will find out about some candy....... Yummy..........

I am adding a list of all participants to make it easier if you choose to 'hop'


 Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

33 comments:

Inge said...

Really a great card! It all fits perfectly.

MaxineD said...

Shelly this is a stunner - love the kimono image and you have really showcased it beautifully. Great background too.
Blessings
Maxine

CraftyJo said...

That kimono looks wonderful on the red Shelly, vibrant and extremely 'oriental-looking'.

Carla said...

Hello Shelly,

Wow....Shelly.....I just LUV your card.
I LUV everything with an Oriental theme :o).
Great choice of colour combination.
Hope your daughter has a wonderful time in China

Raevon said...

You have many beautiful cards Shelly. Love your blog. Cheers, Lola.

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Love the colors and everything about this beautiful card. Hope you get to visit your daughter while she's in China.

Terry said...

Shelly, such a beautiful Asian themed card! Love the rich colors and gold embossing! Love this!

Diana Enns said...

Turned out great - you used some bright bold colors.

lynne said...

Shelly
This is full of elegance and richness. I love that there is a story to the creation of this card.
Wishes
Lynne

Michael said...

simply gorgeous Shelly! Thanks for posting your personal story.
Mike

KathyR said...

I said "Stunning" on TJ and I'll say it again, "Stunning"!
KathyR

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Shelly, your card is wonderful. I always love hearing the story behind the card. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Hetty said...

Wow, Shelly, what a great trip your daughter is going to take. And teaching so far from home. Must be a great experience. Wich her good luck from me and yes, your card is so fitting. Beautifully done. And thanks for taking part in the Summer blog hop!

Lynn said...

What a great experience for your daughter !
Your card is just stunning !!

Brooke said...

Wow, lovely card Shelly. And was nice hearing about your daughter going to China.

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is STUNNING! So beautiful. Pretty much breath taking beautiful in fact! Love it - and like the use of the eyelets too!
lynn

Jill P said...

A grand experience for you daugther. Lovely card

Penny said...

Oh, Shelly, I love all the patterns and layers on your card--and what fun to use eyelets again! I have a ton of them just sitting in my stash! That kimono is crazy cool! :^)
I know you will miss your daughter while she is in China, but I am sure she will be having a memorable experience! (Maybe you could go visit her?)
Hugs,
Penny

Crafter Jane said...

Great card...

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card Shelly!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Donna said...

Wow! This is one spectacular card! Love that gold embossing and oriental theme. Beautiful!

NanaConnie said...

WOW! This one just blows me away, Shelly! Fabulous embossing.

Laura said...

Beautiful card! So elegant! ...and I'm glad to see someone else using eyelets!

karenajo said...

Love your kimono card - the background really sets it off. The eyelets and ribbon add a great finishing touch !

Paige said...

Stunning card Shelly! Love all the elegant layers with the lovely kimono taking center stage!

Miranda said...

great kimonocard. love it!

Barb said...

very nice.

Barb

Sande said...

Your card is gorgeous!

I love the story behind it. My father went to Hong Kong and loved it. I hope your daughter does as well but how sad you must be without her here with you but proud of her also.

Thanks for sharing.
Sande

chaoscorner said...

Your card is perfect for your daughter - colours & design are great and now I must check the Splitcoaster's email I haven't had time to read!!!
Anne

Daria said...

I love that kimono stamp, and you did a great job with it. Your card design and pp choices are wonderful.

Darlene said...

Wow, oh Wow, Shelly, this is gorgeous! So richly detailed and the paper is to die for! What a stunner! Great entry for our eyelet challenge also! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Shelly, such a lovely card which express exactly the oriental! Smadar

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Shelly, I LOVE orienatal themed cards and the Kimono stamp - it's beautiful!
Good luck to your daughter, and I hope she finds some oriental papers for you...
Dorly Weitzen, Israel