Friday, August 31, 2012

Fred She Said Surprise Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Surprise Blog Hop! Summer is coming to a close, and maybe we can find a few moments to spend in our crafty spaces!  The FSS team wants to surprise you with the wide variety of great images there are to be found in the store!  We have no idea what anyone has selected to work we’ll be surprised right along with you!
If you have arrived from Carolyn's blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.
Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:

$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to
Fred She Said Store
...and a Surprise Goody Bag (photo and list of contents on the first and last stops on the hop!)
We’re hopping for 2 weeks!  Hop ends Friday, September 14, midnight EST.
Fred She Said is having a SURPRISE 2 week SALE ( August 31st - September 14th)
20% off any purchase $10 or over
25% off any purchase $ 20 or over

I have done an easel card for my project using the FSS image called Pumpkins and Sunflowers. This happens to be an image I had purchased quite some time ago, before I became a DT member for FSS, but it still is one of my favorites. I actually did a card club class with this image and I went back and looked at my card and boy have I come a long way with my Copics, both in technique and product.  I believe I had 12 markers at the time and I now am somewhere near the 150 mark. Oh Lordy, I'm addicted!! I have sunflower decor in my dining room off my kitchen and they make me so happy and I thought for today they just might make you happy too! We are having a bit of a heatwave here in Wisconsin, so I wanted to think of Fall & cooler weather so this image just did the trick!
I cut my card base with the Spellbinder Labels Ten to create my easel. I felt the need to gussy it up of course with some handmade paper flowers, leaves, ribbon, rhinestones, glitter........well you know the drill when it comes to my cards!
The Copic colors I used for my card today are:
Leaves & stems- YG97, 95, 91
Sunflower petals- YR24, Y17, Y11
Sunflower centers- E79, 57
Pumpkins- YR07, 04, 02, 00
Shadow under image- E50, 31
Thanks for stopping by and joining the hop today and get ready for some really great surprises from the other girls on my team! Good luck to you all.
Your secret word on my blog is Creativity
Your next stop on the hop is Karen's blog.
If you just got started here, you may want to go back and start at the top of the list.
Here's the list for the other girls in the order you need to collect all the words.
Tracey-Lynn– no secret word this time
Maureen - that's me!
Michelle –  (no word this time)


  1. Lovely card... the sunflowers and the bow give an special touch!

  2. There are so many things to love in this card, your coloring is amazing, love it, I like the card in a shape verses the standard card, awesome love all the little additions on it

  3. Your coloring is absolutely beautiful! I love that image.. its really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  4. OH MY!!! What a GORGEOUS Easel card. Your coloring is fabulous and all the details!!! WOW!!!

  5. I absolutely love your design in putting the selection to-gether, it's stunning

  6. Beautiful card! The surprise for me is the different shape of the card and it still works as an easel card!

  7. Great coloring job on the pumpkins. Love the shape of your creation as well.

  8. thanks for showing us the card that you made. It is beautiful.Keep up the fabulous work.I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!have a wonderful and sunny weekend.sending hugs of comfort across the miles

  9. your card is adorable!!! lovely colors and LO

  10. beautifully coloured , gorgeous card

  11. Wonderful card Maureen. I love all the fall colors and the shape. TFS
    hugs, Rosalee

  12. Love your card, it is really lovely


  13. I love the way you gussied up your card. Most of all, I love the card shape. And the pumpkins appear to be a must have. Gorgeous.

  14. Beautiful coloring. I love your card. Go Pack!

  15. WOW!! what a stunning card!! Love it all

  16. Gorgeous card, Maureen! I love the idea of using spellbinder label dies to make an easel card. Must try this.

  17. what an absolutely beautiful card! LOVE it Maureen! :)

  18. Simply stunning.

    I like the use of dies too.

    Love Sheila x

  19. I love this image made into an esal card it is stunning. I have alsohave had this digi for a long time, and always pull it out for fall.

  20. Gorgeous card, love the glittery sunflower centres : )

  21. Absolutley Stunning Card.Thanks for sharing.

  22. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous creation! Love all the beautiful elements used on your easel card! Spectacular creation!