Celebrate World Card Making Day with the StampNation Design Team


Welcome to the StampNation Design Team Blog Hop 
where we are busy stamping around the world!!  

At midnight we started traveling to each of the 16 countries we have represented in StampNation.  At each stop we learn a bit about the culture and how they celebrate holidays. Then we are inspired by a photo inspiration that represents that holiday.

Fun, right?!

That is where the Blog Hop comes in. We want to share this journey with YOU too!

Each DT member picked their favorite photo inspiration and card to post on their blog.

Here's mine...


Beautiful right?!!!
The intertwining of fingers seem to blend into one!
This made me think of watercolors and how the colors run together and become one.


Here's where you come in.  We are asking you to guess the country the photo comes from, then to leave a comment telling what country you think I've chosen.
One lucky commenter from each blog will win a 3 month subscription to StampNation.

Then, one Grand Prize Winner will win a 3 month subscription as well as all of the cards Catherine made for the event as well as cards from the other DT members!

Remember to hop along to each DT member leaving comments along the way to increase your chance of winning!!!


Maureen Merritt  (You are here!)




Monica Weaver (Guest Designer)

Have fun!

*Please Note: To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you must comment on all Design Team blogs. You do not have to answer the question correctly to be eligible to win. Comments will close on Thursday, October 10th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Design Team will announce winners on StampNation and their personal blogs on Friday, October 11th.

84 comments:

designbydonna said...

I think the country is USA. Your watercoloring is great.

Tracey McNeely said...

Very cool Maureen! What a great take on your inspiration!

Shea said...

I absolutely LOVE this card and how you colored it - it's gorgeous!

Vianna said...

I would definitely go with an African country - though I cant' seem to pick the perfect one. I like how you used watercolors to create the background.

Bea Connor said...

Great card--love the colors.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

The colors are outstanding, really love this card.

Lisa Polley said...

Africa is the my pick for country. Love the varied color on the card. What is the technique? Would love to try it.

grandmato19 said...

i would have to guess Africa -- such vibrant colors and blending1 Thanks! :)

Teresa said...

What a beautiful blending of all the colors on this card! Just love it!!!

Jennifer Bryan Clark said...

Awesome; love your colors even more than your inspiration which is definitely the flag of SOUTH AFRICA, which is a real country.

WandaG_CT said...

Great card, I would guess Africa.

lisa808 said...

I would say Africa, but not sure which country.

Jamie Adcock said...

I love the simplicity of your card! I believe your country is South Africa.

Letty Abad said...

Love the colors, great idea

Susan Moll said...

Love the coloring of your card. WCMD is a hit again this year!!

Julz said...

Such a gorgeous card.... i vote Africa too

Асель Бапанова said...

My guess is South Africa

maddie said...

Jamaica? Gorgeous modern card!

Cherie said...

Love the bright colors! Have no idea what country it is from!

Claudia said...

I think an African country. Love what you did with the colours!

Marlene said...

South Africa

TrinaM said...

Love the colors on your card. The photo represents Brazil.

Cheers
Trina

Jacky said...

Love the bright, happy colors! Beautiful!

Pam said...

Love the colors you used. Photo represents South Africa

Leslie said...

Simple but unique! Love it!

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Vicki L. said...

Hi Mama Mo,
I believe it's someplace in the Figii Islands,or Africa doing the Wah-Tusie and wanting the countries to come together and Love one another!!!!
I Love the card...it's so colorful and Beautiful, as is all your cards!

Cornelia W said...

Puerto Rico - my guess - so pretty, your card!

Robyn said...

Maureen, I love your water colouring! I think the country is South Africa

crazyscrapinmom said...

Love the water color I will have to try it. I think your photo is from Jamaica

Charlotte Burnside said...

Almost positive this is Jamaica.

Fran said...

What an awesome time I've had today, 7 cards completed, woohoo!

Elizabeth Dyson said...

South Africa is the country. Love how you've done your card. Great technique TFS

Lee said...

Great card. The country is definitely South Africa...my country, my flag YAY!

michelle pepper said...

South Africa. Such an awesome image of unity and harmony.

Sarah said...

Your card if great! I love the blended colours. And I'll say South Africa :)

Pat said...

Wow, what a great card. Love the colors.

Pam Swope said...

Maureen, thanks for being part of this great event. You guys work so hard to bring us FUN stuff to do. I really don't stamp for fun much...just for class preps. This was a blast! Hugs to you and all the inspiration you helped bring.

Pam Swope said...

Forgot to leave the country: South Africa!

Sarah Williams said...

Africa...and love the card

Pat said...

I would say Africa. I love how you blended the colors and I can see the photo's inspiration in your card. Good design too.

Janette Goodall said...

Beautiful card Maureen. The country is South Africa.

Karen said...

Guessing South Africa. Your card is fabulous---as always!

Kari Mason said...

I'm thinking New Zealand! :) Love the interpretation!

AngelMagicRos said...

love the photo and inspired card... My guess is South Africa? TFS

Paulette Habbit said...

Fantastic card. I think the country is Africa.

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful card. I think it is S. Africa.

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Love the bold sentiment on the blend of colours. I think you were inspired by South Africa!

MezzoKat said...

Africa is my guess for country and card. The use of chevrons is a great contrast with the joyful colours of the card.

Laura Miller said...

Love the mix of colorw! I would gues Africa.

Eileen said...

I think it is New Zealand. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Eileen said...

I think it is New Zealand. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Kay Jantz said...

Well South Africa is a pretty good choice, but I am going to be different and say Jamaica! Mo it is so you in the design, I love the CAS look you have!

Sherri said...

I would have to guess Africa. Nice water coloring on your card.

Mrs. Greene said...

My guess would be Africa. I love the colors.

vikki lauer said...

I would think it's colors from all around the world. Love the clean lines and how you make it so easy.

Linda Lipchak said...

Your card is lovely and bright. I am vacillating between 2 countries: Jamaica and S. Africa....but will go with the second. Hope I am right!
Lynn

Heather North said...

Beautiful interpretation of the photo.

Tinstar said...

I vote for South Africa

SJH D said...

What a beautiful card. So inspiring. Can't wait to try this.

Joni said...

Africa, This was my favorite challenge.

Peg said...

I think it is well done......I have to say the country in the USA

Peg said...

I think it is well done......I have to say the country in the USA

Aunt Mary said...

I think it's Africa and love the card. Bright a colorful.

Carol Held said...

Ok...I will guess Australia ...and, the card you did from your pic choice is a WONDERFUL, eye catching card...just luv it mate...lol...smiles

Cheryl Wright said...

Love your photo inspiration, Maureen, and totally looove your card!

Difficult to guess the country, but I think maybe Africa?

gail lowe said...

Thanks for a good time. It was my first time taking part in World card making day and so enjoyed Stamp Nation.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Looks like something representing South Africa. Really cool.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your blended colors on the card - definitely see the South African flag in the photo>

woodray said...

Love the rainbow watercolor effect. South Africa?

CreativSpirit said...

Love your card, so bright and happy. I would guess South Africa was your inspiration.

T Ervin said...

Beautiful card My guess Korea

Ellen Bendel said...

No guessing from me, that's definitely South Africa. We used to live there and this is their 2nd flag in recent history. The other was from apartheid days.

Ellen Bendel said...

No guessing from me, that's definitely South Africa. We used to live there and this is their 2nd flag in recent history. The other was from apartheid days.

loceanjo said...

I thunk it is South Africa. And i love your card!

Melissa F said...

LOVE the watercolor rainbow! My guess for the country is South Africa.

Rufus said...

I'm not at all sure what country inspired your card, but I don't even care...I LOVE the card!!!! What a great idea and it came out so beautifully! Would love to see a video of how you accomplished it.
R/

Wynn Walton said...

South Africa.
Love the simplicity of the card. Great technique not tried this yet lol!
Hugs Wynn xx

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Jodie Stoddard said...

I would also have to Say Africa. The way you took the colors from the photo and incorporated them is absolutely beautiful.

Jennifer Blomquist said...

I love the simplicity and how the colors pop. So pretty! I feel like I should know the colors on the hand because it looks like a flag but without looking it up I have no idea. I was going to say Brazil but i'll go with the group and say South Africa. :)

Di said...

Hi love your card, a great interpretation. The country is South Africa.
I'd love to be a member of Stampnation
Di

Debbie Lamb said...

I would have to guess at it being an African country. Your card is stunning and so vibrant.

Jeanne Longden said...

THE COUNTRY IS SOUTH AFRICA - THE RAINBOW NATION THEREFORE ITS HELLO
TO OR FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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