Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday H{ippity} Hop!

Hi everyone! It's Monday and time for another H{ippity} Hop! Be sure to go to the {ippity} blog to see the master list of all the players.

My projects are also a sample for this week's H{ippity} Hop challenge brought to you by Lisa, which is to make a birthday card. We all can use these on hand right? Perfect challenge! Use keyword: IHHC9 when uploading to SCS.

My first card uses the frame and sentiment from Ippity Stamps Just Wanted to Say. I used some of my Basic Grey, Origins which was a perfect match for my new green twill ribbon from Sharon's Stamp Simply store. I have long been admiring how Amy does all her ribbon treatments, and decided to give this pleated look a try. I used my Score-Pal tape to make them, I guess I could have sewn across the middle, but I couldn't figure out how to do that! ***sigh... baby steps***

The darling little stick pens are from Fancy Pants that I got on clearance after Easter last year!! First time using them and I like how it turned out. I have a "thing" about leaving the pointy part of the pens just hanging out, but it's how everyone else is using these, so I guess it's OK, right?

So, while I was browsing around Amy's blog... I made my next card which is a shameless CASE of this beautiful card. I absolutely LOVE her layout and use of the lace trim! I used my Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry and ivory lace trim (again from Sharon's Stamp Simply Store).

Man, I love the elegant look of the Labels Four dies from Spellbinders, but never use them. I have to scour the galleries more for ideas, cause they sure are purty! I cut up some of my soft blue Zva Creative pearl flourish as accents. I am kinda challenged on using them in their "flourish" form, but cutting them up works great too-LOL!

A big thank you to everyone who entered for my blog candy! It seems by a landslide, Dawn McVey and Nicole Heady are DEFINITELY stamping IDOLS!! P.S. they are mine too!!

And now on to the BLOG CANDY WINNER...

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Here are your random numbers:

44 

Timestamp: 2010-02-01 05:06:16 UTC

CONGRATS to:
Kathy H said...

Oh wonderful candy!!! Looks like you had an awesome time at CHA! Stamping Idols.. hmmm I don't really have just one. The first blog I found when I entered this stamping blog world was Kristina Werner. I just don't really have one, I just have a list that I'm following or are linked on my blog that are my favorites... and your one ;) . Thanks for the chance Kathy Hering

Thanks Kathy, just email me with your address and I will get the goodies right out to you!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Just Wanted to Say (Ippity)
Ink - Soft Suede. Chocolate Chip
Paper - White, Basic Grey Orgins and Nook & Pantry
Accessories - green twill ribbon and ivory lace (May Arts), swiss dots EF, Fancy Pants stick pens, Kaiser yellow pearls, sewing machine, circle and labels Four nesties (spellbinders)

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33 comments:

  1. Wow Michelle, such wonderful creations you have for us! LOVE them both! The 2nd one is just so amazing and elegantly crafted! LOVE that!

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  2. WOW Michelle, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  3. Lovely cards!!! Thanks so much so the blog candy win... I'll email you...

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  4. Beautiful cards, such great colours!

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  5. Both of these are FABULOUS!! See you worried for nothing. I LOVE THEM :)

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  6. so pretty--I love your work! YOU ROCK:) TFS!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I'm so sorry I missed you at CHA!!! Hope you had a great time!!

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  8. Stunning, elegant and beautiful cards Michelle! Perfect! Your details are amazing!

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  9. very elegant with the lace on the N&P card!

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  10. Michelle I love both of your cards! The first one has awesome colors and I love all the details from the ribbon to the pins! And the second one was a fabulous CASE! It took on a look of its own with your subtle color choices! :-)

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  11. Great cards! I need to keep a stash of birthday cards on hand so I can't wait to play with this challenge!

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  12. STUNNING! Love both cards Michelle...you Rocked the Origins paper!!!!

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  13. Some fab inspiration here. Luv the lace on the 2nd card... made it look so vintagy!

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  14. beautiful card!! love how the embossing looks on that paper!!

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  15. love, love, LOVE them both!!!! great paper choices and fabulous layouts!

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  16. I love both of these cards! They are just amazing!

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  17. OH LA LA!! I LOVE these cards! I have those papers...YOU have inspired me to use them!!

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  18. Oh wow...LOVE these! Love the ribbon and the lace on the cards. Beautiful!
    ~ky

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  19. wow fantastic cards, love the soft colours and the lace accents.

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  20. These are both awesome. Very "vintage" looking. I'm really drawn to the first card.

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  21. Love your card. I know that you cased it, but its simply gorgeous!

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  22. These are both fabulous...but that last one, WOWZERS! LOVE that one!

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  23. I love that pleated ribbon! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  24. What gorgeous cards, Roomie...looks like you got home from CHA and went right to work creating some awesome designs!!! I'm still being a little lazy...maybe I need another vacation...LOL!!!

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  25. These are such pretty cards Michelle - I love the pins in the beautiful green twill...and I love the combination of patterns and color in the 2nd!

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  26. Oh my word! Both of these cards are just over the top! I LOVE the pleated look on your twill, the pins you've used and pretty lace treatment!!! LOVE the Nesties, too!!! GREAT cards!!!!

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  27. Two BEAUTIFUL cards girlie!!!! I think your pleated ribbon looks great on your first card - what are you worried about????

    The second is wonderful with that beautiful paper, lace and great design and ribbon treatment!!! I am inspired by Amy ALL the time, she really is something else!!

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  28. Aww, Michelle, you are way too sweet! I'm soooo honored that YOU have deemed something of mine CASE-worthy! Truly!! (By the way, I've never stitched my ribbon pleating - I think I'm just too lazy after fussing around with those pleats. Yours looks awesome as-is!) Hugs!

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