Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blog Hopping. . . Again

Welcome to the July Blog Hop. You should have found me after visiting Lisa'a blog. I hope you are enjoying your hopping!!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog - I will be giving away some blog candy!!! The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, 07/15. All comments must be made prior midnight CST on Thursday, 07/14.

WOW!! It has been awhile since I have blogged. SO much has gone on to include computers issues which took me out of the loop for longer than I intended. BUT - I am back now and will be trying to be on a more regular blogger (keep your fingers crossed!)

I am excited to be back blogging and, in my absence, I have played with my amuse|studio stamps!! Aren't they the best?? My first card is a generic/any occasion card.

Card made using: orange gingham cardstock, bubblegum shimmer couture cardstock, sugar cardstock, orange satin ribbon, french roast stitched grosgrain ribbon, and the Owl's Well stamp set. All these items can be purchased from amuse|studio. The card was colored with Copic markers which can also be purchased from amuse|studio.

My second card is from a stamp set I adored the moment I first saw it. I had to do it in pink. It is also a generic/any occasion card. Although it is difficult to see, I stamped a second image of the hair spray can, hand cut it out, and then used a pop-up adhesive to place it on top of the original stamped image. I also added a little glitter to the "spray" from the can with a glitter pen.

Card made using: bubblegum shimmer couture cardstock, sugar cardstock, bubblegum gingham cardstock, onyx cardstock, the ticket strip die, large dots from Polka Dot Patterns stamp set (also part of stamp set assortment included in consultant kit), and the Glamour Girl stamp set. I also used the classic rectangles - small - from Nestabilities. The image and sentiment were stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink (another favorite ink) and colored with Copic markers. Everything used to make this card can be purchased from amuse|studio.

If you have lost your way, here is a complete listing of all who are participating in our blog hop starting at the beginning:

Kathy Hatzke
Karen Crisp
Kari Bell
Lesa Wolfe
Lisa Wakabayashi
You are here!
Veronica Zalis
Ida P. Krause
Lianna Vigil
Kristen Watson

Enjoy hopping!!! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at some blog candy!!


Ronnie said...

Your cards are adorable!

Kathy said...

So cute! I love both of these sets and I especially love the shimmer on the second one.

Ida said...

Super Cute cards. Love that Hairspray card with the shimmery paper (gotta get some of that).

Kristen said...

The owl set is TOTALLY on my list for my next it! And love what you've done with these two cards. Owl card: I've never thought of poking the ribbon out from behind like that before...great idea. Hairspray: I haven't ever given that set much thought; with your adorable design here I might just have to!

The Paper Pundit said...

I love the use of bubblegum shimmer! And you can never go wrong with the owls!:)

Anonymous said...

So very cute!!! Your work is always amazing!

Sue D said...

Very cute cards--I really like the owl card.
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kari bell said...

great cards. i love the little ribbon wisps poking out.

Indy said...

I am in love of the hairspray card. Going to check out those stamps!

Babe O'Mara said...

Your cards are darling and I love the hairspray card. SO CUTE!!


Courtney said...

great cards! Love your use of ribbon on the first one!