Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop



Greetings and welcome to the first-ever Skipping Stones Design blog hop. If you're not already familiar with Skipping Stones Design, you'll definitely want to spend a few minutes hopping today. I can positively, without a doubt, guarantee this will be a bright spot in your day! After you've finished the hop, you can stop by the store to see the full range of stamp sets they offer. Good, good, good stuff - lots of deliciously laugh-out-loud funny sets! I triple dog dare you to keep a straight face :) Enjoy a 25% discount today (Tuesday) and tomorrow only. (Use coupon code 25off.)

So, back to the hop ... did you get to my blog by way of Angela Thomas? If so, you're in the right place. If not, Angela is the first stop. Along the way, the Skipping Stones Design team (aka Stamp Tramps) and their guests (including me!) will be giving you a taste of SSD. There is blog candy along the way, too, and some of it is hidden, so be sure to leave lots of love at all of the stops. The winners will be announced this Friday, January 8, on the Skipping Stones site.

One of the regular features over at SSD is a Tuesday sketch challenge. Each month, they have a Guest Sketch Designer who provides the weekly sketches, and guess what? I'm the lucky Guest Sketch Designer for January! I'm so excited! Today's card is my sample for my first sketch. Tune in each Tuesday both here and at SSD for a new sketch, my sample, and samples from the Stamp Tramps. We will be thrilled to have you play along!



I stamped one of the bra images from Funny Bras Volume #1 twice in Stampin' Up's Rich Razzleberry onto ivory card stock, trimmed one out, and popped it up on the other. The patterned papers are Bo-Bunny, and the card stock colors are a mixture of Stampin' Up's Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie and Papertrey's Berry Sorbet. I chose to interpret the square and circle on my sketch as a square with a circle cut-out. I enhanced the vertical panel with a double ribbon treatment and a button tied off with some burlap string. Such a girlie card in girlie colors wouldn't be complete without a little bling. Corner rhinestones are by Kaiser Craft. Oh, and this one's big ... I'd say almost a 5"x7" card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Kim Teasdale. I know I can't wait to see what kind of drool-worthy gorgeousness she's posting today!

Also, just a reminder that My Favorite Things is on Day Four of the MFTeasers leading up to tomorrow's big release. For links to all of today's teasers, visit Kim's blog!

Hugs and happy hopping,

113 comments:

Holly aka Toy said...

Super cool ribbon treatment on this beauty, girl! Love it!

corinna said...

Stunning! I actually gasped when I saw this card! I was so sad that the Bra set is already sold out. Maybe I'll win it in the blog candy??? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

I love the colors. I am so sick of red and green, it is refreshing to see the brights :) Great job and thanks for sharing!

Jenyfur said...

Oh WOW! This is amazing! I so love your style.

Deb said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous! Love the color combo and all the layering and inter-twined elements! Gorgeous! I'm gonna have to try your sketch!

Cindy O'Donnell said...

This bra set is too funny! Hopefully more sets will be available soon.

mamichelle said...

Oh my gosh, that is soooo cute! Love the colors you picked!

Amanda D. said...

Super cute card! The colors you chose are absolutely gorgeous and you can't go wrong with the bra stamp set! Great job!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

WOW! I am so loving this card! I love how bright and vibrant it is.

Thank you so much for being our guest sketch artist this month. I absolutely love your work so I'm so excited to have you on board this month.

Stacey said...

I too LOVE your color combo and this is one of my ALL TIME favorite stamp sets!!

Huzzah616 said...

Great card. That stamp makes me laugh!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Wow Wow Wow!! LOVE the fun colors and that ribbon looks fab! Great card, girl!!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your colors! :)

Heather said...

I LOVE that sketch! The colors you picked are amazing together!!!Thanks for the inspiration!

Lea L. said...

This card is fabulous!! I love all of its layers!! Wonderful job with the sketch!

♥Lea

A-M said...

What an adorable card!! Love it! :)

Karen B said...

wow, I could really use this stamp. Thanks. You've done a fabulous job.

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous card and love that ribbon.

Jeri said...

Wow, what a great card design. I'm so hoping more stamps will become available. I am working on becoming a breast cancer survivor (it is a long and difficult journey). This stamp would be perfect for thank yous to all my friends and family that have been a support to me.

Barbara said...

TOTALLY fun, Amy!!! Love your paper and that image is hysterical!

PamS said...

Love the card...congratulations on being the guest sketch designer.

Mama mia said...

love the card!! It is so cute!! It made my day!

Jo said...

love the card & color combo

Kandi Phillips said...

So excited you are our Guest Designer this month! I love your cards, they are always so breathtaking! LOVE what you have done on this one! :)

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Totally Love your card! So pretty!

T said...

WOWZERS! That card is GORGEOUS! Love it....

Rosalee said...

Wow that card is just wonderful. I love everything about it. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Alina said...

amazing card & colors. And very fun also. I simply love it

flowergirl said...

Wow!! I love ur ribbon idea on the card..

Terra said...

This is too much fun!

Shannon Marie said...

great twist on the sketch! I love it!

Sally said...

Love the layers and texture! Great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

maiahs_momma said...

Gorgeous card, and I LOVE your blog :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Kitty Rodahl said...

Thanks for the link to this fun site! Darling card! I love these stamps. You are right...it was hard to keep a straight face while looking!!

lauracox said...

Your sketch is awesome, and love the card! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Lisa Petrella said...

Stunning card!! That orange and pink color combo is AWESOME!! And I love all of the layers you used on your card!!

Ola said...

Your card is beautiful!!!! I'm so happy to find your blog on the blog hop.... you're very creative!!! **hopping along now**

okj83@live.com

Peggy said...

Love your card...the colors are great.

ChristineCreations said...

What a WAY fun and decadent looking looking card Amy! So fun.

Cassie said...

Oh, that's cute! I love that set and those colors ;D

jan said...

You have many great posts! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Amber said...

SUCH a gorgeous card Amy! I love the orange and pink together, very girly:)

Pat said...

This card is outstanding...from the color combo, all the embellishments and the layout. I am really liking the pink/orange combo!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Gorgeous card indeed!!!!! So many yummy layers of goodness!!!! Love it!!

Linda

Danni said...

Love this!!! The colors are awesome and the image/sentiment make me smile! Fabulous job!

connie said...

This is beautiful! I love the layers, colors and ribbon.

beadz said...

Oh, your card is adorable!
hugs,
Gini

Belinda said...

Love the ribbon treatment and fab card and lovely details (as always)!

Yvonne said...

Love the colours and the details on this sassy card.

Michelle Giraud said...

totally gorgeous!!! Love all the patterns and texture to your card.

Denise Young said...

Too cute! Love the colors and the sketch. Great job with the design.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow your work is amazing!!!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Love the card Amy! Thanks for participating! Stamp Tramp Peg :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVIN' the bright pink and orange!

Candy M said...

I LOVE this stamp set! What a lovely card! :)

Candy
papercandy@gmail.com

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome card! Very inspirational. Love the colours and your view on the sketch.

Cher said...

omgarsh! gotta have those bra stamps lmaooooooooooo! so appropriate for my life..if u only knew! LOLOLOL...so fun...great card...ty for sharing....and good luck to all...cher

kc_froglady said...

What a great combo of colors!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Hooollly Moooollllyyy.. That card is awesome! I love the color combo.

Big Mamma loves ya all.

Camishel said...

I totally love this card and this set...this is wonderful.

paulatracy said...

Amy, this is AMAZING!! I love the colors, the layout...all the fun stuff you have added...it's outta this world! ahhhhh

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

Amy - Congrats on being the Guest Sketch Designer for January! Love your card!

lavendarrose29 said...

That is a super cute card

Emma's Mom said...

what an awesome card! pink & orange is one of my favorite color combinations. i work in a cancer treatment center, and hope that i can do some similar cards for those wonderful ladies that we treat!

stampkjs said...

I am so upset I never got that stamp before it sold out! Your card with it is stunning. I can only hope to win it!

Kim Teasdale said...

Holy moley! What a smokin' hot colour combo!! I have to try that one sometime!

I really love your take on your own sketch - the ribbon detail is fabulous and the circular window is pure genius! LOVE IT! And congrats to you for being the January Guest Sketch Artist!!!

Hugs!!!

Only by His Grace said...

I've just had a good laugh because when I first saw your card I thought it was support for breast cancer and then I realized that it wasn't. I must need a rest or something. Maybe it's because I am a breast cancer survivor and this stamp could be used for that.
You have done a super job. I love it. We have so many people at times that support us and this is so perfect. I love the colours of orange and pink. Just gorgeous.
No! I'm not loopy hehe.
Hugs Marion

nkm said...

Thank yu for the introduction to Skipping Stones...they are so neat...gotta grab the 25% off !!!

Rufus said...

Great card!

Laurie Marmon said...

very nice color combo. thanks for sharing

Latisha said...

This is pretty much gorgeous!

Regina said...

what a great card!
Regina*

kathy s said...

great card- the circle in the square really highlights the bra and make it stand out - love the colours and bling just tops it.

JulyeB said...

Fun card and fun blog hop so far thanks Julye

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Amy!! Awesome image sentiment combo. Love the sketch and colors!!

Happy 2010!

Hugs,
Chris

Peggy said...

Love your sketch and your card. We all need some support from time to time. Love all the layers. You floor me with your creativity. Great job!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! Love this card!

Teela said...

Really cool how you did the ribbon on this card!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Amy, thanks for tuning me into the Blog hop today for Skipping Stones. I subscribe to your blog and the stamps caught my eye so I went hoppily along the trail! Thanks for all your beautiful work and inspiration, too.

Shaz said...

Beautiful Card! I live this stamp it is too cute!

Shannon Roberts said...

SUCH A NEAT CARD!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lou Fay said...

Everyone could use a bit of support now and then. LOL
What a fun card!!!!

JOAN said...

A super wow to your card lady! Love your use of the ribbon and the image is super cute! Those are my favorite colors so I give you 10 chocolates!!

Hollyk said...

Really cute card thanks for sharing

Kay said...

Your card is beautiful (as are all your cards). Thanks for introducing me to yet another company that will drain my wallet. :)

Krissy said...

love this stamp! great card! would love to make this my my "support system"

gotta hop!

Amanda Sewell said...

I love the vibrant pink and orange together -- so summer! Also love the magic you have worked with that ribbon! Fabulous card girl!!!

Pam Varnell said...

These are not normally colors I think of when I think of Amy Sheffer but boy have you ever knocked my eyes out of their sockets. This is sensational as only you can do. Love the cute button treatment, and the main image panel is just gorgeous. Fabulous card Amy. Hugs!!

Debbie C said...

I love your "support" card...very cute. The hop is great...hopping some more thanks

jengd said...

Gorgeous work! I love the look of a "hanging frame" on it!

Marimer said...

Me alñegro que seas tu la diseñadora de este mes, disfrutos mucho con tus perfectos trabajos, enhorabuena. Bss
Preciosa la tarjeta que has hecho con este diseño.

Honeythorpe said...

great set and such fabulous colours on your card. I really love your ribbon treatment

Maxine Hodges said...

The support card was so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love your ribbon treatment and your cut outs....how great it that. I will have to case this one for sure....

Stephanie Gruss said...

I *love* the funny bras set! I really enjoy your color combo too!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love this sketch and what you've done with it Amy!! The colors, the framing, and the creative ribbon treatment all put this card over the top. Fantabulous!!!!

Lee - grandmalee said...

OMG, I just adore this card! I had to look twice at the sentiment & then I couldn't quit laughing! Your colors are sooo yummy...I must put these colors on my to do list! I love how you cut out the circle. TFS!

Creative Mish said...

I love your card. What a great color combo. The stamp set is adorable!

Barb's Boys said...

This is sooo cute - what fun inspiration - I love it!

Jocelyn said...

A.DOR.ABLE. Love it!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Great color choice! Thanks for showing off these stamps that are new to me! I'm excited for the chance to win a set.

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy, You are the most talented person I have ever met. I Love it all!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Breathtaking! Now THAT is what I call a layout. Your details are all divine!

sweetpz said...

Hi Amy!
i really like your card! I didn't think orange and pink would go together, but this one looks awesome!

Julie Marshall said...

What a cute stamp set! First time hearing of these stamps. TFS!

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Lovin' this blog hop and I love your popcorn redecor! What an awesome idea!

Holly said...

Beautiful card!

Ramona said...

Great blog hop projects Amy! :-)

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

weze said...

your card is too cute for words!

dpkennedy said...

This-is-amazing!!! I love what you did with this fabulous sketch! You always floor me with your awesome cards! I have to check out this company!

gocanucksgo said...

What a fantastic looking card. I love the colours =)

Heather said...

Thanks for helping make the hop such a success!!! Your sketch was perfect! It has the right amount of layers with a nice balanced design. It was so much fun to work with!!! We are so happy to have you as our guest this month:)

Thanks for helping make the hop such a success!!! Your sketch was perfect! It has the right amount of layers with a nice balanced design. It was so much fun to work with!!! We are so happy to have you as our guest this month:)
madebyme33@hotmail.com
Heather Engebretson
http://skippingstonesdesign.com
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Heather said...

I LOVE the ribbon on this card...Where can I find it????