Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Gray Hare

I promised a fun announcement yesterday, but before I get to that, just wanted to let you know that Verve's New Release Spotlights have begun! Head to the Verve blog for a list of all the Divas offering peeks today, and mark your calendar for Friday's release party, at 9 pm EST in the Verve Forum! I can't wait to share my peeks tomorrow and Thursday (truth be told, I can't wait to make them -- how's that for last-minute?).

Today, I'm thrilled to be guest designing for Skipping Stones Design and more specifically guest sketch designing. SSD posts sketch challenges every Tuesday. I encourage you to check them out and play along! I'll be there all month long! For lots more sketch inspiration, head over to Skipping Stones Design to check out what the SSD design team and guests have put together. Plus, there are chances to win goodies! In fact, I have a set to give away today... more on that in a minute.

But first, here's sketch #58:



And here's my card, featuring the super cute and humorous Gray Hares stamp set.


(outside)



(inside)


Awwww, isn't that cute? One of my very best friends is celebrating her birthday today, so I made this with her in mind. Happy Birthday Becky! I did my coloring with Copics, and the papers are all from Basic Grey's Marjolaine 6x6 pad. For the grass, I used the grass Die-namics die by My Favorite Things, and the clouds on the inside were also cut with a Die-namics die. Lots of stitching on this one. I am soooooo over hand-stitching and will be taking my ailing machine in for repair this week! I've been meaning to since before Thanksgiving!!

Would you like to win Gray Hares???



Just leave a comment here on this post for a chance to win! Deadline is Thursday at 11:59 pm EST. I'll do a random drawing and announce a winner on Friday! Good luck!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!







Stamps: Gray Hares (Skipping Stones Design)
Paper: Papertrey white and Aqua Mist card stock; Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Aqua Mist
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacy Circles Nestabilities, Papertrey button, May Arts white burlap string, green satin ribbon (source unknown), Kaiser black adhesive pearls, My Favorite Things grass and clouds Die-namics dies, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, paper piercer, needle, and thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

93 comments:

Shantaie said...

Congrats on your Guest design spot, Love the sketch, I will have to try to play along!!

Your card is darling, and such a fun stamp set for sure!!!

And last but not least I love your new blog header, its so pretty!

NoraAnne said...

What a cute and funny card! Love the "hare" stamps! and congrats on your GDT spot! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Sheila said...

lol that is so funny and cute!!

Maja said...

Hi,
it's a cute card. Love the color combination

Marci said...

What a fun set and even a cuter card! LOVE the versatility of this stamp set!! I would love for it to come live with me! Thanks for a chance to win!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

OMGosh...so cute. I love that set. Heading over to check it out! Great sketch and fabulous card as always, Amy!

Tina said...

Beautiful card! I've been a huge fan of your work for a long time now!

Margo said...

Congrats on your DT spot - your work is stunning, they are lucky to have you!!
That stamp set is super cute - and perfect for all of my friends who are turning 40!!!

Janet said...

This is the cutest set ever! Wow!

Donna said...

OMG! I love this pun! What great birthday cards this set would make for all my "over the hill" friends! Wonderful card!

helen said...

:) The card made me laugh, love the pun and the card.
I hope Becky had a great birthday and your still alive!

Marisa said...

This little guy is too cute. Loving the DPs, the grass and the fun stitching on the sentiment panel. Great card :)

daisydilly (vicki) said...

This is just too adorable!!!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

hey amy! that's a great sketch--i think i just may have to use it! and i've always loved that stamp set, so i just HAD to enter to try to win it! happy day to you!

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Ann Kranitz said...

This is just so super adorable!!! Love the sketches you created for us this month. Glad to be working with you this month at SSD!!!

Ravengirl said...

This is an adorable card! What a funny little pun! It's a great sketch, one I would like to try!

Mara Adkins said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the stamp, the layout, the paper and the cute sentiment!

Beka said...

I love this stamp set! So cute and witty. :P

Oliwiaen said...

This bunny is just too cute!!
I also love the grass die, a perfect match :-))

Jingle said...

This is SO cute! Thanks for a great sketch and for stamping with us this month!

Ina said...

Oh this set is really cute. That bunny with his leg in the air! Great for Eastercards, and offcourse for all the gray ones amongst us.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiments, too cute! And a great sketch.

Wanda Cullen said...

This just made me smile (actually I laughed out loud) at the cute play on words! How fun and cute for a birthday card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your cards are always the cutest Amy, and done up with such gorgeous colours. This sure is a cute set and I would have lots of card to make for great friends with all of these clever sentiments!
Congratulations on guest sketch designing, it is a wonderful sketch! I hope to get to play.
Thanks and have a great day!

Dawn W said...

That is the cutest thing! Love the verses in the set and the bunnies are toooo cute!!

Brenda Weaver said...

Your card is so beautiful, Amy! You do such gorgeous work! Thanks for providing an awesome sketch for us!

Corrie said...

The stamp set is very cute. You did a great job with the card -- it's fantastic! I enjoy, and get inspired, when I receive your daily emails!

Gretchen said...

Oh I love when you do sketches Amy! Congrats on another stint with SSD! Those bunnies are adorable- love the humor! Great card as usual- Happy New Year!

lynn hamon said...

I agree Amy, these gray hares ate the cutest.

lynn

Pam Alexander said...

Love the card, it is so cute, both inside and out

ewilgenbusch said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the card and all the details!! :)

Cheryl said...

Too cute! I love this card. The funny sentiment made me laugh.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

hahaha awww this is just too cute Amy!!! Love the DPs too and your fabulous new Blog Banner!! Happy new year!!!! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous way to use the funny bunny, love your paper selection too.... and only you would hand stitch!

Betty J Schaub said...

Adorable Amy!!! I always love popping in on your blog. I don't ALWAYS comment though. I'll try to do better this year.
Please go check out my blog, I have something there for YOU.
http://zacksnanaat.blogspot.com

alienanessa said...

Just love your stitching, that's for sure!! Such a fantastic card, wow!!

Lea L. said...

This card is super cute, Amy!! I love all the layers, and how you finished the inside! Great job! ♥♥♥

Terri E. said...

Adorable!!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julie K said...

Oh I would just love to win the Grey Hare stamp set!
thanks for the chance to win.

Linda L said...

Woohoo Amy....love the sketch, love that FAB card and love that ca-ute stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers!

Sara said...

I would love a chance to win those! Especially since I have reached that age where all my friends and I are getting those pesky gray hares!
Thank you!

Cary M. said...

I love everything about this card, the colors and stamp set. How cute is that.
Congrats on the guest spot but you do deserve it.
You make beautiful cards.
Thanks for the chance to win the stamp sets.
I look forward to your blog everyday.

terri said...

What a cute card and what a cute stamp set!

Heidi said...

Too darn cute!

MackieMade Paper Creations & Other Fun Stuff said...

Your card is so cute! I am definitely wanting that stamp set! I can seriously relate! (unfortunately)
thank goodness for hair dye! haha

Kim H. said...

I would love to win these stamps! Love, love, love your work. I visit almost every day - thanks for sharing your talents.

Jane said...

Love your work. I check your blog everyday to see what you have made. This card is darling and thanks for the chance to win the stamp set. It's so cute!

lynne said...

I giggled out loud when I read the inside sentiment. It's too cute! The card is fabulous - thanks so much

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! Love the sketch, the card, the stamps! I might have to get this set. So clever! Of course, it would be awesome to win it. Thanks, Amy, and happy new year!

Kandi Phillips said...

Such an awesome sketch you did and I absolutely LOVE what you did with it! Gray hares is such a fun set and you really showed the cute and funny side of it! So excited to have you designing with us this month!

Ruth S said...

What a cute card Amy - love it! Thanks for the inspiration as ever, and for the giveaway chance. This set is so adorable, I would use it tons!

Marthamh2 said...

I love the new "Hare" stamp set. It really pertains to my friends and me (gray Hair). Thanks for the chance to win.

Marthamh2 said...

I love the new "Hare" stamp set. It really pertains to my friends and me (gray Hair). Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

This is too cute and I love how you colored the bunny!! This stamp set is adorable.

Sue Jones said...

I love your card! That bunny just puts a smile on your face.

Anonymous said...

What a great card! Love the stitching, and the grass along the bottom. What fun puns!! That's guaranteed to make someone smile.
Beth Greco

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! Love the sentiments that come with this.

Cathy said...

Love it!

Sheri said...

I typically am not a rabbit person except at Easter but this one is absolutely adorable! I think it is your card that sold me. I love the whole set and can see so many uses for it. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Kris becker said...

This card is so cute. I just love looking at all of your beautiful work. Happy New Year!

ladybugg61 said...

I absolutely love humourous sentiments, and your card is the perfect showcase for this lovely new stamp set! Congrats on your Guest Design spot.

Crafty Math Chick said...

ADORABLE card Amy! I love SSD and can't wait to see what gorgeousness you create with their sets - Congratulations!

Becky said...

OMG! Love this card and verse. So many time I could use this stamp set.

Anonymous said...

That is so stinkin' cute!

Kim Forsyth

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Bwah ha ha...LOVE it!

Rachel said...

Another cute but beautiful card from you! You are so talented, thanks for all the inspiration :)

I LOVE these adorable stamps. I sure hope I'm lucky enough to win, thanks for the chance!

~Rachel in Sacramento

kat said...

Congratulations on the guest sketch designer post! Love the job you've done with 'Gray Hares'; this is the most versatile stamp set I've seen in a long time and would love to win it!

kksb said...

Your card is adorable and the stamp set is too. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Basement Stamper said...

Sweet card, love the gray papers with the sentiment-perfect!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

sooo cute and funny!! Congrats. on the guest design spot.

Clyndago said...

Hi Amy! What a cute card ~ and a great way to "deal" with those grays! Thanks for the opportunity to share in the fun!

Luanne said...

Man, I would LOVE to win this set! It would be perfect for my sister (LOL ~ just kidding) Your card is just totally super sweet! Love the colors, especially the "gray hare"... love it!

Barb's Boys said...

Amy I love your designs for this month - so glad to have you with us this month! Your card is just too cute!

Katy said...

LOVE IT!!! The sentiment is pretty funny as well! You always inspire me and now I just need about 8 extra hours in each day...or quit my day job...lol

Kate Stockman said...

Your card is SO cute. Love it.

cgargus said...

Love your card, and the set is great! They really do come up with some comical stuff! I would love to win the set, thanks for the chance!

Susie Lessard said...

Congratulations Amy! This is a very cute stamp set. I may have to start playing challenges again just to create with your sketches *smiling* Looking forward to a month of fun.

Linda Carson said...

too cute!

mypaperpleasure said...

A late happy new year greeting, wishing you all the happy stampings each and every day. It is fun to win such a lovely stamp set, thanks for the chance

Tina said...

What an adorable card! Love the colors, how fun!
Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

reeree62 said...

Amy!!! I just LOVE this set!! So fun! Thane for the chance to win this !!

Denni said...

I always love your cards but this one is just too flippin funny!! :D

GAZ said...

Your card and this stamp set are so cute. Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win this great set. GlendaJ

Randee E said...

This is such a cute card Amy!! I have recently become VERY infatuated with SSD stamps and would LOVE to win this cutie of a set!

Crystal said...

Oh, oh, oh, so stinkin cute ! Love to win this , oh, yes sirree !
Love your card, Amy !

Conniecrafter said...

that is too cute, and sure to bring a smile, neat little scene!

Deena Hopkins said...

Adorable! I love that grass. I love all the layers that you have without it looking too "heavy". Thanks for sharing!

dpkennedy said...

Hee hee! I love this! Fab sketch and that bunny is too cute!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too adorable!!

Wendy said...

Paper Crafts magazine said Grey is the new Black...so you are an icon already with your creations!

redstampinsam said...

This is such a cute card and what a versatile stamp set! I already have the Cuttlebug large dot emboss folder and the Die-Namics grass die...now I just need the stamps. Thanks for a chance at winning!!!

Lisa said...

Hilarous! What a great way to use a bunny!