Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Back!!

Happy H{ippity} Hop Everyone!!

Sorry for my sudden absence over the last week, but in preparing for Christmas for my four kids, my step-son and his girlfriend and then travelling to my in-laws where there was no internet connection, I haven't been able to get online and blog! I have missed you guys though and thought of you often!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are planning a Happy New Year too!!  I am rested and excited for what the New Year will bring!

So speaking of the New Year, Eryn has challenged the DT and our {ippity} fans this week. She would like us to resolve to try something new on our project this week!  Is there a new stamp you haven't used, or a new paper or embellishment, or maybe even a new technique or tool that you have never used?   

Well now is your time to try something 
NEW for the NEW YEAR!!

To play along with us and for a chance to win a prize this week, simply create a new project using {ippity} stamps and submit it into the SCS Gallery using the keyword IHHC4 (Ippity Hippity Hop Challenge #4).  There will also be a thread on the forum for you to comment on telling us that you have submitted!  Have fun!!

For my challenge card, I decided to use a technique that is new to me.  It is one that I have seen many times and loved, but have never tried!


This is a thank you card made using the Flower Pot Pocket Card tutorial from SCS!  You can find the tutorial to make one yourself HERE!


Rather than using the punches or die cuts that the tutorial suggests, I thought it would be perfect to use the flower from the Because of You set.  I stamped it five times and colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I trimmed around each of them as close to the lines as possible.  For stability, add an extra layer of CS to the back before stamping and cutting.


This is the view of the card with the tag pulled out of it. You can see how the card is constructed.  This reveals the sentiment which is from the Just Wanted to Say kit from {Ippity}.  The branches and leaves that I also added are from the Devoted kit.


This is the perfect note to send to someone you want to thank who also likes flowers!  It is sure to brighten any day!  I am so happy that I tried this technique because it was easy and makes a great impression when finished!


Thank you for looking and I can't wait to see what you choose to do as you resolve to try something new! 


To follow along with all the blogs that are participating in today's H{ippity}Hop, and to see what  the other DT's members have resolved to try, please visit the {ippity} blog for the complete list. of blogs!  Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!

30 comments:

Lisa H. said...

fabulous, Kelly! don't you just love those little flower pots? yours turned out sooooo pretty. glad you're back!

Rona said...

very very cute!!

Katie Cotton said...

oh this is adorable! Great job!

Eva said...

Kelly, this is so beautiful and yepp....we sure used the same stamps again..hehehhee.

Eryn Hagen said...

Kelly this is GORGEOUS!

PaperCrafty said...

This came out so cute Kelly!! Great job!!

Just Me said...

This is crazy cute...your design team spot is very well deserved!

Heather said...

Omgosh Omgosh, 1 MILLION OMGoshes!!! This is just amazing...to amazing for words, so I'll shut up now! BUT WOWZAHS!

Andrea said...

super cute and LOVE the colors!

Jessica said...

Kelly- OMGosh, this is just soooo adorable and pretty. LOVE the orangy lace ribbon you put on the flower pot too. Simply GORGEOUS!! :-)

Martha said...

wow, what an awesome card. love what you did.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG love this Kelly it came out awesome!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW kelly!!! This is stunningly fabulous :)

Sara said...

what a beautiful card! i love those flowers :)

have a great day!

xoxo
sarabeth

Carolina said...

Oh this is just adorable and love the color scheme you selected!

Angie Blom said...

this is amazing Kelly. love how you did this, and the colours so cheerful.

Danni said...

Fantastic job!

Paula said...

Great looking!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOW! This is really pretty! I love it! I need to try one of these flower pot cards too!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your flower pot card is GORGEOUS, Kelly! LOVE it!

~~Audrey~~ said...

Brilliant! Luv how you layered on the flowers!

Lela said...

Wow, your card is BEAUTIFUL! Great colors, TFS!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

I have admired this style of card for awhile. I need to try it. Your sample is just darling! And the flowers will last much longer than real ones too! ~ky

Elisabeth said...

I squealed when I saw this, that's how stinking cute this is!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous card and colors, those colors are so alive, I luv it....wonderful!

enjoy *~*

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up? This is so cute I would marry it if I could! I love the fun orange colors and that flower is soooo cute! Hugs,

the whimsical butterfly said...

HOW Gorgeous is THIS?!?! SUPER gorgeous!!! Welcome back my friend! Your talent amazes me and you've got a winner w/ this cute, CUTE card!!! Hope you had a wondeful holiday!

Mardell said...

I love that whole concept and your warm, sunny card looks wonderful after all the COLDNESS here in the Midwest! Nice job!!

Cheri Howard said...

Gorgeous! I've never tried this technique, either, but keep meaning to - now you give me more reason! =D

Vianna said...

This one came out Super Fab - I love the vibrant colors on the sunflowers.