Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Hippity Hop!!

OK, so today is the first official day of the New Year for me where I am back on track and into my routine.   Boy have I missed having a regular schedule and some quiet time around my house!!  Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but besides being slammed at work, I have been trying to get my house back in order, and the Christmas stuff put away!

I am really looking forward to this coming year as I have given myself some small crafting goals that will make my designing fun for me and hopefully for you too!!  I will talk more about that tomorrow!!  :-)

Today is Monday which means we are having another H{ippity} Hop Blog Hop!! I LOVE Mondays now!!  It is so much fun to visit all the blogs showcasing {ippity} stamps!! I am always so impressed with what I see and can't wait to stamp when I am hopping around!!  Thanks to all of you for your inspiration!! Be sure to stop by the {ippity} forum and chat with us too!

To start the H{ippity} Hop at the beginning, please click HERE!

Maria is our hostess with the mostest today and she has issued another challenge for us this week too!  For our fifth challenge, IHHC5, she has asked us to incorporate BUTTONS into our creations!!  I also combined the H{ippity}Hop Challenge with today's CAS Challenge CAS48, which was to make a Valentine's Day card!  You know how I love challenges and combining them is one of my favorite things to do!!  I hope you will play along and upload your card into the SCS Gallery and post a note on the thread.  You will have a chance to win a prize too!


I first stamped the heart image from the Straight From the Heart kit.  I stamped the row of black and then stamped again in red on white cardstock and paper pieced the red hearts on top of the black ones.  I also stamped the same image again in both black and red and cut them apart to use down by my sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Straight From the Heart kit.  Easy Peezy and it came together really quickly!



I hope this isn't too cluttered to still be considered CAS.  But as far as my designs go, I really limited the layering and didn't add the extra fluff like stitching, bows and bling!!  So this is CAS for me!! LOL!!   We will let Miss Boo decide if this qualifies for her challenge or not!  He he!!


I tried to keep this one masculine enough that I might be able to give it to my husband for Valentine's Day.  We will see if I can improve on one for him between now and Feb 14th!

The rest of the {ippity} DT will have some more cards using buttons to show you too!  Have fun Hopping and have a great Monday!!   We are experiencing a cold front here in FL and it is 40 degrees this morning!  It is really chilly for me!!

To get the Straight From the Heart {ippity} kit, please visit my {ippity} sales blog!  It is the perfect kit for your Valentine's creations!  I have three in stock and can ship them immediately!

Have a good one and may your bucket overflow with enough love to keep you warm!

34 comments:

Emily said...

A fab card, love the LO!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This came out great Kelly!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Gorgeous my friend! LOVE all those fun buttons-this is a hop theme after my own heart!!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great card! Love the buttons!

Elisabeth said...

Love the design on this, definitely a great "masculine" V day card, not too lovely dovey, just perfect!

Heather said...

This card is overflowing with gorgeousness! LOVE the details, colors and buttons! Too fabu!

Andrea said...

love those buttons!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up roomie! This is soooo super cute and CAS in my book! Hugs,

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Kelly!! Love the buttons!!

Angie Blom said...

fantastic card, love those buttons and the paper is just FAB!!!

Jennine Chambers said...

Loving the buttons!

Leah the Orange said...

seriously LOVELY card, Kelly! love the colours, and i'm TOTALLY inspired!

Eryn Hagen said...

SO FUN...Lovin' ALL those buttons! :)

Jillisgram said...

I'm hopping around to get valentine ideas. Cute card with all those buttons!

Martha said...

how cute!

Piali said...

So Pretty!! love the papers and buttons on it.

Rona said...

very cute and I think it is definitely clean and simple. :)

Jenny said...

As you know I love this card! Did you get my messages on SCS? I hit enter when I didn't mean to and wasn't sure if any went through to you. I also friend requested you on FB. Found you through my friend Maria G.

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely, adore the rows of buttons. Kim

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Luv the colour combo of your card. Beautiful card.

Danni said...

Love the buttons! Great card!

Marcy H. said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the color & the row of buttons~~

Just Me said...

Very elegant looking.

Chris S. said...

Whoa! I am starting to put away the Christmas stamps and now you've inspired me to get going on Valentine's Day! Beautiful card, Kelly.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Kelly! I've been super busy, too, and so unable to do the blog visiting I usually like to do... and leave comments. I always enjoy your beautiful art! You're in my Google Reader so that I don't miss anything.

This card is truly wonderful... reminds me of a card game. It's fun to do other than Christmas cards for a change of pace.

Happy New Year!!!
Lisa

Jessy said...

Kelly, this is such an awesome valentines card. Love the colors and the buttons. FABULOUS!

Bogner's said...

WOW, I love ALL those buttons. This is such a fun card! Adorable!

Jules! said...

Sweet. Simple. Beautiful!

StacyC said...

Beautiful... Gettin' that Valentine mood already!!!

Ravengirl said...

Cute little Valentine!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Just love these colors! Buttons really add a flair for the dramatic, yet convey a real down-home feel. Love this card!
~ky

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is so cute!!! i love all the buttons :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I ADORE this sweet card, Kelly! :)

bissecat said...

I love buttons lovely card.