Monday, February 22, 2010

We are Hippity Hopping Today!!


Happy Hippity Hop!!  
Isn't it nice that now that ippity has come along and that we have these awesome H{ippity} Hops planned, that we don't have to dread Mondays anymore?  Hippity Hops have turned Monday's from drudgery into a day full of inspiration.  Many ladies will be posting creations they have made with {ippity} onto their blogs today and you can find who is participating by visiting the {ippity} Blog HERE.


You are invited too!!
We invite you to sign up and join us next week for our H{ippity} Hop by visiting the Ippity Forum sign up thread at SCS which is usually up by the Friday before. Simply add your name and blog address to the list and we will make sure you show up on the master blog list!  

Eryn is hosting our H{ippity} Hop today which means that she gets to pick the challenge for this week!!  She picked a fantastic one... it is one of my FAVORITE challenges to do!!  Can you guess it?

It's a sketch challenge!!  Yeah!! I LOVE Sketch Challenges!!!  As you all know I am working my way through ALL the sketches on the Master Sketch list at SCS.  Not counting all the ones that I have randomly done over the past couple of years, I have finished the first 12 on the list and am working my way through the next 12.  I copy and paste the pictures of each sketch onto a letter-sized paper so that 12 sketches fit onto each sheet.  Then I print it out and leave the sheet in front of me as I create cards so I can use them whenever it strikes my fancy. 

The sketch that I used for my card today is SC08...


And here is the card I made using it...

At first glance you may think that I did not follow the sketch very closely, but keep in mind that they are just guides and that you can tweak them to make them work for you.  I did not use the two equal squares in the center as shown in the sketch, but you can see that I put them together to make one long rectangle in place of the two squares, or you can also see that the spring panel and the basket actually "represent" the two smaller squares.  Let your imagination be your guide and the let the sketches work for you! They are only inspirational... not set in stone!



 My card for today uses stamps that you will find in the Thoughts of Spring stamp set that is one of {ippity'}'s New Releases.  It is the perfect set to use for all your spring and Easter cards and layouts.

As of today you can still preorder this set from me for a discounted price!  Once my stamps arrive, which will probably be tomorrow, the price will go back to my regular sale price.


 


For today's card I used Basic Grey's Sugar Rush paper.  I loved how the plaid worked well on the basket to make it actually look woven!

The lace is a recent purchase from JoAnn's and the flowers are from Prima.  The cute pink half pearl is from Darice and was in a pack of several colors and only cost a buck!!

We sure hope that you will play along with us in this week's challenge.  Eryn will have all the details for you about it on the SCS {ippity} forum.  So be sure to stop by there and find our the deets and what you have a chance at winning!!




So head right on over to the {ippity} blog and start at the beginning
to be wonderfully inpsired by some more {ippity} creations!!


Have a wonderful Monday and may your "basket" be full of fun new {ippity} stamps to play with!!




28 comments:

BonnieRose said...

love your bright orange card.. wow.. love it.. can't wait to get my new sets.. shud get them today or tomorr.. woohoo!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I LOVE these paper from Basic Grey and they are perfect for springy cards. I LOVE the layout you chose...adding it to my list :)

Susan said...

Kelly, this is so pretty! Love the bright spring colors, makes we long for a beautiful spring day!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very pretty card, Kelly!! I love the fun spring colors and the beautiful lace trim!! Great job with the sketch!!

Elisabeth said...

Very, very cute, love your take on the sketch!

Renee' Dezember said...

Amazing! LOVE the colors you picked Kelly!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a cute card great idea about the sketches!!!

Sheryl K said...

What a great card!! Love the orange and the paper does look great on the basket!! Love the idea of printing out multiple sketches. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great take on this sketch Kelly! love the orange!

Lisa H. said...

soooo bright and cheerful! love that orange dp! another great card, girl!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Beautiful, bright and fun card Kelly! Love it!

Banu said...

Very pretty and springy card. Loved your take on the sketch :)

Andrea said...

super cute and so cheery!

Heather said...

Beautiful use of colors and design! LOVe that polka dot flower! Too fun!

lynn said...

very sweet and cheerful card, kelly! i didn't realize you could tweak a sketch--i'd always tried to follow it exactly-which can be hard to do for me.

Jodi C. said...

LOVE this!! So Springy and pretty!!

Brooke said...

Totally sweet and springy Kelly!!

Eryn Hagen said...

GORGEOUS as ALWAYS!! :)

Jen said...

Kelly, this card makes me smile! Such bright lovely colors and the stamp images make it perfect! *wink* That little polka dot flower is tooo cute!

Brooke said...

Love the colors on this Easter card! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful Card. love the bright colours.

JenMarie said...

Super duper CUTE!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh, I love all the happy colors!!!

lisa a.

Yvette said...

love your zesty orange color combo here! Makes me confident spring is just around the corner!

jennifer mitten said...

Very pretty -love the colors!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so gorgeous, Kelly! Can't wait for spring to arrive! :D

Eva said...

Ohhh...this is so cute...what a great take on that sketch and I love the papers you picked to make this adorable card!