Monday, August 2, 2010

Hippity Hop Happy Birthday to Maria

Happy Monday everyone  
and Hippity Hop!!

Wow!  What a great week it was this past week in Chicago for CHA!!  I have some fun pics to share with you today and then as soon as I can get them organized, I will have some more fun pictures to share with you too.  While it was great to be away, it was also wonderful to be home!!  I really missed having some time in my scrap room especially after seeing all the amazingly inspiring projects at CHA!

I had such a great time with my fellow Ippity DT Members Eva, Karen, Eryn and Maria while at CHA!!  We had lots of time to bond and build relationships that I know are going to last forever!

This is Eva, Angela, Michelle, Eryn, me and Karen

And this is me with Maria!  She arrived in time to help us with the Ippity Booth at the Supershow!

 It was also great that we got to celebrate Maria's birthday while we were together.  Her birthday is coming up on the 4th of August, but the last night we were in town, all the Unity and Ippity peeps went out to dinner at "Maria's" Mexican restaurant.


She shared a pitcher of Margaritas with Broman.

And then she was serenaded during dinner!!  It was a blast!!

She is beautiful inside and out and I am so happy to have met her in person!!

Now, to further celebrate her birthday, for our Hippity Hop today, all the DT members are honoring Maria for her birthday by making a birthday card just for her.  Be sure to check out all the DT members' blogs to see what everyone else has made for her.

Because I know how much Maria loves red, white and blue, I decided to use some of the October Afternoon paper from the Road Map line to make her card.  I also used some of the Webster's Pages flowers to add some femininity to the card.  

The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Ippity stamp set called Life's Little Moments.  It is a wonderful scrapbooking set that can be used for cards as well!!  I stamped it in SU's Blue Bayou.

The bottom scallop was made by stamping one of the scalloped strips from Ippity's  Sweet Thoughts of Spring set.  (Which happens to be on sale on my sales blog right now!!  Don't delay!  I only have two of them left in stock!)  I carefully cut out around the scallops and added rhinestones in between them.  I liked the way it turned out!  What do you think?

Then, to visit the rest of the blogs on today's Hippity Hop, just head over to the Ippity Blog to start at the top and to find the details of this week's Hippity Hop challenge which is Christmas in August!  Have fun on the Hop and enjoy your day!!

May your bucket overflow with the types of friendships that grow over the years and will last for a lifetime like the ones I am making with my fabulous Ippity chicks!!


lynn said...

sweet-love the bloomers, kelly!

dahlhousedesigns said...

I'm sure Maria will absolutely adore her birthday card. It is simply fabulous. You all look so beautiful in your pictures!

lisa a.

StampinCathy said...

Glad you had a blast at CHA and were able to meet all the wonderful peeps in person. WOW! You guys made Maria feel super special for her birthday in Chicago and today. You guys ROCK! Your card is fabulous. Love everything about it.

Jenny said...

So super cute Kelly! I adore that little red ribbon of flowers =) I'm sooo happy I finally got to meet you in person!! I had a blast with you at CHA!!!

Bogner's said...

I never know how to use that Bday stamp, and now I know! That is so stinking cute as a postage style image! TFS! And I love all the fun pictures of CHA and Maria!

Aleks said...

It looks like Maria had a very memorable birthday celebration!! Looks like so much fun!

Your card is just beautiful! Love the flower ribbon and your colours!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Looks like you had a FAB time at CHA:) I love love love this card--so beautiful! I really need to use my flower ribbon--this inspires me (as always!!).

Andrea said...

Very pretty! Love your color choices.

Anonymous said...'s hard to type through tears!! I miss you so much and seeing all the pictures was so much fun :) I sure love you lady and your card is beyond AMAZING. You know me so well and I feel such a wonderful connection with you. Can't wait to squeeze you in LA :)

Rona said...

really pretty!! I love the happy birthday inside the postage stamp!

{jennie} said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! I am so happy we had a chance to meet at the Supershow!
Great card. LOVE the flowers. I haven't purchased any yet..but I will soon!

Lisa H. said...

love the pics! you could always photoshop my and Lisa A. in there. lol! great card, love all the red!

Carisa said...

awesome card & great to see pics of so many people! esp maria! how fun to hijack the hop & fill it with bday cards for her.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos...great card the bling!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome photo's and I love the card, fun and full of love..Xx

Julie Ranae said...

Finally made it here! : )
So sorry I didn't get a photo with you but I am guessing we will have more opportunities!

Great...GREAT design-work, Kelly : ) LOVE it!

Karen said...

Maria's card is gorgeous and I love reliving the great times we shared via the photos Kelly! You are one special lady!

Miss ya roomie.