Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hip Hop and a Farewell!


Hip Hop!!






Thank for stopping by my blog today! If you started at the beginning of today's Unity and Ippity DT Hip Hop blog hop then you have made it through all the Unity DT girls' blogs and should have just left Karen's Ippity blog on your way to getting through the Ippity DT girls' blogs.  I hope you are finding lots of inspiration!


To start at the beginning!!
And follow the icons to each of the next blogs!


Many of you know Michelle Ogdahl as the previous Manager of Ippity.  She was kind of like the team mom for the DT too!  But most importantly from the minute I started working with her and especially upon meeting her in person for the first time at CHA Winter in Anaheim, she has been my friend!

She has decided, with the blessings of all of her Unity and Ippity friends to move on in a new direction in her life and the card that I have made for today will be sent to her to show her my love and support in all that she does and has done for us!  I love her to death and hope for continued success and happiness in her new life's travels!!  We will miss her for sure, but you never want to hold someone back from knowing when it is their time to make a change!!

Thanks for all you have done Michelle 
and I wish you the best in your New Beginning!!  ♥

The card I made is based on this week's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge which is pictured below!
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I used DP from Pebbles May Bouquet Collection, Nesties Label 10 and the following Ippity Stamp sets...

  

 To purchase either of these or any Ippity stamp sets, please click HERE!!


To create the flower image in the centerpiece, I stamped it four times total.  First in green, then in golden yellow and cut out the whole flower, then again in orange and cut out the top layer of the flower and a fourth time onto scratch paper and cut it out for a mask.  Next, I placed the mask over the my flower and used my Copics' air brush system to spray the blue around the flower for the sky background. I purposely left a little of the green flower showing underneath at the bottom to create a shadow!  I also added some stickles to the flower center and below the sentiment!  

As we bid farewell to Michelle, we are also welcoming Amy as her replacement, (see the blog post about it here!) so all will be wonderful as always in the Unity and Ippity worlds!!  Hope you guys have a great day and enjoy the rest of the Hop.

Your next stop is Lisa A's blog!!  Enjoy!!


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16 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Kelly,

What a pretty card you made here for Michelle! Perfect sentiment for it, of course, very nice!!! Pretty how you stamped that lovely flower and the blue background, like it a lot!! Love the bright colors!!

Hugs,
Wendy

Lisa H. said...

such a fun card! it's really pretty and just pefect for Michelle. team mom is right, she was such a leader for us!

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful stunning card today Kelly. I love the cheerful colours and the sentiment is just perfect. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Xx

Celtica said...

oh that's a really nice card! i'm sure michelle will feel very honored when receiving it!!
greetings
Virginie

Maria Gurnsey said...

This is AMAZING!! I can't believe all the cutting you did for that little flower....it's perfect :)

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful card Kelly! Amazing outcome on the flower! Michelle will love it :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Kelly! I really love those bright, cheery colors-perfect for Michelle's send off! So pretty!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Such fun happy colors!!! I love that you used the new beginning stamp! Just perfect!

lisa a.

Pamela said...

Great card!!! :)

lynn said...

love your layered flower-its beautiful, kelly!

StampinCathy said...

This is gorgeous and so inspiring. I just love the colors and details.

Rona said...

beautiful card - just perfect

jmahugger said...

Beautiful~~Love the colors~

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Kelly! This is so fun! I love the sketch...and the tags with the dots...and the velvet rik rak...and those flowers;) FAB job--as always! You are amazing!

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful card...love the colors!! TFS

Helen F. said...

Beautiful flower image and sentiment, Kelly! Gorgeous color combo too :o)