Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Hop with Hope Stamps Eternal

Hey there. As I've mentioned before, Rachel re-opened her store Hope Stamps Eternal back up and she organized a fun blog hop today. The participants were to use stamps from The Greeting Farm and the ever so fabulous Bella Blvd. paper. I'm the last stop on the hop, so if you haven't viewed the rest of the cards, please go to the beginning here on Rachel's blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way because one lucky person will be chosen to win a 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad of their choice!!! WooHoo.

The Greeting Farm stamps are pretty popular at the moment and I can see why. The are all cute. I'm so excited that Rachel is carrying them in her store. I chose to use the Miss Anya set by The Greeting Farm. Rachel wanted me to let y'all know that she has already sold out of this set (because it is so uber adorable), but the good news is she has a new shipment coming in April. So if you're interested in it, be sure to email her so she can put you on the pre-order list!! I chose to use this Anya first. She is just too perfect for Spring, Easter, Mother's Day, Get Well or Thinking of you cards! I colored her in with Copics (my first time using them, did I do okay?). The little tulips are cut out and raised with dimensionals. I also added Stardust Stickles here and there to give it some sparkle. Check out the little pearls too. I added one to the middle of her bow and two down in the corner. Who wouldn't love little pink pearls!!! They are by Memory Box and a ton come in a little package! Remember we were to use Bella Blvd. paper. Have you ever heard of this company? You must check out off of their super cute paper. I can't wait to use the rest of the ones I bought! Especially the Jet Lag and April Showers papers- soooooo cute! Well I used two here: Little Buds and Growing Up. So perfect for this time of year and I love all the details. My card measures 6x3.5! (Details at the end of this post).

I had a little extra time on Saturday, so I sat down and came up with another card using this set. I'm telling you I absolutely love these little girls and they are so much fun to color! I've seen a lot of samples out there and they all look different. I colored this one with Prismacolors and OMS. Her hair with the headband was cut out and raised with dimensionals. I then added some sparkles with Stardust Stickles and drew n a ground with my Micron pen. Again the fabulous paper is Bella Blvd. This one is called Stardust. Isn't it perfect for a girly card? I also couldn't resist using those Memory Box pearls again. These fit neatly into the pattern on the paper. I followed Mojo 79 for the layout.

So there you have it. The end of your hopping. I hope that you had fun and enjoyed all of our samples. I know that we had a blast sharing them with y'all. Enjoy shopping at Hope Stamps Eternal and don't forget to use the coupon code GRANDRE10 for 10% off; plus all orders over $50 get free shipping. Both offers end Mar. 31st!!!!

Card 1
Stamps: Miss Anya (The Greeting Farm), Little Things (TAC)
Paper: TAC white, Bella Blvd - Little Buds & Growing Up, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Other: Copics, Memory Box Baby Pink pearls, Stardust Stickles, dimensional, scallop scissors, Kraft Taffeta
Copics: E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, R81, R83, V12, V15

Stamps: Miss Anya (The Greeting Farm), Fairy Tales (TAC)
Paper: Bella Blvd. - Stardust, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, TAC white
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, dimensional, Micron pen, Kraft Taffeta, Stardust Stickles, scallop scissors, Memory Box baby pink pearls


Jessica said...

I love them both!! And yes, you did MORE than ok with the Copics - and you're so good for remembering to write down which ones you used!

Colleen Wold said...

Umm...WHAT? Your first time with Copics??? Your coloring is GORGEOUS! You did an awesome job! Your cards are awesome as well! You know I just love that second one with her glittery shirt and headband! I knew this Anya was cute...but after seeing your cards I am SOLD! Must get this set! :)

Chris & Karen Gale Family said...

These are adorable. Great choice of paper on "Thinking of You". The green really grounds the trees and makes the layout cohesive. Your embellishments are darling.

Barb said...

These are so cute! Your coloring is just fantastic, Kim... and love the sparkle of the Stickles!

Rachel Hope said...

SHUT UP!!!! That is your first Copic coloring???? You ROCK the Hizouse Girlie!!!!

I love everything...great colors, details...LOVE IT ALL!!!

Heather said...

Your coloring is AWESOME! Both of your Miss Anya cards are absolutely fantastic!

Anna said...

Super cute, Kim! Love the popped out hair! Looks like your a pro with the copics too!

Martha said...

just beautiful!

2Bis2DO said...

I'm glad you did a close up of this picture to show the details. Awesome job.

Cindy Karasz said...

So cute, I like how you popped up her hair/headband. Great coloring!

Tammi said...

Oh what adorable cards, love them both! You did great with the copics, aren't they fun to use!

Anonymous said...

It's totally not fair that you use the Copics for the first time and it's fabulous!!!!! Love the dimension to both your cards. I need to order this set.
LOSTie Debbie

Lynda Benden said...

Dang Kim, you did a FANTASTIC job with the Copics!!! Both cards are AWESOME! Your coloring, colors, details, everything are wonderful!

Michelle said...

Holy Heck these are FABULOUS!!! Oh my gosh I want them!!! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! I just love all the details too - pearls, glitter - YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Brandi said...

Wowzers! This is the first time you used copic?? Are you joking? Awesome job! I love the glitter too!