Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas is Love- Skipping Stones Blog Hog

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday! 

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #106 and  a Blog Hop to feature many of the wonderful Texture Sets from Skipping Stones Designs!  If you just came from Kendra's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

For my card, I decided to highlight just two of the amazing textures from Pumpkin Seed Sentiments. 

Christmas is Love

I stamped one of the images from the set onto a banner tag from Canvas Corp that I flipped upside down to be a Christmas Tree. The scale of this tag is perfect size as a focal point for a card. I then went back over the tag tree with a lighter shade of green ink to add a bit more color.  I also used the set to provide the subtle pattern on the circle behind the tree.  Here's a close up: 


The tiny green clothes pin is also courtesy of Canvas Corp.  Who knew that tiny clothespins could be made even more cute by painting them a cheerful shade of green!  I glued it to the tree tag with some white glue and it holds the star in place at the top of the tree.  A few cheerful buttons as ornaments and a rectangle tree trunk finish off this little tree. 

I backed the tree and circle with a doily that I sprayed with some Glimmer Mist (Starfish).  The patterned paper if from the Everyone Loves Christmas Collection by Echo Park. I topped off the card by wrapping some fun green polka dot ribbon around the card and finishing it with a bow.  The tiny tag was distressed a bit and stamped with Love also from Pumpkin Seeds Sentiments. 

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers’ blogs.  This month we are welcoming Tosha LeyendekkerKendra Sand and Windy Robinson to our team as Guest Designers! Jen Del Muro will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the sketch we're using in today's hop!


Does this sketch get your creative mojo going?  If so, stop back at the Skipping Stones blog and link up your version of the sketch. You could win a free stamp sent of your choice from Skipping Stones Design. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Head over to Kandi's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Katie



18 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, bright and fun! This card makes me happy!

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  2. Oh Katie....absolutely DARLING!! I hope you plan to give this to someone special. I love it. Beautiful, festive card!

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  3. wow your card is so amazing...I love it and great layout..

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  4. VERY cute card! Love how you did the star w/the clothes pin - too cute!

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  5. What a fun card!! So bright and fun, I love it!!

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  6. This card is so adorable!! Great job on using the layout and making it your own!

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  7. oh my! How stinkin CUTE is that tree! Love the way you used the clothes pin! Fabulous job, Katie!

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  8. My jaw is on the floor - HOW cute is this?!?!?!?!?! Excellent!

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  9. wHAT A SWEET CARD!!!I LOVE the combination of the shapes and textures!!!!

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  10. How totally cute is this? I know I totally want to make a tree with Pumpkin Seed Sentiments! LOL! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  11. Absolutely love this! All the colors and the buttons and that adorable clothes pin...just super!

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  12. I LOVE it! Your card is so stinking cute! :)

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  13. Love how you used Pumpkin Sentiments for the tree. It's the perfect texture!

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  14. So bright and fun Katie! I LOVE those colors and all of the layers!

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  15. I love the way you used the two coordinating texture stamps on the circle and tree. Beautiful card!

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  16. This is so super sweet - I ADORE it !!
    I did so enjoy playing along with the sketch and will def be using it again and again !
    Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  17. Katie......Your card is so adorable! Love the bright fun colors and the way you used "Pumpkin Seeds" to make your tree! Cute! Cute! Cute!

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