Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Introducing Grapeful- SSD and Twinery Blog Hop

Good morning!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  It's a big, big day because Skipping Stones Designs is celebrating the release of our newest set, Grapeful and we are partnering with The Twinery to do it up big!


If you are hopping along today, you should have arrived from Amy's Crockett's blog.  If not, please visit The Twinery or Skipping Stones Design to pick up the hop order from the beginning.

Using Grapeful, I created a card using our sketch artist, Heidi Van Laar's, fantastic sketch as a starting point.


I started by stamping the very funny sentiments on a circle patterned paper.  I stamped the martini glass and citrus wedges, fussy cut them and added some Stickles to mimic the look of a sugared or salted rim. I adhered the citrus to the top of the card to create a scalloped edge.



The Twinery sent us an awesome sampler of twine to play with, and I added a band of twine and I created a frame with the twine, by running some glue around the circle and adhering two strands of twine. A few blue pearls finished off the card. All the patterned papers are from Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic collection.

A Sale
Skipping Stones PMS (Purchase More Stamps) Sale has been continued through Memorial Day, May 28th! Simply fill your cart and enter the appropriate code at check out and enjoy the savings!

  • PMS1 for 5% off 
  • PMS2 for 2 stamp sets and 10 % off 
  • PMS3 for 3 sets and 15% off 
  • PMS4 for 4 sets at 20% off. 
  • PMS5 for 5 sets at 25% off 
  • PMS6 for 6 sets or more at 30% OFF- WOW!!!

A LOT of Contests!
What's a hop without a contest or two or several, really?



The Twinery will be giving away a 'Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack' (retail $20) to one lucky hopper.  To enter, simply visit each blog on the hop (remember this is a two day event) and leave a comment. The Winner will be announced on The Twinery Blog on Sunday, May 27th.

Skipping Stones Design will also be giving away 2 sets Grapeful + a special surprise set to one lucky winner- comment like crazy to win.

The deadline for leaving comments is 11:59pm EDT, Friday May 25th.



AND.... I just happen to have an extra Grapeful set that I will be giving away.  Leave a comment below if you would like to have a chance to win.  All comments must be received by Friday night at midnight EDT. I will be announcing the winner of the Grapeful set, right here on my blog on Saturday morning.

Finally, don't forget Skipping Stones weekly sketch contest. Upload your take on this week's sketch to the Skipping Stones blog by next Monday, May 28 at midnight EDT for a chance to win a FREE Skipping Stones stamp set of your choice.  You don't even have to use Skipping Stones Stamps to play along.



Well, I am the last stop on the blog hop for Tuesday, but don't be sad, because we are going to have another fabulous Skipping Stones + Twinery hop tomorrow with more Skipping Stones and Twiney goodness.  The party starts at 8 a.m. EDT at The Twinery blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Katie

36 comments:

  1. HAHAHA!!!! I was so hoping someone would use that full sentiment! SO FUNNY! And on a gorgeous card!!! You rock!

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  2. I love that you used the whole stamp saying for your card! CUTE!

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  3. AWESOME card...I love the sentiments and look!

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  4. I love this sentiment! Your card is so fun, love all the sparkle and glitz and thanks for the extra chance to win!

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  5. What a wonderfully crafted card!

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  6. what a cute card!
    thanks for this giveaway & i'm glad i found your blog!
    mindy from Creative Juice
    http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  7. That sentiment just made LOL. I know the perfect person to send that to. Love your cards.

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  8. I am absolutley in LOVE with this card!!! i LOVE EVERYTHING about it!!! Great details!!!!

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  9. thinking of it as a border?.... never think of it..... nice idea you have there.

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  10. That card is great! The sentiment made me laugh out loud. Wonderful card - thanks for the chances to win.

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  11. I just love your card. What a perfect sentiment. I could use it for some very special people.

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  12. This is a cute card and I like the way you used the twine in a couple of different ways.

    Carla from Utah

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  13. Great card...love the bold and fun chevrons.

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  14. Such a fun card...LOVE the sentiments :) Thanks for playing along with The Twinery!

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  15. Geat card! All the bright colors and the chevron background make it so fun. The black/white twine really makes the colors stand out. TFS

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  16. Awesome Card love the new stamps and the blending of your colors are perfect looks like a great tasting drink. lol love the Sentiment.
    thanks for sharing and the chance to win,
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  17. Awesome card, awesome colors!
    b_turpin@comcast.net

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  18. Now this was one amazing post that started with one amazing and fun card!

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  19. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Katie - and an extra set to give away!

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  20. Beautiful card- I love your use of stickles on it. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  21. Okay, I want a margarita! Fantastic design!

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  22. liked how you used the stamp as a border.

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  23. Lol that is so funny, I love it! Beautiful, sunny colors too.

    sheri

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  24. Absolutely love your card, that sentiment is just great...thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  25. Such a fun card! Love the "sugared" rim and the circle of twine around your sentiment layer. I also enjoyed seeing your take on the sketch.

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  26. Love the subtle use of the twine and the variety of the stamps used. Very nice.

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  27. I love this sentiment!! LOL! gorgeous card! TFS and for the chance to win.
    Gina
    gm5casey@gmail.com

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  28. Katie~I love this card!

    Thank you

    Kathy

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  29. What a fun new stamp set! Great card.

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  30. I love the grapefruit slices along the top - so fun!

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  31. Your lemontini super cute, makes me wanna go have one. Great card!

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  32. Beautiful Card! Love how you used your twine :)
    //Katarina

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