Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Hop(e) for Haiti & Sketch Tuesday

I feel so blessed to get to be a part of this fantastic service opportunity! I am sure many of you have shed tears for those who have been affected by last month’s tragedy in Haiti. Thank you to Heather for putting this together and letting us each play some small role in this! It’s my hope that we can help to make a difference and bless some lives in Haiti.

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Hop(e) for Haiti.! If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived at my blog from Karen Giron’s blog.

As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake. So, we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check the Skipping Stones Design Website for the link to the auction). 100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross.


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Here’s our lovely sketch for this week: ssd012-

I am having a serious love affair with the Dandelion Dreams stamp set and just HAD to use it again this week. Look at all the cool ways I’m showing you to use this set! *grin*

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Here’s my card. It’s vintage-y and lacey and distressed. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with lace and layers lately. One of these days I would like to try my hand at some serious “vintage style” altering. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

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So for this card I used some 7 Gypsies coordinating paper from their Hudson Valley 8x8 paper pack. I found it on clearance at Archiver’s last week. I love the elegant prints and patterns in this pack! I also picked up a Tea Dye distress ink from Tim Holz. Talk about distressed luuuuuurve!

The background paper started out a plain blue-green color and I inked it up with some of that delightful Tea Dye distress ink. The photo is slightly deceiving. It’s more of a light brown color and is very subtle.

I don't normally do a lot to the insides of the cards other than sentiments, but I did on this one:

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Anyway… I created a paper ruffle on the left side of the card and layered up some loveliness with some crocheted lace and beaded trim and topped it off with a handmade flower. I piled several pearls from Kaisercraft into the center.

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The silhouette flowers are stamped in CTMH Chocolate brown ink and I layered up the sentiments and popped them out with American Crafts foam tabs.

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Thank you for stopping here at my blog! I hope you enjoyed your stop! From here you will be hopping over to a very special guest blogger on this hop, the delightful and talented:

Christi Milliken of Blessings on Paper

~Inky Smiles & Happy Hopping!

P.S. - How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop. The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!

49 comments:

Yoli said...

I especially love the first card posted. I can't believe such a beautiful card was inspired by such a simple sketch. Wow!

Mallorey said...

Love the stamps! And the first card is so pretty :)

Jennifer Moore said...

Very pretty card. Love the sentiment.

mycardz said...

Wow, Erin! Awesome card. I love the lace and papers you used, AND especially the lace flower. Very very nice card. hugz, Mary

Cibele Glazer said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your lacey flower - gorgeous!

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful card! The card just flows so nicely.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the great card inspirations!

Ladybug Designs said...

That is great card. I am excited to see how much we raise for Haiti.

karen said...

So Pretty!! Mom

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!!! Erin! I love how you made the flower and the ruffles. It's lurrrvely! You've truly sold me on this set!

I'm hopping to see what else everyone as done. Thanks for asking me to participate, Sweetie!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous Erin! I just love the vintage flair you have added to the set. I used the same set this week because I love it too!

Amanda D. said...

Erin - your cards never disappoint me! I just got some new lacey ribbon recently and now I am going to have to dig it out and play!

pam said...

Good Job. I love the vintage look too. I love the stamps. I will need to get them.

Pat said...

LOVE that ruffle and the lacey flower! VERY creative and beautiful!

Barb said...

Your card is lovely! You've done a wonderful job with that stamp set! Makes me want to buy one!

stampmonkey said...

Oh, Erin! --your card is so beautiful and feminine, inside and out!! I love how you layered-up the left side of the card with all the pretty paper and trims...and your handmade flower is loverly! Just beautiful!

lauracox said...

Oh what pretty cards! Thanks for being a part of this hop....really fun!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Susan said...

Very cute card.

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Just beautiful love the lace!!!

chris said...

These are so gorgeous,lots of time and love has gone into these.
thanks for sharing

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful card, Erin! The hop is so much fun. Thank you for including me!!

wendyp said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love your flower!

Kaye said...

I like the dandelion stamp set. So many beautiful cards can be made with it.

Lorrie said...

Such talent everywhere! Hours of eye candy.

KOstvig said...

Very pretty

Pattyjo said...

Really great cards! Thanks for the chance!
Pattyjo

Haidee said...

I REALLY LIKE THE TITLE OF THIS CARD!!! THANKS FOR THE VIEWS!!

Kathie said...

The vintage look is one of my favorites Erin. Hop(e) Hop Rocks.

Barb's Boys said...

Erin I love your ruffle and the lace - beautiful.

Rufus said...

Like the lace touches. Also that you inked up you DP.

rozie640 said...

Very pretty, love all the lace.

Edna said...

Great stamping, I love the vintage feel you achieved with these!

Jana said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. The people of Haiti need all the help we can muster.

Crafty 4u said...

love the card, the flower is FAB!!! hugs, ellen

Mama mia said...

I love the card. I also love how you inked the flowers on. It turned out simply marvelous. thanks for participating.

Jennie said...

Love these cards...and great sketch :o)

ajh1985 said...

very very cute, love the vintage look, thanks for the inspiration

nonapearl said...

Simply lovely cards! You do such awesome work!!!

=) Nona

Kandi Phillips said...

This is totally amazing Erin! I love the flower and its such a fun look, way to go girl! ;)

craftymom205 said...

Love the Dandelion Dreams stamps. The card is great.

southernscraps said...

Beautiful card!

Shanarun said...

Really like what you did with the teal paper and distressing via the darker ink!

DeniseB said...

Very pretty! I love the crocheted lace trim on it.
DeniseB

Stephanie Gruss said...

"Butterfly wishes and dandelion kisses"!! How sweet! I love it!

Sarah said...

I am not sure how...BUT I missed leaving you some love on this one!!! Gorgeous work Erin...thanks so much for inviting me along !!! You rock.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the vintage look with the lace!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Erin! Love the look and feel of that lace border and flower! Such a great fit with the images!