Thursday, February 11, 2010

A look back at a card I never posted & an exciting hop(e).

Hey there! Is it cold where you are? It's freezing here. I'm still awaiting the day that Chase and I can go outside and eat dinner outside. Ahhh... okay I need to move on before I get bitter.

This is a card I had originally made for the release of You're Dandy. I wanted to do cream on white rays, but in the end they are really hard to see once photographed. Actually you can't see them at all. On the physical card it has a nice texture, and I still like the card, mainly because of that awesome ribbon from Carly's shop. Also, the stem on the dandelion is super easy to manipulate into the shape you want. Looking back I don't know why I didn't bend it so it would fit perfectly between the Thank and the You. For those of you that have the set... food for thought.

Stamps: You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity)
Cardstock: Real Red (Stampin' Up), Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Sepia (VersaFine), Cranberry (ColorBox, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Red and Cream Stripe (May Arts)
Jewels: Clear (Prima Marketing)
Thread: White (Coats and Clark)
Punch: Apron Lace (Fiskars)
Miscellaneous: Shipping Tag


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A few weeks ago Kandi asked me to help with the Skipping Stones' Hop(e) for Haiti. I was honored and super excited to be helping with such a great cause. We'd love for you to join us next Tuesday... 


More details from Skipping Stones:
On Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 we will launch a very special blog hop...
During Hop(e) for Haiti we can all work together to help raise money. The money will be donated to the Red Cross to help those still struggling to get basic needs met after surviving the devastating January earthquake in Haiti.
On February 16th we will start our blog hop at Skipping Stones Design and visit the blogs of our Stamp Tramps Design Team and MANY specially invited guest bloggers. You are in for a treat with our special guests!
During the week following Feb 16th you will have a chance at winning fabulous prizes including pre-released stamp sets, as well as bidding on some of your favorite artists' work on our special Ebay auctions. (Links will be provided)
100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction will go to the Red Cross. Please check back at Skipping Stones Design for updates.


What a great cause! I personally want to applaud Skipping Stones for what they are doing! Be sure to check back Tuesday for the hop(e)!

21 comments:

Laurel said...

I love the ribbon treatment!

Kay said...

Goodness, that is beautiful ribbon! I love how you ruffled it on the edge. Your stamp set is very versatile! What a pretty clean and crisp card. ♥♥ Kay

Carly said...

Courtney this card is fabulous! I just love the original layout and tag idea is perfect!

Deanna said...

A-Dorable!

Gabriela said...

OMG Courtney - I absolutely love, love, LOVE your card. The tag and gatherd ribbon are fabulous, my dear.

StampinCathy said...

This is one beautiful card. Great colors and love how you did that ribbon. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Randee E said...

Love this card!! I just got my set in the mail yesterday :0) Can't wait to play!! Thanks girl!

Jocelyn said...

Very cute card...I just bought some tags. I might have to play around with them today:-)

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS card, Courtney! Love your mix of tag and big ribbons!! Fabulous design!

Heather P. said...

How beautiful!!

Winter said...

So pretty! I LOVE the color combo and what a cute idea for the "K"! :)

~amy~ said...

Lovin' the ribbon treatment courtney!!

Karin said...

Love the red...Of course the ribbon is fab and being able to bend a clear stamp is a huge perk! Awesome card!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card, Courtney!! Love how you stamped on the tag and that big ruffled ribbon is too fabulous!!

Kandi Phillips said...

This is gorgeous! Love the ribbon and the cute blink. I seriously LOVE your clean style, its so fresh and fun! So excited for the hop with you! :)

yyam said...

Classy card Courtney! :) Love the tag and the ribbon! The stamped image looks divine here!:)

Christiana said...

Pretty card! Love the sparkle in the center of the dandilion. Just the right touch.

Tiffany said...

Really love what you did with the ribbon here, so neat!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty! Love the ribbon and the tag!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful! That ribbon is fab!

Annmaree said...

This is gorgeous.

OK I want that stamp set now lol. Next thursday I am ordering it!