Monday, January 28, 2013

A Skipping Stones Blog Hop

Hello!

Today, I am participating in a very special blog hop in honor of Heather Timmins, owner of Skipping Stones Design Stamps.  You should have arrived from Vanessa's blog, if not check out the SSD blog for details.

Heather has decided to take a break from the stamp business, and this special hop is in her honor, as a way of saying thank you, and good wishes!  I remember the first time I "met" Heather.  I had my very first card published in Papercrafts Magazine back in 2010 using Friendly Fruits and she emailed me to tell me about her very generous incentive program.  Well, a guest design spot soon followed as well as a place on her team.  I have fond memories of my short time with Skipping Stones and adore the fabulously funny as well as gorgeous stamp sets that Heather has designed.  God bless you Heather!


For my card, I chose Breathtaking Butterflies.  It is a newer set, but oh-so lovely!  To start, I stamped the solid image onto my panel in a light blue, added a few strips of Navy cardstock and adhered the panel to a Navy card base.


I then stamped the large detailed image in Navy, cut it out and popped it up over the strips, adding rhinestones and stamping my sentiment underneath.


I couldn't stop there, and created this super clean and simple card using the smaller solid butterfly.  Stamping the image at the base of a white panel, I trimmed around the bottom of the butterflies, stamped my sentiment and after tying on twine popped it up onto a Kraft card base.


Okay, now head on over to see what Judith has for you, and don't forget to leave comments along the way.  There are some fun SSD stamp sets up for grabs to a lucky winner!  The deadline to leave those comments will be Sunday February 3rd.











Supplies-
{Thinking of You}
Paper: Marshmallow Bazzill, Navy PTI
Stamps: Breathtaking Butterflies Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Navy, Sicilian Blue Fresh Ink
Embellishment: Rhinestones Michael's
Tools: Corner Rounder WRMK

{Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today}
Paper: Kraft Wplus9, White Georgia-Pacific
Stamps: Breathtaking Butterflies SSD
Ink: Melon, Birch Fresh Ink, Bermuda, Lichen Amuse
Embellishment: Twine May Arts

29 comments:

  1. Lindsay, both of these cards are just stunning! Thank you so much for hopping with us today!

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  2. Love this Lindsay...awesome stamping!

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  3. This is stunning! I love the butterfly superimposed on top of the lightly stamped butterflies. So elegant!

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  4. Lindsay, your card is just beautiful. The inside as well as the outside! It was great working with you in the past! You do fantastic work.

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  5. such pretty cards...love the soft butterflies stamped all over the first card and the border you created on the 2nd.

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  6. These are so pretty! I love the simplicity of the second one, but that first one is just stunning, elegant, soft, and beautiful.

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  7. Both cards are beautiful. Great ideas.

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  8. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very pretty cards, love the use of white space on the second card.

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  10. Love the stamped background (great use of the stamp) and the navy blue! Your other card is superb also!

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  11. Beautiful cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I love butterflies so your card really struck a chord for me. Beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful Lindsay - love what you created.

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  14. Love the cards. The large navy butterfly card is very striking.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  15. These are both absolutely wonderful cards. Fab CAS designs!!!

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  16. WOW!!! Your cards never fail to blow me away!!!! I am so touched by your words and inspired by your work!!! Thank You form the bottom of my heart!!!! Hugs!

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  17. wow great cards! I LOVE how you did the bottom of your second card with the butterflies what a fabulous idea!

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  18. Lindsay I simply LOVED both your cards.
    Love your style !!

    TFS
    Hugs,
    Riti

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  19. Such beautifully designed cards, love them both!!!

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  20. Both of these are so pretty. LOVE the blue one (blue is my fav color!) and the cutouts around the butterflies in the second card is such a great idea.

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  21. Oh no! I love Heather and SSD! Hopefully it really is just a short break :) Beautiful job with those butterflies!!

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  22. These are both so lovely, Lindsay. The thin banners behind the focal butterfly are so crisp and classy. I love the soft colors you chose for the second card, and the bottom-heavy design with lots of white space is a favorite of mine. :)

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