Sunday, August 08, 2010

{ippity} Do Dah

Good morning everybody! Guess what! Several weeks ago, I added my blog to the Stamping Top 50. It was sort of a lark, but I did kind of want to see how I rated. My first ranking was #773! As of the time I write, I am now at #496! I have broken the barrier into the ranks of those who are actually listed by blog name! Thank you to all who read and who comment, as it is because of you. I do treasure every comment I receive.

Okay, now that I'm done gushing for the day, it's H{ippity} Hop time! A full list of participants is listed on the {ippity} blog. The Design Team will have some previews of the new releases, which will go live on Thursday, August 12. I've seen them and you guys are gonna love 'em! Yes, I will have them all available to purchase, and I will have some specials going up on my {ippity} blog as soon as the new goodies arrive.

For now, I have a card with a stamp from the last release. It's called Books a'Flutter. When I saw this one, I just knew it would be a favourite! The ribbon and white butterfly are from the Caffinated Cropper kit With a Cherry on Top. Other supplies used are Neenah Classic Crest, Script & Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folders, Copic Markers, Weathered Wood Distress Ink, Nesties Labels 8 and Frosted Lace Stickles.Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a marvelous week.

Challenges this card is for:
Etsy Inspired #100: Inspired by this butterfly journal
All Things Unity #12: Back to School (we just bought college textbooks. OUCH!!)
This week's Sketch For You to Try (and Ashley is this month's guest DT!!)
Oh Alice, Chapter 25: make an all white card (with the exception of the main image)

29 comments:

Angie Blom said...

Carole.. this is a stunning card, I love it!! okay I need to go look again... gorgeous!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

EEEKKKKKKKK! Are you kidding me?!?! This is the most gorgeous card ever! I am in love love love with it! It's just perfect for all the challenges! I was totally stumped on the Oh Alice but you nailed it! Awesome job!

Thanks so much for taking the time to play the EtsyInspired challenge this week! It means so much to me!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

EEEKKKKKKKK! Are you kidding me?!?! This is the most gorgeous card ever! I am in love love love with it! It's just perfect for all the challenges! I was totally stumped on the Oh Alice but you nailed it! Awesome job!

Thanks so much for taking the time to play the EtsyInspired challenge this week! It means so much to me!

jennyk said...

Beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one gorgeous card. Love the texture and your coloring on the books are amazing. Love that bow too! Thanks for the inspiration.

lynn said...

love all the white and texture-just so pretty, carole!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, wow! this is really pretty.

Bogner's said...

Congrats on moving on up that blogger list! How exciting! You are in the top 500! WoooHooo! I love your card. All that white and that butterfly is so cool!

Andrea said...

lookie how pretty! very elegant!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Carole... I love your card. It's so bright. My 11 year old son is an advid reader. I love the stamp. I think I may have to order this set from you. Your site looks great!!!

Danni said...

LOVE this!! So stunning! Gorgeous!!

Rona said...

Carole this card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the way you colored your books and that texture is fabulous.

Virginia L. said...

Love the subtle embossed background for this image! So gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge #100! good luck!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card....love all the white and how it highlights your image and ooooo, that butterfly.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OH WOW!! And the funny thing was when I 1st saw the image I was thinking I thought you could use it for the OAC too!! This can out SOOOO AWESOME, thanks for playing with us again at All Things Unity

shuggy said...

i love this card!

Kelly Landers said...

Oh this is really adorable! I love the sweet white card and the wonderful colors on the stack of books!! Great stamp!!

creative patti said...

oh my goodness, thats what this card is pure Goodness. Love all the white on white, it's great!

secret scrapbooker said...

Gorgeous card, love the layering and subtle colours, beautiful :0)
Kate x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is super stunning! I just loooooooooooove all that white paper and that stack of books with the butterfly! Great job!! This is FAB!

Thanks for playing along with us at All Things Unity:}

de said...

This is GORGEOUS! I'm slackin on my comments... sorry!

Thanks for playin!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow, this is great, and you used my favorite Ippity image! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

SmilynStef said...

Love your white-on-white design ... great inspired card.

margie c said...

I love this!!! Love the script embossing and the pretty lace and butterfly! and I really do admire how you colored in the image! Gorgeous card :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Kerry said...

LOVE this!!! All of the white is so pretty and I love all the texture you created on this card. Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Ruby said...

Ooh what a pretty card! I have that stamp but really didn't know where to start with it, fab colouring!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love this card (STILL!!!). You rocked this challenge for ATU!! Great job:) Thanks for playing along with us!!

Shar said...

Beautiful card! Love the white on white and your coloring in the image is wonderful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a stunning entry!! Thanks for entering the Speedy the Cat's Team Member contest. I will be letting you know if you are a winner!