Monday, December 06, 2010

CAS-tastic H{ippity} Hop

Good morning, peeps! How are you this fine Monday? Ready to h{ippity} hop your way to seeing some fantabuliciousness? Yup, I'm makin' up words today. I'm just feeling that good. I did not make the team for the CAS challenge at SCS, but I did get one of the guest spots. In fact, I got the first spot, which is TODAY! The challenge is Ways to Use It: Bows.

Of course I had to see if there were any other challenges I could incorporate and EtsyInspired #117 was the first place I went looking. Check out this wordy birdy from this week's shop, Paper Seeds. Doesn't he make a great inspiration piece? The word bird stamp comes from the {ippity} kit Sing a New Song. I used Tim Holtz's technique of making my own stamp pad (shown here, among other places). I didn't do it as well as he does, but I don't think I did too badly for my first time! I wish I'd had a better green to use, but it turns out my bottle of bundled sage is really tumbled glass!The colours I used came from Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #32, red & green, which is also the challenge this week over at Elephantastic. The layout started out as the sketch from FTL119, over at Clean & Simple Stamping, but it sort of morphed a little bit.

I have one of each of the two {ippity} kits I used in stock at the moment. They are currently $15 each, plus shipping.

Head on over to the {ippity} blog and see what this week's challenge is. There's a prize attached, and we all like the chance to win, right? Then check out the rest of the participating blogs, because there's another prize to be won and we won't know which blog it's from until Thursday!

Hope you all have a great day!!

30 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is one pretty card. Love the colors and that bird is adorable. Great take on all the challenges.

Lesley from WI said...

I like the simplicity of your card. The bird is adorable!

jennyk said...

Congrats on getting the guest spot! That bird stamp is super-cute!

lynn said...

congrats on your gd spot, carole-have fun with it:) love your birdie!

de said...

Cute! Love your Wordy Birdy inspiration! So, adorable!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Scrapcollectr said...

CAS and a breath of fresh air....so pleasant to look at....*smile*

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous CAS card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Becky said...

This is so cute! Thank you for joining Speedy's Friends.

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful card . Love that bird image.

Lone Pine Designs said...

A delightful card!

Noelle Reese said...

What a great card! I love that bird!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful!!!!!

Romaine said...

This is so sweet in its simplicity!

Martha said...

beautiful my favorite set from the new release ;)

Rona said...

Very cute card - and congrats on the guest spot Carole!!

JenMarie said...

So lovely!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

what a fantastic yet simple card. I love it. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic x x

stampjourney said...

Congrats on the guest spot! That is a huge accomplishment! Love your card--great design and colors!

Stacey said...

This is beautiful! It's simple yet bold and happy! Birds just work pretty much anywhere, don't you think? Love it! Thanks, Stacey (Paper Seeds)

SmilynStef said...

Love that sweet little bird ... wonderful Etsy Inspired design.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE how big your bow is--and perfect too! Love that bird as well! SO AMAZING:)

jmahugger said...

Fab CAS card!! Love the Red Bird!!

Amanda said...

I love how it looks like the bird is perched on the card! :)

NoraAnne said...

Love this! Congrats on your guest spot! That's awesome!

Jill said...

Love that bird, he's great! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you for the next challenge. Jill

Emily Branch said...

This is an AMAZING design and card!! I am LOVING the little birdy with text in him!! This card is SUPER FABULOUS!!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

shuggy said...

cute!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful CAS card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Vanja said...

Beautiful, elegant card! I love the bird.
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)
hugs, Vanja

de said...

Check the website girlie! You won EIC!