Monday, April 5, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop, celebrating Korin's birthday, hurray!!!

For the first order of business, I want to share the blog hop participants. I hope you will visit all their blogs to see their amazing creations and for some opportunities to win some of these adorable stamps.

Micki
Sandy
Deedee
Nicole
Lisa
Korin
Leah
Ceal
Janette
Kim
Lorie

For my birthday card, I used this sweet little image called Birthday Hat Cocoa. And you can pick up this sweet image for FREE (Monday only) when you visit the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog. Here is my card...


Stamp: Birthday Hat Cocoa
Paper: DCWV, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi, Orchid Opulence (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Copics
Accessories: Stickles, Dew Drops, satin ribbon, mini rose, Spellbinders Scallop Oval Die


I really wanted the hat to sparkle, so I colored it completely with Copics, then covered over it with Stickles.

The layout for my card was inspired by Friday Sketchers, so I like to give credit where credit is due.

If you leave a comment on my blog, you will have the opportunity to win this adorable image...


Peek-a-Boo Cocoa

I will be picking a winner on Tuesday, so check back to see if you are the lucky one! To see him used on a card, you can refer to this post on my blog.

So, I must say, when I first saw Birthday Hat Cocoa, I thought, "This would be a perfect birthday hat for Tilda." So, with that inspiration, I also created this card, using Birthday Hat Cocoa as her hat. The basic recipe is the same, with just the different image. Isn't it a coincidence that this little cutie is called Sweet Tilda.


I just love Cocoa because he is so versatile. He can be the main focal point, or he can be a co-star for a card.


Again, I really wanted some bling on the card, so I added Stickles to Tilda's dress and the hat. Who wouldn't mind this cute little mouse sitting on their head (hee, hee).

I want to wish Korin a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Don't forget to leave a comment for your opportunity to win Peek-a-Boo Cocoa, and check back tomorrow as I will have another Sweet 'n Sassy card to share!


35 comments:

Jayne said...

Love the cocoa card beautiful.

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great idea to pair the two digis. Tilda and Cocoa make a great pair. Love the bling and the color scheme. TFS.

Kim said...

Wonderful Julie!! I love all that sparkle and such great paper and embellishments!

Donna said...

Ohh, love that sparkly hat! That really pops the card. I will have to remember that idea when I use the party favor. And Tilda is adorable too. Thanks for the fun hop. Have a wonderful week!

Tricia said...

What fun cards!!! Cocoa is adorable on both of them!!

Micki said...

Wow Julie.... awesome cards. absolutely love your coloring and that sparkle..... perfect!!!!

hugs

Sue D said...

Great cards--very funny to use as a hat on Tilda. Love all the sparkle.

Davis Family said...

I love how you sparkled up the birthday image. Great work!
Em

Chrisd said...

Tilda and Cocoa look marvelous together and what a great way to celebrate Korin!

ljurecek said...

Love all the sparkle on this, so festive!

racinggrandma61 said...

I love Tilda anyway but this is fab. Great idea.

Christina said...

The Cocoa card is so cute. The colors really pop, and the sparkles are a great addition.

Ceal said...

Adorable card Julie! Love all that sparkle and just love the way you put the hat on Tilda I will definitely be lifting that idea. thanks for your inspiration

Cheryl said...

Adorable! I love Cocoa with the party had. Well done!

Cyndi said...

Love love love your work!! Fun, colorful and sparkley -- perfect!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Both cards are simply adorable and very pretty. Love the colors in them

Marlene said...

WOW!!! WOW! WOW!

Your coloring is spot on!!! Love your cards!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Julie,
Love the bow with the little flower. We used the same sketch!!!
*Ü*

Lorie said...

I love both your cards, Julie, and that birthday hat Cocoa on Tilda's head is nothing less than a brilliant idea! Too cute!!

Love and hugs,
Lorie

DQ said...

your card of cocoa and Tilda is so adorable, truly sweet. Both cards are great

Angie said...

Such a pretty card, very clever idea to use for her hat!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. Love the images. TFS.

2scrappyteachers said...

The sparkles of the Stickles just gave it a beautiful elegant touch....loved it!

Creative Mish said...

So cute! I love all of the sparkle and bling!

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh aren't you creative?!? Cocoa's hat is so sweet all sparkled up, and I especially like how he looks as an accessory for Tilda. Great cards!

April said...

Cocoa is adorable and I love how you stickled the whole hat!!!

SNOOPY said...

Julie, your card is so beautiful! I love the added sparkle on the birthday hat.

This is such a sweet way to celebrate Korin's birthday. It's clear she has some very sweet friends.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Helen Dooley said...

I love your card but dont pick me, i have that image I just wanted to tell you I really love your card.

Jodi said...

Just adorable little girl in the birthday hat. I love her. Your cocoa card is awesome too. I love them all. =)

Ardilla said...

Both of your cards are amazing.
Thanks for the chance!

debinicol said...

never thought of putting stickles over my Copics...works great. I for one wouldn't like that cute little mouse on my head for Tilda is a brave soul...love the coloring on all your cards, WOW!

Natalie said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the coloring!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Birthday to Korin, and cute card!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards! I love the glitter you added on both cards. And how you added the cocoa image onto your tilda image. Such a cute idea!

hugs
Mary

Dana said...

Your birthday cards are gorgous. I love how you used the glitter on those images. The coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.