Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hop(e) for Haiti

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Hop(e) for Haiti. If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.  You should have come from Latisha’s blog.

As a company, Skipping Stones Design wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the recent earthquake in Haiti.   And so, the folks there thought, "What better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause?" That's where I came into the picture with my friend Erin, a member of the Skipping Stones Design Stamp Tramps design team, asking me to participate. For such a worthy cause, my answer was a resounding, "Yes!"   Now, I'm going to show you my cards but only with the promise that you'll keep reading. There is more great information below.

Erin provided a great sketch for this first card. The stamp I used for my focal point image is from Skipping Stones Design's Garden Kiss stamp set. What a cool stamp set - a bird, a butterfly, and flower and some fun texture stamps with which to "kiss" them. If you're unfamiliar with the kiss technique, this awesome video will show you how. And, as I was having so much fun with this stamp set, I decided to make a couple more!
Oh, how I wish you could see how pretty this card is in person with each butterfly showcasing a different texture design. The sentiment is stamped on chipboard. 
While it's shamelessly simple, this last card shows you how you can use the flower stamp in the Garden Kiss set to create a dimensional flower. I stamped (and kissed) my image four times, snipping between the petals on two of them to aid in shaping my flower. The leaves? Well, I cut them freehand and realize now, looking at the photo, they could have been a smidgen smaller.

Now for the good part. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on eBay with all of the proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort  (please check the Skipping Stones Design website for the link to the auction).  Additionally, $2.00 from every Skipping Stones Design stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. Skipping Stones Design knows that it can make a difference. 

Thank you for stopping by, and thanks to Erin for inviting me to participate. It was an honor. The next stop on Hop(e) for Haiti is Jami's blog at Stamp Happy with Sgt. Stamper.

One more thing! How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, Skipping Stones Design has decided to hide some prizes. There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop.  The fun part is... they're not telling you who or where it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post, so you have a chance to win!!

46 comments:

Jennifer Moore said...

Such pretty cards.

Sarah said...

Awesome Kathi!!! I went for the veranda paper too but couldn't bring it together....

Kelly Schelske said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous Kathi!

Cibele Glazer said...

These are three AWESOME cards using my favorite paper. I love the technique you used and the flower you created is gorgeous!

Laurie Marmon said...

Love the soft colors on your cards. Great!

Ladybug Designs said...

Such soft colors, they are very eye appealing. I also love the snow flurries on your blog.

Nancy said...

so soft and pretty!

Jeanne said...

AWESOME cards, Kathi! You absolutely never disappoint when it comes to creating pure loveliness!

Wow!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness, these are ALL beautiful! I love the soft pastel colors you used and awesome layouts.

wendyp said...

gorgeous cards!!!

Barb said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Kathi! I am so loving the Veranda paper pack. You have done an awesome job with it. TFS

Amanda D. said...

Beautiful cards - works so well with the Veranda CB papers!

lauracox said...

Pretty cards! Love them!

Sparkle said...

What gorgeous cards!

Pat said...

What sweet cards. I love the softness with the pastels! Really nice work!

stampmonkey said...

Wow--all three of these are so soft and beautiful! I love your "kissed" bird in the first card, the different butterflies {with pearls} on such a realistic background, and your handmade flower and textured leaves on the last one --very beautiful work!

pam said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty. Great work.

Susan said...

Love these cards. They are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

silvia said...

Pretty cards!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful creations!!!

KOstvig said...

very pretty love all of them

Kaye said...

nice cards

Sylvia said...

Wow! I love that Veranda paper and your cards.

Haidee said...

I ENJOYED VIEWING THESE CARDS!!

Pattyjo said...

Really great cards! Thanks for the chance!
Pattyjo

mE said...

Hey Kathi!

You already know I LOVE your cards, but I will tell u again, I LOVE THEM :) THank you soooo much for playing in this hop with us!

You rock!

Have a fabulous evening :)

E.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards Kathi!

Sharli said...

Wonderful works of art, Kathi! I love all three of them! They are just perfect.

Lorrie said...

The pretty little birdie is my favorite.

Barb's Boys said...

I enjoyed all of your cards but I especially like what you did with the original layout-and thanks for sharing the flower technique, I'll have to give it a try!

rozie640 said...

Love all three cards, the patterned papers are so soft. Lovely work for such a worthy cause.

Edna said...

Nice work, I like the subtle colours!

Flowers said...

Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

So pretty in pastels.

Jana said...

I like the soft colors you used, very nice cards.

Crafty 4u said...

your cards are gorgeous - hugs, ellen

Kathie said...

Veranda paper matches your design wonderfully <3

Mama mia said...

Love your card! I especially love the bird & butterfly. Thanks for the hop(e).

Deborah Young said...

These are just beautiful, friend. More birdies!!!! Great cards for a great cause.

Kandi Phillips said...

I'm totally in love with your soft colors! And the brad for the birds eye is such a great idea! Thanks for joining us on the hop(e)!

ajh1985 said...

thank you for sharing these beautiful cards :D

Shanarun said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful cards!

Stephanie Gruss said...

I really think that we all get too close and too critical of our own cards and creations. The leaves look great on your last card and frame the sentiment well. These cards are incredible!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the colors!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft colors! Your designs are incredible!

Wendy K. said...

Nice cards! I love the butterflies!