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. I'm the second stop along the way today but believe me.... the eye candy you'll see is AMAZING!!!!

As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake. So we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all 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). 100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. We know that we can make a difference.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Belinda of Bella Bleu Paperie. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD012 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....

This sketch had me stumped...So many stamps, so many choices... what to do???? I searched through my stamps and my DP for hours. Kim Teasdale even got a phone call or two about it... I had a totally different stamp picked but changed it when I found the DP. I can't believe I've never noticed the pattern in this Basic Grey DP. (Does that mean I have too much DP??) I've used the strawberry and sentiment from the set Chocolate Vol. 2 (not released yet - I'm tempting you aren't I?)Hehehe....

I've colored the image with my Tombow Markers (my go to marker). I'm excited that Tombow will be having a "Specialist Degree" class that you can take (I understand it's along the same lines as having Copic Certification). I added Glossy Accents to the Chocolate to try to make it look like it was dripping from the Strawberry. I really like how it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by and your next blog to hop to is the amazing Kim Teasdale.

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

If there is a break somewhere along the way, there will be a master list at:

Skipping Stones Design or my blog, Sparkle and Bling

Order of participants:

Skipping Stones Design http://skippingstonesdesign.com/

Angela Thomas http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/

Kim Teasdale http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/

Dawn Easton http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/

Karen Giron http://kgiron.blogspot.com/

Erin Grotegut http://www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com/

Christi Milliken http://www.blessingsonpaper.com/

Sarah Masteller http://sarahspapertray.blogspot.com

Sharon Perry http://ladybug820.blogspot.com/

Mary Giemza http://mycardz.wordpress.com/

Jen del Muro http://iheart2stamp.com/

Kandi Phillips http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/

Sankari Wegman http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/

Laurie Schmidllin http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Amy Sheffer http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jackie Pedro http://thescallopededge.typepad.com/the_scalloped_edge/

Chels Van Wyk http://www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com/

Deb Felts http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/

Jennie Harper http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Tomshack http://tomshack.blogspot.com/

Bev Rousch http://bevithia.blogspot.com/

Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/

Debbie Fisher http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/

Latisha Yoast http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/

Kathi Carlson http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/

Jami Bova http://sgtstamper.com/blog/

Michelle Giraud http://twisted-chick.blogspot.com/

Wendy Price http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Courtenay Baker http://courtbaker.blogspot.com/

Belinda Chang Langer http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for hopping with us today!!!!

42 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute!

Jennifer Moore said...

That strawberry looks good enough to eat.

mycardz said...

I love your card Angela! That chocolate looks soooo real it's amazing. The papers go soo well also. hugz, Mary

Cibele Glazer said...

Yummmmm! Chocolate covered strawberries are my daughter's favorite. I love the sentiment. Great card!

Laurie Marmon said...

My DH and I had chocolate covered strawberries for VDay! Yum Yum! The paper goes perfectly with the image.

Nancy said...

Very cool - I like the papers and strawberry!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful card! I love your coloring and that you used Tombows, not Copics. How cool that they will be doing classes. Your strawberry is scrumptious and that paper is gorgeous.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in the hop. It's been grand fun. Now, I'm off to see the other amazing ladies' work!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is wonderful Angela! That strawberry looks so good!

pam said...

Great Job! Love the Strawberry. Thanks for such a well organize hop.

wendyp said...

That chocolate looks good enough to eat! Love your card!!

Pat said...

It looks too delicious to be paper ;-) Cute take on the sketch!

Amanda D. said...

I love how realistic the strawberry came out - beautiful job!

stampmonkey said...

This is so sweet! Love your drippin' strawberry and the paper works perfectly for this image!

lauracox said...

Ok, that card is so yummy, I want to take a bite! Thank you for sharing it!

Graphicat said...

Great card! Love the strawberry, looks so yummy!
Oh and GF you can NEVER have too much DP! ;o)
Love your work!
Cheri

Susan said...

Very cute card, and you're right, you are tempting me.

silvia said...

cute card!! LOVE the Chocoalte covered strawberry!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Sweet card love how you did the strawberry!!!

Kaye said...

Nice card. The strawberry looks delicious

KOstvig said...

very pretty...lov ethe berry detail

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy and cute! This is such a thoughtful idea! :0)

Haidee said...

MMMMMMMMM>>>.................LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!!!

Pattyjo said...

Great idea! The card is gorgeous! Thanks for a chance.
Pattyjo

Barb's Boys said...

Oooh, my favorite-chocolate covered strawberries! Going to have to get that set for sure! Beautiful job on the choice of paper and especially on your coloring...

Huzzah616 said...

I love that saying!! What a cute card!

Lorrie said...

Oh Yum!

Rufus said...

That chocolate covered strawberry is making me hungry!!!! YUM
R/

Deebi27 said...

That strawberry looks good enough to eat. Great coloring and great card!

rozie640 said...

Absolutely love that luscious looking strawberry, all the colors in your card are so vivid, beautiful work.

Edna said...

Just gorgeous, love your clean lines and depth of colour!

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

What a darling strawberry card! So inspirational!

Jana said...

I love the sentiment and your paper choices.

Crafty 4u said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card, makes me want to run off and make choc covered strawberrys!!!! I may have to scrap lift those strawberries! thanks for the idea!!! hugs, ellen

ajh1985 said...

looks good enough to eat and love the Basic Grey paper :D

Mama mia said...

I loooovvveeee your card. Especially the chocolate covered strawberry. It looks good enough to eat. thankyou for participation in this hop(e).

Jennie said...

Sweet card! Awesome coloring and definitely would like one myself :o)

Kandi Phillips said...

That looks totally yummy! What a gorgeous card and the paper is perfect!

craftymom205 said...

Love the strawberry. Very cute card

southernscraps said...

Cute card!

Shanarun said...

This card looks so yummy -and I don't even like chocolate! JUST KIDDING!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a yummy looking card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Angela! Love the way you did the chocolate. And those papers ARE perfect!