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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A 'hoppy' Wednesday to you all!

Only one more sleep until my birthday! And I'll be a sophisticated 34 year old! haha This also means my blog candy ends tonight at 12am EST, so get your name into the draw by leaving a comment on THIS post. I'm just gob-smacked at how many people have entered! You guys rock!

Since it's my birthday this week, I thought I'd make a few birthday cards for my stash. Actually, I don't have a 'stash' on hand for birthday cards, but I really wish I did! Maybe if I made birthday cards for a week straight I could. :)

I loosely based this card on the Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC82 hosted by Mary Jo Albright. The location of the sentiment in the sketch would have covered up the candles, so I moved it to surround the Happy Hopper image which my good friend Carolyn Bounds gave me a while ago now. These House Mouse/Happy Hoppers are so cute!

The image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock which is a little hard to watercolor on, so I softly applied the colors so it wouldn't show the bleed lines (although the detail on these Happy Hopper stamps covers those bleed lines well). I added some Stickles to the cake (my kind of 'frosting') and to the topper on his party hat. It was still looking a bit plain, so I paper pierced around the edge of the main image, using a ruler to poke the holes in a straight line. Did a little bit of stitching around the base layer (since I still had my sewing machine out) and added the ribbon detail.

Good luck everyone on the blog candy! I'll be posting a card tomorrow morning, then the winner of the candy in a separate post shortly after that. :) Have fun stamping!

Supplies
Stamps: Happy Hoppers 'It's My Party', sentiment from Studio G Mini Alphabet set
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Morning Marigold, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose
Papers: Whisper White, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Mind's Eye 'Tres Jolie Collection - Mon Cheri'
Access: Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder, Sewing, Sponges, Dimensionals

37 Comments:

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Very cute and happy early birthday. Getting older is like a fine wine right?

Fern said...

Such a gorgeous card Sandra.
Love the cute image and ribbons.

Fern xx

Jenn said...

Super sweet! Love the party hat! :)

~amy~ said...

darling card Sandra! woot woot for your birthday week!!!

Kim. said...

This is a really lovely card, the colours really work.
Kim xXx

Vanessa said...

This card is so adorable! Love everything about it, so cute! Perfect colors...

Penni said...

What a cute card. I love Happy Hopper eating his cake - so sweet!!

Happy Birthday for tomorrow ;0)

Hugs
Penni
X

kadie said...

What else can I say about this card besides it's Perfect! I love everything about it...even if it is a bday card to yourself ;) Speaking of bdays...your lil sumpthin sumpthin from me is still on it's way. Harumph. So...although the wishes will be there tomorrow (and are today too) the prezzie and card will be just a tad tardy. But you have your new toy to play with until then! :) Luv ya!!

Catherine said...

This card is sooo sweet! Love the soft colors and the rounded corners on your main image and matting! Cute as a button, just like you!

Riëtta said...

what a sweet card... love the mousestamp...

happy birthday to you!!

Bye

Lori Barnett said...

Have a wonderful birthday! This card is adorable!!! I thought I would mention that our challenge this week over at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog is Birthdays. It was my birthday on Monday...so I picked the birthday theme. It would be great if you posted a link over there to your card -- I'm sure all the HM Lovers would LOVE to come take a peek :) The link to the challenge is http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2009/05/challenge-39-birthday-challenge.html

Happy Stamping :)

Diamond Doll said...

Such a fab card and i love the little hopper!
Trish(-:

Marion said...

Great card. Happy Birthday.
Marion

Tonje said...

Very cute little card! That little hopper is adorable.... Hope your birthday is filled with sunshine and joy!

Michelle said...

Another great card! And you've convinced me - I'm pulling out my sewing machine. I just love your stitching and I am going to just jump!

Jacilynn said...

Soo Cute! We should institute a week long Birthday only cards. lol we'd all have plenty on hand after that.
Hope your having a great week!
Hugs

Heather P. said...

Oh my goodness, what a super sweet card!

Helen said...

Awwwww...how cute is that hopper?!
Fab card - love the layout too!
Helen x

Tab said...

Oh Sandra your card is gorgeous, just love the image and papers! Wow and look at your perfect stitching, it is sooooo neat! Awesome colouring too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!! tfs!!

Lorie said...

Amazing card, Sandra! How do you do it each and every day! All of your cards are completely wonderful. I especially love what you did with the ribbon on this one, and as always, your coloring is gorgeous!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is adorable Sandra, I love the sweet image and your colouring, love all the piercing and ribbons, Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Angie said...

Fantastic card,
so bright n cheery,
hugs
Angie

kellyjean said...

Well, I just love this card! And how sweet are you for offering all those goodies! Thank you for the opportunity. I hope I made it in in time. Your work is so inspiring! Thanks again!

Valerie said...

Beautifully done! I love this card so much. The colors are wonderful.

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, love the colors on this card! Such a cute one. Love how you did the ribbon with the knots...going to have to CASE this one! Has your IRL mailbox been full lately??? Hope something from Arizona shows up soon!

Lori said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! Love the colors and the stickles!!

Jennifer said...

What an awesome card! the coloring is impeccable! Love the piercing and the stitching!

Jennifer

kadie said...

I'm not waiting for the Thursday post...HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Here's wishing you a very special and memorable day!! Love you LLS!

Alice said...

Happy lately birthday!! Adorable card!
Alice

Tracey said...

happy birthday xxxxxxxxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Ahhhh....he is so cute!! Love how you used the ribbon!

Groetjes, Renata

Carmen O. said...

What a cute card! I love the polka dots and the knotted ribbon. You colored the image beautifully and I always love stitching on a card! Gorgeous work!

doverdi said...

Happy Birthday! What a great card! Love the cute image too!

retiredheather said...

This comment will probably arrive on your Birthday so I hope you have an absolutely fantastic day followed by a wonderful year.
Hugs
Heather

Conibaer said...

Oh wow! Your card is AWESOME!!! Such great coloring!

~MudpieMouse said...

Wow, I love your coloring techniques -- very nicely done! Great background paper and the stitching and ribbon details are perfect. Keep on stampin' on.

p.s. Have a Very "Hoppy" Birthday!

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