Monday, February 28, 2011

Sensational Blog Hop....

If you've come from Carla's Blog, you're on the right track...if you get lost along the way, you can always go to Helen's Blog to find a complete list of hops along the way!

Now...let's get started!  Here's what the stamp set looks like....cute, huh!


Here's what I did with it....I used Mayberry Paper Packet because it just seems so "country" to me and there's something about a bunch of little bunnies that screams wheat fields and old barns....

My first card is a 5x5...you know how I love me some square cards!  I paper-pieced her dress and apron and used our Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pen to color her fur.

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I stamped some of the eggs and covered the present Ms. Bunnie was holding....I also threaded some super thin strips of the Smoothie B&T thru the tiny button holes.  These buttons are some of our NEW FABULOUS buttons...from the Basic Assortment

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I kept the inside simple since the front is so colorful....
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Here's my second card and possibly my favorite of the two just because this little guy is so ADORABLE and our NEW Kraft Cardstock is something I've been wanting CTMH to carry for FOREVER!!!  It's a standard-size card and is perfect for your Easter wishes or just because!  I paper-pieced his shirt and colored him just the same as his mammy! 
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I random stamped him for some background noise....I used Bamboo Ink so it would be subtle...

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How 'bout those carrots and those cute little buttons...again, from our Basic Assortment!  I stitched them with Colonial White Embroidery Floss

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Here's how I did the carrots....I stamped the image...
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Using Watercolor Pencils, I shaded the carrots (to include that little bunny's nose), the bunny's sleeve and the greens....

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Took my Blending Pen and blended....then cut out and ignored that the carrot on the right is actually a nose and that the brown burlap looking stuff is actually a sleeve...lol

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Here they are side by side so you know I'm not lying...can you see the little guys nose behind my Colonial White Embroidery Floss????

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Again...I kept the inside simple...stamped using Desert Sand

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Thanks for hopping on by...

Don't forget to check out SUSAN'S BLOG and see what cute little bunny thing she has to share!

Also...this stamp set, like any other SOTM, is only available during the month of March so run, don't walk, to you local consultant and ask them how you can get it FREE!!!  If you don't have a consultant, leave me a message in the comments below and I would be more than happy to help you out.

Happy Hopping!!!!


18 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Very cute card. Your paper piecing is great.

Pamela O'Connor said...

Adorable as usual! I always love how you do something fun and different with your stamps. =)

roxybonds said...

Great cards!

LeAnne said...

Great job. I love the eggs in mama bunny's hands and your carrots.

Doreen said...

LOVE your cards! So detailed and elegant, too. :)

Sarita said...

Let me be the first to say what a great job you did. Very clever with the eggs. I love the paper piecing too and the litte flower buttons.

pat said...

your cards are fabulous, love the carrots and buttons on the second card.thanks for sharing.

peggylee said...

wow beautiful cards. love your tips

Angela said...

Beautiful Katy! I love how you colored the images and the paper piecing!

Rebecca Laird said...

Oh my! Stamping the apron onto patterned paper. You're a genius! http://closetomyheartonline.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Super Cute!!!

Haley D. said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! My jaw dropped!

Closet Stamper said...

All your techniques and details are fabulous.

Krista Ritskes said...

Love these! The stitching really adds some great pop.

Helen Onulak said...

Love the bunch of carrots idea...so clever! Now...I can see that bunch of carrots put in Mama's hands, the single bunny's hands...and used in so many other ways. Great way to think outside the box. Or wait...is it INK outside the lines...LOL. GREAT job!

Melissa Laverty said...

perfect cards, Katy. Fantastic work, as always!

Cyndie Hart said...

love the carrots! I totally didn't notice the bunny nose until you showed the close up pics. I am always reluctant to do anything like that because it would be so glaringly obvious to me. Maybe I will try it now. thanks.

Michael's Nana said...

Absolutely gorgeous on both cards!!! thank you for sharing them!