Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hip Hop again!

Hey there! Have I been a horrible blogger or what? I can't believe it's been a week! My days at work this week have been NUTS! I seriously cannot believe how busy I am at work, it makes it hard to get creative in the evenings:( BUT at least Hip Hop can always pull me through;) We have some fun sets to play with today! I chose to use this months KOM (a staple on my desk right now!) and Gratitude=Joy.
The first card is my KOM card, love these kites-don't you?
I think they are some of my favorite images in this kit, but then again, I say that for all of them, lol! I did some more machine sewing because I am SO into that right now! Especially just on two sides, don't know why I like it, but I do:) I pulled out my Soft Sky cardstock and ribbon for this one. I wanted some soft colors mixed with those bright kites! I used the OCC sketch this week for my layout, a really fun one!
Okay, next card is a quickie I made using Gratitude=Joy (the floral print) and the sentiment is from the old Tiny Trinity. Sorry, that sentiment isn't in the new Tiny Trinity and I just noticed that.
I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa (Memento) and then masked it and stamped it two more times in Kiwi Kiss (SU!) and Melon Berry (PTI). I cut a strip of Melon Berry and stamped the Tea Time Pattern background in Melon Berry and then cut it with my Scalloped Edge punch by SU! Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa on a piece of Linen Vellum from PTI and cut it out with my curly label punch (also SU!).

Today we're also celebrating our MOM's! I don't say mother, never have and never will! Mom, momma, but never mother. I know it's different for everyone:) My mom is seriously my best friend! She came to visit me last August while Billy was deployed. I loved every minute of her being here. Just me and mom! We had a blast, lots of shopping and chatting *and I even got her hooked on Dexter!* Here are pictures of mom and me last year at Okinawa World:

We did NOT plan on dressing the same, but somehow we did, funny huh?:)
Here's one more of mom and her grand-dogs:)
She's a good grandma, she gave them lots of lovins:)
I miss you and love you mom! I can't wait to see you again soon:)
Well chicks, it's time for you to Hip Hop on over to the lovely, the talented, the super awesome...


38 comments:

Christi Snow said...

Girl, the details that you put into your cards is simply fantastic...every single one of them!! I love the stitching especially though!

The photos of you and your mom dressed alike with the flowers are awesome! I hope that you have scrapbooked them! smiles...

JenMarie said...

Totally Fantabulous!

Suz said...

Adorable cards TFS

Tink said...

Great cards!

Susan W. said...

I {heart} your cards!

HapEMomE said...

Super beautiful! I Love your pictures you shared! Gorgeous!
~Chelsea

Tonya said...

Fabulous cards. I adore the first one. Loved seeing the photos, too. >:0)

Jacque B said...

Love those cards! And the pictures of you both (in matching outfits)!

fitsandstarts said...

I love that card with Gratitude=Joy!! Beautiful!!!

Dawn K. said...

adorable cards and sweet pics of you and mom!

Corry said...

wonderful cards!!!!

BabeCaddy said...

Great cards, love those kites...

Shannon said...

WOW! Love these!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, Wow! love both cards today, but that second one is fabulous! something about it just speaks to me-TFS!

whoistracy said...

I love those little kites! Sooo cute.

Candace H said...

Wonderful cards and thanks for sharing the photos of you and your mom! HipHopThanks!

StampinCathy said...

WOW!!! Now this is some hip hoppin amazing MOJO cards here. Love the pics too.

jill said...

I love your choice of colors. Jill S

Jacqueline said...

adorable cards!!!

JessicaK said...

Awesome job Amber. I especially liked the tri-colored floral print card. So cute.

Martha said...

so so cute, i love them.

Karen said...

Great cards!! I can't wait to get my KOM!! I love those kites!! The soft blue looks great with the bright kites!

Pamela said...

Awesome cards!

FibreJunky said...

I love how the stitching on 2 sides looks. Totally awesome cards. The photos of you and your mom and those beautiful flowers - gorgeous.

Purple Princess said...

Love your cards! Wonderful pictures!

Jenn said...

Isn't it funny how that happens? I used to do that with my best friend all the time. (we worked together) but now that I don't see here sometimes we still do it and talk about it on the phone! lol

great cards!

Jodi C. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! TFS!!!!!

BishopsMommie said...

very very cute stuff..TfS

Ravengirl said...

Those are some great cards!!!

Joni (kix) said...

Oh my! Your cards are so WONDERFUL! I have the stamp set you used on the second one... I want to go home right now and lift it!

Natalie said...

Great inspiration! Your cards are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hey Amber....

That is too funny you and mom dressed a like... Great mind think a like watch you will acting each other next! LOL hotwheels

Paola said...

Very sweet cards

Cheri Howard said...

Very pretty cards!

Jen said...

Lot so great detail...beautiful!

Silke said...

OMG - Amber I'm so flippin' happy you've liked my Sketch and played along :)!!!

Your OCC card is super adorable - the cutest kits ever!!! Your second card is beautiful - love the colors and this flower image!!!

How cool that your mom came all the way to Japan and hung out with you.....!!!

I've been here in the US for over 10yrs and my mother has not even showed up once :(

Keep cheerishing your relationship with you mom - I think it's very special :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! I love your cards!!! The different colored foliage that you stamped look REALLY awesome!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Fantastic Cards!