Thursday, July 9, 2009

End of the HIP HOP TRAIL!

Well you made it to the end of the Hip HOp! Good for you:D How'd you like a chance to win a special stamp set? I BET YOU WOULD!
BUT FIRST, I have to get my cards out of the way, so we can get to the fun stuff, lol! We're featuring the July KOM or the new kit called Framed Alpha! Now, I don't have the alpha yet, but I do LOOOVE my July KOM!
This bird is seriously the cutest thing ever, it's just very whimsical and folksy! Adorable:)
I used some of my new Basic Gray (Lemonade) paper, aren't the colors gorgeous? I sponged Scattered Straw distress ink around all pieces for this card for a vintage feel. I also love this sentiment, it's great for giving to a friend you may have had a little argument with, I do that now and then, lol!
My next card is using last months KOM Incentive kit, Bevy of Butterflies. I truly hope this set makes a debut sometime in the future for those of you who didn't get it because it is an amazing set, by Lisa Hetrick. That woman is a wonderful artist! And it has the sweetest story behind it, so touching:)
Anyhoo, here's my card...
The card base is the embossed dots cardstock by Bazzill! I got this stuff a few months ago when I got to hang out with Christi and Robyn in St. Louis! We had so much fun shopping together, those girls are fab:)
I clear embossed the butterflies and then sponged several different Ranger Distress Inks over it to make them pop! Totally fun technique, especially if you don't mind getting your fingers inky *which I happen to LOVE!*
Okay, well, now's your chance to win! Leave a comment here for your chance to win Bright and Merry Winter Wishes!
I just received mine in the mail a couple days ago and haven't had the chance to play with it yet, but I can tell you these are some fantastic stamps! Can't wait for Christmas, lol!

Good luck and HIP HOP! See ya in the forums!!

108 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

GASP!! That bird card is simply divine - LOVE the whole look of it!! And the purple hues are always gorgeous -- Both of your cards are amazing, Amber!!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh....gorgeous!
Totally BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards - thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

chickadee3357 said...

Great cards. I love that butterfly one! I love this Bright and Merry Winter Wishes. Hope to win :)

BonnieRose said...

can't wait to get that birdie! love your work.. so fab! U are rocking it gf!

Ashley said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards Amber! I love them!

Courtney said...

Just beautiful, Amber.

4guysandagirl said...

Girl! Your cards are always fantastic!

I've been saving up for this kit! What an awesome giveaway!!!

Katy said...

great cards!!

susan m said...

What lovely cards you make! Love the way you did the bird one especially!

Tanis said...

BEAUTIFUL job!!!!
LOVE the vintage look of the first card...
And PURPLE!?!? I seriously can NOT make that colour work, but this card is PURPLICIOUS!!! Love it.

Bogner's said...

OOOOOO, I have so been wanting the swirled words for Christmas... Thought I would make my own Christmas Gift tags this year since I still have christmas cards that I bought on clearance, tags just seem more practical right now!

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

OMG!! These are just unbelievably beautiful! Wowieee! Hugs!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow love all your creations they are fabulous!!!

Kerry said...

Such pretty cards! Love the vintage feel of that first card!

Tink said...

Love that bird! I cant wait to get mine!!

Stacy said...

Your cards are awesome, but I really love the 1st one. The colors are just wonderful and I love that sentiment....Hopefully I wouldn't need it much, but it really is a great expression of holding onto true friendship. Thanks for the chance to win the Christmas set. I am so not ready for Christmas, but as we all know it always seems to creep up on us!

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, these cards are fabulous!!!

Heather said...

I agree about the bird-- so darling and it can be used for so many things! Thanks so much for giving us the chance to win.
hippolito@gmail.com

Jess said...

both cards are great!! I love how the butterflies pop!

Sandra said...

Great cards! Love your color choices.
The Christmas kit looks like a lot of fun!
Sandra

Jennine said...

Beautiful cards. I love the bird, you did a great job on it!

dclouser said...

I seriously NEED that set to start my Christmas cards! So darling. Your cards are gorgeous - the bird one is absolutely stunning!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Your cards are beautiful! I have not decided on my new Christmas stamp set for this years cards yet so winning this would be wonderful!

kksb said...

What beatiful cards. The bird card is Incredible! The coloring, paper and those buttons really work together well. What a great eye you have.

Joni Kix said...

What great cards this hip hop, and LOTS of layouts!!! I love hip hop Thursday, and I adore that stamp set!

Eva said...

OMG!!!! Your cards are just scrumptious!!!!! I can't wait to get my July KOM to play with and your cards are sure inspiring me!!!! And this Christmas set is just so yummy..would love a chance to win it! Thanks and have a beautiful day!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards! Love the blog hop every week!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful cards!! I can't wait to get my KOTM so I can play with that little birdie. I think I need to hear the story behind the butterflies...
See you Hip Hop!

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Pretty Cards!!! Can't wait for the July KOTM to come out. Some great stamps as always~~~


Enjoy your day!!!

Rona said...

Great cards!! Love how the resist technique looks with those butterflies!! Can't wait to do that - I have some glimmer mist I haven't used yet - wonder if I could make that work? AND OMG I can't believe you are giving that set away!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT and can't order yet 'cause I finally broke down and ordered some copics!!! (Not to mention the Unity order so I could get the butterflies!!) Anyway, thanks for the chance and for the inspiration!

de said...

So beautiful! Both cards! I particularly like the first one. Such soft colors! Amazing!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous projects!!! Hip Hop!!

Corry said...

your cards are FANTASTIC!!!!

Tamara said...

Love the embossed butterflies!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Suz said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Great hop thanks to all the designers.

cjs` said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow the first card is AMAZING!!! Love the papers and colors and the bird!! Love the second one too, purple is always my fav color!! Love them all!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Amber these are Gorgeous!!! No one uses purple enough these days and you rocked that card! Beautiful!!!

CoventryAnn said...

Love the first card, lush colours, and love the christmas stamp set!!! :)

Tammy said...

Wow! Your cards are AMAZING!!!! I love the first one that you did with the bird...FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

Angela W said...

Inky fingers, love them! I am so into the distress inks and ebossing right now! This is a great idea! Awesome work!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow!!! These are sooo pretty! I love them both!

Tam said...

beautiful cards!!!!

Jessica said...

fabulous cards!!! I especially love the first one, so sweet and pretty!

Stephanie Smith said...

Your cards are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!!

artfulwhimsies said...

that card is just soo pretty!! thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

I love your let's patch things up card, it's just the cutest!!!

Rhiannon said...

oh my goodness! love what you did on that butterfly card! Spectacular!! and, of course I would love to add that sweet Christmas set to my stash...love love love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

scrappypug said...

you always have such neat creations... and would love to win that set!

Shellie Hartsock said...

Love the bird card. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenn said...

beautiful cards Amber, I love the copics on the bird!

I would LOVE that x-mas set, thanks for the chance to win

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Rachel said...

Lovely cards

Lisa H. said...

FABulous work, Amber! love that bird card, it is gorgeous!

Jen said...

Amber, the vintage feel of your first card is amazing! Your butterfly card is out of this world...luv all the elements...both are fabulous!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Amazing cards!! Love the purple butterfly card!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love, love love that bird card! SO pretty! That image is totally fab! Then you had me with purple & butterflies...2 of my favorites! Gorgeous cards!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock!!! tfs!!

Karen S. said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Candace said...

I just love what you did with those butterfly stamps...stunning! Great hip-hop today!

Candace said...

I just love what you did with those butterfly stamps...stunning! Great hip-hop today!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

DUDE! that butterfly card is to DIE for!

what a cool giveaway too:))))

Rachelle said...

beautiful cards... love the purple with butterflies. Christmas set- oh, yes...want one!

Karen J. said...

Lovely vintage bird card..you did an awesome job with the distress inks. Thanks for the chance to win the Christmas set.

Marcee said...

Beautiful cards!!

Lisa F said...

love the new paper you got! I love your cards!

Tiff said...

Your cards plain ROCK!

Joann said...

BEautiful!!

Sherry said...

This was my first Hip Hop and I had a blast! I have been in a funk lately and haven't been inspired to do anything but seeing all these beautiful ideags makes me want to get out my stamps and ink again.

Thanks!

V said...

I love the thinking of you card! :D The colors are wonderful!

TracE said...

Hi:)

That bird looks gorgeous!

I really enjoyed seeing how you used the butterflies. I am awaiting my butterfly kit, and now am even more anxious to use it:)

Kristin said...

I love it- Christmas in July!

Sequana said...

Amazingly, it's time to think about the holidays, isn't it?

Lori said...

I love your cards! I especially love that adorable little bird--and can't wait to get my hands on my Kit of the Month. Thanks for sharing!

StacyC said...

Love your color combo's... Great job on the cards... TFS!!!

jan farnworth said...

your cards are just stunning today and i love that new christmas set it so great. have a great unity day.

marilyn said...

Amber, love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win Bright & Merry--it is on my wish list.

Justine said...

Hey Amber, I am just now discovering Unity and I have to tell you I am so impressed. WOW I also just placed my very first order so I look forward to coming out to play with you here as well as Verve.
Hugz,
Justine

Gwen said...

Love your cards! The colors are just great, as are the details. Thanks for the chance at the Bright and Merry Wishes set!

Kelly said...

LOVING that bird card--beautiful!

I also am in love with the new Christmas stamp set! I'm dying to get it.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Uber cute cards!!!!

amylynn said...

Love your cards!! the embossing tech is fabulous!

L. Akins said...

These are lovely cards. You actually makes me want to go get that ink color right now. I already have the JULY kom coming. Have a great day. Hip Hop!

Karen said...

What beautiful cards! WOW! Thanks for the chance to win Bright and Merry Winter Wishes!

Have a good day!
Karen

misstreez said...

WOW. Both your card are stunning, both in colour and design. Once again I've really been inspired by this weeks Hip Hop

Linda said...

amber

Ho my goodness that purple card is todie for I love all that purple stuffed....hottie

BishopsMommie said...

yay!! we made it!!those are such cute stamps... I am ready to win on the hop I never have before..maybe today will be my turn...your cards are fabulous..tooo.. such detail!!

Shuttermom said...

I just love what you did with those butterflies! great cards! It's amazing how creative you are.

Stephanie said...

I really love thost stamps, and you know Christmas will be here before you know it !!! Have a great Day !!

Teresa said...

Love the new alphabet! And everyone's projects are fabulous!!!

Kristen said...

wow Amber talk about incredible!!!! :) I love the scenery you made by yourself on the purple card! It absolutely rocks! :) And the colors on the first one are amazing! You coloring is beautiful! You rock at shading!!!! Thanks for the chance hun!

Tamra B said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! Thank you so much for showcasing your talent.

NormaB said...

Your cards are awesome. What a great blog hop.

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

cute cards

Lisa A said...

Just love your bird card!!!!

Shannon said...

Wow, the ranger distress ink combined with that purple is such a stunning combination. I never would have thought of that! I guess that's why we love blogs so much, to learn from each other. Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration. You never disapoint.

Michele L. said...

amber,
I love both ur cards, but especially the butterflies.. maybe it's because i just got that set in the mail today and i absolutely have to CASE ur card!!!
too too cute, i love the popping effect.

I was just thinking of that christmas set before getting to your blog, and here it is!!! maybe it was calling out my name!

thanks for ur inspiration!
michele

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so cute. I'm anxious to get that bird in the July KOM. I am drawn to PURPLE, and butterflies. I get to go to CHA, but it looks like Unity won't be there for the public days, I wanted to meet everyone. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps.

Tammy said...

OOOOOO I need some new Christmas stamp sets!!! Thanks for the opportinty to view the blog on the Blog Hop

mustangsarah said...

Awesome cards Amber.
Love the christmas stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

love the christmas stamps, it would be a great way to get started on my christmas stuff. I could get my cards done now, and that would be awesome.Oh yea I really do need these stamps. Oh I do love all unity stamps
Kitty

Janet said...

I love that bird, too! Absolutely beautiful card, and the distressing adds just the right vintage feel. Can't wait to receive the KOM. And thank you for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

You are singing my song-Unity stamps and Basic Grey. Love it. Connie NH

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Love the card!! Birdies are the best!! I'm waiting very impatiently for my KOM. Thanks for the inspiration

jennifer mitten said...

I love your cards! I have the butterfly set also and have played with it a bit but can't wait to try some of your techniques. Thanks for sharing!