Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop!


Welcome to the last stop on the Design D.I.V.A.S.  oldies but goodies blog hop!  You should have made it here from Grace's...if you didn't, then you will want to start at Sue's so you won't miss anything!  I am so honored to have been invited to be part of this amazing group!  I love our group's definition of DIVA: Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or Annointed) sistahs!

The only restriction for today's hop is that the supplies we use be at least six months old.  Hmmm...no problem!  Sometimes I feel like I'm collecting rather than actually using the stuff!  Anybody relate?  With the stash I have in my craft room, this kind of blog hop ought to be a regular occurrence!  I am thrilled to get to pull out some stamps that haven't seen ink in a while, and to use what I already have!    

This adorable bee tree is from Lizzie Anne Designs' March 2010 mix club set, Lucky You!  When I first got it, I found this cute double-sided designer paper at the LSS and just *had* to have it!  (If you look closely you can see that it has little bees too).   Ahem...almost a year later... ;)

For this happy image, I kept things sweet and simple!  I stamped the image, sponged in some sky with a scalloped circle mask, then colored it in with Copic markers and some Spica glitter pens.  I added some scraps of Basic Grey designer paper to create some lush green paper-snipped grass and to carry some green from the image into the layout.  Now, does that make you ready for Spring, or what?!

Most of the other supplies for my card are from i {heart} papers:
Memento ink
Copic markers
Copic Spica glitter pens
gingham ribbon
Basic Grey button
jute thread

I hope you have enjoyed the hop as much as we enjoyed using our old stuff to stamp for you!  :)

Blessings!  Hope to see you again soon!

25 comments:

  1. Just adorable Deb!!! Such a happy scene! Love the dp too! :)

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  2. How sweet is this.. Don't you just love it when you find the best paper that is perfect for a stamp.. You did a great job on this one..hugs.

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  3. toooo adorable!!! I think you're right...when do we cross the line from stampers to collectors LOL your papers couldnt be more perfect (-:

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  4. Deb- I really like what you did here- it's so cute and think the dp is perfect for your image. Great hop!

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  5. What a GREAT card! Love the yellow and black (:

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  6. adorable card Deb!!
    It WAS fun digging through the oldies but goodies, wasn't it? lol
    take care
    hugs & blessings!

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  7. What a gorgeous card as our grand finale! Your coloring is perfect --- love the clouds --- and the paper makes it so fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Deb, I am so loving this card! I love anything with bees. Did you know that Melissa means "honey bee". LOL Your coloring is beautiful (as always). Thanks so much for joining the OBG hop. See you soon!

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  9. Super duper cuteness Miss Deb.....love everything about your card!!!

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  10. Deb, This is super cute!! I love everything about it!!! I admit that I am a collector!!

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  11. This lovely creation totally brought warmth and sunshine into my day:o) I love every BEE-autiful detail!!

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  12. I absolutely love your whimsical card.

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  13. Hi deb!! oh this is SO fun!!! I LOVE it!!! It gets me in the mood for spring! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop. ;0)

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  14. Long time no visit Deb! This is adorable. Love the layout and that gingham ribbon accent is just the perfect finishing touch.

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  15. Deb, this is so adorable!!! Love the image!!!

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  16. Such a very happy card Deb!! Love that tree and your ribbon is the perfect accent. CHA is coming soon..eeeks!

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  17. Deb this is over the top beautiful!! I love everything about it.

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  18. Hi Deb... your card is awesome what a fun little scene... lovin your clouds and great design... such a happy spring is on its way card!
    Judy

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  19. Deb.....how stinkin' cuuuute!!!! I love that dp and the layout is so perfect for the buzzy bees!!!

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  20. Lovely card Deb!!! Pretty image and well done you, cutting into the stash!!!

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  21. This is such a fun card. I love bees and yellow and black so this to me is a perfect card. Love the gingham bow too!

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  22. This sure is super sweet Deb!!! Love that paper and pretty little bow!!! What a fun hop!!

    Linda

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