Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skipping Stones Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop! Today's hop features cards created by the Skipping Stones Design Team and I'm excited to be one of quite a few friends who've been invited to play along! You may have arrived here from Kandi's...if not, then go to the beginning and follow along until you are here again! I promise, you don't want to miss a single stop! Along the way, the Skipping Stones Design Team (aka the Stamp Tramps) will have blog candy for you to enter. As an added bonus, there will also be 4 stamp sets (new stamp sets not yet released) hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where, so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Friday, January 8th, at Skipping Stones Design.

There are so many cute stamp sets at SSD that choosing only one for today's card was a bit of a challenge, but I finally decided upon Funny Bras Vol. 1 because I thought it would make some great cards for my Bible study girls. Seems like someone is always having a mammogram and a fun, girlie card will definitely make getting the squeeze a little less painful! ;) When the results come back normal, all the girls wanna shout Bravisimo! We joyfully and enthusiastically cheer each other along! Thankfully, it has not been often that we also have shared the sorrow of negative results, but we rally together closer than ever under those circumstances. What an amazing group of women!

Since I had already had to make a difficult choice regarding stamp sets, I decided NOT to make a choice at all when it came to using my favorite prints from this yummy new Basic Grey Sugar Rush. I just grabbed 4 sheets that had harmonizing colors and got to work using this week's MOJO sketch as a starting point. My card turned out a bit busier than most, but I still like it!

To give the bra a little full-figure contour, I shaded its curves with Copic markers (C0, C1 and C3). I ran the same marker colors along the long edges of the mats to give a little more depth and tie the design together. I love the way the picot-edged ribbon (very old retired SU) and the periwinkle velvet and woven ribbon accents add to the lingerie feel.

Your next stop for the hop is my dear, talented friend and design team mate, Holly McMillen! I'm sure she'll knock your blog-hoppin' socks off!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have yourself a merry Little Christmas (we celebrate Epiphany on January 6th, aka Little Christmas)...stop back by tomorrow to share some decadent King Cake!

93 comments:

  1. Can you believe Little Christmas is almost here? WOW does time fly!! I think your card is such fun!! TFS!

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  2. So cute! A great way to celebrate some fantastic news. Your friends are lucky to have you!
    RobbynW

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  3. Oh my favorite set and you're right, what a great way to celebrate a clean mamo! I love this card...tfs!! Hoppin' on to the next fab SSD blog hop designer.....

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  4. Adorable! I just bought Sugar Rush to play with as well!!! Thanks for sharing your creation! I love the bras!!!!
    Sammye Jo

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  5. Fabulous card - this is my favorite stamp set! I love the striped paper you used for the bra - it gives it great character!

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  6. This is awesome!!!!! Loving the paper and loving your layout!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

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  7. LOVE this card! The bras set is a hoot!

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  8. Love the paper!
    Love the colors!
    Love this set!!
    ONE of my SSD fave's!

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  9. Isn't this just darling? I love it!

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  10. Cute card. Love the detail.

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  11. Cuteness!! Love the paper piecing! :)

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  12. Love the plaid. Bravisimo to you too.

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  13. What a fun card and love that DP.

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  14. Why do bra cards make me giggle? LOL This is so fun (like you!), Deb! Aren't we having fun today?! :)

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  15. Very pretty card!! I love what you've done with the ribbon and trim!

    ♥Lea

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  16. This is so fun!! I love all of the ideas!!

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  17. Love your card. I just have to get my hands on that stamp set. I was not able to yell Bravisimo after my very 1st mammogram. Good thing I went. I've been traveling the breast cancer journey since Aug. 08. Thanks for helping me smile and reminding me to be thankful that I'm still here to do this hop.

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  18. Love your card and I loved the color combo. It is so cute!!

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  19. I like your story of your bible study group. This card is perfect for that.

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  20. Yay the bra set is awesome! Thanks for being in the hop and showing off such a cute and inspiring card!

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  21. wonderful card & popular stampset as its already sold out.

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  22. Awesome colors and patterns on this wonderful card!! Love the lace over stripes bra and sensational sentiment!!

    Beautiful work, Deb!

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  23. so very cute! I love all the paper used. It came together so nicely!

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  24. I keep seeing these super cute cards with the bra set! I seriously need to get this set. However, I am still hoping to see someone do something... seductive with the set!

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  25. Beautiful Card! Love the bra strap! sensational!

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  26. Busy Card just like you said, yet beautiful in its own little way. I just love the paper you used and the colors are just wonderful.
    We are celebrating the same holiday here tomorrow. Hope yours goes great.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  27. What a FUN card!!! Gorgeous work!!!

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  28. I love this card, it's so stinkin' cute!! That stamp set is just too fun!

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  29. Really great card...I love that stamp set so fun!

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  30. Awesome colors and hilarious set, Deb ;D

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  31. I love this set!!! Your card is beautiful!!!

    **hopping along**

    okj83@live.com

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  32. Such a wonderful, fun card!!

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  33. Wonderful colors and layout!

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  34. Great card, LOVE this set and every other set :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

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  35. Your card turned out adorable!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  36. Great card - love your color choices

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  37. Love the colours and patterns on your card.

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  38. This is so beautiful love everything about this card!!!

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  39. Wonderful card Deb! So happy you could join the hop!

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  40. Love this stamp set! What a lovely card! :)

    Candy
    papercandy@gmail.com

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  41. What a pretty bra!! Love all the pattern and texture to your card.

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  42. Awesome card. Love the way you coloured it. Very inspirational.

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  43. very cute card. love the paper you used.

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  44. ok im totally drooling...I so luv the bra stamps...want them all! your card is quite lovely! like your blog too...Hey I sing n stamp too! ^5! good luck to all, cher

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  45. Fantastic! The BG paper is gorgeous and makes such a pretty bra background LOL!

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  46. Totally love the bra sets! I love how you did the bras with the copics and made them look fuller too.

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  47. I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps. Love your card.

    Big MaMMA gotta keep hoppin

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  48. I LOVe LOve Love how you combined the patered paper with the bra stamp!!!Thanks for joingin us on the hop ;0)

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  49. like the paper, like the layout interpretation and like the colors you used. Good job

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  50. love the bustier bra! what a great, fun set!

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  51. what a adorable idea to give the bra card for your friends having the life saving boobie scrunch test. I love it.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Blessings,Pea

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  52. Oh, Oh, OH MY! Sugar Rush and bras together...I think that all the bra companies should take designing tips from you! What a great combo to create such a soft and totally fabulous card! You rock girlfriend!

    Hugs!

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  53. very cute card! thanks for sharing.

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  54. oh, what a fantastic card!
    I love the paper piercing!
    Regina*

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  55. Hee Hee, this makes me giggle. Awesome card Deb!!
    Oh, why am I up at this awful time? Someone hhmm aka hubby, accidentally set our heater to the summer settings, which turned the heater off. I woke up freezing, to find the heater off and the house a nice 64 degrees. Brrrrr.
    Okay, time to warm up my legs and try to go back to sleep.
    hugs

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  56. that card looks marvelous- the bra so realistic with the tiny bits of lace across the top sections and your colours well what can i say- i would love to get this card regardless of the circumstances

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  57. Wow...looks like I'm late in commenting (60th!) but this card sure gave me a smile. Not only is is a fantastically crafted design, but that sentiment! TOO CUTE! You ROCK woman!

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  58. WOW! You make this look so real and "full" Ü

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  59. Deb, you are so in tune with fashion and design. Love what you did with this set and sugar rush.

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  60. I so desperately need this set for a dear friend with Breast Cancer! Thanks for the amazing idea!! Happy lil Christmas today!!

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  61. I keep falling in love with this set... I see a purchase coming LOL. TFS!

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  62. would love to make these cards for my "support system" aka my girlfriends!

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  63. How cool is that plaid bra?
    Love it- thanks for sharing!

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  64. Very cute card -- love all the details -- the bows, and all the different designer papers that work together . . . very cool! I always have trouble matching them but you did awesome!

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  65. Like you, I'm always needing cards for either S.S. or one of our HomeGroup people. This card would be great for ladies going thru a difficult time that need the support of a friend. Love it! Thank you for sharing this!

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  66. These stamps are so darn cute. I like how you added some contour to the bra...great job

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  67. I love that you did a plaid bra- cute!!

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  68. cute card. thanks for sharing

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  69. This stamp is awesome!
    Love your card to! ;0)

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  70. This is my favorite...for sure.....love your coloring and shading.....

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  71. Such a cute set - love what you've done with it!

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  72. Alright! This is the second post with the bra set...this is a conspiracy against my willpower! Guess I'm going to have to get the bra set now! Love the way you used the set!

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  73. What a great card! Love that new sugar rush paper!

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  74. Loving that bra set and what you did with it.TFS!

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  75. Thanks for cluing me in to yet another awesome line of stamps! I'm keeping my inky fingers crossed!

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  76. haha...totally fun card! Awesome Deb...put a smile on my face!

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  77. Great idea to get ladies to have more mammos, promise them one of these cards! You really squuezed everything you had into this one (sorry, but I couldn't resist the pun here!). You coloring rocks!

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  78. Another beautiful creation. Love It!!!

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  79. Hi Deb,
    i really like your card and the layering...
    thats something i'm working on.... yours looks great!

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  80. A mammogram is a great reason for a card! Great idea to stamp on the striped paper - I'll have to add that to my idea list! Thanks!

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  81. Love this bra set...quirky & cute!!

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  82. Great card! Really cute stamp!

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  83. I love your shading tips! Adorable card!

    Ramona :-)
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  84. Luv what u did with the bra!! too cute!

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  85. Very cool card... I would totally buy that bra! lol

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  86. Such a fun looking card. Great work =)

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  87. Incredible, Deb! Love the colors and the mix of patterns and yummy layers! Wish my bras looked that good!

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