Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Exciting News Coming Soon!

Hey everyone-- I will have some exciting news and fun starting Monday, August 1. 
I can't wait to share it with you. I have some blogger friends helping me out so I hope you will find it fun and exciting too.

This little "Hippo-Birthday card" was inspired by a few challenges going on out in the blogger world right now. 
Celebrate the Occasion- Use Blue and white Birthday Sundaes-Photo Inspiration Die Cuttin Divas #25- Sweet Treats Queen of my Craft Room-Creative Critter challenge My Craft Spot-Emboss it challenge.

Here's How I did it….
Standard A2 card base
Paper is all from my scrap stash
White mat embossed with Cuttlebug folder Bloom Dots
Hippo/layers cut at 3.25" from Create a Critter p.44
Cupcake/layers cut at 1.25" from Sweet Treats p. 29
EK scallop punch Sentiment from My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious stamp set
Stickles and some gems to bling it up a bit.


LeanneC said...

Awwe ... what a sweet hippo; she looks so pretty in blue! I love that embossing folder you used too. Nice job!

- Leanne

jennyplace2 said...

Such a sweet sweet card, love the embossing and the cute little cupcake, it is so much fun to combine a bunch of challenges into one and see what you can come up with! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Kathy Salido said...

I just love your card. That hippo is too cute!

Debbie said...

Too cute!! Love the punny sentiment!!

Peggy Sue said...

awesome as usual! Looking forward to hearing the big news!!

Anonymous said...

Su cute... thank for playing with us at CTO..



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! Great papers!


Adrian said...

very cute!

Laurie said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Charlotte said...

Oh, so cute. I love that blue hippo eyeing that cute little cupcake. Thanks for joining us at CTO.

Esther said...

Cute card, love that blue hippo with the flower on his rear!!!!

Thanks for playing with us at CTO!


Cre8tiveVet said...

I love your card! Hippos are one of my favorite animals. Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

DIANA L. said...

That is such a cute card love all the hues of the color blue you used.
Thanks for joininng this week at CTO


Misty Olsen said...

I Think this is the best project you've shared with us at DCD!!! I just love this card...Your birthday card is just perfect :o) Thanks for sharing your creation this week at DCD :o)

Die Cuttin Diva

Paper Deckerations said...

Oh my gosh I love it! The sparkle, the bling! You did a great job!!! Thanks for playing along with us again at DCD!!

Debeez Designs said...

Love the hippo she looks really cute! I like the embossing and the flower on the hippos bottom. Very nice thanks for sharing

Jayne said...

So cute,thanks for playing with us at CTO.

Creative Diva said...

Adorable. I love this. Thank you for joining us at DCD.


Melissa said...

Very cute hippo, great job! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

Sherrie K. said...

Another GREAT card Barb!! I love the hippo..he's so cute and love the embossing. Cupcake looks pretty yummy to! Send it my way, LOL!
Sherrie K

girlia said...

this Hippo is just so adorable. Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I love your hippo card... and I am very intrigued with the fun thing coming... no hints? lol

Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

Jenni said...

Super cute little hippo! I love him.
Thanks for joining us over at CTO. Happy to be your newest follower.

Hugs, Jenni
CTO design team

GiGi said...

What a cute card! I love the cupcake and bling! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Joy said...

Darling card, I just love that hippo!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Oh, I just love that hippos with the papers you chose and the cupcake is wonderful, great card!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Barb,
Please stop by my blog...I have an award for you:)
Sherrie K

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your hippo card. Thanks for playing along at CTO
Sylvia DT

Unknown said...

This is very cute! I love it. Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Trell - DT

Crafting Misfit said...

Your hippo is absolutely adorable. Great choice of paper for him!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

CraftyJAR said...

So adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

Unknown said...

Very creative and cute.... Create a Critter and Sweet Treats are my two favorite Carts!!!!

Yvonne said...

I love your hippo! So Cute!

Jessica said...

Great card! I love the patterns -- especially on your hippo! Thanks for playing along at CTO this week.

CTO Design Team

Trail of Treasures said...

What a cute hippo he is! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week! Good luck!

Tracey - CTO DT member

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card! I love the glittery cupcake! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Georgiana said...

I can't believe I haven't left a comment sooner. I have peeked at this card a few time since it is so adorable. I LOVE the hippo! Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Carson's Creations

Kate said...

What a fun card! I really like the patterned paper that you used on the hippo. Great job with the inking too!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Kristie W. said...

I will have to make sure I come visit tomorrow to see what you are up to!

Adorable card, I love the patterned hippo! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

myself said...

beautiful! love the colors and all the embossing, as well as the sentiment. heck! i love it all!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

This card is sooo stinking cute!! Great job on the cto challenge this week, DT member
Paper Panther :)

Aim said...

Eeeeek!! Love this!! That hippo is just darling!! Love the embossing and touch of BLING!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion last week!! A new challenge has started -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM