Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Woo Hoo, it's time for another Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jeanette's blog, but if you want to start from the beginning, click over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog so that you won't miss any of the treats that are in store for you today through Friday. The full schedule is on the right column of my blog.

The theme is Take a Walk on the Wild Side, as we are featuring five of the cutest animal stamp sets you ever saw: Elly & Friends, Baby Blessings, Owl Celebrations, Sweet Dreams, and Doodle Bird. Scroll down to see the card I posted on Sunday using Elly & Friends.

When I first saw Doodle Bird, I fell in love. The images are just so cute! I truly love the "doodle" look of this stamp set. For my card, I stamped the tree and then used Sweet Pea Flower Soft to make it look a bit like a crepe myrtle.

This is the first time I've used Flower Soft, and I'm hooked! I added a little sparkle by sprinkling glitter after applying the Flower Soft. I learned how to work with Flower Soft and the glitter trick by watching this tutorial by Suzanne Dean.

I was also inspired by Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13. I just love the color combos that girl comes up with, and this is no exception. I'm definitely going to use it again.

Note: I'm looking at my card IRL and it looks SOOO much better than the picture. I think that's because I took the photo at night with artificial light. I'll take another picture in the morning, so if you see this post before then, be sure to come back later for a better look! Edited to add: I took another picture this morning and it definitely looks better... the colors are more true in daylight.

ENABLER ALERT: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a blow-out sale on several stamp sets plus all non-stamp items. Korin is going back to the basics of just selling acrylic and digi stamps, so she's running a sale of 40% to 50% off on several items! Mind you, her inventory is flying off the shelves (so to speak), but there are still great deals to be had. Be sure to check it out! You also have only a couple more days for the Christmas in July Sale. Both sales end Friday, July 31st, so hurry!

Okay, now on to your next stop on the blog hop. Sandy is waiting for you!

Have a great day!

P.S. Don't forget my Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon!

30 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my, look how much detail you put on this card!!! I love the cuttlebugged background, stiching, flower soft, buttons.....just all of it. The colors are beautiful and this is a great card!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous work - can see why you loved this image!! I too have some flower soft, but have yet to use it - thanx for the link for adding glitter!!
I'm soo hoping to play in your challenge - but have NO IDEA what tool I haven't used in ages - LOL. Haven't been paper crafting that long to have things I have put away - but I have my thinking cap on...
Big Hugs
xXx

Patti J. said...

Wow Lisa - this is a great card! I love everything you've done - the stitching, the flower soft (one of my favorite supplies!), the embossing, the buttons, it all came together to make a wonderful card!

Nancy said...

WOW Lisa,

You sure know how to make stamps POP!!!

Love your colors and the flower soft. I've always wanted to try that.

And, I LOVE how your stitching framed your focal point!!!

Piali said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the great details .Great work. TFS

Leah said...

This came out just adorable! I love that set too:) I haven't tried the Flower Soft yet...maybe I should,yours looks gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Adorable! Love the look of the flower soft and the glitter!

Jeanette said...

Lisa, this is a fabulous card! What a great idea to add flower soft. It looks so pretty!
Hugs Jeanette

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lisa, this turned out so well, really like the flocking you did! I also like your challenge card below....the bright pink elephant reminds me of the Babar stories.

Lorie said...

Awwwww! This is oh, so Tweet, Lisa! Great job, and the flower soft is fabulous!!!!

Allison Cope said...

Super cute card Lisa!

Maureen said...

This is delightful! Love the flower soft and buttons and border punch...fabulous!!

Sue Lelli said...

So much detail and so much to LOVE! The "crepe myrtle" is amazing! Now I want to go buy and learn how to use flower soft. Haven't seen it yet.

KanataNewf said...

Fabulous use of the Flower Soft.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this tree, gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, I love your buttons.

Cheri Howard said...

Gorgeous card - the flower soft adds a unique touch!

Windy Robinson said...

How cute! I love how you used your punch:) The is also very crafty.

Cat said...

Beautiful card! The flower soft and stitching are gorgeous!

redstamper7 said...

Somehow the buttons just make him all the more adorable! So cute


Becky T

Kristine said...

WOOOHOOO!! Now THAT is pretty wild, heehee. LOVE that flower soft!! What a fabulous card. LOVE the birdie too (I ♥ birdies) ☺ That border punch is so fun too and the buttons--perfect! :)

Yup...we're about 12 degrees hotter right now than So Cal, if you can believe THAT! :( Ugh. LOL. Yes, we're staying inside where we have ac on constantly! Thanks for checking up on us though! You stay cool too. Luv and Hugs xxx

Deedee Anderson said...

This card is just so sweet, Lisa! Terrific colors, and I love all the little details, especially the colored stitching. I haven't tried the Flower Soft, but you sure make it look tempting!

Steph said...

Nice card, your stiching is incredible!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, so "FABALICIOUS" Lisa!! Your stitching is "incredible" and that FLOWER SOFT is awesome. I could go on and on about this card... ♥ your border punch and buttons as they are fantastic finishing touches!! You ROCK my friend... :)

Now I'm off to send you and e-mail! We need to chat... he! :) Stay tune!

Kristine said...

Ok, I'm finally finding the time to do this SNSS Hop! :) Fun fun...lots of great sets and super DT cards you gals!!

Terri E. said...

Really fun hand stiching and fluff! Way to rock this color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Connie said...

Very cute...love the Flower soft detail. The tree is one of my favorite images, too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!! I love all the details here!! Especially the flower soft and glitter!!!!

*LittleMissT* said...

How tweet indeed!

Chrissy D said...

CUTE! Love the texture of the flower soft that you added!!!