Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Holidays & SSD Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new sets, Sentiment Frames #1 and Brrrthday! Today the DT and Guests of SSD will be featuring cards using Sentiment Frames #1. If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means we're showcasing another great creation from our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Maile Belles. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. A free stamp set is up for grabs to a lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge!

Here is the super fun sketch we had this week, with lots of room for interpretation and plenty of white space!

I ended up flipping the sketch and created this card using Timeless Textures for the background sheet music, and Sentiment Frames #1 for the tag and sentiment.

One of the fun things with this little tag framer is that there is no right or wrong way to have your brackets go! I just loved how the "bottom" stamp fit right into my Top Note Die to create such a fun frame for the sentiment!

During our fun holiday blog hop, I have stamp set to giveaway! :) I have Christmas Swirls up for grabs, and even if you don't win it, you can purchase it on sale right now for $11.99! Simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite Christmas or holiday tradition, or well, anything you want to share today! ;) This contest will close on Thursday at midnight and a winner will be posted on Friday!

Your next stop on the hop is to Tammie!

Master Hop Order
Amy - http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/
Ann - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/
Maile - http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/
Barb - http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/
Brenda - http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Gladys - http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Kelley - http://myfrontporch-kelley.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Kandi - http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
Tammie - http://alwaysinking.blogspot.com/
Rae - http://simplyrae.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/


craftymom205 said...

Love your card. Love to go to family's house on Christmas Eve.

~amy~ said...

Love how you've rotated the sketch!

Lesley from WI said...

Love the card & the paper is wonderful. We love to look at Christmas lights and decorations. It is always so much fun!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Kandi......This is GORGEOUS!!!! You bow is fantasic and the color with the music notes!! PERFECT!!!! I hope you have a super day!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous!! I love that bow!! I have to admit that this is my first time on your blog... I LOVE your banner, etc!! SOOOOO FUNKY CUTE!! And you... you are so pretty Kandi!! :) Glad to be able to put a face with your kandi pants email! :) I am going to save you in my google reader right now! :)

Tamra said...

Awesome card Kandi! Love the colors and the music background!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch and how you flipped the frame to fit perfectly into the die cut!

Barb's Boys said...

Awesome card, Kandi! That bow is deliciouso! Love the way the frame fits in the top note die!

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous how you inverted the sentiment - very creative and such a stunning holiday card!

deedoodle said...

Your card is great Kandi. I love Christmas Eve filling the stockings with all the goodies.

E.T said...

wow! gorgeous card! love the incredibly beautiful bow!

Brenda Weaver said...

beautiful card, Kandi! I love the music sheet background and the way you used the sketch.

Rose said...

love your take on the sketch and that bow is awesome :)

Jingle said...

Absolutely STUNNING! This is really gorgeous!

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