Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Skipping Stones blog hop...

Good morning! Today the Skipping Stones team is having a blog hop and invited me to join in to reveal a new stamp set of theirs called Sassy Shoes!
I made another sketch for the team to try this week - here it is:
I actually decided to stamp the shoes all along the edges instead of placing anything else along the edges. I was going to do paper strips on the edges, but I didn't want it to be too busy and compete with the shoes. I really wanted the shoes to be the show stopper! I sort of turned the sketch on it's side and made a paper bow inspired by the bow on the cute shoe stamp!

The paper bow was made with a technique by Heidi Swapp that I saw her do on HSN one day and just loved it! Just take a strip of paper and fold the ends together, adhere. Pinch it in the middle. Then you do another shorter one on top the same way. Layer these two together with the smaller one on top. Last, wrap a thicker piece of the same patterned paper around the center. Adhere it all together! I added twine around the middle of my bow.
Skipping Stones has a few deals this week: order three sets from Skipping Stones, get one free! Buy 6, get two free! Buy 9, get three free! Just enter "ONE FREE" at checkout.

The winner of the UPLIFTING stamp set from last week is Scarlett!

Scarlett said...
You're card is adorable! Love the hearts with the pins and the pop of red is super.

It was hard to choose fav stamp sets, they have a lot of good ones. I love the Uplifting, Dandelion Dreams, garden Stamp Kiss, Grunge...apparently I need to go shopping!
May 10, 2011 2:53 PM

And the good news is that I have one more set to give away this week! I'm giving away the Heartsong stamp set. Just leave a comment, and I'll choose a winner soon!

Next stop: head over to Amy's blog!

42 comments:

~amy~ said...

oh-so-cute! I love everybody's take on your sketch....so fun to see how everybody is inspired by it...

Scrappychick said...

Suer cute card! Love the bow :)

Tamra said...

Fun sketch Danielle, and super cute card! Glad you are designing for us this month!

Miss Kathy said...

Love all your designs. The Heartsong stamp set is my favorite, just love it. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Jingle said...

This is super cute!

Carla said...

What an adorable card, im loving all the shoes.

Valerie Bishop said...

What a beautiful card - and also what a gorgeous stamp set that you are giving away!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

Heather Innusa said...

I love this!!! The bow, combined with the twine is fabulous!!!

Krissy said...

so cute! I love all the creative sentiments!

Karen said...

Great sketch; I love the stamping around the edges & I can't wait to give that bow a try!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is so sweet and feminine Danielle! I love how you created that paper bow and stamped the sentiment over the heart - so a cool effect! I have to try that some time! Heartson has been at the top of my wishlist for a loooong time - thanks for the chance to win it! I have been enjoying your sketches too.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Just looove this card :)

Queen of Paper said...

I just think this is soooo CUTE! I love that hill stamp and the bow :)

Charlene said...

So cute!!!! Love the shoes :-)

Elisa said...

so so cute

Ujjwal said...

your card is so cute! so pink and girly! love it!

Gladys said...

oh my! so sweet card! I love the pp bow and twine!

Sheri said...

Love the bow, and what woman doesn't like more shoes.

Michelle Clement said...

Oooh - what a super-cute card & sketch! :)

thekolbes said...

Ohh I love your card. Your bow is fantastic.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Stephanie said...

What a cute card!!!! A girl has got to love a nice set of heels!! Your paper bow is amazing!

Mel said...

What a great card...thanks for the chance to win!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Super cute...love the way you stamped over the cute little heart...thanks for the cute sketches this month!

Brenda Weaver said...

adorable, Danielle! i love how you did the stamping in place of the squares in the sketch. I must say this sketch really challenged me this time, but it was fun!

Cmad said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this stamp set. It is so adorable. Its a must have for my stamp collection. Thanks for always being so inspiring.

Heather said...

Those shoes are just super cute! And I love your paper bow. Oh yeah, thanks for the great sketch for this week, can't wait to try it.

Bonnie said...

Cute card, Like the simple design and the creative sentiment!

Janet Z said...

Great card and sketch!

deedoodle said...

Love your blog, love your creation for the sketch challenge and the stamp set.

Jan Garber said...

Your card is terrific! I see that particular shoe and immediately think "Alice in Wonderland"! Thanks for the chance to win stamps! HeartSong has so many endless possibilites!

Lynn said...

I just LOVE your style!

Kandi Phillips said...

Love that bow I can't wait to try it! Love the shoes around the border too, you're right great minds do think alike! ;) Thanks for such a fabulous sketch to work with!

Cynde said...

Danielle Love what you've done for PTi and the sketch and card above. Totally love the shoes and the verse. So Fitting,but I always feel like good shoes are truly like old friends also!
I truly appreciate the chance at the drawing for "Heartsong" stamp set. It is such a wonderful assortment of my favorite things all in one set! I know it is one set I would use over and over. Thanks again for the chance at the drawing.
Cynde

Zeww said...

great sketch and adorable card.. makes me think of my best girlfriend!

Julia Diane said...

That Heartsong set is beautiful! I immediately thought of three people I would make cards for using that set.. how fun it would be to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Larajc said...

adorable card! As always...your stuff always amazes me!

nicoleqmullen said...

This is just so cute and fabulous, love how you made the shoes the focus. The bow is stunning too!!

richardbreaks said...

Very sweet. Love the sketch.

Scarlett said...

Another fabulous card and sketch Danielle! Thanks for sharing how to make the bow, it's super cute. Love the shoe stamps and I am over the moon excited to have won the Uplifting set!! Thank you so very much!

Juanna Hope Sia said...

i love your card! its so so sweet (: thanks for the chance to win a stamp set (:

Shelly said...

Love all of your designs! I've enjoyed following you on PTI's site. So glad you're part of their design team :-)

wendyp said...

Love how you stamped the shoes around the border! Adorable card!!