Tuesday, April 12, 2011

sending you smiles...

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Uplifting

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 Mona'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, Laurie Schmidlin. 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's my card for today:



I used October Afternoon paper...paper pieced the fun hot air balloon and the sweet little butterflies from the Uplifting set.


It's been awhile since I've used my pom supply...

Here is this week's sketch by Laurie:


Looking forward to seeing your take on the fab sketch!

Now, hop on over to Ann's blog, Stamp with Me.

63 comments:

  1. So totally sweet!! I love the happy colors! :)

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  3. LOVE your card! As always sooo impressed with your mix of colors and papers - soo sweet and sooo cool!!!
    ps. why do I always proof read AFTER I've hit the post button ?????

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  4. Color magic! LoVE your card, mmmm pom poms!!!

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  5. So Sweet...love the PP used... I still hoard them too... some of my faves!!!Great colors... love the POMPOM used... hugs...xoxo

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  6. Beautiful card, Amy, love the sentiment!

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  7. Amy, this may be my favorite ~amy~ card to date. Fab colors, great take on the sketch, stitching, and pom palms!!! Yum :)

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  8. How adorable!!! :) the pom pom trim is such a cute touch! :)

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  9. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love love the colors and loving that balloon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  10. So cute! I love the pom-poms!

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  11. The Queen of poms is back!!! So, so cute!

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  12. So trendy with the hot air balloon. And loving your bright colours.

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  13. Love all the patterns you used!!!

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  14. Such a cheerful card Amy! Love your choice of PP and the big hot air balloon!

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  15. Gorgeous card, Amy! The pretty papers make me happy!

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  16. Such an adorable card, the colours with this set are just fantastic and love the added touch of the pom poms too!

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  17. Love that fun pom ribbon and the balloon. Adorable. :)

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  18. What a sweet, fun, springy card! Love the whimsy the poms add and the great colors from the DP. :> Hope you're having a wonderful week, Amy!

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  19. So happy and fabulous! Could not LOVe this more!!

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  20. Fun take on this sketch! Love the colors!! TFS.

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  21. This is a beautiful card!!!!

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  22. Such a fab card Amy... Love the fabbie colours :D. Gotta to love the hot air balloon, gorgeous set :D

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  23. Unique creations, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Cyndi U

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  24. This is a pure delght Amy, so refreshing and spring-y.

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  25. what a sweet card! I love the colors, DP and that cute hot air balloon! It makes me feel free! hope you have a beautiful day!

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  26. Love the bright, happy colors Amy. Such pretty papers you used! That pom pom trim is super fun!

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  27. Love this Amy.....so cheery and colorful!

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  28. There's nothing better than OA goodness and that adorable hot air balloon! This card is sooooooo adorable... me likey very much-y! :o)

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  29. Love the little butterflies flitting around the balloon, and the fabulous, BRIGHT colors!!!

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  30. oh my super cute...girl!! love it so much! those pom poms rock!!

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  31. can not be sweeter!!! LOVE the yummy papers and those pom poms are perfect! fabulous card, Amy!! also BIG thanks for the happy mail!! it was such a sweet surprise!! =) thanks for making my day, my friend! =)

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  32. Love the pom poms and the fun bright colors!

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  33. Such a cute card! I love the pompoms.

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  34. What fun colors! It's so 'uplifting!'

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  35. beautiful...love the pompoms...great springy colors!!

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  36. Ooops, silly typo in first comment. Let me try again...
    Such a HAPPY card! Great combination of designer paper patterns and such fun embellishments too! :)

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  37. Too cute! Lovin' the hot air balloon. :)
    Hugs~

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  38. What a fun mix of colors and patterns, not to mention the pom pom trim!

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  39. Another fun fabulous card Amy!!! Your cards are so fun and fabulous!!! Love you new picture by the way!! Have a good week!!

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  40. Super-fab!!! Love the colours, patterns and pom poms!

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  41. This is sooo beautiful lovely colors great balloon, a very happy card!

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  42. Love this Amy! Hot air balloons always lightens the mood of any cards, and this one is no different! The combination of all those sweet papers makes it all even better! :)

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  43. Hi again! Doing the hop and your card is still SUPER!!! (-:

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  44. cute cute cute cute.....i am actually on a hot air etc kick lately with the cafe store...hugs

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  45. how fun!! love that pink balloon.

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  46. how fun! Love the red pom poms!

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  47. love it!!! and that set is now on my wish list :)

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  48. Well, obviously the pom poms are a big hit, so cool! Just love the papers and the sewing!! I should just copyright that statement! That background for the balloon and sentiment are awesome!! Is the balloon background fabric or distressed on the edges? Such a beautiful, smiley creation!!

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  49. Adorable card!! So fabulous! Happy to be hopping with you for this month at SSD!

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  50. Love the paper pieced balloon and the pom poms is the perfect fun touch

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  51. SUPER card i love the mix of papers and all the fabulous layers. Such fab colours too
    love tasha xx

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  52. Wow Wow!!! These colors are super fun!!! Love what you created this week!!

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Cheers,
~amy~