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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Another Karen Burniston Pop Up Card Using Hoppy the Frog

I'm crazy in love with the new characters Karen Burniston has designed for her Pop It Ups cards.  Today, I'm sharing a card I made using the Hoppy the Frog.
The front of the card is the same as a previous card I shared. See the post from August 31, 2014 for Poppy the Owl.

I decided to hang the frog from a tree branch to match my saying.

Supplies List:

   1.  Lots of Pops Pop It Ups Die (778) Elizabeth Craft Designs by Karen Burniston
   2.  Hoppy the Frog (909) Elizabeth Craft Designs by Karen Burniston
   3.  Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals, dies #1, #2, #3
   4.  Graphic 45 paper An Eerie Tale - Enchantment (4500931)
  • Striped side - inside of card for pop it up, 5.25" x 8.25"
  • Flower side - Hoppy the Frog detail layer
  • Flower side - bottom half of front
  • Flower side - butterflies
  • Flower side - Top oval on front of card (die #1)
   5. ColorMates Medium Peaches & Cream Cardstock (CPCM85U)
  • Top embossed panel on front of card
  • Middle oval on front of card (die #2)
   6. American Crafts Cardstock - Olive
  • Card base - 5.5" x 8.5"
  • Bottom oval on front of card (die #3)
  • Strip for front of card - 0.25" x 5.25"
  • Hoppy the Frog shadow layer
   7. Yellow Cardstock
  • Top label on pop up inside of card
  • Small label lower right corner of inside of card
  • Butterflies
   8. Eyes for Hoppy the Frog - Medium (7mm) - Crackerbox Palace
  • I discovered these great eyes at the recent Rubber Stamp Event in Kansas City. They have many different sizes and about six different colors. They will be great with all of the characters Karen has designed!
   9. Tim Holtz Branch Tree - BigZ Die embossed with bark embossing folder. Distressed with Walnut Stain embossing ink.

  10. Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy Decorative Strip

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Won First Place in the "Beat the Heat Rubber Stamp Show" June 28, 2014

Hello Everyone.
You will notice my blog posts will not be in chronological order while I catch up on posting a few tidbits for which I've not had time to locate pictures and compose information.  Time continues to slip through my fingers!

This post is from the Annual Rubber Stamp Event that comes to the Kansas City area each summer.  You can find out more info about the calendar for these events and where they are held HERE

I won first place in the card contest for Saturday, June 28, 2014.  The competition was very stiff this year and I am very honored the judges liked my card.  I like entering this contest because afterwards the cards are sold at the various shows and the money is donated to The American Cancer Society.  I won $100 show bucks for my entry and my card in turn helped (in a small part) in the fundraising for the Show's chairity.  Win/Win!

I, of course, had no problems spending the money I won at the show!  There were serveral of my favorite vendors present more than willing to help me in my endeavor.

I met my friends, Joanne and Terri, at the show.  We visited vendors and had lunch and just generally had a "La La Loonies" day out together.  We have not done any of the Tim Holtz tags this summer, but have managed to exchange techniques, etc!  

 We are busy working on plans for Halloween!  Stay tuned....