Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hip Hopping Thursday!

Happy Hip Hop! I am so ready for a day of fun! :-) Did you check out all the deals on Angela's blog? If not...don't forget to hop on over there!

I am still playing with some of my new Unity sets!!
I just love this one, Love In the Air. One of my students just had a baby boy! I can't wait to give this to her.

Recipe:
Stamps: Love in the Air
Ink: brilliance
Paper: PTI cardstock, marrakech dp by Basic Grey
Accessories: SU ribbon, marrakech brads, marrakech chipboard stickers, white signo pen, jamone sew mini, paper piercer

I inked up the Linden Branch on this card. I sewed some wavy stripes all along the card. Note to self: don't sew the entire background if you plan to cover 3/4 of it up!

Recipe:
Stamps: Linden Branch
Paper: Pink Paislee dp, SU basic black
Ink: memento
Accessories: janome sew mini, black gems, offray ribbon, netabilities

I think that this single, 1 2 3 4 Thousand Cupcake Calories, is one of my all time favorites! These guys are the perfect cupcake height! :-) I made this card in honor of my friend & fellow VSN coordinator, Jennifer Buck. Happy Birthday, girl! :-)

Recipe:
Stamps: 1, 2, 3, 4 Thousand Cupcake Calories
Ink: memento
Paper: Porcelain dp by Basic Grey, PTI cardstock
Accessories: Porcelain chip stickers, porcelain brads, heidi swapp cherry bling, SU slit punch

Before you head out...let me share a before and after shot.

BEFORE


AFTER

Isn't that a HUGE improvement??? I just love these Little Monkeys!!! You can find more info on this great product HERE> They were the perfect solution to my crafty disaster! :-)


Now hop on over to the ULTRA talented, JOSLYN!

69 comments:

Jess said...

love the stack of cupcakes and your use of brads today!

Jacqueline said...

Great cards!!! Wow love the cupcakes!! I have the little monkeys system too, love it!

Patter Cross said...

Love how the balloon is coming off of the card. Great cards as always!

KellyB said...

Love the cupcakes, too cute!

Jess said...

um... where to go next? Jimmi sent me to your blog, and now you are telling me to go to Jimmi??? :-)

Christi Snow said...

These are all gorgeous Maren. I love the way that you did the trail off the hot air balloon...so cute! smiles...

Jess said...

ah, now I can keep hopping!! Thanks for sending me to Joslyn!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Cute cards love both of these.

HapEMomE said...

Gorgeous cards, Maren! Love the color combos.
~Chelsea

Angela said...

They are all great.
I love the stack of cupcakes card and the sewing you did on the second card.

StampinCathy said...

All I can say is WOW! These cards are all amazing and so inspiring. I just love the colors, detail, and all the bling. WOW!

Tanis said...

Oh lucky you with the little monkeys box!!! SWEET cards..love those stacked up cupcakes!

4guysandagirl said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Your cards are fantastic!!!!!! Congrats on making the cover! You definitely deserve it!!!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards and I love your new stamp storage!

Tinker's Mom said...

Ca-UTE! I love tha hot air balloon. Must have it!
~ky

FibreJunky said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the Little Monkeys box, too.

Danielle said...

Congratulations on the Stamp Arts cover!!! But I am not surpised, your work is too awsome!!! your cards rock!!!

PS, Love the little monkeys too!

Valerie G said...

Love your cards!

Purple Princess said...

Congrats on the cover of Stamp Arts! Your cards are awesome!!

Tammy said...

Super cute! Great job!

MrsETaylor said...

That balloon stamp is precious. Think I've gota buy that set.

Tracey said...

Love that storage!! Fantastic cards! So fun!

Vickilyn said...

I just LOVE that hot air balloon!! I am going to need to get that set!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- you have been busy creating beautiful eye candy for us! Thanks for your hard work!

Brooke said...

omgosh.. i saw that first card and fell in LOVE!!!!! its the cutest thing.. you are always coming up with new ideas for card layouts.. simply amazing my friend!

Olde Country Creations said...

All of them are fabulous but I simply adore the first one. SO awesome.

I love my Little Monkey system too, isn't it great?!!


Tonya

Stephanie said...

Hi Maren...hope you're doing well! Super cute cards, as always! I bet getting yourself organized has made all the difference in the world :)

KAP said...

I love the special delivery card. I really like the trailing line.

Jen E. said...

um, i am just lovin that cupcake card!!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!

Candace H said...

Adorable cards and helpful storage info, what a HipHopHappy post! Thanks for the inspiration!

jan farnworth said...

love the cupcake card and your new stamp storage must be nice to feel all organized and be able to find exactly what your looking for.

Shemaine said...

the brads are a great touch! Beautiful stuff like you girl!

Jenn said...

All those cards are wonderful! WOW, you have so much talent!

Ravengirl said...

Great cards with the great new BG dp! Congrats on your publication and the reorganization of your stamps is really something!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

WOW your cards are fantastic! I NEEEED one of those Little Monkey storage things!!!
Zee xx

RR said...

Who would of thought to use a hot air balloon for a baby card? A Unity diva, who else. Awesome idea.

Love what you have done with the cupcakes.

stuffie said...

thanks for sharing the storage idea, that is so neat. I am looking into it!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Cards....

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Cards....

Omar said...

Gloving the Hot Air Balloon Card.... Very Zany!!!!

Toni K said...

Awesome cards! I am lovin' that balloon stamp! TFS!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

oh Maren your cards are amazing as always!!! I am so LOVING that hot air balloon :) tfs

V said...

Very cute! :) I love the balloon colors.

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful cards, Maren! :)

Katy Tipton said...

sweet cards!

JazzyH said...

Great cards

Karen said...

Your cards are wonderful. The cupcake card is really cute...have a friend who is in love with cupcakes...hot air ballon coming off card is great.

quilter said...

Congratulations on making the cover. Your card are all winners today. I especially like what you have done with the balloon and I've got to get a cupcake stamp! I must be the only one in the USA who doesn't have one. Great work!

Lesley said...

Wow, I said on Jimmi's blog that I loved the balloon...now I doubly love it. And those cupcakes, YUM!!!

Paper doll said...

Love the hotair ballon card, the stitches with the brads, very creative.

Sarah said...

LOVE the new blog design Maren!

BloomingPink said...

What stunning cards!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous cards!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous cards!

de said...

What great cards! I love the one for the baby, such a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Maren,
I love cup cake card so good and tastey hotwheels

Paola said...

Beautiful examples!

Sonda T said...

Maren, I am sold on those cupcakes...but then again i am obsessed with the little buggers so I gotta have them! LOL!! Wonderful cards girlie! And I love the Little Monkey's system too. AWESOME!

Ashley said...

All your cards are gorgeous Mare Bear! I love them! Congrats on your cover too!

Yaritza said...

You did a great job on all your cards. Congrats on being on the cover.

JessicaK said...

Fantastic embelli use. The trail of brads on the balloon card is great.

JessicaK said...

Fantastic embelli use. The trail of brads on the balloon card is great.

Tami Jo said...

mmm I love you projects, the colour on both the hot air balloon and the cupcake one is perfection!

Stephanie Wright said...

Beautiful cards -- love the colors you chose.

Cathy said...

Love your hot air balloon card, the colors are fantastic. So colorful. And the storage is awesome.

KindredEsprit said...

uh-oh...you are making that love is in the air and those cupcakes *very* tempting!!!

Wendy said...

your balloon is amazing and the cute cupcake stack is genius!! love it.

Josette said...

I have been putting off buying the little monkey storage set. So do you really love it?