Thursday, August 6, 2009

My First Hip Hop!

Welcome to my very first Hip Hop! I am this month's Unity Guest Designer and I couldn't be more excited! :D I have loved Unity since I first saw their Giggle Grove set and now have a serious addiction! You should be hopping over from the very talented AJ (whom I met at CHA and let me tell you, not only is she hilarious but she is super sweet)! If you did not come to me from AJ's blog, make sure you start here! This week's Hip Hop is featuring the fabulous new Store Kit of the Month 100% Happiness! You can only pick it up in stores so if your store doesn't carry Unity, make sure you ask them to...actually...just go ahead and beg! :D To see current store locations click here.
For my first card I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I used some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper for the background and can't decide whether I think it is too busy or not! I also decided to sew every strip on and it kind of tones it down a bit (I think). Haha! I used the sweet strawberry image for this card and punched them out so that it would fit in the circle. I colored them with my markers and blender pens and then added some crystal effects and stickles over the top. I tied some cute gingham ribbon over the top of the card and then popped my strawberries up over it. The sentiment was then stamped and punched out with my word window punch!

My second card uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I used some fabulous Nouveau Chic designer paper for the background and sewed around the edge of it. I then tied on some Sage Shadow ribbon as well as a little piece of Basic Grey ribbon. For some detail I then used my ScorPal to create some scored lines next to the ribbon. I stamped the fun start twice and popped up the Apricot Appeal one for some added dimension! As a final touch I then added some pearls to the corners of the smaller square!

Now hop along to see what Maren has cooked up for us! I'm sure it will be amazing!

37 comments:

Sherry Campbell said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie! I am so excited you are the guest designer for August- I love your stuff!

Shemaine Smith said...

Congrats on being the GD this month!!!!So excited for you girl! You're gonna love it. Beautiful card!

Kerry said...

Beautiful card...love that patterned paper!

Jen said...

Soft colors look great on this card Steph...look forward to seeing your creations this month!

Katy said...

So glad to see you as guest designer, your work is amazing! Love you card :)

Purple Princess said...

Yay for your first hop!! Super cute card!

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Beautiful Card!! congrats on this month GD!!

Angela said...

BEAUTIFUL! You did a FABULOUS Card and I love it so much! Welcome to the Guest Design Spot for August! SO happy to have you!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Beautiful! Congrats on being the GD! I cannot wait to see your work during the month!

Maureen said...

Beautiful colors and design !!!

amylynn said...

Love your card! Congrats on being a GD!

Gwen said...

AAAAHHHH, this is wonderful! :) Great job, love it!

FibreJunky said...

Congrats again on being guest designer this month! Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

digitalgrrl said...

Great card! I love that color combo.

Mary said...

Stephanie that is a beautiful card! Congrats on being the Guest Designer this month! I can't wait to see what else you have created for us!
Thank you for sharing!

HapEMomE said...

Congrats on the GDT spot! Doesn't suprise me one bit! Your work is gorgeous!
If you have a chance, you should come check out my new Wait For the Lord Wednesdays! :)
Hugs and have fun with these Unity images!
~Chelsea

Christine said...

Wow, your debut is fabulous. I love your card. It is so simply yet perfect in every sense of the word. I love the star and flourish and the soft colors. Excellent work!
xoxo, Christine

BishopsMommie said...

you did a great job on your first HH..love that card and your blog is so cute..hpe you had a great time last week in FL!!

Suz said...

You're a great GD Stephanie! Beautiful card - enjoy your month

Renee' Dezember said...

Beautiful card Stephanie - Welcome to Unity this month :)

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card!

Rona said...

Happy Happy first hip hop!! Love your stuff - you will be an awesome guest designer!

Jennine (Craven) Chambers said...

Cute card!

JPScraps said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Beautiful cards. I love the wonder one.

Liz said...

I don't think the first card is too busy at all! I love it!

Lisa H. said...

sooooo cute! glad your with the team this month. I just Adore that first card, not too busy at all.

Christi said...

OMG yum!!!!

Rhiannon said...

Congrats, Steph! on your GDT position! Lovin' both of these cards...the strawberry one is super sweet :) Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

how cute, both are amazing!

Jacqueline said...

What amazing cards Steph! I love the colors and layouts! Congrats on the GDT gig! :D

Linda said...

Stephanie,

I love your starwbrry cute very cute....

Colleen said...

I love this strawberry card. it's perfect. i think i'll have to scraplift it.

Wendy said...

Oh Girl, I love both of these!

StacyC said...

Great job Steph.. Love the cards..

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super duper cute stuff girlie!!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! LOve it! ~Olena~

Nilla said...

I love your strawberry card, stunning! Hugs Nilla