March 21, 2009

You're A Hoot!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Saturday! I am coming to you today from the beautiful state of New Hampshire, where I am having a BLAST at Stamp New England 09!!! When I get home I will share pics of the projects we are working on and also pics of all the AWESOME stampers here this weekend, including my pal and fellow Baker's Dozen DT member, Karen Motz!!

OK...this card just makes me happy!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these new sets from Taylored Expressions! On this card I used Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates, from the new line, Whimsical Wishes!!! Not only are these sets SUPER cute (and totally whimsical...which I love!), a portion of the proceeds from these sets will be donated to Eden Projects, which is an an organization that recreates healthy forest systems in order to restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower people, and build local economies in impoverished communities. Totally wonderful right? These sets are uncut rubber, that way, Taylored Expressions is able to donate more to charity!

I started by stamping my branch in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice White Cardstock. I then masked off my branch and added all the clouds. Lastly, I stamped the swing (LOVE this swing!!) from my branch and added this super cute owl!! The owl was stamped twice, colored with Copic Markers and then popped up on dimensionals. The branch, leaves and clouds were all also colored with Copic Markers!!

I used an unlikely color combination (well, for me anyway!!) of Soft Sky, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. This combination came from some scraps that were laying on my stamp table...I looked and them and was suddenly inspired!! I embossed the Soft Sky background with the Harlquin Texturz Background and highlighted the design with a sponge dauber and Soft Sky Ink. I added some piercing, yummy Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brads and a ribbon knot of Chocolate Chip ribbon from an old SU! Ribbon Originals set.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates from Taylored Expressions
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Choice White CS and Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Soft Sky
Accessories: Large and Wide Oval Punches, Flirty Ribbon Originals, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Harlequin Texturz Background, Sponge Dauber, Copic Markers and Dimensionals

Jodi

18 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous, great stamps and beautifully coloured!
    Clairex

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  2. It's adorable! I love how you can always use piercing and make it look good. I may have to try to case you today and see if it looks at all the same for me. :)

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  3. ADORABLE card, Jodi! I just LOVE it! The embossing is perfect! Give everyone I know at Stamp NE a BIG HUG! I so wish I could be there! Have fun and you have to let me know if Edward is waiting for you when you get home! LOL

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  4. Love your coloring for this card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  5. So precious, Jodi! Love that little guy! :)

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  6. Your card is fab Jodie, love the colours you have chosen and the way you have done the little clouds. Really cute :o)

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  7. OMG it is Kharmagirl!!!!!!! You ROCK!!! I am so happy I met you!!! I had a wonderful time! LOVE your blog! OH MY GOSH IT IS KHARMAGIRL!!!!!!!

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  8. a swinging hooter.....what could be more fun....

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  9. This card is BRILLIANT my friend!!! It was SO great meeting you this weekend. :)

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  10. Oh Jodi, this is so CUTE girl! Hope you had a blast today at Stamp NE!!!

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  11. I love this cute scene Jodi! the clouds - the swing - the adorable owl - swinging!!! great colors - so bright and fun!
    It was SO great meeting you this weekend at SNE (what's that???!)
    check out my pics

    http://createwithjulia.blogspot.com/2009/03/stamp-new-england-what-great-weekend.html

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Jodi!! Your main image is striking.

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  13. Another exquisite card Jodi!
    Viv xx

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  14. Fun and happy, this card is (ooo....didn' mean to sound like Yoda!!) I love all the layers and textures you used! :>

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  15. I love this color combo! what a Hoot of a card!!

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  16. Awesome Card Jodi, and thanks for the connection to Taylor Expressions. Good to know she will ship to Canada. Enjoy your time away

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Thanks SO much for stopping by and leaving me some ♥!