Monday, July 25, 2011

Whimsie Doodles Penelope

Welcome to our Stamps R Us Birthday Celebration blog hop!
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Our sponsor at Stamps R Us for our Birthday themed challenge is Whimsie Doodles!


To help Stamps R Us celebrate our birthday Whimise Doodles is giving our fans a 10% off coupon good for 30 days from the start of our current challenge!  For your shopping pleasure the code for a 10% discount is SRU10.

For my first card I used Penelope and colored her with Copic markers R20, YR00, E000, E0000, B21, B23, Y21, YR21, YR24, C00, C3, C4, C6, E44, E43, E42.  I tried a fun layout using Spellbinders circle dies, a Martha Stewart border punch, Dew Drops and Cuttlebug embossing folders as well as the retired Stampin' Up! French Script background stamp.  My "happy birthday" sentiment is from a Woodware USA clear stamp set. 


My second card is for my SIL's birthday using the Whimsie Doodles stamp set called Paws I Care.  The image is colored with Copic markers V17, V15, V12, R27, R24, R22, E44, E43, E42, C6, C3.  I used the Spellbinders Grand Circle dies, Ovals, Doodle Parts a Quickutz die flower & Heart border by Die Namics.  There's even a piece of acetate in there, next time it's going through the Cuttlebug!  

I hope you enjoy our blog hop and I wish you the best of luck winning some of our fabulous sponsor's prizes!

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Challenges:
Stamps R Us - Birthday Theme
Die Cut Dreams - Animal Antics (4 Legged)
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Circles & Swirls
Fab  'n Funky - Animal Magic
Freshly Brewed - Animals
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Paws For Thought
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts & Punches
The Corrosive Challenge - All About Kids
Make It Monday - Linky Party

59 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your cards are always such perfection and inspiration. These are just wonderful with the image, colors and details, just wonderful.

Marilyn Webb said...

love them Jan!
hugs
Marilyn

Collette said...

They're both adorable!!

Lisa Oliver said...

Wow, Jan, both cards are stunning! And the circles!!! Yeah!

I'm at your blog first because you are one of my regular stops but I'm heading over to the SRU blog to start the hop properly! Congrats and Happy Birthday to Stamps R Us!

Smiles, Lisa

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous work for this special celebration!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are adorable Jan!!! Really like how you did the circle within a circle on that first one.
Lynn

The Stamper's Touch said...

Jan, Jan, Jan...there you go again, making some magnificent card!!! I absolutely love 'em!! Happy Birthday Stamps R Us!!

Linda

Margreet said...

2 gorgeous cards with fab colouring Jan...great details...love what you did with the textcircle around the other die!
xxx Margreet

xGemmax said...

2 absolutely fantastic cards hunni...such fabbie images, great layouts & love the colours you have used on both of them :D
hugs and xxx

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful shading on this Jan, and I love the ring within a ring on the first card! Great creativity!

Sandi said...

Jan - your blog hop creation is super!!
♥ Sandi's Blog!

Susie Sugar said...

Jan this is super cute and I love all the die cutting
Thanks for joining us at the "Die cut Dreams challenge" this time
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Lisa Jane said...

Two fab cards ... Happy birthday to Stamos R us !
Lisa x

sgc said...

Fabulous cards! Your coloring is awesome:)

Tammy said...

Jan, both of these are adorable!! That doggie card is sooo cute and I LOVE the sentiment!!
Hugs, Tammy

mousekemom said...

Both are both darling, but I love the dog! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Cheryl said...

I love both cards! Great designs and colors and both.

anne said...

both of your cards are adorable..on your first card I love the choice of colors and patterns (embossed and cut) the text behind her gives the card that extra pop.. lovely.. On your second card.. like the round shape and the simplicity of your design..

Nana Connie said...

Both cards are so cute, Jan, but Penelope really touches me. :-) I just love the Swiss dots background and the punched shape. Fabulous design layout and such marvelous coloring! Congrats on the first birthday celebration!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Hi - both of the cards are flat out adorable and love all tehy great elements you added on each one!

Patti P. said...

I adore both of these. The card with Penelope is so lovely...I love that design with the interlocking circles. Your coloring on the sweet puppy is gorgeous. I love both of your color choices and your lovely LO designs.
Patti

Patti P. said...

I adore both of these. The card with Penelope is so lovely...I love that design with the interlocking circles. Your coloring on the sweet puppy is gorgeous. I love both of your color choices and your lovely LO designs.
Patti

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Two adorable cards Jan and I see your favorite colors shine through. I am not familiar with the circle die that has that cool embossing from Spellbinders. Anyhow...happy birthday to the team and always enjoy stopping by your blog with or without a hop hop hop.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous cards Jan... gorgeous colouring and wonderful papers and layouts.
Where on earth to you get time to do all the things you do?

Sheila said...

Happy birthday to you all! Such a pretty card too! Sheila:)X

Heather said...

What Sweet cards! I love the first with the intertwined circles. Great effect. The second is ADORABLE And soooo soo huggable :D The sentiment is perfect!!! :) ehehehe

Thanks for getting wild with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Pami said...

Wonderful cards Jan! I love the second one, super cute! Thanks for joining in with our Animal Magic challenge at Fab n Funky this week Pami x

Paula S. said...

Beautiful dimension and detail in both of these Jan. Wonderful work as usual!

Tiggerbird said...

What gorgeous cards these are. you have given me some great inspiration... happy crafting x

Carol L said...

Great cards Jan, and as always your coloring is a sight for sore eyes! Beautifully done!!

Peggysue said...

Wow, striking card! And cute! And I am thrilled about the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes. thanks!

Kimberly said...

Super cute cards...love your designs...tfs
www.justwordz.ca
I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit mine...

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Jan! I love both of these! Gorgeous Gorgeous coloring as always.. Wonderful layouts too 8-) and I love the great way you did the Circle die cuts.. Really Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs
Shanon

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jan! This is a fun hop! Your cards are wonderful; I especially love Penelope. Your cards are always so polished; I'd love to sit and watch you make cards!!

Susan said...

love these color combos - you do a beautiful job

Hestia's Helper said...

Jan! I don't know why you're not showing up in my "following" list, but it's been too long since I've been by to visit! I LOVE your "new" blog look (at least it's new to me!)

Your use of bold vibrant colors and layouts is so inspirational and I LOVE what you can do with plain colored paper (no DP's)...

Amazing as always!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Fresh Brewed Designs "Get Wild" Challenge.

Stacie

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Darling birthday cards! I love them both but the "dog years" made me chuckle!

Stephanie said...

Cute cards! I'm enjoying the hop

Gram's Treasures said...

Two gorgeous cards, but my favourite is the first one. It has a bit of celtic look, and the colours work so well.
Joyce xx

Billie A said...

Jan-- Great cards love the rich colors great color choices just darling. Love them.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card, and great colouring. I love the papers and embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Carol said...

Your cards are great. I really like your colors and digis that you used.

shersl84bed said...

Fabulous cards. Love that round one especially, super cute!

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Cathy P in AZ said...

Wow oh WOW Jan! Circular perfection in these creations! :) The first one reminds me of ME as a little girl (I'll show you a picture one day...LOL) and the puppy card - well it is absolutely spot on ADORABLE! Maxine's smiling just looking at it! :) Great job my friend!

Mary J said...

Just wonderful1 Thx for linking it up to the Make it Monday party!

Mary J x

K. Joy said...

Your little girl card is adorable, and WOW does that chocolate look good!! ;) And I love the dog card!! LOL Great saying too! :) Thanks for sharing!

Julie Hoffman said...

These cards are super cute! Love the circles on both! Adorable images too!

Shelby said...

Fantastic use of shapes and colors to make your cards just fabulous!

deesdesigns said...

Two fabulous cards. Love the look with the different color palettes you used - the heart die-namic border is awesome, I'm going to check it out! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

juelmarie said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Good luck! Great card!

Crafty Hugs,
Juelmarie DT

Sandy G said...

Wow love your puppy dog card. The colours are fab and he is sooo cute.

Redrottie said...

such a striking card xx and i love that dog!! xx thanks for joining our paws for thought challenge over at SFTW xx karen

Moments by Marla said...

Not one but two fabulous pieces of inspiration! They are both just as sweet as can be. Thank you so much sharing your fabulous talents with us!

Fot said...

ADORABLE card! you rocked both of them....,Just FABULOUS my friend ,I'm peeking in from the" Make It Monday"blog :-)i'm a new blog follower~
Scrappingmamma ~
Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

ribenaruby said...

Both gorgeous makes. Happy 1st birthday to the team! Ruby x

Sammibug said...

Great cards! Love the shaped one! Fabulous colors!

Sussie said...

You all made so lovely cards for this bloghop. Happy Birtday to Stamps R´Us! :)
( I was too late to add my name in your link-list... )

Have a wonderful sunny day!
SusanLotus

Imke said...

Both cards are great ! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Debs said...

Adorable creations and such fabulous coloring and colors, thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams
Debs
xxx