Sunday, June 26, 2011

SURPRISE Birthday Blog Hop for Katie Cotton!!

Happy Sunday, my friends.  I'm here today to help surprise the very sweet, multi-talented, Katie Cotton as part of her birthday blog hop!  Tangii is the mastermind behind it all and I didn't hesitate for a second when I read her email inquiring about who wanted to take part.  Katie is AWESOME!  One of the nicest people in blog-land ;]  I typically refrain from shabby cards because I don't execute well...they usually just end up looking messy.  BUT, today I decided I'd give it a go...I was just feeling shabby I guess :]  I LOVE how it turned out!  I don't think it's perfect, but that's the point, right? Keep it kind of abstract and piled high with goodies?! 
Katie seems girly to me so I went with some pinks and some neutral browns.  My stamps came from four different sets:  Birthday = Sentimental Occasions; Wishes = So Sentimental; to you = Just For You; and the flourishes = Fanciful Flourishes.  I cut my sentiment panel and base from my Occasional Label cut file. 
The pink, pearl flourish is from Prima, the metal swirl is from SU Hodgepodge Hardware, lace ribbon is May Arts, satin ribbon is from Michaels, button is from my stash, multi-colored twine is from the jewelry section at Michaels, and the flowers are also primas.

I distressed my edges and use some Ranger Ink sponge daubers to add white acrylic paint.  The patterned paper is from my Wistful Wonder pack and my Wistful Musical Magic pack.  I stamped flourishes on my Soft Suede cs in the same color ink.  My layout was inspired by Mojo Monday's MOJO196 sketch.
So...that's all there was to it :]  Here's wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MS. KATIE!!!  Big birthday cyber hugs to you, girly!  Hope it's awesome.

Now, for the rest of you, we would love for you to hop along to each designer's blog to leave some love ending with the birthday girl, then make a birthday card for Katie and add it to the hop!  Check out the master list:
Thanks for popping in!  Have a happy Sunday.

11 comments:

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Kristin, this is gorgeous! Love the colours. :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

You sure know how to tie in so many fabulous elements!! Nicely done!

Carma said...

Love the "shabby chic"!! Perfect!

Tangii said...

Check you out all Shabby and stuff! lol, this turned out great! Thanks!

Michelle VP said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressing and swirly pearls. :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love the shabby chic feel of this card and the colors. Great take on the sketch. Wonderful card.

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty, Kristin! Love the colors and your shabby card! Very pretty!

LaJanette said...

Oh such a cute card! Love that pink and brown combo; and that pearl flourish; SUPER! I too like to pile it on with embelishments :0)

-Janette

Katie Cotton said...

so sorry i couldnt comment yesterday when i hopped via my phone! I love this card! it is just beautiful! Thank you SO much for taking a part of this hop for me!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Kristin! LOVE how you did the various sentiments, and those pink pearls against the brown cardstock look stunning!

Andrea M said...

WOW Kristin!!! STUN-NING!!! Love the beautiful pearl flourish!!!

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