Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Already...and a BLOG HOP!

To those of you following my blog you know what today is..Sketch Tuesday!  And for those of you who don't follow...why aren't you? There is some amazing stuff going on over at Skipping Stones Design lately and you should be a part of it!

First off, We're having a blog hop!!  Hows a blog hop work you ask? Great's the deets:

If your just stumbling onto my blog click HERE to go back to Angela's blog to get started on the hop. If you are here because you clicked on the link from Bev's blog, WELCOME!!!  Take a look around and make sure to leave a comment on this post to be eligible for some great prizes from Skipping Stones. Be sure to follow THIS link to the oh so talented Jen's blog when you are finished here. Make sure you leave some comment love on all the girls posts so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Friday January 8th at  Skipping Stones Design. Make sure you start at the beginning though and go all the way through the list! There is some amazing talent! 

 Secondly, today is the Tuesday Sketch Challenge at Skipping Stones Design. We have a new guest designer this month. Her name is Amy Sheffer. She's come up with a good sketch this week. And it is:

You know, me...I had to flip it and add a little of my own flair to this card.

I used the Chocolate #2 set which has not yet been released so keep checking back to Skipping Stones for a release date.  It's such a fun little set.  I used some paper from Hobby Lobby, the brown is bo-bunny dot paper, the pink glitter is also from hobby lobby. I inked the edges in Tim Holtz distress ink and topped it off with some stickles and a little glittery brad in the corner.

My favorite part of this set is what I put on the back of the card. A little chocolate fingerprint and saying. Too stinking cute! 

Next, I have BLOG CANDY to give away! Yum-o!!  And what's even more's an almost sold out set of Bra stamps.

I'm going to make you work for this set though...I liked Erin's rules so much I decided to copy.

You must follow these rules to qualify:
* Create any card or piece of artwork that is based on any ONE of the sketches at Skipping Stones.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to use SSD stamps, but if you have them, we’d love to see you using them!  You DO have to use an SSD sketch to qualify.
* Post your card on your blog or other forum.
* Copy the URL and post it in a comment on THIS post.
* Link back to this post when you post your card.
I will draw a winner using a random number generator by Friday, January 8th.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Have fun, get busy and be creative! Can't wait to see all your comments and projects! Check back Friday for the winner of MY blog candy but check Skipping Stones for the winner of one of four unreleased sets that they will be giving away.

Lastly, But equally important...Because of the Blog Hop Skipping Stones Designs has decided to offer 25% off everything! WOO HOO! This is great because the long awaited release of Coffee #1 set is today! Get on over to Skipping Stones and get your set now before it's too late.  The code for the sale is 25off



OK, i just LOVE the saying with this Chocolate SS....can't wait for it to be released!! :-) Oh, how Skipping Stones know's exactly what we crafters want to say! TFS

62 Cards - Sammye Jo

Here is my take on one of the sketches!!!

Thanks! I want that set sooo bADLY!!! lol


Yum! this is delicious! All that sparkle! I think my fav part is the chocolate thumbprint! What a fun set!

Amanda D.

Here is my take on one of the sketches.......

I love your card and the adorable little fingerprint on the back is clever!

Angela (jellybean74)

Love it!!! Love the shimmery look to your card. Well done.


Here is my card!!

I love the challenge too!!


What gorgeous chocolates... to pretty to eat! :)

karen B

What a sparkle! And that fingerprint kills me. Thanks


I Love the sparkling Chocolate! Nice job on the sketch;0) I turned mine sideways too!!!


This is just adorable and love the sentiments. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along the hop.

Holly aka Toy

So cute! You had me at the "stamped under the influence of chocolate", though! *giggle*!

Lea L.

I want to use that sketch I will be back!!



Makes me want chocolate now...

Mama mia

i loved the card!! You guys are so inspiring. I'd love to make a card but alas I'm just starting and don't have the stamps. I actually just bought an acrylic block and ink over the internet last night to start stamping. Once I get up and runnning I'll do it though. :)


love this & the saying on the back.


Beautiful card Chels I love the pink glitter, it looks so yummy! So excited to be on the team with you! :)

Vijaya Siddharth

Very cute blog and lovely card!

Shannon Marie

glorious! tuffles! yum! what a great card!


This is my favorite card so far. It's just... stunning! I don't think i could give such a card away. I'd want to frame it and hang it in my kitchen!


LOve ur chocolate card..especially the glitter


Cute Card. Love the verse. Thanks for the great hop.
Hugs, Rosalee

Lisa Petrella

Great work! I especially love that chocolate fingerprint---super sweet!


Ok, I love chocolate, now I'm hungry!!! First donuts, now chocolate!! I love the bling, too! Thanks for sharing this cute card!


MMM Love chocolate...and your card!


Haha, I've heard that sentiment before. . .too funny! ;D


Love these new sets and here is my take on the sketch:

Inky Hugs,


These sentiments are just way too funny!


Love this!

The Stamper's Touch

Such a yummy card!!!! Totally fabulous!!!



Love your card! I need to try to make a sketch and link it!


Your card is so cute! I LOVE this set. I will try and do a card but my time is very short this week.


Love all the sparkle and fun chocolate thumbprint!


Oohh.... chocolate! Great card.

Michelle Giraud

Totally yummy looking chocolate!! I love the colors... pink and brown are one of my favorites.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie

Beautiful card love the glitter!!!


What a 'sweet' card!! Teeheehee....
I'm a glitter girl so I LOVE the sparkle!!!

Beautiful Greetings

Wonderful card Chels! I am so proud to be on the same team :)


Oh, another yummy card...I am really getting hungry hopping along...everyones creations are so great...

Candy M

What a lovely card! :)


Barb's Boys

I'd love to enter a sketch, but my home computer is on the fritz and I'm staying after hours at work to play!


luvvvvvvv the saying on this card...and those darn bra stamps...but I cant get to my scrap stuff just good luck to those who can! I so want that set tho lol..cher


Oh I need this chocolate stamp set - I just wrote a tut and in the supplies picture was CHOCOLATE! I think it is a necessity!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S

Y you have to be so tough.. comment & a card.. geeezze.. On the one candy that is the bestest.. LOL.. ( I love those bras!)
Well you can't stop Big Mamma.. I'm in! I'll have my card and all the rules met by Friday.

I really love that card you made.. the saying is the best.

Big Mamma loves ya all.


I love this set it is so cute and so is your card! That fingerprint is adorable and I can see myself doing that for real...what am I saying I have done that for real LOL. So here is my card..


more chocolate! Cute card!


That card is very cute. I love the chocolate smudge on the back.

Emma's Mom

the fingerprint on the back is my favorite! too cute!


The chocolate thumb print is the best!

Phillane E'lee

Love the chocolate and the way you flipped it. Wonderul.


You all are so wonderful with the comments. I'm flattered you like my work. Thanks! To those of you who have posted links....great job! It's a good thing I'll be using a random generator to pick the winner of my Blog Candy cuz they are all so cute!

Kim Teasdale

Love the colours, the bling and best of all the "chocolate" smudge on the card! Brilliant!


who doesn't love chocolate???

Laurie Marmon

ah chocolate...gotta love it. thanks for sharing a great card!


Oh, sweet, sweet! I love the fingerpring, it's so clever!


Fab card, not got acard to post as only just found your blog on the hop but will try to do one and come back later but hubby and son are at home due to the snow we have had in the last 24 hours, we are just not equipped and it causes chaos but will try. Loved your card though thanks Julye

kathy s

SS have outdone themselves- your card is so cute and love the chocolate influence on the back- and added extra well done- this card looks good enough to eat. am enjoying this hop so much


love the chocolate! Who doesn't?


I doubt I'll get to the card sketch--I've got some other things on my plate today (but notice I got sucked into this blog hop). I just wanted to comment on what you've done with these stamps and I love the chocolate fingerprint--under the influence. LOL

Shannon Roberts

well I am allllllll about the blig! Love love love the back of the card! Tooo funny!


LOL! That is a great card...ideal for a few friends. Thanks for sharing.


That is so cute, especially the chocolate fingerprint. Wish i could enter but I don't have a blog. :( Thanks for sharing.


I love the sentiments will all these sets!

Vicki Wizniuk

Bwahaha... under the influence... love it!


Great card- love the chocolate, and the chocolate fingerprint is hysterical (I want that)


You can still enter if you don't have a blog, just upload your picture of your sketch to any hosting site, flicker, photobucket etc. or to and post that link.

Amanda Sewell

Love the pink and glittered chocolates! SO fun!! Awesome job!


I'm so excited about this Blog Hop! Not sure what I'm doing, but hope I win!!

Debbie C.

I love the bo-bunny paper you used and the pink glimmer...great card


Great card! Love the way you blinged it up! And I agree- that fingerprint is just WAY too funny for words! :)


OMG, the stop before this one made me feel like eating a donut and now I'm craving some chocolate!

Gloria Westerman

I just love this.....the saying is so true.....thanks for sharing....

Stephanie Gruss
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Creative Mish

Very cute! Nothing better than chocolate and I love the tone of pink and bling you chose to go along with it!


Hahaha! I love the chocolate cute!

Lee - grandmalee

OMG, these stamps are the bomb! You're right...the back of the card stamp is too stinkin' cute! What an absolutely yummy job you did with the card. I will have to take you up on the bribe for the set & come back later to show you!

Dawn Mercedes

I love the smudge of chocolate! So funny!! Guess I"ll be stamping tomorrow!!

Christian Cropper

I really like your ideas


oh, um... is that CHOCOLATE?!?!?! and GLITTER???

my favorites... well not together.. ha ha ... but yummy card.. i could almost eat it... =)


Here is my take on sketch 5

Barb - Fiskateer #2975

Sigh - that work thing is going to get in the way of making a card - but the set is cute as well as your take on the card! Nice!

The Stone Family

Love choclate!

Julie Marshall

Love those yummy chocolate treats! I must have my own set. TFS!

Stephanie Gruss

Here is my take on Sketch 2! Thanks for sharing the yummy chocolate set!

- Stephanie


Love your saying!


What a fun blog! It was fun checking you out! Who doesn't love chocolate??

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S

I had so much fun with this hop and just by the hair of my chinny chin chin am I posting my card. I don't have any Skipping Stones stamps YET.. *wink.. wink *

Hope you like:

Barb - Fiskateer #2975

I'm trying to get more layers / complicated... I tend to simplify (sometimes too much). Anyway here is a weather appropriate card for us!

Amy Sheffer

Beautiful card! Love all the pink glitz and your awesome take on the sketch! I'm excited to be spending Tuesdays in January with SSD!