Friday, July 1, 2011

Hoppin' with The Craft's Meow

Hello, hello!

Welcome to The Craft's Meow July release blog hop! If you are getting here from Amy Tsuruta's blog then you are on the right track... if not be sure to start at the TCM blog for a complete list of hop participants. You won't want to miss a single fabulous creation today! Because if you visit all the blogs for another look at these fabby stamp sets and then go back to the TCM blog and let us know which stamp set(s) is/are your favorites you will be entered in for a chance at winning this month's entire release! We'll run the competition until 10:00 pm Pacific on Tuesday, July 5th, and the winner will be announced on the TCM blog the next day.


And the fun doesn't end there, TCM will also be starting a monthly sketch challenge tomorrow! Nadia Cannizzo has come up with a wonderful sketch for us all to play with, and it will be posted on the TCM blog tomorrow with the "blue froggy" for links. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, July 30th to play for a chance to win a TCM stamp set of choice! The prize will be randomly awarded, so everyone has an equal chance to win. All we ask is that you use The Craft's Meow stamps. We can't wait to see what you create!!!

More good news! All card kits are on sale beginning today for 15% off! The prices in the store have been adjusted accordingly, so no need for a discount code. However, those of you who receive our newsletter will get a coupon code that will apply to your entire order, including sale prices, so you can save even more! Have you signed up yet?
There are also some new crafting goodies available, which you'll find on the Home page and under New Items on the sidebar menu of the store!

My card today features loads of the new "Life is a Carnival" set to create this wonderful scene for little Summer. That is what I love about these new TCM stamps, not only do they make lovely cards all on there own but they are also perfectly sized and fantastic for including with different character stamps. They make it so easy to tell a story on my card, which you know I love to do!
At first I was going to give Summer the stacked ice cream cone from the set but once I spotted that blue ribbon I knew she would have definitely had the prize pig at the fair and now she is running all around the fair grounds showing off that first place ribbon. Who knows, maybe it will even get her a free ride on the ferris wheel or roller coaster back there! ;)

Alrighty, time for me to send you on your way and off to the fabulous Debbie Pamment's blog! If you ever get lost along the way just head on back to the TCM blog for the complete list of hoppers with links. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Simple Stories (100 Days of Summer)
stamps- The Craft's Meow (Life is a Carnival), The Greeting Farm (Wild Sprout Summer)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
EK Success gold pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E15, R00, R20
hair- E50, E31, E25
clothes- B91, B93, B95, Y11, Y21, BG34, BG09, BG02, YG01, YG03, YG25, R12, R21, R14, R24, R29, E97, YR14, B41, E44, E47
everything else- B24, B26, B28, E81, 0, R02, R05, R27

49 comments:

Larisa said...

Amy, love the cards in your style. They are so joyful and cute! This one is beautiful too))

Janice Boon said...

Amy your card is simply soOo cute! Love how you arranged the carnival stamps to make the card.

jules said...

oh! gorgeous card!

Helen L said...

Love this card: the colors are great together, and the scene is so fun!

Dotty Jo said...

Love the little scene you've created here Amy - what a beautiful card, Jo x

Maria Therese said...

Cool card sweetie :) So clever with pairing these stamps!!!!!

1LuvnMama said...

Sa-weet Amy! I really feel like I'm at the carnival! I just need some popcorn and a candied apple! :)

Shirley N said...

She looks so happy with her blue ribbon. Great scene, love the background!

Miesje said...

Love the colors and papers and that little girl is adorable! Great card!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Your card is fabulous!!! And the stamps are just awesome!! I love the selection of papers you used too :) have a fab weekend :) :)

Chelsea said...

Love the carnival in the background!

Juls said...

this is so so fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

♥Rach♥ said...

This is so much fun! Love the paper and her fab blue ribbon, just makes me feel smiley!

Tanya Tahir said...

aw I love how you used a TGF stamp here too!!

Debbie Pamment said...

I'v been LOVING your previews with these fabulous sets and what a way to finish! Totally GORGEOUS Amy!
xXx

Scrapcollectr said...

What a perfect scene to go along with your story...just great! *smile*

lynn said...

love the mix of papers and colors, amy! so pretty!

RiNNE said...

Oh man, oh man, oh man, Amy!!! You got me tempted with that cotton candy machine. But this takes the temptation to a-whole-nother level!!!!!!!! I love that scene you made!!! It's funny because it totally reminds me of this new PP that I got (I believe the line is from Echo Park). K, I've got to get this stamp set now!!

Lovely, lovely scene!! I adore the carnival background and the pops of color for the TGF character. Her blue ribbon sure is stunning!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

What a great scene - it's just so carefree and happy. The blue ribbon is a fabulous touch.

~amy~ said...

WOW...LOVE this to pieces..seriously.

Carol said...

Aww she is tto adorable with her winning ribbon and ferris wheel behind her! Fabulous card! TFS

rebecca said...

How very sweet!

{VICKI} said...

cute card
it's been a fun week!

WickedPixie said...

That is the cutest scene!! You did it - you made me have to have that set!!! All your fault! :-)Traci

Isha said...

Love the way you used this stamp. Your coloring is wonderful, I like your combination of the patter papers as well;) TFS

Annette said...

so adorable.. You might have to send that card right over to me...Love it.
Thanks for sharing

Jan Garber said...

It's wonderful the way you've created an entire scene on your card! She's having so much fun! Great stamps!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aw, this is such a fun card! Love the sepia tone background and looks like this girl is enjoying her time at the carnival.

Kary said...

Hi Amy, this is SO very CUTE!! Love the fun card!

MiamiKel said...

Positively fabulous! Represents carnival fun spot on! Lovely colors - a delight for the eyes! TFS!

gobeagirl said...

Amy this is just adorable. I love all the papers you have used on this. It truly reminds my of our fair each year. :O) I love how you have colored you Summer. I don't have her. :O( She is just too cute though. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday. Have a great 4th as well. Hugs, Lisa

Mrs Ham said...

What an adorable card. I love all the details you've added to this card.

Sue D said...

Too cute! love the blue ribbon and the backgound of rides.

Mimi said...

OMGosh!! Super sweeet Amy! Love this new stamp set, and you picked the perfect girl to go with it! Adorable!! ;)

Theresa said...

Great Stamp Set! Love your design and that cute girl image. TFS

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, too cute! I love the TGF image, what a fun idea!

Lori said...

What a cute card. Coloring is amazing! good job.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, this is too cute! Love how you paired the new CM stamps with a Sprout! The blue ribbon is the perfect touch!

Sheng said...

Oh Amy, I love your cards, this came out so cute and adorable. She's having so much fun :)

Evelene S said...

That is so adorable with the blue ribbon winner and the carnival stamps as the background. This carnival set is my favorite.

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joanieg said...

Your card is so cute! Love the papers and the terrific job you did coloring the girl. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

O Amy!! I have to get that set if only because of this adorable card!! It's perfectly cute and fun!! Love it! Hugs,

Pixichick said...

You may have changed my mind about what set is my favorite!

Carla said...

That card is absolutely the cutest thing! She looks so cute holding the blue ribbon, and the background is amazing!

Kim Y. said...

Great scene, Amy! I absolutely adore this!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

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Suzy said...

What a cool hop! I just love that "Life is a Carnival" set. Thanks so much for sharing your card and the chance to win.
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Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous, girl! perfect combination of stamps and pps!! love love love this!!

Tasha said...

OMG this is fantastic, i love how you utilised the stamps! So cool and fab colours
love tasha xx