Friday, December 9, 2011

SOG Valentine's release hop

Hello my fellow stampers!

Welcome to the Some Odd Girl Valentine's Release Hop!
I know it's cold outside and you may even have ground covered in snow but today we're out to warm your heart with a release that will make you want to pinch cheeks and give free hugs to strangers and family alike! Want a little sneak at the release that you can start ordering on Monday? Then hop to all of the Odd Girls' blogs and get a virtual crafty hug at every stop! If you've come here from Leah's blog then you are right on track... if not then head over to the SOG blog for a complete list of the stops. :)


Wait a sec?! I bet you're thinking that I've gone and used the wrong stamps for this hop, LOL! Actually this adorable little squirrel and the acorns are all part of the new Nutsy Kaylee 4x6 set and considering my current Christmas groove I saw the potential for a Christmas card as soon as I laid eyes on him. I just couldn't resist the idea that he has woken up on Christmas morning to find the best gift a squirrel could ever ask for underneath his tree. I promise to have some Valentine's cards to share with y'all next week though. ;)

Ok, you can hop now through Sunday, December 11th (midnight EST). Make sure to comment at every stop along the way because then you'll be entered to win a stamp set from the new release! We'll be giving away one of every set and announcing the winners all next week when the stamp sets are revealed. How cool is that?!

So are you ready to feel the love? Then it's time to hop on over to Vera's blog!

Have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (wood grain), Echo Park (Season's Greetings), Making Memories (Twinkle)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Nutsy Kaylee set), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
American Crafts twine
Fiskars uppercrest border punch
Martha Stewart pine branch border punch
Copic markers:
squirrel- N0, N1, N3, N7, N9, E40, E41, 0, R00, R20
nuts- E31, E35, E57, E59, E49

62 comments:

mforquer said...

Amy - this is super cute!!! I love that little squirrel with his nuts! Gorgeous coloring as always and you are AWESOME at choosing the perfect papers too!
hugs,
M

Brenda said...

Super cute and the best papers!! I always love to see the versatility of a set, so I love that you used Valentines and made a Christmas card!!

Leanne said...

Awe-dorable Amy!! Super super cute!! The squirrel looks amazing! Love the ribbons on the nuts and that sentiment is perfect. Gr8 papers and layout.
Have a gr8 Friday!!
;)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, every single time, your coloring knock my socks off. I learn so much just from seeing your work. Fabulous & super cute card. xx

Zarah said...

Oh, dear me...! I die! This is cuteness overload. I LOVE that squirrel and I love how you used him! Not to mention the colouring... Did I tell you, lately, that I ah-dooooore you??! :D

Mary said...

I love that squirrel, very cute card Amy.

Janine said...

hhihiihi ooo so funny image

Shannon Marie said...

cute!! i love the squirrel!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

So cute. Love this.

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gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy this is just adorable! I love him! I think you are right, this is the perfect little guy for a perfect little Christmas card. Your coloring as always is fantastic and you could not have used a better set of papers. Hugs, Lisa

Annette said...

aww so so cute...love this little one...
thanks for sharing.

Sparkling said...

Oh my goodness! He is super cute! And Amy your coloring is as usual perfect!

pixie sparkle said...

I want to bring him home!!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

i colori sono fantastici come l'immagine ciao rosa.kreattiva

Hanneke said...

That is such a cute card! I love the image and those acorns, so sweet! Gonna hop along now on the blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Leah Crowe said...

oh my goodness.. I don't think I can take anymore cuteness!! I lie.. I must see more. I absolutely ADORE that you used this sweet lil guy as a Christmas card!!! It shows how universal the set can be. <3 <3 <3

Jennifer said...

Fantastic way to use this cute little guy! Your borders are wonderful and I love how you added your sentiment!

citronlime said...

But oh my...how cute isn´t this?!?! *love it*

Creations by Shirl said...

Aww love this little squirrel. How cute is he! great image and bg papers...For sure I can't miss to see all of the new releases....

JessicaRabbit said...

He is so cute! Perfect for Christmas or Valentines day! Great job!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute. I just love your card.

it's a secret said...

Super cute stamp and Card!!


Patti

Maria said...

Love this card

Anne said...

Aww.. he is adorable.. I want him for christmas... love your card ... the patterns work so well with this image. simple and fun.. thanks for sharing..

Myran said...

Nice card and cute squirrel - works all year 'round.

JanR said...

Aw, that's sweet!

Juls said...

this is so so sweet! Hugs Juls

Crystal_235 said...

Really cute card!

Shari said...

Amy, such a cute card! I agree, I am in Christmas mojo too right now and would have thought the same :) cant wait to see your V-Day card next week.

wahixane77 said...

Just nutty about your card! Great job. Olivia

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful and the image is so cute.

Hugs, Uta

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe so stinkin cute. He makes for a wonderful Christmas card. Love the wood paper DP too.hugs,
Heidi

Sammi said...

oooooh... this is too cute!! LOVE that squirrel and LOVE this card!!
(hugs)
Sammi
xx

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, Amy, this is soooo cute!! Awesome coloring!

Jan Garber said...

Adorable stamp! and your coloring is terrific!

Lou Mac said...

Ahhh, this little guy is too cute! Love the way you've coloured him - I just wanna scrub that little velvet nose of his!!

Brilliant take on the Christmas theme!! Always love your work!

xo

Kristy said...

ACK that is so awesome and such a great idea! Love the grey squirrel too!

Tracey Brossart said...

Hopping along! Too cute! And your background DP matches perfectly with the adorable little squirrel image! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

cardmaking bird said...

Awww, adorable squirrel nuttiness!!! Off to keep hopping.....right into my 35th year (it's my birthday on the 11th!) Hugs, Marie xx

Rosie said...

Oh my word, he's soooo CA-UTE!! I (heart) him. :) Love the little red bows on the acorns too. Hugs, Rosie

MyTeddyboo said...

I'm nutty for this card. Adorable!!!

RiNNE said...

Too cute!! Love that wood grain paper as well!

Jamie M. said...

Super cute. Love the wood paper and the image is super cute. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Karen Diebolt said...

Very cute card. Love the squirrel

Amy O said...

Awww, cute idea!

Cor* said...

You have blown me away with this lil cutie! OMG I never would have thought to put a wee bow on the acorn! Shuddup! LOL This is perfect with that woodgrain finish! Way to rock it!

Gwen said...

We've got a running joke about squirrels at our house. Your design gives me some more ideas. Thanks for including your Copic marker selections, I like to experiment with combinations I haven't used previously.

Cindy said...

Great coloring on that cutie pie squirrel!

Distressed Desserts said...

I like this x-mas card alot
He is most qute

Aly's mom said...

He is so adorable!!! And I would have seen Christmas potential too. Love that he is so versitile! And thanks for giving me the colors you used! When I find time to play, it will be nice to have that. Bookmarking it now.

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Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my goodness! This is so so so so cute!

Karyn S said...

too cute! love the Christmas take with this image!

Emmy said...

Aaaa thats the cutest squirell i've ever seen!!

Tanya said...

Super cute! That squirrel is adorable!!

Gemma said...

Lovely card such a cute image. Gemma x

~ Barb said...

Love the way you can mix patterns so well! The wood grain one is perfect!

Gin Oak said...

I love colouring furry things. Love your shading, esp the face. Guess I know what's on my wishlist now ;-)

Katie said...

I love your cards and the new stamp is great!

My Scrap Diary said...

Awwwwww this little squirrel is just too cute and he looks really happy with his xmas treat! Cant wait to see your Valentine projects.
Jess M

Carisa said...

omgosh, girl, this is adorable!!! you certainly know how to tell stories with any stamps and I love that about you!

SUSAN said...

what a lovely card....can't wait to see this stamp...adorable and cutie.

hugs,
Susan

Chris_P said...

this is soo cute!!!