Friday, June 25, 2010

SCACD Blog Hop: Elisabeth Bell "Happy Days Are Here Again"

Yes, it is time for another wonderful SCACD blog hop, and this one should knock your socks off!  The new collection of Elisabeth Bell stamps are called "Happy Days Are Here Again," and what a fantastic collection we have in store for you!


The blog hop starts with the amazing Suzanne Dean, make sure to start there and find your way back here. After you are finished with my blog you will go and visit Judy Laing to see what treasure she has created for you today. And don't forget to stop by Susana's store so you can purchase a few of these absolutely darling stamps. . 


I was given the stamp called "Howdy," a cute cowgirl, and was thinking about what to do and it occurred to me that the Fourth of July was around the corner, so I decided to make my card in honor of the 4th!  Here is what I came up with:
Isn't she adorable?  I used copics to color her, and some stickles for her white shirt and also added some pearl pen to the skirt and boots. Here is a close up:


I also cut her out and mounted the image on top of the ovals using foam squares.  The spray was added behind her to represent fireworks, just used some pearl sprays and added some stars to the pearls to make it pop a bit, here is a close up:


These stamps are just so much fun to play with, and absolutely some of the best images to color and use on cards, scrapbook pages or on other paper projects.   This card was hard for me in one way: I wanted to add more elements to the card, but my family told me they liked it just the way it was, and so I stopped adding elements, and I think that my family was right : )

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop everyone!  Oh, and if you leave a comment on my blog I will have some blog candy for you as well, Viva Decor Pens!  You have until July 3rd to leave a comment.



34 comments:

Sonia said...

Just right for the 4th of July :) Love it. Its my wedding Anniversary that day :)
Hugs Sonia x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Jacquie, her sparkly top is fabulous, love the spray of pearls from behind the image perfect card for the 4th July celebrations!!!

Have a wonderful day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Renkata said...

Beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning love how you made a 4th of july card with her xx

Paula said...

They are right - this works so well as it is - she really comes to life the way you have added the dimension. What a lovely way to celebrated 4th July & how appropriate an image - as a non-American I really appreciate the imagery.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

Thought I left a comment. But shall try again. I love the 4th July idea & as a non-American really appreciate the imagery. Your family was right.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Bobbi said...

Lovely card. I love this new image.

Mary Lou said...

SUPER CUTE!!! Those sprays do look like fireworks~~WTG!!!
Lovely coloring and image--like the pearl pen addition to her boots:)))
Blessings of thanks

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely! Love the pearls and stars on the sticky out bits! Fab! Kim

Familie said...

Your family was totally right, the card is great the way it is. I love the fireworks, they are so very creative. The new Elisabeth Bell images are all great, but I think this one is my favourite.

xx Marjolein

Cor* said...

How patriotic! I love the little flare with pearls & stars! Gorgeous!

Scrappinkdally said...

Oh yeah!!! It's adorable, beautiful and lovely card. Congrats and many blessings!!!

Scrappinkdally said...

Oh yeah!!! It's adorable, beautiful and lovely card!! Congrats and many blessings!!!

Mari Harpham said...

Thanks for showing us your all American girl. She is really cute

Shazza said...

great card, loving the images on this hop
x

cdm317 said...

Wow! Just...Wow!

pcrusberg said...

What a very patriotic card for the 4th. Really terrific and I love the pearls. Nice touch. Thanks.

Judi said...

WOW! What a BRILLIANT card, so vibrant! Love it!

Judi xx

Danni said...

Wow!! What a fabulous card!! Love what you've done here!

Anonymous said...

I just love it. This card brings back memories. Beautiful Card.
Charlene
cmlebel@sbcglobal.net

loyaz said...

How adorable is this? And adding the pearl spray was a clever idea. I love it. Great job
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Alex said...

I lovey this!!! WOW! What a creative mind you have!!! Fabulous!

Gretchyn said...

Very cute! I especially like the Stickles you used on her shirt. Happy 4th of July to you!

Cherie said...

Jacquie, Your little cowgirl is just too, too precious! Just great for 4th of July. I went to Susana's online store! Wow! Awesome stuff there! I can see where I'll be spending some $$$! TFS! Her stamps are just darling!

Susana M said...

Hey Jacquie
Love how you used Howdy for the
4th and the spray works great for fireworks very clever :o)
Thanks for all your efforts on the hop!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

pezadoodle said...

oh how CUTE!! love it - colored perfectly and LOVE the fireworks!!

Lori said...

She's soooo cute! I love all the beautiful details. I think your family is right... it's 'just right!'
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Kim said...

Jacquie this is so amazing! What a fun and splendid holiday card! Love your coloring and the use of the Viva is the perfect touch! Love the spray pearls too....great work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

scrappyjan said...

WOW I love all of your details!!! STUNNING DETAILS!!!!! Beautiful coloring......
hugs, Janiel

Lorraine said...

Beautiful 4th of July card! Love all the detailing you did!

MyAuntKath said...

So bright and cute--really unique for the 4th. Great. Kath

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image.
Hugs, Vanja

Carolyn Bounds said...

GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!! GORGEOUS!!! Your image is colored fabulously, and I LOVE the spray of pearls!!!! Absolute perfection!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Love this card, great detail...

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