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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today's the Day~Hop(e) For Haiti Blog Hop!


Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Hop(e) for Haiti. If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.  You should have come from Jenni Harper’s blog. 

As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake.  So we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause.  Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check the Skipping Stones Design Website for the link to the auction).  100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. We know that we can make a difference. 

Thank you for stopping by and your next blog to hop to is Bev Rousch.

Here is my contribution to this worthy cause. My stamp set is Rustic Tiles.





I love the possibilities that this set offers and I had a lot of fun playing with them. I used DCWV's new paper stack called Linen Closet for my papers and I just love the vintage feel I think I was able to create. The blue background paper is shimmery (although I'm not quite sure it comes across in the photos). I used CTMH's Dutch Blue ink to get the monochromatic look. For the striped piece, I inked one of the tile images with Versamark and heat embossed clear embossing powder. Initially I was just going to ink the edges, but decided to rub CTMH's Bamboo ink all over it and loved the look. The circle tile element is inked with Versamark first, then inked in Desert Sand (CTMH) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. A pearl brad through the center (from Michaels' bridal department) and a mat of coordinating paper finished the look. This piece is popped up with pop dots.

I really wanted to do some crocheting on this card, so I looked through some books in my stash and found the patterns for the scallop piece and the border element. I used a 30 weight DMC cotton thread to create them. The addition of the pearls completed the look I was going for. I decided to dress up the flap of the envelope a bit, too.

This was my first experience with Skipping Stone Designs stamps and I have to tell you they are wonderful! They ink up so well right from the start. They are definitely quality stamps and the designs on the Rustic Tiles set are so interesting, I can't wait to play more with them. (I'm not affiliated with the company at all, I just wanted to share how much I enjoyed using these stamps)

Thank you so much for visiting. Have fun on the hop! Remember, your next stop is Bev Rousch.


How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop.  The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!



If there is a break somewhere along the way,  there will be a master list at:

Order of participants:
Skipping Stones Design   http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
Jeanne Tomshack http://tomshack.blogspot.com/   <------that's me! *Ü*
Belinda Chang Langer  http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/

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43 comments:

Jennifer Moore said...

Very pretty card.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Card Jeanne!!! LOVE the crocheting..I loved their stamps too...easy peasy to ink up

Cibele Glazer said...

There are a lot of wonder details on this card and I especially love the crocheted border. The addition of the pearls was also brilliant. Beautiful!

Laurie Marmon said...

Great touches to your card. Love the crocheting!

Ladybug Designs said...

all I can say is "elegant"

Nancy said...

Nice - love the deep blue.

Beautiful Greetings said...

I just love the rustic tiles set and your card is just gorgeous!

mycardz said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Great idea for the awesome stamp set. I love it!

Amanda D. said...

Beautiful card! I just got this set the other day and now I want to get it out and play!

Barb said...

Very pretty card, Jeanne! Love the crocheted border. Those papers are lovely, too.

Erica said...

that is so so pretty..very sophisticated

lauracox said...

Oh is that gorgeous!! Love the color combo!

pam said...

Pretty Card. I relly the colors.

Pat said...

Jeanne, I love how you incorporate your crocheting onto your cards -- not just flowers but lacey trims as well! and I love what you do with medallions, too!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love your border!

stampmonkey said...

This is just gorgeous, Jeanne! I love the softness of the pearls and your patterned paper choice, and the blue complements that so nicely. Your handmade crochet trims take this over the top, and I love how you dressed up the inside AND your envelope! So beautiful! Love that yours is the only card I've seen with this set so far --really pretty!

Susan said...

Very elegant card. I think I'm going to have to borrow your idea.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Very pretty!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! Love it!!

silvia said...

pretty card

KOstvig said...

very pretty

Kaye said...

Nice cards

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, Jeanne! This is so pretty! Love it!

Pattyjo said...

Really great cards! Thanks for the chance!
Pattyjo

Lorrie said...

Bravo Crochet! I'm a fellow hooker *holding my hook high*.

Courtney Baker said...

Very pretty. I loved using this set too!

Barb's Boys said...

Wow, hand crochet - nice touch! Sweet card.

rozie640 said...

Love that snowflake and the details, beautiful card.

Edna said...

Nice work, I like your circle feature and the lace, looks great!

Laurel said...

What a beautiful card!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Cute card! And, by the way, I wonder if you should call the animal protection agency--that dog sounds as though it's in distress. If the homeowners couldn't be served with their ticket, the dog probably hasn't been served with food or water, either, thus the barking.

Jana said...

Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. The people of Haiti need all the help we can send.

Crafty 4u said...

very sweet card, you are very talented! hugs, ellen

Kathie said...

Love your fancy work. Handmade with <3

ajh1985 said...

wow, what a sweet and delicate looking card, thank you for sharing

Mama mia said...

I love the card. It is such a great card. I love the watermark feel to it. What a great inspiration. Thanks for the hop(e).

Kandi Phillips said...

Love how you used this set and those papers compliment it beautifully! Thanks for joining us on the hop(e)!

Shanarun said...

Beautiful card, love the colors.

Stephanie Gruss said...

Very vintage, and very awesome! Love the card and your selection of paper.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. It reminds me of a snowflake.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so very pretty!

Amy Sheffer said...

So pretty! Love that Rustic Tiles set! You've really made it shine with your designs!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card!!