Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hoopy Birthday YNS



Hi and Welcome to YNS' 2nd Birthday Blog Hop, I am so happy you are here celebrating with us and our wonderful guest designers! If you'd like to participate in the blog hop and have not arrived here from Susan's blog, then CLICK HERE to be taken to the start of the hop.

What fun would a birthday party be without games and prizes?  We have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop  and when you do, you will be entered into the drawing for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes!  (Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention, and click on the puzzle pieces, and follow the directions as you find them along the way)  When you are done put them all together for your chance to win!  You have until Monday, August 15th at Midnight EST.


In celebration of Your Next Stamp's 2nd birthday, I have created this sweet Hoopy Birthday card!!
This little sweetheart is part of the new August release called Hula Hoop Fhiona.  She comes with the Hoopy Birthday sentiment that you see as well as one other.  Isn't she adorable?!?!  I've used some sweet DP from Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer.  This paper just begged me to use my new picket fence border punch from Martha Stewart and MFT grass die.  I used Stickles on her headband and hula hoop for some fun sparkle.


And to keep the celebration going, I created another card using one of my favorite Your Next Stamp images, Asha from India.  I've embossed the solid color paper panels and paired it with DP from My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party.  My little mixture of Shimmerz and Cotton Candy Stickles was used to create the sheer sparkle on her Sari.  I was inspired by the Sari's I've seen the women in my husbands family wear; they are made of the most beautiful shimmering fabrics. 

Your next stop along the hop is the very talented Diana.  Good Luck and I hope you enjoy the hop!!

36 comments:

Uta said...

Your cards are wonderful. Great job.

Hugs, Uta

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Beautiful cards Wendy! Love Hula Hoop Fhiona's fun and sparkly theme and your Asha from India card is stunning!
Hugs
Karen

Lisette Morris said...

Wow!! Both cards are great and brought big smiles to my face! Love Love Love the shimmers on Asha's dress!

Tracy V. said...

Both cards are just adorable!! Love the "Hoopy Birthday" going to have to snitch that!! Hugs,
Tracy

ScrapinShana said...

Your cards are fabulous!! Love how you created a scene on the first card! WOW!!!

Toni K said...

Oh my gosh! Adorable cards, and your coloring is fantastic!

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Wendy those images are gorgeous and the colouring superb, i love the papers and designs of both these beauties.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rachel said...

I am in LOVE with the sparkly headband and hula hoop! The whole card is so adorable with the fence and the houses on the background paper!

And I love how you colored in Asha's hair. So pretty!

Pattie said...

Love them both Wendy! That Hoopy Birthday one is so bright and fun...super cute!

Jenny said...

Wow- you are an amazing colourer;) lol..sounds weird for one grownup to say to another! Love the black hair on both- very striking... Asha's sari is gorgeous!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great black hair coloring - that's so tough for me! Love how Fhiona is just hoola-hooping in her 'neighborhood' and your Asha is gorgeous!

Kerri said...

I LOVE the dp you used on your first card and that picket fence is perfect!!! So CUTE! Your coloring on both just blow me away, and I love all the texture and sparkle!

Yvonne said...

SO cute!! ydixon57@verizon.net

DoodleDee Designs said...

I love the black hair on your Hula card. It's so shiney lol. The grass she is standing on is cute too.

Your second card is so cool. I love how you colored her dress. It's so sparkly and perfect.

Love both of your cards!
Hugs
Diana

Cindy Haffner said...

Wendy hoe cute are these!!~

Paula (PEP) said...

In the first it's the stitching around the edge of your main panel echoed by the stitching on the red ribbon & the way the red is kept as a highlighting colour that I particularly like. My favourite of the two cards though is the second - the way the flowers on her sari echo those in the patterned paper & the little white dots on the black 'gems' echoing the mark on her forehead. Her gold bangles are lovely as is the sahding on her sari.
Paula (PEP)

Lynette said...

So beautiful. Great Job.

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards! I love the coloring.

Jen

Julie E said...

Wendy, your cards are A-dorable!!! Love the little bit of glitter on the first and the scene you created. Great PP on the second with fab coloring!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like the sentiment on the first.

Crystal said...

Wendy these are terrific girl I LOVE LOVE both of your designs!!!! SOOOOO CUTE and perfect GF!!!!!

g said...

these are so sweet & i just love your coloring on both of these cuties!!

Maureen said...

Wow! Your coloring is just draw dropping and love the sparkle on Asha's dress!

Mary J said...

Blimey Wendy - two GORGEOUS cards! I love these cuties!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wendy I can say without a doubt that you are a black hair coloring goddess!
These cards are both amazing I love them!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Fabulous cards! LOVE what you did with Asha!

Dana said...

Oh girlie you are killin me with these cards. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!

Jan said...

Love your cards and the way you used the glitter.

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee! Your colouring is amazing!

School Labels Mommy said...

Love all your cards. The Ashi from India is my favorite! So cute.

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Wendy! These are all Too Darned CUTE! 8-) And I just Love your coloring! So Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Tanya R said...

Love how you colored the hair!

Ida said...

Wow these are fantastic. Love the little scene on your first card and the warm feel of your second card. Nicely done.

Patty said...

Your cards are SPECTACULAR!! Love the use of the house paper for the neighborhood background! Great idea!!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Fabulous cards and colours

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love how you're able to do the international girls. So pretty and elegant!!! And I love the bold colors in the hula hoop card. Two beauties my friend!!

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