Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Skipping Stones New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Stamps New Release Blog Hop!
I am so excited to be participating! You should have arrived here from Stephanie's blog, if not, you might want to head back to Wendy's and start at the beginning. This is also this week's sketch challenge in which a random winner wins a set of stamps for participation, so check out the inspiration then head back to the skipping stones blog with your own creations.


and now, look at this gorgeous new release! LOVING IT!


Also, make sure you make it to the bottom of my post for a chance to win a special prize from me!


Here's the lineup:
-------> You ARE HERE Megan Aaron

I admit that this sketch scared me a little at first, but I am in love with how this card turned out!
Here is the card I created:
I used My Mind's Eye papers, Jillibean Soup pins, May Arts ribbon, Clearsnap inks and embossing powders and of course this gorgeous new release stamp set! The butterfly and 'with sympathy' comes from the new release stamp set - Breathtaking Butterflies. The poem on the insert is from the Healing Wings stamp set. 

I made the insert removable so that is actually the 'inside' of the card. 


Here is a close-up of the butterfly stamp.

I stamped the solid butterfly in mustard ink on white cardstock, fussy cut it and inked the edges.Then I stamped the detailed butterfly on vellum in pink and embossed it with opalescent embossing powder before fussy cutting and adhering with foam tape for dimension.

Now you want to head on out to the next step in the hop: Wendy's blog

but make sure you become a follower and leave a comment below to be entered to win a prize from me!

Today I am giving away a Smash book! You can win a smash book in your choice of black, orange, green or pink. 
All you have to do is be a follower (become one if you aren't already) and leave a comment. 
easy peasy!

(if you leave your email address, or if you blogger portfolio has it or a link to your blog, I will try to contact you directly AND post it on my blog. If I can't contact you be sure to check back here for the winner)





31 comments:

Stephanie said...

Megan, your card is just beautiful! I loved the way you combined several stamp sets! I'm glad you are joining us this month as a guest DT. You sure are inspiring many with these creations!!!

Annette said...

such a fun design...I love these new stamps...thanks for sharing..

Miriam Prantner said...

These kinds of cards are so hard to make, but you did a really wonderful job here. Thanks for the chance to win too!

Jingle said...

Meg, this is so pretty! I love it!

Scrappychick said...

oooo! Love it! Sorry the sketch was tough ;) I love the papers and the quote in the pocket is just perfect!!

melissa said...

love it TFS!
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Connie Mercer said...

your card is beautiful!!! great card, great design!!!!

carrie said...

Great card! How funny....I JUST got done making the same kind of card!

Indy said...

Beautiful card! Just became a follower!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a pretty sympathy card. like how you put the poem inside but peeking out. Thanks for the chance to win.

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous card and stamps!! I will become a follower

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing

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Jakki said...

love the butterfly stamp ... the realness of it is so cool, and your cards are always amazing

jengd said...

Wonderful- definitely a great sympathy card!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful creation, I especially like how you've incorporated the sentiment from another set.

Bethany Becker said...

I love this card! I am a follower! blw1003 at gmail.com

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and their simple elegance. Perfect for a sympathy card.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Very nice, love that poem from Healing Wings...

loulou said...

Great card. I love your use of colour. You never shy away from any combination, but it just always seems to work for you. I have become a new follower, cheers Linda

scrappi said...

Love the soft colours you used in your card. Very cool.

lynda said...

I clipped your card because I like the fold-over idea. thanks for sharing!

Isha said...

Pretty card and lovely Butterfly stamp. TFS

Jan Garber said...

What a sweet, heartfelt way to send a sympathy message! This butterfly set really looks gorgeous! The Smashbook reminds me of my high school days! Cool!

Riti said...

Great, Fabulous, Stunning Card Megan!
I'm your newest Follower & would love to win that fab smash book. Thanks for the chance.

Hugs,
Riti

ritibanka@gmail.com

Alice Pace said...

Stopping by from Joy's page. Great blog!

lucretia said...

Very unusual card - smashing

Carole said...

Out and about looking at random blogs.
It does look like a difficult sketch, but you did a lovely card for a difficult occasion.

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful card, Megan! I love the way you made the quote removable. I am a new follower-so glad to have visited your blog!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty and fun! I love it! :)

Jennie Garcia said...

What a cute card!! I LOVE how the butterfly looks an embellishment!! gorgeous card!! I LOVE that card style!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennnie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!
Lisa