Saturday, April 19, 2008

So Hoppy Together! Sneak Peek #3

QUICK: how many different stamped images do you see here??* how many are new?** ones you already have??"***

EDITED TO ADD: Voting is closed for the contest! I've pulled the post so that no more votes will be added and the results can be tallied; check the release party thread tonight to see who won!

Jessica Rone emailed awhile back and said images from my first two sets "Just So Hippy" and "Just So Hoppy" were allowing her "to create the scenes of my dreams"; well, dreaming just got better! With my newest release, "Hip Hop Accessories", you'll have everything and more to deck out your first two sets(OR a very cute set on it's own!) and create cards for any person, at any time of the year****. Think "Hippy holidays!" or "Hoppy Anniversary!" (I will of course have a tip sheet of ideas for you :) In addition to 37 new greetings(!!!) you have pint-sized counterparts of your favorite animals from "Hippy" and "Hoppy" that could be babies(perfect for Mother's and Father's Day), but could also allow you to have big and little siblings, husband and wife, two friends, on and on! And a ton of little fun props of course for them to hold and complete your scene or make backgrounds, tags, or a little embellishment for a spot that just "needs a little something"! And did you notice the new frog's adoring look up at the bigger one? "I sure look up to you!";) There are 50 stamps in this set, and it's still just 17.95!(approximately 35 cents per stamp!)


The card above was inspired by my "three" boys, my husband and two sons. All three are "all boy!" I was so excited about how the card turned out: I got to add all the little details I wanted, but it still appealed to all three guys. (Stick a frog on it and I guess they'll let things like "girl ribbon" slide LOL!) :) On that note, a few frog pics I have to share: here is our koi pond, which my husband Paul dug/landscaped when Jonathan was just a baby, it's FABULOUS! (I'll never understand it, but within hours of a rainstorm hundreds of bullfrogs find this pond!! (click on it and you'll see our collection of "frogs" hiding among the plants) :)

And here's Jonathan at age 4, with one of at least 20 frogs we caught one "morning after"! (Paul likes to go release them at the neighbor's house, heh heh!)


Originally I was going to add a little tag like Gina did on her giraffe card with a "husband" or "son", but in the end I decided not to, because each of "my boys" looked at the card and saw something different:


William(age 3): "Mommy and BABY!!"
Jonathan(age 5): "Hey! that's me and Dad!"
Paul(older): "Yeah, that's you and me, hon' "

This made me very hoppy(hippy?!) because it let me know the images were telling the different "stories" I hoped they would when I designed them. :) And had I chosen to be more specific than "you make me so hoppy", I could have also made: "husband, you're my prince", "mother and son, hoppy together" etc(just using greetings from this one set!)


I used my aquapainter and WWCs to color everything, and I believe this is Magnolia DP(from a Costco pack). I used three different "greens here, Wild Wasabi for the base and Olive and Moss SU! ribbons. Normally this would look "off", but I think the different shades actually all came together here with the variations of green in the focal point and the patterned paper.


Hope you are as excited to see the rest of the set as I am to share it with you! Just one more day!! Check here to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with the set so far! (and check back later today for projects to vote on for this month's contest!!

*Seven

**Five! a new little frog, a fabulous tuft of grass, lily pad, lily, and "you make me" greeting

*** Two: the big frog and "So Hoppy" from "Just So Hoppy". Don't have these already?? What are you waiting for?? (oh, this set, I see! :) Buy all three of these sets on the 20th for just $53.85, and get free shipping AND the new free with three set! (Insert crazyamazed emoticon here!)

****And you can bet they will work with future sets I've designed, hee hee! (high five!)

31 comments:

Barb Schram said...

OMGOSH...just what I have been hoping for...and wow that's alot of stamps in one set! This card is super, Melanie. Can't wait to get it!

Angela O. said...

I like that card - very cool.

My SIL & BIL have a neighbor with a pond and the sound of the frogs is so loud but nice.

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously??? You are making many, many of us extremely happy. All the samples are beautiful and Sunday just seems so far away...

Love the photo of your koi pond, what an amazing thing to have in your backyard! And your little one is just precious!

Thanks for another amazing set!

Pamela Smerker said...

OK thats it, I think you might be insane! 50 stamps in this set...aaah! Did I read that correctly on Gina's blog? I LOVE YOU! Of course now I need all of them, gee what a great Mother's day gift they would be...hmmm!
Thanks Melanie!!!
Hugs

Angie said...

I am so freakin' excited, Melanie, you don't even know! Screw my stamp budget, I'm going shopping this weekend! LOL!

Jana M said...

Melanie, you rock!! I can't wait for this set.

Diane said...

Oh Stephanie,I can't wait to see that set!!! Your card is simply adorable!!!

Donna said...

you already KNOW I am excited about this set! I have missed my Hippys & Hoppys so much and now I will get them out again! woohoo. love your card & the comments your boys made are all so cute (even Paul's)

Whimsey said...

Hippity hoppity oh boy!!!!! Can't wait to buy this one!!!

Terri E. said...

Way to go! This set is wonderful. The expression on the animals are all too cute.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carolyn King said...

STINKING adorable! LOVE this little scene card--just so precious. Congrats on another amazing set!

Love the pic too!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

OH MY WORD! I cannot believe it! This is AWESOME news! I cannot WAIT!

Courtney Fowler said...

Do I have to wait???? I want it NOW!!!

Now what budget can I blow to get all of them??? Hm.... LOL!

Anonymous said...

Mel,
I love reading your blog. it makes me smile every time I read it. your enthusiasm for your crafts shows right thru. Have a hoppy weekend
Barbara from CT

Carol said...

How DO you continue to OUTDO yourself like you DO? Totally amazing and for those of us who already own Hippy and Hoppy, this will be an absolute MUST-HAVE stamp set! I know I gotta get mine:) You totally rock!!

Giovana said...

Awesome!!!!!!
Beautiful work.

God bless
Giovana

Anonymous said...

This card looks like it was a lot of fun to create. As an owner of a large pond myself, I know exactly what you are saying about the frogs finding it. They seem to hop through the wet grass everytime it rains. We have a "frog relocation" plan at our house too because they get caught and killed in our pond pump. Yuck! I love your water lily images. I just might need to buy the frog sets. I make a lot of man cards too because I have 2 boys as well.

Cindy

Lee said...

MEL!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY blew me away!!! You absolutely astound me!! OMGosh!! I canNOT wait until tomorrow night, 'cuz these lil babies are hopping straight to me on the quickest airplane ever!!!! LOL I just LOVE that adoring look on the babies' faces!! And 50 stamps??!! My Hippies and Hoppies can't wait!!! They're all pacing rather NERVOUSLY at the animal hospital at the moment!!!!! LOLOL

Bernice D said...

Awesome card and cute set! Love it!

Ryan, Lisa and Abby Foust said...

You have outdone yourself! I'm so excited for this new set!

Michelle said...

Can I just say I am "HOPPIN" with excitement for this new set. It makes me all "HIPPY" inside!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic! I though that set could use some accessories. :o) Can't wait to see all. TFS!

Erin... said...

great card!! this is the cutest little set!!

Ying said...

WOW... your card is just so georgous and adorable. You have really out done yourelf this time, I am so in love with the little babies and 50 stamps, wow. Can't wait till the release day to see all 50 stamps for this set.

Stampin-MAMI said...

hey melanie, loving your card there, thats awesome cannot wait to get the set... lafresca4109@yahoo.com

Rose Ann said...

AWESOME, Melanie!! I am excited for this set!! Woo hooo! Adorable card, and I love those comments from the boys!

Whimsey said...

OK, I've searched and searched; when is your new set released - the 20th???

Linsey said...

Melanie, your new set looks so fantastic, I simply can't wait to get my hands on it and create many happy hippy and hoppy families! What great times will be had! What a FAB deal on your newest set and that 3 set special is off the chain, girl! Wow, I love your pond, how awesome! Now we know where at least some of your hoppy inspiration stems from, haha! I love the baby giraffe that Gina featured yesterday too! Now, off to see the other sneak peeks and holding on till Sunday!

Bluemoon said...

How cute, both your card, and your son & frog! I'd love this froggy set, my folks put a hot tub just outside their lower level in a corner with 2 walls looking out to the lake, and had an artist come in to draw a lily pond with assorted residents. I used to go frogging to go fishing, frogs like some places and not others. This card brings back great memories! Thanks! :) Hoppy Day!

emilymomto3boys said...

that card is WONDERFUL! THe plaid paper is perfect!

Bee said...

I LOVE this Koi pond of yours, it's beautiful! I now see where the inspiration for that little frog came from!!

As for the new set... *grins* You know I've wanted babies in there for a long time!
I know you will create a whole zoo for us in no time! Such fun! :-)