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) :)
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!!
**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!)