Who worked wonders with flora and fauna!
Thought "classic" her "thing"
But with Hoppys and bling,
Thinks outta the box when she wanna!
If you 've been to my blog, you've heard about Donna. Yes, she IS my friend, but is also an amazing stamper, taking the Hoppys this month to notches unknown!! She's been creating the most adorable things with my stamps begining with the Hippys to support me, but this month she really kicked it into overdrive to come out on top of the heap! peep! Almost one EVERY day! (more than I made, geez!!) She's created a whole hoppy saga, each day a card sweeter and sillier than the one before!! And painting in the most wonderful details and landscapes! Just LOOK at this pop up card she made above!! When you see her entire body of work, you'll appreciate not only her talent, but creativity and fabulous sense of humor! Just look at a FEW of her creations, some of my faves (the other 20 or so are on her blog!!!)
Here is the interior of another pop up, she got the whole gang in there!! (LOVE the balloon wrapped around the kangaroo tail! what a party animal!)
the bunny steppin' out!!
the bunny off to market!!
and the umbrella riding chick! (she PAINTED those cattails herself!!)
Donna wrote in in one of posts she never thought whimsical or "out of the box" was her strength(but the Hoppys had inspired her) and before had always been better at doing pretty, classical cards. I BEG to DIFFER! While I do think these stamps allowed her to explore and express her silly side, I also think our best work and ideas, like my Altoid idea (one of my best ideas EVER! IMHO!) which sprang from a desire to help Gina, often come from our wishes to do something special for others, and I think our friendship drove some of that creativity. (Oh yeah, and maybe wanting some free stamps, too! AND that satisfaction we stampers get from a great idea and thinking, "HA! wait til she sees THIS!" when we get to share the finished project with our buddies! ) Congrats, Donna, you are the hoppiest of all! Hugs! You really earned these new stamps and this win! (Donna will be receiving "What's in your Tin? 2"!
There were some other really special projects I will giving a special Hoppy shout out to tomorrow, so please check back!
PS Donna's NOT on a design team, (I know! Can you believe??) Will someone please sign her up??* She's worth her weight in gold!
*I realize that this will take away from her time to use MY stamps, but hey, it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make! She deserves the time to shine!!