Monday, May 24, 2010

A quickie for H{ippity} Hop!

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Finally we've got some sunshine. We needed the rain, but I've been ready for some sunshine. I just wasn't expecting the humidity with it! WOW, it's 88 degrees today! I've been busy doing lots of gardening (did I tell you we bought a plot in the community garden right up the street-it's awesome, but a lot of hard work. Let me just say-I HATE WEEDS!!!!) and yard work. Good thing is, the hard work is almost done and our yard and the garden look great. We even had our first fresh salad with our homegrown lettuce last night-yummmm!

With all this out door work, my crafting time was minimal all weekend. I did whip up this card for the H{ippity} Hop. This week's challenge (IHHC25) is FAUX anything-I went with a Faux Silk technique. I love the soft, subtle texture it adds to a card. It's easy, and quick, and really is pretty.

Stamps I used today are from Now & Always and sentiment comes from The Simple Things. Want some {ippity}?? You can place your order HERE!

Maria's Blog is next! Here's the link to the {ippity} blog for the full list of players today!
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25 comments:

  1. So pretty Lisa! I love the colors you used and how you did the butterfly.

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  2. I am so envious of your garden. I used to have one years ago and don't really have the land for it in my current home. Your salad looks divine and how cool that you know you grew it yourselves!! Your card is awesome. I had never heard of the faux silk technique but will have to look into it! The effect on your card is stunning!! I love it!

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  3. This is one amazing card. Love the faux silk and stamps you used on this card.

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  4. Oh...man, that salad looks yummm...I would so love a garden, too and it 's totally worth all the hard work!!! Glad you are doing it! And your card is sooo gorgeous, I love this technique...I was trying to push Karen to do this...but she didn't bite..LOL...but sure glad you picked it...hehehe...LOVE IT!!

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  5. pretty card! love the butterfly and the faux silk..gorgeous!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the CAS layout and the faux silk is gorgeous with the colors!

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  7. love how summery your card feels. Beautiful choice of colors!

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  8. Beautifully creative! LOVE the colors! So eyecatching!

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  9. Hi there Lisa
    such a stunning card it really is so soft and perfect.

    your lettuce looks scrumptious, you cant beat it straight from the garden, I nip to my dads and get it there, we had our first feed of new potatoes today.
    hugs chris xx

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  10. sweet card, lisa! love the butterfly-i don't know what faux silk is, but i'm looking it up:)

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  11. This is super super pretty! I love love love it! I just love visiting your site--you always inspire me:) TFS!

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  12. Wow! It is a heat wave, isn't it? The greens look fabulous! We're hoping for a great garden this year, too. The faux silk is a lovely addition to your design!

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  13. ohhh your faux silk looks AMAZING! and these colors together are so calming and PRETTY!!

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  14. so gorgeous lisa. I love that polka dot butterfly!!!

    lisa a.

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  15. How fun to do faux silk Lisa! I have an ATC that a friend gave me, and I still haven't tried it...your card is wonderful!

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  16. Love, LOVE, LOVE the polka dots on the butterfly and the stitching is the perfect touch :)

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  17. This is soooo pretty and soft!

    My parents have a large garden, and they cured me of yard/garden work as a kid, lol! Can't tell you the countless hours I spent pulling weeds and picking produce, and not very happily, lol! Good for you, there's nothing better tasting than fresh produce, especially if you grew it yourself. We were thinking of becoming part of a share this year, where you pay a certain amount and pick up like 10 lbs of produce a week or something. I just love going to farmer's markets too!

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