Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Stamps R Us - Enjoy the Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday, Stamps R Us
Happy Birthday to YOU!

Welcome to the Stamps R Us Birthday Celebration Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here from Carol's, then you're in the right place.  If not, you should head over to Stamps R Us to check out the celebrations.

We have some WONDERFUL prizes that have been donated to us and at least one prize will be given away at each stop.  The trick is, you have to leave a comment at each stop along the way to be eligible to win them.

Meanwhile, for this fortnight's challenge, Whimsie Doodles  is our official sponsor.  Make sure you check out their store - lots of super fun digital images to choose from.  To help us celebrate our birtday, Whimsie Doodles is offering our fans a 10% discount, good for 30 days from the start of the challenge (today).  To use the discount, make sure you enter SRU10 when you check out at Whimsie Doodles.

This is my sample for the Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, using one of Whimsie Doodles images, Pig-Kini.  As soon as I saw this, the song "She Wore an Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" kept playing over & over in my head.  I colored her with Copics then added some glossy accents to the polks dots and her snout.  I skewed the image that was die cut using one of the Spellbinders Label dies then stenciling inside the frame for a layered look.  The background papers are digital, matted on either Tango or Daffodil.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I thought it was kind of funny to "X" off the "itsy bitsy, teeny weeny" part of it.  I finished with some pretty yellow grosgrain ribbon with orange stitching.  Hope you like it!

Here's hoping that you enjoy our Birthday Celebration Blog Hop ~ Good Luck in winning some of the wonderful prizes donated by some great companies, among them:  Inspired Stamps, K 'n K Designs, The Stamping Boutique, Cardmadfairy's Card Creations, Squidgi Digi, Michelle Perkett Studio, Tiffany Doodles, Clear Dollar Stamps, Bug A Boo Stamps, Through the Craftroom Door, Color Me Creative Classroom, Bizzy Bec's, and Oozak.

Your next stop is at Jan's She's Gone Digital.

Hoping you have a WONDERFUL day and have time to check out our blog hop!  Remember, to leave a comment to be eligible to win some wonderful prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh Collette, this is full of smiles, love the card with that adorable little image and the colors. So sweet.

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Collette, I love it, that image is so cute and hilarious! Beautiful card!
hugs
Marilyn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just too funny! Love the glazed snout!

jimlynn said...

TOOOOO Cute! A darling little piggy image and card. Love all that yellow too.
Lynn

Margreet said...

This image it too cute...as is your sentiment (love it)...great colouring!
xxx Margreet

The Stamper's Touch said...

EEEEK!!! Look how cute this is!!!!! I love it!

Linda

Lisa Oliver said...

Such a fun card, Collette! You really went outside of the box with this one and it makes the hop so much fun! Your sentiment is PERFECT and now, thanks alot, I will be humming this song all day! :)

You did a great job inspiring me to bop over to Whimsie Doodles to check out the other goodies and treasure over there!

Smiles, Lisa

xGemmax said...

Such a fun card..just love the colours but the image and along with the sentiment are awesome...certainly made me chuckle :D
hugs and xxx

Lillian Child said...

Collette, your card just had me giggling out loud! TOO CUTE!!!

Jodi - Kaboo Designs said...

Congratz on a great year!

Sandi said...

Collette - that's the cutest pig I've ever seen in a bikini!
♥ Sandi's Blog!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Collette, I LOVE your card, that little pig in the yellow polka dot bikini is too cute!

mousekemom said...

That is darling and hilarious all at once! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Cheryl said...

I love your card! What a cute image and sentiment!

Elizabeth Hart said...

My oh My!. Who would have ever thought that a pig in a bikini would be so darn cute!

Patti P. said...

First, let me say that I love your blog topper and bg. This is so cute and so funny, I need this card!! Great mix and use of your colors. Love the sentiment, so creative!
Patti

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

HAHAHA...I had the best smile when I saw your card. So darling! So true...all the little extra makes it even so much more darling. Great great fun card!

Marilyn said...

This is such a hoot Collette... a pig with a glazed snout and in a bikini! It is a wonderful card with a perfect sentiment and I love it!

Sheila said...

Love everything about your card! Very exciting blog hop too, Sheila:)X

Tammy said...

OM Gosh Collette this is adorable!! I LOVE that pig! Awesome coloring and design!
Tammy :)

Lori Finch said...

Oh, my goodness! Such and adorable card! I must have that image. I love it! TFS!

Paula S. said...

LOL, what a funny image and sentiment combination! Great colors too.

Carol said...

I love your adorable card! It is just too cute

Carol L said...

The image is super cute and fun, but that sentiment just blew me away!! Hysterically funny! Nice job on this one!

Peggysue said...

Your card is so funny Colette! Super idea. And I am thrilled about the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes! TY

Kimberly said...

Oh my this is the cutest card...love the colors and the design...super. TFS
www.justwordz.ca

Sherry Hickey said...

Colette, this is so very cute & funny! Fantastic job; love it.

Shannon White said...

Miss Collette, this is So Darned Cute! Couldn't help but smile at that perfect sentiment! Love your wonderful coloring and the glossy accents you added. Fab card layout too! Soo Adorable!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Susan said...

love it!! great sentiment for this image :)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Collette, what a totally adorable card. That sentiment is just too funny! This card really made me smile! Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute and that sentiment made me chuckle for sure!

Stephanie said...

Cute! So bright and cheery!

Gram's Treasures said...

Cute little card with beautiful colours. Nice idea with the sentiment.
Joyce xx

Arlene said...

OH MY GOSH! Absolutely hilarious and I'm showing my age too... that little yellow polka dot bikini is now playing in my head!!!!!! Oh, your model is quite fun! Colors are great!

Zulma said...

Ohhh! this card is so cute! Happy B-day and many more.
Zulma

shersl84bed said...

What a fun card. Love the sentiment it made me smile, perfect for that image.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Cathy P in AZ said...

ROFL I saw your card and just cracked up! :) You have MY sense of humor! This is my FAVE on the hop! TOO DARN CUTE.

K. Joy said...

Great card, I love all the happy yellow papers and ribbons! :) Thanks for sharing!

MEGAN said...

Cute piggie. I absolutely love everything about thiscard :) Thanks for sharing.

Julie Hoffman said...

LOL this is adorable and funny! Love the image, layout and sentiment! Fabulous card!

Shelby said...

Too adorable. The colors are very eye catching and I love how you made the snout stand out!

deesdesigns said...

OMG - your card is to-o-o funny! Love the bikini!!!

Hannah L said...

What a cute pig and I really like the orange and yellows put together. Great job

Sandy G said...

What a cute image and that saying is so fun, lovely card.

Moments by Marla said...

Okay, now I'm going to have that song in my head all day long. LOL! Your card and this image are both so adorable!!! Thank you for sharing!

Sammibug said...

This little piggy is too cute in her little polka dot bikini! Great touch, the way you shined up her snout!

Sussie said...

This card is so sweet! She´s looking good in her new bikini ;)
Hope you´ll have a happy sunny day!
SusanLotus, bloghopper