Friday, October 3, 2014

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Think Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous pink projects. 
I would imagine we all know someone who has had or has breast cancer. My mother in law is a breast cancer survivor. But a dear friend of mine Chelle lost her battle a few years back, so any pink cards I make are in her honor. She was sweet, funny, generous and spirited and fought a good battle. 
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
If you have arrived from Jo's Blog, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.
Here is my project, using Birdbrain Balloon, isn't this image so funny? Love these little birds! I've kept this one very clean and simple. I've used the paper tole technique to layer the balloon and eyes. It really gives great dimension. It was one of the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges at SCS yesterday and a technique I had never really tried,  I've paper pieced, but here you sort of round off the layers with an embossing tool. I really like how it made the eyes look. 
For my layout I've used Freshly Made Sketches sketch #156. Love this sketch and I'm sure I'll use it again.

Now head over to the very talented Kelly's blog and see what they she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 6th, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 8th.

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh so cute and the eyes and balloon really do pop.

Jo said...

Hey Kathy :)
I'm loving the 3D paper piecing on this bright and fun card. Love that layout too.
Jo xx

Kathy S said...

I love how you accentuated the eyes so they look just a little sadder. Perfect for this type of card that needs to be lending support. TFS.

Jessica G. said...

The pink accents really pop against this crisp background and I love those eyes!

Milka Gubo said...

Hello Kathy,
I like your card a lot. I like how you used paper tole technique to layer the balloon and eyes. :-D I didn´t know till now that technique is called paper tole t. :-D I really do learn something new every day :-D
Enjoy :-D Milka

Jennifer Scull said...

oh this is so lovely and sure to bring a smile to the face of whomever receives it. thank you for sharing a bit about your precious friend. cancer just flat out stinks.

what a wonderful idea for a blog hop! can't wait to see what everyone else has made! yours is always my first stop! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card Kathy!!

Helen J said...

The googly eyes are brilliant, the finished card is fabulous!

mypurplehouse said...

Love it!! great image, fun take on the sketch, and wonderful coloring!
Great inspiration!
lyn

Sarah P said...

I love the little birdies.

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! I'm loving the eyes lol..
FABulous design and colours..Great take on the Sketch.
Chrissyxx

KarKar said...

The dimension really makes the card! Cute!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

So so so sweet and for such a good cause. I'm so happy for your mother but I'm so sorry that you lost such a good friend.

acpriess said...

So cute. I love how you've made his eyes raised. He looks adorable.

Mel C said...

So cute and funny at the same time, really pops out!

Sarah said...

Cute, fun card. Love all the colors.

Imke said...

Very sweet card, Kathy. The eyes are fabulous and i like the pink/green together.

Intruderlady said...

Gorgeous card. Great color combo. Love the paper piece eyes. They pop perfectly on the image.

Hugs,
Kitty

Calypso's Crafts said...

Kathy, Love your card and I LOVE using the embossing technique too!! Gorgeous!!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Kathy, your layering is fabulous. Looks great with the pink and green, too.

emilysestuary said...

I have always loved the color combo used here.
You are one talented BIRD! HA
Love you.
Em

Holly Hughes said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE this card!! The birdbrains are my favorite! And this is just absolutely darling!!