Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hippy Birthday


Happy Thursday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I have hippo fever! LOL! I can't get enough of this adorable hippo! I am stamping him/her like crazy! I just love the angle of the butt of this cutie! There are endless sentiments for this one! I have some great ideas, as soon as I replace my ink cartridge I can go to town with it!
I thought since there was so much punch of color in the card layers, that stamping the hippo in Pink Passion and not coloring him was effective enough in this case, what do you think? Would you have liked to have seen him chalked and shaded the hippo lightly? Just want to know what you all think, since I value your opinions so much!
Easy peasy card: CS-Papertrey Ink. white, Tempting Turquoise SU!, DP- Anna Griffin, CB folder-Textiles, Hippo stamp & sentiment-Gina K Designs, Ink-Pink Passion-SU! Ribbon-$ bin Michael's,Prima flowers & MM pink brad, corner punch SU! Dimensionals beneath hippo.
On the home front, I have a painting project in progress...each day depending on how I feel, I work on it a bit. I have finished 2 window frames and window sills, and the casing /molding around the front door (inside) , the chair rail (some of it) and I started on the wall in kitchen. There is something about fresh paint and spring! I love Cottage White ( that would be a good name for paper) by Dunn Edwards. (Dunn Edwards is top brand here), it is used by many high end painting contractors, and what a difference good paint makes! I am using a semi-gloss for these particular areas and it goes on like a dream! Looking great thus far! My body is not appreciating this extra activity! It really is pissing me off not to just do what my motivation and mind want to do! Little by little, instead of being completed in 2 days, it will take me a week. I just have to go with it ! (wink)! I am exhausted and am looking forward to a bubble bath and rest! The end result of my efforts will be fresh and nice! Eventually! He he!
Hope you have all had a really wonderful day and you are all well. I will be back soon! Thanks for visiting today! Deb


Deb

21 comments:

Cassie said...

Very fun! I have not seen this hippo in bright colors --- and I LIKE IT!!!

Allison said...

Cute, bright and fun...I like that you left the hippo white!

Rita said...

Cute card Deb! Yes Spring has a way of giving us new fresh ideas & projects to give us a lift & welcome freshness into our homes with new clean room deco, glad your having fun with it!

Maren said...

This is so sweet!! Love the bright colors!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Fresh paint . . . sounds wonderful! That bubble bath sounds GREAT too!

I love the hippo! I love that ribbon! I love the hippo as is. Actually it would be completely fine either way! A little chalking would look great, and as is looks fantastic too! Adorable card!

Bethany Paull said...

I like that you stamped him/her pink without coloring. You're right...it works perfectly with all that great background color.

bubblegum said...

Brilliant bright fun card - I lvoe it. :) I love the colour you have stamped him in, personally I would have shaded around his bottom a little touch, but I think that is just a personal thing, he does look fab how he is. ;) :)

Debbie x

Fe-Fe said...

That hippo is so cute. Love the bright colours you've used for this card.

Gina Wrona said...

So very cute, looks like the hippo wants to wag it's tail, kwim?
(((((((((hugs))))))))))))))
Gina

Alexandra said...

This is a totally fun and cute card Deb - love it!! I think the hippo looks good the way it is, it draws from the papers you used! Beautiful!

Take it easy while painting, okay? I am sure it looks gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable in the fun bright colors you've done here!! I love it, Deb!! Hugs!

beate said...

Deb, that's sooo adorable! Love the happy colors!

Sharon said...

Love this hippo! You did a great job. I love the bright colors, it's so cherry!!
Take Care,
Sharon

Debbie said...

Just found your blog via Patsy J Blog - fantastic cards! Added you to my faves so I can easily check back!

Paula said...

All your cards have fantastic colour! I just love them all. Such happy cards.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Such a fun card! The colors are so happy and cheerful!

ink'n'rubba said...

so cute and fun! fab card.

Denise~ said...

Super cute. What a fun card! I just got this stamp set, love it. I love the way you've used this hippo. Great colors and layout too. :)

Brenda said...

Totally cute card I love the hippo, great job!
Brenda

Ila said...

Fabulous and Fun...I love this hippo..great job!!
Oh...I love fresh paint too. Take it easy though!!

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more