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~ A Sneaky Hop ~

Good morning, friends!

I am trying in desparation to remain optimistic in spite of yesterday’s tragic news.   I am asking for a moment of silence for all this world has lost.   To begin, Farrah.   She was, in my day, an icon.   Everyone wanted Farrah’s hair.   She was not only a beautiful person on the outside, but as genuine on the inside as they come.   In her later days, her strength in face of adversity was nothing less than amazing.   I only hope that when my time comes, I can be 1/10th as gracefully.

And finally, Michael.   Well, I grew up with Michael Jackson.   I must admit that when I was around 7 yrs of age, I had a HUGE crush on Michael.   My friends and I would play his records and dance.   He made you do that, ya know….dance.   I was saddened by the seemingly perversion of his later life, but it is not mine to judge.   I only pray that he made peace with his Lord before this day.   Michael, we will always have Ben.

Ok!  *Sigh*  now on to happier things!   You’re here for a blog hop, aren’t you?!   Well if you arrived from Faith’s blog, you are in the right spot.   If not, you should start back at  Jessica’s blog to get the full show.

Today we are sneak peeking a new set called Life’s A Beach.   Totally and completely awesome images and sentiments!

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Now, I must confess.   I had a mental block while I was making this card.   Maybe it was the stress of the day.   I kept looking at it and KNOWING that it needs something more, but for the life of me I could not find what that THING was.   I am open for suggestions!!

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Here are my deets:

Stamps: There She Goes‘ Life’s A Beach

Colors: GP White, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Sherbert dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, white gel pen

Accessories: ribbon, MS border punch, pinked circle nesties, acetate, circle punch, word window punch, dimensionals

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Seriously… whoever comes up with the best way to spruce this up…. I will take your advice and send you the card!

Now, on to Jessie’s blog for some more fabulousness!

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Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a blessed day!

~~ Holly ~~

34 Responses to “~ A Sneaky Hop ~”

  1. on 26 Jun 2009 at 00:07jami {sgtStamper}

    I don’t think your card is missing a thing – I love the little windows you created. This card is such a bright spot in the happenings of today!

  2. on 26 Jun 2009 at 00:21christine

    I think your card is beautiful just the way it is! Such detail and dimension!

    Blessings,
    Christine

  3. on 26 Jun 2009 at 03:26Maureen W.

    I think the card is great as it is! Love the colors and those drinks look yummy!

  4. on 26 Jun 2009 at 06:07terriavidreader

    Love this card. The drinks just pop the way you’ve fixed them!

  5. on 26 Jun 2009 at 06:11Jessie/knightrone

    Totally cute Holly!!

  6. on 26 Jun 2009 at 07:07jojot

    sweet one

  7. on 26 Jun 2009 at 07:11Lynn Everett

    Well, I wish I could come up with something to add to this card, but I can’t. But I would love to HAVE this card arrive at my home. LOL Love the way you have used so much dimension to this card.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

  8. on 26 Jun 2009 at 07:40Patricia Garcia

    I dont think this card needs anythig, the colors are so relaxing!!

  9. on 26 Jun 2009 at 08:00Silke Ledlow

    Gorgeous card – Holly!!! Love the fun colors you used!!!

    I’m with ya – I grew up with Michael Jackson too….even saw one of his concerts in Germany!!! He was a fabulous entertainer for sure and I still love his music – brings back awesome memories!!!

    Have a great weekend Holly!!! Hugs ~S~

  10. on 26 Jun 2009 at 08:02Jodi Collins

    This is so adorable Holly! LOVE the fruit slice on the corner!

  11. on 26 Jun 2009 at 08:14Sandra

    spruce it up? it is perfect!
    thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra

  12. on 26 Jun 2009 at 08:21Sandra MacLean

    Oooo! I hate it when I know something is missing but can’t figure out what! It’s a fab layout for these stamps. How about matting the green panel with some of the Summer Sun paper? Or stamping one of the other sentiments or images in versamark all over it? Just some suggestions. :)

  13. on 26 Jun 2009 at 08:55Kim Prakken

    Great card. Love the colors and the orange slice.

  14. on 26 Jun 2009 at 09:03~Q~

    I think the card looks great as it but if you want to jazz it up, maybe add some bling around the pinked edges? (maybe a bit of a homage to the King of Pop?) :)

    I can’t say enough how I’m loving this blog hop so far!

  15. on 26 Jun 2009 at 09:14MakiJ

    I loooooove this card, Holly!! I love how you attached the sentiment tags!! Very creative from top to bottom!

  16. on 26 Jun 2009 at 09:52Cathy Green

    So cute!! Almost makes me thirsty! LOL

  17. on 26 Jun 2009 at 10:00Angela R.

    i’m w/ you on the Farrah and Michael thing ~ crazy. lovely card, love the fresh colors!!

  18. on 26 Jun 2009 at 10:17Connie

    Such a fun card, Holly!! Love the popped up circle frames, and the added piece of citrus is just the perfect touch!!

  19. on 26 Jun 2009 at 11:31Julie E

    Can’t think of a thing to add :>)

  20. on 26 Jun 2009 at 11:46Marietta

    I love the drinks! I need copics, too.

  21. on 26 Jun 2009 at 11:59Becky C

    I think it’s fine the way it is! So cute!

  22. on 26 Jun 2009 at 12:08Patti J.

    Nice post. How true about Farrah and Michael…. Seems a bit surreal today.

    Your card is adorable just the way it is! If you arent happy with it, you might try just a teensy bit (maybe 1/8″ strip) of the striped DP at the top of the green border? Or maybe just stamp the center drink again, color and pop it up? Dunno – it’s so stinkin’ cute the way it is!!!

  23. on 26 Jun 2009 at 12:11Amy Hayes

    What a great idea with the drinks in the windows. I love the orange slice on the side too! Thanks for sharing!

  24. on 26 Jun 2009 at 12:40Jessica

    I think the card is great as is. I love your “orange” embellishment, too cute!!

  25. on 26 Jun 2009 at 17:55Ida

    I think the card looks great. I love the way you cut out the pinked circles to make frames for the drinks. Really cute.

  26. on 26 Jun 2009 at 18:05CJ Max

    I love your adorable card! Wish my MS border punch worked…..had to return it.

  27. on 26 Jun 2009 at 18:13Marisa

    Yup, remember EVERYONE wanting to have Farrah’s feathered bangs and getting them, and then there was me with curly hair that would NEVER feather into bangs…however, I was redeemed when the first perms came out and I didn’t have to pay for them, get them or have them fry my hair because my hair did it all on its own 😀 I used to make people try and guess if mine was natural or permed – it was great fun. Permed in Heaven I saw 😉 As for Michael, I still stand in awe of that Thriller album – SO many great hits on it and that guy could dance! Fred McMan was the other one — the “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny voice” as well as the star search guy. Made me think about what I want others to remember about me when I leave this world – good food for thought as I want to make sure I glorify God in all I do and live my life for Him and not myself and to share His love with a truly hurting world. So there is an upside to all of this.

    On to the card. I love it. Great colours. Only minor tweek I can think of is an orange frame around the images to put a bit more orange on the upper part of the card and balance off the green. Love the orange in the corner! Great job.

  28. on 26 Jun 2009 at 18:41Deb

    I think it is just perfect as it is! And I am mourning today right along with you! It is so sad to lose such beauty (Farrah) and talent (MJ).

  29. on 26 Jun 2009 at 19:22Gail H

    I think the card is great the way it is…I could use one of those drinks right now…..LOL!!

  30. on 26 Jun 2009 at 20:29Cathy

    Love your card and I think it is fine the way it is. So bright in color and the drinks are perfect. Love the circles. Nice card.

  31. on 26 Jun 2009 at 21:42Spike

    Love it, love it, love it! I’m getting thirsty now!!
    Hugs

    ~Spike

  32. on 27 Jun 2009 at 07:54Tracey

    Great card! Love the colours!

  33. on 27 Jun 2009 at 12:02Jackie

    How adorable! I love the punches with the images behind, it just looks great! Nicely done!

  34. on 27 Jun 2009 at 20:54Pat M

    Love your card. I wish I could do that well with a mental block!!

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