Sunday, May 1, 2011

a|s consultants blog hop

Time for another blog hop!  Yesterday's hop involved my a·muse|studio upline "cousins" (if you're here for that and came from Veronica's blog scroll down to the next post).   We are all lucky to have Krystie as our upline lady.

Today's hop includes a variety of a|s consultants who connected through the online forum.  You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog, if not you can start it all at Samantha's blog.  She will have the complete list of all the blogs in case there is a glitch along the way.  Just follow the blog path; there are lots of prizes to be won, so leave some comment love!!

Enough nitty gritty.

The theme this month is "congratulations".  When you think of the school days, "congrats" probably isn't the fist thing that comes to mind, but there are lots of people and occasions that deserve congratulating. Some people to consider: teachers, principals, office staff, students, college grads, tutors, and teacher aides.  Occasions for congratulating (but are certainly not limited to): finishing a school year, finishing state testing, passing National Boards, graduating, not losing a kid on a field trip (you think I'm joking, but I used to teach), completing a school performance/play, and sadly in my area keeping your teaching position when schools are closing.


This next card is just a fun, girlie congratulations.  Maybe for a newly announced pregnancy (there seem to be LOTS of my friends sharing that great news right now), a new job, a new home, or anything else you can dream up for those amazing women in your life (or men who like pink and birds).


This last card is a little more masculine.  We have a dear friend who was just made partner at his firm and we wanted to congratulate him.  We are so proud of him!!


What sort of congratulating do you have going on in your neck of the woods?

Wait, one more thing!  Want a little treat?  Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win a prize (6 die cut birds (3 of each) and 1 yard of stitched bubblegum ribbon, so you can recreate the congratulations bird card).

okay, now you're off to Carla's blog, Paper Pastorale




congrats
stamp: a·muse|studio bus, chalkboard, ruler, & "congrats" (I used the "congratulations" stamp very carefully)
ink: VersaMark; VersaFine onyx black; Memento tuxedo black
other: white embossing powder, Copic Markers

congratulations
stamp: a·muse|studio branch, birds, & "congratulations"
ink: A Muse bubblegum & grass
other: bubblegum stitched ribbon, bird die cuts


you're the best
stamp: a·muse|studio dress shirt & "you're the best"
ink: VersaFine onyx black

25 comments:

Sarah/WAstamper said...

I will so be casing all of these cards!! I love the pink Congrats card the most. I can't wait until my swallow dies arrive.:)

Sherri Thacker said...

These are just adorable. All of them!!

Laura said...

I love all 3 cards but my favorite is the masculine card. I love the shirt and tie stamp! I especially love how you made the one stand out in the crowd!

Nancy said...

Such cute cards ~ absolutely LOVE the last one!! It's perfect and perfect for the occasion!

VanessaB said...

i love all of these: so well done. the middle one is SO PRETTY! love what you did with the birds- a die that i could live without... until now. ;)

Katie Skiff said...

Ho fun, all three are amazing!!! I love those ties and shirts!!

Kelly Spivey said...

WOW Kari! Great cards, each and every one of them!! Your first card is simply darling and I think any teacher would love to receive such a cool card. The second card is super pretty...I just love the pink! And the dies are fantastic. They need to go on my list for sure. The last card is way too fun! I love the monocromatic shirts and then the 1 bright shirt...so clever!! =)

Kathy said...

I love these! I've been struggling with what to do with the shirt and tie and love the third card. Thanks for the ideas!

Sue D said...

Fabulous selection of congratulation cards. My daughter-in-law will be graduating from med school this year.
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! All three of your cards are fantastic!

theneatery said...

I love that you shared not one, but THREE, amazing cards. I think you deserve congratulations!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

a tri-feca of great cards, thanks for participating in the hop.

Stamping Dana said...

Very cute!! W

Meg said...

Great cards! Love all of them.

Sassy said...

That schoolbus card is so cute... the middle with the pinks and greens... so springy...and the shirt and tie stamp is so fitting for Dad's Day for so many... so very inspiring.

Regina Ellison said...

WOW factor on all of them. Very creative considerations for celebrations. Amazing work and very pretty. love all your stuff!

Carla said...

The pink one is my favorite, but I just think the shirt one is SO creative, I love it, too!

debbie said...

your cards always get better and better! looking forward to seeing you and stamping. :o)

Anonymous said...

they are all so adorable and wonderful. that pink is so bright and vibrant.

Lindsay said...

I love all 3 cards but the middle one is so soft and pretty. I could see using it for lots of different things and just changing the sentiment.

Courtney said...

Hey Kari! Great cards! I especially like the pink one, partial to pink I suppose! The masculine card is cute too, I like how you highlighted one shirt and tie in blue. Thanks for sharing!

Marie-Pierre said...

So cute cards. Love the little ruler.

liannallama said...

wow! Three Great cards! Very cute how you did the shirts card!

KER said...

nice cards...especially the masculine one...partial to the guy cards

KathyN said...

Kari, I love the cards you made! Especially like the bus card! It is so cute!!