Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to you!!  Happy Birthday to you!!  Happy BIRTHDAY DEAR JUDY!!!  (can you hear me yelling yet?!?!) HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYY TOOOOOOOOOO YOUUUUU!!!

Welcome all to today's AWESOME Hambo Hop in celebration of our darling Judy's Birthday!! 

But before the celebration begins, you should be arriving here from my friend Kris' blog.  I KNOW she had something darling to share with you!! 

Ok back to Judy's Birthday!!  Today I've made a fun card using one of my VERY favorite Hambo Digital Designs - Artist Pig.  I mean really...is there ANYTHING cuter!?!?!  LOVE! 

I printed my image onto Copic X-Press Blending paper and colored my Copics.  I paper pieced the artist's smock and the paint palette.  I did the entire coat first and then layered the palette over the entire coat/palette image to ensure the proper dimension. 
I used papers from Bazzill and American Crafts.  I just love how brads can anchor a panel!  I've used silver and bitty blue brads.  I trimmed my sentiment out using a set of Nesties and layered the bottom with solid turquoise cardstock and stitched to blend them together.
I used my very favorite MFT Heart Die-namic to add some extra love to this project made JUST for Judy!!

Ok off you scoot to my darling friend Carolina's blog to see what she's created for the birthday girl!!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY!!  Wishing you all the very best, today and always!!

Here are just a few "administrative details":
1. Each blog stop will be giving away ONE free digi to a random commentor on that post.
2. ONE person who leaves a comment at every stop on the way, AND wishes Judy a happy birthday on the Hoedown blog will get a $15 Hambo shopping spree (for rubber OR digital images).
3. Comments must be left by midnight Monday, July 16.
4. ALL winners will be posted on the Talk to the Ham blog on Wednesday, July 18. 
 
Crafty Hugs!
Meredith
 

27 comments:

Monica Hunter said...

Wow, you can't help but smile at such a happy card! I love all those dots -- kinda goes along with my "age spot" card too! LOL (Gosh, hope we don't give Judy a complex!) Great job Meredith!!

Judy Rozema said...

I love this Artist Pig so much! His pieced smock looks perfect! I really like the two-color stitched tag too! What a fun card, Meredith! Thank you so much for the surprise wishes!!

Annette said...

this is too fun...I love the sentiment...HAM-made..hehe

Kaylee Snyder said...

What a fun bright card. Love the colors you used and the stitching on the sentiment.

Liz Williams said...

Love this colorful smock and love this image. I'm finding this to be irresistable. My stamping budget says "can't do!", but my creative impulsives say "gotta have!"

Jan Hunnicutt said...

How cute, I love Pigcasso :)

Lyn said...

Love this card! The paper piecing is spot on and the sewing is awesome!! How lucky Judy is with friends like you guys! I hope her birthday is FABULOUS!!!

Blue Kube said...

You've done a great job with Pigcasso. The polka dot paper is perfect on his smock and for the background. I love how the sentiment is displayed. -BK

Carolina Little said...

Awesome card Meredith. That dotted paper goes perfect with the painter!!!, and your colouring is perfect too!!!

Kris Chirhart said...

Amazing, Meredith!! Your coloring is awesome. Great card!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Fun card Meredith. The paper is perfect for this image...awesome coloring too.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow this is one amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaizng card.

Cheryl L. said...

I love how the jacket matches the background! So festive! Great job!

Faye said...

Your paper piecing is such a fab idea for this image. Too cool for school. xx

Rachelle said...

I love the mirrored paper design on the artist and the background. It really looks like he was busy painting!

Deborah Anton said...

Such a fun card! I love all the spots and colors!

Barb said...

This is so cute! I love the blue chevron ribbon, perfect contrast to that happy orange...and the paper pieced coat is so sweet...and your coloring is fabbo!!!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Great job with the paper piecing on this image! I had fun colouring this one too! Happy Birthday to Judy!

Kecia said...

Meredith, the paper piecing is absolutely perfect on this. I LOVE the art smock on this little guy. What a fun card!!!

landofstamping said...

Oh wow! I love his smock. Great card!

Pauline said...

Such a fun card, your colouring is fabulous, and I love the papers and the sweet stitching on the sentiment label.

Kathy said...

I love the paper pieced jacket that matches the card background. Great card!

luvmycards said...

Meredith the Hambo Artist certainly is painting a fun card for Judy! I adore all the angled papers and the use of stitching-makes it pop! Great card!
Carolyn

Linda W. said...

Oh my goodness, I love all your cards - you gave me inspiration with the watercolor paper and distress inks - gotta try that one! Luv all the cards - but the best is the caption: HAM-MADE ...

:)

Renee M said...

A very smile-inducing card! I like the happy colors you chose :)

Mel said...

Love the pig, so cute! I had fun making a card with him too!

Kathy said...

Thank you so very much. I think the artist pig is a great digital stamp and I am so glad that I was selected to receive this great stamp. It is going to be so fun to use. Thanks again. Kathy