Monday, January 26, 2009

It's time to Hop around to see the Sneak Peeks :)

Good Morning!! I'm so excited to be sharing the Sneak Peeks of the very first 2RedBananas exclusive stamps which will be released on Monday, February 2nd. We have a really fun week in store for you so get ready to do some hopping and some answering and hopefully even some winning!!!!

Before I tell you about my cards, I want to let you know how our blog hop is going to run. You want to start at the 2RedBananas blog. From there you will go to our dt blogs in this order:

- 2RedBananas blog
- Jeanette
- Maraya
- Teresa
- Wendy
- Jami

In the post on each of the dt's blog there will be a question for you to answer, nothing hard, just some fun things to know. Be sure to answer the question in the comments for that dt member's blog. Then you hop to the next blog and do the same thing. You will get to see some really cool projects made with our first stamp set. You will end on Jami Bova's blog and see the blog candy that she will be giving away. It will be fun and very easy! And you may win some blog candy!!! :)

I'm so excited to have Jami Bova illustrating stamps for 2RedBananas. Her talent is AMAZING as you will see in the coming months with all her fabulous images! The first one we are featuring is "the Gift". If you follow Jami's blog, you know she said this set is her form of "doodling", this is fine art to me :) This set has 5 images and 2 sentiments that can be used for many occasions! It's awesome!

For this card, I started with an ivory cardstock base and added dp from Webster's Pages called Secret Garden. I stamped the images in Versafine Vintage Sepia and colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.


As you can see better in this picture, I added lilac shimmerz to the wrap. You can also see the shimmer of the Bazzill Bling in this picture. I used a border punch on the Bling and then put it all together. Oh, I used the lilac shimmerz in the heart of the sentiment too. That is pop dotted over the ribbon. I really love this stamp set!!!



I wanted to make this card a little different, so I made it a matchbook card. The front panel tucks into the bottom bordered flap. I kept this one really simple. I stamped the images on kraft and colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, this time making the wrap white and using Angel Wings Shimmerz. I matted the kraft on white and added ribbon and dew drops. I stapled the bottom flap up so the front panel just tucks into it.



I'm so excited about sharing these stamps with you. Be sure to go to the 2RedBananas blog so you can start at the beginning of the blog hop and play along with us.


We will be doing sneak peeks every day this week and the stamp sets will be released on Monday, February 2nd.


My question for you to answer is
What is your favorite embellishment?
I would have to say that mine is dew drops, I seem to put them on everything :) Be sure to leave you answer in the comments.


Then hop on over to Maraya's blog.


Our quote for the day: "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them" - Leo Tolstoy


Thanks so much for stopping by and go have fun hopping around with the 2RedBananas dt!




37 comments:

Jacqueline said...

These are both gorgeous!! Great use of this stamp set!!

My favorite embellishment is Prima flowers!

Deb said...

OH...picking just ONE is hard! I guess if I could only have one, it would have to be ribbon! I love how it can dress up a card with such little effort, and it can make it formal or playful depending what type of ribbon you choose.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Janna said...

First this is such an amazing card! Love the papers and all the bling!! So stunning!! And how great is the matchbox card!

Okay so my favorite embellishment is ribbon!! I can't live without it!

Smiles,
Janna

Elena said...

I was waiting for this day! How exciting! The stamp is absolutely gorgeous!
Your cards are amazing, Jeanette!
I love the shimmerz on the bow on the first card! And matchbook is so beautiful! Love paper Kraft cardstock!
My favorite embellishments are buttons, pearls and rhinestones! I just can't pick one!
Now I will hop to the other blog!

Wendy said...

Love both your cards, Jeanette! They're so pretty. I loved seeing the different ways we all used this stamp set. By the way, I love so many embellishments, but I use chipboard alot.

Heather said...

Hi,

Your Cards look great!!!

I guess my favorite embellishment would have to be rhinestones or pearls, with ribbon in a close second!!!

Heather

Denise Clark said...

My favorite embellishment changes regularly but right now it's any kind of crystals.

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the shimmerz you used! My fave embellishment right now is Stickles.

Margie said...

Great cards!
I like using buttons, but I just received my first bottle of dew drops - and I think that they may become my fave ;)

Cassie said...

so pretty! i love the way you did the bottom on that second card! my favorite embellishment is ribbon!! Hands down; I think a card is naked without it!

Cook22 said...

I like that matchbox card - neat!
I think my favourite embellishment is brads or snaps.

Lastel said...

Ribbon is my favorite with glitter as a very close second !

Julia Aston said...

I just love this beatiful stamp that Jami created - your card is so pretty with all the shimmer!

My favorite embellishment is to use foam dimensionals to pop things up - not sure if that is 'technically' an embellishment - I'm always thinking about ease in mailing! But I guess brads would be my second most favorite!

now I'm off to the other blogs!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty! My favorite embellishment right now is Shimmerz!

America said...

OMGOsh,Im so excited for talented doodling Jami.... this news is awesome!!!! I really love that this is a set and I love how youve designed your cards with these images. My favoriteembellishment has got to be BRADS. I use them on everything!!!!

Kcherrie said...

Love this stamp set that Jami created and your card is beautiful!

I would have to say ribbon is my favorite embellishment.

Kcherrie said...

Beautiful card! I would have to say ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Your card is so cute. Love the colors! I am going to have to get me some dew drops. Right now my favorite embellishment is ribbon. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Blessings, Deborah

One4Joy said...

love your matchbox card! such a clever way to build anticipation!

My favorite embellishment is trims, mostly vintage

Christy Dillman said...

Those stamps are beuatiful as is your card, tfs! IN my house ink is considered an embellie as I use it on everything-LOL!!! If I had to pick something others ocnsider and embellie it would have to be bling!!!!

Lisa said...

Jeanette - your cards are very pretty!! And to answer your question - if I had to choose just one, then I would say it would be BLING!!! :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--love the shimmerz! My favorite embellishment or at least the one I use the most is ribbon.

Felicia said...

This first stamp set of Jami's is so beautiful!

Oh man I have 2 but my favorite all time is ribbon. I love ribbon!

Dana said...

My favorite embellishment is ribbon. That is when I get to put anything on my projects.

Teresa said...

You are an overachiever making two cards! I really like the match book. fun

kc_froglady said...

What a fun card - love the use of Shimmerz on it too! I am a ribbon girl for sure :) Although I have a hard time parting with it LOL!

Anonymous said...

REally beautiful cards. Right now my favorite embellishment is Prima flowers. Love them. Phyllis M.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Hmmm...that is a tough one...but I'm gonna say pearls. Love them! Love your cards too and your song :) Congrats on all things 2REd!

Dianne said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! I guess I would have to say my favorite embellishments are pearls and rhinestones and ribbon. GO 2Red!!!

jrule said...

I can't scrap without my chipboard. I love all the different ways you can cover it and use it.

Seoulscrappin' said...

I love this stamp set and I can already see many card sketches in my mind for using it. The two shown here are gorgeous.

My favorite embellishment has to be (if I can only choose one) decorative brads of varying shapes, colors, etc.

Seoulscrappin' said...

The new cards are absolutely gr8 and I love the samples shown -- they are gorgeous.

My favorite embellishment, if I have to choose just one, would be decorative brads.

mosaic1 said...

Love your card. And Jami's stamp..such a creative blend of Easter with the real Easter! I'm torn on my favorite embellishment between ribbons and buttons. I think I'll go with buttons, because they can add a special touch when used in just the right place and way!

Sheri said...

Beautiful set! My favorite embellishment? Probably ribbons.

Debbie said...

I love your new stamp and am so excited for this adventure you are on. My favorite embellishment that you use has to be ribbon!

Susan M said...

Love these stamps!Hope we can get them here in Europe.
My favourite embellishment at the moment is flowers -primas large blooms any !!

Kathy said...

Love your shimmer on your cards--My favorite embellishment would have to be ribbon-Kathy T