Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hop(e) for Haiti - Skipping Stones Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone,

I am so beyond honored to be part of this amazing blog hop called Hop(e) for Haiti that is being organized by Skipping Stones Design. If you happened across my blog today (thank you!) you'll want to start at the beginning of the blog hop at Skipping Stone's Design!

This lovely company wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been devastated by the Haitain Earthquake. They have invited us to join them in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop will be auctioned off on e-bay, with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check out the link at the Skipping Stones Design website for the link to the auction).

100% of the proceeds of the e-bay Auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16-22 will be donated to the Red Cross.
We know that we can make a difference.

I loved playing with the super sweet stamp set Chocolate #1 - seriously these sentiments are a must have for all chocolate lovers or friends of choco-holics :) -

Here is a card called: I'm Not a Quitter
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock and Reminisce DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: circle punches, scallop punch, crimper, dimensionals, adirondack liquid pearls, glaze, dimensionals, gel pen, eyelet, sponger, MS lace punch
Size: A2

I love all of the sentiments and images in the stamp set: Funny Coffee Vol.#1. I thought it would be fun to create a card that was like a to-go coffee cup. I drew it out on an A2 size card and then cut it out and paper pieced it and added the sentiment: Happy Birthday (a little latte) - LOL!!! I love this sentiment - and I should make a 100 of these cards because it seems that I am always a little latte in sending out birthday cards... :)


Here is a side view of the card:


Card Ingredients:
Paper: White, black and kraft carstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: crimper, sponger, sakura micro black pen and glaze pen, spellbinders
Size: A2

I couldn't put this set down :) So I kept going and made some cards that were 4x4 with the same layout with the super cute to go coffee cup, but each having a different sentiment inside:


Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock, Basic Grey Mellow DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy
Accessories: spellbinders, circle punch, corner rounder, glimmer ribbon, glaze pen, dimensionals and bling.
Size: 4x4

Here is an individual picture of each one. Here is the card: "Hope your birthday is good to the last drop"

Here is the card: "Just wanted to Expresso my Gratitude":


And lastly - my most favorite sentiment of all: "They should just call it crack." LOL!!! I love the little Star with a Buck running through it - and this sentiment is simply SO hilarious in describing the Starbuck addiction:

There is a ton of yummy crafted goodness in this blog hop! Check out this amazing roster of crafters who have all come together for this cause:

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop. The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! Hop on over to Laurie Schmidllin to see her amazing creativity!!! If there is a break somewhere along the way, there will be a masterlist of all the blogs participating in the hop over at Skipping Stones Design or at Sparkle and Bling!!!


This is such a wonderful Hop(e) for Haiti - and I feel so honored to be part of this!

Have a wonderful day!

Big hugs!

Sankari :)

52 comments:

Heather said...

Luuuurrve all Your Cards!!!!Thanks for being a part of the hop!!!

Jennifer Moore said...

The chocolates on the first card look good enough to eat.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Holy cow girl!! One super card right after another!! LOVE those chocolates. They seriously look good enough to eat! YUM!! And your coffee shaped card and 4x4's....too cute and with such wonderful details!! Pure gorgeousness!!

Cibele Glazer said...

Your chocolate card is soooo yummy looking...I swear it looks edible. LOL. I LOVE all the projects you did, especially the coffee cup card (ingenious).

Chelsea said...

Love the to go cup card! It's great! I need to get that as a template.

Karen Giron said...

GASP!!! I think your chocolate treat card might have just trumped Karen's doughnut card! YUMMY!!!! Loving your latte card too - how cute is that???

Laurie Marmon said...

Looks like you had fun with the stamp sets. All the cards look great!

Nancy said...

Looove this set of stamps - DH is a coffee-holic, so I may have to buy this today.

Ladybug Designs said...

I love this. Your chocolate looks real, I want to eat it.

Jeanne said...

FANTASTIC! Your chocolates look so scrumptious and that sentiment sure makes me giggle. I love how you've created additional projects as well. Wonderful work!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I just LOVE that latte cup card. What an amazing design. Great job.

mycardz said...

WOW! These are ALL awesome. I love the coffee cup especially.

Amanda D. said...

I love all of your cards - they are all stunning. Your candy looks absolutely edible......awesome!

Pat said...

I think you had waaaaayyy too much fun with these cards! They are ALL adorable!

wendyp said...

is there hot chocolate in that cup? LOL!(wink) Sankari, these ROCK! Amazing job!

pam said...

You always put such detail in your cards. I love your style.

lauracox said...

After visiting your blog, I think I need a Venti!! Wonderful cards!!

stampmonkey said...

Oh my goodness!! ALL of your cards are amazing! The first one knocked my socks off, but then you kept going...and going...and going!! I LOVE what you did with those sets! Beyond beautiful work (as always)!

Susan said...

Yum! I want to grab that chocolate right off the paper.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow these are all just amazing!!!

silvia said...

Cute cards!!

Kaye said...

Like the Latte

KOstvig said...

Very cute cards..lov eall of them...what a great cause

Lorrie said...

Such originality!

Pattyjo said...

Really great cards! Thanks for the chance!
Pattyjo

Haidee said...

WOW!!!! YOU ARE VERY GIFTED!!! I REALLY LIKED YOUR DESIGN, COLOR COMBO AND ALL!!!! :)

Radha said...

I love love this...
I all most thought it was a real cup:))
How yummy!
Hugs babe:))
You Rock!

Haiti is on my mind too ... sending tons of love to all :))

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Hold everything, I'm on my way over to devour those delicious Chocolates and have a Coffee with you!!.. They are real aren't they????.... Sankari.... AMAZING... can't actually get any other words out....
AWESOME... oops there's one!! hehehe

xx Sarah (SJK)

Kathie said...

Box of chocolates right. AWESOME

Barb's Boys said...

I am just amazed! All your cards are wonderful but I have no idea how you made those candy pieces look so real! (Really like to to-go cup too)

Rufus said...

Wow what a great set of cards! That chocolate is making me hungry and then I got to the coffee, now I want a latte!!
R/

Deebi27 said...

Great set and although I am not a coffee drinker, your idea of paper piecing is fabulous!

rozie640 said...

Love all your coffee themed cards and of course the chocolates! They look edible. Awesome work.

Edna said...

Full of gorgeous colours as always, thanks for sharing and for the laugh over the "crack"

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Great Card! Great projects!

Jana said...

I need this chocotate stamp set!

ajh1985 said...

love love love the cards, Especially "They should just call it crack" so so true, thanks for sharing your creativity.

ajh1985 said...

love love love them

Crafty 4u said...

luv luv luv your card! thank you for all that you are doing to help the people of haiti, for them my heart hurts. hugs, ellen

irishchristine said...

I love this set! I spend so much on coffee on my way to work!lol

Mama mia said...

I love it!! I love all the great cards you made and thankyou for the hop(e).

Lynn said...

What a fantastic card for someone who loves chocolate...they look so delish! Thanks for all your inspirational cards they are simple divine :)Lynn

Kandi Phillips said...

Amazing cards Sankari! LOVE the chocolate card, they look so yummy! And that coffee card is genius! Thanks for joining us in the hop(e)!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards. They are all cute.

Tanya said...

OMG!!They are all so beautiful!!!!

Shanarun said...

Great inspiration on all the variations!

Stephanie Gruss said...

I have the coffee set. I will be linking back to your blog when I make my coffee cup shaped card. Just wanted you too know that you've inspired me!

Jill said...

Hi! Just found your blog and I'm loving ALL of your creations! Wow, wow, WOW! I know I'll be stopping by often!! :) Thanks for sharing your talent!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

southernscraps said...

Great cards!

Naomi said...

Great sentiments! And your chocolates look good enough to eat!

Amy Sheffer said...

How awesome are all of these??? The chocolates look absolutely amazing, and the design of your coffee cup card is just too clever. And then the 4x4's too? Girl, do you ever sleep?? :)