Friday, October 5, 2012

Hippo Birdie 2U!

I woke up in a strange and unusual mood today.  Perhaps it was because I couldn't have my first cup of coffee on my swing...


Seriously??!!  It's only October 5th!!

So I combined a very elegant color combination from Just Add Ink:


And the challenge from CASology:


And I came up with this fairly strange and unusual card!!

Hippo Birdie 2 U

I'm thinking that is how they sing "happy birthday" in a zoo!!

  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Tropic Topic, Alphabet Soup, Trees Company (the bird and music notes) and Party Animal (the hat)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Memento black, copics
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug border folder, MME Twine

23 comments:

Allisa said...

Cute card, the color combo works perfect for it! No snow here yet...but the weather people do seem to keep mentioning it!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card...so cute! I'll agree that snow would throw you off...I live in Canada...Ontario...we have no snow. Lee-Ann :)

Ardyth said...

Parts of Ontario have snow,apparently, but not where I am (or Lee-Ann) (thank goodness!!) Love the colours and the fun images on this! Thanks for coming along to the Zoo with CASology, Kim!

Suze Bain said...

It looks beautiful Kim but brrrr! Love your fun card, great for kids young and old! xx

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

It is such a cute card Kim! I love your colouring of hippo and the bird. It is just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim I just love your hippo card, it is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Patrice said...

Great use of the prompt - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my giveaway!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-40-and-giveaway.html

Karen B. said...

Oh my, this card would cheer anyone up, it is so darling!

Christine Blain said...

Kim, it is ADORABLE!! I wish I could create such a cutie when I'm in a 'strange' mood! Love the embossed border; it adds a beautiful finish to your card. So glad you could play along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Deanna Jean said...

Super cute card and perfect for these colors. I've never seen an embossing border like this. I think I might need to go looking :)

Rosemary said...

oh your card is just the cutest, kim!! love the fab color combo and your fab design! thanks for playing along with CASology each week!!

Marybeth said...

Wow snow and we were over 100 . Love your too cute, hippo card, Kim. Coffee on the swing sounds like it would be the perfect way to start your day.

Doris said...

This is soooo clever, Kim! Sorry about the snow so early, tho.

Jen W. said...

Wanna trade that snow for our 90% humidity?
Love that sweet image and cute sentiment and that dotted chevron embossing is so cool! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I was so excited to see your swing! We have a swing seat on our front porch & it is my favourite place in the whole world! Now it is warming up ... I am able to spend more time on it! I often take Bree out & give her lunch out there! Perhaps we were twins in another life. You certainly got the card making genes though! Hugs xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh that's so cute Kim! Loving those fun images and sentiment and that great Chevron texture too.
Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Bonnie said...

I love that embossed strip at the bottom and sounds like a Happy Birthday at the zoo!

Melissa said...

Strange and unusual...I like it!! :) LOVE that chevron stripe embossed border along the bottom! That hippo is just way too cute and the sentiment is GREAT! :) What a happy card!!! Thanks for joining us again at CASology!

Judy1223 said...

I swore I commented on this before...maybe I was cruisin' around late one night and saw it. I am now seeing it again and i think it is HILARIOUS! Great CAS card, and the sentiment is a sweet pun if I ever heard one!

Aileen said...

This reminds me of a favourite birthday card I received from my Mum and Dad when I was young. It had a hippo, a bird and two ewes on it. Love your take on it too. Fresh and fun. x

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

LOVE this awesome card!!!
The chevron boarder die looks fantastic.

Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

Mae Collins said...

Such a super cute card! Your colouring of the hippo is lovely. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Jo said...

Oh gosh, this is CUTE! and I can't believe you've got snow already! That's going to make for a long winter. Thanks for joining in with us at JAI this week.