Saturday, May 30, 2009

Got Kettos?

Welcome to the Ketto blog hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you haven't already, check out the Queen Bella's blog for the start of the hop. If you got here from Emily's blog, you're right on track. Throughout the blog hop you're sure to have tons of fun and see LOTS and LOTS of beautiful Ketto creations today! Aaaaaaaannnnnnnd the Queen Bella Emily is giving away a $40 gift certificate to the Stamping Bella store, so comment on each blog hop stop (say that three times fast, lol!) to increase your chances of winning...no wait, DON'T comment so *I* can win!!! Teehee! Anyway, I made two cards so here they are (put on your sunglasses for the first one)...

I just got my very own Kettos in the mail last week, so this was my first opportunity to ink up Agnes. I got the patterned paper at a local craft store and used it as the jumping off point for the rest of my card, I'm still loving the bright colors! Guess that means I'm ready for summer, huh? Agnes is colored in with markers, except for her hair, for which I used a Prismacolor pencil. I just realized I forgot to add Stickles to her wings, dangit! Well, she's on shimmery white paper anyway...this card is for Bella Sistah Jamie Hurley, whose birthday is today. Happy birthday, Jamie! Um, your card is gonna be a little bit late...

I just *had* to use one of the Asian-inspired Kettos today too! Sake is adorable, she's so teeny and cute! I paper-pieced her kimono with the same floral print where I stamped the sentiment, and I must admit I giggled after I stamped "hi!" on there because "hai" is yes in Japanese. Maybe it just seems funny to me because it's late at night here, lol! I'm thinking maybe I should have stamped something on the card base, but I kinda like it the way it is, especially since I've got two different patterns on there already.

Thanks for stopping by, now go visit the lovely and talented Laura! Don't forget to leave comments at each stop for your chance to win the $40 Bella gift certificate!!

157 comments:

ChocolateDrop said...

Love this Ketto Hop! Have to do it again...! Love you cards and the coloring... I have a thing for the asian style Kettos... they are great! TFS!

GabrielaD said...

I am just loving this hop... everyone is so talented. Your cards are great, thanks for sharing.

Anita Hovey said...

LOOOOVE the bright sunny colors of the first card!

Shaela said...

gorgeous cards - can't wait to get some kettos myself!

Jenn said...

WOW!!! Both of your cards are fabulous Christy! :)

Giffysk8s said...

You know I love Sake! Her kimono is so pretty! And check out Agnes~that girl is happenin! Love the DP and bright colors! I'm glad you got your Kettos in time. :)

Lisa T said...

Cute cards! I especially love the Sake card.

Callie said...

I am having so much fun seeing all the KETTO love on this blog hop. Your cards are great! Thanks for sharing!! I have a Ketto card today too, it's my first...although I'm not part of the hop :-( But I'd love for you to check it out anyways.... HERE: http://craftycallie.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-very-1st-ketto-card.html it is!
Hoppin away for more Ketto yummies!

Jessica G. said...

The first ketto is perfect for summer with her fun, vibrant color combo. Love the paper pieced dress on your Asian ketto!

Mandi said...

Love both of the cards you created! Adorable!

Jenn Balcer said...

the bright and crazy colors on top are *so* up my alley! Love the second one, too. . .she's so sweet!

Beth said...

Both cards are terrific. Love the bright colors on agnes...I think everyone is getting ready to dive into their summer colors.

Kim said...

These are adorable. Great layout on both!!!

Bama Bella said...

Love your paper piecing - fits perfectly on the ketto - both of your cards are darling!

Sheri said...

Two! WOw...you are so talented!

Kimberly M said...

Both of your cards are great!

Brandi said...

Cute cards!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Woohoo for a double dose of KETTO. :) Love the bright colors and DP on the Agnes card. And Sake's paper pieced dress is awesome!

Lorie said...

They are both wonderful! All of these cards are making me just smile!

Lori said...

Your cards are bea-utiful!

pat said...

Great cards!!! love the paper piecing!

Sparkle said...

Very cute! I love all the bright colors.

Carisa said...

ooooh, double the pleasure on your blog. love the colors on both.

Leslie said...

Very pretty. I love the simplicity of your second card!

ChaosMom said...

What wonderfully bright colors! such an eyecatching showcase for a lovely little lady! Agnes has become a Fav!

JenMarie said...

Fabulous creatons!!

Che'Marie said...

I love both of these cards, but especially the second one. The black is so striking and clean looking! Love it!

Stefanie said...

Very cute! I am in love with Sake too. I just ordered her, but not in time to participate in the hop.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Both cards are just super! i LOVE THE BRIGHT ONE!

Beth S said...

Both cards are cute.

CCsMom said...

Of course I love little Sake and I love the way you used the paper on her kimono. Great job. I see that the massive amounts of color books you had in your collection as a kid has continued. Ha! Mom

Lori Craig said...

So sweet. :)

PaperCrafty said...

This is so much fun! Great card...and I am off to the next stop!

Jacilynn said...

So super cute! Love them both. Great job

Sprytebyrd said...

They are both lovely cards! Love the colors on Sake!!

Liz Guidry said...

Great cards, Christy. You know which one I like best - tee hee! I DO love the paper pieced kimono. These stamps are ultra cute - I can totally see why you were stalking the post office.....

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Love 'em!!! ~Shelly in MN

Petie S. said...

Awesome cards--Jamie is lucky :) I can't wait to get some Kettos..this spurred me on to buy some. ;)

Jessica said...

Those cards are too cute! I love the second one... she's adorable. :) I'm not a stamper yet, but these Ketto girls are making me want to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

BoxerBrats said...

Both cards are great, but I think the second one is my fave. Super cute! I love the paper piecing on it.

Thanks for sharing,

Laura

Emily said...

These are beautiful! Love the colors and layouts you used! Great images too!

BishopsMommie said...

love your cards... very very cute... hop hop hop..i am having so much fun!!

Linda w said...

Stunning cards. I think I too like the second one better.

thanks much

Jenn Borjeson said...

They are both beautiful.

Jackie said...

She is just so cute! Great job with this Ketto!

spikescreativeside said...

Oh my gosh! They're both sooo sweet! Love 'em! TFS!

Hugs

~Spike

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

these cards are so gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

Toothy said...

I love pink and yellow together, and I love that paper pieced Kimono.

maiahs_momma said...

Love these Ketto stamps, can't seem to get enough of them :)!

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Shannon said...

Both cards are super cute! I love the bright colors on the first one.

Janet said...

Love your choice of yellow--it's not used enough

Rialeen Kotze said...

Love your card!

Kathy H said...

super cute!

Julia said...

I love this Ketto!! Beautiful job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so CUTE!! ACKKK!!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Having so much fun with this hop. You're cards are so cute. I like the paper piecing you did on Sake's kimono. Both cards are cute!

Janet said...

Super cards! i love them both!
hugs

SueB said...

This is too fun!! Makes me want to stamp and buy some kettos! i just love Agnes! Thank you so much! Sue B

BananaStamper said...

Both cards turned out very nice! Love the fun bright colours on the first one.

Shanna

Purple Princess said...

Super fun cards!!

Alyssa said...

Love all the sparkle! Both are very fun cards :o)

crazy4scrappin said...

Great cards....love the colours. Off to hop some more.

Jana said...

Love both of your cards. They are wonderful. How fun that you get to live in Japan for a bit.

Jaspere said...

Great colors and the images just couldn't be any cuter.

Jenn said...

Both cards are great. I especially love the bright colors in the first!

carpediem said...

Great card! Love the kettos! laura j

Jeanie said...

Oh my gosh! Love both of them!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these Kettos!

LindaH said...

You have one of the most interesting blogs I have come upon in ages...Love your asian inspired Ketto's too.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are great...thanks for sharing your KETTOs.

Michele B
mburnard@sympatico.ca

Lindsy said...

Love the summery colors on your Agnes card, and the paper piecing on Wasabi is fantastic!
Great job! :o)

KanataNewf said...

Both cards are just gorgeous

Jane B. said...

I love it! Very cute cards!!!

Scrappy said...

Thanks for sharing both cards! Great job!

Yvette said...

love your paper piecing! that are both gorgeous!

Lori said...

Love the bright, vibrant colors on your first card and the paper piecing on the second one.

Brit in MN said...

Okay I love them both. Agnes is so bright and fun and cheery, but the Sake one is beautiful. Great job!

Tamara said...

I like bright cards but Sake is just so beautiful.

weewiccababe said...

both your cards are fab and soooooooooo different.
thanks for sharing and greetings from Scotland
xx

Wendance Designs said...

Adorable cards!!! TFS!!!

april said...

Great cards!!!! So cute...

arlene said...

Your cards are great. I love the bright colors and the layouts.

Joan said...

They are both cool! But the 2nd card is my favorite :D

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards both of them!

Barbara (canadian_stamper) said...

Nice Blog and great cards, gotta love the Kettos.

kjlowrey said...

great cards and enjoy your new kettos! I keep thinking I have the ones I want but after this hop, my wishlist is growing!

Terri E. said...

Love them both, but the second card is fabulous!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kim said...

Love that agnes, she will have to be next on my list. I bought my first two kettos this morning, then stumbled onto the hop. Love the paper on the first card. Do you know what company it was from?

Amber said...

Super sweet cards my girl:) That bright one is SO fun and you know I love lil Sake:)
Hope class is going well this weekend!

Maria said...

Great cards and layouts. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Maria

Denise said...

Love the bright colors of the top card! These are great!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Lauren said...

Great cards love the second one

Anonymous said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing! Have fun with those Kettos!

Melisa Hunter

Denise said...

Nice cards! Love your choice of colors.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

I am sure getting great inspiration along this hop.

leenda said...

Both cards look FABULOUS!

Lesley said...

I just love your cards, beautiful colors!

Cammy said...

Fun cards! Love the fun and vibrant colors!

JWill795 said...

Great cards Christy! Love the colours!

Jennifer said...

Love your cards, especially the sake ketto, I have to admit I will be casing that one, love the sleek lines and bold colors. Sake is one of my faves!

Veronica said...

Very cute cards.

Katie K said...

Great Cards!

Tanya Atkisson said...

Oh my gawsh Sistah!...two cards...jeesh, you're on a roll! They are both great cards! I love the brightness of the first one, nice and fun for summer:) I love, love, love the 2nd one...with mismatch being my fav ketto, the Asian inspired ones are next in line. I of course think of you when I see them;) I love the layout and colors you used on this one. Oh and that you did the paper piecing, I wouldn't have thought of that. Love it:)

jeanie nieva said...

lovely card!thanks for sharing. :)

Chris said...

Wow-you have 2 of those beautiful Kettos! Great job on them.

Shannan Teubner said...

Christy, girl, these are awesome! And I am in love with the layout of the 2nd one...WOWEE!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

GREAT CARDS!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I have been drooling over the Ketto stamps forever, but am on budget freeze.....oh I wanna win the gift card. I will sooooo put it to good use! :o)
Thanks for the chance!
Lori

cardcrazy said...

Love the layout on your second card, I may just have to case it! :D

jen said...

Both are adorable- but the hi cracks me up too- hai!

molly said...

they are both so adorable...hip hop

butterfly843 said...

Love the squares!

Scraphappy in AK said...

What a great way to see lots of talented designers. I love the Sake Card.

d'Dragon said...

Agnes is soooo cheery & Sake is one of my favorites (love the colors you used with her also)!

Laurie said...

Both of your cards are great, Christy. I especially like the colour combo on your 2nd card, and the paper piecing looks perfect with it. Great job!

txbluiz said...

great cards -- love the simplicity on the Sake card!!!

Sherry Muise said...

Great card, I have that DSP now I think I know what I can do with it..

Karen Motz said...

Lovely cards! I LOVE the layout on your second one and the fun bright colours of the first one!

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Wow! Two beautiful cards! TFS!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards! I really like the colors combinations... TFS!

scrappyjan said...

love the bright and SUNNY colors!! janny

lee said...

Great cards, love the ketto hop!

Sareeta G. said...

I love the Asian inspired Kettos as well AND I love Okinawa! I was there in 2004 for the World Budosai event and thorougly enjoyed it. Naha is wonderful and I loved visiting Shuri Castle! Keep the beautiful cards coming!

Lori said...

Both cards are great, very different. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Carolyn said...

both of these cards are gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing your take with these little cuties.

ceashark at aol dot com

Lisa said...

Love the bright colours

Beth Norman said...

These cards are so adorable. I already bought three Ketos and really, I need more--LOL. Wow, all the way from Japan!

Kandi said...

I love both of your cards. The first one is nice and bright and I love the clean crisp lines of the second. Fantastic!

Cheri said...

Fun colors! These stamps are so cute!

Marisa said...

Darling cards and Kettos!!

Laura said...

Love the colors of the second card and love Sake!!

Jody said...

Love both cards! No sunglasses needed on the 1st one - I love bright colors! The Ketto line is so adorable!

Susan said...

I like this Ketto Blog Hop...has brought me to many new Stamper's blogs. Love both of your cards!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

The patterned paper is pretty, but I like the second card better!

Donna Baker said...

cute cards!

DeniseB said...

I love the paper piecing idea for the kimono.... I wouldn't have thought of that! Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing!
Smitten with Ketto
DeniseB

Annie said...

This is a fun hop, seeing fantastic creative cards. I love the bright colours you incorporated in the birthday card...even without the sentiment the card screams Happy Birthday and the Sake card is just too cute

Christi said...

They both are fantastic!!

n2kids said...

Two splendid looking cards. The colors you chose are absolutely fabulous.

Memories By Me said...

Thank you for sharing. I love the colors that you picked for Anges and Sake is just adorable !

Tina said...

Wow! Nice cards. I'm liking this blog hop.

Jacqueline TresBella said...

The first one is my favorite!

Cris Z said...

I love the calm colors of the second card!

Carla said...

What sweet cards!! Love them!

Kathy said...

Love these! This blog hop is totally making me need to find the time to ink up my Kettos later today.

Liann said...

love both of the kettos

Kimberly (pierides) said...

Love your cards! So much inspiration on this hop!

Kristin said...

Love the Sake card!!

Lisamariemlt said...

what super duper cute amazing card
love those colours you used
thanks for sharing

Martha said...

both cards are too cute. I love the colors in the first one.

Amy Hayes said...

Great cards! I really love the linear feel of the second card. Thanks!

jennine said...

Great cards!!! Love them both! Thanks so much.

Chrissy's Creations said...

Great cards, I love the details.

Louise said...

Very pretty cards!

Louise C.

Cr8ive ME said...

love your cards.

M.E.

Verity said...

I especially like the first one, I have got that paper and love the colours!

Mimi said...

I guess I'm more partial to the second one best. I'm in to oriental.