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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hambo Blog Hop

Welcome to my little corner of crafting zen!  Today Hambo Stamps is hosting a Customer Blog Hop.  If you're coming from Karin's blog, you're on the right track.  If not, start HERE for the full tour!
The theme of the Hop is BOOKS.  Do you like to read?  I love to read!  I love it so much I sometimes have to read a new book twice--once to devour it,while ink runs from the corners of my mouth, and a second time to leisurely stroll through the story.
I made three cards for this themed hop, and the books that inspired them are at the bottom of this post.  My first card is from a children's book.  Since I tore a page from one of the many copies I have stored away, I'm sure, if you have children or godchildren, you can ID the first title immediately.
I have at least three more copies of this book.  My son loved it (he's now 26), my daughter loved it (16 years old now) and I continue to read it (almost every night) to my 4 year old granddaughter.
I used Caterpillar digi-image and colored him with my trusty Copics.  I tore some paper for a textured background, added a library check-out card for the "bookish" theme, and tore and cut pieces from a page in a spare book.  When my granddaughter saw this card, she looked at me with love in her eyes and asked, "You made this for me?"  How could I say no to that??!!

My second card gives you a little clue in the sentiment.  I don't usually delve into non-fiction, but the photos in his books are some of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen.  Not being a scuba diver, they were my only peek into his undersea world.

I made an easel card for Hambo's Wee Henry Snorkel digi-image.  Easel cards are the easiest, unusually- folded card to make.  Just fold your standard half a sheet of 8.5x11" cardstock in half, then fold the top part in half again, folding toward the inside of your card.  You now have an easel on which to prop up the front of your card!  Easy peasy!

My third card is broader and more difficult to guess.  If you haven't read the book (or seen the movie) then you'll just have to sneak a look at the end of my post for its inspiration.

I colored Balloon Girl digi-image with my Copics and set her off on her journey.  I adhered her onto the background with some dimensional pop dots.
I imagine she'll be gone for almost three months (hint, hint).

And that's my library of book-inspired cards, all made with my Hambo digi images.  Next on the blog hop is Laura's blog, but before you leave, did you guess them all??  Here are the books that inspired the cards.  Please leave a little love before you drift off.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs as there is blog candy involved for everyone who comments on every blog in the hop.  Good luck, have fun and Happy crafting!




Here's the full hop in case you get lost:

23 comments:

Pat said...

Better late than never! My fave is the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar! On to the next!

Whimsey said...

:D Super cute, great creations - you were on a roll girly girl!!!

Live.Teach.Create said...

Such a great combination of cards! Love them all! :)

Holly said...

Wow Pat you made some wonderful cards here! I love the books you chose. That second card is really great!

Melissa said...

Love all of your cards, Pat!

Melissa said...

WOW, you have been one busy lady. All your book title cards are fantastic. You have so many clever ideas!

Leslie Hanna said...

OVERACHIEVER! (hee hee) Great cards. :D

Sandy Trefger said...

Love, love, love all three of your cards! I did guess the Hungry Caterpillar and Around the World in 80 Days but the other had me stumped but your card for it is wonderful! And thanks for the mini instructions for the folded easel card. I shall try that!

Carolina Little said...

Great books. Beautiful cards to go with them!!!. Love the caterpillar one!!!

Monica Hunter said...

What a great assortment of books, and your card creations are excellent! I especially love the undersea world you've created for Wee "Henri" to explore! Like Leslie said, you've an over-achiever... but I LOVE it! :)

Beverly said...

Great job.. looks like you've been busy.

Karin said...

Fantastic cards! You are a complete over achiever :) :) :) I love snorkling Henry and ant the balloon girl for Around the world is just awesome!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I was so impressed with how real to life your apple was...and then I read your description! haha. Now, I will be impressed by the fabulously collaged art!

Yolanda said...

Too fun! Balloon Girl is one of my fave Hambo digis.

Libby Hickson said...

Such creative ideas! I loved them all!!

luvmy2k9z said...

Incredible ideas. 3 cards too! Great job! Thank you for sharing your work. I loved the Hungry caterpillar. As a school teacher, that is a book that is read to my students many many times. Keep up the great work.

Sherry Hickey said...

Three wonderful cards! Love your coloring work & torn paper on the caterpillar card and your delightful Cousteau card! I am definitely going to try that kind of easel card. Great job!!

April said...

Great cards! They all depict the books wonderfully!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, you went all out on this challenge and each card is awesome! I loved reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a kid, and you made the caterpillar look just like the one in the book :) But I think my favorite you made is the balloon girl!

Deborah Anton said...

Great cards! The Hungry Caterpillar is a favorite of my kids! Love how. You used pieces of the book to incorporate them into the cards.

Judy Rozema said...

You did a super job on all of these, Pat! I love the coloring on the caterpillar - LOVED that book too. And the others are just so creative!! Well done! Thanks for joining our Hambo hop!

landofstamping said...

Wow! Three creations for us to admire!! Love them all, but I think that Hungry Catepillar is my favorite!!! - Heather B

Andrea said...

Wow! Nothing like putting the rest of us to shame. All of your cards are super cute and go so well with each book!