Thursday, June 17, 2010

Zippety Doo Dah! Blog Hop Time

Sunshine really is as important to me as breathing ... on a sunny day I can really accomplish a lot. So this is a great song for me to choose.

The font I used is called CK Odd Ball. I found the song online, printed it out on cardstock, cut that to 4 x 5 1/4 and added my sunshine, bluebirds and scene, all muted by stamping once on scrap and then onto my cardstock.

I punched a circle from a post-it to mask out my sun while I lightly colored the sky with a brayer.  Then I colored it yellow with a cotton ball rubbing in circles.  My blue clouds are formed by rubbing light blue ink off the edge of punched scallop shapes onto the cardstock.

I love these bluebirds --- and added some copic coloring to make them stand out. ( C1 and B000)

Seems like a great song for a car ride across this beautiful country of ours in summer.  This month the ladies at Firecracker are singing on the road. I can see driving down route 66 in a nice shiny convertible and belting out this song. Something about sunshine makes for a wonderful day, at least in my book.

The bluebird stamps are available over at Firecracker Designs along with a lot of other fun stuff.  This month there are also some cards and  links to Paper Temptress papers that are to die for. I just wasn't johnny-on-the-spot enough to get the papers and use them on my hop card.

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started. We'll all be showing a different interpretation of singing on the road this month. Your comment at each blog will give you another chance to win a special treat. If you win, you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).

If you want to hop right now, Ursula is next on the list. HOp on to her blog here

30 comments:

  1. A happy card, filled with lightness and joy! I can tell you're going to enjoy your road trip!

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  2. How fun!! Those birds are some of my faves, and they do fit perfectly with that song!! Yup - I can imagine singing this as I travel down the road! great card, Cat!

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  3. Great traveling song and cheery too! Love your scene too. TFS

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  4. I like that song too! Awesome card!!

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  5. AWESOME twist on the theme!! I LOVE IT! You are so creative LOL I'm going to have all kinds of cheery, summer songs going through my head now!!

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  6. Song and birds are just a wonderful combination, Cat!

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  7. So very cool! Have a great road trip!

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  8. Fabulous and so unusual. Love this one and the song
    hugs June xxx

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  9. awww, what a perfect song choice for those birds !! LOVE it Cat!!!

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  10. Cat you have captured the travelin' tunes perfectly here! I so agree a daily dose of sun is TOTALLY necessary! Thanks for playing with us!

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  11. lovin that tune! and your card is adorable!! fun hop!

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  12. Interesting card. Love the look.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  13. So clever......love your tunes singing across the sky's.....love it....

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  14. I love the bluebirds, too. This song was our daughter's very first song that she would sing...loud and off key! Her grandmother taught her every bit of the song. Bless Teena's heart...she's a 42 year old lawyer and she still can't sing on key! Thanks for sharing such a precious card that brought to mind a wonderful memory.

    Gayle Taylor
    gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Wonderful card! I love those blue birds and the song was one of my kids favorites.

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  16. cute card, love the bluebirds

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  17. Love the font and the song :D Can't find the font anywhere_any suggestions?
    Thanks, Teri "Terrific"

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  18. NOTE to Teri Terrific The font is a CK font --- Creating Keepsakes ... http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/CK_free_fonts

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  19. Very sweet card...yep! Good song too!
    Nelda in TN

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  20. LOVE it and now I wanna go to Disneyland!

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  21. I love the card!!! So bright and pretty!!!! Birds are my favorite!!!!! Love how you did the clouds, I will have to remember that!!!

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  22. This is a very lively song and card......great techniques :)

    thanks
    dj_enns@yahoo.com

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  23. My oh my! What a lovely card! And love the song too!

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  24. This card and song would definitely lift a person's spirits. Great papercrafting!

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  25. Love this song and what a great idea for a card. So creative. Love your coloring and images.

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  26. Very cute and what a fun and creative way to mix the words and stamps!

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  27. What a fun card and cute font! This would definitely lift someone's spirits!
    Annie Littlewolf
    mkdebord@comcast.net

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  28. What a great idea! I love to use song lyrics inside cards, but I never seem to do the outside. Love the stamping techniques!

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