Saturday, May 30, 2009

Holiday Ivy - Ketto That Is!




Welcome to the first Ketto Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! Click here to start from the beginning, on Bloggabella, 'cause you won't want to miss any of these adorable Ketto creations! 

Em has hidden a $40 gift certificate to Stamping Bella somewhere along the hop so be sure to give each card some lovin' for a chance to win. One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post and the winner will be announced on Bloggabella on Monday! So share the LOOOOOOVE!!!

I decided to use Ivy Ketto but I wanted to do something a little 'out of the box' so I decked her out for the Holidays! Doesn't she look simply adorable as a Christmas Ketto?!? She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics.
I had the fun striped S.E.I. paper in my stash...it's from the Glitzmas line...and it already had the sparkly flourish right on the paper. It reminded me of the ivy branch. The Happy Holidays sentiment is also from Stamping Bella.

I layered a ghost snowflake onto a 10mm Denim Glitter Dot then topped it with a 5mm Platinum Glitter Dot. Three 5mm Poppy Glitter Dots tie in with the berries on the branch. The layout for this card is from one of the sketch challenges on the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site.   

Next you're hopping on to the fabulously talented Candice. She is THE copic queen...I'm just glad I'm before her on the hop and not after!!! LOL! Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

163 comments:

ChocolateDrop said...

Love this Ketto Hop! Have to do it again...! I am a sucker for stitching! Love Love Love this card and the colors are awesome! TFS!

GabrielaD said...

isn't she just the prettiest... I love her. Your card is just FAB!

Shaela said...

gorgeous card - thanks so much for sharing!

Giffysk8s said...

Love her colors! I especially love the snowflake!

Jenn said...

Awww...she's so sweet! Love these colors! :)

Lisa T said...

She *does* look great as a Christmas Ketto! Love your card!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome -- you matched her dress perfectly to the DP!!

Dana White said...

love how you made her a Christmas Ketto my friend!!

Anita Hovey said...

Huh...I haven't seen this Ketto before...how'd I miss her??? LOL She's great for the Holidays...love the colors you chose.

Jenn Balcer said...

pretty, pretty, PRETTY! Love your colors and layout, and how FUN to make her a Christmas-y Ketto? Love!

Kim said...

So pretty. What a great holiday card. Love the little snowflake and the entire layout!

Bama Bella said...

What a fun holiday card! I love this - great job!

Kimberly M said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout and snowflake!

Beth said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the way you adapted it for the holidays, such fun!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just fabulous! Love the fun embellishments and cool colors.

Lorie said...

This is such a sweet card! Love it!

pat said...

Great card...love the colors & the sketch is awesome.

Mandi said...

Such a great holiday card! Love the colors you chose for her. I think I am going to have to pull out my Ketto's and get coloring! :)

Stefanie said...

Way to think out of the box! She is the perfect little Christmas elf. Love the snowflake embellishment too!

Sparkle said...

She is so pretty. I love the colors.

Lori said...

Love you card and the berries on the ivy.

Carisa said...

she is adorable as a christmas ketto! so much so i just might have to get her now! love it.

Sheri said...

Love the blues and greens and your coloring ...especially on those teensy weensy stocking...perfect!

JenMarie said...

This is so pretty, great colors!

Che'Marie said...

Gorgeous! Love the stripes =o)

Leslie said...

Love it! She's so festive and well, you know how I feel about those ghost snowflakes :) Now, I'm exhausted from all the hopping - need to make a cup of tea and continue hopping.....

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Karen,
AMAZING!

ChaosMom said...

Ivy Ketto is my new Favorite! (though others have also been added to the list! :) ) She is so pretty...I love these bright colors! Pretty! Pretty!

Callie said...

This Ketto is so cute... she's on my list. 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!
Off to finish up the hop!!

Hope Spencer said...

Wow, so pretty~ Love the colors!

Beth S said...

Love it. Great card.

Lori Craig said...

Love this...layout is great!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, these colors are beautiful! Such a wonderful card!

PaperCrafty said...

Great card! I love how you made it into a holiday card.

Anonymous said...

Ooh! I started here and then went to the beginning and I'm LOVING all the Kettos!!! Ivy's so sweet and I love your creation!! ~Shelly in MN

Jacilynn said...

Really cute! I love this image and your design

Jessica said...

I love the Christmas look... so is too cute! Thanks for the inspiration... :)

BoxerBrats said...

Great idea for making her more Christmas-y!

Love the papers and your details! Great card.

Laura

Emily said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors! The paper looks great! Love that snowflake too!

Petie S. said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Great design.

Linda w said...

Merry Christmas Ivy.

thanks much

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh she is too cute!!!

BishopsMommie said...

she is just delightful... love her colors and that you showed what colors you used..Thanks

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

I have Ivy, but i just can't get her to look this good! I love what you have done to her!

spikescreativeside said...

She's fab! I love how you colour coordinated her stripes to match the paper! It's never too late to get those Christmas cards started. Fab idea! TFS!

Hugs

~Spike

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE this card, it is so stunning and gorgeous :)!

Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Shannon said...

She's adorable no matter what season!

Janet said...

I've been looking for inspiration for christmas cards. I've just found it!

Kathy H said...

super cute

Julia said...

The color combo is fabulous! Beautiful card!

Janet said...

WOW this is AMAZING!! Ketto's for Christmas! What a fab idea!!
hugs

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh MY!!! This is GORGEOUS!!

Rialeen Kotze said...

This Ketto's is just getting pretier!!

BananaStamper said...

What a fun idea - your card turned out great!

Shanna

Tiffaney in VA said...

This card is so cool! What a wonderful idea for Ivy. I lovey your dp & color combo. Your coloring is wonderful. TYFS!

SueB said...

WOW!! wonderful coloring and design. fabulous work! Thanks so much!
Sue B

Purple Princess said...

Amazing card! Wonderful coloring!

Alyssa said...

What a fun idea! She'd be super cute with a Santa hat tilted on her little head :o) Thanks for the inspiration!

crazy4scrappin said...

I love your card and how you turned Ivy into a Christmas girl...I have this stamp and can't to play with her.

Jana said...

Lovin' the winter theme. Adorable card.

Jaspere said...

The colors are awesome and wow you know how to color an image.

Toothy said...

love that paper and the snowflake.

Jeanie said...

Oh my goodness this is SO cute!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colours!

Anonymous said...

Great card...love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Michele B
mburnard@sympatico.ca

Lindsy said...

How fun! I love that you did a Christmas-type card in June :o)
It is a beautiful card and you did an amazing job sistah!

KanataNewf said...

I love the colours you chose for this card!

Jane B. said...

What a cute card!

Yvette said...

I remember seeing this at SOA...and it really caught my eye there. Wonderful card!

Lori said...

What a fun holiday card! Love the non-traditional colors.

Brit in MN said...

I love her as a Christmas card! Love your color choices. Anyone would love to receive that card!

Tamara said...

Love the Card, so cute

weewiccababe said...

I love what you've done with this stamp, the card is beautiful
greetings from Scotland
xx

Wendance Designs said...

Very cute!!! Love the blues!!

Scrappy said...

Great card!

april said...

Very cute card!!! I love the colors...

arlene said...

Love the paper combo your card makes it look like she is have a grand time.

Joan said...

I love the colors in this card... and I think I have found my second favorite Ketto :)

Brenda said...

Very pretty!!

...Tonie, Tonie, Tonie... said...

love your card.............hopping, hopping I go........

Barbara (canadian_stamper) said...

Nice job I love the colours and great colouring too.

kjlowrey said...

Love the colors! great great card

Terri E. said...

Super fun flourishes and dsp choices.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kim said...

I need more kettos and i only got my first two this morning.

Amber said...

Love these colors! Sweet card karen!

Maria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card. Love the colour combo and layout. Hugs, Maria

Lauren said...

cute card

Cindy Vernon said...

Fun card, thanks for sharing with us.

Denise said...

How darling she is!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Very pretty in blue! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Melisa Hunter

Denise said...

All I can say is cute, cute and more cute! Great job!!

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

and another fabulous card.

carpediem said...

Such a fun blog hop! Great card Karen! laura j

Lesley said...

Beautiful card!

leenda said...

Whoa! Love those colors! Your card looks FANTASTIC!

JWill795 said...

Great card! Such unique colours for a Christmas card!

Cammy said...

Love your colors! Cute card!

Jennifer said...

Great idea, love the way you turned her into a Christmas ketto, may have to snag that idea for sure. So many great creations along the way.... now I am sure my Kettos will get lots of love this week. Thank you for sharing!

Veronica said...

Love those flourishes. Just a stunning card.

Katie K said...

Adorable Card!!!

Megan said...

Love this!

Tanya Atkisson said...

Oh my heck!!! What an amazing card! I love everything about it! Wow...see what happens when you think and DO something out of the box, lol. The colors are great together, love the snowflake and Poppy glitter dots, and the sketch...fantastic! Awesome job!

Chris said...

Ivy is so great for your card and ready to party!

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this one, Karen!! Your stitching is AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!!

cardcrazy said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought to use a ketto for Christmas!

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

This is so cute! Love her as a Christmas Ketto! :o) I need copic lessons from you too! :o)

molly said...

she is so cute...hop hop

butterfly843 said...

Love the colors and snowflake.

Christy Lynn said...

I totally love the colors you used, this is a fabulous looking holiday card. Love those stripes, they coordinate so well with Ivy's outfit. Beautiful job!!

jen said...

I LOVE her as holiday ketto! ;)

Scraphappy in AK said...

I love this one too. I can't decide which ketto is my fav.

Laurie said...

Great idea to make a Christmas card with these images - I hadn't thought of that. I love the paper, colour combo, colouring, layout - EVERYTHING! Great job!

txbluiz said...

this is my favorite color combo - LOVE THE CARD!!! you did an amazing job coloring Ms. Ivy!

craftyb said...

Well Ivy Ketto is adorable...love her pigtails!! Fabulous card...and great to get a jump on the holiday cards ehh..?! bx

Sherry Muise said...

Beautiful card love the colors.

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Love your color choices! The blues are so refreshing!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card, loving the Ketto hop.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the cute image and the great colors. TFS!

scrappyjan said...

cute cute and really cute!! janny

lee said...

grfeat card

Sareeta G. said...

Love the use of all of the bling!! Ivy never looked better!

Lori said...

Just love what you have done with this Ketto!

Lisa said...

she's a cutey!!!

Carolyn said...

awww, a little holiday Ketto, such a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Beth Norman said...

Precious! This card is so adorable. I already bought three Ketos and really, I need more--LOL.

Kandi said...

Love this card! Ivy is such a cutie and I love the Holiday card with the cool blues & greens! Great job!

Cheri said...

Great coloring. . .you picked fantastic colors!

Marisa said...

Darling card and colouring.

Jody said...

Very cute! Love the colors and the holiday twist!

stamprgrl said...

WOW! she is just adorable!!! so you are telling me the stamp doesn't come w/t he berry branch? IT SHOULD!

LOL!!!

-- dalis

Susan said...

Love your card! I like the flourishes a lot!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Awesome, love the non-tradional xmas colours

Donna Baker said...

I love this image used for Christmas with the blues & greens, totally adorable!

Christi said...

This is wonderful! I love that sentiment!

DeniseB said...

Wow! I'd love to get a Christmas card like that! Love the colors, the coloring, everything!
Smitten with Ketto
DeniseB

n2kids said...

Cool colors. I love the hair on this Ketto. I'm off and hopping.

d'Dragon said...

So cute - love the colors you used!

Tina said...

Beautiful card!

Jacqueline TresBella said...

Love the colors! and the branch

Cris Z. said...

I just love your card! It was the one that started me on this hop!

Carla said...

Gorgeous! She could work for other times of the year, too!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love these colors and layout.

Liann said...

i like this card

Tracy said...

Loooove the card.

Linda said...

She makes the cutest Christmas card. But I can see her in other seasons too. Loved your color scheme.

sweetdesigninc said...

oh another lovely card so sweet and pretty!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Girlie!! She is as sweet as can be and so is this card. I think you are going to have to just bring All your Bella binders when you come to NY (and I know you will need another suitcase for just those Hehe) I just cant keep track of all these cuties. HUGS!!!!

Memories By Me said...

Way CUTE!!! thank you for sharing I am falling more and more in LOVE with the Ketto stamps as I hop!!! Wonderful work!

Kimberly (pierides) said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Kristin said...

Love the sewing and the Copics!

Lisamariemlt said...

wow
just love those colours you used
she's such a cutie
you really made that card rock!

Martha said...

oh wow. that is so beautiful.

Emily said...

OMG Karen, this may be my favorite Xmas card you've done so far! That image is soooo cute and you've colored her so perfectly. I really love the ghost snowflake with the embellishments you added. Outstanding!

Julie Masse said...

Totally adorable Karen!! So many great touches!! :)

Amy Hayes said...

I love the use of blues and greens. Thanks!

jennine said...

This is adorable. I love the layout and the SEI paper!!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Love the papers and the details are fabulous!

Louise said...

Gorgeous coloring! Very pretty card!

Louise C.

ms.espresso said...

aw...she is fantastic as a holiday ketto! it *almost* makes me want to make a Christmas card but I am soooo not ready for that- we just barely got spring!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a beautiful card. Gets me in the mood for the holidays.

M.E.

Verity said...

I love this, what a different Christmas card it makes!

Mimi said...

Each one of you do something to make your Kettos your own. I love the colors.