Friday, March 9, 2012

with a housewarming gift from cocoa daisy



i'm so proud to be a part of cocoa daisy! christine is so kind and encouraging. and she has worked so hard to make cocoa daisy the company she knows it can be. for much of the last year, she's been working on her website remodel, updating nearly everything to make it easily navigable and user friendly. i'm happy to be a part of the blog hop introducing the new site!


Cocoa Daisy has done some remodeling and updating, making our home a place you want to be. Drop in and see how our scrapbook home is your scrapbook home too.
To help celebrate, we are doing a blog hop and giveaway. Just leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win a set of all FOUR of this month's exclusive, sold out, Cocoa Daisy Stamps.
The celebration doesn't end there, we're also offering a couple of promotions for new subscribers:
1.Sign up for a 6 month kit subscription and you will receive 20% off your first month's kit.
2. Sign up for a 6 month kit AND a 6 month stamp subscription and you will get 20% off your first month's kit and stamps PLUS an exclusive Cocoa Daisy Tote bag.

christine asked the design team, as well as some of our favorite friends, to be a part of this hop, we all made a card to inspire you, as well as a sketch based on the card for you to use in the future. here's my take, using one of my favorite things from the march kit, the quatrefoil stamp. i can't tell you how much i love that stamp. i love it so much that when i finished this card i realized there wasn't too much to sketch for you :) but i hope you might be inspired by it anyway! i embossed with white zing powder and then painted in each little area with my new watercolors. all the different colors remind me of the window in my grandparents house, it looked a lot like this. :) i added some bling from the march kit, pier 39 (there are still a couple available), then finished with a pen around the stamped image and a scripture. annie was sitting at the table when i was working on this and she suggested the sentiment. it's not REALLY quite how the scripture goes, it's how annie remembers the scripture in hebrews 6:19, or at least how she thinks it should go. :)




make sure you visit all the stops on the blog hop this weekend and if you haven't had a chance, check out the great new look of cocoa daisy! here's the schedule of the hop:

Cocoa Daisy
Emily Pitts
Ronda Palazzari (this is where you should go next, say hi to ronda for me!)
Jen Davis
Mandy Koeppen
Vicki Boutin
Alissa Fast
Lisa Saunders
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Stephanie Wheeler
Kim Watson
Lisa Pace
Anja Wade
Denise Morrison
Annabelle O'Malley
Anna Bjorklund
Sharmaine Kruijver
Amy Tan
Diana Fisher
Nathalie Kalbach
Ali Edwards

comments will be open until 8 PM EDT on sunday, then i'll be choosing a winner for the stamps. please make yourself easy to get a hold of, i would really appreciate it. and while you're here at my blog, stop by this post and enter to win a copy of cardmaps today 2 from scrapbook and cards today. :)

have a great weekend! 


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166 comments:

Glenys said...

Love your card! Beautiful watercolors.

Gypsy Lady said...

What a clever way to use that stamp Emily! I'm going to have to pull out my water colour paints, thanks to you!

Gina said...

beautiful card..the colours are so yummy!

jbonomo said...

Thanks for the inspiration.....the colors are absolutely gorgeous! Swoon.....

Margrethe said...

I'm loving this card, Emily. Great colors! :)

Melissa Priest said...

Oh I love your card! Its beautiful!

Melissa

mpriest@clearwire.net

Ronda Palazzari said...

so very beautiful!

Labbo said...

Love the card you make and thanks for the good inspiration :)

Audrey Yeager said...

Oh wow I am so inspired by this! The colors are so beautiful!

Sue Oliver said...

Just love the card. I'm going to have a play with my stamp.

Ronda said...

Guess I can blow the dust off my watercolors now! Great card!

Maya said...

Love your colourful card!

Myran said...

What a beautiful card!

Marie/Mison said...

I love your card! The colors are so great - very suitable for Easter I think ;)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your card is beautiful Emily! And I love the simplicity of the sketch!

*Paula* said...

OOOh! pretty pretty pretty! I think today I'll spend the whole day making cards inspired by this blog hop!

Barb in CA said...

Love your colorful card!

Hanna-Marie said...

what a cool card! i love it

Cathie said...

love the bright colours on your card. thanks for the chance to win this fantastic prize.

Nicole Brenna said...

Like the simplicity and clean look... very cool... thanks for the chance o win!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just beautiful! Love the effect and the watercolors, looks like stained glass! Thanks for the chance to win! mprantner at gmail dot com

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Love this! The stamp is awesome and the watercolor effect is great!

Kelly said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the soft look of the watercolors! I may have to pull mine out today and play! THanks for the inspiration! :)

kai wong said...

I love the look of your card! Thanks for the chance! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the water color effect. Great job.
denise c

Laura C said...

Okay - trying for the third time - Google Blogger won't let me in - - back to my comment!

I LIKE - so colorful!

Anonymous said...

I love!!! this card It is one I will definitely make a version of. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Thanks for being a part of this blog hop emily, a lot of fun!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so beautiful! thanks for sharing.

rlovew said...

Beautiful painting- I love that it looks like stained glass.

cowboycentral said...

Beautiful card. The Watercolors are perfect.

Michelle Allred said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your cards - so eye catching.

Harriet Hensley said...

lovely card and the use of watercolors on a card is wonderful idea.....wow

Lisa said...

Nice stamp! I like how you used a lot of products to make it your own.

TNSCRAPPER said...

Beautiful!

A Work In Progress said...

What a great card... The colors just pop.

Diddy Jones said...

Love the mosaic feel of your piece!

Mariangeles M said...

Love giveaways!!! :)
mariangeles_scrapbooking@yahoo.com

marianne said...

Great looking card. Love that stamp! scrapnatya@aol.com

Theresa said...

how awesome is your card. I love that stamp. I love how you colored it in. great idea. I hope to get some craft time this weekend...all these wonderful card sketches are inspirational.
Happy Saturday!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Emily, This is the first time I've visited your blog. I am hooked! Love the quatrefoil stamped card, love your hair mini album, love simple stories. Would love to live in colorado. I will visit again. From a fellow strawberry blond, keely

Von said...

Love your card!

The Farris Family said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Olivia said...

Love how you used the stamp and the verse is beautiful. Can't wait to get my kit and stamps this month. I have had "I am not of this world" bouncing around in my head for weeks especially when I encounter the ugliness and overindulgences of this world. This past Sunday our scripture lesson was John 17. John 17:13-19 really resonated with me. It is amazing how God heard my heart and then let me know he was listening He is amazing like that.

Ruth G said...

Beautiful image and sentiment! I love the gems - they really work with the stained glass look! thanks so much for sharing!!!! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a beautiful card.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Vicky said...

ooooooo! beautiful card! love the colors :)

Scrapycandy said...

What a total inspiration! And it reminds me of all the cathedrals in Germany I visited. Thank you!

Amrita said...

beautiful card!

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil said...

Such beautiful colors. Love the stamp you used.

Laura in CT said...

Love how you used the stamp. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori Wostl said...

Thanks for a game to play - happy Saturday. Lori W at Art Camp for Women

annielou said...

I love peeps who color outside the lines ...... !!!!!

DebW said...

Got my kit on Tuesday and I am looking forward to diving in to it soon!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card I love watercolors!

susanmcl said...

what a beautiful card!

Crafty Girl said...

Love the beautiful colors and that stamp is gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Beautiful card...love the colors!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the new website!

Lexi said...

lovely card

Jeanette said...

That is a beutiful card, and I love that scripture passage! Thanks for the giveaway!

marisa said...

wow..gorgeous!

Barbara H said...

Love this beautiful card. Can't decide if it is more like a quilt or stained glass window. Love it.

Amanda S. said...

Great giveaway!

Lynn said...

Love your card! Might have to get out my watercolors and give it a try!

cjbrandon said...

Love, love , love your card. So inspired by it. I'm off to go raid my kids watercolor sets. Thanks for the chance to win!

Judith said...

your card is gorgeous!!!

ceruleanblue said...

Beautiful card, I love it!

Iara said...

I love the March kit, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

I love the stamp also. Beautiful colors.

Auror Willow said...

I love your card!

ingrid said...

Gorgeous card! I may have to do some watercolors today. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

Jmo77 said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love the vivid colors.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful card. Love the scripture too. Would love to get the sold out stamps.

kelly said...

I could put one of those cute stamp sets to good use.

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Nitasha said...

These stamps are AWESOME and so is your card! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Monique said...

I'm an avid card maker, and would LOVE the chance to win those stamp sets!!

KarenP (kphike) said...

you are rockin' that stamp! Love the quote idea on a card!

Emily Mae said...

Great card! I love watercolors.

Pink Ink Design said...

Love your work

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS card girl! I need to get better about stopping by and leaving loves...I've lost touch and I don't like it...because I LOVE YOU and ALL you do...and ALL you stand for! xx
Love ya girl! :)
xx
K

Ziska said...

What a lovely card. So out of the ordinary.

j.leija said...

this is beyond gorgeous! i'm so stealing this idea!

Laura said...

Wow! What a lovely card. I will be following your blog from now on!

KindleLover said...

All 4?! Awesome giveaway!

Cynthia B. said...

I just love the quatrefoil pattern! I didn't know cocoa Daisy offered stamps too. Thanks for the chance to win!
Cynthia B.

Ellie Augustin said...

That is one awesome technique super love!

L.C. said...

I absolutely love your card! I would feel extra loved if I received that in the mail! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your gorgeous stamped and painted card!

Lisa C. said...

What a beautiful card!! Love your blog!

jenny said...

Love the take on heb. 6:19...never been to your blog before and your profile made me smile...we sound like kindred spirits!

Margie said...

I love the painting and embossing!!

jedger1085 said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win!

sheezie11 said...

I love Cocoa Daisy! What a wonderful giveaway!

Jill said...

Ooh! the water colors are so pretty! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
sue_clarke@hotmail.com

Nicole Pedraza said...

Thanks for the chance!

Bethany Becker said...

I love your card. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

What a great giveaway! THanks for the chance.

Carol Mc said...

Lovely card. Those colors make me want to run in my craft room and start painting.

J3SS1C4 said...

Awesome card! The collies from the watercolors are great. The stamp is pretty awesome too

Suz said...

Super card I love the watercolor effect

brenda said...

Beautiful card, love the watercolor effect and can only imagine how beautiful the window was that inspired it.

nenz said...

Love this card. thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Oh that quatrefoil shape is showing up everywhere!! Love it. My dd is decorating her new apt. with this particular shape in mind.

Concat said...

So pretty with all those bright spring colors. Just what we all need right now.

sherRae said...

Love the quatrefoil shape and how you presented it.

ashjoy said...

Love the card, so creative!

Chrissy said...

I love the card. So happy I did order this stamp!! Got it last week with the rest of my goodies! Christine has done an awesome job with Cocoa Daisy!!!

Anonymous said...

Watercolor - may favorite! thanks for the chance to win!

lynda said...

Show-stopping! Those colors really grab your attention!

cristiq said...

Awesome blog hop

Wendy said...

I am inspried by the watercolor effect. Thank you for sharing.

allilu said...

Beautiful card and verse

baltomom said...

Gorgeous! You are so talented.

Edie van den Ordel said...

I love the stamps in this kit!!! Pick me pick me pick me ! :)

carriep said...

beautiful card!

Jen said...

Your card is beautiful, very inspirational!

Deborah R said...

Looks like stained glass. Very pretty!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card!

Nzingha said...

Absolutely wonderful card!!! Such a great first stop on this blog hop

Heather said...

Such a pretty card -- like stained glass. Love your blog -- this is the first visit, but will not be my last!

petunia670 said...

This card is beautiful. I love how the embossing adds another layer of dimension.

Bev said...

Great Card!

Dara Lynn said...

I love the quatrefoil stamp!!! My grandparents had a front door with this design too! Your card inspires me to drag out my Koi watercolors! Much heartfelt gratitude for your contribution to Cocoa Daisy!

Stephanie said...

Great card! Love it!

Joanie said...

Love that stamp...can't wait to get the kit! Love the colors you used! Thanks for the chance!

Karen Thomas said...

I like this card it looks like a stained glass window and I love that you've used your own handwriting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Letty S said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Marja/Miss Deerest said...

Hi there! Just love that card:-) So simple and clever!Now i´m off to Rhonda;-)

Dawn said...

Fabulous, thanks for the chance to win!

Karen L said...

Wow, your card is so gorgeous and unique!! Love this colorful, graphic design!

Jette Gad said...

Wow Emily - I am so happy I found your site... you do beautiful work.. thanks for a chance on the giveaway..

Donna said...

Adorable card, Emily! Thanks for sharing and also for the chance to win :)

Saire said...

gorgeous enough to frame and hang on the wall!

Kay said...

Loving the card!

Carol Myrick said...

Emily, this card is wonderful!

Dedra said...

Hi Emily...This is a fantastic idea...I am adding so many inspirational links to my stacks...I love the trefoil stamp too...

JinnyKL said...

Love how you used the watercolors!! Thank you for the inspiration & the chance to win!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous project! Watercolors? Love!

Paula said...

I'd love to win these sold out stamps! Just checked out the lovely job Christina did remodeling the site - from the new homepage to how easy it is now to find tips, topics and sneaks, looks great! Thanks for brightenng my weekend!

Monika Wright said...

Always amazing stuff here, Emily, from techniques, to ideas, to unending inspiration.

kimosabescraps said...

Love the stamps... but what you did with them is amazing!!!! Beautiful colors!

jesa said...

What a great idea! I love the look and use of watercolors!

Peg said...

First visit to your blog and I love your style. The watercolors are inspiring me? Did you use watercolor paper for the card?

Sandi said...

Beutiful card....love the sentiment and watercolors

Nikki.W said...

Whata beautiful card!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Beautiful watercolor mle! I already am a stamp subber, so please don't put my name in the hat. Just wanted to say hello and that the new sight looks great! :)
Take care you,
Suz

Val said...

I just love how you used the stamp!

Vicki said...

I have just started using stamps on my layout, loving them. Thanks for the chance to win!

nancy y said...

Gorgeous card, the water coloring is really a great way to use this stamp!
Nancine at sbcglobal.net

newbie said...

I love the watercolour background that you created with this stamp set. That is such a great idea.
thanks for the inspiration

lenore said...

So inspired now by your project!

ruth said...

Gorgeous!!! You should definitely frame it.

rtacoma at centurytel dot net

Sharon said...

lovely card...love the jewel tones.

marilyn said...

Such a great watercolor card. Love that you used the words of your daughter on the card.

Jessica said...

LOVE the stamp! And the idea to emboss it in white & then watercolor!

paloma1815 said...

hi emily! here i'm to take my chance. thanks a lot.

alicia king said...

love that stamp! would love to win! thanks!

scrapalicious_king@hotmail.com

johannahb said...

love the inspiration. thanks for the opp to win.

Denise said...

Emily your card is great!

Marie Tere said...

love the card.

Machelle Nelson said...

Cute card! & the technique sounds like something I need to try!

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