Friday, January 27, 2012

Green Eggs and Hambo Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Green Eggs and ... Hambo" blog hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today, customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict book titles! It might be our favorite book or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from STEPHANIE's blog you are in the right place; if not, you may want to start back at the beginning at (I'm having trouble with a couple of these links so I'll type the blog addy) http://www.hambostamps.blogspot.com to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize! A prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the way. Winners will be announced at the Hambo Hoedown blog, http://www.hambochallenges.blogspot.com as well as on the Hambo Stamps blog (http://www.hambostamps.blogspot.com). Sorry about those links; will try again to fix them!

So here's my card; can you guess the title of the book I chose?

Did you figure it out? Here's another photo with the big reveal (you can tell that I watch HGTV a lot, lol):

Anne of Green Gables, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908, was one of my favorite books when I was a girl. My Mom and Dad gave me these books in the Anne series and I treasure them!
In making my card, I wanted to show Wee Henrietta being transported through her imagination to a house called Green Gables far away on Prince Edward Island, just as I once was!
I used two Hambo digital images; click on the name of the stamp to go to the correct page at the Hambo digistore:
Wee Henrietta Bookworm - Digi WH-06
House - Digi MC-11

This card is 5x7", unlike my usual A2 size that I make for OWH, but the larger size was easier to work with for this purpose.
Card recipe:
DPs - My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Stampin' Up embossing folder
Copic Sketch markers
Ranger Broken China Distress Ink
Thought balloon - hand drawn
Sentiment - computer-generated
Glossy Accents

The book title character, Anne Shirley, has bright red hair, so I colored Wee Henrietta's hair to match. Little Anne is tormented with the nickname "Carrots" by her schoolmate, Gilbert Blythe, who grows up to be her true love, sigh...
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my card and have lots of fun on the Green Eggs and ... Hambo hop! Don't forget to comment at each blog so you have a chance for a prize. Now, dance on over to LESLIE! for another great card!

32 comments:

Karin said...

One of my all time favorite books too! I love that you gave Henrietta red hair and your whole concept is fantastic! Fun and creative!

Pat said...

I loved that book as a kid! Thanks for nudging my memories!

Whimsey said...

Very creative - love it!!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane said...

So Cute! I love the interpretation!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Would have never guessed the book!

Melissa said...

How perfect, what a wonder book to choose. Your card is adorable!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love that series! Super card!

Sandy Trefger said...

Ahhh...a very cute card! And a great book to choose!

Monica Hunter said...

I've never read the book (yet - gasp!) but I knew immediately which book had inspired you! I'm making a list of books I need to read, and this one is going right on it! Thanks for the little story summary, which piqued my interest! :)

Beverly said...

Wow, that is fantastic!

Donna Hanley said...

Sherri, wonderful card and your coloring is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Carolina Little said...

Very cute and creative card!!!

Ronni said...

What a great great card! I love the girl in the chair - it reminds me of the girl in the huge rocking chair on Rowan & Martins Laugh In - hehe shows my age. Anyway, great job coloring - I love seeing people I know in a blog hop!

Cora said...

What a fun card Sherry. I don't believe I ever read that book. Your little red head girl is a doll. I used to walk home a mile from the library though with as many books as they would let me check out. I remember doing that as far back as the third grade.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I am so kicking myself for not knowing about this earlier! what a fun, fun, fun hop! Great job on the book cover too!

Paula S. said...

What a fun concept these themed hops are. Anne of Green Gables is my mom's favorite. Terrific card for this creative hop Sherry.

Dixie Cochran said...

I love the design of this card! Very clever!

Yolanda said...

I guessed it! I guessed it! Love her little house, perfect wallpaper and cozy chair. Such a fun card. It would be great with a gift of the book.

Libby Hickson said...

So sweet! I hope someday my own little girl will be sitting in a big chair diving into Anne of Green Gables! :-)

luvmy2k9z said...

What an adorable card! Tremendous card! One of my favorite series when I was growing up. Your card is right on the mark. FANTASTIC!

April said...

Really cute! You did a great job!

The Paper Parade said...

I always loved Anne of Green Gables :) And this card is very sweet! I love that she's picturing it as she reads!

Deborah Anton said...

Adorable card! Love the little girl sitting in an oversized chair engrossed in her book!

Judy Rozema said...

Sherry, that is such a creative idea! I love it!! Your coloring and patterns are wonderful~!

Steph Herbert said...

AoGG is my favorite book ever! I think you card is just adorable! Thanks for participating in the hop!

Heather B said...

That's an awesome book choice!! And, an awesome card to represent it!! Great job!

Andrea said...

Awesome job and great use of the digis!

Donna said...

Sherry, I love this idea and your card is wonderful. I too love Anne of Green Gables and my mother is almost 91 and these are her favorites. Thank you for sharing!

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