Monday, May 13, 2013

No Fuss, No Muss, Just Hippopotamus(es)...MUSE #17 and Paper Smooches SPARKS: Designer Draft

First, I saw this at Paper Smooches SPARKS: Designer Draft Challenge:

then this appeared at MUSE: Challenge #17
and after I swooned over the adorable elephants for a bit (for another over-the-moon cute elephant, check out Shannon's Miss Ellie here), I decided, nope...not going to resist, even for a second.  Sooooo, I reached for this set (you can guess where I'm heading...), figuring that sometimes, cute stamps need to just 'speak for themselves,' with little interference from me (hope I did my *selected* little dudes justice!) and wound up with.... 


My little hippo herd is off to MUSE and PS; it's a touch simple, a bit silly (okay, maybe a whole bunch silly), but sometimes, doing what's 'obvious' is a fine course of action.  Besides, hippos make me smile - these ones    (their little tails especially!) and real ones...

Thanks for dropping in, and please know that your comments are welcome and appreciated, deeply!
Have a wonderful, happy day!






18 comments:

  1. Eeeek! This is just shining with sweetness! And I am humbled that a little part of your inspiration came from my card!! Yup, you're right, sometimes those stamps are just so darn adorable, you just have to let them "work it"! And you did!!! Sweet and charming! And Miss Ellie loves it too ;)

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  2. Soooo fabulous, I think you have done these cute little guys justice, and what a way to fit it in with this fab sketch too, it's perfect!

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  3. Yep. They shine well enough all on their own. Great card C. Love the dp behind them, and the embossing is just right with this card. Wonderful. Bev

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  4. They are the cutest little hippos I have seen! Love their adorable grin! Fabulous card!

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  5. I love that you paper pieced your hippos...so cute! Great take on the Muse card!

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  6. Great take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along!

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  7. Theses hippos are too adorable! They made me smile :)

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  8. I love your little Hippos ! What a lovely fun card-great take on the Muse card :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

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  9. Those hippo,s are so adorable, love your choice of patterened papers too!!

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  10. Just darling, Carol! Love the paper pieced hippos & the sentiment--made me smile!

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  11. This is absolutely adorable.

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  12. such a happy and fun card - LOVE the sentiment!

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  13. Adorable, those hippos are so cute, love it :)

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  14. What a handsome herd of happy hippo's, Carol ... and such a smiley card! Anita :)

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  15. Fun, fun, fun card, Carol! Love it to pieces! Super-cute! :)

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