This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

5 Times AND a Cover Girl!!!

I received my Just Cards Holidays, Volume 2 issue in the mail today and I was THRILLED to see one of MY cards on the cover!!!!!! Being published is still all new to me, so please bear with me!

This is the card that was published on the cover:

Not one that I personally would have picked for a cover card, but hey, I'm still thrilled!!! :) It's on page 73- "Blessings"- in the Thanksgiving section.

Here is another card that was published on page 65 "Best Witches": 99 "Snowflakes Are Winter's Butterflies":

...(THIS one is my favorite!) page 95- "Merry & Bright":

(The card above I sent in over a year ago, so if you send cards in for publication, be patient!!)

...and finally this card on page 114- "Celebrate the Season":

Two of my Meade Girls friends was also published- Amanda and Tracy. Congrats girls!!! Pick up a copy of Just Cards Holidays, Volume 2- there are tons of fabulous cards in there!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Warm My Heart!

A new online stamping friend from the Facebook Maryland Stampers group, Angie, had this stamp set called Tiny Teapots. It's a long-retired Stampin' Up set- so old that Splitcoaststampers doesn't even have a gallery for, she started a teapot challenge to create samples for this set. I was first on the list, so she mailed me the set. It's a very cute set of 4 different teapots and a sentiment, but I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use it...after some hemming and hawing, this is what I came up with (and please excuse the crooked scan!):

It's a very simple card, but I like it. The card base is GP110 white, with a layer of Basic Black, then a layer of GP110 which has been embossed using my Cuttlebug and the circles embossing folder. I cut a strip of Basic Black and ran that through the Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I stamped each tea pot in a different color and punched them out using my 1-1/4" square punch (couldn't find my 1-3/8" square punch- go figure!). Cardstock used was Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Ink colors used were Bashful Blue, Rose Romance and Old Olive. I attached the teapot squares using pop dots. The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached small green gems to the one teapot- he looked like he just needed "something".

I will now pass the stamp set on to another friend, Gloria, to see what she can create using it. Thanks, Angie, this is a fun "swap"...instead of swapping cards, we're swapping a stamp set!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

7 Kids Challenge Blog!!

Just wanted to let all my cardmaking friends know about the brand new 7 KIDS CHALLENGE BLOG which opens today!! Their first theme will be "Pink & Polka Dots". The 7 Kids Design Team is fabulous and I can't wait to see what they've come up with for this theme!!!! There will be one randomly chosen winner who will win a $50 gift certificate to the store and three winners chosen by the DT for their excellence in card making, one of whom will be invited to be the guest designer on the next challenge!

So, if you want to be challenged, make sure to check out their new challenge blog...Let all of your cardmaking friends know and go ahead and snag the blinkie below for your blog!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Secret Sister Strikes Again!

Here are a couple of cards that my Facebook Maryland Stampers Secret Sister sent me the past couple weeks...

This card is adorable! Love the paw prints sentiment!

You can't tell it in the picture but the white space behind the pets is sparkly.

This birthday card I received in the mail today. Love the horses! It's such a masculine card!

Thanks, Secret Sister- whoever you are!! (And I guess I won't find out until the end of October when this round ends!) :)