Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A DOUBLE Woo Hoo!!

Well.........yesterday my hubby brings the mail and as I look through it, WOW.....I have a complimentary copy of Stamper's Sampler Catch Up Issue!!  THAT means that I was Published!  Isn't that cool??!!!   So.......I quickly scanned through the copy to find my card (since I have NO idea which one it might be).  Hmmmm.....I can't find it.  I scan through slower......still didn't see it.  So I went page by page and read the names of the submitting artists.  Finally......on page 110.....there it was.......a card that I sent in over 2 years ago.  Wish I could do that card over again because I could do it much better now!!  It was done before I even had my Nesties.  So......let that be a good lesson to you.......never give up.....they may finally pick your card!!

THEN..........Since I am a guest designer for Hambo Hoedown today I thought I'd show you my card.  You should pop on over to Hambo to look at their other designer's cards as cute!  The challenge was to use lots of lace and I did!  ;-)  I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tooting my Horn!

Sometimes you have to toot your own horn, right? are two different toots for ya!   The first toot is that tomorrow on the Hambo Hoedown, I'll be the Guest Designer.  How fun is that!!  You can visit the Hambo Hoedown by clicking on the badge on my right sidebar.  Tomorrow challenge is real frilly! for the other is a stretch but this week's Hoedown challenge was to use the King image below announcing something.  Well, sometimes you just have to announce that you are thankful for something. So, I made the king's banner say "Thank You!"    I used the "out of the box" technique with Nesties.  The fabric of the banner is cut out and mounted up a layer.    I happened to have some crown brads that I got at one of the Hot off the Press warehouse sales.  I thought it fit perfectly.  His hair HAD to have a little grey in it!  ;-)  Hope you enjoy him! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

YES.....I am distressed!!

This week on the Hambo Hoedown challenge we were to distress this darling Orge with distress ink or distressing of some kind.  Funny that this week I am certainly distressed with WAY too much to do.  My DVD project for the rhodie society convention for the bus tours is going mega slow.  I've got 7 other cards due for design team work and some stuff for my 40th reunion as well.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!   I wish this little orge would carry me away!  The background came out really cool and the camera almost caught the cool gold spots I gave it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hambo Hoedown penguin the right way

I made one card with this darling Hambo Penguin Bunny but this time it uses the correct challenge technique called an easel card.  Really easy to do..  The instructions are listed on the Hambo site.  You can see the challenge by clicking on the Hambo Hoedown badge on my sidebar!  I added a little sparkle to jazz it up too.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter for Angela

I have a lady that wanted me to make some cards for Easter for her parents, nephew and niece.  So I printed up some digital images for the kids cards, colored them with copics and created!  I usually make two for each so the lady has a choice.  Whatever she doesn't pick can be used for my grandkids! 

I was very pleased with the card I made for her parents.  It used one of my new stamps from Heartfelt Creations.  They had the most awesome booth at the rubber stamp convention a couple of weeks ago.  It is a little hard to tell but the paper (from Paper Temptress) is a lovely pearlescent paper. 

The Rabbit in the Egg is a free digital I got from Prairie Fairy.  The Bunny with the daffodil pot was a free digital from Creative Pointe.  On both of those cards I used a round Easter design that was a digital freebie from Sans Design.  The bunny with the basket is from Dustin Pike.  And Finally the Bunny Penguin is from Hambo Stamps.  This was a free image from their Hambo Hoedown challenge.  We were to make an easel card this week for the challenge but I had to make the card before I knew the challenge.  That's made a darling boy Easter card and I just make another for the challenge.  

So......tell me which one of the Easter cards that you like the best!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

He's Dreaming.....

We had a darling caterpillar this week for the Hoedown challenge (see sidebar link).  In addition to using the image we were to use lots of pink and green....both bright.  So I took the little shoes off the bug and made them into some patterned paper.  Then I thought he should be dreaming of becoming a butterfly!  All colored (except BG paper) with copics.  The DREAMER stamp is from StampAttack in the UK!