Monday, January 31, 2011

You're A Hoot!

This is a card that I made a couple months ago before I had surgery on my hands.  Still not back to stamping (healing is sooooo slow!!) but thought I would share it.  This card uses stamps from Technique TuesdayWise Guys and The Weather Report.   

Thanks for visiting! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the first-ever Technique Tuesday blog hop!
I’m a Stamping Tech for Technique Tuesday.
Today, the Technique Tuesday Stamping Techs and some of our best friends are joining together to hold this first-ever blog hop to share one of our favorite projects made with Technique Tuesday’s stamps.
The hop begins on Teri’s blog. She is linking to a designer’s blog. And then that designer is linking to someone’s blog and so on. Teri has a list of all the hop’s players so please check out her blog if you get lost along the way.
With every comment you leave on the blog path, you’ll be entered to win a Pocket Full of Posies stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

Teri will pick one person at random from all the comments made by midnight Eastern time on 1/24 to win the stamp set. So the more comments you make, the better chance you have to win.
Be sure to check Teri’s blog  on 1/25 to see if you are the lucky winner.

My card to share with you today:

I used one of my favorite Technique Tuesday stamps:  Wingin' It.  Such a pretty  butterfly, and so affordable!
I heat embossed the butterfly, and then colored with aquapainter and ink.

The next stop on this hop is the blog of Daniela.
Thanks for joining our hop today!

Here is the Blog Hop path:

The blog hop starts at Teri’s blog
Teri links to Sharyn
Sharyn links to Tanis
Tanis links to Kathi
Kathi links to Tiffany
Tiffany links to Tobi
Tobi links to Laura
Laura links to Stephanie
Stephanie links to Ashley
Ashley links to Charlene
Charlene links to Kris (You Are Here!)
Kris links to Daniela
Daniela links to Teri 

Thank you so much for visiting my brand new blog today!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My First Published Cards!

It was an exciting day for me today!  I bought the Stamp It! Techniques issue from Paper Crafts and saw my first two published cards!  A special thanks to my stamping friends Teri, Char, and Laura who encouraged me to submit!!  The card I am sharing here is actually the first card that I made for the call, and was one that I liked best.

This card is in the "shimmer spray technique" section of the magazine and can be found on page 67.
I sprayed glimmer mist on my embossing folder, then embossed a piece of white cardstock.
To imitate the grip tape on a skateboard, I used fine-grit black sandpaper for the black background,
and also punched the small black stars from the sandpaper. 

The Stamp It! Techniques issue is one that you will definately want to pick up! 
It is filled with beautiful cards, and great technique ideas!

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My First Blog Post!

I have decided to start a blog... after a couple years of resisting the idea!
This picture was taken a week after I had carpal tunnel surgery. This is only about half of the beautiful cards that I received from all the wonderful ladies on Splitcoast Stampers! I appreciate everyone who took the time to send me a card. Thank You!! It was actually FUN to get the mail for a change!
I hope to be back stamping soon! It has been three weeks now since surgery, and I am getting impatient...
Thank you for visiting!