Saturday, June 11, 2011

Flourishes Winner!

I'm so excited today! I found out that I won the Flourishes, Get Sketchy Challenge for this card!

I want to thank Flourishes for picking my card! The prize is their entire June release stamps! Yay! I also want to thank Rosie. . .she is the one who commented on my card, letting me know I had won! Thanks Rosie!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget, you have until Sunday at midnight Central Time, to comment on my CASE challenge posts, to win lots of ribbon and a large tin of Prima Flowers. You can start here.

Happy stamping! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day # 3 Case Challenge with Joy

Hi everyone!

Today is the last day of the challenge with Joy. I'm a little sad that it's ending. We've both had such fun doing this!

Don't forget about my little giveaway. If you leave a comment on all three days of the challenge, you have a better chance of winning. If you've missed Day #1, you can find it here, with all the giveaway info. And if you missed Day #2, you can find it here.

So let's get on with today's challenge! Here is Joy's beautiful card:

I love the simple design, gorgeous, distressed background and beautifully colored flower!

My take uses the same design with the same flower, in a different color. I also used the Magical Background stamp from Hero Arts and lightly stamped it onto my distressed panel.

I added an extra flower, both colored with Copics, and a different sentiment from the Hero Arts Truly Appreciated set.

I cannot wait to head over to Joy's blog now to see what she's created for this last day! Please join me!

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback which both Joy and I have received from all of you this week! I also want to thank Joy for inviting me to do this. It sure is easier for me to make a card, when I have amazing inspiration from someone as talented as Joy! So, Thank you, my friend! Let's do this again sometime!

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for the visit! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 2 Case Challenge with Joy

Hey there!

I am so sorry for posting this late! My computer is ancient and I was having difficulty getting it to work!

Before I share my card, I want to remind you to make sure and comment on each day of our challenge so you have a better chance at winning my little giveaway. If you missed my first post from Day 1, you can find it here and still comment. The giveaway info is there too.

Okay, so let's get started! Here is the card I chose to case from Joy today:

Isn't it just wonderful?! I love the pink and look at all those white dots she added to the Large Plaid Pattern! Love it! Can't say enough about her amazing coloring either!

I decided to change the colors this time but stayed with her same design. Why mess with perfection?! I know it looks like pink in the photo but it really is more of an orange color. I used the same Hero Arts Tall Flower image but used a different background stamp. It's called, Dots and Flowers, also from Hero Arts. I, of course, just had to add white dots!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying our little challenge! I'm jumping over to Joy's blog now, to see what she's created. Join me, won't you? And don't forget to come back on Friday for our final day! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

CASE Challenge with Joy Taylor! Day #1 and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

I have an exciting week on my blog starting with today. Awhile back, my sweet friend, Joy Taylor, asked me if I wanted to do a CASE challenge. Of course I jumped at the chance! Joy's cards are always amazing, she is so talented and she is also one of the very first friends I made in the Hero Arts Flickr group over a year ago. Last year we were even Hero Hostesses together!

We've decided to CASE each others cards, doing a total of three. One card, every other day, so make sure to come back on Wednesday and Friday for the other two cards! I'm also planning a little giveaway. All you have to do is become a follower (if you're not already) and leave a comment. Make sure to comment on all three days for a better chance at winning. I will choose one, random comment from all three days combined and announce the winner on Monday, June 13th. The winner will receive 5 rolls of satin ribbon, in a rainbow of colors and a Calypso Tin of 64 Prima flowers.

Okay, so let's get started! Going through Joy's photostream was pure. . .well. . . joy! It was really difficult to choose only three cards to CASE because I love them all!

Here is Joy's card I chose for today:

Don't you just love the softness and colors?!

And here is my take:

I used the same design and colors, just switching up the stamps. I went a little crazy with the pearls, but just couldn't stop! It's difficult to see but on the bottom, green portion of the card, I used the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp. I also used the Hero Arts Long Stem Flowers, stamping them in VersaMark, then white embossing them before adding a bit of a darker lavender color, with a Copic marker, for some interest. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

I hope you enjoyed our first challenge day! Please join me in heading over to Joy's blog now, to see what card of mine she's chosen to CASE. We didn't tell each other which ones we've chosen, so I'm excited to see what she's created and I know it'll be amazing!

Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate your visits and comments! :)