Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HI all...This is a favorite of mine...It is called 'Berry Picking' and it comes from ArtfulINKables
I have got to try this in other colors...it is such an easy image to color...I used miscellaneous paper from Hobby Lobby on all layers...Copic Ciao markers and Stickles Gold for the centers of the berries. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Dress It Up Silver Dots and Steel Blue May Arts Sheer Ribbon for the Bow...End of the week for me...I have too many family plans and am going to enjoy my end of the week.

I wish you all a great rest of the week and thank you for your visit. Ya gotta check out Kristin's new image here
She is an ispiration and she has such talent when it comes to coloring any image. Also, you can see to the left of my blog the other DT members and their new images from ArtfulINKables.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Late...Happy Valentine's Day

I do not know where this stamp came from...a bin of sorts...I used Nestabilities Square Scallops...and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol...the bling came from Michaels...SU DP and the cardstock came from Flourishes I also used Dew Drops for the corners...I plan on posting another ArtfulINKables this week...I can tell you peeps...I absolutely love the new sets that Kristen has created...She is a work of art!!

Have a great...well now I guess ...it is already Sunday...but hope you have a good one :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop

Hi All!! I am very excited today to show the first of my designs for the Artful INKables
New Releases. This one is called Post A Note and Kristin of Artful INKables has 4 brand new sets to reveal to all of you. You can find the new sets at Artful INKables
where she is showcasing all 4 of her fantastic designs. I absolutely love the new designs...but then I have been a fan of Kristin's for at least a year now...so you need to check out her other images too. I like them all so much that I have almost every one of them.

This was a 'fun' card to make...I used pink cardstock as my background and for the top the CB folder and MS punch for the bottom half. The ribbon is May Arts Satin Pink and May Arts Sheer Pink...both of these I bought from Flourishes The pearls came from MS also and I colored with my Copic Ciao Markers. I have another new release from Artful INKables to show you and will post again soon. Now, you need to 'hop' over to Dawn's so you can see what an amazing job she has done with the new images...and I think that she has some blog candy to share :)

I am so honored to be on this design team. All of the INK girls are just fabulous to work with and the support I have received from all of them has been amazing! Thanks Kristin for allowing me to be on this great DT.

Wishing everyone a day that is as happy as I am today!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

What I Won !!

Pat Adam from Rubbermaid was the one who started the Valentine Quest in Cards 4 Kids...She received over 5,000 Valentine cards for the Children's Hospital of Michigan. I WON the BLOG CANDY!!! I tried my best to put everything in the picture that I received, but there was too much and I could not fit it all in. THIS is the GREATEST Candy I have ever won!!! I mean can ya just take a look at the goodies here...and then I also received two 5 yard sheer ribbons and the Lace Heart Stamp set from Flourishes... I also received two other Mat Stacks of papers and a calendar. When I received this, I opened the box and it was like the 4th of July with sparklers and fireworks...I just kept taking more goodies from the box...I want to Thank Pat personally for Number 1...beginning such a wonderful quest. You must go to her blog so you can see some of the pictures she took of the hospital where the cards went. Number 2 for her generosity, not only to me, but can you just imagine how happy those children were when they received so many Valentines? You are truly a wonderful generous soul Pat...Thank you again and again!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cards 4 Kids

This is the last post on Cards 4 Kids. I had a wonderful time making all of these cards and I hope that my cards have made a difference, at least with a smile on a child's face !

More Cards 4 Kids

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Cards 4 Kids

a few more...pics not so good here...

More Valentines

Cards 4 Kids

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More Cards 4 Kids

I am posting some other cards that I made for Cards 4 Kids..Had such a great time making these.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cards 4 Kids

I have had the pleasure of finding a very giving person who has the same stamping addiction as we all do. You can find her blog here Her name is Pat and she is Julie Koerber's mom (Out To Impress). She began by asking for donations of Valentine Cards for her project "Cards 4 Kids." These children are in a Children's Hospital in the Detroit area. What a wonderful project for all of us to get involved in...and so I did...and with every card I made, I had a smile on my face just thinking of the smiles on children's faces as they received a Valentine Card. For the next couple of days I will be posting some of the cards I made and sent to Pat. Pat is also involved in giving these children other holiday cards: Easter, Thinking of You, Halloween, Christmas, etc.

If you really want to make a difference...I suggest you try giving to these children...It is fun it just feels good to give.
Wishing you all a very special week. Thank you for your visit!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have been honored by Kristin Soboloski with Artful INKables
to become a Design Team Member. Needless to say...I am very excited and looking forward to working with the new design team members. I have to add that if you have never seen Artful INKables stamps...you need...NEED...to visit Artful INKables
I have been using Kristin's Stamps for a year now...and they are "top dollar!" There is quite a variety and absolutely the cutest images ever!!! AND the prices are amazing...They are currently (I hope I am right)...having a 50% off sale on some of their stamps...COME ON PEEPS! You need to check this out!!

Thank You Kristin for this honor...I will do my very best to...do my very best !!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Artful Inkables Friendship Flowers

Sorry...I got so wrapped up talking about my DD that I did not even give a recipe for this card below. The Flower Image comes from Artful Inkables and it is called Friendship Flowers. The DP came from Michael's. I used the square nesties punched out in gold and added some pink vellum butterflies from MS. Colored with my Copics.

Once again...Artful Inkables is having a 50% off sale on some of their great stamps...I just ordered at least 4 sets....Ya gotta love a sale like that :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Artful Inkables Friendship Flowers

This card was made with 'love' in the most happy way. I used Artful Inkables
Friendship flowers for the image. You should all go to this site to see what great stamps Kristin has. She has an 'eye' for the cutest images...

I made this card for my DD who recently had a birthday. It is to me a 'wonder' that I have been so blessed with such a wonderful daughter. She has been my light, my shining star, my ever grateful shoulder. I believe that I have been given a gift in her by the good Lord. Oh my, I could write a book about her...We are the best of friends, the best of buddies, the best of all I hold dear to my heart. She is MY 'rock!' I Love You Amy more than you can ever know :)