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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #4

Hi everyone,
There's a new Challenge over in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group and this time, the theme is Water Coloring! Here is my card:


I love the little pup in this stamp and die set, so I inked him up and used water color pencils to color him. I used distress inks for the background, and my new Kuratake water colors for the die cut sentiment. It just sort of worked out that way, and it was fun!

If you're interested in joining in the challenge, go Here to check it out! The prize is a $50.00 Gift Card from Simon Says Stamp for the randomly drawn winner...deadline for this challenge is Thursday, 9:00am EST October 30th, so there is plenty of time :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Barb 



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #118



Hi there Blog Friends,
Once again, it's Team A's turn to post our inspiration cards for this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps! Our theme this week is 'Holiday', and I have chosen to create two cards...one for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas. Here is my first card:






For the flowers on this card, I used the rock n' roll technique for PTI's stamps and dies 'Mums the Word' collection, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Thankful for You' stamp set.
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For my 2nd card, I used the stamp and die set 'Holiday Village' from Poppy Stamps. I colored in the houses and trees with Copics, then stacked 3 layers of the die cuts to add dimension. The sentiment is from MFT.

So, if you need to get some holiday cards done, I hope you'll grab your stamps and ink, and play along with us for this week's Challenge! My team mates have created some amazing cards, and our Sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps. The prize for the winner is your choice of 3 Digital Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~
Barb




Monday, October 20, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hello there ~
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who stopped by last week to wish me a Happy Blogaversary! I used Random.org to select a winner for the blog candy, and the winner is..................

#16 ~ Cindy C.!!!

I apologize, as I can't figure out how to transfer the image for the result on to this post :( 

CONGRATS to you, Cindy! I have sent you an email through Flickr...Enjoy your new goodies!

Thank you all so much for stopping by today...I will be back tomorrow with a card for this week's challenge at ATSM...
See you then,

Barb

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Peace, Love, Joy!

If you're looking for my Blog Anniversary post and a chance to win some blog candy, please go HERE! 

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all doing well! I've had a rough day...around lunch time, I received a call from a sweet friend letting me know that my email account had been hacked! Suffice it to say that I have a lot of work to do switching over to a different account, but I will post an update here when I'm all set :)



On the lighter side, I created a card for the current challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch. The sketch was created by N@ Ali, and with some new goodies, I couldn't wait to get started:  
 


I decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees, as I thought it would work better for this new stamp set by Clearly Besotted. I used pastel shadow inks on each one, and added a few small clear gems just to jazz it up a little. I also added my brand new Watermark created by Kylie Purtell ~ It was a special gift to all of us on her Design Team! I Love it!!!

A special thanks to all of you who let me know here and at the Hero Arts Flickr Group that my email was compromised...you girls ROCK! You really do!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Barb



I've been hacked!!!

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know that my Yahoo email account was hacked! Please ignore any request for money...I am NOT in Manila Philippines, and DO NOT need anyone to send me any money!

I also want to thank everyone for letting me know that they have received a suspicious email message from me...I will post an update as soon as possible!

Hugs to all,
Barb

Monday, October 13, 2014

CASology Challenge - Week #116

If you're looking for my Blog Anniversary post and a chance to win some blog candy, please go HERE!

I'm back to share a card for this week's challenge at CASology, and the Cue Card is 'Splatter'! When I saw the theme for this challenge, I thought back to my childhood and how much fun it was to jump into the first puddle I saw and 'splash' as hard as I could! So, I grabbed my rain boots stamp and die, and created this card: 



I created the puddle with Paper Smooches Shadow stamp set, stamped and die cut the boots, added the sentiment, and tried to position the splatters like they were the result of the splash.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you're having a great day,
Barb



Sunday, October 12, 2014

One Year Blog Anniversary

Hello there, crafty friends!
One year ago today I started my Blog, and I honestly can't believe how quickly the time has gone by! To celebrate, I have created a card to acknowledge all of you, who take the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments for me on a regular basis...Thank You!


How's that for a fun sentiment?! Actually, this stamp was created by Hero Arts in Heather Ruwe's handwriting! Click HERE to see a post where Heather talks about how exciting it was for her to be chosen for this honor! Congrats again, Heather!!!

And, now for a celebration!!! Beginning today, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post to win this stamp for yourself, as well as a few other goodies:

- Wink of Luna - Silver Metallic Brush Pen
- Hero Arts - Blush Pearls & Gems Mixed Accents
- Peerless Water Colors - Complete Edition Set of 15
- Hero Arts/Studio Calico - Calico Borders (Donated by a2z Scrapbooking Store - Thanks!)
- Hero Arts - Crafty Friends Woodblock Stamp
- Hero Arts - White Dye Ink
- Hero Arts - Snow Envelopes
- Hero Arts - Cream Water Color Paper

And, here is a photo of the 'Loot':

Rules for the giveaway: NONE! That's right, none! You do not need to answer any questions, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook! Everyone is welcome...the drawing is not limited to those living within the U.S. In fact, you don't need to be a subscriber to my blog (although, I would love that)! Just leave me a comment, by Sunday, October 19th at 12:00pm EDT. The winner will be announced the following morning at 9:00am!

So, that's it! I just want to take a moment to thank you all again for helping to make my blog so much fun! Have a wonderful day,
Barb