Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A partridge in a pear tree...

With World Carmaking Day fast approaching, I thought I would get a jumpstart on the jumpstart to the holiday cardmaking season! LOL!Actually, I did this card months ago as a sample for the Impression Obsession booth at Summer CHA. It's funny when you are going through all your picture folders how every now and then you stumble on a card and say-- I never posted that one! So.... here goes!

I stamped my image - Partridge In A Pear Tree - using Versafine Sepia ink. After heat setting it, I grabbed my watercolor pencils and went to town! I blended my work with a SU Blender Pen. The pot is actually paper pieced with some Lasting Impressions Paper. I colored the stars with a fine tip gold leaf pen. Add some chalk to the background, a ribbon (threaded through a hole created by my SU slot punch), and some muted decorative paper and gold Stardream to a textured green card base-- and you're done!

This card was actually used for the holiday ad for Impression Obsession! I was flipping through the Fall issue of Just Cards! and spotted it. That's a bit wierd I must say! I actually said, "Hey, that's my card!" If you happen to pick up this magazine - check out pages 37 and 47--I'm there too! :-)

Hope your week is going well! Don't forget to sign up for my World Cardmaking Day giveaway! Just see Monday's post!

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Countdown Is ON!!!

It's t-minus 5 days until World Cardmaking Day!! Join in the fun with card makers the world over on Saturday, Oct. 4, as we kick off the holiday card-making season. Now in its third year, this is a day to connect with card makers around the globe and to celebrate the creativity and joy of this craft! Hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retailers, and educators, are all making plans to share the excitement of World Card Making Day with workshops, online galleries, parties, contests, sales, and other special events.

Visit HERE for ideas and unique ways to celebrate this holiday, including:

  • Creating your own handmade cards from the dozens of sponsored ideas in the Inspiration Avenue section.

  • Sharing your unique designs with the world in the Creation Corner Gallery.

  • Finding and visiting an Official World Card Making Day Retailer for classes and activities that will help you connect with other fellow card makers

  • Planning your own fun activities with friends and family with ideas from the Celebrate section Join Paper Crafts magazine on this amazing day that brings card makers from all over the globe together in celebrating the joy of giving the gift of a handmade card!!!

So, do you want to win a little treat in honor of WORLD CARDMAKING DAY? All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite cardmaking technique right now! I'll pull one lucky winner from the hat and the winner will recieve this copy of Cards Gifts & More!

Leave a comment, get those creative juices flowing, and get ready for one more fun-filled day of cardmaking fun with World cardmaking Day!

I'll be back tomorrow with some creations! Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get Krafty -- Stamp Simply Style!

It's time 2 B Krafty! If you've been playing along with Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenges these past few weeks, you know that she's been featuring all her Stamp Simply gals! Well, this week it's Janine's turn!

When I look at Janine - I see large focal images with ribbon and tags-- gotta have those tags with little sayings. Janine loves Paper Trey Ink's little sentiments. If you browse her blog-- AND YOU SHOULD-- you might see that she likes more contemporary looking images- sketchy images- nothing too detailed. HERE is an example! And, HERE is another one!! See what I mean??

So.... here's my Janine inspired card! I've got the large focal image; I've got the sketchy flower (Impression Obsession Victorian Rose); I've got the ribbon; I've got the tag; I even dug out my only Paper Trey Ink set for the little message!! One thing I am missing that Janine loves are dew drops! Well, I thought gold accents would work for this card - so I grabbed my version of the dew drop--- a self stick something or other!! I might choose rhinestones, nail heads or pearls -- but that's what I gravitate toward. So, I guess that's my spin on things!! LOL!

Be sure to check out what the other Stamp Simply gals did! And, click HERE for the offical details from Miss Sharon!

Jennifer, Dee, Becky, and, of course, Janine!

Tammy didn't get a chance to play this week, but pay her a visit anyway! She's got some amazing cards with some of the new Kitchen Sink Stamps!!

Have a fabulous weekend! I'll be back soon-- with more!

All I got was this....

Hi all! You know those t-shirts that say, "My grandma went to (insert destination here) and all I got was this lousy shirt?" Well, for my card today - I took my kids to the candy store and all I got was a warped idea for a card!

I laughed because it actually uses three... yes three... Flourishes sets! Menswear, Coffee With Friends and Sweet Treats.

Are you ready???? And... here's the inside!
Ok, I have to admit, I came upstairs from my "mom cave" and I showed it to my husband and in the most serious voice he says, " I am a men." OH MY GOODNESS! I started laughing so hard. Then, he says, "Your card is treating men like objects. I am not sure I approve." Ok, Ken - you can take the kids to the candy store next time! Oh, I am still laughing!!!

On a side note, don't you just love this little bon bon?? I can't decide if it is a candy or a chocolate cupcake. But, I guess, does it really matter!?!?
Well, hope you had fun with me! I'll be back tomorrow with a card that is just 2 Krafty for Sharon's challenge!!! (Yes, my friends, that is a hint!!!!)

Stamps: Menswear, Coffee With Friends, and Sweet Treats - all by Flourishes
Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink: Versamark Black Onyx, Copics in brown tones to color cupcake
Accessories: Brad (SU), self stick red rhinestone, Diamond Stickles, silver leaf pen by Zig

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Let it fly!

Hi all-- happy hump day! I actually had to look at a calendar and say- "Now, what day is it?" When you work at home sometimes you don't really know your up from your down when it comes to days! Then, again, I could just be flighty. Ok, no comments there please!!! :-)

Can you tell I love the latest releases from Flourishes? I can't put them down. When the sets came - I just kept creating, and creating, and creating!

This card is one of those that really, honestly, took no time to make. I had it sketched, found some fun cool grey paper and then just went to town. I used the Bird And Vine set for the pretty vine background and, of course,the birdie and sentiment. I used Nesties for the ovals and then added some small self stick pearls and a really fun brad. I wanted to make it look like my bird was just perched on my sentiment like it was a tree branch. I think it worked!

Before I take off, I do have to tell you all something. If you stop by and comment and wonder why I never make it over to see you - I owe you an apology!!! I love to check in and see what you have all been up to. Because blog time has been really, really low lately because of my "day job"- I actually thought about taking a break and throwing in the hat! Then I thought - maybe I could just explain! I am sure my bloggin' buds would understand! So... there you have it! Know that even though I'm not hopscotching the blogosphere to visit-- it is definitely not a case of out of sight out of mind!!! :-)

Until tomorrow!


Stamps: Birds And Vine, Flourishes
Paper: K&Company (sm. print), My Mind's eye(lg. print), Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pack (wood bark looking print)
Accessories: Self stick pearls, Creative Imaginations B&W Brad

Inks: Versafine Black Onyx, Cool Peri - Ranger

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Wise Old Tree...

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up running and you go to bed wondering what hit you? Well, my friends, this was one of those days! So..... I'll keep it short and sweet so I can get my head to bed! hehe!

I wanted to show you a card I made to showcase one of the new Flourishes sets Forest of Trees. When I first saw this set, I saw this tree and immediately was drawn to a quote that I read recently on line.

Here's a look at the card so you see what I mean. The quote reads, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
I loved the saying and thought earthy tones with the tree image would really be perfect! Add some distress ink, paper piercing, some hodgepodge hardware and some self stick pearls and you're done!

Here's a close up of the saying. I even did some decorative, almost scallop like stitching to separate the two decorative papers.

Recipe: Flourishes, Forest of Trees
Paper: Memory Box, Basic Grey, Bazill plain brown
Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, Self-stick pearls
Ink: Momento ink in Rich Brown and Bamboo Sprouts, Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks

That's it my friends... off to rest my sleepy head! See you back here tomorrow!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A World Without Alzheimers

I have to say I teared up when I read THIS post from Carolyn King right around the time of the last Gina K. Designs release. She shared the stamp set she illustrated - Whimsical Autumn - and talked about her "Mamo" - her grandma that passed away recently from the effects of Alzheimer's. She told us all how 100% of her proceeds from this set would go toward Alzheimer's awareness. I thought about it a lot. I really admired Carolyn for using her God given talents to help others. What a beautiful thing. Well, a little more than a week ago, I was talking with Jan Marie, one of the owners of Flourishes and she said, "I really want to do something." I simply said - "Then, let's do it." Jan Marie underscored that this stamping community is too small NOT to stamp our hearts out and support a "sister" with her cause. I agreed wholeheartedly and so did the Flourishes Design Team and Friends of Flourishes Blog Team. We all ordered the set and decided to post a card on a day that means so much - September 21st - World Alzheimer's Day.

As we got ready for this. I did some research. I had no idea that 5 million Americans live with Alzheimers and that every 71 seconds, someone will develop it. It's the sixth leading cause of death. That's startling.

You might wonder why I feel so passionate about this. This is the reason... roughly 14 years ago, my grandpa died from the effects of Alzheimers. He was a quiet man who loved to work with his hands and was always tinkering with something. He had a knack for making miniature furniture pieces. It was so hard to watch his mind unravel. I can't imagine how painful it must have been for my grandma knowing he just didn't recognize her any more. That's why, when I picked up Carolyn's set, I felt joy not only because of the "happy" images but for the good that will come of it!

Here's a peek at my card... it's actually a peek-a-boo card! I used Stampin' Up's Word Window Punch to let my tag like card slide down into the pocket. All of the images were colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor Pencils.
We hope you travel from blog to blog and read our stories. If you can, buy Carolyn’s set knowing you will be helping other families who are working through this as well. To see how our team is helping in the cause, visit

Cindy Haffner
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller
Susan Roberts
Faith Hofrichter
Barb Schram
Laura Fredrickson
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle
Nancy Kirk

And... don't forget to stop by Carolyn's blog, she has major blog candy that she is giving away in honor of World Alzheimer's Day!

Get Inky and Celebrate World Cardmaking Day!

Cardmakers Unite! World Cardmaking Day is coming up Saturday, October 4th! Paper Crafts magazine is one of the major sponsors and asked a few bloggers to help gather up all our friends to make this day fun! It's a world wide event and it is a perfect way to jump start all of your holiday card creations! It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for a week or decades --- we are all in this together! There is even a website that honors this fun day! Click HERE to visit the site and get those creative juices flowing! There are sections that explain this day, links to on-line ideas, even a gallery where you can post your World Cardmaking Day creations! If you want to know if there are any participating stores in your area, click HERE. So join me and the rest of the cardmaking community as we create, have fun and celebrate this fun-filled hobby!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stamp Simply And Don't Pass The Buck!

Well, if the title isn't a big enough hint for you.... today's Stamp Simply challenge is to CASE or be inspired by the newest "dirty girl"---the fabulous Jennifer Buck! This was fun because Jen and I have been "blogging" together since last fall and the more I get to know her--- the more I luv her! She's just too sweet for words.

In honor of Sharon's one year blogoversary - Sharon decided to showcase the Stamp Simply team and encourage us all to be inspired by their work! This week is Jennifer's turn! Well, when I look at Jennifer's creations - I see fun colors, a real crisp and classy design, ribbon, and cute images. So, I scoured Jennifer's blog and THIS card is the one that spoke to me. Yep, it actually said, "CASE me!"

So, what do you think? You see a little Jennifer in this card????

You can see I used a lot of the elements that she used and then put my own spin on it. Instead of a butterfly, I put a flower on with a cute little brad. Instead of "love you," I put "miss you!" and then instead of a soft look, I tried to go a little more manly! When my hubby least expects it, I plan to stick this in his briefcase when he is off on a biz trip. The stamps I used were a Wordsworth clear alphabet set and the new All Scallops set from Stampin' Up with the SU scallop edge punch. The ink I used was Bamboo Sprouts by Momento. Add some paper flowers, a fun brad, sheer ribbon and paper and DONE!

Want to see how some of the other SS ladies "see" Jennifer? First of all, check out Sharon's blog for her card and all the official details. Stop by Jen's blog so that you can see how she CASED herself! LOL! Then, check out Janine, Becky, Dee, and Tammy!

Hope you can make time for play time and join us! See ya back here this weekend with some more stamping fun!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

IO Design Team Challenge!

Hi all! It's time for another Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge! This month, the team had to bring the look of fall into their card and I had just the perfect stamp! THIS one, called Fall Leaves....

Instead of just grabbing my Prismas, I decided to bring on a bit of the bling! I stamped the leaves with Rich Brown Momento ink and then colored all the leaves with watercolor pencils for the base of color. After I was done there, I went over all the elements with some Shimmerz. I love how this glittery paint blended all the color underneath and gave my image a real depth. When you look at my leaves straight on, you can't see the sparkle but turn it to the light... and BAM!

Here's a closeup....

FYI: I used Royal Red, Pumpkin, Olive Green and Rustic Red.

To finish my card, I added some paper peircing and then my saying "To Everything There Is A Season" down the side of one of my mats with some Rich Brown Momento Ink. Add some ribbon, a button and you're done!

You have to check out what the other members of the IO Design Team came up with!






and our brand new Guest Designer... Dina Kowal!

Here's a little bit about Dina that you might not know! You might have stopped by her "place"Mama Dini’s Stamperia before. But, did you know that she is now a missionary along with her family in Indonesia? She also is a self taught graphic designer, plays the piano, and makes a mean homemade pizza! What I love about Dina's style is her fabulous use of color. She is a wiz with Prismacolor and Watercolor Pencils! So, stop by, say "hi!" and welcome her aboard! You won't be sorry that you did!

I'll be back tomorrow with Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge! Just a hint.... you'll need a "buck" to play! :-)

See you soon!


A Ten Minute Tree!

With Christmas fast approaching, I often turn to those stamps that can just "sing" on their own with out a lot of extras. When you have to send/make dozens of Christmas cards, you either have to start in January or turn to those classic images that can be mass produced without looking like it!!!

That's why,when I saw this new set from Flourishes, Forest of Trees, I knew it had a quick, yet elegant Christmas card written all over it!!!!

I stamped the tree with Bamboo Spout Momento ink, sponged on a little Antique Linen Distress ink, used my ticket corner punch and slot punch on the ivory piece, added some self adhesive gold nail heads, add ribbon, a making memories tag and som Foo Fa La paper and you're done! This truly was - from idea in my head to paper, a ten minute card! Gotta love it!

Well, I wanted to thank you for all the well wishes for my anniversary. I had a fabulous time! My hubby said - 'Wow, I am tired,' when we were relaxing by the pool and I said - No hon, you are doing something called "relax!" It's so true. We don't afford ourselves the luxory!!! So, it was nice to know what being relaxed felt like!!! LOL!

Here's a few photos from our trip!
This is a little lake near the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. When I saw it, I had to stop. We just sat and watched dragonflies flit across the water...
This is the artist paint pots - geothermal features - in YNP.
And this is overlooking the upper falls into the Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone. It's kind of freaky looking down and all you see is rushing water! Gotta love that rainbow!
And lastly... Ken in the goofy hat he just "had to " have! I cracked up!! I took this one just before the camera battery died!!! Yep, only I wouldn't make sure the battery was charged!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with something new!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

You KNOW You Rock!

Hi all! It's the 15th -- which means there is a whole new challenge up with a Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock title on the line for October!

Here's a sneak peak of my card!
You can check out the challenge and the details at YKYR! We also have the deets on last month's challenge winner -- so check it out! Hope you make time for play time! See ya back here tomorrow!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Off for a little R & R

Hi all! It's my anniversary weekend and I am just about an hour away from leaving for a bit of R & R. We have this amazing hot spot --- literally -- just a couple hours from home. It's called Chico Hot Springs and it's an open air mineral pool where hot springs flow through the pool to keep it naturally warm. The water is hardly ever under 100 degrees. It's so relaxing!

Here's a few shots of the place... deep breath in... deep breath out...

Ahhhhhh.... I can visualize those pools now! Ok.. moving on!

I have some really fun news to share! Some of you read about the DT call that Impression Obsession put out for their guest designer spot! Well, after 85 applicants, the DT poured over all the submissions and - oh man - was it hard! But one name rose to the top and it is Dina Kowal! So, go over and congratulate her if you get a second or two! She officially starts in October as the Guest Designer but will join the IO DT on our September challenge! YEAH! Click HERE to visit Dina's fabulous blog. That girl has a way with color!!
And, last but not least, the moment you've all been waiting for---- the winner of the Blog Candy in honor of Sharon Johnson's one year blogoversary!!!! Random.dh chose the number and the number was-- 255! So, that lucky comment was:
BEV J. - Who wrote:" Great tutorial and card-love the tree you created. I also really like the birds and vine set and would love to win.I love fall because of the cooler weather-great to get out and clean up the gardens for the winter!"
Bev, email me your address and I will have your goodies mailed from the fine ladies at Flourishes right away!
Well, there is packing to be done! So, gotta run! If you haven't voted yet for the You K.now Y.ou R.ock Challenge, head on over! Just a few hours left before we crown a winner and usher in a brand new rockin' challenge!
See ya back here soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cuddle Up With Tammy!

With the feel of fall in the air -- what better time to grab one of your favorite stampers and cuddle up! LOL! This week's Stamp Simply challenge is all about the fabulous Tammy Hershberger! If you look at her designs, they have a warm and cozy feel to them. Tammy often pairs small pattern decorative paper with larger patterns,which is something quilters do too. So, you could say Tammy's work is like a warm blanket that is often embellished with sewn details, ribbon or even flowers. Want the official details? You can check them out at Sharon's place --- HERE!

Well, after taking a long time just strolling through Tammy's blog - I settled on THIS creation for my inspiration! I loved the vertical and horizontal lines with the different decorative papers, the fabulous scalloped pieces, and the ribbon with the tag. I opted to use her card as a sketch and then even stuck with the same color scheme!

I found some fun decorative paper that actually has a "mail" theme and grabbed the brand new Flourishes set Mixed Greetings. This awesome set features interchangable items and messages. Click HERE to see the full set! Here's the fun part -- fellow Flourishes DT member Leslie Miller was the inspiration behind this set! It's so versatile - flowers, fruit and fun little letters all can be stuffed into baskets and bowls with a trio of messages! I chose the letters for my creation!
The paper really dictated what I did with this card - it's all mail inspired and is the Passport Collection from Making Memories. Can you see the watermark style print that says things like Air Mail, etc.? Fun! One of the papers is actually just patterns in stripes and that's how I made my card front! I had two pieces going vertically and one stip going horizontally! Add a scalloped edge and use your scalloped square Nesties to create your mat for your main focal piece and you're almost there! I stamped the bowl and the letters on a scrap peice, used Tombow markers to color my letters, added a pink twill ribbon (this ribbon was a gift from my bud Jennifer Buck!), and stamped the word "Greetings" on my tag that was cut out with the help of a Sizzix tag die! There's not a ton to this card! I think it's kind of fun and funky!

Here's a close up of my letters and bowl that I popped up with some foam tape. I also added some small self-stick pearls for a little bling!

You'll have to check in and see what the rest of the Stamp Simply team did!

Jennifer, Dee, Tammy, Becky, Janine

Did you know that Stamp Simply is one year old today??? What a great reason to play if you've never joined in on the challenge! Or, how would you like to be a Stamp Simply Guest Designer? Check the end of Sharon's post HERE for the details!

You'll also have to check in on all the blog candy being offered up for Sharon's one year Blogoversary. It is actually so much, I can't keep track! My head is spinning with all the stuff being given away! Speaking of which, check the post below for my candy in honor of Sharon's big week!!! The fabulous Flourishes have donated the new Birds And Vine set that was just released and I am throwing in some fun Basic Grey Paper and coordinating May Arts ribbon! See yesterday's post for the details!

Whew! If you are still with me--- thanks! TGIF! I'll be back soon with more cards, the blog candy winner (Sunday) and some fun news! Stay tuned!

Forest Of Trees Tutorial .... and CANDY!!

Hi all! It's day two of the fabulous release from Flourishes. THIS set was just released last night. It's called Forest of Trees and I wanted to share a technique I just learned to give this tree the look of fall! A friend, Sheila Barthel, who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator here in little 'ole Billings, Montana showed it to me recently and I'd never seen it before!

Oh well.... let's get started! :-)

1. Start by cutting out a circle image with your Nesties and leave the die on your shape! Stamp your tree using a very light brown shade.
2. Using chalks, apply colors randomly on the branches and at the base to give the tree an autumnal feel! Don't worry if it looks ugly--- it's supposed to right now!
3. Using your Nesties die as a mask, sponge on 2 different shades of Distress ink or an ink in a light and deeper tan. I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Take off your Nestie and see the "frame" it created!
4. Now, because Flourishes' sets are clear, you can see your stamped image through the clear stamp. Using a dark brown ink (I used Versafine Sepia), line up your stamp and stamp directly over the tree that you stamped in a light brown. What does this do? It defines your tree and helps the chalked part to peek through without dominating the image! Too cool!
And, here's a look at my finished card!
I got a lot of comments/emails from folks saying they LOVED the new Birds And Vine set from Flourishes. Here's a look at the set again....

Well, how would you like to win the set? In honor of Sharon Johnson's one year Blogoversary - the fabulous Flourishes have donated the set for one lucky winner here! I am also going to throw in some beautiful May Arts ribbon and a Basic Grey paper pack too! All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall! And click HERE to find out all the other fun giveaways going on for Sharon's 1 year blogoversary! There are 15 different candy giveaways all this week and you can enter for each and every one!

Want to see some of the other fabulous creations from the Flourishes DT?

AND DON'T FORGET! If you haven't voted in the JustRite Stampin' Champion Contest --- I would LOVE your vote! Voting continues through Friday!! Click HERE to vote!!! Thanks a ton folks!! :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A New Thingy At Flourishes!

Have you been inspired by one of the Flourishes Design Team members? If so, the next time you make a purchase from Flourishes, tell them who inspired you by typing their name in the promotion code at checkout. If I have inspired you, just type in “juliek” for Julie Koerber. You can see the rest of the Design Team code’s on Flourishes Blog. It's something the sweet ladies at Flourishes dreamt up to help support our blogs and tutorials.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You're going to get a cavity-- this candy's too sweet!

As you read earlier ---- Sharon Johnson is having an all out party in honor of her one year anniversary in the blogosphere. When us gals on her Stamp Simply team heard that she would be doing some giveaways -- well, we all joined in! Here's the active candy list and stay tuned! I'll have some on Thursday featuring a brand new to-die-for Flourishes set that is being released tomorrow!

Check out Joan’s Garden - Joan Fricker has some Vintage Christmas Candy! Jerri Kay has some fun alterables over at her space - A Touch of Grace. Janine has a ton of loot up for grabs— click here. Sharon is giving away the Stamp Simply Coffee with Friends set - click here. Tammy is giving away the new MFT release — click here. Sharon is at it again with the JustRite Damask Monogram Stamper - click here. Jennifer has a fun Unity Set and punch! click here. For a chance at the Stamp Simply Thank You Set by Flourishes - click here. And... last but not least... a Kitchen Sink Stamp Set is for the taking - click here. (Kitchen Sink Stamp Set)

Here's the cool news- you can sign up for each and every candy giveaway - but- be a good sport-- only sign up once for each giveaway! Sound good? All this talk of candy has me hungry!!! :-)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Make It Stick!

I just got my hands on some new goodies from Crafty Secrets and had to give them a try! This card - believe it or not - doesn't have one bit of ink or one stamped image on it! They are all stickers from the Heartwarming Vintage collection from Crafty Secrets! The background paper was from the Radiant Paper Pad also from Crafty Secrets. This paper rocks. It is such a nice weight and the front coordinates with the back. It's in a convienent size for card makers too!

To make the card, I simply matted the floral sticker onto some coordinating cardstock, edged some of the peices with a gold leaf pen, added a sentiment from the sticker sheet, put on a ribbon and added some fun sticker photo hinges with some lavender pearls and.... done! This card, from start to finish took less than ten minutes to make! I love those kind! And, the images are so striking - it doesn't look like a quick and easy card! Even better!!!

Well, the blog candy just keeps on coming to celebrate Sharon Johnson's one year Blogoversary! This time, Janine is getting into the mix -- because it's her one year Blogoversary too! She's got a bunch of loot up for grabs - can you say Hero Arts, Impression Obsession, a set by See D's, dew drops... and MORE! Check it out HERE! And, don't forget my post below with five more links to fabulous blog candy!!!

Until tomorrow!