Archive | January, 2008

Drum Roll Please…….

30 Jan

Thank you to all who commented and wanted to play! Since I only had a few comments I printed the comments out and had my boys each draw one name.

The winners of the Blog Candy are:

Jeremy drew the Winner of The Rock Star stamp by Amuse:

Wife2TJ said…
That elizabelle stamps is TOO cute!!! I love SU and hero arts stamps. I also love Gina K and Whipper Snapper but don’t own any yet. Thanks for sharing blog candy with us! -Samantha
January 26, 2008 7:28 PM

Samuel drew the Winner of A Winter Song stamp by Elzybells:

laurie serino said…
Oh, i’m so glad you told me about this, i’ve been wanting one of those Elzybells stamps, she’s so adorable ! Do you mind if I put you on my blog roll, I have been procrastinating about my blog roll for a LONG time !
January 26, 2008 11:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!! Please e-mail me (MDuffek@msn.com) your addy so I can get your stamps and other small goodies out in the mail by this Saturday.

Many Blessings and I have a few cards to share with you later tonight.

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Posies for you

26 Jan

I received my new stamps set from Whipper Snapper that Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy on SCS) designed. The new stamps arrived on Thursday.

Card Recipe: Stamps: Posies for You Ink: SU! reinkers Paper: Cool Caribbean CS, Black & White CS Accessories: Checkered Ribbon, 2 Circle Punches

This is another card using the Posies for you set. I also used my fav. BG stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms, Lined Paper.

Recipe: Stamps: Posies for you, and Lined Paper, Ink: SU! reinkers, Paper: White CS and Real Red CS.

Yes last but not least another card using the Posies for you set. I tried (emphasis on tried! The original card is beautiful!!!) CASING this card, please visit Sunflower Studios to see the beautiful cards that she created with this stamp set.
Recipe: Stamps: Posies for You, Ink: SU! reinkers, Paper: Choco Chip CS, Accessories: Fun stripped ribbon by May Arts.

BLOG BLESSINGS FOR YOU!

26 Jan

I have two stamps to give away. I am celebrating 1,500 hits on my Blog and I have been so blessed that I want to share in being a Blessing to you!
One person will win the Rock Star by A Muse, and one person will win A Winter Song by Elzybells. (There will also be other small treats in your packages.)
All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me one of your Favorite Stamps Companies.
If you subscribe to my Blog you will be entered twice into the drawing. (Whoo Hoo another chance to win.)
I will draw your names next Wednesday, January 30, 2008 after 7p CST.
EDIT: The Blog Blessings have been drawn and the winners are posted above.
Many Blessings and Have a wonderful weekend!

LOOKY What I WON!!!!

26 Jan

I won these awesome gifts from Tracy from Inky Doodles. THANK YOU TRACY!!!!!!!
(I also received some Making Memories rivets and forgot to put them in the picture.)
I love to win and that is why I wanted to be a blessing to someone else! I have two stamps to give away. Stay tuned!

My NEW Stamps

25 Jan

arrived today!!!!! (insert a *happy dance* here!!) Whoooo Hoooo, Yeah for Me!!!

I was so excited when I read on Anna’s (Sassy & Sweet Notes) blog a couple of days ago that she is now designing cling mount rubber stamp sets for Whipper Snapper. (Total Score for us!)

I can not wait until tomorrow night when I can start playing….you have to check out this set, it is darling! I have admired Anna’s style of illustrating for the past year (when I discovered her cards, and then blog on SCS). I am soooo excited that she is now illustrating complete sets too. I also received a signed copy….YES, you read correctly…..My stamp set is signed by Anna herself….Another Total SCORE for me!!! *winks*

(I am in now away affiliated with Whipper Snapper or Anna….I only want to share with you my excitement about her new venture….which means awesome stamps for us to use and create!)

***Please stay tuned…………tomorrow night I am going to be posting some Blog Blessings for you to win. I am celebrating 1,500 hits on my Blog. Can anyone say A Muse and Elzybells.***

Many Blessings!

Something Tweet for You!

22 Jan


This will be a short post:

I had this heart shaped card floating around in my head. If you’d like the template of the heart card, please leave a comment, email me or leave a comment on either my SCS gallery or CHF gallery.

Stamps: Pet-Tootie Sentiments, and Pretty Birds CHF– The Kim Hughes Collection
Paper: SU! Regal Rose, Making Memories – Spiral Journal notebook
Ink: Pallet Hybrid-New Canvas, Tempting Turquoise, and SU! Reinkers
Accessories: Lace trim, pearl stickers, gemstone stickers, Bazzill Collection – Bling Blossoms, Making Memories gem stone brads.

Thanks for stopping by and will post again soon! Many Blessings to you!!!

Birdy Love

22 Jan

I have taken a break from making cards for a little over a week. I did this on purpose. I am glad I did. =) I haven’t had the desire to make cards and have been filling my time with the boys and the Word.

I had this Birdy Template floating around in my head for a while and had to get it out tonight.

The card will fit in a 4 x 7 envie.

***If there are several people that would like this template please leave me a comment and I will upload it this week on my Blog and on SCS.***

Stamps: Hugs & Kisses – The Kim Hughes Collection at CHF and Scalloped Lace BG by CHF

Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, SU! Re-inkers, Pallet Hybrid – New Canvas

Accessories: Bling Blossoms by Bazzill Collection, May Arts Sheer Red Robbion

Paper: Tempting Turquoise by SU!

Thank you for stopping by and tomorrow I will have a heart shaped card to share with you!

Many, many Blessings to you.

Cupcakeness

19 Jan

Happy weekend to everyone! Today it is super duper cold…..it is -28 degrees w/the wind chill.

I doodled a couple of cupcakes last week and took a small break from making cards. I will have some new cards to post soon….and I haven’t forgotten about Bella Friday, and need to make up for missing Bella Fridays in January.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Jer-Bear & Sam-Sam-Sameri’s Robots

17 Jan

I doodled two robots one for Jeremy and one for Samuel. I have found through out the past few years that the boys love when I draw them a picutre or make them a card. Which touches my heart.
The robot above is for Jeremy.

This robot is for Samuel.
I love when the boys and I get to have our “Family Artness” days. We get a couple of them a month. We sit around the dinner table and draw, paint, sculpt, etc….and then bug each other to “Looky what I did!”
I made the Robots for a small Valentines gift. I am going to give them their doodles and some art supplies instead of candy. On the back of each doodle I am going to write a few scriptures to encourage them.
Misc drawing info that you many want to know or may not want to know:
Jeremy’s drawings tend to be what I call “Old school Comic Book” like the old superman comic books. Very square, showing muscles etc. He is also very creative at coming up with ideas that he hasn’t seen before.
Samuel’s drawings are hard to tell what style he seems to favor because he is 6 years old and everything is very 2D / cartoon like.
I am a totally 2D doodler, I prefer cartoon like characters, I like to exaggerate features etc. I wish I could draw in pencil with shadows, depth, and light. But I struggle to do that so I cheat…… That’s why I like watercolors….because I can achieve the shadows, depth, and light much easier. (I am a new watercolor-er so please be kind with your thoughts…I have only water colored for not even 6 months….so give a girl a break! LOL)
I am no super artist. Most of my doodles take me less than 10 minutes to do….once I get a feel for a doodle, I then may take more time to develop a character. But the posts I’ve shared today are all less the 10 minutes to doodle and even less time to slosh color on.
I want to develop the robots more and more. I want them to reflect more of Jeremy and Samuel’s personalities.
My favorite way to watercolor is using re-inkers. I also us watercolor paints, I prefer tube paints over the cakes…but have both.
Well enough with the boring info on our family artness.
Thanks for enduring 2 posts today!!! LOL!

Happy Sunny Smiles

17 Jan

This is a doodle I did last night. I was able to take a few minutes this morning to slosh some color on it. I think………….I want to add some more color, or clouds, or something…..I am not sure. Please share with me your thoughts.
I posted something Sunny and cheery today because in Wisconsin we are having a winter storm…..Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow. I love watching it fall from and seeing the trees full of snow, it is beautiful and winter is one of my favorite seasons. But I do have to confess that I can’t wait to see all the bursting colors that spring has to offer. =)
I have to share:
I was listening to some awesome preaching this morning. The title is “The Mind of the Spirit vs. The Mind of the Flesh”. It was awesome preaching! The Word of God is truly living and sharper than any two edged sword, dividing the bone from the marrow! We serve a Mighty, Faithful God full of Mercy, Love, Grace and Peace. His ways are perfect! I won’t pretend that I understand God’s ways. Because most of the time I don’t. But I do however love it when He give us Revelation of who He is through our trials and storms of life.
The Scripture below has encouraged me the past couple of weeks and have been manifesting in my life. Everyday though the Word he is instructing me. The preaching so impacted me this morning because He is instructing, teaching, and guiding me. I am in awe of what a Great God we serve!
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
Psalm 32:8
I hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by and I will have more doodles to share with you later today and tomorrow.
Many Blessings!