Thursday, February 18, 2010

card for nephew

Just a quick post to share a card I made for my 16 year old nephew on Tuesday night. He'd had a tonsillctomy earlier that day, and wanted him to know that his Uncle and I were thinking of him.

The envelope and outside:
Overall, I was pleased with the way this card turned out. However, if I'd had more time, I would've liked to have added a little more. And, in the rush to take a picture, I neglected to get a good close-up, so some details you can't make out. I 'pop-dotted' the 'Rx', and used my beloved Turquoise Shimmerz Paint on the word 'soup' and '&'.

The inside:

 The card and envelope base are Bazzill CS. The Turquoise sentiments are
 American Crafts paper. The ice cream cone is a Thicker, American Crafts. And besides that ice cream cone, everything was cut from my Wild Card cartridge. Oh, and except 'soup' that was cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge.

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, I will try to post pics of the cards I made later tonight or tomorrow, as well as some updated pics of my scrap room! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2010

My First Ever Blog Candy Win!!!

I was so excited to find out I won my first ever Blog Candy today!

In my crafting projects, I just love the bling! I love dimensional embellishments such as pearls, rhinestones, flowers, stickles, chipboard, and just recently discovered and bought a couple colors of shimmerz paints. They are so beautiful! I started following the Shimmerz paints blog to get inspiration by seeing how their awesome design team uses them.Well, earlier this week they announced a new product they are selling called Shimmerz Vibez, which gives you an intense color with shimmer when sprayed onto your desired surface. They also announced in the post that a lucky winner would get a bottle of the Vibez in their choice of color. I was just tickled when I found out  earlier today that the lucky winner was me! The post announcing my win was just so sweet that it made me realize just how incredible the online crafting community is, as it's filled with the kindest, most encouraging, and generous people you will find, and I'm just so proud to be a part of this talented group of crafters!

If you'd like to read the post announcing my win, it's here.

And if you'd like to find out more about the Shimmerz products I've been raving about, you can do so here.

I've been working on a few products that I hope to finish up this weekend and will be posting the pictures within a few days. So, make sure you check back to see what I've been up to! Until then have a great weekend and thanks so much for stoping by!