Monday, April 18, 2011

Sorry To All My Blogger Friends

I know I have been MIA for a little while.  I am going through some very difficult times and been doing a lot of thinking.  I believe we are given life lessons for a reason and whatever my future holds I know I have found the answers that I have been seeking.  Life is about making mistakes but knowing that they shouldn't be repeated.  I promise you all I will be back soon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Special Blog Hop Featuring The Illustrators At Whimsey

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan. All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause. Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site. Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.

If you have landed here from Sandra's blog, you are right on track. If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog. She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you! Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you. You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people.

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 10 at noon. There will be several opportunities to win blog candy! Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set. So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi! Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize! The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

For my card I used the Meljen's gorgeous image "Kimono Bear".  I colored using Promarkers.  The touching sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.  The beautiful papers are from the Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket - Circa 1934.  The flowers and skelton leaves are from I Am Roses.  The stunning bird charm is from My Mind's Eye.

Next you'll want to visit Annika's blog to continue hopping. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Now just in case you got lost here is the list with the links in order!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Stamping Bazaar And Some Changes

Happy Sunday everyone.  I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring weather we are finally having.  Mother Nature had fooled us on the first day of Spring it snowed here. 

As you may have noticed we used to hold challenges every Friday.  We are stopping challenges for the moment and going through some changes.  The first is that The Stamping Bazaar is having a DT Call which ends April 4th.  Don't forget to enter if you are interested in joining this fabulous team!!!  I have enjoyed this team immensely and look forward to continuing with the present team and the newbies!

Every Monday on The Stamping Bazaar we will showcase to you what the design team have produced using Stamping Bazaar images.

All the digi images that have been used by the DT have as always been designed by our very own Marina Neira and are available at The Stamping Bazaar Store. Check out the store for special offers that Marina puts together for limited times.

Each day of the week you will be getting inspiration from each one of our talented team. The DT are going to show you on their own blogs how they made their creations, and you will be able to follow the links to the image in the Store and for the next days DT member throughout the week.

Today is my day.  I used the image "Josie In Hat" and she is colored with Promarkers.  The papers are from the new 6x6 pads from My Mind's Eye - Hazel.  I used my slice to cut the eggs using the Spring cartridge.  The basket was cut using my cricut with the Make The Cut software for a custimized basket.  My only regret is that I didn't have the stuffing that is used for easter baskets.  When I come across it I will add it to my card.