March 4, 2007

Hat's Off To These Stampers...

To Tracy Durcan (Tracy-Stamper on SCS) for sending me a brand new set of stamps (Stampin Up's Love it) as a thank you for the Black White Contest. Tracy won second prize and she wanted to return the favor. Thanks, Tracy! You can find her blog here . . . To Lynne Clark (Lynnewithane on SCS) for sending me this lovely calendar. I'm posting just 2 of the beautiful "pages" of this calendar. Imagine doing all this work and then sending it to me -- I've never met Lynne!! I'm such a total nincompoop that it took me a WEEK to figure out that the CD case opens up and serves as a stand for this calendar! . . . Thanks so much for thinking of me Lynne. To Julie Ebersole (Julie HRR on SCS) for this post on her blog, covering the subject of intellectual property and its application to the papercrafting industry. My "copyright" info on this blog is a light hearted jab directed at thieves . . . stamping is a hobby for me, but it is a business for others. Julie's post is an excellent reminder . . . To Liz (Redapron on SCS) . . . for her many cards to my Mom. Here is one example of many lovely cards that Liz sent to my Mom. And, finally -- look at this {great} card! Oh, the artist? That would be ME! LOL My internal stamper compass decided that this card was simply magnifico!! (You may laugh, but the beauty of the internet is that I can't hear you!!). It's the card I made for my husband's birthday last week. How I made this card: The 3 heart stamp is and oldie but goodie from Hero Arts and is literally one of the first stamps I purchased. It's a keeper. I stamped it on a Fabriano-Medioevalis card purchased from Starlitstudio (an A+ recommendation for this stationery and store!) with Black Memories ink. Colored in with Stampin Up watercolor crayons -- real red, yoyo yellow, and pink and used an aquapainter to blend. The phrase is 2 words from the new Paper Trey line of stamps. This set of words is called Paper Tray and are clear acrylic. They come in a nifty CD case. I used SU's Real Red Craft ink on these words, which were quite easy to line up on an acrylic block.

14 comments:

  1. Your DH's birthday card is indeed magnifico! The coloring is beautiful as is the design. Love it!

    Just a general thank you for your blog--it's a highlight of my day!

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  2. Your birthday card is absolutely gorgous! I love the bright colors on the white, clear, simple, beautiful!!

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  3. This is a great color...I love the stamps on this paper!

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  4. Sherri (sherristampsalot)3/04/2007 10:46:00 PM

    Joan you crack me up! And your Birthday Love card is Fabriano-lous! :)

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  5. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Joan, your card is certainly something to be proud of! I love the way it is stamped from edge to edge. Simple and colorful, too!

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  7. Joan, can you hear me? :) I *love* the card that you made for your husband. I'm sure that he does too.Thank you for reminding me that I have Fabriano-Medioevalis cards that I have not used in quite some time. I have to find them and get using them. You were sent some lovely items thanks for sharing them with us.

    Mary

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  8. What a beautiful birthday card, Joan! Not only is the design wonderful, but the colours are so bright and cheery.

    - dlm.

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  9. Terry Molineux3/05/2007 05:55:00 AM

    Joan

    Love all the creations posted today especially your card. Love the colors and simplicity! TFS

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  10. Your birthday card is FABULOUS - what a wow!

    I would *reeeeeally* like the stamp credit for the 'pot of gold' stamp featured on the calendar page - what a fun stamp!

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  11. This is so simple! But so elegant, a wonderful card to your hubby! It comes from the heart, that paper is beautiful!

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  12. Wow! Your heart card is so wonderful. The colors just pop!

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  13. I love your husband's birthday card. Isn't it funny that just like clothes we all have our favorite stamps- even if we have owned them a long time!

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  14. WONDERFUL cards, TFS!!!

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