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March 4, 2011

Pretty Wooden Grain Flowers - What's This?

Did I get your attention? Hopefully! Well the flowers are not really wooden but are indeed stamped with a wooden grain background stamp to give that exact feel. The Hero Arts wood grain stamp is one of the new stamps that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas and I love it. In our HA Flickr Group we have contest to challenge us to make a card in 90 Minutes. For anyone who is slow like me, than this really is a challenge! This card was the fruit of my labour. Lol! It is a great challenge and you can play along too when you join the group. We have so much fun! And tomorrow is another day with another one of these Scramble Challenges.

I also wanted to share that this is a new month with a new contest. You have to give this a go because you could be the next winner of  $ 50.00 worth of Hero Arts products.   Their products are the best and the service is really great too.

Don't Miss This Months' Fun!!

Here is what the Hero Arts staff had to say about this months' contest:

March Challenge: Create a NEW stamped card, scrapbook page, or other project based on any of the following…
» Birthdays
» Stamped Envelopes
» Layered Backgrounds Technique — Check out Shari Carroll’s March technique article for one way of using your stamps to create layered effects! Projects using this technique can be of any theme.
Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp or Hero Arts digital element on each of your projects.

Submitting and Tagging: Upload your entries to the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Check the FAQ here for more information on how to upload to Flickr. When submitting your creations, please be sure to include the following tags:

» For projects created between March 1 and March 17 (11:59pm PST) - Tag entries with March2011A
» For projects created between March 18 and March 31 (11:59pm PST) - Tag entries with March2011B
Prizes: By entering, you could win a shopping spree of your choice of Hero Arts products from the Hero Arts Online Store! The prize amounts are as follows and will be awarded on both Thursday, March 24 and Thursday, April 7.  Be sure to check out all the details.

There is more fun going on in our Flickr group this week. We have almost hit the 50k mark for the number of uploads we have in our Flickr Pool.  Wow that is amazing! And Hero Arts is celebrating!

There are contest and even sprinklings of sparkly gems all around the HA Flickr Group. Find these gems
and you can have your name entered for a big give-away. You don't want to miss out on all the fun! Also, the famous Shari Carroll  is sharing a monthly technique that you don't want to miss. So there is lots to get you excited and lots of help along the way. With wonderful Hostesses in the group you are sure to find your way around without trouble.

Okay that is it for me. Just wanted to share this information with you and to say that I haven't forgotten about you all. My Blog Candy is still available and I would love for you to come and visit. No need to share a story if you would rather not, but being a follower or sharing on your blog or sidebar would be greatly appreciated.

I trust that your all keeping warm and safe with all this snow that most of us are having. My Dad had a heart attack last winter due to shoveling snow. He is doing okay, but he is not really himself. He needs another surgery and for you praying folk, I would ask that you keep him in your prayers. Right now we are all waiting to hear if he will need a double bye-pass or to have a stint put in place. Either way he is nervous and anxious. We are praying that the process is easy for him and that there are no complications. So in sharing that, I have to say please be careful when dealing with this snow. If it is heavy to shovel please get someone else to do it for you or if there is to much on your roof, get the professionals to remove it. Our local news reported today that doctors in this area are warning residents to not go on roofs to remove snow because the rate of falls and injuries were high. I know there is the scare of crashing roofs and home damage, but try to think of yourself first and your safety.  Okay I will stop being a Mother Hen now! Lol! I have just experienced what my family has gone through with my Dad and it really could have been avoided. I know that our homes are an investment, but these investments are nothing if we are not around to enjoy them! Okay, I am done! I promise! No more words of wisdom! Lol!

Take care and have a great weekend. Remember that tomorrow is another day filled with many wonderful memories waiting to happen.

Big Warm Hugs


Judy1223 said...

Dana, I LOVE the flowers stamped with the wood grain stamp! Who would have thought they'd look so CUTE!! I adore your card...so very sweet!

I will keep your dad in my prayers. I, too, hope everyone is being careful in the snow. Luckily it is all cleared up here. Spring should be here soon...can't wait!

Diana said...

Stunning card and very nice blog. Great to come visit. Thank you for visiting me!

Dorcas said...

Hi Dana! This card came out really fabulous! Who wouldve thought? (wood grained flowers) Really special. :-)
Sorry to hear about your Dad. I know its very worrying for you.I hope they'll work out a solution real soon. The waiting game is the hardest.

Still shoveling snow ey? My Dad has had to keep shoveling even with two broken ribs. (he slipped while cleaning the bathtub). I really wish they'd move south. It gets too much up there with the heavy winters.You're right about people being careful. Shoveling is such hard work. Especially when it comes in feet not inches.
It's spring here in NC, the blossom is coming out and the weather is warming up. Ive got some vege seeds started in the grenhouse. Just itchin for spring!!

Sandy Ang said...

You've really got that fab wood grained feel with the stamps. It's a wonderful card

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