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November 18, 2011


Hi Everyone:
I recently mentioned that I had some BIG NEWS to share and that I would be sharing with you soon! Well today is the day that I share this with you all! I am so excited about this and really do feel that this is a answer to prayer. We all work so hard on our card & layout creations, and we all want to have our work noticed by a big company name. Well I am extremely excited to say that my big break as come and I am feeling so blessed right now! So without further ado, my news is that I am officially a member of the STAEDTLER Design Team!!! Yay!!   ................................ Read about it on our Face Book page.

Isn't this cool! STAEDTLER company is known world wide and is now making a break through within the paper crafting world. I am so excited because my STAEDTLER  water colour pencils have been one of my coloring mediums/staples since I can remember. You can see some samples of my work using these mediums here and here. To see others just scroll through my blog post because there are many. Being a part of this team is a dream come true and so exciting. It is my goal to inspire, inform and encourage you in your creative journey and to show you the endless possibilities that STAEDTLER products can provide. Make sure to come back from more inspiration using these products. 

Today I want to share this card that I made for today's announcement using Hero Arts Digital Kit from 2Peas. I love this digital kit and thought that I would use it to make a "Thinking of You" sort of card.

Close Up of Coloring.

Inside of Card.

Card Instructions:
A 5x5 piece of white cardstock was used for the card base. Then a 4x4 piece of navy polka dot patterned paper was adhered to the card front. Once this was completed, a circle was cut out of the card front thus providing a "Peek A Boo" hole to see the inside of the card. Once the circle was cut from card front, ribbon was glued around the circle opening in a pleated fashion. Colored digital image was added to lower portion of card using pop dots. For additional whimsy a cloud, a paper pieced sun and sentiment was added to the upper left corner of card. To complete the scene, cloud paper was added to the inside of the card, along with a stamped sentiment and sun. To provide texture and depth to this card, the digital image was covered in Glossy Accents and left to dry. To complete the card, hi-lights were added randomly to add a more fun feel. Voila! A fun cute Peek A Boo Card.

Check out HA Monthly Contest

I am submitting this card for the Digital Contest at Hero Arts. I am not sure if it will qualify because it doesn't fit in with their themes but it is Digital. So hopefully it will be okay. 

Lily Pad Challenge
Image curtsy of Lily Pad Blog
Simon Says Stamp Presents....A Texture Challenge
This card is also being submitted to the Lily Pad Texture Challenge. 

I so loved making this card and it was indeed my first time creating one of this nature. It was a lot of fun. 

I also want to take this time to say a Big Thank You to STAEDTLER for having me join your team of wonderful ladies and can't wait to share more projects featuring your products. To see more inspiration please check out the Design Team blogs.  They are as follows:

April Derrick: Create ART Design
Tina Guigui: Finding Your Niche
Linda Abadie: The Craft of Caring
Dawn Knight: Rubber Room
Lisa Somervillee: Splendiferious Creations
Kellie Mowat:  Make It With Me

Card Supplies:

Thanks for sharing in my Big News! 
Blessings & Hugs

November 15, 2011

I Won! I Won!

Just wanted to share my excitement in winning the Hero Arts challenge over at 2 Peas. I was floored to read that I had won! I even did a happy dance which got my son rolling his eyes! Lol. Then to read about my winning in the Hero Arts Flickr' forum with so many congrats, really made my day. Thanks so much Kim! Your a real sweetie!

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This is the package that was up for grabs and I can't wait to get it in the mail. I so loooooooove Hero Arts stamps and the more I have the happier I am! Lol! 

The folks at 2Peas are so generous to give such a prize pack away and I am feeling so blessed right now. I well share a pick when I get these goodies in my hands. I won this based on my submission below and you can read more about here.

I thought that I had shared this card on my blog before but was happy to see that I did not. I made this earlier this summer for a challenge in the Hero Arts Flickr group. Always a great place to hang out! Just a fun way to show you how you can take everyday stamps and use them to create Christmas cards. 

Card Supplies:
Cardstock:  Recollections
Pattern Paper: Unknown - will check again later.
Embellishments: bling/gems & lace doily - Dollarama 
Adhesives: E-Z Runner/3L, Double sided tape - ultra clear/Scrapin Gear

I also wanted to share with you that I won this badge:

Thanks Julie & Team!

I won this badge for this card that I submitted for one of the challenge over at Paper & Such. 

So your maybe wondering about my Big News right! Well due to uncontrollable circumstance I have to hold off for a little while until I am given the go ahead to share. So sorry for the delay, but make sure to come back and share in my news later this week. So excited! Lol. 

Before I sign off I want to say that I am sorry for not leaving comments on your blogs like I should; even though I do visit. I have been working on some projects and had to get those finished first. Just know that I will be back to commenting more often real soon. I want to say Thank You for all the inspiration that you provide me on a regular basis. I love all your work and appreciate you so much for sharing what you know with other crafting bloggers; like myself. It really means so much. 

Okay I better scoot! Life is calling! Take care of yourself & each other.

Big Hugs

November 12, 2011

Sending A Grateful Thank You!

Hi Everyone:
I guess you may have thought that I forgot all about you right! That really is not the case but I have been extremely busy working on some projects. Also, I have not been feeling so great lately.  I have been fighting off a flu bug for the past couple of weeks. Funny thing is once I feel better, it comes crashing down again. I am feeling much better now though and that is great because I have way to many things to do, to be sick right now! Lol.   I  also have some BIG NEWS to share next week and have been working on projects that will tie in with this announcement.  So please forgive my absence from here and make sure to check back for my news.  

I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my brother-in-law who is a Solider with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has been on many trips overseas and have been fortunate enough to return to us each time unharmed. For that we are all truly blessed and thankful. So this card below is to show my family's appreciation for all that he has done for our country and also to show respect for this very special day - Remembrance Day.

Close-up of Flower Coloring

I colored this flower using fine tip markers and I wasn't sure it was going to work really. But I am so happy with the way that it turned out. The white is empty space that I left on the petals to indicate where my light source was and to had high-lites. The shadowing around the flower is something I saw someone else do on their card and thought it wold be fun to give it a try. Not sure if I got this mastered or not. Thanks for looking.

Card Supplies:
Adhesives: E-Z Runner/3L, Double sided tape - ultra clear/Scrapin Gear
Stamps: "Wonderful Words"- Stampin Up', "Delicate Blossom Stamp" - CL449/Hero Arts

This card is also being submitted to the following challenges & contest:

Use Older Stamp Challenge
 ( I am using my older sentiment stamps  & hope this counts!)

Paper Piecing Challenge 

Photo Inspiration Challenge - Field of Poppies!

Challenge # 33 - Be Thankful

Be Thankful Challenge 

Thanks so much for dropping bye. I trust my card inspires you to create a Thank You card and to show someone how much they mean to you.

Until next time, take care of yourself & each other.


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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!