Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Featured Stamper - Julia!

Hi everyone! Sunday's Featured Stamper was Julia (artystamper)!!

CONGRATULATIONS, Julia!! I was so excited to see that you were picked. You rock, girl!

Here are links to her GALLERY and her BLOG...and here is HER CARD that I chose to CASE. I kept the same layout, pink/black combo (just went WAAAAY bright, huh?), and went with her hedgie theme. I added piercing, used a scallop strip instead of a scallop square mat behind the main image, used gingham instead of organdy ribbon, and went with the brighter pink.

I think I should have stuck with her calmer tones of pink?? This is way bright for me. The black mat panel behind the hedgie is up on dimensionals. I used a hedgie image that I've had colored for a long time. Kinda funny to go back and look at images you colored a while ago....if I would have colored this image now, I think I would have done it a lot darker. This is another one for Mom's stack of blank note cards...and she asked for some pink/black cards too so I hope she likes it.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Penny Black Garden Gossip, SU Garden Whimsy (ladybugs on the inside of the card)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Pink Passion
Accessories: Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon
Technique: Watercoloring, Paper Piercing

{{....and why doesn't Blogger have a bright pink for text so I could match it to my card?? LOL!}}

Here's a card I received from Janette (Stampin with Style). I fell in love with this card when she posted it on her blog, and to my surprise she sent it to me along with some great stamped images!

Thanks, Janette!!! I love the linen, faux stitching, and sponging on this!!...and I can't believe I have this card in my hands!! {hugs}

Here's a card I received from LeAnne (Wee Inklings). You might remember this paper from a few posts. When I was out shopping with LeAnne, Wendy, and Jen, this is paper that we all bought. Check out the beautiful card she made with it!!

LeAnne! This is so pretty, love the bling on the butterfly. Always brings a smile to my face when I see an envelope from you! {hugs}

That's it for today. We're headed to the pool again. My little girl is growing up. She used to cling by my side and act shy around people she didn't know. At the pool, she's a whole different kid. When we go, she goes right off to the first group of kiddos she finds and joins in on whatever game they're playing. She did so much swimming yesterday (with her arm floaties), kept jumping in, and a little boy even taught her how to do cannon balls. She's actually pretty good, and that little body makes a pretty decent splash! :)

See you all soon!


Cindy Haffner said...

Your case is so prety, love it.

Jackie Pedro said...

It is bright pink, but oh so cute, Denise!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome case of Julia! Love that little hedgehog dude with those colors! :)
Great RAK cards you got, too! Just beautious!

Janice M said...

Super cute!! I like the pink.

Susan (rainy) said...

Your card is wonderful! I so love the piercing that you did around part of the main image. And that main image... it's so adorable!

LeAnne said...

I was so happy to see Julia as the Featured Stamper, and you did a great job making that fun card from her example! Your mom will love it!
I remember the first time my daughter jumped in the pool, by herself, without floats. My mom had secretly been teaching her to swim at her pool. I almost fainted! And then she doggy-paddled over to me with a big grin on her face!

Mothermark said...

First of all....your card is so precious! I love the piercing and the two little bows on either side of your little critter are just plain old sweet! And your colored font is pretty darn close! Hee!

Secondly, what wonderful cards you got! They rock! You probably got them because you rock!

Anderson Arts Online said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

Great card! That hedgie is too cute and I love the bright pink!

Anonymous said...

Awwe what a cute card. Great job there. TFS!
Tucson, AZ

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Aww these are all so cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...


Dawn Easton said...

Totally adorable girl...I love the bright colours!

Denise said...

What a cutie!! I just love all your work, so I'm passing on an award to you! Check out my blog for the deets: http://luvtobebythesea.blogspot.com/

Erika H. said...

I love your pink card. The scallop is the perfect touch...great CASE...love it.

Julia Aston said...

Love your hedgie card Denise! what a sweet image and so beautifully colored! thanks so much for playing along on my FS day!! you're a great blogging friend!!

Hope you had a wonderful day at the pool - how fun that she is a waterbaby!! bet she sleeps well at night after a day at the pool!

chelemom said...

Your hedgie card is adorable!!!

silke said...

Super cute card - Denise!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute little porcupine!!! I love how bright it is, makes me want to smile!