Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here I Am!

I may be new to blogging, but I'm not new to stamping. I've been stamping since the late eighties! Stamping has come a long way since I started, but I've loved it the entire time.
Even though I just started this blog, I didn't want it to be "naked" so I thought I would add some pictures of cards I've been doing lately.

The latest coloring medium I've been working with is copics. I've never been very good with markers, but when the copics came out I was seeing so many beautiful things made with them that I had to try. After some practice, I think I'm getting a little better. Marianne, who works with copics all the time has a wonderful new blog too where you can learn all kinds of wonderful tips! Go take a look if you have any interest in copics.

Now, on to one of my latest cards!

I call this one "Super Sweetie". It was made as an anniversary card for my husband on our 32nd anniversary. The yellow around the image is chalk. I think I'm going to ask for one of the air guns for the copics for my birthday next month so I can do without the chalks.
The image is from Diamonds rubber stamps. They no longer manufacture rubber stamps, but the owner does have all of the graphics on CD's and sells them on ebay, which is where I got this image. The background stars are from Papertrey Ink's Text Boxed set.

This one I call "Be-otch" This is an image my youngest daughter drew and I thought it would make a perfect card. I'm actually looking for someone interested in buying some of her images to make into stamps, so if any one out there wants some new talent give me a holler!
The inside of this reads "like it's a bad thing". LOL!
I made another one like this that says "I used to think I wanted a career, but it turns out I only wanted paychecks."
There are a lot of different phrases that could go with this!

Well, I think this is a good start for a first post! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you come back!


gemr said...

Holly, I'm so excited you've started a blog! I'll be one of your most loyal readers. You've always been a great colorer, and you're already great with the copic markers, too! You, go girl! Ü

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! HOlly your daughter DREW that?!! You NEED to contact a stamp co. and get that made inot a stamp! Contact me!

Bonnie said...

Welcome to will love it and probably become addicted to it like me...LOL! I absolutely adore your daughter's drawing!! I wish I had some contacts so I could steer you in the right direction......but something tells me it won't be too difficult!
Have fun!!

Molly B said...

Wow, I love that drawing your daughter did. Amazing talent! I love the attitude. Your coloring is awesome too. Congrats on starting a blog. -Molly B

Mandy said...

Dude! She DREW THIS!?!? What awesome talent! :) I'm sure you are proud. You did a great job with the card, too!

Laura Pierce said...

Holly, I am a loyal fan of Lauren's and love that she gave you a nod. You will love this - it is such fun. And your daughter with her talent needs to move on up. Hope she gets noticed. Good luck with this. I will follow you.

Cassie said...

Totally wonderful card!! I would love to know if she does ever have her images picked up!!

Janet said...

Holly...what fun to read your blog and see your work! Your daughter's drawings are amazing. :) Can't wait to read some more.

Robin said...

I congradulate you Holly for taking the blogger plunge. So far you are doing a wonderful job and looks like you are also having fun blogging.
-rst- Friend,
Robin Ü

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on starting a blog! it's great fun - your daughters drawing is so super - I'm sure you'll find a company that will work with her!

Brianna Smith [future MFT heir] said...

The image that your daughter drew is absolutely amazing. I am the Mft Lady's daughter, and i have been informed earlier this morning that i will be working with your daughter on this stamp so that it can be made into an actually set, i am thrilled to be able to work with such a talented new artist. I look forward to working with your daughter, and also i congradulate you on your new blog, it looks great.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous start on your new blog! And we're practically neighbors, BTW. (I live in Claremore, OK) Love the image by your daughter -- very come-hither and fun!