Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just Heard The News

This is a little card using another image my daughter drew. I colored her with copic markers and then mounted it on red cardstock. Then I drew a line down one side and cut everything around the image off on the right side. The background was a red blo pen that I used to make splatters, but it smeared a little when I went to mount the image on the card, so I went ahead and smeared all of it.



The words were printed out on my computer with a font called Teen.
Now, speaking of news I have mentioned that I am coming up on 20,000 hits and I want to celebrate by offering up some blog candy. I have picked a day between now and December 9th. The day that I have picked I will have random.org pick a number out of the comments left and that person will win the blog candy. The thing you don't know is which day between now and then that I've picked, so it's best to come by every day and leave a comment.
If you have a blog let your readers know about my blog candy too! Wanna see what the blog candy is?


I may keep adding more to it too as the days go by!
Thanks again for looking!

63 comments:

Pam in Ar. said...

I love candy...especially the kind with NO calories in it!
Congrats Holly, I'm so happy for you :~)

The smeard part on your card looks like it belongs there...Love the drawing too!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Wow!! What an awesome prize.

~amy~ said...

I {heart} your daughter's drawings...sooo cute. FABulous blog candy too :)

bumblebee creations said...

Wow! May I ask how old your daughter is? I think she has incredible talent for drawing!! I am amazed each time you say she drew the image!! Wow, what a lucky thing for you-you really don't have to go out and buy stamps!! The two of you could go into business! Thank you for sharing, and the candy looks lovely as well. will mention it my blog!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Your daughter is an amazing artist. What wonderful blog candy!

Kat said...

First, the card.... I really like the look of the smearing, Holly - makes it look 'active'. So I think that was a great 'mistake' (tho there really can be no mistakes when making cards, can there?).
What a cute girl image - I can feel excitement just looking at her.... so she could come up with all kinds of things to express, couldn't she?

Now about the blog candy - OH MY!!! You certainly have 'encouraged' us to comment every day. What a terrific assortment! I have missed only a day here or there anyway, but now I must be sure I do not do that .... tho I've yet to get picked by random.org. LOL

Becky Sorensen said...

Great card, If you hadn't said you 'accidently' smeared it, I would have thought it was done on purpose. Great image- your daughter does a great job drawing.

Oh blog candy sounds fun. Thanks for sharing and letting us be a part of your many blog hits.
hugs,

sanji said...

Your daughter is SO talented! I love the drawing and the smear technique is great. Love the card!

stampinmama77 said...

your daughter's images are very beautifully drawn. She is very creative. I have not yet won any blog candy I have ever posted to try to win.

cassykay45 said...

Card is great, mistakes help some times. (no mistakes in card making, just artistic)

Love the blog candy

Sivic said...

Wow, I love your blog candy!!!

Congratulations with 20,000 hits : )

Catherine said...

what a cute image, Holly :)
and congrats on your hits.

Wanda H said...

20000 hits... that is way cool!!! I'm getting close to 10,000 (oops I see I've passed it) and it truly amazes me to think of that many visits to my blog. Your card is great!!!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on the hits, not surprising though, your blog is great and very inspiring. This little girl on your latest card is a cutie.

thanks

carolyn s.

Kristie said...

Very tricksy!!! I look at your blog every day, but hardly ever leave you a comment, so I'd better start leaving them every day now!! The card is super cute...wish I could draw like that.

Kristin said...

Hey Holly! Good for you, will post this tomorrow on my blog (I visit every post, but don't leave a comment every time... smart girl!)

msfreida said...

Congratulations on your hits! It doesn't surprise me though because you blog is always so inspiring and fun!

WOW, another fabulous example of your daughter's incredible talent...still say she needs to have her designs put on rubber! Your work compliments each other.

Your candy looks like the contents of Santa's bag! Guess I need to start being good! :)

Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations :)

HOw talented your daughter is!! fabulous!!

You now have another follower - look forward to more of your work :)

Hugs, Heather

Oma said...

I like the card you made. It is very versatile and can be used for a variety of reasons.

Your daughter is very talented!

Great blog candy too! I posted a link on my blog.

Maureen said...

This image is adorable!! Definitely my fave Chesney original so far (I really love that cutesy manga look!).

msfreida said...

Ok, I've been good so far! Still enjoying your precious card and drooling over your "loot"!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

That is some seriously yummy looking blog candy! Off to post to my blog!

Niki said...

Isn't it great how a "mistake" in stamping can become a feature? Great card, and I enjoy your blog every day.

Niki

The Bear and The Bug said...

I would sooooo love to win your giveaway!

Nancy said...

Your daughter's drawings are wonderful and it is so neat that you can use them artistically. Good for both of you!

Vicki said...

Great candy and your daughter is such a gifted artist. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

Beth Jacobs said...

What great candy!!! Love your blog! Beth

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome. I love what you did with her! And cool candy too! Now I just have to remember to mention it on my blog. I have a lousy memory these days.

OMG. Speaking of which, I almost forgot to thank you for the super cute straw man card! Woot! I love it! :) Oooo... maybe I should put that on my blog and it would remind me to mention the candy...

Michelle Walpole said...

What a delightful image. So cute!!!
You have a great prize there, so I would love to enter!

Kerri said...

Holly, just what are copics? They seem to color quite nicely.

LuAnn said...

what a fun contest! your daughter drew that little girl?? wow.... what an awesome artist!!

Darlene said...

Your dd is very talented. You too--great coloring.
Oh--I love candy--I'll be back. Darlene

Tracey said...

WOW! Your daughter has quite the talent. I think a few of her images should be thrown in the candy so the lucky winner can enjoy them too!!

Kimberley said...

Wow! Your daughter is so talented! I have been seeing her stamps used all over on SCS and I love her stuff! And the blog candy is awesome!

sena said...

Wow! I love candy!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Cynde said...

Another cute card and adorable drawing! TFS

Bunny B said...

Great candy! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly,
Congratulations on 20,000 hits - I love your blog and your cards.
Thank you for the opportunity to win candy!
Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

This is some awesome blog candy! Oh I love it!

I left a link on my crafty message board so all of my crafty friends can see: http://www.craftyria.com/board/index.php

Emma said...

Oh I would love a chance of winning your gorgeous candy...
Will post on my blog.
Late starter, not enough hours in the day.
Emma x

Sharri C said...

Wohoo! Blog Candy! I love your generosity. Thanks so much. Hope you have a great Holiday season. SharriC

bolha said...

Awesome candy and I love this image on your card.
Super cute!
x Natasha x

Janet Bagnall said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such great blog candy - your daughter is very talented - it must run in the family. I have posted this on my blog.

I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Janet

Annelies said...

Very nice image! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

KimberlyO said...

Hi Holly! Thanks for offering Blog Candy! It was great seeing how our "One Card Swap" turned out. Looks like we all stayed within the same theme. I wasn't sure how it would turn out... I was thinking along the lines of how that "Telephone Line" game goes. (Billy got his first chest hair?!)

Kimberly

Cazzy said...

Congratulations on all those hits, I will be adding a link to your blog to my blog candy section.

Cazzy xx

Cheri Howard said...

Wow, I really like the smears! It gives your card a neat texture to it. Thanks for the chance to win your candy! I've linked you in the CandyBar at The Paper Freak.

Nora said...

I never thought of using the boys BloPens on my cards...gonna hafta try that one. Thanx for the neat idea!

flati said...

Beautiful card!
Your daughter is an amazing artist. What lovely blog candy!

I will link your candy on my sidebar.

Hugs, Sonja xx

Valems said...

Gorgeous candy! Thanks for a chance, I'd love to win. I love the drawing, too.

Vanja

MoooooN said...

The girl on the card is very funny! Thanks for the chance to win the candy!

julialynn said...

This is so cute, and a cute way to announce the start of the candy!

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow I would love the opportunity to win this fab blog candy. Your daughter is so talented. This card is brill. Debs x

Tracy B. said...

Just heard about your blog...and love it. jerryb17011@yahoo.com

Tracy B. said...

Since MY blog isn't up YET, I emailed family and mom's groups about yours:) jerryb17011@yahoo.com

siteach said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog. Your cards are beautiful and your daughter's images are lovely.
Ann

-Agnes- said...

A great idea and it will be finding you even more regular blog readers I'm sure.

barbd said...

What an adorable sketch... love how you painted it.

*kathleen* said...

great idea on the smearing....could be very cool technique for snow....hmmmmm must go stamp. thanks for chances to win awesome prizes - LOVE your blog and cards

kc_froglady said...

what an awesome way to do a blog candy drawing! Love the idea and hope it is "adoptable" LOL Great card also and love the 'out of the box' technique - it is one I use frequently!

А@A said...

Just heard about your blog...and love it. Wow I would love the opportunity to win this fab blog candy.Thank you
Greetings from Anna

P.S. I've added your link to my blog

А@A said...

Wow!! What an awesome prize.

BlueRose said...

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