sticky - this will remain on top until December 9th
I have picked a day between November 18th 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 I am giving away to celebrate reaching 20,000 hits. 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 are joining in late you need to go back to November 18th to start leaving comments)
If you have a blog let your readers know about my blog candy too! Wanna see what the blog candy is?
I've already added more to this than shows in the picture including a few of the images from Squigglefly!
If you haven't yet left a comment on yesterday's card, you have until noon today to do so. At noon I'll have random.org pick a commenter to win the card.
Today's card uses a cute fat cat my daughter drew for Squigglefly. A friend of mine
Kerri was talking about how much she's learned she can do with her husband deployed; but she still can't kill a mouse! When I saw this image making this card for her immediately came to mind.
I colored her with copic markers and then cut her out and made the mouse swing freely by using some black thread for his tail. The greeting is printed on my computer in a font called Freestyle Script. The inside of the card says "Who you gonna call?" I had to stop myself from adding "I ain't afraid of no mice!"
I love this cat's beauty mark! LOL!
One thing I'd like to do today since I'm using a digital image available from squigglefly is talk about some concerns some of you may have. Of course a lot of this depends on the type of ink your printer uses, but I have found that if I heat set the image with my heat gun that I am able to color my images with copic markers, water based markers, colored pencils, colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits, and chalks. I can even use watercolors if don't soak the paper, but that's because I'm using cardstock and not watercolor paper. Watercolor paper won't go through my printer; it's too thick. Using a digital image is pretty much the same as using any stamp image that someone may have stamped and given to you in a trade. I will never stop using good old rubber stamps and go all digital, but there are several advantages to digital images. One is the price; you can get a lot more images for the money, but my favorite reason is storage. They take up no drawer or shelf space!
Soon there will be a free download available at squigglefly so those who are new to digital images can try them out before they buy one. I know they also plan on showing you how to open and print your images using word because there are a lot of you who don't have photo programs and everyone has a word processing program on their computers. I really want to take the fear out of it and encourage you to try it! If you haven't already done so, I urge you to go sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss out on seeing what's coming.
Okay, I'll be back at noon with a winner of yesterday's card. If you haven't commented yet, scoot!
Thanks for looking!