Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Give Away Day!

Hi everyone! I hope you've taken time to vote on your favorite card for the challenges that we had on digi day at card universe. The winners will be announced later today, so if you haven't voted run and do it now!

Today is card give away day and I've used a brand new image from Squigglefly called Horsing Around.

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I think this image is so cute, and sure to be one loved by little girls everywhere. I know my two daughters loved horses and ponys when they were little. We had boxes full of every My Little Pony made!

I colored the image with colored pencils and blended it with odorless mineral spirits. I think I've been away from the pencils a little too long because my coloring leaves a little something to be desired. I chalked the sky and grass and then stamped some grass sprigs on the ground.

The lacey piece on the left is not a border punched piece of paper, but a piece of paper lace that I got a long time ago at a Goodwill store.

The one place I ran into a problem was when it came to the sentiment. I just could not think of anything other than "horsing around"! I do think this would make a cute Valentine if you did it in different colors and had it say "Stop horsing around an be my valentine".

If you are the winner of this card and you would like a different sentiment, just let me know and I can change this out for you. It will also come with an envelope so you can actually mail the card to someone if you want to. Just leave a comment and tomorrow will pick a winner!

There are some exciting things happening at Squigglefly right now, and I so wish I could spill the beans because I'm bursting at the seams, but you'll have to wait. I CAN tell you that you'll be happy, happy, happy!

Ashley came to town yesterday for business and guess what she brought with her? Her WEDDING PHOTOS! Yes, finally after seven months I finally have some photos to share with you! (you can click on any of the photos and enlarge them)

Here's the whole wedding party

A couple of the bride and groom

One of Brock and me

and this last one is my favorite, I just love this picture of Ashley and Brock right before he walked her down the aisle

Well, thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you today. Remember to comment if you want to win the card! Have a great day!


bumblebee creations said...

OH Holly-what a gorgeous wedding she had!!!! and what a great looking family you have (great looking and talented!!) WOW!!! I love your pics-thanks so much for sharing-and your card is so adorable-you are right that will be a fav for little girls everywhere!!! I love your coloring -you are too skeptical!

Pam in Ar. said...

Holly: you are a pro at whatever you do! The coloring was fabulous and that little horsey was the cutest little thing.

The Wedding pictures are great! What a handsome family you have =) Ashley and her husband make such a cute couple and it was so nice to SEE you...Thanks for sharing with us =)

freida said...

HOW GORGEOUS! Ashley made such a BEAUTIFUL bride! I love the last one too...would love to have known her thoughts looking at her expression! You look GORGEOUS...I remember how you hunted for that dress! Well you made a beautiful choice! Brock looks so handsome and Chesney is so gorgeous anyway, but she is extra gorgeous here! These photos are amazing and I know they will be treasured for a lifetime! :) So glad you shared them with us!

Your card is so dang cute! :) Reminds me of Sara's "Little Ponies"!Love how you colored it, and there's nothing lacking with those pencils! Love what the border punch did for it! AWESOME card!


Vicki said...

Wonderful pics of the wedding Holly. Thanks for sharing them! I love your card and think your coloring techniques are simply gorgeous! You know I have told you before...when I grow up I want to be able to color like you and Stef!
I really liked the layout of the card and loved the lace paper you think Martha could make a punch like that??? Take care Holly and have a great day!


Jeanette said...

I can see why you love the last picture. It is so wonderfu. All of the photo's are wonderful. What a beautiful bride and handsome husband. At first I thought Ashley took after you but now I'm thinking it's Dad.

You have a beautiful family.


Stef H said...

great card. jade absolutely loves horses, her birthday is next month and i'm thinking of using this image for her card. great card!

and wowza! what a gorgeous family!!!!! girl, you are too skinny!!!! but you sure are beautiful. ashley looks a bit like you. wow! just gorgeous and thanks sooooooo much for sharing. i love it!


watchlady said...

I love the horse card! It's adorable! I can't remember the last time I used colored pencils either.
The wedding photos are gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple. Great pic of you & hubby!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Holly!! What GORGEOUS wedding!! The pictures are just priceless!! You all look so beautifuly!! :) TFS those!!

And wow!! What a fantastic card lady!! That pony is just the sweetest ever!! Love the cute border you've made along the side!! I had fun with my visit with you today!! HUGS

Debby said...

I finally get to see the pantsuit! You look gorgeous!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I loved seeing the family wedding shots Holly, thanks for sharing those! Its so nice to get to know you a little more through these photos, which tell a lot about the love in your family!
And your horse card looks great too, such a cute image!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

It's a very nice card, and I'd love to win it.