Good morning everyone! Happy first day of Spring! I know a lot of you aren't exactly experiencing a beautiful first day of Spring, and they are calling for rain and colder temperatures here today too, but it hasn't arrived yet!
Yesterday afternoon when I arrived home from work I had a surprise waiting for me! It was an issue of Just Cards magazine that was sent to me because I had a card that was published in it! It was so cool to see Squigglefly.com's name in a magazine! If you happen to get the magazine, my card is on page 83. It is one I did at Thanksgiving using Crissy's Thy Cart Overfloweth image.
Today is a new release at Squigglefly. They are introducing a new artist - Diane Carubia! If you haven't yet checked out Diane's darling images, I urge you to run over there now and take a look! Also, I want to remind you all that tonight at 7 pm central time we will be having another Digi Day at Squigglefly's group on the card universe. I hope you will find a little bit of time to drop by and see what's going on. There will be a challenge or two and some prizes to be had! Maybe even a freebie!
One more reminder before I get to today's card. Yesterday I posted a card using Crissy Armstorng's cute little bunny with tulip image and mentioned how Crissy didn't give this cute little fellow a name. I decided to have a contest to name him and Crissy herself has agreed to pick the winner! You have until tomorrow night to enter a suggestion for a name, and I will announce the winner on Monday. I haven't yet picked out a prize for the winner, but I am going shopping today and will pick something fun! Just leave a comment on my post HERE and tell me the name you suggest.
UPDATE - I have now purchased the prize for this contest and as an added bonus Crissy Armstrong has agreed to pick the winning name AND give the winner the Bunny With Tulip image free. If you already have that image, you can pick another of Crissy's wonderful images. Here's a picture of the goodies I picked up for the winner
Okay, today's card was for three different challenges but I was too late for one of them. Squigglefly's challenge was to use something shiny, Stef's color challenge on card universe are yellow, green, and black, and Vicki's Saturday Spotlight challenge was to use something slick. I was too late for the Saturday Spotlight. Anyway, here's my card
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I used the April Showers image and colored it with Copic markers. I colored this at work so I wasn't able to keep track of the colors I used. I chalked the ground and sky and then I added crystal effects to the rain puddle, umbrella, and rain drops. After it dried, I added a little bit of stickles. Here's a close up of the image so you can see the crystal effects better
I printed the sentiment out on my computer and punched it out with an oval punch. Then I punched a border with a Martha Stewart punch and ran it through a corrogater to make it a little more pliable. This allowed me to bend it around the oval shape and create a fun little frame.
For the inside, I complete the "April Showers" saying and printed out Nina Brackett's Floral Frenzy image. It was colored with Copic markers as well and a few Spica markers were used for the flower centers and the butterfly trails.
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Speaking of the inside of cards, Squigglefly has just come up with a fantastic idea! They are gong to start releasing the first of a new line next weekend. The new line is called Inside Outs and you can read all about them and how you can win a set of your own inside outs on their blog. They are fantastic though! They take all guess work out of completing a card - they have an image and sentiment for the front and an image and a sentiment to complete your card inside! I know you will love them! Look for the first Inside Outs next weekend!
Whew! what a long post! I really hope to see you tonight at the digi day, and thanks for looking!