Monday, June 14, 2010

Blue Chick on a Choo Choo

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was a good one. I got a lot of things accomplished. My house got cleaned on Saturday and we got our grocery shopping done which allowed me time to cook a few things ahead yesterday for the week. I also made a few cards and found out on Saturday that a couple of my cards were published in Volume 18 of Just Cards magazine!

Before I show you one of the cards I made over the weekend, let me show you a card I made last week that I neglected to share. I did this for last week's featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers. The card I picked from the gallery can be seen Here

Here is the card I made

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The image is from Michelle Bertuzzi's Choo Choo set and I printed an extra train car to make it a little longer. It's colored with Copic markers and is printed on a shimmery white card stock - can you see the sparkle? I think this image is perfect for small boys. The trim at the top is a crocheted chain.

I also played along with this week's featured stamper challenge

This is the card I CASED from LeAnne's gallery, and here is the card I made

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It was a very quick card to make! I used the Kuruku Birdy image from Squigglefly and just cut it out leaving off the legs. Then I drew extra long legs on the bird with a brown sharpie marker.

The bird is colored with Copic markers and the sentiment is printed out on my computer in a font called Cricket. I used a little bit of blue Copic to go over the letters.

If you tried to get to Squigglefly over the weekend to see the new release and had trouble with the site, please go back and take a look again. They have been experiencing trouble over the past few weeks and finally took action and moved to a dedicated server, so hopefully the e mail troubles and problems with the site loading slowly have been fixed.

Today is officially my two year blog-aversary! I will be posting my celebration prize give away later in the week, so stay tuned for that!

I hope you all have a really great start to your week, and thanks for looking!


Kim said...

Wow you have alot to celebrate today! Congrats on having some cards published, and your blog anniversary!!!!
Everything is working here now. Was at the Squigglefly site this am.
Wonderful cards today Holly!

treesawardincrafts said...

That card would be just right for my nephew he will be 6, and is mad about trains. Congratulations on the publication of your cards, your cards are so top notch so it is hardly surprising. Well done you must be chuffed!

Shawna said...

Congrats on more publication! You go girl! And happy blogaversary, too ------- :-) I'm heading over to Squigglefly to check out the new releases. Have a happy day!

Jennifer Scull said...

such happy happy news! congrats on EVERYTHING!!!!! and cute cards, too! I am so proud of you! bustin' my buttons over here - and you know how much I love my buttons! giggles!

Maria Matter said...

WooHoo, congrats on having your cards published Holly, how cool is that!!!
congrats too on your blogaversary!!!

Super cute cards, great job with the choo choo and I love the birds long legs!!! Beautifully done Holly!
hugs & blessings!

Marlene said...

Wow - happy Blogoversary, and Congrats, too!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Hi Holly!
Congrats on getting cards published! That's awesome!
Love the little train card but as I love birds that blue bird card is just too tweet! :O)

bumblebee creations said...

WOW!!! That is so fun --you deserve it (to have your cards published!) Congrats Holly! Love your cards!!!

Heather the MooseLover said...

Congratulations on 2 years!

I love both cards! You have the best layout ideas (I know you CASED one of them but still!) That Kuruku birdy is still one of my favorites.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

OMG!!!!! just cards!!!!! one of my ultimate fav mags!!!!! i didn't get my new one yet! wooooo hooooo holly! oh i've got goosebumps for you! i'm sooooo doing the happy dance. how cool is that. YOU'RE FAMOUS!!!!! shucks! you've been famous since you did your fist video!!! ok. before then, but all i could think of was the 1st digi day!!!

anyway, that blue chick is adorable and i love the train!

hugs :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How CUTE! and congrats on being published! you GO girl!!

msfreida said...

OHHH...I'M SOOO PROUD OF/FOR YOU!!! :) WAAAHOOO!!! YOU GO, GF!!! I know one day we will all be saying, "I knew her back when..."!!!! :)

I LOVE how you used Kuruku Birdy!!! The colors are fabulous and I love this clean design...something I have a very hard time with! This is adorable!