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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AND THE WINNER OF THE COPICS IS . . .

Hey All! Just a quick post for you today. I wanted to announce the winner of my blog candy from my 1 Year Blogaversary Celebration. As stated in the Blogaversary post I would put everyone that entered onto RandomOrg.com and whoever came out in the 14th spot would be the winner. May I have a drum roll please . . . . . . . . . and the winner of the set of 36 Copic Ciao markers is. . . . . . . . (opening the envelope). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .who came out in the 14Th spot on the list is . . . . . . . . . . . . .AMERICA!!! Congrats America! I'm thrilled for you! Please send me an email with your address so that I can get your prize(s) to you.

I'm very sorry that you all couldn't have won. . .I want to thank you all for the amazing comments and well wishes I received regarding my blog and my blogaversary. I can't believe how many left comments and how very blessed I am to have so many wonderful people looking at my "stuff". I honestly can't tell you how much each and every comment meant to me.

The card I wanted to share with you today is one I made for no particular occasion. I like to make cards sometimes with no sentiment on the outside so that I can send it for any occasion by stamping a sentiment on the inside or just writing a note to fit. Here it is:



I love this image so much. Of course it is a House Mouse stamp by Stampabilities. I used my cheap colored pencils and OMS for the coloring and Archival Jet black ink for the image itself. I added some "Angel Wings" Shimmerz to the goldfish to give him some shimmer (click picture for larger view). The card stock is Bazzill. This card ended up with an Art Deco kinda feel to it. . . A lot of these images are quite large, and this card is a 5 X 7 size which most of my cards are. I added some brads and done.

Hope you are having a great week. The weather here is Carmel, Indiana is pretty creepy. It goes from 70 to the 30's in a blink of an eye. We have had rain and spitting ice for the last two days, and the damp, cold, grey of the days is so depressing! But they say we will be near 80 by the weekend. Go figure!

Take good care everyone! Thanks again, so much, for your support and inspiration. I'll have a new post in a couple of days! I'll be seeing you all on your blogs! Don't forget the pic of the week below. . .



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54 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

YAY! Congrats America! Enjoy your copics. You're going to love them! Hope some warm weather gets to you soon, Curt! It's actually in the 80's here today! Near record temps! But that will change by the weekend. Back into the 60's, but at least it's not ice and snow. YUCK!

hugs
Sharon

The Rubber Maid said...

boo hoo!!! I didn't win but congrats to America. Cute little house mouse card. Hope you are still trying to be a designer for them. Pat

Sharon Caudle said...

oops...got so chatty forgot to comment on your adorable card! LOVE that image! Too cute, and your coloring is awesome as always! Love it! :)
hugs!
Sharon

Julia Aston said...

Congrats to America! what a super prize for her Curt - you are so generous!!

I LOVE this house mouse - it is just so sweet - your card sort of looks like a TV to me - with a cute little mouse show on!!! super coloring on this!

Sue said...

Many cingratulations America, enjoy your lovely win, beautiful card Curt, luv the layout so in luv with these stamps, sue.xx

Macpurp said...

well done America!
I love this card Curt! the image is really great! love your colouring.
love tina x

Margie said...

Congrats to you, America!

Cute card, Curt! That is an adorable image, and you did a lovley job with it :*)

Nina said...

CONGRATS America... as I sit here and pout!! ((lol)) seriously! I am sure you will put them to good use... I know I would have...

Cute card Curt, that is one of my fav images too, although I think I say that about 3/4's of them!! :O) feeling poohie today, but had to stop by to see who the lucky crafter was! I am sure she is just THRILLED!

DeeDee said...

CONGRATS to America!! YAY!!

LOVE your card Curt....so sweet! It's 93 degrees here right now...yep we skipped Spring and went straight to summer here in Texas! HUGS!

Jackie said...

Congratulations America! I know you will enjoy those Copics! Curt, your card is just adorable :-)

Susan (rainy) said...

Another wonderful darling HM card. Curt you are so talented!

Congrats to .America!!

Katherine said...

Congrats America!
Love the HM image, Curt! You make them really come to life! : )

Crystal said...

Curt, that is such an adorable image and you colored it beautifully!

Judy said...

This image is just too, too cute.

Percy said...

Congratulations to America!

Beautiful card Curt, I love that set,....love the coloring! Thanks for sharing.

America said...

Oh my goodness Curt!! Holy cow!! No way!!!! WOW!!! Me? Seriously?? Oh Im almost in tears over here with happiness. It's sooo my lucky day!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You are the kindest and most generous crafting guy out there to be offering your Copics.

DID you know that I currently dont have any Copics?? I have been holding off on purchasing them for a long time because they are very pricey and because I already had my well-loved Marvy Leplume Markers.

Still, it'll be great to try out COPICS to see what all the hype is about. I hear they are terrific and addictive. So that makes this wonderful win even sweeter! What a great opportunity youve given me!

I was initially drawn to you by your talent on your House Mouse cards that I found on SCS where your work blew me away!! And Ive been a follower of your fabulous blog that is like "EYE-Candy" in itself ever since!! HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY my friend! :) Im one of your biggest fans! :)

Thanks so much again Curt! You're the best! I sincerely mean that from the bottom of my heart!!!

Please send me your email address. Here is mine.
Americak2000@aol.com.

PaperAddictJenn said...

I love House Mouse images too, so I love to see what you've done with them. Congrats again on the blogaversary.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Woo Hoo!! I'm so thrilled that America won!!

Love your card Curt!! This is one of my favorite HM images too, and I just love your coloring on this!!

What a cool pic of the week too...the black bird is such a cool contrast against the light color of the cat tails! Love it!!! {hugs}

Marie said...

Awesome price to give away, Curt! Too nice! As for the card, it's beautiful! Nice to see you've put the shimmerz to good use. I love that color. It goes with everything. I have to say, this is one of my favorite House Mouse images as well. Cheap or no cheap pencils, I think you do such a great job with your coloring! I've been busy with school. I'm in preparations for the finals next month. After that, I have summer school at a college an hour away from 15 June till August... then I start Fall in the third week of August... I REALLY love your bird pics. This black bird is no exception. You have such an eye for detail!! Email you soon, Marie.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt.
I just love this image and your coloring is absolutley amazing!!
Wonderful layout too.
I think this is your shortest post...ever...LOL!!

Have a great day
Karen x

Ila said...

Congrats to the America!!
Your card is Super Cute Curt!!...I love the idea of leaving the sentiment off.
Sounds like you've been getting some nasty weather...our temps have finally warmed up..Spring is here...Yay!!
Love your photo at the bottom....always wondered what that type of bird was called...TFS!!...Ila :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Please accept my apologies for being away soooo long. Things have been extremely hectic in my little corner of the world. I was forced to rethink my schedule, and one of the things I had to put on the backburner was my blogging:o( I have missed you and so many of my other friends; but until my mother gets well, I am forced to blog when I can.

I am in love with your House Mouse card!!!! It is one of my favorite images, and can you believe I don't have it? I made a pledge with myself that I cannot buy any HM stamps until I have inked up every one I currently have. Some days, I don't know what I was thinking;o) I really love the color combo on your fabulous card!!! I think I may be forced to "steal" it:o) You have once again colored it beautifully...the mouse looks fluffy and the goldfish looks incredibly real! You are so extremely talented, and you have a way of bringing these sweeties to life with your awesome skills.

Take care of yourself my dear friend!!!!

Love and Hugs!!!
Carolyn

Sue from Oregon said...

I can't wait to see what that lucky girl America concocts with your wonderful gift...she is so talented! I love this image as well as your wonderful creation! Great job!

mochamama said...

The babies are looking cute in yellow Curt!!!
Sweet card as usual. Big congrats America!
HUgs

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love, love, love your new house mouse card!!! You can feel the love through the fishbowl glass!

The Boys are stunning in yellow but then again, they are stunning no matter what. I bet they are enjoying the Spring weather, muddy feet and all.

Congrats to America...what a win! Very generous of you Curt, to offer the Copics to someone else.

Etha said...

congrats to America :)
Oh how sweet is this card! Your way of color is AMAZING, just love it!! that fish came to life under your pencils :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG THIS WEEK, COURSE I LOVE IT EVERY WEEK. I'M GLAD YOU HAVE "SMILEY FACE" HELPING YOU WITH YOUR CARDS. OUTSTANDING "PIC OF THE WEEK". LOVE YA, MOM

Diane said...

Congrats to America...you lucky gal you!!! I Love the picture of the week, awesome!!! The fish bowl card is great...just love those little house mouse guys...I need more of them, most of mine are seasonal, and none for right now! I have been spending money on paper crafting like mad, so have to cool my jets for a bit :>( but just have to get more mousies! http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Gina Wrona said...

Congrats America! Good for you, boo hoo for me. Oh well, enjoy them immensely, I probably wouldn't know how to use them or do them justice. Congrats, again!

Curt,
Fabulous card, when I grow up, can I be as creative and talented as you?
Hugs,
Gina

Angie said...

Congrats to America! That's an awesome prize. I love your new blog header, the guys are looking quite "spring" like, and your pic of the week is wonderful. Such a striking bird! Your card is great. As soon as I saw it I thought of the quote "Here's lookin' at you kid!" LOL!

lisa808 said...

What an adorable image and card. So sweet.

Congrats to America for winning your great blog candy.

Becky said...

Congratulations to America!! I love house mouse, and I love this image and card. Great job with the fish. Check on you later.

misstwinkletoe said...

Your card is just lovely. You do good work with your pencils and OMS. I only realized today that you live in Indiana. All these months I thought you were in Carmel California!!

Elaine M said...

Loved your latest picture - I've never seen a red-winged black bird before - just beautiful.

As always your card is great - love House Mouse.
Elaine - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Congrats to America. She is a sweetheart. Love this HM card. Your coloring is terrific.

Nina said...

and I must say... they both look Mar-vel-ous! :O)

Lorraine said...

So pleased for America I myself am like you Kurt I do not like Copics prefer coloured pencils and watercolours, I think that is why I love your work so much. Take care Hugs Lorraine

Rita said...

Congrats America!

Cute House Mouse image & your card rocks Curt, I luv it!

Hugs
Rita

Jodi said...

Congratulations America!!
Hi Curt! Hope all is well and hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

magic boxes said...

Hi Curt

Belated Happy Blogaversary - such a happy place to visit!

This card is gorgeous, I love the image too. I know I've said it before but your pencil rendering is stunning, you are truly gifted.

I'm off to see what else I've missed.

Hope the sun shines for you on the weekend.

Elaine x

Diane said...

Curt,
This card is fantastic! I love the house mouse stamps I have a couple, I may have to take them out and play with them after I see all the wonderful work you do.
Have a great day.
Diane

Scossie Jane said...

Hey Curt

Congrats to America, not jealous at all **#@%**

Love the House Mouse image and your colouring, totally fab, as always, I can see why you gave them away, you don't need them...

Question, my friend - where did you get your signature?

That actually sounds like a rather stupid question, duh

What I mean is...how did you get the signature attachment for the bottom of your post? I have tried various avenues and, not being a techie, have failed miserably...yours looks great

Love ya

Jane xx

Denise said...

Congratulations America! Thanks Curt for giving all of us a chance to win the awesome blog candy.

Jamie Martin said...

Super cute card, I have that stamp too.

Jen said...

Sweet HM card....

Hugs Sweetie,
Jen

1CardCreator said...

Hey Curt, Happy blog a versary. I love your house mouse card, love the rounded corners. I will have to look for the stamp, you did a really nice job on it. Thanks for mentioning it was a 5 x 7 card too, I make the larger cards and sometimes it's hard to find the larger images.

Nina said...

Curt, I really like your pic of the day, that redwing blackbird is great contrast against the dry reeds... lovely...

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Hi Curt,
Great card--this image is such a cute one and you did a great job colouring it!
Blessings,
Sarah

Carmen O. said...

Sorry it's been awhile since I visited! I always enjoy coming here to see your latest creation. I love your HM card! That stamp is so adorable and one of these days I hope to get it.

Hey I see that your mom stops by and gives you some encouragement! That is sooo very cool.

The weather here in OH isn't much better, but no ice thankfully. I've been out planting flowers the past few weekends. Probably be out there soon. :D Have a great week Curt!

Scossie Jane said...

Where are you blogging friend, missing your creations. I take it you are busy in your crafting room, can't wait...

Patricia Rose said...

SUPER CUTE HM CARD, WONDERFUL COLOURING... YOUR PICTURES ARE FANTASTIC.......
AND CONGRATS TO AMERICA - LUCKY GIRL...

Janine said...

HI CURT!!! WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!???

Shirley said...

Talk about missing in action! That's me. I missed your winner and that bautiful card! Curt, you are such an artist!

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