Welcome to February, the official month of LOVE. And I love that you came by to see me again! As of this writing, I am officially at 249 followers. . .only one more needed for my blog candy give-away to kick in. So which one of you lurkers are going to step up and follow me openly. . . huh??? LOL I've been cleaning and reorganizing so the stash for the give-away has grown.
I want to start off tonight's post with highlighting a brand new crafter who has entered Blogland for the very first time. I'd like for you to meet BONNIE and her brand, spanking new blog "The Pink Dawg House"! (APPLAUSE) Bonnie has been a blogging friend of mine for some time now. She is so talented and is the "Mom" to 3 Miniature Schnauzers, so you know she is A-OK in my book! She does beautiful work. So, can you show her a huge, warm welcome to this blogging world of ours and go leave her some love so she'll continue to be a citizen of this wonderful world of ours? You'll love what you see!
OK, on to tonight's post. . .Here is the first card:
This card was inspired by another very talented blogging buddy of mine, Jackie of Just Stamp It. Look HERE to see what inspired me. I loved the beautiful simplicity of her cards. I am always nervous making clean and simple cards. But when I saw this stamp set, I new it would make the job easy. This image is from Stampendous. I stamped it directly on the card base and colored it with markers. I stamped the image a second time and cut out two of the flowers (top and bottom) and placed them slightly offset with foam tape. The butterfly and sentiment are from different sets. I used FlowerSoft for the centers of each flower.
My next card:
I so love this wonderful take on a side step card. Here is the site complete with a video tutorial. My doctor and his wife are expecting their second son this month, and I wanted to make them an out of the ordinary baby card. When I saw her dresser cards, I was in love and new this was what I was going to make. The bear is cut out from embossed paper by K & Company that I bought over a year ago. The wonderful charm is from a gift goodie bag from my wonderful friend America (a former teamie at House Mouse Monday Challenge blog). That top drawer is the same color as the other two, it is just the lighting.
Last card is my least favorite:
Pic of the Week:
OK, that's it for this post. Next post should be really exciting if I can get that 250th follower! I'm also working on some new features for my blog that I think you will like. I'm always wanting to make your visit here worth your time and fun for you. So you can look forward to that in upcoming posts.
It has really been a rough week here in Carmel, Indiana weather wise. OMGosh, we don't have snow, we have ICE and lots of it. I have 2.5 inches of solid ice coating my driveway. I know that a lot of you all over are having hard times with this crazy weather. And I'm sending my friends down in Australia my most positive thoughts with the horrible storm you are facing. Godspeed.
Thanks all for stopping by. Love you guys! (month of love, remember?)
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."