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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

Hey All!

Hope this post finds you well and happy. . .

I have some EXCITING NEWS that I found out about on Sunday night.  I received an email from Splitcoast Stampers informing me that I had been chosen as their STAMPER OF THE WEEK!!!!  I couldn't believe what I was reading.  It started Sunday, and runs through the end of the week.  There are 55 cards in the gallery of cards people have made in honor of me using the cards in my gallery as their inspiration.  I even got that nifty badge over there on my sidebar as recognition for this.  I've been floating all week because of it.

Here are my cards/projects for this post:
When I saw this free digital image at Chi Chi Memories I had to snag it.  I usually don't go for images with "people" in them, but this one was too cute to pass up.  The background paper is from DCWV and I colored the image with my colored pencils and oms.  This is a 5 1/2" square card which is one of my favorite sizes.  And speaking of square cards. . .
I got my inspiration for this card from this CARD.  I stamped the ghosts and cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals.  I actually traced the envelope from one I had bought because I only had two of them.  So I traced one on the back of the printed paper and cut it out to assemble it back into an envelope again.  Added the distressed piece of paper in there with the greeting.  Put some Diamond Stickles around the ghosts for some sparkle and done.  The ghosts are by Recollections.

Here is my last project for this post:

I've loved this Treat Box Card for a long time and finally got around to making one. They are pretty easy to make and if you want to give it a try the tutorial can be found HERE.  I made the pumpkin from ovals I cut from dies then sponged them and put them together.  The vines and leaf are also punched.  The tag is a standard size with a popped up leaf I punched out and inked.  The attached box is filled with Reeses minis in Fall colored foil.

Pic of the Week
NEWEST MEMBER OF MY BACKYARD COMMUNITY
This picture of a female Cardinal was literally taken through the window in my craft room.  I have a small tree right outside of the window where this little girl was watching me while eating berries.  She still has some "baby fluff" on her.  If I would move the camera about a foot to the right of where she is sitting, you would see the nest where she was born.  I watched the mom build the nest, sit on the egg, and feed this little beauty virtually standing at my window.  It was awesome.  I feel like I'm her uncle!   LOL  I've named her "Little Red".

Well, that's it for another post.  I'll be on my way for a visit, so be sure everything is picked up, tidy and ready for company!  Hope you all have a good rest of the week and a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

35 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

We meeces have been scurrying around in pure delight at your FS Honor Curt!!!! I was the FS back in June and I was thrilled at the totally unexpected honor-so I know how you feel! Congrats and so well deserved!!!

Patti J said...

Congratulations! And you are so deserving! I know someone famous...wahoo! As always, your cards are wonderful :-) love your pic of the week, you must have a lovely neighborhood! Thanks for sharing!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

OMGSH, I'm thrilled about your honor Curt - that is just awesome! HUGS!!
Your cards are so cute - I love the ghosts flying up out of the envelope - and the sweet child / ghost is very cool. The photo of your niece is darling - it is such a privilege to be part of their little lives, I'm glad you were able to capture this cute photo! Awwww. Hugs!!

Sue G said...

Oh Curt! I am so very happy and excited for you! What a well-deserved honor! Congratulations and much love. Sue from Kansas

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your well deserved honor! I love these cards and now I must hop over to SCS and check out your gallery.

Myrna said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Great cards and such a neat card/box.
What a wonderful pic of the little bird. How exciting to watch from beginning to now.
Myrna

Gail said...

Congratulations!!!!
I was over there to check you out!
Cards this week are great...might 'borrow' one or 2!
I'm going to have to try that treat box card! I've seen them lots!
My place is clean, but I might be getting ready for Christmas in one post, but it should make you laugh.....just sayin!

ursula Uphof said...

Congratulations!! You deserve that Curt, as your cards are such a delight and inspiration. Great fun cards, love the treat box, might go on over to grab that tutorial. Such a sweet 'little Red'. Have a great week, hugs, Ursula

tilly said...

Congratulations on the exciting news you shared with us, it is well deserved.
Love your ghostly cards this week and what a cute little birdie you have living with you lol
Tilly

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations. How exciting for you. You work hard at your cards and now it has paid off. Well done. Love this week's group of cards.

Diane said...

Congrats to you...not surprising though as your talent is well deserving!! Great Halloween cards...the little ghost is so dang cute...I love how yow you use those pencils to color everything...amazing and beautiful!! Wonderful picture of the week. Last week I had a "bird show" out side my window...I don't know what was going on, but there had to be at least a dozen different birds on the lawn...bluebirds, Flickers, Robins, tiny little Wrens...I loved it Thanks for the emails about Nellie too, it was interesting and helpful...I just love that old girl so much!!

Marianne H said...

Congratulations, Curt! But the news doesn't surprise me in the least because I think you're one of the most talented people I have seen ever!

Bonnie Weiss said...

HUGE and well deserved CONGRATULATIONS!!! I envision you running around squealing when you heard the news and your puppies looking at you wondering how they were going to resuscitate you!

Despite all of the excitement, you still managed to concentrate and create some beauties this week, albeit Halloween.

It's only September and our neighbourhood lawns are already filled with tombstones and inflatable "things" ... can't wait for November 1st!

Krissy said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!!! Love your cards as always! Every year I tell myself I'm going to make a "box card" like yours, but instead of adding candy I'll put in tea lights. Thought it would be cute for teachers and friends at Thanksgiving. Maybe this year I'll actually get around to doing it. You've inspired me!
Hope all is well in your world! Take time to get inky!
~Krissy

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! Congrats on being choosen for SCS stamper of the week my friend!! I am really loving your fun Halloween makes here with the pumpkin like colors! My fave is your candy box card...brilliant! Who doesn't love a card and chocolate?! LOL!! I have to say that I adore your blog banner...ADORABLE! :) Have a great week!! HUGS

Miranda said...

Congrats!!!!!!! Love all your cards especially the ghostly greetings!!! I may have to give it a try, I'm sure my grandsons would love it!!!!! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration!

richardbreaks said...

Well, Curt, that is FAB! Congrats! I can see WHY, with these sweet projects!!! Fantastic.

mudmaven said...

Congratulations on this well deserved honor Curt! As always, your Halloween creations are over the top - so cute! I so wish we had cardinals in Colorado, they are extraordinary birds! I look forward to more pictures of this beauty. All the best to Jay and kiss those lovely boys from me too! ~chris

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats on being stamper of the week!! Your autumn cards are super! Love the cute images! Great pic of the week too! Carri~Abusybee

Sonja said...

Wow... and woo hoos for you you are soooo deserving of this honor... love love love your abilities and your cards... amazing as always...
I love the first card...so sweet and simple... less can be more : )
# 2 is another fav, yep that square stuff gets me : ) #3 is intriging, ... a definite reach for me but an inspiration too !
but the picture and the story is just up my path... how awesome to experience this act of nature...

hoping this Autumn season is being good to you... it sure seems by your cards it is ... human hugs and doggie kisses... from My Daisy Girl...

Mary said...

Yay for you!! What an honor to be featured on SCS! I really like the little boy as a ghost, so cute! I like Halloween cards, but don't really need them, so I'm enjoying looking at yours! Stay well, Mary

Lorraine said...

I am really not surprised Curt you do fantastic cards well done, enjoy the moment. Hugs from Jersey Channel Islands.

Gina Wrona said...

CONGRATS!
WELL DESERVED AND WHAT A GREAT HONOR!
I'm proud to say that I know you as my friend.

Love all your creations you shared today as well as the story about Little Red.
Hugs,
Gina

Glittered Paws said...

Congrats are in order - but then you are so creative - love your cards this week - oct. will soon be here and I am still "not in the fall mood". Love your pic of the week - nature is so full of life's wonders. We live in the woods and see so much of nature - the deer, birds, squirrels chipmunks, ground hogs etc. I just sit and watch some days. TFS your week with us and again congrats on your news.

Robin said...

Congratulations on being Stamper of the Week. The card is really cute. And I just love the two ghosts coming out of the envelope.

Jean M. said...

Congratulations!! Your cards are amazing and you so deserve to be the Stamper of the Week:)

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, I'm soooo happy for you getting selected as stamper of the week!!! I'm floating right along with you... lol!!! I have to say it couldn't have happened to a more wonderful person than you are!!!

Curt, I love your card projects, but I really love the one with the treat box incorporated. I love boxes like this!

As always, you captured another great pic of the week! I just can't believe how you snap such awesome shots!!!

Congratulations, my friend -- keep on doing what you're doing and being as dear as you are!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats!!!Great!!!Love your projects!All are Very Pretty!!!!Love your pic of the week,Have a great weekend!!!

Brenda & Ian said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Leigh said...

Absolutely wonderful news Curt. Congratulations. OK, I've done as you've asked..."everything has been picked up, tidied and is ready for company" on my blog. lol

lisa808 said...

Congratulations!!!

That is a cute image. Love the envelope and note. Isn't the candy box/card fun to make? Great tag.

Enjoy your week.

Linda said...

Congratulations on a wonderful honor. I am so happy for you. Your cards are aways wonderful. I love the first one and the way you layered the card. They are all wonderful!
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Linda

Mary Marsh said...

a big congrats on being selected as the FS Curt-it makes you feel special I know-I was chosen back in February-love your cardinal story and the photo of your little beauty-we have robin's nests but I have not seen a cardinal nest

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Curt,

I was so thrilled about you being chosen as the SCS Featured Stamper and I am glad that you received my congratulations message over at SCS :-D

LOVE your Halloween cards and your Fall Treat Box - wow! And such a beautiful photo of the bird.

Sending {{hugs}} to you and Jay
Jocelyn (aka JoBear2 on SCS) xoxo

Lee said...

CONGRATULATIONS,you deserve it.
Everything in this post is AWESOME.Hope you are all ok.Hugs x Big Cuddles for the boys x