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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Introducing... SK Digis!

Today I do not have a card post, but I wanted to spread some news about a great new little online digital image company that has started up called SK Digis

I have had the great fortune of working with the company's owner, Sonia Kertznus during my time on the Birthday Sundaes design team.  She is such a talent with cardmaking and graphic design, I am looking forward to her upcoming card challenges and designs!

To check the latest news and challenges, click here for the SK Digis blog.

So without further adieu, if you have not already had an opportunity, check out Sonia's website HERE and send her some love!

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hooray! I made a card!

Hello blogland!

I am finally making a return to my blog as well as a return to making cards!  I have been desperately missing the whole creative cardmaking process and missing those of you who follow me and leave me all the positive comments and encouragement!  It feels fabulous to be back!

Since coming back from my absence, I have been itching to participate in a card challenge.  I came across Tiddly Inks blog challenge #92 (Use your favourite image) and was excited because I have been looking forward to using a recent purchase from the T.I. shop.  I simply cannot resist the 'Wryn and Friends' collection and picked the adorable "Hanging Around" image for this challenge.  I also used some of my favourite 6x6 paper collection from My Mind's Eye (Stella Rose - Mabel) to create this card. 

I hope you are all doing well and I'll see in you a few days with another card!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

:: Still alive and kicking! ::

I would be shocked if anyone is still here after my lengthy absence from my blog.
For those of you who check in every now and again - HELLO!

I am planning to return to some regular blogging in the next few weeks.
Unfortunately my new job and life got in the way and I had to put my cardmaking/blogging on the back burner.  When I logged into my Blogger account,
I was in shock that my last post was March 26th!!!

I'm looking forward to returning to a somewhat regular card making/blog schedule
and looking to change the look of my blog AND to clean up some of the general
"blog" cobwebs that occured from being away so long.
I hope that I'll see you then with some new card creations!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

:: A Birthday Sundaes Goodbye and challenge! ::

Hello Birthday Sundaes fans!

This week is an extremely sad Birthday Sundaes challenge for me
as today will be the last challenge!

First, I'd like to thank Kristie for taking a chance of having me on the DT --
it has been a truly wonderful experience!  I wish you the best!

I'd also like to thank my fellow DT members --
Amber, Amy, Jo, Kimberly, Maribel, Sue, Tara...
it has been an absolute blast the last 8 months working together
You ladies are the best and incredibly talented!  I will miss working with each of you, but hope our paths will cross another DT again or some other crafty venture one day!

And last but not least.... a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the Birthday Sundaes followers who have participated in our challenges!  Your comments are inspiring and I can not thank you all enough for the constant inspiration through your words and creations -- the Birthday Sundaes challenge have the best and loyal followers!

On a personal level, I will be MIA from my blog for the next two
(possibly three) weeks, as I have ended up getting a promotion at work and will need to focus on that for the moment, but I promise to return with some more fun card creations
as soon as I can!

So, let's get on with this week's final challenge!

Create a birthday card (with sentiment) using NUMBERS!
Our sponsor this week is Birthday Sundaes founder and owner, Kristie Wilson!
She is offering a fabulous stamp set from Some Odd Girl, "Birthday Mae"!

For this week's card, I wanted to use one of my favourite card folds that we used in a previous Birthday Sundaes challenge.

So help us out and celebrate Birthday Sundaes first birthday
and final challenge with a bang!

I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Bazzil Basics Kraft cardstock
American Crafts dark brown cardstock
X-press It Blending card
My Mind's Eye 'Fine & Dandy' 6x6 paper collection
My Favourite Things 'A la mode' birthday sentiment
Copic markers
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' ink
Prismacolour pencil crayons (Jasmine, Sand)
Ranger Liquid Pearls (Buttercup, Mint Green)
Ranger Stickles (Stardust)
American Craft thickers