Thursday, April 15, 2010

News Tidbits, A Thank-You and a Little Card!

Hey there! Thought I'd pop on to share a bit of news with you all. Before I get to that though, I just wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every one of you who take the time to stop by my blog. I know we are all busy, and spare time is a precious commodity. That you would take the time out of your busy day to come by is greatly appreciated. I am always so touched by your sweet are all too kind!! I wish I had the time to respond to every comment, but sadly my computer time is limited too. I don't want any of you to think I take you for granted...if it was not for all my readers, I wouldn't even have a blog! You are all fantastic...mwah!

I wanted to let you know that Phebe, owner of The Town Scrapper, has a special sale in honour of Autism Awareness month!! For the remainder of April, all you need to do is wear blue while shopping at her store, and you will receive an extra 5% discount off your purchase!! (This is over and above any special that she may be running at the time.) Now stampers, I was just there the other day and she has some fantastic new products in stock...including her exclusive Victoria Case line! Don't miss out on this fantastic sale! Oh, and Phebe is a vendor this weekend at Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario. So if you are there, make sure to stop by her booth to say hello! (well, and to shop of course!! lol)

Oh yeah! Make sure to check in with the Town Scrapettes at our blog tomorrow, for our weekly challenge! Phebe will be offering a brand new Victoria Case stamp as a prize!

Did you also know that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is the sponsor this week for CPS?? For participating in the sketch challenge at CPS, you will have the chance to win a Kraftin' Kimmie prize! As if that's not enough motivation, Miss Kraftin' Kimmie herself is offering up an extra chance to win some KK goodness! If you hop on over to our Krafty Girl's Blog, you will see some projects made with the CPS sketch by our very own amazing DT. If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie image for the CPS sketch challenge, and then also link it up to the Krafty Girl's Challenge Blog, Kimmie will put your name in the running for an extra prize she is offering! This of course, is all in addition to our regular weekly challenge...did you finish your Black, White and Red project yet?? (you still have time you know...we will be posting our next challenge Saturday morning!)

Ok...I think that's it for now! Oh, unless you wanted to see a little card I whipped up the other day?? I was invited to a shower last weekend for my best friend's youngest sister who is getting married next month! This was a small get together with just a few girls, for the purpose of outfitting Carolyn with some pretty little things for her honeymoon nights. I pulled out a previously un-inked Kraftin' Kimmie image to create a little card to go with my little gift! "Vivienne" was just perfect for this themed shower.

I stamped her on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I used the KK sentiment "Strut Your Stuff" which is an accessory sentiment that comes with Vivienne. Believe it or not, I actually whipped this card up in about 45 minutes...including the colouring!! That, my friends, is a new record for me!! Carolyn loved it!

See you back here Saturday morning with the newest Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Vivienne" and c0-ordinating sentiment.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Bazzill, DCWV


♥Rach♥ said...

This is utterly gorgeous and so eye catching! That stamp is adorable and has so muc attitidue and your coloring is off the charts amazing. You should do some tutorials if you haven't already :0)

Rach said...

gorgeous Melanie, love the depth of colour that you have achieved.x

FitterTwit said...

OMGosh.. isn't that the cutest image. You colored it beautifully! :)

Jeanette said...

Stunning card Melanie! Just love your amazing copic coloration!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Kimmi said...

WOW - Gorgeous! I love the colours! Simple and elegant!

Kimmi x

Krista said...

Wowee Mel this is Stunning!!! I love the simplicity of this card! Beautiful!!!

Kim said...

WOW Girl this is AMAZING!!!! What a fantastic card and your coloring is beyond words! Amazing and stunning work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Toni said...

Oh wow a stupendous card its beautiful

hugs Toni

Micki said...

OH my, I've told myself no more stamps as I have so many that haven't even been inked up but I've had my eyes on these for a while and your coloring....ohhhhhhh sigh...guess where I'm heading after this (on my next break). You really really (I'm begging) should do a video tutorial on coloring.... I'd buy it...seriously :-)