Monday, May 31, 2010

A Warm Welcome, and a Little Popcorn Too!!

Good morning sunshine!! How's your Monday morning going so far?? I'm still trying to recover after a busy weekend! Ainsleigh had a highland dancing performance at the County Ceilidh on was lots of fun, with some great Celtic bands and lots of dancing throughout the evening. My son Nathan helped the teens lead our worship music at church on Sunday...he played electric guitar. Did a little gardening, a little work from home, caught up on housework...not much time to rest! This week is busy too as we are gearing up for Ainsleigh's ballet recital this weekend and Scottish Night tomorrow evening. Whew!! After next weekend, I should have some time to breathe!

Now I do have a card to show you today if you stick with me to the end of this post, but let's take care of some Town Scrapper news first!
  • Phebe is currently running a sale at The Town Scrapper until the end of June: buy one stamp, get the second of equal or lesser value for 50% off!! Also, she has in stock Distress Inks and the new microfine 5 and get your 6th for free! You'll find all her contact info on her blog here.
  • Sadly, we are saying goodbye to a few members of our team. Leah, Kylie and Kim S. have all contributed so much to our team, and we want to thank them for all their hard work. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. God Bless!
  • On a happier note, we are welcoming four new Scrapettes!! Robin and Danielle are our new blog managers, and our two new senior Scrapettes are Dawn and Donna!! We're so glad you are joining us ladies, and we look forward to seeing your work!!
  • Don't forget to stop by for our Showcase Monday to see what some of the Scrapettes have made with some of the fantastic product lines Phebe carries! promised, here's a card featuring Popcorn the Bear. My inlaws "hired" me to make a card for a birthday party they were going to. They needed something with a more masculine flair, and I immediately thought of a particular Popcorn the Bear set. Lucky for me, my pal Amy carries Popcorn sets at her store Paper Romance!! Make sure to hop on over to Paper Romance and check out all the great products and stamps Amy carries!!

I stamped Popcorn on Neenah cardstock and coloured him with Copic markers. This is actually a Father's Day stamp set, but as you can see it works well for other occasions too! I went for a very simple layout, and just matted the the main image with cardstock. This striped paper is from KaiserCraft. The sentiment was requested by my inlaws.

I hope you all have a fantastic week! My blogging time may be a bit limited this week, but I will be back for sure on Friday with two for The Town Scrapper and one for Wags 'n Whiskers. You'll also want to check in on Saturday for Kraftin' Kimmie's weekly challenge and Sunday marks a new challenge at Sundays With Crissy!!

LOL...I'm thinking that with all our family activities and stamping projects for this week, I just may look like sweet Popcorn when it's all done! I'll definitely need a cuppa tea to wind down!



Stamps: Popcorn The Bear Father's Day set
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, KaiserCraft, Bazzill


♥Rach♥ said...

Did you make that grass??? WOW! It's just beautiful! The whole thing is utterly gorgous and I love that little Popcorn bear, he's so fuzzy and adorable :0)

Shirl said...

Wow! Your colouring is amazing!!! I would be ecstatic if I can be half as good :))

Donna said...

Truly amazing card Melanie, your coloring is so outstanding and that grass you've done is fabulous, so realistic. And thank you for the warm welcome to the team.
Donna xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fantastic card! Great coloring. Love the fur!!

Andrea said...

I'll join you with a cuppa hee hee. Another just incredibley coloured image. You blow me away xoxox

Tracy said...

Your colouring is truly amazing, fabulous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

FitterTwit said...

Super great card and thank you for the awesomely warm welcome... Danielle a.k.a. FitterTwit

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, gorgeous card Melanie.
Sounds like you need a sit down and a snooze after that weekend!

Brenda said...

Your coloring is spectacular! Your coloring of the fur and the grass is amazing! This card is adorable! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

Tricia said...

Wow Melanie...your work never ceases to amaze me!

Zoe said...

what can I say? you are incredible my dear! hugs, xxoo

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

WOW WOW WOW Fantastic colouring Mel!!!!! He looks so sleepy *yawn* :)

My Paper Passions said...

awww so cute i love popcorn and i can't wait to do up one myself!!!
super cute!
Amanda B

Sharon Caudle said...

It's been too long since I've had a dose of your fabulous work, Melanie! This is gorgeous! Your coloring is spectacular!! Love it, love it, love it! Now I'm off to see what other bits of fabulousness I've missed from you! :) Enjoy all your family activities this week!

Kim said...

Absolutely stunning Melanie! Seriously your coloring is fantastic! Do you usually use Sketch or the Original Copics?
Hugs~ Kim

Donna Marie said...

Wow Melanie, what a beautiful card! Your shading is incredible... Did I say incredible? INCREDIBLE!! I love your blog.

Patricia Garcia said...

Stunning Melanie!! Your coloring is jaw dropping, Love to visit your blog!!


bonnie said...

Absolutely amazing, you're coloring is so truly beyond coloring in the lines. Great job Melanie.