WOOHOO!!! Today is my blogiversary!!! I started this little blog on a complete whim three years ago today. Little did I know that three years later I'd still be calling it home - granted, a rather sporadic home in recent months, but even so - it's been a pretty big part of my world these last few years and has brought opportunities and friendships I never imagined when I started it late one night, so I figure some attention must be paid! (Plus it's a fun lure to get you to check out my new Extreme Home Makeover - Blog Edition, yay!)
So first I made my blog a birthday card:
I broke out my fun new monster set from Hero Arts. Carter (my 4yr old) was in my stamp cave with me while I was finishing up this card, and I have to say it's probably the most excited I've seen him about a stamp. "Mommy those are MONSTERS!" and as I was attaching the googly eyes "Mommy you're such a great artist!". Awww. Love my little sugarsnap. But I digress, back to the card. I played along with 2 Sketches 4 You, I think perhaps for my first time ever? I don't know why exactly but their sketches always intimidate me. I guess maybe because they are all so stinkin' talented over there! Here's the sketch:
Some details that aren't really showing up in the photo - the balloon & hat are both paper pieced & popped up, and the balloon is coated with Glossy Accents. And a little trick I always use on cards with creatures - his eyes are colored over with my black Glaze pen. IRL it just makes him look more "alive" with his shining eyes. :-)
Ok and now what you really came here to check out - the part of my celebration that's really worth celebrating! I'd like to give one commenter a $25 Shopping Spree to my favorite stamp company, Hero Arts!
Just leave a comment, whatever you'd like, by Sunday April 25 at midnight CST. I'll post the winner Monday morning.
And a GREAT BIG THANKS to those of you who've been here with me for the long haul - I appreciate your friendship and support so much!! Oh and you newbies ain't half bad either! :-)
- Stamps: CL391 Monster Fun and CL288 Scallop Borders
- Paper: red, turquoise, bright green, white cardstock; DP from Hobby Lobby
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Sakura Glaze pen
- Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One dies, Glossy Accents, Stickles, ribbon from Michael's, clip, googly eyes, machine stitching