Monday, February 11, 2008

My Excellent Stamping Friends

Two of the most amazingly talented stamping girls sent me this wonderful award...and coming from them, it means a lot to me!! A GREAT BIG thank you to the wonderful Cami, Stampalittlelovebaby and Sarah, MyScrapbookTable, for sending me this most excellent award:

Plus...this card is in honor of Sarah being this week's Feature Stamper at SCS! She is a bundle of creative talent and you can find her card that I cased HERE. And the details for playing along with the FS Challenge HERE. This card actually combined Sarah's basic layout, use of floral background and oval sentiment, with the Poppin' Pastels technique that Beate recapped for us this week in SCS's weekly Inking. I'd already planned on using this technique at my workshops this month, but in a much smaller way. This card is my first attempt at doing it on a larger scale and combining several colors. I had asked Cami, a couple weeks ago, what I should use to seal the chalks..and she suggested "cheap hairspray"...and guess works beautifully! A light spraying with Suave and the chalks were sealed!! Two of my customers ordered this Simply Said, stamp set recently, and it reminded me of just how much I love this set. It's just an awesome stamp set...hearts, flowers, sentiments...stamps that can be used alone, or with 2-step stamping...lots & lots of versatility in this little set and a great one to use for springtime & valentine cards and projects! It was really fun to take it out and use it this morning. We just returned from a cruise that stopped at some tropical ports, so I was feeling inspired by the bright flowers we saw...that was the final inspiration for this card and my color scheme!! First time I've stamped in about 10 was fun to try some new things = ) !!!

And now, it's my pleasure to pass this EXCELLENT award on to 10 other people. There are so many wonderfully talented stampers out there, it's hard to narrow it down to just 10, but here we go:

Amanda ~ mystampingspace
Angel ~ angelosity
Dawn ~ treasureoilerdesignz
Diane ~ dianesdesigns
Flossie ~ flossiesfollies
Jackie ~ thescallopededge
Jen ~ stamping therapy
Michele ~ thestamplink
Nancy ~ istamp
Silke ~ mylife

Supplies for my card~

Stamps: Simply Said

Paper: Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Versamark

Accessories: SU Pastels/Chalks, Sponge daubers, Silver Eyelets, Cropadile, Self adhesive rhinestones, Pumpkin Rhinestone Brad, Large Oval punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Tag corner punch, 1/4" pumpkin gg ribbon, May arts polkadot lavender ribbon

Have a Marvelous Monday = ) !!!


Flossie's Follies said...

I love your cards, thanks for the wonderful awared, putting up on my blog right now.

Silke said...

Your card is beautiful!!!

I have not worked with chalks in a while...have to create something soon!!!

I'm so honored that you nominated me....You are so sweet!!!

Diane said...

NANCY!!! You are so awesome! I'm SO HONORED that you would extend to me the excellent award for my blog! Very, very generous! Thank you! What's so wonderful is that you've listed NINE other people I now get to go visit and drool over their blogs! I LOVE this stuff! You're the greatest. BTW...glad you reminded us about the Poppin' Pastels method. I need to add that to my techniques class. The girls would love it. Also, LOVE those scripture cards. Is there a specific SCS challenge that encourages the use of scriptures?? THAT I could really get into! Thanks again. You made my day!

Alexandra said...

WHOOHOO! Congrats Nancy, how awesome and so well deserved!

Your card is really pretty - love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Nancy Riley said...

Congrats on your Excellent blogger award, Nancy, and THANK YOU for passing it on to me! I'm truly honored! YOU are the one that inspires me daily!