Friday, April 25, 2008

Website Update

Just a quick post to let my readers know that has been updated. There are some more sets available now like Zany Zoo, Silhouette Flowers, Cheers to You and more. Also there are some great new samples posted by some talented stampers like Michelle Kovack, Donna Baker, Lynda Benden and more. Boy it sure takes a long time to update my website! Now I understand why some people have webmasters! *grin*

Monday, April 21, 2008

Flowers for Mom

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems like the last time I looked at the calendar it was nearing the tax day and now it is the 21st and the month is just about over!! It must be all those orders I've been filling, the kids' activities I've had to attend and the celebration of my 14th wedding anniversary that has been keeping me so busy.

Also, I have been trying to get my final set of pre-exisiting Artful Inkables into production and I'm happy to say they should be ready for sale by the end of the week. That means that all the sets that say "Coming Soon" on the gallery page will be available and so will most of the zoo animals like the elephant, the monkey and the zebra. THEN, I've got to get busy designing some new sets!! I have some on the drawing board and some concepts brewing in my head but if you have any suggestions of something you'd like to see for sale as a stamp, send me an email...I'd love to hear your ideas!

And finally, I have a stamped sample for you...I know it has been awhile since you've seen anything new from me and for that I'm very sorry! I suppose one of these days soon I'm going to have to take on a design team to help me out in the samples department. :) In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this card I made for Mother's Day which is FAST approaching. I used the bell flowers from Friendship Flowers set and water-colored it on watercolor paper using my SU! ink pads and a water brush. The card stocks are all by Stampin' Up! and I believe the colors are certainly celery, pretty in pink, barely banana and so saffron, along with some decorative paper by them as well. After making the wavy cut (yes, by hand...don't shoot me! LOL), I pierced the card stock along the same line and then added some white gel pen for faux stitching. The rest is pretty self explanatory.

My oldest daughter asked me why my card had both 'my mother' and 'friend' stamped on it to which I replied: "because my mother is my best friend." Unfortunately she wasn't impressed...I guess it will be awhile before my 12 year old will feel like saying that to me! LOL But I'm holding out hope for some day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dont Miss It!

Just a quick reminder that there are only a few days left to take advantage of the AI Grand Opening Special! If you want to be sure you get your FREE STAMPS, you must order by April 15th. Visit our store here...Dont miss out!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Schon wieder ein Award...Arte y Pico

Our Blog was recently given an award from a reader in Germany!! Unfortunately I dont know a bit of German so it took me a few days to figure this award out but now I think I get the gist of it. It turns out we were given this award for our creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language. Thanks so much to Maulwürfchen for finding all these qualities in our blog.

Apparently, there are 5 rules attached to this award and they are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award .
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3)Each award winner has to show the award that she has been given, by the one aforementioned.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

The 5 blogs that I choose are:
Go check them all out!