Sunday, January 13, 2008

Artwork and a New Stamp Company!

Well, a new stamp company to ME at least. And actually, I don't own any of their stamps yet...but my birthday is next month (hint, hint! LOL!) I love all the adorable images from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. After seeing several cards in the gallery at SCS I decided I had to at least have some images from this company to play with. So I posted several requests and have three people lined up to send me images. The first envelope arrived and I HAD to play!

Here's my first creation using High Hopes images:

I used prismacolor pencils to color it in. A tiny bit of stickles on the drops that his feet are kicking up. And the rest is just paper for the most part. Very little embellishing because I didn't think it needed anything else.

Yesterday I stamped and stamped and stamped. I have plenty to share for the rest of the week. So make sure you check back every day for more artwork!

Also, in yesterday's mail I got a surprise package! On SplitCoastStampers they had an "elfing" program at Christmastime. There was a coordinator who took names. If someone wanted to "elf" you they let the coordinator know and the coordinator would contact you and ask for your mailing address and send a questionnaire. Well, I knew I was elfed and received a package in December from my friend Bonnie. Then yesterday I was sleeping when the mailman came and my hubby laid a package on the bed beside my head. So the first thing I saw when I woke up was a package. It was from Iowa and I don't know anyone in particular from Iowa that I was expecting something from. So I took my time opening the package...relishing the surprise. Turns out it was another Elf package (not from Bonnie...I think she lives in the NW). So I'm not sure who elfed me this time...but it was a big surprise! There was a clear alphabet stamp set, stickers, die cuts, notecards and envies, etc, etc.

I've also joined an online group that is for the use of House Mouse stamps. Yesterday I received a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) from one of them welcoming me to the group and they included some stamped images. I used one of those to make a card and it'll be one I'm sharing this week.

Hope you are all having a great weekend! I need to go get showered. My dh is having company over and I don't want to be sitting here in my PJs!



Concetta said...

I like this little guy, he looks just like Brae!

Have a great Monday:)

Dianne said...

Wow! I love how you colored this image. You have some serious coloring skills :-) I love this stamp set, too.

Heidi said...

Hey, it is me, Heidi- I love how you did this card. Imagine this- you got one of him done before me. I wanted this b/c I have boys and I have yet to stamp and make any cards with it for myself. Glad you could enjoy him!

Littlekel90 said...

Awww, this is cute . . . a boy and his dog. Terrific coloring technique, and I think I need to add this one to my Wish RAK list as well. Also, thanks for the link to their site. Terrific card!

Suzanne said...

This is cute! Love the papers you used.