Sunday, February 27, 2011

MIA, A Very Proud Card Moment Courtesy of Patches of Pink, another Thank you to Di and Birthday Turtles

MIA Apology

Sorry that I haven't blogged in what seems like ages, but the weather here in Pittsburgh has been insane lately and the changes in temperatures wreaks havoc on my legs and overall health. We had some temps into the 50s and a day of hitting 60 then rain, snow and ice. Only to be followed with more cold, cold, cold temps and this past Tuesday we got 8 inches of snow!
Needless to say...I was out of commission and am finally getting back into the swing a little bit at a time. As I am typing here, it is thundering like crazy! It woke Jake up and he ran to the door barking thinking someone was at the door! LOL I can tell the weather by my legs better than the local weatherman on TV.

Thank You Patches of Pink!

I want to put up a Huge Thank You to Jalisa from Patches of Pink who featured one of my cards on her blog. I was thrilled to be selected for one of my Penny Black Valentine cards which is Mimi dressed in a bunny suit. It was my daughters favorite too!
I entered one of my cute cards into her Valentine's Day link up which was combined with her weekly Thursday Party link-up and my card was selected as one to be featured.

I came across Patches of Pink one day and fell in love with Jalisa's blog. Not only did
she have tons of pink things (my favorite color), but she also shared the same type of cute, adorable cards that I love! I really enjoyed learning more about her and her family, learning some tips and reading about some really cute cards that she made. That was when I decided to enter one of my cute cards into her Valentine's Day link up which was combined with her weekly Thursday Party link-up.

Also at Patches of Pink, there is sometimes a treat from Jalisa's husband Brandon who drew a couple free digital stamps. I used one of them on this card below and loved how cute the little girl card turned out. Stop over and pick them up, they are really cute!

Not only does the site have cute
cards, but also has some great links and tips for everything from cards to treats for the holidays. I think that Jalisa's blog is a true gem and encourage everyone to stop in and take a look around. I have proudly placed the badge that I was featured on her blog with a direct link to the site. If you want to go right now... click here.

Thank You Di Carubia

On my last posting, I sent out a Thank you to Di Carubia from Di's Digi Downloads for the Blog Candy that I won and had received. Well, I would like to send out another Thank you to Di because I used some of the blog candy and made the card below. I had so much fun coloring and putting it together. The papers and brads and bling all matched and the only pieces I added were the little strip of ribbon and the flower in the lower corner. The center brad came from the candy as did the stamp, papers and the coordinating brad at the top of the ribbon strip. I received so many compliments on this card and had to send another Thank you to Di for generously
selecting such nice items to work with.

Birthday Turtles

Finally I wanted to share with you some turtle birthday cards that I colored and made while I was MIA. I found this adorable freebie turtle digital stamp from Whimsy and Stars and made it into some birthday cards. I think this digi is so cute and made it into different colors. I used my Cuddlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder to add some depth to the cards and on the blue card, I used a piece of blue acetate that I bought on a clearance sale for 15 cents. I colored them with Copic markers and used Distress ink to soften the edges of the images.

I hope that everyone has a great week and since Im in Pennsylvania, I am going to have to have a talk with that groundhog that told us we were going to have an early spring!!



  1. These are soooo wonderful Andrea, FABULOUS creations!

  2. That looks awesome! Thank you so much for the shout out to my wife's blog, and I love what you did with the digi stamp that I drew! :)

  3. Andrea! The card with my hubby's digi stamp is AMAZING!!! (The others are too, but you know I'm a little partial, lol). I'm featuring you again on my blog because I love it so much! I wish you could teach me how to color my stamps and cards so nicely like that! I really love how the stamp is in the middle and there is white around her and then you colored it progressively darker purple. Such a wonderful effect!

    My life has been really hectic recently, and I need to email you sometime! Did I hear correctly that you live in PA like me too??? I want to bring you on as a Patches of Pink Designer (PoP Designer), where you and I would create a card, etc. each according to a theme maybe once a month on my blog. It would be so much fun! Anyway, sorry for the long comment! Love what you do!

  4. Congrats on your new blog Andrea!!! your cards are soooo beautiful! :)

    So sorry to hear about the bad weather there, fortunately Spring is arriving so you´ll be better :)
    Many hugs my friend!!!

  5. Fabulous work! I was too excited to see your name on The Daily Marker as a PB winner! I know how you love those stamps!