Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ready for the weekend....

Good morning everyone,

I'm looking at the calendar and this month marks my one year anniversary of blogging. I'm pretty excited about it because it allows me to look back on when I first started making cards back in 1999 and how I've progressed to date.

I love flowers and this is a free image I found...somewhere. UPDATE: This image is by Christine Dark the Sketching Stamper --- Thanks Donna! In the early days of discovering free images, I neglected to keep a note of where that resource was. I've since saved the image with the artists' name for future reference. This card is quite simple because I wanted the image to have full view. I've used Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up! on the vase so it looks like glass. I used Diamond Dust on the flowers. A little bird suggested I enter a challenge and I found a few more:

*Creative Inspirations Challenge - "Anything Goes"
*Creative Card Crew - "Let's Get Girlie & Cute"
*Cute Card Thursday - "Whateva"
*Stamp Something - "Photo Inspired"
*Sweet Stampin Challenge - "Pretty in Pink"
*The ABC Challenge - "A is for August"

My blog anniversary is August 27th and I am joining the countless numbers of other bloggers celebrating this monumental occasion by giving away blog candy. I will post pictures up later this weekend after I've shopped a little bit more. (Teehee) Another reason for giving away blog candy is to say thank you to all of you who have constantly shared your enthusiasm and left comments that have so inspired me. I've also been blessed with a number of wins and it's time for me to stay tuned y'all! :~)


Rose Petal said...

Hello Terry. What a fabulous bright card, love that shade of pink and it really highlights that beautiful image of flowers.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxxx

Joynana said...

Happy anniverary Terry, how amazing is that. You have accomplished so much in such a short time. Isn't life funny. If you had not started blogging when you did, I would not have found your blog when I started in October. I am so glad that I have been blessed to know and work with you.

Now, heres to your card. I love the simplicity of it and they feel like a real vase of flowers. Lovely.

Heather said...

Happy Blogaversary Terry!!! I know what you mean about going back and looking at your older cards and how far you have come. My older cards are pretty sad... lol!!! I drug them out to show my mom and everyone the other day and we all just laughed :D

Your card is just beautiful. I love those pretty pink flowers with just the right touch of sparkle!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

mulberry station said...

Hi Terry! How are you doing this weekend? I hope you are well. I am so glad for Saturday. I had a really long week with very little sleep. Finally got some good sleep last night. yehhh!!! I am excited about your one year anniversary. That will be awesome...looking forward to it. I love your card and love the effect of the vase using the crystal effects. I think it adds so much to cards. I love the totally pink with a splash of green in your ribbon. Very cute card! Have a great weekend!!

Mo said...

oh yay! happy blogoversary to be!!! that is a lovely card...i've got an urge to make a card now! thanks! i hope to catch your blog celebration end of month!

Faye said...

What a scrummy and deliciously pink card! It's fab. You could enter it into this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin...
Have a lovely weekend, my gorgeous friend.

Mrs A. said...

I love pink and this card is no exception. How'd you get that effect with the glass vase it just sparkles from the page.

jude said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous my friend and looking back over the years at your creations they are all wonderful.i know i can tell ive improved but yours are all stunning.Hope your well hun i have a wee something for you so will email you l;ater for your addy.
love n hugs judex

Donna said...

A really beautiful card Terry, I love the different shades of pink and the gorgeous polka dot ribbon you have used. I think I'm going to get some Crystal Effects as I love the finish it gives and the diamond dust is the perfect finish to your flowers! It's amazing how quickly time flies in blogland and congratulations on your impending blogoversary! :) Donna x

PS: Your image is by Christine Dark the Sketching Stamper :)

RobinJ said...

Hi Terry! Don't you just love Blog anniversaries! It is a great opportunity to share the love! Lovin' your pretty pink card and the techniques you used to bring out the beauty of the image!
Hugs, RobinJ

Tamie said...

Congrat's Terry on your 1 year Anniversary of Blogging. Your card is totally FAB. I just love the flowers and dew drops. You rocked the pink challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Tamie GDT

Julie said...

Your card is adorable!

Thank you for joining us at CCT.


Courtney said...

This is adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin! Good Luck!


BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful card you did a wonderful job!!!

Tracey Feeger said...

Wonderful card. Love the colour that you took from the photo. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

1CardCreator said...

Love this card Terry, it looks awesome! The Crystal effects looks fantastic on the vase and the ribbons look so sweet framing it in. I can't believe you are celebrating your 1 year, seems like you have been here forever! Congratulations, I've always enjoyed following you and look forward to seeing your next creations. Hugs, ~Diane

Annie said...

a fabulous card! thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x