Good morning! It feels so good to be back, posting and blogging, after being MIA for two weeks. We received a call a couple of weeks ago that our house (which had been on the market for almost a year) had sold, and we have been busy, busy, busy packing, storing, and moving our things. I had to take a little break from the blogging world to get everything accomplished, and thank Heaven, it's all finally finished. I'm very ready to get back into my routine. I've missed you all soooo much, and I've missed stopping in to check out what all my crafty friends have been up to!!!!!
So without any further delay, I bring you the challenge from Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog for this week. For challenge #27, we're doing a color/inspiration challenge, and the sky is the limit on this one. I strayed from the color palette just a wee bit, because this adorable little bird from the new stamp set, Happy Bird and Phrases (PK-267) was adamant about being blue. The rest of my card is inspired by the color palette Angelica provided for us, as is the little butterfly. It felt so good to make a card, and I turned to the Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout for this one. If you'd like to play along with the challenge, you have until Monday, May 2nd to link up your card or creation, and this time the entries will be juged by the DT, Angelica and Kathy. Entries will be judged on Original Creativity, Quality of Work, and Interpretation of Challenge. The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps Store! Woohoo... FREE STAMPS!!! Be sure to check out all the amazing and wonderful creations that Emma, Nikki, Viv, Sonia, Janice, and Jacqui have put together for you. You're gonna LOVE them!!!!!
The Mother's Day stamps are back in stock, so be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps website for all the latest and greatest promotions. Here's a look at what's being offered, and what a deal it is!!!!
Thank you so very much for stopping by today. It's sooooo good to be back!! As a little "thank you" to my friends and faithful followers, I'm putting together a bit of blog candy to give away. Let's just say that I've found LOTS of little goodies during the move, and I've decided to share as a way to say thanks for hanging in there with me! Wishing you many happy blessings today and always, and HAPPY STAMPING!
Lorie your card is beautiful! I don't blame you for wanting your bird blue. As always you have colored him perfectly! I love your shading!
Lorie this is sooo cute..I love it. Your coloring is just fabulous.
What can I SAY??? I cannot compliment this enough!! Your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about it!!:) you did an AWESOME job my friend, Your coloring AMAZES me ALL the time!:)
WOW Lorie, your card looks so beautiful. I like the bright colors and your coloring of the cute bird is fantastic !
It's good to have you back! Congratulations on selling your house!!!! Your card is a total cutie :)
I'm so pleased you're all sorted now Lorie. Selfishly, it means I can look forward to seeing more of your fabulous cards and projects. Like THIS ONE! OMG! Purleeez tell me how you colour so amazingly. I do so wish I could get that wonderful intensity and shading. You are a colouring MASTER!
Love Viv xxx
Lorie you have bought this wonderful Bluebird to life, your colouringis just out of this world, thanks for sharing
Hugs Jacqui x
Oh Lorie! What an adorable happy little card! I love it!
WOW! Super CUTE!!! Your coloring never fails to blow my mind!!! I love everything about this card!
Your little bird looks as happy as you must be! Congrats on selling your house. Glad your back.
Oh what a beautiful card, I just love that little birdie, waiting for mine to arrive :o)
Sooo gorgeous, Lorie! That bluebird is just adorable, thank you so much for bringing such beauty to our stamps! You rock!
I am quite envious of this beautiful coloring you do Lorie...great card!
What a beautiful creation...and awesome coloring! Good to see you back kiddo and hope things are settling down for you!
Lorie! You are an amazing talent and this card is absolutely a jaw dropper! I love it and I so appreciate your beautiful work!
Big Hugs with tons of love,
Your friend forever,
What a lovely Mother's Day card!! Your bird is adorable, I love the little gingham bow!!
Congrats again on your house selling!! So happy for you guys...even though I'm sure it was hard to say goodbye too.
This card is so joyful! That sweet bluebird put a huge smile on my face and is sure to do the same for any mother on Mom's Day!! Such a cheerful, beautiful card!
I love your cards so much! FOllowed a link here fromn the peachy keen site, will come and look at more tomorrow, bedtime for this Brit girl :)
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