Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pink Winter With Friends

When I saw this new image from DigiStamp Boutique I just had to get it.  It reminds me
of the two little girls I used to babysit in Michigan.  We still keep in touch and I plan to send this to them with a bunch of stamped images for them to color for Valentine's Day.  They love art!

  This card was originally for last week's Die Cuts R Us challenge 21.  I started early in the week working on it.  I think for some reason I wasn't supposed to finish it.  A sign maybe?  I'm not sure.  I was really disappointed though.  I had to reprint and color that image 3 times.  I don't know if my paper got mixed up, but each time my Copic ink would mottle and pool on the coat of the girl on the left.  I had to TRY and cover it the third time with some Prismacolor Pencils.  Then when I came back I had apparently smeared the wet baby oil.  UGH!  I also added some sparkle to the "friends" sentiment with an Atyou Spica glitter pen only to smear that as well.  My colorless blender pen is also almost out of ink.  Yikes!  Luckily oozak.com has refills AND super speedy shipping!

   My card is definitely handmade with all the mistakes.  Still, I know the girls will  feel very special getting it. Don't sweat the small stuff, right?

 On a positive note,  I was able to add burgundy to the little girl's tights and hair ties.  Therefore, I can now enter it into the JUGS16 color challenge.  Yippee!  Well, I'm hoping they forgive me for white instead of vanilla.

On another positive note, I have an announcement  that makes me SUPER happy!  I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps for the months of February and March.  Yippee again!  Their stamps are so fun.  I like fun!

 I'm soooo excited!  Makes me want to jump up and down!  I can't wait for you to see some of  the new releases.  Some are fun and some are beautiful.  They have a blog hop coming up at the end of January with some cute stuff.  I can't wait to see what's in line for February.  I'll keep you updated on that!

Thanks for popping in today.

Stamps: Unity KOTM december, digistamp boutique winter suzie and jasmin
Ink: Black marker, Pitch black spica marker
Paper: Sweet Blush, Golly by Golly, White, Rose Red Text.
Other: dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Sizzix snowflake die, button, dimensionals, Copics, Prisma color pencils, pink brad, Fiskars punch, Circle nestabilities, corner rounder, snowflake EF, cuttlebug


Sally said...

Congratulations on your DT position. I love your card. Looks perfect to me.

Georgia said...

Congrats on your DT position. You are going to be one busy girl!! Your card is adorable.

Crystal said...

CONGRATS Nikki soooooo glad I will be working with you!!! What a GREAt card!!! WOW!

Shawne said...

I love the way you layed out the paper verically and the embossed bg and the snowflake and the border and.....LOL! It's very cute!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Such a cute card, just beautiful! Jo x

Stampin' Pam said...

oooh darling card in spite of the troubles you had. You really salvaged it and came up with something really cute. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - we hope you are enjoying the challenges and will come back again on Saturday for a whole new challenge.

Stampin' Pam said...

ps - congrats on the dt!! That rocks.

Lisa Kind said...

I guess we'll forgive you on the white instead of the vanilla! LOL!!! Your card is so adorable! Love those little girls! I may have to get that and send it off to a friend who has two little girls! So glad you could pull your card together for our JUGs challenge!

Great news on the DT spot and I love your blog pic (if I havent' already mentioned that in a previous comment!)!

Justine said...

OOOOO girlie I am so happy for you and very well deserved, your work is amazing. Remember I don't always get my way in those decisions. This is a precious image and I love your coloring. I have missed so many challenge deadlines lately, so frustrating

Sue Lelli said...

Great to see you and your lovely card! Love the image and the snowflake! Congrats on the DT!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Congrats on your DT selection. Such a gorgeous card, you coloring is spectacular and I LOVE that snowflake ♥

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

Karen said...

That is a cute image and a sweet card! Congrats on your DT position! :>