Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Blog Surfing is the BEST!

I love hopping from blog to blog to blog! It allows me to keep in touch with so many wonderfully talented ladies who share the same interests, specifically cardmaking, as I do. I can travel from east coast to west coast all in the comfort of my armchair. And that's a bonus for me because I do have difficulty walking. In fact, I'm awaiting a date for surgery to have bi-lateral knee replacements. Yup, both at the same time. Blog surfing keeps me from going insane and I'm so greatful for all of the challenges that people post.

Yesterday morning, while blurfing, I saw that Allison over at Stampin' When I Can had posted a challenge and I made this card. The image is from Hambo Stamps and the sentiment is by Pink Cat Studio. The orange c/s is SU and the blue bits are by Prism Papers. I'm actually going to send it to my grandson as he loves dogs and laughs those wonderful baby belly-laughs when he comes into contact with a dog. He's going to be 1 year old next month so I don't think he'll really understand the card, but I like making them. So far, I've made him about four birthday cards! LOL. Sorry, I digress. Allison's blog is fantastic. I usually start my day over there where I can find out at a glance what's going on in the papercrafting world. Thanks, Allison, for keeping us informed and letting us know all the good spots to visit!

Later on in the day, while still blurfing, I found another challenge at Dapple Designs, a blog hosted by Tami. Both Tami and I are members of The Stamp Shack. This time it was a colour challenge using turquoise, brown and lavender. Certainly sounds like an unusual combination, but it turned out fairly well. See for yourself! I added a little "bling" to the wings and doodles in the background. The image is from Maryse Carrier and, of course, that old standby, Doodle This by SU. How we managed without doodles, I don't know! Thanks, Tami, for a terrific challenge.

That's it for now, but there are more challenges coming up in my future, so there may be a second posting today. This is just so much fun! See you again soon.


Allison said...

Your cards are too cute! I love the dog mixed with that fun paper (and I know my BSF Andrea will love it too since she is a doggie mommy!). Thanks so much for trying the sketch out!

Jami Speidel said...

Your cards are so bright and fun! Good luck on your knee surgery (when will you be going in) my Grandma had both knees done at the same time too! She said that the pain she was going through before the surgery was way worse than post-op pain! Her knees are working great! You can do it!!!