Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Alright so here is Cowboy Ian in all his manly glory. On his hat I applied brown Flock, crystal effects and a piece of twine. I made him a redhead since I am married to one. ;)
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I can't believe I won a Challenge!!!

My cross dressing Cowboy Ian won me two new stamp sets!! I am sooo excited!! I have never won any card making or scrapbooking challenge. Ever!

A big HUGE thanks to Marie at The Greeting Farm for holding this challenge. And to Lisa for choosing my card!! And to Ray for that funny comment. Made me lol.

I am currently working on a CowBOY Ian card. I'm fighting a terrible cold right now but as soon as I can get into my craft rooom I will be finishing it off and posting it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, January 12, 2009

First Card for Sale

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I decided that I need to start trying to sell my cards to support my stamping habit. I am so nervous to put this card out there. What if the person who buys it doesn't like it once they hold it? What if it falls apart because I didn't burnish the glue well enough? It took me a couple days to finish it. Not just because i was interrupted every two minutes by one of the girls, but also because I was second guessing myself. Are the colors and layout okay? Too many flowers? Sentiment or no? Should I 3D the image or is that too much?

Usually I get very attached to my cards and don't want to let them go. But this one I made with the intention of selling it so I'm okay with it leaving. I just hope that the person who gets it isn't disappointed with it. Wish me luck!

Rhinestone Cow Girl

I just discovered this cute little stamp company a few weeks ago. {http://thegreetingfarm.com/} As soon as I saw the images I had to place an order. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, most of the ones that I wanted were sold out. So I ordered just a couple to hold me over. I ordered Chef Ian because I have been searching for a cute chef for ages!! And he fit the bill perfectly. And I ordered Cowboy Ian because I need some more stamps that are more oriented towards boys and because we live in Texas. So that was perfect!!

A couple days later the owner of the stamp company announced on her blog that she was holding a challenge to win two new unreleased stamp sets. It's called the Anya Fashion Show and you have to use Anya stamps and dress her up. Ack!!! There is no way I can enter with my Ian stamps. So I thought and thought and thought about it. I decided to play around and see if I could dress up Ian to become a girl. I wasn't sure how it would work out and if it would be offensive to anyone. Most especially Marie, the owner. But I did it and had TONS of FUN doing it. I decided how to dress him up as I went along. I used my Copic markers to color her in. I think I own 15 now, so not much to choose from. Luckily I had some embroidery thread left over from my cross stitching days and I made a couple of braids. I stamped the cowboy hat on some pink glitter paper, added a prima flower and pop dotted it up on her. The star brad holds her scarf. And every Cowgirl needs a Rhinestone buckle!

This is only the second challenge I have ever entered. I almost didn't enter but I am so glad I did. I had so much fun! Me and my 6 yr old were giggling every step of the way.
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