Monday, December 31, 2007

Cards and CST Holiday Contest Prize

Happy New Year!! ..and I want to Thank you all for looking at my creations and sharing your Fabulous creations with me! I feel so fortunate to have made so many blogging friends. I never would have thought that blogging would be so much fun and that I would meet so many Wonderful!! people. At the end of this post I am going to share a poem my daughter recently sent me.....I enjoyed it so much ...I revised it for all of you.

On to a few cards I made over the holidays...

The featured stamper this last week was Crissy Armstrong (#1artist4highhopes)

Visit Crissy's Awesome Gallery..

I was inspired by this card..

This Cute Snowman is from High Hopes Stamps. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and H20's.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, HOTP

Paper: whisper white, dcwv textured and glitter

Ink: versafine black, bordering blue, night of navy

Accessories: ribbon, stitching, glitter, embossing pdr

Here is my 2nd card:

I just received my basic grey figgy paper and I just had to use it. I love this cute little mouse called Santa's Helper from High Hopes Stamps....and I love tent cards. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps

Paper: whisper white, kraft, basic grey figgy pudding

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel. versamark

Accessories: Michael's ribbon, stitching, snowflakes, brads, bling, glitter

Techniques: prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's (water coloring)

Special Cards

These next two Beautiful cards are both from my daughter Trina - Trina's Timeless Treasures

The first card is simply a card she sent me to brighten my day...and indeed it did!! I'm so proud to be your mother and best friend!! Thank you Trina....I love this card!! ...And just love these sexy figures we

For details about this card check out Trina's blog Trina's Timeless Treasures

This next Lovely card is the Christmas card I received from Trina Thanks Trina!! It's Gorgeous!!

For details about this card click here - Trina's Timeless Treasures

Holiday Contest Prize

I recently won a 1st prize in one of the categories for the CST Holiday Card Contest: You can check out all the cards entered right here

I received this Fabulous prize from Creative Accents You'll want to check this place out for sure - Creative Accents

Thanks so much Tara for the Goodies!..and Thank you so much Nancy for hosting this contest. Check out Nancy's Terrific blog here Nancy's Creative Mess.

Now I will leave you all with the Poem I mentioned at the beginning of the post (slightly revised from the original) and a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!!!!


Alhambra Club said...

Wishing you and Happy and Healthy 2008. Love your cards and your daughters. Your are so creative, your coloring and design are wonderful.

Marja Sch said...

Thanks for the beautiful poem and showing your wonderful cards. Happy New Year/Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Hugs Marja

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Ila ~~ yours AND Trina's!! What a talented family!! I have the most un-crafty mom there is, so Trina is very lucky to have someone to share the love of stamping with!!

Is there a way to be able to "enlarge" your photos on your blog?? On other blogs, it will state "click on image for closer view". I'm sure it's something that has to be set up?? I would love to see the close up detail of your fantastic work!!!

Have a Happy New Year!!

huntla1 said...

Happy New Year Ila! Sending prayers for a safe, fun and creative new year. I have learned so much from your blog, I can't imagine having "lessons" from someone with your talent. It is clear that Trina took the lessons to heart and probably has a bit of that inherent talent also! Beautiful cards, beautiful poems.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such gorgeous cards. It's no wonder you won the contest. That poem is awesome. Happy New Year to you and your family, Ila.

Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

My Paper World said...

Wow! Fabulous cards!

Maria said...

Hi Ila! Thank you for the New Year wishes! I wish you a fabulous New Year as well.

Wow, how sweet of your daughter to send you a "just because" card! Both you and your daughter are very talented. Like mother, like daughter. Both your cards look fabulous!


diana68 said...

I was bloghopping and what beautiful cards you make....I wish you of course all the best for 2008. And I hope you don't mind I'll put you on my blogroll......

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WOW they are each beautiful...and you have been BUSY!!!


NormaJ said...

Wonderful poem Ila and doesn't it ring true. I adore your two cards.
I must have a look at this new stamp company, to me. I need to
expand my stamp collection (yah, really!)

Tina said...

WOW! All the cards are so fantasic! so wonderful colors.

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow so many lovely cards ,brilliant work ,
congrats on you win to ,Dawnx

Deborah said...

Wonderful poem, well said! Your cards are all gorgeous that are posted! Look forward to your creations this year! Deb

Risa said...

Happy New Year Wishes Ila!
I love your snowman card and the mouse card is adorable! (I love that paper too!)
Your RAKs are very pretty and congratulations on winning a terrific prize, you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

WOW your cards are absolutely amazing, love them all! Will be back to visit again!