So today got a little derailed for me! I ended up being at work most of the night last night. I am running on a total three hours of sleep in two separate segments. So be lenient on me and understand why this is late in going up and also understand why it will be short and sweet!!
First of all I received the sweetest honor of being Featured on the Artful Inkables blog as their first Friday's Featured Stamper last week and since I didn't blog over the weekend, I hadn't had the chance to share it with you yet!!
You can see the blog post that I was featured in by visiting their blog HERE. I really appreciated Jackie contacting me and inviting me to be on their blog. It gave me a great reason to pull out one of the AI stamps that I had never used before and actually and put it to good use!! I hope you will take the time to look at their blog. They have some amazing designers (some of whom like Alicia Ekerman who I have designed for before and now co-design with her for Whimsie Doodles!
The stamp is from Artful Inkables and is called Daring Duo and comes with a frog and lily pads too. I placed it on some adorable October Afternoon papers from last years line called Ducks in a Row. I colored my image with Copic markers and added some fun ribbons. The golden colored one was a recent find from my LSS that already had a stitch line down the center that when you pulled one of the threads it causes the ribbon to ruche up. I love it, but unfortunately do not know who makes it because it was sold in precut 1 yard pieces with no tags on it! The buttons are from Clear and Simple Stamps.
I know it might seem like a strange sentiment for a card, but I think it is so sweet looking. I plan on sending it to a friend who might be struggling someday and I could put a sentiment inside that says something like "Feel like you are just treading water?" "I am here to throw you a line!" Or some type of encouragement during a time of need!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and may your bucket overflow with the kind of friends that will help you if you felt like you were swimming in a no swimming zone! :-) I am sure thankful for those of mine that I have!
I will be back hopefully in the morning tomorrow with some more goodies to share!! Have a great night!