Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge



I was so excited when I read the challenge for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop this month. It was to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. You know I jumped on this one right away!

I want to thank Debbie Olson from Thinking Inking,  for sharing her talent with me, for taking the time to answer my millions of e-mail questions, for sharing her on-line resources and for her encouragement. I was a new card maker when I found Debbie's blog three years ago. I was in awe of her work. Her cards were so beautiful, I just had to write her an e-mail. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect her to answer back. Well, she did and she was a well spring of information.  Debbie introduced me to the wonderful world of Copic markers and that changed the way I looked at rubber stamping and card making FOR EVAH!

I decided to make a card using PTI's Day at the Beach set...Cheers to You, Debbie!



 Materials Used: stamp set: Day at the Beach(Papertrey Ink). card stock: Stampers White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise(PTI) Gable Green(SU!). patterned paper:from the Sugar Rush collection(BasicGrey). ink:Memento Tuxedo Black(Tsukineko). ribbon:Summer Sunrise(PTI). Word Window punch(SU!). Other: Copic Markers. Envelope and Envelope Liner die(PTI).


I also had the AWESOME opportunity to meet Debbie at CHA!! I was over the moon! You can read all about that here.  I got an invitation to attend CHA from another wonderful blogging buddy, Kim. I have to tell you all  that I was recovering from surgery, but that didn't matter... I was going to CHA because I knew Debbie was going to be there! She was at the Copic booth...perfect! After the crowd thinned out around her, I was able to introduce myself. Debbie is just as sweet, kind and giving as she is on her blog. Then...I got a little one on one time with her. She gave me a mini tutorial on shading and blending...YEAH!!

Debbie Olson and me


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend. Do something wonderful for yourself!  Now go on...get outta here and enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.

Blessings~

33 comments:

Alanna said...

What a darling card and I loved reading about your story with Debbie. She does do amazing work.

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, what a wonderful idea for a blog hop and what a wonderful testimony you wrote for the gal who inspires you so! I'm thrilled for you that you got to meet Debbie and get some one on one time with her.

Love the picture of you two, you look on top of the world!

And we are blessed with the knowledge you have gained in your fabulous creations!!!

Have an awesome weekend, beautiful friend!

Aimes said...

Oh you lucky thing - to meet Debbie IRL must have been awesome!
Your card is super fun - love the way you lined your envie too :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Leah said...

I am trying to leave but I am too busy jamming to the music! LOL!!!!!
Your blog post made me smile!
And your card made me thristy! hehe!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Leah

Amber said...

This is darling!

Rhonda said...

Such a fun card Barb! I would love to meet Debbie.

Sue Ann said...

Cheers to you ....... this is awesome !!! LOVE IT ALL~~

Cathy Weber said...

I think you did a great job coloring those little drinks. I got to meet Debbie too last January and she is just a nice and gracious as you said.

Kristin said...

I am LOVING your card and think the world of Debbie too!

Beebeebabs said...

Please come by and pick up your blog award. Love your card tfs!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh what a sweet post...and that card is adorable. Your coloring looks fabulous, you made Debbie proud!

lisascreativecorner said...

Love your fun card Barb! And, BTW, you look FANTASTIC! I love your new photo. Your hair has sure grown since I saw you last and your smile is just beaming. You look so happy! Love ya and miss ya tons! *Ü*
xoxo

Cristina said...

Fab card. I love Debbie, too. We should all be thanking her!

Melissa said...

So fun! Love the photo of you with Debbie!

klarcher said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, I'm ready for the beach now

peggysue said...

I met Debbie at CHA but I wasn't brave enough to ask for a picture! Good for you! Neat card, very festive!

Jen Carter said...

I love your colorful card! That is so cute!

Kara said...

so cute! love your blog header too!

Kristii said...

Way cute card and I totally love your Copic Coloring!!! Love my Copics and Debbie Olson!!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

Eva said...

Super cute card! So fresh! Oh and the music on your blog is beautiful!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great card

Nerina said...

Love your card! What a colourful, happy and cheerful feeling it has! Your colouring is wonderful - how amazing to meet Debbie!!

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous card! Love it!

Laura Isham said...

the background is amazingly eye catching. i can't stop looking at it. and, I just LOVE these falling leaves on your blog!!! How'd you do that? great card, and great blog!

jen said...

love your card!! and how fun to MEET and have a mini class with your idol!!! :D

Amy said...

I love those little drinks all lined up like that! Your matching envi liner makes a perfect combination!

Kim Burmeister said...

Barb, this card is fabulous! Love the paper you used with it too. Coloring is perfect. Great picture! I wonder who was behind the camera? LOL! It was fun watching Debbie color.

Ginny said...

Just a beautiful card...LOVE the little drinks lined up!!

Allison said...

Very pretty esp. with the Sugar Rush DP!

Joynana said...

What a great story, I loved reading it. Your card is really cute also. I have had a great time visiting your blog and have become a follower. I will be back again to see what you come up with next. Stop by and visit me sometime.

http://joynana-lovethatpaper.blogspot.com/

Kathi C. said...

I love you bright, fun card with its matching envelope. The story was great, too.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely card and love the co-ordination with your envelope liner! I met Debbie at CHA too and she is just awesome!

Lynn said...

Wonderful Cheers to You card! I love the bright colored drinks and fun striped designer paper!