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!
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.
What a darling card and I loved reading about your story with Debbie. She does do amazing work.
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!
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
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!
This is darling!
Such a fun card Barb! I would love to meet Debbie.
Cheers to you ....... this is awesome !!! LOVE IT ALL~~
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.
I am LOVING your card and think the world of Debbie too!
Please come by and pick up your blog award. Love your card tfs!!
Oh what a sweet post...and that card is adorable. Your coloring looks fabulous, you made Debbie proud!
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*
Fab card. I love Debbie, too. We should all be thanking her!
So fun! Love the photo of you with Debbie!
Such a bright and cheerful card, I'm ready for the beach now
I met Debbie at CHA but I wasn't brave enough to ask for a picture! Good for you! Neat card, very festive!
I love your colorful card! That is so cute!
so cute! love your blog header too!
Way cute card and I totally love your Copic Coloring!!! Love my Copics and Debbie Olson!!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!
Super cute card! So fresh! Oh and the music on your blog is beautiful!
what a great card
Love your card! What a colourful, happy and cheerful feeling it has! Your colouring is wonderful - how amazing to meet Debbie!!
What a fabulous card! Love it!
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!
love your card!! and how fun to MEET and have a mini class with your idol!!! :D
I love those little drinks all lined up like that! Your matching envi liner makes a perfect combination!
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.
Just a beautiful card...LOVE the little drinks lined up!!
Very pretty esp. with the Sugar Rush DP!
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.
I love you bright, fun card with its matching envelope. The story was great, too.
Lovely card and love the co-ordination with your envelope liner! I met Debbie at CHA too and she is just awesome!
Wonderful Cheers to You card! I love the bright colored drinks and fun striped designer paper!
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