Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm Back....At Least For Today And It's An IO Challenge

I know I haven't posted in like forever!! I apologize to anyone I have worried. I have been busy with personal things and still am, but when I saw the new IO images, I knew I wanted to do at least this challenge. I have really missed posting and stamping, but most of all blog hopping to enjoy the view. LOLOL

IO is going to be releasing their new Spring stamps at CHA the end of this month. You may want to get in touch with your local store or stay tuned for them in the online store HERE. There are tons of new images and Cover-A-Card stamps, not to mention the really wonderful new individual and sets of phrases and words. Enough already, here is my card. :-)


The image I used is not available yet. It is Leigh Hannan's Heat Hive. I fell in love with the bees and the hearts behind it too. You can't tell by looking, but I cut the heart out and then also cut out the flower with the leaves and curlicues. They are mounted with pop dots.

Behind that is a Spellbinders die. I used the die and while it was still on the white cardstock I stamped it with Cover-A-CardTM Swirls. The background is DP from eons ago mounted on white cardstock. I used the smaller die for the bottom tag and hand wrote the word.I painted the image with Twinkling H2O's. People may think they are not available anymore, but they can be purchased through Creative Imaginations HERE. I used 2, 3, and 5mm pearl stickers to adorn the image and the edges. The ribbon is from Michaels.  Don't take my word for it, but check out the IO Design Teams blogs for more new images!!!
And that's not all. If you send a card to me for the current challenge you could win a $25 gift certificate to use in the online store. We have a drawing at the end of the challenge Friday night at 9 p.m. Random.org chooses the winner.

I almost forgot to tell you this post almost didn't happen. When I checked in to post around 10 p.m. last night it wouldn't let me even start a post. I had to go to the "Help" forum and 3 other people were having the same problem. Luckily a person there knew how to get around it and here I am. Pheewwwwww!~!

So, that's about it. I want to wish you all a late Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year. I keep hoping I'll have more time to stamp and maybe I will. Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 Shirley

27 comments:

Anesha said...

Hi Shirley. Lovely card, really pretty colours. Hope you had a good Christmas and may 2011 be a great one for you. Hugs Anesha

Lyn S said...

Hi Shirley, glad everything is OK with you and lovely to see your gorgeous card!

Take care, Lyn

Cheryl said...

Shirley good to see you here. Your card is amazing as usual. Best to you my friend.

Katarina said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Shirley! That bow is dee-lish!

Jane Wetzel said...

Soooo very pretty Shirley...been 4ever- but u havent lost a trick! Happy New Year! :)

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
I love it!!!
Glad to see you back.

Karen x

Jenny Gropp said...

YAY! a card by Shirley! Your hot pink bee hive is too sweet! I know those twinks give off more shimmer and shine, making this a stunner in person!
Happy New Year!

Julie Koerber said...

Truly lovely Miss Shirley!! Love the colors and just how feminine this creation is!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
I love it!!!
Glad to see you back.

Karen x

Jeanne S said...

We need to see more cards from you Miss Shirley! This is adorable!!!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
I love it!!!
Glad to see you back.

Karen x

craftimamma said...

Hi Shirley, how good it is to know you're okay. Love the beautiful card. Such a beautiful colour combination too.

Belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah March said...

LOVIN' that bee hive Ms Shirley...GRAND to see you posting again lady!!

dini said...

So glad you could play with us today! Thanks for all you do.

Laura said...

Love that you made a pink beehive...perfect for Valentines!

Sharon said...

Shirley I love this card and that stamp is adorable.

*Vicki* said...

Shirley, it's so good to "see" you sweetie!! What a truly gorgeous card hun!! WOW!! Love all of your details and colors!! Take care sweetie and have a fabulous weekend!!HUGS

Maria Matter said...

glad all is fine! so nice to see you and your lovely creation!
take care Shirley!
hugs & blessings!

Millie said...

glad to have you back...I miss seeing your lovely cards.

Curt in Carmel said...

I was so happy to see that you commented on my blog that I had to run right over to see if indeed you were back to posting, and I'm so happy that you are. I've been worried about you (as my last post in November stated). At one point, I came to check on you, and got a message from Blogger saying this blog no longer existed. I was really worried about you then! I'm just thrilled to see you back. Your card is so beautiful and rich with your signature detail. Just beautiful. I hope you are OK, and whatever the personal stuff is I hope it is not too serious. Welcome back! I've so missed you! Best, Curt

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Shirley and so glad to see you back!!!!

Daniela said...

This is beautiful. I love the vibrant colors!!!

The Country Rose said...

As always, every card you make is a little piece of fabulous art :).

Barb

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring and such a pretty and elegant card. Glad you are just busy and everything is okay!

Elena said...

What a wonderful card, Shirley!
I hope you are dong fine.
Miss your beautiful creatios...
Thank you so much for stopping at my blog! :)
Hugs,
Elena

Beth said...

Hey the GF sure have missed you and your beautiful cards good to see you pop in every now and then.
Hugs
Beth

Karen McAlpine said...

Oh my freaking gosh!!! This is a stunning card. Love the cac on the spellbinders. You rock!!

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