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I am a freelance illustrator, artist and paper crafter. I hope you will set back, have a peek around my blog, check out my archives and enjoy!
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Visit My SplitCoastStampers Gallery!

Hi Everyone!
Have you visited SplitCoastSampers lately?
It's is one of the very best places to go for inspiration, and a great place to share your creations!

I would L♥VE it if you popped over and took a peek at my latest project, or my entire gallery!
Remember to leave some love so I will know you were there!
If you see something you like, don't forget to Pin it too! :)

True :D

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I Am So Excited About My Friend Lisa Lara's New Stamp Release Through A Jillian Vance Design!

Hi everyone!

I am pulling a fast one over on my sweet friend Lisa Lara!
Her very first clear stamps ever are being released through A Jillian Vance Design TODAY!!!
The owners Bunny and Jillian Vance of AJVD, and I are friends and we have been in cahoots so that I could create sample cards with Lisa's brand new stamps without her knowing. 
Vewy vewy sneaky wabbit...ahem...I mean Bunny! :)

Here is a sneak of my first card that I created with the Flutters & Flowers stamp set by: Lisa Lara Originals.

This is what the Flutters & Flowers set looks like.

Head on over to the AJVD blog to see the entire card, other samples and Lisa's other new release!

Tell 'em True sent ya! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time For Another Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to another...

If you are here from the Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened on to my blog, head on there and start from the beginning. Bonnie will be showing the prize that is up for grabs, so you don't want to miss it!

This month, the design team got to play with the beautiful February "Easter Egg Mix" Ribbon Club set. 
Here's a picture. Isn't it fun?

If you aren't a Ribbon Club member, there is no better time to join. There are lots of pretty ribbon combinations coming, and some of them include ribbon that is only available through the 

I decided that since this the Easter assortment that I would pair it up with my newly released "Swirly Easter" stamp set that I illustrated for Inky Antics. 
Once again, I couldn't decide which ribbon I wanted to use so I made a couple of variations of the same card.
(click on the photo for a closer look)

Here is a peek at my entire Swirly Easter set.

Card Recipe
#11158MC Swirly Easter clear set from Inky Antics
Easter Egg Ribbon of the Month set from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Teresa Collins #FAB110 Fabrications 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Discount Card Stock Brilliant White, Poptone Berrylicious, and Drk. Raspberry Prismatic
Spellbinders #SB-001 Frames One Shapabilities Die D-Lites
Art Glitter Mystery and Burgundy Ultra-fine glitters 
ClearSnap Pink Pastel , Dark Peony, and Prussian Blue inks
Staz-On Jet Black ink
Want2Scrap 72 Count White Pearls
Scotch ATG and Foam Tape adhesives
Judy Kins Diamond Glaze
#C-1 Copic marker
Prismacolor pencils

Your next stop on the hop is sweet Judy's Joyful blog.

Make sure to leave comments along your way to increase your chances of winning the awesome prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

And the Winner of My Blogaversary Prize is....

Hi Everyone!

Sorry that it took me so long to post the winner. It took longer than I thought to make all of those little slips to draw from, and I kept getting side-tracked!

OK...now for the business at hand.
Drum roll  pleeeeeeaaase....

The winner is......


I would like to thank Jennifer and all of my friends/followers for sharing my celebration around the net.

You are all awesome!

I would also like to thank all of my sponsors.
I have some super generous friends in the industry!
You all ROCK!

I would love it if you clicked over to my original blogaversary post and visited some of my sponsors shops. I know you will love them as much as I do!

For those who didn't win this time, stay tuned. There is going to be a blog hop in a few weeks with my new releases ans some of my amazing crafty friends. You won't want to miss it! Inky Antics is sponsoring me again and this time, they will be giving my entire Spring stamp release away to one lucky winner!

More details to come, as we get closer to the event.
I can hardly wait! :)

Thanks again! :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Huge Blogaversary Celebration With Prizes!

The Blogaversary candy is now closed and the winner has been drawn. :)

Hi Everyone!

Gee....time sure flies when you are having fun!
I have been making cards for about 5 years now, and blogging for almost 4 of them. :)
To celebrate my 4 years of blogging, some of the companies that I have had the pleasure of working  for, plus others, who's product I just love, have joined together with lots of fun prizes to help me celebrate! ;)

One very lucky follower will win the prizes listed below! I am running the give-away until February 4th (my blogaversary day).
I am going to do a running list of sponsors (adding more as I get them) so check back often to see how much the prize has grown. I will also pop on every now and again during the month to give a prize or two away to followers/friends that I have "caught" spreading the news of my give-away. This give-away is for my followers only, so if you aren't one yet....become one and you are in! :)  Share on your blog, FB page, Pinterest, where ever, and it will earn you extra drawings for the main prize as well as a chance at some of the extras. :) Just leave a comment below every time you share (and tell me where) and I will add your name again to the hat. :)
By the way, I would really appreciate you sharing the love with my sponsors as well. "Like" them on Facebook and/or follow their blogs to earn even more chances. I will have links below each prize.

Here we go with the prize list!

Sponsoring with 3 (soon to be released) clear stamp sets by Yours Truly ;) for Inky Antics.
I will show clear photos of the sets after they are debuted in Anaheim at CHA the middle of January.
The winner will be the first to get them! :)

Sponsoring with this awesome collection of ribbon and goodies!

Sponsoring with a multi-pack of metallic cardstock

Sponsoring with an assortment of BLING! 

 Sponsoring with a set each of Glaze and Souffle pens!

 Sponsoring with a $15.00 Gift Certificate!

 Sponsoring with a $15.00 Gift Certificate!
 Here is just a sample of some of the things you can purchase at Pinque Peacock.
A note from Allie...Hi, I'm Allie Gower, and I love TRUDY, and I'm so excited that her blogging and designing brought us together. I am a Close To My Heart Consultant and my team, CardParties, is pleased to offer a WHOOOO's Your Valentine Kit from Close To My Heart along with a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW 2013 Idea Book.  The December 2012 Stamp of the Month "Year Round Cheer" is also included.

The darling WHOOOO's Your Valentine Kit includes 12 Die-Cut Boxes, 3 Cardstock Sheets, 1 Sheet of Silver Glitter Paper, 12 Treat Tubes, and an exclusive D-Sized Stamp Set created specifically for this kit. 

(click on "Shop Online" to go shopping)

A $15.00 Gift Certificate from I Brake For Stamps!

A beautiful prize package from Creative Touch!
A note from Lou Ann...Since 1983,  I has been crafting, painting and scrapbooking. Family & life,  have changed the direction of what I craft.  For years painting for craft shows dominated my time and I was productive from 8pm to 2am J, when the kids were in bed.  My three kids are now all over 21 and out on their own. Eight years ago I started working for Best Craft Organizers  at scrapbook shows across the US.  Where I fell in love with Magnabilities interchangeable jewelry. I was also introduced to a 1” button machine. Since I was traveling a lot, I started scrapbooking digitally and took classes from The Digital Scrapbook Teacher.  Being somewhat of a computer geek I found I liked crafting cute buttons to wear for inserts, zipper pulls and pins,  made from scrapbook papers, digital files and photos.  

Whimsy Stamps sponsoring with 5 Free Digi Stamps of your choice!
Doodle Pantry sponsoring with a $20.00 gift certificate!

Thanks so much for dropping by!
Remember, the more you share, the better your chances of winning!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Join Us in a Brand New Mixed Media Challenge Feature on SplitCoastStampers!

Hi Everyone!
I was honored to be asked to help hostess the brand new Mixed Media challenge on Fridays over at SplitCoastStampers!
It's not my turn to host, but I plan on participating every week. It's all about showing how fun and easy mixed media can be. Today is the first challenge and the hostess is Ms. Lydia Feidler. She created a beautiful project and a fun video showing the Yin Yang technique she is sharing.  It's a simple one. Just use a gloss and a matte medium together on a project.
 Hope you will come join in in the challenge, or at least take a peek at the amazing projects that are already in the MIX1 Yin Yang challenge gallery.

Here is what I created...

It's an ATC (Artist's Trading Card).
I used my newly released Inky Antics -"Swirly Butterflies" clear stamp set and a Want2Scrap canvas ATC.
For all of the details and a supply list, please visit this project in my SplitCoastStampers gallery.

Thanks for taking a peek! :)