Saturday, February 6, 2010

Crazy4Challenges #23 -- Valentine

Robin Willis is our new hostess for the month of February and she has challenged us to create a Valenine this week. Our sponsoring company this week is The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard. I do not have any stamps from this company, so I used a new Penny Black cutie I had just received in the mail. Isn't this bear just the sweetest.....he could really be for any occasion. In this case I paired him with some hearts, so he is part of a Valentine. I colored not only my image but also some silver heart brads with my Copics, used a MS border punch, my paper piercing tools, and a bit of ribbon. I also used one of my new Romance CB embossing folders I got from HSN a bit ago. This one is embossed candy hearts.

Now, be sure to visit the rest of the Crazies to see what they have been up to AND be sure to visit the team blog as well. Here are the links to help you get there......

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Barbara Anders
Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

By the way....I had a question about where I get the Penny Black stamps I've been using.  I have been ordering for years from a fabulous (and funny) guy in Ohio whose wife is a regular on SCS.  So....if you are looking for Penny Black Stamps you might want to check out PB STAMPS.  Dick has the current stamps as well as some of the oldies available.  ( get no commission...I don't even know Dick....he just gives good and fast service and goes out of his way to save us money or get us stamps not available any where else.)


Mercy said...

aaahhhh, joanne...this little bear is just precious! beautiful coloring, too! wonderful sample!

Betty Wright said...

Joanne, this is just too cute! Great coloring and design!

StampOwl said...

what a cutie Joanne

Francie G. said...

Joanne, this is just precious! Wonderful details and fab coloring!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, LOOOOOVE this bear and your blue/red color combo. FANTASTIC card!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so CUTE!!

Traci M said...

Ooh, another challenge card, wow, just shows how fast a week flys by!! I love Penny Black and can see this being the cutest lil Valentine for some lucky person...and thanks for the link to your sources...I knew you had to have a few secrets!!
Joanne, I love your image and the way you brought this together.
And yes, I meant to say, I did get the stamp sheets and finally sat down to cut them all out and soon have a project to put up on my blog...I absolutely love them!! They are beautiful!! Thanks for leading me to these challenges and being the contact person for me...I am so excited to have these!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, my friend, this is way too cute!!! Awesome coloring and the details, as always fabulous!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Barbara said...

Love your little bear, Joanne!! Great colors, too!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little bear is sooo cute, your gorgeous coloring and what a beautiful heart border!!!!