My top picks for this week include...
This adorable card was designed by
PATSYHer blog is called
Can you see me smiling? I have been smiling ever since I read my name as a Top 3 (which I read about 4 or 5 times just to make sure I was reading right)!! I am just simply amazed...I'm so excited!! You would have thought I had won the challenge with the way I am right now!!I know I am not supposed to covet anything (sorry God) but in my heart of hearts, I so wish for the day when I make a top three or top five. Heck I'd even be thrilled to make a top ten! As I told Patsy in the comment I left congratulating her, anyone can win through a random generator but to have your card singled out and chosen to be part of the top tier? Well, to me that is the cherry on top of the sundae. Sure, there might not be a prize associated with top three but the sense of pride and accomplishment is such an enormous reward all in its own. The card that Patsy won with is my favourite of all the cards that I've seen of hers. Patsy has every reason to be proud of her accomplishments. She is one talented lady. Please help to encourage Patsy in her confidence by paying her blog a visit and leaving her a little love (clicking on the blog name will take you straight to her blog). She has also just become a mommy to a new little furbaby named Mr. Charles, so congratulate her while you are there. I'm still waiting for pictures Patsy!!!!!
Free Digital Paper Artist Choice
This great digi paper was designed by
TRINE SECHERHer blog is called
Oh this is such an awesome site! As the title suggests, Trine offers nothing but freebies on this particular blog. I need many, many, many more hours to go through and download all the wonderful goodies that Trine offers for free. From papers to embellishments, from overlays to templates, from ribbons to alphabets and so many designs between, there is just SO MUCH to choose from. I could literally spend hours on this site downloading items. I could highlight one or two of Trine's freebies every single Saturday and I'd never run out of things to showcase here. So expect her to be in this spot often. This particular freebie that I'm bringing to your attention today is a paper called 'Snowflake Damask' from one of her kits. Actually it is part of Trine's 2012 Advent calendar. I found it under the post, "Another Day Late...". However you can also get it by clicking on the tree at the top of her sidebar which allows you to pick up all the Advent elements in one download. As soon as I saw this paper a) I knew I wanted it; and b) I knew I had to showcase it. I absolutely love the grunge effect. The background coordinates so well with the snowflake edging and I absolutely adore the colours she has chosen. This paper is just so cool! Get it...cool... hee, hee! Sorry, it's been a long day. So please go and check out Trine's blog. If you don't, you'll be missing out on so much (clicking on the blog name will take you straight to her blog).
Finally, that brings me to the...
This is a special category highlighting
a stamp for sale by another artist.
a stamp for sale by another artist.
This week that honour goes to...
Her store is called
Her brand new challenge blog is called
Okay, it may seem that I'm being a little self serving in my choice of digi 'stamp of approval' this week since I'm now on Sandy's design team. However, I am not sucking up to the boss. Really, I'm not! I just fell in love with these digi images when going through Sandy's store a couple of weeks ago. The idea is just so clever, I had to share it here with all of you. We so often use the expression, "they're like two peas in a pod". Well, Sandy put pen to paper, or pen to tablet as the case may be, and came up with these brilliant designs. She also has a set of twins with a boy and a girl and has a single boy and a single girl in the pea pod baby collection. They are just so darn darling! I'm all about twins these days as my first cousin Blair has a set of two year old boys who are fraternal twins. They are the absolute most beautiful boys in the whole wide world and no I'm not being at all biased. Even though the boys are no longer babies, I plan on using this adorable digi on a card for them. I'm not sure when or for what occasion but that is what file folders are for. Please go and check out all the new designs Sandy has for sale and don't forget she has some freebies on her blog under the freebies tab. Also, I hope that you will all join us in the first Scribbles Designs Challenge going on until February 14th. We'd love to see you there (see there's no self serving going on here, none at all).
Well, one more Showcase is under my belt. Well, it would be if I wore a belt. Thanks to all these wonderful artists for agreeing to allow me to showcase their work on my blog. I'm sure I'll be coming back to them time and again. Though you never know, I may be contacting YOU next to showcase something incredible you've created.
Until next time,
Note:*Thanks to Nikki from Limited Runs Stamps for creating my Saturday Showcase badge.