Wednesday, April 11, 2012

200 Follower Blog Candy and a DP2 Challenge

Good morning, almost afternoon, everyone!  Today is so exciting for me!  First, I just recently hit the 200 follower mark and I am so excited about it!  Who knew that when I started my blog journey almost two years ago that I would be hitting such an amazing major milestone as this!  I am so blessed to be able to continue to work on my crafts and to learn from all of you!  Without my blog friends it all we would so much different.  In honor of this accomplishment, and in thanks to all of you for following me and being my great friends, I am going to have some blog candy!  Yeah!  Blog candy, who doesn't love that!  Now, I am usually terrible at blog candy, which is why I don't give it away very often, so I have made it simple for me and of course, all of you.  In order to win the blog candy just make a comment on this post to be entered into the random drawing, which I will hold one week from today.  Now, it would be easier for me if you could leave your e-mail address.  That way I could be sure and get your prize to you if you win.  I will post the winner next Wednesday after 9am.

What is the blog candy you ask.  Where, here's the simple part for me.  I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!  If you haven't ever been to this fabulous store then click HERE to see what they have to offer!  Tab has so many wonderful stamps and supplies in stock a girl just can't go wrong!  Plus, with a gift certificate, no waiting on the mail to get to you.  It's as easy as an e-mail and you have your prize.  Great, right!

My project for today is for the challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I have been trying to enter in this challenge for about a month and my crazy life just kept getting in the way.  I seriously have had this image colored for a month, a whole month and just couldn't get it onto a project.  Even today I am cutting it very close to the end of the challenge.  I am feverishly typing my post as my son cries for my attention and my stomach says it is time to eat lunch.  I WILL get this card entered in the current challenge, I WILL!

For my card I used the Mo's digital Pencil image, Little miss Muffet.  I really love this one, and any nursery rhyme or children's story image.  I guess that comes with being a kindergarten teacher.

Materials I Used for this Project:
Copic Markers - B99, B97, B95, B91, R39, R37, R35, R32
EK Success open scalloped border punch
MS border punch
EK Success Foliage Punch
Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad
Spellbinder's Nestabilities die

Here's a close up of my colored image.

Good luck to all of you on winning the blog candy!  Thanks for being a follower and more importantly, thanks for being a friend!
So glad you stopped by today,


  1. Congrats on your followers! =D Your blog is totally worth following! That is some awesome candy you are offering! Love your card and your coloring! lol...Glad your determination paid off and you got your card done! =D Oh, and thanks for being my friend too! Hugs!

  2. Congrats on 200 followers! =) Your card and coloring is amazing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Congrats! What an adorable card! Your coloring is amazing!

  4. Congrats on 200 followers. I love your blog as well as Mo's. Your card is so cute. Sometimes we get too many deadlines. yankandtex at hotmail dot com HUGZ

  5. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers. The colouring on this card is fabulous and makes her pop right off the card.

  6. Marlena, congrats on the 200 Followers, but forget just coming over here to see this card was worth the visit. Talk about an amazing piece of coloring. It's totally incredible.

  7. Hi Marlena - guess I picked a good time to get back into papercrafting. My email is mssquared812 at hotmail dot com

  8. Marlena- Glad you got the time to craft and post this card. It's gorgeous!! I hope you get even more time to play soon.
    Congrats on the 200 followers. Your coloring makes the "fabric" seem real enough to reach out and touch. :)

  9. Congratulations! I love your work.

  10. Your coloring is stunning. I love your blog banner at the top to showcase your work. You are SOOO good! Wish I had your skills, but not enough time or patience! Beautiful card. Love all the red!
    Saw your link in Card Makin Mamas.
    ~Rachel B

  11. What a gorgeous card! The coloring is just Fab!!! Came to u from Phindys Challenge blog. thanks for the chance to win some great candy! My email addy is ddawley at hughes(dot)net

  12. Morning sweetie this is stunning, I love the layout you have used, fabulous creation huggles Pops x x x

  13. I always look at your blog for my colouring inspiration as you create such fantastic cards and projects. The colour blending with copics is something I aspire to - still working on it :D
    Thanks for sharing candy with us.
    Lorraine x

  14. Super congrats! Not surprised and sure your followers will quadruple in no time! Because you are one of the most talented color-er's (LOL) that I know...big hug!

  15. Congratulations. Your card today is adorable.

  16. Wow Marlena this card is amazing. I am always in awe of your coloring. Thanks for the chance to win the amazing Blog Candy. 200 followers is AMAZING.

  17. Marlena,
    Your card is just stunning! Congrats, and Thanks for the chance to will you great blog candy.
    Hugs, Heide
    heidedpaperie (At)

  18. Congratulations on 200 followers, Thanks for the chance to won something awesome!
    <3 Pam

  19. Congratulations with reaching your 200 goal!! One day I hope to be there too. I found your blog through your link at Saturated Canary. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome candy! Happy to be following.

    1. I knew I forgot something... siren_kittycat(at)

  20. Congratulations! Love your cards!

  21. Awesome coloring--so much depth! Congrats on your milestone!


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