Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's a Silhouette Blog Hoppin Kinda Day!

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Thanks Kerry....

Welcome everyone!

I'm so excited to be a part of this Silhouette BLOG hop. I've had my Silhouette machine for a long time and I have to admit, at first I didn't quite know what to do with it. Then enter my friend Nichol Magouirk. Nichol had me hooked from the very moment I saw her in action...she was way over my head with welding fonts and being ultra creative.

Now, two years later, my silhouette is my go to tool! I LOVE it!!!! I use it especially when creating kits for classes to cut most anything I need. I've come along way with this magnificent machine as I'm now one of the two designers for the Hero Arts line of Silhouette images.

I was in the mood for Spring, so today I decided to have a play with one of my favorite flowers. I've inked and stamped it with Tim Holtz Distress inks and Hero Arts stamps.



Here's a closer look at the stamping on the flower. I love the Friend Definition!





Oh and before you go... I thought you'd like to know that Silhouette is having a sale on shapes (.75 per shape this week) and 10% off subscriptions as well as a "buy two get one free" on products in the store. Check out the Silhouette BLOG and take a peek at the Ba-Zillions of images they have available HERE.


and now....hop on over to see the UBER TALENTED Erin Lincoln HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

42 comments :

maryLou cacciatore said...

this is beautiful! thanks for all your inspiration. I love checking in to see what is new.

Vicki Boutin said...

Shari my friend...that flower rocks!!! You are an amazing artist! And I kinda like you, too!

Nichol Magouirk said...

SHARI! WOW. Your card is stunning. Love you girl! HUGS.

Kerri said...

This card is sooooo pretty! Love the color combo! FAB job Miss Shari!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, Shari! Love the bright blues and yellows! The Hero Arts shapes were just the push I needed to get the Silhouette. :)

Christine D said...

What a beautiful flower. I love what you did with the beads looks like rain drops. beautiful!

Keri W said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! What colors of Tim Holtz' distress inks did you use on this? Thanks! Keri

Christi said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the subtle ombre effect with the inks.

Jacqueline said...

Shari, I simply love how you showcase this flower - you did the same on our blog day! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I think I will get alot of use out of the Friends definition stamp too, it's a must have!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Shari! Love your card! When I opened your blog from my blogger it was blank except for your blog header and such. When I opened it through twitter it workerd, wonder if it's just me? Love your new blog header though!

Heidi said...

What a beautiful card.

Heather P. said...

Oh WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING! :)

nsmerkt said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. The friend definition is one of my favorites too. PERFECT for cards! TFS!

Wendy Sue said...

This is a gorgeous card! :o)

Applemimi said...

gorgeous !

Beth said...

wow! that is amazing! and gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Simply stunning!

Katty Bell said...

Beautiful card, Shari, that flower is bloomin gorgeous =D

vegetablog said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful card!

Virginia L. said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I just got the Friends Definition cling stamp....I'm exctied to play now :) Your card is absolutely stunning!!!!

Hxnnie (Hannah) said...

Wow Shari, Wow. This is so gorgeous!

Alice Wertz said...

stunning card! gorgeous colors!

clwilker said...

Oh wow!!! That is all I can say about this gorgeous card! I do have one quick question, though. Did you ink your paper before you cut it, or after? And if after, how did you keep from messing up the petals? Can you tell I want to borrow this idea?

Rhonna Farrer said...

oooooo, so so pretty!
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Cheryl said...

Just beautiful Shari!!! Love it!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous blending of the colors on the cut-out flower! Love it!

Jennifer said...

oh my wow. wow. wow!

haejin said...

What a beautiful flower!

Nancy W said...

BEAUTIFUL! *hugs from conroe, tx!

Lina said...

Wauw! Absolutely beautiful flower. So gorgeously inked, and love the added detail with the Friends definition stamp.

Fleursbydesign said...

That is so pretty - love the inking!

lois Skiathitis said...

This is beautiful Shari, I should invest in a machine since I flunked cutting 101. Beautiful colors chosen. TFS!!! :-D

Douglas said...

Girl......you so rock anything you touch....GORGEOUS card...love those colors!!!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous colours on this flower!

Sandi said...

Shari

I am a little late viewing all the blog hop stuff. I just wanted to pop in and day how lovely your flower card is. I can not get enough of the frind text stamp and Tim's distress inks:)

Have a nice weekend:)
Sandi N.

Stamping Cafe said...

This is totally stunning, Shari!! Love everything about it!

Diana said...

That is gorgeous!! I am bookmarking you in my Google reader. :o)

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Wow, I LOVE the flower on your card.

Erica Hettwer said...

Gorgeous card! Just stunning! :D

cottagerca said...

like that butterfly on your thinking of you card.
ava

jaemom said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love what you do with ink!

Jennifer said...

WOW! How Pretty!! Great colors!