Monday, February 25, 2013

Wow... long time no bloggy!

Sorry about that my friends! Life kind of jumped in the way.

Welllll...my sister slipped on the ice and broke her ankle a couple weeks ago, had to have surgery. I've been caring for her as she recovers. While I'm talking injuries... Scooter is on the mend and is now doing physical therapy! Yay!!! The doc felt he had made the right decision not to have surgery, music to my ears!!! So one up... one down!

I've had a few bloggy things happening while I've been absent, I'll put them here on my blog so I can keep everything in one place. Ready? This could get longggggg!

I did another Art Journal entry for Simon Says Stamps... this time using Dyan Reaveley's sprays and stamps (YUM!) Here's a quick shot... You can see more pics and the full length video on the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE.


Then I did a card for the BasicGrey + Cardmaker Magazine blog hop... those are always fun.  My card was featured on the BasicGrey blog.  Quite a departure from the colorful journal page... but I like it! :o)


And then there was this card for the BasicGrey Card Connection



I also made this card for the Hero Arts blog... it was for my sister. I played with the new Hero Arts Fancy Dies. :o)

Then... I was asked to participate as an instructor for True Stamp which is an awesome online class coming soon on March 9th.  I created a 30 minute video where I make 6 cards for Simon Says Stamps.  I'll have more information in the coming days.


For those of you who have hung in there with me... I have a GIVEAWAY!!! It's time to start thinking SPRING with Simon Says Stamp's March card kit


I'll give one card kit to a random lucky winner who comments on this post before 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, February 27th.  I'll annouce the winner on Thursday! Good Luck everyone!!!

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106 comments :

Beth said...

Sorry life's been so hectic! The cards you've squeezed in though are stunners! I love the second one especially :-)

Beth xx

Oh and thanks for the chance to win this kit!

Tracy said...

Wow, all the cards are beautiful and I love the journalling page too :)

Sandra said...

great cards Shari - thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra ltb

Katrin said...

I love your art journal pages! I wished I had your talent! Just amazing!

Maeghan Magante said...

Hoping your sister feels better! I bet she felt better after receiving that lovely card from you!

Candy Bryant said...

I have missed you so much. Glad things are going better now. Keep up all the inspiration! Hugs & Aloha.

Lisette Ruiz said...

Cute giveaway! Love all the cards you posted.

Isabel Rivera said...

All the cards are amazing!!

Laura Holt said...

Love all your inspiring ideas - have never worked from a kit, so thanks for the chance to win one!

gRiSeL™ said...

So sorry to hear about your sister's broken ankle ): Hope she's quickly recovering! We missed you around here (: LOVE all these cards--they're gorgeous!! Since I'm lately so into art journaling, I'm going to say I'm drooling over your art journal page *grin* Thank you SO much for the chance to win this kit!! (:

Mudgie said...

Wow you have had a busy run. Hope you sister is feeling better soon. Love your creations. And thank you for the chance to win this lovely kit. Karen

Diane said...

My word Shari your life has and still is busy !! Love all your craft creations and thanks for a chance of winning this fab paper kit !!

hugs Diane xx

Gilda said...

I'm really enjoying your art journal entries and am going to attempt to try one myself thanks to your guidance. Looking forward to hearing more about the new video coming up.

Kelly Booth said...

Pure Awesomeness!!!!! Wow...... Looooooooove your creations so much!! Xo

Sandi said...

WOW! Lots of great projects in this blog post! Enjoy your week!

Elaine said...

Life has thrown you a few curves. At least you have your priorities in the right order and glad to hear that things are looking better for your family. Love the cards!

Mallrat said...

I'm so glad you have your next journal page up .. I've patiently been waiting for it, I loved the last one. Hope your sister heals quickly .. thanks for the chance to win :)

Tricia said...

Such amazing projects, Shari, and everything else you're doing, too! Well done!

Donna Lange said...

I am new to your blog, found you via SSS and your awesome art journal series. Thanks for a chance to win.

Carol said...

Glad to see you on top of things and back being creative. I love the way you put little gems around to highlight your projects. Thanks.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Well, you have been the busy little bee! Gorgeous creations. I especially like your art journal page. The colors are so true and clear. Sometimes, art journals get a little too muddy for my tastes, but this one is right up my alley. Glorious cards...great colors, too. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kay said...

You did an awesome job on all the cards, as usual! I love Dyan Reaveley's stuff and I can't wait to go watch the video on it. I'm fairly new to the Simon Says line so am still discovering new things about them.

Hope your sister is healing well and will be 100% very soon. Great news about Scooter!

Sara said...

So glad you're back and that everyone is healing. I love your work and I love watching you do a journal page and listening to you talk about your process. Very educational!

Cheryl said...

Sorry life has been a bit brutal for you lately - glad to see you're back! Love the journaling posts at Simon Says Stamp - I'm new to art journaling and am learning TONS from you! Excited about the True Stamp classes too - going to have to look into those!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your blog is so much fun and your cards and art journal are wonderful! Good luck to your sister and your son as they heal from their injuries - yikes! Thanks for all you share!

Lindsay said...

Love love all of your cards! So sorry to hear about your sister, I hope she mends quickly! Love that kit, especially the stamp set, thank you for the chance to win it!

Nancy L. said...

Love those 2 cards!

Cher said...

wowser u busy beee! I LUV all the cards... Jen is RIGHTO! u r so UBBER talented...I missed your posts! Hope everyone is on the mend soon...geez! your cup runneth ovah! RELAX! u are so busy it seems but handling it all well. I luv that stamp set in the kit too...well..the kit too LOL...toss my name in that hat please...and look forward to you staying in one place for a bit! xo

Cindy C. said...

Wow all cards fabulous Shari! Life have been keeping you busy! I wish your sister a speedy recovery! Thanks for a chance to win the lovely kit! You're so kind to share with us!

Barb King said...

Love the Forever and Always card, that is such beautiful paper. Hope your sister is on the mend, I'm sure she is glad for your help. Thanks for the chance at the give away!

Nancy K said...

i always find wonderful inspiration when i visit here, Shari! even as busy as you've been you still create beautiful stuff! so sorry to hear about your sister, hoping she and Scooter continue to heal quickly. blessings!

Barb said...

Hi Shari - been missin' ya! So sorry about your sis - hope she heals quickly - but glad to hear Scooter made the right decision!

It doesn't matter what you create - it's all amazing! You inspired me with that last card the other day - so much so, that I made my own (all white) version - thanks for always inspiring me, and for the chance to win that fabulous kit! :)

Milla said...

Love the cards and love the journal page!

Karen said...

I am signed up for True Scrap - can't wait to see your video!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

The cards are absolutely beautif & the video was amazing! Thanks for a chance to win the card kit! Hope your sister has a quick recovery.

Pam said...

My goodness, life did push blogging aside! Hopefully things will slow down for awhile. Love that journal project! Your cards are always super.

Marion said...

Fab cards - especially love your journal page. Hope life slows down for you soon Shari.

Judy Tuck said...

Even with your full plate you still manage to inspire us with your creations. Thanks for that and thanks for a chance to win!

Kimberly Rendino said...

I just ADORE your art journal layout, Shari! It's great inspiration!!

Debbie said...

I love your art journal pages. I hope you keep doing those for a long time to come.

Dixie Cochran said...

As always, your projects are a feast for the eyes! I especially like the card you made for your sister.

Anonymous said...

Have gotten some inspiration helping me get back into stamping from your love of all things office supply, fell in love with your card & lesson from "Clean and Simple". Birds in from Art Journal make me feel the joy with love! Thanks for the inspiration! Patricia S. Ohio

Ann Marie said...

Good to hear you are being a good sister! And thanks for the chance to win.

Gina said...

Love the card kits, thanks for a chance to win!!!!

Denise said...

Love all your art Shari, hope your sister is on the mend soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

re-post due to a typo... :P

SandiL said...

Loved watching your art journal video and all of your cards are so amazing, I get so many great ideas from your. Thanks you so much for sharing!

Barbara said...

It's always fun to see your projects and cards and I always learn something from your videos! Hopefully, everyone is on the mend in your family and you can catch your breath for a while. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and thanks for a chance to win this super kit.

pcm said...

so glad that everyone is one the mend...

Jojohow said...

Wow! You have been one busy lady! I love the glorious color on your art journal page. Your cards are gorgeous too!

spatch said...

Lovely designs! Helps to get me going. Especialy like the white floral background. Life has not been too settled for you but good to hear they are on the mend. Thanks for sharing your talent!

ellee said...

Love all the projects you do! The art journal pages are so fun and inspiring. Love the new card kit too!

Anonymous said...

Shari~~
Fun to catch up on your Blog..........beyond your good stuff on the Hero Arts Blog.!! Would love to win that card kit!
Thanks,
Irene

cutiephinphin said...

Glad that things are looking better for you. Love to see your take on the card kit soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

snazzyoriginal said...

Great snapshot of your amazing versatility. Love the journal page xx

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love all your creations Shari, I think the basic grey card is my fav. I hope you life is on the up now!!

stamper2 said...

Always love your art Shari! You've sparked a few ideas for me today.......as always!
I'm thinking that Art Journal page, cut into inchie pieces. (I miss your inchie art!)
Glad to hear your sister is doing well and you had some time to play in the middle of all your busy days :)
Thanks for the chance to win the Giveaway!

Sue

Redanne said...

Good to see you back, but sorry to hear about your Sister, things do all seem to come at once don't they? Your journal pages are fabulous, as are your cards. Hope things get back to normal for you soon. Hugs, Anne x

Jeanette M. said...

Amazing work, Shari! I would love to win a SSS Card Kit! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hope your sister is doing better, and Scooter's physical therapy goes well. :)

joy said...

Your projects are always inspiring, Shari! I love your journal pages and look forward to seeing them each month! (Wish they were weekly!) Hope your sister and Scooter are doing a lot better now!

Barb said...

Love your designs and the chance to win a Simon kit of the month. Best wishes for a good recovery for your son and sister.

Anonymous said...

Wow love the cards! Thanks for a chance to win!
Pat

Sue McRae said...

I've really been enjoying your SS Art Journal videos! Love seeing the process of turning blank pages into works of art!

Janet said...

Love your blog, so inspirational! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy H said...

I'd love to hear what the thought process is behind your art journals. Are they planned out ahead of time?

Annette Vesth said...

You have creatio beautiful things as always. Thank you for a chance to win.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am ready for Spring -- this paper would help :). Love your card samples as usual!

Cindy Groh said...

I love the journal page with its bright colors.

Tania said...

Love your cards! And the art journalling! HOLY COW! Beautiful!

Jayne said...

So sorry about your sister. Love your stuff, as usual. You do colorful, subtle, simple, detailed...all very well. You're a very talented lady. I always enjoy the things you share.

Isabelle said...

Just loooove your journal page...
the new set of stamp too(on card kit)...LOL

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous journal pages! Love the bright colors!

Pat Jeter said...

Love your cards! Thanks for a chance to win!

Paige Dolecki said...

Love all the bright colors on the journal page! Thanks for the chance to win a kit!

Paige

Shelley C said...

What a great sister you are. I love your cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

So sorry to hear about your sister....hoping that all the health issues will be behind you guys soon. Wonderful projects - I've really been enjoying your art journaling series at SSS, and I LOVE the BG card. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Clay and Amy said...

Yay for spring! I can't wait. I don't know how you can be taking care of your sister and still finding time to create so many wonderful things. I bet she's so grateful for you!

Nancy S said...

You have been one busy lady! My best wishes to your sister and a speedy recovery. I am really loving your art journal pages and videos. Please keep those coming. I am new to art journaling and am learning so much from you. Those Simon Says card kits look fantastic too!

LSmith said...

Wow, many different happenings going on! I hope you are taking care of yourself also!
I love your style and would love to try one of the card kits, thanks!

Annette said...

i just love your style! thanks for the video's you make too, you have a great way of making it soooo easy :)

Kristen said...

I love your work and have missed seeing it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I know I'm ready for spring.

Dana D. said...

So glad to see you back Shari. Missed seeing your creativeness. And as always all you posted today is amazing. Love your style. SSS card kit looks like a lot of fun. Got my fingers crossed.

Peggy Wood said...

glad everyone is back on the mend. this looks like a good kit to have. love your work.

Anonymous said...

Life certainly does get busy at times...glad to see you are back. Onepinkdaisy

Cindy Stewart said...

Nice to see you back on the blog... glad everyone is getting better too!

CathyL said...

It's great to see your inspiring ideas again!

Denise Bryant said...

You've been a busy lady! Nice to see you back.... love your creations! Always inspiring!
DeniseB

Lillian Child said...

Hugs to your sis and hope she has a quick recouperation ... and being in your loving care is a blessing to her, I'm sure. And WOW on all your creativity and delightful projects! Love 'em all !!

Holly Saveur said...

Good to see you again..great projects you made and love that kit..super great colors!

Chris said...

I could watch your videos all day - such an inspiration - must get those inks out! Would love to win you giveaway x

n Carter said...

I love your latest cards. Hugs to your sister. Thanks for the chance to win the newest card kit - it looks gorgeous.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Shari,
It's so good to have you bloggin' again! I'm glad Scooter is on the mend, but so sorry your sister has a way to go...thank heaven you're close enough to her so you can help :-)
I really enjoyed watching your video on your art journal page...so fun, and your cards are just beautiful!
Thanks for letting us know how things are going for you...take care!

Kelly Szafron said...

beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

Carol Gibson said...

Love the creations you posted.
Great colors on you journal page,
off to see the video.

Heather Lusk said...

Fabulous cards for Basic Grey. Everything you create is awesome.

jenway9 said...

I love everything as usual! So talented!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your cards esp. the one with the new HA die.

Isha Gupta said...

Love all your posts Shari and this is so full of inspiration. TFS

Marty said...

Glad you are back in the blogging world! Would love to win a place in this class.

paperpapier said...

Your Art Journal is so fabulous....love the intense colour combo...

Kris P. said...

I am really loving your monthly art journal pages and videos. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an eventful month. Glad to see you blogging again Shari!

Deb Lorence

Marianne said...

Wonderful collection of cards, Shari. Life really can be very hectic at times, cannot it?

Kailash said...

Your work is stunning as always. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your sister, hope she is getting better every day. I always adore your cards, they are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the kit, I would love to see it in person.

Sue D said...

Glad to see you blogging again!

Annette Vesth said...

Sorry to hear about all your problems. Wonderful cards. Thanks for a chance to win.