Friday, February 6, 2015

I am blessed

This gorgeous Sweet Pea image is from artist Katerina Koukiotis and is called Snow Angel.  Isn't she stunning?  be sure and check out the artist's coloring as well so you can see how different it looks my my coloring here.  I thought I would start off February with this wonderful image as I am celebrating my five year anniversary of the brain surgeries that saved my life!! Now that's a real blessing!!
 
Here's a wonderful close-up of this stamp:

Be sure and check out all of the amazing stamps from this artist at the Sweet Pea store and share your gorgeous creations with us at our Facebook Page--Sweet Pea Friends and Fans

Well I can't wait to start a winner list, I know I said 7 days, but how about a few early winners:
If you see your name on this list email me your address (USA winners) or email (non-usa winners);
htondre@aol.com; I will put your name in BLUE when I have gotten your email.  Then play on as I will often have winners that will be chosen more than once!

Pre-contest winners-
Facebook Winners:
 Leadonna Quick Kimmel, Linda Lechnir Chidster
 Birthday message Winner for Sweet Pea stamps Owner Lynette:  VIRGINIA MONTANGA

Winner list for Feb 1st (this winner list will continue to grow):
1st to Post--Ike
Lucky #5 for 5 years of Seizure free life--Karin

If you haven't left comments on any of the previous Feb postings, including the 1st, go back and leave comments for each contest as no winners have been selected yet!!

How about a Sweet Pea Stamps question today?  Have you seen all the artists that this store has been adding?!?  WOW, they just signed The East Wind, Sandra Caldwell, Amanda Byron (Faery Ink), Lemon Shortbread! So many well known artists.  They also have a whole line of artists that you already know and love: Ching Chou Kiuk, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, Teresa Sherman, Norma Burnell, Karen Middleton....So WHICH of these artists are your favorite? here's the site link, there's some artists available only as rubber stamps.  Do you tend to use more rubber or more digi?

73 comments:

  1. so many artists first look Norma Burnell is one I like.
    I do like the snow angel you used on this card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    1. forgot to mention I don't do digi's just don't work well with my printer.
      stamping sue
      http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. I feel a little uncomfortable about declaring a favorite artist from a line up. Hate to leave anyone out. I do use digis - they are very handy for my pop up cards, but I love using physical stamps- clear rather than red rubber though because I can see what I am doing better than with the rubber. I love the physical stamps because I do a lot of heat embossing.

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  3. Your card is beautiful today! Love the trim!

    I really like the collage stamps, particularly the ones with the Eiffel tower! Just delicious! I use rubber a lot more than digi, but I do use digi sometimes. lol

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  4. Amanda Byron and Karen Middleton are my favorite artist. Their images are so beautiful. I hope your snow angel will look after you as long as it needed.

    Marjeta

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  5. gorgeous image and a fab card Holley great text.
    Gr Karin

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  6. Gorgeous card Holley!!! Perfect for the occasion!!! And for the question...I´m more of a rubber stamp crafter but I like to use digis too. And my favorite artist must be Mitzi Sato-Wiuff!!! Love those images!!! Hugs, Laila

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love to play with rubber/clear stamps but sometimes play with digs too. I am growing my stash slowly, more in my wish list!

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  8. Wow! So much awesome talent. It's really hard to choose just one, but I believe I'm partial to love and kids so I would have to go with Conie Fong's First Kiss. Absolutely love it! She has a lot of stamps I would put to good use! I like both digital and rubber, it just depends on what I'm using it for.

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  9. A super card, love how you've coloured the image. I rarely use digi stamps now - I prefer stamping images xx

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  10. Lovely card Holley, - I tend to use rubber rather than digital

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  11. Gorgeous image and such a beautiful card.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. My fave artists are Elisabeth Bell, Conie Fong, Heather Valentin, Valarie Wade.

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  13. I love to use the rubber stamps because I have not a printer to use the digi stamps. I love artists as like Concetta Kilmer, Lemon Shortbread.

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  14. Nice coloring job on the Snow Angel. I like the Paris Plate #6 and Simply Verticals from Sweet Pea. Also like Sandra Caldwell images. The Seahorse and Halloween images from Teresa Sherman are nice too. I use both rubber stamps and digitals, more rubber stamps, though.
    Virginia Montagna

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  15. lovely card, Holley. The coloring is amazing.
    I love rubberstamping, but lately I use more digis.
    The digy by conie fong are super cute. :)

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  16. Beautiful card, love the image. Chris xx

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  17. Angels are my absolute favorite, I love both of the pictures yours and the artist.It is so much fun looking at how others create using the same stamp. I love the new artists on Sweetpea and so many others too. My favorite is Amanda Byron's Rock My World and Concetta Kilmer's So In Love Hooty and her Mother's Love Under Her Wings. So many to choose from all are very talented that's for sure very artistic minds flowing there.

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  18. WOW WOW WOW GORGEOUS AND STUNNING, XXXX

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  19. Wow what a talented group of artists! I love sweet Asian designs so I think Conie Fong would probably be my favorite! I actually have never used digi stamps!

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  20. This is so beautiful Holley. I love how you have colored her, added detail and made it such a personal creation.
    Laine
    xx

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  21. Beautiful card. Great Image Coloring.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  22. OOh, love the coloring on this...especially the sky! I also love the Owl images by Norma Burnell with Sweet Pea stamps. I haven't gotten the hang of coloring faces quite yet so try to stick to animal image. I always prefer rubber over digital since I don't have a printer at present!

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    1. Lovely card. If I had to pick a favorite. I think it would be Karen Middleton.

      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  23. Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card. I tend to use rubber stamps over digi stamps it is just my preference. Hugs Jackie

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  24. This is a beautiful card, a gorgeous image, and I love the meaning behind the card. You have been truly blessed!

    You asked about my favourite artist over at Sweet Pea Stamps - I won't pick a favourite because I really love any of the images that feature cats, so I know there are a few! As for rubber/clear stamps vs. digital stamps, it seems most of the time I use digis but that's because I'm on a DT and I also play in progressive challenges. I love traditional stamping too! It's probably 80% digi and 20% stamping for me. Congratulations to all the lucky winners! And thank you for becoming a follower of my blog!

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  25. A lovely image and a perfect sentiment to go with it. Great card.

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  26. Love seeing this style but just don' t have time for all the coloring. I love looking at your stuff.

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  27. Beautiful image and colouring!! Super design - fabulous card.
    I don't use digis much at all as I really love the thrill of seeing the stamped image and love to see them embossed.
    xx

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  28. I haven't seen all the artist yet but I do love Mitzi I have loved her stuff for a long time

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  29. Insanely beautiful card.Really beautiful coloring.My my daughter took his first tattoo 18-year birthday in honor of. Text was blessed.

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  30. Can I list a bunch that I think are really talented? Concetta kilmer, Elaine Cox, Elisabeth Bell, lisa victoria, Katerina K, Karen Middleton, Valarie Wade, and Amanda B has some cute stuff. The others are talented too, I just love the cutesy images best.
    I use digis and rubbers both equally I think.

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  31. Pretty card!!! I especially like the I am blessed word art. I'm mainly a scrapbooker so I use far more rubber stamps than digis.

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  32. Lovely image , love her hair and the sentiment. It seemed lots changed in the stamp and digi world with the new eu vat legislation. Some wonderful companies gone, others amalgamated etc, great to see done companies grow and scant their repertoire.

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  33. Wonderful card using a beautiful image. I like using digi stamps most of the time better than actual stamps because I can change the size. It's pretty hard to pick a favorite artist from that list. I love Norma Burnell and many others.

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  34. A gorgeous card Holley and a wonderful image. I do like the way you've coloured her with the softer tones.
    You probably know my favourite Sweet Pea artist, Norma J Burnell. But I also like Meredith Dillman and Joanne Schempp. Plus the cute Conie Fong images and Concetta Kilmer. I only found the gorgeous Lemon Shortbread stamps the other day. You really shouldn't ask me to choose a favourite! I don't mind digis or rubber stamps although the advantage of digis is being able to change the size x

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  35. Very neat card today. Love everything about it... Now to choose. That for me is impossible... there is so many beautiful, amazing images and wow... Look at the talent and details. Sorry but I cant just choose one.. They are amazing.

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  36. This is beautiful. The image is perfect for your page.
    There are so many fabulous artists at Sweet Pea. I tend to be drawn to Ching Chou Kiuk. I just love her images.

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  37. Another new artist just signed on is Lynne Stansbery. She and Sandra C are two of my fave artists!!
    Holley, you are truly blessed. And I know I am blessed to have you for a friend.
    Love the new image, and your coloring is awesome as ever!

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  38. Holley this is just wonderful I love how soft looking you made her :) I love Karen Middleton's & Katerina Koukiotis images and there is a lot of talent in that shop for sure !! Congrats to your early bird winners too
    hugs Nikki

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  39. Must be my need for tactile experiences. I prefer rubber stamps. Don't have a favorite artist- enjoy seeing what they all have to offer.

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  40. Gorgeous!! Love the image, so much expression and you colored it perfectly. I love to use rubber stamps whenever possible.

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  41. Hi Holley, this is such a serene stamp. I just love it. I mostly use Digi stamps, but also have a collection (ha ha) of rubber stamps too.
    kaye G

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  42. Gorgeous Holley beautifully coloured and so apt for you hun. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  43. Heather Valentin <3
    Rubber Stamps ;)

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  44. I love them all but I'd have to say the rubber stamps by Rebecca Sinz.

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  45. Rubber is my choice, a I love the actual stamping of the image. I have 3 favorites, can never settle for just one. I adore mermaids - so have narrowed them down to Elaine Cox, Norma Burnell & Rebecca Sinz.

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  46. Wonderful card! I love rubber stamps.

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  47. and thank you for picking my number 5 Holley forgot to say it....must I do something.

    Gr Karin

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  48. lovely image and your colouring looks perfect to me
    jackiep

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  49. Hi Holley, I really like this card, the words are something we all should say daily. I honestly find it very difficult to choose only 1 of the many talented artists under the Sweet Pea banner. Re my preference, I would say it is 50/50 for digis and clear stamps.
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  50. Love this one!!! The colors are really cool.

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  51. I am new to Sweet Pea stamps but I love the images by Connie Fong, especially the cute penguins and bears!

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  52. This is really pretty! Beautiful coloring you did too. I love the ribbon with the metallic backing in the shapes. Very cool!

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  53. I am new to this site. My good friend Melody told me about your giveaway, so I have shared it on my facebook. I just love stamps, and Have quite a collection, would love to have some of your stamps in my stash...

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  54. Wow, the snow angel is LOVELY...I can have so much fun coloring it in with my copic collection

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  55. I love how soft the image appears. The message is perfect. The coloring and embellishments are beautiful! I prefer rubber stamps and like Conie Fong and Lemon Shortbread.

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  56. There are so many I like - one new one is Amanda Byron. Love your angel.

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  57. wow! This card is so good!! I love the image a lot!!
    As for me I love the rubber stamps, and my fave Sweet Pea Syamps' artists are Amy Brown, ching-chou kuik, Charmaine Flannery, Norma J Burnell, Elaine Cox.

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  58. Beautiful card. I tend to use mostly rubber and acrylic stamps. Not many digis.

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  59. This image is gorgeous Holley! Your coloring was just amazing too. I tend to use more rubber or acrylic stamps. I'm not a big digi fan.

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  60. beautiful creation Holley... awesome!! I use rubber & clear stamps... I dont use digis much as I dont have a printer at home...

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  61. Hi Holley, great card. I am a rubber stamper. I have tried digi's a few times but I just don't see it as so creative as using a real stamp. So many great artists at Sweet Pea, I like Karen Middleton, but must go and look at the new ones. Hugz

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  62. Audrey R in AustinFebruary 9, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Hi Holley - I have not used digi, yet. My favorite artist is Connie Fong. I like her cutsie stamps.

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  63. Concetta Kilmer is so cute! I also like Amanda S Byron, and a select few images of the others. I am really bad at coloring images still. So some of the more intricate ones are not for me yet

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  64. Concetta Kilmer is so cute! I also like Amanda S Byron, and a select few images of the others. I am really bad at coloring images still. So some of the more intricate ones are not for me yet

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  65. Interesting artists. I love the work of Conie Fong

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