Monday, April 26, 2010

*Wink *Wink Ink DT Monday


Such a busy weekend with Adventures in Stamping being in town ... granddaughter's talent show and hubby's birthday!  Didn't leave time for much crafting but I do have my *Wink *Wink Ink DT creation to share with you today!

I had fun coloring & playing with this cute little "SLEEPYHEAD" image!  I also used some Crafty Secrets Pastels designer paper to do paper piecing on the pillow.  As well as the Crafty Secrets "Feeling Yucky" stamps for the sentiment.

I've used Prismacolor markers and Prisma pencils/gamsol for my coloring.  For my borders I've used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and matting was accomplished using Nestabilities classic & scallop ovals.  I've also used the "Out of the box with Nestabilities" technique.  I just love doing this technique ... it's so easy and really gives extra dimension to your creation. 

  Just a reminder ... TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PLAY THE *WINK *WINK INK CHALLENGE ... you could win not "one" ... but "THREE" *Wink *Wink Ink stamp sets!  You can find all the details HERE.  We will be drawing a winner tonight and making the announcement over on the *Wink *Wink Ink Blog over the next day or two.

Melanie also has a fun contest going on right now to name her latest creation which is an adorable "fishy" stamp!  Be sure to pop over and check it out!  You can get in on all the fun HERE.

It's going to be a busy week over at *Wink *Wink Ink ... please be sure to pop over often and get involved!  Once you play with these cute images you'll be hooked ... they are so much fun to create with and the fact that you not only get the b/w to color yourself, you also get a PRE-COLORED image & a TRANSPARENT image.  One to fit any creation you might be working on!!!


On a personal note ... today is my sweet husband, Mark's birthday and we are so blessed to have him cancer-free this year for his birthday! Last year he spent his birthday in Cleveland Clinic going through his transplant ... not a fun time ... but this year was a lot of fun!!  

The grandkids came up and spent the day with us on Saturday and surprised him with a birthday cake & balloons!  The "boys" played around with some target practice outdoors with their pellet guns while Morgan & I worked on creating & finishing her Graduation Party Invitations ... then we went for dinner and came back for cake.  Here are a couple of photos to share   ...

What a silly family ... between the "goofy" smile on Mark's face in the one photo and the "odd" look on Mo's face in the other ... only Jonathan looks normal!!  LOL!!

It was wonderful to have the kids spend the day with us and share in "Pappy's" birthday this year!!  Time goes by so quickly ... we are certainly blessed!!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Darlene! Mine was crazy, too--my college girl surprised us with a weekend visit--she's back at school already--boo hoo!

    Happy Birthday to Mark! What sweet pictures!

    Adorable card, too--hope this week is just as wonderful and full as your weekend! Have a great day, my friend!

  2. Cute card - and a happy birthday to your hubby!!

  3. So glad that Mark was able to celebrate this year in good fashion!! Love the pics Darlene!!

  4. Happy Birthday Pappy!! What a great way to celebrate and how fortunate to have such loving grandkids!!!

    Love the card but love the family pics more!!! :-)

  5. Dar,
    I love this sweet card! You certainly did a precious job with it! Love the pillow...that little baby looks as if you could cuddle right up with him.

    Happy Birthday to Mark. It certainly looks like a great weekend with those you love most. Family is everything! Praise God for Mark's good health and the gift of being cancer free this year. :-)

    kim xXx

  6. Awww this is is such a cute get well card.. I remember last year and I am so happy that Mark is doing so well.. I know it has been rough and I am so happy that he has such a great family to help him get through this.. The kids are getting so big..:)

  7. Happy birthday, Mark! I'm so glad he is still with you, Darlene! What a blessing!

    Your card is SO cute! I love how you colored Sleepyhead! And you did the "Out of the box with Nestabilities" wonderfully! I need to figure out how to do that. Your paper piecing is PERFECT!

  8. Darlene, your card is so cute. I love the "out of the box" look. Great job on it.

    Happy Birthday to Mark and what a celebration you had. I am so glad the "kids" could spend the day with you. I am so happy for you all.

  9. Love the photo of your hubby blowing out his candle!!
    The baby card is adorable!


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