Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm back, sketch for you and a reveal

Its Monday and the start of our summer vacation. First I have a lot of info for you today, so lets start with... We just got back from the beach and had a wonderful time. We have gone the last 8 years to the same place and we love it. My big news is we saw a whale. FINALLY... I have always wanted to see a shark or whale jump up out of the ocean while we sit on the beach and each year nothing. THIS year we saw a whale. He didn't jump up or anything but came up for air twice and we saw his back and fin. How cool is that!!! We see seals all the time but this was super cool! We are glad to be home and laundry is almost done thank goodness. haha
Last weeks card for House Mouse and Friends didn't make it to the blog, sorry, I forgot to send it to Emma. But she will have today's card. I used the same image as last weeks because its new and so darn cute. hee hee This week we have a sketch and sponsor from 2redbananas, you can see the sketch and play along with your chance to win over on the House Mouse and Friends blog.
Want an awesome reason to stamp and to win some cash for the Flourishes store. Check out the newsletter to see how you can stamp and have it mean something and win some store cash! Flourishes is revealing the new papers and COPIC markers for you today. And yes... I am trying the new markers.... GASP.... Wait till you see what I have made, you might tell me to go back to my SU markers. lol Lots of fun filled stuff this week! Thanks for reading through this page of stuff... Hope you all have a great day!

19 comments:

Patricia Rose said...

LOL... super cute HM image, I can see why you love this one so much... Your colouring is awesome, love the bright colours... So glad you finally saw a whale... When I was on my Alaskan Cruise - my Hubby and I saw a whale when we were on our kayak excursion... :)
hugs

Angel said...

how cool that y'all saw a whale!! adorable card, btw! great colors!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh, whales are magnificant aren't they? How exciting!! AND, what an adorable card!! AND you will love Copics! It took me about 3 weeks to get the hang of them -now I never grab anything else to color with!! Hugs,

Yvonne said...

Stacy, I think that image is so cute too! And I love the bright colors on this one.
Wow- a whale, huh! I`ve seen one too, but that was years ago:)
Hugs, Yvonne.

Connie said...

Adorable, Stacy!!

A Whale!! How fun is that!! Sounds like you had a great time!

Joan Ervin said...

This is just the cutest HM image...I just love all the colorful lifesavers!!! I would love to see a whale...how wonderful for you!!! We see a lot of fire ants, buzzards, and armadillos but no whales...heeheehee!!!

Lori Barnett said...

I got to see the whales when I was in Oregon last July. I wish I was there now...my dad lives there and I really miss him :( I just LOVE your new HM stamp! And what's this about going Copic??? NO WAY...You will NOT like those markers...you will LOVE THEM ;) It's not turning back now!! hee hee hee

Juliana said...

Very cute and SWEET!! LOL!
I love the bright colors! FABULOUS use of orange!!

I have never seen a whale in the "wild", dolphins and a sea lion, but never a whale. WAY COOL!

Bethany Paull said...

How cute Stacy! I love those little white brads on your orange circle.

Susan (rainy) said...

Welcome back, Stacy! Aren't those ocean creatures awesome! DH and I were scuba diving once and saw a couple of sharks. We were feeding tuna to the smaller fish in Tahiti and I guess the sharks thought maybe they wanted some too. D'uh. They were actually circling us. But our dive masters that we were with indicated that they were not the dangerous man-eating sharks. But I was still a little nervous about it. They were big. lol

Susan (rainy) said...

LOL!!! I forgot to mention how CUTE your card is! I'm such a dork!!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Stacy how cute is this!!! LOVE your new fun image!!! I'm so happy for you seeing the whale! I was always happy just to see the seals! It is exciting and what a fun memory! Hope you got a picture!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, look at the absolutely fun, wonderful colors on this! I just love the sketch and the way you used the pearls as accents. If you've been doing all your coloring with SU! markers and it looks as good as your coloring always does, I can't wait to see what you do with the Copics! That's pretty exciting that you saw a whale...and right up the coast from me. Sheesh! I spent all today at the Monterey Aquarium...looks like I should have just driven 2 hrs up the coast! So glad you had a good time, Stacy!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, whales are incredible to see IRL. We went whale watching when we were in Maine...amazing!

Love the bright colors on your card. Totally fun!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Aaahh, that lifesaver mouse is SO CUTE! You saw a whale...? I've never seen a whale, that is awesome!

Janneke said...

Super cute card!

Janneke X

Angella D. Crockett said...

This is totally adorable! Your coloring is out of this world!!!! I love the vibrant colors you used!!

theneon said...

I agree with you that this image is so darn cute and you've done such a darn cute job of making this card so playful. Congratulations on the Whale sighting -- it is an amazing thing to do. Hope you're laundry is done (mine never is - because that's where I stamp!)

Sue from Oregon said...

Love the colorful and clean look of this card! I have watched whales off the beach of Kauai years ago...what a great place to watch whales!