Saturday, November 3, 2012

Eureka Blog Hop!

Welcome to Eureka Stamps' November Blog Hop!

The Eureka Stamp design team is showcasing one of the many wonderful stamps that you will find in the Eureka Stamp Store.

*The Grand Prize winner of the Eureka blog hop, chosen from comments left on the very last stop, will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from the EurekaStamp Store!

*Two Mystery DT Members will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop post who will win our featured Eureka Stampdigi image.

Our hop will run through Saturday, November 10th. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 11th.

So grab your favorite cup of choice and sit back as you hop along with us as we share some beautiful creations.

If you have arrived here from Kristie's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, why not start at the beginning of the hop which is Eureka Stamp Blog?

Now, admit it ... this is not an award winning color job! Honestly, coloring is not only something I do not do well, but frankly, dislike altogether. I never got over the trauma of being the last kid in my kindergarten class - no exaggeration - to learn how to color inside the lines! Perhaps therapy would help? ;-) Actually, this was also my first experience with digital stamps! I have never been interested in them, mostly because since coloring is a weak point, I enjoy create techniques like embossing, alcohol inks, etc, both of which don't work when using digitals. Frankly, had I paid attention when the call went out for this hop, and noticed it was a specific and digital image, I would not have agreed to do it! So, I am very glad I was in ignorance: digitals are fun! As I said, coloring is a weak point, so I knew that my efforts would not focus in that direction (though I admit, I did not mean for my focus to wander quite so far, lol!) Actually, I did take the time to google turkeys for realistic colors! Anyway, I literally prayed for inspiration, and immediately the idea of a place holder came to mind. I do not have a photo editor that allows me to custom size an image, but I can pick from standard picture sizes. Wallet size was the closest I could get, a little on the big side: the length of the green place holder is 6 inches, so a little large, but not badly so. If I were making a set of these to use, I would attach the name and its background with temporary bond glue, so that I could "recycle" them another year.

Thank you for stopping by! And don't forget to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win!!

Your next stop on the hop is at Katie's blog!


Cheryl said...

Cute placecard!! I think your coloring is just fine!!!

VanessaB said...

really great idea! :)

Kristie Maynard said...

This turned out really cute. I love it and I think you did a great job with coloring it. Working with digitals was a new thing for me too, but I am coming to really enjoy them. Thanks!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

It's a really good thing that you played along! It's a brilliant idea to use this for a place card.

Janet said...

Very cute Idea to create a place card and I love your turkey his coloring is great!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Mian said...

Love this place card! And you did a great job on coloring the image! Love the coloring you did on the napkin.

Hugs Mian

Jacki Randolph said...

Sarah, this is absolutely fabulous!! Love how you created a placecard setting with this image!!! Your coloring is really fabulous and I think you did a fantastic job!!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Love that you created a placecard this with this guy! Great job! ;o)

Marianne said...

i haven't used digital stamps either, but i do have some, so should try them. i would like to follow your blog, but nothing came up. Sorry. i do love your blog.


AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there! I tried to become a follower of your blog, but couldn't find a spot to do so! If you happen to be one of the lovely ladies who picks a winner and if you happen to pick me, please do email me! ;) I think you did a great job coloring! I can honestly say you are the first person I've heard of that does not like coloring!!! That's a new one for me. ;) I LOVE my digis. I did a few fashion design college courses and they actually teach you to NOT color inside the lines and it was quite a cool technique! Perhaps you could give that a shot! :) Anywho, thanks for makin a project and for sharing it with us. :) Very cute idea. :)

XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Sarosa said...

Thank you for the lovely comments, and wow, wanting to follow my blog? Thank you! I never thought to put something for that! It's up now.

Karen Letchworth said...

This blog hop has been so inspirational and fun - i would be SO super excited to win some digis. Thanks for the fun and great ideas.
Karen L