REMINDER: THE FLOWERS/FLORAL CATEGORY SALE IS STILL ON. AND WILL RUN UNTIL MAY 14TH! 50% OFF ALL STAMPS IN THE FLOWERS/FLORAL CATEGORY ONLY!
Happy MANIC MONDAY to you all! Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was a full one! Watching the yard get mowed, watching the garden get watered, watching the breakfast get made, watching the dog get a bath, watching the bird feeder get filled.....lots of watching,,,,made me tired! :-) But all that watching did give me a chance to do a bit of picture taking and drawing/sketching and what not!
So, I sent some of my images over to the Fabulous Stef. More shaded florals.....and well, there was one that um, she had to really look at to determine what it was. So, I thought, self, why don't you put it up, and have your customers/readers give it a go and see if they like it, and if they like it, name it, and then have a little giveaway! So, Stef thought that was a great idea! Great minds and all that you know! So before we get to the Freebie for the week, here is a peek at the drawing. And here is how the giveaway will go. Post a comment on this post with the following: What is it?, A good Name for it, Like/don't like, why if you don't like (it is OK, I never take it personal....call it market research :-), and what you would name it. On Saturday, I will compile the suggestions (the Likes and the Don't Likes, no one is excluded for their opinion!) and pull one winner from a hat....Sir Markus will do the drawing to keep it fair, and that person will win the entire new set of Floral Border Stamps. I'm in the process of finishing up the last set as I type this so it will make its debut sometime this week in a mid week post. So, without further yakking, here it is:
Let me know what you think!
Now a bit of eye candy!
Here is a card that was done by Laura Boetto, that lovely Editor over at Papers and Pixels, using one of my floral frame images! She said this was a quickie, and if it is, I can't wait to see it after a "proper" working up! :-)
I think it is simply stunning! Laura, thank you for sharing this with me! Love love love your work! To see more of Laura's work, and the work of some really talented artists, why not subscribe to Papers and Pixels and be treated each and every month to great tutorials, eyecandy, great interviews, tips, and techniques! It is a great magazine for all types of crafters!
Next item of business! I try to have a category sale every week, and I thought it would be fun for you all to pick the next sale category (which will begin Next Monday, along with the Flowers/Florals category sale that runs all month.) Here is where I need your help! If you grab the Manic Monday Freebie, put a comment on the invoice, (as a lot of you already do! And I must say Thank you so much for that!), and tell me what category you would like to see on sale for 25% off. The category with the greatest number of votes will be the next Sale Category.
New Image for Father's Day!
Here is a snappy card front for Dad on his special day! Men are so difficult to make cards and images for soooo, I came up with this!
I like it, Mark liked it, and I am sure my Dad will love it! You can find it under Father's Day Category and also under New Products in the shop!
MANIC MONDAY - PICK YOUR FREEBIE WEEK!Now I bet you are ready for your Manic Monday Freebie! I have to say that I had hoped to have a second Father's Day image ready for you, but dang it all, I got this terrible blister on my drawing hand and now I cant even move my finger! So this week I am letting you choose your FREEBIE! That's Always Fun! Your MANIC MONDAY freebie coupon code is MMAPR23. It is worth $3.00. So pick away! This coupon will be valid until Saturday Night at Midnight E.S.T!
This week has been stressful on Mark and I and I do apologize for not having the weekly funny. With the coal business getting scary we are both scared for our jobs! But we keep plugging away and will come through this will flying colors! We are strong and we take care of each other! So, instead of a funny this week, and I don't mean to offend anyone in any manner, but think about all the Coal Miners that are on the edge of losing their jobs in this field when you turn on your lights, computer, tv, or other device that uses electricity. 73% of the Nation gets it's electricity from Coal, and most of that coal is mined here in SE Kentucky! Now I know it may not be politically or environmentally correct to say that Coal is important, but for now, it is what we use to power our lives and feed our children. I may lose a customer or two, our jobs and our entire county are fed by the Coal Fields, and I don't mind saying it. Ok, Im off the box now.
I hope you all have a fabulous week! Ill be here drawing, working, and generally doing what a Floppy Latte does during the week.....consuming lots and lots of coffee!
Catch you on the Flip,