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Saturday, January 23, 2010

SSHP15 - Let the Sunshine In & Wings of Hope!

Good Morning Everyone Happy Saturday. I have a couple things I want to share with you today!!! First I would like to share what Whimsy Stamps is doing to help out Haiti ............

This special "Wings of Hope" digital stamp, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, is being released by Whimsy Stamps and will only be available to purchase in digital form from now until the end of February. This "Wings of Hope" image will be sold for $4 and all proceeds from the sales of this digital image will be sent to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Please help us help the people of Haiti by purchasing this limited edition digital image.

Isn't this such a wonderful thing Crissy and Denise pulled together. This image is beautiful and I wanted to share a card with you I made with this beauty!!!!

If you love this image please stop by the Whimsy Store and purchase this digital image!!!!

Also make sure you stop by tomorrow at noon for our New Release Blog Hop!!! You don't want to miss these new cuties being released!!!

Also is the day for another fun fun Saturday Spotlight challenge!!!

This weeks challenge is to LET THE SUNSHINE IN!! Since we want to be done with all those wild snowflakes from last week, we thought this week we would ask you to get your bright colors or use mostly "yellow" or monochromatic yellow for your creations this week!

For this week the sponsor is:

Doesn't our sponsor just fit perfectly for this weeks challenge???? Please check out their store HERE!!!

**One lucky winner from our challenge in Mister Linky this week drawn from will receive 3 images from the store!! How cool is that?!**

For my project today I was thinking LIGHT with my use of yellow. I found this cute cute lantern in the Michael's dollar spot. As soon as I saw it I thought right away about my fun image from Inky Impressions, Angelica's Lantern. AWWW she is just sooo sweet. My daughter wants this as her night light I must say she will have it after today :) I also wanted to show you how the lantern lights up. It is very cool the image flickers. The picture didn't show how it really looks because it didn't come out too good but I wanted to share it with you anyway. Thank goodness for battery operated tea lights!!! LOL!!!!

Okay and here is the lit version........

Make sure you stop by OUR BLOG and come join in the fun!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my projects today. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Here's the Recipe - Angelica's Lantern

  • Image - Inky Impressions stamped in Momento Ink and colored with Copics
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated, used a tag die and stamped yellow flowers in the bg, added string hung on lantern.
  • Tied lots of ribbon to the top of the lantern. Misc ribbon and Stampin up

Here's the Recipe - Wings of Hope Card

  • Digital Image from Whimsy Stamps printed on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Copics
  • Paper - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Grey Designer Paper Eskimo Kisses
  • Accessories - Sheer Daisy Trim Ribbon, Misc Clip, Pearl, Prima, Shimmers


white.sheep said...

very nice works!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Look at these beautiful creations Crystal!! Wowzer girl!! Love your creative Angelica Lantern!! What a treasure. Your coloring on the Whimsy image is outstanding with the many colors you chose and your layout. Stunning girlfriend!! Your post is a real treat for the eyes!!

Have a great weekend!


Dawn B. said...

This is awesome Crystal. Great representation of light..I love that little lantern. It is adorable.. The Whimsy image is beautiful too.. SO much detail.Great job.

Tracy said...

Hi Crystal,
Excellent creations today, The lantern is fab and fun. The carousel horse is so gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful Wings of Hope card, Crystal! And I am so impressed with your interpretation of the Spotlight challenge -- perfect! This little lantern is adorable!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i just love that horse! and your lantern is fantastic! what a great idea!

hugs :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is beautiful, Crystal! I love your new blog design, too!

Jacilynn said...

super cute! What a great lantern project! I love this crystal!

chercroppin said...

So pretty Crystal! Love that image and all of your details are perfect here! What a neat lantern too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Golly girl ... where do you find the time??? These creations are awesome and I totally LOVE the lantern! Very creative and sweet! Thanks for always inspiring me!! Have a great weekend!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card And Tea Light holder Crystal,your colouring of the beautiful carousel horse is gorgeous Hugs Debbie x

Sharon said...

Wow! Crystal your work today is just STUNNING! That wings of hope card is so pretty. I love the delicate papers.
The lantern is so cute! What a great way to let the sunshine in.
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

OH my goodness really ROCKED on that Wings of Hope image!! That is stunning!! I love the colors you've used!!

Now about your Sat. Spot post....WOW!! You really went over the top on that girl!! That is one STUNNING project!! I've put up both versions because it's really awesome to see and I adore how you've interpreted the challenge!! You are way to clever girl!! Thanks for all of your wonderful work!! Enjoy the weekend!! HUGS

Bonibleaux Designs said...

These turned out AWESOME!! LOve the sweet little lantern and the carousel horse looks like you plucked right out of a fairy tale!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow,wow,wow Crystal what a fabulous project, you have come up trumps with this, loving the yellow theme and the adorable image I just adore what you have done here very inspirational.

Lorraine x

Denise Young said...


Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, you've outdone yourself, Crystal! The card is adorable and beautifully colored, but this lantern is off-the-charts fabulous!

Deb said...

Fabulous projects Crystal, so love the horse, beautifully coloured and the lamp is so sweet! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

SemSee said...

Oh Crystal hunny, what gorgeous creations! I love Angelica's lantern - what a fab idea, and I adore the yellow. But your Whimsy Wings of Hope card is just precious - gorgeous spring colours that really make me think of hope! Stunning!! Hugs, Simonne x

1LuvnMama said...

Holy cow gf! So clever with this lamp! :) Hey, thanks for always stoppin' in to say hi and leave such sweet comments for me! :) And thanks for the tip in entering my Sunshine Suzi in SSHP15! Have a great weekend sweetie!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is so beautiful crystal. I love the colors and papers you chose. In addition, the little lantern is adorable. TFS

Allison said...

Lots of pretty details on the first one and the luminary is super cool!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful creations, Crystal! The carosel horse is just fabulous1 Beautifully done!

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Crystal! I just love your carousel horse card! So pretty and what a great cause! And that lantern is so cute! I just saw that today at Mike's and in fact purchased one in the bridal section in off white! Never actually thought to use it for its intended purpose! LOL! Great projects!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your little lantern is just fabulous! Love the colours you used too!

Danni said...

Gorgeous and oh so creative projects! Awesome!!

Tammy said...

All your creations are fantastic Crystal!! I love the soft colors on the Whimsy image and your gorgeous papers!! Your lantern is awesome and such a sweet image!!

Hugs, Tammy

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF - your card is gorgeous!!! Your little lantern is it!!! Hugs ~S~

Sarah-Jane said...

Awww, look at that candle holder! It's lovely, as are all your creations I must add!! Love the card with the fab image for the Haiti appeal too, beautiful and helpful ;0)
Hugs xxx

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Totally adorable! Your daughter is so lucky to get such a fabulous creation! The bright colored ribbon on the yellow lantern really pops! Awesome!

Maria Matter said...

oh Crystal, how fabulous....I love your lantern!!!! You are amazing hun, such a great idea for letting your light shine!!!

your wings of hope card is so lovely too sweetie!

ya did good!
Hugs & Blessings!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful project with the lovely carosel horse - love your coloring of it Crystal - and you little lamp is so creative and adorable!

Cindy Haffner said...

Crystal, so fun, I love all your FABULOUS Projects!!

Allison said...

oooh they are sooo adorable Crystal

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Crystal, you've colored that image to perfection! Thanks for helping to spread the word. Love your sweet lantern too, how cute is that!

Ingvild Bolme (Spinnvild) said...

Wow I LOVE your blog and all your amazing and inspirering works!
Thank you for sharing!


Lim said...

WOW...This is sooooo adorable. The card is gorgeous but the lantern ...WOW!!! Is amazing. You go girl!
You are so talented my friend!

Ruth M said...

What a delightful project and a perfect image to put in your lantern!