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F*ck Cancer Canvas | shurkus.com

I have received a lot of custom canvas orders over the past few months which is a good thing. The part that makes me sad is they are for “F*ck Cancer” ones. I love making my artsy fartsy canvases but I hope for a day where there will be no need for the cancer ones.

A crafty friend of mine has recently been diagnosed so a few of us crafty friends got together to send her some handmade cards and one of my canvases.

As soon as I saw Mama Elephant’s Super Duo Stamp set they released for STAMPtember on Simon Says Stamp I just knew it would be the perfect set to create cards for friends who were going through a tough time. The sentiments are just perfect!

Super Duo, Mama Elephant

Super Duo cards using Mama Elephant | shurkus.com

I created one card to go along with the F*ck Cancer canvas and one for another sweet friend who needed a “pick me up”. Mama Elephant’s background stamp from their My Sunshine set was a perfect background for this card.

My Sunshine, Mama Elephant

KA-POW card using Mama Elephant | shurkus.com

SUPER HUGS card using Mama Elephant | shurkus.com

The gold sparkle ribbon from May Arts was also just perfect for these cards. I had fun coloring the girls with my copics. I am trying to make the hair look more realistic. To get the city skyline to be nice and bold I used Versafine black ink. The pink is Bubble Gum from Hero Arts.

SUPER HUGS card using Mama Elephant | shurkus.com

The canvas I created was in the pink tones as well because I thought that is what my friend would enjoy. I love how the little touch of other colors comes through.

F*ck Cancer Canvas | shurkus.com

Unique Gift Idea | shurkus.com
If you are looking for a unique gift idea for a friend or someone special in your life I am taking custom orders for the holidays. Contact me through email and we can talk about what quote, colors, size etc that you would like! You can see some previous custom canvases I have made in this blog post as well.


Time for a NEW Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeI am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card!

This week’s challenge is Anything Goes - the design team is featuring Spectrum Noir colored pencils! They were wicked generous and donated sets of pencils to the whole team- how fun is that!?!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes!  featuring Spectrum Noir colored pencils and Lawn Fawn stamps| shurkus.com

 

I hadn’t had a chance to play with the exclusive Feathered Friends Lawn Fawn set that was released during STAMPtember on Simon Says Stamp so I thought this would be the perfect time! Unfortunately this set is sold out, but I figured a lot of you were able to purchase it in September and it may inspire you if you hadn’t to dig out other feather stamps and your colored pencils! I also used Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops stamp set for the background and stamped with with Maliblue Simon Says Stamp Ink.

Feathered Friends, Lawn FawnStarry Backdrops, Lawn Fawn

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes!  featuring Spectrum Noir colored pencils and Lawn Fawn stamps| shurkus.com

 

As I mentioned Spectrum Noir was super generous and sent me 2 sets of their fabulous pencils! I chose the Primaries and Essentials sets. I was really happy with the variety of colors that left me with! I colored feather blending 2 colored pencils and using the stumps and Gamasol Blending Solution. I then fussy cut them out and popped them off the card. Using my quickie glue pen I added detail with ultra fine glitter. I love that this glue pen makes it easy to trace words, or add very detailed places to adhere glitter. You can see in the above photo I dotted the glue just like the stamp design was.

Spectrum Noir Primaries Colored Pencil Set  Spectrum Noir Essentials Colored Pencil Set

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes!  featuring Spectrum Noir colored pencils and Lawn Fawn stamps| shurkus.com

I decorated the inside of the card with the fun heart border what was included in the Feathered Friends set and colored them in a rainbow order.

Now for the giveaway results!! On last weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge I posted a giveaway. I didn’t get back here to announce the winner as hoped as I was away in Portland OR for work and had a long travel back (getting stuck in Chicago) with all the crazy weather New England was having… BUT I have the winner now and they will win the fun Hero Art products pictured below!

Hero Arts Giveaway! | shurkus.com

Random Number Generator, Giveaway | shurkus.com

Giveaway Winner | shurkus.com

Mary!!! Congratulations!!! Be sure to email me by Sunday 11/2 so I can ship you your goodies!!

Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Anything Goes this week- so just have fun!!!!

Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random, it could be you!

Simon Says Stamp Prize

I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!

Make sure to check back each Wednesday for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog



November Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

Only one week until the next Loft Art Retreat! Are you signed up yet? There are a few seats available you can register here.

November Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

Saturday, November 1st is the next Loft Art Retreat. This retreat will focus on mixed media techniques. We will be creating an artistic portfolio as well as create many different technique tags. We will play with Dina Wakley’s stamps, and stencils as well as Tim Holtz’s DIstress sprays, inks, paints and more. I look forward to this day of creative play! There will be a mini store on site, prizes, creative sharing and a guaranteed wicked fun time!

November Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

You can read about the October Loft Art Retreat here. I also have a fun time lapse from the event so you can get a feel for the day and you can watch that here.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.

November Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

Time for a NEW Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeI am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card!

This week’s challenge is featuring Kraft - the design team is featuring products from Hero Arts!! I also have a giveaway- so be sure to read until the end!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get Crafty! Use Kraft featuring Hero Arts stamps | shurkus.com

I LOVE kraft cardstock. I love how clean it looks to emboss a design with clear on kraft cardstock. So that was my focus for this card. Be sure to use an EK Success powder tool to get a nice clean embossed image. I used Distress Inks to watercolor the holly and berries. I then sprayed the heck out of them with Perfect Pearls mist. Hence the shimmer you are seeing in the photo above. I struggled a bit with photographing this one with all the shiny going on ;) See below in the detail shots the colors and shimmer.

Holly Jolly, Hero Arts

Gratitude Background, Hero Arts

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get Crafty! Use Kraft featuring Hero Arts stamps | shurkus.com

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get Crafty! Use Kraft featuring Hero Arts stamps | shurkus.com

Now for the giveaway!! In order to have a chance to win, just post a comment to this blog post by Thursday October 23rd at midnight. I will post the winner here on my blog on Friday! One lucky winner will get the goodies pictured below!!

Hero Arts Giveaway! | shurkus.com

Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Create something Crafty with Kraft!

Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random, it could be you!

Simon Says Stamp Prize

I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!

Make sure to check back each Wednesday for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog



Did you see the fun post where I shared images and details from the last Loft Art Retreat? Oh yea, and a wicked fun time lapse of the event as well? Also be sure to check out all the new images of the November Loft Art Retreat project- have you signed up yet?

Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween

It’s that time of year- time for some Halloween inspiration with Lawn Fawn over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. Even if you don’t enjoy making Halloween cards you can create a card with the color combo shown on the badge instead!

For my card I decided to play with a non Halloween set, Love you A Latte- and just by adding a “jack-o-lantern” face to the coffee mug it fit into this theme! I stamped all the images in Distress Inks and watercolored with those inks. I LOVE the new woodgrain notecards from Lawn Fawn as well! To finish it off I added a little stickles here and there. Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween | shurkus.com

Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween | shurkus.com

Love you a latte, Lawn FawnSpooktacular, Lawn Fawn

The sentiment and the tiny stars came from the new Spooktacular set. This set is so fun and has great images and sentiments!

 

Just a quick post for today. I am in Portland OR for a HighEdWeb conference for my day job!

Lawn Fawn, small logo

For this Lawnscaping Challenge Lawn Fawn is hosting, so this is your chance to win a Gift Certificate from them! I hope you will play along and show us your favorite Halloween creations!


WOW! And just like that another Loft Art Retreat is over… and after a week of cleaning up, re-organizing, shipping product back to Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp…. oh yea and work I think I am finally caught up! I am so excited that everyone is enjoying these retreats so much, because guess what? I LOVE hosting them!!

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

One thing I really wanted to do with these retreats is spoil and inspire the attendees as much as I can! I almost enjoy getting ready for the event more than the actual event. The card Loft Art Retreats require A LOT of kitting. A LOT of pre-stamping and die-cutting… A LOT of little pieces. This time I was SO VERY LUCKY to have my friend Amy helping with all of that!! I seriously don’t think I would’ve been able to get it all done if it wasn’t for her! Thank you AMY!!!

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

Everyone got to play with all kinds of goodies from Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp and Ranger! They went home with 20 handmade holiday cards! These cards were unique and specifically designed for the retreat.

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

It was so fun to get all the fun packages of goodies in the mail from Lawn Fawn, and Simon Says Stamp (so very happy I invested in the red wagon ;) ). I appreciate the support of Kelly, Mike and Heidi and couldn’t host these events for you without them! Thank you!!

I used my own handmade cards from previous classes and blog posts to “decorate” the loft. Hanging them with clothes pins on bakers twine, perfect! This time I even added some cards above the mirror in the bathroom. This was a huge hit! I think a few ladies probably went home trying to convince their hubby’s that they should decorate their bathrooms the same way ;)

The weekend before the retreat I had a girls weekend planned in Maine- I warned Josie and Melyssa that I was going to need their help a bit creating things for the retreat- and they were AWESOME with helping.

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

There were a lot of prizes to be had, Mister Harley inspected them beforehand and made sure they were good enough!

I was wicked excited to share with the attendees one of their pieces of  swag they got to take home. Another custom stamp I designed! :)

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

You can see I am still using Chari Moss’s banner. I promised to take care of the banner and enjoy it for many events to come!

I set up a mini store again full of goodies from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp along with the essentials like foam tape and quickie glue pens. Chris did a great job at setting up a point of sale system and ringing everyone out. (You can see Mister Harley was working hard too)

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

We had two full days of creative time and an awesome group of people both days! I love catching up with old friends… and meeting new ones ;)

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

October Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

AND… I saved a fun thing to share till last. All day Friday during the set up and Saturday during the event I had a camera set up shooting pics, to put together a time lapse. Chris Judge is the videographer I work with at Providence College and he set it up and put it together for me. Have fun watching! Now don’t you want to come to the next one? Be sure to read more details after the video!

November Loft Art Retreat | shurkus.com

The next Loft Art Retreat is FAST approaching! November 1st! There are still a few spots available. This time there will not be a Sunday session- so don’t delay in signing up! I have posted more pictures of the sample here

  • Want to see more images from the Loft Art Retreat? Check out the #loftartretreat on Instagram! A bunch of peeps posted pics including some of the cards we created!

  • Lynn is always great about writing about her time at the retreats. She wrote a fun post about the Loft Art Retreat here

  • Want to be the first to know about new kits I have available? Or Loft Art Retreat details? Be sure to sign up for my email newsletter!

Watcher Shurkus | shurkus.com

Watcher Shurkus | shurkus.com

It’s so hard to believe that it has been 7 years since Watcher passed away. He was part of so many key points of my life growing up since I had him from the age of 8 to 28. I think back over the past 7 years- welcoming Mister Harley into my life, Colorful Creations closing, moving off cape, finding Chris and SO much more that has happened. It is weird to think how he wasn’t physically a part of it all- but I know he is with me :) Inked on my foot and forever in my heart.

Watcher and me | shurkus.com

It is only fitting that today I introduce you to who I refer to as “old man kitty”. I realized the other day that I never shared photos and stories from our vacation on the cape in August. I will definitely do that, but maybe hold out until its the cold and icky winter so we can all live through the photos and stories together :)

We rented a house in Hyannis on Cape Cod. It is a perfect location, centrally located to everything and everyone we wanted to see. Again I promise to share more about that later ;)

Old Man Kitty | shurkus.com

One day we were walking back from main street and I saw a kitty laying down in the driveway across the street. As we were getting closer it looked like it wasn’t moving and I became concerned. I slowly approached the kitty, being sure to make noise to not startle it. Still no movement. Then just as I was about to crouch down it “woke up” saw me and started to get up and meow in this very scratchy old man voice. Watcher had this meow the last few years of his life, and it just warmed my heart to hear it again. I started to pet the kitty and I could see that he was very underweight, a little wobbly on his feet but super lovey and was purring and pushing his face into my hand for more scratches.

Old Man Kitty | shurkus.com

Throughout our vacation I continued to check on old man kitty, feeding him some tuna and giving him some love. It was bothering me a lot that a kitty of his age seemed to be homeless. I can’t imagine it. It appeared that some of the people that lived in the area were feeding him sometimes but he didn’t have shelter or medical care. His food sometimes had bugs in it etc.

I reached out to my friend Jen who used to watch Watcher and Mister Harley for me when I lived on the island. I asked her what she thought I should do and right away she said to contact the New England Society for Abandoned Animals. From there I was in contact with Sarah the shelter manager. She informed me that if it appeared that he didn’t belong to anyone that we could bring him into the shelter and she would have a vet look at him that day. Chris and I talked it over and I decided I would take him in. As I was going to get the kitty one of the guys in the area made a comment about  how “everyone liked to feed the kitty” and I mentioned that it looked like he needed medical care and I was going to take him to the shelter so he could get that. The guy proceeded to tell me that they planned on bringing him to the vet soon. With him saying that I didn’t feel right scooping him up and taking him away. I notified Sarah, she agreed but said she would check in on him soon. A few days later she called me to let me know when she went to check on him she got the same story “they were bringing him to the vets soon”. Again there didn’t appear to be any shelter for him and it seemed as if just a few people were putting food out for him when they remember etc. It didn’t see consistent or one family taking care of him.

Old Man Kitty | shurkus.com

As I got back to “life” he was still on my mind… I was talking it over with Chris and I just knew he wouldn’t survive another winter, even a mild Cape Cod winter. I had plans to go see MelissER on the cape for dinner so when I arrived in Hyannis a little early I decided to swing by and see how Old Man Kitty was doing. He was sleeping in the same driveway and as soon as he saw my car he started to get up and come to it, so I pulled over and parked. I gave him some pets. He greeted me with his scratchy meows. He seemed as if he wanted to get in the car with me ;) I checked out the dish near by, it had a little bit of dried up wet food in it, but it was also filled with ants :( I was kicking myself for not bringing any food with me…. I told Old Man Kitty I would call Sarah at NESAA again tomorrow and tell her there seemed to be no change in his living conditions.  It broke my heart to leave him again.

Old Man Kitty | shurkus.com

I called Sarah the next day and spoke to her about the situation. She agreed it wasn’t how he should be living she said she would swing by again and see what she could do.

When she drove by again, it was pouring rain and he was just sitting there, soaked. She said he looked like he was waiting for the bus. haha! She picked him up and drove him right to the vets. I was so nervous about this because I could tell he was older, who knew what was going on with him. The beauty of NESAA is that it is a no kill shelter- so if he has a clean bill of health he can live there until he finds a home.

Chris and I were at WordCamp in Providence and I saw Sarah had left me a voicemail- I knew it was the results of the vet visit and blood work Old Man Kitty got. I decided to listen to it the next day in case it was bad news, I didn’t want to be all emotional at a tech conference!
We woke up on Sunday and listed to the voicemail. Old Man Kitty was microchipped. There was a name of a guy, but he never updated his address so it pointed them back to the MSPCA. He is approx 16 years old. He had a seizure at the vets, but it is treatable by meds and he will probably never have one again. His blood work came back CLEAN! Besides being very underweight he is a healthy boy! I was so happy to hear this!!! They named him Mac. (how fitting for this apple lover ;) ) I called Sarah back and told her how happy I was to hear he is healthy. She informed me that when he gets his weight back up I can have first dibs at adopting him…. Chris even said if I wanted to we could. I thought LONG and hard about it and as much as I feel he deserves a loving home there are a lot of variables where I just don’t think it would be fair to him or Mister Harley. However I did vow to Sarah that I would do all i could to help find him a home.

So that is why I am writing this post. Even though his is older, he is the sweetest boy and he deserves snuggles and love. Again the beauty of NESAA is because it is a no kill shelter, Mac will have a place to live the rest of his life (if he isn’t adopted).

Mac | shurkus.com

I was teaching a card class on the cape a few weeks ago so I asked if I could come visit him. Sarah said sure! Anytime! He has his own kitty apartment right now. While he is getting settled in, gaining weight etc. He lives alone but soon he will be introduced to the other shelter kitties and will be able to free roam the facility! He was chowing down when I came in to visit him. I do think he might be a little deaf… as it doesn’t seem like he always hears you approach him. As soon as he knew I was there he greeted me with that old man “meow” that I love. I spent some time with him, petting him and brushing him. They cleaned up his fur and shaved the matted parts. He seemed really good. Just before I left he was settling into his warm cozy kitty bed. I just loved seeing him have a warm cuddly place to sleep.

Mac | shurkus.com

I gave Sarah a donation to help with his vet bills and promised to send some monthly funds to help feed him at least until he finds a home.

So blog readers I am asking you to please SHARE this post. Help me help Mac find a home! I know an Old Man Kitty isn’t ideal for everyone, but I also know there is someone out there that will welcome this kitty with open arms! And if you can’t adopt him maybe you will consider making a donation in Mac’s name. The New England Society for Abandoned Animals are doing a great thing and they would appreciate any help they can get.

They have donation information right on their website. Let me know if you have any questions OR you can always email Sarah and remember PLEASE help me by sharing this post anywhere and everywhere. I am determined to help find a home for Old Man Kitty, Mac! :)

WOW! What a weekend!! The Loft Art Retreat was just as fun as I had hoped it would be. I promise to be back later this week with more of an update about the event! Before we get to this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge did you guys see the latest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit?

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, Nov 2014

I was talking about how awesome this kit is at the Loft Art Retreat this weekend so I wanted to be sure to point it out to my readers. I love the Simon Says Stamp Card kit for a number of reasons but the main ones are I think the value is AWESOME. You get a large stamp set, many papers and embellishments as well as a color sheet of inspiration cards! I also love that you can subscribe month to month and you don’t have to make a HUGE commitment! Be sure to check out Novembers kit which also features papers from Lawn Fawn! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail!!

Time for a NEW Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeI am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card!

10.15.14 Recipe Color Coordinates | simonsaysstamp.com

This week’s challenge is featuring Shari Carroll’s Color Coordinates - Shari shares each month a color combo and inspiration using those colors on the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The design team has joined Shari and she is guesting for us this week! Today I played with Simon Says Stamp inks, papers and stamps to create a fun Halloween Card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Color Coordinates! featuring Simon Says Stamp Exclusives | shurkus.com

I have been wanting to play with the new Trick or Treat Simon Says Stamp Set. I just love when Kristina Werner designs these animal sets and I can color the kitty to look like Mister Harley. I don’t think I will be able to put a mask and cape on Mister H this Halloween though, will just have to stick to bow ties :)

Simon Says Stamp, Trick or Treat Stamp Set

I colored the kitty with Copic Markers. I stamped the drippy goo stamp in Green Apple Simon Says Ink. The Trick or Treat sentiment is in Slate Simon Says Stamp Ink. I am in LOVE with the Large and Small stitched rectangle sets from Lawn Fawn. I just love the finishing touch it gives cards!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Color Coordinates! featuring Simon Says Stamp Exclusives | shurkus.com

Have you made any Halloween cards yet? This is the perfect color combo to inspire you and create some before the holiday is here!

Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge.

Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random, it could be you!

Simon Says Stamp Prize

I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!

Make sure to check back each Wednesday for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog




Time for a NEW Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
I am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card!

This week’s challenge is Use Watercolors - The design team has a lot of inspiration for you using all kinds of different watercolor products. Be sure to check it out! There are SO many watercolor products out there and what I like about watercoloring is it makes you look SUPER artistic, even if you aren’t a fine artist! You can use watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, gelatos, distress ink pads, watercolor crayons and more! Today I decided to try out my new sets of Peerless Water Colors!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com

I have been so excited to try out my new Peerless Watercolor set. I love all things watercolor! I think my goto favorite coloring medium is Watercolor Pencils because they are so quick and easy. I like trying out different mediums and with watercolors you can get such rich colors and I love the watered texture you can get with them.

Peerless Water ColorsFor this “hello” card set I started with a sheet of Distress Watercolor paper. I took a wide paint brush and covered the center part of the cardstock with just water. I then touched the wet paintbrush to one of the sheets in the Peerless Water Color set and brushed the color on the pool of water. I heat set the card with the Ranger Heat tool, moving the pooled water around as I was drying.  Once completely dry I stamped “hello” from the Big the Bold and the Happy clear stamp set from Winnie & Walter in Versafine black.

The Big The Bold The Happy, Winnie & Walter

I then sprinkled some Hero Arts Mixed Accents. I finished the card off with glossy accents over the word “hello”.

Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Blush     Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Sea       Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Pool

It was so quick and easy to create one, I made another two! What a fun card set!!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolors! featuring Peerless Water Color | shurkus.com

Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Create something with a watercolors!

Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random, it could be you!

Simon Says Stamp Prize

I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!

Make sure to check back each Wednesday for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog




World Cardmaking Day Giveaway | shurkus.com

World Cardmaking Day Giveaway | shurkus.com

Apologies right off for not getting to this post yesterday. I am swamped with Loft Art Retreat preparations for this weekend.

It was so much fun to read what everyone was up to for World Cardmaking Day. Thank you for sharing with me and for sharing my card on your favorite Social Media sites!

World Cardmaking Day 2014 | shurkus.com
I was in Maine for the weekend for a much needed girls weekend. It is a tradition that a few of my best girls and I get together for some down time by the sea! It was a rainy day on Saturday, World Cardmaking Day so my girls helped me put together name tags for the Loft Art Retreat and assemble the card kits together. I can’t tell them how much this meant to me!

Girls Weekend, Wells Maine | shurkus.com

Sunday was a nicer day, we woke up to sunshine, so we spent some time on Ogunquit Beach reading, walking, exploring and then walked around downtown.

Girls Weekend, Ogunquit Beach Maine | shurkus.com

A few other traditions we established is a selfie photo in one of the mirrors at Spoiled Rotten (a giftshop in town) and we pick out a Christmas Ornament for our trees. Mine have usually stayed in storage as I hadn’t had a tree for number of years- but it was so much fun to display them on our tree last year :)

Girls Weekend, Ogunquit Beach Maine | shurkus.com

Ok… ok…. I’m sure you want to know who is winning the fabulous goodies pictured above!

  • Lawn Fawn Love you S’more
  • Sweet Stamp Shop Baby Town
  • Mini Distress Ink, Fired Brick

Using a random number generator the winner is….. *drum roll*

World Cardmaking Day Giveaway | shurkus.com

The 11th comment was from Moira!! Moira please email me by friday so I can send you your prize!! Congratulations!!

World Cardmaking Day Giveaway | shurkus.com

 

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