Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Friday, January 28, 2011

JAN BLOG HOP STARTS HERE!

Hi all!  It's bloggity blog hop time again!  Please come hop along with us :)  Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner so the THEME for this BLOG HOP is LOVE!

As you hoppity hop, please collect the special words each DT has on their blogs.  At the end of the hop will be instructions on what to do all those "lovely" words ( umm secret phrase )   ;)  There are 2 prizes up for grabs:

1 winner of $25 GC to the Fred She Said STORE.

1 winner of $25 GC to CROP STOP.

***This blog hop contest closes Friday, Feb. 4 at midnight EST.

Here is the list of HOP STOPS ( in case you lose your way):

Fred  ( right here )   
Robin
Tracy MacD

Please don't forget to leave the DT some love ;)

EDIT FRI Morning:  Apparently Blogger didn't post the last stop on the hop last night.  All fixed now if you missed the last word :)


Here is Fred's project:



I used the Hearts & Roses Pre-Coloured Set in RED.  I used a new to me Cottage Florals embossing folder by Craft Concepts. ( which I got a Crop Stop ;) )  I colored the frames with distress inks and also spritzed the background with iridescent gold glimmer spray.  I outlined the frames with a gold DecoArt Calligraphy  paint pen.. oh man... this is working way better than my Krylon gold leafing pen.. I have just about gave up on that... not sure if it is just too old?  Anyhoo... if you are looking for a nice gold edge on your projects.. I am so recommending the DecoArt  paint pens.

Fred's special word is "May"

Just a note... later this evening I should have a new release of cutting files.... I didn't get time to complete them but... man... I am liking these, if I do say so myself.. so I'll be back! ;)

NOW, please go to ROBIN'S BLOG for you next stop on the HOP :)

:)*  Fred

Monday, January 17, 2011

Love is in the Air

Hi all!

Love is in the air at  Fred She Said :)  Mwah!

2 new designs are in the store ( and precoloured versions... Fred LOVES her colouring challenged peeps -  You know who you are ;)   ).

We have ROSES! I lurve roses... Sigh.  This one is a Rose Spray in a Heart Frame and sentiments.

Hearts & Roses Digi & Pre-Coloured Sets:

- I coloured the digi with inktense, watercolour AND prismacolors.. nothing like overkill LOL.  That's paper lace I had in my stash.  I used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs - Vintage set...  on which I did a level adjustment to get a punch more colour to match.






And it wouldn't be a Valentine's Day release without a shmooshy, shmaltzy, over-the-top cutie with extra fat cheek goodness!

I Love You THIS Much Digi & COL Set:





Whew!  Got 'er done!  I will have more new designs real soon!

AND we will be having our first BLOG HOP of the year on JANUARY 28th!  Prizes! Mark you calendars ;)

AND  we have a few changes in our DT line-up!  Maria and Lora are not returning... I'd like to thank them for all their design input and talent and friendship... they will be greatly missed!  Big Hugs!  Following Fred into 2011 is Michelle ( DT coordinator extraordinaire), Anne, Carol H., Dani, Darsie, Marlena, Nancy, Sonya, Tracy MacDonald, and introducing Robin Parker!  She is Darsie's sister and  we are so looking forward to having her on the team :)

Have a great day!  I am going to grab a tea and put my feet up....

:)* Fred

Thursday, January 06, 2011

WINNERS Christmas Comment Wall Challenge

Hi everyone!  I humbly apologize for the lateness of this announcement, I tore my craft/computer room apart in a desparate try at organizing it LOL!  Almost there!  I gave my Dymo labeller a workout too ;)  I have been quiet too... hiding under my proverbial rock.  Time to crawl out... it's a NEW YEAR! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!  I would like to also thank my DT for all their gorgeous creations on their various blogs and on our PCP and CDAC group challenge walls.  WOW!  Thank you DT for a wonder fall term!  We will be kicking it into gear soon with new images and a blog hop at the end of the month! 

I'd like to thank Lora and Maria for their wonderful designs and time on the team, they have been there since the beginning and are such great girls.  Sadly they are leaving us; we wish them all the best and will miss them sooo much! 

OK on to the Comment Wall winners!

On the CDAC FSS Challenge Wall, we had 11 entries and Mr. Random picked:

.... and the winner of a $30 GC for the Fred She Said Store is Denise Pettingill!  Congrats!

On the PCP FSS Challenge Wall, we had 7 entries and Mr. Random picked:


 ... and the winner of a $30 GC to the Fred She Said Store is  Beth Ullman!  Congrats!  

Could the winners please email me at fred.she.said@gmail.com and I will give them the details of their winnings?  :)

Thanks so much to everyone who entered.     :)*  Fred