Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New (th)INK Tank! We're Tossing Torches!

We have love love loved the intuition and ingenuity our babes of May have brought to our Inky fingers! We are thrilled to find that they bring that skill to torch passing too! You might even say we're tickled pink...

Speaking of which. The month of June, Nancy's bright Pink Flame
will be carried aloft by Penni Vickers, our newest resident wild child!
 After a brief journey to Norway, our PINK torch returns to the East Midlands region of the UK, Nottingham, England.  Look closely though because by all intents and purposes, you just might think you are in a Mangrove forest in the heart of Bengal. Behind the exotic cats you will find a proper English lady who lives with her best friend and husband of a dozen years, Simon and two beautiful human children, Edward and William. Penni leaves the tinned fish for Thomas and Erin, but keeps the Italian, chocolate, rose wine and papercrafting for her own special moments, and as a Medical Secretary in Clinical Oncology we know those moments are well deserved.

 The cats aren't the only ones doing the stalking @ http://lazycatscards.blogspot.com/. It's been over a year since we first noticed this stand-out on WOYWW and you can only imagine how excited we were to hear that Penni is now running with a torch! 
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Our Bronze torch (formally brown) but I just realized how much more fitting Bronze is ;) is being passed from the wonderfully cheery and ingenius Laura Kayra to Nina Maksimainen or Ninarsku, to you. 
As a pikkutyttö little girl Ninarsku dreamed of being an archeologist or a princess. It makes sense that our newest Bronze torchbearer is a treasure and a treat. Running the torch from Hämeenlinna (say that three times fast) she lives near a castle nestled against the banks of Finland and receives the royal treatment from her hubby.
Nina might as well be carrying a copper torch, because this Finnish babe is our heads-up-penny. Meet our first torchbearer to run a blog entirely in a language other than English (but just for us her entries will be in English too)! We figure finding this scrappy girl with a prowess for modern color and clean lines has to be good luck. When we can't find this adorable brunette at her craft table with her craftiest of friends, we look for her snuggled in the crook of her husband's arm, or planning her new craft room in her new pesä home that will be finished being built in the Fall! From where we're sitting we think it's fair to say, "it's better in Finland",  Find out how much at http://ninarsku.blogspot.com/
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From the soulful and brilliant Renee Lynch to the girl with a sketchy vibe (yes!) Lee Anne Verret 
Just this month, Lee Anne Verret attended her first scrapbooking convention and discovered that not only does she have a gift, but she can stamp on layouts! Since she teaches 115 puberty driven eleven year olds (bless the middle school teachers of the world) can we say “duh”? One look at Lee Anne’s Happy Place and you’ll be happy too.
A certain six year old boy that keeps showing up on that blog seems to have his daddy’s smarts (okay, let’s be fair here…Lee Anne is a science teacher so he has his mommy’s smarts too), good looks and charm. Our new blue torchbearer has the pluck and courage that can only come from being the youngest of three sisters growing up on the boy hair bands of the 80’s, hand me downs and a loving family. She may be baking in Texas, but she is cooking in the stamp and scrap department.


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Our fabulously brave, and wickedly funny Siobhan Kline
will be tossing her new found digiStamp super star status
 in the form of a hot purple torch to Cammi Boddie 
Some people were born to make people feel better and we are fortunate to share Cammi Boddie, a pediatric oncology nurse, with her precious kids for just a little while. Cammi's cards and projects show her compassion and creativity, whether it be decking out a hammer or a paint can, creating a sympathy card for a patient's family, or a t-shirt for a chemo buddy, this is one awesome angel in crafty nurse's clothing (she probably embellishes her own scrubs too!). 

When she isn't growing her copic collection exponentially, you might find Cammi celebrating just about anything with her husband of five years (did you know you can sail from Virginia to the Bahamas?) or playing with her dog, King or kitty, Belle.  See the latest she is cuttin', colorin' or creatin' @ 
http://cuttin-up.blogspot.com/
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Toni Johnson is sprinting towards the finish line, 
where Lynette Brown has her hands out, ready to catch this orange flame of fabulous.
Life in Haysville is all about the simple life, and Lynette Brown wants to keep it that way.  Summer is easy in rural Kansas and it is a favorite time for family (especially the two grandkids, Wyatt and Andrea) backyard bar-b-ques, gardening, photography, walks to the park and time in the pool. Throw in a little scrapbooking and card making and it really does sound idyllic doesn’t it?   When the bug hits, Lee Anne and her husband Ray, a rural mail carrier, can hop on the train that stops in Haysville and travel in leisure to far away places.   Grab yourself a nice tall glass of sweet tea and have a smooch @ Life in Haysville.

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2 comments:

Karin said...

Congrats ladies!

The Mama Monkey said...

Yay and welcome to the new flames!!! :)