Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, January 4, 2010


Whohoo!  Today is the first Sunshine Monday for the new year.  Not only is it a new year but we are also introducing our new line with a new illustrator and our new design team.  Sunshine and Giggles is also doing their first blog hop.

Each dt member will be featuring one of the new stamps and also will be giving to 1 lucky winner their stamp. If you make it to the end of the hop on Sunshine & Giggles blog you can be in the running to receive the ENTIRE release!

If you have arrived here from Stef's blog then you are on the right track, if not you will really want to start at the beginning at Janet's blog.

Ok so you know that Cody is an avid reader with a very active imagination.  He has given his globe a spin and is off on his first adventure.  Where are Cody, The World Renowned Explorer, and his faithful companion Quest off to????


And no trip to Scotland would be complete without taking in a round of golf.  Cody's first friend on his journey is Angus the Golfer.

Isn't he a cutie in his tradional knickers and vest .  My sketch used is from this weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday.

Cody's next stop on his journey is to the Highland Games-another must see for anyone heading to Scotland. 
There Cody meets his new friend Roddy the Piper.

I just love this little guy! His kilt and part of his bagpipe have been paper pieced in this great tartan paper.  The sketch was provided by this weeks challenge over at Friday Sketchers.

Next Cody & Quest are off for a little boating trip on Loch Ness. Why Loch Ness, you ask?
Well to find the ever elusive Loch Ness monster Nessie of  course- and guess what they found her!  She is adorable!

This sketch is for this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly.

Would you like to win one of these 3 stamps? I will be giving away each 1 to 3 lucky winners.   All you need to do to enter is
1) become a follower
2) enter below with Mr. Linky
3) mention our hop on your blog- this is optional.
Winners will be announced on Sunshine & Giggles Wednesday Spotlight on Jan. 13, 2010.

Would you like to win the entire line?! Then continue to Sunshine & Giggles.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to register below:)


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Janice, this blog hop is so much fun! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

I love your cards. Makes me want to travel. ;)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh what fun!!!! all the images are so adorable and imaginative! and fabulous for a "travel" scrapbook!

sorry about the wrong link! bad stef - lol. it is now fixed.... good stef!


Rhonda Miller said...

Those are some great cards. TFS.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards, Janice!!!

Helen Dooley said...

Awesome cards. I love the images. This company has some really awesome cards.

Gael said...

Wow! Three cards for the price of one! :o) I love all the little extra details on your cards, the golf tees, the paper piecing and Nessie LOL!

MiamiKel said...

Outstanding blog hop - the story was truly my favorite part but I loved, love the collection of cards and Scotland most of all (my dad's family!) Truly a fun, wonderful hop!

Maria Matter said...

oh what fun! these are fabulous Janice! that was a great hop!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh this is fabulous! Janice, these are just way too cute. I love Roddy. My DH's heritage is Scotland and his clan were pipers. Wonderful!!

Congratulations on the hop and your new team. I miss being around. sniff sniff

Cheryl said...

Great cards. I love the piper!

Vicki said...

Janice, very cute cards and the images are awesome. I especially liked the Dream Big one but they are all very nice.


April said...

Wow - love many things I can do with them~

Janet said...

super cards:)

Mae said...

All three are great cards!!! I wanna go, too!

Darlene said...

Ooooh! I wish that I could stow away in Cody's suitecase!!
Your cards are delightful! These are a really cute family of images!
SCS: LuvCardmaking

beadz said...

These were all really cute!

acpriess said...

These are great images, especially Nessie. I have a new favorite!

Anonymous said...

Great the coloring.

Rufus said...

If Cody is having fun in Scotland, wonder if he'll run into any Sugar Nellie's? I'm loving Cody and his friends!

Annie said...

such fun cards! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

Mimiko said...

These cards are really wonderful :)

Patricia St Martin said...

these images are really nice. I love all of them and the cards are great.