Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to Blogging!

I had such a great week last week! My cousin Shirlie flew in from Washington state to spend part of her spring break with us. We had fun but, I really slacked on the old blog, didn't I! To make up for it, I'll share two cards today and give a little blog candy away!! First, the cards... I made them last week before I knew Shirlie was coming.

This one was made for Dawn McVey's latest Raspberry Suite color challenge:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Always set, Together Forever set
Ink: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Riding Hood Red, Kraft cardstock; watercolor paper; Candy Lane DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon, Top Not Die, Aqua Painter, Scallop Edge punch

I watercolored the main image and then popped it up, matting it in different colors for a layered effect.

This next card is just a simple one I created for any occasion:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black classic inks
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze card stock; Patterned paper by Bo Bunny
Accessories: White Signo Gel pen, Paper Piercer, ribbon by American Crafts, buttons and thread- craft supply

The hearts are just stamped and cut out then popped on to the card front using dimensionals. I love the sentiment on this card because it really could be used for just about any happy occasion.

And, like I promised, some blog candy! I am loving the new stuff in the Occasions Mini Catty so I'll be giving away the Great Friend set:

the Walk in the Park DSP pack:

and a package of the Printed Window Sheets:


Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing in the new mini is by 5:00pm (eastern) on Friday, April 17th and I'll randomly pick a winner! Good luck!

39 comments:

Mel said...

Wow-I get to be first? I love what you picked out, but the Very Versatile and 8 Great Greetings would also be on my list, but I also love the items you picked out---there's so many goodies to choose from in the book!

kika said...

I absolutely love the great friend set and think the butterfly is just gorgeous. Such generous blog candy, I would be thrilled to win!

Krissie said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I really love the one with the hearts and buttons, so cute!

Ronda said...

I really love the cards and candy!! Whoever wins is very lucky!!!

Cori S said...

You're always giving me great inspiration!!!

My new favorite thing out of the catalog is definitely the Friend butterfly set & the window sheets! I love using acetate on things!

RoseOhio said...

I really like the Matchbox Die and the Scallop Tag set to go with it. What great blog candy!

Rose

Jennifer Murai said...

Very pretty cards. I love the colors and layouts. Great work!!

Jazy Girl said...

Believe it or not, this set is my favorite set in the mini catalog. I love it....thanks for the chance to possibly win it. I do so love your talent!

mitzikoons said...

You are a source of constant inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing your creativity!! My favorite new thing from the mini is the oval scallop punch. I have the coordinating punches already so this was first on my list. Thanks for the chance to win your very generous giveaway!

KarimGomez said...

beautiful cards and thnaks for the chance to win.. well i was watching the catalog.. and I really like Forest friends.. the owl is the most cute I've ever seen!!!!!

Linda said...

I LOVE the new scalloped oval punch & the Oval All stamp set. The mini's cataloge has some wonderful stuff. Thanks for such a great giveaway. I would just be thrilled to win!!

Jess Lundahl said...

I love that card with the three small hearts. The black really makes the other colors pop. Great job.

Terri E. said...

I love the set you are giving away. I couldn't get it and now I am kicking myself! I also think the new cord brads/buttons look great as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Nancy said...

Your cards are always beautiful! My fave stamp set is the Great frined! I actually had the stamp set and the dsp on my list but haven't been able to purchase it. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Amy said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I especially like the one with the little hearts. You make "simple" look so fabulous! I have the Great Friend set and it is so much fun to work with. I also love the cute little Forest Friends.

Cula said...

I love the Scallop Oval Punch and the Oval All set!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing so much great inspiration and such fabulous blog candy. My favorite stamp set in the mini is the Great Friend set...hands down. My favorite thing overall would probably be the matchbox die but since I haven't yet saved up enough spending money to buy a die cut machine, the die will probably just remain my favorite in my dreams :-)

~Kristina said...

I've got a sweet tooth! Great blog candy.
The Forest Friends is in the running for my fav set in this one. So many possibilities.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I have to tell you, I am really glad I found your blog. Your cards inspired me to look into the color challenges hosted by my favorite things and kwerner! My favorite set it the Great Friend. Glad your back into blogging!:)

Marcia said...

Thank you for the chance to win! This is hard to choose, but I think my favorite thing is the scallop punch.

Jennifer said...

My favorite is actually the Great Friend set. I love the butterfly and the frame for the sentiments.

Anonymous said...

My favorite product (which I just ordered) is the new punch and SS to match! can't get enough punches!

Shelli Deckard

Cheryl said...

I really love the matchbox die. Thanks so much for a chance to win the wonderful blog candy.

Angela said...

I love the scalloped oval punch and the coordinating stamps - can't wait to use them. htanks for blogging, I subscribed a while back and love seeing what you're making!

Tara said...

I love the great friend set & the matchbox die for the big shot... thank you so much for the chance to win a favourite!

Beth said...

Good to hear you enjoyed a fun visit! Your cards are gorgeous-love the color combo in the second one. OMGosh, guess I can't just say that the entire MINI is my favorite, huh? If I had to pick just one thing it would be the Great Friend set-love that butterfly! Thanks for such generous giveaway!

jackiestamps4fun said...

I LOVE your heart card - it's awesome! I think my favorite stamp set in the mini is Forest Friends - just love it!

Lynnette said...

I love the Great Friend set. Thanks for your generousity! I love your blog! You have such great creations!

Krissie said...

I totally forgot to comment on my favorite item in the mini, and its got to be the Walk in the Park DSP, so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing in the mini is the matchbox die because I don't have it yet. Thanks for the chance for blog candy and for shareing your beautiful works with us.
cindyb

Wendy said...

Hey, these are both super pretty! Love the hearts!

Shelly said...

There is so many to choose from! I think thought that I am falling back in love with the paper! I have begun using printed paper again with more creative layouts and designs. It gives my cards that extra pop and for my scrapbooking pages it words great for combining layouts that look professional!
On another note, your card "Pink Hearts card" inspired my 8 year old daughter tonight, so together (her and I) we created our own version (one hers and one mine). Thank for for the idea, the time with her and the memories we created.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! I just love your cards and your clean and simple looks! Thanks for sharing them with us. My favorite item in the new mini would be the scallop oval punch.

Pam Braaksma
Wisconsin

Andrea said...

I can't pick which one I would want..but I think I would go with the stamp set! can't get enough of those!

Jennifer said...

My favorite is the Very Versatile set. I just love all the sayings in it. They can be used for so many different occasions. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Venessa said...

I love the great friend set - esp. the butterfly!! I am also excited to try the window sheets. Thanks for sharing with us! Love your blog!

Rose said...

Always is my favorite stamp set. I love the cards. TFS!

Mandy said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Lovely work - Thanks for sharing.

My favorite mini set is the Choo Choo! I love the little train and the tracks to go with it. It's perfect for my son's scrapbook and b-day invites!
- Mandy

Patty Poo said...

I love the stuff you picked! My favorite though is the Forest Friends... those guys are so cute!

 
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