Nan! This card’s for you. Well I guess technically it is for that new little grandson that is soon to be!! Not sure what the count is today on baby booties and quilts for this little one. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it reaches over a dozen soon (of each!). hehe

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Let me tell you a little bit about Nan. She is my claim to fame… a quilter extraordinaire. She has even published some quilting books.. children’s books.. cooking books. Oh and she has even been on that cooking show. What’s his name.. Emeril? What a joy it is to have such a wonderful friend. (Okay, Nan, have I earned those coconut macaroons yet!?! LOL!!!) Nan’s fabulous blog.

I finally got my new Cuttlebug embossing folders and was so excited to use the dotted swiss one on the little oval frame surrounding the nursery scene. It has been popped up on dimensionals. The onesies have been paper pieced and also popped up.

I came across this ancient set with the shelf and teddy bear images yesterday. I have been trying to go through some of my older sets to perhaps sell them to make room for the new. But I just can not seem to part with any of them. As I said in a forum over on SCS a couple of days ago, “They are more than just tools to stamp with. They are… family.” I think I need some serious help!

Stamps: By Ones & By Twos, Decorator Shelf
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, East Coast Prep DP from SU!
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, SU! Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Brads, Ric Rak, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Random.org has picked another winner!! Congratulations:
Linda Deline Comment #55

Linda, I have emailed you. I need your address and which set you would like. I’ll get it in the mail to you tomorrow!

Edited 3/2/08
This post in now closed for comments.

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Are you ready for some more fun? Well let’s get these sets out my door and into yours. Here are the sets that I have to give away.

For today’s candy the winner gets to choose ONE set she (or he *grin*) would like from the 5 sets below.

Friendship Blooms
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Lots of Thoughts
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So Many Scallops
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Birthday Whimsy
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Merci
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So once again it’s easy peasy. Just leave a comment on this post. I will go on over to random.org on Sunday, March 2nd, and then let the lucky winner know.

Now since I’ve got you here I’d love to show you a card I made with the ‘So Many Scallops’ set. I colored the stamp with SU! markers to get the different colors on the one stamped image. And yes… there is some”Afternoon Tea” designer paper here. It has become my best friend lately! Just lovin’ it!

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Stamps: So Many Scallops

Paper: Whisper White, “Afternoon Tea”, pink, coral and brown are non SU!

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral

Accessories: SU! GG Striped Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Corner Punch, Brads, Prima, Stickles

BLOG CANDY! Check back tomorrow for some more fun and a chance to win another SU! set!!

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Well it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Look at this fabulous sketch Roxie has for us today.

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Here’s my card I made using this sketch. I just love this sentiment from Winnie the Pooh.

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I used some more of my new See D’s stamps and SU!’s Afternoon Tea designer paper. Using only Bravo Burgundy ink I stamped the “flower” images, bird and sentiment. Also the Afternoon Tea dp panel is stamped with a great big beautiful stamp from See D’s “Boutique Grunge” set. Bravo Burgundy is one of my favorite SU! colors. I love it here paired up with Groovy Guava.

Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: See D’s : “Boutique Grunge”, “Nature Print”, ‘Silhouettes”
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy Classic
Accessories: Pearl Brad, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

I went over to random.org and here is the winner! Congratulations:
Val Pass Post #47

“Wow, I would sure like love to win this stamp set. Just yesterday I saw a card made with it and thought I would love to have it. Then I looked for the set and discovered I couldn’t buy it, that it was older and a hostess set …was I ever disappointed! Now that you are blogging, I’ll stop back from time to time. Val”

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog. Check back TOMORROW for more candy and a chance to win a current SAB set!!!! Woohoo! This is fun!

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Edited: Wow! I got up this morning and found W-A-Y over 20 comments! So I am closing this post to more comments. I will get a number picked and let you know soon who the winner is!!!

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Remember this wonderful set from the SU! 2007 SAB! Well this one is looking for a good home. If you would like a chance for it to be YOURS, then just leave a comment here on this post saying “hi”. You can post as many times as you would like. I will use a random generator to pick a winner from the posts’ numbers next Monday, March 3rd, or as soon as I see that there are 20 unique posters whichever comes first. And yes I will ship to Canada.

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Here is a portion of a card I made last year using the Happy Harmony set. (It is not part of the blog candy as it has long since found another home.) But isn’t this just a sweet set!

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Oh and just a note: I have several (9 to be exact!) of the current 2008 SAB sets, too, that I will be giving away in the next few weeks! So stay tuned!

Feb 252008

My new See D’s stamps have arrived, and I LOVE THEM!!! I quickly got them all organized and then had the wonderful dilemma of which oh which stamps to use first.

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I chose to use the “Birdi” set. These images just melt my heart. Using Jet Black Stazon ink I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock. The birds are cut out and popped up on dimensionals. They have been gently sponged with Creamy Caramel and Groovy Guava classic inks. The sentiment is from the “Phrases Collection”. And yes that is a little piece of SU!’s “Afternoon Tea” designer paper peeking out along the left edge. Have I mentioned how much I love that new collection of theirs? I sponged it with Creamy Caramel to beige up the white background so it would be a better match with the Very Vanilla card stock.

Well I just have to make one more card today. I hear voices calling me from my craft room! It is my stamps begging to be inked, and I mustn’t  neglect them! See you soon…

Stamps: See D’s “Birdi” and “Phrases Collection”
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Basic Black, “Afternoon Tea”
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Velvet and Organdy Ribbons, Rhinestone Brad, Corner Punch, Gel Pen

Feb 232008

Okay… so it’s February. Well over at Splitcoastampers I’ve joined a group of real go getters because as a professional procrastinator I need someone or something to push me. This group is the Christmas Card Challenge Group. Yup every month starting in January we make 10 Christmas cards. That way when it is actually time to send them out in November we have a wonderful stash of 100 cards ready to go. (November? Ha! got you there… you know I do it in a panic just days before the New Year.) *sigh* Anyway if I can keep up with this group I may actually be so excited for cards this year I will get them sent before 2009! Woohoo!

Here are my February cards.

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I don’t usually second guess myself too much but I had such a time with a couple of little details… shiny brads or antiqued? a bow or corner ribbon or just left plain? I finally did 5 cards with shiny brads and 5 with antiqued. And I decided (I think) that I actually like the card best with no ribbon at all. What do you think?

The image (including the sentiment) is all just one big beautiful stamp from DeNami Design. I stamped it on Whisper White card stock with Jet Black Stazon ink. I then outlined the trees with a Bashful Blue SU! marker and filled in the tree trunks with Creamy Caramel. It is mounted on Brilliant Blue card stock. The ribbon is from Michael’s.

And just for fun, here are my January cards.

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Stamps: Star-Studded Season

Paper: WW, Brushed Gold, Basic Black

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Cording

Yup it’s Friday and that means it’s the Limited Supplies Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. Today we were supposed to use our own handwriting someplace on the card. Here is the challenge. And here is my card.

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I used an SU! Not Quite Navy marker to print the “Happy Birthday”. The candlelight was made by punching a small circle in a piece of paper and then, using it as a mask, sponging Summer Sun so that only a small “hazy” looking dot appeared on the card. The patterned paper is SU!’s new “Afternoon Tea”. I LOVE this new collection. The image panel is popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: She’s All That

Paper: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, DP “Afternoon Tea”

Ink: Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun

Accessories: Double Stitched GG Ribbon in Groovy Guava, Border Punch

Feb 212008

When someone is obsessed with designer paper… as in not being able to resist buying every pretty one she’s sees… there comes a time when she must say to herself, “Just USE it!” Well today that’s just what I did. These sweet papers were all part of a pad of patterned paper from Provo Craft. I’ve been hoarding it for over a year now. So yup… it was definately time to use it.

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I used my new Nestabilities to cut the scalloped circles. If you look closely you can see embossing on the scalloped edges, too. Lots of Stickles was dotted on the scallops and added to the flowers and candles. The photo didn’t pick much of that up, but irl it is oh so sparkly. The little cup on the front card is paper pieced with the matching paper on the top portion of the card. I used the same sketch and ribbon from A Muse on all four cards to help tie (no pun intended *hehe*) all the colors and patterns together into a set.

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes from SU!

Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, DP from Provo Craft

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Blender Pen, SU! Markers in: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Lavendar Lace, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Stickles, Nestabilities, Circle Punch

Each month the Dirty Dozen Design Team (current and alumni) at Splitcoaststampers have a challenge. This month the challenge focus was to use stamps designed by fellow dirty girls.

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Here is my card for the challenge. Aren’t these flowers just the cutest! They, along with the sentiment and butterfly, are all part of Anna Wight’s (SweetMissDaisy) “Posies for You” set from Whipper Snapper Designs. The cool background “Scratched Grid” was designed by Lisa Strahl (Mona Lisa) and is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

This was a fun card to make. The green panel with the three punched circles was popped up on dimensionals and placed over the Whisper White card stock with the flower images. Circles were also punched out of the scalloped circles which were then adhered to the panel. The flowers and butterflies were colored with SU! markers.

If you want to see all of the cards made for this month’s challenge, you can find them here.

Stamps: Posies for You (Whipper Snapper Designs), Scratched Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU!)
Paper: Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green
Accessories: GG Ribbons, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8″ and 1-1/4″ Round Punches

Feb 192008

Roses!! A few days ago my new Kitchen Sink stamp set “3-Step Hearts and Roses” arrived and I couldn’t wait to make a card with them. Well one card ended up being three!! Woohoo!! The hardest part about stamping these roses was trying to figure out what color to make them…. KIDDING!!! Of course I made them pink. Do roses come in any other color?

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The colors I used (in order) for the roses and leaves are:
Roses: Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy
Leaves: River Rock, Old Olive, Garden Green

The only variation was on the back card “for you.” Once I had stamped the roses I once again stamped the entire rose with Versamark, applied Crystal Clear embossing powder and then heat set. I then brayered over the flowers in Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. The background is also stamped with SU!’s “Itty Bitty Backgrounds.” The designer paper is SU!’s new “Afternoon Tea.”

Stamps: Kitchen Sink 3-Step Hearts and Roses and SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds, All Holidays, Warmest Regards, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: SU! DP Afternoon Tea, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green
Ink: River Rock, Old Olive, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Primas, Brads, GG Ribbon, Metallic Cording, Oval Punch, Brayer

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