Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blog Candy....Just Because

Here I am again with some good blog candy. As I have said before, I love giving away good crafting materials to my blogging and crafting buddies. All of you are what keeps me going and loving to make my cards.

I have been collecting for a while and last night I went to Jo Ann Stores and found a scalloped banner punch which I had not seen before. I have a pennant die but this punch is so easy, I thought I would get myself one. I went to the cashier and the clerk said they were on sale so I got another one for some lucky person that wins my candy.

Here is what I have for candy this time:
1-Spellbinders die (Poseabilities Collection) Snowflake Wonder die
1- stamp set-Dear Lizzy + American Crafts-Warble
1- Cuttlebug embossing folder-Kassie's Brocade-5 x 7
1- Fiskars Scalloped Banner punch
1-Martha Stewart Crafts deep edge punch-Happy Birthday

Here is what you do to be eligible to win:

1. Post my candy on your sidebar
2. Leave a comment ---one per person only
3.You do not have to become a follower....of course, I do love followers so would love if you did

The deadline to enter is 12:00 noon CST on Monday, 4/09/2012. I'll make the draw and  the winner will be announced on Wednesday, 04/11/2012.

Either email me (from my profile) or leave a comment on my blog if you're the winner and  so I can get in touch with you. I must be able to have a mailing address.

The winner must notify me within 2 days (no later than 4/13/2012 by midnight CST)  or I'll have to choose a different winner.

Good luck! Always stay tuned because you never know when I'll have more candy.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sneak Peek-MFP, A Heinrich Company

I cased Melina aka mepylant on Splitcoaststampers as she is the reigning Queen this week. Melina is such
a sweet girl and has a gallery full of CAS cards. I chose this card to case. I'm using a soon-to-be-released stamp set called Mother's Magnolias from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. It's a great set for Mother's Day, Easter, Birthdays,  etc. The release will be next Tuesday and that is when the blog hop begins. Hope you'll join us here.

As you can see, my card is very simple. I stamped the magnolia twice, colored, popped on and made the strips from black scraps. I'm using Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company cardstock called Morning Sun. My bottom pearls really are the same size...I promise. :-) One of them looks different and I think it is because of the way the light hit it.

This may be my last card until Monday. If so, hope you all have a spectacular weekend. Thanks for visiting!


Joanne gave the challenge at CCEE STAMPERS to make a card with an international flair using language, image, or embellishment. I recently won some stamp sets from Crafty Individuals and this is one of them. I thought it was good for this challenge. I added some London stickers (Paper House) in the corners to go with the image.

My designer paper is unknown and I'm using PTI vintage cream cardstock. The sentiment is Provo Craft repositionable alphabet.

We would love for you to come over and join us this week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Case of a CAS

Before I go off to choir practice, a quick post of a card I made for the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week. I wanted to honor a fellow DT member and this is the card I cased. I'm sure many of you are familiar with her...a queen of clean cards. The Queen I'm honoring is Harriet aka hskelly on SCS.

Stamps-Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Stampin'Up! Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs Small Lace Faeirie w/Angel Wing, ribbon-Rich Razzleberry by Stampin'Up!

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Sneak Peek

Today is the beginning of sneak peek week for Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. The blog hop starts next week and the Design Team will be showing off four new stamp sets for March. You will not want to miss this. There will be prizes up for grabs so be ready to see these awesome new sets and hop along with us.

The set I'm peeking today is called Flaps My Wattles. It has the cutest images and sentiments included. If you would like to see more of the sneak peeks this week, you can check the DT members blogs or go to Home of Speedy TV where I'm sure there will be several sneak peeks being shown.

My cardstock is MFP Old World Gold Premium Cover and MFP Morning Sun Premium Cover cardstock. The dp is unknown and the rest of the cardstock is scraps.  I colored with Copics and the button is from Jo Ann Stores. Hemp Cord is threaded though the button.

Hope to see you at the hop next week starting March 20 and going four days through March 23. Join us here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exciting News-Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV)

We have some new and exciting news for you. We will now be offering a free Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co stamp set to the winner of the FOSTV challenge. Every week we will be offering a free stamp set to one lucky winner. The stamp set this week will be:

Black-Eyed Susans for Encouragement

Hope you'll come along and join us this week and just add your card with the inlinkz tool.

Now, to my card that almost wasn't. I must have made and re-made it 3-4 times because I just couldn't get happy with my design. It started out CAS, then it wasn't, then it was...on and on. So, here is what I ended up with after wasting a lot of paper. I guess it was just one of those know what I mean. Right?

The challenge this week at FOSTV (Friends of Speedy TV challenge 11) at Home of Speedy TV is to make a friend card. I'm using two stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Winter Crocus and Dogwood Blossoms (sentiment). I stamped my image twice, colored, cut out and popped on the crocus blooms giving a 3D effect. My little buttons are from Jo Ann Stores and the punch is Martha Stewart woodland branch edge/bird and branch corner punch around the page. The dp is Paper Pizazz purple plaid.

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show is Anything Goes. That kind of challenge is super and easy...the kind I like.

A new challenge for me and it looks like a fun one, ABC DT  Challenge Blog...they have a 'Springtime' theme this week so I'm joining in.