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Thursday, September 11, 2008

BLOG CANDY TIME AGAIN!!!

Hey All! Wow, has this been a week for blog candy! Sharon at No Time to Stamp has been celebrating her 1 year Blogaversary and has had several give aways (some still going on so head on over!) and then there are others that you will learn are helping the celebration with blog candy of their own! So I guess mine is right on time, huh? I'm celebrating my blog going over the 5,000 mark! And it's all because of you! So to say thanks for being so loyal and coming to see me, I'm giving away some more blog candy. And I think it is pretty good blog candy too! But first to the card. . .

Yes, it is another Halloween card. . .When I was cruising around Splitcoast a couple of weeks ago, I saw the stamp I used on today's card for the first time. It was one of those moments when you say "I have to have that stamp!!!!" It is a Stampin Up stamp, and I don't know anyone locally who sells Stampin Up. So I saw my good friend Tammy Hershberger online and asked her if she knew anyone. Sure enough she did and she hooked me up. So here's the card. . .



How cute are these guys?!?!?! I LOVE EM!!! This stamp is called Tableau of Terror and comes with the main stamp and the sentiment stamp. Don't forget to click on the pictures to get more detail. This one was so much fun to color. The stamp itself is just the characters. I added the moon background. Take a look at the picture of them close up below:



I can't think of any stamp that I'm more fond of! Every time I look at it I just smile from ear to ear. They are so adorable. Can't you just see opening your door on Halloween to see this group standing there? LOL I used colored pencils to color the image, drew the moon on the same paper, cut the image out and matted it on standard card stock. The paper is from The Paper Company (I think). I used my corner rounder on one of the mats, and used orange brads from Making Memories. I then mounted the whole thing with foam squares on both the mat and the image. I then mounted the sentiment with black embossed photo corners, added some orange crystals, and done! Here is another close up of the sentiment detail:



If you go to Splitcoast and search for "Tableau of Terror", you'll be able to see a few other creations made with this set. It is so new, there aren't that many out there yet. Anyway, hope you enjoyed the card.

Now, on to the BLOG CANDY! Here's what's up for grabs:



A set of 16 botanical stamps from See Ds! I LOVE this set! I can't believe the quality of the stamps. You'll also get the ribbon box shown up there (ribbon not included - I put it in there for display purpose). Ribbon comes out on both sides and it's great to organize the ribbon you use the most. You'll also receive a stamp set from Inkadinkado up there on the bottom right of the photo. I have all of the stamps in this series, and I love them. You will be seeing some upcoming cards in the near future that I made using this series. You'll also receive a package of Karen Foster's Boot Loopy brads. There are 40 pieces in the package and it comes with scrapper's floss. All items are brand new and purchased for this give away.

Here's what you need to do: Leave a comment for this post. In the post, tell me what your favorite Halloween character is. From all of the posts, I will use the Random site to choose a winner. There person who falls out 13Th on the list will be the lucky winner. You will have until Monday, September 15Th at 11:59 PM Eastern to enter your comment. I'll post the winner on Tuesday the 16Th.

That's it for this post! Thanks again so much for all the nice comments from the last post and for taking the time to go vote for me. You are all terrific, and I so appreciate your support. Don't forget to look at the picture of the week below! I'll see you all on your blogs!


Best,

Curt O'Brien
"God help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

35 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

As soon as I got my catty, I flipped right to the halloween stuff. Halloween is the only holiday I really celebrate anymore. I give out comic books and playdough and erasers and cool stuff. I even dress up the dogs.So this stamp went right to the top of my list-in fact, only two sets made the list both Halloween.

My favorite halloween character-the Witch of course-I have so many stamps of them and my blog icon is of course the Witchy Woman. My daughter collected books about witches when she was little (I still have them all) and her favorite was The Worst Witch -and it was made into a tv show for kids http://tinyurl.com/59eyme and the actress then went on to be in my favorite adult witch movie The Craft! I am not a real witch but I know one!

NOw if you should pull my number, since I already have that stamp set and a box almost like that ribbon one (mine has numbers on it) I get to chose the person for you to Rak it to, okay? I have a lucky number too. (btw my hubby the sofa slug was 13 on friday the 13th--we almost got married on that day too, but eloped on the 11th instead). I am off to bed at almost 4 AM-slug is coming home from visiting his sisters in Iowa in the afternoon-I need to send him somewhere else for a couple more weeks-I get more done when he is gone-and I want to rip out the bar and build in a book case for my vegetarian cookbooks collection. Have a nice weekend.

Lauri said...

I love that stamp!!!! That is one of my favorites, too!! But, my favorite Halloween character is probably Frankenstein. When I was young, I used to create a frankenstein puppet out of cardboard (not too fancy, mind you) and have little plays for my friends. Weird, huh? and the old Frankenstein movie is the first horror movie I remember watching...but I am old, you know...thanks for the giveaway! Very generous! and I love the picture of the week!

Bunny B said...

I love witches with black cats!! :) I love it that they can cast spells and all. Such fun! I like the way you're gonna do your draw... very unique! :) Thank you for the chance!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Very cute, I love Frankenstein, there's something about him that's so cute, that would be a site to see them all at my door .... I love the way you added the moon, it really adds that special something to the card, as always Curt you did a wonderful job!

Margie said...

When I was little, I had always wanted to dress up as a Witch and go Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood - my parents hated Halloween! So they never let me - I always had to be something sweet and cute and only go to our neighbors houses, lol... WITCH! I love the diversity of a Witch - with their black cats, brooms, cauldrons AND all the Hocus-Pocus they can do!

dpkennedy said...

That is a great stamp! I am so glad you got it...your card is fabulous! Okay, my favorite, hands down, is the vampire. Throughout history he has been villianized and glorified and he still holds my fascination! And for the record and I'm not talking about not Vlad the Impaler/Dracul from Transylvania...I'm talking sexy Dracula, like in the movies, okay?

Love the dog and the duck too! (Hey, that was a bar I used to go to!) I love that big mush noggle with his tiny duckie!

cardcrazy said...

I love the new photo of your pups! They are just too cute!

I'm more of a "cutesy" Halloween fan rather than a scary one. So I love Linus from the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Such innocent faith and determination! (Reminds me of my 2 little boys!)

Love all your cards...you are so creative! Thanks for sharing!

-Krissy in IL

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, Curt! That stamp is fabulous! I'm so glad Anita was able to hook you up with that. Your card is fabulous! I LOVE Dracula's red eyes! Great detail!

I can't really think of a favorite Halloween character, but I think what really sticks in my mind is the Dalmation costume I made for my daughter 15 years ago for Halloween. She was so dang cute in that thing! The tail swung back and forth when she walked with her little 13 month old legs! Out of all the costumes I've made for my girls through the years, that has to be my favorite. And yes, I still have it. Hopefully someday one of my grandchildren will wear it!

Congrats on the 5000 posts! Your blog is successful because you're so sweet and kind to so many people! We can't help but keep coming back! :)

Denise said...

Great blog candy & cute halloween card. My favorite character for halloween is a "Jack o Lantern" with a smile on his face!! So now enter me into winning that awesome prize!

Janine said...

Curt great Halloween card... Love that sentiment!!
Hope all is well with you!!

Sue said...

Congrats on 5,000 Curt...that is so cool! Don't you just love bloggin'? I so love this image too! In fact I spotted it straight away on SCS this morning.hehehe (a little worktime browsing YIKES)
My fave halloween characters have to be the Peanuts gang...in fact I just got some stamps in the mail yesterday so can't wait to play with them! Keep up the good work!

Jamie Martin said...

Wonderful spooky card! Love the coloring of the images. My favorite halloween character would have to be the cat.

6 wacky women said...

Great card, Curt. Love the stamp! Congrats on 5000!!! My favorite Halloween character is the little "devils". Lots of little ones around here and they all come dressed so adorable....horns and all.
Karen

Jan said...

Hi Curt.

Any character from the Great Pumkin Charlie Brown makes me think of Hallowe'en.
I'd love to win the great blog candy.
Thank you.

Sena said...

My favourite is the vampire of course!! Thanks!



sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

cogghe said...

Halloween is my absolute favourite holiday!!! I think it should be
"declared an official holiday", complete with the day off for everyone!! Dressing up, handing out candy to all the little ghouls and goblins is the best! I will let you in on a little secret....I trick or treated all the way up until I went away to college!! Sshhhh...don't tell anyone, if I didn't love halloween so much, I just might be embarrassed about that! LOL
Aren't the halloween stamps great?? I LOVE them all!!! I am partial to witches though! LOL
Thanks for the opportunity to win some "candy"....

Denise said...

I too love Halloween! I have to say that Witches are my favorite! I have dressed up for work and as a child and my daughter has also been a witch!

Great job with the card! I love that set too!

Denise W
mamascollections@aol.com

Juliann said...

First Your dog pictures are adorable!
Your card to Fabulous!
Great candy giveaway!
My favorite caracter would have to be...hmmm...ghosts I guess, I like them all, but I have dressed up as a vampire quite a few times and I love the movie Interview With A Vampire...so actually maybe it is vampires eeekkk...maybe both? Hahah
Thanks for the chance at the candy 13 is my number...Have a great weekend!

Judy said...

What a fabulous Halloween card!!!

I would have to say my favorite Halloween characters are witches and ghosts. And of course, a jack-o-lantern is right up there at the top of the list, too.

Jean ~ said...

Wow!!! Great job on that card. I was gonna pass on that SU set, but, now I MUST have it! All your cards are awesome and I really enjoy your photography as well. As far as fave Halloween Character, I guess I'd have to go with the witch. It's so traditional. I like 'em all, scary, cutesy etc. I also love the way my son's ET costume came out, when I made it back in the 70's. Thanks for sharing all your talents. Jean ~

Jean ~ said...

P.S. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a terrific blog candy pkg. Jean ~

Belas Creating Place said...

Wow, Curt those spooky guys sure look amazingly boo-ti-ful on your card. I love the design. I love Halloween (one week after my b-day) and I have actually dedicated a scrapbook just to HALLOWEEN. I am just getting into making my Halloween cards this weekend.

Now my favourite Halloween character is Frankenstein..I dressed my oldest up as Frankie years ago and he was great. I went around calling him my (ahem..with my NJ accent) My cousin Frankie from New Jersey.

Frankenstein is such a tortured soul and I just feel for the underdog. LOL>

Thanks for the chance to win.

Your doggies are adorable and I love the photography on your site as well as your creative cards.

Have a super weekend,
Bela

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your card Curt and Halloween is my favorite! Your coloring on this is outstanding. My favorite Halloween object is the carving of the pumpkins, so fun to figure out what it will be that's why I buy several and have a blast. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pat

Catherine said...

Your halloween card is awesome, love all the details on it.

My favorite halloween character would be Frankie, he's just way too cute

Rita said...

Luv your card, you did a great job on the coloring & design of this card! Yes looking at this image I can picture these kids at my door, isn't it fun! My favorite image is the witch & every year I answer the door on Halloween as a witch, I luv it!!!

Wow, this candy is fabulous & the 13th is my daughter's birthday (saturday), I've always considered 13 my lucky number ever since she was born! Thanks Curt for the chance.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Curt, I LURVE this Halloweinie card!!!! So cute, so glittery, and so terrifying!

I love all the H'ween images but prolly the witch best of all ... but a scary bat can be pretty terrifying, too!

PS: Did you get the matching SU jumbo wheel with this set?!? Horrifyingly good!

~Hugs, Deb

Erin said...

Yeah. I have been waiting for another post from you. I love your cards. And you dogs.lol..
I love cute pumpkins for halloween. you can do so many things with their faces even if you just have a plain pumpkin stamp.

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool card, love Halloween.

Scossie Jane said...

Another fantastic card Curt, you find the most amazing stamps and then make them even more amazing with your translation onto a card, it does make you smile the more you look at it, doesn't it.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog - DGD is growing up way too fast...

Now to my favourite Hallowe'en character - it has to be the ghost - whoooooo - it's what Hallowe'en is all about.

It always reminds me of the film ET - when they are going out with ET in the sheet and he says "READY". Still makes me laugh thinking about it.

Love ya xx

Scossie Jane said...

Forgot to say congratulations on the fantastic hits on your blog - it's nearly at 6000 now - how did you get so high so quick - no need to ask that - your work speaks for itself xx

Monika Reeck said...

Curt your Halloween card is great...

I like the Witches when Halloween comes...

Your card is always sweet I like to see all your card...and the CANDY, I hope to get that...but if not...I am happy to send this comment for u :)

julie said...

Great card. My favorite Halloween character is a dancing skeleton. But I find all the ghoulish characters to be a lot of fun.

Glee said...

YIKES!!!!! That card is so wonderfully done! It is perfect!

I love the photo with the duck....I just said, "AWWWWW," when I saw it!

My favorite Halloween character is the Jack-o-latern. I especially love him when he has a big, big smile on his face!

Congratulations on 5000! WOWSA!!!!

V Colbourne said...

Ohhhhhhh, I loveeeee loveeee loveeee Halloween. The ghosts are my favorite. They can be cute, ugly, good, mean, anything at all!! Just love 'em!

DeeDee said...

OMG!!! What a cute picture of your sweet doggie sleeping with his duck!!!! Awwww...he's so sweet. I love your Halloween card...the details you've added to each character is GREAT!!! I HAD to keep looking at it...LOL!!! Okay...my favorite character is JACK...you know...JACK O. LANTERN...he's a guy of many faces and I think he's adorable!!! GREAT blog candy dude....I hope I win it....did that sound greedy??? HUGS!!!