Hey All! Today's post is dedicated to 3 things: 1. Announcing the winner of my blog candy 2. Posting two new cards, and 3. Saying thanks to a couple of wonderful people who sent me RAKs last week. So, on we go. . . .Thanks so much for playing this edition of my blog candy contest! We have a winner! Remember, it was the person who came up number 13 on the Random.Org list. Can I have a drum roll please? Bumbumbumbumbumbubumbumbumbum. . . and the winner is. . . .Toni from Whimsical Thoughts! Congrats Toni! Send me your address so I can send you your stuff! Everyone should go take a look at her blog (whimsical thoughts). She has some awesome, adorable Halloween cards going on! Here is the list of names as it was drawn on Random.org:
1. Belas Creating Place
2. The Rubbermaid - Pat
5. Tammy Hershberger
9. Denise (Denise Love Stamps)
11. Monika Reeck
13. Toni (Whimsical Thoughts)
16. Jan Scholl
17. Scossie Jane
19. Karen (Six Wacky Women)
20. Deb Neerman
22. Bunny B
23. Denise W.
26. V Colbourne
28. Jamie Martin
And speaking of blog candy, head over to Wild Dragonfly Designs for a chance at some very cool blog candy from my good blogging friend Danielle.
Today's card I did for no special reason. I bought this paper at Hobby Lobby with this card in my head. Now it is out of my head and on my blog. . .here it is:
I pictured using turquoise with the black and cream color of the paper. I love those colors together. I also love butterflies. The paper is from The Paper Studio. I used my Nesties for the circles, and my Cuttlebug for the butterfly. Stamped the sentiment with black Colorbox ink, added the little turquoise jewels, tied the ribbon and done!
The next card is another Halloween card. I remember seeing a card somewhere where they had stamped an image all along the side, then cut the edging along the stamped image. I immediately got the idea to use this technique for a Halloween card. Here it is:
I stamped the spider webs (Inkadinkado) along the bottom of a long card, then cut them out along the bottom to give the effect above. I used a glitter pen to go over the main part of the webs (see detail below), added a jewel in the center of each, stamped the spiders and the sentiment (Inkadinkado), then added a black strip of card stock at the bottom for contrast.
The card stock is actually orange, however I shot these outside in direct sunlight, and it appears the card stock is yellow.
Now finally, I wanted to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to two sweet, sweet people for the nice RAKs they sent me for absolutely no reason! I'm just blown away by it! The first is from Janine at 2bKrafty. Go visit her to see how elegant and classy the cards are that she creates! I LOVE visiting her blog, and she so inspires me. Here is what she sent:
Along with that super cute card she enclosed were tons of sticker sheets, an adorable Halloween stamp and a package of Halloween embellishments, texture plates, mini mini albums, a set of clear stamps, well you see it all up there! Thank you Janine! I appreciated it so much and I'll put them to good use!
The next was from Denise at Denise Loves Stamps. Her creations are so sweet, and I don't get to see enough of them! This is what she sent:
Her card was just beautiful and tucked inside was a really cute clear stamp set! Denise, thanks so much! It was so so sweet of you!
I'm a lucky, lucky guy. I have so many great readers who take the time to stop in and comment, and it just makes me very humbled to know that I am visited by some of the most talented stampers in Blogsville! Thanks to all of you! I appreciate you all very much!
Well, that's it for this post! Stay tuned for some Autumn cards coming up and a couple of other projects I'm working on. Don't forget to take a look at the "Picture of the Week". Is this little guy cute or what? Look at those huge doe eyes, and if you look really close you will see that long "tongue" sucking up that nectar. I'll see you all on your blogs!
"God help me be the person that my dogs think I am."