Hey All!!!! Happy Hump Day, and welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Evening Post. As I explained to you all in last Wednesday's post, I'm celebrating a birthday on Saturday, and in honor of the occasion, I thought it would be fun to give YOU a chance to win some blog candy. I also missed my 2 year Blogaversary in April, so I'm celebrating that too with this post and candy give-away. The blog candy that I'm giving away is valued at about $85.00!!!! So read through the blog and see what you can win and all the details regarding my birthday give-away!
I'd like to start the blog as I always do by sharing a couple of cards with you. Besides June being the month of my birth, it is also known for the "month of weddings". I have a friend that said she needed a wedding shower card so I made her one. This is what I came up with:
I got this great dress and tux template from Lynn Pratt's blog HERE. She is so talented and was so kind to share a downloadable template. As with her card, mine is a gatefold too, but as you can see I altered mine to have a sentiment on the front and the card is square and bigger than hers. I bought the wedding dress paper special for this card. It is by The Paper Studio and you can see the beautiful scrolling which is done in silver. The paper itself is sort of like felt, but it is a really gauzy see through material. So see through that I mounted this paper onto white card stock so that it was really white. It really does feel like cloth. The front flaps are separate pieces and attached with dimensionals so they stand out from the dress. I added a small ribbon to the waist and added a row of pearls for more detail. For the tux, I simply added white pearls for the buttons that I colored black with a marker. Here is the inside:
The sentiment was computer generated and the scrolly brackets on the inside were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Silver Tinsel ep. It sort of matches the dress scrolls. This was a fun card to make and I plan on making more variations of it in the future.
June is also followed by July, and July 4th will be here before you know it. So I thought I would get a jump on those cards. Here is my first for the holiday:
Aren't they adorable??? This is a birthday present to myself. LOL This, of course, is a House Mouse stamp and it's called "Patriotic Wrap". I made the red and white background paper by cutting strips of white card stock and glittery red card stock and piecing them together and securing them to another piece of card stock so it became one piece. The glittery red really makes the card pop. I colored the image with my colored pencils and oms as usual, but colored the background stars with a silver glitter pen and then added little lines coming from each star as if they are exploding behind them. You can see them better if you click on the picture. I added a bow and done. The background paper is really dark navy blue IRL but in the picture it looks black. The sentiment is inside on this one and simply says Happy 4th!
OK, now for the blog candy . . . . . .drum roll please. . . . . . . . . . .
Here is what's included:
Stampabilities Happy Hoppers Stamp (Buzzy Friends)
325 sheets of 6 X 6 papers! (big block with the bow on it)
1 bottle of Robins Nest dew drops
1 package of square metal embellishments
3 packs of mini brads in taupe, turquoise, and yellow
1 package of Nestabilities Long Classic Rectangles Large (valued at $25.00)
1 package of Nestabilities Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large (valued at $25.00)
1 Rubber stamp from Paper Pretties
How's that? Would you like to be the lucky winner of this loot? As I told you in my last post, I'm not going to make you jump through hoops to win it. All you need do is leave me a comment on this post. That's it, NO posting a pic on your blog, NO becoming a follower, NO clicking your heals three times, NO standing on your head and reciting poetry. LOL Although, I would love to see a pic of that! LOL There will also be no long wait either. You will have until MIDNIGHT (EST) Sunday, June 20th to get your comment posted to be eligible for the drawing. A winner will be randomly selected by Random.Org, and I will post the name of the winner on next Wednesday Evening's post. Good luck to all of you! I wanted to do this to say thank you for all the wonderful support that you all have given to me over the past two years.
Don't forget the pic of the week below! I hope you are all feeling good and doing well. I'll be seeing you on your blogs this week!
Love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."