First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your wonderful words of encouragement regarding my week from hell. Each and every one of them meant the world to me. I feel like I was being such a whiner when I posted that. There are others out there far worse off than I am, and I need to remember that and be grateful for that. . .
OK, I'm going to start off with cards, then I will unveil the BLOG CANDY at the end of the post. I not only hit 250, I'm now at 260 at the time of this post. Welcome to all of my new followers, and I hope you find this blog worth your time. On with the post. . .
First card is a card I'm entering into a challenge. As many of you know, this is very rare, but the host of the challenge berated me miserably into playing along. . . :P Ted at Happily Ever Crafter has a challenge this month which is to create a Valentine for someone special in your life. HOWEVER, the stipulation was that the sentiment on the front AND inside the card had to be done in your own handwriting!!! I hate my handwriting as many of us do, so this was definitely a challenge for me. Here is my card:
As if you can't tell, the "Always" is in my own handwriting. . .here is the inside sentiment:
OK Ted!!! I played. . .are you happy now?!?!? I have been seeing loads of these flag stamps and I really do like them a lot. I also created the background paper simply by stamping Versamark ink on plain red paper to create the watermark effect. Moving on. . .
Next is this one:
This card used 4 different stamps. I don't know why this card was stuck in my head, but I'm glad it is out. I had pictured a bird on a limb with a little balloon in its beak to go with Mark's "Happy Bird Day!" from Deadbeat Designs. It's still a little plain and I feel it needs something, but it is now out of my head!
Last but not least. . .
This is a box I came up with to hold this. . .
This is just a sheet of paper scored and then a pocket added inside to hold the large size chocolate bar. I made one each for my Mom and Jay's Mom for Valentine's day.
OK, now for the blog candy. Here is the picture followed by the list of what's in it:
1 - Cuttlebug embossing/die cut set (includes 4 mini folders and mini dies)
1 - Package of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
1 - Ranger Distress Ink Forrest Moss (my personal favorite color)
5 - Laurie Furnnel unmonted rubber stamps (winter themes)
2 - 1 Pound Scrap Packs
1 - Crafter's Workshop 6 X 6 Template
1 - Sweet November rubber stamp
1 - Sugar Nellie rubber stamp (Strawberry Tea)
1 - Elizabeth Bell rubber stamp (Sugar Plum Rainy Day Emma)
1 - Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Stamp set with gems
1 - Quickutz Embossing Folder - Plants
1 - Pink Poison rubber stamp
1 - Decorated 5 X 7 journal
1 - Package of 2 mini frames
A few unlisted surprises
How's that? Here's what you have to do to win:
1. Jump up and down on one foot and say booga booga
2. Stick your index finger in your mouth and make a popping noise
3. Twirl around over and over until you are dizzy
4. Point at a perfect stranger and start laughing hysterically
5. If you have more than three ears, you get a second entry
6. If you have ever worn two different colored shoes out in public you need not enter
LOL, that's about what I feel other blogs put you through just to win some stuff. Not here. Just leave a comment on this post and I will use Random.Org to choose the winner. You have until next Tuesday (February 22nd) at 11:59 PM EST I will announce the winner on the next Wednesday Evening Post. Simple enough? Good luck to all of you!
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
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All my best to you guys! You are the best!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."