April 19, 2008

AND THE WINNER IS....

oh, not yet - LOL! This was so much fun seeing how everyone tried to remember to do the two posts each day!! I have to say out of everyone who posted, only nine people did the two posts each day so odds were good for them!! I am sorry to those of you who wrote and said you did not like this, but I wanted to try something different AND I wanted to give those who visit everyday a fair chance against those who just blog candy search. And, hey, it's my blog, right?? *wink* It seemed like most of you had a blast doing this and I am glad! So, without further ado, here is the winner drawn by my husband from little pieces of paper in a big bowl - hey, random.org would not have worked for this one, LOL! Drum roll please......the winner is.......Denise !!!! Whoohoo girl, congratulations !!! Denise is a regular poster on my blog, has a fabulous blog of her own, is very talented, and super sweet!! Send me your snail mail addy and I will get your goodies right out to you!! Thanks again to everyone who played, I enjoyed it too :-) I know some of you wanted to know how I kept track - I set up a spreadsheet the first day and added the names and a check mark for each day for each post....anal, huh?!! It's the military officer coming out in me, LOL! So, by last night, it was easy to see who qualified for the drawing!

So, today I want to share a card I made using the Time for You stamp set from the Occasions Mini. I was really excited about this set, but once I got it, I was kind of stumped on how to use it!! So, I decided to pair the image with my Lots of Thoughts SAB stamp set and went to work! The base of the card is Bashful Blue card stock. The next layer is So Saffron card stock which I stamped in the same color ink using my Jumbo Stampin' Wheel Basics Outline - I just love the flowers on this wheel!! The two smaller squares are made using the Summer Picnic Designer Series paper also from the Occasions Mini. If you like these items and haven't ordered them yet, hurry because they are only good until the end of May!! The image is stamped on Whisper White card stock in black stazon and colored in using my Stampin' Write Markers, then adhered to Old Olive card stock. I sponged the edges of these two pieces with Old Olive Classic Stampin' Ink. I used my Photo Corners Punch with Old Olive and Bashful Blue card stock, layered them, added a So Saffron brad, and added some Ruby Red dots using my Stampin' Write marker. The small strip of dp in the top right corner is punched out of Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper using my Word Window Punch. I added a vintage silver brad to this. All the main pieces of card stock were punched using my Ticket Corner Punch with the exception of the sentiment which is stamped in Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Ink on Bashful Blue card stock, punched out using my 1 1/4 inch Square Punch, and popped up on dimensionals. I added a small piece of So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon to this as well. Lastly, I added some accent color to the So Saffron layer with my white gel pen and I was done!! I made 20 of these for a swap I am in so needless to say by the last one, I was ready to be finished with this card - LOL! I love swaps but I don't like the repetitiveness of them - I think we should just make all different cards that have a similar theme and color scheme....hmmmm....what do you all think?? Anyway, thanks again for playing along with my blog candy, and have a fabulous Saturday!!!!

29 comments:

NattyK said...

Congratulations to Denise. Lovely card, the colours are great. x

Manna said...

That's right, you do whatever you like! You are the boss here :) The card is great and the colours are very pretty!

Nikki Bond said...

Congrats Denise!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Congratulations Denise! WHO said they didn't like it? No way! It is your blog, and you can do whatever you want! That's right girlfriend!

I love your card! The coloring is SO pretty!

I read your comment on Lesli's blog about the blinkie. I saved one to my computer, and then I uploaded it to Photobucket, and then I used Photobucket's link to put it on my blog. In the past, I had a problem with one because of the movement in the blinkie, and uploading to Photobucket worked for me. I think maybe when it's a .gif vs. a .jpg? Does that make sense? Not sure, because I'm SO computer-challenged! Good luck! Have an awesome weekend Alex!!

Dottie K. said...

Congrats Denise! Bring on summer! This cards reminds me of those summer days. Just love it! :)

Melissa said...

Congrats Denise!

Awesome card Alex - I've been eying this set myself!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracy.H said...

Congrats to Denise!!

Love this card...such pretty colors. I wish we could ride a bike today...not so much fun in the wind and snow!!! :0)

Denise... said...

Aaaaahhhh!!!! I won, I won, I won!!! It's hard to type and jump up and down at the same time Ü Tickled pink!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Alex, this is such a SWEET card! Love the colors you chose!

Denise~ said...

Another gorgeous card Alex! Love the layout, the colors and the dsp. So cheerful. :)

Congrats to Denise on the blog candy! :)

Lesli said...

I'm lovin that card Alex - what a fun stamp!

Debbie said...

Congratulations to Denise on your blog candy and your right its your blog you can do what you like and :-P to anybody who doesnt like it .. I just love coming to your blog when I can and just love your cards .. you always use such amazing colour combinations and your cards are always stunning and this is no exception its lovely
Debbie
:-))

Michele said...

Alex,

I was looking gawking at that stamp set while browsing thru the catalog you sent me! I'm making a nice little SU shopping list.

P.S. You're an enbabler. LOL!

Happy Saturday!

Deb said...

congrats to Denise! It was a fun way to do blog candy!
Love your card, so bright and sunny, luckily for us it was bright and sunny here today....very rare! I don't like making the same card twice never mind 20 times!

malieta said...

You are too funny Alex!!
Congrats to the winner...Denise...you won some awesome candy girl!
Your card is so cute Alex, I love the colors you choose. Take care and enjoy what's left of the weekend.
malieta:)

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

hi! great stuff on here - i like!! i'll stop by more often!!

Cindy said...

Congrats Denise!

Can't believe anyone would complain about how you give away stuff! I don't understand that at all.

scrappermimi said...

What a pretty card, just love the spring colors!

Congrats to Denise! So fun!

Bunny B said...

Congrats to Denise! Woot! :)

Diane said...

I thought it was a great contest Alex! Congrats to Denise!!
Love your card,it's beautiful,great colors,it looks springy...something we've been waiting for!!!

Ila said...

Congratulations to Denise!!
And your card is Fabulous Alex!!

Marlou said...

Hi alex!!! well done to the winner!!! enjoy your goodies Denise :) must pop over to see her blog :) this is a goreous!!! card Alex and I love the bicycle, soooo sweet :) xx

dasimonds said...

Sweet Card...
Great colors..So Spring!!!

Christie said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the bike is such an adorable stamp.
I missed you at the crop yesterday. I hope your hands are feeling better.

I'm giving away a handmade mini-album on my site...get over there and post girl!
http://prettypaperbook.com/blog

Rose Ann said...

I love that cute image and your pretty colors and papers!! Congrats to Denise! Hugs!

Beckie said...

I love your card, the bike is gorgeous.
And your right it's your blog and you do what you like!!!!!

Vicki said...

Congratulations Denise, enjoy your blog candy! It was fun posting alot, I was even able to fit it in on my trip to Orlando. Love the card too. Very springy!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love your coloring.

Shannon McGann said...

Congratulations, Denise! I thought your idea was fabulous, Alex. It's your blog, so you do whatever you'd like!