July 28, 2008

A CARD AND.....CANDY!!!!

Good Monday morning all!! I am packing for Convention as I leave early tomorrow morning - I am sooooo excited! I have all my swaps done and packed away, and I am so ready to see everyone! This is my first Convention so I am really pleased that I have the opportunity to go! So, today I am sharing another swap card with you! This swap is made using the stamp set Ginormous Flowers - I picked this flower because it matches perfectly to my 5-petal punch (yes, I punched out sixty of these flowers!) I like the way it turned out, and felt the colors reflected a happy mood, which I am in - LOL! So, I will leave you the recipe for this below....but before I do, I promised yesterday that I would have something to share today and I do: notice my hit counter? Well, I went over 40,000 hits this weekend because you are all so fabulous by visiting me!! So, now it is my turn to show my appreciation of YOU with some BLOG CANDY - WHOOHOOO!!! Wanna see? Are you sure? Nah.....well, okay, here it is *giggle* The winner will receive
three sheets of 8x8 dp, four sheets of 8x8 card stock, an assortment of ribbon, some flower embellies, some tags, some cute little word embellies, and two little packages of clear stamps!! Want to know what you need to do to win??? Very simple, just leave a comment telling me what you are hoping will be in the new catalog coming out - and if you are not familiar with Stampin' Up! or do not have access to the catalog, tell me about your most favorite recent purchase of something to do with stamping! Okay?? And, each day that I am gone, if you leave a comment (yes, I will have a post each day!) then your name will be entered again for the drawing - that gives you seven chances!) I can't wait to hear what is on everyone's dream list!!! Mine is punches, punches, and more punches!!!! I love them - LOL! So, off to finish packing - I will back next week with some yummy things to share from Convention! Toodles!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, So Saffron, Gable Green card stock
Stamps - Ginormous Flowers
Inks - Gable Green classic stampin' pad and stampin' write marker, Green Galore Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - 5-petal punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, ribbon

48 comments:

Manna said...

What a great card! 60 punched flowers? wow! Have fun at convention, Alex! I can't wait for the Sock Monkey to come out!

Scrappy Girl said...

Have a great time at convention. That would be SO exciting. You will probably see and do so much!

I am looking forward to seeing the new hostess items and new stamp sets. I usually get my catalog ASAP and ooh and aah over everything.

Is this the catalog where they change the In Color? If so, that is what I am looking forward to most.

Lauren said...

Super cute color combination! I love the layout too!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I'm super excited for you...wish I was going to Convention too...kicking myself now that I'm not....lol

Hope you have a FAB time and get the opportunity to meet so many fellow SU! bloggers!!

You know what I'd love to see...some sort of embossing plate that we COULD use in our CB or something ;)

Dani said...

Hi, congrats on your milestone! Those cards are adorable! I'd love to see more rub-ons and some really BIG stamps! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Have a fantabulous time! I'm sure you will! I always go to punches the very first thing...I have a VERY large collection already, but one can never have too many!!!

Mistylynn said...

So jealous of you for being able to go to convention. Can't wait to see all of the wonderful stuff you can share with us. Very cute card. Take care of yourself.
Misty

Melissa said...

Very sweet Alex! It's a perfect choice for a swap!!

Have a fabulous time and I look forward to hearing from you! :o)

Many Blessings,
M.

mochamama said...

I so wish I was going to convention with you!!!!! I know you will have lots of fun and so much awesome stuff to share with us when you come back! I am looking forward to seeing what new things they might be offering.....liquid applique, I hope.... cuttlebug and nestabilities???

kathleenh said...

Congratulations Alex! Woohoo! I finished up my swap cards this morning. I seriously procrastinated one of the putzier cards I had to make. What was I thinking. They are all lined up and the crystal effects is drying so I feel good! I'll see you in a few days!

Sharon said...

Great card, Alex! I always loved the Ginormous set but haven't purchased it yet, I usually borrow it from a friend. Have an awesome time at Convention, can't wait to see what goodies you'll have to show us. Take Care!!

Jen said...

Have a blast at the convention!

I haven't seen a SU catalog in quite awhile. And...I'm not a huge stamper anymore...*gasp* BUT you may just inspire me... :)

Bunny B said...

Have fun at the convention!! Be safe! I recently bought Ranger stickles :)
bunnybx at gmail . com

LuLu said...

Love the colours you have chosen as they do lift your mood. I'm not envious though at punching out 60 flowers ! !

On my wish list is a set of beautiful floral stamps from the Angel Company. Sorry have never seen a SU catalogue ! ! !

Ana Baird said...

Congrants Alexandra! This card is fabulous! You have an award on my blog.

Dani said...

Super cute card! I love that punch!
Have a great time at convention. :)

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card as always ,love it ,Dawnx

Terry Renollet said...

Love the card. I would like to see a patriotic set in the new catalog.
I have all the catalogs since 1998.
Have fun.
Terry Renollet

Jo said...

Congratulations Alex on all your hits! and also such a happy and pretty card :)

I'm relatively new to SU and we don't have such a choice over here in the UK but can't wait to see their stamps and like you, I love the punches! Have fun!!

Vicki said...

Congratulations on hitting 40,000. That's awesome. Have fun at convention. I wanna hear all about it when you get back.
I was thrilled to get a set of mini mickey mouse and friends stamps on clearance for 97 cents at J's. Woo Hoo!

Shannon McGann said...

Beautiful swap card! I love the colours - yes they are very happy colours! :)

This is some great blog candy - I'd love to win! ;)

I'm really hoping for more embellishments in the new catalogue - stickers, rub-ons, shape punches, eyelets, brads, etc.! (I'm not picky - just give us more embellies!).

Have fun at convention!

Diane said...

What a beautiful card Alex!
I don't have access to the new cat,but I'm hoping to get one from a rep here in town,I love SU!!!!
I hope to see Punches as well!
Everytime I get a sale on punches,I must grab them,sometimes not even on sale!
Have lots of fun on your trip!!!
Sounds so exciting!

Annapurna said...

Cool colors. So you made 20 of these cards? My word. Never done that many of the same design ever. For that matter, not even 2 of the same kind :=)

Congratulations on all those hits! You must be one popular chica. I don't do blog candy, so you can take me out of the hat.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hey Alex! Beautiful card, love the flowers and the colors. Have a blast at convention!

I can't wait for the new catalog, I hope they have lots and lots or ribbon, I'd love to have that organdy back! :)

Staci said...

Super cute card, Alex! 60 flowers, wow, you have much more patience then me! My very favorite alpha stamps are by SU, so i'd like to see more of the little ones :-) Have a great time on your trip!!

Deborah said...

My goodness, how do you do all of it? Have a fabulous time at the SU! convention! It's up in Utah isn't it? Hope you got a direct flight to Salt Lake! Great goodies, I am still recovering from my goodies from you a few weeks ago! He he! Please do not enter me into your drawing, I am blessed with plenty! Super hugs, Deb

malieta said...

Very cute card and the flowers are very pretty! Have a great time at the convention and we'll see you when you return:)

Christi said...

I want to know how you can keep up with everything. I am in awe!! I would love more character stamps in the new caddy and some cool embellies.

chelemom said...

Have a great time! I really want that new scalloped punch!

connie d. said...

Not sure if my post actually posted so I'll try again. Great card...love the colors. What I look forward to seeing in the new catalog are the designer papers and scrapbook supplies. I'm also looking for new hodgepodge hardware.

Have fun at convention!
Connie D.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 40,000 hits! My most recent stamping related purchase was a Scor-Pal. Thanks for the candy chance.

Swedie

Anonymous said...

Alex, I just love the swaps. I was so hoping to atttend my first convention, since it's the 20th anniversay of Stampin Up but I just couldn't get it together this year...hoping for next year. I am anxious to see what new accessories that are coming out this time. Have a great time and look forward to hearing about the experience. I will live it through your blog and others that will be attending.

Kathy Brown

Rose Ann said...

Have fun at convention, Alex!! You don't need to enter me in the candy (leaving in the morning), but I'm hoping SU offers:

Scor-Pal
Dew Drop type embellies
In Color markers
More types of ribbon, and in more colors (can't get enough)

We'll leave it at that...but I'm sure I could think of more. ;)

Your swap is very cute, by the way!!

I'm off! Hugs!!

Latisha said...

Have FUN Alex! You will have to tell me all about the new catalog!
I can't wait to see the new selection of RIBBON >"< and other embellishments

christie said...

ooooo...have fun at Convention!

Ila said...

I love your Fabulous card!! right now my favorite is the border punch...I love border punches...and want them all...lol...Hugs, Ila

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh such a pretty card!!!! And have tons of fun at Convention!! Tell us all about it when you get back!!! Oh I'm wanting to see more punches for sentiments!!!

Char-,aka: The Mad Shopper said...

Congrats on your milestone.
I would love to see some really big stamps with a lot of detail.

Stampin Cats said...

I would like to see more ribbon, more stamp sets with punches to match more scallop punches or nesties.

Linda said...

I would love more punches and and stamps that fit them.
Linda Peterson

Doris said...

I love ribbons so my dream is about larger selection of them:)

NattyK said...

Alex have a great time at the convention. I have recently ordered some 12 x 12 papers from SU and I cannot wait for them to arrive. x

beattie3 said...

I would like more things for men in the new catalog. Seems to be very limited. Thanks

pescbrico said...

I'm hoping for beautiful pattern paper and a nice baby set in French... Since I'm pregnant could be fun!

Colleen Kwan said...

You are so lucky that you get to go to the convention. Wish I could be there too. I can't wait to see all the ideas you bring back.

My wish list... first on my list is of course the sock monkey. Then is the DSP. I am sure my list will be much longer as soon as I receive the new catty. :)

Deb said...

fantastic card and candy! I only just got myself a Scorpal last week, not made anything interesting with it yet, but I have so many plans for it!

Debbie Yates said...

Have fun at convention - see me green with envy - LOL! My "can't wait" for the new cattie is th eIn Colors - I am a color fiend!!!!

Happy Conventing!!!! (is that even a word?!?!)

cpullum said...

I love decoratin envelopes with stamps and my favorite are Disney!