Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Best is Yet to Be & BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!

UPDATE: The blog candy is closed, the winner is Chelle!
Yup, I've finally got the blog candy put together. You'll find all the details at the end of this post. I can hear you all groaning. Yeesh. Just look at my pretty card, and then you can find out how you can win! ;)

This card is for several challenges:

- The OCC colour challenge (two shades of blue and a neutral)
- Cuttlebug Be Inspired #14 (use your favourite embossing folder)
- Jen @ i{heart}2stamp's blog candy card challenge (make cards for international students at Dallas Baptist University); I plan to send along some other cards that I've had in my stash for a while - might as well put them to good use!

I was also inspired by a couple of my favourite craftsters, Faith (Stampin' With Markie's Mom) who has a style all her own, and Heather (pine is here), who is the Kraft paper queen!

It's hard to see, but I embossed the largest label and the sentiment with the paisley CB embossing folder. I love the idea of the paisley folder, but don't use it enough. I think I'm going to make another card with it, as you just don't see enough of it with this card. Originally I was going to use a larger label, but changed my mind on the design. Hence the reason you can't see to much of it!

To make the ribbon buckle, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch three holes side-by-side. The Crop-a-Dile is useful for this because it has guides for the hole punches, so you can be sure they're all punched in a line. I just used my small snips to clean up the part that's showing. Here's a close-up (before embossing):
Stamps: Best Yet, Simply Said (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Kraft cardstock, Soft Sky textured cardstock (SU)
Ink: Whisper White, Blue Bayou (SU)
Accessories: Designer Label punch, Soft Sky ribbon (SU), Labels Two and Large Standard Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Perfect Paisley embossing folder, CB (Provocraft), Crop-a-Dile (WeRMemoryKeepers), White Glaze pen (Sakura), brads (unknown)

Okay, here's what you've been waiting for - the blog candy!

I'm celebrating my blogaversary (which was in November - whoops!) and 5000 hits. Well, I was supposed to celebrate 5000 hits, but I'm two months late. And since then, I've jumped to 7409 hits! So yay, let's celebrate my 7409 hits! ;)

There is a chipboard alphabet and coordinating die cut flowers from K&Company, the Snow Fun cut & emboss set from Provocraft, and some dimensionals and sticky stars.

For a single entry, just make a comment on this post. That's it!

For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your blog, and post a another comment here with the link.

But wait, there's more! (said in my best infomercial voice) For two MORE entries, participate in Jen's challenge and post a comment here with a link to your card(s).

I'll give you all a week to play, to give you time to get your card(s) done for Jen's challenge. So make sure you post your comments by January 21, 2008 at 11:59pm PST.
Make sure your email is available in your profile, or leave it in your comment.

Good luck!


Chelle said...

Wheee! I'm #1 - errr, the first to comment :D

I've posted on my blog and I've already sent a card to DBU, so I guess count me in x4 please!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Wow!!You combined all those challenges. Great job!! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Markie's Mom said...

Wow! What a GREAT card! I love the color combo and the dots!

oobinsnaffa said...

Neat card! I love it. :)

~Christina~ said...

Love the card!! Congrats on 7409 LOL!!!!

~Christina~ said...

I am more than happy to post a blog candy alert! It's my pleasure...great blog!!!

Here is the post =)

care_bear said...

Love the card, I like how attatched the ribbon. I will put the blog candy on my blog if I can figure out how....I still need help in that department!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Paisley is one of faves too! Love the kraft and blue together. Such a pretty combo! Thanks for playing along with this week's Cuttlebug Challenge.


Allison said...

great card, love the paisley folder too
Thanks for joining us this week

Meda said...

I came here to see your cuttlebug card but I would sure love to win those goodies :)

mamaluke said...

Great use of the cropodile, and congrats on your stats!

Amber said...

Your card is just beautiful! And it sure would be wonderful to win some blog candy too:) Hope you join us for future Cuttlebug Challenges.

Shannon said...

Cute card! Love the colors. Thanks for playing this week.

Cassie said...

what a wonderful card! i love the simplicity of it! really great tip on the ribbon slots! thanks for joining in on the be inspired challenge this week!

Leanne said...

You're the craftiest person I know! But you already knew that.. I've commented here, posted a link on my blog AND am sending cards to Dallas tomorrow! Please mark me down for 4! I love the chipboard and promise to use it if I win!

Katarina said...

I have written about your candy on my blog. I'm joining Jen's challenge and the card will be going tomorrow.
Thanks for the chance on this candy.


Captain Scrappy said...

Great card! Love that turquoise blue color! Thanks for participating in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week :)

BettyBee said...

WoW! Congrats on getting all of the challenges on one great card! The tutorial on how to use the Crop-O-Dile for the buckle was cool, too. Thanks for playing along with the Cuttlebug Challenge,,,see you next week!