Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finally! Internet is back at home! And my first GIVEAWAY!

Our internet service provider failed us and a LOT of other customers this week. THREE nights without service! I was really suffering withdrawals! I was so upset about the loss of connectivity, that I even lost some inspiration to stamp! BUT...

I was able to do a few cards. This first one took time to inspire me. I worked at it one night, then put it down, then went back and toiled over it again... here is the end result:

Old Olive paper paired up with this great paper from BoBunny. Tied a knot with this white grosgrain ribbon (5/8"), I used Fresh Fruit from Stampin' Up!, one of my all time favorite sets. I used the pineapple as the pattern in the background. I used the apple with Versamark and Stampin' Up! pastels. I also added a few Stickles to the shine of the apple. I punched a square on another BoBunny paper for the tag and threaded double linen thread tied around the ribbon. The "blessings to you" stamp is a cute little stamp from Wordsworth, also a favorite of mine! After all the time finally coming up with this card, I'm fairly pleased.

This next card was inspired by Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge to make a summer card. I pulled out my Nature Prints and Cheesecloth sets from Stampin' Up! Also used an ocean themed sentiment from Verses. I used Cool Caribbean cardstock, Craft White ink, Olive, Caramel, and Moss classic inks, and Colorbox Petal Point Chalk Pad Lime green color (turtle). I sponged some of the ink, and used my Color Spritzer, too. To polish it off, I used Crystal Effects on the turtle. A great card with NO layers and no extra embellishments.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY: In the first card I told you that I used one of my all-time favorite stamp sets! Show me your all-time favorite stamp set, dust it off and create something special! Use some current stuff with it if you like, just show me what you've got! All I ask is that you don't show me something you've already made prior to reading my post.

Just add it to your gallery or blog, then leave me a comment on this post to tell me where I can see it! I will choose at random one participant to win. The prize includes alterables! Tim Holtz Metal Disks, Adhesive Backed Library Pockets, Acrylic Tags from Krystal Kraft, and Chipboard Flowers from Stampin' Up! Also throwing in some blue, purple and pink Primas! So, hurry up, what are you waiting for? Get to stamping!

4 comments:

MintStamps said...

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by. Your page is so fun. I say let's newbies support each other. I'll be back to check on your progress.

Take care.

jodene said...

I think your cards are too pretty. I am on holiday so no crafting for a week. I hope you have sucsess with your giveaway. Keep up the good work!!

CAKVD said...

Hello! I LOVE alterables! I am newly addicted to it!! Here is a card that I made last night featuring my favorite Delight in Life stamp set.

http://cakvd2.blogspot.com/2007/08/maries-sketch-my-fav-stamp-set.html

Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Márcia Mattos said...

I love Bellas

One of my favorite cards is this one here
http://marciamattos.blogspot.com/2007/08/cps-24.html
Hugs
MArcia