Hey Stampers !!
Rewind 1 year. I was a new Stampin' Up! demo, and was addicted to other peoples blogs. I loved visiting them every couple of days - seeing what was new and fun, and getting inspired. I went to my first ever SU retreat (the same one I am going to this weekend !) and was really encouraged by my fellow demos (and especially my amazing Upline Kay) to do something I had only thought about - start my VERY OWN blog ! So I went home and started this little blog and it has been SO MUCH FUN !! I look forward to updating as much as possible (which is usually every day ha ha) and just love "seeing" all my visitors on my stats - especially all of the fun countries you guys come from !! Its such blessing in my life and I just want to send a great big THANK YOU to all of my followers, subscribers, and readers. If you have been with me from the beginning or just a newcomer to my blog - I really appreciate each and every one of you !! So todays Thank You card is for ALL of YOU !!
Isn't that sweet ?! I've seen a bunch of samples using the Morning Post alphabet (my FAV alphabet set) where the letters get cut out. I've been wanting to try it for a while, and I thought today was the perfect time ! I used the bright and funky color combo of Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede. Love the intensity of all of these colors !! I stamped all of my letters onto some Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out with my Paper Snips. I wouldn't recommend making 100 of these babies or anything, but it was pretty easy ! I then added a sweet little flower that I punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack 4 petal flower, one in each of my colors, and added them to the letters with some Tombo Liquid Glue. I used the back end of my Paper Piercing Tool and pressed them in the centre onto my Stampin' Pierce Mat to give them some dimension and added a tiny Rhinestone to the centre of each. CUTE !
My card base is a piece of Soft Suede that I stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp, also in Soft Suede ink. I added my "thanks" in a straight line across the middle, alternating adhering them with Dimensionals or straight onto the card using Tombo Liquid Glue. This adds some more interest to this basic card. Basic but beautiful that is ! I then added some White Bakers Twine across it and tied a sweet little bow. Love that pop of white !! I also rounded all the corners using my 3/16" Corner Punch. Gives a nice finished quality I think. I am so pleased with how this card turned out. I hope you guys like it too !! And NOW onto the Blog Candy !!
For my blog-o-versary I am doing a Giveaway !! My first ever !! The above picture is the bundle of products I am going to give to one of YOU !! Here's whats included:
- the Retired Hostess set called Swirls and Curls Verses (clear and mounted)
- a HUGE stack of DSP ! Over 75 6x6 sheets !! Lots of different patterns and occasions.
- a pack of the Candy Cane Designer Buttons; colors are Blushing Bride, Baka Breeze, Real Red & Garden Green
- Gold Glow Smooch Spritz
- Baja Breeze Glass Glitter
- Follow my Blog (Google Friend Connect if you have a Google account or Follow by Email)
- Leave me a comment on this post
- Do this by Monday June 10th, after that I will be closing the entries.
And while your at it - why not follow me on bloglovin' and on Pinterest !! Its not necessary to qualify, but it would be really fun !! Again, thanks so much for an AMAZING year !! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Morning Post (wood #132042, clear #126592), Woodgrain (wood #128763, clear #127808)
Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad #126948, Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad #131171, Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad #131173, Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126861, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad #126946, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad #126950, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978
Paper: Soft Suede #115318, Gumball Green #126840, Tangerine Tango #111349, Melon Mambo #115320, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Crushed Curry #131199, Bermuda Bay #131197, Whisper White #100730
Accessories: Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Basic Rhinestones #119246, White Bakers Twine #124262, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871