Thursday, 6 June 2013

Happy Blog-o-versary To ME !! And my first Blog Candy !!

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
Do you want to win this fun pack !?! Well here's what you have to do to qualify !!
  • 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 !!

Recipe:

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


56 comments:

  1. Love seeing all the cards and other papercrafts that you do. I get great ideas from you. Keep up the awesome blog :)

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  2. Congrats on one year. You are in my favourites so I check regularly, but I am now a follower as well. Now I gotta find you on Pinterest (I'm addicted haha). By the way, that's an awesome prize.

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    1. Thanks a lot Corina !! So happy you enjoy my blog !! And yes, Pinterest is TOTALLY addicting !! You can click on the icon on the right of the blog to follow me on Pinterest if you want !! Thanks for coming by !! Cheers

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    2. The link is not working for me :(

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    3. After I typed it I checked it and saw that the link wasn't working ... I think I have it fixed now !! try again and let me know !!

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  3. Super cute card - right up my alley! Congrats! I'll see you tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks Cathy !! I KNOW !! 1 more sleep !! See you tomorrow !! Yay !

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  4. Congratulations on one year of blogging. It is something kind of new for me. I started a blog but it needs a lot of work yet so I haven't gone public. I love your ideas even though I don't always comment. You may see a card or two that I make with inspiration from your idea, I hope this is OK.

    I look forward to your future creations.

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    1. Thanks a lot Elaine !! Yes, I love when people CAS my ideas - its the best for of flattery !! I hope you have as much fun with your blog as I do with mine !! Cheers to you !!

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  5. I'm a newbie here! lol Thanks for the chance to win :) Will take a look around now

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    1. Yay !! And Welcome !! Hope you enjoy your "stay" hahaha. Cheers !!

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  6. Deidre Clarke6/06/2013 10:57 am

    Love that CARD!! I already follow you!, congrats on the 1 year!!

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    1. Thanks Deidre !! And thanks for the ongoing support girl. Don't forget to put my name down for thew October Retreat !! I have already "broke the news" to my hubby ... hahaha. Hugs to you !!

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  7. Congratulations on your one year blogging. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks a lot Peg !! Thanks for visiting !!

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  8. Congrats Catherine! I do look forward to seeing you creations. See you this weekend at the retreat!

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    1. Thanks Danielle !! I can't wait !! See you then !

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  9. Love your blog and your creativity! Keep all the ideas coming! Congrats on your 1st year anniversary!

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    1. Thanks so muck Tina !! Thanks for coming by !!

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  10. I have been peeking in on your blog and I enjoy it so much. Keep up the good work. I know that you have been to my blog by the comments you have left. Thank you so much for them. I love comments! I am just as addicted to posting as you are and I have had my blog for almost a year and a half. So wonderful job enjoy!

    http://www.inkinbythebay.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the lovely words Katherine !! I know, getting comments makes it all worth it somehow doesn't it !?! Like somebody is reading the words we are putting out there. Haha. Hope to "see" you again soon !! hugs

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  11. Ooo, I love that stamp set! I have seen that used qutie a bit and I would love to have it!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks Laura !! Its a great set. So cute !! So glad that I inspire you !! Cheers !!

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  12. Congratulations on your first year, I've happened by chance to find your blog whilst searching for somethingon google, your cards are super, x

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn !! Glad you stumbled upon my blog !! hahaha Cheers !!

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  13. What a great card! I don't have that set but love what you did with it! Great colors. Happy anniversary.

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    1. Thanks a lot Dale !! I highly recommend this set, if your wondering. Hahaha Thanks for visiting !

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  14. Your cards are beautiful, I have seen some of them on pinterest already! I too am in my first year and I find myself doing the same things you did. Cheers!!

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    1. Thanks so much !! Thanks for coming by my blog !! Cheers

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  15. Congratulations on 1 year!

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  16. Hi Catherine, I love checking your blog, you always inspire me! Thanks for updating so often, I love to see what you have been creating! -Brenda

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    1. Thanks Brenda !! Glad to know you enjoy it !!

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  17. Cute card!! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!

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  18. Yay Catherine!! Congrats on a blogging year in the books. See you tomorrow - Jill

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    1. Thanks girl !! Can't wait for this weekend !! Gonna be a blast !! xox

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  19. Congrats on your Blog-0-versary! I'm already a follower. thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!

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    1. Thank you Michelle !! Have a great day !!

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  20. Congrats on your Blogaversary! Looking forward to meeting you at convention. Love your blog have dropped by often, but now I joined. Visit me at http://heresmycard-tiz.blogspot.ca/, although I am not as good as you as blogging daily. I have been away for a few weeks so I need to get back at it!

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    1. Thank you Tiz !! I know, I am DYING for Convention - can't wait !!

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  21. I love your blog! Your cards are great!
    Loretta S...

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  22. Love the simplicity of your card with just a touch of a glitzy floral. Great job.

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  23. Thanks a lot !! Have a great weekend !!

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  24. Hey Catherine. I've been a big fan of yours since you started blogging and an early follower. It's a "Joy" to visit your site and look at all your latest creations. Gives me lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing your Morning Post Alphabet card. One tends to forget how much we work with words in card making and you don't always have to just stamp one word when you can do it a lovely letter at a time! Appreciated.

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    1. Thank you so much Penny for your kind words!! I really appreciate the demos such as yourself that gave me so much encouragement when I fist stated this blog. Hugs to you my friend!! xoxoxox

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  25. Congratulations Catherine !!! I started a blog several years ago but never seem to have time to post regularly - can't remember the last time in fact :(
    But, like you, I'm addicted to following other. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Thank you Kim !! Hope you come back again soon !! xox

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  26. Hope I'm not too late for the Giveaway. Of course I follow you. LOL. Loved our weekend.

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    1. Not too late Mel !! Hahaha. I know, the weekend was AWESOME ! Hugs friend !!

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  27. Congrats on one year I see lots of really good work. And who doesn't want the chance at a prize LOL

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    1. Hahaha Thanks Shari !! Glad you came by !!

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  28. As usual your color combination is great! Love the little flower, it really jazzes it up! Thanks!!

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