Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Blog Candy Giveaway and Christmas Goody



I am so excited to be posting my 100th blog post. I can't express how much I have learned from and been inspired by this wonderful blogging community. In order to celebrate this milestone, the details regarding some blog yummies are at the end of this post! But first things first, I've been busy working on some Christmas cards to help me decide which to mass produce for the family Christmas card. At the rate I'm going, several folks are going to be surprised with some one-of-a-kind Christmas cards! The sample for this evening is a combination of my beloved Papertrey Ink stamps (Snowflake Serenade) and Paper Salon (Snowday collection)PP and chipboard shapes. I started this card with a Paper Salon PP base that is a tone on tone shimmer paper and layered it with a blue Paper Salon snowflake print. I folded the top right corner to show-off the beautiful shimmery paper and add balance to the chipboard tree. The tree is covered with the shimmery white PP. I cut this out with the stripes going at an angle. I felt this made it look more like a decorated tree. The snowflakes are stamped with Versamark on vellum then embossed with white tinsel EP (I'm slowly replacing my collection of EP and hiding it in the kitchen cabinet.) I then cut out and adhered it to the card with a Sakura Quickie Glue pen. The ribbon is some retired navy organdy by SU (retired????) and the ribbon slide follows a tutorial by Nicole Heady . Finally, the "Peace" sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed with the same EP as the snowflakes. As usual, the photo does not do the bling and shine on the baby justice!


Now for the fun stuff! To show my appreciation for all the wonderful folks that are kind enough to stop by my blog, I would like to offer up these goodies. This mix right now includes 3 sets of Michael's 1.00 clear stamp sets with 2 acrylic blocks, 2 Sakura clear Stardust pens, 3 1.00 rubber stamps from Michael's. I will, of course add some yummy ribbon from my stash, as well as, some Primas - you never know what else may find its way in to the mailer. Just leave me a comment on this post regarding what your favorite Christmas embellishment is and I will include you in a random drawing on the evening of Sunday, November 11th once I get the kids to bed! It's Always a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

33 comments:

Nancy Grant said...

Love your blog candy! My favorite Christmas embellishment is wired ribbon. You can decorate your house to gifts all the way down to cards with wired ribbons.

:-)

Christina said...

Oooooooo... wrapping wall pictures to look like hanging presents!

Jan Scholl said...

I just like the smell of pine trees and my back yard is full of them. so I dont need to ever cut one down for the aroma.

Tejal said...

Love your blog candy!! awesome..my fav embellishment is twinkling lights..

Robyn said...

Great blog candy, thanks for sharing. I find my favourite Christmas embelishment to be the wonderful handcrafted xmas cards from family and friends adorning the house at the time.

Carla said...

My favorite Christmas embellishment is snowflakes! Around the house, it's definitely snowmen -- I have a ton of them!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

I just love decorating the tree in one colour theme, so cozy!
Jacqueline
cartes34@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

Great blog and congrats on your posts. Love your card. I just love blue and white for XMAS. Count me in on this sweet candy. I love embellishments, this year on my cards I would have to say glitter. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

tyrymom29 said...

My fav embellishment is any xmas ribbon ....And of course in my home its full of red and white snowmen !!!! Ilove love love love love Christmas!!!!! thanks for the chance at this awsome blog candy !!

CAKVD said...

Hi Beth! Wow, you found some neat Sudio G's that I haven't seen before. My favorite Christmas embellishment is Gold wired ribbon. I have it all over the house and on the tree too. Congrats on 100 posts! Keep up the good work!
Cheryl

Lisa said...

Hi Beth.... I guess we can thank our friend 'glimmer mist'... lol. I found your blog through your comment on my blog. I LOVE this card. My favorite embellishment (and I use it as often as I can)... is anything sparkly... Right now I'm using my frosted lace stickles. When it dries it looks like fluffy sparkly snow. :) Happy Stamping

jodene said...

Love your card. My favorite CHristmas embellishment is the lights. Love the brightness of Christmas!

scfranson said...

You have a great blog. I love using embossing powder.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

ooh, you make good Christmas candy!! i can't decide if this is supposed to be favorite embellishment for your home or for your cards, so i will name both! for our decorating, i love anything santa--i have quite a collection! and for cards and Christmas crafting, anything that sparkles!!! glitter, gems, stickles!!

Cheryl said...

I love embossing, and added glitter is always a plus!

Cindy Vernon said...

Ribbon, ribbon, ribbon!!!! Congrats on your 100th post!

Jill said...

Yeah! I'm glad to see your computer troubles are coming to an end! Congrats on 100 posts. I love the card and the way you put the patterned paper for the tree n an angle. Great blog candy too. I'd have to say my favorite Christmas embellishment for cards is currently glitter. This could change at any moment. My favorite decorating embellishment for my home would probably be lights. Nothing too outlandish. I like simple white lights and maybe some pretty flickering Christmas candles...

dasimonds said...

Very Pretty Card..love the blues
and love to use vellum.
My favorite decoration is Snowmen..lots and lots of Snowmen!!
Then I get to leave them up through-out the winter.
Thanks for a chance to WIN you Blog Candy.

Dee

Mandiannie said...

Love Snowflakes. They're universally accepted as a Christmas/winter sign and they're usually blue which is a non-traditional color. I guess that's why I love them.

Melissas said...

Wow! I haven't been over to Michael's to check out the Christmas stuff yet, but these are so cute! My favorite Christmas embellishment is anything with sparkle - glitter, rhinestones, anything to shine! Thanks for the chance :)

Momsnack said...

Decorations for the house: Old World Santas that Mom made me years ago. Cards: this season it's star brads and stickles.Congrats on the 100 posts.
NancyS (momsnack)

Amy said...

Ohhhh I love glitter and gold and silver embossing poweder for my xmas embellies...and of course some good old ribbon!

nettystamps said...

100 posts, congrads! Favorite embellishment...I guess I will have to go with lights... I love decorating with the small lights and then turning off all the overhead lights and sitting in the semi-darkness with just the little lights glowing....sooooo pretty!

Linda said...

I love lots of sparkle, so use lots of items with glitter on them. My main tree is decorated in sparkly gold, and cranberry.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Rita said...

Congrats! My favoritw is ribon, ribon, ribon...did I mention RIBON??? I luv ribon, wired, silk whatever, I luv ribon, I have it everywhere!!! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I would have to say ribbon! lush soft ribbon :) I have been looking for the purple set of clear stamps we haven't gotton them yet! If you ever find a second one of the stamp on the right with the long sawing looking stamps in please let me know! I would so pay for one :)

Tamara Wheeler said...

Definately colored flashing lights. But for cards, Ribbon...Hands down the best!

Lilian said...

my favorite christmas embellishment right now is basic grey's figgy pudding! i am in LOVE with their yummy designs!

Linda SS said...

Glitter glue - it gives so much punch to my cards or holiday decorations. Sparkle on everything at Christmas time:) Congrats on that 100th post!

Angel Wilde said...

There are some SUPER ribbons out there this year. I am going to have fun with my cards!!

fawn said...

great blog candy!!! my fav embellishment is stickles thanks fawn

Betty said...

Awesome blog candy@@@ My favorite embeliishment is the angel.

melissa roth said...

Congrats on hitting the 100! Ribbon is my favorite & I've never been able to pass up either Christmas or polka dot ribbons especially.