Another Blog Candy Winner

Don’t forget the All Day Sale over at Lizze Anne Designs! Every order placed today gets a free Many Merries single – what fun! Go order everything!!

On to the winner for my blog candy!

Here are your random numbers:

19

Timestamp: 2008-07-19 03:14:51 UTC

So that means that Brenda wins the goodies! You have a great blog, Brenda! Use my contact me option to get your snail mail addy to me, as well as which SU set for Sale you’d like! I’ll get your goodies out on Monday(unless you get back to me in time for me to get them to the Post Office by noon tomorrow). Hope you like them!

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Girls are superheroes, too!

I had this lightbulb moment at work today. Well, it is really all Cambria’s fault (it’s never my fault, lol)! I was taking a sanity break and checking out the fabulous creations that the LAD Design Team members have been sharing for the Summer Release Sneak Peeks. And she made a pink robot — a pink robot!!!! So that got me thinking – if robots can be girlie, why can’t superheroes?

I came home and got to stamping! The body of my little cutie is the new Super Hero stamp. The head is from the cowgirl in the new Giddyup set. Yes, it was a little bizarre to see just a head with braids hanging out on my stamp table for a few minutes, but these are the hazards of a crazy mind! I used the sketch from the Sketch Challenge over on SCS. I love how simple and easy it is. Perfect for a fried mind at the end of a crazy busy 4 day work week!

With my latest All That Scraps order I finally got the Swiss Dots embossing folder and some Dew Drops. Why have I lived without this stuff for so long??? I should have bought these looong ago!

Some important things to remember today:

  • The Lizzie Anne Designs Customer Gallery Stroll and party is today! For details, click here.
  • Tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 PST the Anniversary Party will be held on the Lizzie Anne Designs forums. Plan to be there if you can! The winners of the Birthday Sketch Challenge contest will be announced!
  • Today is the last day to leave a comment for blog candy in this post.
  • Tomorrow the Summer Release sets go on sale at Lizzie Anne Designs. Every order will receive a free Many Merries single, Saturday only. So be sure to put your order in on Saturday!

Card deets:

Stamps: LAD Giddyup Girl, Super Hero, Sketched Sentiments
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Basic Grey dp, non SU watercolor
Ink: same above, Versafine Black
Accessories: Dew Drops (color – fresh mowed grass), cuttlebug (swiss dots), aquapainter, dimensionals, paper piercer/mat pack

Heroes and Holidays

Another day, another sneak peek from the Lizzie Anne Designs Summer Releases! The first card I am showing you is from the fabulous holiday set called…Holiday Lane! It has the sweetest little builings you have ever seen – a cottage, a church, a shoppe, and another sweet little house. There is a picket fence and a stone fence, a stone walkway….everything you need for a perfect winter scene!! Can you tell I am over the moon about this set??!! And I love the sentiments – the sentiments on this one are wonderful! I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding dp for my card, and watercolored my images on non SU paper. The stone fences, large tree, and snowman are all stamped separately, cut out, and adhered to the image panel. Across the bottom and top of the dp panels I stitched some red and green thread. And yes, that is Liquid Applique you see on the roof, under the snowman, and under the tree. I love that stuff!

My second card is this super adorable little Super Hero single. Well, he actually does double duty – he can be purchased as a single or as part of the new Little people set – it will have the Cowboy, the Ballerina, the (new) Witch, the Pirate, and this Super Hero and his sentiment. HOW CUTE IS HE????? A little background: my husband loves the Justice League and he and our daughter watch the cartoons all the time on DVD. So she is totally hooked – I mean totally. I knew as soon as I saw this that they would both love the image – and let me tell you she went nuts when she saw it tonight. I made this card for her to give to her dad when he gets back from his weeklong trip on Friday night. So again, i made an effort to keep it simple and not girlie it up. My new SU In Colors finally came today, so of course I had to break them out for the card! The dp is Basic Grey Mellow, and I thought the cloudy sky was perfect with this stamp.

Now I’m Ready for Autumn!

Today Lizzie Anne Designs is going to let you peek at one new set, and three new singles, as part of their Summer Release Sneak Peek! I am going to show you two cards, one from the set and one of the singles.

The first card is from the new Happy Harvest set. How adorable is this scarecrow?!?!?!?! The set also has a darling basket of apples and a fabulous pumpkin image! But I’m saving those cards for this weekend, I think! My dp is by Prima, and I thought it was perfect with this set. I stamped the cute swirl up the left side of the dp with brown Stazon. The sunflowers are cutout and added to the oval (I used my new Nestabilities to make the ovals – if you don’t have any yet, you need some!!). The flowers and my scarecrow were stamped in Brown Stazon and watercolored using ink and an aquapainter. His hat is actually done twice, for a little more depth on the card.

 My second card is previewing the new Happy Halloween single – too fun! I used the Spooked set to make a little row of houses across the bottom, and stamped the new sentiment above them in Versafine Black ink. I cut out some bats and added them (confession — I only did that because I accidentally stuck my finger in the ink and then smudged the card!!), and added the spider at the top (more confessions — when I stamped the spider on there I didn’t like the way his “string” looked – I didn’t quite stamp it right). I stitched his little “drop string” with black thread…it is too cute irl! I put jumbo black brads on either side of the sentiment and threaded some orange polka dotted orgnady ribbon through them. it is so great for Halloween cards! I got it from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. DD insisted I add the tiny little epoxy sticker with the black cat on it. It’s from her stash of goodies, and we were having “together” crafting time when I made this (hence all my goofs I had to fix on this card!!). Turns out I really like the little sticker on there!

I’ll be back with the supplies I used on these cards! Don’t forget about the blog candy in this post!

Giddyup!!

*YAY* The Lizzie Anne Designs Summer Release Sneak Peek starts today!!!!! I’m showing you a little peek at one set and one single today. But I couldn’t decide which of my cards for the set I wanted to show you, so I’m going to show you three!!!

The first one uses a stamp from the new set Giddyup Girl, paired with the Cowboy Single. My DH is out of town this week and I miss him, so this card is for him! I tried super hard not to “girlie it up” like I usually do, lol. The ampersand is from Cosmo Cricket’s Storytime chipboard pieces (the striped dp is from the same collection).

My second card uses the cowgirl again (I really love this cowgirl!) – she’s holding her hobby horse. On the side is a chipboard ribbon slide from Cosmo Cricket’s Wanted line (dp, too), with brown grosgrain ribbon. I added the horseshoe from the set to accent it!

My third sample with this set today is a bit of branching out on my part. I managed to do a “scene” card — not as great as most of the others I’ve drooled over, but you’ve gotta start somewhere! The sentiment is stamped on acetate and added to the top. I love these little cacti – so round and cute! I know I need some practice on these kinds of cards!

And last but not least, here is the newest single — called Hand Stamped By. Gorgeous, huh? Just to tease you, this card is the backside of another new release, that I am planning to share later in the week! Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out Tricia and Meridith’s blogs as well as the other Design Team Members‘ blogs for more peeks at other sets!

Oops – one more thing! Don’t forget about the candy in this post! The contest is open until Friday 🙂

I stamped all weekend

…but I can’t show you any of it today! Tomorrow, I promise. Do you know why?? The Lizzie Anne Designs Summer Release Sneak Peek starts tomorrow! Two sets and two singles are debuting tomorrow, and I have one set and one single to show you — so be sure and visit tomorrow!

Also, if you haven’t done it already, please comment on this post to win some blog candy! The contest ends on Friday 🙂

I’ll see you tomorrow – I’m so excited!

I’m celebrating again!

This card is my 300th upload to my SCS gallery!! Wow, I can’t believe I’ve added that many cards to my gallery over there! It is so neat for me to look back through them, and see how much I have changed and grown as a stamper.

To celebrate, I think I’m going to give away a goodie bag of “stuff”! I’ve got some extra Mono Multi Adhesive (the ones from Lowes, that they just put on clearance), a few spools of ribbon from the $1 spot at Mike’s,  sprinkling of Primas, a card kit from Target, and a stamp set of your choosing from my SU Sets for Sale page. Sound good? Just leave me a comment on this post by Friday, July 18th at 9:00 pm EST. I’ll draw a winner that night, and post it on Saturday! Once I post the winner, that person will need to contact me within a certain timeframe (to be announced when I post the winner) or I will draw another name. Thanks for playing, and good luck!

And now for this card — I shamelessly cased it from my friend Elizabeth over at Shadow’s Stamping Spot. Her original card is in this post, and also in her SCS gallery here. I didn’t chage much – just the colors and stamps, really. I also added some paper piercing at the bottom. I am so in love with this, and will probably make tons more in various colors. They’ll make excellent gift sets! Thanks for sharing some mojo, E!!

Stamps: LAD Le Jardin, Sketched Sentiments, Shapes and Stitches
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Sparkly brad, paper piercer/mat pack, dimensionals
Techniques: sponging, paper piercing