Real Summer BBQ

I’m hosting the Limited Supplies Challenge on Splitcoast this week – what fun! Please play along if you have time (feel free to link your card here, in the comments section, so I can be sure to check it out!!!!)! This is my sample for my challenge. If you have a chance,  take a quick look at Victoria’s sample too – I love it! Her blog is darling – Eat Stamp Sleep Repeat. You should check that out too!

I checked my gallery, and haven’t used this set in over a year. I NEVER use Real Read, or leave my images uncolored. The eyelets and dp I’ve had longer than I can remember (at least 3 years, because I bought them before DD was born), and I didn’t even know I had either one of the ribbons. So I definitely used some old stuff!

As a funny side story: We are vegetarians. So when I was coloring the burger, DD walked over to me and looked at it and said, “Hey Mommy! That’s a veggie burger!” Which completely cracked me up!

Stamps: Backyard BBQ
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Real Red, GP White, random dp
Ink: Versafine Black, Real Red
Accessories: samj, old eyelets, neglected ribbon, SU Markers, circle punches, Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
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It’s Blog Candy Day!!

***I have closed comments for the blog candy. Thanks to everyone who entered – 109 entries!! WOW! The winner will be posted Tuesday morning, so please check back!***

 

Apple Tree - Bird ViewI have so much to share with you today! First, I am guest hosting the Try a New Technique challenge over on SCS today. I picked this fun little Suspension Card – Beate wrote a great tutorial that is way easy to follow. I was out of town quite a bit from Thursday through Saturday, so my sample is pretty quick and easy. Kirsten (ked) was kind enough to make a second sample (the alternate view is here) for me to share with everyone, and it is crazy cute — you have to see it!! HUGE thanks for making a sample!

On one of my circle punch pieces, I stamped the bird from In the Treetop by Lizzie Anne Designs in Old Olive. On the other piece I stamped the small leaf in River Rock (after stamping it off once) and the word “friend” from the Just Words set (also by Lizzie Anne) in Ruby Red. My goal for the tree was for it to look like an apple tree. The grass is the mane from the giraffe that is in the Born to be Wild set – I totally stole that idea from Bethany! My polka dot edges are from the Shapes and Stitches (again, LAD) set.

And now for the exciting news of the day! It is my turn to give away some blog candy! The awesome ladies at Lizzie Anne Designs are going to surprise the winner with a FREE set — and you know you love free stamp sets!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me which one of the upcoming “New Release” sets you are most excited about seeing (and why, if you want to add that)! I will close the contest at 10:00 pm EST, draw a winner shortly after that, and announce the name Tuesday morning! If you haven’t seen the list, here is the schedule for the sneak peeks:

July 15th

  • Garden Isle (set)
  • Giddyup Girl (set)
  • Many Merries (single)
  • Hand Stamped By (single)

July 16th

  • Happy Harvest (set)
  • Happy Halloween (single)
  • Witch (single)
  • Witch Saying (single)

July 17th

  • Gizmos and Gears (set)
  • Holiday Lane (set)
  • Super Hero (single)
  • Little People (set)

July 18th

  • Holiday Script (set)
  • Silent Night (set)
  • Rockin’ Holiday (set)

And psssst…I think Jeni is giving away some candy today, too! Have a really wonderful Monday – I can’t wait to hear which sets you are jazzed about seeing! I’ve seen them all (I’m such a tease, lol) and I promise – you are going to LOVE them!