Monday, February 25, 2008

And the Winner is....

Sorry...I'm a little late in picking a winner today...but I'm sure that winner will "ENJOY" all their goodies !! And who is that lucky duck...????.... (drum roll please)

it's Suzanne! , who said...
Congratulations on your one year anniversary!I love the sticky letters and shapes and of course the glitter to go on them!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you... to everyone who stopped by! I talked a little bit about inspiration this weekend, and I must say, one of my BIGGEST inspirations is you ~ my fellow stampers! Your galleries, blogs & encouraging comments inspire me everyday = ) !!! It was REALLY fun celebrating with all of you!! I read every single comment and loved hearing about all your favorite SU seriously made me want one of everything! I think we agree that the Scallop Circle Punch rocks and the new Occasions Mini catalog is loaded with great stuff and that most of us would love to HAVE IT ALL ! Congratulations Suzanne...just email me ( your snail mail address so I can mail those goodies off to you! I share your love of glitter and I hope you enjoy the Dazzling Diamonds that you'll be receiving in the Blog Candy Package! It will add the most wonderful shimmer to your projects...I promise, you're gonna love it!!!

Today's cards are very similar, slightly different layout and accessories...both are made with the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set & Afternoon Tea DP (from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog). They're for today's Technique Lovers Challenge over at SCS (TLC157)! The challenge is to use one or more DPs in mixed patterns. How fun is that? I absolutely love the example that Linda, the guest host made for us. You've got to see it...HERE...Isn't that an amazing card? Thanks Linda for inspiring us with your wonderful card and for guest hosting the Try A New Technique Challenge...much appreciated!!

Here's a close-up of the button I used on the second card. I used on of the SAB Love & Happiness Rub-on flowers on this Clear Button! I really like how you can see through to the design behind the button, get a little 3-D effect with the button itself, and enjoy the flower design...all at the same time. Yet another fun way to use those Rub-ons!! I also used the SAB Rub-ons on the first card...also in the center of the "0".The tool that enabled me to make today's cards was the Stamp-a-ma-jig! It's one of the best tools I own. If you've never used one, it's so easy, you won't believe it. But it will help you put your images precisely where you want them. I can't say enough about how useful the SAMJ is to me. There is no way I could have made this card without it. It's only $11.95 and worth every single penny and more!!
Supplies for my cards:
Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: Brown Stazon, Groovy Guava
Accessories for the first card: Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Jumbo Pewter eyelet, 1/4" polytwill ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Lg Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Love & Happiness Rub-ons
Accessories for the second card: Pewter brads, Clear button, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Ticket corner punch, Love & Happiness Rub-ons
I have some fun things to show you over the next couple stay tuned, and THANKS again for helping me celebrate my SU Anniversary : )


jean said...

Very stunning card, love the
color combo.


Suzanne said...

Thank you thank you so much....I can't wait to get my goodie box...I love the cards you posted here and so enjoy visiting your BLOG on a regular basis. I hope your next year with SU is as fun and successful as your first was.

Flossie's Follies said...

Two great cards, love how you did the rub on on the button.

pescbrico said...

Congratulations Suzanne! I so love the way you use that stamp set! VEry cute!

Nancy Riley said...

Congrats, Suzanne!

Nancy, I love everything you make with this stamp set (I love everything you make ... period!), but ESPECIALLY with this stamp set! These two cards are incredible! LOVE THEM !!!!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful cards Nancy, really stunning! This stamp set was a PERFECT choice! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carol said...

Both of these cards are great! I love how you added the rub-on to the button.

Ringmaster said...

I agree about the SAMJ. I saw it being used in a tutorial by Kristina Werner and loved how easy it was to use and how much better it would make my stamping - especially with 2 step stamps. I hate eye-balling and now I don't have to. I love my SAMJ!!!