Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Blog Candy!

Hello from Seattle = ) !!! We're here visiting family for a few days (I LOVE Seattle!), so this will be my last post until early next week. But, I was thinking, since I can't stamp for a few days, why not give away a little BLOG CANDY!!!You probably recongnize this butterfly image from the Sale-a-bration set, Merci. I absolutely love this set! If I was stranded on a desert island and could only have 5 sets with me (forget the food...give me stamps!),this would be one of them! Now that SAB is over, this set is no longer available (gasp!)...BUT, I just happen to have an extra set, and I want to give it away to one lucky winner!
Here's what's included in the blog candy~
1) One die-cut, unmouted Merci Stamp set
2) One 3 x 3 butterfly notecard (pictured above)
3) Enough pre-cut/pre-scored cardstock to make five 3 x 3" notecards
4) 3 yards of coordinating ribbon (not pictured)

More details coming up on how you can win....at the end of today's post! But first, I mentioned that Merci set was my favorite, and a big reason for that is because I love to color, especially with markers! Coloring doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Sometimes just a few strokes of color is all you need. SU Markers are a great way to add color & shading to your projects. For the butterfly card above, I used markers in Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery & Old Olive. Two of those colors were the same as the cardstock and the other two were a deeper shade of those colors.

Here are a couple of photos that show how I used the fat/paintbrush end of the Regal Rose marker to outline the wings:
...And the fat/paintbrush end of the Pretty in Pink marker to fill in the rest of the wing. I use light, circular strokes, and sort of "paint" the color on. I went right over the top of the Regal Rose outline, to blend the edges. I used the skinny end of the Old Olive Marker to outline the body of the butterfly, then the fat end of the Celery marker to fill in the body and trace over the antennas (sorry...I didn't take photos of those steps, but you can see those details in the first photo). Really simple....Really quick. And for the finishing touch, I used the 2-way glue pen to hi-light a few spots on the wings then dusted them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter! The Cardstock is Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I used the Ticket Corner punch on the image layers.

My stamping time has been very limited these past few weeks... but I am so excited....I should be back to my regular stamping (yay!) and posting (yay!) routine next week!!! In the meanwhile....If you'd like to be in the drawing for the blog candy, just leave me a comment under this post, telling me what you've been up to with stamping ~ Do you have a favorite stamp set, technique or tool?? I'd love to hear about it! I'll pick a random winner on Monday morning....one entry per person please = ) !!!

Since I find myself in Seattle....I'm going to make a trip over to A-muse Rubber Stamps tomorrow and check it out! I hear it's a great shop!! Hey, maybe they'll have paper & ink out to play with...that would be so awesome!!!!!

Happy Stamping!

122 comments:

pescbrico said...

Have a wonderful visit to Seattle and the A-muse Rubber stamps store (I'm jalous here hi hi hi).
I wish you a wonderful time :)

Anonymous said...

I stamped up a few Easter cards and have some new SU! sets and DP that I've been playing with.
Nancy
nanfair@comcast.net

Heather said...

I haven't stamped in a week due to having a house full of sick kids. The last thing I stamped were some Easter treats for a friend of mine's children.
Thanks for the blog candy chance! I've loved all of the cards you've made with that set!

Trish D said...

Have fun - Seattle really is a great city. I'd have to say that I've been participating in a lot more challenges (both on SCS and on blogs) and it's been fun to try new things and get "stretched." And unfortunately, I've been using the retired "Hope for Comfort" set a lot these past few weeks.

Alex said...

Have a fab mini break Nancy, and oooh you lucky duck being able to visit the amuse store!!!!! spend some pennies for all of us as well, lol

Um, I am into everything it seems at the moment, love and adore Magnolia stamps especially my Tildas

Hugs

Alex xx

Flossie's Follies said...

What a pretty card, love your butterfly and coloring, have a great time at Amuse stamp store. Lately I have found myself leaning towards the Sugar Nellie stamps they are so cute. Have a wonderful time.

Jaime said...

I just recently bought some copic markers, so I've been busy practicing. I'm having so much fun! Like you, I like to color in images. I'm also enjoying getting my scrapbook/stamping room organized! Now, if only it will stay that way... :-)

cadnileb said...

Ooooh, so cool! I didn't realize A-muse had a store in Seattle! I'm still relatively new to the stamping world. I really would love some of the cute images from A-muse and I'm so jealous that you're going to browse in the store! Buy lots of cute goodies! I hope you have a great time! Currently, my favorite tool has got to be my new cuttlebug! I'm in love love love!

Thanks for the chance to win !

Lorrie said...

I had been doing a lot of recipe cards, I think I love all stamps! right now I just got some cupcake stamps, and they are my current fav. I love the scripture cards and think I may join in that challenge next month! Love you work! I din't get that set and really, really wanted it, so PICK ME, PICK ME!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the blog candy chance to win! I love your work!

I made some cards recently with Riley from Hanna Stamps. He is so cute! I used A Good Egg set from SU! to make my Easter cards. The set is so versatile.

Have a wonderful trip. Thanks again!

wendy (songbirdwc) said...

Seattle? OOoh, one of my favorite places! Can I come? Please? Have a great time!

I've been trying Copics, and loving them, tho I'm not a 'color-it' kinda girl-- or haven't been (wink). Can't wait for my Nestabilities to arrive...

Also in love with the SAB Friendship Blooms AND the Always set (from the main catalog). Soon I'll be trying monograms using Lovely Letters and Frames with a Flourish; and then it's on to Kind Thoughts.... Waaaay too much to do! :-)

I'd love Merci....

Michelle said...

I still consider myself a rookie with stamping. I love to surf the internet checking out all the beautiful artwork and getting ideas. You're in my favorites for inspiration. I just purchased some new sentiments stamps from Stampendous and am making cards. I've been eyeing Bella's but haven't bought my first one yet. I just can't decide which.

Thanks for all your inspiration!

Anne said...

My stamping has been limited lately due to ill family members, but I have been able to sneak into my crafting area to decorate quite a few altoid-type tins for my kids and their friends using Melanie Muenchinger's new What's in Your Tin? sets. Thanks for the opportunity to win Merci.

Smiles,
Anne

Denise... said...

Such an adorable card and stamp set. I have visions of getting to the AMuse store...some day. I'm only about five hours away...it could happen! I'm not sure what my favorite tool would be though, can't live without my new tape runner.

MaryBeth said...

Have a great trip, Nancy! My favorite new tool is the cuttlebug! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

Natasha said...

Seattle. So much fun! I hope you have a great trip and come home with lots of good stamps from "A-Muse"

This week I have been stamping "baby onesie" cards from http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/02/05/create-your-own-onesie-card-tutorial-and-important-note-please-read

There are 8 ladies that I go to church with that are excepting. I hope to use these cards as "gift card" holders for the baby showers I will be attending!

Regina Cornelius said...

i have been palying with the new live you dreams and afternoon tea the most lately...but i would have to sy my favorite technique is to watercolor with aquapainters and ink refills.....
thanks for having such great blog candy!!!
regina

Hilmarose said...

Where is the amuse store? I am just across the water from Seattle and just may have to make a trip (AFTER it warms up!!!!)
I have just made a few cards (relatively new to stamping still) I was sent a "Thank you" stamp from Tosh and I have really only been making "Thank you" cards with that stamp.
Have fun in Seattle!!! We are supposed to get more snow Friday morning!!! YUCK!!!

Trish said...

Your enthusiasm is infectious!
This week I have been preparing for a
card making activity for my church's ladies retreat
and spending time with my kids during Easter break.
Have fun!

Patti Gingrich said...

You lucky girl! Visiting the Amuse store...fun! Be sure to let us know what goodies you find. ;) Sadly, I was without stamping mojo for about a month, but have just recently been inspired to work on my Scripture Chick Challenge. I'm making a flip book for my desk at work. I hope to find some time soon to post a few of the pages on my blog. Thanks for the chance at the goodies. Enjoy Seattle and safe travels home!

Lynn said...

I've been making scrapbook pages with my latest SU! purchases - mostly with the ALWAYS set. I love that set! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy!

Elizabeth V. said...

What a cute card! I've been playing with my Pun Fun set...lots of cute images and verbage. I've decided that I could use a little more silly in my life and this set offers it! Thanks for offering the great prize.

Kathy H said...

Hello...I've just been coloring with my Stampin Up watercoloring pencils. Been making some birthday cards. I don't have any favorite sets since I'm still pretty new to all this. Thanks for offering, Kathy Hering...

Kisa Peters said...

I've been LOVING the sketch challenge from SCS...I've made 3 so far! SC169! I love coloring with prismacolors pencils and markers! Great blog and yummy candy!

Melissas said...

What a pretty card - I love the pink/green color combo. I've been making spring-y cards lately, and also trying to build my stash of birthday cards. We have a busy couple of months coming up with birthdays, wedding anniversaries, etc. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the A Muse shop!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you so much for this chance to win!! I have been working on things for our school carnival......I'll be glad when iam done!!!! Elizabeth Glass

Mary K said...

Have fun in Seattle! I'm been dabbling with alpha stamps and embossing powder. I've also had fun with glitter!

Anonymous said...

i've been using some flower stamps on a little album i'm making for some friends. thanks for the chance to win!!
~wieska (mwoverduin@shaw.ca)

Allison said...

Hey Nancy...you should go to Impress too!

http://impressrubberstamps.com/

Right now, I am just trying to use the stash I have before my LSS gets all the new Basic Grey in cause look out...I will be buying all of it!

Mauna said...

I love all of stamping!!!! Yesterday I did a card where I ran tinfoil through my cuddlebug folder. Loved it. I just got 7 new SU sets. I am going to use Priceless first I think. Great blog candy. Great Blog!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm now trying to finish a set of cards in which I ran some layers through the sewing machine..only have done it 2 or 3 times...it's ok but I believe faux stitching for me is better.
Have fun in Seattle.
Thanks for a chance at some blog candy... :)
Maggie S

Annelies said...

These last days I've been creating birthdaycards with my (current favorite) Magnolia stamps.

Sherri said...

First of all, thank you for showing me how you color images with your markers - you made it look so simple. Secondly - I love that stamp set!!

I've been just beginning to learn to color some images lately (someone sent me a couple of bellas to color in). I've also been making a scripture box - and my favourite set right now is One of a Kind - and I'm in love with Berry Bliss paper!!

Thanks for such great blog candy!!!

Melisa H said...

I'm having fun with Elzybells right now. The "Merci" stamp is really cute. It was hard to choose a SAB stamp this time!

I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Pegg S said...

Can't wait to see what goodies you get from A Muse! I love your card! I have been playing with my new Cuttlebug embossing folders! I just love them!

Carol said...

Sounds like such a fun trip! I didn't get the Merci set during SAB, so I'm excited for another chance. My favorite stamping time lately has been with SU!'s Tart & Tangy set and Summer Picnic DSP - love both of them!

Cindy said...

Great card. I hope to 'color' that well some day. I'm too new to stamping to have a favorite anything right now. I want it all!

Cindy

Laura said...

Right now, cuttlebug is my favorite tool, hand down- but the copics run a very close second.
My favorite tool that SU! sells is punches- I use them almost every time I stamp.

Anonymous said...

I really like using my cropadile... It is so easy to punch through things.

Swedie

Connie said...

Right now, I am in love with the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder! Everything I make with it is gorgeous - no matter what the rest of the card looks like!!! THanks for the awesome chance to win!

mudmaven said...

I love Seattle - I learned to eat raw oysters there! Yum. I'm patiently (yeah right) awaiting the arrival of my first set of Nesties (ovals) and the new cb folders. ~chris

Julie A. said...

Have a great time in Seattle, and thanks so much for the opportunity to win the great blog candy! What I have been up to with stamping lately is creating diaper bag tags for my son and all of his little friends.

Patty W said...

Love the butterfly card! I'd love to own that stamp! I don't own anything SU but would love to! I've just recently started stamping so I appreciate showing how you used the markers. I've been using pencils/OMS..love that effect too!

Thanks for the chance!

Sara said...

I hope you enjoy your trip. I can't do without my bonefolder. It's a simple yet very useful tool to have. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sara

Debra E said...

I've been using bright colors with everything. Winter has been soooooo long this year. I need sun, warmth, color - and it's coming from my stamping.

Brenda said...

Enjoy your trip. Great blog candy. My favorite stamp set is a tie between Friendship Blooms from SAB and One of a Kind from the main catalog. Thank you for the chance to win.
Brenda

Veronica said...

I hope you have a fun trip to Seattle! I am working on a 3-d flower card and right now I am waiting for the glossy glaze to dry so I can finish my card! I don't think I can narrow down any of my stamp sets down to my favorite. I love them all!

Anonymous said...

I recently decided to get into the fun of stamping and love it. It's possibilities are endless..I don't have very many stamp sets but I love the monkey stamps. I love to watercolor them with watercolor pencils and a paper stamp for blending.

I love your blog.

Janean Campbell
mamabear@woh.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I have stamped for years, and yet really haven't stamped in years. Does that make sense? I stamp every month and collect items (at workshops) that I bring home and don't use. I am slowly breaking that pattern. Why the heck do I keep buying if I am not going to use it. Sooo... my goal is to stamp more, buy less. My favorite tool HAS to be the scor pal. What a blessing it has been to me.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the Merci set. It is one I was not able to get this year.

stampinjust4fun@hotmail.com

j_smokey said...

I pretty much love all my stamps, but I've been playing with SU's True Friend lately. Time Well Spent is another fav though. have fun in Seattle!!1

Linda said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I am running to my scraproom to try it.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Amrita said...

I've been making cards to donate to Relay for Life. I'm really enjoying clean and simple layouts lately.

scfranson said...

I have been busy making cards for the www.cardsforheroes.org project. We have a huge giveaway going on so pop over if your interested in helping to support our troops.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

sheila said...

Right now I've been making cards and using the SU set Fabulous Flowers. I just got it and I'm loving it. I've rediscovered heat embossing, so I'm having fun. I didn't get the Merci stamp set during SAB but would love to win it. You've done beautiful things with it.

AJ said...

I've been playing with my Lovely as a Tree set,making a Father's Day card, using the water coloring technique.
Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!! Enjoy your trip to Seattle.

reflections:0) said...

I have been cutting all the new stamps I got two weekends ago...

I hope you are having a grand trip...

reflections:0)

gretchenhs said...

I just got back from Seattle for the first time myself, beautiful country side for sure. My brother-in-law got back from the middle east, so we went to visit before he had to go back. =(
I also love the Merci set, it's cute, fancy, elegant, whatever you want it to be! I've been concentrating on purples with it, will have to start with pinks now!
Glad you are having fun way up in Washington, wish I was there too!!

Anonymous said...

Bet you'll have lots of fun at the A-muse store. You may also want to stop by Impress. I'm working on birthday verse cards for my friends.

Mary S said...

I totally missed that butterfly. Your coloring is beautiful. Right now my favorite stamp set is Big Pieces in the SU catalog. I love their flowers made with that set.

Right now I am restocking my birthday cards to give to friends, co-workers and family. I'm working on a care package to a military unit deployed in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

I have been using my punches a lot lately. I made bunnies for my Easter cards using various sizes of round and oval punches and I just made some birthday cards with little purses made out of punches.

I love your blog. I read it everyday. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Cheryl K

rjackson547 said...

It's difficult to choose just one :) A favorite of mine is a retired set called "Paris in the Spring". I get alot of compliments when I use that one.

azkimbo said...

Hi I've been working with some monogramming.. it's for a swap. I love your examples with merci... the more I see of it the more I like it... thanks for sharing.
Kim
azkimbo@yahoo.com

Cassie said...

I have been working on my coloring skills - whether it is watercoloring or colored pencils. Thanks for the sweet treats - it's a great prize!

CAKVD said...

I would LOVE this stamp set! I'd also like to be stranded on an island with stamps too!! I have been doing a lot of stamping related to my scrapbooking lately, and it's so much fun!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVd

Brenda said...

'Love your card...and I'd love to win this stamp set! Thanks for the chance!
I've been busy stamping 7 baby cards (using my Bundle of Joy set). Spring is in the air...and there's new life everywhere!
Have FUN at A Muse...wish I was there too!
~Brenda H.

jean said...

Well I posted on Wednesday
my first SCS challenge for Tues and
Wed of this week. Now I getting
cards ready for class on Sunday
I visit your blog daily TFS

Jean

Angie said...

I've been in a stamping rut lately. So, I cleaned out and purged some of my stamping stuff, organized it all, and finished up a few cards/projects. Now I am trying to find my mojo, because it's not back yet! But, I think by using sketch challenges I find on blogs and splitcoast, I'll be back in my groove soon! Have fun in Seattle (I have family there) and enjoy A-muse!

Sara in WI said...

I hope that you can get over to Amuse! That would be so much fun...
I've been shopping on ebay and got a Cricut Expression and a couple of cartridges and some ink, plus 4 Cuttlebug embossing folders. I am exhausted ;^ ) I went to a quilling class and made some adorable cards. Saturday I'm taking a class from my SU demo on baskets and bags! I had better go to bed now to rest up! Enjoy your trip!!

jeannen2 said...

We have relatives in Woodinville so we've been to Seattle a few times -- a great place to visit! I wish I was stamping every day -- I realize that if I'm going to get better, I'd better find more daily time. As for my favorite tool, I use the stampamajib every time I stamp! Couldn't live without it. I wish I could say I love the Copics, but I'm still a bit intimidated by them. I'm anxiously waiting for my nestabilities -- I have a feeling that'll be something else I can't live without! Jeanne

Digi Fanatic - Leah said...

WOW!! Have fun in Seattle. I have never been there. I wanted to say first that I love your blog. I read it all the time. YOur projects are amazing. As to stamping...I have been to 2 parties in the last month or so and have bought a lot of stuff and have put it in my closet...does that count? I have dreamed of stamping and looked at tons of stamping sites and blogs...I did organize my SU punches to make room for more :-) My life has been so busy that stamping has gone on the back burner...but I LOVE to stamp!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been getting ready for my daughters 16th Birthday party, so I've been using the So Many Scallops set and the Pretties Kit to make the invitations and the Garden Silhouettes set to make baskets for party favors. FUN!FUN!FUN! I love all that you can do with the SU products!

~Deb
mawood@grm.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite tool right now is my scor-pal. I don't know how I lived without it:) Have a fabulous time in Seattle--a place that I want to visit some day.

Isabel Z

Anonymous said...

My favorite new technique is using my aquapainter with alcohol instead of water. This looks so much better to me! I love to "alcohol color"--

cary
craig4cary@sbcblobal.net

Anonymous said...

I am loving tart and tangy right now what a great inexpensive set..I will never part with it!!!deidrelm@hotmail.com

Kat said...

I have been working on some summer cards and often find your site a real inspiration. Thank you for blogging so often! My fav technique has become watercoloring. I am not great at it yet but I am trying :)

jmniffer said...

Enjoy your time in Seattle. I just finished up some Easter treat baskets and am working on a few spring cards. Thanks for the chance to win a great set! jmniffer

Cherie said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration you give to all of us and for sharing your talent. I just got a Cuttlebug and I've been busy playing with that and also working on my coloring techniques for my stamped images.
Cherie

JenC said...

Recent reader of you blog, Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing you techniques and ideas. Have a wonderful trip!!

charlene.herter said...

I have taken to using the pastels (or chalks) lately. I love coloring in images with them. I am also busy visiting blogs and that takes up a lot of my time. I do love stopping by here every morning. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy Koskovich said...

I have been working on a gift for my niece, it's a canvas wall hanging. Challenging but fun, thanks for all of your inspiration!! Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Sweet and beautiful Merci notecard and great Blog Candy! We must get together ASAP after you get home :-)
I have an awesome Carousel tote to share and .....I have been working hours on my watercoloring. Leslie is going to give me a lesson too. BTW, have you tried just pulling color from your marker outlined image to the center with your aqua painter? It is fun!
Have a great time at A-Muse and with family, Nancy L

Marisa said...

Welcome to the West Coast :) Seattle is a great place. Crazy thing about Amuse is they actually make the stamps in Maple Ridge, BC CANADA (a friend of a friend works there)!!!! Go figure! Then they ship them to the US and Amuse ships them back to Canada to the stores up here and charges us a fortune!! Something is not right in this picture!!!

As for my favorite things, I'd have to say the cuttlebug and the embossing folders win hands down right now. Just LOVE using it and the Swiss dots folder is my favorite one at the moment.

Linda Deline said...

What great blog candy! I love the idea that the base for 5 cards is already folded. Have a great time in Seattle... that's one city I'd like to visit. Great cards too. Thank you. God bless. Linda

Linda Deline said...

Oh, I forgot... I've been making cards to go into the Silent Auction at my church, and attending lots of card classes. Love those classes! God bless. Linda

Gailanne said...

I too love "coloring"---just as I did as a child, but hopefully now with a bit more skill! I recently bought Copic markers and am learning to shade with them---loving the results. Great butterfly card, by the way!

Lori said...

Wow! That is some awesme blog candy!! I tried something new I found on a blog yesterday...it's a "card" made from an envelope. You cut off a part of the envie and use it as the topper. You can insert a greeting or something fun like flower seeds or Pop Rocks.

SusanH said...

Love your card!! And lately I've been signing up for ATC swaps so I've been very busy with those!

StampMom said...

Very cute butterfly, thanks for the detailed pics of your marker coloring. I've been preparing for a swap at an SU! business meeting tomorrow -- paper is cut and folded, still need to stamp tonight. Simple one-layer 4X4 cards.

cathie r. said...

I've been to the Amuse store-you are going to have so much fun! Last time I went Linda, the owner personally helped me.

I just got the Tart and Tangy set and the Summer Picnic paper-can't wait to try a flap fold card that is the Technique for this week on SCS.

Anonymous said...

My favorite stamp set is the "Enjoy Every Moment". I just love it. Hope you have a nice visit with your family.'

Sheri W.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your creative samples - they inspire! Claudia

Whimsey said...

Beautiful card; love the coloring and the glitter. Thanks for the chance to win!

How exciting to go to A Muse - I'm jealous - you'll have to tell us all about it! Have a great trip; travel safe!

LorieR said...

You have made me wish I would have chose this set!! (Thanks for the chance to win it...I'd be tickled PINK!!) I've been reorganizing, cleaning and sorting my space. I can't believe the stuff I just had to have and then forgot about it!

Anonymous said...

I love your card AND the stamp set. The set is one that I didn't get during SAB (choices were so difficult...but I got a couple others). My fav tool are the SU punches...gotta use them!!
Jo Ann B
browj40@sbcglobal.net

Sue D said...

I have been having fun making Dahlia fold flowers and am just learning about spirelli after seeing a friend's beautiful card.

Bluemoon said...

Another great card. I've been enjoying all your cards and projects arriving in my mailbox, you do lovely things with alot of colourful style. Just playing with my 1st bella.

Thanks for the chance at this wonderful stamp set. :)
bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

What a Sweet blog....I am so glad to have found another Christian Stamper...As for me I've been a busy beaver designing for Pink Cat Studio...Were doing a big release!!! (((Hugs)))

Dorothy said...

April is probably the month for me with the most birthdays so I have been busy making birthday cards. Unfortunatel, 1/2 are for men and you know how hard they are. I have been using 2 coffee sets from SU for their cards and using brown nd blue. Girl / kid cards are so easy! Thanks for the chance to win this set - It was such a tough choice choosing with sale-a-bration this year - I did not get Merci so I would love to win it! Thanks for the chance.
Dorothy

Juliana said...

Lately I am totally addicted to silhouette flower images. But I am missing coloring--So perhps today I will go back to that!
Have fun at the Amuse store!! (I would go to Impress Rubber if I was in Seattle, too)!

Mary Jane D. said...

I hope you enjoy your visit with family. Right now I'm enjoying my new Penny Black stamps and practicing watercoloring with my watercolor pencils and waterbrush. I've made a few cards with the images that I've been pleased with. Thanks for the chance to win. I missed out on SAB and didn't get the Merci set. Thanks for the chance to win one and all the accessories.

milkshake007 said...

Right now my new tool is a flower punch that I'm using to make my own primas....got the ideas off SCS. Oh, and another item I love is the zip dry glue....won't make a card without it.

Enjoy your time in Seattle!

Lori said...

I just finished a grouping of cards for a swap!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful package of SU items!!

Lori

Janet said...

Ooooh, I would love to win this set. I didn't get that one. I am really into my paper piercing kit from Timeless Treasures. I also have several of their templates. I love adding paper pierced swirls and other designs to my cards. It is so easy and so fun! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy. YUM!

Anonymous said...

Never enough stamping time! Thanks for the chance to win!
Ilene B.

Cynthia said...

Been stamping like crazy. Love all the sale-a-bration sets. Really enjoy the signs of spring. Cynthia

chinamomxtwo said...

ooooooooo egg-siting! I did get the chance to get a couple of SAB set, but not this one ( almost did!):) , would love the chance to win.
Happy Spring!

Carrie Egg said...

I love your blog and all of your creative ideas. I absolutely love that your use a lot of Bible verses on your cards. They are soooo beautiful.

Thanks for giving us all this opportunity to win an awesome set.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card!
I have this one from my Feb order but, what love the additional items you are offering.
KIM

Stampin Cats said...

Love this set. Ran out of time and money to get it. Love everything that is coming with it. My favorite tool is my cuddlebug. All I do with it is emboss, but it is so much fun. I can even stamp and emboss at the same time. Ink up the folder and run it thru. It's pretty neat.

Little One said...

Love the set. Your card is beautiful as well! My stamping time has been taken up with working time lately :( However, I love to use my H2O's to color right now.

Anonymous said...

I will have to check out the amuse store when we go to Seattle this summer. I can hardly wait. Have fun. Angie

Lori Barnett said...

What have I been up too??? Oh...yesterday I went to my up-line-up-line's house for her garage sale. A SU garage sale that is. I got some awesome deals on retired stuff. I don't care if it's retired or used. I keep everything :) I have also been organizing AGAIN in my craft room cause I just got a wall unit for my ink pads! I love the Merci set too. OH! I also just got a Scor-Pal.

happygiggles said...

Hope you're having a wonderful trip! I would love a chance at winning this set since I wasn't able to get it! Thanks!

Susan said...

Have a great trip..Seattle must be beautiful! I wasn't able to get this set and would love it! Thanks for your card idea and tips!

Linda SS said...

Thanks for offering such a fun stamp set! It is funny that you traveled to WA from OR this week and I just got back from my trip to OR from WA last night:) We had trouble getting out of Lincoln City because the highways were closed due to snow and accidents. We had so much fun on the Oregon coast in spite of bad weather. Hope you had fun in Seattle:)

Jennifer said...

Have fun in Seattle. I am loving my Stampin' Pastels again after not using them for several years.
Thanks for the chance to win yummy candy.
Jenn

lisa808 said...

I'm currently working on my Christmas cards--adorable embossed alligators w/Santa hats. I absolutely love stickles & the SU scallop punch. I don't know what I would do w/o them! Thanks for the chance to win the Merci set. I got the Friendship Blooms set this SAB.

Stephanie said...

Well, I've been on a trip too so I am just now getting around to checking your blog! I would have to say that my favorite stamp set is the Pun Fun set by SU!, my favorite technique is embossing, and my favorite tools are my punches! :D Thanks so much for the blog candy and I hope you had an incredible trip!

Heidi said...

I have just been making some cards with some Magnolia stamps for my sister (who bought them for me- I am making her cards as a thank you!). I did not earn this set for sale a bration and I am seeing so much fun/creative stuff with it that I am wondering if I should have! As for a favorite set- I am really enjoying Thoughts of Father and Time Well spent! And I have to add BLING to anything it goes with! Heidi
steinrn@yahoo.com

LadyDoc said...

I went to a stamping birthday party and made some cards for a card exchange at SCS.

You are most generous to offer this wonderful blog candy!

Carol M said...

I have been doing a lot of stamping using the bleaching technique. I like how you can use such soft, light , spring colors on a darker background.

Anonymous said...

I have been stamping away on my 2008 Christmas cards. This year I am making a minimum of 10 a month so I am not frazzled when the holidays finally arrive! ~

Julie S.
sayloj2000@yahoo.com