Monday, June 14, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

I had a card to share with you today, but I can't get the image uploaded...
So... I'll get straight to what you are waiting for!
The winner of the blog candy from me is:

Nicole Brenna
"Pink Flamingo is so great! Goodbye, dear friend!"

Nicole... please email me your address within the next 24 hours so I can get your goodies sent out to you!

Thanks again to all of you for your sweet comments! You truly made my day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fond Farewell Blog Hop (with blog candy!)

Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals June hop! This month, we're bidding a "Fond Farewell" to some of our old friends, the 30 retiring colors of Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation!

If you've hopped over from Linda Callahan, Stampin' Seasons blog, I'm stop number 12 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from Mary Fish's
Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

In honor of the retiring colors, we're offering BLOG CANDY at each stop on the hop! Visit each of the 17 Stampin' Pretty Pals and leave a comment to their specific posted question (below). You'll have a not one, but 17 chances to WIN some great Stampin' Up! goodies!


3. Barbara Furlong
5. Debbie Pierce
6. Ann Schach
7. Melanie Collins
13. Mary Fish
14. Carla Bazhenow
15. Joanna Munster
17. Martha Stewart

I made this card for my father for Father's Day... (actually early this year!)... The branches are from the Embrace Life set that will be retiring the end of this month. We will also have to say good-bye to the Close to Cocoa and Bordering blue colors... so pretty together! Thankfully, Kraft (background of card front) will be returning as Crumb Cake in the color renovation. Also retiring are the corduroy buttons... I used Chocolate Chip on this card. The only "Father" stamp I had was from the already retired "Well Scripted" set (Occasions Mini).

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Kraft
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Embrace Life (114958), Well Scripted (retired)
Other: Chocolate Chip corduroy buttons (114339), corner rounder (109047)

I used retiring colors Green Galore, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, and Yoyo yellow on this card. The Happy Everything stamp set and Flower trio punch is also retiring...

Cardstock: Green Galore, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Yoyo yellow, Black
Stamp set: Happy Everything (115235)
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black embossing powder, Flower trio punch (109183), corner rounder (109047), 1/8" hole punch


For your chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post by 3:00 PM CST, Friday, June 11th, at which time I'll choose a random winner. Shipping to US only.

Here's what the winner will receive:

1 clear mount Vintage Labels stamp set, 1 package Sweet Pea stitched felt, 12 6x6 sheets of Old Olive print patterns DSP (2 of each design), and 1 6x6 prints pack DSP (colors: pretty in pink, real red, so saffron, wild wasabi and bashful blue).

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper offered in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog?

I'll go first: It's hard to say... I like so many of them! But I will say the one that caught my eye first and I still love is Cottage Wall DSP.

I'll announce the winner of my blog candy package here on my blog on Sunday, June 13th, 2010. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after their name is announced.

More inspiring ideas and another great blog candy package awaits you Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty blog, stop number 13 on the "Fond Farewell" PALS HOP! Hop over and see Mary's wonderfully creative ideas! Thanks for "hopping" by!