Sunday, August 1, 2010


How would you like to win all the things shown above?
Well, I have decided to start giving away some blog candy- every week this month! That means there will be 5 winners of different packages of goodies. Read on and later in the post, I'll tell you how you can have a chance at winning the group of blog candy pictured here!
(You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

But first, I'd like to share with you a card that I made this weekend:

I had so much fun making this!

I used many of the things that are among my favorites in my studio:
I started with Scripture for the words,
And used two pretty strips of lace

I punched out the butterfly image using some awesome antique sheet music
And adorned it with some pearls

And if you know me at all, you know the way I feel about flowers:
What would a card be without them?

And a lovely antique button to finish it off!

There you have it. My kind of card. I love cards with a Victorian or shabby/ vintage look. Always have. And they are sooo fun to make now that I have so many fun embellishments that
I have been collecting over the years. I am all about the details, and embellishments are my favorite way to get the look I am after. I love the fun of choosing the right thing to add, and things to pair with one another. Then when the colors and patterns come into play- along with the right image or the perfect sentiment or scripture, I feel that then I have really brought some creativity into the process and added a bit of myself to my project.

NOW, Did someone mention BLOG CANDY???

Oh yeah, I did! :-)

I can hardly believe it's August already! And August is a special month around here, as it is the month in which my eldest son was born. So, in honor of his upcoming birthday, I have decided to give presents not only to him, but to some of my blog followers as well!
I wish I could give gifts to everyone, so I will try to offer as many as possible. I considered doing a couple of rather large giveaways, but instead think it will be more fun to send a little happy mail out to as many people as possible.
So, every week this month, I will have a different box of blog candy to send to someone.

I won't make this difficult, but I will ask you to do a couple of things to be entered into the drawings:

#1 If you have not already done so, please become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment letting me know that you would like to be in the drawing. If you are already a follower, Thank you! Please just leave me a comment! :-)

#2 If you have a blog yourself, please mention my blog candy giveaway on your blog. If you do not have a blog, then please just tell someone about this. By phone, by email, whatever. I would just like a mention ;-)

That's all there is to it!
Next Sunday, a name will be picked. No fancy stuff here- I will just have my youngest child close her eyes and reach into a basket with everyone's names in it and pull one out!
I will post the name of the winner next Sunday, and I will also put a picture up of the following week's blog candy.

Thanks so much to all of you who stop by and leave me comments. I appreciate them more than I can say!

Items used on my "Old" card:
Stamps: ODBD Sing To The Lord; Ironworks Borders
Paper: SU! Bravo Burgundy, Kraft and Vellum c/s; background designer paper by Daisy D's; Vintage music book
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Tattered Rose Distress ink (for sponging)
Accessories/ Embellishments: Lace trims; Antique button; paper flowers; flat backed pearls; SU! Sizzix Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die; SU! distressing tool.


Sabrina Jackson said...

Sarah, oh my goodnes, what an AMAZING card!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Also amazing is this yummy Blog Candy you are giving fun!! I am already a follower and will post your candy in my side bar!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Pam W. said...

Well my sweet Sarah, no one can do vintage quite like you. This card is so very pretty and so typically you. The details are spot on.

I am making a note to be sure to post a note about your give away over at my blog.

Have a great day!!

Unknown said...

I have to mention the card first, it's beautiful! I love it, I'd love to have that! The candy looks awesome!!! I am off to read and look more! Have a peaceful day!

Jaspere said...

Wow this is lovely.

Wanda said...

Thank you for the blog candy and congratulations to your son on his birthday!!!
I LOVE your card!!!
best regards,

Unknown said...

This is an incredibly beautiful card...and so balanced with all the embellishments, they totally work together. I love the shabby chic look your card has.

Skrapbuker said...

Hi Sarah, Happy Birthday to your son!!

That's a really beautiful card. Love the embellishments!

Thank you for a chance to win some great blog candy.

I've also shared this on my blog, right hand side, in order of deadline date.

Thanks again!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Sarah - your card is Divine - I love all of the details and the gorgeous colours - what a beautiful gift you have in your art and your heart! T
Thank you for the oppportunity to play for this divine Candy - I am thrilled to be a follower and am off to link it to my sidebar!! I am lovng this! God bless you Ssrah! {{{hugs}}}


I just found your blog and loved it! What wonderful card. I'm a follower and put the info about the candy in the side bar on my blog. Thanks for the chance!

Janaria said...

Sarah, what a beautiful card and congrats on your ODBD Shining the Light award! I saw the card, followed the link and said, hey. . .I know this Sarah from CPC! Lord bless. I'm going to sign up as a follower as soon as I post!

windycindy said...

Your card is exactly the vintage style that is my favorite! Your embellishments are delightful...
I am a follower of your blog via
Google Friend Connect and with
my Google Reader Page!
Many thanks for the opportunity
to win fabulous blog candy.

Lenoria said...

This card is so pretty. Thank you for offering such nice blog candy. I am signing up to be a follower. I have a blog and will post about it, but it is new so I'm not sure if I am doing what I am supposed to on it or not.

KarenB said...

Your card is so beautiful and perfectly vintage. Wow.

I'm a new follower, and I've linked you up on my sidebar.

Cindy said...

Wow! What a beautiful card!!!! I'm a new follower. Added you to my blog.

Georgia said...

congrats for your son's birthday :)
and... what a beautiful card!!!
i love vintage cards :)
the candy looks awesome!!!
thanks for the chance.
i am a follower of your blog and will tell my friends about your candy by email ;)

hugs and blessings!