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.