Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cindy at is SO generous!

Cindy from (my FAVE online store - she also has a storefront but the name escapes me right now). Cindy has the most AMAZING customer service of any store, online or otherwise, that I have ever seen. She truly cares and loves hedr customers and bends over backwards for them. Her husband, Kevin, is equally adorable!! So run, don't walk to her website and get your Christmas shopping done early! ;)

Anyway, she is having great blog candy giveaways! Here is the scoop from Candice of Designed by Candice (

November 22, 2009
Scent With Love Stamps Giveaway!!!

Fancy Tags

Label Accents

Drink Mini's

Tag Accents

Hey everyone!

Cindy from Stamping Scrapping and Scent With Love Stamps has VERY GENEROUSLY offered to give away ONE of the NEW stamp sets from Scent With Love stamps!!

The BEST part of this giveaway is that the winner gets to pick which ONE of the new stamp sets that they would like!

Want to win? Here's what you need to do:

1. Become a Follower of my blog (via Google reader is fine- just put that in your comment)

2. Leave me a comment letting me know which THREE products from STAMPING SCRAPPING.COM are on your wish list! (One comment per person please)

FOR A BONUS ENTRY - Post this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or a messageboard and then email me with a link to it ( I will put one additional entry in for each place that you post and send me the link!

at 9:00am EASTERN TIME!
Winner will be posted
by NOON that same day!

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

ps. For MORE blog candy check out the Scent My Cards blog HERE (! Cindy is feeling VERY generous today!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tri Fold Christmas Card

OK...I had so much fun making the Tri Fold card yesterday, I decided to try to design Christmas cards. This is the first one I came up with. I will try to design more tomorrow.

For this card I tried a couple of techniques that I picked up from a Tim Holtz You Tube video. I took a manila folder (the tags weren't big enough so I stole some manila envies from Patrick ;) ) and wiped my non-stick craft sheet with some Distress Ink and sprayed that with some water. I rubbed my manila pieces in that. I dried them with my heat gun and then stamped the images on them using the Distress Ink again. I then took a DRY paint brush and brushed Perfect Pearls on the stamped image while it was still wet so it would set. Then I sprayed the image with water, which brings out the color underneath and "feathers" the edges for a neat look. You can wait as long as you want before setting it again with the heat gun to stop the feathering. I will caution you against spraying TOO much water, which I did with my first image - it just ran together and you lost the lines of the stamped image. Didn't look good at all. Try to resist the "just one more spray" mentality! lol

For the middle part I stamped my image in white Brilliance ink and then heat-embossed it. I wish now I would have used white embossing powder so it would stand out more. The red lines on the portion where I siged the card was not caused by sloppy stamping, but rather me dropping the ink pad lol.

Thanks for stopping and feel free to become one of "Caity's Crowd" by becoming a follower! I will be expanding this blog soon and giving away some great blog candy when I hit 25 followers!

The first photo is the card folded up, the other 2 photos are obviously opened up. One laying down and one standing up. :)

Tri Fold Card Challenge

Well I have not been the best at keeping my blog up...but that might change now that my friend, Tee, is hosting challenges for our Scrapals loop. The first challenge was to make a tri-fold card. SUPER EASY and so much fun to do. I am really happy with how my card turned out! Let me know what you think :)

Here is the link for instructions on how to make this card:

Thank you, Tee, for coming up with this challenge. It really got my creative juices flowing. In fact, I'm heading to my room right now to go play some more!
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