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I've got blog candy!
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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, a Viva Silver Pearl pen, two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions stamps, a package of 60 self-adhesive clear gems, a four pack of fresh flocking from Studio G, and a set of 10 metal tab clips by Making Memories to the prize package so far! When I reach 334 followers I will add this
Seven sheets of hand dyed tissue paper. This is the same paper I use when I make my butterflies with acetate. It's wonderful stuff!
To win this candy, just leave me a comment when I post something. I have a day picked out between October 11th and the end of the month. On that day I will have random. org pick a winner from the comments left on that day. You won't know which day is picked, so your best chance is to comment every day! I will announce the winner of the candy on November 1st!
Hi everyone! Here it is already the middle of the week! Yesterday Elaine Allen asked this question about my Cherry On Top card
The cherry on top card is adorable. Do you do anything special if you are sending this in the mail, because of the buttons I mean?
Elaine, I tried to find your e mail to answer you, but couldn't find it in your profile so hopefully you are reading this today and will see my answer. I usually cut a piece of thin foam to fit the front of the card so that when it's in the envelope it's padded on the side with the embellishment. I know a lot of people who turn their cards inside out so the embellishments are protected by the card, but some people are a little confused when they receive a card folded backwards so I don't do that. Start saving packaging that comes in stuff you get in the mail and use it when you send off embellished cards!
I have a couple more cards to share with you today, but before I get to the cards I want to give all you Copic owners a little warning. Copic says if you leave the caps off of the markers that they won't dry out - and this is true, BUT I have now found out that if the caps are left off your nibs get all gummy! I had a cap that came off of one of my markers without my knowing it and when I pulled my marker out to use it the nib was all gooey feeling and didn't color well. I assumed it was because I had colored over chalk or something. But it recently happened to another one of my markers and I now know it was due to being left out without the cap on, so I wanted to let all of you know about this too. Thank goodness the nibs can be replaced though!
Okay,both of my cards are for the Hope You Can Cling to challenges. The first one was the 24th challenge and the theme is Girls In Pink. I went with a little bit of sass on my card and used an oldie from Squigglefly called Can Do Girl drawn by my talented daughter Chesney Young.
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This has long been a favorite image of mine. She's fun to color and she's got attitude which makes coming up with sentiments fun. The sentiment I used on this card is a quote from Bette Midler and I printed it with my computer. I accented the sentiment with a flower cut from the designer paper I used on the background of this card. The flower is popped up on pop dots.
The girl is colored with Copic markers and all I did was frame her in some brown card stock and round the corners of the paper. The paper, by the way is from My Mind's Eye.
My second card is for yesterday's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge - Cancer Is For The Birds. You are supposed to use a bird image! I chose to use the beautiful Hummingbird that Chesney also drew - and it's a freebie at Squigglefly!
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I have hummingbirds that come all summer long and have never seen one colored like this, but I colored my bird based on the colors I found in this picture
Isn't that a beautiful bird? Anyway, I colored the bird with Copic markers and chalked the sky. I sponged some Mellow Moss ink around the scallops and stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up's Sincere Salutations set in the same ink. The corners were punched and then some iridescent thread was wrapped around it.
That's it from me today! Enjoy your hump day, and thanks for looking!