And the winner is…. (8-20)

Got your attention, eh? šŸ˜‰
First, let me say, holy moley, y’all!
I am speechless that anyone would be interested in my little pair of cherry earring so I just want to tell you all thank you so much for coming by these last few days.
Never in a million years did I think anyone would be interested.
Thank you so very much for bringing soĀ  many smiles to my face. Thank you! You all are just great.
So I’ve thrown everybodys’ comments into a bowl.
And the name I’ve pulled out for that little pair of cherry earrings is….
dummmm…. Ā 
dummmmmmmmmmmmm ……….

Gabriela, who wrote:

Pick me! Pick me! Oh pleeeeeez pick me! I would ā€œcherishā€ these forever and ever until my dying day.

Congrats, Gabriela!!! šŸ™‚ Really, you don’t have to cherish them to your dying day…. lol.I am tickled to share them with you!
And, please, no long faces here because there is more. What??? Whatttttt, you say?! šŸ˜‰
Yes, yes, there is.
I am making two more identicial pairs of earrings to give away cause… like… you all are awesome!Ā šŸ™‚ They will be just like the ones that will be heading to Gabriela.
They will be heading to:
(grabbing name now…)
DeeDee, who wrote:
Hello there!! I found you via Melissaā€™s blog and boy am I glad I didā€¦..these are so SWEET and adorableā€¦..I love red and I love cherriesā€¦ YAY!!! THANKS for the chance to win!!
(grabbing one more name now….)
Julia, who wrote:

Given I have a love of all things Mary E and that means cherries..these are absolutely adorable! What a cute idea and design..sometimes the most simple is the best! -)

Congrats, DeeDee and Julia! I have your email addresses with your comments. I will email you tonight before I head to bed to get your snail mail addresses.

And thanks again for stopping by everyone! It was wonderful connectĀ hear from old friends and new. Don’t be surprised if I swing by your blogs to say hello.

Take care everyone! I’ll be back later!


Today’s card (8-17)

Meet today’s card.

It’s a little different, but I’ve had an idea brewingĀ in my headĀ to make a card like it for a while and wanted to see where playing took me.

The star frame is from Technique Tuesday. It’s one of their Technique Tiles. Those are these cool, white coaster-likeĀ pieces of chipboard. You can color, paint and stamp on them.

Ā I coloredĀ the frameĀ by rubbing good, old yellow stamping ink all over it. Then, I stamped on it a little bit on it with the same yellow ink. I know, I know. It’s a bit hard to see, but, trust me, it’s there. šŸ™‚

After glueing the completed frame to the striped patterned paper (from Cosmo Cricket), I flipped it over and held it to the window. I used rubbed a stylus along some of the star’s edges to give card a little texture.

All of the clear stamps I used to make this card are also from Technique Tuesday. They came from the Twinkle Twinkle and Wonderful You sets.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s project and blog giveaway (8-16)

Today’s project has nothing to do with scrapbooking or cardmaking.

It’s a little something just for me.

I present to you my new necklace. šŸ™‚

I made it myself.

I really don’t know the technical beading terms, but let’s just say I pretty much just took a couple beads, a couple headpins and aĀ jump ring and brought them all together to make this.

I also made a matching pair of earrings.

I thought I’d keep them, but I decided instead that I’d rather give this little pair of earringsĀ to one of my kind blog readers.Ā Ā So, yep, yep, that means the earringsĀ could be headed to you. šŸ™‚

So if you are interested, please leave a comment for me here by 6 p.m. Central Time on the 20th.

(eta: I’ve given these away! Yayyyy! Thanks for stopping by!)

If there’s more than one of you interested in the earrings, I’ll draw a winner’s name after the deadline. And, beware, things are moderated here at WordPress so your comment won’t appear right away on my blog, but I will know you commented. I get a notice each time someone comments. I’ll make sure it appears on the blog when I get the notice.Ā Ā Ā 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card.

Today’s card (8-15)

Today’s card is a variation of yesterday’s card.

All images are from Art Declassified’s Summer 2008 release.

Yes, that photo is a stamp! šŸ™‚ I overinked the image a bit here so the end resultĀ was aĀ bit mucky, but it still worked for my card. And the girl? She is the owner’s aunt when she was a young child. Just love it the image.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-14)

I love stamping so today’s card is a stamped one.

All the stamps I used to make this card are from Art Declassified. Everything here is part of the company’s Summer 2008 release.

Just in case you have never used ADC’s rubber stamps, let me tell you a little bit about ADC.

All of their stamps are real, red rubber stamps. They are mounted to real E-Z Mount from Sunday International and come packaged in a cute, jewel CD-like case.

One of ADC’s most received lines is the line of Alias stamps. These are a line of photograph stamps.

The stamps are designed so that when you stamp them on glossy cardstock (or photo paper), they really do look like a photograph.

Just for kicks, here’s how it works.

Here’s what the stamp looks without ink and attached to a clear block. Ā Not very pretty, eh? šŸ˜‰

Next, you tap your ink on the stamp. I like to use Staz-On. It’s really important that you just tap lightly and quickly until you have a good, thinĀ layer of coverage over the stamp. If you over-ink it, the results can be kind of mucky.

Finally, you stampĀ the imageĀ on glossy cardstock and get the photo-like result. It seems like magic to me that it happens that way.

Most of ADC stamps have a story and are of people who are part of the owner’s life. The woman in this picture here is one of her grandmothers when she was a young woman.Ā Ā If you ever see one of the Alias stamps and wonder what the story is, just ask ADC and they’ll tell you.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-13)

Today’s card is totally based on the monster designĀ trend that’s been building lots of steam over the last year.

Meet Mr. Monster, Teri style. šŸ˜‰

His design is inspired by the picture you see on the table. I tore it outĀ of a recentĀ issueĀ Ā of OK!Ā magazine. OK, somehow I feel like my coolness level feels like it just jumped down a few notches that I’ve told you that.Ā  šŸ˜‰

Anyhoo,Ā one of the actors is wearing a shirt with a monster on it.

This little card will be heading to one of my favorite little monsters soon. šŸ™‚

Today’s project (8-12)

I decided to give you a break today and share a project rather thanĀ a card.

The littleĀ notepad is actually a pad of sticky notes.

To makeĀ this project,Ā all I did was create a folder to fit around the notepad.Ā from white cardstock. I glued the pad inside the folder. I closedĀ the folderĀ up andĀ tied the ribbon around it and added the decorations.

The patterned papers are from Luxe and Making Memories. The transparency-like accent is from My Mind’s Eye. The letters are from Making Memories. The ribbon is from Bo Bunny. The paper pad is a Target store find. šŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-11)

Another day.

Another card. šŸ™‚

The wings and background paper are from Fancy Pants Designs. The letters are from Heidi Swapp.

Oh yeah, see those buttons? I used a super, super, super thin strip of white cardstock to thread the buttons

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-10)

Meet today’s card.

The school house, sentiment and apple are from Kim Hughes’ Making the Grade rubber stamp set for Cornish Heritage Farms. The ledger image is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.