Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lots Of Pictures and Blog Candy!

Not to long ago I joined a Yahoo group for Teabag Folding. It is a very different way to transform paper. For me, a bit challenging, but loads of fun.

I learned a new fold yesterday and made a card using paper stitching, paper piercing and yes! rubber stamping (inside sentiment).
Doesn't it give a nice but different twist to a card? Here is a closeup of the medallion made with the fold.

I wanted to add some shimmer to go with this stunning paper I used from Paper Temptress. I tried some liquid pearls, but when they dried the dots were flat. They also lost any shimmer that was supposed to be there. To remedy that, I added more liquid pearls and immediately covered with some Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds (the absolute prettiest glitter I have ever used).

In this photo you can also see the new stitch I learned for the paper stitching. This was so quick and easy to do, kind of like a back stitch.

I really like when the inside matches the outside of a card. This card made that easy, just paper pierced the stitching pattern which still leaves plenty of room for a personal note.
I wanted to show you how the beauty of this paper shows right through the stamping. One of my favorite ink to use it Brilliance, but no need to with this paper. You can click on the photo to get a really good look at it.
Well, I kept my post kind of short so I could bring you the blog candy I promised yesterday :o) Now, it is not a lot (at this point anyway, but not promises, LOL) I hope you like it.

Up for grabs are 2, yup, 2 rubber images from the now closed down Cornish Heritage Farm. So if you were not lucky enough to get in on the clearance deals, this candy is for you.

This stamp is from the Saturday Evening Post series called Little Piano Girl.

Now I am sure every one recognises this one. It is a Thomas Kinkade rubber stamp. CHF has the exclusive right to make these. I have never heard of them being available elsewhere. It is sure to become a collector item. This particular one is called Graceland. Are you a fan of Elvis? If so, this is a double treat for you.

All you have to do to enter is: Be a Follower. That is it! I have been stuck on 44 followers and would love to hit 45, though 50 would be great. (I promise not to let my head swell as 44 is more than I ever thought I would get)

Do you want to get your name in twice? You can by doing 2 things:
1. Share this on your blog, maybe even add the picture to your side bar from the sticky post I will be adding tonight.
2. Then leave me a comment in THAT TOP POST (the sticky that I am going to add) so I will know to put your name in 2 times.

Winner will be chosen by (or is it org.?)

The candy will be up for grabs until the end of the month. The winner will be posted on October 1st. 

Pretty easy huh?!?!

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to my current followers and any new followers that may join in!



TanySol said...

Amazing card Sandy!
And OMG!!!! Fantastic candy! It specially for me? :) On first of September I study at music-school(my children's dream - a piano)
Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!
Linked candy on my blog.

Lucy said...

I love your teabag folded card Sandy, and your stitching is great too! Glad to have found you!!

Pixordia said...

Hi Sandy:
Great job with Barb's Sparkle Fold>
Love the bling you added.
This is SuZ from TFT2 and love the candy. I have been learning piano, as it was a life dream
and I took my first lessons at 50.
This stamp represent the little girl in me that always wanted to play.... LOL
I don't have a blog to add your page but will post a link to here on my poetry blog. Will that count? tee hee....

~Michelle~ said...

Oooh, gorgeous tea bag folding! I love to do that too...though I have not done much with it on my blog. Yours is absolutely gorgeous!

I would love to be entered for your prize...that little girl is my daughter with her little pigtails and legs crossed...she's a little blondie! :)


Hi x the tea bag yahoo group is a brilliant idea x REally unusual stamps x Would love to win them x Have put your candy on my sidebar x leigh x

Ukka said...

What a yummy stamps!!! I have popped you in my sidebar in my log!! Oh fingers and toes and everything else crossed!!
And i follow!
Thanks for the chance to win!

sequin said...

Thanks for the chance! I hope to get lucky!
Stamps lovely! I'm glad to be your follower!
Link posted on the sidebar

Nadezhdinka said...

Stamps lovely! I'm glad to be your follower!
Link posted on the sidebar
Thanks for the chance!

Katrina said...

Wonderful stamps!!!! Thanks for chance!

Larisa said...

Very nice candy!!! It is my B-day on Oct. 1st))) And I hope for a miracle)) I linked it on sidebar
I am a follower for a long while now. Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs. Larisa.

Светлана said...

I'm glad to be your follower!
Fantastic candy!
Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!

Magis said...

Замечательная конфета!!!
Очень хочется!
Моя ссылка на панели слева:
Я теперь постоянный читатель!!!