And "THANK YOU" to you! Today is my one month blogging anniversary. I'm so glad I started blogging a month ago. It's given me a little bit of focus for my stamping, a reason to stamp, a place to share just a little bit more of me and my creations than at Splitcoast.
I feel like I've joined a fabulously friendly community. Bloggers really band together, don't they? And I have so much appreciation for my readers and especially those of you who leave comments. You all ROCK! And so, I'm giving away my first blog candy to celebrate my anniversary and your kindness.
You'll get this thank you card and the stamp set pictured here. It's by See-D's. There are 23 die-cut rubber stamps on two (approx. 4.5" x 5.5") sheets of rubber. So, these are pretty big stamps. It even includes a CD-type storage case. I was kind of excited when I saw these in the store today. And they're even a fun, beachy theme for the upcoming summer. The stamps can just get stuck (I use temp. two-sided sticky tape) right to an acrylic block or you could mount them on cling foam.
How can you win? I'm thinking of subscribing to a stamping / card making magazine. Give me your recommendation. What do you like to read, whether you subscribe or just pick it up at the store? Thanks for visiting during this first month of blogging. It's not required, but if you'd like, let me know what you like, dislike (kindly please), might improve, etc. about my blog. I'll pick a random winner from your comments sometime on Tuesday, probably in the morning.
Here are some details on this card. I finally bought my Versafine black ink pad. And I really do like it a lot better than StazOn for stamping on paper. It's more crisp, darker, and stays wet on your stamp longer. I stamped these poppies by Stampendous, then colored them with markers, including a sahara sand shadow and bashful blue outline. I also edged them with my Sakura gelly roll glitter pen. The papers are from the Dutch Girl line by Crate Paper, as well as basic black and ruby red. The "thank you" and the polka dots on the thank you are from the Paper Tray set by Papertrey Ink (see link on right). "Thank you" is layered on the back of the red Crate Paper, then on a ruby red 1 3/8" circle with white dots from the signo white gel pen. I finished with some paper piercing in the top right corner.
Stamps: Stampendous, Papertrey Ink
Ink: versafine black, sage shadow, markers: real red, ruby red, mellow moss, sage shadow, sahara sand, bashful blue
Paper: Dutch Girl by Crate Paper, basic black, ruby red, whisper white
Other: paper piercer, circle punch, sakura glaze pen, signo white gel pen