Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Card & BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!

I finally got around to making a card for Nicola's sketch #6. Nicola's My Paper World site is fantastic. You should definitely try out one of her sketches.


I stamped a Easter bunny on pale green cardstock, and I used colored pencils and gamsol to color him in. I matted the image and placed the image on top of Provo Craft patterned paper panels. I tied a pale green ribbon around the card front (bad light today -- you can't see the pale green), and then I finished it up by adding a gorgeous purple felt flower and a rhinestone. I got the felt flower from Nicola! Thanks Nicola! I love them! What an awesome sketch!

Next, whoop, whoop, blog candy alert! Blog candy alert!! I'm giving away TWO sets of blog candy!!


Here's the first selection. Some Making Memories Funky Vintage flocked labels & ephemera stickers (ruby, 41 stickers), Autumn Leaves clear stamps (winter holidays by tia bennett), and Marcella by K fresh paint adhesive transfer (adhesive rub-on, just transfer and glitter, 1 sheet, 98 pieces).


Here's the second set of blog candy. Making Memories foam stamps (floral/dingbat - 12 stamps - you can only see half of the foam stamps), Making Memories funky vintage labels and stickers (also seen above in the first selection), and Autumn Leaves Mod Design "blackbird" epoxy stickers.

So, what do you need to do? First off, you have to tell me WHICH blog candy you would prefer. Would you prefer #1 with the acrylic stamps, or #2 with the foam stamps. You can't tell me that you love them both, you have to pick one. Just by leaving me a comment with your choice, you are entered.

Now, if you would like an additional chance (for example: you like them both, you pick #1, but you would really like a chance to win #2 also, or you would like TWO chances to win #1, or you would like TWO chances to win #2), you must post a current photo of yourself in a blog entry. I want a "this is me today" photo post. I'm very visual, and I would LOVE to see what you look like! Many of you have photos of yourself on your blogs, and many of you don't, but what I want is a "TODAY" photo! Come on, you can do it!!

Then if you want even another chance (but you must do the photo first!!), you can create a card or a layout that is inspired by an ad in a magazine. I'm going to try to get to an example today! The ad can inspire you with its font, its colors, its layout . . . something in the ad must inspire you to create a card or a layout. (HINT: Use a scrapbooking magazine -- the ads are fantastic!)

So, lots of rules? Nah, not so much! Just by leaving a comment with your choice, you're entered, and the rest of it is just for FUN! I would really LOVE to see the photos, so please consider posting a current picture of YOU! I can think of many blog friends that I have, and I have no idea what you look like! I would love to see the face behind the creations!!!

My birthday is on Tuesday, and I was going to give away both sets of candy on the 25th, but that doesn't really give you a lot of time. SO, I will give them both away on Sunday, March 30th, and I will get them in the mail to you on Monday, March 31st!! Everyone can enter! I will ship to you no matter what continent you live on!!

So, enter away, and TAKE THAT PHOTO OF YOU!! I want to see YOU!!

Today is the first day of spring break for my girls, and it's snowing outside! Hello!?! We aren't supposed to get too much today, but I would be happy with none at all! I'll be back tomorrow with a FUNNY card that I made for a challenge! Thanks for stopping by!!

64 comments :

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how FUN and what awesome blog candy!!!!! I'm in Carol! I'd like to be entered for #1 with the acrylic stamps. Thanks for letting me know about this on my blog!! And YES, I did do some internet shopping last night. LOL! Thanks for having the challenges (I'll try and get a picture onto my blog in the next day or so). this is going to be great!!

Chris said...

first things first....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! second, i love the bunny card!! and third, i would like a chance at the first one...i have the foam stamps and i use them alot!!! >"< have a nice easter!!!

Denise... said...

I'd like to be entered in for #1 blog candy. I know what you mean about the pictures...it's so nice to see who we're chatting with. My little tiny pic is of me "today" pretty much. I think it was done a couple of weeks ago. And I'm allergic to cameras.

Lauren said...

Great use of the sketch! Love the bunny. I have a current photos of me all over my blog - does that count? hehe. Thanks for sharing Carol - this is all too generous.

Crayola58 said...

Holy COW, girl, you have the neatest blog. You really do.... This card is so fantastic too. And I want to be entered, I would like Blog Candy #1, and I am trying to upload this photo of me. I will try to get a card done today along with my BBTB challenges. I am deep into sewing....can't get enough sewing right now. But cards are a MUST.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee317/crayola58a/Carole3.jpg

Crayola58 said...

Ok, ok...I don't know how to get a photo attached. I went to photobucket and it seems that the photo isn't showing. So I have to learn this little technique. Sorry.

Dawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Oh dear - a picture huh? UGH! But I am up for the fun. I will post in a few - lol

I love the second blog candy. I hate making choices when it concerns such wonderful goodies. Okay, off to take a photo and yeah I am at work so shhhhh! It's casual Friday too.

Andrea, said...

Fab card Carol, love the cute bunny.
I'd love blog candy #1 the little ghost in the clear stamps is so sweet

Patsy Jackson said...

OOoh lovely blog candy :) You are soo kind!

I'd love selection no 2 (just to be different I guess!).

Will have to dig a pic of myself out and come back to you lol!

PS - I love your party card below - it reminds me of some samples I've seen in an old SU catty (that has to be a complement as they are always sooo good in there!).

PPS - We are also having snow and it's our Easter weekend!!!

Patsy x

Anna Jones said...

I want to be entered for #2. Love the bunny and the coloring on the card.

scrapnnMO said...

Oh how fun! I have to say my fav is the second blog candy! I'll get that photo later!

Deb said...

ooh, they are both gorgeous but no 1 would definitely be my favourite. i will have a think about the photo, I don't know if I am brave enough to post one on my blog but I would email one to you, would that count?hehe

Dawn said...

oh and I love our card from Nicola's sketch. I think I already missed the deadline but I will catch the next one for sure.

btw, my pic is up - UGH!!!!!!!!! I want candy......:insert music here:

Flossie's Follies said...

Your card is adorable, Happy Birthday early that is, how a Wonderful Easter Weekend, sorry to hear about the snow, sure the kids are thrilled.

Dawn said...

you are just the sweetest ever! :smooches:

Fe-Fe said...

Now, you see Carol, I work as a secret agent for the British Government and I could reveal my identity to you with a photo of me but then I would have to track down and eliminate everyone who saw it and honestly, where's the fun that?!!! :-)

Seriously though, great blog candy but please don't enter me for it. I love visiting your blog just to get inspiration and to keep up with what you are all doing.

Hugs to you all
(and a tickle behind the ear for Princess!)
Fe x

Fe-Fe said...

Oh, love the bunny card too. I thought that was on a seperate post to the blog candy for some reason?! I've had my dad and his wife here for a couple of days and it's obviously affected my head! I can only appologize and hope it isn't permanent!! :-)

My Paper World said...

Awwwwww! Carol, I LOVE your cute bunny card! your colouring and the papers are just perfect!
Happy Birthday for tuesday! and if I was lucky enough to win your blog candy, I like set # 2, with the foam stamps, as I have never used foam stamps before!
Nicola xx

Alexandra said...

Okay, your card for Nicola's sketch is totally darling Carol, love it!! And, the blog candy is yummy...I like number one!!! Current picture, okay, I can do that! And, yep, can do the magazine thing too!!! Oooh, girl you ask alot *wink* Have a great Easter weekend, my friend. (((HUGS))) *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

pescbrico said...

I really like your Easter card with the sketch :) #1 would be my favorite :) Have a great day! :)

Lesli said...

WOW - it's your birthday and you are giving us presents - too cool. I love #1 - who can resist Autumn Leaves stamps - play time here I come. Making Memories, K and Company - I'm pretty sure I need glitter to go with all my other stuff :)

Visual note - this is still what I look like - I never change :)

Glee said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I so love your cute, cute, cute Easter card!

Sadie B said...

I love that bunny card it is wonderful

Tamara Wheeler said...

Carol, my dear. I love acrylic stamps. No question about which one I prefer.

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous one! Now, how old are ya going to be? 21? :D

mar1ene said...

O - oohh.. fab candy!!
I like both but if forced to make a choice it would be #1 with acrylic stamps,
Will have a go at the challenge in the weekend, if the kids will let me, in any case.. happy birthday for Tuesday!!

Marlene x

Karin said...

Both are very nice! #2 please...thanks for the giveaway.

Crayola58 said...

Ok, my card is uploaded on my blog, Carol. So take a look.... this is soooo much fun. I will have to start offering blog candy...I have tons of stuff. Wow, I must I must....

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Happy birthday... I really like the 1st one ... Hope you have one heck of a birthday girl.

Latisha said...

Thanks for the blog candy alert. I like #1. I dig clear stamps. I will post a "today" photo hopefully tomorrow. I'll let you know when i post it.

Deborah said...

Oh what fun you are! Photo aye? I would have upload one for a minute to my blog, just for you! #1 rocks! Hugs to Princess! Deb

So Many Scraps said...

I am going to choose number 2 and the foam stamps! HAPPY BIRTHDAY~ Great challenge for more chances but I think I will skip, call me chicken! LOL

Lynda said...

Wow cool card.It's so cute.I just love bunnies.

I love candy No: 1.

~Jules~ said...

Hi Carol,
What a cute Bunny card!
As for the blog candy you are very generous! You are such a kind hearted person!
I really LOVE the first candy as the Autumn Leaves atamps that you are giving away are not even available in Australia yet!!How lucky are you! We are a tad behind with products!
As for the pic of myself- I have been posting pages lately of myself- does that coumt...LOL
I will let Kristy know about the candy as well....BUT...I know she doesn't have the new puter yet....THE POOR BABY!!!
Thanks again for the chance to win
{HUGS} & Happy Easter
Jules

carol said...

Love the smiley face on your little bunny :) Great goodies you are giving away! I would love a chance at #2 !!
Happy Birthday for Tuesday, it's snowing here in Bedford today as well! But we won't be able to make a snowman as it's not settling :(
Enjoy the rest of the weekend....
Carol x

kathleenh said...

This is some great blog candy Carol! It's tough to choose. I'm going go with #1. If I get a chance I'll try the other things in your challenge.

Becky said...

Carol, you are so very sweet! We've had computer problems all week, so I'm a little behind, but I love all of your new cards-especially your new Bella! :) Way too funny! I'm posting a new pic on my blog-would only do it for you though! :) Feel so yucky being pregnant this time around. I would love to be entered in for the first set of candy-the stamps are adorable! I hope you and your wonderful family have a great Easter, and Happy Early Birthday!

Judy said...

Definitely #2 for me...love the idea of a this is me today. I'll take a picture and post tonight and scare everyone.

Miss Crystal said...

Wow, great blog candy! I love them both lol, but I will go with the first one. I have a new photo that I just took and uploaded as my profile photo on my blog. Does that count? LOL. I love the webcam :D

Helen & Co. said...

What a brilliant idea Carol!! First of all - have a WONDERFUL birthday on Tuesday!! You look absolutely lovely in both your photos, by the way! Thanks so much for the heads-up on your candy - I love the second set! I'm at my mum and dad's at the moment on my new laptop (I love it!) for Easter - it's our 12th wedding anniversary on Easter day. Can I post a REALLY recent picture on my blog instead?! I don't have a camera here with me. Have a brilliant weekend,
Helen x

Rima said...

Nice blog candy Carol... I would love to choose #1 & it's amazing how blog candy can make you do weird & wonderful things, I posted a picture of myself on my blog... the things we do for candy haha I love the idea though, as you said we often make wonderful friends online but we don't often know what each other looks like, mind you I prefer my profile pic with my hubby but you wanted a "today" shot so you got it!!

Thanks Carol & Happy Easter :)

Elisabeth said...

How fun Carol! Awesome blog candy and an even awesomer (is that a word) bunny card!

Happy Birthday!

I would like to be entered for blog candy #1. Thanks!

M@risk@ said...

Wonderful RAK on your blog. My choice is #1. Came here by Lesli's blog. Wish you a happy B-day on the 25th. How I look like is just as in my profile picture and there's one on my blog with my boys in the Tarzan post.

Kerryn said...

Hi, although I love clear stamps I love flourishes even more so please enter me in for #2. Love your ad inspired card.

Michelle said...

Blog candy #1 please!! Love the card!
Michelle

Jan Scholl said...

I would like set one but if its no longer up for grabs-its okay. I have a photo of me with my blog-Its a witch photo. that is me. witches can't photograph in real life since that is what everyone thinks I am-only they change the w to a b. oh well, their loss. I need some new spells now.

Chris said...

Blimey hun...you don't do things by halves do you...lol Just love your card for Nicola's sketch and what awesome blog candy.
I just LOVE the second set they are fabulous.
I would love a second chance BUT unless I go dye my hair now, put a full face of slap on and get dressed as if going out for dinner...there is absolutely no chance, no way, no how, that I am getting in front of my camera today...ROFL

Liz :) said...

Heyyyy, great candy! I want some! :) I would like to be put in for Numero Uno. I'll have to figure out how to add my "today's picture of me".

Liz :) said...

Okay i can't figure out if I can leave a picture in comments without it being my blog profile picture. So I posted it on my blog as the post for today... Along with some more pictures... :)

Erika M. said...

I want to wish you a happy b-day. I'd like to enter for blog candy #1.

Terrie B x said...

"Happy B`day" Carol...love Nicolas sketch card....and that candy is sooo scrummy would love it all!!!lolonly jokin...I would love to entered for the second set Carol...many thanks...
and honestly I dont want to scare you all with a piccie....might pot one later...hmmm:)X

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Latisha said...

i just posted a few pictures of my on my recent post

Hilmarose said...

I deleted my first comment because I changed my mind... lol so I will paste it here again with my correct answer!

Happy "late" birthday! I just found your blog thru someone else's blog. I have a current pic, as current as I have) in my profile on my blog but it isn't in a post (I hate pics of myself!)

I would love to be entered for the SECOND set!

Elisabeth said...

Happy Belated birthday!! It took me a few days to get up the nerve, but I have posted a pic of myself under the entry entitled "Final Step completed". It's the last picture on that post.

BTW~I love choice #1 with the acrylic stamps! =)

scrappermimi said...

What cute RAKS!
Sign me up for #1!

And Happy Belated Birthday too!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Hiya Carol! Did I make it in time? Sign me up for #1.
Love your cute little bunny card!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Hiya Carol! Did I make it in time? Sign me up for #1.
Love your cute little bunny card!

~KRISTY~ said...

OOOOOH LA LA....I LOVE CANDY!#1 NICOLAS SKETCHES ARE AWESOME AND YOUR CARD IS GORGEOUS.

Samm said...

Oooooo fabby challenge, I think I'd have to go for set #1, mainly for the vintage stickers (I'm a sucker for distressing eh?).

Samm
x

Samm said...

Oh yeah and here's my photo link post!!! :)

by Samm: Carol's blog candy challenge!!!

Samm
x

Nettie said...

Oh super sweet candy, thanks for a chance to win. My choice is #1

Nettie

Scrapbookmama said...

WOW thats for the chance.. Candy #2 is calling my name! :) and as for a pic of me well there is a lil pic of me with this post I believe :) I actually had just changed the pic since the last one I had long hair and now its chopped off! :)

Happy Weekend!

-Ellie

michelle said...

well how the heck did i miss this lol ! ok i will add a photo to my blog! would love to have a chance at #1 thanks so much !!

Heather said...

Wow how did I miss this? I hope you haven't picked yet... I would like #1. Of course I think anyone giving away goodies is too cool & would take what I could get! Thanks!