Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Inspiration" Candy

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  • Oh silly me.....I just received a book order in the mail and realized that I now have 2 "Novelty Cards" books. So I'm adding one to my previously posted candy. It's filled with over 35 easy-to-make cards with step-by-step instructions in COLOR. You can learn how to make cards with folds, pop-ups, jigsaw, mobile, slide and pull, rattle and shake, just to name a few. 112 pages. Retail value: $19.99.

    • I've been thinking it's time to give my blog a make-over so I thought I'd get a little festive and splash on an Easter background. Did you think think those hanging eggs were Xmas lights? Hee-hee, that's what my son thought.

    • As part of the make-over I've added new categories on my sidebar. Do you like freebies? Who doesn't......hop over to the blogs/sites under the heading "Blogs/Sites with Free Digis." I'll add more as I discover them.

    • If you scroll down to the heading "Tutorials, Tips, and Templates," you may find the blogs very helpful with ideas and FREE templates. Do you make cards with floral embellies that just won't fit into a regular envelope? If so, you you may want to check out "Mirkwood Designs-Templates." Look for the template called "Card Portfolio." That should be perfect for your card though I'm not sure how it would handle if you were to mail it.

    • Of course, I had to add a picture of our pooch, Buddy and kitty, Fuzz.

    • FINALLY....I've been feeling so inspired that I want to give you a chance to win some candy. The lucky winner will receive the following: "Best Mum" mounted stamp by S.W.A.L.K., Printed Chip Board Shapes by American Crafts, Wedding Stamp Set by Cookie Crumbs, Bee stickers by Sticko, Clear stamp set by Basicgrey, Glitter Paper Potpourri by Doodlebug, "Pretty Poppies" Epoxy Brads by Autumn Leaves, Novelty Cards book.

    • Here are the SUPER SIMPLE rules: 1) Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of one person who inspires you AND why (first name only is fine). 2) Be a follower of my blog, if you are not one already. 3) Only one entry per person please.

    • Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (HST)

    • A random winner will be posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

    • Good luck, thank you very much for visiting my blog, and hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Wow, thanks for the chance at some Yummy items. One person who inspires me is Holly who is part of the Squigglefly team. She's always so encouraging of everyone and she makes great cards too!

Brenda said...

love the new blog makeover! as for who inspires me, i'd have to say that my mom inspires me. she is always thinking of others before herself.

Alice said...

what a beautiful candy! I already am a follower, and one person who inspires me is Bev, from the crafty and bloggers world! She is so talented and she loves flowers on cards like me!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Jenny V. said...

Lovely candy! Really like the new blog makeover. I really need to make changes on my blog as well. The person who inspire me in crafting is Jacque, are cards are always beautiful in and out. Love all the details she use in her cards.

Cyndi said...

glad i found your blog through the sister swap! i don't really have a specific person who inspires me! There are a lot of fabulous cardmakers out there and i just pick up ideas from all of them and learn from their blogs!

JanJan808Kreate said...

Thanks for becoming a of the many peeps that inspire me is My Pink Stamper, because of her awesome tutorials with the cricut and the the other provocraft machines I have been able to feel more comfortable with using my own machines...Thanks again for a chance to win.

kris said...

You are just so sweet!! i'm sure the winner will LOVE these yummies!! =D Loving the makeover... it's very festive! hmmm... i cannot pinpoint one person that inspires me (crafting wise), because everyone inspires me in different ways with their creativity!! in reality (or life itself) my Grandma inspires me... for all the sacrifices she made for us! =D


Person who inspires me is my mom. Though she didn't have much of a formal education, she was super talented with her hands - sewing, lei making, doll making, crocheting, knitting. She could look at a store bought dress and draft a pattern for your size that fit to the tee. It's an art that's lost, unless you're a designer. I guess I really didn't realize it until she passed.

Misu said...

Wow, what a wonderful candy.
Jacque, he has an eye to make beautiful cards.