Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time to Celebrate.... with a little Blog Candy!


Well, time sure flies!  I started my blog 2 years ago this month and I just recently surpassed 150K hits.  (Well, more or less, since the counters went on strike last summer and I had to guess where I was at and restart it.)

Anyways, I just wanted to spread a little happiness and what's better than some papercrafts???  That's what it's all about, isn't it?  The papercrafts, that is.  LOL  (I seem to be the one who always gives the handmade gifts, but I know how much I would love to receive them, too.)  So how about it?... want to win some handmade cards from me?

I made these puppies yesterday.   Love how cute they turned out.  The inspiration for this set comes completely by a set made by Andrea Walford, so I can't take credit for the design.  She creates the most awesome stuff and I always wonder where she gets her ongoing inspriration from.

These cards are 4" x 8 1/2", which is a rather odd size, so I also made 4 envelopes to give away with the set.  (Envelope instructions will be at the end of this post.)

And since it's my 2 year blogaversary, I am also offering the winner of my blog candy 2 of my templates of your choice.  You know, the ones that you would normally "buy-a-card-and-get-a-template-for-free" type of templates.  (You can see my templates by clicking on Vicki's Templates under Labels on my sidebar.)

To enter, all you need to do is leave me some LOVE in the form of a comment at the bottom of this post, and I'll enter your name in the draw.  This blog candy will close at midnight Mountain Time on March 31st and I'll draw the winner on April 1st (yes, April Fools day)! 

Don't forget to check back on April 1st to see if you won.  Good luck everyone!  :)
(I'll keep this post at the top of my blog until then.)


Here's the close-ups of the cards in the set:





***  For those of you who may be interested, I made the envelopes out of 81/2" x 11" 32 lb. copy paper (heavyweight).  With the shorter side at the top of my ScorPal (actually I used my Fiskars paper cutter for this), I scored it at 3" and 7 1/16", turned and scored at 1 1/8" in from each side.  Cut the side tabs at the top and bottom off from each side, leaving just the middle tabs in place.  Fold up and glue the larger bottom part of the envelope to the side tabs.  Use 1/8" ScorTape strip(s) along the very edge of the top flap(s) to be able to seal the envelope(s), leaving the protective cover on.



Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Chocolate, Colonial White and Bamboo CS; Topstitch B&Ts
Stamps:  A Little Everything, Love Is In the Air
Inks:  Blush, Chocolate, Heavenly Blue
Embellishments:  Blush ricrac, Chocolate and Bamboo brads, Mini Clear Sparkles
Punches:  Corner rounder, Scallop edge (SU)
Tools:  Micro-tip scissors, Paper piercer
Adhesive:  Tombo Mono-Multi (LSS), 3D foam tape (dollar store)

101 comments:

Kim Harper said...

Vicki - Let me be the first to say they are BEAUTIFUL! I agree with you I would love to win these handmade cards (of course I would have to keep them and not use them as they are too pretty!)

That is so exciting Happy Blogaversary!

Wish me luck :)

Natacha said...

This is awsome blog candy!! I know you didn't design them but you did a really nice job! I love all the projects you do! Your blog is the first blog i look at everyday just to see if you have added something new and to look at all the other projects. You do such amazing work, i wish i was as talented as you are!! Keep up the great work

Tammy said...

Your cards are always so wonderful, Vicki! What is your favorite source of inspiration?

I love the color combinations you use and how your cards always look so professional. Thank you for the inspiration you provide!

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Great cards. Thanks for the chance to winn them. Happy Bogaversary.

Jody Gustafson said...

Wow! Two Years! Happy Blogaversary! Your cards are beautiful. I always appreciate coming to your blog to see all the inspiration and beautiful art. I'm with Tammy, where do you get your inspiration?
Thanks for the opportunity to win some Vicki Blog Candy!

Amy G said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love these cards, the paper and your blog and have been following it regularly for the past several months. I love all of your artwork. You are a great inspiration to us all! Thank you!

Sylvia said...

Love your cards. I check your blog regularly to see your new ideas. Would love to win your blog candy too.
Happy Blogaversary!

Amanda D. said...

You know how much I love you and your art..........you are hands down my favorite CTMH artist. If I were to win your works of art, I'd have to frame them and hang them on my office wall........lol

Happy Blogaversary! Isn't it amazing how fast the clock moves the older you get (not that you are old....lol).

Maraye said...

Gorgeous!!! I would LOVE to win these!!! ;-) Thank you for always being willing to share your expertise!!

Maraye Pratschner
Redmond, WA

lisascreativecorner said...

Congrats on 150K hits Vicki! Actually, I am not surprised. Everyone always wants to check out what wonderful artwork you post each day! (Including me!) I want to thank you for the never-ending inspiration. You are amazing and I am always inspired when I visit your blog! Today is no exception. Your cards are beautiful. *Ü*

Tammy said...

These are beautiful! Congrats on your blogversary...and thank you for your inspiring work you share with us!

Sue Laufer said...

Vicki,
Your cards are bee-utiful!
Congrats on your blog success.
Aloha!

Terri Bills said...

Wow! Thesea are adorable cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

TraceyJean said...

Vicki,
You created some really lovely cards here. I think I'll be doing a little CASE-ing this week. ;)

Lisa P said...

LOVE these cards, Vicki! I am still holding onto the one I bought from you recently as it's so pretty I don't want to give it away!

Maybe if I win the blog candy I'll be able to let it go ... or NOT! LOL

Jessica said...

Love your blog Vicki! I scrap lift from you all the time. Congrats on 2 years...and many more to come.

Kandi said...

Congratulations Vicki!!! That's an amazing amount of hits! Your cards are perfect as always! Crossing my fingers! :)

Roberta Dermody said...

Happy Anniversary! You are my #1 blog that I check on a daily basis.I actually check every morning and again in the evening if it hasn't changed. Would love to win some of your cards. They are truly professional looking!

Katy said...

These are SO ADORABLE!!! It would be nice to win but I'm just letting you know how SUPER CUTE these are :0)

Alanna said...

These are so pretty Vicki. I love that paper packet. Thanks for the chance to win them.

ewilgenbusch said...

Super cute set! I love that paper. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Kim (Life with the RICHARDSON's) said...

Happy Blogersary! I check your blog all the time for your inspiration and creative ideas! I love your cards and projects! Thank you! I sure would love to win some of your beautiful cards! Thanks for the give away!
Kim Richardson
Minnesota

A little about me..... said...

I love these cards Vicki - absolutely beautiful :O) Happy Blogaversary to you :O) Thanks for all of your lovely work - I so enjoy visiting your blog x

Linda said...

Hi Vicki~
I love your cards - beautiful work as always!! Congratulations on your Blogaversary! You are a true inspiration.

Hoping you choose me. ;)
Linda

Karen Pedersen said...

Oh, Vicki!!!! I would LOVE to be the winner. These cards are amazing! BTW, did my 2nd card ever arrive to you? I'm so sorry the first one never made it. I hope the 2nd one I sent got there!

Jenn Joncas said...

WOW!!! 2 years!! Congrats Vicki (:
Your cards are very pretty!! I love the Topstitch paper.

Jenn (:

Crystal said...

Happy Blogaversary! I check your blog about every week to see what you've been making. Thank you so much for sharing. Topstitch is so pretty and I love the cards you made.

shreenanh said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your work. These cards are to die for. Happy Blogaversary and keep up the good work, I check daily just to admire what you have done each day.

Jolene Barron said...

Vicki - Your blog is definitely one of my favorites! I have your page linked on my blog, and I visit often. Your work is stunning and I always look forward to seeing your next creation! Wishing you many more years of blog-dom :o)

Arlene said...

I am a new CTMH consultant and I've really enjoyed your artwork - very inspiring. These cards are beautiful!

Amy said...

Vicki-Beautiful cards, as always! Thanks for giving away such great blog candy and happy Blogaversary to you! Thanks for all the inspiration that you provide on your blog.

Gimmeahaller said...

These cards are super cute! I love this paper pack!

Gretel said...

Love the Topstitch papers and your creations always inspire me. I have a whole folder of your artwork that I turn to when I need inspiration. Keep up the stellar work!

Sonya Rissler said...

Vicki, I am a huge fan and would be honored to win one of your creations! I always refer my friends to your blog for inspiration.

Keep up the good posting!

Twyla Norris said...

They are lovely! You are an inspiration, as always...I can never wait very patiently to see new artwork from you...you are one of the best!

Amy said...

WOW!! You truly do amazing work!! I love all your artwork.. Keep up the great work! =)

Keeley Kirwan said...

Fabulous cards...I love the Topstitch papers and the March SOTM is so much fun. Congrats on the blog anniversary...you have one mighty fine blog here!! I love checking it out every day!!

waiseone said...

You continue to inspire me. I always get excited to see that you have a new post when I look at my google reader account. Keep up the awesome work for many years please!

Melissa Kosena said...

I love these cards. super cute! You can't go wrong with the topstitch paper pack!

Hope said...

Beautiful, creative, stunning cards as always!! Love your blog and the music--loving Fleetwood Mac!!

Standing ovation for blogversary/150k blog visits!!!!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this set! I just received a CTMH order today...why didn't I order that paper??? :-) I would LOVE to win this set!

Jen Price said...

Wow Vicki. I think you've outdone yourself this time. Your colour choices and everything are just perfect. Well done.

roxybonds said...

Congrats on all the hits! I frequent your blog, scraplift your work and am inspired by you all the time! Your cards a beautiful as always! So thank YOU!

ABCandE said...

Vicki! I love your blog and check it everyday! Thanks for all your hard work and great ideas! Keep it up! ;)

Melinda said...

I love everything that you make. I love your blog so glad a happened upon it.

thanks for inpsiring

Dana said...

Very cute! I love your artwork! I would love to have a set of these cards myself!

Wendy K. said...

I love-love-love these cards!!!

amcgrew said...

These are ADORABLE!
Vicki, I am so happy you are a blogger!!!! I look forward to visiting your blog every day-it is a bright spot of every day!
You are so very talented and you are a motivation to all stampers, scrapbookers and paper crafter's I am sure!
Thank you for always sharing your awesome artwork with us all!
I hope that we will some day have the opportunity to meet at a CTMH event!

SMiles,
Amy

Karen said...

Beautiful cards - as always! Your blog is so inspiring and I always come away with great ideas (now if I only had the time to implement...:-) Congrats on such a successful blog! Hope to be the winner of the blog candy! :-)

Carla said...

Vicki -
Absolutely LOVE your blog! It is one of my daily reads and I'm constantly in awe of your talent!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win some beautiful handmade goodies from you . . . and a very Happy Blogaversary to you!!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Awesome blog candy... and what beautiful cards you always make. I love these cards especially... I love that pink, blue and chocolate! And wouldn't that be cool if I could win something on my birthday!!! (April 1st!) I'ma keepin my fingers crossed! ;)

Happy Blogaversary!

Sandii said...

Vicki, thank you so much for taking the time to do this blog! It really is an inspiration! I check it every day just to see what you've done! I've been following it for a long time now, but just finally got around to signing up as a follower!These cards are beautiful, I just have to get the topstich paper now! My daughter is only 3, but I am already saving your idea for the school pages using the folio's as a must do! Also... I love the updated picture of you and your son, and the pretty design of the blog... but i do miss the little game at the bottom! LOL Thanks again for putting your heart into this site and sharing it with the world!

Sheila H said...

I love these cards! Thanks for the chance to win - Happy Blogaversary!

Dawn said...

I would love to win these cards made by you, they are just adorable. Thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

My family and friends love you without even knowing you because I so often "lift" your beautiful ideas and have given them card collections and gifts that I have copied of yours! Thank you for all of the inspiration-you are my go to person on the boards when I am looking for ideas. Stacy M

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I love looking at your blog every day. Sandy

Hilary said...

Hi Vicky. Your blog is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and inspirations!

Gail said...

I love your cards!! Just finished making your Verandah card workshop. You are a great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the Blog candy your going to give away!!! Your an insperation and I always look forward to reading your posts! Thank you for being so generous with your ideas.

Dayna Moore Osborne a fellow BC scraper!

Charity said...

Beautiful cards as always:) Would love to win them!!

Linda said...

Vicki,

I check your blog daily because I find your work so inspiring! Keep posting - I love it and I would love these cards as well!

Denise said...

These cards are awesome! I would love to win them. If I should happen to win ...just a FYI I will be out of town and probably not have computer till the 14th!

Thanks for the chance and as always love your work!

Densie Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

bubbles32 said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and your hits. Thanks for the chance to win some of your amazing artwork and templates. You rock.

Debbi

onemockingbirdhill said...

I'd love to be in the running! I follow your posts pretty closely on the BB and enjoy your blog so much! You are a constant source of inspiration for me, and also a barometer of what new goodies I need to buy! Thanks for always sharing your creativity with us!
Blessings,
Wendy M.

Amy said...

Congratulations Vicki on your anniversary! I love your blog and your creations. You are a big source of my inspirations. Here is to many more blogaversaries!

carabear19 said...

Love these cards, Vicki! CONGRATULATIONS on 2 years of blogging and all those hits. It is so well-deserved! Your artwork is always stunning!!!

Lauren said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love checking in all the time to see what cool or pretty things you've made!

Leana Ott said...

Vicki, I've been loving your blog ever since I found it. You are always insipirng me. I love your creativity and these cards are beautuiful. It's so nice of you to share with us this blog candy.

ps happy annv!

pss did i mention I have a sweet tooth?

Lisa Page said...

Your creativity is truly an inspiration! LOVE IT! Fabulous blog candy & would love to win it! Happy Blogoversary!

Debbie DP said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary. Great cards and look forward to much more artwork

Kathleen said...

I Love these cards Vickie!! Beautiful!!! Congrats on your blog anniversary too. I just may have to give these a try.

jo said...

Love this paper. Would also love to win some of your work. Can't believe I would use them. I'd just want to look at them and save them. Thanks for the chance to win. Why is this post dated March 31st?

stampinfranni said...

Congrats, Vicki! And thanks for the opportunity to win some Wizard originals. I stamplift from you often, and it would be such an honor to win some of your cards & templates. I know it will be impossible for me to part with them.
Fran W.

JoanneR said...

I love checking out all the ideas in your blog - and apparently so many others do too since you have had so many hits. Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for sharing!

Michele R said...

Vicki, I LOVE your blog. You are so talented and have inspired many of my creations. Thaks for a chance to win those beautiful cards. Congrats on 2 years.

Michele R

Anonymous said...

Vicki -

You are one very talented lady! I love visiting your blog for inspiration and ideas! Your creations and creativity never cease to amaze me!

Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

Happy Blogaversary!

Deanna

Anonymous said...

Congrats Vicki - you have given me so much inspiration in the past 2 years. Your blog is the first I check each day. Keep up the great work and thanks for inspiring. Fellow CTMH consultant Lexie Wiebe

scrappernic said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Vicki! You are always inspiring me with your talent :) Here's to another 2 (or 10) years of inspiration and beautiful projects!

Sue A said...

Vicki, These cards are beautiful and how nice of you to give some blog candy. I thoroughly enjoy your blog, projects, etc.

Linda said...

You do beautiful work! Congrats on the posts!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of your work. You are so talented.

Jamie
snapnscrap AT sbcglobal DOT net

Anonymous said...

Vicki

Simply B E A U T I F U L. You are so creative and inspiring! Thanks for all you do!!!!

Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Vick:

You are so very talented! I'm new to BLOG CANDY and to CTMH. How exciting. Your projects are amazing!

Bonnie

Kim Pilchar said...

Vicki, Everything you make is absolutely wonderful. I would love to receive anything handmade from you. Happy Bloganniversary!!!

Cupcake Stamper said...

Vicki- First let me say what an inspiration you are to me as a consultant or just a crafter!!! I love your blog and artwork!!! Congratulations on your blogerversary here is to many more creative years!!! Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful cards!!
Danielle

Debra said...

Happy Blogiversary! Beautiful cards - thanks for the chance to win them :)

StitchenTigger said...

Those cards are great! I really need to get back into making cards -- I love giving them away. Thanks so much for the great ideas.

Jill Myers said...

Oh, Vicki; it is so easy to love you! You are one of my top 3 absolute favorite consultants I go to for all of my inspiration. These cards, of course, are no different. Thank you and keep 'em coming!

Scrappin' Shell said...

Vicki - What inspiring work you always have! I love checking your blog. You are a very gifted artist.

Rosie said...

Ooooo, I soooo hope I win!! I love all your work....your are so inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!! Hugs, Rosemary

Brittany said...

I love Topstitch! These turned out so cute!

Beau said...

These are amazing! I love them. Such a cool card size and style. Love the line you used also. TFS!

Ellen Young said...

your work is very inspiring! I love ctmh products and sometimes I don't want to even cut the pp it's so pretty!
thanks for a chance to win.

Stampin Shari said...

I LOVE your blog! So glad you've been here for 2 years and here's to MANY more!

Heather said...

Happy Blogaversary Vicki!!

The cards are BEAUTIFUL as usual!

Karen Wedding said...

I love the cards you made. So bright and cheery. I also check out Andrea's site and you're right, she has so many cute things she makes. Keep up the cute things you make too. I love looking at all the things everyone makes.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. How is the house process coming??? It looked like wonderful plans. Are you prepping the lot yet??? Happy Spring. Thanks so much for sharing. Your work is always adorable. Maureen

Tammy Moussa said...

As always...beautiful cards! Happy Blogaversary!

Deb-Close to my Heart Consultant said...

love your work. its incredible. hopeing to win...) debbie

Anonymous said...

Vicki - I absolutely love your artwork!! I check your blog all the time to see what new goodies you've made. Thanks for the inspiration and keep them coming.

Barbara B.

Jennifer M said...

Vicki, I always wonder where you get your fantastic ideas. These are great.

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