Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Door Prize AND BLOG CANDY!!!


One of my favorite things is to make the doorprize for my Stamp Club. They will all be coming over tonight for some fun Easter projects. I really wanted to showcase some of the new things in the Occasions Mini Catalog from SU!, so I chose to use the "Tart and Tangy" stamp set and the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper. I didn't order the rub-ons that coordinate, so I used some from the SAB rub-pn set. I absolutely love these images. They were so fun to ink up! I felt like it was my first time stamping. As I have mentioned before, I always sand the rubber on my bold image stamps with one of the SU! sanding blocks. I did that on these and the images came out so well. The box measures 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 and holds (4) 3 by 3 notecards with coordinating envelopes. I used each one of the images from the "Tart and Tangy" set. On the outside, I used one of the ribbon slides that are available in the new Hodge Podge Hardware assortment called Stylized Silver. Can I just say that I am in love? I had a lot of fun making this set. I hope my ladies like it, although it can only go to one lucky winner!!!
YOU CAN BE A WINNER, TOO! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT ON WHAT YOUR FAVORITE STAMPING TOOL IS AND WHY AND YOU COULD WIN THE SAME PRIZE!!!!!!! I WILL BE DRAWING A NAME NEXT TUESDAY AND THROWING IN A SURPISE AS WELL!!!!!

74 comments:

Nancy said...

Your door prize is so cute and your blog page is so colorful and pleasant. My favorite tool right now is my SU scallop punch...it's so versatile and makes the cutest frame to highlight all my little stamps!

Anonymous said...

This is so fresh and pretty! I love this new set and decorator paper, and cannot wait to order it tomorrow at a workshop!

I would have to say that my paper cutter is my most valuable tool. I have a guillotine-type cutter, and it's just great! I wore one out and just bought a Tonic cutter, and I am loving it!

DeborahLynneS

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute set!! I have to say i use my punches ALOT!! Thanks for the chance to play,Elizabeth Glass

Libby said...

These are so cute! And what a great tip about sanding your solid stamps, I'm going to have to try that! I love so many tools it's hard to pick just one, but I'll say my SU mat pack, I go to it for paper piercing and setting brads again and again!

sparklystamper said...

I'm so glad I found your blog over at SCS - I can't wait to explore more of it! This door prize is SO CUTE!! I am calling my SU Demo today to order this set. My fav tools right now are Blender Pens & Sponge Daubers. I was ready to give away my Stampin Pastels before I tried the BPs, but they are so easy to use now for a soft watercolor effect or for really saturated color. And I just LOVE the way the daubers can totally change the feel of a card by softening it, giving a time-worn look, or just adding a much-needed pop of color or shadow. I can't wait to explore more of your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and your candy! - Susan :-)

Tandra said...

Love your blog, and SCS gallery!
Tart n Tangy set makes my mouth water just looking at it!! lol I guess my fave tool is what I use all the time-my SU rubber scissors and Paper Snips. Indispensable!!!
(did I even spell that right? lol)
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!

Anonymous said...

What a great prize! Soooo cute! Oh my favorite tool...the crafters tool kit. no the cutter kit no, the crop a dile. I don't know there are a lot of GREAT tools and all are fun to use! Thanks for the chance to win and love your blog!
maria johnson-stampaholic2001@yahoo.com

Pegg S said...

Oh I just love the DP and the colors! My favorite tool right now is the designer label punch. I just bought it after seeing all the different ways you can layer with the other punches to make a pretty sentiment layer! Thanks!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

This is so sweet! Love that DP! Can I say that everything is my favorite the way my 3 year old does?? LOL. I will say my Marvy Punches are my favorite item right now, although this list is long and ever-changing.

Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win!

Ann said...

I love the Tart & Tangy set!!!
My favorite tool is the Crop-O-Dile!
Ann

Lisa (ljdigeso on SCS) said...

My favorite stamping tool is the ticket corner punch. I can't seem to make a card without it - square corners look so naked to me!

Anonymous said...

I love this door prize. I want to come stamp too. Great idea. My favorite tool is my Scor Pal. I could not make a card without it. It is so easy to use. Thanks for the oppotunity to win. I love your blog and look at it everyday dreaming I can stamp as well as you do. Have a great day and happy stamping.
Dawn B.

Angel W said...

I love my Cuttlebug. It's my favorite "tool" right now. I am so excited that I have 8 new folders on their way!!
I also love the dicutting possibilities!

sgc said...

My favorite tool (right now) is my Dreamkutz cutting machine. It makes cutting my cardstock so easy--and so uniform. I also love my cuttlebug and my nestabilities! And I think I would love a scor-pal. Honestly, I love it all. I'm going to buy this set. You inspired me.

Ashley said...

Kelly - LOVE your blog and all your wonderful projects. You ROCK!

My current favorite tools are all my SU punches. I think I own all of them and use at least 2 on every card and project.

Barbara (Oldstmpr) said...

Love your Tart & Tangy box and cards. Thanks for sharing with us. I have to say my favorite tool is the Perfect Layers tool...and SU has discontinued it. Only place I can find it is on QVC. It is a great help for not-so-perfect paper trimmers.

Darlene said...

What a cute card! You have a great blog and awesome gallery on SCS. My favorite tool--so hard to pick just one--but I think I use my embossing gun almost every time I stamp. If not to emboss then to heat set images--I can be rather impatient with drying time--LOL. Thanks for the blog candy opp. Darlene

Kimmie said...

Sooo cute!!! My favorite tool is the paper piercing tool. I love that give things that "sewn" look even though sewing machines are not my friends!!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty door prize! It's hard to pick just one favorite tool. But I suppose my all time favorite is my heavy, ancient, dinosaur of a paper cutter (guillotine style)that I have. I think it's older than I am. That thing cuts through anything.

Shelly H.

stampin_melissa said...

Right now my favorite stamping tool is (alright I KNOW this sounds geeky) my brayer! I used it on nearly every projects. I use it on the back of my cards to ensure the layers adhering, I used it when stamping background stamps to ensure good coverage, and I used it for what it was designed for! To add color to my cardstock!

Your projects are just gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful gift!

Katie said...

Yay! So nice! My favorite stamping tool is my paper trimmer. Couldn't live without it!

Jennifer said...

Your set is great! Thank you Kelly. My Favorite tool right now is the SCS site! (if I can call that a tool) I also love my punches.


Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Your door prize is excellent! My most favorite tool is the the SCS site! (if I can refer to it as a tool) The other one i would have t o say are my punches.

Jennifer in Canada

typup said...

Do you count as a tool? A tool is designed to help you do something easier and better by using it right? I feel that your blog jump starts my creativity and inspires me become a better artist. So I am counting you as my favorite tool! LOL

Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!
Denise

Carol said...

Such an adorable door prize! I can't wait to get that set and DSP!

Probably my favorite tool right now is my scallop punch, but I can't get by without my paper cutter and SAMJ!

Suzanne said...

What adorable little treats you've made!!! I love the new DP !!

Let's see my favorite tool would be the scallop punch. I cannot put it down! HA HA!!

Linda said...

The tool I use the most is my paper trimmer---use it daily. I use my punches a lot too.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

trulyblessed said...

Love the card & box...the colors are - WOW! favorite tool? Hmmmm, scallop punch or crop-a-dile, hafta go with scallop punch today LOL

Anonymous said...

I have so many favorite tools right now it's so hard to choose....guess I'll go with my Cuttlebug and I just received some of the new embossing folders. Can't wait to use them.....they add so much texture to a card. Love it and I love your blog candy!! :o)

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your new tart & tangy gift set! It is so bright and cheerful! My favorite tool is a toss-up between the scallop punch and the distressing tool. I like the scallop punch because it is so easy to use and makes such a nice frame. I like the distressing tool because it gives me just the right vintage, worn look! Keep up the great work on your blog!

Julie said...

My favorite tool is the scallop punch right now. I love your door prize, very cute. I hope I win!

Thank you

JoAnn said...

I always love your projects, and this is no exception! Tart & Tangy is such a cute set! My favorite tools are my SU punches, especially the scallop and circles that fit inside. And the slit punch and corner rounder for making scalloped borders.

nettystamps said...

Great site! Love the way you blog...reads like you're sitting at my kitchen table talking to me... I guess my fave tool right now would have to be my punches or the SU hardware...do I have to pick just one....???? I guess definitely the punches! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I love the new images.
My favorite tool is my Cricut! LOve LOve Love it.
I have a thing for patterned paper too.!
:) Tamera
Kaizactan@triad.rr.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite stamping tool is the paper piercer. I thinkit adds so much dimension and texture to an ordinary project!!!!

Elaine said...

My scallop punch is getting a lot of love right now, so I would have to say that it is my favorite tool.

I LOVE all your work and have been a fan of yours for a long time!

CAKVD said...

I love the stamp-a-ma-jig. Without it, I'd have to throw away about 75% of my cards!!! LOL!!! It is a lifesaver!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

silke said...

Your project is just too sweet!!!
Love it!!!

My favorite tool right now is the stamp-a-ma-jig...can't believe I waited so long to try it!!! I guess I never really had anyone showing me how to use it until I saw a tutorial....so no more *bad* lined sentiments!!!

Linda SS said...

Your cards are always top-notch! I enjoy dry embossing so my light box is one of my favorite tools. I am finally playing around more with my Cricut and having a lot of fun with that now too.

Pat said...

I seem to be using my paper piercer on every project in one way or another. It has become my favorite tool lately. You did an awesome job showcasing this wonderful stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)

Alison said...

My favorite tool at the moment is the afore mentioned sanding block. I've been sanding my stamps, chipboard, DSP, you name it! I love your notecard set -- very cute and springy.

Kate said...

I enjoy your blog so much. And my favorite tool has to me my entire craft room - a wonderful place to get lost.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the fresh colors!

My favorite tool right now is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It's a recent purchase for me and I don't know how I lived without it. It's so frustrating to get everything on your card just how you want it and then stamp the sentiment crooked!

Mary said...

Great project and I love the door prize idea! At the moment, the corner rounder is my favorite stamping tool. I can't stop making scallop edges with it!

denise said...

This door prize is adorable. My favorite tool is the scallop punch thingy. I use it a lot... my paper cutter is the most important one, but I love the punch thingy.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Christina Fischer said...

This set is so bright and fun! I just love the new papers and sets! My favorite tool right now would have to be my corner rounder -- I've been using it all the time lately!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly -

I am just loving your blog - such wonderful ideas!
My most used tool are my papercutters - but I would have to say my favorite tools are sponge daubers and my stipple brushes.

MBStamps

Sara in WI said...

Other than my paper cutter, I must have my Crop-a-dile. It really saves my hands! I love your door prize!

Anonymous said...

I really love this set you made, my favorite tools would have to be punches, I love how easy they are.
mandyslack@eastlink.ca

Stephanie said...

Those are so cute! My favorite stamping tools are definitely all of the punches! What would we do without them??? They are crucial to stamping...in my opinion! :D

Kendra said...

how super cute! i never knew about sanding the bold images! fabulous tip! absolutely love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Love this door prize and the Tart and Tangy set, also the new summer paper. I guess my favorite tool is my paper cutter, always need a good one and second are my punches, especially the circles and scallop.

Sue Jensen

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Hi Kelly. Not sure what you mean by stamping tool - so I'd say the stamp a majig for stamping and my paper cutter for making cards/projects are most valuable to me.

Kim L. said...

cute little set!
My favorite tools are a paper piercer and the stamp-a-ma-jig (I tend to be a little (translate: A LOT) A.R. about straight sentiment placement! :-)

Jennifer said...

I'm in love with the punches! I used some of my friend's punches the other day so now I'm deffo going to buy some for myself! I love the word window & the slit punch....and the ticket corner. LOL And others...hehe. Guess my order is gonna be a bit one, right? :D

Regina said...

Your blog is wonderful! I'm so glad I found your blog over at SCS.
This door prize is so cute! I love the new summer paper with the fresh colors!
My current favorite tools are all my punches.

mochamama said...

hhhhhmmmmm, my favorite would be my blender pens and aqua painters......I have been having so much fun blending my watercolor pencils and crayons, just makes the image come to life! Love your site, so glad I found it!

nowstampin said...

Oh Kelly your blog is my favorite tool....ha!!! YOU rock, you are such a clever and talented artist. I treasure my moments each day to read your blog and to browse your SCS gallery. Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us. I would love to win your drawing, but I feel as though I already win each day having your inspiration in my life. God Bless, Mary D

Maria Gurnsey said...

My favorite tool is my scallop punches. They add so much so quick. Love your door prize, how to win!!

Jen said...

Kelly I love your blog and I visit often!!

Humm...I'm not sure if I can just pick one. But, I would have to say I'm using the nestablities on almost every card.

Angel said...

Blog candy from THE Atomicbutterfly?? Are you kidding me?! My fave tool to use is my piercer ~ hmmm, hopefully that doesn't mean I have some psychological issue because I like to stab things with pointy objects! lol! Seriously, I almost can NOT make a card without piercing! Next would be punches, which is funny, because there was a time that I thought punches were so not *in*! Thanks for a chance!! {{{subliminal message ~ pick me! pick me!!}}}

Kim said...

TOO CUTE!! Favoreit tool? How about tools?? Well, I sem to use my Stampin Dimentionals on about every thing I make, so it's way up there on my faves!! Have a great weekend!

salusa63 said...

I love your projects. Your style of stamping is somthing I hope to aspire to someday!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us. My favorite right now is the nestabilities. I use them constantly now and just love the polished look they give to my cards.

Anonymous said...

Your group is sure to love the door prize. My favorite tool is the crop-a-dile. Thanks for the chance to win candy!

Mary B.

Sandra Smart said...

Hello! Love your cards, but need to ask why you sand the big image stamps? Does it help with a more even coverage?
I am not sure I have a favorite stamping tool, but I do use my paper piercer often.
Thanks!

tami w. said...

I love my cropadile as it makes the hole/whole process so easy. I love your blog too and all your artwork.

joyk said...

Love this set.........tart and tangy is just so cute! My favorite tool (right now) is the stamp-a-ma-jig. I have had it for quite a while and just lately starting using it. Amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, Kelly! My favorite tool is my paper piercer and Nestabilities. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie L

Sylvia said...

Love the box! Do you have a template? This is my first time to your blog. I got here through Splitcoast. Loving your creations!

jackiestamps4fun said...

What awesome door prizes! I would have to say my favorite stamping tool is the Stamp-a-majig, which is pretty funny considering I thought I was Stamp-a-majig challenged for the longest time until it just "clicked" for me! I hardly even put it away anymore as I just have to get it back out of my drawer!

milkshake007 said...

I hope I'm not too late.....
My favorite tool would have to be my new prima punch...I'm having so much fun making my own primas! Awesome little gadget.

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, I just LOVE this little box! Your design is FANTASTIC! I was wondering if you could direct me to a template or directions for the box? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is my first time visiting your blog page. My favorite tool is my SU scalloped circle punch, hmmm no I love all the SU punches. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas & tips. Have a great Day!

BMXMOM said...

Wow, what a great blog. This is my first time visiting your Blog. I just love all your ideas & tips.
I have to say my favorite scrappinn tool would be my scor pal, copic markers & su stamp pads. Karen Fox