Sunday, April 5, 2009

Blog Candy for 10K (and some cards)

I've been doing better about actually making cards over the past week. Maybe not getting them posted here right away, but the creative juices have been flowing.

Behind Door #1, is the card that kinda came out of the Inspiration Challenge. I say kinda because while I loved the intricate patterns of the French Bull plates, I couldn't find a pattern I could do justice. This happens a lot for me.
The background image is the vine from PTI's With Sympathy and it's stamped in Palette Noir ink. I highlighted some of the leaves with a white Prismacolor pencil.

The image is also from With Sympathy and is stamped in Gable Green and Lavender Lace inks on Cryogen white cardstock (Shimmer.) The sentiment is from Out on a Limb Sentiments (also PTI) and is stamped in Palette Noir.

Stamps: PTI - Out on a Limb Sentiments, With Sympathy. Paper: Cryogen White, Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Lavender Lace. Ink: Palette Noir, Gable Green, Lavender Lace. Accessories: brads, ribbon, white Prismacolor pencil, scalloped rectangle Nestabilities, ticket corner punch, dimensionals.

Behind Door #2 is today's FS card. The card is chose to CASE is this one.

Stamps: MFT - Boho Blossoms. Paper: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter dp. Ink: Old Olive, River Rock. Accessories: corner rounder punch, brads, rhinestones, dimensionals.

Now onto what probably drew you to this post: the BLOG CANDY. I've finally reached 10K hits on my counter and I figured it was time to celebrate. I haven't given away blog candy since May of last year, so I've had some time to save up the goodies.

A 3 pack of 4x6 pine frames from Ikea
Autumn Leaves Flourishes clear stamp set
Making Memories shimmer brads
Making Memories eyelets (grass stains, dusk and manilla)
Glimmer Mist (Peach Delight)
A frame embellishment kit
7 Gypsies handbag kit
We R Memory Keepers metal alphabet set
1 yard red gingham ribbon
Doodlebug Dotlets (copper and gunmetal)

As I look through my list, I realize that there are a lot of embellishments. Which makes me wonder...

What is your favorite (go-to) embellishment for cards, scrapbooks, altered items, etc?

Please answer the question as a comment on this blog post and I will randomly select a winner at Midnight ET April 12/13.

Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous blog candy!
My favourite embellishments are ribbons and flowers. But then there is so many things i like, it's hard to choose.
Oh can't wait for 13 april!
Pat x

Holly aka Toy said...

Ok, first.. the cards are awesome! I especially love the 2nd one.

As for my "go to" embellies... I have two.. Pebbles, Inc ~ Candy Dots and Ribbon of any kind!

Thanks for the chance to win!!!


Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh,,hard to say...

rhinestones and brads...that's my answer! LOVE the new lovely!

Mandy said...

I LOVE card pretty.

I would say that I use gemstones the most...I love the bling on a card.

Kim P said...

Hey Sara!!! Congrats on the 10K!!!

I love that 2nd card...actually love 'em all!

Without a doubt, my favorite embellishment is ribbon!!! In fact, it pains me not to use it! LOL! Makes the guy cards tough! I do love brads too...and recently started using self adhesive gems.

But love love it!!

Gi Gi said...

Hi Sara! Congratulations on 10,000! Just found your blog and I think you do a really great job on your cards (from what I see so far :). My favourite embellishment is glitter and bling. I love shiny stuff. Keep up the amazing work !

mybearybest said...

Congrats on reaching 10,000 hits on your blog counter!

I have to say my favorite embellishment is ribbon, with dazzling diamonds glitter a close second. They're so quick and easy to use on a card. :)


Anonymous said...

Your cards are wonderful. Congratulations on all of the hits. My favorite go to is watch and clock parts depending on what I am making. My other favorite is fibers and beads.


Jodi said...

Congrats on your 10,000 visits! I honestly cannot pick just one favorite embellishment, so my top picks are: flowers and bling (pearls/rhinestones/glitter) for girl cards and dew drops/brads for boy cards.

Sherialane said...

Congrats on a big deal and reaching that milestone! My favorite seems to be buttons followed by gems. I love the way just that little extra embellishment really make it WOW!

christine m. said...

Congrats on reaching 10K, Sara. I like both of the cards on your Sunday posts - you have a knack with color combinations. I like the empty spaces around the flourishes too.

My favorite embellishments are ribbons and pearls. But whatever embellishment I chose, htey are usually way out of proportion to what's goiong on in the design. I think that's the whimsey in me coming out! LOL

Have a great week! What's left of it! ! ! Hope you thaw out some . . .

KOstvig said...

wow Sarah congrats on 10K,
Would it be okay with you If I posted a link to your blog candy on my blog....I think I will...I dont get alot of lookers but I get a few regulars. I'll post a card tomorrow!
My favorite all time embellishment are the them and I really like when I have the perfect brad for a card...

Dell said...

Congrats Sara on your 10K hits! That is quite an accomplishment.

I would have to say my go to embellishment is always ribbon. I just can't get enough of it!

Anita Hovey said...

I think ribbon is my go-to embellie...I use it on nearly every project...but I use a lot of rhinestones, it's a toss up.

Congrats on 10k!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Ribbon is a MUST on most every card. Great blog candy, love your blog.

hart2heart said...

Congrats on reaching 10K hits!! I love to use ribbon on my cards. I really like to use brads too, but I use more ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 10,000 hits! I use flowers and different shapes and colors of brads the most.. cause brads are so easy to use! And I use ribbon, more as bows than lengths of ribbon.