Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Card and A Winner!


Before I get to my card, I want to announce my blog candy winner. Thank you so, so much for all of your sweet comments! I enjoyed reading every single one of them! :D I seriously can't believe the response I got either! It was overwhelming (in a good way of course)! I truly value each and every one of you, as my readers. I never would have imagined that my blog could come this far this fast! Ok...enough blabbering...random.org picked #72 and after careful counting (like 4 times) the winner is.....

Mandy Sutton! Congratulations Mandy! You are a sweetie! Thanks for the kind words you left on your blog! Shoot me an email with your address and I will send out this big box of goodies! :D

Here is what Mandy said: Congrats on your blogiversary! I love stopping by everyday to check out what you have been up too. Thanks for always sharing such awesome things!
- Mandy

Well, sorry to all of you who didn't win. Hopefully you will be luckier next time! :)

Now on to the card, I made this card for last Friday's Viva la Verve Sketch With a Twist! This week's twist was to create a card without designer paper. I almost slipped into panic mode when I saw the twist...WHAT??? NO DP??? Haha! Anyway, I thankfully have some fantastic Cuttlebug folders that fit in my Big Shot so I decided it was ok and that I could do it. Well, I guess I was right because Nick's response was "That's really pretty Stephanie! I like it a lot!" :D I just love having a husband who doesn't mind rating my cards for me! Hehe! Anyway, I put together an old favorite color combo of mine: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze. I ran my background layer of Baja Breeze through my swirly (can't remember the real name) embossing folder with my Big Shot, and layered on some Chocolate Chip circles and ovals that I cut with my Nestabilities. I then layered on the Pink Pirouette strip with some Baja Breeze ribbon, added some fantastic Kaisercraft chocolate pearls that you can get through Taylored Expressions, and punched out a white oval on which I attatched my layered butterfly. The stamp set that I used is my Verve set called "Fluttering By". It was my very first Verve set and I still love it! :D

Well, this has been a long and windy post so I apologize if you are completely bored! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday night! I will be back tomorrow!

10 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beeeeautiful card, Steph!! I love those Verve butterflies.

Christi said...

Your card is amazing!! Congrats to Mandy!!!

Mandy said...

How exciting! Thanks so much! I will send you an email with my info! I love today's card! What an awesome sketch as well. I will have to try that one for sure.
Thanks again!
- Mandy

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card. Great color combo.

Congrats to Mandy on your win. Enjoy your goodies.

Allison said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the colours.

Heather "Hev" said...

Beautiful card Steph :)

Congratulations to MAndy aswell !

Jekka said...

I love this card!! How did you make your butterfly?

Jessica said...

Such a cute card, I love the colors you chose!

Adela said...

Lovely card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome Steph!! I just LOVE the colors!!