Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog Candy, PPA #94A and Lily Pad Cards: Daisies And Dots

I've won blog candy!  First I sat in shock, then I started saying "Oh my gosh!" repeatedly to my laptop.  The blog candy was a Cuttlebug and two punches (one a snowflake and one that could be a daisy or the spokes of a wheel, or whatever I imagine it to be as I have it fit into part of a card).  I'm loving the Cuttlebug and have been curious about it for easily as long as I can remember in my crafting history. 

I love that when I have to get off of my feet I can sit with my feet up, resting my back on a heating pad and still have the pleasure of occasionally being able to emboss and die cut with the Cuttlebug.  How did I live all of these years without one?!!  This generous set of gifts came from a lady by the name of Carol (a/k/a:  "Craftin' Granny")  of Craftin' Granny's Card Shack, in celebration of her "Bloggerversary."  The cards she makes are unparallelled in both their array of layers and embellishments but their color combinations.  Every time I look at one of her cards I know I have to go back and take another look, because I take notice of something that I did not see during a previous blog visit.  It's like a "Where's Waldo?" type of scenario where you keep looking because you don't want to miss a Waldo, and you won't want to miss any facet of her lovely cards.  Please be sure to visit her blog and leave a comment for her.  You'll leave her blog feeling like you've visited a special place on the web.  You may even want to become one of her followers, like I have done. 

Now...onto the card!  Tonight I used my new Cuttlebug for the first time to do all of the embossing on this card "Daisies and Dots," created two challenges this week's Paper Pal Arts Sketch Challenge #94A and then this month's Lily Pad Cards Embossing Challenge (which I found via complimenting someone else's card submission to PPA# 94A. 

The components for this embossed card have been cut and prepared for making at least 10 more units for Operation Write Home, which just met its 1,000,000 card goal--YAY! 

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Ivory CS (Staples, 110#), More Mustard CS, More Mustard DSP.
Punches:  Eyelet Border.
Big Shot/Cuttlebug:  Daisy Die (Ellison), Dot Emboss Folder, Petals-A-Plenty Emboss Folder.
All Images Copyright of Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated.


Linda Callahan said...

Great blog candy - congrats! And your card is lovely - pretty flowers and great texture!

Lauren said...

Thanks for leaving my first comment! What a thrill that was! I adore the embossing folder you used - definitely will have to check that out!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Libby, I didn't know you didn't have a Cuttlebug and I'm so glad that you won it and it's bringing you such joy. You've created a beautiful card with fantastic embossing. I hope Diane had everything packed in it like she said. If you are missing anything please let me know.

Thank you so much for the sweet write up and comments. My dear friend that was not necessary and it is more than appreciated. Love it when you visit and your inspiring comments. Hope to see a lot more of your creations using the Cuttlebug. "Love & Hugs" Carol

Melanie C said...

So pretty. I love the daisies!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.