Friday, April 11, 2008

An Engaging Card and Fella Bella Blog Candy!

My niece, Katie, just got engaged and I wanted to share the cute story of how Greg proposed. They were going to Fenway Park to the opening day Red Sox game here in Boston. They are both avid Red Sox Fans. They had gone in on the subway and were walking through Boston Garden on their way up to Fenway Park. Greg said ' Let's sit here for a minute' and Katie thought that was kind of funny to stop but said 'Ok'. He started talking about how fun it was going to be to see the Red Sox get their World Series Rings and she agreed. Then he said 'How would you like to get a ring too?' and proceded to propose to her and give her a beautiful engagement ring! Then off they went to the game - and the Red Sox won! What more could you want for a fun night out??!!

So I wanted to make a special card for them - I guess I should have put baseballs all over it! LOL! but instead I made this card that covers a whopping 4 challenges! I'm a little behind on my card making this week. I took last night off because I had some finishing of other cards to do so I tried to catch up a little today!

I made my own designer paper using Flourishes scroll background stamp which covers the Limited Supplies Challenge - I used eyelets which was yesterdays Ways to Use It Challenge - I used Glitter Ice Stickles that covers Sharon's No Time Friday Challenge and I used Beates Weekend sketch! Phew!

Stamps: scroll background stamp: Flourishes, couple: A muse, Engaged: See D's wedding set
Paper: Papertrey white, soft sky, basic black SU
Ink: pitch black adirondack
Accessories: dimensionals, eyelets, cropadile, Ribbon: Papertreyink AquaMist, Silver ice stickles, corner rounder
Techniques: eyelets

And here's the Blog Candy!

Now for the fun stuff !!! - I hit 5000 views this week and I'm so excited - I wanted to thank you all with a nice Blog Candy offering! This is a brand new unmounted Golf a Fella by Bella Stamps. I can mount him on easy mount for the winner if they want it. I'm also including some 6" squares of masculine color DP's that you could use to make cards with the dashing fella!

Just leave a comment and tell me something about your dad or husband or significant other that you would make a Father's day card for maybe using this stamp. I'll pick the winner by random number generator at 10 pm EST Wednesday night, April 16th so be sure to post a comment before then!

Thanks for dropping by tonight! and good luck!

25 comments:

Linsey said...

OH, what a wonderful proposal story! Much better than my own, which I won't disappoint you with *rolling eyes*...And your congratulations card for your niece is so beautiful! Even with the cool way he did it at the Red Sox game, I'm sure she would much rather have these gorgeous flourish swirls rather than baseballs in the bg, lol! I'll say that you did an amazing job combining all 4 challenges--way to catch up! And what nice blog candy! Congrats on your 5000 hit milestone--there is certain to be a million more to come! This adorable stamp would come in very handy for me since my DH, Dad and 2 brothers are all golfers. I wish just one of 'em would make money at it, but alas, it's only an enjoyable past time! I'm sure my hubby wishes the same about my stamping, hehe! Thanks for the chance at this great stamp and have a super weekend, Julia!

Jan Scholl said...

my huby thinks he is a golfer (he takes out his clubs maybe once or twice a year) I actually follow some golf as I love Tiger! so maybe I could make a card with a cost basis comparison for how much the clubs cost and how many times he has played them in 10 years and what the play thru per time is. I don't even want to count the cost per 9 holes locally but sure am glad I put my foot down for the country club like he wanted.

LeAnne said...

What a great card, I love this color combo! I was beginning to wonder where you were!!! Great way to propose--I hope they have many years of happiness!
As for the blog candy, that is great you've surpassed 5000. I have NO ONE in my family who golfs, so I guess you'd better give it to someone else!!! I never win a thing anyway but I sure have fun trying!
LeAnne

beate said...

What a gorgeous card. I love that you flipped the sketch! No need to enter me in your blog candy drawing. Just wanted to complement you on your card.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

A true baseball fan understands this romantic story. The first year my DH & I were married we saw our team win the World Series. Your card is fabulous! Congrats on the 5000 mark!
The golf fella would be great for my father in law who is too old to golf now but enjoyed it with his wife for many years.
You have a fun blog, Julia. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Marilyn (scs mlj-mlj)

Heather said...

Great story and congrats on the blog hits!
My dh is NOT a golfer but my dad is and would get a kick out of a card made with this fella. Have a great weekend!

JessicaLynn said...

OMg that layout is just adorable.

Jessica Lynn
http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

What a cute engagement story-congrats to them.

MY sister and my brother-in-law both golf and he has a BD later this month so would be good for him.

Congrats on the 5000 hits. I just recently found your blog and get it in my inbox. tfs

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

sandyh50 said...

What a cute story! And congrats on your 5K blog hits.
My brother is a golfer and this stamp would make a great card for him. Thanks for the chance to win.

sandyh50

Robin said...

Congrats on your milestone, and your family's engagement news!

Loved the card :) and great home run with the challenges!

Cindy said...

Oh, this is perfect for my Dad. He's retired and living in Maine, where I want to retire. He loves, loves, loves to golf and never travels anywhere whereas he and his wife don't carry their clubs with them.

silke said...

Hi Julia - Yeahh to you for all the hit's - I love coming to your blog too!!! You have a great gallery and girl you are so talented too!!!!

Thanks for the Blog Candy...I'll play!!!

This stamp would be perfect for my Father in Law on *Father's Day" he is a super talented golfer and we love this man to death!!!!

Since I don't own any "Golf" stamps...I hope that this babe is mine soon - LOL!!!

Have a great weekend!!! ~Silke~

Brenda said...

Congrats Katie & Greg...what a great story!
Congrats on all your hits Julia! Lovely card too...way to combine all the challenges!
I'd love to win this sweet candy! My amazing hubby is a golfer, and every year our son takes him out for a game on Father's Day...even though our son really doesn't enjoy golf! Thanks for this chance to win this Fella!
Happy Spring!
~Brenda H.

CAKVD said...

OMG!!! Your engaged card is beautiful!!! I love the Fella stamp!!! It would be perfect to use not only on my hubby's Father's Day card, but on scrapbooking layouts of us golfing in Jamaica. He loves golf! What an awesome, versitle stamp!!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

sgc said...

My husband loves to golf--and this would make him a wonderful father's day card. Loved the engagement story.
Sandye

One4Joy on SCS said...

well who can resist candy that leaves no marks on the hips! That is a wonderful story, Julia and a fabulous multi challenge card!...congratulations to you on the 50000...oops only a matter of time though!

Patty W said...

Wow...what a sweet way to propose!

I could use this stamp for lots of fella's I know. Not only for some in the family and friends, but my hubbys new boss is a
G.O.L.F.E.R. ! The man loves to golf!

Thanks for the chance !!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, what a fun stamp!!! I could get tons of use with since everybody in the family golfs!

Congrats on your milestone and thanks for the chance to win!

~Hugs, Deb
debkneer@aol.com

Bunny B said...

Wow! What a sweet and awesome engagement proposal that was! Congrats to Katie & Greg! And congrats to you as well on your 5000 plus hits! Cute stamp! Reminds me of my dad - he loves to golf!

Jenn said...

Such an adorable card. The ribbon is tied so perfectly! I love the "sparkle" on the girl's skirt!

Deb said...

What a cute story, too bad the Red Sox won! I guess it's okay in honor of their special occassion! This card is beautiful and I'm sure they will love it!

Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy, I am going to be posting some too.

JAR said...

Congrats on your milestone!! My DH has been trying to get me to play golf for years -- both his parents golf, and it's true that it IS a sport you can play for a long time. I just can't get into it yet! lol He golfs all the time. In fact, in his department at the university, they have a big golf tournament at the end of the year to see who will be Dept. Chair for the next year....it's funny! Thanks for the opportunity, Julia!

Anonymous said...

Great card and a wonderful engagement story.

My FIL is an avid golfer...not sure how often he is out in the warm months, but he is out playing more than he is inside!!! My hubby golfs too, but is not quite as much as his father.

Cheers!! and have a great day.
Michele Burnard
mburnard@sympatico.ca

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