Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Case of A Cookie Card - A Class - and Blog Candy!

I've got lots to share with you today so stick with me on this longish posting!

First up will be my card for today's Featured Stamper on SCS - Anne Ryan's gallery was featured today and I chose this lovely card to CASE.

When you CASE a card you have to change at least 2 things - I used different stamps (but still the fun cookie theme!), I put the ribbon across the top instead of side and I used slightly different colors.

The gal holding the yummy try of cookies is from the H&M set 'Christmas is the Time for Cookies' and the sentiment is from the 'All About Birthdays' sentiment set. I stamped the cookies again on a scrap - colored and glittered them, then layered them over the main image. I also sponged and glittered the edges of the sentiment which is also up on foam dimensionals. I sponged over the scored lines on the cream panel with Bashful Blue ink to highlight the scoring.

Stamps: Christmas is the Time for Cookies, All About Birthdays sentiment: H&M Stamps
Paper: Bazzill Blue, brown and cream, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Bashful Blue: SU
Accessories: ScorPal, Prismacolor markers, Copics, key tag punch: SU, curly label punch: SU, wide satin ribbon: unknown, Palette Stamp & Stick Pad, glitter: JoAnn's


This was the terrific fall view on my drive up Rte 93 from Massachusetts to New Hampsire yesterday to get to the Papertree where I was teaching a class yesterday. And no - I didn't make those skid marks in front of me!! Yikes!

I snapped these pics out my windows as I was driving along (oops! at least I wasn't on my cell phone! ) - it was so beautiful I just had to capture it. It was a perfect warm sunny day and the colors were on fire!
And here is the fun group at the Papertree that came to my class - each holding the first back pack we completed. From the bottom front left - that's Connie, then Dawn, Sandy, Marge, Gail, Charlotte, Janice and Priscilla - Marilyn was too shy to be in the picture. So a shout out to you gals! Didn't we have a fun morning!

As I showed you yesterday - these are what we made and I'll be posting instructions later this week once I get my act together.
And now as promised - BLOG CANDY! - I made 40,000 hits on my blog a few days ago and I am just so very thankful for and grateful to all of you who come by and have become my friends here - I'm offering blog candy for two lucky winners. Package #1 and Package #2.


Package #1 above includes Get Wella Bella with the sentiments "Get Wella Bella" and "Hope You Feela Bella", Bridesmaid or bride Bella, and Hula Female Riley (I forget her name?). Also in this package are six 6x6 papers of Basic Grey: Archaic, six 6x6 papers of Basic Grey: Sultry and a roll of Papertray Ink Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon.



Package #2 includes Corvette Bella with sentiment "I admire Your Drive", Bella carrying boxes of shoes, and Easter Egg Riley. Papers include: Six 4x6 Amy Butler double sided papers and six 6x6 pieces of Basic Grey Sultry and a roll of Papertrey Ink and a roll of Papertrey Ink Spring Moss Satin Ribbon.

The stamps are all mounted on easy mount and ready to be used on your acrylic blocks. They are stamps I purchased and then never used so they are out of their packaging and I mounted them on the foam backing.

All you have to do for a chance at one of these two prizes is to leave me a comment here on this post - If you are so inclined I'd love you to link this post on your blog to let people know about my blog candy.

I will pick the two winners Friday night 10/17/08 by Random Number Generator - the first number picked will get the 1st package - the 2nd number picked will get the 2nd package. I'll post the winners on Saturday 10/18/08.

Good luck and as always - thank you SO MUCH for coming by today!!

78 comments:

~amy~ said...

WOW Julia...this is just full of goodness! Great take on the Challenge! Love the blue and brown and of course, the glittery cookies!

Fall is my favorite season...such pretty colors! What a FUN class you did!

FABulous blog candy!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lauri said...

Beautiful pictures! and a wonderful giveaway! thanks for the chance! I have a giveaway going over at my blog too so stop by! Thanks!!

cpullum said...

Love the pictures!!! Fall I feel it now it's so cold!!!! 50 degrees here in California!!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, the scenery in them thar parts is breathtaking!! Wow, I haven't seen anything like that around here!! I'm dieing for the instructions to that darling backpack GF!! You can count on me casing it and posting to my blog as a homage to you!! Meanwhile, may you have 40,000 more posts regulary and more blog candy!! LOL!! Big giant hugs!

Tami said...

what a great card and FUN candy! Congrats!

JenMarie said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!
GREAT candy!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love your cookie card! And those Fall photos are amazing. The leaves haven't started to turn here yet, but I'm really looking forward to it!! I can't wait to see how you make those adorable little backpacks, I love them!!

Great blog candy! 40k hits...WooHoo...You Go Girl! I'm such a newbie!

hugs, Jami

Margie said...

Congrats on 40k hits! I have a long way to go to accomplish that!
Beautiful pics! I love the fall colors and pretty trees :)
I love the lil' backpacks you made... I cannot wait to try it out!
Thnx for the chance to win some REALLY awesome candy!
xo, margie

Kathy H said...

Love them fall pictures...Congrats on all the hits...Thanks for providing an awesome blog with super awesome candy!!!

One4Joy said...

oh my what stunning pics of your trees...looks like all ya'll had a wonderful time.

Congrats on the big 40...ooo! It's always fun to come and read what you're up to. And your blog candies are
will be fun for lucky someone's!

Cindy Vernon said...

Congrats on your hits! Thanks for offering such a fun candy!

Theresa said...

I agree with Amy, this post is just full of goodness! Your card is great and that scenery, WOW! I don't know how you stayed on the road with all that color right out the window. Living in California, we just don't get that kind of fall color.

Love the backpack and can't wait to see the instructions.

Congrats on 40K hits! Fantastic blog candy!

Sheila D said...

Today was sunny and beautiful in the Berkshires. Spent the day leaf peeping on our Harley. Just beautiful. Reminds me why I love it here. Anyway, your card is great and the backpacks are so cute. Must have been a great class. Congrats on all your hits.

~kelly marie~ said...

Oh, how I wish we had seasons in LA! Thank you for the chance to win!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Darling Case Julia!! And what gorgeous photos!! You are one talented photographer to be able to drive and capture those beautiful Fall colors!! Congrats on the hits too!!!

Karten-Stempel-Chaos by Inge said...

Hi,
beautyfull card.
Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to win.
I post a link on my blog.
Hugs
Inge

Kristie said...

Those photos are just stunning! Of course here in Australia it's spring...and here in Sydney we don't get gorgeous displays of colour like that...your pictures made me homesick for the mountains :(
I love coming by your blog everyday for the wonderful inspiration...and this blog candy is just delicious :)

wendies scrappings said...

Congratulations on yor 40.000 hits on your blog.

And what a lovely blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win that.

greets

Wendy

Cris A said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! Can't wait for the directions for those cute little treat boxes!!

Charlette said...

Congrats on your 40,000 hits on your blogspot. Love all your posts and the inspiration you give all of us. Great candy. So nice of you to offer it!

Bev said...

Such pretty foliage pics; what a beautiful drive. Congrats on all the hits. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy-very generous. tfs

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Julia, congratulations on your blogstone!

I adore those l'il purses/back packs you made!! I wish I was in New England ... and not just for the great weather, lolo, but to take a class with you! Fun, fun, fun!

~Hugs, Deb

agreenegg said...

Congratulations on 40k! I love your spectacular foliage shots. Every year around this time I miss seeing the beautiful show that nature puts on in New England. Of course later it starts to snow up there and then I am happy for the more temperate Texas weather!

Thank you for the chance to win your awesome blog candy.

Blessings,
Cyndi

Juanita said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful tree, ours got covered in snow over the weekend, so our leaf show is done.
Congrats on your huge number of hits! When you are good, we all want to visit and see what you have done! Thanks for the blog candy, too.

Anonymous said...

first of all congrats on your posting. second thank you for those breath taking pics of the trees living in Phoenix we do not get to see the season change. and last but not least thank you for the chance to win some blog candy. have a great week.

Debbie/Phoenix AZ

Ann said...

Wow, I love your CASE of Anne's card and those leaf pictures are stunning! Here in IL the leaves are that brilliant yet.

Thanks for the generous blog candy and the chance to win. :)

Shirley said...

Wow! Where do I begin? With the eye candy of course, your card. Love the colors, the design, and those words! Love the Autumn leaves, Julia. The ladies look like a fun group and the purses are super creative.......and lastly, you can never have too many stamps. Off to link me to you with pride, I might say!

Shawn said...

Hey Julia! Thanx for the chance to win the yummy blog candy!! I love your blog and your creations!! Keep that inspiration comin'!!

Terri Fleming said...

Yay for you an your hits!

This is my favorite time of year so I liked seeing those gorgeous leaves.

The backpacks are adorable. I am looking forward to the "destructions".

Thanks for a chance to win blog candy too!

Happy Fall!
Terri / Brat Cards

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

congrats on all your hits... and lovely blog candy. If I'm a lucky winner I'd love to have one of those little bags you have made :) Take care and God Bless

mjbcoffee said...

First time to your site. It is a lovely one. I am bookmarking this site, so I can come back and visit. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

lynn said...

beautiful site.. and so generous of you for the goodies.. thanks for lovely reading.. i would love to be entered into this please..
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Totally cute! Love those little backpacks and it looks like your class did too! Gorgeous fall scenery on your drive...wonderful season to take in the scenery!

Anne said...

Wow, that is some lovely blog candy!
Congrats on all your hits.

Sorry, I don't have a blog.

abackman66 at hotmail dot com

Dawn said...

How generous! Thanks for offering this super sweet "candy!"

Janelle said...

Just found your blog and I *love* it! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations and for the chance to win some blog candy. :)
-Janelle

Tina said...

I recently found your blog through the H&M Stamps store and I am so glad that I did. Your designs are just gorgeous.

Lovely fall foliage, I can hardly believe it's that time of year already.

Great candy too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lablady2007 said...

What a treat to find your blog can't wait for the lil purse instructions , just adorable..ty for sharing .
Lablady2007@juno.com

Alison said...

Cute idea to make little backpacks! I really enjoyed checking out your blog! Keep up the fabulous ideas!

Deb said...

Living in Florida we don't get too much Fall color! Those photos are amazing! I'm so glad you captured the color so we can live vicariously! ;)

Those little bags are so fun! I love anything 3-D, and those are just the cutest ever!

I'm new to the blogging world! Happy to have the opportunity to win something new, and to invite visitors to my brand new blog too!

Blessings! Deb

GabrielaD said...

those little bags are so cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!!

Jennifer Moore said...

Congratulations Julia on the 40,000 hits. I will look forward to more details about those adorable paper backpacks.

Ret said...

Great case, it's too cute! Your fall pictures are gorgeous!!! Wow, awesome blog candy, yikes!
Oh, and the purses at the meeting are really neat.

Benga said...

Congrats on your 40K hits!
the backpacks are so cute!

Bunny B said...

Those trees look lovely!! Love the colors!! :) Great purses too!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Julia - my first visit to your blog and you're posting blog candy. Congrats on your 40K! Cool blog too, girl!

M Fosco said...

Congrats on 40K! your blog is so much fun and you share such terrific projects - love those back packs! Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy. Marta

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow! Really yummy blog candy!
I can't wait to learn how to make that adorable backpack.

Sandra said...

Thanks for the opportunity - love your site - I think I will try a step card!
Sandra

Susan said...

I discovered your blog recently and have been following it almost daily since. I love your detailed posts and the gorgeous work (and the "life" posts and photos) you show.

Susan
http://artangelix.blogspot.com

Linsey said...

OMGosh, Julia! this post is chocked full of goodness! These pics are gorgeous! It will remain my dream to one day get to New England in the Fall so I can see this stunning beauty irl :) And just look at your busy class making these adorable backpacks, EEEK!! I love them and it looks like your group of girls do too! Of course they do, you are the teacher!!! :) Congrats on your continued successes, you deserve everything good that comes your way, my friend. I'm not a bit surprised that your hit your 40,000 hit milestone already--you are most inspiring and a great supportive friend always...plus, you are super generous and kind. Thanks for all this good stuff! :) hugs!

Tanja said...

Beautiful giveway, wooooow!

Thanks for the change to win!

Greetings, Tanja

Lisa said...

Oh WOW!!!!! what an amazing card I love it. It looks like you all had a great time too. The DP's are fabulous and the fall colours are so beautiful.

Michele said...

WOW beautiful pictures. Many thanks for the chance to win this fab candy. I've posted on my blog about your candy here. Michele x

Donna said...

wow - gorgeous foliage! looks like y'all had fun, everyone's smiling!

Kerry said...

Your little bacpacks are adorable, as is your stair step card. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Class was great and you were so patient with us (me). The backpacks are so cute in person. Love the fall colors this year here in New England. Keep the great classes coming.

Connie

Carolina said...

Love the ard and those backpack are so pretty! Great pics too...gets me in the fall mood - TFS!

Awesome blog candy and glad to see you got such a great response!

Mel said...

Congrats on 40k hits! awesome blog candy and 2 prizes wow so kind.
Love your cards and the cute backpacks thanks for the chance to win will post on my blog to (top right)
Mel

yvonnew said...

I love your style of stamping! thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Your photos made me homesick I was born in Vermont and now live in Texas but, I'll always be a Vermonter!!

Linda from Vegas said...

I just found your blog and love the cards you make. I will be checking back daily. Thanks for the chance to win.

Zinzia said...

Congrats on your 40.000 hits.

Thank you for the Blog Candy.

Greetings from Germany

Zinzia

Angelswings_2 said...

What stunning blog candy,
Good luck to everyone who has left a comment.

CountessLaurie said...

I was also in New Hampshire this weekend. Just lovely. I love your card and your little purse! They are simply adorable.

Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some candy!!

l.moore.j at gmail.com

dpkennedy said...

Hi Julia! Great cookie card! I promise to link your blog candy to my blog...I have to get a post up there soon!! Congrats on 40,000-woo hoo!!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Congratulations on your 40,000 hits thats wonderful! and what lovely blog candy to celebrate. Please count me in. Hugs Linda x

GINA said...

Wow! What an great milestone. This is my first visit and it is great. Keep up the great work and creativity.... LOVE IT!!!

Lili said...

lovely candy! great blog:)
I've linked you on mine:)

Eve said...

Congrats on all your hits! When you scroll thru your blog and projects- it is easy to see why!
Beautiful work.
Kindly,
~Eve

Stephanie M said...

congrats on your hits. I visit your blog daily and just love all of your wonderful cards and ideas. It's no wonder your blog has been such a big hit!!

stephmuzzulin@netzero.com

Sylvia said...

aww.. those little bags are so very cute and beautiful!!! love them!!!

and thanks for offering such generous blog candys *wow*

love & smiles
Sylvia

Johanna said...

hello,
i realy want to win here.
i have a link on my blog...
realy nice thinks you do,
have a nice day.
johanna

lara said...

nice candy:)!

Patti said...

Love your blog and your work inpires!! Congrats on turning "40" on the ol' meter!
Patti

Carla said...

This is amazing blog candy, Julia! Congrats on your 40k! I wonder if I'll ever get there!!

Manhattan Scrapper said...

Those little backpacks are so cute!! I'll definately be checking back, as they'd be the perfect thing to sneak into my kids bags before they head off to school.

Julie Temple said...

I think I might be too late, but I would like to congratulate you on your hits and great blog! This is my first visit, and it is FABBY!

Hugs,
Julie

Kathy said...

Wow - the pictures of the trees are out of this world! Gorgeous. I also love the Ireland picture at the top of your blog.

Thanks for explaining what it means to "case" a card. I didn't know that!

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