October 25, 2007

BLOG CANDY TIME!

OK, I've been meaning to giveaway some fun stuff for awhile now, so today is the day!
Here's the loot:
A brand new 6x6 pack of Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding holiday paper, and ONE of the two yet un-released stamp sets from Verve Visual! The newest stamps from Verve will be debuting November 10 and you will want them both! Win one of them here!
Here's what you need to do to win:
1. Leave a comment on THIS post, telling me what stamps you'd like to see in the future. Something that isn't already out there, that you've been looking for. Crazy, weird, normal, anything goes, just let me know what you'd like to see!
2. Make sure your email will be available to me on your comment. Either through clicking your name link, or by actually typing it in. I can't track you down if you leave an anonymous comment!
3. I will randomly generate a winner from all the comments on Saturday morning, October 27th at 9 AM EST.

*As an additional bonus, you could win the OTHER new stamp set from Verve by commenting on my pal Shannan's blog candy giveaway, HERE! How cool is that?!

And now onto today's card. It is the anniversary card for my brother and his wife!
I started with a strip of PP from the new Figgy Pudding Basic Grey pack (NOT the one I'm giving away up above, I promise!) and chose my CS and ink colors from that.
All stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I love this cake set, it's so versatile!
Sky blue and white CS, sky blue ink, and ribbon are from SU, Brown CS is Bazzill. Ink is Colorbox brown, versamagic blue, and Memories darker brown.
I used a white gel pen to color in the centers of the flowers and then used a glitter gel pen when it was dry. They really sparkle nicely, but not in this photo.

Today is my friend Julie's Birthday. Stop by her blog and let her know that turning 30 is AWESOME! (She makes incredible cards and altered projects too, so check them out while you are there!)

91 comments:

Abi said...

Hi Dana
Blog candy cool! I would like to see Spanish sentiments stamps as if I want to add something to a card I make I have to type it on my PC and attach it seperately! You can email me from my blog (although being the first to comment means I might not get picked LOL!!) Thanks again.

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my gosh! What AWESOME blog candy! I've been trying to find that paper everywhere... and I LOVE Verve's stamps! Thanks for the shout out about my b-day too! You're just the best! Your card is sooooo pretty! I didn't even THINK to use this set for an anniversary! The colors are scrumptious!

Now... for an idea....hmm..
I've really been wanting to have a set of stamps that would be good for masculine cards... but does NOT involve hunting, ties, or tools. Something hip!

Katy Clark said...

Hmmm, I've tried to post this twice so forgive me if it posts multiple times.

I would love, love, love to see a set geared towards older kids/teenagers. Maybe using text message-type words and skull/tattoo images perhaps? It's tough making cards kids with the sets that are currently available. Thanks for listening!

Pegg S said...

Great blog candy! I still have yet to buy Verve stamps or PaperTrey-- on my long list tho!!

I would love to see a modern travel/vacation stamp set. They usually come in the vintage/distressed style, which is nice and I love that. But they don't fit with most of my vacation photos!! I'd also like to see Indian style stamps -- you see a lot of Chinese/Japanese style stamps but never Indian.

Michelle Adams said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I love your blog - it is so inspiring! I would love to see stamps that are aimed toward special needs. More images of kids adults in wheelchairs for example. Right now there aren't any out there that I know of.

Thanks again!
Michelle Adams
shellapoo@hotmail.com

Melissas said...

Love the card and the chance for great candy! I don't have any Verve yet :) Thanks for sharing

Adair said...

What wonderful blog candy!!! There are so many wonderful stamp designs lately. One thing that is a bit challenging at times is to find stamps that would be fun for teens, especially boy teens. Thanks for the opportunity to try out for this give away and for asking for input!

Adair Svoboda
asvoboda@juno.com

Bev Breisinger said...

Thanks for the chance at the Candy!

Love your cards! I just got my first Verve Visual set yesterday and I can't wait to use them. Another new release would make my day!
Bev
twofrogs84@yahoo.com
http://countryfrogcreation.blogspot.com

Cindy Vernon said...

I echo Julie's comment about masculine stamps. The men in my life don't hunt or fish so it's really hard to find stamp sets that I can use to make them cards or for scrapbooking.

Nancy said...

Oh Oh Oh please pick me!!!!

I'd love a set of all snowmen... I love snowmen... snowmen... just snowmen.

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog ! I'd love to see some more Thanksgiving type of stamps.
Claudia

Shannan said...

Gorgeous card, Dana!

scfranson said...

forgot to add my email:
scfranson@charter.net
Thanks!

Splashryan said...

Oh how exciting! My email is splashry@telus.net and my name is Tara.

I would like to see a stamp set that has to scale home furnishings so that I could stamp them and then make a floor plan with them without having to move all my furniture. For home decor projects the scale is 1/4" = 1'. Just in case you take me seriously.....but I'm not kidding...

thanks for letting us play for such great candy....pick me!

Cathy said...

Great blog and love our talented artwork. Very inspiring! Sweet candy you are sharing with your readers. Count me in! I would love to be the lucky stamper to play with this paper. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Pat S. said...

WOW, Dana! What an awesome give-away prize!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win :)

What I would like to see in a stamp set is anything that coordinates with a DP pattern. Like that great Figgy paper! I think cards look so pulled together when the main element coordinates with the background.

ps_1972stamping@yahoo.com

Mendi M said...

I love your blog and check it daily! I would love to see more masculine and sentiment stamps--similar to the first VV release. You can't have too many!

Mendi
mcmahan3@swbell.net

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

I would love more thanksgiving, more masculine stamps like racecars, fishing, hunting, more masculine sentiments....like go scratch yourself...LOL...ok...not exactly that...but you get the idea...

Laura W said...

Cute card! I always like new birthday stamps. I know they have been done, but I can never have too many! :) lol

Angel Wilde said...

This paper is on my wish list and I am sure that set will be too. I really want to win!! I would lvoe to see some scriptures and quotes. I can never find enough! Thanks so much! angel2stamp@yahoo.com

fa_stamper said...

Love that paper. I would like to see stamps of comical band instruments. Kind of instruments with stick figure limbs. Sentiments that reference band jokes.

canben said...

I'd like to see some nice camper stamps! DH and I camp, but not in a tent in the woods! No one seems to make a stamp set that has a travel trailer (maybe a pop-up too!), maybe a trail, bath house, picnic table, hayride, things like that!

Shelby said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to see sets w/ books... I love reading and know lots of others who do, too... and these are not easy to find!

Debbie Yates said...

Thank you for the opportunity - your blog is great! I would love to see more sentiment stamps - whole phrases not put your own together!

garydeb@knology.net

God bless

Jules said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the new sets. As for stamp sets I'd like to see, I have a band kid, and have really been struggling to find stamps related to that, specifically a snare drum or snare drum player. Or even a drum set.

whimsical.notations@gmail.com

Momsnack said...

I'd love to collage style stamps!
NancyS (momsnack)
nschnackenberg@centurytel.net

Scrapbook Mama said...
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Scrapbook Mama said...

WOW everytime I see that BG stack I want to cry.. I SOOO want it.. But alas it always out of my hands reach! lol But its an awesome give away your giving.. I just missed getting the Snowflakes stamps but they got sold out so I'm on the waiting list for them to come back as I want to attempt to make my DD's 1st B-day Invites w/them as her theme is WinterWonderland. Ok enough w/my novel now to answer the question.. What stamps would I like to see.. hmm well I also have 2 DS' and I would like to see stamps I could use for them not just sports stamps or baby looking boy stamps but something I could use for them and all the other boys out there! ;)

-Ellie
e@scrapbookmama.com

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Rita said...

Beautiful card!!! I would like to see something for a Bridal Shower, hard to find what i'm looking for, nothing hits me. Something either romantic with a nice picture of a girl opening packages or holding them or holding a bouquet of ribbons (like they do for showers). My daughter is getting married in July of '08 & I want to make the shower invites. I can't wait to see the new stamps. Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps.

Rita S.

Allison said...

Hi Dana...super card and those papers are yum! I hate to be-labor the point but I so crave some masculine stamps that are more in keeping with the modern man (i.e., my DH is not out fishing, sailing, hunting, etc.). I think somebody needs to sit down and think about what these homebound metrosexuals are doing (e.g. my DH is with the kids, his car, his computer) and create a set like that. I couldn't possibly get more detailed than that (which is why I don't have a company of my own) but, should they be drawn with a modern flair, that would be much better than cutesy!

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, what great blog candy, thanks for the opportunity, OK, now for the stamps, how about something more for travel, that is suit cases, hotels, etc, something like that. Usually all you ever see is the sentiment Bon Voyage.

Kristina said...

I agree with many other posters about masculine sets that don't include hunting, sports, cars etc. Something more modern! I am always in need of sympathy sets that says something besides with deepest sympathy and not a flower! Maybe something a bit more modern looking

Thanks for a chance at the blog candy!

ruok72@gmail.com

Kathi said...

Thanks for all your great ideas! and for the opportunity to score some stamps.
I never can find a nice stamp set geared for sympathy. Something with a tasteful visual design and a coordinating verse. You can find 'with sympathy' and the like but never a nice set all together.
Plus, guy stamp sets would rock too! There is so little for the men out there.
Thanks! Kathi
tinybubbly1@hotmail.com

di said...

great blog candy - I would love to see more quote type stamp sets - I can look them up - and print with my printer - but would rather stamp them into my design rather than paper over my design.

InspiredByInk said...

Hey girlfriend!
Can I play? I would LOVE to see some masculine stamps that I like lol. Maybe some larger sized nuts and/or bolts? IS that asking too much? heheh Or maybe some circles w/holes in the middle that could be used to make backgrounds?

Hugs to ya!

Bobbie :)

Kathy W said...

I would like to see more sentiments: inspirational quotes, sentiments in languages other than English, something for a new address. Also more folk art stamps dealing with Americana dance and music. Great giveaway; thanks for the chance to win!
kathleenj350@comcast.net

jodene said...

This is my second try to post. I love your cad, the colors are perfect!! I would love to see some farm related images, not cutsey putsey ones, but ones that reflect the way life use to be. Tractors, horse and team, milk cans ect.. Thanks for the chance at a way cool giveaway!

Jan Scholl said...

I would like to see runners-not kids but adults and larger than an inch-like 3-4 inches. I also need a stamp of Johnny Depp naked but maybe that is a inquiry to submit to VivaLasVegas Stamps?

Jen said...

I am looking for better baby stamps. I don't know what I am looking for, I guess I will know when I see it! And stamps with a camping theme.

olse0231 said...

Ooh - I would LOVE to see that new Verve Visual set, and that paper is to die for!

Leah said...

woo hoo! thanks for being awesome! I love seeing your creations & this is some great candy! I have to agree with most comments here... I also struggle with masculine cards. My husband doesn't hunt or play sports, etc. so it's a challenge! TFS! :D

Marlou said...

love your card Dana!! :) and your blog candy, how generous of you!! :) I am stuck for ideas for stamps :( anyhow thanks for a chance to win this great candy xx have a fab weekend!!

~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.ca said...

Beautiful card!! I would *LOVE* to see some sentiments that have a touch of sarcasm to them.. rotfl!! :) it's me.. what can I say!? ;)

Ema said...

Wow! What great blog candy!

I'd like to see more southwestern stamps. Not cowboys or anything like that. I've been looking for pottery and chili pepper stamps and there are very few out there. I've seen plenty that are whimsical, but I'm looking for something that's more realistic.

Amy said...

I'd like to see more anniversary stamps. A really good anniversary stamp is so much more rare than a really good wedding stamp. For every one wedding card you make, though, shouldn't you need a lifetime of anniversary cards?

ikkinlala said...

I love splashryan's idea!

I'm also kind of interested in fingerprint stamps, so that I don't have to get my hands covered in ink so often. But maybe they'd get covered in ink anyway.

kerianne said...

I would love to see a set of funny, off the wall quotes good for cards to cheer people up!!

michelle said...

how about yoga stamps. i think some cool mandalas would make interesting stamps. love you blog!

CAKVD said...

I'd like to see some pilates/yoga/tai chi stamps. Something relaxing and modern would be great!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Jannette said...

I'd like to see more "manly" stamps. From "fixing" something. You know there are some men that should not even try to pick up a screwdriver or hammer. You know that saying "don't worry I'll fix it". Let's just leave it at that. What a great give away.

Jannette D.
Jannettewa@hotmail.com

Alli Miles said...

Ohhhhhhhh a chance to win blog candy! So a new set..hmmm
Houseplants, ball caps, tv's, teacher stamp sets...this is a HARD question *lol*
Thanks again.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I would love to see Board Game stamps. Thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

I'm on the hunt for masculine stamps, but not anything to serious - something fun!

Heather's Haven said...

Hi! What great stamps you've got going on! Something I'd like to see in the way of stamps is something that's NOT just sports for little dudes. Like I have a 4 yo son who is NOT all about sports, but is all about super heros, martians and space ships, tractors and trains... seems all I can ever find are sports themed. Oh and some cutsie MONSTERS. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

(hrodecap@swbell.net)

Jill said...

Looking for some more baseball themed stamps, after all it is world series time.
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and the chance at blog candy.

neeuqpmats@aol.com

Linda SS said...

Thanks for offering such super duper blog candy! I like cute & whimsical so perhaps some cute birds, fairies, ballet dancers and kids images.

janice said...

wow, what a wonderful treat! i would love to see more everyday type images, thinking of you , but maybe HUGE piles of laundry, or tons of dishes, two pets waiting to be fed... you know how it really is LOL!
thanks for giving us a chance to toss out ideas and maybe win too!
hooray!
janice
jlsmith69@comcast.net

sandie c said...

What awesome blog candy!! Thanks for the chance to win.

I am not alone with finding it a challenge to make male cards especially after reading some of the other comments. Maybe some cartoon type stamps with sentiment coming from the the mouth like normal cartoons. Or the sentiments could be the type that you read half on the front of the card and the rest inside.

I am also always on the look out for general sentiments (all ages, male or female) for all occasions that can be also be half on front and the rest inside the card.

dragonflydreams@bigpond.com.au

doverdi said...

What generous blog candy!! Thanks for the chance to win.

What I'd love to see in stamps is more 'men' stamps. Basically just everyday men type stamps. I rarely do masculine stamps as I haven't really seen too many stamps I like. I also love little girl stamps, the cuter the better. I love vintage little girls as well as well as most little girl. Not cutesy or cartoonish though.

Bluemoon said...

I would love to see more meaningful verses to put inside my cards, stead of such short few words. On Friendhsip, Life, quotes from famous people that are meaningful, more meaningful verses for wedding and sympathy also. thank you for the chance! and I also agree - one very round, very fat, very sweet roly poly snowman :). bluemoonbynite@yahoo.com

Barb (Scs btexpress) said...

Blog Candy...Oh Goody. I would
love to see more masculine stamps,
something generic not sports related if that is possible.
Also I love sentiments to go inside
my cards. I'm sure you have heard these comments already, but I had
mine too. After all, blog candy
is always worth a comment or two.
:) Barb

Dee said...

Hi Dana! I love your cake card the colors are so beautiful!! The white really pops in the flower centers.
I've held off ordering that yummy BG paper since lately my stamp budget is so out of control:)
I would love to see an all occassion set that also includes something for the guys in our life, with sentiments that aren't really swirly and girly:)
Dee

Rose Ann said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! What's more exciting than a surprise set?

Love your card too! So pretty!!

Renee G said...

hey dana! love your blog btw!
i would like to see some birds, i have been looking for some great birds and can not find any!

poconomommy406@hotmail.com

kc_froglady said...

I love this Figgy Pudding paper! I can't wait until my order arrives so I can play!
I too would love masculine stamps that aren't hunting or fishing - how about playing cards or talking, maybe grabbing a beer or LOL playing darts. I have a hard time with cards for the men in my life.

charity c said...

i am looking for little boy stuff...airplanes, trains, cars, sports.

thanks for a chance at great candy! i love the paper.
c.corbitt@charter.net

Yosha said...

I love this card! I didn't order this set and everyon is making it sooo hard for me to resist!

As for stamps something masculine that's not related to fishing or sport or the typical guy things. Maybe a guy on a couch or guy reading a book to a little gir, surfing the iternet something like that!

Thanks!

Yosha
stampingandstuff@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Beautiful card, Dana! That set looks so versatile (the PTI set). Thanks for the chance to win some candy! Woo-hoo! As for new stamps i'd like to see, i agree with the masculine stamp ideas - no tools or old sailboats, something new and refreshing. i'd also like to see some cool food stamps, maybe in separate pieces so you could stamp the plate/bowl, then add the food however you wish, maybe some steam coming off of it... And nifty coffee and tea sets always get me excited!
And you have my email! :) Have a great day!

Holly said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy! Both of my children are into computer tech type stuff of work and they are always laughing at things they see on t shirts that cater to computer geeks. I think stamps like that would be cute.
usyungs@gmail.com

Amy said...

I have been looking all over for the new Figgy line and haven't been able to find it yet! I would like to see more cowboy and Native American stamps. Like the look of both! Thanks!

Gina Wrona said...

How 'bout Nascar? You know like Dale, Jr?

Christi said...

This card is awesome!! As far as stamps...I live with all boys and they are all into video games so maybe something that has to do with video games...controllers, cartoons... I LOVE Verve and can't wait to see what is coming! :)

Amanda A. said...

Love the card! Hmmmm....I think I would like to see more masculine stamp sets. I have SUCH a hard time with guy cards, especially since most of my stamps are "girly". Maybe something geometric/retro that can be used for either male or female depending on the colors you use.

TFS!!! Great blog candy!

Tejal said...

Thanks for the great give-away..I'd love to see more swirls..can't have enough of them..another would be more of whacky images with whackier sentiments..
tejal2210@gmail.com

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous card, Dana! I LOVE the colors you chose! And GREAT blog candy! (wink!)

Ila said...

Your Card is Beautiful!!!
I'd like to see more humorous Birthday and Masculine stamps...with sentiments to match.

Karen O said...

I would love some trendy, hip masculine stamps. No hunting or fishing- but something :P

Rhonda Maynard said...

What an awesome blog candy!! So fun! Can't wait to see the new sets coming soon!

Hmm, some sets that maybe haven't been done yet?? That's a tough one. How 'bout some sort of pretty/cute Fairy set?? Or something Thai inspired??? I always love fun/cute animal sets. That's a tough question. With all the sets that have been done out there, I'm amazed at what beautiful new sets people come up with!! I LOVE the Owl craze, so some sort of cute 70's style owl set would be awesome too!!

I hope that helps!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!! :D Beautiful Cake card!! TFS!

Lilian said...

oh my goodness... i have been DROOLING over that paper all week... thanks for the chance to win!! and i'm so excited to see the new verve visual release!

Becky said...

OK...I want this blog candy SO badly!!! I would like to see a line of stamps for teenage girls. VW bugs with flowers on them and peace signs!
oehlers@verizon.net

Lauren (mytime) said...

I love retro style stuff, or whimsical images.
I agree with boy themes too.iends stuff.

UMMMMMMM Sentiments for shopping or girlfriend kinda stuff
How about a faux credit card where you can put in different greeting, and images for the occassion?

anr5@verizon.net

Thanks for the offer of awesome blog candy!

Andrea Hays said...

I want to find more quote sets. Ones you can put in cards. There is usually one in a set, but I want a whole set worth! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

andrea@craftsonwhim.com

azkimbo said...

Hi,
I really like your blog... and the candy is nice too.. LOL I would like to see more manly stamps. So often I struggle when I need a man card. Whimsicle man stamps!
Thanks for sharing....
azkimbo@yahoo.com

Pat S. said...

WOW, Dana! What an awesome give-away prize!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win :)

What I would like to see in a stamp set is phrases that could be put together to form the sentiment for the inside of the card.

ps_1972stamping@yahoo.com

Wife2TJ said...

What wonderful blog candy. Thanks for sharing. What a cute card! -Samantha

Judy S said...

Wow! This is great blog candy! Thanks for offering it to one of us! I would love to see more variety in masculine stamps or possibly seashore, light houses.

Judy S said...

Oops! I forgot my email!
jkstiles77@hotmail.com

Alison Molumby said...

Whoa! I'm getting in just under the wire! I'm really into celtic-style stamps. Love all the knotwork. Congrats on a great blog!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see something for the men in our lives, dads, older teens. Especially for the ones that don't golf or hunt. Asking for the moon??? And I absolutely love Basic Grey papers!!! Thank you so much for a chance at this awesome prize.
Ilene
iebyrne@yahoo.com

Elaine said...

I hope it is not too late to participate. My 'wants' for stamps include my families hobbies....
anything with a pile of BOOKS, something with Americana or history, and competitive ballroom dancing, and a West Highland white terrier (make sure she is 'barking' a lot on the stamp set too - if it's going to be accurate, I mean)....weird combos, huh?! This is one of the greatest prizes ever!!! Thanks for the chances!! :)