June 17, 2010

Blog Candy time!


Today's card was made for Crumbgrabber's (our kindergardener) teacher. Teacher's Apple is still one of my top five favorite stamp sets ever by PTI. I also used Outlines Alphabet on the black CS for the background. I was hoping it would look like a chalkboard, but maybe the letters are too close together for that...? The green panel was embossed with the Canvas/Linen impression plate from PTI too. Apple was colored with Copics. I was completely inspired by the talented Debbie Olson's card!

So, on to the blog candy, right?!

One lucky commenter will win this:

Yep, their very own Outlines Alphabet set!! My mistake is your win! (I accidentally purchased two Outlines Alphabet sets a few months ago and have been saving it for blog candy. Today is the day!)

All you have to do is jump through 6 burning hoops in your best high heels. Um, no. *chuckle* (unless your name is Ted, then the high heels are mandatory!) *brawaahaaha* 
Seriously though, just leave me a comment and I'll have random.org choose a winner Sunday night 8 PM EST.

I appreciate you all so much that I thought it was time to give something back. Thanks for all the times you spent a few minutes reading my posts and leaving me comments. I really appreciate it. MY blog readers are the best!

Thanks everyone,

83 comments:

iruha said...

Wow Dana, great card! It pleases me very much

Dina said...

Oh,nice candy! Thank you for the chance!

Sue Ann said...

Fantastic card and I do think it looks like a chalk board I thought that before I scrolled down for the rest of the card~~ I love that you call your son Crumbgrabber ...... I call Ava a GOAT ...... LOVE THE BLOG CANDY!!! YOU ROCK GIRL~~~

Lindsay said...

DANA! I love this card! I do think it looks like a chalkboard! You rock! Thanks for sharing the blog love girl!

Emma said...

Mmmmm, I sit her sighing at the gorgeousness of this card - I love every perfect little detail on it :D

Sasya said...

interesting crad :) i LOVE the apple, Dana!! :) ♥

Mariah said...

Another gorgeous card...and yes it looks just like a chalkboard! I love it!

Danisha said...

LOVE THE CARD. Gotta get that set and the linen impression plate. Next order!!!! Very pretty thought, and thanks for the chance at the blog candy!!!

Laurie said...

Alright Dana! This card is amazing! That background is genius! And it really make the focal point pop! THat sentiment is perfect on the mat stack! Wow! I just love this one! Gonna have to CASE! :)

~amy~ said...

what an a-dorable card!!!! Love the colors, the design and the quote...perfect and yes, I do think it looks like a chalkboard...whew about the high heels...I perhaps 'should' wear them since I'm so dang short but I never do...power to the petite peeps:) Anywho's...thank YOU for all the wonderful inspiration Dana...just LOVE your style!

Stacy said...

Great card! I DO think it looks like a chalkboard! Crumbgrabber's teacher will love it. :) Thanks for an opportunity to win - your blog rocks!

Lee said...

Oh Dana, what a great prize. That set has been on my wishlist since its release! Your card is fabulous, that background is perfect as it is! (A bit wobbly on these stilletos I might add.) LOL.

Karen B. said...

This set is awesome just for what I've seen you do with it. And I would totally CASE this card and give credit if I were to win one. I love the chalkboard effect. Awesome teacher card!

Stamper for fun said...

I look for your posts each morning and since I am on the West coast I always find a new post. You really make some awesome cards. (yes, I think I get the "orange" that you love). I also like the posts about your family. I feel I get to know about you a little. Your son's graduation photo is so adorable as silly as these "graduations" may seem.

**June**

Erin said...

hi Dana! What fun!! I follow your blog everyday (through Google Reader) and absolutely love your style! Every card is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a set (straight from my wish list)!! :)

Anonymous said...

I recently discovered your blog and am loving looking through your archives for amazing inspiration. Thanks for sharing, and I love what you came up with on this card! --Elena

Laurel said...

Love your card! I love the teacher's apple set. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys duplicates ;) thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Fabulous card! It's so well "put together". The background truly looks like a chalkboard, the apple is gorgeous and the sentiment fits so well on the diecuts. Great job!!

Keva said...

Oh, I think the background is perfect! The whole card is great! One question, though: How did you get the bottom of the green panel diecut like that?

Suzanne said...

What a fantastic card. I'm sure this is one card that will be shown off to the rest of the staff. It's gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rhonda said...

Dana, The background looks like a "purchased" paper! Fabulous. I bet Crumbgrabber will love this card!

Belinda said...

Love the chalkboard look you created with the letters/cardstock/ink! The reds pop out so well against the rest of the card. :)

lenainwonderland said...

I love this card!! I dont have kids yet, so I dont get to make teacher cards, but I do love looking at them =)

P.S. I wholeheartedly blame you for making me purchase not ONE, but THREE stamp sets from Practicing Creativity Designs. Why oh why did I ever go to their gallery??? he he! =)

Margaret C said...

I LOVE PTI too ! And I love that set - especially as a teacher ! Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration!

Jackie Pedro said...

Pick me! Pick me!! SNORT! Seriously, this card is perfection! The BG totally looks like a chalkboard! Teacher's Apple is one of my ALL TIME FAVE sets from PTI and darn you, Dana, if I don't win this set I'm going to buy it....ENABLER!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Genius with the background paper. I think I need those stamps so I can CASE!! Love the card!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This card is so well thought out! I LOVE the colors together. That green is such an awesome shade! And... I LOVE your 'chalkboard background'! Like I've said before, you have the BEST toys! ;)

scrapmin said...

Dana - I love the card. I totally thought chalkboard for the background the instant that I saw it. Your blog is always one of the first that I check because I love your style. Can't tell you how many of your cards that I've drooled over (in a good way!). Thanks for the inspiration!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Dana, this card is awesome! I love the colors and that background you created is stellar! I've been eyeing that set but couldn't justify buying another alphabet set. However, if I won, that would be AMAZING! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Emm said...

I think the background looks just like a chalkboard. This is a perfect card for a teacher. Thanks for the chance to win-I've had my eye on this set!

Janice {Nysse} said...

Hi Dana, I love Teachers Apple too and your card is incredible! I would love to win the Outlines Alphabet set cause my two girls have very unique spelling of their names and I could use the set to create personalized stuff...endless possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win some Blog Candy...your generosity will be rewarded! Good Karma, brings more good things!

Nancy said...

It definitely looks like a chalkboard! I love all the placement of the letters and the color combination you used is perfect. I'm loving all the little details you put into this card like the added little dots of white ink on the border, the stitching and the cut out apple. Thanks for your generosity, I would love to win this set!

Barbara said...

Fabulous card, Dana! It seriously looks like a chalkboard and your Copic colored apple is perfect!

Aimes said...

No, it definitely screams out chalkboard to me! I love your design - it's a fabulous background!
Thanks so much for your scrummy-licious candy too! You're far too kind!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, I don't have this set, I'd love to be lucky enough to win it! I love your card (I don't have Teachers Apple either), and yep, looks just like a chalkboard!!

Mariana said...

What an awesome card, I specially love that apple, the coloring is just perfect, it look so juicy!! I was debating whether to get this set or not and you definitely help me say yes!!

Lilian said...

what a great alphabet set!! and what an adorable card!! thanks for the chance to win. :)

gertinefromholland said...

After seeing what you did with this stampset I am convinced I really NEED it!! Great card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Great card - as a former "teacher" I would have loved to receive this!

Good luck to everyone on winning the alpha set - it looks great!

Alyssa S said...

This is a fabulous card! I think the background totally looks like a chalkboard. The stitching and white dots really stand out great too!
Thanks for the chance! Glad you made a mistake ;o)

Kerry said...

I look forward to your blog posts so much! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, and the blog candy!

Lisa V. said...

Hi Dana, Fantastic Card! I love the chalk board design. Just perfect for the theme. I am always so happy to visit, too. Lots of inspiration. Loving the home made flip flops too. Thank you for the kind support over at my blog and with my new adventure. I apologize for any problems and really appreciate your interest. The shipping problem is resolved and I will share the other thoughts with the forum/Admin. at ewillow. I appreciate your honest thoughts.

Amy said...

Dana....when we talked today...you didn't tell me you had blog candy!!! Your card is absolutely perfection.....that definitely looks like a chalkboard and I love how it looks! Your layout is fab and I like the addition of the tiny white dots around the border too! As for the blog candy....I don't have this set and I would love to make my own chalkboard paper! hehe

Anika said...

Dana, this is fantastic! I think the black with the letters on it totally had a chalkboard feel! I'm kinda wishing I was Crumbgrabber's teacher!!

P.S. Thanks for the chance at the stamp set. I don't have it yet, but have been oogling it since it was released!

Jen said...

Great card! We are counting down the days!

Kara said...

Really great card! I love that alphabet in white on black! Looks awesome!
Kara

Clare said...

Soo sweet! I love the background, and I really think it does look like chalk! Just a fabulous card!

good_day1214 said...

WOW! If I didn't read your entry, I would have thought that was DSP. Very cute card... love the layout and colors!

Lorraine said...

Oh, I love this card - perfect teacher card. I love my Teacher's Apple set, too. Great sayings! I don't have the outlines alpha set, but I like how you used it for your background!

Cindy said...

Really love the background you created with the outline alphabet set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy L. said...

super cute card! i'm loving the chalkboard look :)
thanks for the chance to win!

Christina said...

I love the "chalkboard" you created for the background! This is a fab teacher's card! I just discovered your blog and LOVE your designs! Lots of great inspiration here!

Irit Shalom said...

WOW= I JUST LOVE YOUR CARD AND THANKS FOR COMMENTING IN MY BLOG TOO
GREAT STAMPS- AND YOU DID AWESOME JOB ON THE BACKGROUND
HOPE TO WIN

SueB said...

Great card - TFS! I neglected to send cards and presents to my son's teachers and aids this year - a first - and this idea's perfect!

Thanx for the inspiration AND t'riffic blog candy opp!

gocanucksgo said...

Thanks for making such a great mistake!! lol kidding =) I love this card. I think the background does look like a blackboard (btw great idea). Thanks and keep up the great work!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Fabulous Card! Love that outline alpha and would dearly love to own it!

Alice Wertz said...

i adore the stamped alpha background! what a great idea!! it looks like a blackboard!! wonderful teacher's card!! thanks for the chance to win, too!! =) crossing everything and hope I get lucky!!

Nerina said...

Hi Dana! I followed you here from a Shout Out on the forum! (Didn't know it was a big day!) Your card is awesome! I love the chalkboard design on the background, the subtle texture from the embossing plate - and that apple looks gorgeous on the mat stack die!! Just grabbing my heels .... :0)!

Cari said...

Love your card, Dana! Very innovative...I never wanted the Outlines alphabet before I saw this card, so now I'm putting on my heels and stretching!

Женя said...

the card is really nice)and the alphabet too)

Noora said...

This card is stunning love color scheme and everything about it!!! and thanks for giving us a chance to win Outline Alphabet stamp set!

Sofia said...

Love the card and love the candy!!! Wish I'm the lucky one!!!

Amy Beth said...

Dana this card is fantastic. The chalkboard effect is fabulous!

Mandy said...

I'm loving it! Please, let it be ME!

Marilyn said...

A++ from this teacher. Love this card and your wonderful blog. Thanks for the chance to win.
I am hoping I am picked... {hand raised}

Julie Cameron said...

Nice candy...it was one if the few PTI sets I don't own...lol Thanks for the chance and great blog Dana....

missy said...

What a cute card! I don't have that stamp set yet! Need to get it! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! Would love to win!

Jackie Solomon said...

Your card is fantastic. I love every bit of it! The "chalkboard" back panel is awesome. That is some fabulous blog candy, thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

Now that's an A+ card. Love how you used the alpha stamps to create the background.

Ted said...

Hahaha! ROFL...when I read about the high heels, I thought, "Yeah... like THAT's going to happen..." and then saw your shout-out to me... made my morning! :) As a teacher, this card would be saved by me forever. Love the "chalkboard" design you created... just perfect. :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oooh, love that alphabet set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Iva Youngs said...

Beautiful Card! love all the detail you put into it. Thanks for a chance to win a super cute stamp set!

Iva - iva@ivarai.com

Kim Wilson said...

Fabulous card Dana! I love the chalkboard bg! So cute! I would love to win this set, PTI is my fav brand! I only have a few sets but they stamp so clean! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't you just hate when you purchase something twice? I've done it myself more than once. Cute, cute card.
Donna from AZ
2realtors@cox.net
(Can't get google password to work)

Jennifer Carter said...

Love that card so much!! Your coloring on the apple is perfect!! I just brought home my first copics today and this makes me wish I would have gone with the Pure Poppy trio. Love, love it!! And, yeah, I wouldn't mind winning your blog candy either!! I really like that set and you have done such cute things with it!

Karinn said...

Love the card, and I totally see a chalkboard! I like the school colors too!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Beautifully done! I just love how the background paper really looks like chalk on a chalkboard.

Anonymous said...

I love this stamp set and have been wanting to buy it be can not afford it.

Leticia
scrapbook_butterfly@ymail.com

Sara said...

Dana, what a beautiful card. And thank you for the chance to win. I really enjoy visiting your blog for inspiration.

lisascreativecorner said...

I love your card and everything you do! I follow your blog in Google Reader so I never miss one of your fabulous posts! Thanks for your never ending inspiration and the chance to win the awesome PTI alphabet set! It's one that I have wanted for a while!! *Ü*

Stacy said...

Awesome card! I LOVE the outline alpha - it's been on my wishlist for a while. I've promised myself no more PTI purchases until I sell some stuff on Ebay - hehe! Thanks for sharing all your great work!

Erika's Cupboard said...

I love the chalk board idea...great job! Nope, don't think the letters are too big or too far apart. I too have ordered from PTI and have made the mistake of ordering 2 instead of one..duh!! Love your site and I love love love your pictures. Very sharp and clear.
Hope I win!! LOL Erika

annesatx said...

Cute card! I wish I had discovered stamping before our boys were grown -- love the idea of making thank you cards for their teachers. Oh, well -- maybe for the grandchildren? Thanks for the chance to win this PATI set -- very nice of you!