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27 October 2011

Thanks -- and a thankful giveaway :)

Hi all!
I'm peeking out from under my mountain of essays just for a minute to share some thank-you cards I made a bit ago -- they've all reached their destinations now (the homes of my bloggy friends who sent me these birthday goodies).

First up, for my buddy Meg:

Meg was kind enough to send me my first Market Street Stamps, and I used the cane bg here, along with some gorgeous Crate paper (also from Meg!). Most of the rest of the supplies are PTI. Thanks again for all the goodies, sweet Meg!

Next up, for Lindsey:

Linds has a family member who is a big squirrel nut (pun. ha.), so I kinda ran with that theme here but kept true to Linds's CAS style, using an older squirrel stamp (Memory Box, maybe?) for the bg and another stamp from Meg for the gridded acorns (which are stamped on watercolor paper, btw -- hence the imperfect impression). The acorn caps and dies are PTI, and a bit of faux stitching finishes this one off. Thanks for the adorable snowman stamp, Linds -- I would've used it on the card, but I don't want to tempt the snow gods into sending some of the real stuff just yet ;)

Finally, for Emily:

Whoa, this is a big card. About 4x9, which makes it a you-know-what to get a good photo ;). I kind of went wild here, with a very busy bg (more paper from Meg -- one of my favoritest Pink Paislee lines), stamped-and-die-cut bikes (Em is a supreme fussy cutter, unlike me, so I go with dies!), and some ribbon and cs in coral, which she likes way more than I do! I also included a little twine bow made with the twine she sent along. You rock, Em!

Now, how about a little giveaway? I'm very thankful for all my regular (and irregular) blog readers, and I have some stamps that need a new home with one of you:

All three sets are new -- the Prima tree is brand-new, while the Sassafras stamps are older but unopened. If you think they should come and live in your house, drop me a line in the comments below. You could tell me about your Halloween costume, your holiday crafting plans, the weather, your kids...anything at all. Can't wait to hear from you! Everyone who comments by the end of Halloween (that's Monday, 10/31, at 11:59 EST) will be entered to win. Who knows? A few other goodies just might find their way into the envelope, too :) Enjoy!

Have a lovely day.


Lindsey said...

Of course those stamps should come and live at my house! Christmas? Check. COLOURED clear stamps? Cool. And an elephant I could use on a card for brother's gf, should the need arise. :P
More importantly... awesome cards! Mine is perfect, of course, as were the little goodies tucked inside. Meg's has gorgeous colours and you rocked that bg stamp. (And used flowers!) Em's card is totally fun, and I love the touch of twine on the bigger bike and the great bg paper.

Margie said...

Lovely cards-especially love those nuts! And thank you for the chance to win!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are fabulous! I totally cracked up at Linds' card. She must've loved it! And those stamps are adorable but there's no need to choose my name. I have plenty to play with!

scrapfool33 said...

Hi Angela - You've done it again! I love all three of your new creations and I'd be hard pressed to say which one is my favorite - you've given me some great ideas to emulate with all of them! Still hoping to get to meet you some time at SCRAPPY CHIC- the BEST scrap store ever! Bye, Cathy C. (P.S. Did you get all your papers graded?)

kasia c. said...

Oooooooh! These are all so fabulous! I feel very blessed to have one of your cards in my personal possession. :)
Really these are al awesome.

It good to hear you could get some time away from all of those essays!! Thanks so much for the congrats. :) I am just having a hard time with the crafty/blog surfing withdrawal!!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

It cracked me up how the cards look like each of the people. They are all awesome! Hope you made it through the paper pile (as in grading, not scrapbooking).

Meg said...

Ok, I already knew the first one was FABulous, but you really outdid yourself making three personalized fabulous cards! Love the squirrel & acorns (especially with that gorgeous red), and I KNEW you would rock that Pink Paislee paper!!! And you did! LOVE!

Karin said...

Hi Angela! Just popped over from Lindsey's blog where she is showing off this adorable acorn card! Love it...Great color combo!

Karin said...

Hi Angela! Just popped over from Lindsey's blog where she is showing off this adorable acorn card! Love it...Great color combo!