Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to me, Blog Candy, AND an announcement!

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog, so I'm offering a little blog candy to celebrate. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday at midnight EST and I will draw a winner at random Monday morning. The details of the blog candy are at the end of this post.

Today's card was made using a new stamp from Repeat Impressions. Wendy has come out with a new series of stamps called Quartets. These stamps offer a lot of versatility as they are 4"x4" square and divided into four equal sections. For this card, I chose to go with a semi-monochromatic color scheme and stamped the butterfly quartet using VersaColor Celadon ink, to match my background.

I stamped the quartet twice on Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock, inked all the edges, cut out the upper left and lower right quadrants and popped them up on foam tape. For the butterfly in the upper left corner of the quartet, I went over the stamped image with a Copic Spica glitter pen to give it a little more definition and some shimmer. In the upper right quadrant, I cut out one of the butterflies from my second stamping, using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and adhered it with a glue strip just in the center of its body so I could pop up its wings. I added three clear rhinestones for the body.

The card base is a black textured card stock base, with a layer of Hambly patterned paper and a Hambly screen print on top. The ribbon is May Arts silk ribbon that I colored with a Copic marker. The butterfly charm is from Pixie Press and the flowers are from my stash.

For the inside of the card, I repeated the layers of patterned paper and screen print, and added another butterfly on top:

Hope you enjoy this quartet card and can imagine the possibilities it offers. To see samples of cards using some of the other quartet stamps that are available (there are 12 in all), please be sure to check out these cards made by my fellow Repeat Impressions design team members, Jenny Gropp and Sandy Hulsart.

AND, I have another big piece of news to share today - I have been asked to be a member of the Creative Belli Challenge Design Team. I'm very excited to participate in the bi-weekly challenges put on by the Creative Belli team, so please check back regularly to see what challenges are brewing!

OK, FINALLY, on to the blog candy.... Wendy at Repeat Impressions is graciously offering an unmounted sheet of quartet stamps for my blogoversary candy! That means you will win not one, not two, not three, but FOUR quartet stamps! A quartet of quartets!

Here are three different sheets you will be able to select from if you are the winner:

Plate 8500

Plate 8500b

Plate 8500c

To win the blog candy, leave a comment on THIS post before midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28. I will select a winner at random and announce the winner on Monday morning, June 29.

SO sorry for the novel - thanks for hanging in there with me! Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to be the first to comment. Congratulations again on becoming part of the Belli Design team. Can't wait to see the challenges and your cards. Congratulations also on your anniversary - time does fly, doesn't it? Thanks for offering the goodies - would love to have one of these blocks.

Barbar S.

Missyterry said...

I have just come upon your wonderful blog!!!
And, this is the first time I have ever heard of Repeat Impressions!!! where have I been?
Thank you for the opportunity to win one these great sets.....even if I don't I'm a winner already - finding you, Repeat Impressions and Belli Designs. Doesn't get much better than this.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Congrats on your anniversary! These Quartets are such a great idea! Can't wait to get a set.

Michele S.

Danita said...

Hello Robin, what a beautiful card you made here, love that color, so bright and cheerful!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! WELCOME to the Creative Belli DT!!! I too look forward to getting to know you better also. You do such beautiful work, its awesome to have you on our team!!!


Janine said...

Hi Robin.... Congrats on your blogoversary, and your DT assignment and a beautiful card..
Hope all is well!!!

Dana said...

These stamp sets are ADORABLE. I am in love with the fact that they have reverse images and singles all in the same theme. Very fun!

Thanks for sharing your take on the quartet stamps. I enjoyed seeing Jenny's and Sandy's as well.

I would LOVE to win a set of these!

Linda Peterson said...

A big congratulations to you!! Love what you did with the stamps--
Also, happy blogaversary.
Linda Peterson

Ravengirl said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary and making the design team! What a gorgeous card you have created! Thank you for a chance to win some wonderful stamps!

Karen said...

Stunning card. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to win some candy.

Love Karen x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, how exciting to be on a new design team, you will be a definite plus for them. Congratulations on that as well as you blog anniversary. What a great card you have made for today. It works perfectly with the screen print paper. And how clever to add the rhinestones to the body of the punched butterfly. Love the bow, flower, butterfly combination, oh, heck, I love the whole darn thing, lol.

Marcia said...

Oh...I love these quartets! I love the buttons, and the ferns, and the leaves, and the dragonflies, and the... and... and... and...!!!

Happy Blogaversary! Your work is beautiful. Sigh....

Holly said...

I love your card! The way you put a bow on top of the flower is so cool, and I love that little butterfly charm! Beautiful!!!

Congrats on joining the Belli Team!!! Whoo hoo!!!!

Dani said...

This is gorgeous, Robin! I love it!
Can't wait to get to work with you on the Belli team! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the different techniques you used. All of your work is beautiful. Congrats on your new Design Team work.
Robin R.

Happy Stamper said...

These are such awesome stamps. Thanks for the chance to win them. Also, congrats on making the Belli DT. And lastly...Happy Blogoversary!!

Marie B. said...

Wow! Hello Robin! I came here by way of Jenny's blog, and I really love these stamps! How cool are they?!? Love the colors you chose to work with on your card...this is the first time I have heard of Repeat Impressions too, and I wonder why??? Must check it out! :) Happy blogaversary too!

Maxine said...

Love how you have used the quartet stamps on your card!! Happy Blogiversary!!

Gigi said...

Happy blogaversary Robin! Just found your blog today and I love the card you made today. The quartet stamp you used is so beautiful! I would love to be entered into this draw =) Congrats on being a new member of the Creative Belli DT. Can't wait to see what you come up with next and keep up the amazing work =)

Diane said...

oh, these are a great collection with so many possibilities. It would be ahard choice...just have to buy them all.

Dee Ruger

Loopster said...

The card is really beautiful. I'm just leaving a comment, obviously, you know I don't need the candy. Truly LOVELY!

Carole RB said...

Hi Robin
Happy first blogoversary. Your card is beautiful.
What a great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!

Pat S. said...

Hi Robin!
Congratulations on 1 year!!!
I have not heard of Repeat Impressions before, but I love the cards that I'm seeing on your, and Jenny's, and Sandy's blogs. Thanks for a chance to win some!

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin! I came to your blog by visiting Sandy's blog (as I do almost every day). What a lovely blog you made, and for one year already. Congratulations with this anniversary, also with your dt membership for Creative Belli! I would love to join in for the blog candy, 8500 B is the most fantastic (the others are lovely too, but this one is my favourite).
Thanks for sharing, love from Holland, Lucy at wassu.nl

Anonymous said...

Great cards from you, Jenny and Sandy H. Love doing patriotic cards.
Linda Grady

Silke Ledlow said...

Congratulations - Robin!!! What awesome exciting news - I'm looking forward seeing what you will create!!!

Awesome looking blog candy too!!! Thanks for offering it to us!!! Hugs ~S~

Silke Ledlow said...

Sorry - I forgot to tell you how beautiful your card is!!! Love it!!! :) ~S~

Anonymous said...

Love to visit your blog and see what you're up to. Thanks for offering the cool blog candy. Very nice of you! Amy P.

Bonzi said...

Butterflies!!! Wonderful and so summer!! Love your design. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin!

Love the pine cone card! You are very talented....hope to see ya around at scrapchic


Anonymous said...

Thanks to Wendy at Repeat Impressions for offering an unmounted sheet of quartet stamps! They are fantastic! If I win I'm picking the one with the adorable cups and buttons. Thanks!
swolf@q.com Shawn

Elizabeth said...

Hello Robin,
Congrats with your bloganniversary and new DT!! Beautiful stamps of Repeat Impressions. It will be nice to win them. I've already some stamps of Wendy.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Greetings from Holland,

Lisa Schipritt said...

Robin....great job with these stamps....love them and would love to win your blog candy...enjoy...Lisa

Primitive Seasons said...

Congrats on one year of being in the blogging world. The stamps you are offering are wonderful and I'd love a chance to win. Thanks so much.


Karen W said...

These are beautiful sheets of stamps, how nice of you.

Anne said...

This card is gorgeous and we're very excited to have YOU!!! Hugs GF!!

Debby said...

Congrats on your versary and thanks for the opportunity to win some of these fabulous stamps. They are all beautiful.