Friday, September 28, 2007

Holy Triptych & BLOG CANDY!!

As promissed I have some blog candy, but how about a card first. Actually, how about three. I fell in love with the Holy Triptych stamp set from the mini catalog the second I saw it. I thought the price was a little high, but with it being die cut I decided to think about it. I really wanted to make some cards for the ladies at church. Then I took one look in the SCS gallery and was sold when I saw this fabulous ornament made by momma b. I am so glad that I got this stamp set.
The die cutting made it super fast to mount. I don't mind cutting my own rubber, but it does take away from valuable stamping time. I really like the style of this set. I really like the border frame for the pictures. I see myself using it in the future for other things. Put it with the companion word set Star-Studded Season and you are all set for the holidays.
For my first set of cards, I decided to make a tri of matching card layouts. The people for each card is stamped on Whisper White and then colored in with markers. The outline image is stamped onto colored cardstock and then the opening was cut out to layer over the people. The sentiment is embossed on the left side and a simple bit of ribbon was added to finish them off. These cards didn't take long to make, but will be a great gift for someone. Here are some close up with basic colors used for each.

Apricot Appeal, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Irridecent Ice (Wings outline)

Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal (halos), neutral WWC (Faces)

Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Perfect Plum

Speaking of gift......how about some BLOG CANDY!! As always I thank those of you who have been visiting my site. I am humbled again that I am starting to get regular returners. When I hit 500 I thought it would take another 2 months to hit 1000. I am already at 1200 and just now getting out my candy. Thank you again and I hope you enjoy.

The weather here is warm, if not hot, still. I am awaiting with anticipation the fall weather with slightly colder nights and not so hot days. I want to decorate for all the holidays. The change of the seasons got me thinking about some designer paper from last years catalog. I went through my stash of retired items and there it was. Wonderful "Four Seasons" DSP. So I have for one lucky person a sample. There are (12) 6x6 squares, one for each print. They are double sided, so if you don't like one, something else is on the other side. I thought some nice chipboard would go well with the papers. There are four, one for each season, for the current catalog or mini catalog. Since I had out my retired paper, I decided to look through my retired ribbon bag. There are 4 grosgrain yards (Light Orchid, Rose, Chocolate, and Apple Green), 4 yards of silver cord, and 1 yard of Blue Organdy.
Getting a chance to win this blog candy is simple. Simply make a comment on this post. If you feel so moved, please subscribe to my email updates on the left side and earn another chance at this candy. I will have my daughter draw a name from the hat on October 1st. Good luck to all.

25 comments :

Momsnack said...

I'm already subscribed and check you out regularly. Great blog.
NancyS (momsnack)

Tejal said...

Congrats on the big hits...Thank you for sharing your happy moment...

Brenda said...

Congrats on all the hits! Beautiful cards! Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy!
~Brenda H.

Emily said...

Congratulations on the hits! Your cards look great!

Laura W said...

Very nice cards! Thanks!

CAKVD said...

The blog candy looks like a lot of fun!! I'm off to subscribe!!
Cheryl KVD

Cathy said...

I'm a subscriber! Whooo Hooo! I just love your creative and talented style of artwork. Can't wait to see more....more...more! Love your Triptych cards. Congrats on your hits and what sweet SU candy you are sharing with us. Pick me! Pick me! I would like to be the lucky stamper to have FUN playing with this sweet candy. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

scfranson said...

Wow, wonderful blog, so full of inspiration. Congratulations!
Claudia

jodene said...

I just love your cards! This really is a prety set. Thanks for the chance!

Pat S. said...

Hi Kathleen!
Thank you for offering some DP...love that stuff :)

I am a subscriber.

Really like your triptych cards...I have never used apricot with soft sky...really pretty!

Pattyjo said...

OK I just have to get that stamp set now. I saw another blog with their Christmas cards in that and I fell in love with the set. You just confirmed I have to get it now. LOL
I love your family picture! I also signed up for your blog. Thanks for a chance at your cool blog candy!

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Melissas said...

Thanks for sharing your creations with us. I enjoy seeing what you come up with when I check in. I will be subscribing to get updates automatically!

Peggy Maier said...

Congratulations! Shows you're doing something others enjoy too! I really like this stamp set & may have to add it to my order this time!

dasimonds said...

Congrats..your blog is doing great.
Your cards are beautiful. I was just eyeing that stamp set myself.
I just subscribed...
Thanks for a chance to WIN your blog candy.


Dee

Natalie said...

Congratulations on your blogging success! Isn't it so fun!?! Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy candy! You have made some beautiful creations! :) Keep up the great work!

Angel Wilde said...

I think I am already subscribed but I will take a look later. Love your cards with the Tryptech set BTW!

Elaine said...

Your cards are a work of art! I'm subscribing~ :)

Kristine said...

Beautiful cards! Off to subscribe.

Linda SS said...

Your Holy Triptych cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors you used. After viewing your cards, I realize I can't live without this set:)

Jill said...

Loved this set when I first saw it and your cards confirmed it! Great set, and great cards. Thanks for the blog candy offer. Have a great day!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Congrats on the hits. The stamp set is great, love the cards you made.
Thanks for offering the blog candy.

janet allen said...

I love these Christmas cards as well as the ones on previous posts. Your card making skills are outstanding.

Anonymous said...

you are so creative!!!

Anonymous said...

hi-i don't know if i did this right but you are so creative! the cards are so pretty!

Marci Wilson

Karen Gladney said...

Love the work you did on those cards. They are georgeous. It is a set that I think that I will definately be adding to my collection too. Like you I thought that it was too expensive but so is so many other things that we buy and still do.

Congrats on the hits.

Tks for the opportunity of winning such great candy!