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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

... 30K Hits Blog Candy, & Color Challenge #156

IT'S BLOG CANDY TIME AGAIN! I hadn't even noticed that my hit counter had reached 30,000 until yesterday.....so I am going to share some goodies with one of my lucky readers. Here's what you could win:
  • BasicGrey's "Two Scoops" 6X6 Paper Pad
  • Two (2) Packs of Small KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones
  • One (1) Pack of Large KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones
  • One (1) Bottle of Making Memories Gree Scrapbook Shimmer
  • One (1) Bottle of Fruit Punch Stickles

HOW TO WIN: Simply leave a comment at this post (one per person please), and I will choose a random winner next Tuesday, March 11th. If you leave an anonymous comment please be sure to include your name at the end. The winner will be announced when my post for that day is published......if you know me then you know that it could be early in the morning or at late night. So you have to check back to see if you've won these awesome products.

Now to the card! This is my submission for today's Color Challenge at SCS: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron. I started with a card base of Purely Pomegranate cardstock that measured 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded in half to open at the bottom measures 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The border at the top of the card is from the "Urban West" Rub Ons Pack. Black KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones are scattered throughout the flourish. The sentiment is also a rub on, but it is from the "Anchored" Rub Ons Pack. Another Black KaiserScrapbook Rhinestone was added to the star in the "o" for added dimension.

The punched flower was made using the following punches and papers: 5-Petal Flower Punch (Basic Black cardstock, Wild Wasabi Designer Paper-from the Prints Pack, Purely Pomegranate caardstock, So Saffron cardstock), and the Snow Blossom Punch (Wild Wasabi cardstock only). The flower on the top is a rub on , also from the "Anchored" Rub Ons Pack, and was placed on Purely Pomegranate cardstock. The flower was then cut out using CutterBee Scissors, and another Black KaiserScrapbook Rhinestone was added to its center. Each layer was attached to the others using Dimensionals, and the completed bloom was attached to the card base using Dimensionals again.

That's it for today....simple, simple, simple card! I will see you all tomorrow with a card for my all-time favorite challenge - the Sketch Challenge! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment for a shot at winning the blog candy! Until later......Hugs ~ Mercy

Supplies

Stamps: NONE

Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Prints Pack-Wild Wasabi

Ink: NONE

Accessories: scissors, rub ons, rhinestones, punches

97 comments:

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh wow, what wonderful blog candy! Congrats on your 30K...love your card too!

Lynda K said...

Great blog candy! So many sparkles!! Your cards are wonderful and I love the title of your blog.
TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow..great blog candy! Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!..Love your detailed indtructions for your cards....many thanks.

kearneykrafter said...

Oh, what a mouth-watering card you created for today's color challenge!?!?! Very clean lines, and beautiful. I love LOVE the Two Scoops paper!!! Thaks for the chance at great blog candy...congrats on your blog milestone!!

Dari-Lynn said...

Congratulations on 30K!!! I love the stacked flowers on your card; looks awesome!

Marsha said...

Great Blg candy offer. Love the cards you share with us. Keep them coming.

Katie said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Kari said...

Love the sparkling blog candy!! Thanks for a chance to win!!! I also love your card for today!!! Thanks for sharing!

TRACY K said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 30K! I LOOK IN EVERY DAY TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE AND I AM ALWAYS IMPRESED.

Jan Scholl said...

sparkly stuff! on an ugly ugly non sunny day. maybe a trip to the gym will pick me up a bit.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, great blog candy! Congrats on the 30k. Your cards are great!

Missy

Shelby said...

Congrats on 30,000 and thanks for the chance to win!

I LOOOOVE your simple card, by the way. It's so... crisp!

Meredith said...

Your card is beautiful! Congrats on 30,000 hits!

Wife2TJ said...

Wonderful blog candy, thanks for giving us all a chance to win. Love those rhinestones! -Samantha

LaKesha said...

I so enjoyed you hangin out over here last week!!! We had a great time and i love all the stuff u thought me!!!!!

Kesha

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

Love the card, simple yet awesome. Congarts on 30K hits.

Cheryl said...

Your blog candy is as great as your blog. I really enjoy seeing all that you create. Thank you. Congrats on the number of hits.
Cheryl Sims

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is blog candy with BLING! Congratulations and thanks for a great blog.
Nancy Fair

Joan and Amy said...

Wow, this is so simple, elegant and fun all at the same time. I love it. Joan

Anonymous said...

Basic grey two scoops, I have been trying to buy this and everywhere is sold out, ordering online sadly is TOO much money. I hope to win this awesome blog candy cause I will then have my two scoops 6x6 paper.

Zoe

Denise... said...

Mmmmmm...yummalicious blog candy! Love that paper!!!

Anonymous said...

Great blog candy and great blog!
Did I miss an update on the results of the Holter monitor? My now 7 yr old had corrective heart surgery at 15 months. Scary times but we always had faith that God was in control. He is with your son today too.
Thanks for the chance to play!
Sonia

Melissas said...

Congrats on your hits! I really like your color challenge card - that pomegranate base is very pretty, and love the layers of the flower :) Thanks for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

Your the best! Joy H

Sharon in NE said...

30,000 hits!! Just think how many people you've blessed! Oh Mercy, I am SO thankful for you and your blog. You bring so much joy to my day and obviously many others.

jean said...

Congrats on 30,000 hits!!!!
I visit your blog daily
great blog candy
Awesome card

Jean

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 30 K! I loving checking in to see your work.
Blessings!
Terriiam@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 30K hits! I love visiting and getting great ideas for SU products! Thanks!
-Lena Altman

Life of an Army wife said...

Great site! What happen to the awesome music?

angie

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Sandra Smart said...

wow, 30K hits huh? That is awesome! Congrats! But it is not surprising because your blog is wonderful.

CAKVD said...

Congratulations on this super huge milestone!!! What WONDERFUL blog candy you have up for grabs!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!
cheryl KVD

silke said...

Congrats - Mercy!!! Love your blog too.....and thanks for stopping by mine - you are to kind!!!

Love all your goodies...I'll play!!!

Great card for todays CC challenge - simply beautiful!!!

Maile said...

Congrats on your 30k hits! What a great prize, thanks for the chance to win.

Shannon said...

Congrats on your hits. I love the kaiser rhinestones I use them on all my cards. I need those colors though!

Lisa said...

Great blog. Great blog candy. Congratulations on your hits!

Allison said...

What a great flower...now I will need to get all those punches...ha!

Nancy Grant said...

Congratulations on so many hits! Awesome card creation!

:-)

mochamama said...

wow, congrats on all your hits!!!! Your blogcandy is awesome!!!

Juliana said...

Neat flower on that card!! WAY fun!
Yummy blingy candy, too!!

Anonymous said...

Love your beautiful card - and what a great prize - I hope I win! McStamper

Scrapbookmama said...

WOW I'm getting excited about almost hitting 5K I think I will do a back flip when I get to 30K CONGRATS to you! :)

-Ellie
e@scrapbookmama.com

JenMarie said...

FANTABULOUS blog candy! Thanks for the chance.
GORGEOUS card!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card, simple and elegant. Congratulations on the 30,000 mark.....WOW
Thanks for the chance at blog candy!
Diane

Sherry G said...

Fabulous blog candy.... I hope I win! It's a great prize for anyone and very generous on your part.

Stampin Cats said...

Wow, great blog candy. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the 30k.

misse336 said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Newstampinaddict said...

Wow great card. The color combo is really fun!

Ann L said...

Congrats on your hits! What yummy candy. Hope I win. Thanks for the inspiration.

annstamps@wowway.com

mudmaven said...

Congrats on you 30k hits! Way to go! Love your blog and appreciate all that you share with us. ~chris

Rae said...

I LOVE that flower!
Congrats on 30K hits!

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Your colors and layout on this card is so simple but very elegant. I love it! Have to try more with my flower punches thats for sure.

Annelies said...

Congratulations with the hits! Your cards are really beautiful and I hope you'll keep on inspiring us!

Tracy said...

What amazing candy! You are so sweet!! Congrats on 30k and many many more to come.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I love your beautiful work!! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Mandiannie said...

Wonderful candy and beautiful card. I like the simple elegance of that card, especially the doodle at the top.

Angel W said...

Your card is LOVELY. I love simple cards that still look spectacular. You did a great job with that! And your goodies look fabulous too. Hope I win!

Cindy Vernon said...

What generous and fun candy. Thanks for offering it and congrats on your hits!

Laurie said...

Mercy,
Your cards are beautiful, your spirit shines through each one. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Darlene L said...

Mercy--love your name. I just found your blog and enjoyed looking around. Your projects are great and I really like your style. I love the "bling" blog candy. Thanks for the opp to win. I'm going to bookmark you. Darlene L

sheila said...

WoW, great blog candy. Thanks for the chance at winning. Congratulations on the 30k marker. Love your card and how the bling on top takes it up a notch.

Val said...

Congrats on reaching 30K! It's great!! Wonderful blog candy too. I really love your card. Purely Pomegranate is one of my favourite colours!!

LeAnn said...

I loved your card - you did an excellent job with the color challenge.

Christine said...

Wow! Awesome candy!!
Congratulations on 30K and here's to your next 30K!!

Elizabeth V. said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Thanks for offering the great prizes.

Jen said...

Big Congrats! What a great blog candy. I love all your creations!!

Cathy M said...

Congrats on your hits! I just love your creative and inspiring projects. Count me in on all this sparkle candy. I would love to have FUN with this sweet celebration candy. Thanks for a chance.

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

Hi Mercy, Congrats on getting to 30,000!!! Wow! I enjoy visiting your blog and read your update post on your son. My prayers are with him and your family.

Becky

Anonymous said...

I am kind of new to the whole blog idea. But when I started looking at your's I feel in love. You're card ideas are all so versatile. I love the way you pull them off. Keep it up, because I love to look at them. They give me lots of inspiration. Awesome blog candy, it's very pretty. Kristen D.

StampinginKansas said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone. Keep up the great stamping....love your cards. Prayers being said for you son too.

StampinginKansas said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone. Keep up the great stamping....love your cards. Prayers being said for you son too.

Alisha said...

Beautiful cards & projects!!! You are so talented!!!

MJ said...

Oh Oh, I love bling and I love your blog and I love this card and and and............ But on a more serious note and much more important-I have added your whole family especially your son to my prayer list. Have faith and stay strong. Let's pray that the waiting is the worst part of the whole thing.

Kathy H said...

Congrat on all the hits. Wonderful cards. Thanks for the chance at the candy, Kathy Hering...

Pat S. said...

Congratulations on 30,000...WOW!!! and thank you for offering such an awesome give-away...another WOW!!!

I was not so sure about this week's color challenge, but I really like what you did with it...very pretty card, I like the way you layered out the flower.

Neva said...

Mercy, that card is so gorgeous. Love the colors and all of those layers of flowers. You are so creative and such a crafty person. Great job.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Congrats on all of your hits! That must be very exciting! Your card is beautiful by the way! I love the colors!

barb hendrickson said...

Yummy blog candy! Would love to win. :) Great blog!

barb

Shelly said...

Wow 30,000 Hits! Congrats! I always love a chance to win...looks like great goodies! Thanks and congrats again!
Shelly

Bonnie said...

So glad your son will be back on the BB court! Congrats on 30K hits!

Becky said...

Congrats on all your hits! Blog candy looks cool too. I appreciate your talent!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 30,000 blog hits! Thanks for the chance to win the yummy blog candy.

Mary B.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your blog. It's so nice to see your sweet smile every day when I visit. Your projects are inspiring!

melissalance@bellsouth.net

Pam said...

Wow ,30,000 hits on your blog, congrats! And such great candy. Love your card, love the color and the simplicity. Thanks

Jeana said...

Love that sparkly candy!!! I come to your blog almost daily. Thank-you for sharing your creations with us!

Sam said...

I love the title of your blog. It is what drew me to look at your page. I like your cards too.
thank you for sharing
sam
stampmine.blogspot.com

Karen M. said...

Congrats on your 30K!! Your cards are always so inspiring. Great blog candy---can never have enough sparkle and bling!!!!!!!!!
Karen M.

Shaz said...

CONGRATS on a fantastic blog count and the awesome blog candy you have on offer. Keep sharing and inspiring us all with your great cards and blog postings.


Shaz

wisteriagirl said...

What cool blog candy!! Congrats on your 3K hits! Love your blog! Hugs, Cindy

Linda SS said...

Congrats on the 30,000 well-deserved hits! I don't know of anyone who creates prettier dimensional flowers as you do. Your cards are amazing.

Patti Gingrich said...

Thanks for sharing the excitement of 30K with a give away! Congrats!

Betsye Erazo said...

You are so generous! You're the best. Those Rhinestones are to die for. And I love, love, love your layered flowers. I can't wait to get my punches so I can atempt one of my own.

Sheila D. Staves said...

Some of the color challenges really stump me - you did a wonderful job on this combination

Angel said...

Not sure if I'm too late or not, but thought I'd give it a try! So glad that your son's stress test went well! Love your work!

melissa r. said...

I'd love to win your bling. I'm sorry to read about all the worries you have had regarding your son, but I'm happy that it ended well.

Anonymous said...

Just found you today, so I'd like to wish you well with Christian and hope everything is fine.

alfwilk@comcast.net