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Thursday, June 26, 2008

...Ways To Use It Challenge #172, & 50K Hits Blog Candy !!!

Let's start off today with the card that I submitted for today's Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS. We were to incorporate birds into our layouts, so I used the birds and branches from the set "Silhouettes" by See-D's. I started with a Ruby Red Cardstock base that measured 10 X 5 to create a 5" square card. The striped panel consisted of Old Olive Designer Series Paper (5 X 2-3/4) and Basic Black Cardstock (5 X 3). The two papers were attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive, then the panel was faux stitched using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. The completed panel was attached to the card base using the same adhesive.

The focal panel was Whisper White Cardstock (3-3/4 X 2-3/4) and Basic Black Cardstock (3-7/8 X 2-7/8). The birds were stamped twice onto the white cardstock in Ruby Red Classic Ink, and Crystal Stickles were used to add some sparkle to the birds. Once the birds were dry, the branches were stamped in both Old Olive Classic Ink and Certainly Celery Classic Ink. I used a Brayer & Rubber Attachment to create the sky by rolling over the entire image with Soft Sky Classic Ink. The two pieces of cardstock were attached to each other with adhesive, then a piece of Black Organdy Ribbon was tied in a knot at the bottom of the panel. The completed panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals. The sentiment reads, "Wishing You Well", and it is from the Verve Visual set "Wonderful Wishes". It was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto a scrap piece of Certainly Celery Cardstock, then punched out using the 1" Circle Punch. The punched sentiment piece was mounted onto Ruby Red Cardstock that had been punched using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Those pieces were then mounted to some Basic Black Cardstock that was punched out using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Three Baby Blue KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones were added just above the words on the sentiment piece, then the completed panel was attached to the card base with Dimensionals.

That's it for the card...now on to the goodies! Since my hits counter passed 50,000 some time yesterday, I want to offer some blog candy to a lucky winner. All you have to do to win is leave a comment at THIS post. I will announce the winner on Thursday, July 3rd. Here's what you can receive if your name is chosen:

  • One (1) pack of Love & Happiness Rub Ons (from SU's Sale-a-Bration promotion: this includes a sheet in each of the following colors: Black, White, Olive, and Chocolate)
  • One (1) "Friendship Blooms" stamp set (also from SU's Sale-a-Bration promotion)
  • Twelve (12) Chipboard Hearts
  • Eight (8) Chipboard Stars
  • One (1) spool of 5/8" White Ribbon (8 yards)
  • Assorted Designer Series Papers (6X6 pieces from the following: Afternoon Tea, Berry Bliss, and Summer Picnic)
Thanks so much for your faithful readership, and for all of the kind and wonderful comments you've left over the last several months. I can't tell you how much I have appreciated hearing from all of you! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will see you again tomorrow. Until then....



79 comments:

jacki jones said...

Congratulations Mercy!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooh...your card is gorgeous!

Jayne said...

I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas and your talent.

AnnL said...

50K!! Do you see how much you are loved?! I miss your posts. Hope you feel better soon. Migraines suck! I feel for you.

mudmaven said...

Congrats on the 50K! WOWZA! Way to go. Love the card. ~chris

Marsha said...

Oh, wow. Thanks for the chance for wonderful candy. I check out your blog daily. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndsay said...

Wow, what great blog candy! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your cards. I really hope I win--thanks for the opportunity!
Lyndsay

stampinc said...

I love your card. Congrats on 50K! Not shocked with your creative style and it's so inspiring. Count me in on this sweet celebration candy. You are going to make 1 stamper very happy and I hope it's ME ME ME! :)
Thanks for a chance.

Shelby said...

Congrats on 50,000 hits! :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

Congratulations on so many well-deserved hits to your blog! Thanks for sharing so much fabulous inspiration and such fun blog candy!

LeAnn said...

Love your glistening birds! congrats on your blog milestone

maiahs_momma said...

congrats on all your hits, and thanks for this chance at some great blog candy :).

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying your blog! It's great way to get ideas for a "newbie" like me :)

N Fazio

Sharon in NE said...

I love the offset image. You have such an incredible eye for detail. I know I sound like a broken record, but I do enjoy your work! Congrats on all the hits! I am apparently not alone in my opinion of you.

Marie said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the colors, the layout, and OF COURSE - the sparkle. :)

MaryBeth said...

Congrats on 50K hits to your blog. Your cards are beautiful and your blog is an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win. Keep inspiring.
Eileen

Susan H said...

Wonderful card, Mercy! I love your blog. Keep up the great work! Thanks for the blog candy...

Anonymous said...

I have visited your blog frequently but this is my first time to post. You do beautiful work!
Allison in LO, MI

scrappinmaniac said...

Congrats on your 50,000 hits! Love to check out your blog everyday.
Sandy in Utah

Stephanie said...

Wowza girly! You definitely deserve each and every hit! We have missed you lately! I am glad you are able to post again! I hope I get to participate in this week's sketch challenge! It looks like a fun one! :D

Pat said...

Absolutely love your work and appreciate your great sketches, too. The name of your blog was what first drew me to your site -- had no idea what incredible wonders were awaiting ;-)
Congrats, and thanks for the candy give-away ... someday I'll see my name as a winner!

Anonymous said...

It's no wonder you've had so many hits... your blog is so inspiring and you are so faithful to it! Awesome work!
cindyb

kat said...

If only I could be so lucky as to win your blog candy!!!!!

mumgranny said...

Love all your cards and especially enjoy your play list. Because of you went out and bought Jack Johnson's new CD. Thanks for a chance for the Blog Candy.

Betsye Erazo said...

I just want to say I love all of the things you do, and feel blessed to call you my friend and teacher. You have the best classes!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! You'll continue to be a favorite!

Mauna said...

Congrats!!!! I am one of the many who check in here daily. Blog candy---YUMMY!!!!!

Janet said...

Wow, congrats! What wonderful blog candy! I never did get that stamp set during Sale-bration so I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance to win that and all the other goodies.

jean said...

Congrats! Mercy
fabulous blog candy
tfs all your creations

Jean

Tanja said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to you! 50,000 hits is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world and helping us grow our own!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Just found your blog and loving it. Love your details when explaining about the cards
Eileen

Sherri said...

How Fun! Thanks for all of your wonderful creations and inspirations.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the ideas--they are all so nice. I enjoy getting the emails when you send them. Thanks!

Kathy said...

Congratulations. Thanks for the chance to win and showing us this beautiful card.

Denise said...

50,000 hits---WOW!! Congrats Mercy! Love the sparkle on your birds!! Another beauty!!:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your numbers!! Your blog is great and I love your limited supplies card. The candy looks great. Mcstamper

Anonymous said...

I love your rainbow card... so colorful. Congratulations on 50,000 hits - that's very exciting!

Swedie

Angie Tieman said...

Congrats on 50,000 hits!! Way to go! Great blog candy too, thanks for the offering!

MJ said...

Congratulations on your hits. I always love seeing your posts. Great job.

Annelies said...

Congratulations on the hits! I'm not really surprised when I look at your beautiful creations.
Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

jmniffer said...

Congrats on all the hits! I check in with each new post. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy. jmniffer

Tracy Greven said...

Congratulations on this milestone - you are very talented and we all keep coming back to see what you have to share next. Thanks for the opportunity to win some "candy"
Tracy (tracy.greven@sympatico.ca)

cricketpe said...

Congratulations on so many hits! Thanks for sharing such wonderful blog candy.

Kelli in Kentucky said...

Wow that is a lot of hits!! Your blog is great, no wonder you have had so many visits. Love the sketch challenges!! Have a great weekend.

Regina said...

Congratulations on your 50000!
This is my first visit to your blog and it's great!
Thanks for the chance at your candy.

JenMarie said...

Oooo, gorgeous card !!!
CONGRATS!

JAR said...

Congrats on your 50K!! That is awesome! I think about you and your family a lot and hope that things are going better!

Alison said...

I love your challenge card. The layout and the colors are just perfect. I'm off to investigate the rest of your blog after this comment! Thanks for the candy op.

Mary said...

It was the name of your site that made me click on it, since that line was a standard joke at my childhood home since my sister's name is Mercy (as was my mom's and my grandmother's). so glad i clicked in. you are quite gifted in your creations. i plan on spending more time checking out your site. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

kim3timemom said...

What awesome blog candy. Your card is beautiful :) Thanks so much for the chance to win

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

harley7312 said...

Mercy, your blog is fantastic! I love both the cards and the music! Your are a very talented lady and I am privileged to know you! Congrats on your number of hits! Keep up the great work!

Janet

Stampin Cats said...

Congrats on the blog hits. Great cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tess said...

WOW!!! That's alot of viewers. I only have like 6000. I love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

K Nolte said...

I just found your blog and am really impressed. I will have to stop back more. Congratulations on your new mark.

CAKVD said...

Lord Have Mercy, this is an awesome pack of goodies!!! :) Congrats on all those hits!
Cheryl

Darcy said...

Wow, great goodies! Wonderful cards, glad I found your blog!
Darcy

ssweat said...

Congratulations!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give!

Sandra Smart said...

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize! Congrats to you on getting to 50K hits...I might get there some YEAR too! ;)

mustangsarah said...

Congrats on reaching 50k hits.
Your cards are awesome!!

Jamie Martin said...

Congrats on your blog hits! The blog candy looks like a lot of fun :)

Pam Varnell said...

Count me in, count me in, count me in!!!! Congrats on all the blog hits. Your blog is amazing and you are a very talented stamper. I'm so glad you're my friend.

Pam

savitri said...

Wow, talk about a lot of goodies, lady! This is fun fun!!! Your blog is awesome and congrats on the hit counter!!! I need to look to see what mine is :)

Giovana said...

Congratulations Mercy!!! 50,000 hits is great !!! I always visit your blog and I love your creations.

Have a blessed day
Giovana

kat said...

Congratulations on 50,000; as a daily visitor to your blog, I can why so many others love it, too! I'm hoping I win your blog candy cuz I LOVE the papers!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on hitting 50,000 hits. I visit often and get some great ideas. Thank you!

Terri said...

That is fantastic that sooo many people are checking you out, I am one of them. Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials.

Stampin' Annie said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the sparkle on the birds!

shannon said...

Congrats on 50k! What a beautiful card, I just discovered your blog, and will visit often!

sandyh50 said...

Congrats on all your hits. I love your card and your blog. I put you on my Google REader!

Shona said...

Wow! That's awesome! I just found your blog - but I hope I'm here for the next 50,000! LOL!

Pat said...

Mercy, your work is so beautiful and I look forward to each posting and have gleaned so many ideas from your blog. Congrats on your 50,000 and here's to many more.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 50,000 hits! It's easy to see how you got there. You do beautiful work. Thanks for the chance on the blog candy!
Claudia V
grnthmb@snowcrest.net

Debbie said...

Hello, Mercy,

Love all your designs--no wonder you have so many hits!!!! Everyone else does too. I just love your music too. My son came running the other day-could not understand why i had Usher playing. It was quite funny. Thanks for that. I will remember that for a long time as he leaves for college in just a few weeks and I am starting to feel the empty nest already.
Debbie

Jenn Brown said...

I just found your blog today. I have enjoyed what I see, and will be looking for the subscribe button! Congrats on your successful blog!

Susan C said...

your card is beautiful and your blog candy wonderful.
Congrats on your blog success

Anonymous said...

hey mercy! love this card and the blog candy! pick me....pick me!!!!!


jan b.

Anonymous said...

i love you and your creations! i would love to win your goodies, too!

luv u!
robin e.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is not too late to enter. Today is 7/3. I just found your blog from Pam "The Stamping Addict". Your card is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome candy.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com