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Saturday, June 27, 2009

...Miss You Already & Blog Candy

This is my submission for Amy Rysavy's Sketch Challenge #4 from yesterday, and today's Inspiration Challenge #186 at SCS {Sarah Collier, aka the charm school dropout}. She has some phenomenal artwork, but I really like the colors in the one seen above. I started with a Basic Black Cardstock base, then matted the additional layers with it also. The patterned papers were from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack, which happens to be my favorite paper pack! The large Real Red Cardstock background panel was pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, so was the Whisper White Cardstock focal panel. The image is actually a digital stamp from Victoria Case Stamps called "Willy the Worm". My friend Pam was was sweet enough to print me off a whole page of this image, so that I can use it whenever I feel like it...how precious! Willy was colored with Copic Sketch Markers, then cut out, and attached to the focal panel using Dimensionals. The sentiment was from the Stampin' Up set "Really Retro", and was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. A piece of 5/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon and three Silver Brads were added to complete the card.

That's it for the card today, but how would you like to win some BLOG CANDY? It has been quite a while since I have given anything away. Since my hit counter has clicked right past 150,000...I thought it was time to offer you something for making my blog such a success. I will randomly draw and announce the winner of these goodies on July 4th, so be sure to check back to see of you are the lucky recipient. Here's what you can win by simply leaving me a comment {remember to add your name to your comment if you are signing in as "anonymous"}:


  • One (1) 12x12 Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper Pack
  • One (1) Stampin' Up Sale-a-brations 2009 "Congrats" Stamp Set
  • One (1) Stampin' Up Sale-a-brations 2009 Ribbon Bundle
  • One (1) Jar of "Easter" Primas
  • One (1) Pack We R Memory Makers' White Extra Large Eyelets
  • One (1) Container Martha Stewart Peridot Glitter

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you again soon. Until then...

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy,

I just love stopping by your blog to check out your wonderful creations and always look forward to your awesome colour combos. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Mel

Caryl P said...

He looks like such an intellectual worm. Beautiful card as always Mercy, and thanks for the chance to win something too!

GabrielaD said...

Great card... love the worm. Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy, it looks great.

Tracey said...

Love your card Mercy! Willy the Worm is adorable!

SueB said...

Cute card, Mercy - I'm lovin' the layers, taking notes, hope to play later today. TFS, and thanx for the uber generous blog candy opp!

akagreenhouse said...

Mercy, I enjoy this blog so much! You do amazing work and provide me with great inspiration. Thanks!

Rose said...

Hi Mercy! What a gorgeous card and what fun Blog Candy! I really enjoy your blog - love your style! Thanks for a chance to win.

Susan (coffeeforme) said...

Your little worm just jumps off the paper. Very cute. I love the SU Pink Flamingo Paper too. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity...congrats on 150,000 hits.

Amy said...

What a cutie! Love his enormous glasses. Thanks for sharing such fun inspiration!

Lisa Brown said...

Love the bright colors, Mercy! So cute! Congrats on your over the top 100,000 hits!

Pam Speidel said...

Lord Have Mercy! This is such an ADORABLE card! Love the image and how you've cut him out and popped him up. Your coloring is outstanding, as always and they layout and dp is PERFECT!!! Another jaw-dropping super duper card! Smiles! Pam :)
ps...Congrats on over 150,000 hits and I would do the happy dance to win your incredible blog candy! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh so cute!Love, love, love the colors you put together! Oh my...would you believe my word verification is "candi". I think it's a sign!

Angela Lemmons said...

So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Matter said...

Willy is adorable and you have showcased him brilliantly!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Ok, LOVE the little worm!!! I think I'm going to have to get him - too cute!!!
Keep up the great work and enjoy your summer with the kids!!!

Christine

Raquel said...

What a cute card!! You always have great ideas, so inspirational!! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the hits.

Raquel

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh so cute!!! LOVE your creations. I get to see all your stuff as soon as you post through following you.

Happy Blogging!

Smiles,
~Nancy

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I am so glad I just popped in today and saw this candy alert! I'd love to win. I just had shoulder surgery yesterday, and I'm sore and can't do much except browse - but that's fun too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy! I can't remember where I discovered your site - I think from iSTAMP (Nancy Riley), but I've had it bookmarked ever since! I like the look of your cards and plan to hopefully find the time to CASE some! Thanks for the chance to win some "blog candy"!

Nicci
asternitzky@wi.rr.com

Ramona Michaluk said...

Aaaw, how cute Mercy ! Love this little fella - he's gorgeous. Your card is stunning with those rich reds and the fantastic green of this little guy just compliments it perfectly. Another great card !!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

What a cute card! Great coloring job and great colors!!

kat said...

Willy Worm is such a cutie; you are so lucky to have a page full of that face! And what great blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Nena said...

Cute card Mercy but clean and classy
as usual. Thanks so much for the
inspiration!

Sonia said...

I love your card!!!I enjoy looking at your blog because of your color combos, layering and such. I'd give anything for your creativity!!!
Congrats on all the blog hits!!!
Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!!!

jmniffer said...

Who thought a worm could be cute?! Great card. Congrats on the 150k hits. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy. jmniffer

sandie carter said...

What a stinking cute card. Congrats on the hits and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy

Sharon said...

Super cute card! I love this little guy! Thanks for the opportunity to win some nice candy {wink!} I'm not surprise that your counter has reached this milestone - I just love it!

Sharon

Kathi said...

What an adorable card! Love that cute worm, he looks pretty smart, I bet he's a "book worm"! Love what you did with the sketch challenge, you are such an inspiration, I truly enjoy visiting your blog everyday!

Marisa said...

What a cute card and wonderfully coloured too!

Congrats on all the hits and thanks for the chance to win some goodies :D Love your work and sketches.

Cathy said...

Love your card. The worm is so cute. Love the colors and dimesions on this card. I enjoy stopping in and seeing a new creation that you made.

Moosisk said...

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give us out here in Cyberland. Nice blog candy, too! :D

Sprytebyrd said...

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! I love your blog as it is, but then you go and throw candy in the mix! Sweet girl, you are irresistible!!! Keep tossing me the great ideas, and wonderful inspiration! 150,000 hits??? WoW, you are inspiration at it's best!
Spreading the word!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Hi Mercy,

Another blogging milestone and it couldn't happen to a nicer or more creative lady. Thanks for thinking of your many readers and putting together such awesome candy. Your awesome creativity is the reason we all keep checking in so regularly.

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Sarah-Jane said...

I love your worm card, he is soooo cool!! Thanks for the chance to win some great candy,
HUgs Sarah-Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Cute card!!! Of course you always amaze me each visit with your cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance at some treats!
Ilene B.

Anonymous said...

Mercy,
Thanks for your wonderful creativity. Your cards are always so colorful...sometimes colors I would never think of putting together and they look great! Thanks for inspiring me with my stamping.
Charlene

Ginny said...

Hi Mercy! Congrats on now 173333 hits!! I love the colours on this card and the catepillar is so adorable. Keep up the great work and you'll hit 1 million in no time ;)

TRace said...

Awesome cards!!! So detailed and layered! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies :)))

Sarosa said...

I just rediscovered your blog today as I went through my stamping favorites! Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy: I love your cards and particularly love seeing what you do with the SU! stamps. Congratulations! - Mary R.

Anonymous said...

How fun, congrats on so many hits. Cheryl R.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy,
I love your card, and especially the beautiful bright colors! Congratulations on all those blog hits.
Anne P. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Angel said...

Congrats on the hits! Adorable card, love that image!

Pam Varnell said...

When you colored this image at my house I had no idea it would look this good on a card. OMG it makes my jaw drop. Great color combo. Loving those bright colors [copycat]!! LOL. Just had to say that after your comment on my blog.

Please, please, please, can I win the blog candy? Reckon anybody would think anything if your best friend won it? LOL

Love ya girl!!

Maskedwoman said...

What a cute card. I love the bookworm! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Rosita said...

Hey girl! Love the new cards. You're going to make me get those nestabilities soon, I can tell.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! thanks for sharing your creativity!

Nina Fazio

Denise said...

Hi Mercy! I stop by often to see your new works of art. Always inspiring!! Great blog candy! Please... count me in!!
Denise M

JWill795 said...

I love stopping by your blog! Your cards are so awesome! Great blog candy too!

Kate said...

Hi there! Great blog candy - great blog! Love visiting.

Kay said...

Hey, congrats on over 150,000 hits!
I love your card- that little worm is just too stinkin' cute!

icelady said...

Great cards Mercy, congrats on your 150,ooo hits, I have put a link on my blog to yours, thanks for putting up some lovely blog candy
Sandra

Neighbor_Nancy said...

Card is adorable!

Thanks for the opportunity to win you blog candy!! It is very generous of you!

Camp Address said...

Mercy----I always enjoy your blog posts and am often inspired to head right to my craft room! Thanks for all you do!

Jen said...

Willy is just adorable. I love this card - the colors are fabulous. Your blog is full of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Jodeen said...

Love Willie the Worm and the colors you used to showcase him. I visit you daily and love your style.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Always love a contest-really neat purse tutorial, I might get one made in the next couple of days.
Great blog!
Beverly Gotthardt

tracy s said...

Mercy - I LOVE this little worm. He is so adorable. The card is very cute. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing and putting bog candy up for grab. You ROCK!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mercy, You may be busy with the kids, but you are producing some wonderful cards these days. And, thank you for making some SU cards. This one is beautiful "clean and simple" -- love it!! Thanks for continuing to inspire me.
Charlene

Barb said...

Great Blog! Love your creations!

Barbara Bird

Kelly said...

Enjoy your blog so much--beautiful cards! and thanks for the tutorial on the treat bag--fun stuff!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog - always good ideas - thanks for your creativity!
Claudia

Michelle said...

Hi Mercy,
I absolutely love your blog and creations. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy.

Sandy said...

Love your blog Mercy - I check it for inspiration frequently! Thanks for the chance to win!

SiSi said...

Hello there Mercy,
I was browsing and bumped into your blog. Thanks for giving me a chance to win the blog candy!
SiSi
origamibysisi@gmail.com

Jacynthe said...

Such a cute card!!

Anonymous said...

You make wonderful cards and I enjoy your blog immensely. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Happy 4th~

Heidi Abel
stampvamp@sbcglobal.net

ann Leek said...

I've followed your blog for quite a while now and really enjoy it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

sarahmartina said...

Congrats on the success of your blog! And thanks so much for sharing it with everyone!