Time for BLOG CANDY!
Hobby Lobby is the only craft store that's very close to where I live. Of the chain stores, I really prefer Michael's, but the closest one is about an hour away. Needless to say, I don't get there very often. Well - I needed to do some shopping yesterday so I took a little road trip, and of course, added a stop at Michael's to the agenda. While I was there, I found the cutest Halloween stamps. (Everyone else may have seen them already, but they were new to me!) I picked up a couple for myself, and while I was at it threw a few extra in my basket. I haven't done this blogging thing very long, but I figured it might just be time for some blog candy. And with Halloween just around the corner, who doesn't have candy on their mind (ok - maybe everyone doesn't have as big of a sweet tooth as I do!).
Anyway, the main blog candy is these 3 adorable Halloween stamps and a roll of black/orange reversible ribbon (the orange matches SU!'s Pumpkin Pie fairly closely). I had fun making my Halloween card when I got home this afternoon, so I decided to also throw in a few little items to maybe help the winner complete theirs. In addition to the stamps and ribbon, I am also including a few pieces of Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Basic Black cardstock. One piece of each is dry embossed with my Cuttlebug Dots & Spots embossing folder, and the other is plain. I also cut out some tags with a few of my Cuttlebug die cuts and have some bling from Target's $1 spot. And finally, I'm including my sample card for you. (My sample card is fairly straight forward, so I won't go into a lot of detail on how I created it. I have included a recipe below.)
For a chance to win the blog candy, please reply to this post. Since Trick or Treating usually involves doing something to get your treat, I'd like to hear what your current favorite stamp set is and maybe your favorite color combination to use with it. If you have a card you've made using that combination, please feel free to share a link too! I can sometimes get in a rut using the same sets and colors over and over again, so I'm hoping to get some new ideas. And, just to make it fair, I'll answer my question also. The set I seem to be reaching for the most lately is True Friend. I absolutely love this set and have mainly been using it with Really Rust, River Rock and Old Olive. I think my favorite card with it, though, was this card that I created for a color challenge a few weeks ago. I didn't think I was going to like Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke together, but I love how the card turned out.
I'll draw a random number for the winner next Saturday, 9/29.
Stamps: Michael's Witch and Spider, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum
Other: Cuttlebug Dots & Spots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Tag Die Cut, Black/Orange Striped Ribbon