Sunday, September 23, 2007

No Tricks - Just TREATS!

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.

Recipe:
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

22 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hi! Oh, I REALLY need some Halloween stamps. I don't have any. My favorite stamp set is Baroque Motifs!!! I love it because it is so pretty. I like to use bashful blue, cameo coral, and chocolate chip with it. Thanks!
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen

jodene said...

I just love those witches shoe's! My favorite set is Peace be unto you a card I made with this set is at
www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=629895&cat=500&ppuser=118582 My favorite color combo is blue and purple a card made with this combo is at
www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=629895&cat=500&ppuser=118582
Thanks for the chance!

The Queen Of Scrap said...

My favorite stamp is Witchybella...I haven't used her yet so I don't know what colors I like with her..but probably the usual halloween colors!

Cathy said...

Sweet Halloween candy here! I haven't even started my cards yet! I have seen so many cute cards, I just need a boost or kick in the you know where!! (tee hee) This giveaway would be make cute spooky cards.
My fav stamp set right now is Doodle This. Just love the flower.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Brandy said...

I love the cute halloween stamps. Last I went to Michaels they didn't have any. I am hoping they will get some in though. Love the card you made using them. I just ordered Batty for you at our last stamp club meeting and I am waiting to get it so I can start playing. I like the traditional orange and black colors with some halloween pattern paper. You can check out my blog for some atc cards and little gift I made for halloween.

Lisa C. said...

I love these stamps, never seen them before so would LOVE to win them! My favorite stamp set? Well right now it is Booglie Eye's, since I am making halloween cards. My overall favorite is Roses In Winter. My favorite color combo right now is the new basic gray SU color, purely pomegranate and bayou blue.

Betty said...

I don't own any Halloween stamps right now. Boohooo!! I would love to win your blog candy set!!

Ida Faye said...

I love these stamps, especially the one with the witch's shoes. I have been using the Seeing Spots set quite a bit lately and my favorite color combo is green and blue. Thanks.

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog ! My favorite stamp is any stamp with flowers on it or any holiday stamp, there are so many I can't pick just one. But I can tell you my favorite color combo never changes, sky blue, wasabi and white.
Claudia

Wife2TJ said...

Right now my favorite stamp set is fast and fun notes, I Love that stamp set. I'll share a link to one of the cards I made with it that I love.

http://ascrapaddictsblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/thank-you-floral-card.html

Thanks for sharing blog candy with us all!

Reality Show Reject said...

My favorite stamp set is Thoroughly Thankful! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Linda SS said...

I love your card and that Guava/Artichoke combination is really one of the most exciting color combo's I've seen in some time! I have been using aqua with cocoa & creme lately & love that combo. It's pretty with the Baroque Motif set but I also use it with many of my brass stencils.

Lastel/STAMPINSTEL said...

My fave set is hard to pick , I don't have any of the new ones yet , not til monday anyway . But I really like the Baroque Motifs , Fabulous Flowers and Abundant Joy . I have to say I love some of the new IN colors Purley Pomegranite , Wild Wasabi , Soft Sky . Love your card , and would love to win the goodies !

Anonymous said...

I love the Baroque Motifs set! It can be used so many ways. I like the Soft Sky & Bayou Blue from SU at the moment. Thanks for the chance at the super treats!
Ilene B.

stampingmommy said...

I love your card! Halloween is such a fun time of year! Can't wait to see what else you create!

Heather in GA

Melissa said...

My favorite stamp set is Garden Silhouettes and it doesn't matter what color combo I use - I love them all! Here's one of my favorite:

http://princessmsk.blogspot.com/2007/08/fs29.html

Thanks for the chance to win!

mybelle101 said...

My current favorite is Priceless, using Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, and Cranberry Crisp (SO sad that one was retired!!)...it seems to lend a great 'fall' feel to a 'spring' sort of set...

janet allen said...

I love Batty for you and love the traditional Halloween colors of Black & Orange with the added combo of white, lime, and bright purple. Thanks for a chance to win your halloween candy!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

The witches shoes are simply adorable! I have 3 new sets that came today. I've made a dozen cards already with it, Season Of Joy has my vote today!

Julie - iamstmpin@aol.com said...

This is too cute! Saw it on Split Coast! My fav set right now is Batty For You! It is so versatile! Love it in black and orange with some green!

Lynn said...

What a nice set of goodies this is! I saw your link at SCS and had to check it out...your blog is very nice!

To answer your questions, I think my favorite set right now is Batty for You...it's so cute and I LOVE Halloween! My fav halloween color combo to use with it is Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Gable Green & Basic Black. I have also been having lots of fun with Haunting Halloween. With that set I like the cards I've created with Basic Gray, Perfect Plum & Pumpkin Pie. Here's one of my favorite cards I've made with that combo:
http://lwdesigns.blogspot.com/2007/08/witching-for-special-on-autumn-themed.html

starqueen said...

Hi Carol,
My favorite set currently is the Snowflake Spot. But I love Halloween, so thanks for sharing your sweet candy!