Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls Blog Hop - and BLOG CANDY!!

Welcome to the very first S2G Customer Blog Hop sponsored by Shirley's2Girls! If you've just happened upon my blog, you need to GO BACK and start from the beginning at the S2G Challenge Blog. If you joined me here from Debbie's blog, then you're in the right place!!

I had sooo much fun creating this project. I inked up two stamps that I've never had the chance to use before. Isn't that Bride (SG 151) gorgeous?! I love all the fun and whimsical details in her dress and veil. I created the tag card using a template that I found on Nichole Heady's blog. Because I wanted the bride to be the focal image, I placed the sentiment on the inside of the card. Wouldn't this make a sweet card to go with a bridal shower gift? I was singing "Goin' to the Chapel" the whole time I was making this project! LOL

I wanted to have a little sumpin' sumpin' to go with the card, so I created a sweet wedding or shower favor. I picked up the take out box at Michael's, and carried the same band from the card onto the favor box. I found some aqua, cream and grey M & M's at a local candy store - I love that you can find just about any color of M & M's for occasions just like this!! There's one more detail that I wanted to bring to your attention. See that darling little wedding cake charm hanging from the ribbon? Well that's another Shirley's 2 Girls stamp called Wedding Cake (SG 152). I stamped the image in Jet Black Stazon onto transluscent Shrinky Dink, cut it out, punched a hole at the top, and shrank it using my embossing heat gun. How flippin' cute is that?!! Shrinky Dink is DA BOMB!! I love finding fun and unique ways to utilize it in my projects.

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a free stamp from Shirley’s2Girls. The fun part is . . . we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the SNR S2G Forum.

BONUS BLOG CANDY: I thought I'd create a little MORE fun around here, so I've added some of my own blog candy to the mix. In addition to leaving a comment here to win the Shirley's 2 Girls FREE stamp, I'd like you to tell me which of the Shirley's 2 Girls stamps is your favorite. You can see them all HERE. I'll choose a winner for this additional blog candy via random.org and will post the winner on Monday here on my blog. Good luck!! REMEMBER - YOU MUST COMMENT ON ALL BLOG HOP BLOGS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MY BLOG CANDY, AS WELL AS THE S2G BLOG CANDY.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Anne's blog.

33 comments:

Terri said...

Girl, "this is off the charts" gorgeous! Love that card, super cute image, btw! Leave it to you to find the M & M's to match and is that Shrinky Dink that I see? You totally rocked this, my friend!!!!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Looks like you're the only one up and at it this morning on the blog tour. Your blog is looking good, Karo and your work continues to amaze!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karolyn!
This is gorgeous!
Only you could take a sweet whimsical image and make it so elegant! Fabulous job!
Hope you are well!
take care and thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Maria

Mae said...

How elegant. So pretty. Thanks for the intro to the group & enjoy the sun while we enjoy the rain.

Cat said...

OMGosh! This project is just GORGEOUS! Love all the details! One of my favorite S2G stamps is the watering can with the sentiment "A good garden always has weeds."

Gina said...

Your bride is just gorgeous! the M&M favors are the perfect touch. I love all my S2G stamps because they fit my quirky side, but I think my favorite is the "We Won't Go Cats". I LOVE that stamp.

Helen Dooley said...

Gorgeous card! I think I like them all.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous blog candy -- How very generous of ABC Toys and Crafts!

Love your card and favor box! Your work always rocks!

Tink said...

BEAUTIFUL! I Love your card!
My Favorite S2G's stamp is All of them! I only have one so far ...

Anne said...

Oh, wow! This is just stunning, never would have thought to use this stamp and make such an elegant card and box with it, you are awesome!

My favourite stam pset is Happy Bark-day, which works for men's cards, kids cards, all the tricky ones. But if I can have another favourite it's the all-over Peace design, use that a lot

Tammy Miller said...

wow this is great, I dont have a fav yet but love the shoe digi just now coming out how cute!

Sheila D said...

OMG gorgeous! You do amazing things with your stamps. The coloring and color combos rock! My favorite S2G's stamp is anything Mazie. Love bug, Bff, it doesn't matter...I love Mazie! However...your card is so gorgeous that I might have to change my mind on my fav stamp.

pinky said...

Love your card, great wedding image. My fav image i think might be the little dancing penguin.
Pinky

Mae said...

ps...I just love Baguette's Accessory. That stamp is just too precious.

Patricia St Martin said...

I love what you did with you image. Very creative. Beautiful done. My favorite image so far is- If the shoe' fits... buy another one! I posted my card on a site yesterday and it got 9 hits within 1 hour and everyone just loved my card. So I put the web site down so if they want to buy it they can go here and buy it. So I hope you sell several of them.
Hugs

Shirleys2Girls said...

LOVE IT..it is TOO FAB! the little tag with the wedding cake is so SWEET! D & K

~Jeri~ said...

OMG This is beautiful!!! Awesome job on both of these projects!!!!

Now for the blog candy....I have to say I love the attitude that goes with Jinx Witch lol too cute and I love allllllll the cat and mouse Christmas stamps!! It's hard to pick just a few favorites lol

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

What a beautiful card. Lovely image and great colouring.

My favourite stamp is the Ghoul Friends one.

Ali x

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

What a great idea for a shower gift. guess my favorite S2g stamp is Chanel blames. I love how she has her nose in the air.

Debbie said...

Karolyn - OMG Girlfriend what a beautiful card gift! I love the colors and your littel shrinky Dink. I always forget about that. Awesome!

Jennifer Scull said...

my fave stamp - well duh - any stamp that has coffee on it!!!! giggles!!!

these are so beautiful! I lov ehow you made the cake charm for the take out box! so freakin' clever are you, my friend!!! :)

Charlene said...

My favorite is def this bride stamp! I have a friend getting married and that would be perfect for her thank you cards! :) I love how you used the pearls in the bouquet!

Angie said...

Wow, so gorgeous!!! You did a fine job on this little set! I love that SD charm, it is the cutest, and yes, I do like to use that stuff too:) It's so fun to see it shrink.. LOL! That bride to be is gonna love this! As far as my favorite S2G stamp goes, wow, I can't really decide cause I love them all, but think it would have to be BFF Mazie, I just love her and her little pooch!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

Oh Karolyn.. that is such a beautiful card :) i really love and that cute chinese box to go with it.. great job ;))

T said...

This is just simply Gorgeous!!! I know you have read that word before to descibe your card and lil box..but, just can't of another word..

And I guess my fave stamp..okay I have many but tried to pick 3...BFF Dogs, Fall Gracie and Joyful Cat and Dog...thanks for the chand to win your blog candy..

Angela S. said...

Oh this is so pretty.. I think that bride is just the cutest. Awesome job..

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the shower favor! My favorite S2G stamp would be Happy Fall or We Won't Go Cats. They are so adorable!

Lisa said...

Karolyn, as always your work is amazing. this is beautiful and one of my favorites. You're the best.

Chrisd said...

What a "sweet"project... anyone would be thrilled to receive it!Love the coordinating candy...

Chrisd said...

Oopsy, forgot to tell you my favorite... Cake Baker... so sweet!

beadz said...

I love how you made the cake charm. Very cute. I do like a ton of the stamps, but I think the Cake Baker is really cute(everyone should know what you eat standing up never counts!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a lovely card.

And you're so sweet to also have blog candy.

My favorite has got to be Jinx the Witch. It might be because Halloween is me and my dh's fave holiday.

{hugs}
M.E.

Chris said...

that's like asking me to pick my favorite child,fortunately I only have one child.
I love all my stamps equally, LOL, but for today I think I'll pick the lady with attitude who says "Housework won't kill you but why take a chance" or words to the effect.