Monday, August 3, 2009

My Cute Stamps - Celebrate Chandelier, Free Stamps & Blog Candy!!


Today is my day to show you one of the brand spankin' new stamps that has just been released by My Cute Stamps, and boy am I excited!! Can I tell you how much I love these My Cute Stamps? Their quality is fantastic, and the images just inspire the bajeebers out of me!! I don't know what it is, but I take one look at nearly every single one of the images and my brain just explodes with creative ideas. I have LOADS of My Cute Stamps samples to share with you over the next several weeks, so I hope you like them.

My sample today features Celebrate Chandelier. The idea for this card was inspired by several of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers last week. I love the fun and vintage feeling of this chandelier image. I stamped it onto clear cardstock using Jet Black Stazon. I then attached self-adhesive black jewels in the places on the chandelier that would normally be blingy and dramatic. I feel like the jewels really added some cool dimension, don't you? This would be a fun birthday card, wedding card, or even a Girl's Night Out card. All of the images in this set are really great - fun yet vintage. Perfect!!

So, I know you're probably saying, "Gee, I wonder where Karolyn got these cool My Cute Stamps . . . I'd really like to buy a set for myself!" Well, of course you could race right over to ABC Toys & Crafts and buy not only this set, but ALL of the new releases. Julie's service is so amazing, you'd probably have them in your mailbox by Thursday or Friday - NO JOKE!!

OR, you could hop on over to the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team Blog and enter to WIN this set! All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the new release posts this week (8/3 to 8/7). There will be a new set featured each day this week, so be sure and visit the ABC DT Blog EVERY DAY THIS WEEK for a chance to win one of the new sets.

PLUS, if you follow the instructions HERE, you will be entered to win a $25 Gift Certificate to ABC Toys & Crafts. Holy Smokes!!

PLUS, if you become a "follower" of the ABC Toys & Crafts STORE BLOG, you'll get a second chance to win the $25 shopping spree! The winners of the stamp sets and the $25 shopping spree will be chosen on Saturday, August 8th using, so you have all week to comment your little heart out!!

PLUS, if you leave me a comment on this post letting me know how you'd use this stamp set if you owned it, you'll be entered to win THIS BLOG CANDY!! As is very common with me, I accidentally picked up duplicates of the Martha Stewart Glitter set (18 amazing colors of glitter), the Doily Lace Edge Punch, and the Branch Punch. I'd love for you to take them off my hands!! I'll choose a winner on Saturday, August 8th, using, and will post the winner of the BLOG CANDY on my blog here Saturday afternoon.

I know, I know . . . that's a lot of rules, right? But I'm telling you that for just a few minutes of your time, you'll be in the running for some pretty great stuff - free stamps, a $25 gift certificate, and some fun Martha Stewart products. I'd do it if I were you!!

STAMPS: Celebrate Chandelier (My Cute Stamps)
INK: Jet Black (StazOn)
PAPER: Always Artichoke CS, Bitty Dots DP (PTI), Basic Grey DP, Sweet Blush CS (PTI), Clear Cardstock (PTI)
ACCESSORIES: Sticky Strip, Scor-Pal, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Tag Die Cut (Cuttlebug), Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon (PTI), Black Self-Adhesive Jewels (Hero Arts), Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Doily Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri said...

Love how you used this stamp on the clear cardstock over DP. brilliant! Darling card, my friend!

So everyone probably buys duplicate DP...a full set of glitter AND MS punches, not so much! As always, you crack me up!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this card Karolyn just beautiful!!This set would make some very elegant cards.Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Maria Matter said...

Hey Karolyn!!
beautiful card!!! the black looks great against those gorgeous backing papers!
I just recently found these stamps and fell in love! Every set is sooo adorable!
I'll have to go back and read through this post again...lots of info to take in! lol
Have a fabulous day!
Blessings, Maria

Heidi said...

OMG Karolyn- you are so generous girl! I love what you did with this card too!

Shelley said...

I love how you used the stamp set! I could also see me using it on som girly pages for my daughters!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I would love to use this set on scrapbook page for my daughter.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is just stunning and so inspiring. I just love this set. I would make some cards and even use them on some layouts. I think this would also be pretty to emboss in different colors. Thanks so much for a chance at this awesome candy.

Margie said...

these stamps look like they would go beautifully with my Basic Grey Porcelain papers! Great Card!

Anonymous said...

I love the stamp set and the card you made with it. I would love to do several things with the stamp set for my daughters room (It matches her bedspread) I would like to stamp a frame for the nightstand and maybe do a fabric pillow. Of course I would then have to scrapbook a page of the items made using the stamp. I would love to win the blog candy.

Pamela Gibson said...

I'd make a lovey card saying something funny like "You Turn Me On"

Kelly said...

what a cute set! It would make some nice elegant cards...maybe for a dinner invitation, etc.

Kimi said...

oooohhhh, I just love this set! I would use the scallop to make paper lace. I'd stamp it once and then flip it and stamp again, then cut it out. I'd cut out several in different colors and save them to use on future projects. I also love the bling stamps. It would be great to stamp these all over a background sheet and fill in with stickles. I love any and all butterflies, so I'd stamp this adorable b-fly many times and cut them out to use later as additions to my cards. Thank you for the chance at this GREAT candy! Hope I win, but blessings to the one who does!!!

Stampin_melissa said...

What a lovely card! This stamp would make some great cards for a gift set! Thanks for the opportunity for some yummy blog candy!

Ginny said...

Hi Karolyn!! What an amazing giveaway. You're such a sweetheart =) I would totally use that set on my cards. I love the butterfly and you did a great job with the chandelier. Thank you!!!

Joyful said...

beautiful stamp set!! will make beautiful cards!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Karolyn, your card is beautiful! Love the chandelier image; it just pops right off the page!

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

Love it Karolyn! Great design and layout, my friend!

Kristine said...

This chandelier card is just AMAZING!
I love the stamp you used and the colours of the card are so beautiful!
THanks for sharing!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What fabulous blog candy!!! I think I would use this stamp to make some divalicious "thinking of you" cards for my girlfriends:o) I also think I would have to CASE your gorgeous card...I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win such srumptious candy:o)


Lisa said...

Karolyn, I'm finally joining in your fun. This is a beautiful card that I would make to invite a few close friends to dinner. I'd do it in black and white and add a little silver sparkle that way it would go with my wedding china! Wanna come??