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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breezy Bird


 YOU FOUND IT!!! BONUS FUN BLOG HOP SCAVENGER HUNT!




 I have many favorites sets.  However, I chose this set because it is so versatile.  You can make something fun and cute or fancy and elegant.  Below is a card I made just this month using the bird.  I don't  care for birds IRL, but I love this bird.  It's just so pretty! 

Now don't forget to leave a comment stating that you found my favorite stamp set.  Also, to qualify for my additional giveaway you need to email Priscilla and get her address so that you can send her your completed challenge cards.  All cards will be donated to the cancer patients at The Toledo Clinic.  Please include a new, non sealed , non addressed envelope with each card.  You may sign you name if you wish.
 I forgot to add Priscilla's email.....  misscill@yahoo.com

Now head on over to DEE'S blog for more hunting:)








Just a quick post today. I feel like each morning when I get up the shotgun fires and we're OFF!
Another busy day with errands for home and for the school. I'm "Popcorn Lady" again tomorrow. I guess there are worse things the kids could call me.

I made a card today that uses Beate's Weekend sketch again. I made this for the Verve Project Parade. I haven't participated in any Verve challenges in sooo long. I love Verve stamps! They are the first set of acrylics I ever tried. Julee has the most elegant images and beautiful quotes. You should play along. There is a chance to win some VERVE BUCKS!

My card also using the Faux Suede technique featured on Monday's Splitcoast Technique challenge. Admittedly, the little bit of the techinique that I used was not my original thought. That never worked out. (That seems to be the case as of late) So I used what was left of my "suede" paper to make the little twig that the bird is standing on. This card has an over abundance of pearls. I lost several of them trying to pick them up and put them on. I almost lost an eye in the process. Who says stamping isn't dangerous? The other thing that I love about this card is that I used THREE different stamp companies. I think it is so wonderful how they all "worked together" to complete this card.

Hope you have a fun day!

Only 8 more days left to participate in the BLOG CANDY FOR A CAUSE, as well as, the MAKE A CHILD SMILE CHALLENGE.

What's In It?
Stamps: Always, Celebrate Today (MCS), Beautiful You (verve)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, versamark, soft sky
Paper: vellum cardstock, retired DP, soft sky, white, choc chip
Other: Pearls by Recollections, scalloped circle nestie, various flowers, iridescent ice, paper piercer, sponge

34 comments:

Patti J. said...

OMG Nikki, your faux suede turned out so pretty! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Amazing what a popcorn lady can do with a bit of cardstock, isn't it? Lol... Great card, my friend - love it!

Edna said...

Nice job! Great use of the bird with the sentiment, love the pearls and other embellishments too, tfs

Linda said...

I found your favourite stamps! Wonderful stories you tell on your blog. I laughed with you at the little elephant sharpener your daughter left in the bathroom!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I found your favourite stamps.
Just love your card, so pretty and the little details are perfect.
Caroline zzz

craftykitten said...

Hi Nikki,
I found your favourite stamp set. They are lovely stamps and I think your card is gorgeous.
Hugz
Dawn xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nikki, hope I'm commenting in the right place. Love your favourite stamp set, I'm the same don't like birds IRL but the image is so sweet. I'm enjoying the blog hop....off to visit Dee now :) Hugs, Denise x

Jenny said...

Found it! Love the set as well:-) I need to have a read on the number of cards to be made for to send cilla x
Hopping away:-)

Mimiko said...

Found it! That set looks great :)

Michelle said...

I found your favorite stamps and enjoy reading your blog! Loved the gangsta picture!!

Rybiooka said...

Ależ zestaw stempli ;)
pozdrawiam ;)

BrandiLynn said...

I did find it!!! I agree eah for versatile stamps :D

This N That said...

Beautiful. So subtle and classy! Thanks for the fun!

Ginger said...

found your stamp...cute stamp set. having lots of fun on the hop....

Littleminx said...

I found your favourite stamps Very cute

Hugs

Sara x

Benedicte said...

I found it!!
the bird is beautiful
hugs, Benedicte

beadz said...

I found your favorite stamp!

hugs,
Gini

paola said...

Gotcha found it
smiles
Paola

Gina said...

Found your favorite, great set!

Stitchinwitch said...

Great choice of stamp for your favourite

Cindy said...

Hi Nikki, I love the set you chose, it is the next set on my list to buy. I haven't gotten it yet, as I have a number of bird stamps already, as I'm a lover of the feathered creatures, in fact I own 3 of them. Great card you made too.
Cindy

Tracy said...

What a pretty card. And a beautiful stamp set.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Holly said...

Beautiful stamp set! I can see why you love it so much! I enjoyed reading through your blog. Hopping along now!

KarenB said...

I have spent more time reading your stories on your blog than looking for the stamp set but voila, I found it! I have to admit the story of your son dressed in black getting his "groove" on to the ice cream truck music had me rolling with laughter to only add tears with the hot "cow cow"!!! I was trying to figure out the note and finally read down to see what he wanted!!!

Hazel said...

Love your fav versatile set x

Lynne in NI said...

Found you! Love your favourite set and have enjoyed reading your blog!
:o)

Katarina said...

Found your fav stampset. Love that little birdie.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Found your favorite set, you're right so versatile. Will keep hopping!

Loz (Aus) said...

Love a versetile stamp set.... might go make myself some 'cow cow' while I finish hopping..... LOL!! So Cute!

SCRAPCRAZY said...

I found it!! I am having so much Fun Fun Fun!!!

Hugs, Gina Marie

Mary said...

That is a really great bird stamp. I can see why it is your favorite.

Karen Tallon said...

i love these stamps too, what a gorgeous set!
I will move onto the next blog now.
Well done for all your work
Karen x

Alisha said...

Oh I so love this set too! It's so beautiful and easy to whip something up even when I've lost my mojo.

xoxo
LishaM

Alex said...

Very versatile set and the bird stamp is lovely. Especially what you did with it!!! Might have to consider adding this set to my wish list :)
Emailing now- I have lots of extra cards that need to spread some love!!!

Blankiefinder said...

Very cute set to pick as your favorite!