Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Good morning! WOW, there's a lot to put in one post this morning!! I today's post you will find a card I made for the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps new release, which is being held today. You'll find the newly released Punny Fruits and Veggies, along with the gorgeous Trees of the Field set both on the SNSS website, and ready for a new home among your favorite stamps. Please also note the special donation that will be given to Sarah Anderson's family with every purchase of the Trees of the Field set.
Secondly, we have a new challenge posted today on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog. I'm so excited because the winner of the last challenge was announced this morning, and it was none other than my very dear and sweet friend, Kelli Santi!!! Woohooo!! This just proves, that if you play along, you're bound to win that fabulous prize sooner or later!! CONGRATULATIONS, Kelly!
And last, but certainly not least, the winner of my blog candy. Let me start by saying that I was overwhelmed with the response, and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind comments and support. Without you, the followers, I wouldn't even be here. It's your kind comments and support that give me the inspiration to keep going, and I thank you from the bottom of my very blessed heart!
There were 444 entries, and you had until midnight last night to enter for a chance to win. I decided that I would let Random.org choose the number at 11:00 a.m. CST this morning, since that was the first chance I've had to sit down and get organized. Are you ready??????
The LUCKY WINNER IS: #76 Melissa S. from Dayton, Ohio. Melissa, I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address! CONGRATULATIONS to you, and thanks for entering!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 76
Timestamp: 2009-12-01 17:00:03 UTC
This card is my submission for this week's Peachy Keen Challenge. This challenge was a recipe, and we were to include, polka dots, stripes, a border, and an image. Be sure to check out the link to this challenge so that you can play along. YOU could be the next lucky winner!!!

This image is one of the newly released stamp sets from PKS. This adorable little guy is from the PK-328 Winter Greeting Card Set. If you were doing a little online shopping over the holiday weekend, you could have snagged this little fella free with your order, along with all of the other fabulous deals that Kathy was offering. Be sure to check the PKS website often for fabulous specials, and tons of inspiration!! I used my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper pack for this card, and I even used the border that was included in the package for the border on this card. The image was colored with my SU inks and an aquapainter/blender pen. I distressed the edges of the cardstock and paper, the fur is mulberry paper that was dampened with water and plucked with that wonderful Paula's Plucker that can also be found at PKS. What a wonderful little tool that is! I found myself at a complete loss for something polka dotted, because all of my ribbon was the wrong color. Well, after I thought about it a bit, I decided that I would try coloring my red polka dotted ribbon with a burgundy marker, and it worked like a charm. I've colored white ribbon before, but never colored ribbon, so I was unsure about what I would end up with. As it turns out, it worked fantastically! I finished the embellishments off with some Hodpodge Hardware, and a sentiment from my Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

This fun little pear card was made with the newly released Punny Fruits and Veggies stamp set from Sweet-n-Sassy Stamps. There are so many wonderful little images to choose from in this set, along with coordinating sentiments. These would make such cute little valentines, or note cards, and they would be great for use with recipe pages. Such a versatile set of stamps for a great price, so be sure to stop by the SNSS website and be one of the first to add these little cuties to your collection! I "peared" (punny, huh?) this adorable image up with some of my favorite Basic Grey Porceline paper, and punched the edges with my new EK Success scroll edge punch. For the finishing touch, I added the pretty organza ribbon, and the last of my favorite green pearls. I got some great inspiration for the sketch from a past sketch challenge on SCS. Ya gotta love those challenges, right? I've got some more fun projects to share with you using this set, so please stay tuned!!

Well, I think this is all I have for you today. We've covered a lot of territory in today's post, and I feel like I've done some marathon typing. Thank you so much for stopping by, and thanks again to all of you who entered to win my blog candy. I've already started putting things away for the next big give away, which will be my blogiversary in February, when more yummy goodies will be up for grabs. Have a glorious day, my stamping friends. May God bless and keep you, and HAPPY STAMPING!!

Love ya,


Nikki Foraker said...

hi! i just LOVE your card!!! how cute!!! i LOVE his fuzz...ADORABLE!!!! i just got these stamps in the mail yesterday...they are soooo CUTE!!!!

anyhoo,i'm supper thrilled to be on the design team with you!!!

hugs, nikki

kadie said...

Congrats Melissa and Kelly!!! Sooooo COOL!!
Lorie, your cards today are too too cute! I love that soft, sweet snowman and the details on the perfect pear card are, well, PERFECT!! Beautiful!

Victoria said...

two lovely cards, I'm loving the pair and wishing we had teeny tiny sentiments in the UK catty!


Carole RB said...

Hi Lorie

Your cards are very nice!

Congrats to Melissa!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorie

These are great cards. Congrats to Melissa on your candy win.

Hugs Ali x

Ciacchina said...

congratulazioni alla fortunatissima vincitrice!

Mary Giles said...

Congrats Melissa and Kelly! Lorie these cards are so sweet. You really know how to bring out all those features special features in an image like highlights in the perfect place and those rosy cheeks are the best!

Stef H said...

wow! now that's a broadcast if i ever read one!!! so much happening!

i love that snowman - he's soooo fluffy! and the pear is adorable. just keep it all comin'!


Ceal said...

both cards are adorable! I love that Punny Fruits set

Melissa S said...

oh wow, oh wow!!! I can't believe I won!!!! Your cards are wonderful and I love your blog. I'm just so excited!!


My Creative Time said...

Hey there Miss Lorie!! Your card is beautiful!! I love the fur & that new stamp set is ADORABLE!! I can't wait to ink mine up! Thanks again for helping me yesterday!:)

Angelica Suarez said...

Lorie - how awesome are these two cards?! The fluff on the snowman's outfit was such a neat idea. And of course, I am in awe of your coloring technique! That pear card is adorable as well!! Phenomenal as always. Thanks for such a great design!!

Linapyssel said...

Your cards a beautiful!! Love the pear!!Hihi.
Congratulations to Melissa and Kellie!
Love from sweden

Unknown said...

Lorie, you did it again!! I DO so love to see your projects as your colouring and innovative style is so wonderful.
I can't WAIT to get my new stamps from Kathy. I was so envious when I saw your snowman. Isn't he fabulous and that pear card is SO SWEET!
Please pass on my congratulations to Kelly and Melissa!
Big hugs Viv xx

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Hi Lorie!!
:) WOW x 100! I love what you did with this little guy. Your coloring technique leaves me in awe with each piece I see from you Lorie! Those boots are not easy to grasp that kind of dimension. You did such a beautiful job on this. Love the fur you made with paula's plucker too!! We are lucky to have you on our team! Your blog looks great and the little pear card is adorable too! :)OKAY.. I will stop.
THANK YOU so much! Love, Kathy

cats whiskers said...

Can you believe what a bad blogger I am, sorry for not visiting in the last couple of days. I just adore these lovely creations dear, fabulous colouring, really looking forward to woeking with you
Hugs Jacqui x

Chrissy D said...

Great cards - your coloring is FABULOUS!

Tammi said...

congrats! Those cards are sooooo cute! I'm in love with the snowman!

Jessie said...

What cute cards! Love the fluffy trim on Santa's coat :)

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Lorie,
omgosh your card is so super cute!! the little snowman's furry hat and coat are a riot, so adorable!! Congrats on the PK Stamps DT!! I love your cards and am so happy you'll be making more! btw...love your blog bg!

Janice W. said...

Another super creation! Your work is beautiful!! I never heard of Paula's Plucker before. It really fluffs it up. Clever ribbon trick too!!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are wonderful, Lorie! The fur along the edge of your snowman's coat and hat are so neat!! I have never heard of using mulberry papers that way -- thanks for the fun tip. Your pear is beautiful, and I really like the papers and that neat border punch you used. It's always such fun to visit your blog!!