Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Shopping Spree


I've been on a stamping shopping spree lately!! I just LOVE this set from My Favorite Things - it came in the mail a few days ago and convinced me to give up on the masculine challenge - not that it was a tough decision!! I have actually come to the realization that men don't need cards!!! I have never been more UNinspired to create than when I was trying to make guy cards. I have a list of ideas that I was going to use, but found I just didn't want to do it. So the Manly Challenge is officially OVER! Sorry!!
I will stick to NO FLOWERS for the rest of the week though in punishment for quitting my challenge early!
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CARD DETAILS ---- This is a one layer card with Ruby Red as the base. I stamped the shopping girl image and waterolored it with ink pads and a blender pen. It's mounted on Summer Sun and secured to the basic grey layer with eyelets. It is the perfect size to fit a gift card. The little flap that says "time to shop" will open up when the photo anchor is slid aside reavealing an area to write a sentiment. I added little silver dots with a metallic pen all along the card edge. I really wanted to add some ribbon but couldn't find a good spot to put it?! So this one will just have to be ribbonless.
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BLOG CANDY ALERT----- Today's giveaway is this card AND something from the shipment of BASIC GREY that is arriving today!!! I can't tell you what the something is yet, but I'm sure you'll love it!! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on today's card! You can either leave an email address or blog address in your comment so I can get ahold of you, or check back tomorrow to see who wins!

BASIC GREY UPDATE - I have a few more paper bundles available for purchase on my website (http://store.clothingcorner.com/bagr6x6papa.html) - if you've already placed an order it will be shipped by Friday this week - thank you!!

113 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I check just a few blogs each day and yours is one of them. I look forward every day to seeing one of your new creations! Nice card - I love that the little panel opens! Great job!
jgraziani@sc.rr.com

Nancy said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah D said...

so glad to here the flowers are comeimg back I love your flower cards. but I also love to shop and this card is soooooooooooo cute!!!!
sarah331980@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love gift card holders - they come in so handy. This is a great stamp! I think I may have to purchase it :)

Regina said...

This card is so pretty. I love the color combination. (By the way, I know what you mean about those darn masculine cards...they can be so very difficult.)

Chris Hauck said...

What fun! I just found your blog and am really enjoying it. You are filled with inspiration.
You are not in trouble with me in regard to the masculine cards. I feel that most men just don't appreciate the time and love that we put into creating something unique for them. Love this card, hope I win!
Thanks, Chris Hauck

Anonymous said...

We'll give you a break on those manly cards!! lol!!! Just glad to see that I'm not the only one who has difficulty with those!!!
What a GREAT card-- perfect for a gift card-- I just love these new shopping stamps--
Super job!!!
DeborahLynneS

AmyR said...

Oh man EVERYONE is making such fabulous cards w/ the MFT stamps - and this is one of the best!! It's not gonna be long before I cave and buy them all!!! lol

DeniseLynn said...

OK you're off the hook on the man card challenge! *wink* I was just happy to see a couple ideas because I too feel un-inspired to do cards for men but with all those birthdays in my family I've got to push on (they ask about the hand-made ones because they all know about my cards!) Anyway I love this card today - very fun. I do so love your flower cards and I will be happy to see more of them in the near future. Oh do please pick me for the winner. Hee Hee

jademingmeidesigns said...

This card makes me want to go shopping!! Too bad we have lots o' snow, makes getting out with two kiddos a little hecitc...lol Lovin' your chipboard too!
dawnmarie18@hotmail.com
Dawn C.

Allison said...

This is a super idea for a gift card holder...and I love that DP you chose!

inkyfingers said...

Fun card! It makes me want to go shopping!

Karen in Fergus said...

I just found your blog and WOW!!!
I can't wait to see what you will come up with next!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

kcapern@cogeco.ca

Erica said...

What an aesome way to give a gift card :) TFS

loislane said...

What a beautiful card!!! I am going to have to try this one!! Could you give the dimensions of the card? Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all!!!

Cheryl K said...

What a neat card. Thanks for sharing! The layout is awesome.

Cheryl K said...

Oops, forgot to leave my e-mail. ckemling@andersencorp.com

Lisa said...

Love your cards.. So glad your offering it up. I would love to add it to my must haves..

scrapstampindiva said...

what a great card! I love it! I have so got to have that stamped image (you just enabled me!) *wink*

Y said...

gotta stop checking blog...I always end up in a buy buy buy mood!!!! But then I miss out on all these great cards!!! *sigh*

This is a lovely card!!!I love the colours. I alway want to use bright bold colours then chicken out!!

Allright I am off to check your shop!

Cheers

YM
stampingandstuff@gmail.com

Cher said...

What a great card. As always, your ideas are wonderful. I'm learning so much from you. Thanks for being such a great teacher.
-Cher

Alex said...

Ooh exciting candy, loving that idea. I love this card, and I am sure we can all forgive you for the manly challenge going pear shaped!!! he he

janet B said...

I love the colors you choose! So lively and springy!

Thanks for sharing. Janet B

April Hall said...

Love this card! I love that it's interactive and has a place for a gift card. Totally cool!

Heather Seaver said...

What a wonderful spring card! I received my bundle of basic grey stacks & absolutely love them..I'm addicted to BG now. Love your creations..very inspiring!

Heather

doverdi said...

Can't say I blame you for giving up on making masculine cards even though I was one of the one's who voted for them. lol I definately agree, men don't need cards. lol

I really do love this card. When I first say the stamps by My Favorite Things, I really didn't care much for them. Now I am finding that the more cards I have seen with their images, I now have 2 sets that I want. lol Thanks so much for sharing.

cindy b. said...

VERY cute!! I approve of giving up the masculine challenge! LOL!!!

Kim said...

Just love it! I love the the gift card idea with this set, and your cards are amazing! TFS!

Leah said...

What a super fun card! I love the bright colors too! :D TFS
Leah4837.blogspot.com

Jolene said...

You make the most adorable cards! Thanks for adding a link to My Favorite Things. I love to shop!

Kenna said...

so glad you gave up on the manly challenge - I love your regular girly cards better! They usually don't appreciate the time anyways!
mkschulz@charter.net

tyrymom29 said...

I just LOVE this card...I was just looking for ideas for a gift card Card for my aunt This is a GREAT ONE ....I would of never thought of that .I always love your cards Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Penny & Lisa said...

I have this set too and I can't make it look as good as you do!!!!!! I will try harder. I love the handbag with the big flower. did I just use the word handbag? I sound like a granny which I am not! Funny! Lisa K

Jacki R. said...

I'm glad you strayed from your masculine challenge for this shopping card, it's so cute!

Beth said...

The consences obviously is we all have a hard time with manly cards. You inspired me with your black card -- making me realize that I can use what I have on hand but chose masculine colours. I love this stamp you used today too. I'm a new subscriber to your blog (and have followed you for several months now). Every day I patiently await my subscriptions to fall into my in-box, BUT, and I a big B-U-T, I sneak over and manually bring you up every day because I can't wait to see your latest creation.

Cathy said...

I have seen this stamp on several blogs lately, but I just LOVE what you did with it! And the colors are yummy! TFS & thanks for the candy offer!

Peggy said...

What a great idea for a gift card - love the colors and your use of photo anchor. I actually cased your idea for using a chipboard anchor instead of ribbon on that trifold triangle card! So much fun!

Julie K said...

Gorgeous card - love the colors. Men are just too hard to scrap for. I love love love pink and orange and yellow frilly flower ribbony stuff and all I have is a little boy - he doesn't like the girly colors - I get to use all the pretty stuff for my girlfriends who definitely appreciate it!

Flower said...

LOL "Men don't need cards!" You had me rolling with that! I don't blame you for giving up.

Great card! Oh, and I really like the brown/tan & white backdrop for cards better, but kind of like the all white better for the 3-D or journals...just my 2 cents.

Jana Weaver said...

I have to agree with your comment that men don't need cards. I mean..what do they do with them? Throw them away!!! Such a waste of time and effort.

I love this card...I've been seeing this stamp all over the place lately, may have to break down and order it!!

Have a great day!
-Jana

Lynda said...

Love the bright and cheery colors you used on this card! I also love, love, love Basic Grey papers!!! LOL
Lynda

Michelle said...

This is sooo adorable - I love that it's a gift card holder too.

Renée said...

What an awesome card, love the colours and the fact that it pops open!

Jackie said...

That card is wonderful! I have been questioning if I should start buying My Favorite Things stamps...and here is another reason why I should! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Robin said...

super card! I've been admiring all of the great things made with this stamp! TFS

Julie said...

Great card! Love the bright colors and the stripes!! Thanks for sharing - pick me! :)

laura j said...

I aways enjoy seeing your card designs... you are so talented. Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Julie said...

You made me laugh with your "men don't need cards" comment. This is a cute card.(even if it is not manly!

LSN2 said...

You're cracking me up by giving up on the man card challenge. Isn't it funny how men complain how hard it is to shop for women? They're really the hard ones. It's hard to make cards for them, shop for them, etc. Now stamping cards for women? Easy Peasy! Add some bling, some pretty patterned paper, prima's, etc.

Love your card. I know that stamps from MFT's are on my wishlist (that seems to be ever expanding)!

TFS!

Linda

Mandy said...

I don't blame you for giving up on the manly cards they are too hard! I think this card looks great sans ribbon, I love your coloring, every card you color on just amazes me you do such a great job! Thanks for all your inspiration!

mandyslack@eastlink.ca
SCS - Cayne and Cole's Mom

broni said...

Whoo hoo! I already placed an order. Can't wait to receive it! Thanks.
bronih@truvista.net

olse0231 said...

Hey Michelle,

The card is great, and so is your blog! I love visiting every day. :)

Megan

Chris Smith said...

You are a woman after my own heart and it's OK with me if you do flowers!

sheilamcdoniel said...

I just absolutely love your site!! This card is so adorable. What a great card to give with a fun shopping gift certificate!!

slonar@ns.sympatico.ca said...

Ohhh! Thanks for the candy offer!
You're awesome!

L8ybug2 said...

What an adorable card. I love that stamp! TFS!
Rita

Dawn Mercedes said...

I really like the eyelets on this card. Reminds me of a rivet on a pocket...which of course, it is a pocket. Nice bright colors too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

And, thanks for the masculine cards that you did post. The inspired me to think about how I could make manly cards with my own sets!

aradawicz said...

Ooh, I love this card and this stamp! I don't have it but keep thinking about adding it to my wish list.

aradawicz@comcast.net

Erin K said...

CUTE stuff. I love this card. My own challange is to not buy anything until the end of April so it's making it hard when I look at your cute cards and stuff. ;)

oh my blos is http://erinkcreations.blogspot.com

quickcurl said...

This shopping card is adorable! My sisters and I get together for shopping days when we can. You are an amazing artist. I don't know how you come up with so many ideas, and always something new! Thank you for sharing with us! Christine G

Jackie said...

What a cute card! I love the colors and the little spot at the bottom for a sentiment - great idea!

Rosella said...

Love the colors in your card! They are so cheerful!

Anouk Martin said...

I think you have convinced me to go get this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marie said...

Adorable card, I want it!! mcclellans@stx.rr.com TFS!

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

I don't blame you ~~ I can't do "man" cards either!! Stick with what you do best ~~ which is everything else!!

Adelina said...

fun card! Thanks for sharing it!

metzgerj66@netzero.net said...

Hi
I check your blog daily! Thank you for sharing! Love this card!
I'd love a gift card like that!
Judy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm with you on that - men don't really need cards! LOL!
Your cards are always so gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!
Sandy Kay

sentimentsbydenise said...

I feel your pain on the masculine cards! I've posted a few on my blog lately and really feel like they are a challenge. Ah well!

This is a sweet card - too bad I gave up "shopping" for Lent! Funny, though, I don't miss it too much - saving lots of money right now!

cathy W. said...

My gosh I love your blog. Your work is stunning. Love everything about this card. The winner is going to be soooo lucky!

T.Radcliffe@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your card creations, and some blog candy!
Fun!
DeniseB

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

In my world, it's ALWAYS time to shop!! What a great card and thanks for sharing your creativity!! Love your blog!

Lori Faeber said...

What a beautiful card. You do such creative and inspiring cards. Love your blog too. I always know I will find something soooo cute. Thanks!

Jan Scholl said...

I am not a shopper. I like bookstores and wandering around a stamp store but thats it. I wear my clothes until they fall apart. My daughter makes up for me-she was born with a credit card in her hand and makes fun of me for living in flannel jammies and sweatshirts.

Maisymary's Findings said...

i love your card varieties ! amazing !

i have a little prima blog candy too, to giveaway now !

Wendy Van de Bogart said...

You are so right, men don't need or appreciate handmade cards(although your examples were wonderful). This card is very cute and I don't think it needs ribbon, the gift card is enough, LOL. Thanks for sharing.
Wendykins
rcv1167@comcast.net

Jen said...

Michelle, I absolutely love the use of chipboard.........and color choices. This card is Fab!! I'm always so excited to check your blog to see what exciting new things you have done so that I can get busy casing!! LOL

Hope said...

I just got this set too and now I am really inspired to use it.

skyviewstamper said...

Great cards!! I love your blog and the cards you create. Might have to thing about this set!!

Cheryl said...

This card is so cute and I know just the person I would send it to who would appreciate it also. That way you are making 3 people happy--you for making it and giving it away, me for winning it, and my friend for receiving it. thanks
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Great colors you used on the ladies. Just a darling, fun card!
bethanypaull@hotmail.com

Sue Symens said...

You are so funny! I was one that wanted man cards because that is one I don't like either and you are right they just don't appreciate them. Thanks so much for all your work!!! Have a great day! Sue

tyrymom29 said...

I just love this card !!! FOrgot to leave you my email address Just in case I would win ..YOunever know right ?? LOL shannmad87@hotmail.com

Barb Tobias (btexpress) said...

I love this card with all the great colors and of course that stamp. I may even have that paper
from Basic Grey - you have inspired me to try this one.
Thanks for sharing. Barb

Lisa C. said...

Love the card, totally awesome looking, love your coloring!

Mary Rager said...

I love this card. I, too have been on a shopping spree ( I ordered Basic Grey bundle from you). This looks like one more stamp I will HAVE to have. I love your cards! I check your blog all the time. Keep it up!

robin d said...

You do such great work! I love this card, the colors are so bright and it is just fun! I love the little panel that opens too.

Susan Liles (susiestampalot) said...

i love checking in to your blog and seeing all the wonderful creations your are making! i love this card, too and have been thinking about getting this stamp set from mft! thanks for offering such a wonderful "treat"!!!

Lilian said...

what a gorgeous card! i love all the fun colors!!

Mara said...

I would be very blessed to win this card. I love all your work that you do. You are very talented.

kmb.designer said...

I love your work, but these stamps from MFT with the heads cut off just disturb me for some reason. I can't get into them. To each their own...

Gina Wrona said...

Very creative use for a gift card, especially the shopping theme.

Pray tell, whatever happened to their heads?????? Must have lost them shopping, JK :~}

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of my absolute faves. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all us wanna-bes.
Britiney

monika/buzsy said...

Great idea for a gift card holder. Like the colors and the size of this card. TFS

jazzytobi said...

I love your card, i can't believe you're giving that beauty away! such a great package for a gift card... anyway... HOPE I WIN!!

jazzytobi@shaw.ca

mindy said...

I love this card. What a cute idea for giving a gift card. Anyone would be lucky and feel loved to receive it. I think I am going to have to order this stamp. I have seen so many cute cards made with it. Have a great day!!! Keep up the wonderful work!

tina werner said...

fantastic as usual ;)

Crystal said...

Love this striped paper and the gel dots along the outside are so cute!

Joy said...

What a great idea for a gift card! I like the colors you used as well!

mnhyrkas at SCS said...

sure, your new girlie stamps arrive right in the middle of a masculine challenge. No wonder you want to change things up! ;) I love this design- perfect for a gift card. Yet at the same time it can be adapted for a more masculine look by changing out the paper and image. That said, your flowers seem to be your signature and we all enjoy seeing them too.

Sherri L said...

What a beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for sharing all your talent!
Sherri

Linda Deline said...

Great card. Love the colours. Actually with a different image and saying... say leaves and saying "falling for you again" (for a DH of course!) it would work. Cause, men really do like cards. Great job. God bless. Linda D.

Annie from Sweden said...

This card is so much fun! The idea of it is creative and I love the colors! I'm completely new to stamping and you are one of the blogs I try to visit at least once a day to give me inspiration!

Cindy said...

I love your blog...it is saved in my favorites. Your work is awesome! Cindy
CINDYNALS@aol.com

Ally Stamps said...

This card is too cute!! I do nto have this stamp set yet but I think I need it!! LOL!! Greta job as always!! stamppindiva@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The card alone is a gorgeous blogger gift! Love the colorful dresses and shopping bags!

Karen S (basketmom on SCS)

Anonymous said...

I love this card! It is so much fun and so spring!

This is my 1st time to your blog and I will be checking back regularly in the future. Love what you do. Thank you for sharing and for the info on how to recreate!

Shari

mjb coffee said...

Thanks for sharing blog candy with us.

kathyf008@aol.com said...

What a great card. I love the colors you used. Its so much more exciting than manly cards....lol.

Lisa said...

wow.. as usual another outstanding job... You are such an inspiration.

Debe said...

Such a chic card! You can't be blamed for quiting the man cards, I agree!! Count me as interested in candy. debe14@msn.com

Kheila said...

WOW! I just love this card! I have 5 sisters and when we manage to get together maybe twice a year (I am one of only two who moved away) we ALWAYS shop and my mom goes too. You have given me so many fabulous ideas with your cards, thank you so much.
neyney4696@cox.net

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