Monday, January 12, 2009

Bittersweet Chocolate and BLOG CANDY

I've been totally lovin' pink lately... probably because of the pretty Basic Grey Bittersweet line that we have (had) in the store. We're out of most of the line BUT I have more on order so it'll be back in stock in a few days. Plus we'll have a different selection of 12x12 papers to offer in a package so don't miss out when the new shipment arrives!


For this card I used one of the new American Art Stamp images. I colored it with copics and popped up the rose and the bottom candy which you can see below. I also used a combo of 12x12 basic grey paper and some paper left over from October Afternoon's Xmas collection. I just love pink and brown together - don't you?


I was thinking it was about time for another BLOG CANDY giveaway. I have some images from AMerican Art Stamp to give away but first you need to do me a favor.... take a peek at their website and let me know the name of your favorite stamp. A random winner will receive 2 stamps from AAS, an ink pad from Colorbox and one of my American Art Stamp sample cards. Just leave your answer in a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win.


Thanks for reading!

91 comments:

Kelly Lunceford said...

I am totally in the pink mood myself and this little beauty is inspiring me even more! I absolutely love every last little detail on this! Great coloring, too! aMazing!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Oh...I just noticed that there was some blog candy involved. Didn't stop by to win anything, just wanted to let you know that I like your card!

leenda said...

Fabulous artwork! I would say this stamp is my favorite but you would think I didn't go look! So, I chose the Angel w/flowers. She reminds me of the Willow Tree Angels.

Aunt T said...

I'm loving Balloons over New York City. Of course I think I'll rename it Balloons over the Adirondacks for the project I have in mind! I'm also loving and Time to Love.

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. your card is awesome!

Teresa

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Michelle!! I just checked out the American Art Stamp site and I love the Couple in Love stamp - so cute!!

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

I really like the 3 Chicks and Balloons over NYC.
I love your cards!

V said...

Just one? On man! I'm not sure I can narrow it down that far! :)

I adore Kym Bowles stamps. My favs would be Girl Talk, Baby and Cupcakes. Too cute!!

Gosh you're sweet to offer up such great candy!

Anonymous said...

I love your card - it's nice to see something for Valentines done in a colour other than red. My favourite American Art Stamp - I had a bit of trouble picking one as I love all the Emerson Quillin ones, but I suppose my favourite one would have to be "No Wine" - I love the saying on this one and being a little bit of a wine drinker, this saying says it all. Thanks for the chance to some blog candy.

Robyn Beck

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love your card! I love pinks and browns anyway and the new BG that is out I TOTALLY love! Can't wait to get some of it!

Hard to pick just one stamp, but came up with Building the Snowman

DeniseLynn said...

Great card and I and crazy about the layers! I am a total Valentine freak so of course I adore their valentine stamps. "Love Birds" and "Basket with Hearts" or 2 of my faves. I also have had my eye on the Adriana Cirstea angel stamps for some time, their so elegant looking. Thanks for a chance to win!

StampinCathy said...

Your card is just beautiful. I just love all the details and colors you used. You are so inspiring and love your creative style. There are so many wonderful stamps at AAS, but I really like the With Love Stamper #1. Thanks so much for a chance.

Cammy said...

Beautiful card! I have to say I love the couple in love stamp and the balloons over New York City.

Terri E. said...

I like the sets. The baloon cling set and the friends and lovers set. Very fun.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

~kelly marie~ said...

I really like the big daisy stamp!

Laurie in MN said...

I agree about pink and brown looking great together.

Thank you for the chance to win blog candy.

Chocolate Rose
Love Birds # 1 2 3/4 x 3 1/4"
AC2014.K

Diane said...

I had a hard time choosing, but I think it has to be Love Nest, but also Bunny with Chicks....all are so cute, and great card, I like that set, too!

Pegg S said...

I hadn't visited the site in awhile, but have been seeing some great cards with new images. I'm really into baby cards now - I really like Karen Stolper Special Delivery! I love your card - the splash of black is perfect!

creative gal said...

I like a lot of their options. . Best in Breed, Balloons over NY. . All are good. :o) Loving' the card as well!

Wendalyn said...

I love your card. Easter Cling Girl is my favorite stamp she is so darn adorable. She is definately on my wish list. I am glad they went to cling stamps. I haven't ordered from awhile cause they were all mounted.

Bunny B said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! My fave stamp is Love Birds!! Nice! Thanks :)

Elaine said...

I love the combo of pink & brown on your card!

Heart Fairy (because I love the K Stolper line) and balloons over new york city - love AAS! And love the card :) thank you for the chance to win some fun candy on your blog, Michelle!

Gail S. said...

I love the couple in love stamp and the heart with rose stamp. Maybe because Valentines Day is just around the corner!

Chelle said...

"I've been dieting 7 days and all I've lost is a week" I love this!!

deborahs727 said...

My favorite (at least on the FIRST page) is Balancing Eggs - thank you for the chance at winning!

Pamela said...

I love the Girl with a basket.

Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Melody said...

Love your card! I am a fan of American Art stamps and love the style of some of the new ones. Easter Angel and Girl with Basket are my favorites.

sarahw said...

Your cards always make me rethink how I layer my paper. :) I love the look of this card. I have two favorite stamps, Shopping and Aerobics they make me laugh.

Jingle said...

I love the Emmerson Quillen stamps! So cute! Your cards are fantastic!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I adore the chocolate rose stamp and I love the couple in love as well. So adorable!

sburiel said...

I like Time to Love and Santa with Bird. Your card is totally gorgeous as always!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, please don't make me choose! So many of the Emerson Quillin stamps crack me up - I wish I had one of each! BUUUUUT, since I'm a teacher, today I suppose I can say I love the "Teacher" stamp!

Anonymous said...

Nice card ... like the detail in your work. My favorite stamp is the couple in love image. Laura j.

Vivian said...

I love the pink & chocolate colors too....and I love anything showing candy, cupcakes...food...ha ha
I LOVE the Chocolate Rose, Easter Cross and chocolatier...and of course anything by Emerson Quillin.
Really...can you pick!!!!
Have a great stampin' day!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog, the cards are just amazing, i love to sit and peek before work with my coffee.
hands down my favorite is the Easter Angel ~ just beautiful!
all the stamps were so pretty, i think my second was the rooster. just so many possibilities.
i loved the card, that chocolate is delish!
janice

SWELLKEL said...

I love the Bittersweet line too! My two favorite sets (although its hard to pick) are Balloons Over New York City and Couple in Love.

Bren said...

I love your colors, very elegant looking. I have always been partial to pinks and browns.
Karen Stolper is my very favorite from American Art. She is so fun!
Thank you Michelle.
Bren

Donna said...

VERY pretty stamps! If I have to choose just one, it would have to be Easter Angel- would be lovely colored! Thanks for the chance, & love your card!

boynecitygrl said...

I cant believe it already on the way to Vday. Awsome coloring. Love it. I think that bunny with hat was tooo cute. But I also liked love birds both of them.

blessings,

Beth F

Lastel said...

I think my favorite is the Chocolate Rose the one you used on your beautiful card !

Jan said...

Your card is very sweet and beautiful! You do such a nice job with creating depth with your coloring/shading. I had a tough time deciding on just one....I narrowed it to two...Arobics class and wine drippers.

Donna said...

What a great card. I really like the color combo! My favorite stamp would be the Balloons over New York City. Love those hot air balloons!

Chris said...

The image you used is wonderful as is your card. I went to their website, and the images were great.
My favorite stamp image was Love Nest by Adriana Cirstea. It would be so nice to use for engagements, weddings, anniversaries. I have nothing like it and is so sweet.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the paper combo and the dimension you have given to it! I do like pink and brown combo :)
I would have to say my favorite stamp is fountain birds, or was it bird fountain, I knew I should have written it down..LOL!

Tammy Nichols said...

I checked out the site and I found one that I can really relate to, and it almost made me pee my pants, it said, "Mom, I will always love you, but I will never forgive you for cleaning my face off with spit." OMG! Hilarious!

Norine said...

this is so pretty very vintage love the soft colors
Hugs
Norine

Sherry said...

What a Gorgeous card Michelle, love everything about it! .. the papers the colors the layout .. and layering the rose makes it look so real, like you could pick it right off the card! So pretty!

My Fav stamp would have to be from the Kym Bowles Collection .. Girl Talk, in for a close second was her stamp Field of Flowers. I just love all of her stamps!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some Blog Candy! You Rock!

Anonymous said...

I love the Emerson Gals, the Aerobics is so good for this time of the year. I think the Easter Girl cling set is another of my favorites. Thanks for a chance to win some of these great stamps.
Kate

linda patti said...

my favorite had to be the gal sitting in her chair saying she'd love to...but she's watching her aroebics class. haha
tpatti@alltel.net

Darlene L said...

Pink and brown or pink with black are my favs right now too. I hopped over the the American Art Stamp site and loved their Easter stamps especially Bunny with Hat and the Chick with Butterfly. Thanks for the blog candy offer.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Pink is the new black to me. My favorite stamp is Treasure.

java diva said...

I love that Couple in Love! I'm also partial to the big cup of coffee from Morning Coffee. ;)

Leslie Rodriguez said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the color combination. My favorite stamp is "Couple In Love", it's such a romantic stamp.

Jessica Smith said...

Lovely card. As for the stamp I liked the most I would have to actually choose two first is couple in love and the second would be cupcake. Thanks fore the chance to win some blog candy.

Claudia said...

I really like the Bunny with chicks, it's so cute.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Sena said...

Yummy card! I love the Balloons over New York City stamp!

Anonymous said...

ichelle, I love your card...Could you post directions (especially for how you created the depth? I have loved pink and brown or turquoise and brown for some time now. They just look so cool together, don't they?
My favs on AAS are 'Benefits', 'Friends are'... and 'Worth t'! It was very hard to choose. I think I love anything by Emerson Quillen! But these three made me smile. :-)
Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Nice stuff you are offering.
your fan,
Linnea

Janet said...

Got to be the heart fairy. I just love that line of stamps. I don't own one yet, and I've just got to. Love your card...thanks so much for sharing. Isn't the bittersweet paper great?

Karinn said...

I do love your card! The pink and brown look so sweet and yummy together. Perfect for a lovable Valentine!

My favorite stamp must the Angel with Child. It melts my heart to see that sweet image!

Seize the Daisy! said...

This is another decision I had quite abit of trouble making, but I think it has to be "Love clock".

cheryl (clee) said...

I looked at the website - and I love so many of their stamps, but "fish fry" by Ken Brown is funny.

Jamie said...

I love pink, it is one of my favorite colors to play with, and the bittersweet paper is so fun. I looked at their website and they have some beautiful easter stamps, my favorite is the Girl with the basket and the wheelbarrow full of eggs.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Your card is darling - those chocolates look good enough to eat!! My TWO favorites of the new images are Couple In Love and Heart Glasses. AND they come in Cling Sets - BONUS!! Thanks for the chance to win, Michelle!

Debbie said...

I am especially partial to the Rooster AC2026.G
I think it is a stamp that I would use a lot - and that's my REAL criteria for buying any new stamps.
Ddd

Mary Anne in NJ said...

I love the AEROBICS stamp...HAVE to have that..love your cards, too..thanks for the chance at blog candy..enjoy your blog even when you're not offering that!

jan farnworth said...

just love your cards. I really like the ballonons over newyork city i don;t have any stamps like that.

Anne said...

Wine Drippers, DEFINITELY!! lol!!

Susan B said...

I really like "What Did You Say Dear". I'm a fan of the old time looking stamps and these ladies remind me of my long gone aunts.

Georgann Ganas said...

Love the color combos.
My fav from AAS is Hair Color--too funny! Thanks for sharing,
Georgann

E said...

I love all the bunny stamps--especially the simple little Bunny with Flowers. Love your site!

Cheryl said...

No way can I choose just one--I adore all of the cling mounted angels. Beautiful designs. Thank you.
Cheryl Sims

Jana said...

Beautiful card!

Ok, YOU are such an enabler! Those stamps are adorable. I think the Martini Lady is my favorite.

Thanks for sharing that site!

Sharon said...

What a lovely card! I really like pink and brown together. It's so hard to pick a favorite stamp, but I would have to say "Field of Flowers" from the Kym Bowles collection tickles my fancy!

Julie M said...

More gorgeous cards, Michelle. I've starting adding the "Stick Chick" stamps to my stash since seeing the cards you've made with them. I love the wedding ones like "On your Day", also the Umbrella one, and AAS's "Listen Honey" range cracks me up!! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy.

Rae C. said...

Well, aren't all the stamps on that site just the cutest and most unique, but I really like the "Couple in Love" (I also love the saying stamp "With your Spit")!
Thanks for the chance at the "candy."

Anonymous said...

OMGosh,I LOVE American Art Stamp!!!!!!!!!!! Especially Karen Stolper...I'm making V-Day cards right now using her stamps.

Thanks for sharing your talent and some great blog candy.

Mae in SWFL

Susan said...

Love your card and the colors... pink and brown are one of my fav combos... As far as American Art Stamps I love the Men, Women and Interest stamps. I have loved them for a while! Thanks for the chance at Blog candy.:)

nanalady said...

You are such an inspiration! I love the "Big Egg" stamp.......it just makes me smile! Thanks for all you do!

Mtgchic said...

I've loved "The Dog Walker" since I saw your card in the fall!!!

Traci said...

Great card! I love those colors together. That image is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win such great blog candy. If I had to choose (which is really hard to do) I would say my two favorites are The Chocolate Rose and Chick With Butterfly

Sandy Rails said...

I love your card! Your work always inspires me, thanks so much.
I went to the website and I love these two sets: Chocolate Rose and Love Birds!
Pick me...pick me!
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Paula said...

The couple in love stamp is a cutie! Really like the card, too. The pink is sweet!

stampqueen said...

I love all the Angels but Angel with vase and angel with palm are my favorites.

Amanda said...

What a lovely card! I will say my favorite AAS stamp is Girl with Basket. I also really like the 3 Chicks. So hard to choose just one! Thank you for your kindness.

Cathy said...

I like pink and browns together, they make a very elegant card. Your card is so pretty. The stamp I like the best is the angel with flowers.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love the card. My favorite stamp is Three Chicks (for easter) I am not familiar with this stamp company but I enjoyed looking at their line. They have many really pretty and different stamps to offer will have to go back and look again. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy. Ann Lind

jules p said...

i love the Emerson ones. My favorite of that group would be "worth it". That is a great stamp.(for me at least)

Cindy said...

Great card.. love the combo. One of my favorites is a new one, Time to Wine.

Manetta said...

I love the wine drippers stamp!!Oh my...can I think of a bunch of cards to make for my family!!! They are a riot and would appreciate the cards..LOL.

Alyssa B said...

I like the c'arrying gifts' stamp, its great for paper piecing! Seriously, YOU need one!

Marlene O said...

Love your work. My favourite stamp is the Tribal people stamp as we are all tribal people when it comes right down to it.

beth g. said...

heart fairy is my fav, I could use that anytime of the year not just Valentine's Day! thanks beth g.

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