Friday, November 20, 2009

Tulip Hello and Blog Candy Give Away .... 50,000 Hits!!!

Okay, so it happened...my blog hit 50,000 yesterday! Wow, that seemed to happen so fast!! To celebrate and say thanks to all you wonderful viewers, I have a little blog candy for one lucky person. If you want a chance to win, leave me a comment on this post and tell me what you would like to see more of on my blog. On Wednesday Nov. 25, I will randomly pick someone to send this package of goodies to, which includes 2 Papertrey Ink ink cubes (orange zest and melon berry - not shown in picture), a stamp set from Recollections, a bunch of little flowers, some chipboard letters and a while bunch more great stuff (I'll list everything at the end of this whole post). I participated in this CAS challenge way back in July. And that layout has just stuck in my head. I seem to keep using this layout over, and over, and over. Here is yet another card using it!! Is that oval stamp adorable??!! I like it a lot. It is in the Wishing You set from Papertrey Ink. I bought it earlier this year but haven't used it nearly enough. And lately, I am trying to use stamps that I haven't used enough!! I took a piece of white cardstock and added this beautiful strip of stripped designer paper (Me and My Big Idea 8x8 pad). I placed a piece of satin Raspberry Fizz ribbon and tied it on the side with a piece of white thread. To this I added the oval stamped with Raspberry Fizz and cut it out. I added a layer of Chcocolate Chip cardstock cut with my scallop oval die. On top of this I stamped the small sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink. I really need to pull this stamp out and use it even more. It is just so cute!! Your comments are appreciated ... leave some if you want me to be happy :-) Donelda Blog Candy - Flowers For You stamp set (Recollections), Chipboard stickers (Cloud 9 Design), Florabella rub ons (Scrapworks), decorative leaf accents (Black Ink), Textured Chipboard alphabets and numbers in chocolate (Chatter Box), Film Strip and Vacation ABCs rub ons (Royal and Langnickel), 6 tubes of glitter (red, blue, green, gold, silver, and white), felt flowers (Stampin' Up!), ribbon and pearl flowers (Offray), and various squares of cardstock with 4 different edges (straight, small wave, bigger wave, and pinked).

16 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Congratulations,Donelda!!!!! That really is a cute set (tulips are so spring-y!). And I love how you paired it with the striped paper and ribbon!

Lindsey said...

Hi Donelda, I only recently discovered your blog when I was pointed to your "design basics" tutorials from a forum post on SCS. Your classes are fabulous! More, please! :)

Juanita said...

That is a great layout, if it is not broke, why look for ways to fix it?
I love coming to your blog to see the way you use your scraps and the amazing way you seem to have of looking at things with a fresh eye. You always make me stop and look at what I already have and how I can use it differently.

Jessica G. said...

Congratulations on the blog hits, my friend! 50,000 is amazing!!

Beautiful card; I really like those bright colors and the yummy ribbon!!

Theresa P. said...

Hi Donelda!
Congratulaions on your hits. That is way cool. As for what I would like to see more of on your blog..? I would like to see a few more "this is how I did it" pictures. Stuff sinks in more (for me) when I read and see at the same time.
Thanks for taking your time to inspire and encourage the rest of us.

larue said...

Oh, how beautiful and elegant.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a Hanukkah card for your post of Nov 25th :) I always need to make at least 2 each year ;) also I would love to see what you might be planning for New Years!

Lisa B

ubeestampin said...

I love your blog. I just love the simplicity in your style. You're an insiration to me. I would like to see some of your Christmas ideas. I going to be starting my Christmas cards and looking for ideas. Thanks for your sharing. Judy

Anonymous said...

congrats, donelda!!
i discovered you from susan's simplicity blog. your work is so inspiring. i love everything you do. thanks for sharing your talents with us. keep doing just what you do!
marty ferraro

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
I love your creativity.....it's what keeps me coming back.
Rita

Jill said...

Love your blog---I've learned from you and enjoy your work. I say just continue what your doing.

Jill

Joyful said...

Congrats on your hits, Donelda!! I keep coming back here because your creations clear my mind when it's all jumbled up. Your clean and simple ways shows me what's important in creativity. Keep up what you're doing because it's great!!

Donna said...

Congratulations, Donelda! Your blog is great, and I always enjoy seeing more of your cards!

IrishGirl said...

I want you to be happy *g*! Congratulations on all the hits! I love the colours on this card. Nice.

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Donelda! I just found your blog while surfing around. Congrats on now 50303 hits!!! I'm really enjoying your creations so far. I love your simple looking cards (simple yet elegant!) and your design lessons (fantastic!). Keep up the great work and thanks =)

Kathy R. said...

Congratulations Donelda ... love your blog, your work is very inspiring. I would love to see more of everything! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the chance to win!