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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Color Challenge and Some Blog Candy

Edited to add that Andrea at Playing with Paper...Again won the blog candy thanks to Random.org. Thank you to everyone that played and especially for your nice comments.






Today I gave my unit a challenge. I told them to get out a stamp set that they've purchased that has yet to be inked. We all have them right? For a chance to win some blog candy please post a comment as to how many unused stamp sets you own. (I promise I won't tell your husband!) I will choose a winner using random.org and the prize is this very little used set :0) I love it, but I've decided I want to share it. I will choose a winner on Saturday noon (central time). So let's here it...confession time :0)
It's soooo simple, but sometimes that's what a card needs. The colors I used are similar to Stampin' Up!'s colors. I used Hollyhock, Blush and Seafoam (which is discontinued). The stamp sets are Best of Times and Gracious Greetings. The only things I did to dress it up was to add some glitter and a pink organdy ribbon. I hope you like it.
You are Close to My Heart,
Yvonne


Blog Candy!

37 comments:

tethered2home said...

Clean, simple, & beautiful. TFS, Amy.

Stacy said...

PRETTY!
ONYA

ps. HOW many un-used stamp sets do YOU have? Uh, missy???? LOL

Kristy said...

Simple but very beautiful!

Chook said...

I really like it, definately post worthy.

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty

sarahjane said...

Sadly, I probably have at least 10 sets that have yet to be used . I normally assemble them when I get them, but I was not expecting an engagement ring for Easter and found that stamping took 2nd seat to wedding planning so they sit unused.

It was a beautiful card that you made!

Cathy said...

Sharp! Love it! Crisp and very feminine! Cathy

Catherine said...

your card is simply beautiful.

unused stamp sets...eeekss! just too many to count..LOL!
thanks for the chance!

Lindsay said...

Simply beautiful!

Chantelle said...

Simple but pretty. I like how you've kept lots of white - always a challenge to do that!

Bunny B said...

That's such a gorgeous card!! I love it. So sweet!!
As for unused stamp sets? Well, I just have a few, but I have about 3 unused. Thanks for the chance :)

Linda said...

I really love this card... it's so elegant... definitely worthy of posting! ;-)

Martha said...

I love that HELLO!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely love it! As for unused stamp sets...mmmm...actually I have about 7...I usually try to use them at least once as soon as I get them, otherwise I feel too guilty :)

Ghazal (ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Great card ... I love your card. I don't too many stamps, but I have about 5 sets that need some love!!

sonic said...

waouh elle est vraiment très belle !!!

misstreez said...

A lovely elegant card.

Becky said...

Your card is so pretty! TFS!

Jayne Mercer said...

This is such a pretty card.

Mary said...

Very soft and pretty!

CandyScraps said...

Beautiful card! :) As far as unused stamp sets, I'm working on it, LOL! I probably have 10 or less totally unused stamp sets, but many of those have only one or two stamps used.
papercandy@gmail.com

Vickie said...

This is beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job!!

Doris said...

hi! great card!lovely blog, unused stamps? don't have! I only own 5 sets and use them all the time:)

Sherri said...

Very elegant! I enjoyed working with these colors too!

As for 'unused stamp sets' - you know I don't think I have any I have never used, but I have about 6 that are in a drawer rather than on my shelf because I almost never use them.

travelingmama said...

Great card for Kristina's challenge... no unused stamp sets here!

Mel H. said...

Beautiful card, I love it. That sheer ribbon just adds something.

Um, un-ink'd sets...I know of at least three...the ones I haven't even mounted yet, LOL! I'm not admitting to any more.

Mandy said...

Love your card! So pretty and very elegant!

I have to admit that I probably have at least 7 that I have yet to open - now if you count the ones that are mounted(which is kind of using)but not used there is about 10. UGH! Why did I admit that!

Thanks for sharing the great card! - Mandy

Shawntel said...

Your card definitely should be in the top 10! I love the flowers and the organdy ribbon over the top! Perfect!

Julia Aston said...

Well - you made a lovely card from your underused set! love the border of flowers and gold shimmer!

I conservatively have 100 unused stamps! SHHHHHHH

Andrea said...

What an adorable card. I love it!!!

Regan said...

GORGEOUS!!! Just love it

Sankari W. said...

WOW - what a beautiful card!! I think I have 5 unused stamp sets... isn't that crazy.... Love your card it is a work of beauty!

stampmonkey said...

What a gorgeous card, Yvonne! Don'tcha just love this color combo?! It's one of my current favs. You did such a beautiful job with this inspiration challenge too! I didn't get this set, and you're making me wish I had. ;)

Too funny that you use my blog as your CD player! You obviously have very discriminating taste in music. lol

nelliemaeii said...

After Close to My Heart's Stampaganza stamp sale in June...I have 11 unused stamp sets and 4 stamp sets that only have 1 previously inked stamp...Thanks to our unit meeting, I have now joined the wonderful world of blogging!!!!

cpullum said...

I own only 3!

Anonymous said...

I love this card. So simple but very pretty. I love how there is alot of white .... looks so clean. Great job. Right now I probably only have 2 sets not used, all the others have at least 1 stamp used out of them. Thanks for sharing Yvonne ... you always do such a great job!

DawnM said...

Love the card Yvonne! The card is so simple but elegant. I have a few stamp sets not used, guess this will be an incentive to get them out and use them.