Hello! Well, I know I said that I would post my Blog Candy Winner on Thursday - it looks like I am a bit late (It's about 12:06 am on Friday) Anyway - I tried.
From my random number generator I got #10 and the 10th person to post for my blog candy about her craft room was LindaSS. So, I'm waiting to hear from Linda so I can get her new Tags So Much Stampin' Up! stamp set. Congratulations Linda!!
Okay now to share a little info about my card I made above. First of all, it is one of the cards I made while sitting in the hospital with Sophie. She was in TV coma mode happily watching cable TV (A luxury we don't have here at home - if we did we would all be watching too much TV and I am envious of all you who get to watch Carol Duvall and QVC - but that's another story) - She was in Disney channel heaven and I was doing my best to keep myself occupied so I did not have to dwell on the possibilitIes of Sophie's illness. Anyway - here is a creation I did with Polka Dots & Paisley. I also stamped the polka dots on some pretty in pink cardstock and adhered it to a piece of the chipboard and sanded it down. Then I placed one of the new cool rhinestone brads in the center. Oh and used some of the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper.
Now you'll notice my sentiment on the front. That is from a company called RUBBER STAMPING FUN (notice the link here - I'll post it to my favorites soon). I really like this sentiment. It comes with 3 others in the set. They are pretty nice stamps - wood mounted - they carry some clear stamps too. I took the sentiment and stamped it on pretty in pink and certainly celery paper then cut out the words individually. It really looks nice as a whole too. I really like this font and how the stamp is laid out. I'll share more of this set at a later date.
Last Item I want to share with you is how I did the swayed border with my designer paper and whisper white. After much searching I found the new flexible ruler from Bo Bunny Press. You may have seen this advertised in all the recent scrapbooking and paper crafting magazines. I've been looking all over for it and I finally found it at our local crafting store (Country Needleworks). I think I got a pretty good deal on mine because I got a whole Apron Tool Kit- I got pencils, sanding boards, a pink apron, a stapler and staples, a pencil sharpener, eraser, bone folder, ruler, scissors and the flexible ruler! It totally ROCKS! Plus I got the whole package of stuff for only $14.99 and it retails for $29.99! I was so excited! The flex ruler is what I was really after and it is really cool. You just shape the 20" ruler into any shape you want, trace and cut out! Here is a picture of the Apron Tool Kit. Oh if you noticed, I've inserted a link to the Bo Bunny Press site. Check it out.
Today, I am also going to share with you my proud parent moment today. Well, from my previous post you know about our recent medical situation with my dear Sophia. Well, Sophia went with my mom on Tuesday to the doctors where my mom has to go once a month for her blood to be drawn. We wanted to show Sophie how her "Baci" (grandmother in Polish - sort of) deals with having her blood taken. This has been pretty rough on Sophie as she is quite scared every time we have to go and last time they had to poke her twice because she tensed up so much. Anyway you can see our philosophy on having her go with my mom. Unfortunately I think the reason she really went is because mom offered to take her out to lunch afterwards. Well, she's not one to pass up a free lunch and one on one time with Baci. Well, I don't think our philosophy worked, but God still had something else planned for her that day. At Applebee's where they went to lunch Sophie was reading her children's menu and it had a little ad on there about an organization called "Alex's Lemonade Stand". It basically tells kids that they can set up a lemonade stand to earn money to go towards this organization which raises money for pediatric cancer research. I guess this touched Sophie because today she had a lemonade stand out front of our house. She sat there from 1-6:30pm. She made about $15 and is ready to go at it again tomorrow. She recruited a couple of friends to help her today and Nolan (my son) even helped out too. She just didn't want to give up on it tonite - I think she would have sat there all night if she could have. I broke my heart to have to tell her to come in. Anyway we are $15 into it and we'll see where tomorrow brings us! I'm so proud of her! In fact, you may be seeing another link under my favorite links for this one soon too.
Thanks for stopping by today.