Monday, April 13, 2009

Too Much Easter Candy? How About Some Blog Candy?

Good morning!

I hope that those of you celebrating Easter yesterday were able to spend it with family! I had a wonderful time with my husband, daughter, and my parents, and also got to talk to my son on the phone. It was cooler than I would have liked, but spring is coming! My crabapple trees are budding and soon I hope to have a yard full of lilac blooms as well.
It was a fun and busy day yesterday and I didn't get here to post, but today I will share my fun stuff.

Susan, from Rubber Stamp Tapestry asked me to stay on her Design Team for another four months! I am thrilled to work with Susan, as she is one of the nicest people I know (cyberly speaking!). Someday I am going to meet her in person, as she lives very close to the city where my son attends college in North Carolina.

Here is a card I made with this month's special, Southern Dogwood:


You can see the supply list and the steps I took to make this card HERE.
And, I am offering this set as Blog Candy this week! To enter, go to Susan's blog HERE, or the RST main page HERE and have a look around. Then come back and tell me which sets or products you liked, or what you thought of Susan's awesome tutorials! Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:00 p.m. CST on April 17th! I will draw the winner on the 18th using Random!

Good luck and enjoy the RST peg stamps!

Mouse Lovers, come back later this afternoon to see my mousie card for today's House Mouse & Friends Challenge!

41 comments:

  1. Congrats Judy, and such a lovely card! Hmmm there are so many pretty set...I really like all the peg sets she has to offer...i guess if I had to chose one of them, I would say the Wildflower set.

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  2. I'm glad you had a nice Easter with your family Judy! Love your card btw...it's very beautiful!!!

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  3. Happy Easter Judy! we had a lovely day with family also!

    I took a peek at the tutorials - they are really helpful to see how the peg stamps can be used!

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Judy, your card is lovely and I would love to win this set, thanks for the opportunity, though be it ever so small! Speaking of small, I had no idea all the lovely designs Susan shows in her tutorials are made with individual stamps...amazing....they are all wonderful but since I have to say the one I like best is the strawberry wreath followed by the Easter eggs. Actually I like them all, have never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing with us, will bookmark the site!
    So glad you had a lovely Easter with family.
    Hugs!

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  5. Judy, you are so fortunate to be on the design team for RST. I just love their products. I have two (Porcelain Vase & Cherry Blossoms) but I have picked out several others for my wish list. I don't know if I could choose a favorite right now because they are all so beautiful. Yumy's Garden is a favorite, as is the Noel set. I love Azalea Terrace and Pansy Garden....see what I mean, I can't choose just one, lol! I love your blog and check it daily for inspiration.

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  6. I love the new Muscari & Hyacinth Border, that one looks so pretty! I am so happy about all the tutorials! I have a few of the RST sets and I love to see new ways to use them!

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  7. Judy this is such a beautiful card, I have never seen these stamps before, but went to check and was amazed this is done with so many smaller stamps, I have to say I liked the wild flowers.

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  8. Hi Judy,


    I love your card. it so beautiful and springlike. I can almost hear the birds chirping and smell the sweet fragrance of spring flowers in bloom! as for the sets, I have several on my wish list! I think I like the Dogwoods best so far.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Heidi Kilgore

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  9. Judy..OH MY! This is such a lovely card!!! Love it! This was my first time visiting their site..they have some gorgeous stamps! I LOVE all the clear sets..didnt see one that I did not like! wow! The border fern stamps are cool too! tfs! :)

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  10. I am not surprised to see she is keeping you on the DT...you showcase their stamps so beautifully....tfs

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  11. Your card is beautiful!

    I just recently in the last few weeks discovered RST..and I love everything I've seen! I also love that she tells/shows how to use the stamps. so pretty!

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  12. I saw these stamps at a stamp convention last summer. Boy are they nice! Congrats on the extension!!

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  13. What a beautiful card! I love the stamp set. If I had to choose a set, it would probably be the Garden of Bee Balm set. I don't have any RST stamps yet, so I'd be thrilled with any! Thanks for a chance to win. Glad you had a nice day with family!

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  14. Checked out Susan's tutorials and wow they are really great. She does a great job of showing how to use the stamps and love all the cards too. Love your card using the dogwoods so very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Phyllis M.

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  15. The cherry blossom set looks fun! Your card is lovely & congrats on more creative time w/RST!

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  16. Wow- those are great tutorials! Glad to add those to my fav's. I have some of the RST sets, but I love the Cherry Blossom set! I think it's a must have!
    Thanks for a chance to win ;)

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  17. Very pretty card! It was a hard choice, but I really liked the Strawberry card tutorial, maybe because I am wishing for "strawberry" weather! I also like the bunny garden set....so cute! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set!

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  18. To be honest, I've always turned up my nose at peg stamps -- so I was totally blown away when I took at look at Susan's tutorials and then saw her product line. OMG, this opens up a whole new kind of stamping for me! I would love to get my hands on your blog candy so I could give this a try!

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  19. I have always admired the cards made with these stamps! So delicate and pretty--I'd have to say I like them all, but the strawberries and the shells appeal to me the most! Thanks for sharing your beauty with us!
    LeAnne

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  20. This card is lovely. I have used my RST stamps so much more since I started reading Susan's blog. I can't wait to get the new muscari & hyacinth border set. Ruth Ann

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  21. You did a beautiful job on your card! These peg stamps are new to me, and what an incredible addition to the stamping world they are! My absolute favorite set has to be the dogwood set because the dogwood tree is so special to me living in the south. Susan's tutorials remind me of the classes I've taken on making wreaths...same concept, except with ink! How fun!

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  22. Spectacular! I love these little stamps. I love the little eggs. They're just the cutest. Thanks for the chance for blog candy!

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  23. Beautiful card! So many beauties it was hard to choose just one but guess Pansies and Daisies would be first followed by the Bee Balm set. tf a chance to win.

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  24. I do love RST peg stamp sets and own quite a few of them. It is difficult to choose a favorite, but since I love strawberries that set is one I really enjoy creating with. Thank you for the opportunity to win your blog candy!

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  25. Congratulations on another 4 months! The peg sets are so easy to use and make the most beautiful cards, tags, whatever ... The tutorials are wonderfully done and make it easy to follow what to do with what and when. The strawberry set is so cute with that little bee :)

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  26. I subscribe to their newsletter and love most of the sets. I do own three of the sets but have not tried using them for a long time. I know I should try them again after reading all of the tutorials but I made a mess previously and am afraid I will make another mess! I love the dogwood and strawberry sets. Your card is so pretty!

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  27. What a beautiful card! I have never been to the RST blog before to see all of those tutorials! I am in 7th heaven!! I honestly could not choose just one set that I really liked. They're all so beautiful! Congratulations on being a designer for another 4 months! Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful set!

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  28. beautiful card, judy! and congrats! susan's wreaths are amazing!!!

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  29. Hello Judy,
    I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter with your family - so did I. Thank you for sharing your card - it's exquisite and I have enjoyed studying it in detail. I popped over to RST and am in awe of the beautiful stamp sets and the cards that have been created with them. The tutorials are marvellous.
    Hugs, Anne P

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  30. Sorry Judy, I meant to leave you my email address.

    Anne P. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

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  31. I have been enjoying Susan's tutorials. The instructions are very clear and it is nice to see her color combos. I actually think I could stamp something similar with her instructions.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. I love your card! It was the first time I visited either one of those sites and the tutorials are all wonderful. I especially loved the strawberry wreath!The tutorials made a project that looks very intimidating actually doable. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!
    janet@swofford.com

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  33. Thank you for showing me that blog and store I love all the sets Im just thinking about all the great cards i could make The first ones I would get are strawberry garen and shell border I live on the beach and would make my freind some really nice card thank for the chance to win .Sarah

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  34. This is really a pretty card! This was my first time visiting their site. There is some gorgeous stamps! I think I like the wild flowers the best.

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  35. Tutorials are awesome!!!! I love the wisteria set the best!!!Thanks for the chance! I love your blog, and come back often! Keep up the great inspriration!

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  36. Teh cards are really beautiful. Working with the small stamps is a real joy and can let me just get lost in the creating of my card. My favorite sets are: Shell Border because of it being so different, Itsy Floral set, and Basket of Flowers... love them baskets!! WOW, how in the world would anyone pick just one??
    Denise from OHio
    Phil4:13

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  37. Wow Judy!! Love this card!! I am not at all surprised that your time on the dt was entended!! You do such an elegant job of showcasing their stamps. Tsk! Tsk! on you for having me look at some more gorgeous stamps!!! (Where am I going to put it all and then there is this thing called budget! Yuck!) I love them all!! My favorite though is the cherry blossoms. Congrats again Judy!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  38. I really really love all the Stamps sets but I believe my favorite is Strawberry Garden. I really love the card you made too. It was truly hard to pick a favorite. I only picked Strawberry Garden because I love strawberries. ha ha

    Jacqueline

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  39. I understand all about the too much Easter Candy, we just finished making 1823 Easter Eggs for our church sale.The smell of chocolate still covers our house. I love the Tapestry web site. We use their stamps often to make cards for our shut-ins and for Birthday cards. They work up quickly and are always beautiful. I had not seen the oval cut out for chalking the background, something I need to order. Your web site is a pleasure to visit. Thanks

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