Wednesday, October 3, 2007

In love with rhinestones...and BLOG CANDY, too!

That's right, the first Blog Candy at You Made Me Ink! :) "What is the occasion?" you may be asking yourself... Well, this Friday is my birthday! Leave a happy birthday comment to this post (hey, I'm not too proud to beg!), and I will choose a random number on Friday. The winner will receive the following: the August/September issue of Stamper's Sampler, a Target Fall Scrapbooking Paper set, Target Fall Ribbons, a Target Halloween Scrapbooking accents kit (don't you LOVE the Target Dollar Spot?!?), and two Stampin' Up! incentive stamps! :) You may notice the head of a small child in the photo. NO, HE IS NOT INCLUDED! Ha! He just would not back up while I took the picture.

Okay, I've been pretty busy making cards lately. And all of them have tended to include this fantastic little rhinestones by Heidi Swapp. I get them from my local scrapbooking store, Family Memories in Charlotte, and I use them all the time! I hope you enjoy!


A neighbor of ours is having a sweet little baby boy in March...this was for her when she had her ultrasound recently! I used the Pebbles Pastel Shimmery Chalk for the maternity dress, so it REALLY sparkles!
Stamps: A Muse Maternity Dress, SU! Rough Edges. Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Bashful Blue. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, SU! Pure Color Pencils, Pebbles Shimmery Chalk, Corner Rounder Punch.


I needed a quick birthday card for my cousin, and this is what I came up with. I LOVE using Liquid Applique on cupcakes, furry animals, etc.! But I do love the rhinestones more...
Stamps: A Muse Frosted Cupcake. Paper: Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, DP from Basic Grey Blush Collection. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: Liquid Applique, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, Ticket Corner Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord.



I had to make this card again but with a few modifications! You know, it's nice to have an extra on hand. I love gray!
Stamps: A Muse Frosted Cupcake. Paper: Going Gray, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, DP from Basic Grey Phoebe Collection. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: Liquid Applique, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, Ticket Corner Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord.

HAVE A HAPPY DAY!

30 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hello!! I LOVE the name of your blog (I'm assuming it is from Finding Nemo?) Anyways, I hope you have a great birthday! You are generous to be giving us the gifts instead of you receiving them!! I love what you are offering for prizes! Keeping my fingers crossed!
Cheryl KVD

Tammy Howell said...

Happy birthday! How nice of you to give gifts to someone else! I wish you have a wonderful, joy filled birthday! The prizes are so cute. I need to take time to visit the local Target store when I am in town. Love the name of the blog. Your cards are cute also!

Allison said...

Happy birthday! I just got that cupcake stamp so I see a CASE in my future! Great cards!

jodene said...

Your cards are wonderful. Love the liquid applique! Happy birthday to you. May you get everything your heart desires. Thanks for the chance!

Kristen M said...

Happy Birthday :-) I love your cards! The baby boy card is SO cute!!! I love rhinestones too!

Hope you have a wonderful celebration!!!

Kristen

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy. Your blog is super and
the pics of Cameron are precious.
Thanks for sharing. Hope your birthday is all that you want it to be. Wishing you health
happiness and lots of love.

Nancy C.

Momsnack said...

Just found your blog and enjoyed your cards and pictures.
Happy Birthday!
NancyS (momsnack)

Amy said...

Cute cards! Fantastic frosting :-).

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog; glad I popped over and discovered yours!

Cathy said...

Great blog and what a great candy giveaway you are celebrating with your readers. Happy Birthday and I hope you get everything you want. You are going to make 1 stamper very happy when this fun package arrives at their mailbox....and I hope it's ME ME ME! Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Angel Wilde said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!Happy birthday to you!! How old are you? How old are you? Just kiddin! Hope it's wonderful!

Kim Etherington said...

I like your blog name!! Have yourself a fantastic Birthday! Love the rhinestones you've been using.

Linda SS said...

Wishing you oodles of Birthday Blessings!!! That boy of yours is ADORABLE. (I'm not just basing this opinion at the glimpse in the blog candy photo - I loved his photos with the drink:) Thank you for offering us gifts in honor or your special day.

Nettystamps said...

Hey Mandy, Happy Birthday to you...
Oh to be in my 20's again.... So anyway, I love the cards...to cute!
Keep the creative juices flowing...

:)

HeyHeyPaula said...

Happy Birthday Mandy. Just found your blog and I love your creations so I'll be visiting. Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy.

Deborah said...

Whooohooo it's celebration time! Happy happy birthday to you! The candy sure looks yummy! Have a great day Friday! Deb

Aimee said...

Hope you have a super birthday....

Janet Turner said...

Mandy, I hope you have a very happy birthday. I loved looking at your blog and seeing the projects that ya'll did at the quarterly meeting. I really missed going.

Cameron is so cute, I know you have a lot of fun with him. I can't wait until my Grandson gets older so we can have a lot of fun too.

Happy Birthday again,

Janet Turner
jturner34@triad.rr.com

Zoe Randall said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM CANADA.

I hope you have a great day, remember you are not getting older you are getting wiser.

Cute goodies. I wish we had a target store...everytime I see something from there I SAY TO MYSELF I WISH WE HAD TARGET.

Karen Gladney said...

Happy Birthday To you. Hope you have a great day on Friday. Great blog that you have here. Tks for the chance of winning blog candy!

scfranson said...

Have a happy birthday ! You have a wonderful blog, so full of inspiration.
Claudia

Reality Show Reject said...

Beautiful Cards. And Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristine said...

Wow great blog candy and great cards! Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! Wanna exchange birthday cards? Mine's tomorrow :D
I'm doing b-day blog candy, too- It'll be posted by 5pm today, and I'm drawing next week.
I'm serious about the card- send me your snail mail and I'll RAK you a b-day card!

Lorie K said...

Aw, Cameron's not included? No fair- I'd take him over all the cute stamp stuff anyday! I hope your spa manicure is fantabulous in every way. Don't forget to let Cameron do the pumpkin choosing. Haha. I know I'm going to talk to you tomorrow, but let me say it here: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love ya, girl!

Natalie said...

What a cute blog! And such awesome and generous blog candy! Thanks for the offer! Happy Birthday! So many October birthdays! Mine is on Tuesday... yippee! :)

Wife2TJ said...

These cards are SO CUTE!!!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!!

Marcia Enns said...

Happy Birthday, Mandy! Thanks for the invitation to check out your blog. It looks great, and I love the samples you've posted. And Cameron is just darling! It was so nice to see you at the QM, and I appreciate all the work you put into making it such a fun time. Have a wonderful celebration today!!!

Nancy Grant said...

I hope you have a Happy Birthday...and lots of blessings! Your cards are so clever and cute.

:-)

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

Happy Birthday, may all your dreams come true.
Thanks for the candy... Is that Cameron's head?! Wish he was included :)

Lynn said...

Hope you had a super b-day. I do enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with family!