Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Candy Anyone?

I used random.org to chose the winner of the $25 gift certificate to Jacksonbelle Embellishments, and ........#30 Kelly Sampson has won!!! Congratulations, Kelly!! I will be contacting you soon about your prize.

Thanks to everyone for all of the sweet comments about my blog and my work! I'm feeling a lot of love here. (((Hugs)))



In celebration of 25,000 hits, I am giving away this $25.00 gift certificate to use at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Thanks so much for all your support and kind words. I can hardly believe I've had that many hits to this little 'ole blog of mine, and I really appreciate it!

To be included in the drawing, please leave a comment to this post. Please tell me your favorite type of card. Do you like simple clean designs, or ones with lots of layers and embellishments? I will be using random.org to select a winner Thursday evening. Be sure to check back to see if you've won, or leave a contact e-mail.



Stamps: Jolies Fleurs (Lizzie Anne Designs), Thoughtful Phrases (Verve Visual)
Card Stock: River Rock, So Saffron, Groovy Guava, Naturals White
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, River Rock, Groovy Guava, So Saffron
Accessories: Ice Stickles, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

97 comments:

Laura Roth said...

My favorite type of card is simple clean designs. In fact my two favorite cards of yours are: Simple Chocolate Daisy Card on 7/24(I must get the tool that creats those daisies!!!!) and Singe Layer Challenge on 8/4 (I love the ribbon and lighthouse!).

Lorie said...

Oh, fun! I love just about any type of card. I do tend to layer and use embellishments so I guess I would have to say that I like those the best.

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! What SWEET candy! I guess it just depends on what mood I'm in! I really appreciate the simple cards. Sometimes they are even more challenging to create. Other times I am awed by complex and intricate - fully embellished cards. :)

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! What SWEET candy! I guess it just depends on what mood I'm in! I really appreciate the simple cards. Sometimes they are even more challenging to create. Other times I am awed by complex and intricate - fully embellished cards. :)

Allison said...

Yummy...sign me up! I like simpler cards with only a few embellishments. Of course, maybe if I try to do too much, it looks like a big ol' mess! Cheers you rockstar!

Regina D. said...

Wahoo! What awesome blog candy. You've got a fantastic blog that I love to check daily.

I'm actually sort of moody about my cards. Some days I'm all about the clean and simple cards, but other days I'm diggin' those layered up cards.

Lilian said...

wow! what a great giveaway.

i tend to make simpler cards with crisp images. but i LOVE to look at cards that are embellished and wish i could make them! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! 25,000 hits is phenomenal, congratulations on such a successful blog!

My personal favorite type of card is a simple card with layers. I don't need a ton of embellishments, but I love the layered look.

Kim

sunnie said...

I like cards with simple clean lines but I find myself using more embellishments than in the past. Your cards are beautiful and I enjoy your blog.

Peggy S said...

This card is amazing! I have this set too and I just LOVE it. I love embellished/layered cards and wish to make those, but my cards end up always simple. I think I'm just afraid to take it to the next level!! I'm fear I'll screw it up! I'm trying to learn to go for it :)

CAKVD said...

Hello! I like to make simple cards and I like to receive cards with lots of layers and embellishments! See, I'm mostly a scrapbooker and I TRY to do cards, but I can't make the fancy ones look very good. So I go for the simple ones!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This card is FABULOUS Rose Ann! LOVE the colors, it's just beautiful! I am so glad you entered! :)

Jeanna said...

I think I also depend on my mood. THere are times when I turn out nothing but simple, and I love it. THen there are those times when I want layers and paper piecing and embossing and all that jazz! I just love making cards.....

scfranson said...

I really do love clean and simple and usually floral, lol. I just love florals. You have a wonderful blog.
Claudia

Kathy W said...

I prefer simple cards with classic lines and great color combinations. Also I am a fan of monochromatic cards. I love the card you posted for the one layer challenge. And this card is so pretty with such a neat stamp set (Lizzie Anne Designs is on my wish list). Thanks for the chance to win a certificate to Lindsey's store!

SusanH said...

For a while I was really liking lots of embellishments. But I've noticed lately that I'm more drawn to the simple/clean design. I guess my tastes change constantly?!

jodene said...

Great giveaway. I like a card with lots of layers. Although I myself have a hard time doing this. I love seeing others.

Julie Masse said...

Lucky #18?? Love the card Rose Ann!! My favorite card (or should I say most frequent type) is pretty clean and simple. I don't seem to have the "dirty" gene! LOL! :) Thanks for the contest and congrats on the hits!

Tammy said...

yahoo to you! i like all styles, but find myself drawn more and more to clean and simple.
tammy b

danavee said...

25,000 hits is awesome! Congrats! I'm really digging one layer simple cards these days, but I still can't stop buying designer paper!

Amy said...

It totally depends on who I am making the card for. I definitely have relatives who are the lush and layered card type and relatives who are the simple and cute card type. I most enjoy trying new things, regardless of the style!

Congrats on the 25K hits and thanks for the blog candy!

olse0231 said...

Woo hoo - $25 would buy a lot of great stuff at Jacksonbelle Embellishments! :)

My favorite kind of card changes all the time, but it's currently pretty simple - a few layers, a stamp or two, and a bit of ribbon.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the hits. Great job. Anyhow, I really like the fancy cards, but when I try to make one, my card ends up plain. I just can't get the hang of making the fancy ones not look all messed up. I appreciate every one elses work tho.
Cheryl Sims

Jackie W. said...

Congratualtions! My favorite type of card is more simple. Although I really like ones with more layers, I don't make them that often because I do prefer the clean lines. Thanks so much for the goodies!

Cindy Vernon said...

I like both styles but I think that I prefer clean lines, it just looks so much more elegant.

Nancy said...

I really enjoy peeking in on your blog with my Google Reader tells me that there is something new to see....

I prefer cards that are more simple... a few layers, an embellishment or two... nothing too fancy or time consuming.

I like to call the style "simple elegance"

Peggy Maier said...

Great blog candy! And, great card. My favorite type of cards usually have several layers & I love that look, but the ones I make are usually plainer & simpler. Everyone loves them, but I sure wish I could make some of the other kind once in a while! Ah, well, I guess it just takes practice!

NancyS said...

I think my style is middle of the road - depends on my time constraints and also who the card is for.
NancyS

fran said...

I guess I like both - I tend to use more clean, simple lines - but I love to embellish (especially if it requires using dimensionals! Love our "blogging friendship!" Your site is the best!

Dottie K said...

I go back and forth - love them both. I do like dimensionals on a card. Wow congratulations on 25,000 hits. That's exciting news. Love the card - simply beautiful. Always enjoy your blog. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

I love simple cards, my favorite are made without layers, but whenever I try them they don't come out very well, but I keep trying.

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

What awesome blog candy. You've got a awesome blog that I love to check daily.

mathstamp said...

Cool! I tend to make simple cards, because I don't seem to have the 'eye' to make lots of different embellishments and layers look good. But, I do like to see the fancy cards that other people make. Thanks!

Pattyjo said...

Great blog! I actually like them either way, because simple is beautiful and so is the layered. It depends on the card maker, but I guess when I make cards I'm more of a layered with lots of embellishments.
Thank you for the chance!

Angie said...

Hey girl, you know I love beautiful cards but my favorite are simple cards!

Laura W said...

I really love simple cards, and especially if they are square. Love the square cards. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Hi Rose Ann!

Wow that is quite a nice blog candy you are giving away!
I like clean simple cards but I'm trying to make them more elaborate(funny hearing me say that)cards so I use up all those embellishments I have been hoarding for so long!!
Love that card you posted today...I need to go make a simple clean card now...you've inspired me once again!!!

Michelle said...

Congrats! Your blog is awesome.

I would have to say clean, simple designs are my favorite.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love layers and bling! great blog candy!

Connie Conlon said...

Hi RoseAnn,
Love your blog. My favorite is lots of layers. I have a hard time doing really simple ones even though they are beautiful if you can pull them off.
Thanks for offering "candy".

Jen said...

I totally lean towards the clean simple look, but there are days that I totally go froofy........LOL Awesome blog candy, keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Mary R said...

I like lots of layers and tend to add too much. My husband says by the time I throw it across the room, it's too late for his advice. LOL Love your blog. tfs

Jackie said...

I like cards that are not too "busy" but not necessarily simple ones. Hard to describe, but I just like anything that is pleasing to the eye and your cards are certainly that!

Pat S. said...

Hi Rose Ann!
Congratulations on 25,000 hits...that is nothing to sneeze at!!

Thank you for offering such a great prize...that is awesome!

My favorite type of card is clean and simple...just like the one you posted today. That's why I keep coming back here :)

Phyllis W. said...

Probably the more simple ones, not that I don't like embellishments too.
Oh heck I like just about any card.

Heather Leech said...

Congrats on the popularity of your blog! I've been a reader for quite some time now and love it! I'm definitely make more simple cards, although I do love bling.
Thanks for a chance at a fabulous prize!!
Heather L.

Becca said...

i think i love full, lots of embellishment cards..but i make clean simple ones! congrats on your hits! awsome giveaway!!

Louise said...

My favorite cards are simple ones with one or two embellishments and probably glitter. I love glitter!

K. said...

I have really enjoyed getting ideas from your blog. I tend to like very simple designs. One of my favorite of your recent cards was the bird card on the 27 July. Just last night I used that design for one of my cards. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Linda SS said...

I LOVE your cards. They are exactly the style that I enjoy. Clean and uncluttered design with just the right amount of bling/embellishment to make them charming & interesting. Thanks for a chance at the extra-yummy blog candy!

Anonymous said...

I haven't really decided on a favorite card type yet. I like them all.
Congrats on another blogging milestone!

Wife2TJ said...

WOW! Congratulations on all the blog hits. What great blog candy!!!

Tami said...

Congrats! I would say my favorite type of card to make are the simple with clean designs (most of the time)

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Wow, what generous blog candy! Congratulations on all those hits! I really enjoy coming here. I like cards with layering and embellishments, as long as it's not too overdone (as are most in today's crafty-stampy-scrappy magazines, IMO!)

Michelle said...

Congrats on the hits! I tend to lean toward the simple side myself, but I love looking at the details on some of the heavily embellished cards out there now.

Cat said...

Rose Ann - congrats on the BIG hits! And you are TOO generous to celebrate with us. Thanks!

I really, really enjoy the beautiful no-layer cards! I can't usually pull them off, but love to see other's creations.

rebecca said...

I like the quick, simple to make designs. If they have some simple layers and quick embellishments, so much the better. I do like to see the new techniques, though. I'm pretty much pleased to just see the creativeness that goes into a card. Your cards are among the best. I can be reached at ceadmile00@msn.com.

Beth said...

Thank-you for the opportunity for this sweet candy! My favorite cards involve clean lines and beautifully colored images. Congrats on all your well deserved hits! Your blog is terrific! Take care!

Elaine said...

I love layers and embellishments and blog candy too! ;-) Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your numbers!! :)

Alli Miles said...

Congratulations on all the hits! I know I have contributed to quite a few of them. I always love stopping by to see your fresh designs. My preference for cards depends on what the cards are for. An occasion like sympathy needs to be light and simple. A birthday card for the most part needs to be busy and layered! Generally, you would note that my cards are complex but I can't tell you enough how much of a breath of fresh air it is to create a simple card from time to time.
Thanks for this opportunity to win blog candy and congrats again.

NormaJ said...

Hi Rose Ann:
It depends on my mood as to whether
I go simple or with embellishments.
At the moment I seem to be creating in the simpler theme.
Great blog candy you have. Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to win it.
Email:teazie@shaw.ca

janet a. said...

Your cards are certainly beautiful! I like simple, uncluttered cards with great color combinations. I love embellishments as long as they fit the theme. There is a fine line between gorgeous & gawdy.

Jan Scholl said...

I love layers and lots of them. WIth several colors being used. I dont like just the card plain-as it usually needs some textures.

lois lane said...

Lots of layers and embellishments. The more the merrier!!

Susie said...

While I like both kinds of cards, I'm really more of a layer and embellishment person. There's so much on the market to use these days that it's fairly easy to pick something pretty.

Suzy said...

I love cards you just want to touch - full of textures and elements, yet not so layered that they look "thick".

foodpartyfun said...

While I admire both types of cards, lately I seem to be really drawn towards the simple, clean look on a card.

Pat

Bonnie Weiss said...

My favourite cards would be any with special or unique folds...anything a bit unusual. Then finished with clean, simple techniques and embellishments.

Denise said...

my favorite kind of cards include an interesting technique or texture...thhose are the ones I like to make but as far as what I like to recieve....I love simple! Mainly cuase I can't do simple myself!

stampin_melissa said...

You are so sweet to offer up some blog treats! I like clean and elegant. I enjoy looking at more complex cards, but I can't do them myself. I enjoy easy techniques and simple folds as well and I lean toward SU products. :D

Melissa Norris said...

Congrats Rose Ann! I really enjoy simple cards. Especially ones with no layers, they can be so striking.
~Melissa

Michelle D. said...

Your creations are all so beautiful ~ which I'm sure is why you have had so many visits to your blog Ü! Although I do enjoy looking at and making clean and simple cards, I also enjoy taking in all of the details of cards made with several layers and embellishments.

Have an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all of the hits! I love checking daily to see what you have created. I like layered (if not too much!) and simple. Thanks for the chance and this awesome treat!
Ilene B.

Pat S. said...

Hi Rose Ann!
Congratulations on 25,000 hits...YEA!!!

Thank you for offering such a great prize...that is awesome!

My favorite type of card is clean and simple...just like the one you post here. I really like your single layer lighthouse card :)

Bethany Paull said...

Congrats Rose Ann! Your blog really does ROCK. I know I visit it often enough! I love all kinds of cards, but I guess my own card making preference leans toward clean and simple.

chelemom said...

I love the look of clean simple cards...yet have a hard time achieving that look! So I guess I do like to layer and add embellishments....sometimes too much! Congrats on all your hits!

Linda Yamakido said...

I love to make a scene ;) a scenic card that is.. :)
Thanks for the candy offer!

Kelly said...

Mostly clean, but one tiny thing that makes the design pop a little... a section that's embossed, or has some glitter, or has a button, or ribbon, or a few eyelets.

MerryMerlin said...

I love clean cards but when I see one with lots of embellishments that's effective, I think "I should do more of that." Key word is "effective"!

rachelM said...

I like simple cards with clean lines only because that is what I tend to do. Haven't gotton brave enough to do one with layers and other embellisment for fear that it might be too much. I have seen some wonderfull cards like that, I guess I just need to get my feet we and take the plunge.

blduran said...

I love cards with lots of layers and embellishments because those are the cards I can never seem to get right! My cards seem to be clean and simple and I aspire to be great at the other! I do however, enjoy your simple cards. They are simple and beautiful.

melissa roth said...

Since I have a little girl, I'm into cutesy and of course girly designs. My style is clean and simple with just a tad of bling. I really LOVE your style!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh my goodness, what a generous giveaway!! My favourite types of cards are ones with LOTS of layers and embellies!! It's a real challenge for me to do a simple one layered card, although I do love them too....I just struggle making them myself!! Thanks for the opportunity to play!!

CaraDee said...

I love a card with lots of interest! I love paper piercing, faux stitching, scallops... anything that adds that extra something.

Barb g said...

Hi Rose Ann, I wish I could see your card, but for some reason, it is 'hiding' and I can't seem to make it 'pop' open. But I love your blog and enjoy the creativity you share with us. I happen to love cards with lots of layers and embellishments, however I adore the simple, yet elegant cards also, and cannot seem to do them as well as others...so I guess, those are the cards I would love to receive best. Thanks for sharing your life. Barb g

Katia said...

Hi,
I love clear cards, with a little stamp....it's my favorite

Greetings from Italy!

Ciao

Julie Mutch said...

What a generous blog candy offer! I love your blog and your work! It's wonderful! :)

For my card style, I like lots of layers and embellishments to fancy things up but not overdone.

Thanks for the chance to play. :)

Hugs,
Julie

sylv s said...

Congrats on 25k hits!

My cards tend to be clean and simply. But, I really love the look of cards with stitching and a lot of layers and embellishments.

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laurie serino said...

I tend to make buisy cards, I like everyones clean and simple cards, but I just can't make them. When I make a card it just doesn't seem finnished to me if it has empty space, or no ribbon, buttons, or primas !

Barb S. (FL) said...

WOW, thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize - who can't use more stuff.... My favorite type of card is elegant but simple but I'm learning to love the new 'clear' card. It has so many possiblities.. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
Barb S

Well Said Cards said...

You're awesome! I love simple cards with minimal embelishments. I've tried to start using more layers lately.

colleenkramer@sbcglobal.net said...

Great candy! Congrats on 25,000..here's a toast to 100,000 more! Hmm..I like clean graphic cards most I think. But, as others have said..it depends on the day! Thanks!

joslyn said...

fun! i love bright clean cards. i also love love using red. i order more red paper than any other color

Julieg said...

I really like layered cards w/ribbon. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Thank you so much!! I so need this right now!! Thanks so much Rose Ann!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I know your drawing is over I still wanted to comment :D
I love your Lizzie card! This is my favorite flower set ever!

I think I like a mixture of styles. As long as it all works and flows. But I think simple and clean layered and nicely embellished.