Saturday, July 30, 2011

Technique Junkies 1-4-1 and Blog Candy

   The Technique Junkies newsletter is a HUGE source of inspiration for me.  In our Yahoo group, we share inspiration by sharing cards and tips, and can choose to join a monthly 1-4-1 swap.  This month my partner was Betty A.  This is the card I sent Betty:
 I used a Technique from the June/July newsletter called Spray Away- it is very shimmery IRL. The girl image is from an unmounted plate from Rare Image Rubber Stamps and the sentiment is from SU.  I stamped the girl more than once and layered her on the background- she is colored with Copic markers. I dotted on some white gel pen for added accent.

Here is the card Betty Ackley sent to me:
 The technique is called Color Sandwich- I love the image and the background folder combination, and Betty's play on color. 

 The Rare Image Rubber Stamps I used- well- I LOVE this sweet sheet of stamps, so I thought I'd offer one as candy. The owner is a Technique Junkie- Nancy Judd.
Here is a picture of the entire sheet of images:
  If you would like a chance to win this sheet of stamps, just leave me a comment below. I will pull a winner Saturday August 6th.

If you want a second chance at the images, post the image on your sidebar and come back and leave a SEPARATE comment. 

Please don't forget to leave me a way to contact you!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

46 comments:

Celeste said...

such beautiful cards I love them. Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful stamps.

MaxineD said...

Both cards are pretty amazing!! Love the colours in the layered one, and the wee girl image in yours is delightful.
Blessings
Maxine

Larisa said...

The first card is themed what I love so much - girly card! Very beautiful project/
Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I can take part in it. I wish I had this set of stamps - love them so much!!!

Glennis said...

What a fabulous set of stamps - please enter me for the draw. Thanks a lot

Willy said...

Such a beautiful and lovely card!

Hlora said...

Shelly, very beautiful cards! The set of stamps is fantastic! is this possible to win it even? I hope this is true )
Thanks for the chance. Hlora. xx

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and all those images are classic. That background is very cool. Love the card you received as well.

jimlynn said...

BOTH are great Shelly! Love the one you send AND the one you got. So pretty.
Lynn

Shirley said...

Wow! What great work with shapes and texture! Beautiful, Shelly!

Mary Strauser said...

Oh sure a neat sheet. sure would love to have that with my collection.
Your card is beautiful

Terry said...

Beautiful sent and received! What a fun swap! How sweet to offer a nice set of stamps! Count me in and have a great weekend!

Marlene said...

No need to enter me in the contest...I just wanted to pop by and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Glad you are enjoying the freebies!

Laurie said...

Wow - I love your card! All the images are beautiful on the Rare Image Rubber Stamps sheet. I like the technique you used, too.

Cheryl said...

Both cards are beautiful! I really love the little girl image you used.

Thank you for the chance of some blog candy. The images on the sheet are so cute and have a wonderful vintage feel.

Have a great week end!

Rosalee said...

Oh Wow! Such beautiful cards Shelly. I just love those images. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Rosalee said...

I have linked a photo to my sidebar.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Shelly, beautiful cards and I was excited to hear about Rare Image Rubber Stamps and Technique Junkies! Always love finding something new! I love vintage, so I love that sheet of stamps!

cal8007 said...

These vintagey looking stamps are amazing, thanks for the chance to win them! You did a fabulous job at coloring. Love it

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

iza said...

I am starting to play with stamps so I have a chance to win :):)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love both of the cards but love, love, love the background on your first card. That sweet little girl is the perfect image and I would like to thank you for the chance to win her along with all of the other lovely images on that sheet!
Thanks!

Kathy Harrison said...

What an adorable image. Love the stamp set. The images are just too cute.

Carrie said...

Shelly this card is so cute. what a beautiful background with the blues and greens. that little girl is adorable. all the images are.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Shelly! Thanks for the blog visit ... gave me a chance to finally pop over and check out your blog! AWESOME creations ... and have really enjoyed scrolling down through past postings ... fantastic!
This card is adorable and will have to check out that technique. The image is adorable and I'm hopping over to check out those stamps closer ... thanks for the link!
Have a great day and stop back ANYTIME ... good to have you visit!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Ooops forgot to mention I would LOVE to win these cuties!! Thanks for the chance!!
Darlene (akadafney@yahoo.com)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Back again ... I added a link to the sidebar of my blog about these adorable images ... (www.darscraftycreations.blogspot.com) Thanks again!

Darlene (akadafney@yahoo.com)

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelly, looks like some great images for the lucky crafter! love the card that you sent Betty using one of the cutest images. Betty's card is very intriguing and the colors are lovely.
Bring on the candy!!!!!

2amscrapper said...

I love layering my stamped images too. The green background is so pretty making this a great card. The card you received is beautiful. I'd love to be entered for that set of stamps!

2amscrapper said...

I posted your blog candy in my candy jar on my sidebar. Great prize!

Lynn Stevens said...

very sweet, love the cool colored background!
hugs Lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

Such an adorable card. Just love these images and would love to win. take care dearie, gerri

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Shelly...the stamps are absolutely adorable and the card you made is sooo pretty!!!! I'll have to check them out online!!!

Jingle said...

These are such great cards!!! And those stamps are amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Shelly...you're right, sweet as sweet can be!
this is a lovely give away!!!
hugs & blessings

grandmalee said...

Beautiful card, and I love the one you received, too! I've never seen these stamps before. Fabulous!

Congrats on winning over at Marlene's blog, Disguised as a Grownup!

grandmalee said...

Hello again! I posted the giveaway on my blog. Thanks for offering this great set of stamps!

iza said...

I have linked a photo to my sidebar :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Shelly - your cards are adorable - and those images - they are divine - I would dearly love to get them INKY, thanks for the opportunity! I am off to add them to my sidebar and will be back to comment - thanks again! Woohoo!! {{{hugs}}}

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Shelly - I am back again and have added your Candy to my Blog:
http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/
Thanks for your visits and comments - you are a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

KittyJo said...

Both cards are very beautiful, but I'm a bit partial to the one you created because of the layered effect. I love how those turn out!

Thanks for sharing the great stamps also! I've just started stamping again after a long absence, so I'm new to the clear ones. They are so much better than the wooden stamps!

gill said...

Great pictures! I love them!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Kim Marie said...

The images are just delightful! :) and your technique fit your card perfectly...great giveaway!
Kim Marie

marysanders123 said...

Hi Shelly
I visit every day, however; I think this is my first time leaving a comment! I love the Gothic arches but were a bit intimidated by them. You have done a wonderful job with it and that image from McMahon is beautiful. I have not used any of their images in a while, I will need to start back as I hit slump. I have been creating but not posting, so I've got to do better!

Michelle Jadaa said...

Wow lovely!Im now a follower so i can learn and be inspired,thanks :)

mitch1066(at)gmail.com

Gini said...

What adorable stamps I love them :-)
Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful stamps.
Gini
xx

poppylover said...

am i late to join??
and... i don`t belive the first person doesn`t ever win, but i`ve never seen the last person as a winner///(
but stil)) i like stamps very much - and i like THE stamps very much - they are so sweet & unusuall!

luv2stamp2001 said...

I love your sweet little card and would really love to win the sheet of stamps with that image. Thanks for the opportunity.
Edie luv2stamp@carolina.rr.com