28 June 2008

My 50th card...and Blog Candy!

So, as I said, I'm fairly new at this whole card-making and rubber stamping stuff. And I realized the other day that I was coming up on my 50th card. Fifty! Who would have ever thought I'd make fifty cards? I know that to most that sounds like a drop in the sea (forget the bucket!) but I thought it was a good milestone. So cheers to fifty more! :D

I had a lot of fun making this card!

I tried to use the swoosh from the stamp to make the pattern paper shaped like it. It is kinda wonky but still, fun. And then I got the hare-brained idea that I wanted some scallops on my wide border part so I pulled out my corner rounder punch and made the swoosh scalloped. Oh, this was most tedious. Not terrible though but I cut, checked to see if it was close to even and then shave off a bit more with the corner rounder punch 'til it was straight enough.

Anyway...thanks for...OH WAIT! I said something about a little blog candy! Yes, yes. To celebrate my fiftieth card that I've made, I am giving away a set of Koh-I-Noor pencils and a pack of blending stumps...as well as some (not pictured) K&Co. Amy Butler, Brenda Walton and some of this cute paper that I used on this card.

So, how do you win this fabulous blog candy? Just leave a comment on this post and on next Friday I will pick a winner via random.com!

Happy Weekend everyone! :)

35 comments:

Lisa said...

I love these owls, I'm going to have to get this set! Congratulations on your 50th card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

Mary Dawn said...

i triple love those owlie girls! don't enter me to win the contest though, i have recently been enabled re: Koh I Noor's LOL

Heather said...

Congrats on your 50th card! The owl card is absolutely adorable!!!

Angie said...

Congratulations on your 50th card! I stumbled upon your blog through Dawn Mcvey's blog (you posted a comment right before I did). You do wonderful work, obviously it's a natural talent. Keep up the card making.

Bluepaintred said...

What is so special about the pencils? Are they more like a pencil crayon or are they kind of soft..like pastels?

Allison said...

Oh no...another enabling post from you! I am gonna want those dang owls! Super work!

Cindy Haffner said...

So sweet, please don't enter me either, as i have those pencils. Love your card.

Rachel said...

I think the swooshed edge came out lovely. Beautiful card : )

Renée said...

If you've only made 50 cards, you are a very talented artist! I love your cards and the creativity you put into them, Jennifer! Love the colouring on this card and the "swoosh" is fabulous. TFS!

Lori Barnett said...

What a cute card!! Love the owl's. Soooo....50 ey!! Way to go. Now that you are a pro...keep making more and posting pics! I LOVE looking at your work :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh what a fun card!!! And congrats on the 50th!!! Hey....there's a good card to make....celebrating your very own "50th"!!! LOL What yummy blog candy too!! But don't enter me as I just bought my set yesterday!!! I can't wait to see who wins though as it's always so exciting!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Congrats on card #50! I never even thought to count! Thanks for the opportunity to win - I love your blog!

Miraty said...

You do some really awesome work. Have fun with the next 50!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Congrats on your 50th card. That's no small feat. I love those owls and the way you've done the scallop on that curve is TOO cute! :))

Sue Daly said...

Love the layout

Deb Neerman said...

Congrats on your 50th card ~ here's to the next 50!!

Love this card, btw, and the scalloped swoop looks tres kewl!

Melzie said...

Very cute!!!

Congrat's on card #50!!!

Lauri said...

Hey, Congratulations!!! You do not have to enter me...I have those pencils and I LOVE THEM!!!!! By the way, you would think you have been making cards forever! They are gorgeous! Here is to 50 more!

Dawn Easton said...

I love love love that stamp! So fun!! Your card is so cute! Congrats on all your cards....they are addicting aren't they?! You would never know you are a new stamper...nope...never!

Shannon Roberts said...

NO WAY!!!!!!!!! How Generous!! And a huge congrats!

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 50th card! And here's to many more to come! Woohooo!! :)

Thank you so much for the chance!

lauren said...

congrats on your 50th card...what an accomplishment! I love the little owls...so cute!

Not a Granny said...

Those are beutiful cards. I love those owls!

cpullum said...

Congrats!!!! Love to win! Your so creative!

Chrissy said...

Love this owl card! :-) Its a hoot! haha Congrats on hitting 50 - I think I am at about the same # as you!
Chrissy

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Me again, would be great to win some blog candy. Like I said before I feel like a little child again. Happy 50th card!!
Linda

MelissaS said...

Congrats on your 50th card! Doesn't it get easier with each one?? Thanks for sharing.

Yosha said...

Ha! Isn't it amazing how fast the cards add up?! I started saying I'll do one or two here and there and it's pretty close to an obsession now! Congratulations!

Yosha

Judylynn said...

First time coming to your blog. I like your cards! I'd love to win the "candy"!

Marie Cramp said...

How fun!! I love blog candy! You rock. I will add a link to this in my special section on my blog. You will have to come peek!!

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Those owls are too cute! I love the swoosh.

Beth M said...

Congratulations on your 50th card! I just discovered your blog and sat and read all your entries. Fun to hear about all your purchases of new toys/tools/supplies and to see that you're using them.

BTW Love your owl card! Where did you get the adorable owl stamp?

Here's to many more cards to come!

Lori Stilger said...

What an adorable card!!!!!!! Love the colors - and congrats on your 50th card. What a great milestone - here's to many more to come. :)
Oh, and who doestn' love blog candy? :D Please enter me!

Vicky said...

Hi Jennifer,
I found your blog through another blog and i just have to say your cards are so adorable.
Take Care,
Vicky

Tegan said...

I just came across your blog from another one and I love your cards!
Your personality shines through in your posts and makes it lots of fun to read and also look over your gorgeous cards.

CONGRATULATIONS!! (on 50 cards-what are you talking about?! that is a huge milestone!)