Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Wow, I wasn't sure I was going to get anything else posted for a while - we finally coerced the phone company into a new modem, after asking for one repeatedly over the last several months (and being told our connection was fine...) and ended up with a new modem that wouldn't connect, and an old modem that apparently forgot how to operate. The tech that came out today (bless his 12-year-old heart, working on a holiday) told us that he switched our connections, since we have been paying for (but not receiving) super high-speed service. And then it took him about half an hour to discover the problem while on the phone with tech support. That would be about 5 hours total working on what ended up being some sort of auto-setting with Windows 7. {insert primal scream here}

Plus, Wednesday I finally got around to making all those little teacher gifts I'd been planning. Nothing like the last minute, apparently, and I made 35 cards in one day. 24 of them were sets of 6, but still. Coffee & Coke Zero got me through, but boy, was it worth it when several teachers said that no one ever remembers them. Maybe next time I'll be smart & get started ahead of time. ( if.)

So anyhow, drumroll please....and I didn't take any pictures, because I forgot....more drumming....the winner is:

Emily Keaton!

I'm so excited! Emily has been a lovely, dedicated commenter. If you haven't visited My Little Slice of Bliss before, run & don't walk there. Emily, please shoot me an email at onecraftymama @ to give me your address, and I should have your parcel out next week. Luckily Canada Post is back to work - it's like they knew I had to mail out blog candy ;)

In case you're interested, there were 11 entrants in the blog candy, who left a total of 80 comments, which made for a total of 151 entries. Wow :)

I did manage to get some pictures of the many cards I made earlier in the week, but haven't uploaded them yet. Let's see what I haven't shared yet...

Supplies: Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set;
Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder;
Martha Stewart ribbon tag; Kaisercraft sentiment;
ink...Purple Twilight Adirondack; Spiced Marigold & Broken China Distress Ink;
prismacolor pencils & Dove blender; LOTS of rhinestones;
Versamark & white EP

This one is from a while ago...I stamped the coloured outline flowers first, then ran that panel through the Cuttlebug, trimmed it to size, and used the same ink pads to ink along the edge. The embossed/prismacolored flowers are trimmed out & popped up on different layers of foam tape, as is the sentiment tag. One day I'm going to have to get a die in that shape - I love it.
Happy Canada Day - we're off to the fireworks tonight if the rain holds off. It's the first time the boys will have been to see fireworks. Loud noises just don't usually mix, and neither does being up after bedtime, but they both decided they're ready to give it a try. And tomorrow holds something that's been on the calendar for months - Transformers 3. (Be still, Connor's heart - he is so excited for it I don't know if he'll sleep tonight! I read a goofy review today that called Shia LaBeouf "Porn-stache McGee, and I won't be able to stop thinking that. Here's hoping I don't say it in front of the kids & have to explain what it means! LOL)



Theresa said...

Your weekend sounds like it is packed with a lot of fun!! I want to say thanks for remembering your teachers. It's always nice when the parents do something special.

Your card is just lovely. I like the way you did the stamping and then embossing - cool look!!

Meg said...

Hooray for Emily! A well deserved win as she is quite the comment queen (I think she has secret hours in the day, or some sort of telepathic comment typing ability).

I hope the boys enjoyed their fireworks and movie! In one magazine, Transformers got a higher grade than the new Tom Hanks movie, so maybe it won't be horrible.

Your card is so much bright happiness--I love all the different colors repeated in the flowers, outline flowers, edging, and bling!

Emily Keaton said...

EEEKKKK!! Hey, that's MY name all lit up there!! Thank you SO much, Jessi--I'm just thrilled!! You've really made my day. :D So glad you were able to arrange an end to that postal strike just in time ;) !!!

Yeah, isn't technology thrilling?? Glad to hear that you got everything worked out OK.

Good for you for getting SO many cards for thank you gifts done in one day. I am AMAZED!! I could never make so many in one day--I'm just too slow. That birthday card you shared is just gorgeous. I love how you did the flowers!

I hope the fireworks went well last night and that your boys enjoyed them. Some towns around us have their Independence Day fireworks on the 3rd and some on the 4th, so we're trying to decide which night to go. Gotta check the weather. But we're really looking forward to them!!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!! And thank you SO much for the happy, happy news!!!