Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Little Bits of Happiness, and a Missed Blogaversary (Candy!)

When we went camping in June with my brother and SIL, she gave me this set, A Little Bit of Happiness. I had mentioned to her that I loved it, but it was a hostess only set. Well, she had a huge Stampin Up workshop and earned it. Thing is, she doesn't love it like I do. So she gifted it to me. A little bit of happiness on my part, indeed! Finally, this weekend, I had a chance to play with it. I got out the watercolor paper, watercolor pencils and ended up with this set of four cards. Notice I also played with my new Cuttlebug edging folders - love them :)

I used mostly scraps for these, and precut cards that I had from other projects. They came together very quickly and I think I'll be making more. I like the limited layers and think they would make a nice gift. I always feel badly when I give a pack of cards that require extra postage to send!

This weekend, I missed my Blogaversary!! Can you believe it's been a whole year? I want to extend a thank you to all my readers - it means a lot to me that my creations aren't lost in the ether or simply collecting dust on my shelves. I have met some wonderfully generous people and reconnected with lost friends through this blog.

As a token of thanks, I would like to give some blog candy. I have a pack of Hip Chip in black and white designs, as well as a Making Memories project pad filled with gorgeous stickers and dp.To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me WHY you stamp. I'll draw a name on Sunday, August 17th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for looking!


Rachel said...

I started out stamping so I could save money one greeting cards by making my own. Now I stamp because I just can't stop!

The wallflower said...

At first I was very anti stamping. I thought that it was a waste on money, I know, I know....I'm going to wash my mouth out! Once I started I could not stop, and I'm not too proud to say that I was wrong, dead wrong! I love stamping!!

Elisabeth said...

I have that same stamp set!

I started stamping after I went to an SU party and saw fast, easy and gorgeous it was. Then I thought that I could make all my cards since I'm so bad about going out to buy them until after the fact. Well, I make my cards but I still wait until the last minute. LOL

Mada said...

Hi Melissa! :)

I have just discovered your blog and I absolutely love what I see in here.

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary, hope your blog stays here for many, many years to come.
Thank you for giving us a chance to win a great candy.

WHY do I stamp? Well, in the beginning (a few months ago) it was because I had to try it :) - a good friend from UK sent me a few stamps [my first ever] and inkpads and heat embossing stuff and I started playing around with those.
I found out I like it and now I'm trying to (very)slowly build a stamps 'library' and learn more about colouring.
But in the end, I guess I stamp for one simple reason, the exact same one I do any cards for - it's extremely relaxing and I enjoy it lots!
I only wish someone would invent the "48 hours" day as I never seem to find enough time for relaxation.

Best wishes,

P.S. I am your "partner" for Jen's August RAK :)