Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Buttons and Bows at Crafty Gals Corner and Blog Candy Winner

Hello friendly Friends! 

I'm finally back from vacation and settling back into things. I spent a full evening on the couch last night recuperating from auntie-overload. I only get to see my niece and nephews rarely, since they live 5 hours away and I gotta get as many hugs, kisses, and secret candy behind the backs of their parents in while I can.

But onto the serious business of crafting! This week over at Crafty Gals Corner, we are having a challenge to use either buttons or bows in your creations. 

I'm a big ribbon-lover, myself, although I always seem to forget to use it! A big ol' bow just adds so much to the design. 

I worked with a great digital sentiment called Happiness Sunbeam from Eureka Stamps. It reads:
"Happiness is a sunbeam... When it strikes a kindred heart, like the converged lights upon a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected until it is shared."




I am a person who always looks at the proverbial glass and sees the rainbow reflected in the water and never considers the fullness at all. Sure, there are days that can be gloomy, but I am overwhelmed by the sheer propensity of kindness that is found right in front of my nose - if only I look for it. 

So when I read this sentiment, it sort of just stuck there with me.  I knew I wanted to make it bright and cheerful, hence the sunbeams (which are stenciled from a Wendy Vecchi for Stampers Anonymous "Sunburst" stencil). 

I also stamped this vintagey looking pensive lady from the Passion for Art Set because she seemed to match the sentiment really well. I added a die cut frame and a big ol' gold glittery bow and...


Ta Daaa!

So add a little bow, or glue a little button and link it up to Crafty Gals Corner for your chance to win an awesome prize of three free digital images from Eureka Stamps!



I'm also sending this card over to: 
Make Art Challenge Blog - Stencils
Simon Says Stamp Monday - B is for... Bow!
Fashionable Stamping - Springtime
Cupcake Inspirations - Sparkle (that gold sparkly ribbon does the trick, I think!)
 

A couple of things before I leave: Many of you asked about the inflatable robotic R2D2 and so I am happy to report I have a video for you!


video

They sure had fun and so did I!! Hope it left you with a smile!

Also - I have the winner of my blog candy for the coffee lover's blog hop! There were so many comments and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who made me grin with your kindness - The winner is....



#91 - Lynn Hardy! Congrats, Lynn! I'll be emailing you shortly for your address.

40 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL... the whole thing, sunbeams, sentiment & you ROCK with ribbon. Put me to shame!!! New fave:):) Of course, I'm partial to Edwardian ladies, too. In a GOOD way, I mean....aaagh! Not saying any more - the water's may be deep;)!!!!

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  2. Your composition is so perfect. Just how I like things -- everything in its perfect little place. Gorgeous image, and what a beautiful sentiment. And lest I forget, those colors are perfect here!! Looks like the kiddos had a great time with R2D2 too! How fun! Love "Cinderella!" Bev

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  3. Beautiful card! That sentiment is awesome. I'm like you...always look for the sunshine in any situation! Love this. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. A beautiful card and sentiment Becca and I love the R2D2...looks like great fun was had. Carol x

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  5. ohhhh love your card and such a pretty flower in her hair!!! yay for family time, that always is wonderful!!

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  6. Oh my gosh, that R2D2 is the cutest thing ever!! Hours of fun for the kids!! (And adults ;) Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful sentiment!! I always try to see the glass half full, too :) Love the image and sunburst!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. The sentiment is wonderful! I love how you put the sunbeams behind it, framed it, and gave it a bow! Your niece and nephews are adorable! I'm so glad you had a chance to spoil them!

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  8. First those little ones and R2D2...too CUTE!!! I can't wait for Penelope to be on her feet and on the move! Okay now about your pretty card, love the sweet flower in her hair, terrific Becca!

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  9. That gold bow wraps up your stunning card (outside and inside) like a gift, Becca! Cuz that's what it is! A gift of gilded loveliness! The choice of the sun ray stencil behind that profound and beautiful sediment is inspired! Thank you for sharing the video of your adorable niece and nephew! No wonder you spoil them!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. How beautiful Becca, the beautiful sentiment and sunrays--swoonworthy!

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  11. Beautiful card, Becca. Love the sentiment and you certainly made it "shine". Love the warm rich colours you used on your card.
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  12. Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card! Love the stencilled sunbeam! The gold bow is amazing! I got a kick out the video - what fun! Congrats to your candy winner!

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  13. Beautiful card. I like how you use stencils... very inspirational. :-D
    Congratulations to winner. :-D

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  14. This is gorgeous Becca, I love how you have used the sunbeam stencil with that fabulous sentiment and the gold bow is the perfect finishing touch.
    Sue xx

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  15. Simply delightful card Becca. Just love the big bow.

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  16. No colour says 'happy' better than yellow...I love the card and the sentiment, it is so cheery!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges,
    Dot x

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  17. Very beautiful Becca! Love the sunbeams and that gorgeous gold ribbon! hugs :)

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  18. What a wonderful sentiment - the lady stamp goes perfectly with it!

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  19. I love that it isn't glass half full or half empty for you...but that you is the rainbow. Such a stunning attitude. Gorgeous card. I just returned from our 2 week vacation and are still struggling with catching up xx

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  20. Beautiful design Becca!! Love the stunning gold ribbon and the sunbeams behind your sentiment! :)

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  21. Love the Gibson Girl! She is coloured so nicely with the flower in her hair. Love the saying and the ribbon! It is a very warm and uplifting card. Your niece and nephews look like they are having fun

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  22. Fab design, and I agree with the bow thing!

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  23. Amazingly beautiful, heart-felt card. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for the giggle from the little ones. Certainly can brighten one's day.

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  24. A lovely card - the sunbeams are so nice. Thank you very much for choosing me as your blog candy winner, I am thrilled! I promise that I will put everything to good use x

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  25. What a great card and a lovely quote! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

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  26. Gorgeous card Becca,..love the quote too

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  27. I'm the same way with ribbon! You did a beautiful job on this! I love the colors you used. :)
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

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  28. Beautiful card! Love the shimmery gold bow and elegant image!

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  29. Lovely card Becca, hugs Carole Z X

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  30. Love your SPARKLE! Thank you so much for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations for our 300th Challenge Celebration. :) -Alycia

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  31. Congrats to Lynn. That's a great sentiment. Thanks fo your visits and your comments. You said you like the Swagger Bird. He is on sale this weekend over at Unity Stamps. Only 6 dollar. LOL Hugz

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  32. Congrats to the winner
    and I love that great sentiment too
    you are so great using that sparkle bow
    I adore that woman Image so sweet and beautiful on your card
    Awesome made again Becca...
    hugs, Monika

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  33. Gorgeous make and I love your stamped lady Becca. The couch sounds OK to me lol.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  34. What a fabulous creation! I really do love the sparkly ribbon and I, too, am a bit of a ribbon-holic. I also like how you were able to create such a fantastic piece even when you were in "Auntie-overload mode!" Been there and understand completely! I also like the profile of your elegant lady and thought it was super clever of you to give some dimension to her with that fabulous hair bow/flower. Well done and thank you so much for sharing this extraordinary creation with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  35. That sentiment, omg. Every single element is just so wonderfully perfect - this is the kind of creation you hang above your desk!

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  36. That sunbeam background is perfect for the sentiment. I like how you did your card. Very nice job!!

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  37. Wonderful card and I echo Jerrie's sentiments about the background being perfect - it is very superbly done!! What a treat to get to see!!

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