Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lots of info today..

Good morning everyone! Can you believe it is Wednesday already? My goodness this week is flying!

I made this super cute all Stampin' Up! card last night. I did not immediately fall in love with the Animal Stories stamp set but decided to order it as...well, I just couldn't stop myself. I did decide, however, that I would purchase the matching paper called Tall Tails to go with the set figuring it would make it easier to use and....I was right! This is a fun set and paper to work with and I really like the outcome of my card! I'm going to put a sentiment on the card when I decide who to send it to. This layout is this weeks Card Patterns sketch. Oh, and I have to tell you that the only thing I can think of when I see Animal Stories is actually animal crackers in my soup and I start singing the Shirley Temple song...LOL! If you would like a smile today check it out HERE. And don't forget...the new Stampin' Up! catalog goes live today! So exciting!

I just have to share my total blessing(s) this week! On Monday I was cruising my blogs and notice that I had been picked to win one of Heather's blog candies. Not just one of them but THE blog candy which is MY choice of Pink Cat Studios stamp set! I chose to get Lily & Tweet as, well...I love Lily and it is such a multi-purpose set! Then, yesterday I was cruising my blogs again and I saw my name picked as a winner in the Paper Crafts Connection blog candy! Ummm...this is a HUGE prize package(scroll down on the post and you'll see what it is that I'm receiving)! I'm just so incredibly thrilled with both of my wins!

Now...onto today's hint for my little competition. (Read HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about.) Remember, you may post your guess here now but it does not count toward the contest. That guess must be made on my July 3rd post! So, your hint today is....the temperature where we are headed to for my birthday will be in the mid-80's during the day. Ahhh...heaven! I have also ordered us a guide book for this trip. Whatcha thinkin? If I have more than one person that guesses correctly where we are going I'll just do a random drawing and annouce the winner on Saturday.

Oh, and guess what? On Saturday, July 4th, I'm going to be part of the "Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop on SNR Card Universe!" While I believe it is to late to sign up for the blog hop you should definitely head on over and see what SNR Card Universe is all about! I already have my card done for that and it is SO cute! You guys are going to LOVE it!

And, finally this morning I would like to share what my Psalm calendar says with you....

For he will speak peace unto his people. Psalm 85:8
A kind of "there, there" to all our hearts...

Isn't that wonderful. We all need peace in our lives so this Psalm is SO comforting!

Card deets:
Stamps: Animal Stories
Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard
Paper: Tall Tails, Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, So Saffron Marker
And some animal crackers...lol!

15 comments that make my day!:

lovemypaper said...

You have a very nice blog. I left you a award on my blog.

Danni said...

This was not my first choice for a stamp set either but I'm loving all the samples I see with it, including this cute card!
And now I'm singing Animal Crackers in my soup too!
Have a beautiful day!

Sparkle said...

Your card is just adorable! Yeah for lots of fun blog candy and I still think you're going to Florida. :)

Dani said...

Super cute card! I didn't like this set, but it's kind of growing on me. And I love that song! :)

Donna said...

Nice card, Lorie and congrats on all the blog candy wins. It's great fun to get new goodies to try, especially when they are free! Hope you have a wonderful day! I'm still pondering your destination!

resmith said...

Great card!!

Congrats on the blog wins! I wondered if that was you when I read the readers at Paper Craft Connections.

Ceal said...

Great card Lorie and I too still think you are going to Florida if not Disney then Universal Studios or Sea World

Quilt Nut said...

love how the DP and the stamp match. great card Lorie

JenR said...

Super cute indeed! Love it!!

and... I know where you're goooo-ing! :o)

JenR said...

p.s. Woo Hoo! for the blog goodie wins!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So nice that you won all those goodies, Lorie, I'm happy for you! Cute card and paper, "Animal Crackers in my Soup' is a cute interpretation of the stamp set. I think I would have thought of "Safari" but can see the resemblence to animal crackers.
Thanks for some more clues...thinking, thinking, thinking!

Missy said...

Love this card. I think you did an awesome job with the stamps and paper.
Thanks for the verse. I kinda needed it.

~amy~ said...

sweet card...love the colors! Congrats on all your winnings..how exciting!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I think this stamp set is going to be a fave to many. ...and how lucky can you get? Congrats on both your candy wins!

MJ said...

Another great card with this set! I agree on how fun it is to have the matching paper. Again, thanks so much for adding your link to the challenge!