Monday, June 18, 2007

Blog Candy!!!


I know this blog is still very young compared to many other blog artists out there, but I want to celebrate my successes and reward my subscribers and fellow artists with some blog candy!! I'm getting close to 1000 hits on my blog, and I'm hoping that is a sign that I'm inspiring some people out there. Over the last few months I've gained quite a few subscribers, but I really don't know many of you. I'd like to get to know you a little bit, so here's the challenge. Comment on this post and tell me what your favorite technique is. Also, any comments on this blog would be greatly appreciated so that I can improve (what do you like/not like, what would you like to see on this blog, etc.).

Those of you who know me understand that I am a "Ribbon Freak"! I just love to collect ribbons. Recently I acquired a lot of ribbons from a local store that was closing and I'd like to share some of them for blog candy. The winner will receive over 20 2-ft strips of ribbon including a sampling of each color of the flower printed Rik Rak that I recently have been using in my scrapbooking classes, some SU! ribbon, May Arts, and others. A winner will be drawn randomly from all the entries on Tuesday June 26th. One entry per person please. Good Luck, and thanks for reading my blog!

44 comments:

Connie said...

Hmmmm. My favorite technique? I'd have to say heat embossing. I'm probably in the minority, but I love the subtle texture a little embossing can give a project! ps. I LOVE that printed ric rac. I'll have to go shopping for some!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm glad you posted at SCS about your blog. I really enjoy looking at new ones (to me), and have found some real favorites. I'm excited to check out yours, as a fellow ribbon freak. :) My favorite technique...probably dry embossing (by hand) or hand stitching...there are many techniques I haven't tried yet, though. I'm off to check out your blog and leave some comments. :)

*Alice*

Anonymous said...

My favorite technique would have to be heat embossing. You can do so much with it. I'm so glad that you posted a link to your blog. I love checking out the different ones. You have some really nice cards. I am going to go check it out some more and leave comments.

Becky

Laura said...

oh, this is a difficult one as I never think about techniques when I create cards.. hmm.. I do love using glitter!

Nancy said...

I heat emboss almost every thing I stamp, but have just started using the alcohol inks & love the effect. I've never seen that printed rick rack before! I like your style.

mustangsarah said...

I love ribbon, a girl can't have too much ribbon.

Not sure I have a technique, I love layering on cards and tend to do that alot.

CAKVD said...

Hello! This is my first time to your blog, but it won't be my last! I love the card you made for Beate's sketch. I was going to try it, but I didn't know where to even start! My fav. technique right now is inking the edges of cardstock. It just gives it a better look I think. Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

T. Whitesell said...

My fav technique right now is dry embossing. It changes every so often:) Great site!
Tammy W.

Angel W said...

I've been distressing a LOT lately. And I do love Cuttelbugged papers for backgrounds. :-)

lisa said...

Hi there, great blog. My favorite technique right now is emboss resist.

Shannon said...

Okay, I think my favorite technique is called paper piecing. I am not real good with using the correct terminology. I also like embossing with my Cuttlebug. Thanks for the chance to win some new cool ribbon. I can always use that.

Regina said...

Hi Gretchen,
Congrats on reaching 1000! I think the number will grow quickly.
I love learning and reading about techniques, so I'm always trying different things. Lately, because I LOVE my Cuttlebug and it's gorgeous embossing, I am "cuttlebugging" everything!
I am also "crazy for ribbon", so I can relate to your freakiness!

I'd love to see more techniques and how-to's on your blog. Sometimes what one person does automatically can be a great revelation to someone who doesn't know!!

Nancy said...

Hmmmm, a favourite technique... hmmmmm I don't do a lot of different techniques... I keep things pretty simple. For right now I'll say using my Cuttlebug and the embossing folders

Pattyjo said...

I think your blog is great! I don't have a blog, I am still learning things myself, so that is the main reason I love blogs, they are full of ideas.
I don't know if you would consider this a technique, but I love my cuddlebug and the neat embossing papers I get from using it.

jodene said...

Hello fellow ribbon addict. My name is Jodene I am from Saskatchewan Canada I love to watercolor. Thanks for sharing!!

Julie Masse said...

Favorite technique - that's hard, is watercoloring a technique?? I love to color. Thanks for sharing!!

Peggy Maier said...

Hi, I was sent over by Allison - always good to see a new blog. I'll be back to visit. Thanks for the chance to win some ribbon candy. That's very generous! I'd have to say my favorite technique would be heat embossing with metallic powders - just beautiful, especially on brown or black!

KayellWY said...

Congratuations on the success of your blog! I love anything that creates a watercolor look. My favorite tool for coloring is my waterbrush and I use it with all mediums, pencils, crayons, reinkers, smooshing a Kalaidacolor pad onto a styrofoam plate and using those colors to work with. Love the inkwash or watercolor look. :)

karen_l@bresnan.net

Kirsi said...

Hmmm... My favorite right now is inking the edges of cardstock, I seem to do that on every single card I make these days.

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog, I'll be back often. My favorite right now is chalking embossed Cuttlebug papers.
Claudia F.

Nancy Grant said...

Distressing! That is my most used and favorite technique.
Great blog and blog candy!
:-)

Lilian said...

ohhh what beautiful ribbon!!

my favorite technique is paper piercing... so easy and so affordable! :)

AleshaWalls said...

I would have to say that my favourite technique is "popping pastels"... it's so easy and always looks great!

Tanis said...

I LOVE ribbon...and those are fabulous!!
I have a hard time making a card without inking my edges, so I guess that's my favourite (or at least my most used!) technique. It just adds so much definition. Second would be paper piercing. Cheap and effective.
Thanks for the grand giveaway!

Amy said...

Congrats on 1000 hits! My favorite techniques right now are paper piercing and poppin' pastels. The ribbon looks luxurious; thanks for sharing!!!

Elaine said...

I am also a ribbon freak! LOL I would love to hear new ways to use ribbon on your blog! My favorite technique - layering - and corner treatments!

Anouk said...

I would have to say that my favorite technique at the moment is distressing. I love how it makes my cards look.

Linda SS said...

I love brass stencils and dry embossing so will definitely pick that as my favorite technique. Thanks for offering us blog candy!

Heather said...

I like your blog- the first 1000 hits is very exciting! My favorite techniques are Rock n Roll and rubbing the edges of my cardstock against an ink pad (sort of Rock n Roll for my card!)

Suzi said...

Oh you KNOW my fav technique! Painted Pearls with Future Floor Wax. Congrats on the 1000! Outstanding!
Suzi

Debbie M. said...

Congrats on 1000 hits!!! I'm like you, I love ribbon and have a hard time parting with it and I find a card looks incomplete without a little ribbon somewhere.

I would have to say my favorite technique is either crayon resist or kissing technique.

Debbie

Kristina said...

Congrats to you and your blog! I don't generally have time to actually use a technique on a card but I tried Crayon resist a few weeks back and really like how it looked!
As for your blog...do what makes you happy. This should be something that is fun for you and never a chore!

Cindy Vernon said...

My favorite technique is using my embossing folder in my cuttlebug. It's so easy and fun. I really like a blog with lots of card ideas!

melodie said...

i like that you predominantly use SU stamps. i am not a demo, just addicted to the great products. i also like to see you still using old favorites (loads of love anyone?)mixed in with the new (doodles). if i have to pick a favorite technique, it would be heat embossing because i think it looks polished and professional.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yummy blog candy! My favorite technique would be paper piercing, since I just got the mat pack. Thanks for the inspiration...I love cards! Congrats on the hits!
Brenda H.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your hits. Great blog! I love all techniques that is really hard to pick just one..um..um..I guess I would say embossing, cuz it gives your projects texture. What sweet and yummy candy ribbon your are celebrating with. What stamper can't get enough ribbon. I bet you were in heaven getting all the ribbon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance.

JoAnn said...

Ooooh! What pretty ribbons!

My favorite technique right now is piercing with the piercer mat pack. It adds just the right finishing touch to so many projects. Sometimes I'll faux stitch with the white gel pen or a marker. As far as your blog, I'd say just keep doing what you're doing! Congrats on the success so far.

Cindy Keery said...

Hello!

My favorite technique would be "normal stamping" LOL. Usually I try the fancier techniques once and then go back to just stamping, layering, embellishing, once in awhile I will watercolor an image if it needs it.

I love all your stamped projects - keep it up!

Cindy

ejones said...

My favorite technique right now is Cuttlebug embossing on cardstock mats. Thanks for the opportunity to win some ribbon.

Janet Allen said...

Die cutting and paper piecing are probably my favorite techniques at the moment. I enjoy your blog & especially enjoy seeing what you will come up with on Beate's challenges. Great work!

doverdi said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win some awesome ribbon. My favorite technique right now would have to be watercoloring. I think your blog is great just as it is. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

I have so many favorites, but I especially love the look of polished stone, using alcohol inks. I posted a card on my blog a while back, and I love the way it came out. Love the look of your blog.

JulieHofer said...

Hi! My favorite technique... I love my Cuttlebug! Especially using the embossing folders - they're beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome ribbon candy!

melissa roth said...

I've been crazy for Stickles lately and add glitter galore to my projects - does that qualify as a technique? Otherwise my style is clean and simple. You have a fun blog.