Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Brake for Stamps helps the KIDS and some SWEET STUFF!!!


Happy Saturday and hopefully you are in for a magnificent weekend no matter where you may be! I had the tree removed today and it's a sad sight to see the smashed lavender, lilies, and other perennials....sigh!!! But I still have my Topsy Turvy cherry tomatoes so anybody for a salad??? lol

Today is a very SPECIAL day for me and for you, I hope! I was asked by the very sweet and kind Della at I Brake for Stamps to be a Guest Designer today on the IBFS Blog. I was indeed humbled and thrilled to be asked to fill today's blog posting!! Please just drop over for a second so that we will know you have visited and we would love for you to become a follower of IBFS---you will find so many cute, cute, cute stamps shown on the blog that are available at the IBFS shop. Della, thank you so very much for your kind invitation to participate today!!!

ALSO, I was invited by Karen and Debby at Send a Smile 4 Kids Blog as a Guest Designer for such a wonderful cause..I was so touched to be invited and I know you will want to help also!! Send A Smile 4 Kids is dedicated to providing handmade greeting cards to be distributed to hospitalized children and their families during the holidays and at various times throughout the year. And although I don't have kids and was a college professor for 30 years, I have a very soft spot in my heart for those wee children who are less fortunate than I am.

For this special easel card I used Bazzill for the base; the double matting is PTI Kraft and Berry Sorbet; and the DP is from the Portrait Collection by Crate Paper. The image is the darling Woodland Nymph Bear by Rick St. Dennis which is an exclusive at IBFS. The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the flowers, before encircling the triple Nesties cuts with pre-gathered lace. The ribbon treatment is PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain tied into a flat bow. I finally added WOC Self Adhesive Pearls and a floral treatment by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35MM Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, and Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers. Did you know that IBFS is the US distributor for WOC flowers???


And now....

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!! You all know that I don't usually ask for much regarding my sweet stuff but this time I would really appreciate it if you would go over to IBFS Blog and become a follower because Della at IBFS has provided the darling image I have used on my card as a part of my SWEET STUFF for you, and you will go over and
become a follower and participant at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Please also show this SWEET STUFF on your personal blogs so that others will want to join the venture to provide cards for those ill little children...This SWEET STUFF will close on Thursday, June 23 at Midnight EST! Just leave a link with the little Blue Froggy...and if you don't have a blog, I would appreciate your sharing this opportunity with your blogging friends and by leaving a comment with your email address.


1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss Paper Pad
1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Liberty Paper Pad
1 IBFS Exclusive Woodland Nymph Bear Stamp (compliments of Della at IBFS)
2 Sets of MM Ribbons/Trims
6 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

I am so happy that you have dropped by and even happier that you have let others know about this SWEET STUFF and our reasons for offering it this time!!!

Thank you for the joy you bring to me and I hope you will come back often. May you have a most delightful weekend and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!


61 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

This is great Jacque... Awesome card.. Done all you asked for including posting it to my side bar... :-)

Hugs,
Khush

THERESA said...

Love the card, super cute, those flowers are just yummy!!
Thanks for this chance, you really are so sweet, done my deets, off for the rest now ....:))
lotsa luv

Teresa said...

What a sweet expression! As always admire the coordination of all the details!
Thank you for this new candy! I get the link to my blog! you have a beautiful weekend!

Jenny said...

Eine tolle Sache, für die ich gern Werbung mache und bei der ich gern mithelfe. deine Karte ist ganz bezaubernd.
Liebe Grüße Jenny

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely card, and all for such a good cause. Have posted the link as required. Have a wonderful weekend, and would love to join you for a salad, cherry tomatoes are just the best. Enjoy

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your card, so bright and cheerful! Judy x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, such a cute image and beautiful papers. Thank you for the chance to win your candy, hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

Scrappymax said...

Ooh Jacque another gorgeous card. I love the cute image and the colour scheme is wonderful. So missed visiting your blog, not sure what is going on with blogger but since getting my PC back I haven't been able to comment on blogs (something to do with IE9 I think grrrh!!)

Scrappymax said...

Yippe seems like the fix has work - now I can comment on your lovely blog again. Have a great weekend. Max x

Ewelina said...

Gorgeous card. Have a wonderful weekend! Ewelina

Sue said...

A lovely happy card Jacque.Love the colours and image,Off to post your candy on my blog.Hope you have a lovely day,sorry to hear about your poor garden.
Sue xx

Carly said...

Very nice card. Wow what a shame about your garden ... very frustrating also!
Off to 'follow' and support the good cause.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Dobra said...

Wow this is beautiful
I really like the stamp and it is painted as
Excellent work.

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!

Thank you very much for the change to win that lovely sweet stuff. I've become a follower at both blogs and I'm planning to make some cards for the children soon.

Marie-Anne

Chrissy said...

Very lovely card, and what a lovely idea for the children, after my G/son being so sick this last week... it makes you think.
Thank you for the chance to win such sweet stuff.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Lucy said...

Do you actually send your cards out? If so, I sure hope they are appreciated. They are so gorgeous. Ahhh what sweet stuff indeed :)

Beth said...

What an adorable card! Beautiful coloring of the sweet image! Have a great weekend, Jacque!

Anonymous said...

I want to thank you again for supporting SAS4Kids. Your blog candy is on my personal blog and on the SAS4Kids Challenge blog. Your card is wonderful. Thanks again!!

Karen SAS4Kids

troy said...

Hey Jacque, another gorgeous card and for such a great cause too.

have linked in my sidebar and have become a follower at IBFS and at SAS4 kids, will try join in the challenge there sometime over the weekend.

have a great weekend hope the weather is improving for you it's wet and breezy here

hugs Troy xx

petra,s cards said...

wauw verry pretty card love the image!!! and your colours are stunning!!
thank for the chance off winning these gorgeous candy!!!! i love papers !!!!!
xx petra have a nice weekend!

Hellma said...

What a wonderful sweet stuff, all for a good cause.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great card and I actually just sent 10 cards for kids last week! :)

Holly said...

Beautiful card!!!!!!!! I am thrilled that you are a guest designer for IBFS!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jacque,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Auntie Em said...

Your card is adorable! The little dancing bear is so cute with all the ribbon and lace. The little garland of roses are a cute accent.
I was over to IBFS blog and signed on as a follower.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I just love that bear. What a great idea for sending our cards. I'm of to enter now. Thanks for a chance.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card Jacque,love the image and beautiful colours and embellishments. I have tried to follow IBFS but it would not let me so will pop back later and try again, hope that is OK.
Kim xXx

Nightowl said...

G'day Jacque,
Your card using the woodland nymph bear is stunning and what a gorgeous little bear she is. As always your sweet stuff is amazing. I was very happy to follow both the sites that you shared with us. I'm going to do my best to enter the challenge over at 'send a smile 4 kids' and it's a wonderful cause. I'll also be popping over to IBFS to check out their digital range of stamps. Please add a big 'TICK' for me as I've enjoyed all your requirements. Oh and I hope that the banner on my sidebar will help you promote this cause. *Big Hugs from Downunder* Nana Vic

Rebecca Johnson said...

This is such a wonderful cause.
Peace, Becky Johnson

AsilisA MaM said...

nice-nice-nice!

Mahrian said...

Hello my dear! Just to say the SAS4KIDS is a wonderful, marvelous, divine iniciative! What price does a children's smile have? Only a card to make them smile... Maybe I could do this at my city too. Make children smile... Kind God bless you and SAS4KIDS so and so much with the most needed graces! I think I love all your hearts! With love in my poor heart, Mahrian
Follower's name:Wishmade
http://wishmade.blogspot.com/

Christina C. said...

This is such a sweet card and such a wonderful cause, Hon!!!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is so sweet
thanks for the chance to win your amazing sweet stuff, i went over to the blog and become a follower and linked a creation, so i'm in hunni
have a great sunday sweetie
hugs angelique

Grenouille Greetings said...

So beary sweet, Jacque! Hugs, Lesley

Mary Jane said...

First time I have been here to visit your blog -- came over from IBFS. Love the cards and enjoyed reading the comments. I would be thrilled to have you select me as the winner of the beautiful paper set assortment. I'm sure I will visit again.

Stephanie said...

Jacque, this is truly a beautiful card. It's so nice to visit and see all of your beautiful creations! Hugs, Stephanie

Debby said...

Wonderful teddy bear card! Thank you sooo much Jacque for being our GT at SAS4KIDS. You are a sweetie! I truly hope your peeps come visit us and become new followers...we have some great challenges on the horizon...Hugs!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hello again Jacque!! Love your card - this little bear is just too cute with all her flowers!! I've signed up for IBFS newsletter (don't know why I didn't think of that before because I love their stamps). Also signed up for SAS4KIDS and became a follower. What a great organization!!! Thanks to ALL of you for offering this fantastic candy!!! Have a terrific week!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)
Oh - no blog, email is: smarch@wildblue.net and I posted all info on my facebook page.

kurlygirl said...

Thank so much for offering this candy! It's always fun to find new blogs to follow. I'm a new follower at IBFS and am already a follower at Send a Smile For Kids.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I've posted on my blog, off to become a follower at the other blogs now. Thanks for the chance to win. Gorgeous card. Marianne x

sallysbitz said...

Your card is totally gorgeous & for a good cause too.
I have done as requested & thanks for the chance of winning your sweet stuff x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

The nymph bear is so cute!!! Love the papers & surely your perfect bow too.

La Vikinga said...

Hi Jacque; I so like your card and I entered IBFS and am a follower there now. I love Bo Buny so I do participate in the sweet stuff and see if I'm any lucky this time!

Greetings from Sweden!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Екатерина Евгиненко said...

Hi! I like your blog)) And wish U Good luck)) So sweet candy)

Frances said...

what a lovely card and super cute image, hope to win one of these. hugs, Frances.

Sharon Peele said...

Oh what a cute card! And what a wonderful cause!! I would love to help out, and thanks for letting us know how!!

Whisper said...

Gorgeous card and a wonderful cause - as i live in the UK i will make some cards and send them to the UK version of SAS4K, if you don't mind, Luv Sam x

tammejean said...

what a cute little bear!

Rosalee said...

Hey there Jacque. Thanks for the link to the SAS4K Challenge blog. I just love joining challenge blogs and I have become a devoted follower. I'm looking forward to joining in their challenges. Love your card. The sketch is fabulous and that image is adorable.
Hugs, Rosalee

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

thank you for the lovely chance to win! Have posted it on my sidebar!
Hugs Kobie

sol'ka said...

hi Jacque! I love your card!
it's so pretty!)

kittirin said...

Lovely card!!!Thank you so much for the chance to win, i just love your candy,i've linked it on my siderbar:http://kittirin-weltmeinerhandarbeit.blogspot.com
Hugs, Iryna

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

hey done with all ,,waiting to win !!

Arte e Cuore said...

Congratulation...Arteecuore

Fluffles said...

Lovely card & lovely candy. Thanks for the chance to win. Jx

Lolô Artesanato said...

Cute card! I'm follower now in two blogs you propose, Tks for the chance to win
xx
Leila

joydee1963 said...

I am a new follower,I signed up for both blogs-IBFS and SAS4Kids ,I love your beautiful card! joydee1963 at yaahoo dot com

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Deb said...

Oh My Goodness!! It's been months since I've been able to stamp & colour. My Maggies call me to play everytime I walk by the case. And this little guy is too adorable. Wonderful job as always Jacque. I have been spending lots of time with a close friend fighting the same battle as you did - I admire her strength as I admired yours and I hold you up as an inspiration to her. You are awesome!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Brook said...

What a cute image! Just love her little skirt too. The lace around the image is perfect as well. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. Such a sweet image, gorgeous papers and great detail. Donna