Wow, I talk a lot!! Today is officially my 100th blog post. To celebrate, I’m offering some blog candy!! All that you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday morning (February 16) about what your favorite Valentine Treat is and you’ll be entered to win. Your favorite treats can be as simple as the conversation hearts or something more extravagant like mine, a huge dessert. Anyone is welcome to leave a comment!
I have a huge sweet tooth so it’s a little hard for me to limit my favorite treat to just one, but if I had to pick I’d have to say that Jake’s Famous Chocolate Bag would probably top my list. There is a restaurant here in Portland called Jake’s Famous Crawfish and they have a signature dessert that is a dark chocolate bag (the entire bag is edible dark chocolate, yummy!!) that they fill with white chocolate mousse and top with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries…oh my, is that good! If you’re ever in Portland, it’s definitely worth the drive downtown to check it out.
Okay, enough about my favorite treat. Since this is an extra special post, I thought I’d put some extra special blog candy up for grabs:
The blog candy package includes:
- Simply Soft Clear Mount Stamp Set
- Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
- Certainly Celery 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
- Printed Designer Brads 2011-13 In Colors
Just leave a comment about your favorite Valentine Treat at the end of this post and you’ll be entered to win too! I’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments left on this posting by Saturday morning.
And now for the card that I’m sharing today. I made this card using the Everybunny and Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! The card was inspired by the Retro Sketches #50 Challenge. Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:
Here is the list of products that you will need to create this card:
- Everybunny Stamp Set (122705 wood, 122707 clear)
- Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration item 129651 wood, 129654 clear)
- Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598)
- Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
- Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378)
- Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration item 130492)
- Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration item 127540)
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
- Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919)
- Lucky Limeade (126856), Tangerine Tango (119702), Crumb Cake (120967) & Blush Blossom (100037) Stampin’ Write Markers
- StazOn Jet Black Ink (101406)
- Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad (126984)
- Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)
- Tangerine Tango Card Stock (111349)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Glue Dots (103683)
I started with a Tangerine Tango card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. Then I cut a panel of Whisper White card stock to 4″ x 5-1/4″, embossed it with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL. Next, I ran a small piece of Floral District DSP through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, snipped out a few of the little hexagons using my Paper Snips and adhered the hexagons with SNAIL randomly on the embossed panel. Then I cut a strip of Sycamore Street DSP to 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, adhered it to a strip of Tangerine Tango card stock that I’d cut to 1-1/2″ x 4″, then adhered the layered strips to the card front with SNAIL. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set in Lucky Limeade ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock that I’d cut to 1/2″ x 4″. I adhered the sentiment strip to a strip of Lucky Limeade card stock that I’d cut to 5/8″ x 4, then I snipped the flag end and adhered the layered sentiment to the card front with SNAIL. Next, I stamped the bunny image from the Everybunny stamp set on Whisper White card stock in StazOn Jet Black ink and I colored it with my Stampin’ Write Markers. I cut the image out with the smallest Labels Collection Framelits Die and I adhered it with SNAIL to a second (next size larger) die cut from Tangerine Tango card stock that I’d embossed using the Vine Street Embossing Folder and I adhered the layered image to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish the card, I punched out the two little flowers from Lucky Limeade card stock using one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches and I placed a rhinestone in the center of each and I adhered the flowers to the card front using Glue Dots.
I thought that the Tangerine and Limeade colors were perfect for a “springy” card and they really stand out on the white background.
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Peeps are my favorite
My favorite is heart shape gobstoppers
For any special occassion cheese cake and or a lemon drop(drink) are special treats.
I like Peanut M & M’s for any holiday!
I love dark chocolate with whole hazelnuts!
I just started following your blog & right off a chance to win something–wow!! Thanks for all the inspiration! I have really enjoyed looking through your posts!
Oops-I forgot to tell my favorite Valentine treat…spending time with my wonderful husband of 20 years! Throw in cheesecake or cheesecake ice cream–WOW! 😉
Love peanut m&m’s,very pretty card,MaryAnn G.
I would love a box of Wilton’s chocolates. Yummy!
Congrats on your 100th post!! My favorite treat is a big piece of Daniel’s Carrot Cake. (Daniel’s is local restaurant and they have awesome desserts!) If I can’t get a hold of that, anything dark chocolate will do.
Oh Amy, I love all candy and especially chocolate….let’s see…..if I can only pick one—–a big bag of chocolate covered raisins. I can rationalize the heath benefits of the raisins and therefore, eat more!! Thanks!!
I just love spending time with my hubby of 26 years and chocolate covered caramel just can’t be beat for me. Yummy!!
This one is easy for me… Chocolate covered strawberries! My sweet husband of 33 years has even been known to make them for me himself (those are the best )
Love your Blog Amy. A box of good chocolate. Wonderful giveaway. Nancy P.
I know that you are expecting the hear what our favorite yummy treats are, but I have to say that getting to wake up next to my fabulous husband on Valentines Day is my favorite treat. It is going to be our 37th Anniversary AND Valentines Day! Where does the time go?????????
Dark chocolate amaretto truffles are my secret vice! Thanks for the opportunity to win some non-fattening candy to off-set my sweet tooth!
I love M&M chocolate
Anything dark chocolate-but have to limit it being diabetic ( rats).Great card-just got the honeycomb folder as an early b-day gift too! Thanks for sharing your talents and chance to win some new goodies.
My favorite “treat” is a bouquet of live roses! I’d take flowers over chocolate any day. 🙂 This year my husband purchased me a deep-tissue massage. I’d say that’ll be a treat too! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway, Amy!
First, congrats Amy on your successful blog. Second, thank you for the chance to win blog candy. It is a most generous goody bag. Third, your card is VERY cute! Fourth, My favorite Valentine treat is a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my DH.
I look forward to the heart shaped SweetTarts every year! Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy. And thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us every day. Love your blog!
Hi Amy, My favorite all time treat is cherry cheesecake. Tomorrow is our anniversary also and we will be going to the Chessecake Factory. It is also my mom’s 75th birthday. I love your blog and first bought from you on E-Bay. Thanks for the chance to win the candy bag.
Chocolate! New follower – love your work.
My favourite is chocolate almonds – thanks for the chance to win your candy
Fannie May (Midwest confectioner) chocolates, but your dessert from Jake’s has my mouth watering!! Have been following you since Sandi McIver introduced your blog. Keep up the good work!!
Amy your post & creativity is so amazing! I love checking out your blogs on a daily basis! Keep em coming! My favorite Valentine’s treat is chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting & to add a lil love I stuck conversation candy hearts on the top of each one. In reference to speaking to much (I have the same problem)..lol..I have a conversation heart here in front of me that reads “Talk 2 me”. Just love it! Thank you for chance to win your candy!
Anything chocolate – caramel, almonds, or toffee bits only make it better:)
Amy, I just love your blog, been subscribing for a while now! Your cards are always awesome and you have truly inspired me! I’d have to say my favorite Valentine treat is anything chocolate! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous blog candy!
Love your cards!! You’re doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work. 🙂
Oops-hit send too fast! Anything chocolate will work for me!!
Congratulations on your blog. Thank you for the inspiration.
My favorite Valentine treat is a soft cookie my mom makes. 🙂
I love all your designs. My favorite Valentine treat is a nice quiet, candlelit dinner.
My favorite Valentine treat is the gummy red hearts that are SO hard to find anymore. In fact, this year I couldn’t find them at all! 🙁
My favorite Valentine treat is spending time with my husband and grandchildren!! Neither Ed nor I can eat candy due to health reasons, so he cooks a nice dinner and brings me roses and I give him homemade card. Ronalyn
Peeps are my favorite….but I always love chocolate! This is such a cute card and gives me a great idea for a card for my little granddaughter. Thanks Darleen