Monday, June 9, 2008

Blog Bling!

Hi! Last week my blog counter went over 50k, whoo hoo! To help me celebrate, my adorable and generous blogging friend, Carrie is offering a gift certificate of $30 to her Little Stamp Shack. I love the Stamp Shack because Carrie offers a 40% off coupon once a month and has free shipping over $40. She knows all about the stamping addiction and makes it easy to get the stuff we NEED! Yes, I am admitting she is one of my dealers:)

To win the $30 shopping spree, head on over to the Stamp Shack check out her stuff and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite stamp set in her store is. Pretty fun, huh! I will do a random drawing on Sunday, June 15 to pick a winner.




I got this Stampendous stamp set from My Little Stamp Shack and just love it! I made this card for my husband's birthday over the weekend. The decorative paper is from K&Co. I stamped the monkeys twice on watercolor paper and cut the little monkey bodies to pop them up. I colored them with watercolor pencils this time. The vines and leaves were stamped and cut like this too. My husband is not crazy about the froo froo so I kept everything to a minimum here, but I think it's cute!

Wow this is a long post, but this is going to be it for the week. My daughter's birthday is Thursday, she will be 9. This year she asked if she could invite her entire class for a backyard luau on Saturday. She has 24 kids in her class. They won't all come, but I still have a ton to do this week (clean my studio and the rest of the house) and get the all the food and games planned and ready to go. I am going to miss you, but I hope you leave a comment to win the Blog Bling. I really appreciate all your kind comments. Have a terrific week, wish me luck!

Thanks for stamping by!
Laura~

57 comments:

LittleSeaOtter said...

Your talent amazes me. This card is an absolute work of art.

I headed over to the Stamp Shack. I must say that "Sweet Treats Plate" from Pink Cat Studio looks rather yummy.

Jamie said...

I love those little chantigo monkeys, he is so stinkin cute. She has lots of fun stuff, including all those colors of fun flock!!!

Michelle H in NY said...

I LOVE the margarita set that she has under the new items. Maybe it's because right now my husband is gone and my 4 year old son and 8 month old Golden Retriever are fighting over a box of cereal and a huge margarita with tons of salt just sounds fabulous!!! :) Ha Ha! Love the monkey card you made!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great little shop - had a good giggle at the Fishing Buds by Crafty secrets is I think a must for my collection

Fiona C

Char in So Cal said...

These are my three FAVE stamp sets (in order)from My Little Stamp Shack:

*** Feather Flourish
*** Rocket Man
*** Whirly Words

All super adorable!!

Thanks for the op to win this YUMMY blog bling!!

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict@cox.net

Cindy said...

Great card!

My favorite stamp on her site would have to be Bugs Life by Crafy Secrets!

Paper doll said...

OH come on name just one, are you kidding me! Well I was going to say the monkeys, but then the cupcakes look really yummy,Iam a true shoe fanatic so the pursenally your set is also in the running for fav, but the silhouettes have my name on it as well. Bottom line I can not name just one!!!

Jamia

Brooke S said...

Congratulations on the big #'s. I was so excited to find the Lillie and Billy stamp sets on the stamp store you suggested.

Amy said...

Congratulations on all those hits! I had a hard time narrowing it down, but I think at this moment, the Changito Dos set is my favorite. I love the big palm tree in this one! Thanks for sharing the fun blog candy!

Katie Renz said...

Congratulations Laura!!! That's so cool that you and Carrie got together. At this very second, I have to say I love that Impression Obsession Coffee set. In a second though it could change.

MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh! I have to pick just ONE favorite?! The icing on the cake set looks soooo fun! Congrats on your blog hits! Keep up the great work!

Regina said...

Congrats on hits!!
My favorite stamp in your shop are the Billy stamp set from Pink Cat Studio. I love Billy!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Stampin Cats said...

My favorite stamp set is smell the coffee. I have a thing for coffee and cupcakes sets. I have a long wish list now from visiting her site. Thaks so much for sharing her site snd the blog candy.

JenMarie said...

Ooo, super cute card!
I really like biker bee by stampendous!

Tami said...

well, I just love the little Lily and Billy stamps

Sandra Smart said...

Hello there and congrats on your hits! I would have to say that I really like "Flower Chat" from Stampendous. Thanks Laura! Will miss your posting this week, but hope things go well for your party!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 50k hits!! I love the Kewpie stamps. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

Swedie

Rosella said...

My favorite is the SWEET KIDS! LOVE THEM!!
Love your blog Laura! Your an amazing stamper!

Theresa Tyree said...

I have that Stampendous monkey stamp set and can you believe it still hasn't seen any ink yet! I'm so inspired now to get it out and play now thanks to seeing how you used it on your gorgeous card!

We are all excited about the new Pink Cat Studio stamp release going over in Carrie's store! My fav set is the Billy Plate, being the mom of 3 boys. It's so adorable. I can't wait to see how we can dres him up!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

jmniffer said...

Congratulations on all the hits. I love the card for your hubby. I've been seeing so many cute cards with the Changeto monkey these days that I have to pick that as a favorite set. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy. jmniffer

Gretchen said...

Laura- Thans for introducing me to the Stamp Shack! My favorite set(s)- that I have never seen- are Sassy Silhouettes and Anytime Messages. Pick me!

Gretchen

scfranson said...

My favorite set is exactly the one you used on your card, the Changito Dos set. I love those little monkey faces! Great blog you have, lots of inspiration.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the hits! And what a fun way to get comments. I think my favorite set is the Crafty Kitty by Pink Cat Studio.

No said...

my fave is purse-nally!

Cindy Vernon said...

I love the changitos! Congrats on your hits!

Bec said...

Hi Laura, thanks for all the inspiration you give to all with all you wonderful creations. Please enter me in the drawing for the Little Stamp Shack shopping spree. I just loved the Wine Lover's stamp set from the food and Drink catagory. Rebecca ~

Veronica said...

You are so very talented! And thank you for introducing me to the Stamp Shack! My favorite set is the Hero Arts set Playful Animals. Thank you for the generous blog candy!

Jennifer said...

Love the monkey card!! Too cute.

I have not been to the Stamp Shack before, thanks for the introduction to it. My favorite on that site right now has to be the Hero Arts, Trees, Birds & Messages.

Thanks for the great blog!!

Annelies said...

Congratulations on the hits! I've browsed through the Stamp Shack stamps and 'Travel Words' is definitely my favorite and I'm sure I could use it a lot in my scrapbooks. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Anonymous said...

I love the cupcake set. Makes me want to bake!!

Chrissy said...

OOhhhh I will be visiting that store soon for some purchases. My favorite stamps are the chantigo monkeys, they are so cute. Thanks for the chace at your blog candy! Love your blog!

Kat Gomez.. said...

I just love the crafty secrets Bugs life...it's so CUTE... SO PICK ME CUZ I REALLY NEED TO BUY IT HA HA HA!!! ... tu amiga kat.

pescbrico said...

Congratulations on your hits. I love all the dimension on the card! :)

Susan Zbacnik said...

I love this card... the monkeys are soooo cute! My favorite stamp set from the Stamp Shack is Hero Art's 'Cupcakes' because I don't have any cupcake stamps and these are perfect!

Sheila D said...

I absolutely love Sweet Kids by Crafty Secrets. Really I love all the Crafty Secrets stamp sets. It was fun going through all the stamps. They have a great selection of stamps. Thanks to you and Carrie for offering this blog bling!

Christina Gerloff said...

Congrats on the 50K hits on your blog. My favorite set is the cupcakes. I don't have a set like that and think I might just have to get that one! Thanks for sharing the website;)

kim3timemom said...

Congrats on the hits. I'm lovin' the paisley plate #1...I soooo love paisley. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Jessie/knightrone said...

Hey girlfriend!! You should totally get mom of the year because I just had 4 girls at my house overnight, and I am done!!! I am so tired, I can't hardly think!!!LOL!! I gotta say that I love me some cupcake stamps by Hero Arts, but I am an equal oportunity stamper so I am gonna say that I love em all!!

Karen from Ontario said...

Headed over to the Shack. I like the Hero Arts clear stamp set called Anytime messages. I think it is always great to have some great messages to stamp onto my cards.
thanks

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Laura! Thank you for sharing about the stamp shack. The Pinwheel Parade is a cute set for sure, that is a favorite of mine at the moment. When time permits, I will head back over there to scope around a little more. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations -- you have great talent!
~Amy S.~

sandyh50 said...

Congrats on your 50 K! I really like the Sweet Treats plate #1. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Gurnsey said...

what great candy. I love the stampendous biker bee but I can't get enough of those bees!!! Congrats on the hits

smiles2ualways said...

I love all your stamps but if I had to choose one it would be you make life sweet. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Suzanne J Dean said...

I just adore that little monkey & I love your card! I headed over to The Stamp Shack (great, another place for me to shop, oh-no) and I just am in love with the Crafty Secrets "Seaside" set. So vintagey & summery! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Oh man... just one favorite? THAT is hard, but I have to say I love the Changitos too! :) Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!! :)

Jennifer Ofiana said...
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Kathy A said...

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE fORE YOUR RETIREMENT!!! love your work!!

Monica-FC said...

this is hard picking just one but here are what I like so far: lol:

LOVES ME STILL
LITTLE FRUIT
SASSY SILHOUETTES
FLUFFLES THE CAT SET

thats just to hard to pick 1 favorite when she has to many favs right there under your nose. lol!!! I want to say congrats to you also. I love your blog and cannot wait to see what else you ahve coming up in the future. many thanks for a chnance.

Jaime said...

I really like a lot of the sets and I had never heard of her shop, so I'm so glad you mentioned it! I guess one of my favorites is the Little Fruit set. But, I like a lot! Now I have more to add to my wish list!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Marga said...

I love the monkey sets but the new Sunny Flowers set has my vote.

Congratulations on your blog counter and thanks for the give-away opportunity!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

I forgot to mention that I love the pink cat studio stamps!

Karen said...

I love the Impression Obsession Cupcake set. It is adorable. The new Hero Arts clear sets are great. I especially like the one with the tree. If I don't win, this could get expensive. I think there are quite a few things at the Stamp Shack that I must have. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Michelle said...

I'd have to say my favorite is this one...Changito Dos. I just love those little monkeys. They are just adorable.

I already own some of thier pet stamps.

Sara Moreno said...

I love the new set from Impresion Obsession-the cupcake set. I've been looking for a cute cupcake set,and this seems to be it. I've been so happy since I found her site. Love ordering. Hope her and her family are ok.
Sara

Ashley said...

I've never seen her site before, so thanks for sharing the link! So cute! Those little chantigo monkeys are my fave for sure! SO CUTE! I also love the cupcake set, but the monkeys are my fave. :) Thanks for sharing!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Congrats on all the hits, my friend!! LOVIN' your MFT work by the by!!

As for my fave set at The Stamp Shack, I'd have to say I gotta git me that new Owl set by Pink Cat!! SO cute!!

Thanks for pointing me to a new online store.....my wallet's NOT so grateful but I am!! Bahahahaaaaaaaaaa!

CraftyKJ aka Kathy Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing the Stamp Shack site with us--I signed up for her newsletter in seconds flat!!! ;-) There are now "many, many" sets on my wish list--but the one that is 1st on my list is the Stampendous Mini Cat set--"love me, love my cat"--that cat is a "spitting image" of my Keiko!!! And how "unlike" me to pick out such an "economical" set!!! ;-)

Thanks again!!! KJ

PS Love your Changito card--that's one of my "favorite" sets--and I just recently made an Anniversary card for my DH with it!!! :-)