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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Celebrating the New Year with BLOG CANDY!!

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I know that there are so many things that I am thankful for in 2008 and I pray for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009 for you.

Well, what a way to celebrate the New Year- with new stamps! Sweet N Sassy stamps is releasing 7 new stamp sets tomorrow (Jan 2) and I am blessed to be able to offer one stamp set to you for blog candy. Korin, the owner of SNSS, has generously given EACH of the DT members a stamp set to give away on our blogs so that means you have 14 chances to win candy- how cool is that?? The set I am giving away is called True Friend and it is a great versatile set that can be used on both the outside and inside of cards. I love it and I think you will too. Here is a picture of the set you have a chance to win from me:



I also have a sneak peek card to show you featuring 2 of the new sets- one of them being true friend which is the one I am offering today.



On the top section I embossed the heart and then use my piercabilities to paper pierce a pattern around it. I painted the heart with pink poinsettia blingz shimmerz and then accented the pattern with pearls. I stamped my sentiment in the scalloped circle which is from the new love blooms set being released and sponged a heart over the top from a mask I made from a punched out heart.

Here is the inside of the card featuring the true friend stamp set:



I stamped the verse and then sponged over it with pink ink. I did this by creating a square stencil with my nestabilities.

Supplies:
stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Love Blooms, True Friend
CS- basic grey bittersweet dp, white, burgundy
ink- burgundy, pink
accessories- Spellbinders piercablities, MS doily lace border punch, white satin ribbon, pearls, pink blingz shimmerz, shimmer heart brads, heart punch, scallop punch, circle punch, Marvy scallop corner punch


So to win the True Friend stamp set all you need to do is to leave a comment on this post and the winner will be drawn tomorrow night (Friday) during the release party. The party will be in the forum on the SNSS website starting at 9PM EST.

After you leave your comment here be sure to head on over to Suzy's blog. She has has awesome card to share with you and blog candy as well. If you missed any of the DT blogs you can find a list of them under the blog hop info and remember each DT member is giving away a set so you have quite a few chances to win.

Thanks for coming by today and again HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

155 comments:

AuBien said...

Janette,
I really like this card! I've never heard of a piercabilities but I'm going to check it out...I love how much that added to your card! Thanks for a chance to win.

Laurie in MN said...

Thank you for the chance to win blog candy. The set looks great and I like the variety of italics used for the phrases. I have friends who deserve a "Thank You for being a friend" card.

JHET said...

Happy New Year Janette! Thanks for the blog candy offer. I like the new sets. :)

God bless you!

debinicol said...

Janette, this is truly a gorgeous card. Wonderful job. Love those words inside, they mean a lot!
debinicol at yahoo dot com

Sandy said...

An absolutely beautiful card! I love how pretty it is and the inside is great!

Julie said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win this great set.
Julie Frokjer

Cass said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Have a safe, happy new year.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Happy New Year, many blessings to you in 2009! I luv this set and your card....very beautiful, I am soooo excited about the hop and relelase party! hugs*~*

scotspanda said...

wow gorgeous card, love it, it very elegant :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Karen Gladney said...

Happy New Year! Your card is so pretty. Tks for the chance of winning such sweet blog candy!

Korin said...

Love this Janette! Happy New Year! I'm so glad we're friends :)

lisa said...

Love this set. Really useful for lots of types of cards. The verse is always the hardest for me so this is great.
Lisa W

Janet Z said...

Hapy New Year! I love this set. I am always looking for a good verse set.

southernscraps said...

Beautiful card! The piercing is great.

Toni K said...

What an awesome valentines day card! Gorgeous! I love the piercing!

Kelley said...

Thanks for the chance.. these are gorgeous cards and I love the set!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for offering the blog candy!!! Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I love the shimmerz - and your bow is PERFECT! How is that possible?

KanataNewf said...

Love the card. Especially the stenciling on the inside with the verse. Very nice.

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the image! Hugs,Moni

Peggy Maier said...

Oh, more gorgeous sayings! Absolutely perfect for the type of card I like to make. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your card & how sweet & girly it looks.

CandyScraps said...

Lovely card!! :) I really like that stamp set...

papercandy@gmail.com

Rene said...

That's a great Valentine's card! Love it! Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!

Rene' Mewes
RM3116@charter.net

Lisa Graves said...

Happy New Year! Your card is beautiful. I love the papers you used.

Holly said...

Oh I LOVE this stamp set!! How versatile this can be with everything! I hope I win!! :-)

Tami said...

Janette- Gorgeous creations as always!

Holly said...

I love the card. Thanks for this fun chance to win.


Holly

Debbie C. said...

This looks like a wonderful set. Happy New Year 2009!

thestampinglady said...

Great card! I think the sentiments in the True Friend set are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. Darlene

Chrissy D said...

Janette, this is soooo elegant and lovely! I absolutely LOVE your style! TFS!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Creative Mish said...

WOw! very pretty! Have a fabulous new year!!

jenn said...

Wow, if I don't win the set, I'll definetely need to buy them, they are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card, love the DP! And what a wonderful stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!
LeAnne

bonnyo said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! Happy new year blessings!

woodenstamp said...

Another gorgeous card!

Tracey said...

A very pretty card Janette! Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

i love your card and this saying set is perfect!

Donna said...

What an awesome card. I love the colors! Happy 2009.
Donna

Jennie said...

Love this card! What a beautiful stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

ny2tx_patti said...

I love your piercing on your beautiful card! The new set is great!

Ceal said...

Lovely cards! This is another must have set :)

Jessabells said...

Happy New Year!! Whoo-hoo!

Audri's Mom said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the colors of the DSP! I love the phrases set, too! One can never have too many good sayings to use with cards!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

What a lovely Valentine's day card.

Riley said...

Wow! I love this! Great stamp set too! Happy new year!

bolha said...

Oh, WOW! This card is amazing.
x Natasha x

Jerusha said...

Your cards are beautiful! You have inspired me to try a new style AND have reminded me how much I would love to have Martha Stewart's punch! I will see you at the release party tomorrow night! Happy New Year!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous...both inside AND out! Love the piercing and that yummy paper!

Giovana said...

Thanks so much for offering this blog candy!!! Your creations are amazing.

God bless and Happy new Year.
Giovana

JenR said...

Very lovely card! I really like the sentiments in this set.

Maria Gurnsey said...

these seniments are gorgeous and so is your card!!!

femke said...

heey janette,

wow what a beautiful sentiments. of course I love to win some.there are a lot of persons that could use a great card with a message like that.

greetings femke

Little GTO said...

Love the piercing! Anyone would be proud to recieve this card

Amanda said...

Lovely card! Another fantastic set as well. Thanks for the chance to win one. Happy New Year!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Sooo pretty! Love the piercing and the Shimmerz. Just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous sentiment set! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Jessica Smith said...

beautiful cards I just love the first one with the paper piercing.

jules said...

Oh..those sayings are so nice. I love the way they are written.

Katarina said...

I love your card and the sentiment is beautiful. I'd love to make a card with it to my special friend.
Thanks for the chance.

kamadesign.blogspot.com

Have I mentioned I have my own candy too ;)

Tink said...

Very pretty card!

sandyh50 said...

I love this stamp set with outside and inside sentiments! I often feel my cards look good on the outside and just bland on the inside. Your card is beautiful!

Deanna said...

Wow! I love this! Happy New Year!

StampinCathy said...

Happy New Year! Wow your cards are just beautiful and so inspiring. I always need sentiments and these are just awesome ones. Thanks for a chance.

artfulwhimsies said...

happy new year to all!!!!

Sue said...

Pretty...and Happy New Year!

mimiburroughs said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too!

I don't know about these stamps...but I can't wait to check them out!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Debby said...

Very pretty. I am having so much fun blog hopping and seeing all the neat new cards.
Angel hugs
Debby

Shelly said...

I like who you spotlighted the phrase with the sponging!!

Julz said...

I love the big bow! How pretty! Happy New Year!

Carla said...

WOW! This is SO pretty!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Rosella said...

AWW!! What a beautiful card! So sweet and feminine! Thank you for the opportunity!
Happy New Year!

Cheri Howard said...

What a pretty card! Happy New Year!

Tracy in Michigan said...

that is absolutely gorgeous card!! thanks for the chance to win the set - it's great. Tracy in Michigan, crazyforsu@aol.com

justmyopinion12 said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

TN Granny said...

Can anyone have enough verses, I love verses so very much!

Huntress said...

Congrats on making the DT - beautiful card - look forward to seeing more of your work! :-)

butlerfly24 said...

I love the beautiful sentiments, and you card is such a beautiful job.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Great card and thanks for the chance to win!

butterfly843 said...

This card is beautiful, love the colors.

Nancy Ball said...

Janette, this is a beautiful card. I really love looking at all of the different elements you've included.

n2kids said...

What a lovely card! I don't think I've ever heard of piercabilities. I love new toys. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

Janette...I love the card, and the sentiments are so sweet!!

Ikki said...

Happy New Year Janette, Great card, lovely colours. ikki

LindsayLee said...

Thanks for sharing this card with us Janette! I love the sponged heart behind the sentiment...such a lovely effect! I love the ribbon too! For some reason my bows never look half as nice! Great job!!

Lindsay

Jennifer said...

Janette - This card is so lovely! Happy New Year, and I pray you have a blessed year. Thanks!

Diane said...

Thanks for the chance to win Janette. We miss you over on the PIF thread! Happy New Year!

Renee' said...

Love the sentiments. Hope I get this set. The detail you put in is fantastic. I will be checking on the piercabilities.

missylangford1215 said...

Beautiful Card!

Lori Barnett said...

beautiful! The set looks wonderful...and I love the phrases. Happy Stamping..now I'm off to HOP more :)

Roxy said...

Adorable card!

Anita said...

I love how you used the pink behind the words.

debhorst said...

A blog hop--this is fun idea!! great way to be inspired by other great stampers!! This is my first time on your blog and I am so glad I got to hop on in--I will be back!! Great card!! and I love the stamp set. Maybe I will be the lucky one!!

Dawn said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the Chance to win this awesome candy!

leenda said...

Lovely! Absolutely lovely!

Stephanie said...

love the new stamp set..

Bren said...

Never can have to many sentiments.

Love your cards.

B

Thebug415 said...

Love the pink and red shades of valentines. I really like how you take a simple heart and make it so snazzy using a simple shimmerz.

Marianne Kennedy said...

Love the paper piercing.

Janet Bagnall said...

This card is so pretty. Thank you for the opportunity to win the blog candy. Happy New Year !!

lsims said...

Thanks for a chance to win blog candy. What a great card. I especially liked the inside finish and the piercing outside.

Kim Ross said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love your card! That BG Bittersweet is yummy, isn't it? Happy New Year!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous card Janette! Your work is stunning!
Hugs~ Kim

Deedee Anderson said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS! So many fine details! I love the new friendship sayings, and that is very generous of Korin to offer so many stamp sets for blog candy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, and happy new year!

Janet Swofford said...

Your card is beautiful! And I really like this new set,too.Thanks for the chance to win.
janet@swofford.com

Karen L said...

Oh, I love the way you sponged around the sentiment with pink. What a great idea!

Carla Harrah said...

Love the cards!! Very petty! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!

SHartl said...

Thank you for showing us that beautiful card...Valentines Day is just around the corner.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You can never have enough sentiment stamps for good friends... we should always remember our friends and send cards to them showing how much we care!

Sharri C said...

Your card is beautiful and simple. The stamp set is really nice too and I'd love to win one.
Thanks, Sharri

Denise said...

O this is another great sayings set. Oh pick me!
Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

cpullum said...

Happy New Year! Would love to use these on some projects I will be doing!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle said...

I love what you did to the heart and squiggles :-)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Cathy said...

Love your card, and the phrases are nice too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue Strozyk said...

Love your new blog look!!! and your card is beautiful, love the DP

Sherry said...

This is such a lovely card, the piercing is such a nice addition! I just love sentiment sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

mommyto4 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the piercing on it (guess I will have to look into piercabilities now).

laurie said...

Lovely card. Happy New Year, I am new to the site and anticipate enjoying many more of your cards, and learning lots.

JessicaK said...

So pretty! I just found an LSS that carries nestabilities so I'm hoping to get some for my birthday. I LOVE that DP. I'm going to have to try and find the new BG ast my LSS too. Thanks for the chance to win.

fancyscrap said...

What gorgeous card! The set is great! I dream of it! Thank you for a chance to win!

Nita said...

I love your card. Its beautiful!
Blog Candy is always nice;-)
hugs
Benita

Alicia said...

Beautiful card!! Happy New Year.

terriavidreader said...

What a lovely Valentine!

Maria Matter said...

Janette, this is so lovely! I'm going to have to check out piercabilities!!!! I really like the look of the coloring inside the card too! Thanks for the inspiration!
It's so much fun blog hopping and when there is a prize in the mix, woohoo! Off I go hop...hop...
Blessings, Maria

Connie said...

What a beautiful card - the 'softness' reminds me of the feeling of love! Thanks for sharing!

Connie in north Florida

Kim P said...

Wow this is so pretty!! Looks like I need to buy some stamps right away again!!

imastampin said...

Wow, what awesomeness. I love the inside of your card. That sometimes gets neglected!

Karen

Stampin_melissa said...

I'm not a pink kind of girl, but your card is very lovely! It is so Sweet (N Sassy! ;D) of you and Korin to offer up some blog candy!

Claudia said...

What a beautiful card ! Thanks for the inspiration.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card and amazing sentiments! A girl can never have too many sentiments!

Sandie52 said...

OH HOW FUN to be looking forward to Valentine's Day!!
This stamp set is WONDERFUL for letting my friends know that they mean so much to me! Thank you for your offer of it!
Blessings from Minnesota! ~Sandie

Scrappining Mom said...

Way to go!!! Beautiful card! Already starting the New Year off right! Thanks for the chance to win some candy. Have a blessed year!!!

"The Sassy Divas" said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the chance to win this new stamp set.

AbcHobby.it said...

Happy new year!!
Beautiful card, is fantastic!!

hugs elisabetta

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the paper piercing at the top of the card! It reminds me of stitching and embroidery found on heirloom clothing. Gorgeous!

Pat said...

I LOVE your card ... the piercing and the paper and the .... Everything! This blog hop is such fun.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Going to have to case this card. Love the piercing.

Kristen said...

I just love the color combination, and the scalloped edge just makes the card look for feminine.

sandyh50 said...

Great card Janette! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Heidi said...

Beautiful set, and your card does it justice.

Lisa Brown said...

Gorgeous! love that big white bow!

Lilly said...

Beautiful card, so delicate! Thanks for a chance to win such a great set.

Justine said...

I love how many sentiments this set is offering. Love your card

Amy Macak said...

Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy. I really like the new set
Amy
Ajmacak@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and I really like the sentiments in the set. One can never have to many sentiments to choose from!

Alanna said...

Great card and great stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

A said...

I love paper piercing. Fabulous card!!

Shannon said...

Great card! Can't wait til the party!!!

Deb Wood said...

So very beautiful!!!

Teresa said...

The set is just great. You are a very good stamper and I would love to win the set.enzle

mrager8996 said...

I love sentiments and have a ton but I really like this set! Great phrases. I love your card. Amazing how much impact a little reverse masking makes!

P Myers said...

OOP's, I left my comment on the wrong day. Wondered why the comment number wasn't higher. Anyway, I like both of the cards, and again thanks for the chance towin.

Caryl P said...

Your card is just AMAZING! Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy.

Kathy H said...

Janette congrats on th DT...

Valarie (vampme3) said...

What a beautiful valentine...and I love those new sentiment stamps!!

InkHearts said...

I love the colors on this card. I also love the sentiments on the stamp set.

Shannon

Verda said...

Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.