Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Faux Linen Technique and Blog Candy

Good Morning Everyone!

I’m very excited this morning to see that my Blog Counter has gone over 150,000!!! That’s so awesome. Thanks you all that visit with me and keep me going with all of you wonderful comments and support.

So I am offering “Blog Candy” to celebrate my 150,000 Mark. Leave a comment to day and you could be the lucky winner of one of my  “Magic Bow Maker”!!! I will not only send you the Magic Bow Maker but also the Bow seen below and a full picture color tutorial. So leave a comment today and tomorrow morning I will announce the winner. I will use random.org to select the winner.

Let me just say this little gadget is fabulous and if you don’t win you may want to check out my sidebar to see how you can get your very own. Good Luck!!!

Bow maker for sidebar  Bows 004_thumb[15]

Now I’d like to  show you the second card I did in my three Technique Classes yesterday featuring the Faux Linen Technique. This card uses the En Francais Background Set and the Friends 24/7 Set. I think it made for a beautiful combination. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

Faux Linen Technique Cards 001  

Faux Linen

Sand Glossy Cardstock by dragging a Sanding Block first one way on you cardstock and then the other way to create etches in the cardstock. Then you will sponge some color on. First color will lightly cover the entire are and then add dabs of two other colors in some of the areas. I suppose you don’t have to use 3 colors I just happen to like it that way. If it’s too dark you can soften by sanding again to get a soft beautiful finish.

I so appreciate each and everyone of you that visits and hope that you have a wonderful week.

Thanks again for everything!!!….now go out and have a …./

Stampinglee Good Day!

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56 comments:

Angela M Lee said...

What a handy tool. I am completely hopeless at making bows. Please consider me in for the blog candy.
Congrats on reaching 150 000!

lisa808 said...

Congrats on 150K hits!!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the card! I am also so curious to know how that bow maker works! Thanks for the chance to win. Lisa at stampgirl@embarqmail.com

Renee Ondrajka said...

Congrats on the milestone blog hit. Love your work. Always has such a classy elegance to it. I've never done the faux linen. Have to give it a try. TFS!

Carol said...

Your cards and projects are always beautiful and very inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win your secret tool for making such fabulous bows!
CAL8946 at HOTMAIL dot COM

Melissa said...

LOVE your bows and that cute tool to make them! congratulations on your blog hitting 150,000!! WOW!!

Lorie said...

I always just tie knots so I don't have to deal with bows...lol! Would love to win the bow maker!

Love your card...as always!

carol h said...

Have had my eye on your bow maker!! It looks as if it would make tying prettier bows much easier. Your blog is awesome! Several of those "hits" are MINE!!!Love your work, Thanks for sharing!! carolhaffner@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Your cards never fail to inspire!! This one is lovely - as always:)
I am certainly bow challenged and would love to win your "gadget".

Thanks,
Faith in Florida
eppf2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blog. i am going to have to try your faux linen technique. Congrats on 150k hits. Carol B

Danielle Daws said...

Congratulations on 150,000 hits! That's fantastic! I have a long, long way to go before I can say the same! :-)

JKB said...

OOH! I like to learn new techniques and need to try this one for sure. Congrats on your milestone.

Deb said...

Your card is gorgeous! Have never tried that technique but after seeing your card, I might have to give it a try. Congrats on the 150,000 mark on your blog..that is awesome!! Would love to win the Magic Bow Maker...your bows are so awesome!!!!

Deb

Rita said...

Love the bows! I have been looking for a way to make prettier ones. I had no idea there was such a thing as a bow maker! How cool!

Jenny said...

Congrats on 150k! I love reading your blog and getting ideas. Thanks!

Patti C said...

I enjoy visiting your blog. Your designs are creative, classy & copyable (if that's a word). I've always admired your bows so thanks for the chance to win the bow maker.

Karen Barineau said...

I just ran across your blog last week & bookmarked to so it would be easy to check out every day. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us & CONGRATS on the 150,000 blog hits!!!

Loni said...

Congrats on 150K.... love visiting your blog, always great projects to CASE.

hwiecker said...

I love your cards and your bow maker is great! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

Sheila said...

Congrats on 150,000 hits! I always visit via My Crafty World. I LOVE your big, beautiful bows!

thestampinglady said...

Lee, congrats on your accomplishments with your blog. It certainly takes dedication and I really admire that. Your card today is fabulous--and will be casing with a little twist maybe.

Lori V. said...

Congratulations on your 150,000 hits! Your bows are beautiful! I love checking out your projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

sandi maciver said...

Ok, don't include me in the blog candy because I already have this MOST AWESOME Bow maker and I bought a whole box for my downline.

I just wanted to say, I LOVE THIS CARD> It is so pretty and so demonstratable, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Nicole said...

Congrats! That' one big number to hit! Your bows are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win this.

JudyB said...

Love your blog and all of your creations! The bows are always perfect! judybailey75@yahoo.com

Janine said...

Hi Lee

Congrat's on your 150000 hits, that is awesome. Love the card and the magic bow maker looks like an amazing little tool. Thanks for a great blog.

Debby said...

Congrats on the hits. Your card is beautiful, the new punch makes things look so much more elegant, I just love the new punches.
Angel hugs
Debby

Michelle said...

I love the bows! I am so bow challenged, LOL!! I check your blog every day. I love your cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing with us!

Jan L said...

Another lovely card from Lee! I can't wait to try the faux linen technique!

Jaime Benavides said...

Ooh, what a cool tool! I love new tools...Congratulations on hitting 150K and thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed *wink*

SueBee said...

I would LOVE to win the ribbon holder! THAT is just super cool !!

Mary said...

Congrats on you 150,000 hit!! How exciting for you! Came to your blog via Carole'Annes' blog, would love to win your bow maker!!
Mary

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Love love the card.
Also Congratulations on your 150,000 hits

Rhonda

Bonnie in SC said...

It would be nice to make perfect bows for a change, lol. thanks for the opportunity to win a bow maker.

loyaz said...

Congratulations on the 150,000. That's a pretty big number! I subscribe to your blog changes and come here often for more details.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

~Kathy said...

Hey Lee... My dear (new) friend Amy pointed me your way and I'm hoping to join you a week from Saturday (not sure yet though)... love your blog and will mark it so I become a frequent "follower"... thanks for the opportunity to possibly win the bowmaker... have a wonderful weekend! Hope to meet you soon... heard so much about you from Amy...
~Kathy McDaniels

inkedx2 said...

Congratulations on all the hits! Your bow maker looks interesting. Maybe after the drawing you could do a tutorial on how it works!

Robbie

Mitzi L said...

Congrats on all your hits! I'd love to win one of your bow makers. It looks like a handy little tool. Thanks, too, for explaining how to do Faux Linen. Now I have to try it! :-)

Liz in MO said...

Oh I would love to win one of your bow makers. I love your blog!

Elsa L said...

Congratulations on so many hits. I love the Magic Bow Maker I ordered from you last week. What a life saver it is!!! Whom ever wins will be very happy with the results. One of my friends came over and already borrowed mine. I better get it back soon :)
Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

The Princess said...

Congrats on your 150k hits. I always visit just to check out what you've been up to. I would love to be considered for the bow maker. Love your work, too.

Kathy Mc said...

I can see why your blog reached the milestone of 150K hits. You have so much talent and so willingly share your inspiration with us. Saw your bow maker not only on your blog but on another one who was thrilled with using her new tool. Looks like it makes awesome bows, and I could definitely use help in that category. Would love to see how it actually works. Congratulations! (Sure hope I have the lucky random # as I'd be thrilled to win.) Thanks!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I think I have found a new fav blog! Stopped by to check out your Stamping 411 post ... and had to look some more! Hhhhmmm that bow is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Thanks for stopping by to say hi on my blog! Congrats on the 150, 000 hits! That is a HUGE achievement! Hugs Andrea xx

pam said...

Congrats on 150,000 hits. That's great. Beautiful work as usual. Would love to win since I have such a problem making bows.

rebecca said...

thanks for stopping by my blog....love your little gadget...how handy that would be. i will be back...such great ideas you have. I am in Canada, so not sure if I qualify for your candy...even if not, it was a treat to find you!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Lovely Card using some of my favorite stamps. Congratulations on the new milestone.
Looking forward to new posts and new milestones. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Shelley said...

I'm hopeless at bows, lol. Great card Lee and Congrats!
Shelley

Amy Schultz said...

Being able to attend your classes and know you personally is a HUGE blessing in my life! And on top of all that, we get to make the most gorgeous cards too! Loved learning the Faux Linen technique - it is so beautiful and even more so in person! And I'm not sure how I ever made bows before my Magic Bowmaker - the winner will be very fortunate indeed! For those who don't win, it is DEFINITELY worth the small price, so treat yourself!
Love you Lee! Amy
ps-Congrats on the 150,000 hits! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Pick Me! I have the hardest time tying bows! Would love to win!
Missy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 150,000!! I love your blog. Make another 150,000

Sherry

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on the hits. That is awesome. Your card is beautiful. TFS

Ms said...

Love the card and would love the bowmaker...Looks so much better than what I can make.... thanks for sharing your creativity

Sara Storey said...

Another beautiful card. Another chance to win -- could only be better if I was home in my scrapbooking room instead of sitting at the office. :)

Sara

Lillian M said...

What a great idea
Lillian

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Hi Lee,
Congratulations!!! Love that card and those bows!
Hugs,
Val

Jean McKenzie said...

I won't enter your blog candy as I live in Australia but just wanted to say how much I love your cards and thank you too for explaining the techniques to us all.