8/05/2011

Grand Opening Blog Hop Sweet Stamp Shop

Happy Friday and welcome to the Grand Opening Blog Hop of Sweet Stamp Shop! I am glad you are stopping by today, because I am really honored to be part of this blog hop! You should have arrived from Amy's blog, if not, be sure to start this hop from here to not miss any of the fun! Because - there are prizes involved! Who wants new, sweet, fun stamps? Ha, I knew you would :)

Ok, so let's get to my project first and then I'll have some more details about this hop for you. Here is the card I made for this special day:


Isn't that gumball machine THE cutest? I made it a candymachine, because with this stamp set it is soo easy! I stamped the machine and the candy onto various patterned paper from October Afternoon and paper-pieced everything. And don't you love that font? I so enjoyed playing with these stamps! Here is another photo:

And a closer look:



Sweet! Ok, now some more details. Be sure to start the hop at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog - you'll find all the info there (just in case I forget anything). For your chance to win stamp sets, leave a comment on every blog!
The winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on the 10th. And on some of the blogs you'll find special coupon codes for great deals when buying new stamp sets! And you'll even find more from Sweet Stamp Shop here: You Tube, Twitter, facebook, flickr.

Now, time to hop on to your next stop - the super talented Laura O'Donnell!

Have fun hopping!



Coupon codes are good August 5th - August 8th

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!

Hugs and Love,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop
Ink: Tsukineko
Sticker: October Afternoon
Button: PTI
Marker: Copic
Other: ric-rac

58 comments:

Aimes said...

Oh how sweet is that sweet candy machine?! Love your idea to fill it with candy (fabby paper piecing too!)
Have a super weekend!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

The Paper Pundit said...

Ok, I really need the gum ball machine!

Sandra said...

wow, that is fabulous - love your colors, love your style, wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so sweet, and I love that you put candy in the gumball machine!

Charlene said...

First time I've seen the gumball machine in soft colors and I LOVE it. Inspired creation.

~amy~ said...

vanessa, I love your sweet card...the colors are wonderful!

LAuclair said...

Incredibly cute! I love how you changed up the gumball machine stamp with the wrapped candies! Fab job, and I really like your style!

Annette Grzegorzewski said...

I really love this gumball stamp, and you have done a fabulous job on the card....CUTE CUTE CUTE

Lizscraps said...

really like this gumball candy set. all of you that have used it have made it original and unique and i like that. TFS I'm off to the next stop :)

Cassie said...

I am really loving that gumball machine, Vanessa!

Celeste said...

such a cute card.....

Deirdre said...

Vanessa, love what you created.

Rochelle said...

WOW! Such a soft and SWEET creation!

Rachel said...

I love that you paper pieced all of the candy! Fabulous!

Geny said...

Such a cutie card, so happy to see you in the hop!!

Erin said...

The close up really shows your wonderful work on this ADORABLE card! TFS :)

Debc06 said...

What a great card the take is so different from what I have seen so far. Love it.
Debbie

Amanda said...

I love your candy machine! the pink polka dot base w/ candies cut out & pieced in! such a wonderful idea! i love 2 do things outsida the box 2~lol! thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

Michelle P said...

This is SO ADORABLE! I haven't seen the gumball machine paper pieced yet. Love it!

Glora said...

Oh wow, I'm loving that gumball machine with the candy inside it and all the pretty patterned paper. Great job. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Judy1223 said...

Vanessa, I LOVE what you did with this sweet set! A candy machine...clever!!! Such pretty paper-piecing, too. So inspiring!
Judy

FrancineB said...

What a sweet card! Love the soft colors and the paper piecing.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!! tfs!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, Vanessa...what an amazing bit of crafting you've created! I love everything about this adorable card, your details and design are outstanding! I totally need that stamp set now!
blessings...

*Alison* said...

oh my heavens.. I love the retro color feel of this.. :) so cool.. Off to the next blog for some more fun eye candy..:) Thanks for the chance to win..HUGS
familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

Patricia said...

OK you wonderfully crafty gals, let go of my arm!! I am buying the gumball machine, I must have it!

TFS catagal@aol.com

Cathy P in AZ said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the colors you used - super sweet!

catnap said...

Love the color palette and the mix of patterned papers. Those candies are so cute!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love the paper piecing and the warm colors here. I think the gumball machine could be the coolest stamp ever!

conil said...

What a great take on the gumball machine. Truly inspiring.

Lisa Petrella said...

Okay, that's it...I really NEED that gumball machine now!!! This card is SO TOTALLY ADORABLE!!! The paper piecing, the patterned papers you selected, the stitching!! LOVE EVERY DETAIL!

conil said...

Such a wonderful use of the gumball machine. Truly inspiring.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE YOUR CREATION!! What a sweet card!! THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Shay said...

Pretty, pretty card and clever use of the wrapped candy.

Judy said...

Love it all -- the gumballs, the colors, the details -- everything!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

donna mikasa said...

Hi Vanessa! Sweeet! Love your candy machine--so clever! Great paper piecing, too! Thanks for hopping with us! Hugs!!

Alicia said...

Love the wrapped candies in there instead of the gumballs. Cute!

Anita said...

What a pretty card!

steph said...

Oooohhh... LOVE this card, Vanessa! Super cute and a great color palette!

Denise said...

Darling card! I love the tiny candies in the cute gumball machine!
DeniseB

Vanessa Middleton said...

SERIOUSLY? Your paper piecing is AWESOME! But I have to say, I am so completely in LOVE and awe of your blog banner. I'm a butterfly lover, too but I guess we were destined to be after being named Vanessa, right? :) Following your blog NOW! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Julie Ranae said...

Really *sweet* design Vanessa!!

Julie E said...

Definitely sweet, all the candy looks so good paper pieced!

Just me... said...

You're so talented! I love the colors you use and that you put the wrapped candy in the gumball machine! Too cute! Thanks so much for hopping with us. We hope that we see more of you around the sweet shop! Hugs, N.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

SWEET! I love that you made a candy machine! Really loving this set! ;o)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I just loooooooooove how you used those candies in the gum ball machine! SUPER fun! Great card!!!!

Sue D said...

Very sweet card--I like the colors you used.

Tifany said...

Love it...great color palette!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

zehra said...

I love our style, beautiful card. The gum ball with the candy is cute

Laura B. said...

love what you did with the gumball machine image, so fun!!

Romaine said...

Love the waynthat you have filled it with candy!

calamity jane said...

Your card is so cute!! Love every thing about it..color, paperpiecing, font...just everything!

tinadotcom.com said...

Vanessa, diese Karte ist eine meiner Lieblingskarten von Dir, bis jetzt. Wahrscheinlich übertriffst Du Dich in sehr naher Zukunft eh wieder selber, das kannst Du super, lach...
Aber allein dieses Motiv ist erstklassig und so toll in Szene gesetzt von Dir. Den Shop muss ich mir genauer angucken.

Hab einen schönen Sonntag, Tina

Alice Wertz said...

super sweet! love love the yummy colors you used and a fab design.

Lillian Child said...

I do so adore your creative style! This is SO sweet!

Chari M. said...

Oh so pretty! I love your paper choices on this card.

Brandi said...

Oh, my! How gorgeous! I love seeing the gumball machine done in pastels. Your paper piecing is fantastic! Fabulous, fabulous!

Andrea said...

Your card is pinkley perfect! I am falling in love with this gumball machine! hugs..