Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Giveaway!


30 Days ago this Saturday, August 7th I published my first post here on Scrapping With Sherry. Who would have known that I was going to love it so much. Certainly not me...

So I thought... What better way to celebrate and say thank you to all the people that have supported me with comments, kind words and inspiration... became followers and friends... and have helped me when I had no idea what I was doing... then to have a giveaway.

I made the tag pictured above to decorate for the giveaway. Here's a few more views.


I embossed a die cut of a bird with distress embossing powder. This stuff is a hit with me. It not only covers well, but gives the image a great distress look and feel. A matter of fact it feels like sand paper.


I also added 3 layered flowers in coordinating colors. I added a little something extra by embellishing each one with a pearl.


I got a chance to try a new technique called, "Shabby Chic", on the first layer of the tag. After cutting a die cut tag made of grungeboard with my CriCut I painted it pitch black with a paint dabber. After the tag was good and dry I handstamped flourishes with distressed embossing ink. I then applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed it with my heat tool. Next, I covered the entire tag including the embossed images with my paint dabber using snow cap. After the paint had begun to dry, but was still tacky, I took a damp rag and wiped over the embossed designs to remove the excess paint. What do you think? I added the picture above, so that you could get a better peek at the "Shabby Chic" look.

I hope to see you back here on August 7th to help me celebrate and find out how you can win some great stuff for your craft stash. It's only for 3 days so don't be late.

Until Then... Take Care!

17 comments:

  1. Very pretty, you should know by now, I am one of your biggest fans :)
    Hugs, Kim

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  2. You have alot of talent. Happy anniversary.

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  3. O, darlin...I just read your profile and smiled from ear to ear. I am so thrilled you have found love. There is nothing like it in the world.

    From one grandmother to another...we both know how those grands can make our hearts sing...:)

    Happiest 30 Day Blogaversary.
    xo bj
    Oh, and I am your newest follower...:)

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  4. Well, the friends thingy is down so I'll come back...

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  5. Hi Sherry--
    Wow, I love this!!! What a beautiful way to announce a giveaway!!!
    Fantastic!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  6. Welcome to blogland...so nice to "meet" you:)

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  7. Hello! So glad you stopped by! I appreciate the beauty you have created here! Keep shining! Blessings and thanks.

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  8. Welcome to the sisterhood. I just glanced at your blog and can't wait to spend some time getting to know you...one craft addict to another. How boring would a "perfect" life be anyways? Blessings, Patty

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  9. Sherry,
    Thank you for visiting me! Welcome to the "Sisters"! I love to scrapbook but haven't in a while. My daughter and I scrapbooked all the time. I am trying to get "back to it". She went to Heaven a year ago and it is too emotional right now. You have inspired me with your blog and your papercrafts!
    I love the story about Karen the angel! There are angels here on Earth. I know my Amber is watching over me :)
    I am now a follower of yours!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. great tag I have a question for you did you enter the mini album idea a book for pumpkin carving pictures. I cant find your idea. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me such nice compliments. hugs.

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  11. You are doing a great job on the blog Sherry. You are a natural. I love the header you chose with that darling little girl. So vintage. Nice tag too. Happy Anniversary.
    Coleen in Ukraine

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  12. Hi Sherry, So nice of you to come by for a visit. Your blog is lovely and you are very creative. Hope to get to know you better!
    God Bless! Sharon

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  13. Hi Sherry, thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I haven't had much time to blog lately but hoping that will all change by Sept. I like what you have created, beautiful. Happy Anniversary!
    Debby

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  14. Hi Sherry, yahoooo, another blogger! Don't yah just love blogs? And yours is wonderful!
    Thank you for visiting mine and leaving a great comment. I too am a grandmom and it is amazing. Sometimes tiring when they spend the night, but it's a good tired :)
    Happy 30 day anniversary and wishes for many years of happy blogging to you!
    blessings,
    starrydeborah

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  15. Hi Sherry, thanks for stopping my my blog. I'm new to the sorority as of last week also so didn't get in on the "Rush" either. It's so nice to meet another "sister"! Your blog is as beautiful as your work and it certainly doesn't look like you've only been blogging for a month! Great job!
    Gail

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  16. Hi Sherry, thanks for stopping by to see me and for your comment on my gilded life retreat. I love your details of your tag you made to announce your giveaway and I loved your "about me" paragraph, and I'm thrilled you are finally able to stay home and to enjoy your crafting after so many years of not being able to! I can understand your passion as do most of us "bloggerettes"! Suzie

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  17. Hi Sherry,
    I just stumbled onto your site today. It looks terrific!. I blog, but mostly about my life, and not so often about my craft. But that changes too. I am also a grandma, and count my blessing for the 3 kids I get to have in my life.
    My favorite magazines/books comes from Stampington Co. Live, Apronology, Memories, all of them. I love to get my mail and find one there.

    http://www.tawnhunt.blogspot.com

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