March 14, 2008

Birthday Blog Candy - Artistic Outpost and Bloggers Challenge

Today's the last giveaway in my week long birthday celebration. It's also Friday, which means another Bloggers Challenge. I purposely assigned the theme "birthday" for this weeks challenge - as tomorrow is my actual birthday! Saturday is also my mom's birthday - I know your reading this mom - hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Before I share today's Bloggers Challenge Birthday card - I want to introduce you to today's Birthday Blog Candy sponsor - Artistic Outpost. Artistic Outpost carries unique deeply etched rubber stamps and other sundries. One of my current favorite sheet from Artistic Outpost is Serentiy - but I can't wait to get my hands on the upcoming new releases!

Today's birthday giveaway is the stamp sheet of your choice from Artistic Outpost!


You can check out the Artistic Outpost site here, be sure to stop the by Artistic Outpost Blog too, for gallery submissions by the AO Design Team, and sign up for blog updates! You can also check out the upcoming new AO stamp releases on the blog.


Now on to the Bloggers Challenge Card - I used the Polaroid Cutie - thought she'd be perfect for a birthday card. Since it is a big birthday for me, I decided to go vintage and use the Burnt Edges technique. I added the vintage brads to fill the space on the top right side, and distressed them using my Tim Holtz hammer.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Polaroid Cutie
Ink - Archival Black, Ranger Distress Inks
Card Stock - Black, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Technique - Burnt Edges 02/07 TJNL
Other - Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Hammer, Vintage Eyelets

How can you enter? To enter the giveaway for Day 5, simply leave a comment on this blog entry telling me that you would like to enter, be sure to tell me your favorite Artistic Outpost stamp sheet, enter by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 16th. Remember to leave your name with your comment, as blogger doesn't recognize "anonymous" comments. I will have the random number generator pick one number from the comments to select the winner. Each Birthday Giveaway is separate, so to be eligible for a specific day you must enter that day's giveaway and post to the correct blog entry. Good Luck! One entry per person, per giveaway, please. Be sure to check back on March 17th, to see if you won today's Birthday Blog Candy giveaway!

51 comments :

Shona said...

I'm the first to leave a comment - woo hoo! I love the card! I really love monochromatic looks - very classy. I love the vintage look of the card. Oh and Happy Birthday to you and your mom!

Barb Hardeman said...

We must have been on the same wave length this week. Love these colors together, you made her very classy indeed. Happy birthday!

amycara said...

Very pretty card. Cool sepia look to it! HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!

tonistamps said...

This is a great card Lisa! I love it! Love the image and the colors you used.

tt

Allison said...

Hi Lisa...thanks for all the super blog candy offers this week! I remember looking up this company before after seeing one of your creations...I loved that Serenity set and the card you created for it...so unique!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very classy card for a very classy birthday gal! Here's hugs for the BIG one!

Kathy Eddy said...

Happy Birthday and hope it's the best! My current favorite is serenity but got a package today of the new one, so subject to change! Going to cut it and mount it right now. Kathy eddy
kmeddy@centurytel.net

maiahs_momma said...

thank you so much for this chance at some great blog candy :)! I would have to say that I love that serenity stamp set, it is beautiful :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
c_levy@auracom.com

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Great card, Lisa; that girl is such a cutie!

My favorite, hands down, is Geek is Chic! Two of my all-time favorite quotes in one set!

Trish D said...

Ooh, another great giveaway! I'd have to say that the Serenity sheet is my favorite.

NancyY said...

Happy BIrthday Lisa! Whoo-hoo!

I think your card is terrific - perfect colors.

I'd love to enter and win my favorite - Serenity!

Robin Merriman said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Lisa! You are awesome!
Love the card too!
:)

CAKVD said...

I love Hair is Important!! What fun stamps!!
Cheryl KVD

Lynn Mercurio said...

First...Happy Birthday hon...I hope you have the bestest birthday evah! What a fun card, and that image just makes me giggle...don't know why, but it does. Great job with the challenge.

SusanH said...

Oh boy, a chance to win! My fav is also Serenity - love that set! Happy B-day!!

Mandiannie said...

I'd love a chance to win some of these stamps. I'm particularly impressed with the Serenity set.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Happy birthday!! Hope it's fabulous. I would love to have my favorite AO stamp set - Serenity!

sgc said...

Thai Buddha is my favorite set--although I really like a lot of them! We visited Thailand a few years ago--the set brings back wonderful memories!
Sandye

Regina said...

What a gorgeous card, absolutely perfect!
I would like to win my favorite - that Serenity set

Amber Porter said...

Nice card! That stamp is great!!

leenda said...

Oh I would really love to win this to help you celebrate your birthday!! I'll keep my fingers crossed..... What's the odds of you & your Mom having the same birthday? Hope it's a really special day Lisa!

Lisa Bohler said...

First of all, love the card! It's funny that you and Barb used the same stamp!

To pick a favorite AO set, it would either be Polaroid Cutie, Singing Cowboy but I sure think I would like either Home or Happiness, too!

Ida said...

A Very Happy Birthday wish too you!
Love that image and the vintage look of your card.

Shelly H. said...

Lisa! We have the same birthday! I hope yours is great. Robyn's stamps are awesome....love the Serenity and esp the new ones she has coming out. I even got a sneak preview of those in person and they are amazing!
Shelly
stamptramp@gmail.com

Debi said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! My favorite sheet is "Home"...I don't have it but love all the stamps on it.

stampin_melissa said...

Such a lovely card Lisa!

Easily, the knights sheet is way cool! LOL!

ktstamps said...

Thanks for the great week of celebration! It's been fun and your gifts have been awesome! Tak care and Happy Birthday! kt

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday! This card is great, it looks nice and clean and simple.

Lori said...

The monochromatic scheme you used is perfect with this image. Enjoy your birthday!

Purplehaze88 said...

Oh darn, the last day! I just have to get the stamp set 'Hair is Important'. I have been a hairdresser since 1971 and this set just cracks me up! Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! Happy Birthday......your card is on it's way too!!!! : ) Hugs, Shari

Jan Scholl said...

I really like the HOme and Happiness set. I grew up on a farm and I remember trucks like that sitting around and playing in them with my brother Boo. Long time ago but still a vivid memory.

Annelies said...

Congratulations and thank you for the great birthday celebration. My favorite set is Serenity, although I also like Thai Buddha.
Enjoy the weekend!

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Lisa! I would love to win a stamp set from AO!! I have the Serenity set -- so it must my favorite -- but it is hard to pick only one becasue they are all so beautiful!!
If money were no object, I would have them all!

Judy Jackson
judy stamper at verizon dot net

Miss Beth said...

Serenity is my favorite artistic outpost sheet, but I love the new home and happiness set! Please enter me for the birthday giveaway!

Happy birthday Lisa and to your mom as well! May your special day unfold into a delightful day of surprises and joy!

Beth Cutwright
miffbeth@mchsi.com

Tejal said...

Happy birthday...

Have a great day!

I'd love to enter..

Tejal

Connie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lisa!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Love your Challenge card...that little girl is always SO cute!

Lyn S said...

Oh,I just LOVE your card Lisa - I'm starting to just adore that little cutie! I would say my favourite is the Serenity plate though.

Happy Birthday!!!

Lyn Smith

Beckie said...

I love your card! It feel so...homey! I don't have a fav stamp from Artistic because I don't have any of their stamps. This would be a great way to get some...;o))

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday! to you and your mom. I'd love to win this one. My favorite sheet is also SERENITY. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Jayne
stampanon@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lisa -- and many more to come. I don't have any of the images from Artistic Outpost, just have enjoyed seeing the examples on the various blogs. I guess my favorite (today at least) would be the new Home set.

Sheryl H.
hengen@oanet.com

~Lana B.~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISA!!!!!!!
You've really shown us a great week of projects. All the AO stamps are great..duno if I could pick just one!
Hope your birthday is just the best!
~Lana B~

BABabcock53 said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Love your card and the Polaroid Cutie sheet!

Beth
BABabcock53@aol.com

Maxene Choi said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!! I LOVE your work! You are da bomb!! Thanks for having this special b-day giveaway. I love the *Serenity* stamp set that I've seen in your cards, and hope I can win it. Have a blessed and wonderful birthday!!!

Beth said...

Lisa I know I am running behind but just wanted to wish you a happy birthday sounds like it was grand.

Carol Taggart said...

Hi Lisa,
My two VERY favorite stamp sheets from Artistic Outpost just arrived in the mail yesterday. I took advantage of the special pre-order they offered . But my NEXT favorite is Serenity, and that's due mainly because of your stunning samples. They're what lured me to the Artistic Outpost site to begin with.
Happy Birthday!

Carole said...

Happy Birthday!
I'm late to the post but I'm just starting to explore everyone's blogs. Love Artistic Outpost stamps and just received my first two sets. Love them all but I think my favorite is Serenity or maybe Singing Cowboy. Oh, I love them all! LOL

Carolyn said...

wow, happy birthday! What a great card. I would love to enter in the drawing. I love the Serenity set and the Home and Happiness set and..and..and. lol. Thanks for sharing.

Hilmarose said...

Happy birthday! My fav so far is serenity.. I just want to say thank you for the chance to win!

Claudia said...

love the elegant look of the card! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday, Lisa!!!

Karen said...

great card Lisa - hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Charlotte said...

Cute card. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

 
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