Monday, November 02, 2009

RAK Winners!!!

Before we get to the 365 Cards Monday Challenge, I want to announce the winners of the Blog Hop RAKS. (drum roll please!)

The winner of the Close to My Heart Stamp set shown below, by random draw from everyone who posted a challenge to Day 240 - the pin challenge - is:

#15 - Sheryl Busse

Sheryl, email me (see my email on the right hand sidebar) with your address and I'll get your stamp set out to you! The winner of the MOSD RAK PACK shown below, a random draw based on everyone who left a comment on my post HERE is:

Michelle V

MicheleV said...
Awesome - love the birthday list! Great idea ~ love the card for 365 too!

Michele, send me your address so I can get your prize out to you!

Now, on to the 365 Cards Monday Challenge! Your challenge today is to use this Ad as your inspiration.

The great part about these ad challenges is that Pam lets the DT pick their own ads. So I found this wreath at the 1800Flowers website and just loved it! You can take your inspiration any way you want: from the shape of the wreath, from the colors, from the style, from the ribbons, etc. Sky's the limit. This is why I love photo challenges! (HA! I win this time, Pam!)

Here is the card I made. I have to admit, it did not turn out like the vision in my head. But that's because I thought my wreath stamp was bigger and a bit different than it turned out to be.

The wreath stamp is actually a Basic Grey Christmas stamp from a set I purchased a few years ago. But stamped with the fall colors, it works pretty well. The paper here is all old stuff I found in a bag marked "fall." (shrug) I used my new large scallop punch again. (EK Success)

You can see the wreath better in this close-up. I also used another of the pins Rose made for me, plus a few of my own I had in my stash! Thanks again, Rose! The pins are so pretty!

The gratitude stamp is Inkadinkado. I just got this stamp recently.

There you go. That's all for today. You may not see much of me this week. I am trying to get over a cold, plus I need to do grade reports for school, and figure out some things around here. I'll be back for sure on Friday with my CropStop project, but if you don't see me before then, don't worry. (wink) I guess that means if you DO see me before Friday...worry??!!!


  1. first congrats to the two winners :0) oh you have picked one beautiful pic for inspiration! (you sure showed Pam LOL) your card is awesome :0) hope your feeling better soon (no fun being the rule bender alone! lol)

  2. Gloria your card is beautiful! Thank you very much for the rak - the blog hop week was fun! Get well soon!

  3. Thanks for the greatAd pic. A stunning take on it. Hope your cold gets better soon.

  4. gorgeous inspiration your card...perfect Gloria!

  5. i love that wreath image. it think its perfect for fall. i wouldn't have thought it was a christmas stamp. and love the gratitude with the leaves. Lovely card. Oh how I want that large scallop punch!

  6. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Gloria, just stunning, I love the ad and the card, the stick pins are really pretty, feel better soon.

  7. Wow Gloria this is one awesome card! love everything about it! Thanks for picking a great ad for inspiration, I'm off to see what I can come up with! take care and hope you're feeling better xx

  8. Hi Gloria your card is beautiful!!!