Jan 152011

Here’s a little candy to celebrate my upcoming birthday!

A couple of year’s ago my sons gave me some crafting tools for Christmas.  Among those tools was an EK Success Fastenater, but I hadn’t used it in awhile.  Then when I saw another at my local craft store, it reminded me of this fun tool and the unique look it offers to papercrafters.  I decided to get one to share and to pull mine out and make a couple of more cards with it.

The brand new stamp set is such a wonderful Valentines set.  The sentiments can be used together or individually since they do not overlap each other in the design.  I LOVE that!  Plus there are so many sentiments to choose from.

The cute little birds and hearts follow suit.  The image stamp is long enough to reach the full 5-1/2″ across a standard card size.  Or like the sentiments, you can also use some of the individual little birds or hearts by themselves.

All you need to do to enter the drawing for the Fastenater and stamp set is leave a comment below on this blog post.  A winner will be chosen at midnight PST on Saturday, January 22nd .  Yup, that’s my…


Happy Crafting!


Card #1 (top)

Stamps: Hero Arts “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Papers: SU Whisper White, Pink Passion, Bashful Blue and “Pawsitively Prints” DSP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU Markers Pink Passion and Bashful Blue; White Gel Pen

Accessories: EK Success “Fastenater”; Inchie Arts Inchie; Lace

Card #2 (bottom)

Stamps: Hero Arts “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Papers: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy; SU Whisper White and Taken With Teal

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories: EK Success “Fastenater”; Cuttlebug; Tim Holtz “Damask” Embossing Folder; Lace

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45 Responses to “A Little Candy”

  1. me likey the way you think, girl, offering blog candy for your b’day! thanx for being one of my constant sources of inspiration … and for the blog candy opp!

  2. I’ve wished at times I had one of these! So nice of you to give someone the chance. Also, the individual sentiments would be great! Cards are so cute.

  3. Dear Birthday Girl,

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    I wish I were
    As Young as You!

    Boo-Hoo, Boo-Hoo, Boo-Hoo

    Happy Birthday Kiddo!

  4. Both cards are adorable! Happy Birthday, Susan!!

  5. Ooooo….I love your cute cards!!! This is some awesome blog candy you are offering!! Thanks for the chance to win this, and for sharing your cards with us!!

  6. Happy Birthday. Love your blog.and all your creations.
    Have a great day.
    Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

  7. Happy Birthday!!! How generous of you to be giving away presents on your birthday no less….thank you!!!

  8. Love the cards! What a neat tool and I love to have one. I love the stamp set too! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  9. Happy Birthday, Susan! Love your adorable cards. The colors are great. Thanks for the chance!

  10. Happy Early Birthday. Oh, these cards are so cute. I love the bright colors because they make such a cheery Valentine’s day card. I’m stuck in the traditional red and black. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Happy Birthday to you! thanks for offering us the goodies!

  12. Happy Birthday! Aquarius! So am I – I’m at the end of the month.
    Love those cards. The colors just grab your attention and make you smile. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Happy Birthday Susan! Wishing you lots of joy and happiness on your special day! The cards are totally adorable!

  14. Happy Birthday! Thanks for a chance for the cute stamp set and stapler—It’s always nice to get a gift, especialy if it isn’t your birthday.

  15. Celebrate your day Susan! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. But I thought you were supposed to get gifts not give gifts on your birthday. Happy Birthday Susan and thanks for letting your “followers” share in your birthday.

  17. A little birdie told us it was your birthday. Sorry, couldn’t help myself – those little birds are sooo darn cute! Happy birthday by the way! I love how you want to share your presents! I don’t think I have seen one of those gadget! Looks like fun t me! Love the stamp and the cards as well. Fun! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and I love checking your blog for inspiration! Here is to many more happy birdays – I mean, birthdays!

  18. What a cool tool and I love your card. Love the birdie. A very Happy Birthday early!

  19. Happy Birthday, Susan! I’m a January birthday too 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Great cards demoing the goods.

  20. Happy Early Birthday Susan, love blog candy and thanks for the chance. Love your blog and the card is absolutley cute.

  21. Well lookie here are you going to be 25 again???. This is a darling card. I really like that you didn’t use traditional Valentine colors and that you added some blues to dress it up a bit.
    I just love Birthdays! I hope yours is a blast! Why not celebrate all month long 🙂

  22. Happy Birthday.
    Your cards are very darling. Suitable for anyone, not just a sweetheart. Love that.
    Thanks for offering blog candy.
    I get email updates of your blog and enjoy all your posts.

  23. Cute card. I love all the bright colors and texture You put into this card. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.

  24. You always have the cutiest ideas for cards, I wish I were as talented and could come up with ideas for cards that really catch a person’s eye with the wow facter. Keep up the good work!!!!

  25. Happy Birthday a little early! I can’t forget yours, it’s the same birthday as a dear friend of mine. Your cards are so cute, but as always, I’m just drawn to that adorable inchie! I LOVE what you do with them, and the fastenater staples/clips are something I rarely see in cardmaking, but they look neat!

  26. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful one!
    I love your cute cards. They are so sweet:-)
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the great blog candy!
    Inky hugs,

  27. thanks for chance to win!

  28. Happy Birthday!! I like the way you celebrate hehehehe…
    Great cards!!!! 🙂

  29. Happy Upcoming Birthday! I love the cards you made. What a great color combination. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize!

  30. Happy Birthday Susan! What a fun way to start the celebrations! I hope your day is filled with happiness and cake!

  31. I have never used a fastenator! I think I would like to win one:)

  32. Thanks for the chance. Hope you have something extra special planned for your big day. Love the rose and cyan color combo!

  33. Happy Birthday!! Love how you used the fastners, very cute cards, love the row of hearts and birds 🙂

  34. Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing the celebration with us!

  35. Happy Birthday!!! Your cards are darling. This fastenator is new to me. I would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.

    [email protected]

  36. Happy Birthday, Susan! I’ve been enjoying your cards and blog now for almost a year and want you to know how talented I think you are! Best wishes for a happy day and many more!

  37. What an awesome bundle! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Well happy-early-birthday to you! 🙂 These are adorable!
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fastenater. 🙂

  39. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday, love love love your work.

  40. Oh, what a nice give away, Susan! Your cards are so sweet! Love, love those birdies!
    Happy Birthday, Susan! 🙂

  41. Okay, first….ROFL laughing at that Happy Freakin’ Birthday badge….too funny.

    Totally adorable cards, girl. The fastener embellishments are cool.

    Happy Birthday to you on Saturday!!!

  42. Sweet cards! I love the Hero Arts Valentine set you are offering as blog candy, and the mini Fascinater. Looks like fun!
    Happy Birthday to you! Love your birthday badge!

  43. Sure would love to win Susan. Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Nellie.

  44. What cute cards! Happy Birthday Susan!!

  45. Darling cards you made with these stamps, Susan, and the Fastenater accents look great! Happy upcoming birthday!

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