It’s been 3 years today that I began blogging.  And last week Rainy Day Creations got a new theme with a new look.  So I wanted to have a little blog candy celebration by giving away this new Stampin’ Up Sale-A-Bration stamp set called “Punch Bunch”.  Also included in the blog candy is SU’s scalloped square punch.  It coordinates perfectly with the birthday stamp in this set.

Today is also my husband’s birthday.  Not sure if I started my blog on his birthday to help me remember my blogoversary each year or to help me remember his birthday.  I have been known to forget these sorts of things in the past.  Oops.
I even forgot our wedding anniversary once.

His card was made using the birthday stamp from my set (this set is brand new) and my scalloped square punch (again, the one pictured here is new).

The sentiment was stamped on yellow cardstock with VersaMark and then embossed with black embossing powder.  You can really see how the punch is slightly larger than the image so that a fine border is left after punching.  LOVE the look!

Okay so back to the business at hand!
All you need to do to enter the drawing for this SU stamp set and coordinating scalloped square punch is leave a comment below on this blog post.  A winner will be chosen at midnight PST this Friday, February 18th, using’s random number generator.

Good luck and Happy Crafting!

(Card not included in blog candy.)


(All products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up.)

Stamps: Punch Bunch

Papers: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow and Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper

Inks: Basic Black and VersaMark

Accessories: Black Detail Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/4″ Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Gray Stripe “District” Ribbon Originals Grosgrain Ribbon and Pewter Jumbo Eyelet

85 Responses to “Stampin Up Blog Candy!!”

  1. Hey TFS the opportunity to win, you work is very neat and inspirational.


  2. Great new theme. Thanx for the grins … I don’t forget the dates, but DO keep forgetting how many years it’s been! sigh … and thanx also for the inspiration and great blog candy opp! Count me in!

  3. The blog looks great and so does your new photo! Congrats on your blog anniversary too! I really like this masculine card you created for your DH! The colors are so rich and it has a regal feel to it! I’m sure he’ll really appreciate it on his special day!

  4. Awesome blog candy! Congrats on the blogaversary and happy B-day to your hubby!!! 🙂

  5. Hi Susan

    I love your card, simple and elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to win your yummy blog candy!

    Have a nice week

  6. Loving the new look to your blog, Susan. Your hubby’s card is perfect too. Congrats on three years of blogging too! I’m at one and a half and can’t believe how the time has flown. Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies 🙂

  7. Thanks for the card inspiration. I’m impressed. Your granddaughters are talented too. Such cute cards.

  8. Happy 3rd blog-o-versary, Susan! Love your new blog design and striking card. 🙂

  9. Happy Third!!! Love hubby’s card and thanks for the opportunity to win. I love SU!

  10. Love your new look! Congratulations on your anniversary. Thanks for the chance.

  11. What fabulous blog candy, Susan; and how very sweet of you. Congratulations on your three years blogging. Your blog is one of my very favorites. Keep up the great work.

  12. Happy blogaversary! I love that set – the owl is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. THAT is a great man-card! I love your smileys, they crack me up! This is also really great blog candy! 🙂

  14. So glad I checked your blog today, I LOVED the valentines from your little greandaughters too. Congratuulations on threes years of blogging.

  15. Big congrats on your blogaversary and Happy B-day to your Hubby! I love the card you made and the pretty embossed stamp. Thank you for offering the sweet candy!

  16. Rainy,
    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I bookmarked you when I came across a card on your site that I was just in love with! It was using your technique of stamping with a reverse stamp onto the raised portion of an embossed card.
    Thanks for a chance at some fantastic blog candy! I love that set and the punch and would be thrilled to win it.

  17. Love the new look. Congratulations of your anniversary!! The card you made looks great. I’ve been wanting this stamp set. Hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

    [email protected]

  18. Hi Susan, please extend my Birthday wishes to your husband. I am sure he will love the card, it is very manly.

    3 years of blogging is a large accomplishment. I appreciate the time and dedication involved in having a blog (this is why I don’t have one). I am one of the few people on the planet that don’t own any SU stuff. I think that owl is adorable. I have a collection of owl stamps, they are always so cute.

    Have a great day and I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

  19. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog today – Great blog candy too !

  20. Love your card! I love looking around at everyone’s blogs to see what they are up to, and yours always catches my eye! Great work, and thanks for the blog candy!

  21. The blog looks great,and thanks for the chance to win blog candy.I love everything Stampin up Punches..

  22. CONGRATULATIONS on 3 fan-tab-u-lous yrs!!! and Happy Birthday to your DH. Masculine cards are hard for me but you did an excellent job on his

  23. Love the new look! Thank you for a chance to win! And for sharing your creations!
    Ilene B.

  24. Anything that works to help you remember a date – lol! My Brother in law waited to propose until he could get married on Valentines Day exactly…that way he has a shot at remembering his wedding anniversary and Valentines Day all at once (yeah he had trouble with Vday too! LOL).

    Love the card (the bold colors as well as the details and composition) and love the candy…thanks for being so generous and congratulations on another year of blogging. You’re one of my favs even if I’m rude enough to look and run without letting you know. Love how this stamp set makes a quick and fun card so very easy.

    Hugs – Jean and hey…wish the big guy a happy birthday from a blogging buddy.

  25. HAPPY ANNIVERSAY TO YOU ! Thanks also for the chance to WIN blog candy !

  26. Love the bday card! Happy Anniversary to you both!

  27. Hey, whatever helps you remember, right?! That’s how I feel. Thanks for the chance at these goodies,and Happy Birthday and Happy Blogaversary both!!

  28. Congrats on three years of blogging. Thank you for an opportunity to win some great items. Enjoy reading your blog. I am a subscriber.

  29. Great card for a man! I find making cards for men can be somewhat difficult. Love the blog

  30. Oops, meant to say Love the blog candy and I would love to win! Love your blog as well.

  31. Happy blogoversary! Love your projects and your blog – very insirational! Thank you for this chance to win.

  32. Awesome card for your hubby Susan! And, don’t feel bad, I forgot our anniversary as well . . . hey, life happens . . . LOL! Please don’t enter me for blog candy, just wanted to leave a comment on your awesome card!

  33. Susan, congrats on 3 yrs on the blog. I know how much work posting a blog can be, so thank you for continuing. I just love this card. How appropriate for a guy or a teenage. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

  34. I love that you forget these things! We actually got married on Labor Day so that we could remember the date. What we didn’t think about is that it comes on a different date each year. I am always getting a card or flowers a day or 2 late or early! We always get a great laugh out of it after 36 years!! Besides, they are just days, what really counts are the memories! Love your blog and thanks for offering a giveaway. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR HUSBAND!

  35. I really like this card. It’s so hard to come up with good guy cards. Happy blogaversary!

  36. Yeah Susan! Congratulations on 3 years and Happy Birthday to your hubby. Love your card. Awesome colors and fab design!

  37. woohoo great candy! thanks for chance to win!! great blog

  38. Happy Blogaversary and Happy Birthday to your DH!

    I LOVE the card you made for him. Great stamp and I really like the distressing on the blue piece behind the image.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Happy Blogaversary to you! Happy Birthday to hubby! Great candy. Thanks for the chance to win this cute set.

  40. I’m always looking for guy cards and I love the card you made for your husband. Happy Birthday to him and Happy Anniversary to you.

  41. Fun card! Happy blog anniversary and happy birthday to your husband. Love your stories as well as your work. Glad to know I am not the only one who can forget something – maybe we are just too busy? Cute icon for the guilt! Thanks for a chance to win a great prize package.

  42. Awesome card! I love to see masculine card ideas 🙂

  43. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Enjoy your blog.

  44. Enjoy visiting your blog, thank you for all your great inspiration.

  45. Susan, it’s great to hear someone else has forgotten an anniversary — several years ago my husband and I both forgot it was our 25th!

    Love your new look, and congrats on 3 years.

    Sharon (aka stampscout)

  46. Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for the chance to win the great blog candy.

  47. Happy Blog Anniversary, Susan! Thank you a chance to win.

  48. Love your blog and new look. Thank you for a chance to win the great blog candy.

  49. Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary! I’ve been a subscriber for awhile now and always enjoy your creative posts! Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

  50. Happy Anniversary, keep on blogging:)

  51. Happy 3rd Blogaversary, Susan! And Happy Birthday to your hubby, too!! Love your card…great color combo and love your blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. Very nice simplistic card… love the layout!!

  53. I love your new site! It is so fresh and clean – reminds me of a cool summers day. Congratulations on your 3 years blogging. How lucky we all are to have you to inspire us! Love hubbies card as well.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win….

  54. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 3 years wow! You have come a long way. I am so lucky that I came across your blog. I have been following it for sometime now and have enjoyed getting to know you and your family. You are a great artist.

  55. Happy 3rd Blog-Birthday, I love the new fresh look theme to your blog and your new photo is fab too. I’m sure that your husbad will love his b’day card, and as you say the fact that the punch is just a little bit larger than the stamp gives a great border. Thank you for the inspiration you give by sharing your gorgeous creations with us.

  56. Congrats on your blogaversary!
    Thank’s for offering sweet candy!

  57. Happy 3rd blogging anniversary! It’s been wonderful to see your inspiration! Your card is brilliant! Thx for the chance to win this yummy candy!

  58. Happy 3rd Blogaversary and Happy B-day to DH too!! Great card!!

  59. I like your new look, too! I also like this card and that cute Punch Bunch set. thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  60. Hey, Happy Blogaversary and Happy, Happy to your hubby, too. I like your new “look” on the blog, but most of all I like your cards and especially this masculine one. They seem to be a challenge for me and I’m always glad to see how others deal with the guy cards! Thanks for the chance to win such great candy!!

  61. i just found your blog through a link on your OCC *tree* card [which i loved btw]. and, here you are having blog candy. must be my double lucky day! i like the clean look of your blog, it really allows your creations to shine – some blogs are just too BUSY to look at 😉 congrats on your milestone!

  62. I always have such a hard time with masculine cards….I LOVE this card you made!!! VERY nice!! Happy Blogaversary and Anniversary! I LOVE your blog candy, and would love to win these cute items!!

  63. LOVE this stamp set! I have the owl punch but not the square scallop punch so this blog candy must be meant for me [I’m hoping]. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  64. Congrats on your 3 years of blogging…I have yet to start mine. I love this set and your masculine card. It seems they are the hardest for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Happy Blogaversary, love your card, perfect masculine card, Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

  66. Thanks for a great blog, you have such wonderful cards. What a good way to remember his birthday! Love his card, I always need more ideas for masculine cards…

  67. Happy Birthday to your husband, Susan! And Happy Blogaversary! Wow! Three years already! Your card is so gorgeous! I love how you stamped the HB stamp. Love the color combination too!
    Thank you so much for bringing inspiration! And thank you so much for finding time and vistiing my blog! 🙂
    Thank you for the great blog candy! 🙂

  68. I really like the way the embossing came out with that HB stamp! I love tha fact that You can use SU punches with this set…makes life so easy! Happy B’Day Hubby and Congratulations on the Blogoversary always enjoy viewing Your blog each time You post.

  69. Happy belated blogoversary Susan. Your card is so elegant with all the elements coordinating with each other. regards

  70. Great card, I love the colors you used! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy.

  71. I have recently stumbled upon your blog and love it! Thanks for sharing!!

  72. What a great masculine card! I always find male cards to be more challenging – and thanks for the blog candy!

  73. What awesome blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win. I receive your updates by email and enjoy all your posts.
    Theresa in Kitimat

  74. Happy Three Year Blogiversary!

    Thanks for a chance to win. I enjoy your work. Terrific man card for your DH!

  75. Happy Blogoversary! Love the card shown above.

  76. Happy 3rd Susan. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Nellie.

  77. Man cards are so hard for me to make. You did a nice job though! Congrats on your blogoversary!

  78. I don’t feel so bad now…I forgot my wedding anniversary one year too and have NEVER lived it down. Cute SU set – GREAT candy!

  79. Great card – especially because it would be suitable for a guy! I find them hard to come up with.
    Love the stamp set.


  80. Love the card!!! Happy Annv!!

  81. I have a budget for Stampin Up and this punch and stamp didn’t make the cut. I would love to have it. Thanks for the chance.

  82. Happy Third!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I’d love to be the one!!

    [email protected]

  83. I just love this stamp set and your card you made with it. I used the owl punch for my save the dates for my wedding and they turned out so cute! I didnt even know they made a stamp set to match it! LOVE IT!


  84. Fun! Been looking for this stamp set. Happy Blogoversary and Happy Birthday to your husband! Blog looks great!

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