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Hope You Can Cling To and a Giveaway


Hi friends! This morning I woke up and saw this challenge posted by Splitcoaststampers on Facebook, and wanted to play along. It's the Hope You Can Cling to Challenge series in honor of breast cancer awareness and benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The particular challenge that I am playing along with is HYCCT1228, which challenged us to make a clean and simple card where the sentiment is the focus of the card. I used my favorite sentiment set from Neat and Tangled stamps and some cardstock, ink, and glitter from A Muse Studio.

This October also marks the 3-year anniversary of this blog, and I am so very grateful for all the fun and encouragement I have received from all of you. I love this hobby and am so flattered that anyone even stops by here! So, without gushing too too much, I am offering up some blog candy!

I've chosen a variety of new items from my craft room for one lucky winner to enjoy. Because the photo isn't so great, here is a list of the items included in the prize package:
  • A Muse Studio cardstock sampler
  • A Muse Studio Fight Like a Girl Stamp set 
  • A Muse Studio Burano, Watermelon,and Shell inkpads
  • A Muse Studio organdy ribbon in Shell & assorted twine/stitched ribbon
  • Bo Bunny Rejoice 6x6 paper pad
  • My Favorite Things Ice Skating Flopsey stamp set
  • Paper Smooches Love Monkey stamp
  • Papertrey Ink Heart-2-Heart #2 (balloon set) with die
  • Stampin' Up! Sprinkled Expressions
  • Waltzingmouse Stamps twine and wood buttons
  • 2 packs Recollections foam adhesive circles (1/4 inch and 1/2 inch sizes)
Most of the A Muse products were generously sent to me by A Muse Studio when they sponsored the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge a few weeks ago to promote their Fight Like a Girl free stamp set promotion. I have these inks and papers and ribbon already, so I am spreading the love! By the way, you still have time to order your free set and can do that by clicking here.

And the Waltzingmouse Stamps twine and wood buttons were sent to me by Claire Brennan, owner of WMS...well, because she offers some of the most spectacular customer service in the industry and is just as sweet as can be!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what your favorite crafty products are at this very moment! All comments received by November 15 are eligible for the prize. I will also ship internationally. :)

Thanks again SO SO much and have a fun day,

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Blogger Maureen said...

congrats on so many years of fabulous inspiration :) Right at the moment I'm all about my sweet little jingle bells, burlap and wood veneer...I actually have more favs at the moment ....so many fabulous products :) Hugs to you! Oh, and LOVE the card! The die cuts are perfect :)

October 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger June K said...

I'm crazy about dies. I can't seem to resist buying them. No particular company as they all seem to have some I like.

October 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Congrats on 3 years of blogging. I love that you blog, and that we have become bloggie friends. I always see something beautiful and interesting when I stop by. My favorite crafty thing these days are DIES!!!

October 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Happy, happy blog anniversary Suzanne and thanks for the fabulous giveaway chance. My favorite goodies right now are my Lil Inker Dies that are the square labels...so versatile and Studio Calico wood pieces.

Love your sweet card. The sentiment is perfect!

October 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

3years!!! go you.
Like everyone else we probably go through trends as they come on the scene but at the moment I am loving my Papertrey Ink alpha die's as they are the perfect size and would you believe I am using my childrens shape stencil from when they were little!

October 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

My favorite crafty product would have to be dies!! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Congrats on 3 years!

October 28, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

I love it!!
The colors...
the sentiment...
that glittery heart! :)
And YAY!!
3 years!!
I love visiting and seeing all the inspiration you give...
you ARE the Queen of Patterned Papers and one of these days...
maybe I can create a decent knock off! :)
My crafty item at present time...
patterned paper!
Wait! Bling...
possibly buttons!!
See...horrible at decisions...I love it all! :)

October 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Virginia L. said...

3 year in blogging? You are rocking in this blog thingy and all things with stamps, Suzanne! Congrats on all your success!!! Right at the moment...I am loving the glitter with the new double-sided tape strips that I bought at Archiver's.

October 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Karen B. said...

I didn't realize you've been blogging three years! Three years ago this month I started as well. Glad I started to follow you after CAS-ual Fridays started. My favorite crafty item at this point in time is the Scor Buddy, so much more accessible than the bigger version.

October 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Congrats on your three years. Right now using my copics

October 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
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October 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Stacy B said...

Hey Suzanne, congrats on 3 years. I really enjoy seeing what you create. Right now I am addicted to Washi tape...although I am doing more collecting rather than using it! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize pack and here's to many more blog posts!

October 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Amy Kolling said...

Hey girl! Congrats on 3 years! How wouldn't want to come here to get an awesome dose of inspiration? I love your blog and the re-do. The project I'm working on now is some things for the current Paper Crafts call. :)

October 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger aaga said...

I currently love my HA Xmas background, some many opprtunites, I just can't get enough of it.
Congrats on 3 years and thanks for your kindness!

October 29, 2012 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Aileen said...

Congrats on your 3 years and a gorgeous card too with a lovely sentiment.

I'm loving my big shot, it rarely gets put back up on it's shelf but is constantly on the floor by my feet ready for action like a faithful puppy! x

October 29, 2012 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Happy Blog-Anniversary! I just adore yur blog and am so glad I found it a few months ago. My favorite crafty supplies at the moment are holiday stamps!

October 29, 2012 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Tracey McNeely said...

Wow congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I remember finding your blog and was, and still am, so inspired by your work. Especially your use of patterned paper--something I struggle with. Congrats again and stay safe during Sandy. xoxo

October 29, 2012 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Happy, happy blog anniversary! Many thanks for such a generous giveaway and for always providing such great creative inspiration/instruction.
My current favorite crafty items are dies. I'm ready to hunker down for this storm and crank out all of my holiday tags!

October 29, 2012 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Wida said...

Congrats on 3 years! I don't know if I will last that long! I am happy to have found you, I think it was around the time you guest spot with CSS. I thought you did an amazing job! My love product right now is dies. I also am always partial to glitter! I am working on figuring out who I am as a designer and other deep thoughts!

October 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Marybeth said...

Happy blog anniversary! Thanks for all the creative inspiration you have given to many. Love your beautiful simple and elegant card, Suzanne. The sentiment is beautiful!

October 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM  
OpenID me35 said...

Thank you for your generosity - and your continuous inspiration ! Right now my favorite craft product is my matching card stock and ink from Stampin'Up - finally taken the plunge !

Here's to another great year !

October 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Chunyuan said...

Congrats on three years blogging. Thanks for your inspiration.

Love your new blog makeover. Stay warm and safe!

October 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

Happy Bloggiversary!! My favorite product right now is the O'Flip album from Pebbles. I'm using it for a Gratitude Album.

October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your card, Suzanne, especially that sentiment!

Congratulations on three years as a Bloggerist. You are an inspiration to the rest of us who have come behind you! My favs at the momento are dies and EFs; I'm trying hard to remember I have them BEFORE I make a card w/out them. Old habits and all that ...!

October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Sharron said...

Wow--three years--huge congratulations! There is always so much inspiration here--I love to visit! This card is so sweet. You always do CAS so well and know just how to use patterned papers! For a favorite I would have to say dies. Even though I'm getting quite a collection, I'm always drawn to some cool new one!

October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Kris in Alaska said...

Happy B-versary! I adore this card so much I'm saving it to look at later!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

October 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful card Suzanne, and congrats on 3 years!

My fave product of the moment is white cardstock (lol, that's always my favorite!) but I have been slowly easing myself into patterned paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

October 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Wow, 3 years is wonderful. Congratulations. My favorite crafty goodness right now are the new My Minds Eye 6 X 6 paper pads. Can't get enough of them. Thanks for your generosity.

October 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Congratulations on your blog success!! My favorite crafty items are chevron :) I love the 6x6 paper packs and I love AMuse, Stamping Bella, Paper Smooches and MFT!!

October 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger SandiL said...

Happy 3yr Anniversary! Your blog is wonderful I check it all the time. My favorite crafty products at the moment are Stacey Yacula line of stamps from Purple Onion and my tombow markers for water colouring and of course lawn fawn and paper smooches stamps. Thanks for spreading the love and giving us a chance to win.

October 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Margie said...

Congratulations!! My favorite crafty products-always patterned paper and love washi right now!

November 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger hopefulcrafter said...

Congratulations on your 3rd year! I have a cricut machine, but for some reason I am really into dies and impression folders and have not been using my machine so much. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

November 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger SmilynStef said...

Congrats! .... I am loving Washi tape at the moment ... and vintage book pages. Thanks for the chance to win.

November 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger The Paper Pundit said...

I just found your blog through the Neat and Tangled Blog Hop! I love your card making style! My favorite crafty item right now is Neat and Tangled stamps, 6x6 patterned paper pads and washi tape. I couldn't pick just one!

November 2, 2012 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger maria f. said...

Hey, happy blogoversary. What a nice present you are giving us! Love your work and I just made a card die cutting cork for the first time and it's amazing stuff. More to come. And washi too.

November 2, 2012 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Congrats on your Blog anniversary. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I really am addicted to dies and my little cuttlebug gets a good workout...might need an upgrade for Christmas LOL!

November 3, 2012 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger gardener said...

Knowing it can change on a daily basis, today it's all about dies. Love them and am slowly but surely accumulating more.

November 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

How cool that I found your blog today AND bonus - a giveaway! My fave item right now would have to be my very first die cut machine (Big Shot) that I got less than 2 months ago :)

November 3, 2012 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Keke said...

I have two favourites- my dies and washi tape. LOVE them both!!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

November 4, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Mary-Anne V said...

Love the grey and pink combo...great design too!Happy 3yr. anniversary. So nice to see your creations.
Thanks for the chance to win.

November 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Mary-Anne V said...

Sorry forgot to mention my fav. crafty products...right now its liquid pearls. I am in Christmas card making mode and I love using the pearl white and silver for snowflakes. Happy anniversary again... and Thanks for the chance to win.

November 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratulations Suzanne! I know you certainly have been quite an inspiration for me!! My favorite crafty products? (How long a list do you want? HEH!) I really love twine, 2-hole buttons, rhinestones & pearls, pretty patterned papers and all kinds of ribbons, and lately, I have been addicted to buying beads and making stick pins with them. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous anniversary blog candy package, and congrats again on this happy milestone!
~ Meredith

November 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Congratulations on 3 years! What a fun giveaway. I've been addicted to heat embossing on vellum lately! And using background stamps!

November 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy A. said...

I love fussy cutting, and just got a Creative Memories scissors that works great! The only problem is that I think I need another one because I keep losing little cute little guy under my scrap pile while I work!

November 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

My favorite crafty stuff right now is 6x6 paper pads, washi tape and embossing powder. I love to make cards with these things!

November 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM  

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