03 March 2012

Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza!

Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza!  You should have just come from Robin's blog. If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please start at Dena's blog.  This is going to be an amazing event!  Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!

Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft-related item.  In addition to that, each blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this blog hop:

One of my favorite things to work with on my projects is flowers!!!  I picked up these beautiful turquoise flowers a couple of weeks ago, and I just LOOOOOVE them!!!!  The stamped sentiment and image are from a stamp set sent to me by my lovely friend, Suzanne (Thanks, Suz!).  I also used one of the sentiments from the stamp set and some clear embossing powder to emboss the background on the ecru cardstock.  

My blog candy is a stamp set, which I unfortunately do not have a picture of at the present time.  I'll try to get one and update the post here with that picture.  My rules for the blog candy giveaway are simple:
     *leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you win
     *tell me what your favorite thing is
     *become a follower if you like what you see here (not required)
That's it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today.  Since I'm the last stop along the way, I'll say happy hopping, and good luck!


alethea said...

Love your card and I just love those flowers!! Flowers are my favourite things!!! Can never have enough of them!!!! HUgsxx


I love the art work you created!! The image is so pretty and I love the colours of the flowers!! I am a new follower. My favourite crafty thing are my stamps and spellbinders. Thanks for the chance to win
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hi Ashley! My favorite "thing" is my y/o granddaughter Charlotte, she's such a love! My favorite guy is my hubby John. My favorite crafty thing is ... well, so many ... maybe right now my dies and diecutting machine (Sizzix).

Of course I'm a follower!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Trina said...

My favorite is my Copics! I love how that blue stands out against the bg paper!

ScrapYourWorld said...

project was beautiful. loved the color of the flowers you used. I have that same punch that you used around the edges. Its my favorite punch. Gets used alot!! I enjoyed hopping with you ladies today.

Tambo said...

Ashley, This is a beautiful picture! I love the image. You didn't say what the brand was, but it looks like Penny Black to me. I have recently acquired some stamps that look like this woman and have had fun playing with them. I love the flowers that you added! They are my favorite color at the present time! I have to say 30 years ago it was not. I had a turquoise kitchen and the outside of my house was painted turquoise. I didn't hesitate to change either one, although the kitchen meant it had to be remodeled, since the counter tops were that color too. LOL It's funny how our tastes change over time. So my favorite (this has been hard for me today, so each blog I have been picking something new LOL) I will pick my Copic markers for my answer. I made a special holding box on my table for the pens, so they would be right in front of me. I love using them to color everything. I did make some flowers and added color to them with the markers too. I took a flower making class workshop last year at a scrapbook convention and would love to try out some more this year. They add so much to your project. tfs Tami

Tambos Creations!

Sugarlips said...

The card is so pretty. Love the colors on it.
my favorite thing right now is digital stamps :)


Vicki said...

Gorgeous. I love the color of the flowers. My fave thing right now is flowers on layouts. TFS.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

what a beautiful card!!! I love those flowers and your color choice! Thanks so much for the chance, so happy to be a new follower and would love if you get a chance to stop by my page sometime too! Thanks again!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Tonya said...

Gorgeous design. Love the flowers. My favorite thing, in terms of scrapping, is my ATG.

tonya.morgan at gmail.com

Cori said...

Very pretty card! I'm a new follower from www.createdbycori.blogspot.com I hope you'll follow back!

Thanks for the great giveaway- corids84@yahoo.com

Me-Ma Kim said...

LOVE your card, Ashley!I am hopping along today! I'm already a follower of your blog!! My favorite thing is Scrapbook Paper, and it doesn't matter what kind. LOVE IT ALL! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Edwina said...

I am a new follower of your blog. I love your picture/card that you made. I too love flowers especially turquoise. I love the stamped sentiment and image. My favorite thing is my Cricut and pearls. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Krolli Kat said...

I LOVE that stamp on your project! And I also love the dressforms on your blog. Super cute! Thanks, krollikat@gmail.com

Judy said...

Your project is seriously pretty .. I am in love with those flowers, too!! My current life fav are my rescued kitties and craftwise it is my SCAL software :-) I am a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

T said...

I am a new follower...I love your card...love flowers also...but...my favorite is paper...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have become a follower on your e-mail and also on your blog. I am so happy to have found your site! I look forward to visiting it in the future to see your creations!

Thank you for this wonderful blog hop. It has been a lot of fun, and very inspirational.

My favorite thing is my Colorbok Cat's Eye ink collection. I use them on my edges on every project I make!

Thank you,
Suzanne Roseberry


smyiow said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the color combo. The image and flowers are great. Without a doubt stunning. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. And my number one favorite I have to say would be my husband:)


Barbara Greenberg said...

My favorite thing and has been for last 5-6 years is my scrapbooking hobby. I wouldn't be the same without it.

ScrapMyWay said...

FABULOUS card and the flowers really pop to make it PERFECT! I also love flowers and of course I can't create without BLING! Thanks for sharing in such a fun filled hop today...sorry it's over!
Creative wishes & new follower

rlovew said...

Great job with the stamping- love the flowers. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

Cely said...

beautiful ashley! i miss being in a DT with you too! :) i love those flowers that you used on your card. my favorite thing is my kitty cat, Sabotage! it was nice hopping with you! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Suzy said...

Very pretty card Ashley! Flowers are one of my favorite things too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Alisha said...

I love those blue flowers. I have so many favorite things it's hard to choose, but with seeing your post, i am kinda a paper flower girl. I might collect them more than i use them, but i do love them.

Made just for you by Cindy Rhew! said...

Ashley, I love this card! This is my first time doing a blog hop and I am totally loving it! The creativity I'm seeing is off the hook! I have so many favorite things when I'm scrapping, but one thing I simply can't do with out would be my super secret, hide from the hubby, chocolate stash! Just can't do it without popping at least one into my pie hole! LOL! Happy Scrapping! skipncin@gmail.com

jessica said...

beautiful card!! LOVE all those flowers!! I have a hard time using flowers....my projects never turn out with them! Yours is beautiful!

Shelly Lynn said...

lovely card and beautiful flowers!! My favorite scrappy thing is my cricut. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! :)

Tanya said...

WOW!! gorgeous card!! One of MY favorite things is Helmar adhesives!! they are the BEST!!! i am a new follower and love your blog!! Thanks for having me!!


erinB said...

Great project!! I have some paper flowers like yours that I'm waiting for the perfect project to use!

erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Ashley, your project is fantastic. LOVE that image and the border framed around it is lovely. I love to stamp!!!
Happy to be a new follower.

Pammejo said...

Love your card, one of favorite things are the Tim Holtz Distress stains, because they not only work as a stain but you can stamp with them. I am a follower of you blog. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Pammejo said...

Great card, I love flowers also. One of my favorite things are the Tim Holtz Stains not only can you stain with them but they work great for stamping. TFS I am a follower of your blog pammejo1@yahoo.com

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Ashley, this is just Beautiful!!!
Love the colors & the image!!!
One of the other things I love are digi stamps, I love how you can make them as large or as small as you wish.
Puppy Hugs,

Sue D said...

Very pretty project--the flowers are gorgeous and I like the embossed background.
My favorite thing is embossing--both kinds.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jeannie said...

great card. my fav thing is cropchocolate.com blueshobby@hotmail.com

Juliana T said...

this is lovely! I really love the flowers, too! My favorite things to use are dies and Spellbinders are my favorites.

Thanks for the chance to win.


Amy said...

What a beautiful card -- I love your flowers -- They are spectacular!! :) Currently, my favorite crafty things include my Watercolor Pencils and blender pens (along with a stack of printed digi images) -- I've found that I love filling my "wait" time with coloring!! :)

Happy to be a follower, and THANKS for the chance to win your beautiful prize!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is beautiful! LOVE that stamped image - and those flowers are gorgeous! I'm a new follower!


Marji said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the swirly border too
my favorite thing is my Cricut! I can't create without it.

missstamper said...

I signed up to follow your blog. This has been such a fun hop! I've shared some of my favorites in the comments of the other blogs. I guess I can cover them all by just saying the stamping and scrapbooking are 2 of my favorite things!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

silvia said...

Great card!! I LOVE the image and the flowers. Even though i only have boys~I LOVE bling!!

sillyscrap (at) aol.com

Jennifer said...

New follower! Great card - love the flowers and I also love the easel you used to show the card! Great idea!
craftycardgallery at gmail.com

Liz said...

Gorgeous flowers, I agree!


Kimberly said...

This image is fabulous..very elegant card...thanks for sharing..
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Happymom2010 said...

What pretty flowers you have here on your card. It's really hard for me to only mention one fav' thing when I have several, however, I will say my atg gun along with my cricut cartridges are my favorites items.

Thanks for the inspiration on your blog!
Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

Maria said...

Very pretty card! TFS
My favorite thing is my E2. I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Robin said...

Super cute card. I love the image. I am a new follower.

scrapdiva2011 @ gmail dot com

Robin said...

I forgot to tell you my favorite thing is spending time with family and friends.

scrapdiva2011 @ gmail dot com

Happyscrapin said...

Beautiful card!! I also love using flowers on my cards. My favorite thing right now is my Cricut and my cartridges.

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Card love the backgrowned and the couple is supper cute. thanks for sharing
Iam a follower
my Favoite thing is my embossing folders.

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! I love the stamp! What brand is it! The flowers are so pretty! Love it! My fav thing is my diet coke and ATG gun! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

Aman said...

Love the project and the flowers! so cute. I love my hubby!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

soccermom23 said...

Great card! My favorite thing is my Gellyroll Clear Stardust pen because I LOVE glitter! It makes everything pop! Thanks for sharing your card and for the giveaway! mc-reeda@seovec.org

Ashley Nicole said...

I love your card. I use the Recollections flowers on sooo many things. My favorite are purses and clutches. Nice being in the hop with you.

Rachelle said...

I love your card and your flowers are so pretty. One of my favorite things is my new quiling tool.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I love your card. The flowers look beautiful and the couple look like they where sketched. Wonderful job.
I love 3D flowers and sentiment stamps(My Pink Stamper, K Andrews, Cardz TV). I also love Peachy Keen faces and Silouettes(don't own any yet).

Loving Scrapper 101

Diane S - Hawaii said...

Wow! Your flowers just makes the card so special. I rarely use flowers but now after seeing your design, I might just start using flowers in the future. My fav things are cardstock, decorative papers and markers. I just can't get enough of these supplies. Thank you for sharing.
Diane (Hawaii) stampbuddies@gmail.com

scrapqueen141 said...

Love your card, great work! I am a new follower! My favorite things is my cricut.
scrapqueen141@gmail dot com

TeacherMom said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Great job! I love anything cricut. Thanks for sharing!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

kbgirlygirl said...

Love your project...super cute!! TFS!
My favorite thing would have to be my dies...I love to create with them!


Scrapping Galaxy said...

Hey Ashley
Love the card and the colors of the flowers are gorgeous


Gaylynn said...

New blog follower on gfc. Beautiful floral project! I love chocolate but I also love to be crafty with paper and stamps.
contact@neatthings-boutique .com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

beautiful project, great job with the punch border. My favorite is my large enough for friends craft room. Of couse, I am a follower.

Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Enjoli said...

Cute card! I love how you punched the border. I love flowers too and bling. :) My favorite crafting tool is my Cricut. I'm a new follower from Dena's blog. :)


Dena said...

I LOVE flowers, too! I just wish they weren't so darned expensive. YIKES! Love the color, too. Such a pretty project. Thanks so much for joining my hop!

Dena Jones

Cathy said...

Your project is beautiful, I loooove flowers too. Your turquois one are gorgeous, I became a follower. you may follow me too:)
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! But I really love the image! Very pretty!


Michele from MS said...

This is so pretty Ashley! I love the colors and the border design. Everything goes so well together! Already a follower and my favorite thing is my newly painted craft room! So relaxing and the blue walls make me WANT to be in there msmith38652@gmail.com

B~T said...

Hi, I really like the scallops on the frame. I like creating cards with my daughter; we've just started adding stamps to our creations.

I'm a new follower to your site & appreciate the opportunity to participate!~Beth


Karen L said...

What a beautiful card! Those flowers are FABULOUS!!! My favorite thing is stamping....I just can't get enough of it! When I'm stressed, nothing else makes me happier! Following on GFC!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Amy E said...

I just love your project! And you're right...those flowers are gorgeous!

My favorite crafting thing is my Cricut. I know a lot of people say that, but it really is! I almost can't do a project without it!

I'm your newest follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Amanda said...

What an awesome end to this blog hop, Ashley!! I love the flowers! :) My favorite thing is photo adhesive squares! I'm already a follower!

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGoodness! This is fabulous! That stamp is amazing and you did a wonderful job on this project! TFS and for the great inspiration! One of my favorite things is Alice in Wonderland. More of a theme than a thing, I guess, but never-the-less, I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com