Monday, June 25, 2012

New Stamps and Some Followers Candy!

I'm back from a super wonderful vacation in Jamaica!!!!! Woo Hoo! It was gorgeous! We went to the Sandals, Negril Resort and let me just say if you haven't been, I would highly recommend it! Everything was fantastic! Such wonderful food and LOTS of activities. 

So did ya think I fell off the face of the earth or what?!! haha!  I told ya I was taking a little break and that's exactly what I am doing! BUT...............I had to play with the new stamps from Lili of the Valley!  These little bears are so doggone cute I couldn't resist.

Now as you can probably see this is a spinner card or whatever it is called haha.  I just made a little spinner (you can see it on the right)  and added all the images so that they would all show through the window.

This is what the inside looks like before I added a piece of white cardstock to clean it up.  I used a large scallop from a Cricut cartridge for the spinner.  Now take note, this one is so big that I had a hard time finding space to attach the coverup cardstock.  You may want to make it a little smaller if you make one.  It can't be too small though since the images take up a bit of space.

Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  NEW Lili of the Valley - Posy Trio
Inks:  Copics (yep, shock! Horror)
Paper:  MME Sunny Side
Tools:  Cricut
Embellishments:  Flowers, button, and Pearls from Wild Orchid  Crafts, smaller yellow flowers are Prima

Now for my followers candy!  I wanted to let you know how very much I appreciate you visiting my blog.  It means the world to me!!!!! I have met so many wonderful friends through blogging!

I have 3 Lili of the Valley stamps to give away to one winner!  Just leave a comment below if you would like to be in the drawing!

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by!  I'll leave you now with a few pics of our trip!

Here's a view from our room!




  1. What a clever way to add those stamps! I absolutely love it! The card looks fab!

  2. Gorgeous card!! Looks like you've had a wonderful vacation too!
    (would love to enter your candy draw :))

  3. Stunning card Dena, that bear is just adorable and I LOVE the bright summery colours
    Your holiday photos are fabulous - it sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Thanks so much for the candy, very generous of you

    Hugs sue

  4. WAUW Jamaica?? I am so jealous right now, as we haven´t had anything but rain here sofar, so who wouldn´t love to spend a couple of weeks on Jamoaica just now? ha ha ha ha
    Then I must say, your way of adding these stamps are absolutely brilliant, and I hope, you don´t mind me copying this idea?
    Your card is awesome and so´s these wonderful holiday pics SIGH, but glad to hear, youhad a wonderful time there.

  5. It sounds like you have had a fantastic break, the photo's look great!
    As for your card. . .stunning!! Love the spinner, brilliant idea!
    The bright sunny colours look fab and the new little bears are just so cute.
    Lorraine x

  6. Your holiday pictures are beautiful, all that lovely sunshine. Love your card it is stunning. Great candy, thank you for the chance.

    Pam x

  7. So wonderful card!!!
    I love it!!!
    Hugs, Mony

  8. Gorgeous card Dena, like the bright colors! Cute image, love al the details and also the beautiful inside of the card.

    Hugs Corine

  9. Oh, I envy you... holiday in Jamaica... wonderful!!!

    Your card looks so gorgeous.

    Hugs, Kati

  10. Hi I am finding hard to resist these cute bears too lol ! Love your spinner card it shows them off ! Love the bright colours ! Wow your holiday sounds wonderful ! Thanks for sharing the pics ;0)

  11. Oh WOW, that is one great holiday/vacation......I can't tell you how much i have missed checking your blog out on a daily basis, although i knew you was having a break i didnt realise it was that long my pleased you are back even if it isn't as often, you're here now and thats the main thing!! I love your card, its so colourful, those LOTV bears are so stinkin cute, well....hope to see you in blogland, maybe come visit me perhaps? I'm slowly getting back into crafting after losing my brother, as you know, and i was MIA on my blog too and FB, so there was a lot of people worried about me but i needed that time away from the internet, still even now i need days to myself, hope you are well relaxed and calm after that lovely break, i can only dream of places like that, but you never know, dreams do often come true!! Hugs&Blessings dear Dena, Vick xxxx
    YTChannel Vixcrafts

  12. wow - your holiday sounded good - and your card is stunning - thanks for the chance to win with the candy too! Hugs Rachel xx

  13. Your card is stunning Dena! I love the way you have used the new stamps - very original! Your holiday sounded amazing and the photos are lovely!

    Sarah x

  14. wow this is gorgeous! I've never seen a spinner card before!! what a fabulous idea.

    And what a nice break :)


  15. squeeee! Dena how awesome is this card!! I love the spinner effect, its so cute to see a different piccy pop up on the little circley window!! and those papers are just a whole lot yummy too.
    Looks like you have had a fabulous holiday too!!
    hugs Lou xxx

  16. What a gorgous card - succh an otiginal idea. I love the way you've used the papers and colours.
    Never thought of Jamaica for a holiday but from your pics it looks great. Thanks for the chance to win this super candy

  17. Hi hunni!
    WOW! First of all: I´m sooo happy you´re enjoying your break! That´s exactly what needs to be done when it´s just that way ;) As you can see we are all still here waiting psc hotly ;)

    You look like you had a fantastisc holiday in Jamaica! Lovely pictures and the wiev is simply to die for! :)
    I´d love to come there some time ;)

    And your spinner card is amazing too! Sooo cute, I can understand how you are having a hard time staying away ;) Love your papers and those lush flowers - I´m in awe!

    Big hugs!

  18. Stunning card as always Dena and your holiday looks amazing, cant wait for ours.
    Chris x

  19. Wow your holiday pics are great it looks so hot and lush. Your card is also so cute those little bears are so fab. Thank you for the chance to win your lovely candy.

  20. your card is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to know how you made it!! Thanks for a chance to win this fab prize! Hugsx

  21. Hi Dena,
    your card is wonderful - love the vibrant colors and the cute LOTV bears. And thank you for the chance to win your adorable candy.
    Hugs, Anja

  22. WOW Dena, Your holiday pics look fab.. Glad you had a terrific time..

    Your spinner card is a great idea for these cute new stamps. The colours you have used are wonderful. A really stunning card. Well Done..

    Thank you sooo much for the chance of winning the LOTV candy.. So Kind of you.

    Take Care Hun.

    Kelly xx

  23. Amazing card, Dena! One can see your vacation was EXTRAORDINARY if only judging by the feeling of happiness this card conveys! The photos are amazing, thanks for sharing sweetie!
    Big hugs, Iulia

  24. Wow! Lovely holiday pic's - FABULOUS Card and last but not least, Welcome Back! Missed your creativity and inspiration. Also, a big thanks for the opportunity to win some fab candy!

  25. Such a gorgeous card. I had forgotten about spinner cards, will have to make one again.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the great chance to win.

  26. Such a great card idea! And a lovely colors and embellishments!
    Thanks for the chance of winning this generous candy!
    Best wishes!

  27. Please dont count me for the draw.

    first I thought ther are three cards but I read it again and saw its a spinner card. You did a fabulous job must say. what I didnt get, how it is spinned and image is getting changed??/

  28. That is a great card Dena, I love the idea of the spinner card. Thanks for the chance to win your terrific candy
    Regards Wendy

  29. card it great and the pics are awesome..thks for sharing

  30. Ooh I love spinnercards!! I make these when I was little :) Yours is really amazing!! thanks for the inspiration :)
    Hugs Anneke

  31. As always a wonderful card. The LOTV bears are so cute. Your holiday photos look amazing. Good to see you back on the blog.

  32. So glad you had a wonderful vacation! The pictures say it all!
    Your card is super duper cute! I am ordering this set....I have had my eye on them since seeing the sneek peaks!

  33. This spinner card is a clever way to use all those cute bear images. I love your colors!

  34. Looks like you had a great time in Jamaica.....I'm sure it was a well-deserved vacation!!! It's nice to get away now and then, but I'm glad you're back with a truly darling creation. Yes, indeed, those bears are incredibly cute and, as always, you did a magnificent job coloring and showcasing them. Love it!!!

  35. Dena, what a gorgeous card as always. You are so super talented. It sounds like you had a blast on vacation and the pictures are beautiful. Hope you are doing well.


  36. Wow, your photos are amazing Dena, looks like such a beautiful place! Your card is beautiful, as always. I love the bright summer colours.

    Thanks also for the chance to win candy :)

    Tags xx

  37. Sounds like you are having a great time! This card is so adorable, love the new images and the fabulous card design and colors. Thnaks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  38. The reds and yellows with that cute floral paper really make this card shine and making it a spinner cards with all those cute little bears was a brilliant idea Dena. This is just a beautifully designed card! ;-) Your vaca pics look amazing. So glad you enjoyed your down time and certainly glad to see another one of your amazing projects. Hugs!

  39. Stunning card, fab colour combo. Love the pics, and thank you for the chance. hugs,moni

  40. Wowser! That card is fabulous. LOVE it.

    So happy you enjoyed your trip. It looks like so much fun. I have always wanted to go to Jamaica. I have a friend that went to a Sandals Resort as well and she also gave it rave reviews.

    Thanks for the chance at some Lili of the Valley. I would love to try their stamps.

  41. Fantastic! Love the wheel-idea, its just a stunning and sooo adorable card. Great colors and papers.

    Hugs, Anne.

  42. Great card Dena and looks like a great Holiday. Thanks for sharing your photos and offering such lovely candy.
    Jane x

  43. Adorable images, Dena. Thanks for the chance to win.
    hugs Dorte

  44. So beautiful card,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  45. Have never made a spinner card so this looks like a lot of fun. Your card is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity for a super give-a-way.

  46. What a cute card and great idea!!! I'll have to try and make a card like this once day - added to my "to do list". lol :D
    Looks like you had a great time on Jamaica. :)
    Hugs! xx

  47. Missed your 'smiling' blog very much, and what a come back. I love this card idea! So glad you had a wonderful trip...

  48. So happy you had a wonderful vacation/break. Glad to have you back! Love the pictures, thank you for sharing. I love the new stamps (LOTV-Bear set) I so want to purchase these, hopefully soon. Beautiful card, as always.

    Marta :)

  49. What a clever idea with the spinner - love it. Looks like you had a fab time on holiday too, great pics.

  50. gorgeous card, so cute. Love the pics of Jamaica, very jealous x

  51. Super cute card, beautiful colours and perfectly made.

    Horse back riding on Jamaica! You lucky girl. I am jealous now. Especially with the weather acting as if it is autumn.

  52. Such a cute card. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

  53. thanks for the chance to win your candy!
    Such a cool spinner card, its perfect and the size doesn^t matter, does it?
    Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time in Jamaica! I used to travel to the Dom. Rep. when my parents loved there, haven't been to the Carribbean ever since! It's a shame.
    Enjoy the summer.
    Hugs, Alessandra

  54. Gorgeous card. I'd love to be in the drawing. Nice pics.


  55. I love your blog and seeing your daily creations!

  56. A stunning card, gorgeous colours and brilliant design!
    Helen x

  57. Hmm.. my last comment didn't take so I will have a go again! ;)

    So glad you're back Dena! Sounds like a wonderful vacation and will definately write this one down as a future vacation destination for my family.

    Love your gorgeous card. So beautifully colored and that image is just the cutest! Thanks also for the chance to win some blog candy! yum! big hugs, Angela

  58. How nice of you to offer up some candy! Glad you had a great time in Jamaica (just a wee bit jealous!) and love this card, what an amazing idea to make the images spin!

  59. Such a cute card. Love the stamps you used. I'll definitely have to give this a try. Love your pics. Thanks for a chance to win some sweet candy.

  60. Hello dear friend
    How lovely to hear that you have had such a lovely break and some much needed 'me time'. As much as I have missed seeing a new post pop up against you name on my dashboard, I love the card that has been sat there for a couple of weeks. I do hope that you are feeling refreshed and revitalised.
    Your card is lovely and summery and I love the design; it is perfect for all those little stamps we all have and don't know what to do with.
    I adore LOTV so I would love to be entered into the draw please.
    Take care Linda x

  61. WHAT?! Jamaica?! Are you kidding me? You've been on vacay? Here I thought you were busy cleaning your house or remodeling or something! But're on the beach! Well...good for you sugar!! Welcome back! I've missed your amaaaazing cards! And...look at you...right outa the gate you create a masterpiece!!! Love the bright colors...and the spinner thingie!! And your coloring is stunnnnning, as always! Big hugs! Pat Frank

  62. Just beautiful! I love all the yellow and red! I couldn't resist these cute little bears myself. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Hugs!

  63. Wonderful card...I will have to try it. Lovely pics. Thanks for the chance to win. joann sassy raggedy

  64. Dennnnnaaaa! You're back from Jamaica!!! Ohhh my gosh you lucky girl! Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures .. I'd definitely enjoy the horseback riding I think! hehe!!! How FUN!!! I'm so glad you both had a wonderful time!

    Well you came back and made something so darn GORGEOUS! You clever girl .. you always think of the cutest things! A spinner?!! Sheeesh! That is FABULOUS! And then of course your absolute out of this world colouring .. sigh!!! You SO rock!

    And I'm SO happy to have you back! :)

    Big Hugs,

  65. I had missed you Dena! Your card is gorgeous and I love the spinner idea, I must try and remember that! Jamaica looks beautiful and what a lovely view! I wish the summer would start herre in the Netherlands but it just rains everyday! Well today the sun is shining but till when? Thanks for the chance to win these super cute LOTV stamps. hugs, Marlies

  66. What a great card and that vacation looks marvelous. So glad you had a wonderful time.I love LOV stamps. Thanks so much for the possibility to add to the two I have and just love!

  67. What a brilliant idea, I will most certainly be giving that a whirl! Those bears a very cute, that is a perfect way to showcase them all. The photos of your holiday are amazing - a well deserved break. Thank you for the chance to win just love LOTV. Fingers crossed
    xx Julie xx

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  69. Super card Dena, love your colour scheme and I'm not jealous at all of your holiday (much!) Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Oh my word now that is clevr, why cant I think of stuff like this,its brilliant and so beautiful darl. Your holiday looks like paradise, ooh one day I wish I could go there unfortumately would never have the money, so thanks for sharing you pics they are beautiufl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  71. Lovely card Dena, and a lovely candy. Thanks.

  72. Such a yummy candy:) And ooh this holiday place of yours is looking fantastic.
    Still waiting for my vacation to start. It's only rain and cold days here in Norway right now:(

  73. Would love to be entered for your candy give away!!! Love your site, I am very new to it. Love all your cards, you are sooo talented!!
    Been to Jamaica, great shopping!!!

  74. Omg, I absolutly loooove this card! So fun and cute, and for me a new kind of card. (pretty new on this "lifestyle") just wanted to say hi, and tell you your work is amazing! Greetings From Sweden!

  75. What a fantastic card. Love the way you have used the bear stamps.

    Missed my daily fix of looking at your fantastic creations, but glad you had a great holiday - photos look brill. Unfortunately where I am in England all its done is rain.

  76. I would like to enter your wonderful blogcandy!
    I really love your cards, I get so much inpirations just by looking at your wonderful cards!

  77. Love your window card. All the images and the sentiment are just perfect and so beautifully coloured. Your holiday pics look fab too. You look like a 20 year old! Hugs, Lesley

  78. Ooooh my!!! This must be one of the most amazing card I have ever seen! It´s sooo pretty! :) I hope it´s okay that I am lifting your card, I will of course link back to you! I just really LOVE this card!! it is soooo cool!! :) Hugs

  79. Wow Dena what a lovely blog you've got, I absolutely love the spinner card and get my ladies at club to make it, so Thankyou very much for sharing the how to make details, enjoy your holiday.


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