Friday, August 19, 2011

Melissa Samuels Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!
(Can you tell I'm excited!)

As I've been telling you in previous posts,
something Special was coming up on my blog,
and today is the day!

I'm so thrilled and pleased to be
co-hosting my very first

Gift Certificate Giveaway!
This has been in the works for the past
few weeks, and I don't know how I've
managed to keep it a secret, (grin)!

I'd like to present, (drumroll please),
(ok, so Oliver Howard isn't very good on the drum,
much better at barking:)

As one of my favourite things to do here on my blog
I'd like to give a 'Shout Out' to 
Melissa Samuels
'The Art of Scrapbooking'
Shop and Blog
who is now a 
Proud Distributor 
of one of my
Favourite Stamp Product Lines

'La Blanche' Stamps
(This is a picture of some of the 
La BlancheStamps 
I have in my personal collection:)

On Melissa's Shop Page
(Link in my Favourite's Listing)

Melissa has this wonderful 
La Blanche Demo from
CHA Summer 2011
That absolutely grabbed my attention!
At CHA Melissa became a New Distributor
for the Entire La Blanche Stamp Product Line
in the U.S. and has brought in for her new
product line in her shop, 
so many of this years new stamps
from La Blanche!

So here's the 
Gift Certificate Giveaway

First: To enter into the Giveaway please
sign on as a 'Google Follower'
here on my blog at
then leave a 
'Comment' here on this Blog Post
telling me you've entered the

Please go to 
Melissa Samuels Blog 
(Link in Favourite's Listing)
And sign on Melissa's Blog as a
'Google' Follower and
leave a 'Comment' on her 
La Blanche Page Blog Post
for your chance to Win a Free 
La Blanche Stamp from Melissa, and
where Melissa can show you 
examples and give you information
about this wonderful Stamp Product Line!
You have officially entered in the
Gift Certificate Giveaway
to win a $25 Gift Certificate to
Melissa Samuels Shop!

I will be running the Giveaway
until September 2, 2011
and will announce the 
of the $25 Gift Certificate to
Melissa's Shop on that Friday!
I will then post who the Winner is and
ask you to email me your email address
so I can send your $25 Gift Certificate to you:)

Based on the wonderful Video that
Melissa has on her Shop Page that
she made from the CHA Convention
Summer 2011
And, Melissa's wonderful Talent with
Cards, Scrapbooking, and Journal Making,
I decided to post an example of one
of my projects, using the techniques
I learned from Melissa's Video that
would be a little different from the
normal use of the stamps.

In a previous blog post I showed you 
some wonderful wood cigar boxes that
had been gifted to me from dear friends:)
Well since that Blog post, I've looked at
this box, and came up with this.....
Now you're wondering...
what does this have to do with the 
La Blanche Stamps...well
The inside of the box is lined with
Stamped Images from my collection of the
La Blanche Stamps
and using the wonderful technique of using
UTEE to highlight the image with also
the use of Tim Holtz 'Distress Inks' by Ranger
This is what I came up with as an example:)
I love the texturing that using the UTEE
(Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
And the crisp colours that jump out at you with
these great detailed stamps!
The top of the box, using Tim Holtz 'Fragments'
I used many of my other collection of stamps
(also their Companies are listed in my Favourites Listing)
and hand inked and painted using 
Water-Soluble Crayons then pasted the images
to the bottom of the Fragments using 
Inkssentials 'Glossy Accents'.
I will say, the idea for the top of this box came
from Tim Holtz blog, where he created this
layered use of the Fragments:)
(Thanks Mr. Tim)
Using some of my other Favourite Embellishments
I inked, stamped, and used the tissue transfer
technique to create the 'labels'
And used the La Blanche Stamps again
using the UTEE to create a textured label 
for the sides of the cigar box.

So I hope you'll take the time to enter and
pass on the word to your friends,
into my First Giveaway!

And hope you'll take the time to go
to Melissa Samuels Blog and Shop
and watch her wonderful CHA Video!

(And have a great Weekend!)



sherry said...

Beautiful blog. You are so creative. Yhanks for the chance to win

cardstockaholic said...

I love Melissa's stuff and am an avid follower/shopper! I am now a follower of yours and look forward to your upcoming posts. . .and you are a Canuck too (BONUS)!!

LadyBird said...

Hey Denise! Great blog, beautiful things you have made! Awesome...
I met Melissa in June at Inspired and we had fun!
Thank you! Marianne :)
Hope you can visit my blog some time, it's:

Anne said...

Melissa Samuels sent me, and I am so glad she did! Love your projects!

Georgee said...

Great project. I am a follower. thanks

sonyaeverding said...

I love the treasure box. I just became a follower to your blog and love your work. Thanks for chance at give a way and look forward to getting to know you etter thru art. Thanks

Elly said...

How great is that??? Two of my favorites come together (:o)I left a post at Melissa and leaving you... some nice greets (:o) Elly

Denise J. Phillips said...

Well I have to tell you all, that it's only a few hours into the Giveaway, and already you all have made my day! Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments, and to all my New Followers Welcome! I'm a little unconventional when it comes to my projects and blog posts, but will always try to make you all feel 'at home':) And to all of my regular 'followers' you rock! GRIN. I'm just 'gobsmacked' at all your enthusiasm and kind words, and do post your blogs, as I will attempt to come by and see your works, and sign on as a follower! Cheers to you all! And good luck on being the Winner! Enjoy!

art friend said...

congrats on your first giveaway. It's exciting. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Remember if I don't win you will have to let me use your stamps.

Robin Swederske said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Love your cigar box! What a nice piece of art!!

altermyworld said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i so want some of these stamps. I have completed all the guidelines also.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Congrats on your first giveaway! You did an awesome job! Soon you be addicted like me :). xoxo BIAF

BethW said...

I've been following Melissa for a while and now I'm following you.I just got my first jar of UTEE-please tell us more about how you did this.The effect is so lovely.You have a wonderful blog-so glad I found it and thank you so much for the chance to win.

Denise J. Phillips said...

NanaBeth:) Thanks for stopping by and signing on as a 'followers' and entering the Giveaway! Much appreciated. Just a head's up, on Melissa Samuels shop page, you'll find a video that she made at CHA Summer 2011 showcasing the La Blanche Stamps with a tutorial on how to use them and use the UTEE with them. She's also going to be selling a wonderful book in her shop with all the great techniques:) I too will later on be doing a tutorial using UTEE with many other products. So keep checking back! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

kathy2eggs said...

I love your beautiful cigar's just awesome. I love the new stamps and can't wait to get my hands on some. So glad you are having this give-away, and I signed up immediately to be your follower.

LaTasha Marie ♥ said...

I browsed by Melissa Samuels and I loved the La Blanche stamps she recommended you use!! Your site it awesome and totally inspiring, just from your background and page elements (you had me from the first page and click)! I am along for the journey and thanks for hosting a Giveaway!!

Noblekatt said...

beautiful! and I am of course referring to both your altered cigar box AND the giveaway! thanks so much for sharing the box, cant wait to get my hands on some to do something similar, and thank your for the chance to win!
Jenn Post

МамаФиалка said...

Wow, thanks. I follow your blog Thanks for the change to win this.

Host-It Notes said...

I'm a new follower, and I'm excited about this giveaway!

Anne Payne said...

I'm a new GFC follower sent over from Melissa's blog. Your art is really beautiful! Very generous giveaway...Thanks for the opportunity to win :)


Jingle said...

What a wonderful giveaway! She is super sweet, too, which is even better! Your cigar boxes look fabulous!

Cindy said...

Love your work!! Came from Melissa's blog! Thanks so much for a chance at your giveaway. I am now following your blog...I just love your style and creativeness!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Big Thanks you all for all the wonderful comments and for signing on as 'followers' and entering both Melissa's and my big Giveaways:)
Just a quick note to let you all know, I heard from Melissa today, and she and her family are ok, (although jittery with the aftershocks), and have survived the earthquake in their region without damages! She's told me that they are now 'hunkering' down for the impending hurricane! OMG! Beautiful Countrysides in Virginia, but Hurricanes! LOL, oh well, we have volcano's and earthquakes and forest fires, go figure!
Looking forward to seeing who's the Winner of the Giveaway September 2nd! And pass on the word to your friends so they can enter as well! Heck, post a link on your blog, and leave me a comment directing me to your blog, and you could be entered twice in the Giveaway! (I'll even sign on as a 'follower' on your blog!
Cheers! And thanks again!

Darlene said...

It was great stopping by at Melissa's blog and getting to "meet" another wonderfully talented mixed media artist. What a beautifully inspiring blog Denise... thank you for sharing your talents and creativity.

take care - have a beautiful day filled with creativity & inspiration


Gerri Herbst said...

All I could say is OMG...I just adore this box! Everything about it gets to me...Thanks for posting a link on facebook. take care dearie, gerri

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