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!)