sunflowers & blog candy!

These sunflowers just make me smile! As I was finishing this card, it just needed a little something. The main image was too bare. After I added the button & partial circle I realized that I was inspired by this card of Anna’s that I saw earlier! The button filled in the bare spot just right.
Now…about the cookie crumbs (blog candy)……I have an extra Posies For You set to give away! πŸ™‚
If you would like a chance to receive Anna’s first unmounted set, Posies For You, then all you need to do is comment on this post and tell me which of Anna’s stamps is your favorite! I will hold this open until Saturday and on Sunday I will use the random number generator to pick a winner. Don’t forget to add your name. I won’t be able to choose an anonymous post! πŸ˜‰


stamps- Posies For You by Whipper Snapper
paper- kraft, Ruby, Apricot, Garden Green, Choc. Chip
ink- Basic Brown, Cocoa, Mustard, Garden Green
accessories- ribbon, paper piercing tools, Fiskars scallop scissors, button, circle punch

82 responses to “sunflowers & blog candy!

  1. very happy,cheery card. i love that ribbon. i tend to pick up some anytime i find it.
    so diane how/ and where do i sign up for the darling cookiecrumbs candy? i check out the stamp site-i’m very tore between two sets.
    PM me with the info and i will sign up -thanks

  2. Great color combo (it has been so long since I have got my Earth Elements out!)…TFS!

  3. I love the Butterflies and Flowers stamp!

  4. I love Anna’s three chocolate truffles… I looove chocolate and those were the first stamps of hers that I bought!

  5. I can only pick one favorite? Hmmmm…I guess today it has to be the Christmas igloo. I don’t know why…it’s just adorable.

  6. Mine would be the tree of hearts or the snowman fairy. I could not choose as they both are soo cute. πŸ™‚

  7. Cuuuute card!!!

    I would have to say that the ‘Birthday Stack’ is my favorite set. It seems like I’m always makin’ b-day cards and that one really appeals to me; awesome to color too!

    Thanks for the chance to win a set of these great-lookin’ stamps!!


  8. I really like the Blossoms stamp. Nice blog too:)


  9. I really like the Blessed Birth stamp – it’s got movement to it. Thanks for the offer.

  10. I really don’t know how you expect us to pick one!! But I do love that little lighhouse!
    Cute card and cute cute cute stamps! TFS!!

  11. Diane, I don’t know if I can pick a favorite Anna image. Winny and Billy Goat are probably running neck and neck. Anything that I can put into a scene makes me happy. Your card is darling, Diane!

  12. I love the Bucket of Posies.
    I love the simplicity of your card.

  13. I love flower stamps and Anna’s Bucket of Posies is my favorite. It is hard to choose a favorite from her stamps as I do love most all of her’s. Thanks for sharing and I have enjoyed seeing the designs you have come up with Anna’s new stamps.


  14. I LOVE Anna’s stamps. And “Bird Bath” is a fave because me and hubby love to watch the birds in our own bird bath. I think I need that stamps actually, come to think of it!

  15. Love your card. It’s so cheery and love your layout. Wow tough question!! I just love all of Anna’s stamps, but I want a chance at this sweet candy, so I will have to name ONE! I love the shy bunny, cuz it’s just to cute. Thanks for a chance.
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  16. I must say that I love the butterflies, flowers and also the lovebug stamps by Anna πŸ™‚ but I do have to say that I like them all…you made me choose though !! Have a great day :)!

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  17. Hmmm – VERY hard to pick one, but I’d have to say Garden Kitty. (The lady bugs are all adorable too!). Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. like your card. i would pick blossoms to cute.

  19. like your card all the accesories ya did . i would pick blossom stamp really cute.

  20. I just love Anna’s cozy penguin!
    You’re card is BEAUTIFUL!!

  21. My favorite Anna stamp is billy goat. He has such character. Thank you for offering this blog candy and sharing your talents! All your cards and projects are wonderful.

  22. I love what you are doing with Anna’ stamp set! From this release, I think my favorite one is “Faux Bunny” because it just cracks me up! It is really hard to just pick one though because she is just so talented!

  23. I love all of Anna’s stamps, but especially her animals. I guess if I had to pick one it would be the hen stamp.

  24. I really like Ellie! She reminds me of my daughter! All these stamps are my “style” so it was hard to decide! Thanks!

  25. I really like the chicken sitting on the Easter egg. It is too cute! Thanks!

  26. Ooh how awesome would it be to win this set!! I love all Anna’s stamps, but have a real sweet tooth, so the 3 truffles stamp has got to be my fave. Thanks so much!

  27. Hi! I really love butterfly and flowers….

    thanks for the chance πŸ™‚


  28. I think my favorite (VERY hard choice!) is Short and Tall Snowmen. Reminds me of my dh and ds πŸ™‚

    thanks for sharing!

  29. Love seeing all the creative cards with this set! I love Garden Kitty by Anna. I love when she stacks animals — too funny and cute!

  30. Your card came out beautifully!
    It’s so hard to pick just one but if I have to I guess my favorite would be the “Three Chocolate Truffles” I just LOVE that one!

  31. Ok, the Birthday Penguin just calls out to me…it’s kind of quirky, but oh so cute.

  32. I love the sunflower card! I had never seen these stamps, so I went to the site and got on the mailing list. I like the style very much. The Fairy Snowman might be my favorite!!

  33. I have always loved the Autumn Sheep. I collect sheep and love anything “sheep” and autumn is my favorite time of year. That’s a winner stamp in my book!
    Mary Puskar
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  34. I love Posies For You. I am a big fan of unmounted as well as flower! And these flowers are lovely.

  35. I love Ellie, she looks like my dd!! THanks for the chance at the cookie crumbs!

  36. My favrorite Anna stamp? That’s difficult… I really like the Topiary Perch.
    Thanks for the chance to win! (because I also love Posies for you…)

  37. Diane, love your sunflower card — that button placement was perfect! I’m loving Anna’s new Shy Bunny, Hen’s Easter Egg & Topiary Perch . . . I need to go shopping! How sweet of you to give away this set!


  38. Oh my! I love all her stuff…but I am going to be a real fan of the unmounted stamps as I think they are absolutely great! The bucket of Posies win by a long shot!

  39. Hmmmm……my favorite Anna stamp. That’s hard to choose just one cause I love them all! The bucket of Posies is awful cute though!!! Thanks for the chance. :o)

    Cindy Coffman
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  40. can you pick a fav…ok here goes…the SUNDAE…!!!

  41. The more I see done with this set, the more I know I just have to have it. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  42. Oh please pick me! I love Anna’s images!! I don’t know how to pick just one, but the first TWO on my order are going to be the Salt Box houses. I love that look and it kinda looks like my house!
    My next favorites are ALL the fall ones. Love them and can’t wait to be able to afford them ALL. Ü

  43. Your sunflowers are great. It reminds of the fields and fields of sunflowers we saw on the train from Rome to Florence in Italy in 2006. It was absolutely gorgeous!
    Hm, as for Anna’s stamps, it’s a toss up: Black Eyed Susan or Cappucino! Both are absolutely adorable!

  44. I can’t narrow it down to just one! I love the bucket of posies, but my favorite has to be Anna’s cattails stamp. It reminds me of hiking in the spring and coming across small, forgotten ponds. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. ok after re reading your post i see it is just leave a comment. so after much thought-because i love many of her stamp sets i will say “autumn sheep my very close second would be “kitchen snowman”

  46. I love your sunflower card!! At the moment I really like Anna Shy Bunny stamp, I think it is sooo cute!! Thanks!

  47. I’m off to Whipper Snapper to get this wonderful set! Love your card.

  48. Hi Diane ! Thanks for getting me interested in stamping. You know I love it [but don’t have the time I’d like to devout to it]. I admire your creativity.

  49. Cool card and a great stamp set. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  50. Hi Diane ! Thanks for getting me interested in stamping. You know I love it [but don’t have the time I’d like to devout to it]. I admire your creativity. My Favorite Things is my favorite.

  51. I really love all of Anna’s flowers, but my favorite is that goat. I didn’t realize just how many stamps she has designed. She is an amazing artist!

  52. What a super card – I just love this set.

    I really like alot of Anna’s stamps but I like her cupcake ALOT!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Heather Donahue

    I *heart* the “flower bug”stamp. Just so so cute!

  54. Fantastic card! I like the one with the chicken sitting on top of that huge egg. It’s such a hoot! Thanks for a chance to win this fab set!

  55. Wow…just one huh…my favorite right now would have to be her Spring Critters, but I also need to order Basket Full of Chicks!!

  56. ack! I love this set the most, but then I love all her designs! I just placed my first order with them 2 days ago! Great card, Diane!

  57. OK so I’m Bias I love the “Ellie” stamp! lol just put some freakles and dark brown hair and its me! lol πŸ™‚


  58. Thanks for the chance at some blog candy. I have to say the Black Eyed Susan is one of my all time favorites of Anna’s stamps!

  59. My favorite is ‘Chicken Trio’.
    Just love the looks on their faces.

  60. I would have to say Penny in her bikini. πŸ˜€

  61. Rae (RaeBobcat)

    Oh, that was hard! I really liked so many! Halloween toad, Butterflies & Flowers and Christmas kitty to name just a few. I think I got the biggest kick out of Santa’s Shorts though so I’ll choose that one. I don’t figure Santa’s legs see the sun too much so that would be quite a site. That stamp would be great paired with the Santa Hat on a card.

  62. I love anything bugsy or flowers….the card you created with this stamp set is wayyyy too cute! Thanks for sharing….

  63. Your card looks great, love the way you used the button. My favorite stamps are Garden Kitty and Three Chocolate Truffles, and of course her new set! Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. Love the posies set! It is so versatile. My favorite is the daisy, but I love them all.

  65. I like the Lovebug!! It was a close tie with the Autumn sheep, though!

  66. Thanks for offering this great free set! After looking through all of Anna’s stamp images
    I’d have to say I love anything with a pumpkin- especially so, the fall mailbox stamp.
    I have appreciated your inspiration on SCS ond now your blog!

  67. Diane,
    When do you have time to do all of this…..right before CNY #7!! I like the Fall stamp line – especially the pumpkins. Keep up the good work so we all have many more cards to CASE!

  68. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I love the heart cirlce tag and the love charm stamps

  69. Hi Diane:
    I love checking out your blog. You have great ideas. Can’t wait to see you this weekend. I love the Posies for You -Sunflowers that you used for this card. They are very cheery. and make anyone smile. So many variations you can do just by changing the color of the flower.


  70. They are all too cute! Hard to pick one but I like the California Poppy and the Birthday Penguin. THanks for the chance to win.

  71. Lovely card! I love the Anna’s Love bug stamp. You can never have too many ladybugs! Please enter me for the giveaway and thanks for sharing!

  72. I am loving the cards done with Anna’s new set of stamps! Would love to own the set. Thanks for giving me a chance to win one! I love Anna’s Shy Bunny stamp image-too cute!

  73. Oh, I’d love to win this stamp set…thanks for this chance! ‘Love the Lone Pumpkin stamp.
    ~Brenda H.

  74. Love your card, Diane. I love the flower quilt (big surprise there)! And of course, I love this new set.

  75. I guess my favorite would have to be the spring bird. Just love birds lately of course. Anna’s talent is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.


  76. i have to pick just one? i fell in love with Anna’s “worm on a hook” – that was when i started watching her blog πŸ™‚ and i just LOVE all her flowers, including the new posies. i couldn’t be so lucky to win, but there’s always hope! TFS

  77. I {heart} Farley!!!

    Did I win, did I win??? LOL

    BTW…. awesome card!

  78. I can’t pick just one!!! My two favorites are garden kitty and kitchen snowman! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. Cute card! I like Umbrella & Slicker stamp of Anna’s. Thanks for entering me. πŸ™‚ Happy Day.

  80. After seeing this cute set in person I realized I just have to have one!! Please, please, please let my number come up!!

    It was great seeing you at the CNY swap! Can’t wait until Buffalo!

  81. Diane, it was so good to see you yesterday. If it’s not Michelle’s number, I hope it’s mine because I didn’t get a chance to play with this set, which would be my pick of Anna’s stamps (cause it is a set!).

    Thanks for sharing your mini clipboard project. You have inspired me to use the ones in my craft closet.

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