Monday, January 14, 2008

If My Heart Had Wings, I would Fly to You

ETA: OK Guys! The winners have been chosen! You can check them out here. Thanks to all who played and read daily! I heart you all!!

I made this card with the Heart to Heart set, a new release from Verve Visual. When I saw these hearts, I wanted to try to make them into a butterfly. What is it with Julee's stamps and me turning them into insects? *grin* I also thought I could use Beate's Weekend Sketch since I haven't been able to do it in a while.

This Crate Paper from the Cowgirl collection was calling my name, but I couldn't find a brown cardstock to match. I pulled out some Kraft paper and it coordinated perfectly! The sentiment is stamped in Ruby Red...don't you love that font? I also stamped a row of hearts across the left side. That stamp is from the Wild Thing set.

To make the butterfly, I cut out 2 hearts stamped in Soft Sky on the same color, cut off the points, and scored them to fold upward. I also liked the way the distressed edge looked. The "body" is a stamp from Thoughtful Phrases and then punched out with my Word Window Punch.

So...I mentioned blog candy! Wanna see what you're playing for?

















Yep, you see it right! I have one Wild Thing set and one Heart to Heart set to give away!

Since I passed 45,000 hits (HOLY MACKEREL!!) I can't do it to celebrate, so I'll do it just cause.

What do you have to do to win? Not much! I do have a question for you to answer.

I do one thing on every single blog post. What is it? There's something identical about all of them! Just leave me a comment guessing what it is, and I will randomly draw 2 names and post the winners on Thursday, January 17th.

Happy guessing!

Oh, and don't forget to leave me your email and number your post! Thanks!!


Stamps: Heart to Heart, Wild Thing, Thoughtful Phrases (Verve Visual)
Paper: GP White, Kraft, Soft Sky, Crate Paper
Ink: Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Word Window Punch, White Tafetta Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Sakura White Glaze Pen

118 comments:

Amy said...

#1
Oooh, am I really the first! You always title your post with the name of a song. :-) Love it. Love the stamps, too!

Amysings

Toni said...

Oh, not too many comments yet! I too will say you have musical titles on all your posts. Love the blog candy! :)

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh no! I'm number 2! Said like Austin Powers, hee hee!
No seriously! This is fabulous, Shannan! Love the look of the Crate Paper with the Kraft and blue! My guess would be that you title all your posts with the words from songs!
Congrats on hitting 45,000 and thanks for the chance to win some really cool stamps.
Have I sucked up enough yet? Oh, darn! I don't think that made a difference!
Have a great day!

Michelle said...

Love your butterfly. I'm going to have to guess that you use song titles in all your posts.

CopterDrsWife said...

I'd say you have some line from a song in your blog title? Congratulations on hitting the 45,000 mark (WOW!)!

Jan Scholl said...

NOT song title-song lyrics!

go buy the Juno soundtrack-what a treasure!

Allison said...

How sad is it that I only realized that you used song lyrics for every post (I recognized some but not many!). Cheers Shannan!

Super card, BTW. Love the color combo!

Mercy said...

#8...your post titles are always song titles or song lyrics...ingenious btw! congrats on the hits and the success of VV...i know you all are so excited!

keep up the wonderful work!

Cathy M said...

Great card. Just love the butterfly and layout. I'm going to say it has to do with words from songs. I think it is just a creative idea. Pick ME ME ME! I sure can use one of these sweet stamp sets. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

xxoo Tammy said...

ooo. I think I know I think I know!

fun blog!

Carol said...

Think I'm #11. And yep, you always use song lyrics. Would love to win some stamps.

Lisa said...

WHOO HOO... I'm #12... YIPEE.... Love your 'song lyrics' as titles... :)

Thanks for the chance to win.. I love your blog and stop by daily.. I would (HEART) to win.. So please PICK ME !!! This would really cheer me up my FIL has been in ICU since Thursday and I'm having surgery next Friday.. :( Yikes..

Hugs,

Jana Weaver said...

I love that use use song lyrics to title your posts...makes me think hard to figure out what the song is! and I LOVE these stamps!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Jana, post #12

chelemom said...

OK, I am cheating here.....wasn't sure until I read everyone else's posts! Song titles? Ohhhhhhh! (duh!) I would love to win of these sets! And congrats on your number of hits!!!

Paula said...

all your blog titles are songs. And I didn't even have to look at everyone elses answers to know that. :::snap:::!

Jackie said...

Your blog titles all reference songs - either the song title or part of the lyrics - and I think it's a great idea. Must be hard to come up with them sometimes but you do a great job of it!

Kerry J. said...

#17 Love your blog Shannan!! Your titles are all song lyrics - wow you must have some memory!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the awesome blog candy!!

Anonymous said...

#18

All your titles are musical! :)

Julie L

Anonymous said...

Well all your titiles have song lyrics in them but also you end every post with exclamation marks!!!! I love when someone is excited about a project. It gets me loving the stamps too.
You are an amazing artist. Keep up the good work
Cheers
Kristy :)

Mendi M said...

#20
Your titles are always song lyrics!

I love your blog!

Mendi M
mcmahan3@swbell.net

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog and you start the post with the name of a song each time.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Kacey Elliott said...

Hey Shannan! It is something I have always liked about your titles, they are song lyrics! You are truly clever! I haven't commented in a while, but I am still looking :-) I love your cards!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

i know and i noticed it a long time ago! the blog post titles are always songs! and then i end up singing them all day (thanks for that). now, you need to have mercy on me and pick me for the winner. i have big plans for one of those stamp sets!! sus

Jessie/knightrone said...

Besides the awesome samples, its the whole reason I come to your blog, to see what song your gonna get stuck in my head that day!!! It's your entry titles, they are all songs or lines from songs.
Thanks!!

Melissas said...

All of your post titles are song lyrics! Very clever and makes me smile each day when I read your blog. Thanks for sharing the great candy!!

Angel Wilde said...

Musical Post Titles and I LOVE the idea!

Sunnymommie said...

congrats on your hits!!!!

all your blog are songs.. I wish I can heard the songs because I am deaf :)

thanks for the chance awesome candy!

Katey

Lori said...

Sweet candy! I think you title all your blogs with song lyrics! I always look forward to seeing what you're singing next. :)

Natasha said...

I think this is #29.

You have song lyrics or titles as your post names. (Although, I think almost all of your posts contain at least one exclamation point as well!)

Way to go on the numbers! Love all your stuff!

Amy said...

Well, obviously it is the song titles. I have to honestly say I have never noticed until you asked us to look. I was looking at how you post your "card recipes" and the way you are excellent about always giving a link to things you mention but alas, it seems it is the title.

I am 'dying' to have some Verve Visual stamps and REALLY want to win some. I love the Wild Thing set.

Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Ashley K. said...

All of your titles are song lyrics. Today's is Faith Hill! Love your blog!

Lisa K (cheater...LOL!) said...

#32 --- Oh how creative you are! I did cheat (I will be the first to admit...) but now with that said, I went back quite a few pages and aren't you just too too cute! You match them up so well with your cards! Love it! You creative genius you! :) Lisa K

Denise... said...

What the World Needs Now...is Love, Sweet Love...musical titles...and I NEED stamps Ü Love your blog and hope I win!

Belinda said...

#34 I love how creative you are! and how you tie your blog post titles to songs(lyrics/titles). :-)

Stacy said...

#35 You always title your posts with song lyrics. What a talented girl you are. I love your cards.

Nerdette Stephanie said...

#36 nerdette_steph@hotmail.com

I am going to have to go with the other ladies and say you tile your post after lyrics.

Patti Chesky said...

#37 plchesky@comcast.net

Hey girl! You ALWAYS use a song title or lyrics to title your post. I LOVE your blog....thanks for offering the blog candy!!!

Cindy Vernon said...

#38 You always use a song title or lyrics for your blog title post. Love your blog and thanks for offering such absolutely yummy candy!

Donna said...

you have unique song, lyric or quotes as your blog post titles...I always thought that was cool but never realized it was on ALL of them! love your blog in fact I cased one of your cards today and will post it soon. Thanks!!

Donna said...

oops I was 39

LISA MARIE C PARSONS said...

I read your blog everyday and love it. I do know that you always mention your other friends (Jen, Susan, and Carole's) blogspots. I hope I am right about that one!

Pegg S said...

#42 I noticed this --- your titles are all song names.... You are very clever! Congrats on your hits!!

Cat said...

i LOVE that you use lyrics in your post titles. sometimes, i even have to check it because i can't believe you've used a real lyric :) great candy by-the-by... and, CONGRATS on the hits; your up to 47K in less than a year :)

Niki said...

I'm guessing the song lyrics, too. Cute idea for titles! Love those stamps! (I think I am actually #42 because someone posted twice with their number in the second post.) Congrats on the hits!

Niki said...

Ok, now someone posted while I was typing so I'm acutally #43 in my comment above.

Jen said...

Ooh, fun. I've noticed that all of your titles have a musical theme!

*Jana* said...

#44, I believe

Your blog titles are all song related. I think it is fabulously clever!! I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

#45 I would have to agree you start your blogs with song titles, Love it!!!! Judy
rozeview@sympatico.ca

Amanda A. said...

Great blog candy!! TFS! I'm going to guess what everyone else has -- the titles of your posts are songs.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

#48 I think...
It is really cute... you use song lyrics in your titles. Cool. Thanks for sharing. I hope I numbered correctly.
ksun_1999@yahoo.com
Kelly

Bluemoon said...

I am new to your blog, but looking down through your gorgeous cards, I do recognize some of the older songs! How cute. Thank you, luv the stamp sets! Happy Day ;)

Anonymous said...

#49
Thanks for the chance to win! As said many times the lyrics in your titles.
Thanks
angie
arcarlough@msn.com

azkimbo said...

#50
You use song titles and I think it's very clever!! Thanks for sharing.
azkimbo@yahoo.com

Aimee said...

song lyrics and from what I can tell all your pictures have been edited and framed the same lately too...

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannan

You use song lyrics!!....that always get the song stuck in my head for the rest of the day...=) thanks for the chance to win!
Melissa Boston

Mary said...

Yay! Either song titles or lyrics work their way into your blog posts... which I LOVE! (I just saw Wicked, and totally appreciated the "Something has changed within me... Something is not the same." post.) :) Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

#53, I think.

Mary (mashby@illinoisalumni.org)

Amy said...

I noticed the post titles as names of songs as well, but I also noticed and appreciate your card recipes on the end...so helpful (and enabling...hee hee). Thanks for a chance at some blog candy!

Michelle said...

#58

Woo hoo! Congrats - I adore your blog!

Song lyrics.

Sandra L-M said...

#59
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and your posts are titled with song lyrics (the ones that I recognized). Congratulations on your blog and keep the good work! Sandra (sandra at motheroftwo dot net)

colleen said...

Sing.....sing a Song....make it happy...


You start each post with a song lyric!!!

CAKVD said...

60: You always have song lyrics in your post!!
Cheryl KVD

Theresa said...

#61 you pick awesome song lyrics to start your blog off on a happy "Note" hee hee.....luv ur blog, keep it coming. oh & thx for the chance to win the blog candy!!1

Lilian said...

#63 one thing u always do is that you have a title to your posts and they are song lyrics. you also usually put card recipes, but that's not on every single post.

thanks for the chance to win! :)

rdefnet said...

#64 r_defnet@verizon.net

Your blog posts are song lyrics. Thanks for sharing your work!

Michelle Adams said...

You list "ingredients" at the bottom~and your titles are always lyrics! My favorite way to title (although I never would have thought of it!)!!!

Deb Neerman said...

#66

Awww, too easy, lolol! You ALWAYS use song lyrics in your post titles. And I've been meaning to tell you how kewl I thought that was but I didn't.

Please forgive me, let me go?!?

Hugs!!!

Beverly said...

You use song lyrics as post titles. Very fun - though sometimes it gets stuck in my head............

Angelina said...

Holy smokes, you have a lot of comments! So the answer is that you title your entries from songs. To be honest, I noticed that your blog titles were songs, but then the "Bag lady, you gonna hurt your back..." title threw me off. Where's that from?
BTW, I've been reading your blog for just a little while now, I love it! You are very inspirational, thank you!

Angelina said...

oops, didn't number my comment. I was #68.

peggysue said...

There are three things that you always do:

1) post links to the wonderful stamping companies or friend's blogs you list in your entry

2) put the supplies down at the bottom of your post for CASERs to follow. :)

3) And use song lyrics as your blog entry titles.
You do such cute work! And I guess I'm number 70?
peggysue

Jen said...

#71 I do believe...........Your titles of your blog posts are song lyrics. You also are always so good about listing the supplies that you use in the making of your cards.

Linda said...

The blog titles are from songs. It is neat to look down the directory of the different posts see all of the songs mentioned. I love to see your samples.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

arams said...

Hi Shannon! All of your blog titles are song quotes - not sure how you do it, but it's cool! Congrats on hitting 450,000 and thanks for the chance to win.

Linda SS said...

#74 WOW - that's a lot of hits & they are well-deserved! CONGRATS...I love that you use cute song titles on your blogs and that I actually recognize most of them, even though I'm not that hip anymore:)

Dawn K. said...

song lyrics that always make me laugh! thanks for the chance. #75

Stephanie said...

Your cards are always a treat, but it's the song lyrics that always get me laughing! And that would be how your start each post!

#74

Stephanie

Scrapbook Mama said...

You always start us off with a song lyric that ( I don't know about everyone else) sing for the rest of the day! lol. Congrats on all the love! :)

-Ellie

SueB said...

#78 - it's song lyrics, but at first I thot links!
thanx for the blog candy opp!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

#79 I visit your blog every day and didn't make the connection until you asked the question....I scrolled back through quite a few to see that you title everything with song lyrics. You rock! Love it! and lovin' the verve visual!!!
*penny*

Lori said...

#79

Great give-away!


I noticed the music excerpts to your blog!

Lori
lorifranklin@verizon.net

Rosella said...

#80
I was going to say you post a card in every post, but I am wrong. So... You give directions to whatever you posted?
What awesome candy! Congratulations on your hits! They'll keep on coming!

Tandra said...

Ummmmm...hmmmmm...uhhhh.....well...maybe...ummm...you start each post with song lines?? Could that be it??? Ya think??? Hmmm??? LOLOL ROFL!!

Anonymous said...

#82...

Song titles! And you make very adorable cards! I found your site not long ago and visit every day! Thanks for the chance to win. LindaElliott@mchsi.com

Kathy M said...

Your posts always begin with a line (or part of a line) of a song. You must be a real music lover! I enjoy your site and congrats on all the hits!
akamartin95@msn.com

Anonymous said...

#84 You always use song lyrics!! Thanks for the chance at winning!
Nicole L.
cutesy_face@hotmail.com

Jannette said...

You always use song lyrics to title your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some "candy". I'm number #85.

Jannette D.
Jannettewa@hotmail.com

kimsecretsister.gmail.com said...

I think as everyone else song titles. Lest see who gets the grammy

Claudia said...

let me guess...
song titles???
i wiould love to win this candy. these stamps from verve are really versatile and i would love to get my hands on some :-)
thanks for sponsoring and contgrats on your success with your blog.

babyboxermom said...

Can't be song titles because I went back and not all of your posts begin with song titles or lyrics. So I'm going to guess (drum roll please...) PUNCTUATION! Sorry - that's all I could come up with! :-)

kc_froglady said...

I believe it is sing (use song titles or lines) in your posts which I thoroughly enjoy!
Keep on stamping and singing!

Andrea G. said...

#90 (I think). I would love some Verve Visual stamps. I don't have any of those yet. You have song lyrics as your titles. Lvoe your blog too.

Holly said...

looks like almost everyone has guessed exactly what I think it is, and that's titling your posts with lyrics from songs. I love that you do that, and am surprised that you never fail to find a song to go with the card!

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Yep, it's definitely the music in the title! Of course, that usually means that I have a fun song floating around in my head the rest of the day. .. so thanks for the fun cards and the music!!! :-)

Tracy said...

Hey Shannan, I love that Wild Thing set and what you have done with it. Too cute! And I love your song lyrics. Some of them really get stuck in my head. :) You must be listening to music all the time. Thanks for the chance. Have a great day.

Carolyn said...

94

It's the song lyrics, I love it! How do you remember them all? LOL Thanks for sharing, love your blog.


ceashark@aol.com

Christi said...

Your titles are song lyrics!! I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for your awesome blog! Every day I know I can come on here and be inspired. You rock!!

MANDEE said...

You name all your titles with song lyrics, I LOVE IT! PS... You need to go on " Don't forget the lyrics!" You would be awesome on that show!

Kristie Parkins said...

Hi! I just recently found your blog, but I'm lovin' it because I always have a song in my head with the lyrics that you use on all your post titles!! I love the new verve sets too and can't wait to see what you do with the new Papertrey sets...I'm sure you won't be able to pass them up!

Lauren (mytime) said...

People already guesses right, but yes you always so a song title. I think that is really cute BTW! Why do you do that? Was it planned for the get-go?
Your card is so cute! Dont know the unusal make your own insects! Too fun

janet allen said...

#100

I couldn't resist commenting when I realized I'd be you 100th. You had the very fun & creative idea to title your blogs after song titles!

Libby said...

Wowsers there are a lot of comments on here - thought I'd have to scroll forever! I love this card - I'm a sucker for kraft paper! And I do believe you are singing every time you come up with a title for your post (which often makes a song get stuck in my head!!). But I've already been lucky enough to win the super cute Wild Thing set, so if by great coincidence you pick me for that, please choose another. :-)

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Okay just for a change I thought I would guess something different :) Even though I realise you have song lyrics as your titles by the time you scroll through all the answers and come to me #102 you ready to read something different ;) I'm going to guess that you put your signature on all of your photos and that you always give a good description of how you made the card :D
Am I right? Am I right?? Hahaha!
Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful blog candy - you ROCK!
Zee

Amie said...

Well obviously we all have the same thought! You use song lyrics. So fun! I like that idea! Thanks for the offer--these are beautiful stamps!

amie
amiedanny@msn.com

Nancy said...

You always post your title with a song title...and then of course I have that song in my head all day! *grin*
Great blog and candy!

Susan G said...

I think I'm #105. Of course, you always use a song in your title. That's one thing that makes your blog so much fun to read. Congrats on your hits, and thanks for the chance to win.
geddiesusan@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your blog-- You always use song lyrics in the title of your post--- Karen Naber --(hpnaber@msn.com)

Tex said...

Okay ... "Besides" titling always with words of a song, (awesome BTW)you are also very consistent with posting a picture of your creations, or of "something" if not a creation!

Happy New Year, Shannan!
~Bev

Belinda said...

think no108
First visit to your blog, but loving your work!! It will now be on my blogs to stalk list. Love that you use song lyrics that match your posts so well, great idea.
These stamps are wow!
Thanks. Bel
belandsam@lineone.net

Jayne said...

I think that I'm #109. You always either use song lyrics for your titles or a take off on song lyrics. I love that since I love music, too. Love your blog. You're so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

Jayne

Dorothy said...

I say songs lyrics as well. Thanks for the chance to win your
great candy and thanks for sharing. Love your site! Keep them great ideas coming!
Dorothy

Jaime said...

Okay, see, I'm kinda cheating because I see that everyone else mentioned your song titles for your blog titles. I didn't really catch that on my own.

So, I hope I can still win even if I"m wrong, because I was going to say that you always give a link to where the stamps you use can be purchased and you always give the "recipe" at the bottom.

And I love the giveaways!

Marcie S. said...

Phewf- #112 I think!
I think it's so cute that you use song lyrics as your post titles...My fave so far was not too long ago- a little Sound of Music themed... :)
marciesharp@hotmail.com

Marilyn said...

I'm just guessing, but after reading thru the last few posts, I am going to say that your post titles are lines of song lyrics - did I say that right??

Darce Roberts said...

I love how your posts are always song lyrics...some I know, some I don't! :) Your creations are always so beautiful...I wasn't surprised when MFT picked you up for their design team! :)

cipolla said...

#115
first time in your blog...but i have see wonderful creation!!! love it!! and the lirycs too. thanks for the chance
mammacipolla75@yahoo.it

KindredEsprit said...

#116
You use song lyrics as your blog entry title... some I recognise, some I don't. Thanks for sharing your ideas and congrats on your 'holy mackerel' hits. ;-)

Cheers!

Jennie Harper said...

#117
I would say your posts are song lyrics. enjoy your blog!
Jennie

Nikki Bond said...

Well I'll jump on the band wagon and say you use song lyrics in titles but I do have to admit...i'm not much of a music guru so I was oblivious! What a shocker! LOL I do enjoy reading everyday though even If I missed the obvious! {SMILES}