Thursday, June 4, 2009

BLOG CANDY and a card for Banana Split Sunday!!!

HEY EVERYONE!!!

It's time for some Anniversary Blog Candy!!! I hope you like what I've put together????
But first I want to show you a quick *Graduation* card I put together for the Banana Split Sunday - Tied up with Ribbon Challenge!!!

This cute Set I'm using is from the 2RedBananas May Release called May Journaling Spot.

You can hardly see it, but I have stamped the Real Red CS with the smaller stars using Real Red Ink.

I punched the So Saffron CS with the SU Scalloped Edge Punch. Next I added the So Saffron Ribbon. I tied the bow separately and adhered it with some Glue Dots.

The sentiment was inked in Basic Black and cut with the Small Curved Rectangles Nestie.

Next I stamped the smaller star image from this Set onto Real Red CS using Real Red Ink again. This time I cut them out, raised them with Stampin Dimensionals and dressed them up with the Silver Pearls (Michael's)!!! Of course I had to add more of the Pearls onto my ribbon treatment :)!!!

Thank you for being so patient and looking at my card :) !!! Now it's time for the goodies!!!

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Here is what you can win for playing along.....- make sure to check out the details for playing first!!!
1 Past SAB Set - Yummy

1 Past SAB Set - Polka Dot Punches

1 Retired Hostess Level 3 Set - Happiness Always (Fall/Winter 2008 Catalog)

1 Mini Note Kit - Note of Thanks (page 208 current Catalog)

Some embellishments:

- 1 Past SAB Ribbon - Certainly Celery

- 1 Package of my favorite Silver Pearls

- 1 Package of K&Company Dew Gems

- Assorted SU Flower Fushions (all colors - see page 177 current Catalog)

- 1 Nugget Tin from Papertrey Ink as well as

- some brand spankin' new Vintage Rustic Wooden buttons from Papertrey Ink!!!

Okay I left the best for last!!!!

I will mail you the brand spankin' new In-Color *Rich Razzleberry* Cardstock, Ink and Refill on top of the goodies I have shown you above!!! (If the Winner is a SU demo and has this color already we'll work out something different!!!)

Here is what you have to do in order to win!!! With all the craziness the last few weeks I totally forgot to tell you that our Boxer puppy *Luke* had a birthday!!! Our boy is 1 year old!!!

On his birthday we took him to the Vet and I would like to know from you how much *Luke* weighs now??? If you follow my blog you know already how much his weight was last time and probably have a better chance to get close to the right number!!!

If more than one person has the right number I will let my little Miriam pick the winner!!!

Only US, APO and Canadian Residents may play (sorry it's sooooo darn expensive to ship internationally :( !!! )

I can't wait to see what you will guess?!? Have fun playing!!! I'll pick a winner this Sunday afternoon June, 7th !!! *********Giveaway is closed now!!!!***********

150 comments:

Nancy in MD said...

Luke is gorgeous! My guess is that he is 77 pounds. Happy Birthday, Luke!

Ann said...

How about 87 pounds? Thanks for the chance to win such yummy goodies! ;)

woodiesmom said...

My guess is 72 pounds. He looks well fed and happy. Thanks for a chance to win the fantastic items.

HeyHeyPaula said...

What a cute guy Luke is! I guess his weight at 83 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy. Happy birthday Luke.

nina said...

Heehee, that's the funniest contest I've ever seen. I'll guess 74 lbs. That's one big boy! Thanks for your generous candy...

lisascreativecorner said...

I love your blog and am always inspired by your amazing artwork! Thank you so much for your never-ending inspiration! Thanks also for the chance to win such YUMMY blog candy. I am going to guess that your cute little guy is about 62 pounds. *Ü*

Jackie said...

I'm gonna guess 65.5 pounds - and he is a beautiful dog!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for a chance to win. I think Luke's weight is 81.5 lbs.

Gi Gi said...

Hi Silke! Just found you blog and am loving your creations. I would love to be entered into your draw =) My guess would be 78 lbs! Thanks for doing this giveaway and happy birthday Luke =)

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 79lb. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy B-day Luke!

Anonymous said...

Katie K

Anonymous said...

Hi Silke,
Sorry for the last 2 comments: one without name, the other without comment. I'm resending my best guess: 79lb.
Katie K

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

I'm so ignorant...I had to "Google" a normal weight for a boxer puppy. It got me nowhere! So my guess is 71 pounds. Thanks for the fun! (It'll be even better if my answer is correct!)

Traci M said...

Hi Silke, I am guessing your little boxer is 82 pounds! What a cute picture and fun contest!
Traci Major

Amy said...

I'm going to guess 76 lbs.

Always Playing with Paper said...
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Always Playing with Paper said...

I think Luke is 93 lbs.

My dog Cyrus "The WOnder Dog" is 120lbs and your dog Luke looks to be the same size but he is a bit shorter than Cyrus. He is a cute guy!!

Smiles.
Lesley :)

jami said...

What a fun grad card!! Luke is a handsome fella!! I'm guessing 84 lbs. :)

Elaine said...

79 or 90....hmmmm.

Ok, I'll pick 71.

Fun contest! :)

Raquel said...

Awesome Candy!!!! So at 6 months you said he weighed 53.3 pounds and you said the vet told you he would weigh somewhere in the eighties full grown, so I'm going to guess that he weighs 83 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.

Raquel

Kerri Settle said...

He's a big guy! My guess is 78 pounds. Happy birthday Luke!

NinaB said...

My guess is 79 lbs. My girls would love to get one like him for a pet.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess 118 lbs.

Deb
mapawood@grm.net

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Luke, I am guessing you weigh in at 69 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne Hurlburt

Karen from Ontario said...

Thanks for the chance to win some candy. I guess Luke weighs 78 pounds.

deb said...

Great looking toddler you have there! I am guessing the big boy weighs in at around 81 pounds. All muscle of course :)
Love your creations... always amazing

Chris said...

First let me say that I am loving your all white cards!! They are so elegant!

I have to guess that Luke weighs around 100 lbs...he looks like a strong guy - I bet he's fun to walk!! :)

Patti J. said...

Beautiful card, Silke! Hmmm... my guess for luke would be 82.5 lbs. (We doggie-sat our grand-dog while dear son was in Iraq, and he was a big 'puppy' too!) Luke is a real beauty. Is he a show dog?

Shelby said...

I'm going to guess 92 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome anniversary candy! And happy blogaversary!

Jeanette said...

I'll say 86 pounds. Happy birthday puppy. I call all dogs puppy.

smallcity said...

He is a beautiful dog, my guess on his weight is 84 lbs.

smallcity

Jackie C said...

My guess is Luke weighs 68 pounds! I absolutely LOVE your blog and your creations are very inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous assortment of blog candy!!

Kim said...

I love your card and Luke looks like a sweetie. I am going to guess 88 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely dog I guess his weight is 84 pounds. Thanks for letting us play. Hugs Marja

Lisa Brown said...

Hey Silke! My guess is that Luke weighs 88.5 pounds! have a great day! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Awwww - no posting overseas....sad for me!!! But thought I would tell you I love your card....your dog is adorable....Happy Anniversary too Silke....hope you enjoyed your dinner - Love your Candy (sigh) Enjoy! God bless you!

Marta Fosco said...

Hi Silke, this card is adorable, I love the color combo - yesterday's were beautiful too. Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Your Luke looks very fit - I'm going to guess that he weighs 82 lbs. Thanks for the chance to win this generous blog candy! Marta

Pam said...

Love the card...and your dog is so adorable....I am going to guess that he is 91 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

The card is gorgeous, Silke!!! Love these colors!!!! Great bow an star detailing!!!

Now, as for Luke....hmmm....I am going to guess that he weighs about 61 pounds.

K said...

I am guessing 87 pounds. He would think my 5.7 pound dog was a snack...LOL. I love your blog.

Kyla in KY

frogers said...

I am going to guess 75 lbs. I am a follower and think you are the best of all.
Faye

Barb Hardeman said...

Silke, your card is stunning in it's simple, clean style, which I love so much. I ran out to Michaels and bought some of those sweet pearls. Your dog is so handsome. I'm guessing that he weighs in at 81 pounds! Your blog candy is very generous. I hope I win all that fun stuff....

bubbles32 said...

Happy Anniversary Silke and Happy bday Luke. I'm going to guess 82.5 pounds. Thanks for the chance to play.

Debbi

Basement Stamper said...

Great card and giveaway. I think Luke looks huge but looks can be very deceiving. I think that he weighs 67 lbs.

Allison said...

Great giveaway and the card is fabulous. Luke is super cute - I'm going to guess 72 lbs.

KellyRae said...

Luke is a sweetie pup! I'm thinking he's about 85 lbs. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome blog candy.

Maureen P said...

I guess 81.5 lbs, thanks for the chance to win and congrats!!

Cristybug said...

My guess is 82 lbs. Thanks for the chance to win such great blog candy!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, I have a neighbor who has a boxer about 10 months old and he's 77 pounds, so I'm guessing the same for Luke. The blog candy looks YUMMY!

Mary said...

Love the card. i can't believe how BIG you dog has gotten. Boy he grew FAST:) My guess is 86.5 lbs.

Wendy said...

This is such a great card. I love how you did the bow.

Alicia said...

Wow, beautiful card!
I am going to guess that Luke now weighs 80.5 lbs.
Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend!
Alicia

Alex said...

I LOVE your grad card Silke, very pretty and that sentiment totally ROCKS!!! Congrats again on your anniversary!! Your doggie is such a cutie, he looks so healthy and fit!! I would say he is probably around 89 pounds but I am sooo bad at this type of stuff, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

miriamdaniels@sbcglobal.net said...

I love your card. I can't believe how fast your little puppy has grown! I'm going to guess 93.5 lbs, even though the vet guessed he'd only reach 80 something. Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff. :)

Miriam

Krista said...

Wow, a big doggie! My guess is 95 pounds. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy.
Krista

Sharon said...

Love your cards (and the silver pearls)! I'm guessing 84.4 pounds.

Catherine said...

He is a handsome looking dog! I love dogs and have a English Springer spaniel who has a lot of energy! I think Luke is 64lbs... Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Beth S said...

Absolutely love the card. Happy birthday to Luke. He's a beautiful boy. I'm saying he's hitting 80lbs. My golden retrievers are 75 and he looks bigger.

Troy Louise said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway. Congrats on your anniversary. Luke sure is cute, I'm guessing 76 pounds.

joyfuljan said...

WOW - Luke is one handsome fellow. My daughter and her husband recently got a boxer pup. He is so full of energy. Going by their research before getting a boxer I am going to guess Luke weighs 73.7 lbs.

MEL said...

My guess is 108 pounds. :)

lostinstamps said...

He looks pretty big and muscular, so my guess is 92 lbs!

Cindy Vernon said...

I guess 78 lbs! Congrats and thanks for offering such yummy candy!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Hi, Silke! I don't need to be entered in the drawing; I just wanted to tell you how pretty your card is and what a handsome fella your "pup" is!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

What a gorgeous pup! 75 lbs. is my guess.

Connie said...

Luke looks like a pretty big boy to me...I say 88 lbs!!

Love your tied up card too Silke!! Your ribbon treatment is amazing!

Jill W. said...

My guess is that Luke is 83 pounds (YIKES!) Thanks for making this fun!

Elaine A said...

Hi Silke -

Let me see, my German Shepherd, Thor is 85lbs. I would guess that Luke is about 86.3lbs. By the way, I love his brindled coat, he is a beauty.

Elaine Allen

Caryl P said...

Well I'm not a dog person but I've seen a boxer or two in the neighborhood....I'll guess that he weighed 73 pounds. Happy birthday Luke!

Jeanette said...

My guess is 74 lbs...

Sharon in NE said...

73 pounds of love!

basinview said...

Hi, thanks for this awesome chance to win something...I think Luke weighs about 73 lbs.....

nynative1 said...

Love your blog and I think this baby weighs about 62 lbs.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Luke is adorable! I am guessing 83.4

Diane (DeeDee) said...

I am guessing that Luke is 85 pounds. What a cutie! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome goodies. Your work is very inspiring and I enjoy looking at your blog.

Barbara said...

84 lbs is my guess

Melinda said...

I think Luke weighs 76.5 pounds! Cute dog! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Hey Silke...since I guessed right last year (OMG, it's been a year???!!!) I figured I ought to at least try again this year. My husband and I are thinking Luke weighs 93 pounds now. Still loving your cards...they seem to get better all the time!! Hugs, Val

Spicey Cat Chick said...

What a sweetie!! He looks very happy and fit. I'm going to guess 77.7 lbs.

Cathy said...

I am guessing 99 pounds.
Thank you for the chance to win. He is precious.

Nena said...

I love your card; it is classy as
usual. Thanks so much for all the
great inspiration; it is really a
blessing! I think your contest is
fantastic. I think with those big
shoulders he weights about 98lbs.

Dana said...

Wow, that is some amazing blog candy. Drooling over that.

And your "puppy" is adorable! My white lab is a little over a year. She's small for her breed and weight only 50 lbs!

So....what would a normal 1 year old weight....Hmmm....I'm thinking 74 lbs.

ruth said...

I would guess that he weighs 67 pounds by now....love your cards!

NormaB said...

Happy Birthday Luke - I would say 78.2 lbs.

Claudia Rosa said...

FABULOUS CARD!
love this

debbieanng said...

Happy Birthday Luke I am guessing
80 lbs

Gloria said...

Your dog is beautiful! He looks like he weighs about 84 lbs.

Sherry said...

I can see why your girls love him so much! He's got the sweetest face and FAB-ulous coloring! I think Luke weighs in at about 69.25lbs of stinkin'cuteness!

Love your Grad card,and those pearls are a perfect addition to those stars! I was excited to see they are part of your awesome blog candy!

Happy Birthday Luke!

Risa said...

Hello Silke,
I have been following your blog for a long time, your cards are beautiful! I love the clean look of your cards!
Thank you for the chance to win to win such awesome goodies.
hugs
Risa:)
Oops...Happy Birthday to Luke! I think he is weighing about 81 pounds right now.

Lauren in Charlotte said...

Hi Silke! Luke is a very handsome dog, I love him! We have a fawn named Gibbee, but he is on the small side (60 lbs). My guess is Luke now weighs 78 lbs. Thanks for the challenge and your beautiful daily creations!

Linda Peterson said...

I will guess 79.5 lbs---he is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize.
Linda Peterson

Cyndi said...

He is adorable. I just took my 12 week puppy to the vet yesterday and he weighed 4.5 pds. :o) He is absolutely beautiful, I would guess by your prior post that he's probably abour 79.8 pds.

Thanks for letting us play..
Cyndi

carpediem said...

I'm hoping he's 80 lbs! If he's more than that right now do you mind giving him a lot of exercise so that he can lose a few and if he's less than that please give him a few extra treats!!!lol .....what a fun contest! laura j

Cheri said...

Yikes! I'm not real familiar with dog weights! :-) I'm guessing he is 78 pounds. Thanks for the fun!!

robin davis said...

My guess is 94 pounds. I like your blog and the candy is fabulous! Great work!
robin d

Anonymous said...

My guess is 92 pounds. Thanks for letting us have the chance to win this great blog candy. Love it - hope you pick me! Jen (brettsch@fuse.net)

Anonymous said...

My guess is 95 pounds. Awesome candy!!! I had wanted the set with the window but never made it to that level! You are so talented and generous, Thank you so much for the chance to win, I would be in heaven!!!
Ilene B.

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..Happy Blogaversary!!...and Happy Birthday to Luke!...Wow!!..this is Fabulous candy!! I recieve and look forward to all your Wonderful updates by email....I am thinking and hoping Luke may be 80 lbs....Hugs, Ila

Gail said...

First, your card is just awesome! I love the color combo.

As far as Luke's weight, I'll take a stab at it. I will say 84 pounds just to mix it up a bit! It's a little hard without a reference near him, but he does look like a big boy!!

Randi said...

Wow! What blog candy, you rock.
Luke is a beautiful dog. I think he looks more like 90 pounds to me. I really have no reference for big dogs. I have two Yorkies weighing in at 3-4 pounds. lol

Vicki Wizniuk said...

My guess is 78.9 lbs. Happy B-Day, birthday boy! Hugs and puppy kisses!

vwizniuk@pris.ca

Tracy said...

What great blog candy. Isn't it amazing how fast the time goes and puppies become dogs. He is a handsome boy, I hope he gets lots of treats for his birthday. My guess at his weight is 76 lbs.

Pam said...

Silke, you are a riot! Luke is so stinkin' cute! My guess would be 96.75! LOL! I have to have an original amount. that's the reasoning for the .75! Happy 15th. Wedding Anniversary! Here's to many more!(Now you will have to update the info about yourself)
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
come by sometime...

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW, this graduation card is really neat with all those stars and that awesome sentiment! Luke is one gorgeous dog!! This is a shot in the dark, but I'm going to guess he weighs 77 lbs since he probably isn't completely done growing yet! TFS!
Carol

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous boy! I baby will be 11 this fall and he is down to 137 pounds now! How about 87 1/2 pounds for Luke. I have no idea though. Love your work!

Chris R. from Iowa

Brenda H said...

I thoroughly enjoy your Blog...keep on sharing with us it is very much appreciated
Now my guess for Luke's weight is 84.5 lbs. and give Luke a great big B'day hug from me.
Brenda

Sandy Hill said...

Luke is a beautiful dog. My guess is 85.5 pounds.

Amy Hayes said...

Wow! What a great bunch of prizes! Luke is adorable and my daughter wants him! She loves dogs. My guess is 87 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

My guess is 82.5 pounds. Love your cards! Happy Birthday to Luke!

Melisa Hunter

Venessa said...

I will guess 93.5... I really don't have a clue. ( ; Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess about 88 pounds. He looks pretty muscular. Beautiful coloring. Happy Birthday LUKE!

:) Tamera
twilson@davidson.k12.nc.us

Amara said...

Happy Birthday Luke! My guess is 83 lbs. Thanks for the chance!
Amara
amara.garcia@gmail.com

Lynn Mercurio said...

Thank you so much Silke for the sweet comments on my card today. I just adore your stile and love everything you do, so a compliment coming from you means so very much. Thanks for the encouragement!

Julie_3 said...

Hey Silke, Been a while since I stopped by. Love the card, gorgeous as always!!

I am guessing your pooch weighs in around 112.5 lbs.
I'm curious to see though, he looks like he has grown a LOT since your last pic of him!

Julie said...

I'm thinking this pup is 85 pounds.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my girl, i love your cards!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am hoping he is 59 pounds,I really like the blog candy .Love your blog . Dianne Bell

ScrapsandStamps said...

I sent you an email and it was all wrong---I am sorry!!
I think Luke now weighs 120lbs. I like your card, too!!!
thank you !!!

windchase said...

He is a beautiful boy! I think he is probably about 87.5 lbs.

Brenda said...

Silke, your card is fab. My guess is that Luke weights 84 pounds.

Karen said...

I just started to follow your blog. I am a doggie person. I have 2 myself. Happy Birthday Luke!! I say Luke weights about 92.5
Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

jmniffer said...

What a handsome fellow! Luke looks full of energy; I'm guessing he has lots of muscles mass so I think he weighs 84.4 pounds. Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to win. jmniffer

Lueyes said...

Nice card! My guess would be 95 pounds.

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful pup, Silke....I bet he is a wonderful member of your family!!! I can't believe all that fabulous blog candy...Wow, girl!!! I'll guess 76 lbs.

Jan Castle said...

Happy Birthday pup!!!My guess is 69...a pound for each of my years! LOL
Jan Castle

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za Silke... What FABALICIOUS blog candy! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to Luke!! I'm guessing 84.3 lbs... Smiles! :)

VERY SWEET CARD!! :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'll try 77 lbs.

Kathyc on SCS said...

Since he's still young, I'm going to guess 73 lbs; he's so handsome!
Kathy Camasso

yvonnew said...

Love the card! as for the weight I'm going to say 93.5 lbs (your dog is beautiful)

Evinw said...

I would say 98 lbs!

Debora R said...

Happy Birthday to Luke! He is a very handsome looking dog. I am going to throw my guess in at 77.7#
Can't wait to see what his actual weight is!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your card is fabulous, Silke! They always are, lol. You have such a way w/ ribbon and pearls. Very handsome dog! I'm guessing he weighs in 48# range.

Lisa Nagata said...

Well Happy Birthday Luke.Beautiful dog.Great blog candy.I would have to say that Luke weighs 88 lbs.Awesome card looks so clean and crisp.
Have a GREAT day!

Terrie Weber said...

He has grown to be a beautiful dog!! My guess is he ways 67 pounds.

horsebroad said...

Happy Birthday Luke! With all that muscle, I'm going to guess you at a manly 76 lbs. (Oh, and I loved the card!)

Jeneen Lloyd said...

What a beautiful boy. My guess would be 83.5.

Joanne (jojot) said...

He looks like sturdy "stock" so I'm gonna give him some extra weight for muscles....so I am going to guess 75

Amy Johnson said...

Lovely card, as always! I'm gonna guess 85 lbs.

Patty L. said...

Im guessing your puppy dog weighs 97.5lbs! Great blog, Great inspiration! Keep up the awesome work!

SmilynStef said...

84 pounds is my guess ... thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Silke! Thanks for the invite to place my guess about Luke's weight. He's one muscular brindle, so I'm going with an easy 98# Anne Ryan

April said...

Thanks for the fun contest! Wow, you have a few comments to read to find the winner(s)! I am going to guess 90 lbs.

Thanks for always sharing your cute ideas with us!

Janice M said...

Love your cards Silke! Awesome blog candy! I'm a cat person so this is a truly wild guess. I'll say he weighs 93.5 lbs!

Joyce Spear said...

OOooo, nice blog candy!
I'll guess that Luke is weighing in at 85 lbs... that's a lot of puppy!

Joyce Spear
StamperJoyce at AOL dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW...lots of neat goodies you are sharing! My guess is 77 lbs. Beautiful dog, I bet he is a handful to walk! Thanks for sharing!
:) Becky Robinson
pbrobinson1 at myfairpoint dot com

Antje said...

I don't want to play, - but still would like to tell you, that your card in White/red and stars is just gorgeous!!
I am happy to see your puppy has developed into a healthy youngster... still remember when you got him... it is so fast, that kids and puppys develope... hope we don't get old the same speed *gg* ... Have a good weekend

Marisa said...

He is a handsome boy, Silke :D Sure your DH appreciates having another male in the house lol. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies! My guess is 77.5 pounds.

Gayle Mc said...

My guess would be 88.5 lbs. Gayle Mc

Anonymous said...

I will guess his weight is 91.5 pounds.

Barbara Bird
birdb@msu.edu

joyk said...

I am going to guess that your HANDSOME HUNK (lol) weighs 81.5 pounds.