Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harmony Angel...and a Dreamy Treat

Before I get to the card, I have to tell you what happened to me today! As I was going through my mail this evening I saw an envelope that I knew wasn't a bill or junk mail. Don't you love it when that happens? It was addressed with a beautiful handwriting and the return address was a residence in Tennessee. I quickly opened it (Happy Mail?) and found a notecard with $10 cash enclosed.

The note read, "Dear Michelle, Last month I ordered some stamps from you. Two of them stuck together and I was only supposed to receive one. I sold the other one for you so here is the money for it. Thank you for shipping so promptly!" HOW SWEET IS THAT? I would have never known had she pocketed the cash, or just given away the set to a friend. Thanks Ann....you made my day with your sweet and kind gesture. I've always known that stampers are the bestest people evah!

The main image on this card is Stampendous Harmony Angel . I stamped it on watercolor paper with Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The angel was colored using Tombow (water based) markers. I coated her wings with Gold Liquid Pearls .

The sentiment is Christmas Peace . I just love that sentiment!

The cardstock is all three colors from the Crabapple Prismatics paper pack. The background layer was Cuttlebugged using the Joy & Cheer Cuttlebug folder.

I actually got out my little Janome sewing machine and stitched the main panel using brown thread. My corners were pretty crummy looking, so I put gold brads over them to hide the sin.

The ribbon is Burgundy Velvet by May Arts.

Still no word from the winner of the Curlz Font & Border Kit . So....I'm putting it back on the offering block. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or any post after this one between now and Sunday evening. I will announce the winner then.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous Friday!

51 comments:

justmyopinion12 said...

Digging out from IKE makes me really excited at the possibility of winning the Blog Candy Curlz Font and Border Kit! Love second chances!

pammy jo said...

always happy for another chance to win - thanks! i am looking for Christmas card ideas, and i love ones in non-traditional colors. your angel is lovely and the sentiment is perfect :)

SusanR said...

What a pretty card - love the sentiment especially! Thanks for another chance at goodies!

Dottie K. said...

Such a beautiful card. Ooohhh a second chance to win. Thanks so much. That was so wonderful what Ann did. :)

Kerry J. said...

Oh too bad for the winner - but great for us! Love your card and thanks for re-offering! What a sweet envelope to receive today!

patty w said...

This card is GORGEOUS ! Wow...it's beautiful and I love the sentiment !!

Sue D said...

Thanks for the second chance. Beautiful card and nice hearing about an honest person.

Jingle said...

Cute card! I like the colors a lot! Thanks for the extra chance at winning!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

That was so sweet of that woman to do! How nice!! I LOVE your card!! Those colors are amazing!

Carol said...

How appropriate that you made an angel card after Ann returned your money to you! How sweet of her - she must be an angel!
I love the beautiful colors of this card and the great embossed panels. The ribbon is to die for! Such a beautiful card!

Kelli said...

Ooooh, another chance to win! Thanks so much!

And what a great little story.

mimiburroughs said...

Love the sentiment and card!
Thanks for the chance to win another great gift!!

Susan G said...

Oh goodness, another chance to win something terrific. Too bad the original winner never claimed it. I'd love to give it a new home.

miss kitty said...

love the intricate detail on the card, fro the ebossing to the stitching to the staping. glad to see jenome making a comeback. thanks for a chance at blog candy

Stampmouse said...

very pretty card

Kim said...

Michelle that is a STUNNING card! And I LOVE all of the pink! YAY...maybe I can win the candy 2nd time around! Hee hee! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Sara said...

Wow, another chance! I would love it if I won. ;)

m.vivian said...

i guess her loss is our gain! thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kate said...

Wow, that was a really lovely thing
for the lady to do, lovely card, thanks for another chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog site - what a lovely christmas card. I like your mix of personal and card making.
Thanks
Susan

Jennifer said...

What an awesome story about your customer who returned the $$. In a time when one really starts to wonder about people it is something like this that really renews one's faith in honest people. Big cudos to her!

I LOVE the colors of this card. So rich and lovely. Beautiful!

Jennifer :)

Cheryl said...

I adore second chances, Michelle. How great of the person to return the $10 to you. It sure does reinforce the honesty of people, doesn't it? Thanks for this opportunity.Oh, I love your card. I am especially fond of angels.
Cheryl Sims

Pegg S said...

What a great story -- you have some good customers!!! I love your angel card - she is very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it encouraging to know that there are people like that in the world! Hope you have a great day.. and thanks for the second chance.

Swedie

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Beautiful card!

catdidit said...

What an awesome surprise! Yay for Ann!

LOVE this card! I love the nontraditional Christmas colors you have used, very beautiful!

Sara said...

Sorry for the original winner, but glad to have another chance at winning. Great card by the way. I really love the color combo and layout.

Wendy (songbirdwc) said...

I feel badly for the "real" original winner! What if she was away on vacation...or...? But in the meantime, we'll all love the chance to win it- again! What a lovely card, great colors. And blessings to the generous and thoughtful stamper who sent you the RAK $10. Such a great story to start the day!

Jennifer Sc. said...

what a beautiful card! that ribbon makes mt mouth water!!!

Atty said...

A very pretty card, you can almost hear her music! What a nice surprise in the mail, and wonderful that there are such honest people out there. kuddo's!
Thanks for another chance to win some candy.
Donna

Linzi said...

OOH, I'd love to have that blog candy! Pick me, pick me! Thanks for sharing--and, as always, for all the inspiration.

Glad you survived Gustav and Ike okay--we survived here in Slidell, as well. Ike scared me a little, since I live on Lake Pontchartrain and the rising water was CLOSE to flooding my garage, but other than that, trying to get back to normal--which, of course, includes stamping!

Jennifer Delaurier said...

What a beautiful card, I can almost hear the music! Thanks for the chance to win again!

Heidi G said...

A second chance at blog candy!!! Yeah!! Thanks for offering it again. Count me in.

Andrea said...

You are correct... stampers are the bestest people! I'd love another chance to win the Curlz Font & Border Kit!
Andrea

leenda said...

Fabulous card! Love the angel stamp! I'll cross my fingers tighter this time around!

PaperAddictJenn said...

I really really REALLY want to win this time! I would love it if my first time to win blog candy was such an awesome prize from such an awesome stamper!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful angel Michelle!! Love the pinks!! And the returned money? I agree...stampers are *THE BOMB*!!!

Carmen (guatelicia on SCS) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for another chance at winning.

Paper doll said...

WOOHOO another chance, yeah!!!

Deb Neerman said...

How nice that you received payment for your stamp!?! Stampers are just awesome people!!

Love this card, Michelle ... and I NEED that embossing folder! I haven't seen it before ... you're cuttin' edge!

~Hugs, Deb

ljurecek said...

I so want this set. Maybe this will be my lucky shot. Thanks for the second chance!

charlene.herter said...

What a beautiful angel. I love the gold pearls!

~Q~ said...

What a great story about your customer. It's good to hear that there are decent folks out there. The card is gorgeous - I love angels so this card appeals to me. Thanks for the second chance at entering the blog candy!

The Country Rose said...

At one time no one would have been surprised about the money being sent to you- how sad that this kind of thing is a surprise to us now days :(. Isn't it great to know that there really are still honest people in the world?

Your card is so pretty- I love the pinks and the burgundy. They always look so good together.

Brenda said...

Oh ya...please count me in! I'd love another chance to win this sweet candy!
Thanks for sharing that story...what a great customer you have!
~Brenda H.

Erin Fluegge said...

I am so excited for another chance to win the Curlz kit...I am new to the justrite products and am loving all the creative things that people are making with them...Please pick me so that I can join in on the Monogramming fun!! Thanks for relisting the blog candy!! Erin

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable, Michelle! ANd how sweet of Ann! What a great piece of mail to open! :)

Val said...

Wow! Can't believe the winner didn't contact you for her wonderful prize. Love your angel card.

MichelleH said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment!

Janet S said...

Mary sure is missing out on a great prize! I would love to win if she doesn't contact you soon. Thanks for another chance to win.

stampinc said...

Another chance. WHooo Hooo!