There is a HUGE blog candy on the blog http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com. To participate you must create and send a card to an Alheimzer's caretaker. This is my submission. My family has had to deal with this disease twice. My husbands grandfather and my grandmother were both diagnosed with alheimzers.
This card was also created for yesterday's featured stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com. The featured stamper this week in Shannon, a.k.a E3Stamper. You can see her original card here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1013407?cat=500+ppuser=89875 I changed the stamp set, the background papers, ribbon, and added sewing to my card. My card has something called 'Microbeads' all over the main image. If you've never heard of microbeads before, they are fantastic! Their basically the tiniest little beads you ever saw (or can't see if your eyes are as bad as mine! LOL!) and you sprinkle them on like glitter. They have the nicest feel or texture...like touching glass, but its not smooth to the touch, you feel ridges. It really adds a lot of 'bling' and 'glamour' to your card. Both my background papers are cuttlebug embossing folders. I sewed them on the card with my sewing machine. I finished the card by adding adhesive crystals, black velvet ribbon and mounting both the main image panel and the bird up on dimensionals. The stamp sets are 'Upsy Daisy' from Stampin Up! and 'Birds Galore' by Inkadinkado. Paper is all by Stampin Up!: 'Pretty in Pink', "Purely Pomengrante', 'Pink Passion' and 'Basic Black'. I used my brayer and a cuttlebug circle die mask to create the scene behind the bird. I used 'Pixie Pink', 'Purely Pomegrante', and 'Basic Black' ink with versamark and black embossing powder.
So if you want a chance at winning some great prizes, plus the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause, head on over to Cammie's blog and play along!