Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Treat and a Winner!

Thanks for all the prayers for my friend's family. It was an emotional day ---The services for baby Anna were today and it was such a sweet and heartfelt tribute to an adorable angel.

Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

I apologize that this is late. But, before I announce the blog candy winner......I have a little treat to show you. I created this last month for the Gina K Designs release using Whimsical Autumn and So Grateful. I love combining these sets because the images go so well together.



I thought it would be cute to create a treat pouch holder for nuts using the acorn stamps. I used the tutorial you can view here, but altered it by cutting off the top two triangles and then adding the scalloped strip and handle. I used the Squirrel image for this and added the sentiment from Whimsical Autumn.
Ok.....now onto what you have been waiting for......
First, I want to show you what 105 pages of comments looks like--ready for the random draw. It took almost as much time to print them out and cut them up and fold them as it did to write the Heart to Heart post (MANY HOURS) !

And here is Random.Cara all smiles as she knows she is about to give someone an early Christmas!


And the winner is:

Amber
What a great cause!
Here is my card http://so manycolorssolittletime.blogspot.com/2008/09/world-alzheimers-day.html
Three companies who donated are Scor-Pal, Gina K Designs and Hambo Stamps. Two people who donated are Susan Liles and Dawn Lusk. I have posted this on my blog.
Congratulations Amber! Please email me with your contact information.
THANK YOU so much for all those who donated to the blog candy and for all those who participated in this challenge. I am still trying to get to many many cards and take a look---with over 500 emails a day this past week--It has been impossible to keep up. But, I KNOW that your cards will bring great joy to the recipients. SO THANK YOU.
Stay tuned: Sneak peeks at the new releases from My Favorite Things and Gina K Designs this week!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope those who are new to this blog because of the Heart to Heart blog candy stop by again!

65 comments:

JenMarie said...

Congrats to Amber!!!
Cammie, you have a beautiful daughter!

Marcea said...

Amber, wow, you lucky thing. Huge congratulations to you hun. Well done for taking part in such a worthy cause.
Cammie, My thoughts and prayers are still with you
-x-

TR said...

I'm so happy for you Amber!

TR

Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations :)
Have many hours of fun with your prizes :)

Judi said...

Congratulations, Amber.

Christine and Caedmon are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin and Amy said...

Congrats, Amber!

Gorgeous treat pouch holder, Cammie!

We are definitely praying for Anna's family.

mochamama said...

congrats Amber!!!!!!!!!

Angie said...

A HUGE congratulations to Amber! She is going to have months of fun with all her new goodies!

TxScrapAddict said...

Congrats Amber! Your daughter is beautiful Cammie! Heartfelt sympathies for your friend's loss. My prayers are with you all. Thankd you for this wonderful thing you did! God Bless!!

Hope said...

That's awesome, Amber is one of our Bella forum sistahs! Congrats to you, Amber!

Cammie, thanks again for putting all of this together. It's been such a wonderful event. I'm just so sorry for what your friends are going through. Take care!

Elaine said...

Very cute treat holder!

Rebekah said...

Congratulations Amber!!! WOW, how fun!

Thanks Cammie for this wonderful blog candy contest!!

Pat S. said...

That little treat holder is just too cute!

And...congrats to Amber!

Charlene said...

Congratulations, Amber, and enjoy your new goodies!

Cammie, thanks, again, for all your hard work on this very worthy cause. You and all the companies who donated totally rock! Also, I love this sweet treat pouch holder you made! The acorns are the cutest touch!

Teresa said...

Congratulations Amber....Your going to have great time receiving all those goodies.

And thanks Cammie for all your hard work...and to you and the companies and individuals....You Rock!!!!!

Melanie said...

holy cow, Amber is the luckiest girl in the world!!

Amber, can I be your BFF?

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratuations Amber! And thanks again to Cammie, for her talent and inspiration, and for organizing this this for everyone (you must need a hand massage now girl!)

~Meredith

nancyruth said...

good for you Amber! And thank again Cammie for such a huge endeavor on your part.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Congrats to Amber!!! And really a HUGE Congrats to you Cammie...the effects of this will be felt for a long time and appreciated indefinitely!!! I'm so sorry it was such a sad day.......big ole HUGS is all I can do!!!!

Melissa Bove said...

WOW!! Congrats Amber!! That is fantastic!! Hugs, Melissa

Casmiles said...

Congratulations to Amber! (Where do you live, I'm sure you've got lots of "new friends" now! Have fun with your goodies.

AND, Congratulations to Cammie for making this such a wonderful event! What started as small endeavor has touched so many people's lives! You are to be applauded. Cindy

Marge said...

Thank you so much, Cammie, for all your many hours of work and for the chance to win AND most of all for thinking of the many staff who will surely be smiling this next few days as our cards flow in from all over the country to them!!! I told Amber in my comment to her that I wished we could be there to see them opening their mail!!! ;-)
I will keep your dear friends in my heart/mind/prayers! I'm sorry you had to go through this today too, when it had to already be a difficult day missing your beloved Grandmother, but I know she's smiling down & maybe holding your friends' little angel in her arms!

Toni K said...

Congrats to Amber!
Thank you so much for doing all of this for Alzheimer awareness. I'm sure your grandmother is happy and proud, looking down on you today.
My prayers are with your friends, and their family and friends.

Jodee said...

Congrats! Enjoy your goodies!

stampinsilvia said...

Congrats to the winner! What an outstanding prize!@ I know she is probably flipping out by now!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends baby...So heart breaking! I will keep them in out prayers, I don't know how anyone can deal with such a loss!

cards4u said...

This was a great project! The caretaker is often forgotten. I will be praying for Christine, Caedmon, Elijah and family/friends.
On a lighter note I told my husband I didn't win the $1,000 of stamping goodies and he replied "Thank God she got my e-mail!" We both laughed figured it was for the better because we weren't in the position to add on to the house. Thanks for everything!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love your treat holder with all the acorns. Cuuuute!

CONGRATS to the winner! :)

Amber said...

Thank you so much to everyone! Cammie, thank you for ALL of the hard work you put in to this. I feel so lucky and I am VERY grateful!!!

Carol said...

congrats to Amber!! Thanks to you for drawing attention to this worthy cause and for those who contributed so generously. Thanks also to those who take care of our loved ones with such special needs. BTW....Cara looks very much like her pretty Mom :)

Carolina said...

Adorable container! Huge congrats Amber!

Kristie said...

Oooh. I love that treat holder!!
Congrats to Amber and a thanks to you Cammie for such a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the world.
k

bluemoon said...

Congrats to Amber !!

Kudos & Congratulations to Cammie, for everything you did, WELL DONE !! Taking action for a cause close to your heart can only snowball into great things.(speaking from experience).

Wishing you and yours peace, such a precious loss, condolences.

Stampmouse said...

Congrats Amber you lucky dog. I bet you have lots of new best friends.

The acorn treat holder is totally adorable omg love it

Ifat Art said...

Congratulations Amber!

Thanks again, Carolyn, for the chance and the wonderful cause!

IfatArt

Christina Fischer said...

Congrats, Amber!

Cammie, thanks again for a fantastic giveaway and for doing such an awesome thing!

Your treat pouch is adorable!!!

Kadie Labadie said...

Cammie: Many thanks to you for offering this amazing blog candy - Amber is one lucky duck - Congrats Amber! Thanks to your beautiful daughter for the helping hand. She's simply beautiful! Kadie

Sandra Smart said...

Congrats Amber! Lucky Duck!
And Cammie, that little nut holder is just adorable, thanks for sharing!

DEBBY said...

Congratulations to the happy winner.
I'll definitely come back to your blog.You are so creative and it is fun to see what you do.Love that little pocket.Thanks for the tutorial;)
So sorry about your friends daughter.

hugs,
Debby

DeniseLynn said...

Wow Amber - I am green with envy. Cammie, I can't tell you enough how wonderful you are; thanks for fighting for a cause! My grandmother loved the extra special card I made for her. I even was inspired to set up a special coffee time for her and I. It was a great break from caring for my grandfather. I'll continue to mail notes to her just like I always have and I think our coffee dates will be more frequent. Thanks for the encouragement!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Congratulations Amber!! Thank you again Cammie and all the donators for this wonderful opportunity. I love your container! So adorable and what a fun place setting this would be on a Thanksgiving table.

Tonniece said...

CONGRATS TO YOU AMBER!!!

Alex said...

Congratulations Amber! The real winners are all of us who are able to thank someone for a very important job well done.

virgo5 said...

Congratulations Amber!!!!

I love the pic of Random.Cara, she's a beauty!

zukesgirl said...

CONGRATS Amber! Enjoy!

Nancy said...

WooHoo...congrats Amber! Christmas came early for you girl. Enjoy your new goodies!

Maria Levine said...

Big congrats to Amber that is super awesome! Great project Cammie!

Kathleen said...

WOW! Congrats to Amber! What a treat it will be over the next few weeks to constantly be reminded of how great this Stamping Community is!! Thanks again Cammie for this amazing idea!

Vicky's Place said...

Congrats Amber!

Cammie, thanks for doing this great card drive!

Maureen said...

I too want to congratuate Amber! YIPEE!

But - I just wanted you to know I feel like a winner anyway 'cuz I the set you are donating the profits from is winging its way to my house in PA!! So thank you!

((()))reen

Shirley said...

Love your cute basket, what a great winner (I visited her site) and God bless you Cammie in your future endeavors. This one was a huge success!!! It was great getting to know you a little.

Deb said...

My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you all! I love your pouch, the little squirrel and acorns are the cutest!!

Congrats Amber!!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Congrats to Amber! Cammie your daughter looks just like her mom. Thank you for giving us all the chance to participate in your blog candy.

Alana said...

Congratulations, Amber! You certainly have won the jackpot of all jackpots!! lol

Thank you for hostessing this, Cammie! It is such a great cause!
Your dd is beautiful!

Debbie Yates said...

Congrats to Amber and many blessings to you Cammie - you have done a wonderful job in getting the word out!

Alexandra said...

Congratulations to Amber!!! Cammie, many hugs to you girl, this was a fabulous thing you did - and my card goes postal today!!! Smooches, my friend!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Devon said...

Congrats AMBER!! You are one lucky gal!!! Thanks again Cammie, God bless.

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE your nutty basket!! Your coloring is fantastic and your pouch turned out wonderful!!

A huge congratulations to Amber too!! Wow!! I bet she is beside her self with excitement!!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Cammie, what a wonderful experience, even if I didn't win. It felt great just to be a part of it. Well done Amber, you are sooooo lucky.

Condolensces to your friends.

Love your little treat container.

Best wishes

Denise x

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to Amber! Great contest, Cammie!

My condolences for your friends... so sorry.

The treat basket is darling... it would be cute with "Nuts about you" on the tag, too!

Nicole said...

Congrats, AMBER!

I bought your set and this other one at the same time because I thought the same thing, that they would be great together because of the squirrel and acorn! FUNNY!

This is ultra cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations to the winner... Christmas came early for her. :o) Love the treat box! Great colors and those cut out images look awesome. TFS!

Karinn said...

Woo-Hoo! Congrats to Amber! I hope we get to see all the cool stuff the makes with her new goodies. Gotta check out her card :0)

Colleen said...

Congrats
Amber, enjoy all your new goodies.

Deborah Anton said...

Congratulations to Amber and what a super cute nut pouch!

Sherry said...

Sorry this is so late ... A BIG Congratulations to Amber!! .. you Lucky Girl You!! Hope you share some of your creations with us! Cammie this was a Wonderful Experience, TY!